A blessed Christmas from my desk to yours!
but a season which culminates
with the Feast of the Baptism of Jesus?
This is my floor which I will have to take care of, but not yet!
Christmas Day was a busy one for me and my family.
It started with a text message
that said one of our employees
lost everything in a fire.
Thankfully none of her family was hurt,
but everything was burned.
They even had to escape by climbing to their rooftop,
and using a ladder to escape out of their compound.
Thank you for that ladder!
Who put it there?
No one knows,
but many lives were saved
because a ladder was there!
So my husband Luigi, our guest from the US
and I went to the community hall where our
employee and her family took refuge
to give her money, clothes, blankets and towels
to help tide them over.
Then we brought our guest for a tour of Intramuros,
the oldest part of Manila.
Luigi knows many things and was an able tour guide.
We walked around some part of the massive stone walls
Then we bought Lechon for dinner.
Lechon is roasted pig,
and one of my husband's favorite dishes.
This is usually what filipinos like
to serve during festive occasions.
He is the first martyr and was stoned to death
because the Jews got infuriated with the wisdom
of his words!
St. Stephen is an example of an
ordinary man who did
extraordinary things because
he followed Jesus day by day.
He just started out as a "waiter",
as he was appointed a deacon
by the early church.
His job was to serve food
to the widows and orphans,
and I suppose help the apostles
with other menial duties.
Let us stay close to Jesus,
and go about our menial tasks with
a heart full of praise and thanksgiving.
We too can be ordinary people
doing extraordinary things if we
keep our hearts focused on the Lord!
Proverbs 4 says:
"Keep your heart with all diligence;
for out of it are the issues of life."
I thought it was time for a
Here's an ATC I made
and the design was made into a necklace.
Would you like to win the ATC and the necklace?
Every week I choose one wonderful visitor
who leaves a comment
to receive an ATC from me.
I know it takes so much time and effort
to leave a comment
and I appreciate it so much!
Joining the lovely Julia for a
peek at desks and projects!
I love blog parties!
Won't you join us?
Sometimes I put on my best pajamas
and party here: