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    Ira Katherine Gapasangra
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As I am currently working on this project, God unfailingly met me today where He lovingly reminded me of this verse from James 1:12, "God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has  promised to those who love Him." Lately, I'm walking through the valley, where on most days the demands of being a homemaker, wife, a mom of 4, rambunctious kids, a servant in a community and a wearer of many other hats is too overwhelming to bear. I got caught up to busyness the past week that sometimes before I get to bed at night, I ask the Lord if this is the right time for me to heed the call of being a good steward of this divinely inspired talent; if I was consequently misled to hear His voice and His call. Many times He would assure me of this - "My grace is enough, no matter what you have and what you do. All I need you to do is to TRUST and OBEY Me, for my plans for you to prosper, to give you hope and a future. Time and time again, God's grace is indeed sufficient enough; for me to be able to get things - those things that truly matter - done in a supernatural way. So now, I am confidently hoping in God and in His grace; sufficient enough to meet my deadlines and fulfill my purpose for Him at the same time. 
It took almost a couple (actually a hundred) tries and mistakes before I was able to get the right spacing, lettering and the flourishes I was looking for for this particular project for the soon-to-be-wedded couples. 
It sure did take a lot of time, a whole lot of effort and a lot of work on my end before I was able to meet the clients' desired overall look of this handlettered verse. It sure wasn't easy, but at least I am confident in the knowledge of persevering in the work and sharing God's truth through art. My dear friends, I encourage you to be faithful in whatever you do, be patient in troubles and God will meet you exactly where you need it. He never fails and is always on time.
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#workasworship #flourishinfaith #calledtocreate #moderncalligraphy #flourishforum #graceupongrace #wellwateredwomen #wellwateredwoman #deeplyrooted #letteringHistruth #sheletterstruth #workinprogress
As I am currently working on this project, God unfailingly met me today where He lovingly reminded me of this verse from James 1:12, "God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him." Lately, I'm walking through the valley, where on most days the demands of being a homemaker, wife, a mom of 4, rambunctious kids, a servant in a community and a wearer of many other hats is too overwhelming to bear. I got caught up to busyness the past week that sometimes before I get to bed at night, I ask the Lord if this is the right time for me to heed the call of being a good steward of this divinely inspired talent; if I was consequently misled to hear His voice and His call. Many times He would assure me of this - "My grace is enough, no matter what you have and what you do. All I need you to do is to TRUST and OBEY Me, for my plans for you to prosper, to give you hope and a future. Time and time again, God's grace is indeed sufficient enough; for me to be able to get things - those things that truly matter - done in a supernatural way. So now, I am confidently hoping in God and in His grace; sufficient enough to meet my deadlines and fulfill my purpose for Him at the same time. It took almost a couple (actually a hundred) tries and mistakes before I was able to get the right spacing, lettering and the flourishes I was looking for for this particular project for the soon-to-be-wedded couples. It sure did take a lot of time, a whole lot of effort and a lot of work on my end before I was able to meet the clients' desired overall look of this handlettered verse. It sure wasn't easy, but at least I am confident in the knowledge of persevering in the work and sharing God's truth through art. My dear friends, I encourage you to be faithful in whatever you do, be patient in troubles and God will meet you exactly where you need it. He never fails and is always on time. . . . #workasworship  #flourishinfaith  #calledtocreate  #moderncalligraphy  #flourishforum  #graceupongrace  #wellwateredwomen  #wellwateredwoman  #deeplyrooted  #letteringHistruth  #sheletterstruth  #workinprogress 
Went to City Hall of Parañaque today with PWD Officers of our barangay for a Courtesy Call with our dear Mayor and this was what greeted me earlier today at the hall - a huge mural of the city, portraying its history and culture and our Mayor. I couldn't help but be mesmerized and inspired at how it was beautifully and perfectly painted! I would love to paint a mural this huge!!! maybe someday, in God's perfect time...I wonder who is the artist of this colossal painting. Care to share who? .
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#flashesofdelight #muralart #muralphilippines #muralparañaque #art_we_inspire #art #muralpainting #largescaleart #largescalepainting
Went to City Hall of Parañaque today with PWD Officers of our barangay for a Courtesy Call with our dear Mayor and this was what greeted me earlier today at the hall - a huge mural of the city, portraying its history and culture and our Mayor. I couldn't help but be mesmerized and inspired at how it was beautifully and perfectly painted! I would love to paint a mural this huge!!! maybe someday, in God's perfect time...I wonder who is the artist of this colossal painting. Care to share who? . . . #flashesofdelight  #muralart  #muralphilippines  #muralparañaque  #art_we_inspire  #art  #muralpainting  #largescaleart  #largescalepainting 
Spring cleaning on a stormy day. T'was a compulsory cleaning though due to flooding threat in our area. Didn't realize how many books I have already. Some of them I have finished reading, while some of them are half-read OR haven't really opened the pages at all. I may be in the process of becoming a minimalist or living simply, but I just can't get enough of books! I am, indeed, a Bibliophile! 
Manila International Book Fair starts tomorrow and I am just elated to be surrounded by books and the smell of leafing through the pages of a new book!!! 😍
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#bibliophile #fortheloveofbooks #cantgetenoughofbooks #bookstagram #bookworm #mibf2017 #mibf #manilainternationalbookfair2017
Spring cleaning on a stormy day. T'was a compulsory cleaning though due to flooding threat in our area. Didn't realize how many books I have already. Some of them I have finished reading, while some of them are half-read OR haven't really opened the pages at all. I may be in the process of becoming a minimalist or living simply, but I just can't get enough of books! I am, indeed, a Bibliophile! Manila International Book Fair starts tomorrow and I am just elated to be surrounded by books and the smell of leafing through the pages of a new book!!! 😍 . . . #bibliophile  #fortheloveofbooks  #cantgetenoughofbooks  #bookstagram  #bookworm  #mibf2017  #mibf  #manilainternationalbookfair2017 
This is what cramming looks like. Tight deadlines don't give out great results; but I got to do what I got to do to make sure these look carefully crafted for the sponsors and VIP's of the soon-to-be wedded clients. 
Do everything as if you are doing it for the Lord, so you can give the best of what you have. 
#trusttheprocess #doitfortheprocess #communityofchristiancreatives #calledtocreate #christiancreative #moderncalligraphy #brushcalligraphy #floralpainting #wreathpainting #flourishingfaith #flourishinfaith #flashesofdelight #propelwomen #womenintheword #shepaintstruth #sheletterstruth #creativemama #weddingsph #handsandhustle #handmadeph #workasworship
This is what cramming looks like. Tight deadlines don't give out great results; but I got to do what I got to do to make sure these look carefully crafted for the sponsors and VIP's of the soon-to-be wedded clients. Do everything as if you are doing it for the Lord, so you can give the best of what you have. #trusttheprocess  #doitfortheprocess  #communityofchristiancreatives  #calledtocreate  #christiancreative  #moderncalligraphy  #brushcalligraphy  #floralpainting  #wreathpainting  #flourishingfaith  #flourishinfaith  #flashesofdelight  #propelwomen  #womenintheword  #shepaintstruth  #sheletterstruth  #creativemama  #weddingsph  #handsandhustle  #handmadeph  #workasworship 
To be a participant of the recent Victory Weekend held last July in Alabang is an understatement. It helped fuel my desire to finally to DO more things for God - to obey and serve Him with all my heart, soul and strength.

Truth be told though, Lately I find myself always struggling to serve Him in ways and means I know of. It's as if each and every single time I find the zeal and desire to serve Him, circumstances and challenges get in the way - and they truly disappoint and discourage me big time. 
So, really, if God knows all of our heart's desires; if He knew too well we only aim to serve and glorify Him by serving, why does He allow challenges to come our way, instead of just allowing us to serve without having these setbacks stopping us from doing so? 
Last night, I was listening to DZAS when God made a revelation to me. Come to think of it, God can do what we can do to serve Him. We do not have to work! But God does not really count the works we have done nor focuses on what we do that much because God is truly after our character development over our comfort - He is after our BEING over our DOING. God is after our heart, our attitudes especially when the going gets tough. 
Let us not limit God by limiting ourselves in serving, honoring and glorifying Him through serving alone. Philippians 2:13 says God gives us the longing to will and to work, and the ability to fulfill our purpose in Him for His pleasure. So be encouraged to this truth today. 
Dear mama, if you feel like you are doing more than what your strength is required of and it seems that God doesn't appreciate what you do, take heart and be reminded that God looks at your heart and not to your checklist of things you got to do and what you are done with.
