So yesterday I gave a talk for the very talented students of UST and it was fun! I was so nervous (always been shy about public speaking) but thank you guys for laughing at my punch lines; you’re all very kind! Haha.
The talk was about "Knowing Your Passion" so I tried to share stories of how I found mine! Also shared some tips and advice which I found helpful along the way! Hope you guys learned something! :)
Special shout out to Karen for inviting me, convincing me and for being super! :) Hope to see you again soon!! And hello everyone who said hello to me! Thank you for the support and I hope to see you guys again someday!
This Saturday, I’ll be speaking at UST about Knowing Your Passion! I might be giving away some Sheena Loves Sunsets stuff! ;)
If you know me, you’ll know that I absolutely dislike public speaking, which is why I don’t accept a lot of invitations for talks like this one (I almost backed out of this too haha!) but maybe it’s time to conquer my fear!
If you have suggestions on what you’d like me to discuss, just leave a comment below! The event is free and open for all! Will I see you there? :)
"Many are the plans in a person’s heart but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails." (Proverbs 19:21)
We make all sorts of plans all the time: where we wanna study, what course we wanna take up, where we wanna settle down (Manila or Singapore, maybe?) but do we ask God what His plans are for our lives?
Never forget to pray before proceeding. Make God the center of everything and He will take care of you, 100% guaranteed! :)
(This artwork is a personalized commission made for Clarence for her friend. This is part of a two-piece travel themed set!)
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It’s been more than a week since the devastation and a lot of people are still in need of immediate help. Let’s do what we can to help and let’s cover the country in prayer.
Our problems are big, but our God is bigger. ♥
Sheena Loves Sunsets will be participating this Tuesday, Nov 19 at the Katipunan BaHAIYANihan.
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"Commit to the Lord whatever you do and your plans will succeed" (Proverbs 16:3)
Committing what you’re doing to God is aligning yourself with God’s will. You are saying "Let Your will be done, Lord, not mine." It is also like saying “I’m going to do my best, God, but if You have other plans for me, I’m willing to set aside my plans for Yours.”
You may think you’re currently experiencing a set back, but what if this is God’s way of detouring you to what He wants for you (which is always the best, of course!) Commit everything to Him and let Him direct you.
When your plans are aligned with His plans, you are sure to succeed and nothing in this world can stop you. "For if He is for us, who can be against us?" (Romans 8:31)
Lately, this is all I’ve been doing and I pray that this I can keep at it in the next couple of weeks! I’m half way done (I think!) and I’m really pushing myself to finish it! I have a lot of unfinished projects but I’m really determined to finish this one so please pray with me on it! ;)
I won’t be sharing any other details about it yet but I will, when the time is right! Hehe. Suffice to say that it will be a book super packed with new drawings that will take you on a round-the-world adventure!
So that’s my little update for now! Been working at this book for 6 months already but it’s okay! As they say, all good things take time and hopefully this will be worth all the time and effort!
PS. You can continue to get your daily updates and drawings at the Sheena Loves Sunsets Facebook page. For personal life updates (and more sneak peeks on the things I’m working on) visit my Instagram!
And we’re not only talking about romantic love here!
We’re always thinking about our time, our priorities, our schedule, our life. I’ll see if I can fit you in MY schedule. I’ll see if I have time to spend with you. I’ll see if it’s convenient for me to see you a this place at this time. Otherwise, it’s not happening. Find yourself thinking along these lines?
Jesus calls us to love one another and what is true love? For one, it isn’t selfish. We don’t show love only when it’s convenient. We go out of our way to reach out. We don’t only show love when we have “time to spare”, we make time for it.
People express love in different ways: through words, acts of service, gifts, time and touch. We can show we love someone in so many ways; by giving a compliment, by writing a sweet note (or sending a sweet text) of encouragement, by having coffee with a friend who you haven’t seen for a while, by giving a hug and the list goes on.
Let’s go out of our way to love. Remember, your schedule, your plans, your pride isn’t as important as you think. It’s not always about you… and isn’t that nice? :)
What’s on your bucket list?
Backpacking around Europe? Skydiving? Graduate from law school? Put up your own business? Well, we may have all these grand plans but have you ever wondered if God has the same plans for you?
The ever famous verse Jeremiah 29:11 says: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Yes, our God isn’t a party pooper! He has AMAZING plans for you, if only you let Him show you!
