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I THANK GOD FOR SISTERS

We  have our one and only “Kuya” (brother), he’s the first  among us siblings then I’m next making me the eldest among my sisters. 

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Jhing, (Janice Arda) who’s now a mother of 3 boys is 2 years younger than me.. then came Bige (that’s what I fondly call her) or Kamil (Camille Abigaille) to most of her new friends, came after a gap of 13 yrs after Jhing. 

30756_395418058619_7983795_nme and jhing at miguelin street, sampaloc, manila where we grew up

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37403_406631498619_4184305_nswimming at lemery, batangas with mima’s office mates

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Jhing and I went to the same school during our elementary days. I remember us playing “Little Miss Philippines” and I love making sash and crowns for her. I always thought she’ll be a beauty queen by profession since she’s taller and fairer than me. We may also have different set of friends and different interests, but we would always share the same passion for food, we both love to eat! 

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562954_10151090144523620_940671412_non our of our thursday family night dinners

We used to share the same bed when we we’re small, same room when we’re growing up and when she decided to be independent and left  the house at 18, I felt bad. We may not be the buddy sisters that you imagine but it’s a secure feeling to always have her around. I maybe older than her, but i’m the “iyakin”  (cry baby), and being the strong person that she is, she would always defend me whenever I’m in trouble. 

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475206_10151176062888620_74697020_othursday famiy pig-out dinner

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We may also have our own fair share of disappointments in life, conflicts and misunderstandings, but we would always be sisters by heart, and she’s dear to me. We would kiss and make up and unconditionally love, forgive and accept one another. I admire her for her courage, her strong character. Jhing would always  speak her mind, but with wisdom. She’s bolder to try different things and learn from them. Many years have passed and we’re making up for the lost times, as a matter of fact, we get to spend much time together now than before. 

…. Now let’s talk about my cool sister Bige. Cool in a sense that she’s always the wacky one, making us laugh, always with some fun joke up her sleeve. You will just know that she’s around simply because you can hear the doors banging, loud footsteps all over the place. Bige, being the youngest, just loves to be noticed. How will I get along with so many years without her is a mystery. 

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459013_10150942037138620_399377671_oisn’t she lovely?

I’m with mom when she had her and  I’ve always watched her grow. Ever since she was small (well… until now, laughs), I’m always next to her, nursing her, changing her diapers, and I even bring her to the Pedia for her shots because Mom is busy working to provide for us. We always adored her, we we’re all so happy having a baby at home! We would always dress her up and we love playing with her, making her cry and laugh at the same time, hehehe! (sorry Bige, this sounded like we’re bullying you..er…sort of) She had brown eyes, blonde hair and a fairer skin just like Jhing.

292133_10150978882993620_868706554_nplaying with my nikki

31406_395131353619_1929505_ntailored dress just for them 🙂

475170_10150942045953620_597386503_oher nursery graduation picture 

457750_10150942169963620_1576818871_oouting with family, its like I already have two daughters (Bige and Nikki)

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She will always be my answered prayer.  For some of you who did not know, she also has a strong personality and always challenged, yet passionate and has a heart to serve.. but I must say, I’d prefer God to use her in a different way. I know God designed her to be like that, always influential and I want her to serve her purpose. On nights when she’s not at home and committed to staying at quarters as a ROTC officer and President of a Student Organization on PUP, I would really pray to God. I told Him that I want that same commitment, that  same passion and that same heart to serve be used for His glory alone, so again I prayed. 

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26016_107274959296147_2254752_nang pogi dati ni sistah!

Many times I would cry out to God for the salvation of my family, and just when I surrendered and totally offered up everything unto the foot of His throne, her heart opened. God made an appointed time for Bige. God’s timing is always perfect… and about two years ago, Bige came to know the Lord.. There is a promise in the book of Acts and Galatians that I am still holding on.

