Hours and hours of trekking (through mud, steep mountains, a rainstorm, heat, cold etc.). Packing school supplies (till the wee hours of the morning) to create hundreds of school bag “packs”. Miles and miles of off road bumps and dangerous cliffs to reach these kids. It was SO WORTH IT.
Salamat sa lahat ng nag donate para mabuo ang mga pinamigay na school supplies. So many kids will be excited for the next school year smile emoticon
So what’s our purpose in focusing on purpose?
Isn’t life supposed to be deconstructed and isn’t it beneficial to just go with the flow? Some feel life is just a fleeting spark that comes and goes. For others, it’s a never ending party. For most of us, we want our lives to be filled with purpose and meaning.
A study found that people with a sense of purpose lived longer. Whether they were young or old, or whether they had simple or dreams of grandeur, these helped them more effectively fight off stress and sicknesses such as heart disease.
Since the 12th century, the French word porpos meant “intention, aim” and the porposer meant “to put forth”.
We know we have a purpose, a mission, but where did we get that? We were given a purpose by the One who created us! He has a master plan for our lives that includes blessing and goodness.
“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declared the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future’” (Jeremiah 29:11).
His purposes for us are the very best! “God’s will is “good, pleasing and perfect” (Romans 12:2).
Everything happens for a reason and even when it doesn’t seem like it, God works to give us fullness of life.
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28
We may not know it but we actually desire what God desires for us. Fulfilling His purpose is going to fulfill ours!
“With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith.” (2 Thessalonians 1:11)
A life of purpose for selfish gain will only end up in dissatisfaction but a life that is lived according to God’s purposes for our lives will bring us to lasting peace and joy that this world can never give us.
You may think it will take you years before you can hear God speak to you about your purpose but know that God wants to tell us what our purpose is!
“…God rewards those who earnestly seek him.” Hebrews 11:6
So let’s go and pray, listen and obey! May each of us find our true purpose!
A Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
How Do I Find My God-given Purpose? by Gillis Triplett
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cups and plastic bags. The lantern is inspired by the earth, considering its
shape and colors. My finished work is now hanging in our living
BILAO OR WOVEN TRAY
Disassemble the bilao and
take out the bamboo strips. (The bamboo strips will be used as the skeleton for
Create a sphere shaped frame/ skeleton using the bamboo strips and strings. You
will have to decide how many strips you want to use for the frame/skeleton. The
more the strips are, the more durable the frame will be.
Cut out the colored plastic bottles, the bottom of the colored plastic cups and
the colored plastic bags into shapes that will fit the resulting hole pattern of
Stick the cut out plastic bottles and plastic bags using the glue gun to cover
the holes. (Leave at least two (2) holes uncovered so that there will be an
access when you put the lighting element inside.
Using the cardboard: Create holes with sizes and number enough for each
Christmas light bulbs to be inserted in the cardboard.
* Using a rolled tissue tube: Create holes with sizes and number enough for each
Christmas light bulbs to be inserted from the inside.
Insert the Christmas light bulbs through the holes.
Leave at least a half inch for each of the ends of the cardboard without
Christmas light bulbs.
Connect the extra inches of the cardboard to make it into a tube.
Make sure that all the cables are inside the tube to make it look neat.
Insert the finished tube lighting element inside the sphere through the
uncovered holes of the sphere.
Tie up the lighting element at the top and bottom of the sphere so that it won’t
move inside the frame.
Tie up an extra string at the top of the sphere so that you can hang it in your
bedroom or in the living room.
Make sure that the Christmas light plug is outside so that you can now light it
“Most of you don’t know – I’ve always been insecure about my art.
Insecurities of “why aren’t I an artsy artist”? Why am I not part of “art manila”? Why don’t I have a gallery handling me? Why am I not paid big bucks for my art?
All these why’s. All these insecurities.
Recently, a wise friend advised me, “you should be thankful that so many people admire your art and are inspired by it”. My friend is right.
And so I will (try my best to) put aside my insecurities and instead replace it with gratitude and sharing.
These were my thoughts as I painted the latest mural for Papemelroti UP Town Center.
This is a detail of the mural. I sincerely hope you enjoy my art.”
The Craft Party
This bulldog doesn’t seem too happy about the sculpture he’s making!
To see these works of art in person, visit the newest Papemelroti branches at UP Town Center and Shoppesville Greenhills.
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