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#flourishingfaith #flourishinfaith #moderncalligraphy #moderncalligraphyph #shereadstruth #shewritestruth #sheletterstruth #graceupongrace #deeplyrooted #wellwateredwoman #wellwateredwomen #itiswellwithmysoul #propelwomen #calledtocreate #christiancreative #creativemama #Godisnotthroughwithmeyet #motherhoodissanctifying
To be a participant of the recent Victory Weekend held last July in Alabang is an understatement. It helped fuel my desire to finally to DO more things for God - to obey and serve Him with all my heart, soul and strength. Truth be told though, Lately I find myself always struggling to serve Him in ways and means I know of. It's as if each and every single time I find the zeal and desire to serve Him, circumstances and challenges get in the way - and they truly disappoint and discourage me big time. So, really, if God knows all of our heart's desires; if He knew too well we only aim to serve and glorify Him by serving, why does He allow challenges to come our way, instead of just allowing us to serve without having these setbacks stopping us from doing so? Last night, I was listening to DZAS when God made a revelation to me. Come to think of it, God can do what we can do to serve Him. We do not have to work! But God does not really count the works we have done nor focuses on what we do that much because God is truly after our character development over our comfort - He is after our BEING over our DOING. God is after our heart, our attitudes especially when the going gets tough. Let us not limit God by limiting ourselves in serving, honoring and glorifying Him through serving alone. Philippians 2:13 says God gives us the longing to will and to work, and the ability to fulfill our purpose in Him for His pleasure. So be encouraged to this truth today. Dear mama, if you feel like you are doing more than what your strength is required of and it seems that God doesn't appreciate what you do, take heart and be reminded that God looks at your heart and not to your checklist of things you got to do and what you are done with. . . . #flourishingfaith  #flourishinfaith  #moderncalligraphy  #moderncalligraphyph  #shereadstruth  #shewritestruth  #sheletterstruth  #graceupongrace  #deeplyrooted  #wellwateredwoman  #wellwateredwomen  #itiswellwithmysoul  #propelwomen  #calledtocreate  #christiancreative  #creativemama  #Godisnotthroughwithmeyet  #motherhoodissanctifying 
"In the future there is reserved for me the (victor's) crown of righteousness (for being right with God and doing right), which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that (great) day..."
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#flourishingfaith #flourishinfaith #moderncalligraphy #moderncalligraphyph #shereadstruth #shewritestruth #sheletterstruth #graceupongrace #deeplyrooted #wellwateredwoman #wellwateredwomen #itiswellwithmysoul #propelwomen #calledtocreate #christiancreative #creativemama
"In the future there is reserved for me the (victor's) crown of righteousness (for being right with God and doing right), which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that (great) day..." . . . #flourishingfaith  #flourishinfaith  #moderncalligraphy  #moderncalligraphyph  #shereadstruth  #shewritestruth  #sheletterstruth  #graceupongrace  #deeplyrooted  #wellwateredwoman  #wellwateredwomen  #itiswellwithmysoul  #propelwomen  #calledtocreate  #christiancreative  #creativemama 
It's been a while since the last time I posted something in IG. I intentionally took a sabbatical from all forms of my Social Media to retrace my steps in my Spiritual journey, to truly seek God with all my heart and to really think through my priorities and identify what could be my unforeseen distractions in my life lately that I need to weed out. Last month, as I was about to work on a commission for a mutual friend, something came up. My father was rushed to emergency due to stroke - definitely the work of the enemy to stall my Victory Weekend attendance and this commission. Supernaturally, God provided peace that I need in my heart, so I can be wise and discerning to come up with sound decisions when the going got tough. Eventually, I was able to attend Victory Weekend and had a very meaningful and victorious water baptism so I can profess my desire to truly obey and trust God in ALL things.

This particular Proverbs verse holds true in every aspect of my faith - spiritual walk today. I am thankful to a friend who's asking me to do a hand-lettered wall paint for her with this verse. I've meditated on it and took it to heart and realized how true is this word in me. When you fear God, the reverential kind of fear, you begin to gain wisdom in every area of your life, may it be your wifely, motherly, housekeeping duties or your professional career or hobbies. Dear friend, if you seek to have a day to day clarity in your life, put Him first by reading and meditating in His word and pray. I assure you, He will provide you the knowledge, wisdom and discernment in every decision you will have to make. .
