This is Estela Canama’s website. She is a freelance poet, writer and blogger from the Philippines. Her work has appeared in websites including Poetry soup and Family Friend Poems. . .
This is Estela Canama’s website. She is a freelance poet, writer and blogger from the Philippines. Her work has appeared in websites including Poetry soup and Family Friend Poems. . .
20 Ways to Fight Stress and Depression Living here on earth is never easy. Life is mysterious and most often than not complicated. Most if not all are stress out and into a distressing situation. We are all prone to get stress even in little things and get depress due to worldly pressures. The following are some helpful tips to fight stress and depression. May these simple tips will lessen your burdens in life. 1. Take time to pray earnestly. Talk to God and offer all your needs and concerns in life. He is willing to listen to a contrite and humble heart. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God” (Philippians 4:6). 2. Write down your thoughts to express your affection. Writing down your feelings for a moment is very helpful to
ABOUT US Welcome to E-Canama Creative Writings. My name is Estela and I love writing heartfelt poems, prayer, quotes and helpful articles. It is my passion to share the wisdom God has been given me through my writings. The main goal of E-Canama Creative Writings is to motivate everyone who hunger and thirsts for edifying and motivating thoughts. I hope that my written accounts will create a heart-warming spirit deep within you. I’m praying that E-Canama Creative Writings will serve as your guide for educational and spiritual nourishment. To God Be the Glory! The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. –Proverbs 1:7
After leaving the portals of my Alma Mater, life is but a worry-free in terms of responsibility if school matter is concerned. Until few months later, I began to realize that after graduation there will be long way to go and more trials to undergo. I started searching for my fate, hunting for a decent job to help sustain our needs. “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you”( James 1:5). I was utterly hopeless then, I take a rest and sighed so deeply, while looking for a sign, but nowhere to go with my constant exploration for God’s divine will. What will be the reason for living on earth that it seems to be that I’m out of place here? I hesitantly asked the Lord, and it took a long time
In this life we will encounter foes and friends alike. They teach us to be strong and courageous in our own battles. In life we become strong when we surpass the different trials and hardships. Life is a constant change but not the genuine love of God. His love will last forever. Life is like a tough game wherein everybody losses. However, if we anchor to our game Master–JESUS, life then becomes an endless gain. Life without a purpose is just like a race without a finish line. But a life with direction brings joy and contentment. May our lives will bloom and spread like a fragrance of hope to those who are afflicted and lost sight of the goodness of God. Let our lives spread some enchanting colors like a rainbow. Its dazzling hues denote a new blessed hope to mankind after
Motivational Quotes May the bubbling brooks of living water will flow within us, when our spirits run dry, it produces a refreshing spirit beyond compare. Why worry about tomorrow’s fate? Rather, thank God for all the wonderful things He has done into our lives now and forevermore. When our spirits weakens, we become strong because God will be the source of our strength. May the selfless love of God will bloom in your heart, like the unfading beauty of flowers in summertime. After the rain the rainbow usually sets in. Just like your heart, it finds joy after trials and pain. Suffering is part of our lives here on earth, through our pains we are able to realize our limitations as human beings and thus, we need a Savior to guide us. Dream big and assume that you were into it already,
Divine Presence I may not see you in person, But I feel your presence deep within me. I profoundly sense your comforting words in my heart. Whispering such awe-inspiring message of peace! I may not sense you, holding my hands When I’m in trouble and afraid Yet I know, through the power of the Holy Spirit, My heart finds joy and contentment aglow on me! I may not be able to embrace you, Like a mother cuddling her offspring. But through the whipping winds; I know you are embracing me with your divine care. I may not tell you, face-to-face, O, God. That I need your company; But I know, you are my constant guide, And rains my heart with your burning love! I may not be there from where you are today, But by your shining glory will radiate on my face someday. Marching
It was long time ago when my mother and I went to a legal office for a transaction. Since the transaction was finished, I moved a bit slowly and much delighted for God allowed me to accomplish it. However, I felt an abrasive sturdy impact that really stunned me. The pain couldn’t refute that somebody struck on my right arm. Upon turning back, I saw a man that seemed to be mad at somebody else. He looked rugged, with tattered clothes and curly messy hair (running down the aisle on zigzag position) while murmuring words, I couldn’t understand. He then, mistakenly bashed on me I supposed. “And the word of the Lord came again to Zechariah: This is what the Lord Almighty said: “Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. Do not plot evil
