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Apat na Buwan Pa Lang

Apat na buwan pa lang mula nang tayo’y pinag-isa

Sandali pa lang naman pala

Sa pakiramdam ay sobrang tagal na

Apat na buwan na puno nang iyak at tawa

Nasugatan ng malalim pero kinakaya

Masakit man, nagagawa pa rin magsaya

Apat na buwan pa lang, pero tayo’y sinubok na

Parang quota na agad sa sakit at luha

Sobra pa sa iniyak natin sa isang taon na tayo’y mag-jowa

Apat na buwan pa lang na puno nang aral at alaala

Na isusulat ko sa iba’t ibang tula

Upang baunin natin hanggang sa pagtanda

Apat na buwan pa lang sa pangarap nating lima o anim na dekada

Marami pa tayong isasayaw at ikakanta

Hanggang sa daliri mo’y di na kayang mag-gitara

Apat na buwan pa lang tayong mag-asawa

Ang dami na nating malalim na buntong hininga

Buti na lang nasa Diyos ang ating pag-asa

Apat na buwan pa lang tayong nagsisimula

Malayo pa tayo kahit sa gitna

Pagsubok siguro ay marami pa

Apat na buwan pa lang, may habambuhay pa

Wala namang di kakayanin, ‘di ba?

Hanggang kapit natin ang isa’t isa

Apat na buwan pa lang ang lumipas at nawala,

May mga darating na bukas pa

Haharapin natin lahat na magkasama

Apat na buwan pa lang ngayon, Papa

Marami pang buwan at taon na mamahalin kita

Dahil “hanggang wala nang bukas” ang pangako natin sa isa’t isa

and the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one flesh – Mark 10:8

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M.A.D.E.L.

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. – Proverbs 31: 30

Allow me to honor and praise one woman whom I know is indeed praiseworthy. Her name is Madel; I call her Ats for AT Squared – Ate and  Attorney, and as per my research her name means high tower. Her name is also a variant of Magdalene who is a follower of Jesus. No wonder why she is indeed someone I look up to and indeed fellowship with as a follower of Jesus.

Today, as she celebrates her awesome birthday, I just want to honor her and remind her of how she is loved by me.

MOLDED with beauty.

Created in the image and likeness of God; therefore, she looks like  a goddess (walang kokontra, birthday niya).

 

AWESOMELY HUMBLE!

She listens to younger girls’ advice, and despite her status in life, she serves in Church in the different ministries.

DELICATE but TOUGH.

Ats may be looking fragile at one look,  but do not be deceived, inside her is a one great lawyer soon.

EMBELLISHED with SWEETNESS, THOUGHTFULNESS, and CARE.  

Ats is just so sweet and it can be seen in her actions; no wonder why many people loves her and wants to be around her.

LOVABLE. 

One could not resist but admire her beauty, intelligence, and charm. Ats, is always LOVE, for she is a woman fears and love the Lord.

Ats,

Happy Happy Birthday!

You are such a blessing to my life and to the girls. We are so honored to be with an honorable person like you.. hehe.. For being our ate when we need to be serious and for being a kalog when we need a good laugh.

I know God has indeed prepare a good future for you, and I can see that you are almost hand  in hand with your dreams. I’m so excited to be with you as I witness the faithfulness of God in your life. Continue to grow in love with Him.

I will always be here for you. I love you Ats!  More birthdays to come and celebrate!

                                                                                                                          – Ram

P.S.

The one that you have been asking me – Matthew 21:22.

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Like a Fugitive

A personal reflection on Psalm 84

 

The psalmist here describes the life of a man with God: Blessed and Better.

4 Blessed are those who dwell in your house;
they are ever praising you.

Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.

10 Better is one day in your courts
than a thousand elsewhere;

I love to praise and worship God, to sing and dance especially during Worship nights that how I prayed it wouldn’t end and that my body won’t get tired of singing songs and praise to God and that my throat won’t run out of voice.

I also want to become a missionary, my heart is indeed for the missions, to go to places and share the greatness of God and how I pray that my circumstances will allow me but the Psalmist here encouraged me more to praise God with all my might and not  to doubt, not to be hindered, and not to be fear for the Lord doesn’t give me a spirit of fear but of power, love, and discipline (2 Timothy 1:7)  God  will equip me as I go from strength to strength.

They go from strength to strength,
till each appears before God in Zion.

In obedience to His calls, I will be blessed. As I pray, He listens. As I look up only to Him, He will look down at me with favor.

Hear my prayer, Lord God Almighty;
listen to me, God of Jacob.
Look on our shield, O God;
look with favor on your anointed one.

Better is one day in the courts of God, sharing to Him the life that I lived and will be living in obedience to His call as a worshipper and as a missionary than to live in thousand places like a fugitive in escape and excuses from His will and calling.

God did affirm me that my fear in the future will not overcome me for He will bless me as I put my trust and faith in Him.

12 Lord Almighty,
blessed is the one who trusts in you.

The Lord will direct my steps, for His words are a light unto my feet and a lamp unto my path. My future will never be uncertain with a certain God.