Press on. Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not. Nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not. Unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not. The world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are important.

Calvin Coolidge

You’re the best believer in me.

When I feel like I’m all washed up—
I’ve had some good moments, but now they are gone.

You’re the best believer in me.

Just taking time to revel in the truth that I serve and worship the God of redemption and second chances. :-)

Rest is like God’s grace. No rush.
He doesn’t rush to proclaim me the sinner;
hand out the proper prescription and send me off. “Next!”
I don’t rush to find some excuse or the quickest escape route from the guilt.

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!

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!

The opposite of impatience is not a glib, superficial denial of frustration. The opposite of impatience is a deepening, ripening, peaceful willingness either to wait for God where you are in the place of obedience, or to persevere at the pace he allows on the road of obedience—to wait in his place, or to go at his pace.

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!
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There are a number of reasons why I long for these books so much. One of them is because I’m positive that the way C.S. Lewis filled these with Christian imagery will lead me to taste and see a different side of God than what I have already experienced. Another one is how Pastor John Piper highly speaks of Lewis. It’s no secret that he is one of his favorite authors. After I finish this series, I will definitely try and get my hands on a copy of Surprised by Joy, one of the books Pastor John recommended in his fighting for joy in the Lord series.
Sigh. Look at those beauties!
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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.)
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On another note, everytime I write an entry for this wishlist, I feel like I’m watching myself from a third person point of view (like watching someone on a CCTV camera footage) and thinking, “Look at this girl who really believes that people actually read this stuff and might possibly give her these silly items.” Or sometimes, I feel like that kid from Rise of the Guardians, the only kid left who still hoped. I don’t know; I’m still having fun :-) I’m actually four days behind (yikes!), but it will all work out. :)
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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.)