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Mabuhay! I am Angel! A Servant and a tech lover! Walk with me? :)

2015 Reading Challenge

Last year, I TRIED to do a reading challenge and alas, I failed miserably. I did not follow my list, did not read from my TBR pile and bought more books instead.

So this year, I resolved to not make a list and just read. Read to my heart’s content, a book that I really want. 35 books in a year, ~3 books a month, in a span of 12 months. I also learned that to be able to do this, I need a real person to be accountable with. When I say real, I mean not just people over the internet, but someone that I meet with personally, in the flesh, weekly. No offense! 🙂

My goodreads is back up again and we are all set to go! Here’s what I’ve read so far:

  1. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  2. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
  3. Just Do Something by Kevin DeYoung
  4. David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
  5. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  6. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
  7. Crazy Love by Francis Chan
  8. You and Me Forever by Francis and Lisa Chan
  9. Essentialism by Greg Mckeown
  10. Good by Desiring God team

See you on the other side!

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Exhaling

There are times when weekends mean work. For me, my whole saturday was spent shooting a video for an upcoming singles conference. I had a blast as always, but come 10 PM, my mind was done. I had crashed.

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Docu team’s tools + fast food = alive docu team
Docu team's bestfriend, boat shoes
Docu team’s bestfriend, boat shoes

I thank God for keeping me healthy and energized through days like that. But I know there are repercussions to my unhealthy saturdays. I usually end up sleeping the whole day come sunday and would need to drag myself to church. Some dark days, I would really decide to skip service just to rest.

“Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving” (Col. 4:2)

I continue to hold on to Colossians 4:2. I’ve been reminded countless times to continue steadfastly. Unwavering faith requires consistency. I fail most days, but through Jesus, I still can. Plus, what a comfort it is to know that despite my dark days, I am blessed with a grateful heart. Thank You Jesus for the gift of prayer.

Thank You for giving me a monday where I got to exhale. What a joy it is to spent even a few hours under the sun, taking pictures, enjoying such beautiful trees, and spending time with Z of course. Haha!

Finally, Thank You for Zyra and soft ice cream!

Guess who's the better twirl-er
Guess who’s the better twirl-er