I Spilled it in the Wrong Place

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Dear Diary,

Oh my goodness! What a scare I had today. I cannot believe what I did-I’m still slapping my forehead this very moment…okay I will start from the beginning:

I got up this morning (don’t ask what time because I’m on spring break lol) and prepared my daily lemon-water-morning-drink. I then made my way to my desk to do some writing. I drank like only half of my water, and then got up to go do something. Bottom line is that I completely forgot about the water in my desk.

The day wore on, and later at noon I came back to my desk to do some more writing. I moved my arm and knocked over the cup of water. Now, if it had fallen on the floor that would be a breeze, but no-it had to spill over the little black box. How do you call it? Ummm, modem? Internet box? Router?  Well, point is that the water fell in there, and it got wet. The little blinking lights stopped blinking, and my eyes as well.

For a minute, not writing that research paper for English class sounded like heaven, but the thought of having to buy an internet modem for over $100 did not sound the least bit cool. But finally I got it all dried up, and it worked again!! What a relief! 🙂 Whew!

But I learned something, and you should too: Do NOT take water to your desk unless it’s in one of these guys right here:

w1Yup, that’s right. A sippy cup. 😉

But do you know what was the most interesting part of all this? It was that like two hours later, I found myself with a glass of water at my desk-again. I mean, who does that? One minute I promise to not take water to my desk ever again, and then I do. Why did I do that?

Before I answer myself, consider this:

I always wondered why the Israelites fell into sin time and time again, even after seeing such demonstrations of God’s power. I mean, they saw the Red Sea open, they saw the pillar of fire, they saw the ground open, and they saw mana fall from heaven. And they would say “All that the Lord hath said, that we will do.”

What happened to them? What happened to me?

After the water issue in my modem scared me, I promised not to take water to my desk again. But after I saw that the internet was functioning properly and the danger was over, I forgot about my promise.

Well you see my friends, when we obey by fear, we NEVER change. Obedience born of love is the one that lasts, that counts, and is true. 🙂

~Heidi Alonso

P.S. I’ll have to go shopping for a green sippy cup tomorrow. Lol, green is my favorite color you guys.

 

 

 

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

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Dear Diary,

This week I will be-or rather I am-on vacations; aka spring break. And so as you know, it’s Tuesday, and lot’s of things have happened and it’s not even the end of the week yet! What else is coming? I hope it’s all good and happy stuff, because I really need some of it.

But you know what? Even as little hard times come up in my life, it helps me to grow stronger in Christ. When I am in doubt, or when my brain is about to burst with all the unanswered questions in my head, it just calms me to go a quiet place and just pour my heart out to God. And I cannot begin to tell you just what level of peace I feel afterwards. It’s amazing!

You know, I just remembered what my parents have said various times, and it goes like this: Medico curate a ti mismo. Translated from Spanish to English it means the following: Physician, heal yourself. And it’s true, many times I just find picking myself up, putting a smile on my face and carrying on. I find myself just repeating what I have told many people before; people that I have helped go through their hard times.

But do you know why I am happy despite everything? It is because I know that everything happens for a reason. The more hard times I go through, the more I know that God is working in my life. It only means that He is polishing those rough spots in my character. And I hope and pray that at last I will be a worthy golden vessel for the Lord.

“And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver…and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness.” Malachi 3:3

~Heidi Alonso

Wait on the Lord

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“Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.” Psalms 27:14

Many times as we pass through trials and problems in our lives, we tend to lose every ounce of patience we have. The sad part lies in this area in particular: we lose our patience with God. As we see the months drag by, we are tempted to think that God has forgotten us, that He has forgotten our request, our prayers, the signs that we have been asking for all this time; but it is not so.

Personally, I have gone through many trials and difficult times in my life that have drained the very last drop of patience in me. But the amazing thing is that every single time the trial is over and I look back, I see how God led me step by step. During the time I thought God was silent, He was really just working very hard to give me the best outcome possible.

Dear reader, if God created us, if he knows the exact number of hairs in our head, do you honestly think he has forgotten you? Yes, you are right. The answer is no. God has not forgotten us. It is us human beings who forget about Him in the first place.

So as you look into your life, your problems, and trials you may be facing, please remember that God says, “Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands…” If He loved you so much as to die for you, He certainly loves you enough to listen to you. All you and I have to do is be patient, listen, and follow.

“If we could see the future as God sees it, we would choose the way He is choosing for us now.” ~Heidi Alonso

The Unlost Key

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“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” Psalms 119:105

Many times in our lives, the word of God is like an unlost key. It is there, but we just never see it with the eyes it should be seen with. Therefore, it becomes lost to us. And the very guide of life that God has provided for us in this dark world, we never care to consult. And to be completely honest, that is the reason why we humans complicate our lives in every possible way.

The Bible clearly tells us to wait on the Lord, to trust like a child, to cast our burdens on God and obey His leading. But we, stubborn creatures that we are, think we can solve everything on our own. But that is foolish of us…of me.

Yes, not too long ago I thought that by my own strength I could hope to resolve all my life problems. But how wrong I was! The only thing I gained by following that course was to fall even deeper into desperation.

But I thank God that I learned a lesson that I will not soon forget. And dear reader, by personal experience I can assure you that only in God will you find the grand solution to your problems. Do not take your brain piece by piece trying to find an answer because you never will–you just never will. It is only when we lay our cares and burdens at the feet of Christ that we will find peace and answers.

