Train of Thanks 14-15

Because we’ll never run out of things to be grateful for.

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Wow, another two weeks passed and before all things pile up before me, I would like to catch up with my train of thanksgivings. If you are like me who is not good at remembering dates, occasions and names, keeping things at hand and jotting them down is very practical and helpful. Let me share my notes these past few days:

  1. February marks the start of the Foursquare Bible College Extension class openings! Since I now have time to spare for night classes, I grabbed all four subjects offered, three of which I currently take in Marikina extension and the other one I decided to take in Sauyo. Though attending the Sauyo class is more tiresome and challenging, I opted to do such so I can free myself from Saturday classes. No Saturday class means extra time for rest or recreation!
  2. I am thankful for my weekend biking sessions this past two weeks. Two Sundays ago we went to Antipolo to visit Bongbong (and eat Nanay Mely’s palabok and turon extraordinaire) and just yesterday we went to SM Center Angono, Rizal to, mind you, buy Gatorade (and take pictures, syempre). Haha!12697305_1195651783787990_2770984481242465982_o
  3. Last Friday I went to Marikina Sports Park alone to do a few rounds of jogging (and more of walking). That was my first time after long period of hiatus so I find myself still adjusting to it. Hopefully I will able to continue this routine, even at least once a week. Onto a physically fit figure!
  4. I was tasked to take over the preaching duty for Tumana Foursquare Gospel Church since their pastor is still in the hospital. It was a nice experience though, sharing the Word of God in a different environment. I talked about God’s Kind of Love.
  5. I really appreciate our Love Day topic on God’s Love shown in the lives of Hosea and Gomer. In spite of all our unfaithfulness and waywardness, it is comforting to realize that the Lord still welcomes us with open arms, longing for us to come back to His loving embrace. In comparison to God’s love, ours is but a mist, a dew in the morning, easily dissolved in the heat of the day. Yet God’s love is everlasting, it will never ever change.12698590_10207560863452135_4174585667346761112_o
  6. I challenged myself for a Love Month series where I will be posting FB notes on a daily basis about God’s love notes to us. I find that this is such a huge task to do, and I often see myself working late nights just to finish one post. In fact I failed to write for certain dates. But by faith, I will be able to finish this challenge by the end of the month. First day’s post is about “God Says You Are… Privileged”
  7. I am trying to be more of a morning person since lately I find myself rushing up every morning so I wouldn’t be late for work. Now that gravity has heavier pull in the morning (not a scientific truth anyway), I really need to work hard on this area. To my consolation, waking up early in the morning is a refreshing experience, but makes me very sleepy on my night classes.
  8. For the first time this year, I was able to return to my favorite spot in Touch of Glory Prayer Mountain! It is really nice to unload all your emotional baggage and future plans before the Lord and find times of refreshing from His word. I see myself as a kid who runs to his Father, crying without the need to explain anything, just enjoying the embrace of his beloved Father. It was such a nice moment indeed.12697343_10207554291687845_4072237667328547596_o
  9. I survived Mt. Pico de Loro! Details soon. Na naman.
  10. I thank the Lord for gift of friendship. I am glad to have friends whom I can share my frustrations and aspirations in life, and who challenges me to “just be me”. Priceless blessing from the heavens.

There you go, my thanksgivings for the past two weeks. How about you? What are you thankful for?

Train of Thanks 07

Because we’ll never run out of things to be grateful for.

We will never run out of reasons to thank God for – be it material blessings, wisdom, company of people we dearly love, our health and sanity, and yes even the very air we breathe and the water we drink. If we will just think about it, we are definitely blessed with a lot of good things from the Lord.

It’s the time of the week again and before I formally welcome the Christmas week, let me round up some of the highlights and my thanksgiving for the past week.

  1. PSA Mini Meet-up – I was able to meet two of my co-blogger and co-officer from the Philippine Singles Association. Yes may ganun talagang grupo and I am a proud member 🙂 The group is open to all single, unattached bloggers. We have future plans and outreach ideas and I can say, this mini meet up is a tiny step closer towards our goals. Haha! Kelan kaya yung grand?
  2. I also thank God for the time to catch up with a friend and an accountability partner. It is glad to know that somehow, along your spiritual journey, you got someone on your back to pray for you and really minister to you in matters you might left unchecked. It’s doubly awesome when you know you can do the same ministry to that person.
  3. For the strength and divine favour for the Membership 101 and SNLS talks! I thank God for helping me share the Word with people in spite of my claim that I am an introvert. Haha! Most of all, I am thankful for the power of the Word to rebuke me first before I deliver the message. A double edged sword indeed.
  4. Back to Bob Ong books!image
  5. I am glad to finish Marvel’s Agents of Shield Season 1 after a few weeks. Medyo late kasi dapat noon pa, but I so love the series of plot twists in the story. I’m just wondering how long will it take me to catch up with all the episodes, considering I’m thinking na isunod ang Agent Carter, Jessica Jones and Daredevil? Seriously, thanks Marvel.

Woah! Ilang tulog na lang, Christmas na! What are the things you’re thankful for?