Para sa gusto nang mag-move on
Sa mga ayaw nang mag-hold on
Sa mga pagod nang masaktan
At takot nang maiwan.
Sa mga pusong sawi
Luhaa at duguan
Sa mga matang pagod nang umiyak
At mga kamay’ng wala nang kahawak.
Wag kang mawalan ng pag-asa
Puso mo may nagdurusa
Pasasaan ba’t ikaw din ay liligaya
Matatagpuan mo rin siya
Ang taong sayo’y magpapasaya
Hindi na kailanman mag-iisa
Dahil sa bawat paglubog ng araw
May kamay na hahawak sayo
At sa bawat bukang-liwayway
May mga bisig na yayakap sayo.
Kapit lang,
Darating ang araw
Ngiti sa iyong mga labi
Ay muling matatanaw.

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Dream-Chasers are Dream-Catchers

I am working on my dreams. People might say I am so behind at my age but I believe achieving my dreams has no deadline, right? As long as I am able, I still have the chance to get it. There are times that I feel so low especially when I feel so left out. I browse through my social media accounts and all I see are photos of my friends getting married, traveling or having dinner at fine restaurants. And when I look at myself, I have nothing to boast about – I am single, jobless, and struggling to achieve a dream that seem so impossible to others.

People often ask me why I want it. I sometimes asked myself that too. I don’t have an exact answer. I cannot give a concrete response. Why do I really want to go back to Canada? I really don’t know. All I know is that God placed that desire in my heart and with that, I am holding onto the possibility of getting there in His perfect time. I am hoping that one day, I will be able to step on snowy streets, dance under the falling sakura flowers, play with golden maple leaves, and see the perfect sunset of Patricia Bay again. It may be surreal for some, impossible for many. But with a God who provides, why would I doubt?  

So if my dream of going to a place that’s 10,000 kilometers away from where I am now, why would you doubt about yours? Those dreams, if you keep working on it, will eventually come true. If your dream is getting a great job, beings successful, or buying that BMW or that beach house, or finding true love, never lose hope. As long as you’re working towards it, all your efforts are not in vain. God sees your heart. He hears all those unuttered prayers and silent sighs. He feels the heaviness and your weariness. But take heart. Be courageous. This is not just your battle. This is HIS. God is fighting alongside with you. So be still. Relax. Your dream is on it’s way to reality. If today your chasing your dream, believe that one day you’ll be catching it. 

Keep the faith!

Stay in love! Stay in God’s love!

Dawn 🙂

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To you who feels like giving up and is thinking about quitting – DON’T. 


To you who feels like giving up on that one dream: DON’T! You have to hold on a little bit more. Give yourself and your dream more time to materialize. You have to live on that day when you will be able to say to yourself, “I made it.” You have to believe that this long stretch of waiting and getting impatient is part of the process. You have to cling onto the hope that God has the best plans for you (Jer 29:11) and all He think about is for your greater good.


The waiting process is really tiring. Every night as you lay down in bed, a lot of questions have crossed your mind – debates about the right and wrong decisions we made, about creating backup plans and fallback tactics, about regretting bad choices and not following great advices from others. I know there is chaos inside you. I know there’s that voice telling you to stop pursuing your dream and settling for what or where you’re currently in.

But my friend, giving up and quitting is not for victors. God has created you to be a conqueror. He wants you to increase your territory, to expand your horizon. God promised you a bright future. He has placed that desire in your heart – a HOPE and He will see you through.

The waiting is painful because waiting is polishing. You are subjected to pain because only in extreme circumstances can true beauty emerges. Only in painful events will your heart be created pure and true – pureness of love for God and trueness of trust in His plans.

Just hold on, God is not through with you yet. Your dream of a bright future is also God’s dream for you. Let the Maker mold you. Allow Him to shape you. Let the waiting process be fruitful instead of painful. See beauty in all the bumps and pauses. Remember it’s NOT a dead end, only a detour, a traffic jam or a spare tire issue. You will eventually get there – In His perfect time.

