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What is Time?

Please put on your headphones/earphones. Put volume on high. God be praised!


<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/198590497″>Time // a short film</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user55947007″>ILDG</a&gt; on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

What is Time?’ is a reflective poem by Pastor Paul Tripp. All credits belong to him.

I looked up the definition of time.
noun
1. the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole.
2. a point of time as measured in hours and minutes past midnight or noon.
Time, we think of numbers. Collecting watches is my weakness. My mom asked me why I have more than 10 when they all do the same job: TELL TIME. Time is anticipating something: when to wake up, clocking out of work, the arrival of a bus, the time of a favorite TV show, the surgery time, and sometimes the remaining moments we might have here on earth.
As a follower of Christ, time is in HIs hands. Time for God is beautiful. He makes all things beautiful in His time. He does not want us to worry about tomorrow. He only knows when to take us out of a season because His timing is perfect. My time here on earth is under His powerful hands. He sent His son Jesus during the time when Herod was king, but because He knew it was the right time for him to be born. He says to not remember the former things, the things of old. And that He will come like a thief in the night. Jesus is coming back. I anticipate His coming back. While I am still here on earth, I will trust His perfect will.
Music: “Days Are Long” – royalty free music from youtube
Camera: Galaxy S7 Edge flat profile
Editing software: Adobe Premiere Pro
Voiceover: Myself (It was my first time to record using Adobe Premiere’s voiceover)
Poem: “What is Time?” by Paul Tripp
We think so much of
moments
days
years
times past
things to come.
We deal with so much
regret of the past
fear of the future
confusion in the present.
For us
time passes quickly
we miss a moment
days drag on.
We
anticipate what’s coming
hold on to what’s gone.
Time
holds us
molds us
controls us.
Thankfully
God knows no time
never expects
never regrets
no looking forward
no glancing back
no surprises
no mysteries
nothing unexpected.
God dwells in an
eternal now.
All that he is
he has forever been
and will forever be.
With him there is no
growth
change
becoming.
He is security’s foundation
time’s sovereign.
In a world where
everything is ever
changing.
He is a rock of
secure
unchanging
eternal hope.
// idle
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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, everyone!

This whole time I thought I posted this.

It is always interesting to watch how the world celebrates the new year. Isn’t it fascinating that the we do¬†not ring the new year all at once, at the same time? People uploaded photos of delicious food, their OOTD,¬†their houses adorned with NYE decorations,¬†“2017” sunglasses,¬†supplies they spent a good amount of money on, and crazy videos of the countdown – with a lot of hashtags I did not bother to read. haha!¬†A lot of people posted on Facebook how ready they’re for 2017, how it’s going to be the best year -I applaud you for being positive. Some remembered 2016 as a great year -I am happy that you had a great year. A few thanked the things they experienced last year -the good and the bad (a thankful hear is good medicine).¬†Others complained¬†how 2016 sucked. If I were to post what was on my mind, I would have written the latter. I would¬†not even include myself to the few who were thankful. It was not a great year for me.¬†I did not enjoy 2016 because I did not choose to enjoy it. My heart was not grateful. I was miserable. My walk with God became stagnant. I did not invest in people. I was not myself. Thankfully,¬†God is ¬†ALWAYS gracious to this Filipina.

-i just touched the screen and scrolled up thinking it was an iPad. haha-

I decided to take a break from social media – Facebook and Instagram. I’ve been spending a lot of time going out with my parents, reading books, exercising, and editing videos. The unplugging is helping me a lot and¬†I’ve got joy down in my heart.

The thing is, I want my heart to be freed of bitterness and be ruled by gratitude. To be thankful was something I did not do. I probably complained a lot about what happened in 2016 (and 2015). I got busy preventing those things to never happen again because it hurt like crazy. The walls I built made me happy, but they did not make me feel fulfilled. I was afraid to let new people into my life, into my heart. I became hesitant to share details of my life. But I remember the beauty of being vulnerable. My prayer this year is to be able to invest genuinely in people like how I used to. I want to meet new friends. First and foremost, to thank God for every relationship He gives me. I want to be thankful for what it brings me Рjoy and heartache.

