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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

WOYWW: Packing

It's What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday and because I am packing for my next trip, my desk is full of stuff to pack (aside from the campaign materials for our upcoming elections).

I'm voting for Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo but there's this funny image going around that I thought I'd share with you...

Happy WOYWW, everyone!  Please pray for our elections!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

WOYWW: Campaign Time

I took this picture for last week's What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday but I never got to post it because that day was my 14th wedding anniversary so my family went out for lunch (I often make my post during my lunch break.)

This is my desk today, with some campaign materials of the Roxas-Robredo team.  Wow, this election is crazy, with the survey front runner being a man who promises to eradicate drugs and crime but who can't make a speech without cursing, who jokes about rape and disabled people, who goes around kissing women during his campaign sorties, and who has confirmed his links to extrajudicial killings (as Mayor of Davao City).  He warned that, if elected president, he may kill up to 100,000 criminals! Whaaaat?!

So I am fasting and praying for our country and trying to do my part to campaign for Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo.  Mar Roxas has already done so much for our country and he was once recognized by the World Economic Forum as "one of the Global Leaders of Tomorrow who are expected to shape the future."  Please help me pray for the Filipinos to have wisdom in choosing our leaders on May 9.

So, there is not much to show on my desk except all the yellow campaign materials (the yellow watch was a gift from my hubby so that it would match the campaign ballers I wear every day).

Happy WOYWW everyone!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

WOYWW: El Nido, Palawan

My desk has my sewing machine on it and one of the embroidered blouses I bought in India...

I missed What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday last week because I didn't have a desk to post.  This was my view during breakfast in El Nido, Palawan...

 Some shots while my family went island hopping in paradise...

Wow, God's creation is so awesome!

Our boatmen grilled some fish and porkchops and prepared our food right in our boat.  Look at the presentation of the eggplant salad!

See how "El Nido" is spelled out?

Thanks for dropping by!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

WOYWW: Jesus is Risen!

A blessed and joyful Easter season to all of you!  It always amazes me that the week goes by so quickly and it's time for another edition of What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday.  My main desk is still the same as last week and so I'm showing you my prayer desk which is also quite busy.  

Here is an illustration in my prayer journal, reminding me to "Go and carry the news."  I guess that's why I started out this blog in the first place!  May you experience the joy, hope and power of Jesus' victory each and every day!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

WOYWW: Sew Busy

There's something new going on in my desk for What's on your Workdesk Wednesday

I'm doing some sewing. Nothing exciting, I just finished the seams in one of the blouses I bought in India.  I plan to wear it during the Easter Vigil Mass. Now that the sewing machine is out, I may decide to do the rest of the blouses as well.  I wish I had a serger or lived near Annie who offered to lend me hers!

By next Wednesday, we would have celebrated Easter, so I wish for you a meaningful and joyful Easter.  It is a such a special day for us, celebrating Jesus rising from the dead.  And that's why I just had to unearth my sewing machine and get my special outfit ready for Easter ;-)

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

WOYWW: India at Home

I finally got a little space free on my desk after it became a dumping ground for all the stuff I unpacked from my trip to India. Now there are still some remnants of India. My son attended an Indian wedding last January and he came home with this big box of Indian sweets and nuts.  Of course I got the box!

Here are some pens I bought in India as gifts for friends...

And I bought what seems like a whole new change of wardrobe! These are still here because although the embroidery is so awesomely detailed, the seams inside aren't finished.  I haven't decided if I will have them done (Annie would be able to finish them in an instant!) or try to do them myself (but I don't have a serger).

I should go back to tidying up.  It doesn't show, but there is a whole pile on the side due to the usual push back method.  Happy WOYWW, everyone!  Go visit more desks for What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday and see what everyone is up to!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

WOYWW: Delhi, India

This edition of What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday finds me in India, with my desk in The Park hotel with my makeup, a devotional and an empty page in my journal sharing space with my cute elephant bag.

It's hand embroidered and only cost me 200 rupees (that's something like P139 or £2)! I guess you can see why I'm looking forward to more shopping! Agra here I come!

Happy WOYWW, friends!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

WOYWW: Contrasts

My main desk is in the middle of a tidy up and so for What's on your Workdesk Wednesday you can't see anything creative...

In contrast, my prayer desk only has what's necessary... my journaling bible, some colored pencils, a pencil box filled with my basic pens and some devotionals...

And the illustration here is also about contrasts...

Last week, I shared about my father-in-law's accident.  At first we thought he had a stroke, but apparently, he just lost consciousness after a bout of coughing while drinking his morning lemon water. Unfortunately, he fell in such away that he got a compression fracture in his neck.  He had spinal surgery last Saturday and we're hoping that he will regain control and strength in his hands, arms and legs.  What a contrast his dependence is compared to how independent he used to be. A reminder of how much we have to be thankful for!

Thank you to all those who have been praying with us.  Please continue to pray!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016


It is amazing to me that the week has whooshed by and it is Wednesday again.  And this Wednesday is what we call Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lenten season.

From Catholic Culture. Org...
"Remember, man, you are dust, and unto dust you shall return." 
So says the priest as he makes the sign of cross with ashes on our foreheads...This is a vivid reminder of our mortal nature. We are bodies fashioned from dust. "Then the Lord God formed man out of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being" (Gen 2:7). Our bodies were made from nothing, and will return to nothing when we die. Ashes are a symbol of this passing world, a reminder of our death. 

Last Friday, we got a reminder of how fragile life as we know it is.  My father-in-law, who was a very strong and independent man, suddenly fell after he choked on his morning glass of lemon water. He fell and couldn't get up again.  He lost all his strength and control of his arms and legs and just lay face down until someone turned him over.   What a timely reminder that everything can change in the twinkling of an eye.

Today, he is confined in the hospital.  He has regained some movement in his arms and legs but he has no strength in his fingers.  There is talk of surgery of the cervical spine (in his neck) but I am still hoping and praying that he can recover on his own.  Won't you pray with me?

Here is a verse I printed out and taped to his wall... "They that hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."

God bless you!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

WOYWW: Last Week's Post

I had problems with my computer last week, so here is last week's post for What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday!  I couldn't resist showing you this hand lettered box that my brother made to package one of his gifts...

a mini folder decorated with some pretty weaving (although I must have shown it to you before)...

a painting my sister Patsy gave me last Christmas, or was it my birthday?...

and one of journal illustrations...

That is such a blurry picture!  Anyway, I love this verse from Romans 1:7.  This is how I see myself - beloved of God and called to holiness (well, I'm working on it!)

Have a blessed week, everyone!

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