11187_543395879017384_1817258387_nnow she’s currently helping out at Life Box

“They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved – you and your household.” – Acts 16:31

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” – Galatians 6:9

Now Jhing’s successful in her own right, have her own family, her own place and even own a car. Her diligence and hard work paid off and I pray that she would also one day encounter You and experience the fullest of life in Your presence. 

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I know she’s happy now, but I know she can be happier with You. I claim that she would also know You in a more personal and intimate way. She’s always known You and I pray that you would also cause her to seek You more.

As for Bige, I’m humbled by the way I watch her serve You. I know we will always be imperfect but just the same, I honor her for taking up the cross as she took the mandate of discipling others. 

417630_553297331360572_1604740483_nBige facilitates at Victory Weekend, experiencing victory on Christ alone.

No words can express how blessed I am to be able to share life with these two beautiful women. May You continue to uphold the destiny that You have for both of them. I can never thank You enough for blessing them and always loving them.

I know You’re not yet through with my family, we’re being changed from glory to glory. But whatever way that pleases You, I continue to commit their lives to You, my Papa, Mima and Kuya. I know I am favored for having them.  

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Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,” and call insight your intimate friend, – Proverbs 7:4

The whole family loves you. Jhing and Bige, you are blessings from God!

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I honor you and I look forward to growing old and living a full life with both of you!

♥♥♥Ate♥♥♥

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know this..GOD SAID!

As I do one to one and share about Jesus, there’s one common idea being asked… and that is now… what’s next? After years of wandering through this world..and searching for answers to our different questions in life, it’s simply amazing to know that God created us to do “good works w/c (He) prepared in advance for us… (Ephesians 2:10)… and this fires us up, gives us purpose.

That’s why whenever we’re faced with different challenges, we feel the drive to move up… step up…that’s why with the recent NBA finals the entire nation’s so in to it… As for the players view… sports can be so rewarding… Where there is one goal… and it is clearly defined… you play to win… And in winning… we earn rewards… and when we don’t… atleast know that our goal is to do better, to improve so that next time you’ll win! Plain & simple!

But in life itself, as we go through our daily routines… a lot of us are still searching… seeking… and doesn’t have yet a clearly defined goal in life… or a purpose… and instead of feeling rewarded in life… we end up losing… down… empty and lost. I was once in that shoes… that’s why it’s great to know that God knows us…

~before I formed you in the womb, I knew you..(Jeremiah 1:5)

..that He’s not just doing some mismatch in our lives… and He’s not just checking on us all saying… “I think… he’ll be a good husband… looks like she’ll be a good entrepreneur… he sounds like he’d be a good leader…  an outstanding student”.. . nor He’s not just having some trial and error scenarios just because He thinks, or He looks at us like we do… Rather, He knows exactly what we’re made for. We are unique… special and we have a great destiny in Him. He created each and every one of us for a specific purpose! and the best way to discover what that purpose is, is to know God… and marvel in His beauty, His very nature… and the best way to know God is to read His word.

I pray that as we commit to knowing God and the purpose He has for us, we will be inspired to dig deeper into His Word… and pray that we will have a deeper intimacy with Him… and in the process, may we come to a greater understanding of who God is… and of God’s love for us… and His plans for our life…

One of my fave verses in the bible is (Jeremiah 29:11).. ~ “I know the plans I have for you.. plans to prosper you and not to harm you.. plans to give you hope and a future”

… but these words will just be plain words and will not be powerful if you don’t know who God really is… and what He’s capable of…

So what are you waiting for, be excited and schedule your personal time with God now… tap into the source of all wisdom… and “Know this… God said it! Believe it..claim it! and that settles it…”

Life Changed..

