Love is not selfish. — Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor. (Romans 12:10)
We live in a world that is enamored with self. The culture around us teaches us to focus on our appearance, feelings and personal desires as priority. The goal it seems is to chase the highest level of happiness possible. If there were ever a word that basically means the opposite of love, it is selfish. Unfortunately it is something that is ingrained into every person from birth. You can see it in the way young children act and often in the way adults mistreat one another. Almost every sinful action ever committed can be traced back to a selfish motive. It is a trait we hate in other people but justify in ourselves.
But love “does not seek its own” ( 1 Corinthians 13:5). Love is never satisfied except in the welfare of others. You can’t be acting out of real love and selfishness at the same time. Love also leads to inner joy. When you prioritize  the well being of other people, there is resulting fulfillment that can not be duplicated by selfish actions. This is a benefit that God created and reserved for those who genuinely demonstrate love. So determine to be the first to demonstrate real love to them, with your eyes wide open. 
“Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves..” (Philippians 2:3)

Love is not selfish. — Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor. (Romans 12:10)

We live in a world that is enamored with self. The culture around us teaches us to focus on our appearance, feelings and personal desires as priority. The goal it seems is to chase the highest level of happiness possible. If there were ever a word that basically means the opposite of love, it is selfish. Unfortunately it is something that is ingrained into every person from birth. You can see it in the way young children act and often in the way adults mistreat one another. Almost every sinful action ever committed can be traced back to a selfish motive. It is a trait we hate in other people but justify in ourselves.

But love “does not seek its own” ( 1 Corinthians 13:5). Love is never satisfied except in the welfare of others. You can’t be acting out of real love and selfishness at the same time. Love also leads to inner joy. When you prioritize  the well being of other people, there is resulting fulfillment that can not be duplicated by selfish actions. This is a benefit that God created and reserved for those who genuinely demonstrate love. So determine to be the first to demonstrate real love to them, with your eyes wide open. 

“Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves..” (Philippians 2:3)

Love is patient. — Be completely humble and gentle; be patient,bearing with one another in love. (Ephesians 4:2)
Love works.  It is life’s most powerful motivator and has far greater depth and meaning than most people realize.  It always does what is best for others and can empower us to face the greatest of problems.  We are born with a lifelong thirst for love.  Our hearts desperately need it like our lungs need oxygen.
Love will inspire you to become a patient person.  When you choose to be patient, you respond in a positive way to a negative situation.  You are slow to anger.  You choose to have a long fuse instead of a quick temper.  Rather than being restless and demanding, love helps you settle down and begin extending mercy to those around you.  Patience brings an internal calm during an external storm.
Patience, makes us wise; it doesn’t rush to judgment but listens to what the other person is saying.  Patience stands in the doorway where anger is clawing to burst in, but waits to see the whole picture before passing judgment.  The Bible says, “He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who is quick-tempered exalts folly..” (Proverbs 14:29).
Few of us do patience very well, and none of us do it naturally.  But wise men and women will pursue it as an essential ingredient to their marriage relationships.  That’s a good starting point to demonstrate true love.

Love is patient. — Be completely humble and gentle; be patient,bearing with one another in love. (Ephesians 4:2)

Love works.  It is life’s most powerful motivator and has far greater depth and meaning than most people realize.  It always does what is best for others and can empower us to face the greatest of problems.  We are born with a lifelong thirst for love.  Our hearts desperately need it like our lungs need oxygen.

Love will inspire you to become a patient person.  When you choose to be patient, you respond in a positive way to a negative situation.  You are slow to anger.  You choose to have a long fuse instead of a quick temper.  Rather than being restless and demanding, love helps you settle down and begin extending mercy to those around you.  Patience brings an internal calm during an external storm.

Patience, makes us wise; it doesn’t rush to judgment but listens to what the other person is saying.  Patience stands in the doorway where anger is clawing to burst in, but waits to see the whole picture before passing judgment.  The Bible says, “He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who is quick-tempered exalts folly..” (Proverbs 14:29).

Few of us do patience very well, and none of us do it naturally.  But wise men and women will pursue it as an essential ingredient to their marriage relationships.  That’s a good starting point to demonstrate true love.

Love is kind. — Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other,just as God in Christ also has forgiven you . (Ephesians 4:32)
It is difficult to demonstrate love when you feel little to no motivation. But love in it’s truest form is not based on feelings. Rather, love determines to show thoughtful actions even when there seems to be no reward. You will never learn to love until you learn to demonstrate kindness. 

Love is kind.Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other,just as God in Christ also has forgiven you . (Ephesians 4:32)

It is difficult to demonstrate love when you feel little to no motivation. But love in it’s truest form is not based on feelings. Rather, love determines to show thoughtful actions even when there seems to be no reward. You will never learn to love until you learn to demonstrate kindness. 

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I don’t really want to let him go but, good things have to be used one way or another right? 

When seemingly the enemy is winning, just trust God rules over all. When seemingly God is silent and inattentive, just trust God answers our prayers. When seemingly God has forgotten the promises in the bible, and the promises for you, just bear in mind that God keeps His promises. Never doubt. Just trust God! 

When seemingly the enemy is winning, just trust God rules over all. When seemingly God is silent and inattentive, just trust God answers our prayers. When seemingly God has forgotten the promises in the bible, and the promises for you, just bear in mind that God keeps His promises. Never doubt. Just trust God! 

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I really love your blog and how your faith is well represented by it! Keep it up! :) God bless! :)

Hi! I love your blog as well. Continue to glorify the Lord through whatever you do. God bless you too! :)

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hi. i just discovered your blog today. it was so beautiful. i love it. <3

Hello! Thank you.. You have a nice blog too. <3 God Bless! :)

A message from Anonymous


Why people are selfish? :(

That’s human tendency. People care about theirselves more than they do to others though the bible tells us otherwise. If you are surrounded by selfish people, then show them love unselfishly. Selfish people became selfish because no one showed them how to become unselfish. Be a good example of Christ’s love. Giving without asking anything in return. Praying for those who hurt you. And lastly, remember this verse, “Love your enemies! Do good to them! Then your reward from heaven will be very great, and you will truly be acting as children of the Most High, for He is kind to the unthankful and to those who are wicked. You must be compassionate, just as your Father is compassionate.” (Luke 6:35-36 NLT)

God Bless! :)

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Where do you look for inspirations for your photographs? I love your photos! ♥ :)

I love looking at photographs. But I don’t have any specific inspiration. I just love taking photographs and appreciate the beauty of God’s creation. You know, just shoot away if you think it’s purdy! Hehe! Anyway, my favorite photographers are Mijonju and LaraJade, but their photography style is far different from mine. Hihi XD Btw, thank you! <3

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Omo~ is this real? Thank you po sa follow back. I wasn't really expecting this. Really! Ganda po kasi ng photographs niyo eh~ :)

Thank you! Your blog is nice too. God bless! :)

A message from Anonymous


I dont have the inspiration and motivation to go to work na. :( I feel like im just doing it for the money. Huhu. What should i do? :'(

Sorry for the late response. I hope you’re feeling better now. But if not, try to widen your horizon. Try to look for another job. Or maybe, looked back to the very first day that you stepped in to the company you are working now. Or think about the reasons why you chose that profession in the first place. Sometimes, it happens. We just lost the passion to do the things that we’ve been dying to do a few years back. We lost that kind of excitement to do the things we love because, well, we do it everyday. It seems that, we’re just doing the same thing over and over again. But if we wanna try to looked back and see what gave you the motivation to be where you are right now, maybe, just maybe, you could have that back again. But if it doesn’t work, I guess, you should move forward and find where God will lead you. I’m sure He will guide you all the way. That’s one of His promises.. He said, “I will never leave you, nor forsake you.” God Bless! :)

Trying to make sense of love is like trying to chase down the wind. It&#8217;ll find you when you least expect it and can even leave you shaking your head in wonder. While love can often seem illogical, following your heart will always be an adventure.
There are many times in our lives when some things just don’t make sense. You find yourself crying during a commercial on TV or straining your neck to follow a butterfly as it dances through the air over your shoulder. Sometimes you even stay with the person who has hurt you so deeply because you know the man behind the pain is trapped in his own personal hell and love is the only thing that can save him.
For some there’s that boy in fifth grade you had a massive crush on for some unknown reason. He wasn’t the cutest or the most popular kid in your class, but to you he was absolutely dreamy.
For others it&#8217;s the girl your senior year that captivated your every thought even though she didn’t know your name or that you even existed.
Or, how about spring break in college when you met “the one” on your last day of vacation only to spend the next five years pining over him, waiting for him to come charging in on his white horse and ride you into the sunset?
Why do we do that? What makes us love without logic when logic would otherwise be shouting in your ear, “What are you thinking?”
1. To each his own
Each one of us experiences love on different levels and in different ways. How we express love varies from person to person as well. So, what might seem illogical to us could seem perfectly natural to the person doing the loving. While we may not always understand the reasons behind our emotions, we learn something new about ourselves and about relationships each time we’re exposed to love.
2. Understand unconditional
To love unconditionally is to love completely. It means to appreciate and honor the person as he or she is with only his best interests in mind. It’s loving someone even when we don’t feel loved in return. It’s the uninhibited love we get from our family dog that we can’t help but give back. It’s the unexplainable love we have for our children when they’ve broken our hearts and wounded our pride. It’s forgiving when the pain is still fresh. Unconditional love could very well be defined as illogical, but then again so could denying yourself the experiences of love.
3. Love radically
If love made sense and was the same for everyone, we’d all end up living as emotional robots. Daring to love when all signs point in the other direction catapults change in perspectives, hearts, minds and lives. Loving the homeless man by taking him to lunch on a scorching summer day could be the one thing that encourages him to start the process of restoring his family. Logic can talk you right out of missing some of life’s greatest blessings, so try it a few times and see what loving without logic can do for you as well as the person receiving it. Neither of you will ever be the same again.
4. A love like no other
When you hear stories of illogical love, are you reminded of a life that was sacrificed as a way to express love beyond all reason for people who weren’t even born yet? While that kind of love leaves you shaking your head in awe and wonder, it is without a doubt a love that withstands the test of time and shatters the illusions of fear and doubt. Love may get knocked down, kicked around, torn apart and lose the battle, but love always wins the war. Trust love. It may not always make sense, but it never fails.
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Trying to make sense of love is like trying to chase down the wind. It’ll find you when you least expect it and can even leave you shaking your head in wonder. While love can often seem illogical, following your heart will always be an adventure.

