2 Samuel 7, NIV
God’s Promise to David
7 After the king was settled in his palace and the Lord had given him rest from all his enemies around him, 2 he said to Nathan the prophet, “Here I am, living in a house of cedar, while the ark of God remains in a tent.”
3 Nathan replied to the king, “Whatever you have in mind, go ahead and do it, for the Lord is with you.”
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A slice of kiwi. A cup of hot chocolate. A gummy bear. A piece of doughnut or cupcake.
A bright sunny day. A melodic sound. A soft drizzle. A lovely splash of colors.
An encouraging word. A pleasant smile. A kind hand. A soft kiss. A warm hug.
A lot of things have been going through my mind lately, and some songs tell a part of those thoughts.
Ever since I got to watch The Greatest Showman, I’ve been inspired – by the music, the lyrics, the dancing, the singing, the performances, and the lessons I picked up from the story.
While Tightrope is a love song, it is a love song to me that rings true between the Lord and I.
I may have literally tried walking a tightrope in one of my trips in Bohol, a great one to be sure, but life can be as such as well.
Let the lyrics be heard and may it touch the reader’s heart in its own way.
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Then & Now
Before the online world, it wasn’t like this. We take photos, have the film developed, and then store them in photo albums. When friends, family, or visitors drop by, we show them the albums and reminisce about those days. There were no concepts of likes and hearts. People just went through the albums, commenting at times and just browsing through others. We just showed our pictures to a limited number of people.
Now in this world of instant everything, we post photos as soon as they are taken, for everyone to see. I guess that’s where people started having issues about how those who project the archetype of the “Online Cool Girl” (or Boy) can be shallow or pretentious because not everybody can maintain that. Reality also means responsibilities, adulting, and not always picture-perfect days. Thus, when others always seem to see a curated gallery of someone, they would either appreciate it or feel a bit inadequate and annoyed at that other or perhaps feel both. Not everybody would admit to the latter though.
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The year bids good-bye and the new one has begun to unfold. Another year to make choices. Another year to make mistakes. Another year to grow and learn. Another year to make the most of.
Upon deep contemplation over the year, it became clear that my vision board for 2017 will be about Focus. A lot of things happened over the course of the year, truly enriching my life and person in so many levels. I stretched, bounded, and leaped, all which I believed led me to deciding that it’s now about going back to my center and from there, determine the next steps. We can be distracted by many things and lose sight of what is really important. It is vital that we do not let that happen.
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Somewhere off the beaten path, you find bits and pieces of yourself.
As the year comes to an end, which path will you choose to take next?
Don’t judge a man until you’ve walked two moons in his moccasins. – American Indian Proverb
I had just finished rereading Sharon Creech’s Walk Two Moons and it still gave me the same lingering feeling of wanting to muse over things after I turned the last page of the book. I may have written my thoughts in one of my earlier journals back then and now here I was again, scribbling on my latest journal, pouring word after word coz they kept coming out of me, sometimes faster than I could write them down.
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