The hope ready to crown.
I am about to deliver.
I ache for its coming.
My breathing troubled and painful
Like that of a laboring mother who lets out deep exhales.
In unfathomable expectation I prematurely push.
I give way to the daily miracle of having a life grow inside a barren body,
To nurture an unseen child,
To foresee nursing the infant of fulfillment delivered by the midwife of grace.
To summon an unnamed child, bid him to come.
To sing lullabies to him with words which create worlds into being.
I push for a bond long deferred.
But for now all I can do is cradle my crescent womb,
Feel him fill the cavity inside me.
For believing is like conceiving
This child of hope has been given
His face a vision, clear as the first daylight of a newborn.
As for my God,
Father the coming birth of this hope
As I mother the conception of the dream.
(urgent, pls. read)
Hi everyone Family, super friends, friends, acquaintances,
With facebook’s help, everyone connected to me via social media was notified of my 27 birthday and I am grateful for the greetings, affirmations, and words of blessings. but I would like to take this opportunity to share with you something more important and close to my heart.
The lovely lady in the photograph below is my Aunt Eiren Dela Cruz(pronounced “Irene”) she’s 38, devoted wife to my Uncle Chito, a tricycle driver, and loving mother to Keziah, a brilliant 4th grader and Aisha Jael, who just turned 4 this month. Auntie Eiren was diagnosed with breast cancer a couple years back and by God’s grace our family has been able to provide for her initial treatment.
This year, our family is facing another challenge after the doctors discovered another malignant lump in her remaining breast that, now, has to be removed. Meaning, another painstaking challenge for her and our family.
She is due for a mammectomy (removal of the breast and other affected tissue) tomorrow. (october 1, 2013) and we still have yet to raise the much needed 250,000 for her 6 consecutive chemotherapy treatment after the operation.
We’re praying for a miracle of provision. In my prayer, God impressed on my heart, “the miracle of feeding the 5000”, where the little boy gave all he had, 2 fish and 5 loaves, gave it to Jesus, who in turn, with the little boy’s gift, was able to feed the 5000.
Raising a QUARTER MILLION pesos in less than a month’s time will take a miracle. but I believe He still works miracles today. through those who are filled with love.
WE ARE THE MIRACLE!
That if I, my family, and friends share what we can, our 2 fish and five loaves, we can be a channel of blessing. a hundred little streams of blessings gathering together to become a raging river.
Tonight, for my 27th birthday gift, I pray for a miracle. i pray that whoever reads this, whom ever God chooses to touch, would join me in this movement of raising funds for my aunt’s cancer treatment.
all we need is 100, love-filled, people who are willing to pledge Php 2,500 (2 fish and 5 loaves) OR 500 pledgers of Php 500.
Join us in prayer and in ACTION and be part of our family’s miracle.
I have faith that my prayer will not go unanswered. I pray this post will not just be “LIKED”, will not return void and will be shared.
IF God has touched you to be part of our miracle, you may send in your share/donations via Cebuana Lhuillier:
under the name: DANIEL R. DELA CRUZ
cell no: 0917-361**** (pls. pm for contact #) for further information & coordination
For transparency/stewardship purposes,
I will post the “2 fish and 5 loaves” gathering updates on facebook (donors who choose to remain anonymous will be listed publicly as “anonymous”)
thank you for your time and may God bless you and keep you.
You are a miracle.
New International Version (NIV)
2 He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them.3 And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.4 Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
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create in me a new heart and renew a steadfast spirit within me
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The dark’s no enemy. Even in darkness it is God whose hand is leading you, God whose right hand holds you. Be still. Be very still, and listen. Silence your hectic mind. The night itself is made for the lonely, for the Spirit breathes in silences and in the dark…Make little of yourself, and nothing of all your need. Sleep is the self gone small, and the Lord shall swell around you…Thou art a grain of sand, and God the sea. Rest in a refuge and in a bosom of strength.
i remember a whisper in my heart telling me this six years ago and He was right.
9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. ” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
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the most awesome wedding testimonial/AVP ever.
Congrats ate Lara! a.k.a. Mr. & Mrs. Alcaraz!
Shine all the more, as one.
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"Nothing worth having comes easy."
Yesterday at xy’s birthday party, Mark asked me if I’d already gotten “her” to say “yes”.
Without blinking i replied, ” Is getting her “yes” the only goal in courtship Can’t it not be “to love even without expecting any in return?”
I know i sound old fashioned and maybe it’s just me, growing up to my parents love story being shared at the dinner table, but I thought about mark’s question all day on my commute home to QC from Makati. Over the years, I’ve learned that although I can, I now choose not to compel someone to love me back. I’ve grown tired of the “You-owe-me” relationship trend reverberating today. I guess that’s the reason i ended up buying this shirt. Perhaps, seeing this shirt, it helps me remind myself that her “yes” is, indeed, worth having and thus will not come easily.
I am happy and I thank God for the truth of his word where I can, at least, try to love like He does, selflessly and unconditionally. Where, even though I may not receive her precious “yes”, I know I will have loved her the way she deserves to be loved, with all that I am.
i know You’re watching over me.
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I just read a part of apostle paul’s letter to the Corinthians about the church being the body. Its saddens me to find that some choose to be the anal sphincter that hold tight to and only spew out the unessentials.
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Got a set of weights (17.5lbs each) at greenhills. The first of many investments in personal health/strength training. :)
Don’t just pray and hope for change, submit to discipline and work toward that change.
"the old has gone and the new has come…"
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"silly us. tryin’ to pass the course of life without lookin’ at the syllabus."
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THe view at my cousin’s office where he let me crash to review/sleep over ‘till the board exams.
He said not to worry about commuting to the exam venue ‘coz he’s going to tell his company’s driver be my service. Thank God for the awesome favor!
Is experiencing the “BE A BLESSING” butterfly effect, :) where a tiny ripple of kindness, that you create, may come around and hit you like a tidal wave.
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