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#deeplyrooted #wellwateredwoman #propelwomen #womenintheword #handletteredtruth #handletteringph #handlettering #calledtocreate #lifecreative #christiancreative #flourishinfaith #wellwateredwomen #livevictoriously #thegreatcommission #shereadstruth #sheletterstruth #graceupongrace
It's been a while since the last time I posted something in IG. I intentionally took a sabbatical from all forms of my Social Media to retrace my steps in my Spiritual journey, to truly seek God with all my heart and to really think through my priorities and identify what could be my unforeseen distractions in my life lately that I need to weed out. Last month, as I was about to work on a commission for a mutual friend, something came up. My father was rushed to emergency due to stroke - definitely the work of the enemy to stall my Victory Weekend attendance and this commission. Supernaturally, God provided peace that I need in my heart, so I can be wise and discerning to come up with sound decisions when the going got tough. Eventually, I was able to attend Victory Weekend and had a very meaningful and victorious water baptism so I can profess my desire to truly obey and trust God in ALL things. This particular Proverbs verse holds true in every aspect of my faith - spiritual walk today. I am thankful to a friend who's asking me to do a hand-lettered wall paint for her with this verse. I've meditated on it and took it to heart and realized how true is this word in me. When you fear God, the reverential kind of fear, you begin to gain wisdom in every area of your life, may it be your wifely, motherly, housekeeping duties or your professional career or hobbies. Dear friend, if you seek to have a day to day clarity in your life, put Him first by reading and meditating in His word and pray. I assure you, He will provide you the knowledge, wisdom and discernment in every decision you will have to make. . . . #deeplyrooted  #wellwateredwoman  #propelwomen  #womenintheword  #handletteredtruth  #handletteringph  #handlettering  #calledtocreate  #lifecreative  #christiancreative  #flourishinfaith  #wellwateredwomen  #livevictoriously  #thegreatcommission  #shereadstruth  #sheletterstruth  #graceupongrace 
Capping off my evening with these sweet photos of my mancubs and a sweet pea while they were out and about this afternoon in the neighborhood. I missed this as I was busy running errands, but I'm grateful for @shelovesjesus for capturing these endearing photos today. The years are short indeed that I'd rather not count them; instead, I'll focus on what the Lord has planted in my heart and in my thoughts - Deuteronomy 6:5-9 says to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, and with all our strength. Commit ourselves wholeheartedly to these commands, and repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about His commands and promises whenever and wherever we are at home, when we're on the road, when we are going to bed and when we get up. Put these commands and words to our hands and even wear them on our foreheads as reminders. 
Yes , I would love to see them grow as people who loves God above all else and be the light that shines in this dark world - the ones who will make a difference in whatever paths they choose to. For now, I'll savor in these photos that show their calm delight.

Photo by: @shelovesjesus
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#thehappynow #pursuehappy #mylittlestoriesofgrace #petitejoys #joyintheordinary #flourishinfaith #livethelittlethings #motherhoodissanctifying #childhoodunplugged #motherhoodintheraw #shereadstruth #calledtocare #findingjoyintheordinary #cultivatewhatmatters #wellwateredwoman #cultivatinggrace #deeplyrooted #graceupongrace #lifecreative
Capping off my evening with these sweet photos of my mancubs and a sweet pea while they were out and about this afternoon in the neighborhood. I missed this as I was busy running errands, but I'm grateful for @shelovesjesus for capturing these endearing photos today. The years are short indeed that I'd rather not count them; instead, I'll focus on what the Lord has planted in my heart and in my thoughts - Deuteronomy 6:5-9 says to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, and with all our strength. Commit ourselves wholeheartedly to these commands, and repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about His commands and promises whenever and wherever we are at home, when we're on the road, when we are going to bed and when we get up. Put these commands and words to our hands and even wear them on our foreheads as reminders. Yes , I would love to see them grow as people who loves God above all else and be the light that shines in this dark world - the ones who will make a difference in whatever paths they choose to. For now, I'll savor in these photos that show their calm delight. Photo by: @shelovesjesus . . . #thehappynow  #pursuehappy  #mylittlestoriesofgrace  #petitejoys  #joyintheordinary  #flourishinfaith  #livethelittlethings  #motherhoodissanctifying  #childhoodunplugged  #motherhoodintheraw  #shereadstruth  #calledtocare  #findingjoyintheordinary  #cultivatewhatmatters  #wellwateredwoman  #cultivatinggrace  #deeplyrooted  #graceupongrace  #lifecreative 
I have grown to love this Calamansi tree in front of our house. I do not know when was this planted since but I have seen how this mighty tree bore fruit a hundredfold! The scent its flowers give off is so delicate as well. 