“The word of God is a great simplifier of life’s complicated pursuits.” E.G. White

Love Triangle

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Do you remember what having a light bulb moment felt like? Or the feeling when another person has that moment, but you feel so happy and accomplished because it was your question that triggered it?

Well, this week I had a little issue going on, and I was looking for the correct answer. I had already gleaned my brain for an answer, but the more I gleaned the more questions arose. So at this point, I finally decided it was high time for me to ask someone else for their take on the matter; and that someone was my brother.

He listened, thought for a little while, his mental  light bulb turned on, and he then gave me an answer. And it was the perfect answer I had been looking for but never could I find! My little issue was solved in less than three minutes, when I had been trying to solve it for the past four days. I was truly amazed!

And well, I don’t know if you can relate to this, but once I experience something, I can better understand the full meaning of a proverb or Bible verse that speaks in regards to what I just went through. I know that to be true now, and I can  fully understand the meaning of the proverb that says that two heads is better than one.

Now, I thought about this for a long time, and I want to take this one step further and say this: “Three heads is better than two.” And with this said, I want to encourage all of you who are married, have that special someone, or are engaged, to create a love triangle. Your relationship will never work if you do not include a third person. And that third person better be Jesus Christ, because only with Him in both your lives can you hope to create the perfect love triangle.

“…and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:12

*I want to thank my good friend who shared this picture with me, as well as the Bible verse. It truly illustrates what I have just written about. 🙂 Thank you!

 

 

4 Reasons Why I Keep a Diary

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So I see that you are a curious person. Hmmm…you want to know why I write, and I’m guessing you are most interested in what I write in my diary. Is that right? Lol.

But that is okay, you will be pleased to know that I am a very curious person as well. Although I must confess that my curiosity has led me to some weird places and situations that I didn’t like one bit.

Anywho, the reason why I chose to write about my diary is because yesterday I just began diary #42. And since many people have expressed their curiosity as to why and what I write, I thought I’d shed some light on this timeless mystery.

So here are 4 reasons why I keep a diary. Of course, I will later write more on this self same subject. But for the time being, I will only write about these 4, okay. So here it goes, brace yourself.

#1 Writing Practice. Did you know that I was terrible writer back when I was like 9 years old? I actually began keeping a diary because my teacher assigned it as homework so that I could improve my writing and grammar. Oh and don’t worry, my diaries back then were nothing like ‘Dear Diary, today I felt so…’ So yeah, writing a diary helps me to write better, and expand my vocabulary.

#2 I NEED to Write. That’s right. If I don’t have pen and paper, I will write pretty much anywhere–even walls if there is nothing else, or if my hands have already been written beyond comprehension. So yeah, I write everything my friends. If I know you, or if I heard about you, rest assured that you are mentioned in Heidi’s diary. Beware. Be nice to me. Lol.

#3 Liar Detective. Writing has improved my memory you guys. So I know what you guys guys said or did on a particular day. Of course, I am not one to argue, but while you claim you said and did such feat, I will be over here like ‘that is not what you said on March 15, 2015 at 2:30 P.M.’

#4 I can scream and yell. I cannot describe how awesome it feels to yell in complete silence. I don’t hurt nobody’s ears, or mine for that matter. I just write, do scribbles, write a few 10 pages about why I am mad, and why I shouldn’t be mad in the first place, and then I just feel so much better! You guys should really try it.

So those were my 4 reasons. Comment on which reason you found more interesting…or scary.

Thanks for reading you guys! 🙂 TTYL

Martyr of the Catacombs

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Hello my lovely readers! Today I decided to write a little book review if you will, about a book that bears the title Martyr of the Catacombs, which was written by an anonymous writer.

I will let you in on a little background about how I found out about this book:

Okay, so I have been home-schooled pretty much all my life, and my parents ordered our school books from a christian organization via catalog. The organization (Rod & Staff) carried music books, story books for teens and young adult, and among these was the book Martyr of the Catacombs.

My Mom bought this little book, and read it to us. I loved it so much, that I read it like two times afterwards. The story that it told just amazed me to the very core! It goes likes this:

A young Roman army captain is baffled by the brutalities endured by the Christians. He sees young ladies singing while being devoured by lions! All this and more touches his heart and sets the fire of true inquiry in his heart. He later converts to Christianity despite knowing that it will cost him his very life.

“One by one the voices were hushed in blood, and agony, and death; one by one the shrieks of anguish were mingled with the shouts of praise; and these fair young spirits, so heroic under suffering and faithful unto death, had carried their song to join it with the psalm of the redeemed on high.”

Reading this book will truly help you understand the experience of the early church and the terrible persecution that they suffered. You know, being a christian back then was really something more than just attending church. Being a christian at that time meant that you could loose your life at any moment if you were discovered.

And now, are we true Christians?

Do we love God with all our heart that we would gladly die for Him? Are we able to say, “Thou O Lord didst die for me; it is a privilege for me to die for thee?”

I pray our answer is yes.

“Unto Him that loved us
To Him that washed us from our sins
In his own blood;
To Him that made us kings and priests,
To God and the Father;
To Him be glory and dominion
Forever and ever.
Halleluiah. Amen!”