08 July 2007

amaaazing grace!


just like the ups and downs of our personal life, our spiritual life also has its ups and downs. may time na malapit tayo sa DiYoS, may time din na nakakalimot tayo. i was in a spiritual high when i took lss and search-in back in high school, then i backslid amidst all the things on my to-do list during college, then i grew much closer to the LoRd when i met certain people in my life after college, until now!

after 24 years of MAJOR ups and downs in life, i've learned that one of the best, if not the best thing that can help comfort you? the bible! as in!! i've read the bible crying, laughing, hurt, angry, happy, fulfilled, lahat!! and really, what a difference HiS word makes.

meet my backpack bible, yet to be named (my most precious items are named, so pepel, think of a name na for this!), and just like a school notebook, i have doodles of all kinds on it. :p try it!!



allow me to share with you a few of the most powerful passages, that were shared with me those times that i needed comforting most. in case it might help you out or lift you up in any way. :)

"therefore i tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. and when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your FaTheR in heaven may forgive you your sins."
mark 11: 24-25, shared by spiritual guru connie reyes.

"therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. make level paths for your feet, so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed."
hebrews 12: 12-13, shared by my wise-woman, tita sandy.

"'for i know the plans i have for you,' declares the LoRd. 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'"
jeremiah 29: 12, shared by my darling friend toni.

"look at the birds of the air, they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly FaTheR feeds them. are you not much more valuable than they? who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?"
matthew 6: 26-27, shared by my guiding light, pastor doy.

"i can do everything through HiM who gives me strength."
philippians 4: 13, shared by me to you.

79 comments:

Anonymous said...

ate what's your religion? if you dnt mind....

friendster.com/cliverevric said...

Hmmm.. Can't relate....

Anyway, nung nanood ako kgabi YSpeak, ntatawa ako n laging example ni DJ Mo si Ms.Bianca.

Have a nyc day Ms. Bianca!

bhitzs said...

this is one of my fave bible passage:

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea.
Psalm 46. 1




i tagged you bianca :) hehe

je-nie-dieu said...

Pepel? I swear I've heard that somewhere.

Anyways, its nice seeing you back on the blogosphere. Writing in vernacular, eh?

emygirl said...

i luv it! :)

calculus said...

nakapost din sa blog ko ang favorite bible verse ko! Hahaha!!!

Anonymous said...

christian kaya yan...

irish_joy said...

hello! ive been waiting for your post since last night pa.. hinde ako nabigo nabasa ko rin sya this morning... all you have said are all true.. sometimes, we felt na we're so close to Him.. and sometimes... as if He doesn't exist... all through out my life for almost 24 years now (yes.. my birthyear is also 1983) i have trusted my life to Him. i never doubted His plans, pero dahil makulit ako, i ask Him sometimes bakit ganto.. bakit ganon.. pero at the end of my prayer.. i always tell Him, "Your will be done". several times na kong sumemplang, but i stood up, with His strength
i am surviving everyday, and still findng my purpose, why am i here... thanks ulit for your wonderful post.. keep the faith! good day!

lilith said...

Hi Bianca! :) Your post is very timely (is that the word I should use) because before reading your blog, someone forwarded me this message...and it's sooo very true.

Cellphone at ang Bible

Ang cellphone laging hawak ipinapakita; Ang Bible laging nakatago at ayaw ipakita.

Ang cellphone binibili kahit libo-libong halaga;Ang Bible ayaw bilhin, kahit isang daan ang halaga.

Ang cellphone laging pinapalitan ng case; Ang Bible hindi man lang mabilhan ng case.

Ang cellphone ay ayaw magasgasan;
Ang Bible hinahayaang maalikabukan.

Ang cellphone bihirang makaligtaan kung saan iniwan; Ang Bible madaling makaligtaan kung saan naiwan.

Ang cellphone mahirap ipahiram, baka masira; Ang Bible madaling ipahiram, kahit mawala.

Ang cellphone laging binabasa kung may bagong message; Ang Bible hindi binabasa kaya hindi makita ang message.

Ang cellphone message masarap i-share; Ang Bible verse nakakalimutang i-share.

