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Thursday, September 22, 2005
Sister's Bond
   This was taken when I asked my sisters Ate Moonjay and Little Precious for a date the other week ago... For those who do not know Ate means elder sister in Tagalog... our names are kind different as well... My eldest sister before Moonjay is Twinkle, then of course Moonjay then me Star, then Sunshine, then Boy-C because he is an only male in the family then followed by Apple and then Precious... those are just nick names inside the family but we do have different legal names used in our legal documents as well...
   Oh, let me share our photos... now I can totally post it here and see me smile...


   Well, not much to say but smile, pose, gigle, beam, and have a wonderful bonding with my dearest sisters... The one who is wearing black sleeveless blouse is my youngest sister Precious while the one who is wearing the stripped blouse is Moonjay... and of course me...  


Posted at Thursday, September 22, 2005 by Star-Tariray
LeT mE kNoW UR tHoUgHtS.......  

Wednesday, September 21, 2005
The Lord Hears me when I cry
   Not long ago I always question the Lord why things happened this way not on this way, why not on the way I wanted it... why on the way YOU wanted it... I was wrong way back then... and now I understand it is because He know what's better than I... then one time the out of despair I asked this...

   Where is God when it hurts?.... then of course followed by this self pity question of mine...

   If God is supposed to be good and loving, how can He allow such terrible things to happen?

   Then my human nature is coming out again... saying... I wish I could talk to another person about some things I can't escape... like questions and feelings about my spiritual walk with the Lord, career, family etc... about roles at home and church issues that require TRUST to even bring up...

   Oh, stupid me! Who am I who questioned the maker of the universe? the one who made me in HIS own image.... [deep sigh] Whoa to me of little faith!... Lord, help me on my unbelief.....

   The Lord has been so good to me so far.. and that He makes me realized things over and as days passed by.... the Lord hears me when I cry, He hears me ..... HE HEARS ME...

   "The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and HIS ears are open unto their cry. The righteous cry and Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of their troubles." Psalm 34:15, 17

   "HE healeth the broken in heart and bindeth up their wounds." Psalm 147:3

   "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things passed away." Revelation 21:4


Posted at Wednesday, September 21, 2005 by Star-Tariray
LoVe ThEy HaVe GiVeN (1)  

Tuesday, September 20, 2005
The Purpose of Pain
The Purpose of Pain

MATTHEW 16:24-27

   "God, if You love me, why must I endure pain?" This question preoccupies many believers in their darkest hours of need. While pain comes in different forms and has different durations, suffering always comes with an objective greater than our comfort, pleasure, or personal goals. If we seek God's purpose for grief, we will find both His peace and His deep love for us.

   Pain instructs. Christ's sufficiency is more apparent during times of suffering than in the midst of blessing. Discovering God's faithful provision strengthens our resolve to endure.

   Pain purifies. Counterfeit faith cannot withstand hardship's flames. Like gold in a refiner's fire, suffering believers experience the burning away of impurities until only things of value remain. Trials bring into focus the truth about the world we live in, the nature of the people we meet, and the incomparable worth of the Lord.

   Pain motivates. Pain drives us to God. How often do we hear testimony from people who discovered Him during their worst trial? In His wisdom, our Father knows whether we require motivation from blessing or from distress.

   Pain opens us to intimacy with God. At the end of our own resources is the Lord's boundless strength. Running into His arms guarantees us the comfort and energy that is available only through an intimate relationship with the Father.

   Living an easy life doesn't earn rewards. Though our instinct is to sidestep pain, suffering helps us find intimacy with God and the great purpose He sets for our life.

Posted at Tuesday, September 20, 2005 by Star-Tariray
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