There are many times in our lives when some things just don’t make sense. You find yourself crying during a commercial on TV or straining your neck to follow a butterfly as it dances through the air over your shoulder. Sometimes you even stay with the person who has hurt you so deeply because you know the man behind the pain is trapped in his own personal hell and love is the only thing that can save him.

For some there’s that boy in fifth grade you had a massive crush on for some unknown reason. He wasn’t the cutest or the most popular kid in your class, but to you he was absolutely dreamy.

For others it’s the girl your senior year that captivated your every thought even though she didn’t know your name or that you even existed.

Or, how about spring break in college when you met “the one” on your last day of vacation only to spend the next five years pining over him, waiting for him to come charging in on his white horse and ride you into the sunset?

Why do we do that? What makes us love without logic when logic would otherwise be shouting in your ear, “What are you thinking?”

1. To each his own

Each one of us experiences love on different levels and in different ways. How we express love varies from person to person as well. So, what might seem illogical to us could seem perfectly natural to the person doing the loving. While we may not always understand the reasons behind our emotions, we learn something new about ourselves and about relationships each time we’re exposed to love.

2. Understand unconditional

To love unconditionally is to love completely. It means to appreciate and honor the person as he or she is with only his best interests in mind. It’s loving someone even when we don’t feel loved in return. It’s the uninhibited love we get from our family dog that we can’t help but give back. It’s the unexplainable love we have for our children when they’ve broken our hearts and wounded our pride. It’s forgiving when the pain is still fresh. Unconditional love could very well be defined as illogical, but then again so could denying yourself the experiences of love.

3. Love radically

If love made sense and was the same for everyone, we’d all end up living as emotional robots. Daring to love when all signs point in the other direction catapults change in perspectives, hearts, minds and lives. Loving the homeless man by taking him to lunch on a scorching summer day could be the one thing that encourages him to start the process of restoring his family. Logic can talk you right out of missing some of life’s greatest blessings, so try it a few times and see what loving without logic can do for you as well as the person receiving it. Neither of you will ever be the same again.

4. A love like no other

When you hear stories of illogical love, are you reminded of a life that was sacrificed as a way to express love beyond all reason for people who weren’t even born yet? While that kind of love leaves you shaking your head in awe and wonder, it is without a doubt a love that withstands the test of time and shatters the illusions of fear and doubt. Love may get knocked down, kicked around, torn apart and lose the battle, but love always wins the war. Trust love. It may not always make sense, but it never fails.

Article Source: http://familyshare.com

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Hello! Your photos are great! Do you mind if I ask what camera are you using? And what camera can you recommend for beginners? Thanks!

Hi! I am currently using Canon Kiss X3 (Canon 500D). When it comes to camera, I don’t think I’m the best person to ask. Because I am more like, whatever camera you’re using, it doesn’t matter. As long as you put your heart on each photograph, everything will be fine. Though, I’m a Canon lover, because I find it more user friendly than my brother’s Nikon. Hihi.. :P

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Hi! What point and shoot would you recommend? Yung di masyado mahal pero ok naman.. hihi, thank you! God Bless! :)

Hello! As for my own experience, Olympus and Canon point & shoot cameras are awesome! God Bless you too! :)

It took a lot of courage for me to say those words. But after almost a year, I finally said it. With God, I find the courage to spill it out. It was painful. I got scared. But I found freedom and relief. And now, all I have to do is to continue praying about it. God listens. He hears even the most silent prayer of a sincere heart. He also promised that whatever we asked in His name, we are going to received it if we have faith. So I will hold fast to His word, for He who promised is faithful.