Friday, October 23, 2009

hope prevails

i know i've been away for quite a while...

and yes a new typhoon is brewing in the north
people there have been evacuated.
i just can't imagine what else is going to happen.
my best friend, joanne, from dagupan, pangasinan,
one of the hardest hit, with 15 ft. of flood waters,
remains hopeful despite the situation.

oh, so much for that...hope abounds, yes it does. one of the good signs is this...

may i share with you a favorite song...

if all the people around the world
they have a mind like yours
we'd have no fighting and no wars
there would be lasting peace on earth

if all the kings and all the leaders
could see you here this way
they would hold the earth in their arms
they would learn to watch and play...

Oh my sleeping child,
the world's so wild
but you've built
your own paradise
that's the reason why
i'll cover you sleeping child

(jascha richter)

the sleep of a baby
undeniably a vivid image
we envy the serenity
the tranquility

in the stillness of the night
they put across a message
the day is over
the sun will be out again tomorrow

in silence, they convey the thought
that we must not look at what has been \
with anger,
nor should we fear the morrow.
how do they get into
deep slumber?
not by being uncaring or indifferent
but the fruit of a heart that
trusts enough
leads to spirit serene

let us be at peace in the loving arms of the
Father and be free from the yoke
of our daily restlessness.
for since the time we were
in our mother's womb,
the Father knew us, and
formed us, fashioned us
in His image and likeness...
"before you were conceived i wanted you,
before you were born, i loved you,
before you were an hour i would die for you,
this is the miracle of life...
(Maureen Hawkins)

go gently through life...


  1. Two beautiful texts!
    I do hope this typhone doesn´t hit as hard as the earlier one!
    Take care now!

  2. Hoping that the typhone does not hit hard this time. I wish good things for you.
    The other part of your post-wonderful!
    The part-before you were conceived I wanted you, before you were born born, I loved you, before you were an hour i would die for you, that is the miracle of life. Wow! That is motherhood.

  3. thanks Christer and Choices! love to welcome you always in my blog...

    have been in Southern Philippines the past week so i was really busy. will post about my trip as soon as i am able to organize photos,stories, etc.

    take good care...

    loving greetings from these islands!

  4. I stopped by your beautiful blog after you stopped by mine and wanted to thank you for the beautiful post.. I will continue to keep you and those in the Phillipians in my heart and prayers

  5. Oh beautiful heart you have, Kringle! thanks much for kindness and love...

    go gently through life...