Clouds will vary in terms of type, form and color. The colors of the clouds would depend on the weather condition. When the weather is fair, it appears cottony with a flat base and distinct outlines, and colors range from white to light gray. If there is a persistent rain the color would be dark gray. This is a nimbostratus cloud, featureless layers of clouds, thick enough to block out the sun. “He covers the heavens with clouds; he prepares rain for the earth; he makes grass grow on the hills” (Psalm147:8). One evening, I have a vision coming from the spirit of God. It is all about the “clouds of life”. Our lives can be compared to the clouds in the sky. As we can imagine the clouds looks frail and weak. However, it performs the greatest role in this world. Because without these clouds what will happen to the
There are times in our lives that we are very much eager to do great things, after hearing God’s word from a church pastor or attending to Christian activities. This Christian zeal is still fresh that we wanted to apply it to our own life and share to other people as well. During this moment that we wanted to be virtuous and do only what is good. “The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but a perverse tongue will be cut out” (Proverbs 10:31).” We really strive hard to flee from temptation and walk in the fullness of life. Every word that is coming out from our mouth is gentle and full of respect to others. However, how long would it last? This Christian zeal is being influenced by the experiences we encounter with God’s children. The spirit of God is on fire within us and we can
As someone said, “the Bible contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of salvation, the doom of sinners and the happiness of believers.” It is the source of inspiration and teachings. The Bible is the perfect book, which lead us to Jesus. It is considered to be the best-selling among books due to its terrific and awe-inspiring thoughts. “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12). Moreover, the Scripture, has the power to enhance our interests, lightens our path in life and inculcates moral values into our minds. God’s word creates a heart-warming spirit deep within us. The Bible reveals God’s laws and teachings. “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and
We all wanted to reach and touch the stars no matter how impossible it may seem. But there are some stymies en route in the fulfillment of our dreams. We even lost our courage and become dreary at times. Most often than not, we ended up belittling our talents and abilities. Paulo Coelho once said, “Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure.” Then, we realize that we must acknowledge the divine intervention. God must be our Guiding Star in our search for life’s contentment. “ 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” (Jeremiah 29:11). Knowing God’s purpose in our life creates in us a sheer
Lying is very alarming nowadays. “Anything that deflects the truth is already dishonesty.” It is also something when the word spoken does not agree with God’s Word. “Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days, keep your tongue from evil and your lips from telling lies” (Psalm 34:12-13).” Lying is like a plague that hits many people everywhere. It is treated to be a commonplace because many of us have been enslaved by this grievous act.” Abraham Lincoln once said, “No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.” “Why do people practice dishonesty? One defense of someone for not telling the truth is that, “everyone lies” however, cheating doesn’t really pay, because of twisting the truth, the result would be distrust from someone we deceived. Hence, by the time that we are already telling the truth, they won’t believe us anymore.” Remember
Have you experienced that you were inside a cave or any dark places– wherein there is no light? In this manner, we become helpless and we then haste to go outside in order to see the light. Light is the symbol of goodness and security. It is also a sign of hope and enlightenment. Light will serve us our guide in our journey in this in life. If there will be no radiance the entire world will be a complete darkness. In the forest, we could see diverse trees with profuse foliage. The trees are usually huge and gigantic. As their leaves spread and refurbish the entire forestland would be on dimness. Then, what happen to the smaller plants beneath them? Can they still avail the light coming from the sun? As we all know that light is one of the raw materials for photosynthesis. Thus, if there will
Every Good Friday we are contemplating the sorrowful death of our Lord, Jesus on the cross. By his agape love, He gave His own life for the salvation our souls. He knew well what is like to carry the burden of our sins on the cross of Calvary but he humbled himself for the salvation of humanity. “Going a little further, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.” (Matthew 26:39). Let us not refuse our crosses in life because this is the only way of following Jesus. Let us not ask God to take away our trials, but tell Him to grant us sufficient grace to surpass the rough and hampered roads into our own Calvary in life. Various circumstances in life may weaken
Prayer is one the most powerful form of communication between God and man. It is free of access and the only password we need is our strong and unbearable faith to Him. Prayer is an expression of our bond to God. “A man who loses hope and can’t find a solution to his problem, should ask God’s guidance without a single doubt in his heart and it will be given to him.” Our Lord is a generous God, if only we trust on Him completely, our requests would be granted on His own perfect timing. Prayer however is not a monologue. When we pray we must also listen because God wishes to communicate His people through prayer. The secret of prayer is being hungry and thirst for the Living Water – God. The Psalmist says; “As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you,
