When in the war (esp. against ourselves)

Will it be a wordless Wednesday or a time to reflect, recollect or react. Whenever I’m in a tug of war against all odds, I either listen to music or read and re-read all inspiring words I have compiled in my bullet journal to brighten up my day. This one is my favorite: An excerpt from the letter of Paul to the Ephesians. In chapter 6, he reminds the people on putting on the armor of God to build up their strength. Truth as a belt, righteousness as breastplate, The good news of peace as shoes, faith as shield, Salvation as helmet, and the word of God as sword.

 

Armor of God

We all want truth at all times, who doesn’t? but sometimes there are truth that is very hard to accept. We want to be righteous all the time, but sometime we pay a price or we compare ourselves to the mischievous others. And we conclude that we are not as bad as they are. We usually doubt if we are the right person to bring the good news of peace, especially whenever our faith is being tested. Even if we know the way to salvation we are too stubborn to follow the word of God because it doesn’t fit in our world of today. We are a millennial generation, The touch screen generation, The stressful generation. My excuses for this litany, I am seldom wordless I just have the need to be quiet  from time to time.

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Thanks for reading 🙂

Literally boxing with my gift boxes

Hi there, as you can see the finishing touches on my current projects has to wait for a little while. My house is in complete chaos at the moment and I’m afraid for the next 10 days its gonna be worse. I’m on my preparation period for my 3 huge boxes to be sent out to the Philippines on the first week of December. When I say huge, I don’t exaggerate. Its 3 times 80 x 75 x 65 cm.04

Why and what for? its been a tradition for us Filipino overseas to send boxes with gifts and special products to our families and friends, usually in the Christmas season. In my case I don’t only send gifts but also things we needed as we are going to stay there for about four months next year from January to the end of April. The easier part is shopping and buying the nik naks. Taping and preparing the boxes  takes a lot of time and energy. Thanks to my husband he is doing the honor. Putting everything in the boxes is the hardest part because it takes a lot of puzzle work how everything should fit in. But before anything else everything should either be covered, plasticized or boxed for protection to prevent leakage and eventual transport damages. What do I usually put in the boxes? Best of Belgian products naturally, ranging from beers to chocolates and non perishable goods. I usually prepares lots of candies and chocolates for the children in the neighborhood. It is my way of sharing the people around us a little of our blessings. It makes me happy seeing the kids happiness for even little things. They love chocolate spread, I don’t know why I don’t like it myself. So I do see to it that It I have lots of it. The only problem is that I have to keep the bottles in plastic bubbles one by one so it takes me a lot of time to finish a dozen of them. 02

What else? A lot of other silly things my husband cannot find out there or things we had to buy from afar such as an aluminum drainage cover. Am not kidding 🙂 its about 7 kilos and will make one of my box heavier than it should, but yes hubby hates everything that ever gets rusty, so there it is 🙂

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We are so used to a modest kind of living and sharing is a part of our life. Family is also very important for us. Since we spend Christmas and new year down there with my family last year. We are celebrating with Hubby’s family here in Belgium this year. Then we are off to go and have a four months slow life interface in the countryside. I will probably bore you with my stories, but surely learning other cultures can also be a way of understanding diversity. See you around!

Why new blog?

Hi there, welcome to my new blog. When I moved out of blogger and transferred all my files here in WP a year ago, I thought it is best to refrain talking about my personal thought about things going on around me. Lately I realized that it defeats my own purpose of blogging and sharing things to others. Its like I’m emotionally dead and sounds pretentious by not caring to admit I am highly affected by today’s reality. I reckon I have wasted so much time on customization and focusing on single interest people already knows I do all the time. As I always tell my friends I am a pre-occupied person they think I’m a rare individual, always making excuses not to go along. What am I up to all the time? I am a non working spouse, so they thought. I guess its time to get serious about sharing the need to have a purpose in what we do. Specially for stay at home immigrant wives just like me. 

Welcome to my space!