Her Curly Hair Makes Her Prettier

Simplymarrimye - Making her hair curlier

We dotingly call her Aya
her eyes are chinita
and her hair has natural perm.
She always wants it longer
Effort and time are essentials
to get these perfect curls.

Having this type of strands
somehow makes this 
young lady wander...
How she wish to have 
a healthy silky
black straight hair.

Being A Good Samaritan

New International Version (NIV)
The Parable of the Good Samaritan

25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?”
27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’ ; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.”
28 “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”
29 But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”
30 In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. 
31 A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side.
32 So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 
33 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 
34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. 
35 The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’
36 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”
37 The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”
Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”

Simplymarrimye's On Being A Good Samaritan - Luke 10:36-37
Luke 10:36-37

A ROSE for my Birthday

A ROSE for my Birthday

My birthday fell on a weekend 
but I was surprised to receive 
a rose from my son, Kurt. 

When he got home from school
afternoon of June 28... he handed me 
with a shy-mannered gesture,
 a single stem with a red rose
 in full bloom and greeted me in advance.

He said, he wanted to buy a bunch
 but his money could only afford one. 
I felt so touched with this simple 
yet meaningful expression of love.

Psalm 46:1

Simplymarrimye - "God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble." Psalm 46:1

I believe that being religious is different 
from being spiritual
 but we can be both at the same time. 
Everyone of us has own journey... 
a voyage that must be navigated
once we hold the gear of life. 

It's far from over. 
It may not be always smooth sailing
There may be waves taller than us... 
strong winds that may drag us back to the shore 
or bring us to the depths of the ocean.

ME and My Daughter

Simplymarrimye - My Daughter and ME
My Daughter and ME

Our age difference is 27 years.
I admit, 
she's more beautiful than me.
We have disagreements sometimes 
but we know where we stand.
I am still her mother...
 and she is my child.

I can hardly see myself 
in her when I was young
though I am the eldest 
in my family as well.
She's a young lady of this
digital age
while I'm about to turn my 
golden page