Ang cellphone pinapakita ang lifestyle ng tao; Ang Bible nagpapabago ng lifestyle ng tao.

Ang cellphone mabilis maluma; Ang Bible hindi naluluma.

Ang cellphone message kung minsan ay late; Ang Bible laging on time ang message.

Ang cellphone kailangan magload para mag-message; Ang Bible laging fully loaded ang message.

Ang cellphone ay mahalagang gamit ng tao; pero ang Bible ay mas mahalaga kung gagamitin ng tao.

Victory re-introduced me to the Bible, pero dahil sa super busy ng sked, almost 2 years na akong hindi nagchu-church or nagbubukas ng Bible! With your post and with the forwarded message I received,tinamaan talaga ako.Kaya kukunin ko ung Student's Bible ko ule...lagi ko ng dadalhin!

ckayen said...

Hi bianca..what a coincidence..i posted the same post title in my blog few days ago...

http://www.ckchy.com/?p=221

i want you to know that i like the examples you set for young peeps..although I know that nobody is perfect, so, no pressures..we all are work in progress in HIS eyes!

k_r_i_s_t_e_l said...

true true!! the bible is so powerful; all the answers to our questions are in there and it contains thousands of promises from God :) dumaan din ako sa time na i was in a spiritual high pero nang naging busy na sa buhay, pakiramdam ko napalayo na ako sa kanya. it helps talaga when you are surrounded by people who are also closer to the Lord; by fellowshipping with them, you even grow closer to God.
nyikes napahaba comments ko...lam mo when i read your blog, feel ko close tayo hehe nakikita ko kasi sarili ko sau (in some aspects)...i love your blog actually kasi it's so natural and true. hehe :) keep it up bianx!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi BiaNca, I am one of your thousands-of-never-met friends. I say this so because we are not only a fan of you, but also a faithful n loyal friend who have always believed n trusted you, your abilities, talents, advocacies & personality for that matter. It is my first time to post a comment, though I have always attempted to. I just want to share something to you. Don’t dwell too much on what “other” people think or say about you, God did not have you here is this world to please them, what matter is you cleanly living to serve your purpose to Him & to the Humanity, u made the most of what you have, u are happy, u committed mistakes but learned from it. Live through it all, despite all the gossips and intrigues, in the end you will make it. Live a life fearless of other people’s shadows and standards. I know u know all these things, u are a brilliant woman. Whatever help you are extending now to everyone, keep it up, we your “family” are very proud of you and are always praying for you. Let me share this to you: God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. (BIBLE, 1 Corinthians 10:13)

pbb_adik said...

i'm glad you find comfort in reading the Bible. i also posses copy of Bible and studying it with a group regularly.

more about Bible...

The Bible is the most widely circulated and translated book in all history. Each year, some 60 million copies of the entire Bible or portions of it are distributed. The complete Bible or parts of it have been translated into more than 2,300 languages and dialects.

make it habit to read God's Word daily!

pbb_adik said...

bible online? here's the link

http://www.watchtower.org/e/bible/index.htm

galing di ba? you can also find other great bible articles there...

bianca said...

hello everyone!

wow, thank you to everyone who posted a comment on this blog. been wanting to write about powerful verses for a long time now, at least finally nagawa ko na! salamat sa lahat din ng sharing ninyo. sobra!

to "anonymous" who posted 1 corinthians 10:13! meron ka bang blog? naiyak ako while reading your comment. habang nagbabasa, bigla na lang tumulo luha ko. ack! salamat, salamat, salamat sa kind, kind, kind words mo. GoD bless you.

GoD bless us all!!

Anonymous said...

this really helped..please keep posting bible passages:) i felt confident after reading this

Jadd said...

Sadly, it can be easy to manipulate the bible to achieve certain ends, just like the media. Just my two cents.

Not that I'd like to disagree, but you forgot the classic Psalm 23:4. :P

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of Death,
I will fear no evil: for thou [art] with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

... as recited by Nightcrawler in X-Men 2.

marge said...

Thank you bianca.

"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven." -Ecclesiastes 3:1

karen said...

it's nice to know that you still find time to read the bible despite your busy schedule. btw, i love your blog. there's a sense of sincerity in it. go girl!

abBhy said...

very inspiring ate biancs...

ndi po ak0 madalas magbasa ng Bible, per0 when i do, s0brang laki po talaga ng epekto..s0brang nakakagaan..


i wish you well ate bianca!!