In every decision that you make, no matter how big or small, put God at the center of it all. The Bible says “…do it all for the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31) and that means ALL. Everything. Every single plan in your life.
Delight yourself in the Lord and let God direct your steps. After all, Psalm 37:4 says” Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.”
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Some of my new mini notebooks! Do you guys like the designs? :) Wanted to get them out in time for people’s Christmas shopping! Hehe!
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Oh and on a side note, I’m selling a book of super cute Scandinavian art papers (including the purple flower ones on this photo) Check out my Instagram for some sample photos or email me at email@example.com if you’re interested!
NEW MINI NOTEBOOKS!
These cutie patootie notebooks are 6x4 inches (the perfect handy dandy size!) with 50 leaves of super smooth, super white, super blank and super high quality paper!
And if you’re thinking of buying a whole bunch as Christmas gifts, I give special bulk discounts! Just say so in the order form!
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* These notebooks will be available only until supplies last! No reprints after this batch! *
"I will praise the Lord all my life. I will sing to my God as long as I live." (Psalm 146:2)
Let’s admit it. We turn to God the most only when we are in trouble; when we need help during our final exams, when we need healing from a sickness, when something bad happens, when we’re lost, confused and scared.
We call unto Him when we feel helpless and alone, and there’s nothing wrong with that. In fact, Psalm 46:1 says: "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble."
But what happens when things are going well?
When God gives you the job you’ve always wanted, are you suddenly too busy to pray? When God gives you a wonderful boyfriend, do you spend more time with him now than with Him? Sometimes, the blessings become the very things that hinder us from growing in our walk with the Lord. This shouldn’t be so.
Don’t let the blessings become a curse. Use what God has given you wisely. Be thankful for the gift but always love the Giver more.
Praise Him when you are in the valley. Praise Him when you are in the mountaintop. Praise Him always. Praise Him all the days of your life!
Blueberry Picking at BC!
When we think of summer here in Manila, we think of scorching hot weather, sweat and more sweat (or at least, that’s what I think about when I think of summer here!)
But summer in British Columbia is a whole different ball game: sun is out, yes, but the air is cool! And to me, this is what the perfect summer feels like!
And because of this perfect weather, it is also the perfect season for blueberries! So we figured, what better way to start our summer trip in BC than to go blueberry picking!
Our friends who lived in Vancouver suggested we take a trip to Emma Lea Farms. There are a lot of other farms in Richmond, which was nearer to where we were staying, but I was so sold on going to Emma Lea Farm after seeing the photos of the place even though it was a bit farther. And I tell you, the 20 minute drive from downtown was worth it!
What to bring when going blueberry picking:
- Sunscreen and hat: the weather was so nice, by God’s grace. So much so that we didn’t feel that the sun was already burning our skin! So come prepared!
- Plastic containers: where you put your blueberries. These will be weighed first before you go and start picking so that when they weigh it after (with the berries you picked) it will be accurate.
- Comfy shoes and clothes: you’re gonna be walking a whole lot! I wore rubber shoes!
- Company! It’s so much nicer to do this when you have people around to share this experience with you!
In this farm, you can pick blueberries, strawberries, blackberries and so many other kinds of berries! But it was blueberry season when we got there (first week of August) and strawberry season just ended.
We found a few strawberries on the sides but they were too small to bring home. Maybe next time! :)
We visited the farm at 4:30pm and ended two hours later (what?! haha!) Of course, you wouldn’t wanna go there at noon because the sun would be too hot. 4:30 was just right. Good thing the sun sets at 9pm during summer!
With the bright blue sky and the gorgeous afternoon glow, we couldn’t help but take a couple of (hundred) shots.
The blueberries (that we personally picked in the farm) cost just a little over a buck a pound! In the groceries, they were going for $2.99 a pound! So we ended up filling up our six containers, giving some to family and friends and juicing the rest of them while we were in Canada.
Overall, Mor and I both had such a nice time! Never knew that picking berries could be so relaxing and therapeutic! Being around all these plants had such a calming effect on me. If I lived here, I’d be doing this every time I get the chance!
Thanks for such a wonderful afternoon, Emma Lea Farms!
Emma Lea Farms is located at 2727 Westham Island Road in Ladner, British Columbia. Check out their website at www.emmaleafarms.com!
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