Posts Tagged ‘heart’

It’s been a while and so many small and big blessings came that they were so many I had a hard time to choose which ones to post. So I decided, I pause for a while and just meditate on those blessings and post them later. To start again…one of the those many blessings is the union of my brother and his behalf.  It was the first time for our family to attend a Christian  wedding and the event has touched the hearts of the family and the guests as well.  Tears of joy overflowed and filled our hearts with smiles.

The wedding tells us that only two words is the most important words to be heard at that time, but those two words will create too many blessings for everyone around. Blessings of joy, of fun, of bonding, of peace, of happiness and assurance that all is well…and that blessed moment is lifted up to Him.  Oh,  what a multiple blessings!

Here’s to your blessed dreams!
and Congratulations to JepNie!


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Day off and vacation leave…just to meet some long time friends. They are treasures and one of His wonderful gifts.

“Why God gave us friends?  God knew that we all need someone to share each happy day,

to be a source of courage when troubles come our way,

someone to be true to us whether near or far apart,

someone whose love we’ll always hold and treasure in our hearts.” –shared by a friend.

Blessings to all my friends!


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Today is a day for the Queen of the House. Almost everyone tries to reminisce the goodness and the love blossoming and excessively outpouring  from  every mother’s  heart. I am now a mom myself for thirteen years and as the day is being celebrated , I strongly feel the wisdom I learned and observed  from each and every mom I’ve met along my journey to motherhood. Great qualities adorns every mommy. Love, courage, patience, sacrifice , understanding….name it and most mother possess it. However, what I observed ranks next to love is a mom’s quality and capacity to sacrifice.  A loving mother is round-the-clock willing to sacrifice everything for the sake of her children and her family. “I’d rather be hurt than see any of my kids get hurt” …is what we will mostly hear from a mom.  This “sacrifice” has rooted from God when He sacrificed to save us from our sins. This quality also makes a loving mother a good friend; sacrificing for the good of everyone to keep everything in order–creating love, peace and unity. But God is so good…sacrifices are being rewarded with supernatural favor in any different ways.

Charged to experience. Today I did not request for a day off from work considering it’s Mother’s day, letting my colleagues have  the chance to have their day with their families. I am a person who loves to celebrate every single occasion, especially if it is about for the family. I consider today as more than just a family day. However  I am bound to do my duty at work.  But God has a gift to me. Today I received some  gifts  (books, health DVD, and some religious notes and items ) from a couple  i believe was sent by Him to make it an extraordinary wonderful day at work! What a grateful day!  God has made my day!

To my mom, my mom-in-law, and to all the mothers on this planet Earth….may God continue to shower you with blessings as you unselfishly give everything  of yourself to your beloved family.

Happy Mother’s day!

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Holistic has been a stereotype word used nowadays, however I can’t help myself  but use this in describing the place I’ve been last Easter Sunday.            

Borne of intense desire and a genuine sense of gratitude, as fulfilled couple, we’d love to take every remaining opportunity that life can  offer to give back the abundance we have enjoyed.”—-as what the owners say.            

Holistic means a harmony between the mind, body and soul. and this is what you would feel when you’re at the Terra Manna -Camping and Resort http://www.terramannaresort.ph/. The scenery invites anyone to have a peaceful mind, the nature itself  revitalizes the body and the owner’s spirit of love and passion to share is enough to enlighten the soul.            

the landscape            

The owner herself participated in the design and cultivation of the organic soil in this beautiful landscape with wild and rare flowers from various part of the country.            

mini-Great Wall            

This side is a representation of Asia, as you stroll around the steps created and inspired in the likeness of the famous Great Wall of China…it’s a mini resemblance.            


The Mandala Wishing Well– Its story goes like this: wishing well            

Something on this part was difficult to demolish, so the owner decided to just make this one …… a wishing well, in the midst of a beautiful green landscape. When I was here, I picked up a petal of flower and made it a contribution to the many petals placed together in this beautifully handicraft floral mandala. As i do it, I made my wish. It’s there, with nature, and bound to happen.            

proposal bench with the heartshape stone

The proposal bench with the heart-shaped stone


This is a case of serendipity. The owner was walking along the grassfield until she suddenly noticed this heart-shaped stone….and she said, it’s a nice proposal area, so she put a bench in front of it.            


Some flight of steps like this was named after the person who devoted time and effort building the staircase, with two separate ends, allowing you to choose the path whichever way you want to go.            

couple of tree


A very beautiful view when you’re standing at the owner’s favorite spot. For me this view reflects a couple , or a companionship, with a friend, family, and with God.             

“Nothing can separate us from the love of Christ. whatever challenges right now we’re facing, God is always faithful to help us.”


A sunset view sunset in Badianthat reminds us, at the end of the day, God is always worth praising for all the great things He has done for us.            

It’s always a blessed day!      

For more details, check out  Terra Manna Lambug Camping and Resort: (+63)09398352965 or 032-2723682. rhoda_rasmussen@hotmail.com

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A very dear friend was walking along the grassfield suddenly noticed this heart-shaped stone. Maybe soon to be a part of the “proposal garden” spot in her private resort.

Heart in A Paradise

At times, in our life, we get this feeling that we wanted to quit..we wanted to change the path we are presently heading on. It was during those times that we ask too many questions…and we just can’t find the answers. We keep walking…slowly…unsure of every step. Those are the moments that we feel we just needed a friend, and it was during those times that God sent me a  very special friend, in soul, and in spirit, and He sent me a message which made me realized things clearly.My friend and I know a special chemistry of a true friendship is flourishing. We may not be at all times seeing each other, nor sending notes through this new techy world…..we both know in our hearts our friendship continuously communicates through the boundless space of His creation.

It’s great privilege for me that this friend of mine shared to me one of her dreams in helping humanities explore the goodness of life through the gift of nature.

We are all blessed!

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