Think about this 3 things before you speak. Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind?
Att reflektera över det här innan man talar är ett utmärkt sätt att bli medveten om det man faktiskt säger och lära känna sig själv bättre.
Är det du tänker säga sant? Är det nödvändigt och är det snällt?
Börja betrakta både din yttre och din inre dialog genom detta perspektiv och se hur det kommer förändra dig.
Allt vi tänker och allt vi säger formar oss ständigt oavsett om vi är omedvetna om den processen. Skillnaden ligger i att ju mer medvetna vi blir desto mer kan vi själva styra våra liv.
I had drinks with a lovely bunch of ladies on Friday..the occasion was an Australian friend back for a visit mixed with a rugby club awards night ...it was a mixture of 17 year olds and their parents and the combination is always a joyful one. For me the highlight was seeing my friend looking amazing having spent the last few months back home and seeing how her taking a leap of faith in something was truly showing to be exactly what she and they as a family needed to thrive and grow.
Trust and fear are the energies we can easily get mixed up with and when life seemingly throws us lemons we can learn to expect more of them instead of making lemonade and yet when we give ourselves time in every situation we can usually find a perception that allows us to accept the now but play it forward to our advantage ...the difference being our operating system and it being set to the right dial for us.
So many gurus talk about how ‘gratitude’ plays such a big part in our lives and how comparison is always the thief of joy but underneath all of this has to come a deep faith that we as an individual are worth both the effort and the reward and that is where the work is.
As a human our work is never about controlling the how ...it is about knowing our why and about being very good at what we do and when we get this bit right and surround ourselves with people who both allow ourselves to be enough as well as inspiring us to grow we begin to find we simply trust more than we fear and with this we begin to attract everything we need to create the life we love and we truly begin to live the life we have and with this a grateful heart really does become a magnet to miracles in a way that can only happen for us. Trust and fear require the same amount of energy but can only exist in our minds one at a time and have very different outcomes ...it starts with your belief system choose wisely and have faith.
📖EVANGELIO DE HOY📖
📍Domingo, 16 de diciembre de 2018📍
DOMINGO, III SEMANA DE ADVIENTO
ACLAMACIÓN ANTES DEL EVANGELIO
Aleluya, aleluya, aleluya.
El Espíritu del Señor está sobre mí;
me ha enviado a evangelizar a los pobres.
Aleluya, aleluya, aleluya.
Lc 3, 10-18
Y nosotros, ¿qué debemos hacer?.
Lectura del Santo evangelio según San Lucas
EN aquel tiempo, la gente preguntaba a Juan:
«¿Entonces, qué debemos hacer?»
«El que tenga dos túnicas, que comparta con el que no tiene; y el que tenga comida, haga lo mismo».
Vinieron también a bautizarse unos publicanos y le preguntaron:
«Maestro, ¿qué debemos hacemos nosotros?»
Él les contestó:
«No exijáis más de lo establecido».
Unos soldados igualmente le preguntaban:
«Y nosotros, ¿qué debemos hacer nosotros?»
Él les contestó:
«No hagáis extorsión ni os aprovechéis de nadie con falsas denuncias, sino contentaos con la paga».
Como el pueblo estaba expectante, y todos se preguntaban en su interior sobre Juan si no sería el Mesías, Juan les respondió dirigiéndose a todos:
«Yo os bautizo con agua; pero viene el que es más fuerte que yo, a quien no merezco desatarle la correa de sus sandalias. Él os bautizará con Espíritu Santo y fuego; en su mano tiene el bieldo para aventar su parva, reunir su trigo en el granero y quemar la paja en una hoguera que no se apaga».
Con estas y otras muchas exhortaciones, anunciaba al pueblo el Evangelio.
Palabra del Señor
Gloria a Ti, Señor Jesús
When I woke up this morning, umupo lang ako sa bed and I’m staring at the space of my room, I said to God, “Please, reveal your message to me this morning dear God.” Then, I saw the Time capsule namin ng family ko, this is just bottle of whatever, Last January 1.. I encourage my Mom, my brother and sister to write in the piece of paper yung mga prayers nila for the whole year and itatago namin yun sa isang bote (aka “time capsule) at babalikan namin yun before the year ends kung natupad ba sya or kung may mga natupad i-ccheck namin. But kanina nauna ko ng makita...
