Photography & Digital Art, Travel

An Escolta + Estero Weekend

A few months ago, my friend and I decided to do something outside the usual Saturday morning routine. After breakfast, we rode a jeepney to Escolta and visited The Hub Make Lab and The Den (Map). Then, we walked through China Town under the heat of the sun to find the sea food place popularly known as Estero, aptly named for its location–right beside a tiny creek.

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Bible & Prayer, Heiress of His Promise

Reconnect

I was browsing through old notes and unfinished write-ups where I found this and decided to complete it:

This morning I woke up, opened my laptop and tried to open Facebook as I usually do. But today thereโ€™s a pop-up on my laptop saying I owe 200 pesos to my service provider, hence my internet connection is โ€œrestrictedโ€. I had to pay the remaining amount so that the connection could be returned.

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Heiress of His Promise

Rage, Rage

Have you ever had that time when you felt that your heart has been stagnant almost inactive? I know I have. It is unlike those days that I feel on fire for the Word, on fire to inspire and to encourage. It feels like just passing by. Like Iโ€™m living on the bare minimum, just passing through the moment.

And somehow, these words resounded to me:

“Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”

These words are from a poem by Dylan Thomas. Analysts say itโ€™s a poem about fighting deathโ€”the physical kind, about not allowing yourself to passively wait for โ€œthat good nightโ€, about fighting for life as much as you can.

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Bible & Prayer, Heiress of His Promise

Fear Displaces God

Fear strips away God’s lordship over our lives. Instead of God being at the throne of our hearts, fear usurps God, manifesting in our loss of faith and surge of doubt. When we allow this illegitimate sovereignty of fear to continue, fear has the power to silence our faith. To exile faith into the deepest dungeons of our mind.

Man and Woman of God, don’t let fear rule you. Fight for the position of God in your life.

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One Identity

Earlier this year I created this blog as a separate place where I can write about things I do in my life. I thought I should separate it from the blog where I wrote about my faith. I reasoned that I wanted my previous blog to just be about faith.

This week I read one of Arianne Serafico’s posts (actually she has a free online course on this topic) where she talked about previously having a separate Instagram account for her business/creative pursuits and from her personal Instagram account. She talked about how she didn’t want to put it all in her personal account for fear of making it too sales-y or just weird and awkward. In a way, I realised that maybe I made separate blogs also because I didn’t want people who read my blog posts to see my posts about faith. I felt like I didn’t want people to think I was too “religious” or “church-y”.

But, it doesn’t feel right to have a split identity. I shouldn’t be creating a schism on what I do on a daily basis from the very thing that influences my motives and decisions: my faith. So now, I’m placing them all in one place. Here.

Previously, I owned the domain names unprecedentlife(dot)wordpress(dot)com and heiressofapromise(dot)wordpress(dot)com.

Now, welcome to unprecedentgrace.wordpress.com where I strive to reconcile both parts of my identity into one. Cheers to being whole!

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