THE NON-ELECTION REFLECTION

Following the electoral count over the next few days a new President will be sworn into office.  At home, while both my family and our household staff patrol the tube for election updates I decided to retreat into reflection…not about the elections nor about politics, but about righteousness, which sadly has been plastered and marked as a highly-overrated commodity these days…naturally, because these are the end times.  Armageddon in case you didn’t know, is not a fairy tale, it is imminent.

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I read something today that upheld my sentiments about the commitment I made to the Lord when I was nine years old.  I committed to live a life pleasing to Him and one thing He promised me that night was that I never needed to be afraid of the dark again.  It was a simple enough request because I didn’t know how to sleep alone in my room.  He didn’t promise that darkness would not come, it most certainly would, He just promised that He would be with me.  Wherever He is more than enough light shines for you to know where you’re at.  Read on to the end.


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A No Make-Up Shake Up 1.1

Now, let’s see if I can get a trend going.  Quite a few have failed in the past and others are just disgustingly delayed (like the In Her Bag interviews, trying to secure another one after Donita). Weekly or perhaps monthly I shall try to post lovely photos sans the makeup of different faces in different places, young or old doesn’t matter.  First for this one is a photo that’s a decade old, I was 19 and with my aunts, Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan and Sharon Cuneta-Pangilinan, whose husbands are mom’s brothers.  Here is a photo my mom pulled out of a box today unretouched and very precious.

Whenever they’re with us they don’t wear makeup, most of the time not even cologne or fragrance, at the most maybe they’ve got moisturizer, mascara (hardly ever), and lip balm on.  They really only wear makeup when they’re working and up to this day, their faces are still flawless.  I’m even more “vanedosa” than they are and find myself having to tone my random fussy self down around them because of their up front simplicity. These two lovelies, in spite of what people preconceive about them from time to time, are not fussy bout skincare and makeup and not even beauty obsessed.  They’re more into God, the Bible, worship music, their husbands, lulling their children to sleep, books, the kitchen, and gadgets that help them through the day.  Like everyone under the sun, they’re not perfect and will never admit to being so and I love and am truly inspired by both of them.  May God’s love, protection, and grace shine upon them always.… To full post & COMMENTS...