When we focus on the bitter things in life, we won’t be able to taste the sweetness it also has. I am better now. Thank you to my support system – the ones who experienced the not so good side of me: my parents. Thank you, LORD, for your abounding grace and mercy.

I want to give thanks FOR EVERYTHING.

In Christ, Isha

 

 

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Hello!

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From me. Not from Adele. Not from Lionel. Haha!

I owe you guys (I’m saying “guys” like I have 100+ followers. Hahaha!) an update. I’m not quite sure if I mentioned that I was going on a vacation (well,it’s staycation.) I didn’t leave New York. We were in NewYork city most of the time but I did take a short trip to NJ. It was quite nice to not go to work but at the same time I missed being told what to do and the craziness of my coworkers. But I needed to be away because it got a little stressful. We all need a few days to relax.

I don’t even know where I should begin with the stories I want to share. I did post photos on Instagram of my whereabouts so if you’re already following me, you know. If not, feel free to add me: yssha.

My time is running out. I still have to get ready for work so I won’t be able to write about my vacation. I’ll do a Flashback Friday tomorrow. ūüôā Be excited! Hehe!

Happy Thursday!

// Ishael

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The Sunday Currently // 04

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I have an hour before midnight. I feel like a Cinderella trying to make this post published before it becomes Monday. Meanwhile, the other side of the world is not Sunday anymore. Haha

READING
a book called Bittersweet by Shaun Niequest. My current feels but I’ve learned the hard way that change is one of God’s greatest gifts and one of his most useful tools.. It’s not something to run away from. Change is not a function of life’s cruelty but instead a function of God’s graciousness.

WRITING
on my journal. I’ve been wanting to finish it so I could finally post it here. My anxiety this year has been on another level. I’d like to share to you about this current struggle and that God calms that storm in me.

LISTENING
to Bryan White’s song “God Gave Me You” #Aldubplaylist on Spotify

THINKING
of the workshops I should be signing up for. Steady cam stabilization, Adobe Final Cut Pro, Green screen, Adobe After Effects. I think it’s more practical to go attend a workshop for one whole day than sit in a class for one semester? Watchathink

SMELLING
coffee breath.

WISHING
for a productive week. I’m on vacation!!!

HOPING
to not have another serious episode of anxiety. Why do we get anxious about little things? Oh.. ye of little faith.

WEARING
the same exact shirt and shorts since Thursday. Haha #nojudging

LOVING
that I’m on vacation. I need to get away away from work. The stress had been overwhelming. I’m thankful for this break and thankful for a job. But mainly the reason of taking some time off is to spend time with Ralph and his friends.image

WANTING
some dresses from FOREVER21.

FEELING
like ripping my hair out. I want this pounding head to go away or at least the headache to subside. Is it my sinus or overslept?

CLICKING
hearts on Instagram. I didn’t log in for a month.

it’s 12:01monday

// ishael

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Tuesday thoughts

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Mommy’s freshly baked banana bread is happiness!!!

Beautiful day on this second week of October. I see Mr. Sun peeking through the clouds. What seemed like an undending pour of rain last week would actually be replaced with weather temperature in the 70s this week. Thankfully, the hurricane changed its course. A week ago I was wearing a raincoat and battling some strong wind. I was holding onto my umbrella tightly because it wanted to escape my hands or maybe it was also begging for me to never let go. Today, I am happily ¬†wearing a shirt and enjoying the warmth of the weather. I turned off my electric heater . it’s unnecessary.

I missed class today. The flu season is here and now I am down with the seasonal cold. It is no fun to have a pounding head and a runny nose. I just finished a box of Kleenex and enjoyed making a pile of tissues. Look, I created a mountain. Haha

I am thankful for the strength God has provided me today and each day. I thank Him for a mother who makes delicious food and bakes yummy cakes and most of all because she takes care of me with all her heart.

// ishael

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