This calamansi tree reminded me today of the sermon I heard from Ptr. Paulo Punzalan about being Christ-followers last Sunday. Jesus said that if we really are His true followers, we must take our cross DAILY and die (to ourselves) with Him as we, believers and followers of Christ are His fruit-bearers. 
This verse didn't make much sense to me when I was younger until recently, when most of the time my being a wife to my husband and mother to my kids require me to be more intentional with my relationship with them. To give up my selfish wants over what they need for me is a constant battle within. But, I have also seen before me that God indeed acknowledges what I have given up for myself. I might use up this whole space just in sharing what I have reaped so far but, to lovingly obeying Him and loving others will surely make you a tree that bears much fruit just like our Calamansi tree! .
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#womenintheword #wellwateredwoman #wellwateredwomen #propelwomen #pursuewhatislovely #graceupongrace #deeplyrooted #flourishinfaith #fromwhereistand #fromwhereilookup #pursuejesus
I have grown to love this Calamansi tree in front of our house. I do not know when was this planted since but I have seen how this mighty tree bore fruit a hundredfold! The scent its flowers give off is so delicate as well. This calamansi tree reminded me today of the sermon I heard from Ptr. Paulo Punzalan about being Christ-followers last Sunday. Jesus said that if we really are His true followers, we must take our cross DAILY and die (to ourselves) with Him as we, believers and followers of Christ are His fruit-bearers. This verse didn't make much sense to me when I was younger until recently, when most of the time my being a wife to my husband and mother to my kids require me to be more intentional with my relationship with them. To give up my selfish wants over what they need for me is a constant battle within. But, I have also seen before me that God indeed acknowledges what I have given up for myself. I might use up this whole space just in sharing what I have reaped so far but, to lovingly obeying Him and loving others will surely make you a tree that bears much fruit just like our Calamansi tree! . . . #womenintheword  #wellwateredwoman  #wellwateredwomen  #propelwomen  #pursuewhatislovely  #graceupongrace  #deeplyrooted  #flourishinfaith  #fromwhereistand  #fromwhereilookup  #pursuejesus 
I've searched far and wide for a Tahini to make Hummus on my own, but I am grateful for @inspiredtaste, for they've generously shared their Tahini recipe from scratch. I made this better-than-store-bought Hummus dip so we could be good stewards of what God has gifted us with - our bodies. We are only able to do this by making the right food choices and by healthy eating. 
Thanks for the Hummus recipe, Joanne and Adam!
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#inspiredtaste #homemadehummus #homemadehummusisthebest #healthyeating #healthysnacking #cleaneating #healthiswealth #vegandip #vegansnack
I've searched far and wide for a Tahini to make Hummus on my own, but I am grateful for @inspiredtaste, for they've generously shared their Tahini recipe from scratch. I made this better-than-store-bought Hummus dip so we could be good stewards of what God has gifted us with - our bodies. We are only able to do this by making the right food choices and by healthy eating. Thanks for the Hummus recipe, Joanne and Adam! . . . #inspiredtaste  #homemadehummus  #homemadehummusisthebest  #healthyeating  #healthysnacking  #cleaneating  #healthiswealth  #vegandip  #vegansnack 
When you were still 4 weeks in my tummy, I had doubts, worries and fears about having you as a new addition. Everything was in a haze until you finally came - you are truly our calm delight and full of charm. As months passed and reached milestone after milestone, you showed mommy what God's grace means. Having you as my daughter is truly an honor - you are, just like your Kuyas, mommy and daddy's unmerited favor. Happiest birthday, our Anais Zoe! May you continue bringing joy to anyone you cross paths with. .
