Whew. This took long enough! Sorry about that. I suppose things like this happen when a community is growing. There’s so much we have to consider and plan just to put one gathering together! But even though the preparation is crazyyy, we’re over the moon about how God is evidently moving in this community, and how He takes care of even the smallest details we worry about. We’re like, oh no, what to do? And He’s like, relax girls, I got this!
So here we are now, our third gathering this year, and we’re sooo excited (once again) to see everyone and to meet new people and to just.. witness how God is going to blow our minds again. :) (more…)
This morning I woke up with this thought—God is good! There’s no denying it. The Lord is good. He is good, through good days and bad days, rain or shine, in every season.
I’ve been feeling a bit weak (and lethargic!) and unmotivated this week, perhaps an aftermath of last week’s virus. There’s much to be done and it’s like I’ve succumbed to a state of paralysis and all I want to do is stare into nothingness and not move. There was a lot of worrying about what to do next, and dwelling in hows and whys, and wishing that the things in my list would get done on their own.
But even through these moments of weakness I couldn’t have proven more how good He is. He’s so good it feels ridiculous sometimes. And this crazy goodness is pulling me out from my laziness and breathing strength in me and making me want to do good, too.
Whatever you’re feeling today—I hope that you don’t only know that He is good, but you also see it, feel it, experience it, taste it. Every single day. Even in the worst of days. Even when you don’t understand sometimes and you don’t see what He’s doing. God is good. Don’t ever doubt that.
Some link love to end the work week
This mommy found a way to have quality quiet time amidst the chaos of two little boys. There’s a way, mommies, there’s always a way.
To us, the moms.. an encouragement when we’re feeling tired and alone.
This father’s journal kept me up all night, reading from page to page to page.
Changing directions and embracing the unpopular opinion, Erin talks about stuff we normally avoid talking about.
Here’s the secret to overcoming doubt and fears—focus on God!
There were a lot of unusual things that happened today. Like, actually resting on a Sunday, staying home, trading our Sunday best to pairs of pajamas, not working. I cooked lunch, D gave the girls a bath, we changed their diapers, fed them, sang them songs, watched Big Hiro 6, and when it was time for an afternoon nap, rubbed on their tiny feet (just one of their many weird habits) until they fell asleep—stuff that we conveniently leave to our yaya most days.
I spent a couple of hours in front of my laptop while the girls and their daddy napped, and I’m proud to report that I didn’t check my inbox or did anything related to work at all.
The four of us were feeling a bit under the weather the whole week. Some cold virus has come upon this house—first the twins, then their Daddy, and hopefully the cycle ends with me.
This day of rest did us good. (more…)
strawberries / bed / orchid / asters / ocean / hand-drawn lines
When Toni contacted me to redesign her blog, I screamed like a fan girl. Wifely Steps has been around since 2003 and I’ve looked up to her ever since I found her blog. Admittedly I was a bit scared, not wanting to screw up the design of a decade-old blog. I took it because she was too kind, and kindness is my weakness. So we started this design journey together, and that’s just how amazing she is, calling this a design “journey” and not a design “process”.
She took time to answer my design questionnaire, and wow, I never thought I’d read a design questionnaire answered the way she did, it was almost.. poetic! Her vision for her blog is very specific and I felt honored that she would even consider me to translate that dream into a blog design. (more…)
ORDER YOUR PASSION CARDS HERE
These cards were originally designed and DIY-ed for Pursuit Manila, that is, before I realized there would be so many of us! :) After the second gathering I realized that my DIY effort—printing these out on sheets of board paper and manually cutting them, not to mention producing them with whatever little budget I have—was not anymore enough.
Pursuit Manila ladies would know the DIY quality of the cards I gave away during the first and second gatherings. Sorry about that, ladies! You can call that “labor of love”! :) But now we’re finally printing them professionally and making them available for sale!
Also, we finally thought of a name to call them! Passion Cards.
What are Passion Cards?
Passion cards are 3x4in cards that have inspiring messages (verses and quotes) in them that we hope will fuel your passion to seek God more, pursue His calling, and encourage others to do the same.
You can tape them on your wall, use them as markers on your planner or journal, write on them and give them away to your friends. These cards can even fit Project Life pocket pages! Pursuit Manila ladies love taking pictures of them to post on Instagram or Facebook, which you can also do. ;) (more…)