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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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Sunday Currently Series

READING: The book called PresenceBRINGING YOUR BOLDEST SELF TO YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGES by Amy Cuddy. She is a TED speaker. I really like this book and I recommend it. It has helped me on how to carry myself better.

WRITING:¬†drafts for my upcoming post. It’s gonna be a good one. Hehe. I am actually writing it down on my Moleskin notebook which I have not touched in a really long time. I will then type it and publish it sometime this week.

LISTENING:¬†to Musicbed.com’s Holiday playlist. “It’s Christmas Time (Ba ba) by Quinn Erwin is on repeat right now.

THINKING: of buying a new camera. Thinking of saving up for a new camera. Thinking of the ways on how I could save up for the new camera

WISHING: everyone a Merry Christmas. Or in some parts of the world, I hope everyone had a wonderful time and never forget the meaning of Christmas.

PRAYING:¬†for myself. Haha! Oh man do I need lots of prayers. I feel like I’m going through this alone… Please include me in your prayers. I greatly appreciate it.

WANTING:¬†to go on a vacation. I’m supposed to go to Europe in February, but I currently have no vacation hours so I do not know if I’d be able to go. Vacation is actually a NEED. I am in need of a some time alone. Somewhere.

MERRY CHRISTMAS! ūüôā

In Christ, Isha

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Anticipate! Expect!

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the dictionary gives me the meaning of Advent (Latin word of coming): the arrival of a notable person, thing, or event. For the Christians, it is the coming or second coming of Christ.  When someone or something is referred to as notable it is worthy of attention. The person is important. VIP! Jesus is the real celebrity of Advent. The synonyms of the word notable – noun and adjective – describe Him.

Waiting. We wait in line. We wait for the next time we see our friends. We wait for a package. We wait for a breakthrough. We wait for a text. We await the birth of Immanuel. We wait for His second arrival. We are expecting. We are anticipating.

Today is the 3rd day of Advent. I’m currently following Shereadstruth.com study book. This is my first time to celebrate it. I grew up in a Baptist church that didn’t follow this tradition.
(I thought only the Catholics do this to be honest.). But I am loving this observation of Advent. I’m taking my time reading the verses (following Shereadstruth.com given verses) . I visualize the scenes . I soak myself up in the Scripture to better understand what’s happening. Doing this has helped me sit back and forget the cares of this world. To stop the worry and sweat. It is teaching me to be patient with myself, with His plan for me  and the most important thing, patiently waiting for His second coming. Advent is greatly benefiting me. I know God speaks to me and in this season I hear Him clearly.

I thank Shereadstruth.com for the Advent meditations. The tgc.org and desiringgod.org for giving me a better understanding of celebrating Advent.

I hope you consider joining the celebration of Advent. ūüôā

// Ishael

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Isha doodles

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Chilly morning in Long Island. The smell of brewing coffee of my neighbor – I call him DD, a lot of us call him that – beckoned me to get a cup. I have a medium iced coffee now on my right hand and a pen on my left hand. I am doodling right now. That icon I posted isn’t new to anyone. According to PlayStore this app has 500 millions downloads. I am not one of those phones that has it. A week ago I unistalled this app; and it’s not the first time I’ve done it. There was once I didn’t touch it for a year. Anyway, I wanted to unplug myself from this app because it is ruining me emotionally and worse of all spiritually. If I tally the hours and days I spent tapping on this icon, scrolling down, pressing the ‘heart’, and leaving comments, it definitely has gotten more of my attention than the One I’m supposed to give my undivided attention to.

Verdict: GUILTY


I’ll be expressing more of my growing concern on social media next time. To sum up what I really want to do:

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// ishael

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