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#anaiszoeatone #celebrationoflife #graceupongrace #blessingsonblessings #everychildisagift #everychildisablessing #childhoodunplugged #babiesofig
When you were still 4 weeks in my tummy, I had doubts, worries and fears about having you as a new addition. Everything was in a haze until you finally came - you are truly our calm delight and full of charm. As months passed and reached milestone after milestone, you showed mommy what God's grace means. Having you as my daughter is truly an honor - you are, just like your Kuyas, mommy and daddy's unmerited favor. Happiest birthday, our Anais Zoe! May you continue bringing joy to anyone you cross paths with. . . . #anaiszoeatone  #celebrationoflife  #graceupongrace  #blessingsonblessings  #everychildisagift  #everychildisablessing  #childhoodunplugged  #babiesofig 
This cake reminded me how creative we can be in every endeavor we take. All the elements I wanted in a "sunset beach" inspired birthday cake were found in this single-tiered delight. My daughter's name with a white plumeria creates a likeness of Baby Moana's character. Best of all, the cake tasted really great! It's not too sweet and the cake was soft and moist. Thank you @lovelotscakes for patiently modifying what we wanted for our daughter's first birthday cake. May God bless you a hundredfold! .
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#handsandhustle #anaiszoeatone #babymoanabirthdaytheme #moanaparty #moanatheme #trylocalph #cakesph #minimalistcakes #minimalistcakedesign #lovelotscakes
This cake reminded me how creative we can be in every endeavor we take. All the elements I wanted in a "sunset beach" inspired birthday cake were found in this single-tiered delight. My daughter's name with a white plumeria creates a likeness of Baby Moana's character. Best of all, the cake tasted really great! It's not too sweet and the cake was soft and moist. Thank you @lovelotscakes for patiently modifying what we wanted for our daughter's first birthday cake. May God bless you a hundredfold! . . . #handsandhustle  #anaiszoeatone  #babymoanabirthdaytheme  #moanaparty  #moanatheme  #trylocalph  #cakesph  #minimalistcakes  #minimalistcakedesign  #lovelotscakes 
Working on something handmade for my daughter's first birthday tomorrow. The struggle is real but I truly am enjoying the process. The things you do for your kids. 
P.S. Grateful for having tita @sheloveschrist for helping me out with the handmade decors. Photo by @sheloveschrist .
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#handmadewithlove #handsandhustle #workasworship #creativemamas #calledtocreate #handletteringph #hawaiianthemedparty #handpaintedbackdrop #flashesofdelight #moanaparty
I don't think I would ever trade being a mom to these boys for anything. They may be driving me nuts on most days, (and possibly the reason why my number of gray hairs are growing) but they're certainly the sweetest mancubs I'll always have! If sweetness could kill, I'd be dead last night. Before we went off to bed, all three of them put an effort to create their own "small packages", handed it to me and said, "it's for you, mommy!" Then earlier today, my eldest woke up first, came up to me and greeted "Happy Mother's Day" without prompting him to. Later that day, after the 4pm service he approached me with a peach rose and said it's for me. 
This photo certainly reminded me of so many beautiful things that has happened to me today. If there's anything I've been meaning to brag about - apart from being fortunate to have these boys as my children - was how my Father met me today at the service. Being a mom takes a whole lot of work and effort which at most leaves me hacked and when I get too weary, I end up feeling I am not enough to raise and nurture my family well. Today, I am reminded that God's love is beautiful; His love sustains; His grace strengthens in our weaknesses; He stays true to His promises now and forever. .
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#mothersdaylove #victoryfort #flashesofdelight #livethelittlethings #findjoyintheordinary #mylittlestoriesofgrace #chalklettering #paperflowers #fortheloveofhandmade #graceupongrace #shereadstruth #wellwateredwoman #deeplyrooted #thehappynow
I don't think I would ever trade being a mom to these boys for anything. They may be driving me nuts on most days, (and possibly the reason why my number of gray hairs are growing) but they're certainly the sweetest mancubs I'll always have! If sweetness could kill, I'd be dead last night. Before we went off to bed, all three of them put an effort to create their own "small packages", handed it to me and said, "it's for you, mommy!" Then earlier today, my eldest woke up first, came up to me and greeted "Happy Mother's Day" without prompting him to. Later that day, after the 4pm service he approached me with a peach rose and said it's for me. This photo certainly reminded me of so many beautiful things that has happened to me today. If there's anything I've been meaning to brag about - apart from being fortunate to have these boys as my children - was how my Father met me today at the service. Being a mom takes a whole lot of work and effort which at most leaves me hacked and when I get too weary, I end up feeling I am not enough to raise and nurture my family well. Today, I am reminded that God's love is beautiful; His love sustains; His grace strengthens in our weaknesses; He stays true to His promises now and forever. . . . #mothersdaylove  #victoryfort  #flashesofdelight  #livethelittlethings  #findjoyintheordinary  #mylittlestoriesofgrace  #chalklettering  #paperflowers  #fortheloveofhandmade  #graceupongrace  #shereadstruth  #wellwateredwoman  #deeplyrooted  #thehappynow 
Called to worship
Called to worship
You can never be too grateful for friends who know exactly what you need. These two paint markers come with Fine and Extra Fine tip to make handlettering such an ease for me to do. Thank you, @iamlsg for these! .
