No more petty inconsistencies. No more caving and compromising. No more hiding behind the excuse that God’s love is unconditional, anyway. No more grieving the Spirit.
— Jean Jacques Rosseau
Dear future husband,
Please build me this seat someday.
Your future wife
Psalm 143:8 may capture it best:
Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love,
for in you I trust.
Make me know the way I should go,
for to you I lift up my soul.
Two things make up everyone’s everyday: receptivity and productivity. We are creatures who constantly take in and put out. We absorb and we exude.
The question is what will it be?
The psalmist tells us the best way to start.
I can’t wait to tell you all about my experiences from participating in the 16 Days Like Jesus challenge. This is a photo of me today, holding up a sign that says, “When things are going bad, that doesn’t mean God has stopped doing good” in front of Parang High School as a task for Day 7’s challenge.
Oh, I cannot wait to tell you all about the crazy amazing things I’ve been put through all because I decided to step out of my comfort zone and say yes to this challenge… all in the hopes of learning more about the man Jesus was while he walked this same earth we are in.
Tomorrow will be Day 8, which means I’ll be halfway done with the challenge. This is proof that I’m surviving solely because of God’s grace— if I did this without depending on Him at all, I’d probably have quit after Day 1. Pray for me!
This would be me waving a white flag. (And literally giving up and collapsing on the bed.) I’m stumped— there are less than two hours before September 9th, and I have run out of things to wish for. Material things, at least.
No. 5: A full set of The Chronicles of Narnia books
I will be twenty-two in three days (yes, this list is two days behind. Life got in the way), but never have I ever read a book from this series. I feel like I missed a magical part of my childhood because of this, but hey, it’s not too late!
No. 6: A BookBook Case for MacBook Pro 13”
This is just too awesome. Much. Too. Awesome.
This isn’t your typical MacBook case. It’s a hardback leather case that disguises your MacBook as a book. It’s handcrafted so no two cases are exactly alike. It’s very sturdy (hello, book spine!), but what I really can’t move on from is the stealth feature. Once you slip your MacBook in, you can literally leave it lying around and it looks just like a vintage piece of furniture… no one will notice it even if it’s right under their noses.
No. 7: This survival kit
Came across this curious little thing at papemelroti in Sta. Lucia recently. I initially thought it would be a great gift to another teacher I know (who just had a birthday too!), but I found I couldn’t help but want it for myself. (So yes, I didn’t peek! Baka lang may makaisip na magregalo… I would hate to ruin the surprise! Haha.)
I know, I know. It’s not like Up Dharma Down likes to pull a Where’s Fluffy?(*) every time… In fact, their schedules are always seemingly jam-packed, with at least a gig every week (I’m totally making that up right now, but I’m hoping it’s close to accurate). So why have I still not gone to a UDD show?
I think it’s sad how a self-proclaimed cat lady like me has no single piece of clothing with a cat in it. I wanted to make a cat-print circle skirt for myself, but I can’t even find cat-printed fabric. (And no, I’m not talking about generic animal print. Are you kitten me right meow? I’m talking legit kitty print.)
Photo via slateplanner.com
Ever heard about JuiceBox? Yeah, it’s pretty rad. The guys at Planet Slate thought it up. It’s kind of like an Umba Box, except it’s locally based and instead of handmade surprises, the box contains handpicked art supplies, delivered directly to your doorstep. (I know, I want one too!) The picture above is from their August box.