Hello everyone! How was your day?
About me then, I was busy..busy. Last Saturday, I was invited by Jolly, a friend of mine to the Confirmation of her youngest daughter. Anne Kristine is her name and she is the young girl in the picture below together with her father, the priest and her mother.
Below is a picture of Anne Kristine with her family and relatives. Not all of them, because she has two more brothers that were not in the picture and of course more relatives.
Here in Norway, Confirmation is a big event for the 15 years olds because it is the day that they will be celebrating their transition from being a child to young grown up. They will be receiving gifts, for the mostly money and the sum can be very huge for them. There are different methods to do it. Some do it in church as a confirmation of their baptism, like Anne Kristine did with family and friends. Some do it privately...those who don't believe in God. Just a transition from being a child to being a grown up. But still they make a big celebration of it.
This is a Catholic Confirmation since Anne Kristine's family is Catholics. But the ceremony was very nice, as a visitor said later..we have a lot to learn from the ceremony.
Anyway, fast - forward to the celebration.. This was the place for the celebration. There were so many guests that were invited.
Me and Camilla, a friend. She too was from the Philippines.
And for the foods! A typical Philippine's cuisine. We call it lechon in our own language where we grilled the whole suckling pig.
But there were more. My friend Jolly the mother of Anne Kristine prepared lot's of Philippine's foods to our delight. The Norwegians love the foods too!
Some of the happy guest from different countries like Philippines, America and Brazil!
Ladies from the Philippines, that includes me!
Wanida to the left was from Thailand, Camilla from the Philippines and Ann Helen is a Norwegian
The younger ones, I think they are so sweet!
The best of all the cakes.
Last picture of Anne Kristine with her friends and the cake table.
Ending this post with "Food for the soul!"
Our ways...or God's ways...
Selfie....selfie...selfie! Have we ever think how many times we lift ourselves up and put God in the background? How many times that we chose to be in other places than with the presence of God? We do things our way...not God's way. Do we feel fulfilled then of doing things apart from God? Where is our true happiness? Is there a place for God in our lives? Are we interested in knowing Him and exploring His kingdom? Or is He just the one we call when we needed help?
Whatever the reason...God said that unless He builds the house..they labor in vain who build it. Psalm 127: 1
Quote from Adams
* Life is wasted, useless, and of no avail
Unless we're living daily for the Lord;
Let's pledge ourselves anew to living godly, Anything less we simply can't afford.*
- God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with Him.
Dear God, I pray for each and every one of us to seek first Your kingdom and its righteousness. In doing so, You will provide everything for us. I pray that You will be lifted up in our lives. Less selfie and more of You. Let our hearts hunger for Your presence. Thirst after Thy word. Be one with You in spirit and in truth. I pray in Jesus name. Amen