Equations in MS Word are so incredibly painstaking… it’s just been one of those weeks. 

Equations in MS Word are so incredibly painstaking… it’s just been one of those weeks. 

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#or months #or quarters #or lives 

Holy Yoga 30 Minute Morning Devotion and Stretch 

Pretty much the best things for finals week. Calming and actually challenging… Fun fact: I still can’t touch my toes ):

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#Lent #peace project #pp 
mkpcn2014:

Veronica Dela Fuente3rd Year Civil Engineering Major / Religious Studies MinorErica Pedronan
In this year’s PCN, I will be playing the female lead, Erica Pedronan. She’s a shy, 17-year-old girl trying to figure out who she is among the opinions of her mom, Adrian, and the standards of show business.
I’ve said this time and time again, but I feel like this role was made just for me! In high school, my insecurities focused mainly on my looks and there were definitely added pressures from those around me. I’ve been through the “lighter skin is better” talk, the “you need to lose weight” talk, and even the fear of having no one who accepts you. To be honest, I still struggle through these things and feel so privileged to be able to tell my personal story through Erica’s. Hopefully many others can relate and find hope for the future!
This is my first time acting with lines… haha. Again, I don’t feel like an actress or playing a character when I’m just being myself. Over the summer, I promised that I would go for it if Alyssa’s script was chosen. Sure enough, it was and before I knew it, I was Erica! I’m beyond excited mostly because of the amazing cast I get to work with. They are all so talented and I feel like the show is going to be all kinds of entertaining. Yaaaay!
My main goal with Erica’s character is honestly to let people know that they’re not alone! At that time in my life, all I wanted was a friend that understood what I was going through. Right now, I have the opportunity to be that friend, to be someone’s inspiration to stand up for themselves or even just believe that they really are beautiful! HEY YOU READING THIS, YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL!  I hope people can see that this really comes from a genuine place of love for anyone and everyone.
PCN 2013 gave me the opportunity to sing my first solo on a stage with MK Choir and that was definitely a breakthrough moment for me. I overcame a lot in terms of past experiences, stage fright, trust in others, and myself. Special shout out to MK Choir for letting me express myself and hone my talents in such an amazing way. Love y’all!
What PCN means to me is providing everyone their own stage. Whether someone is acting for the first time, doing a traditional dance from an area they never heard of before, painting a backdrop for a scene, or simply standing in the back as an extra, PCN is a time for each person to truly shine. I find it extremely beautiful that it is a massive event that both caters to all different types of people while also allowing them to step outside of their comfort zone (if they want).
HONESTLY, my dream is to love the whole freakin’ world. It sounds so ridiculous and impossible and weird but I just have a really big heart! PCN is just one of the ways I want to share that love with everyone and I hope everyone comes out to support. It’s worth it, I promise!

mkpcn2014:

Veronica Dela Fuente
3rd Year Civil Engineering Major / Religious Studies Minor
Erica Pedronan

In this year’s PCN, I will be playing the female lead, Erica Pedronan. She’s a shy, 17-year-old girl trying to figure out who she is among the opinions of her mom, Adrian, and the standards of show business.

I’ve said this time and time again, but I feel like this role was made just for me! In high school, my insecurities focused mainly on my looks and there were definitely added pressures from those around me. I’ve been through the “lighter skin is better” talk, the “you need to lose weight” talk, and even the fear of having no one who accepts you. To be honest, I still struggle through these things and feel so privileged to be able to tell my personal story through Erica’s. Hopefully many others can relate and find hope for the future!

This is my first time acting with lines… haha. Again, I don’t feel like an actress or playing a character when I’m just being myself. Over the summer, I promised that I would go for it if Alyssa’s script was chosen. Sure enough, it was and before I knew it, I was Erica! I’m beyond excited mostly because of the amazing cast I get to work with. They are all so talented and I feel like the show is going to be all kinds of entertaining. Yaaaay!

My main goal with Erica’s character is honestly to let people know that they’re not alone! At that time in my life, all I wanted was a friend that understood what I was going through. Right now, I have the opportunity to be that friend, to be someone’s inspiration to stand up for themselves or even just believe that they really are beautiful! HEY YOU READING THIS, YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL! I hope people can see that this really comes from a genuine place of love for anyone and everyone.

PCN 2013 gave me the opportunity to sing my first solo on a stage with MK Choir and that was definitely a breakthrough moment for me. I overcame a lot in terms of past experiences, stage fright, trust in others, and myself. Special shout out to MK Choir for letting me express myself and hone my talents in such an amazing way. Love y’all!

What PCN means to me is providing everyone their own stage. