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Tuesday, March 16, 2004
I know I haven't written in a long time, but I would like to say that over the time period I haven't been writing (namely 2001-2002) I have gone through trials and trenches and I have also emerged victoriously with the grace of God. In short, I have fought to restore my marriage because I made a covenant in the beginning not only to my husband, but to God! Now hand in hand with a wonderful testimony, our marriage has been restored for over a year and a half, and recently I have been ministering to other women who are going through the same trials. If you are dealing with separation, divorce, or adultery and are looking to save your marriage with God's help, I am willing to share my testimony. You may email me at helloktt@yahoo.com. God is no respector of persons, what He has done for me, He can do for you! I know many other relationships which have been restored through God's saving grace! Nothing is impossible for Him!
posted by hello kt 3:50 PM

Sunday, November 02, 2003

Man, Dinah's good!!

Although I talk to Dinah on a regular basis, I find out more about her by occassionally checking out her blogger... Coffee Talk. It's like reading a reality show. She's so funny... she must be lonely on call because she sure does splurge everything in her blogger. Just kidding, dine. For instance, never knew about her CPS episode, does seem like a "bit" from a COPS show. I'm reading it and in the back of my mind, I hear the tune "bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do when they come for you...".

By the way, I just visited my site for the first time in about 6 months. I need to do a lot of updating. And I too am annoyed by these banners that didn't used to exist. I guess Dinah's right, you must have to pay in order to get rid of them.
posted by hello kt 4:21 PM

Sunday, January 27, 2002

Welcome Visitors

Thank you visitors for emailing in response to viewing my site. I have been touched by some of your emails and it's a blessing to know that you see my light shine. Honestly, I only published this site initially for a grade in one of my classes, then it turned into a dedicated project much like a scrapbook. I felt silly at first doing a website on myself; it seemed so conceited at first to spend so much time for a project on your self, but what else would I do a website on without doing too much research for an easy 'A'?

Well, I've met alot of nice people through visitors of this site and every comment has been positive. I put this up more than a year ago and to this day I've gotten a few random emails in the past week. Thanks again for your feedback. I'd also like to know if you have a website or blogger?
posted by hello kt 9:21 PM

Wednesday, December 26, 2001

Footprints

As I reminisce another year coming to pass, I realize that I've had the biggest spiritual growth spurt in my entire life. I think I've taken a few others for the ride and they have also grown in faith right along with me. I've been blessed with good friends, unlike the poem, Iooking back there were many times in my life where I saw more than two sets of footprints in the sand. I had several sets walking with me and I am really thankful and blessed by the company and support. These were not just my friends, but prayer partners who held me accountable to my faith and to my Lord and Savior. For all I know, they could be angels in disguise, but it's truly a blessing that I won't take for granted. You know who you are, and if you happen to be reading this... THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH... I LOVE YOU!!

Also, there were many crucial moments in my life where there was just one set of footprints. At the time, I didn't realize the Lord was carrying me, but now it seems sooo clear. I can recall specific moments when He lifted me up in my darkest hour, from deep despair to pure joy... even in a matter of seconds (all I did was silently call his name). It truly is "amazing grace"... and it really is more than just a song.
posted by hello kt 11:31 PM

And the Greatest of These is ...Love

Wow!! What a challenging year I've had! I think the Lord has blessed me with an extremely important gift, not only did He exhibit it towards me, but He taught me how to express it verbally and nonverbally, not just to family and friends, but to people in general that I encounter daily. Man, it may sound corny, but the kind of love He taught me was a Godly love... an extremely challenging lesson, very trying, and sometimes burdensome, but that's where God comes in.

For example, can you love someone without expecting anything in return (even to be loved back)? Is it possible to love someone even when they hurt you (and bad)? Is it possible to forgive continually and bear it with love even when they don't apologize ? If you can't say 'yes' to any of the above, than your love for others is conditional. Love means not being easily offended when a friend says something to you or about you that was completely inconsiderate or rude. It means going an extra step further when someone asks you a favor even when you don't feel like it. It means acting out of love when noone is looking and you won't get credit for it. I can't say that I can still do all these things perfectly or that I'm good at it, but I can definitely say I'm constantly working at it and it's truly been a refining experience. As is written in the chapter of 1 Corinthians 13 in the Bible, Love never fails!! It's true, and I've had a whole year to come to that conclusion. It keeps close friends close. It keeps families from destruction. It allows Jesus to shine through you. It rewards your recipients and God always finds a way to reward you... because even when noone sees it... He sees it ALL!!

Luke 6:32 "And if you love those who love you, what credit is {that} to you? For even sinners love those who love them."
posted by hello kt 11:09 PM

What? A new entry?

Dinah is probably one of the only people that checks to see if I've updated my blogger yet. Honestly, I've always been this way. I've never been able to keep up with a diary or a journal even though I've started one numerous times. However, I will make a little bit more of an effort to update, even though I'm convinced noone reads this anyway, but for the sake of looking back it's worth it. It's my own cyber "footprints in the sand".


posted by hello kt 10:35 PM

Friday, September 21, 2001

Standing Strong

You know I was watching a news program which said something like 8 out of 10 people have or are experiencing depression after the terrorist attacks. I thank the Lord that I have not felt depression. Why? This is out of the ordinary for me. I am an emotional person, I myself have recently been dealing with a spiritual attack on my life. With faith and God's love, he has taught me to hope always and trust in Him. I have overcome it and continue to stand strong in ALL trials. However, I do frequently feel the pangs of sorrow as I listen to the heroic testimonies of many fellow citizens who died for "strangers". It moves me to tears and a grateful spirit I have for the things I take for granted... such as the country I live in and the people I share it with.

Proud to be an American

One of my Filipina friends commented on how I am the MOST American out of everyone (sarcastically). This was after a comment I made of wearing a NY shirt to school the day after the attacks. I thought to myself, what does that mean? Was I supposed to be ashamed? Am I supposed to be MORE Filipina? and if so... how is that?

I thought to myself. Our parents brought us to this land for a reason... freedom, opportunity, and a better living. Have I lost my identity? I still have the brown skin, Filipino features, and Philippine ancestry as well as immediate family members in the Philippines whom I embrace and love as my own. My own cousins, the last time I visited, expressed their desire and dream to one day move to "The States".

Do I deny my heritage? Not at all. I am also proud to be a Filipina... as well as American. My son is only half Filipino, but I still have him call his Filipino family members by Tita (Aunt) and Tito (Uncle).

What is American? There is no color attached to it except red, white, and blue. What culture does it carry? It's a melting pot of chinese, japanese, hispanic, african, indian, arabian, british, etc... american. So if you asked me... I am VERY proud to be American!
posted by hello kt 10:45 PM