Month: July 2016

The Sunday Currently, Vol. 12: Getting artsy

I attended a free watercolor workshop yesterday at The Crafters Marketplace, courtesy of Mommy Bloggers Philippines and The Crafters Marketplace itself, with Ian de Jesus as our instructor. It was a wonderful experience for me, and this morning, I started practicing my florals. There were times when I would get frustrated, but my husband was always quick to tell me that I’m doing a good job. However, before I continue with that, let me write something about this day first because I intend to keep my laptop shut this evening  until tomorrow, so I could just paint and spend time with the girls. (And yes, clear some of the mess I’ve made, too. reading the book “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett. I’ve already seen the movie and I even have a copy of it on VCD; however, when I saw the book on sale at our village bookstore, I just got to have a copy of it too! I plan to watch the movie again once I’m done reading the novel. writing or rather, drafting articles for the …

The Sunday Currently, Vol. 11: Forgiveness and reconciliation

Pastor Joby Soriano (of CCF-Alabang) preached about forgiveness this morning, and I was reminded of the 70 x 7 seminar for women I attended with my niece Dyan last May. Even if I have attended that seminar, I still struggled to forgive those who had wronged me. And now it seems that God has found a way to remind me again of the importance of forgiveness, that it was nearly all I thought about after the service. reading randomly my books on Kindle. I didn’t realize that I have already amassed a sizable collection of ebooks by downloading free copies recommended by different book clubs online. Now I’m trying to decide which ones to keep on my device(s). writing lists of articles to write, i.e., for this blog, advocacies, and work. And now I feel guilty for failing to produce an article I promised to write last week for a missionary friend. I really should write things down, especially those I commit to doing for another person! listening to my girls’ conversation as they play chess. One of them …

The Sunday Currently, Vol. 10: Celebrating Papa

Today, instead of feeling sad, I chose to be happy, to celebrate my father’s life and all the blessings God has given us through him. He and Mama are no longer with us, but I am certain that we will all be together again in heaven someday. reading one book after another this past week. Call it taking advantage of the free books on Kindle and taking the time to relax as well. The past week had been a busy one for me, running errands and more, and reading was my sweet escape from the demands of being a housewife and full-time mom. Not that I’m complaining, but I really think I deserve to take a little break and enjoy one of my favorite activities. writing emails to fellow volunteers and business letters as well as translations seem to be the only things I do lately whenever I would turn on my laptop. Hopefully, I could get myself to write about other things too and soon. listening to the usual sounds of my surroundings. Come to think of it, …