God bless you..

and you deserve what you have right n0w...reading your post inspires me ..


thank you for being a Role Model to the Filipino Youth!!!...

Anonymous said...

ate bianca, im a big fan of yours.. this past weeks i have realized how important God is to our life. I have a friend who keeps on pushing me to join him to attend mass every Sunday but for no reason at all i always sublate to his offer, di nya ako tinitigilan kya Khapon i decided to finally attend the mass after months of not doing it. I felt different upon hearing the homily and during the communion i was teary eyed because of the song "lead me Lord" sobrang n guilty ako sa mga pagkukulng ko sa Kanya. i was so self centered pla, He always gives me blessing pero alm kong kulng lng ang salitang thank you.. Kya from this day on i'm starting to put things it its right place, sa panonood ng tv at pag nenet nkkailang oras ako pero yung time for Him sobrang kulng.. I feel sorry for my self.. By the way, i love the verse given to you by toni, nsa Purpose driven life yun tama po ba??



LAgi kong vinivisit tong blog mo and this is my first comment, sobrang ntouch ako sa post mo na
to..

take care ate bianca.. God Bless

Poinks said...

inspiring :-) i watched y speak yesterday, i can relate talaga haha... exes... hayayay ay question,the guy ba na nakipagkita sa ex niya eh brother ni jc de vera? la lang, he looks like him and sa pics. haha curious lang. :-)

jane said...

hey bianca. hello!!!

i don't have any bible quotation i can share kasi di tlaga ako nagbabasa ng bible. being a fan of yours is really fun. sobra. my friends call me adik dahil sa mga pinaggagawa ko. i really don't care bout them basta masaya ako. pero ngayon, i realized na meeting people like you is not just a "kaadikan". tama ka, you're just an ordinary girl like most of us na sinusubukan ng panahon. all those trials are gifts of God. nakakatuwang isipin na i read your blog kasi i'm simply a fan. pero hindi lang pala ganun un. kasi, sa tagaltagal kong nagbabasa ng blog mo ay superdaming kong natutunan. maybe, that makes you extraordinary. your sharings are great.

girl, be strong!!!!


and thank you pala. i will try to read the bible.

Anonymous said...

hi bianca!! let me share you this
beautiful website http://www.preacherinbluejeans.com and let us spread the good news of the lord. (chic_ahoy) jhoana

freyti said...

wow lola bianca!

tamang tama tong post mo!

need it for our speech!

god will provide nga!

thanks for sharing this verses!

Anonymous said...

i don't mean any harm by this question ha...but isn't it bad bad to write/doodle in the bible? i thought it was supposed to be sacred. i'm just curious nothing more. peace!

Anonymous said...

In life: "Don't think about the pain you went through, but the lessons it taught you; not how much you cried, but how much you smiled; not how much you were hurt, but how much you were loved."

Anonymous said...

i couldnt agree more. there are times talaga na we feel far from God pero sa totoo lang tayo pala yung lumalayo :( pero the nice thing is, He never gives up talaga (1 John 1:9) He's so awesome. Mawala na lahat sa buhay, wag lang Siya!

Kaka-bless yung post mo :)

may God bless u even more!


-Chome

stephanie said...

wow, ang cute naman ng bible mo ate bianca.ü its pink!

i havent been really into reading the bible.. pero maybe i'll start na.! ^_^

great post ate bianca! :)
-steph

Anonymous said...

hi bianca,

i wandered into your blog site and was happily surprised to see a mix of carefree youth as well as a depth of interest and feeling. like the fact that you worry about your "barya" scars and cleaning the mess you call your room, while at the same time being into sodenbergh, suffering for a cause (as in the stone story), actor's studio, the lot, filmmaking and sodenbergh. and, yes, the spiritual literature of life -- the bible.

i run a small business over at the Loop -- it's a vegetarian quick service deli place. i do some writing on the side. cinemanila has contests you might wanna join.

