I’ve always loved birthdays—mine and other peoples’. I grew up in a family that recognized its importance, having a mother that celebrated hers on the first day of the year. Every birthday from every family member would sure to have some kind of family celebration involved, and I would receive some sort of lavish gift I’ve always wanted to have.
Monthly Archives: May 2011
For the past three days I took part in the three-day LifeBox Campus Conference called Ignite 2011. LifeBox’s mission is to prepare students for LIFE (leadership, integrity, faith, and excellence), and the Ignite conference was one of the tools to make LIFE happen.
To say that the entire conference experience was EPIC, AWESOME, and FTW is a gross understatement. It was almost kinda surreal for me in a way. Here are some of the reasons why:
1. I was living out a dream God placed in my heart some years ago. When the whole event concluded and the kids were worshipping God, I was crying. I don’t think it was because of relief or whatever, but it was simply AWE. I am in awe that an awesome, holy, beautiful God would pick someone like ME to let His purposes done on earth. (And if you know what I’m like, hoo boy . . .)
2. It was the only place where hatred between Lasallians and Ateneans was nonexistent. Instead they were united in Jesus. I loved how this photo summarizes my whole point:
3. Working with talented, humble, excellent, and FUN coworkers. KAYO NA. I love how everyone worked together as a team with synergy and awesome stuff like that.
4. In spite of the tiredness, lack of sleep, achy muscles, irritability, headaches, and pimples, God’s grace was so abundant. I honestly have no words to describe it. All I know is, He was there. ’nuff said.
IKAW NA, LORD. IKAW NA TALAGA.
WALA NANG IBA.
I’d like to end this blog post with a quotable quote from Robert Gonzales of LifeBox Fort Bonifacio:
“God, drugs Ka ba? Nakaka-adik Ka, God!!!”
Jesus, You rock. AND You ARE the Rock.