How can I keep from writing?

I was so inspired by Christ Tomlin’s song How can I keep from singing?  As I have listened to the song, it did made me think about my God-given talents, so I copy the entire song and changed some lyrics to some personal lines.

I was not born a singer. I don’t have a golden voice, but God has blessed me with the passion for writing. If singers can sing worship songs for God then I believe the writer in me can also write something for Him.

A pastor once asked, “if we can cheer for the basketball players, boxers and other athletes, what more to God who deserves all the praise?”

If I could write about anything, what more about the one who gives me the hands to write, the mind to think, the knowledge to match the words, and the wisdom to inspire. All things come from Him, and to Him it shall return.

So here’s my version of How can I keep from writing?

There is an endless story
Originates in my soul
I see the lines form
And though the storms may come
I am holding on
To the rock I cling

How can I keep from writing Your praise?
How can I ever say enough?
How amazing is Your love?
How can I keep from publishing Your name?
I know I am loved by the King
And it makes my heart want to write

I will lift my eyes
In the darkest night
For I know my Savior lives
And I will walk with You
Knowing You’ll see me through
And write the parables You give

I can write in the troubled times
Write when I win
I can write when I lose my step
And I fall down again
I can write ’cause You pick me up
Write ’cause You’re there
I can write ’cause You read me, Lord
When I call to You in prayer
I can write with my last thoughts
Write for I know
That I’ll praise with the angels
And the saints around the throne

No one can stop me from writing my praise. I will write until my messages reached the heavens, and I will write until I meet my author.

Chris Tomlin’s How can I keep from singing


Under our umbrellas…

When I was a little girl, I really loved to play under the rain that sometimes I’d rather walk from school without an umbrella even it is raining. I just usually bring my raincoat to cover my books, but gone were my childhood days. I’m old enough to play with the rain. I’m 22 and still considers myself young but etiquette would dictate me that it’s a bit improper to simply let go of my umbrella and hop into the rain.

Maybe gone were the moments of playing under the rain, but that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate the rain any longer. In life, we can’t deny the fact that there will be times that we have to walk through the rain.  We can go playing under the rain or simply walk under it with our umbrellas. 

The rain is a wonderful shower from heaven, and during rainy days,  we can have different options on how to walk through it.

Holding our umbrellas tightly.

Most of the time we are like this. We walk under the heavy rains and still continue walking holding tightly our umbrellas even if we are already soaked and wet by the rain. We reached our destinations desperately because our umbrellas weren’t able to fully protect us from the rain.

In life, we are also like this. The storms came, the wind blew hard, and rain falls heavily, yet we continue to walk holding tightly our umbrellas pretending that we can get through all of this covering the fact that we are already soaked with the burden that it brought.

Life’s lesson: When your umbrellas can’t take it, let go.

Setting the umbrella aside.

Many times we are also like this. We set aside our umbrellas and finally trying to brace the fact that it can’t protect us any longer. We set aside our umbrellas to experience the rain and walk through it, but still we are holding our umbrellas and afraid to finally let it go.

Same thing in life, we say we embraced the rain, yet we can’t fully let go of our umbrellas. We still find it hard to walk on the rain and get past through it without our tiny coverings.

Life’s lesson: When you already let go, move on.

Throwing it out.

Yes we can’t take it any longer; we finally throw off our umbrellas and walked playing through the rain.

In life, when we can’t take it any longer, we finally throw all the things that hinders us from conquering the rains and fully let go enjoying what we have in the moment and embracing the fact that the rain will be over soon.

Life’s lesson: When we can’t take it anymore just let go, move on and seize the moment.

Life offers us different things every day. We can’t have the rain every day, and we can’t have the bright sun all the time as well. The rain will be over soon, and the sun will surely come out anytime. Life has its own seasons; all we have to do is to learn and appreciate how to live in every moment.

Life has different surprises every day; we may perceive it as good or bad, but it only depends on how we will respond to it. We can use our umbrellas, our coverings and coats, but sometimes, we must also learn to let go and simply walk through the rain or through the sunshine.

In life, we all have a great umbrella of blessings, security, significance and mercy if we allow Him to cover us and hold us under His care and protection.

LET GO of your umbrella and LET GOD cover you.

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” – 1 Peter 5: 6-7


Who Am I?

I am a daughter, a granddaughter, a niece, a sister, a cousin, a friend,

a classmate, an alliance, a colleague, a servant, a leader, a missionary,

a registered nurse, a writer, a princess of the King of Kings.

I was named after my grandfather Ramon hence I become Ramona,

and with a fairy named Faye.

And here’s what my name really means:

Ram – meaning pleasing and supreme

Mona – from the word manna, a daily gift from God

Faye – from the word Faith

And so I live upholding my name,

a pleasing blessing from God who lives by faith.