Anonymous said...

hi bianca,

good luck with whatever it is you're going through. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi BiaNca, I have no blog, though have always wanted to have one. Wla din ako friendster, nakikifrenster lang sa mga kapatid ko, hehe! Actually, dami ko nga din gusto isulat o i-share, gaya mo, buti ka nga kahit busy n sobrang puyat at pagod, go pa rin, U really are a SuPeRGirL! d ko gaya, procrastination i guess, kahiya! Nagkakasya na lang ako sa planner ko. I dont know why I dont have 1, eh sa totoo lang dami ko email account, 3 yahoo, 1 hotmail, 1 gmail. hehe! Kulit noh?

Ako din, naiyak sa tuwakasi nagustuhan mo ang shinare ko sau. at ramdam ko sincerity mo. the first time makita kita sa pantene commercial, 17 ata tau noon, yes we are of the same age, nagustuhan na kita, basta cnabi ko na noon kaw favorite ko. mula 2004 nagbabasa na ako blog mo, naiinspire sa mga pinopost mo, nafifeel ko din saya or sadness sa mga sinusulat mo. I have always wanted to comfort u kasi I know u need it, kaso naghehesitate ako baka lalo k lang masaktan, e1 ko ba, pano un. Basta, eto lang masasabi ko sau, I am always praying for you, always wishing na all your aspirations and dreams will come true para maging happy k kc u have a good heart and u deserve to be happy. its the least that i can do.

gaya ng lagi ko sinasabi sa mga kaibigan ko din, u should not feel sad, no matter what situation u are in now, He will not take u for granted, each and everyone of us are His princess na sobrang mahal Niya. Lalo ka na BiaNca, He loves you very much kc u r so nice, u have a good heart, therefore, SPeCiaL ChiLd ka NYA! hehe! Corny ba?

u take care always, God bless!!!

Anonymous said...

Ja here, got this from my email, jz want to share it to u

How much does a miracle cost?

A little girl went to her bedroom and pulled a glass jelly jar from its hiding place in the closet.

She poured the change out on the floor and counted it carefully. Three times, even. The total had to be exactly perfect. No chance here for mistakes.

Carefully placing the coins back in the jar and twisting on the cap, she slipped out the back door and made her way 6 blocks to Rexall's Drug Store with the big red Indian Chief sign above the door.

She waited patiently for the pharmacist to give her some attention, but he was too busy at this moment. Tess twisted her feet to make a scuffing noise. Nothing. She cleared her throat with the most disgusting sound she could muster. No good. Finally she took a quarter from her jar and banged it on the glass counter. That did it!

"And what do you want?" the pharmacist asked in an annoyed tone of voice. I'm talking to my brother from Chicago whom I haven't seen in ages," he said without waiting for a reply to his question.

"Well, I want to talk to you about my brother," Tess answered back in the same annoyed tone. "He's really, really sick...and I want to buy a miracle."

"I beg your pardon?" said the pharmacist.

"His name is Andrew and he has something bad growing inside his head and my Daddy says only a miracle can save him now. So how much does a miracle cost?"

"We don't sell miracles here, little girl. I'm sorry but I can't help you," the pharmacist said, softening a little.

"Listen, I have the money to pay for it. If it isn't enough, I will get the rest. Just tell me how much it costs."

The pharmacist's brother was a well dressed man. He stooped down and asked the little girl, "What kind of a miracle does your brother need?"

" I don't know," Tess replied with her eyes welling up. I just know he's really sick and Mommy says he needs an operation. But my Daddy can't pay for it, so I want to use my money."

"How much do you have?" asked the man from Chicago .

"One dollar and eleven cents," Tess answered barely audibly.

"And it's all the money I have, but I can get some more if I need to."

"Well, what a coincidence," smiled the man. "A dollar and eleven cents---the exact price of a miracle for little brothers. "

He took her money in one hand and with the other hand he grasped her mitten and said "Take me to where you live. I want to see your brother and meet your parents. Let's see if I have the miracle you need."

That well dressed man was Dr. Carlton Armstrong, a surgeon, specializing in neuro-surgery. The operation was completed free of charge and it wasn't long until Andrew was home again and doing well.

Mom and Dad were happily talking about the chain of events that had led them to this place.

