Hello everyone! I hope you are all doing good. It's been such a busy week for me as we have shifted into another place. Another blog post for that! I was so tired and emotionally stressed that I really could not find the time to post about the best thing that's happened this week, which is the Hillsong Concert that took place in Dubai last April 28 and 29. When Hillsong coming to Dubai was announced at church last Christmas, I couldn't help but to be so excited about it. Actually, excitement would be an understatement. I was more of ecstatic and joyful at the same time knowing that one of the few bands I wanna see live was to perform in Dubai.
The past few days have been pretty awful for me. I had sleepless nights thinking of nothing but the problems I've been facing. Sometimes, even when I am not directly involved in one, I still find myself wallowing in self pity that I begin to feel miserable; and I suddenly hate myself for being worthless — living such a complicated and complex kind of life. No matter how I try to pacify myself, sometimes the need to "shed tears in sorrow" until I fall asleep is just inevitable. I feel like I did all that I could do: Pray and meditate, think positively etc, but sadly none has helped me. I end up playing the blaming game and blame all the surrounding sadness on me, because of me. I know some of you might think that I'm just plain depressed and merely over-acting. But all these feelings come from the need of something. The need of God, most probably.
So even if I'm struggling every single day, I still find myself relying on God's strength alone to continue the race set before me.
And just in time, God spoke to me through His word at church earlier. I could've been something else, even worse but God's grace changed all of it. I think, I just need some time to be relieved from the thick clouds of despair that keeps on blinding me from the truth that God loves me and He is better.
Here's the song our Pastor shared earlier.. It will explain God's grace in a clearer way. Enjoy!
Chainsmokers' new song entitled "All We Know" has been stuck on my mind lately. Here's the video so you can listen to it.
Given the idea of the perfect life, the world spontaneously sheds light on how we should live our lives. It is often held in a perspective that is quite far from what the Bible holds as upright. As I'm in the last month of holding on to the word "teen" whenever I mention my age, I can only look back and thank God for being pretty hands-on in what I considered the most critical stage of my life.
As some of you may know, I've been a part of a fantastic three-day summer camp called KidsGames. I'm working on an entire post dedicated to KidsGames to let you know what happened there and what it's all about. ( It's on its way – I'm just running out of words! ) So for now, to make it up to you, here are the songs we all crazily DANCED to that made KidsGames a much more lively event and an enjoyable one – not just for the kids, but for the adults as well!
Since I'm home alone today feeling a bit lazy and all, here are the songs (the melody) that really matches with my mood today.
1. Beautiful Soul (Cover) by Boyce Avenue
2. History by This Wild Life
3. Want To Want Me (cover) by Megan Davies
5. Marry Me by Jason Derulo
Happy Thursday! These are my current favorites — the Christian songs I find so catchy lately. Hope you can relate with me somehow :)
1. Oceans by Hillsong United
The part I really love most is the bridge that says:
"Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior"
2. Scandal of Grace by Hillsong United
And for this song, I prefer this part that is somewhere in the second verse:
"The day and its trouble shall come
I know that Your strength is enough
The scandal of grace, You died in my place
So my soul will live"
3. Jesus Is Better by Austin Stone Worship
I just learned of this song lately when both my sisters performed this at church together with the youth music team.
I tell you, I never really heard this song before, but it just got stuck in my mind! #LSS
So here are the songs I love! I hope you, too, get the time to listen to it. I just love how God speaks to us through music.
Have a nice Friday tomorrow!
Back to the playlists again! Here are my current faves. I'm also including the YouTube video so you could take time to listen to it . Enjoy!
1. 7 Years Old by Lukas Graham
2. Love Yourself by Justin Bieber
3. Realize by Colbie Calliat
Boy, I missed posting here!
I was planning to post a little update (including a Valentine's special) but I'm running out of time so this may be all for now.
Anyway, the past few months or weeks, I've been really hooked up to my Hillsong playlist and I thought I'd like to share it to you too :) For now, here are my top 2:
1. Touch The Sky - I so love the melody and every single thing especially the meaning of the song. I touch the sky when my knees hit the ground.
2. Closer Than You Know - I love the meaning, the lyrics and the end part. Listen to it now!
A really short post, I know. I won't describe the songs further because one: I'm really running behind time in this Internet cafe and two: I wanna give the song its way to speak to you. Thanks y'all!
It’s amazing to know that each one of us possesses unique talents in which we get to express ourselves much better. And music agrees to that. I must say, when I began playing the keyboard, I felt more expressive and productive in any kind of task given to me. It’s a stress reliever though it really takes hard work to be competent enough and I must admit, I’m still in the process of learning how to play it effectively.
There are a lot of instruments that were present even in the old times and were just developed lately, although some still stick to the old ones until today. According to research, one of the earliest known instruments was the drums. In fact, the first drum was invented around 30,000 years ago with an animal stretch made of an elephant’s skin as it was prevented from scavenging during the ice age. Since then, it was developed and has made an impact in so many people’s lives. Playing the drums offer a lot of benefits not just physically but also mentally as it proves to help drummers have that distinct coordination between the mind and body.
I've always been told that one good way to learn about an instrument is too seek for advices and tips from someone who's very well inclined to the instrument. Given that, I've asked a drummer I came across on Instagram to help us out. Here's Eddy Barco, everyone!
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