I remember exactly 3 years ago today, I had started a journey of the unknown — walking down unfamiliar paths; meeting new people, conversing to strangers with whom I shared the same interests; getting involved in online groups, and immersing myself in a world that helped me know God and know myself in all the adventures and misadventures of life. Looking back into what blogging has done for me, I can honestly say that I loved every easy and difficult part that came along with it. I loved the people I came to know and of course, I also loved every moment that I got to encourage and shed light on someone else's dark corners. And if it wasn't God who breathed life on my words, those words will just stay as words.
I admit that there were a lot of my life's inside stories in the span of three years that didn't make it into this blog which I sincerely hope I can write about someday. Even then, I want you to know first and foremost that God has been good. Life hasn't for the most part, but HE has remained my anchor in all those depressing times. It was those days of sadness that made me turn to Him and my blog more. And now that I'm on my third year into blogging, I wanna share a couple of things that I learned and thankfully unlearned along the way. Some of it may not directly be related to blogging per se, but it still helped me all throughout. I hope it does for you too!
Hello, Beautiful People!
So glad I found the time to write an entry for the Sunday Currently - the first of 2018!
How has life been for everyone lately? I hope you all had a great time the past holiday season with your loved ones! I'm blessed that I got to spend the year-end with the people who are important to me, my friends and family. 2017 has been one heck of a ride, but I am so happy that we all survived it! Thankfully, Life has been steady and calm lately, and I can't help but to thank God for the peace He continually gives everyday. And it's no ordinary peace. It's that kind of peace of that passes understanding. 2017 may have been chaotic, but in between were moments where I truly felt God's presence more. Things did not always go the way I wanted, but His ways and His plans were all far advanced than what my limited brain could've ever imagined.
Here's my Sunday Currently entry for today 😀
Before 2017 ended, we were blessed enough to have been able to visit the newest museum in town, Louvre Abu Dhabi. Coming from Al Ruwais, it took about an hour and a half before we reached the venue. Good thing my aunt was able to book our tickets online so we didn't have to line up amongst the long cue of people by the entrance gates. The area is truly attractive from the outside, and the washrooms along with the perfect greenery for photo-shoots are situated outdoors. The museum's dome-like structure is already a work of art in itself — bravo to the ones who came up with its construction and design. So genius!
We're breathing the 4th day of 2018! This new year, I decided to pick out a song that I would hold on to this whole year. I picked 'Where I Belong' by Building 429 because of the clarity of its message. A lot of times, we fail to stand by the truth the Bible is teaching us. This very song resonates with my heart & thoughts right now. That no matter how much of the world is presented to me, I shouldn't at all be pulled to believe that this temporary place is what I should call my home. Bad or good things, I should firmly believe that everything will fade, and when the earth shakes, I will still be found in Jesus. I've linked the song above hoping you all get to watch & listen to its lyrics closely. I pray that this year gives us many opportunities, but that in those hundreds of opportunities, nothing.. NOTHING will ever be able to convince us that this is our home, because this is not where we belong.
Take this world, and give me Jesus!
Thanks for making it to this portion of the internet. I am truly grateful to each one of you for reading my entries! Most of what I've written here are unspoken words — words I wish I could've said or shared with anyone in person but has remained in my heart until I was able to write it in here.
My life's full of downs than ups, but through it all, I have seen and tasted the sweetness of God's grace and love. With that, I can tell you with a convinced heart that God is faithful, He is good and He never runs out of love for you and for me. Hope you enjoy your read(s)!
Rest if you must, but don't you quit!
The Sunday Currently vol 15 (Easter Sunday)
The changing of seasons and what it teaches us
A season of pruning and refining
3 years into blogging + things I learned and unlearned
The Sunday Currently vol. 14
Louvre Museum, Abu Dhabi