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.
(a prayer for advent from http://www.lords-prayer.words.com)
Maligayang Pasko po sa inyong lahat!
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.
“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).
“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.”
― Pablo Neruda
“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke
“Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world.”
― Virgil Kraft
“I enjoy the spring more than the autumn now. One does, I think, as one gets older.”
― Virginia Woolf
“Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring?”
― Neltje Blanchan
“I suppose the best kind of spring morning is the best weather God has to offer.”
― Dodie Smith
“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
“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
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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).
From the song ‘The Autumn Leaves’, I was so inspired to take pictures of the trees and leaves.
The falling leaves drift by the window
The autumn leaves of red and gold
I see your lips, the summer kisses
The sun-burned hands I used to hold
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
Photographing San Francisco City, California by the bay.
Photographing near the Bay Bridge, one of the bridge that connects San Francisco City from the bay area cities.
Photographing overlooking the Central San Francisco City.
“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
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.
“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
Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?–Matthew 6:26