Merry Christmas 2014

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Advent Prayer

Father in this season of advent we prepare our hearts for Your coming.
You are the vine, we are the branches.
Come and tend us, prune us, clean us.

Discard in us everything that will not bear fruit,
Nourish in us everything that bears much fruit.

As we celebrate your first coming as a vulnerable baby
Our hearts await your glorious coming as the eternal King.
Nurture in us expectant hearts O Lord.
Cultivate in us a deep longing for more of you O God.
Until that Day when you burst through the heavens,
And flood our horizons with your glorious splendour.

For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory,
though out all ages and generations.

Amen.

(a prayer for advent from http://www.lords-prayer.words.com)

 

 

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Prayer

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  • “FOR ME, PRAYER IS A SURGE OF THE HEART; IT IS A SIMPLE LOOK TURNED TOWARD HEAVEN, IT IS A CRY OF RECOGNITION AND OF LOVE, EMBRACING BOTH TRIAL AND JOY.”                                               — by Saint Therese of Lisieux

Do it anyway

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Mother Teresa’s Anyway Poem

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

Bye to a blogger friend

These were some of Merry Strawberry’s words from her last post.

Words from a very strong woman.

She died of cancer last April 2013 at the young age of 22.

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“Death ends a life, not a relationship.” 
― Mitch Albom, Tuesdays With Morrie

God of power and mercy, you have made death itself the gateway to eternal life. Look with love on our dying sister, and make her one with Your Son in His suffering and death, that, sealed with the blood of Christ, she may come before you free from sin. Amen.

Merry Strawberry’s last Blog (here).

Stories of Merry from Sa Saliw Ng Awit’s Blog and friends (here).

Spring Time

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.”
― Pablo Neruda
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“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke

 

 

 

 

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“Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world.”
― Virgil Kraft

 

 

 

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“I enjoy the spring more than the autumn now. One does, I think, as one gets older.”
― Virginia Woolf

 

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“Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring?”
― Neltje Blanchan

 

 

 

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“I suppose the best kind of spring morning is the best weather God has to offer.”
― Dodie Smith

 

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“I glanced out the window at the signs of spring. The sky was almost blue, the trees were almost budding, the sun was almost bright.”
― Millard Kaufman

 

 

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“It was such a spring day as breathes into a man an ineffable yearning, a painful sweetness, a longing that makes him stand motionless, looking at the leaves or grass, and fling out his arms to embrace he knows not what.”
― John Galsworthy

Blessed Pixel Blog

This is a blog dedicated to delivering free to share inspirational, creative and effective online graphic designs.

http://blessedpixel.blogspot.com

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Thank you Blessed Pixel for sharing your works and talents. God Bless!

Please visit Blessed Pixel blog(here).

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Bilang pag-alaala sa isang kaibigan sa blogosperyo na si Taribong na pumanaw noong November 24, 2012. 

Mababasa at puwedeng i-download ang koleksyon ng mga tula.

Mga Piling Tula ni Taribong(Gerald Soriano).

Colors of Autumn

From the song ‘The Autumn Leaves’, I was so inspired to take pictures of the trees and leaves.

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The falling leaves drift by the window

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The autumn leaves of red and gold

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I see your lips, the summer kisses

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The sun-burned hands I used to hold

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Since you went away the days grow long
And soon I’ll hear old winter’s song
But I miss you most of all my darling
When autumn leaves start to fall

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”  ― Albert Camus

My brother, the photographer

Photographing San Francisco City, California by the bay.

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Photographing near the Bay Bridge, one of the bridge that connects San Francisco City from the bay area cities.

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Photographing overlooking the Central San Francisco City.

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“What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” 
― Karl Lagerfeld

More of his photography at http://kamerako.wordpress.com/

Morning Has Broken

Morning Has Broken

by Cat Stevens/Eleanor Farjeon

Morning has broken, like the first morning

Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Praise for them springing fresh from the Word.



Sweet the rain’s new fall, sunlit from heaven
Like the first dewfall, on the first grass
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden
Sprung in completeness where His feet pass.


Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning
Born of the one light, Eden saw play
Praise with elation, praise every morning
God’s recreation of the new day.

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“Live today. Not yesterday. Not tomorrow. Just today. Inhabit your moments. Don’t rent them out to tomorrow. Do you know what you’re doing when you spend a moment wondering how things are going to turn out with Perry?

You’re cheating yourself out of today. Today is calling to you, trying to get your attention, but you’re stuck on tomorrow, and today trickles away like water down a drain. You wake up the next morning and that today you wasted is gone forever. It’s now yesterday. Some of those moments may have had wonderful things in store for you , but now you’ll never know.” 
― Jerry Spinelli