Seed of Faith: Sharing my graduation speech

Seed of Faith

Once there was a girl, living the dream she aspired to accomplish. she had rough times but she trusted God.  Graduation Video. Be blessed and thank God after watching this. God bless you!

Trust God in all your endeavors. Pray and move mountains with Him.

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[Excerpts] The Secrets that We Keep #heistclub #TheSecretsThatWeKeep

So proud and honored to mentor these talented people…. -Racqs

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The Secrets That We Keep
Liam Blunt, Amae Dechavez, I.P. Lanz, Buñag Manlapaz, Celestine Trinidad, J. Guibone, Mark Manalang, Irene Recio, Yeyet Soriano

Genre: Crime

Release date: March 24, 2018

Compiled and edited by Georgette Gonzales & Yeyet Soriano

Cover design and interior layout  Porcupine Strongwill

SYNOPSIS

Oh, we weave such a tangled dark web. Is it possible to disentangle oneself without inflicting damage, permanent damage, to one’s person?

When a person goes missing, how do you find her? Where do you find her? Does she even want to be found?

A vigilante targets neighborhood nuisances. But without any evidence, how will he be apprehended?

Don’t do unto others, lest they do to you what you did to them. In a manner more gruesome than you can ever imagine. Can you survive the retribution?

Dead bodies can’t go anywhere on their own, right? Or can they?

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Wala Bang Tayo?

Wala Bang Tayo?Racquel Sarah A. Castro
Sa tuwing makakakita ako ng magkasintahan…. Napapaisip ako

Kung mayroong tayo… 

Sa tuwing hinahawakan mo ang kamay ko… Akala ko may tayo na

Sa tuwing natingin ka sa mga mata ko… akala ko meron na

Kasalanan ko pa pala na umasa na may tayo talaga kahit wala
Sa tuwing nangangako ka, naniniwala ako

Sa tuwing tinatawag mo kong minamahal mo, akala ko ako na talaga

Ako ba talaga o may iba pa?
Ang tanong ko lang sayo… Meron ba tayo

O naniniwala lang ako na meron…

Pero sa totoo lang, wala…
Kung meron, bakit nasasaktan ako sa mga pangakong napapako

Kung merong tayo, bakit ako mag isa hanggang ngayon

Kung merong ikaw at ako, magiging masaya ako… Dahil sa loob ng tatlong dekadang pag aantay… 

Andyan na ang pangako ng May Kapal…
Tanong ko lang sayo… Kung mahal mo ako, bakit ka natatakot?

Bakit ka nag aalinlangan?
Hiling ko lang sa Diyos na Ikaw na hanggang sa huli…

Kung hindi, maaaring di na magmahal ang puso na pagod na mag antay sa mga taongh hindi kaya panindigan ang mga sinasAbi…
May oras pa… May oras pa para ituwid ang mga pagkakamali…

May oras ka pa para maiparamdam ang nilalaman ng puso 

Kung meron talagang tayo.

Miracles are real… We experience it daily

My dad endured nine(9) hospitalization; 5 of them spent in the ICU. I just want to take this opportunity to minister to all of you who are weary. God listens to all of our prayers. We just  have to trust His will and accept His gift of salvation. How? Trust Him as your personal Lord and Savior. Accept and live for Him and He will give you what you need; not what you want all the time but He will give you better options.

We are not complaining about our situation. We can minister for the glory of God who provided all our needs.

You know, we don’t have enough means but God touches people to give to Dad’s medication. Let me share what we have to endure each day and how God has been so faithful…

Dad is a pastor and an electrical engineer. He had been called by God to minister in Dubai where he ministered for 20 years. Last 2012, he retired and went home .

In my book, A Triumphant Detour, you could read the 1st three stays in Unihealth. That challenge made him minister more…

One dialysis session is a new hope for us. He has to undergo dialysis 3 times a week and given a chance, I wanted to be there every time there’s one. But I can’t do that. I thank God for all the B-Braun nurses…. they took care of Dad as if they are family. and they are now. I even had friendships to some of the beautiful souls of the B-Braun family. I am a fan… on how they take care of each patient; remarkable.

One of my prayers is to create a book for the dialysis patients. Maybe some other time.

I apologize for not blogging because I am an employee now. Will update you with my everyday one time. That’s a great gift for me through Ma’am Des and Mayor Arman Dimaguila. Their trust mean a lot to me. Thank you!

I pray that when you read this, you would thank God for a healthy body.