"That surgery," her Mom whispered. "was a real miracle. I wonder how much it would have cost?"

Tess smiled. She knew exactly how much a miracle cost...one dollar and eleven cents....plus the faith of a little child.

In our lives, we never know how many miracles we will need.

A miracle is not the suspension of natural law, but the operation of a higher law.

MY OATH TO YOU...

When you are sad.....I will dry your tears.

When you are scared.....I will comfort your fears.

When you are worried.....I will give you hope.

When you are confused.....I will help you cope.

And when you are lost....And can't see the light, I shall be your beacon.....Shining ever so bright.

This is my oath.....I pledge till the end.

Why you may ask?.....Because you're my friend.

Signed: GOD

See, Friend ka Nya, friend Nya tayong lahat, kaya i know He will never ever take u for granted. He is good, He will always b there for u...

friendster.com/cliverevric said...

Ello Ms. Bianca!

Waaa... Cnxa ndi ako mka-rel8 tlga eh...

Anyweiz Hav a nyc day sau!!!

I hope to see more of U in the future!!!

Anonymous said...

I have so many favorite verses in the bible, but the most memorable one is Psalm 23 by David.

'Psalm 23'
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still
waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's
sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no
evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest
my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will
dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

This was the last song/prayer that my Mom and I shared, the day before her death.

jin said...

inspirational.
thank you.

tinapots said...

wow, great timing ang post mo at pagbabasa ko ng blog mo..nakatulong sa akin yung post mo..sa mga pinagdaraanan ko rin ngayon, i guess it was something that i needed at this moment..swakto talaga..salamat..naluha ako habang nagbabasa ng post mo, pati na rin sa nagpost nung verse sa 1 Corinthians..kung minsan nga talaga, dumarating ang 'tulong' na bigay ng Diyos kung kailan mo ito kailangan at kapag di mo inaasahan..Ginagamit Niya ang ibang tao bilang instrumento para maipaabot ang kanyang tulong.. Continue inspiring ang helping other people.

Anonymous said...

Hello Miss Bianca!

I really love the scriptures that you have shared in your blog. Each one of it touched me in their own way and somehow because you are the one who shared it, it did inspired me and not only me I guess all who read it.

By the way I want to ask this... Bakit wala ng rerun ng iyong BLOG sa studio 23. Dati kasi may umaga siya nakakapanood pa ako kahit di ako nakakapanood sa gabi. Late na kasi ako nakakauwi sa bahay... Sayang talaga... Just askin'...

More power to you and more blessings! You have a great personality and charm that everyone wants to have. You are blessed because you have a good heart..

I'm your great fan! Keep on inspiring us!

jassy said...

that's nice...i have a pocket bible and it's a mainstay sa bag ko. yun nga lang it's already full of dog-ears...but i haven't doodled anything dun...

have a nice day!

shawn said...

hey bianca... pinapanood kita sa tv.... hope youll visit my blog too..hehehe and make a link,...hehehe

mheemsical said...

a name for a bible?
hmm, can I suggest? Tommy?
haha, can'tthink of anything more creative. Nice post!

Zozobee said...

Amen I say to you, We go to heaven when we learn to better each other's lives despite the hell that we live in. :)

kaRen_myxmatch said...

hindi ako pala-basa ng Bible but one time i was at my super lowest moment, no one could comfort me. That very night i decided to get our bible and opened it to whatever page my hands lead me. i can't remember the verse i read pero naiyak talaga ako while reading the lines coz amazing na every word eh parang sagot sa questions ko that time...

after reading the verses, i definitely agree that BIBLE is so powerful. i dont know but that very night MY LOWEST point was also my HIGHEST POINT coz i felt God's presence... HE was like talking to me...

God bless dear! :)

Anonymous said...

even if it sounds weird and is not the direct translation. how bout el bibilioteca sabay padyak like a bullfighter and kagat sa rose para espanyolito and dehins mamon tostado pare. hahaha hanlabo. whattup g.

Sophia said...

here's another one:

"Trust the Lord completely; don't ever trust yourself. In everything you do, put God first, and he will direct you and crown your efforts with success” Proverbs 3:5-6 (TLB).