I wasn’t really into blogging..but for a couple of times I’m inspired to write down my thoughts, my dreams, my desires and how I had a personal encounter with God…Looking back when I first heard of Christ..i was on my elementary days then..our boarder invited me to a Baptist church, attending Sunday school..but I do not understand nor enjoy any of it.. I was just a mere expectator, Then came high school life, met few Christian friends who diligently invites me to their “gathering”..but still I didn’t put much attention into it.. I reasoned out, I wasn’t bad after all..instead I became active on one of the organizations called “Kabataang Lingkod ni Maria” and handled small groups to facilitate for worship, sharing, even prayers but I wasn’t changed. Time passed..and everything just became any other ordinary group for me..I still felt so empty. Many years of wandering.. I regularly “meet” with Christ on Sundays..then just hi..hello’s on Monday to Saturday..Funny it may seem..but it’s true.. I ignored Him a couple of times.. He may have reached out to me on many ways..different venues but I always turned my back on Him..feeling I do not need any of it because I know a lot of things and I’m okay..I’m in denial and i’m not in need..Then I made lots of friends, went into a relationship, turned into vices…I may be a leader at school but I have very low self esteem, coming from a broken family..I’m always insecure. I was misled that to be accepted I need to be like my friends, laugh like them, think like them & live like them. Trying to fit into their world..i just enjoyed being a sinner…and yet I don’t feel bad after all..coz it’s just normal to be that way when they’re around. I nurtured the anger, the hurt..resentment inside me..I’ve been unforgiving to the people who caused me pain.. My father..my ex..friends who betrayed me..Many of them doesn’t met up with my expectations..and I felt all alone.. rejected..unloved. When I was given the gift of motherhood.. I asked, how will I be able to share a part of me when I myself is not whole? A couple of times I tried fixing things..making my life whole..i’ve got plans but I always failed..because everything I do..i’m doing it my way..Often, when “plan” is used in other translations it refers to human “schemes” rather than those of God..and im of no difference to that.. because I don’t know God and any of His plan for me.

Then on one season of my life, when I was at my lowest..God did not gave up on me.. He personally hand-picked me..He sent people to comfort me..to listen to me..to care for me.. I was invited to a church meeting and was delivered from sin. Everybody is singing..with glow on their faces..I was overjoyed because I had an encounter with Christ for the very first time..and my heart is open and I was set free..from bondage of sins..that held me back for a long time..for a chance to enjoy life and see the beauty of everything else that’s around me. My family..my precious baby..they all came into reality for me..for before they we’re just blurred pictures of obligations & responsilbility.. But now..everything has a reason..a purpose..they we’re presented to me as gifts..as blessings..as someone that I am accountable to. But Christian life for me is not all fairy tale.. It is a indeed a process..every single day is a decision to make..a commitment to purity..to forgiveness..to love..to faith..to grace..to God.. but it isn’t hard then..because I have people who nurtures me with much love, with acceptance..giving me hope..inspiration..equipping me with tools to make it..my spiritual family. They not only believed on me..but we all believe on the same God who makes all things possible for us who believes.. I was reminded of an illustration that for my cup to be filled up..i need to be empty.. for I was holding on to something all my life..but I have to let go of it so that I can hold on to God..to Him alone..complete dependence on His will and never on mine. As Christians, we are like stage actors..when lights are all gone and we’re about to do our individual parts..we’re like on a black hole we don’t see whats beyond that black hole but we feel their presence, we know they’re out there… And that presence as our “audience” ..it motivates us, encourages us, inspires us to be the best that we can.. And before you knew it, the play is up..and the lights are on..we will see proud faces..hear the clap on their hands..and hear them say..”job well done!”

Hope you we’re all encouraged…He’s not yet through with us..so let’s just be excited of things to come..and looking forward to hear Him say ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! Matthew 25:23

by Noemi Lyn Arda-boyles on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 2:50pm

A Forgiving Heart

For a couple weeks now, God impressed to my heart a friend in need and in distance..physically distant because she is miles away from us, from home. She may be in a difficult situation right now, a problem as big as she can imagine, but God is indeed bigger than all our cares, all our concerns, all our problems. Struggles are part of our everyday life, since every moment of our time is said to be a battle to face, a decision to make. Our mind is the battleground of the enemy and we need to be always connected with God to be guarded always. We needed to forgive ourselves too so that there will be no condemnation. Even our family can fail us..but if we truly love the person and if we truly have the love of God, we will not wait until the person who caused us pain ask for our forgiveness..we would do so because we too would want to be set free.

