[March 8, 2013] Today, Charm, we believe God wants you to know that …

you can let yourself be happier.

Happiness is a choice, although often it might seem otherwise. And it starts small. Today do something that makes you feel happy, and tell your friends about it.

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March ’11, Tingloy Island, Philippines

Enjoy! Godbless 🙂

-Charm

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[Feb.27,2013] Today, Charm, we believe God wants you to know that …

generosity will make you rich.

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The best thing to do if you’re feeling poor is to give something away. Give a few dollars to a homeless person, some clothes to a thrift store or pay for the person behind you at the drive through. Instead of focusing on what you don’t have, focus on what you do have and how you can bless others with it. Being able to give is a Divine gift in itself.

Enjoy! Godbless

-Charm

WHILE I’M WAITING: Advise for Single People While Waiting for the Right One

Happy Hearts Day Friends!..

Kisses to you Friends! Happy Hearts Day! :)

Kisses to you Friends! Happy Hearts Day! 🙂

Hope your having a sweet day with your special one, friends and family! This is not just a day for lovers but all the people you love, so if you are single like me, open your windows, welcome the sunlight, dress up, put a nice make up on and hang out with your love ones! 🙂 You can even spend it at home with your family and enjoy the Hearts Day with them! 🙂

Have a lil advise for single people like me 🙂 *whispers*  There is a reason for this season fellow singles! 🙂

1. DON’T BE BITTER OR SAD. Hey gurl! You are wonderfully made by our Lord, so why waste your time being bitter about someone and ruining your entire life just because you got hurt by a guy long time ago? Arent you happy that God freed you from a wrong one? I know, i know! Youré telling me that I wont understand you because I have never wore your shoe. Free yourself from any hatred to welcome a new love. Surrender everything to God and let Him be incharge of this aspect. Do you know that every heartbreak is a blessing? I wanna quote a song from Rascal Flatts entitled God bless the Broken Road.

Every long lost dream led me to where you are
Others who broke my heart they were like Northern stars
Pointing me on my way into your loving arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you

Let us thank those people who hurt us and pray for them as well, because that heartache will lead us to our eternal happiness.

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2. ENJOY THE PROCESS OF WAITING AND BE PATIENT. I know once in our life we told our self this phrase and end up being the opposite. Hehe! Ofcourse we do!  But friends, we should exercise this for real, not only it will save us from numerous heartbreaks from the wrong one but it will also prepare us PROPERLY when the right one comes. OH! it sound so right! 🙂 There maybe lots of peer pressure around you since all your friends have boyfriends but people have different seasons in life and this season is yours to enjoy! FOCUS ON GOD during waiting season, this is the perfect time to do what God has told you to do and pray intently for the right person.

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3. SURROUND YOURSELF WITH GODLY SINGLE FRIENDS. Sure it isn’t an easy journey for us but God said He will make it fruitful and enjoyable in every way. *Sigh* It is always great to have some people walking with us side by side, greater if they are in the same season! When we tend to fall apart and stray away from the will of God in our life  Godly friends will be a reminder for us to stay in the path of righteousness. Sharing each other testimony inspires us as well to wait patiently for the right one. Like the Bible says,”encourage one another daily and build each other up”. 1 Thessalonians 5:11

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4. EXPLORE AND BE ADVENTUROUS. Being single is such a wonderful season for exploring the world, travelling and being adventurous. Think of something you’ve been wanting to do, something in your bucketlist, maybe  trekking, rappelling, climbing a mountain, going out of country for vacation, treating yourself in a luxury spa, etc. Enjoy every inch being single specially with friends and family.

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5. BE BEAUTIFUL INSIDE AND OUT. Dont think that just because you are single you have a passport to be not presentable besides we, singles need to be more beautiful! Try on decent and flattering dresses and simple make up. Just as how you keep your outer beauty dont neglect taking care of your inner beauty. You can go and help out on charity events and fund raising activities in the church, go on a Youth camping and singles retreat, volunteer in the church ministries and  win friends!

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6. TRUST GOD AND BE FAITHFUL. Have a hopeful heart that God will give the right person at the right time. Be still and trust God in everything including a significant half. God loves relationship and He wants us to have a wonderful one! *Giggles* Always pray God for wisdom, patience and a Christ-centered relationship.

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Being single is not a sad season,infact,  it is a great time for friendship and other non-romantic relationship. It is when God is honing and preparing you in your next chapter. It is the training ground for the next best wife and mother 🙂

So next time your friends tease you of being single, stand up, smile and say “I’m still in the process of training being the next best wife and mother!” Like a cliche, God is writing the best love story for you 🙂

 

Enjoy! God bless 🙂

 

-Charm

[ Feb.13,2013] Today, Charm, we believe God wants you to know that …

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you’ve been driving yourself too hard lately.

