Heiress of His Promise, Personal

Pasasalamat

Pasasalamat, n. gratitude or indulgence

In the past few weeks, including the closing weeks of 2017, I had a lot of fleeting moments of immense gratitude.

Noticing something I bought months ago that’s propped up on the bookshelf, or remembering an experience that was once a prayer, or seeing faces of people I have come to love all over facebook. Each time — flashes of joy spreading through my body accompanied by humbling gratitude from the overwhelming realisation of the love from my ever-faithful God.

Here are some things that have made me feel that simple but powerful gratitude.

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Personal

Hello 2018~

Hello to the new year!

You could say I got swamped by so many events and other interests, hence my inactivity here, but hopefully this 2018 could be better for this blog.

I’m starting a BuJo so I hope I can keep myself on track. There are already so many backlogs to post and so many photos to share here. I might end up flooding this blog soon enough.

This is just a quick hello-slash-year starter post, so catch you all later in my upcoming posts. 안녕!

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Heiress of His Promise, Personal

Saved by Grace

I don’t remember when the word grace started resonating with me, but it has and in fact, it is from which the name of this blog was derived! In part, it’s a special word to me because the biblical definition of my name Hanna means just that, grace. However, it also encapsulates the unfolding of our relationship with God. In Ephesians 2:8-10, it reads

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

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Creative Writing, Personal

6 Dream Jobs for Me

Prompt #19: Dream Jobs

I say dream job because I admire the people who are living these lives. I say dream job because it would be really hard for me to land these jobs someday. I also say dream job because dreams still come true, right? Why not? 🙂

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Character & Leadership, Creative Writing, Personal

To think, think, think

Prompt #18: In the past month, what have you learned?

April was a month of thinking. In my fast-paced life in college, I had to be quick in making decisions. I had to be vigilant in every move I make. When we trained for student council elections, we had to learn answering questions for just the amount of time the question was being stated, which was thirty seconds or so. But, in this more tranquil season–thinking, deeply thinking, has become part of my everyday life.

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Creative Writing, Personal

Why I Don’t Have A Favorite Toy

Prompt #11: Your favorite childhood toys

Toys were everything for us as kids, but I wasn’t the kind who always had the newest toys. When I was just in grade school, I already knew the concept of materialism and I didn’t want my mother to buy all those toys.

My mother also didn’t want us to be demanding when our relatives and friends would ask us what we wanted as birthday gifts or Christmas presents. She was practical and would tell us to always ask for something useful instead.

Personally, I also knew I was going to get bored with them or grow out of them at some point. I knew that there was something trivial and temporary about toys. However, it still didn’t change my childish heart from getting a little green-eyed when a classmate gets the new gadgets or when a family friend shows off their new toy straight from abroad.

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