“For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.” (Matthew 6:9-15)
According to the Bible I must forgive others or the Father will not forgive me. Having an unforgiving heart blocks my prayers to be heard by God and I want to experience Him daily..then I must forgive.
They say forgiveness is one of the most important issues we Christians can ever encounter..we are all sinners and we are separated from God because of our sin. Forgiveness is the heart of God’s plan for us..and it is our hope to be reunited with Him. We know this and would always share this to every people that we bring to a close encounter with God.

But how do we really begin to forgive someone who caused our family so much pain and turmoil?
During my childhood days, I would resent my father for I am a battered child. I came from a broken family and didn’t experienced having a father in authority over my life. So growing up, I would always struggle in submission, in trust, in obedience and in love. God dealt with me in a loving way that He allowed me to go circumstances where I myself would need and ask for His forgiveness, in order for me to forgive. I cannot do it on my own..only by His grace..I am fortunate that God is a forgiving God. We must look to Him to help us forgive others.

God knows best. Jesus Christ sacrificed His Body and Blood for the sins of the world! That’s why God forgives. God forgave me because of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. God forgave you because of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. God forgave you and me because of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ…and will constantly forgive whenever we ask for forgiveness. We don’t have to forgive others to receive God’s forgiveness. We already have it. We do not and cannot lose the forgiveness God has given us. We are under His grace and we just have to be obedient to His teachings.

“Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”
Colossians 3:13-14

“Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”
Ephesians 4:31-32

This is how and why we should forgive those who have wronged us..be it a new acquaintance, a friend, a family, your loved one, your leader. We can be easily offended by others at times but it’s difficult if you are harboring bitterness, rage and anger in your heart. God wants us to “get rid of all that” because He knows it will free us..free our heart and mind to truly worship and enjoy His presence. Forgiving others is one of the greatest examples of the reality of God’s Life in us. Forgiving others also frees us to know the fullness of God’s Love and Grace; to experience all that God has for us in this life.

So what are we waiting for..cry out to God to always have that forgiving heart and live a free man..

Mark 11:25
And whenever you make a prayer,
let there be forgiveness in your hearts, if you have
anything against anyone; so that you may have forgiveness
for your sins from your Father who is in heaven.

By Noemi Lyn Arda-boyles· Friday, July 30, 2010

God is Able

God is able to do..

WHAT I ASK.
ALL I ASK.
MORE THAN ALL I ASK.
IMMEASURABLY MORE THAN ALL I ASK.
WHAT I CAN IMAGINE.
ALL I IMAGINE.
MORE THAN ALL I IMAGINE.
IMMEASURABLY MORE THAN ALL I ASK OR IMAGINE..

“God is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine”-Ephesians 3:20…

God is big enough..bigger than all our cares..
and this should be enough for all our problems today!..
but there’s more.. how can God do all this?..

according to his power that is at work within us.
” That power is resurrection power –the power that raised Jesus from the dead, the power of Jesus’ “indestructible life”-Hebrews 7:16..

.And our part is
TO COOPERATE WITH WHAT HE IS DOING,
NOT TO GET IN HIS WAY,
TO LET HIM ACHIEVE IN OUR LIVES WHAT HE WANTS TO &
NOT TO INSIST on DOING THINGS “OUR” WAY..

then His power can bring about what we could never accomplish in our own strength..

(notes from Darlene Sala)

by Noemi Lyn Arda-boyles on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 4:13pm

An Encouragement..A Promise…

I lift up my eyes to the hills, where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot slip.
He who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed he who watches you will neither sleep nor slumber, the Lord watches over you.
The Lord is your shade at your right hand, the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.
The Lord will keep you from all harm, he will watch over your life;
The Lord watches over your coming and going, both now and forever.

–this is what the Lord says..

by Noemi Lyn Arda-boyles on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at 12:50am]