Sure, there is time to invest yourself fully into work, but there is equally important time for joyful resting. And for you, this time is now. What is the absolutely most wonderful little treat you can give yourself? Do it today.

-Message from God Facebook Application

 

Enjoy! God bless

-Charm 🙂

Love is NOT a fight but it’s something worth fighting for..

Every February, I noticed that people are getting more “sensitive” in the aspect of love. Well, yah, obviously because Valentines day is fast approaching and romantic relationships can be seen extra sweet than the usual days. And while others (specially bitter singles) locked their room and having self pity, we, Christians can see this day as an open door for sharing the gospel and imparting the love of Christ.

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What is Love?

Millions of definitions will flood you if you try to google this one. But for me I would like to define it by quoting a Christian song titled Love is not a Fight by Warren Barfield.

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Love is Not a Fight 

Warren Barfield

Love is not a place
to come and go as we please
It’s a house we enter in
then commit to never leave

So lock the door behind you
Throw away the key
Work it out together
Let it bring us to our knees

Love is a shelter
in a raging storm
Love is peace
in the middle of a war
If we try to leave;
May God send angels to guard the door
No, Love is not a fight
but its something worth fighting for

Some love is a word
that they can fall into.
But when they’re falling out
keeping that word is hard to do

Love is a shelter
in a raging storm
Love is peace
in the middle of a war
If we try to leave;
May God send angels to guard the door
No, Love is not a fight
but its something worth fighting for

Love will come to save us
If we’ll only call
He will ask nothing from us
but demand we give our all

Love is a shelter
in a raging storm
Love is peace
in the middle of a war
If we try to leave;
May God send angels to guard the door
No, Love is not a fight
but its something worth fighting for…

It speaks for itself isn’t it? Love is not supposed to hurt but to heal and bring happiness.

This is also the sountrack of a great Christian movie entitled Fireproof, a story of a couple with a dying relationship, rekindled their love through loving God and putting Him at the center of their relationship. Oh! I remember the scenes and makes me wanna watch it again! This is a must-watch specially for married or soon to be married couples 🙂

Enjoy! God bless

-Charm

[Feb.11, 2013] Today, Charm, we believe God wants you to know that …

you belong.

You are part of a community: people of faith. Worship with others, share with others, experience God with others. You are not in this alone; you have an entire family of believers out there. Today is a good day to seek some of them out.

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Photo by witnessla.org

– Message from God Facebook Application

Enjoy! Godbless

-Charm 🙂

LOVE: Its Complicated

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When to love? How to love? Who to love?

Love is a broad issue with different meaning. Your definition of love may not be in line with mine. Others may have their own too.

But where do love meet between the realm of heart and mind? Where does mutuality lies? Where do beating become one?

From one state of thinking, you may thought ive never been to this since these questions arise. I dont know. Maybe there are different approaches in different ppl we love. Like what i said, we have our own unique definition of what love is. One approach may not be applicable to another. While it effectively make its worth into one. ITS COMPLICATED. Maybe thats where it lies. When definition and emotion collides.

Im pretty sure once in our life we have been a victim of love’s tricks. Somehow it confused us, left us bothered or bring us sleepless nights brought by love’s diverse meaning. But isnt it wonderful how love meet at the center of everything despite the complications and diversity of what it meant? How about the miracle of two ppl from different parts of the world become one in love?

Know why?

Because ever since the creation of the world, God demonstrated LOVE for us…

and it will be until the world perished…

 

Happy February Lovies 🙂

 

Enjoy! God bless

-Charm 🙂

[Feb. 1,2013] Today, Charm, we believe God wants you to know that …

the life you are having is the life you are creating.

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Photo of me last summer Taken at: Puerto Galera, Philippines

Even when this seems paradoxical on the surface, – how could you ever possibly want anything but happiness, – on a deeper level, there is something in you that is making it so. To transform your life you first must understand what is keeping it the way it is.

-Message from God Facebook Application

Enjoy! God bless

-Charm 🙂

PERSPECTIVES: On Crowd and in Life

Last Sunday, as I was attending Sunday service at church, our Youth Ministry leader imparted something in relation to our perspective in life.

As per his story, he was walking through a big crowd of students and commuters since it was the rush hour of Monday, the busiest day of the week. While walking through the jammed street, crowd seemed to be too big, the situation seemed to be too hard, as if there is no way to withdraw yourself from it, as if there is no faith…

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When he arrived in his destination located in the fourth floor of the building, he take a look from the same crowd that he pass though a while ago, they were small, as if was so easy to pass through them, as if he can conquer everything now..

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Then God revealed something that moment, he was reminded that in people’s perspective problems always seemed big and unconquerable but when we start to see things in God’s perspective, we will be amazed on how small we see obstacles are, it is because God is bigger than all of those… 🙂

Enjoy! God bless

– Charm