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#toolsofthetrade #sharpiefinepoint #sharpiepaintpens #sharpiepaintmarkers #elmerspainters #elmerspaintpens #arttools #artandcraftsupplies
Yesterday morning, I grabbed my Bullet Journal and began to write optimistic, truthful, life-giving power thoughts of what I aspire to be as I turned 38 this year. I have always aspired to be - the glue that binds our family together, the one that leads by example, a woman of purpose and aspiring inspirer - but I am also aware I am not capable of doing these alone. Have I not been more intentional in strengthening and deepening my relationship with my Audience of One, it will never be possible. So by grace and grace alone, I aspire and I resolve to be...
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Yesterday morning, I grabbed my Bullet Journal and began to write optimistic, truthful, life-giving power thoughts of what I aspire to be as I turned 38 this year. I have always aspired to be - the glue that binds our family together, the one that leads by example, a woman of purpose and aspiring inspirer - but I am also aware I am not capable of doing these alone. Have I not been more intentional in strengthening and deepening my relationship with my Audience of One, it will never be possible. So by grace and grace alone, I aspire and I resolve to be... . . . #wellwateredwoman  #wellwateredwomen  #shereadstruth  #sheletterstruth  #proverbs31woman  #bujo  #bujoph  #bujophilippines  #bulletjournal  #bulletjournaling  #pursuepretty  #thatsdarling  #intentionalliving  #typespire  #handletteringph  #handlettering  #typographydesign  #creativemamas  #calledtocreate  #christiancreative  #graceupongrace 
One of my favorite last sayings of our Lord Jesus before He died on the cross. It never fails to remind me of this and this alone: He took the most horrifying punishment and death from all the beating, lashing, the mocking and condemnation from His accusers so we could be saved from our full curse - our sins. He chose not to save Himself from the cross, even if He is able, because He wants us all to be saved from our Father's wrath. 
His death on the tree is one perfect example of love that is selfless, complete obedience and humility in the face of humanity. His sacrifice also means our Father no longer requires us  to simulate or depict or bring upon ourselves the affliction Jesus had gone thru 2000 years ago for the forgiveness of our sins. If we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us. No amount of good works and sacrifice can save and bring us closer to God or even give us a guaranteed slot we will be with Him in heaven someday. It is only when we accept Jesus as our personal Lord and Savior and seeking to build a deeper relationship with Him can and will. .
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One of my favorite last sayings of our Lord Jesus before He died on the cross. It never fails to remind me of this and this alone: He took the most horrifying punishment and death from all the beating, lashing, the mocking and condemnation from His accusers so we could be saved from our full curse - our sins. He chose not to save Himself from the cross, even if He is able, because He wants us all to be saved from our Father's wrath. His death on the tree is one perfect example of love that is selfless, complete obedience and humility in the face of humanity. His sacrifice also means our Father no longer requires us to simulate or depict or bring upon ourselves the affliction Jesus had gone thru 2000 years ago for the forgiveness of our sins. If we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us. No amount of good works and sacrifice can save and bring us closer to God or even give us a guaranteed slot we will be with Him in heaven someday. It is only when we accept Jesus as our personal Lord and Savior and seeking to build a deeper relationship with Him can and will. . . . #goodfridayreflections  #artasworship  #sevenlastsayings  #wellwateredwoman  #wellwateredwomen  #womenintheword  #graceupongrace  #letteringHislove  #flourishinfaith  #shewritestruth  #shereadstruth  #moderncalligraphy  #contemporarycalligraphy