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Sunday, January 6, 2008

Blessings of 2008

I'm sure there's a lot of blog already posted about 2008's blessings and I am one of them who wants to share the blessings of 2008. I should have blog about this last New Year's Eve but I don't have time to do so.

Finances/Career
  • Salary Increase, in effect last January 2008 (see related blog "Thank you Lord...the Novena Works!")
  • $100 bonus for my wife
  • A sideline which I earned a considerable amount of money
  • Christmas Bonus, honestly I was not expecting this bonus since our company is affected by the Global Financial Crisis (I will invest some of it in Mutual Fund)

We are blessed by the Lord financially and it is our hearts' desire to share these blessings through the World Vision Philippines, to date we were able to send 2 kids to school.

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Material Blessings

  • Canon D-SLR
  • Acer Laptop
  • Canon Zoom Lens
  • Wide Angle Converter

We was able to buy these things because of the financial blessings God has given me. Hopefully, I could use it to earn more (I think I am ready)

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Relationship/Travel/Health

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My wife and I were able to have a vacation monthly (as weather permitted), climbed mountains, joined marathon and explored different places (though not too many), through all these things our relationship for each other grows even more and our health benefits from it. We were with our families in some of the travels and we were able to find time to bond with them.

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I was able to climbed 4 mountains, joined 3 marathons, visited around 12 provinces/places and 1 out of the country. I hope the numbers will increase this year.

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Spiritual

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I was able to write my reflections regularly, may it be from daily readings, personal experiences and struggles, Song compositions or simply write whatever in my thoughts for a particular day. Reading daily scriptures and reflections, these helped me to commune with God regularly. It nourishes my spirit, somehow it is my connection with God and it is a blessing to wrote these reflections and learned from it and live by it.

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Community

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Thanks to my community, Light of Jesus Community were I find peace, nourishment, support and friendship. There's no better place than to be with the people who love the Lord deeply and learn from them.

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Postscript:

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In 2007, I said that I planted seeds and will harvest it in 2008. Well, indeed I was able to harvest more fruits than I expected and there are lot more for these year. Definitely 2009 will still be a harvest year for me.

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I bring back all the Glory to our God.

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Happy New year to all!

 

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