Stay in love. Stay in God’s love.

Dawn 🙂
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A Poem by Russell Kelfer

It is my second day in reading “The Purpose Driven Life” by Rick Warren. Actually, this is the nth time of trying to complete the 40-day journey with this book. I always fail to finish the book even though how much I wanted to. I hope this time around, I will be able to make it to the end of the 40 days.

Anyway, I was reading the passage for Day 2 and at the end of the article, a poem by Russell Kelfer was written.

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I feel like my heart was pierced and I cannot help the tears from falling down my eyes.

“God love you.”

He loves you and me more than anything He has ever created. He created us so he can express his LOVE.

“No, that trauma you faced was not easy and God wept that it hurt you so. But it was allowed to shape your heart so that into His likeness you’d grow.”

I often feel alone these past few days. Every failure, every mistake, every wrong decision seem to magnify the loneliness and emptiness in my heart. I fail to realize that God is there too. He is weeping with me as each tear fall. He felt bad for me every time I fail or make a wrong decision. But despite all the darkness I was in, God is there, constantly telling me that HE LOVES ME.

“BUT I WAS TOO STUBBORN TO REALIZE THAT.”

I was too preoccupied in making everything right and covering every bit of mistake that I fail to appreciate that He is shaping through all the pain.

God loves me. He loves us all.

 

Stay in love. Stay in God’s love!

Dawn 🙂

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Going in Circles

It’s quite a long journey

And I never knew when this would end

This really is a long journey 

And there’s a lot of curves and bend

At times I feel like I’m going in circles 

God, I badly need a few drops of miracles 

This endless hours of sleeplessness 

Causing momentary strikes of unhappiness 

Dreams of him are quite different now

Questions of feelings for him somehow

Trying to creep up to the depths of my heart

Convincing this heart he’s not worth much 

Of the trouble of the past

I think I’m still moving

Constantly going in circles 

And around the corner of my wounded heart

I will soon find a way to start

Vanishing the ghost and shadows

Of those dreams where both our ways

Seem to never part

God, I need a few rays of light

A beacon ahead, a glimmer

A shove, a push, a knock on my head

To wake me up when I’m not sure how 

I’m suppose to live. 

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Life is always beautiful, no matter what!

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Life is a constant struggle. It is a huge arena where people are challenged and only those who are strong survive. Life’s challenges and difficulties sometimes, if not always, knock us and slow us down, hindering us from getting into that destination that we are eying for. In this constant struggle, there are others who chose to step on you, cheat on you, lie to us, and even stab our back just to get ahead of us. Remember that a game isn’t fun without competitors. And life is never enjoyable without these pains. It is during these times of difficulties, challenges, pains, and struggles that we become stronger, wiser, braver, and more ready to take on greater, bigger, and heavier tests in life.

I want you to know that no matter what you are going through right now, remember that you are only going “through” it. It is never permanent and will soon came to pass. Whatever struggles you are facing right now, how difficult those challenges may be, bear in mind that Someone out there is still in control, is ALWAYS in control. While there is a Supreme Being who is holding our future, there are also people around us that we can always count on during these dark and painful times of our life. Focus on the good things and the great people. Hold on to life until the pain ends. Hope for something greater and bigger once you’ve conquered this point in your life. Use your momentum, and bounce back higher.

Keep the faith.

Life is beautiful!

Stay in love! Stay in God’s love.

Sarah Dawn 🙂

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Always ❤️❤️❤️

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When things go wrong
When nothing seems right
When your eyes run dry
When the throbbing hurts so badly that you just want to die
When everything seem black and gloomy
When there’s no one to turn to
When breathing seems so hard
When you just want to give up
…….
Don’t despair my child
I will make everything right
I will dry your tears
I will heal all your pain
I will be your light
I will always be there for you
I will be the breath you need
I will carry you through all the pain
I will always love you
…..

Always,

JESUS.. ❤️❤️❤️