Every day, we are thanking God for miracles.. One time, when my Mom was talking about Dad’s journey… I stopped and said to myself, “How can someone in this situation take every thing as if nothing happens. IT IS GOD’S GRACE.”

We faced everyday challenges but we can choose how to face it.

Start smiling now… God is in control. 🙂

God bless you all.

-racqui

 

#Racqui_Says: #FeelsFest2017 Recap

Usually, Mama Lelen and Inay were my constant companions during literary events but this time, I enjoyed being with my HS best friend, Andrea (Iza Calzado) hehe. We arrived just in time. Like 2-4 minutes before 2PM. ahaha sorry! Traffic. We (Aeus, Yeyet and I) were supposed to have lunch but it ended up a hi-goodbye thing. Haha Bawi ako sa susunod. (I will make it up next time) ahaha. we got selfie before A leaves ahaha

Well, I enjoyed at Commune… why?

  1. Got to launch my autobiography there! It’s like a dream come true for me to share my story to the live readers and the rest of the romanceclass community as well.
  2. I got to meet Kaith(finally!), Rix, and Yeyet… my editors!
  3. I got UNLI hugs from GIO GAHOL! ahaha and the words from him after the event is love! ahaha
  4. Spent time with my fave people! Romance class community!
  5. 2 of my books were sold! That’s a blessing!
  6. Happy birthday MINA!!!! Yes, we were able to surprise her for a change.
  7. But she made bawi ahaha THE STAGED AND THE KISS! I am not prepared at all… I was like staring while holding my heart ahaha I want to faint  sana ahaha kaso I cant ahaha
  8. Spent time with JOHANNA! FINALLY! I think she surprised us ahaha
  9. The most exciting part is the reading from Yeyet… My words . . . Her voice!
  10. Share your blessings. I gave loot bags for those who helped me in promoting A Triumphant Detour . . .
  11. The International authors!

I just want to take this time to thank the romanceclass community for the acceptance. I may not be able to go to our gatherings as often as it should be but you will be in my heart forever!

To the live readers, thank you for all the feels. See you soon! Take care!

For Amazon users,  A Triumphant Detour is available for only $1.99.

PAPERBACK COPIES are available now. To order, send me an email at racquelcastro2884@gmail.com 🙂

Purpose and Worth

Now, I understand why God allowed Cerebral Palsy to be in my life. It is because He will use it for His own glory. Yes, I am differently able. But it doesn’t hinder me to fulfill His wonderful and amazing plan for my life.

After I graduated from college, God allowed me to be disappointed in finding work. He wanted me to focus myself in His ministry. I led few missions and was trained for a greater work ahead of me.

He directed my path into His ministry because my future job would be a bigger one. He allowed me to be hurt, allowed me to grow in the harder way, and amazingly, I was trained for the job God had prepared me to do.

Although I made a few mistakes in my past, God allowed it to be part of my wonderful testimony; for His glory alone.

Now, I am prepared for another triumphant path as a missionary by heart. I know it will not be easy… but God is with me to fulfill another of His wonderful plan for my life.

To God be the glory!

A Triumphant Detour Book Launch #ATriumphantDetour #ATDRacqui

I planned for a separate book launch on Styling Serendipity but ended up launching it in a #romanceclass event. I planned to submit my autobiography to a publisher but ended up having a self-published paperback!

That’s how God redirect my career into a better one.

August 12, 2017. A date that I will never ever forget. A day where I risk all my efforts to an unsure book launch. I trusted God that much. If that is His will, He will provide.

I already told you about my current job as a staff in Binan City Hall. I think it was the answer for a prayer I had when I submitted my plan of having a book launch to the church council of my home church (Jesus Christ Rules Bible Christian Church).

The church provided me the venue and a committee. Well, I only asked for the venue but they offered me to have a book launch committee. The committee is composed of my dear friends… Thank you!

I prayed so hard that God had answered me; a job for the expenses of the book launch.

All I can share is the AVPs I prepared a week before the launch. Yes… I have to wake up 3 AM just to collate and make the AVPs

Work

MYNP Best Nanay 2015

Racquel Sarah The Author

Seed of Faith

God’s Faithfulness for 33 years

Some of the pictures at the launch . . .

Thank you Ma’am Des Dimaguila, Ms. Virgie Alatiit, and GAD Officemates!!

Thank you to my family, friends, author friends, churchmates!

To God be the glory, honor, and praise!