We all face tough times that challenge everything we believe. And we often have the hardest time seeing God's hand when we're in difficult situations - because we just don't understand what He is doing. But the exhilarating thing is that God uses tough times to show us His favor and blessing. It may not feel comfortable at first, but seek God's face all the more when you're struggling. When you ask Him, He will give you everything you could possibly ever need to make it through the trying times. And He will give you special eyes to see Him through all of your hardships. Your human understanding will fall short, so just give God full control and watch the blessings flow.

Anonymous said...

The verse from Matthew 6:26-27, it's one of the best words of promise that I always hold on since highschool. It makes me feel comforted and secured in every possible way.

yellowcandy

irish_joy said...

hello! ako po ulit. just read the other comments... natuwa ako na maraming naka relate agad with your post, at na inspire din nila ako.. this morning, i just received a msg from a friend.. gusto ko lng po i-share... and it says... "funny how u run after happiness & end up wounded. ironically speakin, life has no direction since then, it was u who made a puzzle and it was u who made urself cry. yet, though things may happen bcoz of u, there's no reason to blame urself, coz u'll also be the reason why u can smile despite a wounded soul. just know when to choose & react, talk and debate, smile & frown, lastly, know the right person who can make the best puzzle life could ever have..." medyo mahaba, but i hope i made u smile a bit. good day! keep the faith. ingat po!

arie said...

Hi Bianca. Great to see the doodles on the pages of your Bible :) In a way it is spiritual maturity.

Mirandah said...

This is my first time to visit your blog... Your entries are truly inspiring.

Continue writing... and inspire other people. More power.

she said...

ang bible kapag mas luma, mas madaming sulat, mas punit, mas ok. kasi alam mong binabasa ng may-ari. :)

mas colorful at artsy and bible mo sa bible ko at ang cute ng sa'yo. piiiiiink! love it. :)

go lang po bianca. keep on posting mga blogs like this one. marami kang nabbless na tao, and i am one of them. :)

aside sa life verse ko (2 cor. 12:9), i also find comfort on this verse whenever i am down in the dumps (like, right now kaya super salamat sa inspirational post mo. timely!):

"The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in
spirit" (Psalms 34:18)."


as i always say, God bless you, bianca. :)

p.s.
sana i could meet you in person. you are such a warm, nice, genuine person. keep the faith po. :)

she said...

and oh yeah bianca, i hope you don't mind me correcting your post. sorry. it's jeremiah 29:11. :)

and same here, i baptize names on my precious things as well. wala lang. ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEfJpJ1lhQc -> you might want to check it out. it's about God's unconditional and never ending love to us all. it will bring you in tears. :)

"Our God is the Loving Father. His heart breaks in our brokenness. In our entire affliction and distress He also is afflicted." (Isaiah 63:9)

ice said...

"FOR I DESIRE MERCY NOT SACRIFICE, AND THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD MORE THAN BURNT OF OFFERINGS."

-HOSEA 6:6

no amount of activity for GOD will ever take the place of a heart that is right with HIM. through the ages of GOD's people have been persuaded that they could please HIM through their service and their offerings, regardless of their heart condition. king saul offered generous sacrifices, hoping GOD would overlook his disobedience. david may have assumed that after all he had done on GOD's behalf, GOD would overlook his sin. ananias and sapphira thought that their generous gift to the church would compensate for their deceitfulness. paul was certainly one who had thought his zealousness would please GOD. after his conversation, however he concluded that even if he had faith that could move mountains, gave all he had to feed the poor, offered his body to be burned for the sake of GOD, and yet had a heart that was not right, it would all be for nothing.

we are all susceptible for the same misunderstanding as all of these people were. we can be deceived into assuming GOD is more interested in our activity for HIM than HE is in the condition of our hearts. GOD has consistently made it clear that HE will not be pacified by even the most generous offerings and zealous service if our heart are not right with HIM. no matter how much we do in GOD's service, regardless of how active we are in our church, no matter how honorable our reputation in the christian community, HE will not overlook a sinful heart. HIS desire is that we devote ourselves to knowing HIM and loving HIM with all our hearts.

Anonymous said...

Here's a part of Father Jerry Orbos homily last Sunday mass......