I appreciate yung prayers ng mga kapatid ko na to keep us safe and magkakasama. They just listed they want a family car, then I look back after that month, maybe february We have that car na sa parking sa bahay. Iba talaga ung prayer ng mga bata. Sabi nga Jesus, We must have that Childlike faith din.
Then, ito na yung sakin... Una palang, puro material things na tapos specific pa like color mga ganun, ang dami kong nilagay back to back pero sa may huling part ung prayers ko para sa iba.
Binilang ko ung natupad na, hindi manlang lumagpas sa 2 o 3. 😪
And after ko mabasa, nalungkot at nadisappoint ako ng konte. 😞 .
Pero nung naalala ko yung sabi nung leader ko sa church, pag di mo na alam kung anong babasahin sa bible, Read the book of Proverbs 31 chapters un, pwede araw-araw isang chapter. So, eto na nga 16 ngayon kaya Proverbs 16 binuklat ko... pag bukas ko palang yung verse 1 kaagad yung bumungad sakin.. sabi “We can make our own plans, but the LORD gives the right answer.” Then, binasa ko na buong chapter then I pray and reflect.
Amazing lang, in that chapter 3 beses binanggit yun ni Solomon..
This is a reminder, Yes, We can make our own colorful and exciting plans but the Lord has the final say, He knows how to direct our paths, He knows what’s best for us. The Lord determines everything, He knows our heart and our true motives. .
Lets commit our plans to the Lord, and He will make our plans succeed. (Proverbs 16:3) ❤️
“We either own our stories, or we stand outside of them - denying our vulnerabilities and imperfections, orphaning the parts of us that don’t fit in with who / what we think we’re supposed to be, and hustling for other people’s approval of our worthiness. Perfectionism is exhausting. It’s a never-ending performance.”
We’re imperfect but God loves and sees us perfectly. You are here on purpose. You have a purpose.
￼ This is the M25
Completely and utterly new to me. Somewhere I've never ventured out to or had to. Until yesterday that is.
We, me and the kids decided to drop hubby off for another 4 weeks at sea.
Now, I've driven him to London and back. But this, this was entirely new and different.
I had my doubts, on my own with two kids for the return home.
It's ok I have Google maps, I told myself and hubby too.
I'll just stick to speeds of 50/55 if I get overtaken then so be it.
A lot of few years back and I wouldn't have thought of slowing down.
Funny how my kids got into all the nooks and crannies that is me. Now i don't sit in the fast lane anymore. .
It's not just me anymore.
It's about us.
We pulled up, dropped off and off we went again.
Where the tom tom was supposed to be our guide, as it happens it failed us.
So it was the good old fashioned motorway board signage that got us through.
Saw us home safely.
In the moment admittedly i was scared. Scared of getting stuck and stranded. By now it was dark. We had only the lights, other cars and the road lights shining the way
Before us stretched out miles of tarmac, bends, and turns.
Just the sound of the sweet hum of a chunk of metal that is our car. .
Radio/stereo switched off, tom tom put to sleep.
Just us and our little heartfelt prayers to get us through, safe and sound.
And the trusty boards and road signs for leading us back to home.
I shed a tear, two and three. A warm sense of relief swept over me. As I saw and approached familiar signs for the way home, I was overwhelmed with myself. Surprised as we were headed in the right direction. All signs pointed to the right way.
We were ok.
My son asked me 'mama what's wrong? Why are you crying?' I said awash with relief, 'because we did it. I was so scared but I managed it.... because we are not alone. We're never alone, even when we think we are, we're not.. We just need to remind ourselves every now and again. Find that courage to ask for help and believe...' Because nothing is impossible when you trust the kindness and mercy of the Divine. Neither is anything short of leaving it all in the trust of the Creator
Faith isn't just wishful thinking. It isn't just a hopeful feeling. Faith is the sureness that God is who he says he is. "Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen" (Hebrews 11:1)
Faith is also an action. It's a belief, but it's a life-defining belief. If God is who he says he is, then what am I to do? Live by faith. Step out and do what he has called you to do, even when you know it's going to be difficult. And we do this because of the conviction we have that there is a goodness that we cannot yet see. But we will see it.