Life here on earth is challenging, inspiring, worth remembering and most of all worth sharing for. We encounter a lot of experiences, different individuals and distinct events and places. We also come across sundry of trials and problems that lead us to desperation. It is during these moments, that God has in stored some wisdom into our hearts. However, how long can we hold on those unforgettable moments in life? It is by knitting down everything and put it into writing. Writing is the best way of recollecting all the events and experiences we had gone through in life. Virginia Woolf said it well: “Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works.” Reasons for Writing Different ideas flooded our thoughts at times. We often think of great things, which are informative, inspiring and will nurture every
LOVE Love is one of God’s indescribable gifts. It is His passion for human beings. “The love of God is a commitment, but it is not dependent on feelings.” This is the greatest love of God bestowed to us. However, because of its greatness it is very hard for us humans to understand why God send forth His only Son to suffer and die in our place. Jesus offers His life on the cross for the salvation of our souls. May the love of God can be seen in us, through our Godly deeds and tender compassion to our less fortunate brothers and sisters.“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only begotten Son that whoever believes on him shall not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:16). JOY The Holy Spirit creates and fills our hearts with much joy, which is the result of
God send forth peace that this world cannot offer. Peace emanate within in our hearts. It is a blessed peace of knowing God and His goodness to us. Peace will only takes place when we are living in the truth and following an example of Christ Jesus, who is the Prince of peace. Peace is the beginning of all the wonderful things in life. “Where there is faith, there is love; where there is love, there is peace; where there is peace, there is God; and where there is God; there is no need,” Leo Tolstoy quipped. Peace is not the availability of our basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter. It is not the absence of war and misunderstanding. Peace does not commence when we are successful, famous and powerful. Honor, fame and material success are not the foundation of real peace but the beginning of pride
In the Bible it is stated that no one is righteous not even one, all have sinned since the beginning of time. “The Lord looks down from heaven on all mankind, to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God. All have turned away, all have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one” (Psalms 14:2-3). We committed sins by what we think, say and do. Sin is usually the offshoots of our desires for worldly things. However, let us not take sins merely the reason for lurking our lives into various wicked thoughts and evil desires rather we must strive hard to live a Godly life. In this world, we lived accordingly because we are given the freedom to do whatever pleases us. Unfortunately, behind every freedom that we have, a great responsibility goes with it. Mother Teresa once said, “Not all of
We all wanted to look young and healthy in anyways possible. The following are some tips on how to be a healthier and a younger you: Have a daily contact with God through prayer. Prayer is an open line to heaven. It is free of charge; the only thing we need is our strong faith. We need to have some time for reflection. A daily contact with God through an earnest prayer eases our burdens in life. We can ask anything in prayer and meditation and this is the assurance that every prayer will be answered in God’s own way and proper timing: “I tell you, you can pray for anything and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours” (Mark 11:24). A prayerful life creates in us a joyful spirit beyond compare. Know your purpose in life Knowing our purpose is like
REJOICE! It’s Christmas time once again! Each one of us is so busy for the preparation of this season truly captivated everyone who waits for His coming into our hearts. This will the coming of the most awaited gift wrapped with kindness and generosity. We are all anticipating for the coming of Someone very special. “And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased” (Luke 2:13-14). The spirit of be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger” (Luke 2:12). The star in the sky shines so brilliantly and lighted up His way. What are your preparations for His coming? Is it buying gifts for the family and significant others? It is through an extravagant
God is the only source of real peace in this world. Peace is like a precious jewel that only few possess it. Those who have no peace are most likely to get confused and anxious at times. Clean conscience begets inner peace. Cleanse your heart from any guilt of sin and purify your mind from any wicked thoughts and you’ll experience peace deep within. Inner peace takes place if we have a forgiving heart and allow God to be the center of our lives behind the troubles in this life. A humble and generous heart is always at peace with the world. A grateful heart is definitely peaceful. Break the worry habit in your life, then peace will surely set in. A peaceful mind creates a joyful spirit.
Love is the reason for our existence. God created us because He first loved us. God’s love is beyond description and without any condition. Love knows no limit, it is beyond words and could be felt deep within us. If we love someone it must be pure and without any blemish of pride and selfishness. Love takes time to grow and when it develops it produces good fruits of patience, sacrifice and commitment. Loving someone whom you think unworthy is just like looking your face on still water. If we love others it only means we are ready to sacrifice for them like what Jesus has done to humanity. Love is not just a mere feeling and is not purely based on emotions, but it is a decision of the will.
