Pasasalamat

Hindi alam kung paano sisimulan
Yaring mga salita ako ay nilisan.
Aking namalas ang iyong wagas na pagmamahal at pagkalinga,
Sinagot ang daing ng pusong nababahala.

Aking ama’y sa ospital ay nakaratay,
“Wala akong trabaho. Paano ‘yan?” Patay!
Ako’y nagsumamo na sana’y makalabas ngayong Huwebes,
paulit-ulit, paulit-ulit, isa hanggang sampung beses.

Ako muli ay nagdasal na sana’y magkasya ang pinagsamang pera namin ni Banghot,
dapat nga naman talaga may ipon para sa oras na tulad nito’y may madudukot.
Kinuha ang hospital bill…
Aking nasambit, “Thank you, Lord! Sakto!!!”

Lord, wala ng gagaling pa Saiyo!
Wala ng magmamahal sa akin ng tulad Mo!

Kaya muli, ang aking walang hanggang pasasalamat.
Sa kabila ng aking mga kasalanan ako’y hindi mo binitawan.

Selah.

"I bought you books"

- Pick up line that will have me hook, line, and sinker (via nonelikejesus)

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"The victorious Christian neither exalts nor downgrades himself. His interests have shifted from self to Christ."

- A.W. Tozer (via hopefisch)

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"I’m teaching myself to be brave."

- Vertigo - Antji Duvekot (via hopefisch)

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"

Who told you
That the best part about you
Is your negative space?
Who told you
That your laugh lines
Are a burden?
Who told you
To say “I’m fine”
When someone asks you
How you’re really doing?
Who told you
That wet eyes
And tear filled cheeks
Are something to be
Ashamed of?

Pick yourself up.
Dust yourself off.
As long as I am breathing
I will not let you
Throw your soul
Into a waste compactor.
You are allowed to
Take up space and
Show emotion and
Finish your plate and
Forget your weight and
Smile your brightest and
Cry your hardest but
Do not give up.

"

- THIS ISN’T YOUR HOME BUT YOU STILL BELONG HERE (2014) by Keaton Webb (via theboyiswild)

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"People don’t like love, they like that flittery flirty feeling. They don’t love love – love is sacrificial, love is ferocious, it’s not emotive. Our culture doesn’t love love, it loves the idea of love. It wants the emotion without paying anything for it. It’s ridiculous."

- Matt Chandler Parsons (via denisecua)

"Real love has little to do with falling. It’s a climb up the rocky face of a mountain, hard work, and most people are too selfish or too scared to bother.
Very few reach the critical point in their relationship that summons the attention of the light and the dark, that place where they will make a commitment to love no matter what obstacles-or temptations- appear in their path."

- (via bungalowintheburrough)

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Named after Hannah

1 Samuel 2

English Standard Version (ESV)

Hannah’s Prayer

And Hannah prayed and said,

“My heart exults in the Lord;
    my horn is exalted in the Lord.
My mouth derides my enemies,
    because I rejoice in your salvation.

“There is none holy like the Lord:
    for there is none besides you;
    there is no rock like our God.
Talk no more so very proudly,
    let not arrogance come from your mouth;
for the Lord is a God of knowledge,
    and by him actions are weighed.
The bows of the mighty are broken,
    but the feeble bind on strength.
Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread,
    but those who were hungry have ceased to hunger.
The barren has borne seven,
    but she who has many children is forlorn.
The Lord kills and brings to life;
    he brings down to Sheol and raises up.
The Lord makes poor and makes rich;
    he brings low and he exalts.
He raises up the poor from the dust;
    he lifts the needy from the ash heap
to make them sit with princes
    and inherit a seat of honor.
For the pillars of the earth are the Lord's,
    and on them he has set the world.

“He will guard the feet of his faithful ones,
    but the wicked shall be cut off in darkness,
    for not by might shall a man prevail.
10 The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken to pieces;
    against them he will thunder in heaven.
The Lord will judge the ends of the earth;
    he will give strength to his king
    and exalt the horn of his anointed.”

"Jesus doesn’t avoid those who mess up. Jesus runs to those who mess up."

- Matt Chandler  (via littlethingsaboutgod)

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