Monday, August 21, 2006

Blogging

I didn't realize the power of blogging until I got emails from people I don't even know. One told me how blessed she was to read my testimony on our son Ben, another was asking me how to reach a place I wrote about and then another one, to say 'hi' to a common friend. My love story with blogging actually started during the 2005 Christmas break. I was monitoring the internet "hits" of one of my projects. I saw links to blogs of people who were touched by the stories that came out, and a number of them were not even Filipinos. And so it struck me -- if they can do a blog on our project, why shouldn't I? Thus came to life my first attempt to blogging. I'm still kinda slow to it up to now, but I'm sure glad I started.

In the past few months, I've been sort of reassessing my life. I believe God has brought me to another plane in my walk with Him. I've been reading quite a number of books and searching on the net as well, for materials. And to my amazement, a lot of the questions at the back of mind found answers in some blog entries. One of the blogs that truly encouraged me is that of my friend Cathy. She's not only a prolific writer, she's also a dear sister in the Lord who had gone through a lot. I continue to be inspired by Cathy's daily reflections especially on life and relationships. There are many other blogs that I check out from time to time. Some make me laugh, some make me cry and some make me reflect on life in general. I also especially like the blog of our church's senior pastor Steve Murrell. He makes his journal so simple, short and sweet, yet it makes you ponder.

There are just too many struggles in this life for we live in an imperfect world. Yet, we have a perfect God whose steadfast love never ceases and whose mercies are new every morning. It is my prayer that even through my small corner of this blogosphere, I will be able to share God's miracles in my day to day life.

4 comments:

  1. Thank you Andeng! You inspire me too :)

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  2. Del Helwa9:24 PM

    Hello Andrea - Is it more appropriate to ask first for the forgiveness of the people which Ms. Oreta had offended ? She said she was cleared with God so she can ask for forgiveness from the offended ones.
    Marcos and Camcam? What a coincidence?

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  3. Del Helwa9:24 PM

    Hello Andrea - Is it more appropriate to ask first for the forgiveness of the people which Ms. Oreta had offended ? She said she was cleared with God so she can ask for forgiveness from the offended ones.
    Marcos and Camcam? What a coincidence?

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  4. Hi! I think Sen. Oreta and Edna Camcam are in the same Bible study group. I was told they both asked for forgiveness from each other and prayed for each other. A church mate who was in a gathering of women (with over 200 attendees) early this year said Sen. Oreta actually asked for forgiveness from all the people she had offended. Only God can orchestrate something like that!

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