Live each day as if it would be your last, so that you’ll always think of eternity. Don’t let anger govern you, or you might regret for doing bad things because of giving into your temper. Lonesomeness is the key to temptation. Let God’s Holy Word be your guiding light in times of solitude. Let us not choose between good and bad, but opt for what is better and best in this world. Our words may defile and hurts our fellowmen. Let us strive to say words that bring healing and not those that will hurt one’s feelings. Sow seeds of righteousness today, cultivate it with patience and sacrifice and you’ll harvest it in abundance someday. Value the things God entrusted you today, so that when it would soon be over, there will be no regrets for not doing the best of it.
Having a good leader is just like finding a precious gem in a topsy-turvy world of employment. He has the ability to manage the workers efficiently. A pleasant relationship between the boss and the employees is essential to augment career growth within the workplace. The following are the outstanding characteristics of a good leader: Well-disciplined – a good leader must be dedicated and prompt especially during meetings, seminars, workshops, and conferences. He must be able to discern personal from official matters when implementing rules and making decisions for the company. Appreciative – a good boss must appreciate the commendable efforts done by the workers within the company. He must not discourage nor disappoint his employee to do better jobs for personal growth and for the company as a whole. It was William James who said, “The deepest principle of human nature is the craving to be appreciated.” Recognition of a
Writing a poem is one of my passions in life and my way of expressing the different emotions deep within. Life here on earth is challenging and mysterious that no one could fully grasp its meaning. We are not free from desperation because of some circumstances in life. I have been into a distressing situation lately. Then, I was able to find comfort from the wisdom that God has given me. Let us soar high in faith and remember His goodness during our troubles in life. I believe that God’s healing grace is flowing within me. I hope the couplet poem below will enrich your soul. God’s Goodness The goodness of God is beyond compare, His loving hands that truly care! He made everything possible, Because His love for us is incredible Someday, on His dwelling place; Each one of us, He has prepared a space.
Asylum I may not be materially secured in this world, But my asylum comes from the LORD He made me according to His purpose, Because my life is a gift so precious! Divine Care Teach me, to be patient O, LORD, As I journey along the thorny road; I offer my life to your divine care. Because your love for me is beyond compare Greatest Aim Life here on earth may bring us much pain Heaven must be our greatest aim Despite of our troubles and suffering, Hold on, Jesus is coming! Right and Just People might rebuke us, For doing what is right and just. But when the ends of time come, We’ll surely glad for what we have done.
Examples of Haiku Success Be optimistic explore new road to success conquer everything Sunrise the dazzling sunrise collecting morning dew in a grassy land God’s Grace A man of strong faith standstill through buffeting winds rooted on God’s grace River a silent river bluish and so enchanting invite yourself in Island calm and perfect view walking along the white sand an island hopping
Rhyming Couplet Examples Music Music is like a refreshing spring; It takes away life’s sorrow and sting. Miracle Many miracles will happen, When your heart is pure and clean Creation Nature is a perfect reflection, of God’s wondrous creation. Simplicity Simplicity leads to sharing; Charity is the joy of living. Friend A faithful and loving friend Always be there till the end Narrow road Amidst the valley of uncertainty A narrow road towards eternity Hope A new hope is sprouting in Like a rainbow after the rain
EARTH Earth is our temporal home Always take good care of it Respect the nature’s gift Transform and save life Help conserve our planet CHURCH Christian community Holy people of God Universal fellowship Respect one’s dignity Cheerful beings and God-fearing Herald of the Good News JOHN Joyful and fantastic Open-minded Honest and loyal Nice guy PAUL People person Always ready to help others Unique and creative guy Living a godly life PETER Peace-loving Enthusiastic Thinker and brilliant Expressive Responsible LAURA Lively and elegant Always smiling Understanding Respectful lady Amiable NOW, IT’S YOUR TIME TO SPELL OUT YOUR NAME… ENJOY!!!
Giving ourselves in the service of other people brings joy and contentment. Simple lifestyle is the manifestation of sharing and serving others in dire need. Expect the best and get it through the grace of God! We need not to compare ourselves to other people because we are God’s special, unique creation. God answers our prayer on less expected time and even doubly grants our requests. A life without purpose is just like a race without a finish line. Enthusiasm is the key to a successful life but dullness leads to failure and defeats. What are you going to do with your talents? Share it, invest it, and make the best out of it and God will surely be glad if you’ll do it! Money can buy material things but not the salvation of our souls. Break the worry habit in