Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Marshmallow & a Heart

I spent my Valentines day with the Christ Companion in Mission group where I am belong headed by Fr. Donal O' Hanlon. We have a three day retreat at Mary Ridge Retreat House in Tagaytay. Our retreat master is Sr. Rose Tapia a Good Shepherd nun. I enjoyed most the morning activity we had wherin we are doing "shibashi" exercise while facing the grandeus site of Taal Volcano..."What a lovely site!" Our topic was about the "pencil parable." It talks about the the thought of the creation, the character, the sharpening process and the use of the pencil relating on our lives. I recieved a sweet little gift from Ate Janet, A marsmalow with a heart and a baloon shape heart. But what made my Valentine complete was that I know God showered and surrounded me with loving people. My family greeted me too and perhaps I know deep in my heart....those people whom they cherish my presence in their lives remembered me. Thank you for taking time to walk with me in my lifes journey. Theres a question during our session "What do you want to remember by the people who knows you when you are gone?" I will share to you my answer...When I'm gone...I want you all to remember "Thats Marilou, she is a blessing to me. " : )

Gods Fingerprints I

I will make them a covenant of peace. It shall be an everlasting covenant with them." Ezekiel 37:26a, b
I have always been fascinated at seeing a shooting star. So one time I prayed for one. The Lord gave me more than what I asked for. I got a meteor shower, a heavenly show of streaking lights! In separate occasions, I have also seen two rainbows in two concentric circles with all its colorful brightness รข€" another rare sight. When I saw those heavenly treats, my heart was filled with rejoicing and an inexplicable peace. A rainbow was the symbol of Gods promise of peace to Noah (Genesis 9:13) and also to us.
Noah built the ark, not knowing if the rains would come. He didn't know his fate but he knew who held his fate. Seeing those heavenly sights, I become more confident on whom I would entrust my fate not to the stars as the zodiac signs tell us, but to the God who created the stars, the God who is in control.
When I know that my future rests on an omnipotent and ever loving Father, my spirit is at rest and my heart is filled with so much peace.
Donna Espaa
Do you know that God has more than 33,000 promises in the Bible for you? He is faithful and true to each of these promises.
Lord, I thank You for the covenant You have designed especially for me. Remind me always of Your great love.

God's Fingerprints II

First of all I want to say thank you for visiting my profile and reading my blog entries. I decided to write something about my last entry "God's Fingerprints" . I am sharing to all of you something similar happened to me way back Good Friday of year 2002. That was 6 years ago. Well, my mother told me that shes afraid if I marry because the guy might be irresponsible & will not take care of me, will make me cry and put me a lot of sufferings. Well It did made me afraid but I know its not good to be afraid when you trust God's plan in your life. So one dawn night I went to my favorite place in the house my family used to lived before. The rooftop..I go there if I want to have an intimate talk to God. I pour out my feelings and emotions there. I asked God if He wants me to get married or not. So I asked for a sign. I told Him if someone will give me any kind and any color of flower/s without asking from that time and for the succeeding days that means I will marry. After saying that I looked up at a clear sky and to my amazement all of the sudden a shooting star appeared. I said to myself "I think He heard me" but shooting star is not the sign I am asking but still I thank Him for that. I got down from the rooftop and went to my bedroom and fell asleep. After an hour I heared someone calling me, I was half asleep when my cousin keep on calling my name and when she came into my room she was trying to give me flowers with different colors and sizes as she says "flowers for you!" I'm tryin to clear up my mind and ask her where did she got those flowers. She answered me that she got those flowers in the processions of "santo entierro" and other saints. I ask her why she gave the flower to me. She said that she had a thought of me during the procession and she wanted to gave me a flowers came from it. I just smiled and said thank you and did not told her about my little talk with the Lord. I just got a petal from the flowers she gave and asked her to put them all to the altar. I whispered a prayer as I gazed on the crucifix. Thats the every time I received a flower to someone whom I am not asking that made me remember always my little intimate talk to God. I am going to be 38 next month and still I am single.Well I just keep the faith and He knows whats good to me. The shooting star perhaps a sign for me to always hope for the best and follow God's light of guidance and understanding. : )