' Choose peace
dont ever loose peace in your heart.
Your hands maybe full,
but your heart is empty,
choose to unload what lies on your hands.
Your hands maybe empty,
but your heart is full,
choose your heart'

During a phone conversation with my the mother of my staff earlier today, discussing their problems arising from big financial backlogs, unwanted pregnancy of her teenage offspring and her untimely hospital confinement that drew a tight spot and difficult situation to her son, my staff, therefore, affects him personally and his performance in the office, their family belongs to once a powerful and affluent and well respected family in the south, experiencing from riches to rag is something unbearable.. tormenting.
I simply told her, Maam, All these things that you and your family are going through right now, lilipas din ito, at pagdating ng panahon na nalampasan nyo na ito, sabay sabay nyo nalang itong tatawanan with pride, and you conquer the problems with flying colors, but these adversities in life will surely teach us humble lessons, you and you family to become a better persons and marute naturally with time and season, you will rise from fall build a better character and learning the importance of family to unite as one inspite of such unending adversities in life, family unite and faith, the best shields in all sort of life's adversities.'
my parting shot..
The Good Lord will provide
Take it lightly, coz, in times of our sufferings, it is the time that he carries you and purposely, an initiation that we drew closer to Him.
Keep the faith Maam and take it easy. God bless you and He loves you and your family.

(WISHING her family an inner PEACE and HEARt of full..)

THE GOOD LORD WILL PROVIDE
my paboritong tag line in times of difficulty, uncertainty, sufferings, rejoicing, celebrating a victory, before making a major decision and motivating my own team

IF you truly BELIEVE, HE will surely provide and take charge of the rest.

I learned too..
Practicing my neverending scholar in me, still learning the process
in this game called life..

BB_ANNE said...

thanks for sharing those Bible quotes...nakakainspire

Anonymous said...

Deutoronomy 28



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Anonymous said...

Hi!

I was quite amused and surprised on your thoughts about life.

If you read or watch the movie Hitchikers Guide to the galaxy its kinda philisophic in nature so i recommend if you havent seen that or read that.

its nice!

if you can give me some headlines of short films crash course or something( Im a writer myself and a broadway afficionado)

pls i would appreciate it if you can mail me at Franz_bacani@yahoo.com

thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hi Ms. Bianca. Sorry, im just so tempted to steal your pix. hehe..

Disabling javascript in our browsers (e.g. Firefox, IE) will allow us to steal your pix. Sry

KatWoman said...

wow!now im a big fan of this blog.i'll be posting this sa bulletin board sa friendster..so many people will be inspired...blogspot is way better than my friendster blog.*i think*ill customize na nga my account...teyknz..i learned a lot..Youre one woman to look up to..so stay happy..pagnaSad kawawa naman iyong mga taong source ka ng inspiration dib-a?
-shadowcat_kittykat@yahoo.com-

Anonymous said...

ey......


surely...


if you will receive a message from God....it wud be.....


am proud of u kiddo.....hehehe


by d way ate bianx.....
kip up d gud work
u rily inspire me a lot
it is gud that ur spreading d word of God(tatak atenista)......

take care........and ooops.....

pray hard...........w/ faith.


hehehe

dot said...

if i get to meet u one day,iL be sure to give u a bibLe.:D fuLfiLLing Lng.:D

i saw u in inquirer today.:D

All Time L0$3R said...

Elo Ms. Bianca... 'Zup?

Juz wanna share this joke...
It has a double meaning so dun s mga mkakaintndi... Juz hav a sense of humor ok?

"A man was cornered by a lion... He prayed: 'Lord make this Lion a Christian' ... The lion suddenly knelt and prayed: 'Bless this food which I'm about to receive thru Christ our Lord, Amen'..."

hav a nice day Ms. Bianca! Luv U! Nyahahaha! ^.^V

shellyMD said...

hi bianca... this is a really nice post.. i'm a medical student and reading the bible every so often helps me survive med school, lalo na if there are times that i feel like giving up and like i'm gonna explode because the amount of information we're taking in is almost inhuman... ayon... but reading the bible gets me back to my senses... it also helps if we hang out with really good friends no matter how busy we are. ayon...

