Saturday, April 18, 2015

The great storm called death!

                                      

        It was really difficult to write this post because I couldn't keep my tears from falling, but yesterday, my beautiful sister Lida who once was full of life and laughter was cremated . She was diagnosed with cancer a week after this picture was taken two years ago. Little did we know that she is going to leave us so soon.
         It was really hard to say goodbye to you my sister Lida. You were still so young and there were a lot more of things to explore and to do. We still want you here and our heart aches, but I am sure you have it better now in heaven . You do the exploring there before us. We really love you and gonna miss you very much. See you in heaven one day.

                                      

    We did talk a lot about death and what would happen after her death when she was alive although it hurts so much, but we had no choice. The good thing was that  she was a woman of faith and although she was very ill, she had done a lot of good things for the family. And she looked forward being with the Father where there will be no more pain and suffering.
    I will surely not forget your smile and your heavenly voice my dear sister.

     One of her last words in our chat room in FB was: "If you don't see me here tomorrow sisters, it means that I am already in heaven, but we can continue speaking to each other there one day." That I look forward too!

    Ending this post with the words from God this morning.
    The great storm called"death".
    Although we don't feel well talking about it or think of what lies ahead for us...it will come sooner or later. The good thing is that Jesus has already traveled safely through the storm of death and has provided a way for us to do the same. Yes, we all go through this physical death one day, but if we put our lives to Jesus, we will see Him at the ressurection day. 
    Prayer: Thank You Jesus for You lowered yourself and tasted death for everyone so we can be lifted up to where You are. Thank You for sharing our humanity and being one with us. By dying for us, You broke the power of him who holds the power of death. So now we don't need to fear the storm of death. Thank You for conquering temptations and with you, we can also do the same. Amen
    JOY








Friday, April 17, 2015

Pippi Longstockings

Hello everyone! How are you doing? 
Hope you are in perfect shape and having a peaceful and joyful life.
But no matter what, I wish you a nice weekend!

Well, what have I been doing lately?

Lots of things as usual. 

One of them is my knitting project. Pippi Longstocking. I started to knit her body last February, but I didn't manage to finish her before I went to my homecountry. But now at last she is almost finished.

This was how she looked life at first.

But I was not satisfied with her lips, so I changed to this. But still, I was not satisfied. But I will let her look like that for this weekend.

What do you think?


Ending this post with pictures I took outside nursing homes today. I envy the birds because they have their partners, while I have to wait for my husband to come home from onbord the ship for two weeks more.

Yes, it is spring here now! Beautiful lillies!




Anyway, how's your week?
JOY

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Let us keep growing!

                                             


                                          Word for the day:
 Let's get growing
Dear God, the spring is fast approaching and we too should become more alive.
 Let Your Sun of Righteousness shine on us to make us warmer. 
Make that tiny seed that You planted in us grow more each day. Let us send our roots deep into Thy word and just savour the nourisment it gives for body, soul and spirit.
 Let our blossoms be a delight for many and let us bear fruits that linger hunger around us. 
Our branches will extend outward in an ever increasing influence and witness. 
Thank You Oh God that You are the source of of life.
 Let Thy name be honored in our lives.
 I pray in Jesus name. Amen
Joy

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Nurture Wellness Spa


I wish I could go back to this place right  now to comfort myself , but I at least I can see the pictures and cherish the memories.


I was there last March and I really loved this place

It was my second daughter and her family who brought me to this place of wellness.
For those who lives in the Philippines, this place is located in Tagaytay

Parking place


 Let us take a look around this place


A place to overnight and rest both body and soul.





Wanna have some coffee?


















 My daughter in her family  had been here before and tried:

Build unforgettable memories with family, friends and co-workers through our unique Glamping (Glamorous Camping) Package within the comfort, beauty and safety of the Nurture Wellness Village compound. Glamping takes the stress out of camping, leaving you lots of time to have fun together. Enjoy the comforts of a bedroom in an outdoor tent under a canopy of trees. Nurture’s camp butlers set up the tent and light up a bonfire, teach your kids Filipino outdoor games like Taguan, Patintero, and assist you in your every need. A swimming pool, trampoline and teambuilding facilities keep everyone busy, while relaxing and pampering spa services await you when you want some downtime.
  • 22 hours overnight stay at naturally ventilated Camping tent
  • Bon Fire, BBQ diner with Rice, fresh fruit Platter and Lime Basil Cocktail
  • Arozcaldo Breakfast with Homemade bread & Pate  with Kale Juice
  • 30 minutes outdoor treatment choice of Facial or Foot massage
  • Common toilet and bath, with toilet amenities
  • Php.3,190 per person minimum of Two persons  ( info from their website )



More pictures



But the main reason we were there was to take a whole body massage and we tried:

Hilot Kagalingan (1 hour) – PHP 1,200.00
Customized Filipino massage using a fusion of Asian therapies to prevent and cure common ailments like colds, sprain, fever and fatigue. Our skilled therapists instinctively follow the source of physical imbalance and lovingly massage your body back to health using herbs and specialized techniques.

Shower room one can use before the massage

 Foot spa


It was very refreshing and I'm sure I will back again to this place.

How about you? Have you been to a similar place?

JOY
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