-my birthday outfit from the night market!
|my photo of best friends…taken on Boracay Oct. 2012|
It’s a beautiful life. All this earth. Could all that is lost ever be found. Could a garden come up from this ground? You make Beautiful Things. You make Beautiful Things Out of the Dust. You Make me New… (Gungor) Recent pictures of the Philippine Typhoon disaster remind me that amidst what the beautiful norm is, there is also pain, hurt, devastation, poverty…but we have a choice to see these things as beautiful. They help restore our focus that life on Earth is temporary, how precious life is, how beautiful breaths are…and even though what happened is awful, is terrible, it brings people together, it allows a window of opportunity to bless others, to love others, to remind us to care for each other, to put aside anger, selfishness, social status…and give. I don’t think God sends disasters like these for the evil in the world…they happen because of the evil…He doesn’t promise a life on earth free of pain, but He does promise a life of Love And Life through Him. He has a way of turning an earthly perceived disaster into something we can learn to see as beautiful. And we pray we can work for this beauty. To see the people in need and the situation as Jesus would. We pray for the children left without parents. We pray for the millions without homes, food, and clean water. We pray for the safety of the volunteers. And We pray for everyone who has lost a loved one, may they be comforted in this storm.
A rainbow of hope. God’s promise a storm is never too big for His control.
one of the hundreds of images of the typhoon aftermath http://www.globalpost.com
|our perception of beautiful…
taken on Boracay October 2012
|Birthday workout top from my lovely parents!|
|天然素食- I had something pronounced…
soo-loo-phan.. I think!!?