bianca, is it true that BLOG is going off-air like breakfast & it's a guy thing..? i hope not... =( i'm an avid fan, though i dont get to watch everytime... and Yspeak too..

waahh. i hope not... =(

Anonymous said...

bianca! im such a fanatic at talagang nagcomment na ako! haha

share ko lang, years back, you did a hosting gig in dlsu, nakita pa kita sa may benches as in dumaan ako sa harap mo habang naghihintay ka. pero hindi kita pinansin.. hehe

kung alam ko lang na magiging fan mo ako baka i would have taken time to take a pic with you!

therese said...

my fave book in the bible is romans.. hehehe

i love your post! and the verses inspire me..

right now, i am hungry, thirsty and needy for His word.. =)

Anonymous said...

Ms. Bianca plus the sight of the sea...

Haaayy... Perfect combi...

^_^ Oops.. forgot to log-in!
Ehehehehe!!!

Fr: All time LOSER \,,,/

kristine said...

wow, u sure do blog a lot.

ur thoughts on stuff are very interesting

kristine said...

ur thoughts on stuff are really interesting...

i didn't figure u for a blogging-type person...

Peter Juan said...

It's been a really long time since I last checked in here. I had no idea that this page was active again. It would seem that I've got quite a bit of reading to do to get back up to speed. For what it's worth though, I'm glad you're back to blogging. It's been two years since I last saw you and it was about some business related thing and we didn't really get to talk. Since then You've done wonderfully for yourself and I really am quite happy for you. I am happier still that you've rediscovered the bible. Such faith is a powerful thing.

Hit me back when you can. Best of luck in your endeavors!

ayiiiiiii said...

good day superbianca!!

ive been reading ur blog since last week..kht paulit ulit.. ndi nkakasawa bshin.. i am not actually ur fan.. but after reading ur blog WOW! no.1 fan mu nq!! meron prn pla mga celeb n ndi nkklimot sa TAAS.. na alang kplastikan.. tnx for ur blog,. it help me a lot.. especially the bible verses that u post.. are u a born again christian? xado kze mdmi meaning ng christian.. tnx..

Jing said...

the best thing about your blog is that you made the choice to make use of your popularity to share some of God's words. I am still in the process of writing about God's goodness and His words in my blog pero I want it delivered in a different way kaya...di pa rin matapos. hehe. Jer 29:12 is one of my fave. It's an assurance on everything. Siguro one of these days I'll share my powerful verses as well. Keep on blogging! Godbless!

jobElLe de Castro said...

helLo po ate bianca..

im jobelLe po .. and i really realLy like your blog's profile .. it's nice yet BONGA!hehehe..

cge2 poh.. takecare!
more power..

god bless..

xna mgcomment din u 2 me.. hahaha (ambisyosa tlaga ako noh??) hahaha"

cge poh!
ingtaz

Tracy. said...

Luke 12:32-34. :)

Jez said...

Your blog will be a means of spreading the Gospel.

God bless, bianca!

Glaiza said...

i like your bible ate bianca.
where did you bought it?

i have one also.
but its not as cute as yours.

mwuah... :D

MannilynA said...

bianca, i just wanna share this with you.. i'm not sure if you are familiar with it pero this is what i usually watch whenever i feel down and couldn't understand things accdg to His will..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjg_VxKZdlk

i hope it helps you too..:D
god bless you always

http://www.friendster.com/samuraii said...

Very Good HolySupergirl...
Bible is like a history book, philosophy book, and story book, etc...
It's nice to know you're spirituality...
in addition to beauty and brains...

Jiggy said...

Dirty Bible, Clean Life. That's what I like to say =)

Anyways, I like to name my things too hehe..I named my bible "Bo", kasi blue & orange un color niya. At 8months & 4 days old na siya..=)

Continue with what you're doing. You are a person of influence. Use it to God's advantage and for His glory. You never know who is reading your blog.

*Personal Favorite Verse*
Colossians 1:17
He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

God's blessings to you!

majesticjam said...

"'for i know the plans i have for you,' declares the LoRd. 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'"

oh i love this too! my strength..i always read this when i feel down. it makes me feel better! :)

nehsirk said...

Very inspiring. pero sis, it's jeremiah 29:11... di 12.;)

God bless.