I just want to share this very powerful verse in the Bible and a constant reminder for myself :
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” – 1 John 1:9
It is so painful when someone offended you or caused you pain. I learned from this verse that as a human, I don’t have the capability to forgive people who offended me, it will take years or sometimes a closed door to heal, we often say “it’s easy to forgive but hard to forget” – it’s true and as humans, this is what we believed in.
But I also learned that if you are a believer of Christ, forgiveness is a gift from Holy Spirit and if you have Holy Spirit in you, it will teach you to forgive and able to remove the pain/anger that’s been dwelling in your heart for a long time.
In order for us to forgive others, we have to really forgive ourselves and in order to do that; we have to surrender our hearts and pains in Jesus because we alone can’t do that, with all the impossible, God can make it possible even if we only have a faith like a size of a mustard seed, God sees our hearts and answers our prayers.
FORGIVING YOURSELF FIRST THEN FORGIVE OTHERS.
"Thank you Lord for sharing your words with me, for leading me to this verse, it is my constant desire to forgive the people who offended me and I kept asking why it is so hard to really forgive and today, you revealed to me that this is the only way – you are the only way, Jesus is the only way. So today Lord, I surrender my heart and pains to you and I declare that I forgive myself for being selfish and mad at times. I pray that you’ll continue to give me a forgiving heart everytime I got offended again. In Jesus Name, Amen.
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MARK & CHARM
Verdana Homes Daang Hari Molino II Cavite
The couple met almost 2 years ago; Mark is my friend and was our housemate until late last year he have decided to leave for his plan to finally marry Charm - we are happy about the good news. As his barkada, we liked Charm so much. Given her name, she’s so charming and I find her a very sweet and soft-spoken person – just perfect for Mark because Mark is also the same but a bit “makulit”
Personally, I’ve known Mark for a long time – we never had issues and he’s never got tired to listen to all my problems. He would help me with all the best he can – that’s how a good friend he is to all of us. He’s always positive; he’s the type of person who always has many options in mind when things went out of proportion. He’s so generous and everybody knows that. What I don’t like about him is he panics! All the time and my job is to make him chill. But overall Mark is a blessing to us – he’s Raiden’s ninong too!
KETCHUP & SASHA. Their endearment for each other – yes they own it!
I was tasked to be one of their bridesmaids and Rai as their coin bearer. It’s a Christian Wedding ceremony in a clubhouse at an exclusive subdivision in Verdana Homes located in Daanghari, Cavite. This time, hubby is just there to assist – no participation except of course to look after Raiden while I’m busy with my bridesmaid responsibility.
LEIZL aka LAPOT – yes again she is part of it because she’s Mark’s friend too! She’s my MUA for life. She’s the only one who can make me looked so fierce! And without any doubt she perfectly made me looked so HUMAN.
It was a very solemn and intimate wedding ceremony officiated by their Pastor from church, 70-80pax in the presence of family and closest friends of the couple where the ceremony and reception is located same in the clubhouse.
Their Photo and Video Team is the highlight. It is superb that hubby as a photo-op himself was amazed on how they did an on-site video for capturing important moments like they did. We even asked for a business card – who knows.
Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Mark Ambrocio!
Will upload more wedding photos soon.
KATHY & MARTIN
Sta. Rosa, Laguna, Philippines
The good thing about having so many friends is that you get so many Freebies and benefits too – like sponsoring most of your wedding expenses – the most awesome gift you’ll ever received from them!
Kathy and Martin are together since their college days and I bet they’re on their 8th year this year. I remembered Martin as an obedient working student that would “padyak his trysikad” after school for his “baon” and shared some for kathy’s expenses too! – That’s how lucky my sister ever since and so is Martin too.
Like most couples, their 8-years is not all good – they have ups and downs too but when you’re sure about your feelings for each other and that no matter how hard the circumstances you’ll face along the way and still chose to stay together – its what they did.
Finally, they have decided to take their relationship to the next level and that tying the knot is to officially “owning each other” lol
The couple has already built a house in Sta. Rosa, Laguna so the wedding took place in a resort in Calamba sponsored by a generous friend.
Kathy and Martin are more hands-on to their wedding preparation – especially Kat. All-in-all: their invitation, souvenirs, makeup, wedding venue, photo and video, photobooth and her wedding gown were shouldered by some people closest to them. They only spent for the catering, officiating priests and others. I would also like to brag how pro my friend Leizl for the bridal makeup she did to my sister - she made me looked so Hollywood too!
It’s a Catholic Wedding in a garden themed resort – with complete entourage including my son, Raiden who turned 3 that day!
The couple’s female friends hosted the mass ceremony from setting up choir to second reading. My husband, Froilan is our official DJ of the day – he’s very good at music (this is my second blog that I will brag about how very good he is) because I am a proud wife. I also made sure to be hosting my sister’s wedding reception – and with these photos, I think it was a very memorable hosting job – I can’t believed Martin and Kathy have these 1-truck of friends!
But the most important thing is we’re all together as family and its growing more in the coming days. It’s reunion for us – as we came all the way from different places.
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CONGRATULATIONS MR. & MRS. TAPALLA!