Tuesday, August 28, 2012


A recent study by Pennsylvania State University is showing that teens who spend more time with fathers benefit from such relationship in terns of self-esteem and social confidence.  The study is encouraging private father-child encounters on a regular basis as it’s proven to increase positive results in the lives of their kids.  I love the conclusion of this study because it’s so tiring to hear that fathers are not as important as mothers.  Fathers are totally needed, extremely important and have been equipped by God to fulfill such role! 
In the same way, I must say that our heavenly father is totally needed and extremely important and desires to have a relationship with us to equip us for our life journey.  Don’t buy into the enemy’s lies, instead, develop a closer relationship with God.  You too will benefit from seeking, longing and having one-on-one encounters with your Heavenly Father.  The positive results will include but not be limited to: “love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control”(Gal 5:22-23).  A private father-child relationship with God is a must!

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10

Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’  Jeremiah 33:3

Friday, August 17, 2012


This past Monday we witnessed our little one going into the world and it was pretty hard.  For months, hubby and I have been talking about our baby girl’s first day of pre-school and yet, we were so emotionally unprepared.  It was a messy sentimental turmoil.  From joy and pride to sadness and emptiness, we were just so fragile and helpless.  Walking away from my little one as she followed me trying to hold unto my leg was so heartbreaking.  Then, having to say good-bye as her silent tears rolled down her cheeks was very distressing.  We’ve been through this before (with our first-born) and we know that she’ll be perfectly o.k. But how do you make your heart understand that concept?  Letting go of your most precious treasure is truly hard to do.  Silent was the best way to deal with our emotions.  We hardly spoke a word as my hubby drove me to work afterwards.  Now that both our kids are off to school we were having a taste of what the empty nest may feel like.  Too dramatic?  You may think so, but as one of the P&G commercials during the 2012 Olympics said:  “you’ll have to excuse me but I’m a mom” 
For now, those 3 hours that our baby girl is at school seem pretty long.  But to see her go and comeback happy and excited is priceless.  Yes, letting go is hard to do, but we believe that it’s also the best thing to do in order to raise independent and self-reliant people.  So, how do we cope with it? We “Let Go and Let God.” We’ve leaned to entrust our kids in God’s hand as we firmly believe that He’s with them wherever they go.

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.  Deuteronomy 31:6