Posts Tagged ‘Reflections of Christ’

(Artwork by Greg Olsen)

It’s pouring outside. I had a chance to have some quiet moments to reflect on a few significant things in life and was reminded that the entire Christian world will commemorate Easter this coming week.

I am grateful for the Atonement and all the sacrifices that the Savior has done for us. I pray that we may be able to overcome our humanity and someday be found worthy of this divine gift so that we may be given a chance to return and enjoy His loving presence in the next life.

Have a meaningful Easter everybody!


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This is truly a gift, free to us, without conditions, to bring Christ into our home this Christmas.

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This is The Christmas Story shown during the 2011 First Presidency Christmas Devotional.

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(Painting by Greg Olsen)

My heart is brimming with happiness during this most festive season!! It also coincides with the month I am celebrating my birth on the earth! As I celebrated my birthday, I was filled with so much joy and gratitude for all the wonderful blessings I have received; for the countless greetings from family and friends; for the warmth, love, and kindness of the people around me; for the opportunities to serve and the inexplicable feeling of bliss which comes along with it! Oh, how my spirit swells!!! 🙂

I’d like to wish you all the same feeling of joy and happiness! May you find peace, love, and a feeling of gratitude that will make your hearts swell as we celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ this season!

A very merry Christmas to all!!!

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Don’t miss this video! See how some people celebrated Christmas in a food court of a mall! 🙂

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It’s December!!! Woohoo!!! It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!! And the happiest season of all!!! 🙂 We are celebrating the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ!!! And the whole wide world rejoices!!! 🙂 The child in me leaps with great joy and awe at the lights that brighten up the darkness of the night everywhere I go! I delight at the Christmas music I hear all around me and décors that don most homes and buildings—otherwise standing bare and cold in the midst of the concrete jungle in the city where I work. I was touched by the Christmas carols that were sung and Christmas story that was read last night during the opening ceremonies of the Manila Philippines Temple lighting. It is indeed a season of joy, hope, and love all around the world!!! 🙂

I wish all of you a wonderful month ahead as we commemorate the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ! May we all find the true meaning of this season and may our hearts be found in the right place as we follow His examples.

I find that the video below is appropriate for this occasion. May we all find room in our hearts for Him, our Savior:

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(Photograph by Franco Advincula)

While cruising down a road that led to our home the other day, I noticed some banners reminding the people that it has been a year since the catastrophic flooding that affected most of the metropolitan area occurred. It was a call for thanksgiving and celebration for the lives that were saved during that time and to encourage the people to keep moving on as they look forward to a brighter future.

It’s amazing how time flies, and the memories that these types of tragic incidents leave us are some that cannot easily be forgotten. They linger in our hearts and in our minds. Yet the wise thing to do is to look for all the good and positive that would come out of it.

What struck me most from looking at the banner was the photo that accompanied it. It was an image of a distressed woman being rescued from the flood, with someone helping her to swim in the water while someone ashore was pulling a rope tied around her body. I imagined how desperate her situation was and how grateful she must’ve been for all those strangers gathered around her trying to help and save her life. And they most probably did.

As I pondered about that photograph, I thought of how noble and praiseworthy those people are. How admirable that they were willing to put their own lives in danger in order to help a stranger from losing her life. And then a thought came to me: There is no wonder our Redeemer was willing to give up His own life in order to save us from losing ours forever. Because if these strangers were willing to do so with their fellow beings, how much more Him who created us and have known us even before we were born? If these strangers could love their fellowmen enough for them to do what they did, how much more exponential God’s love for us is?

And we should all be grateful.

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