Got a crazy idea? I had one (again!) and this time, I had the guts to ask a close friend working in a christian publishing company if they can have a book about stories of pastors who were led astray using drugs and how they turned that mess into a message.
With some little chat over Facebook and going through some Q & A portion from her, I ended up asking her to send me the “Book Proposal Submission Guidelines” that needed to be filled-out.
After browsing through the guidelines and questions to answer, I was shock that it takes not only guts to write a book but a lot of reflecting and rewriting to let the message through. Here’s one of my answer below that needed a lot of time to rewrite:
“The main theme of the book is about how God rescued individuals from drug dependence and made it a message for others to be set free as well. It was very evident that God made it possible for these pastors to have a way of escape and their lives were never the same….”
I’m honest enough to share that this is something that thrills me and will entail much time and research! With the issues and concerns of the drug epidemic today, their stories can personally bring a positive impact to our church community in the Philippines. And hopefully, we as the church, to see the importance of taking part of God’s redemptive move for those enslaved by drug dependence. I hope that through this project, we can give light to the real issue and bring a different perspective with love and acceptance.
As a preview, here’s a chapter synopsis / abstract I’ve forwarded to my friend:
“Living in the limelight as an actor has its privileges but when everything turns awry by falsely being convicted of homicide, everything fell apart. His wife left him, his kids were misguided and yet he continued using drugs inside the city jail.
But one encounter inside the City Jail led him to meet Jesus at the crossroad but it didn’t just end there, he was set free from drug dependence immediately and the Lord paved the way for his parole after two decades in prison.
He now shares his testimony to different conferences and activities, giving hope that God can change our situation in the blink of an eye….”
Pray with me on this project and if you happen to know someone who has a story to tell, please share them to me by sending it through email at firstname.lastname@example.org. God bless and thank you for reading! 😉
I’ve been dreaming of applying for an online job. Although this may entail me to work on the wee hours of the night, at least I can have some spare time doing something else. Working for some time in the corporate world makes you see things differently. In a span of 15 days, I’ve noticed that I am spending more than 10 hours regularly ( averaging to 12 to 16 hours every other day for the last 3 weeks) to meet deadlines and joining meetings.
I also noticed a decrease in my sleeping habit and although there are good amenities in my room, I usually spend my days or nights on my bed rather than enjoying the perks of being single.
Recently, I’ve been asking my self what I really want to do in life. The crazy feeling of wanting to work online spurs me to look for some online job. The search seems to be as easy as 1,2 and 3 but getting feedback is definitely entails a lot of patience. I want to be in a work wherein I can be my own boss or should I have one, a client who is miles away from me. I love to work alone, finish projects and spend time researching and learning new stuff online. This is what drives me right now to be online most of the time.
But seriously, I will miss talking to co-workers on important stuff, spending time doing reports and spearheading coaching sessions as well. These are also important to make me sane from time to time.
Simply put, this rant is just to make me vent out on some stuff on my mind and get to understand the feeling of being free to do stuff, earn while doing the things you love most and grow in another level of maturity outside the four walls of the office.
How about you, how are you doing today?
It’s the last day of April and I am excited to what’s in store for next month. For one, I’m going for the first time in 7 years back to the National Youth Camp, only this time, as a kuya.
Butuan City, according to wikipedia:
Butuan (pronounced ), officially the City of Butuan (Butuanon: Dakbayan hong Butuan; Cebuano: Dakbayan sa Butuan; Tagalog: Lungsod ng Butuan) and often referred to as Butuan City, is a highly urbanized city in the Philippines and the regional center of Caraga. It is located at the northeastern part of the Agusan Valley, Mindanao, sprawling across the Agusan River. It is bounded to the north, west and south by Agusan del Norte, to the east by Agusan del Sur and to the northwest by Butuan Bay. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 337,063 people.
I believe God is doing something in the city and we are all excited what He will reveal through this season.
Please pray also for our youth group of twenty something as we travel from Negros Oriental to Cebu by bus and barge and by boat overnight all the way to Nasipit.
Also,since it will be on a weekday, I’ll be out of the office for the entire week and my boss approved of it. Wohoo!
And oh, I’m also helping with some church stuff with NIHOP’s Negros Youth Convergence 2017:
So,it is going to be a hectic month on top of work so please pray for the following:
- Provision for travel, the activities and for my family as well
- Protection in all the travels, promotional stints for the events
- Good health as I do stuff because you know how I become workaholic
I appreciate your reading and send me a comment if you agree with me in prayer! Salamat!
2011 has finally arrived and to many of us, this is definitely a good year after everything that happened the previous year. I’ve been browsing through the pinoy blogosphere lately and noticed the emerging trend of posting about 2011 and the no. 11 respectively.
Most of the posts revolved around their New Year’s resolution(s), predictions, and expectations and among others for 2011. And after a couple of hours reading all about them, I finally decided to join in the fun by making NOT just one but three blog posts with the same topic.
You’re probably asking why I’m posting 3 separate entries to one particular topic. I wanted to write a lot of things about this year. After some thought though, I realized that I need to focus on topics related to:
What I want to have
(gadgets, investments and necessities)
What I want to do
(travel, leisure and fun)
What I want to accomplish
(related to work, family life and personal goals)
Why create one NOW?
There comes a time in your life that you realize you’re growing older and you want to accomplish a lot of things (that includes getting the things you want) before you turn 30.
Since the last 5 years of my life has always been about work and I’ve been intoxicated with it ever since, the next few years will be focused on things that is entirely different from what I’ve done before.
Honestly speaking, I’ve entirely forgot that life does not revolve with work alone but should include enjoyment and have fun along the way to balance everything. With that realization comes the idea on focusing my energy to things I love to do, I want to have and I need to accomplish.
I hope this makes sense to you and please expect more posts from me this 2011!
I’m back in Bacolod City after a 2 day stint in Iloilo City. My weekend was definitely fun and exciting although it kind of hurt my pocket a bit specially that I paid personally for all of my expenses.
If in case you haven’t read my previous entries, I joined the 1st Visayas Blogging Summit and received a lot of freebies for the whole day event.The topics are awesome and made me think too much the next day to what I am passionate about.
I’m now contemplating on how to make good use of everything I’ve learned. And I do hope that if you’re one of the many bloggers who joined the event, – we’re on the same boat.
It would be a waste of money and time if the only purpose of being there was to have fun and meet new people. I mean, that’s part of the package but not the real deal of why we came,right?
My next few posts will focus on some good personal experience in how sulking in my hotel room made my day in finding my ” real passion” and how I will start doing it through a new blog. 😉
Please do come back and read all about it!