There is something about children that tugs my heart. Alright, I admit it, I am excited to bear my own children. I look forward to loving and nurturing my Isabel and my Jose Luis. While I am waiting, I make myself available to the ministry that paves the way for their coming and their growth.
As Creative Arts Director, I was tasked to handle the concert featuring Hannah Nissi Docena, Carla Geane Fernando and other talents of Dadiangas Baptist Church. So when I learned that the concert was meant to be a vehicle to launch our Children’s Church Project, I got energized to the maximum degree! Continue reading
We were not able to stop you that day.
You decided to have your way.
My heart broke.
My eyes swelled.
My soul bled.
You were like a butterfly fresh out of the cocoon-
eager to take flight away from home.
“Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.”
~Ruth Ann Schabacker
This Christmas, I take time to ponder on how God has manifested His great love for me throughout the year. In the silence of the night, just before everything turns chaotic for the last minute preparations for Noche Buena, I breathe with gratitude. Thanksgiving is my heartbeat as I take stock of God’s creative expressions of His unwavering commitment to transform me from glory to glory.
One of the best things that I experienced this year is being a part of the biggest and grandest blogging event on this side of the planet which took place on December 11, 2010. Continue reading
And just what is the intention of Christmas? Continue reading
What do you wish for this Christmas?
Today, I asked myself these questions and probed my heart. Continue reading
In keeping up with the theme “Ani Mi sa Gensan, Anime ang Paskuhan“,
the following activities have been lined up to make the Generals enjoy the festivities:
December 6, 2010 marks the start of Pasko sa Gensan 2010.
This year’s theme is “Ani Mi sa Gensan, Anime ang Paskuhan”.
At 4:00 pm, the Christmas Drum & Lyre Competition,
under the auspices of Mr. Elmer Cequiña
of Youth Affairs and Development Office (YADO),
started at Pioneer Avenue towards the Oval Plaza.
My good friend, Allan Loi Villanueva, hosted the competition.
were treated like stars from Tinseltown
as they were given a red carpet treatment at Paseo del Sol in General Santos City
during their corporate Christmas Party on December 5, 2010. Continue reading
The Pasko sa GenSan 2010 theme is officially out:
“Ani Mi sa GenSan, Anime ang Paskuhan”.
In support of the celebration,
I changed my Facebook Profile Pic to an Anime character.
I will also make sure that I will be at the Oval Plaza
on December 6, 2010 for the Grand Opening Salvo.
I look forward to having gigabytes of pictures taken with my nieces
at the site where cool Anime characters are painted on canvass by talented students.
I will go around the site to find out for myself whose Pavilions will stand out.
I feel like I am 7 years old again, ready to relish every part of Christmas.
Program Director Egai Cadiente is right, “The “General” is also a child.”
Magandang GenSan at Maligayang Pasko!
Dearest Papa Joe,
The silver tree is up.
The lights are on.
But you’re not here with us to fill the air with Christmas carols.
You smiled and affirmed my boldness.
And yes, I can still recall how you giggled when Mama kept teasing you about your receding hairline.
I never thought I would welcome the first day of December
with nagging thoughts about you.
I never thought I would be this sad even with all the red trimmings around me.
I miss you so much, my hero!
Christmas will never be the same without you.
As I promised you, I will be strong.
I will be a joyful channel of God’s love to the people around me.
I will honor you by being passionate in everything I do.
Opo, Papa– bigay todo ako sa buhay, habang may hininga…
Forever your baby girl,