Well, hello to everyone reading this! It has seriously taken so long before I found myself some time to write an entry for The Sunday Currently series. Anyone in here love Easter? I do! I totally love the refreshing feeling that comes along with it that it's as if I've never heard of the Easter story before. This day might be April Fools', but Jesus conquering death is no joke at all! It's one solid truth that we have in Jesus.
Aside from getting to spend it with my church family and relatives, I love how Easter also brings unity in the body of Christ — something that doesn't always happen, but is in fact possible.
That being said, here's an addition to my Sunday Currently entries. Hope y'all like it!
It seems like, in human nature, one of the hardest things we've ever had to deal with is change. Every time we are taken away from our comfort, our natural instinct is to desperately hold on to that thing we feel completes us, our entire being. All of these to say that seasons do change. In one way or another, going through periods of uncertainty, emptiness and brokenness only leads us to a better understanding of what remains certain and unchanging through it all.
Humanly speaking, I cannot think of a foolproof way to deal with the changing seasons in life because of the inevitable pain, anxiety and fear that sometimes come along with it, but I looked up these verses in the Bible that fortunately helped me come up with this post. It has encouraged me, I hope it does for you too.
Into the last day of February! How has your month been? Mine was going steady until this week where things were shaken up a bit; faith was tested but trust and confidence in God surely heightened to new levels.
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 😀
I live an ordinary life; striving and making it work in the giant sandpit aka Dubai. My life isn't perfect (I wish it was!) But I guess there's something about the imperfection in my journey that makes it worth the write and share. I believe that we don't have to have everything figured out because if we do, a lifetime won't be enough.
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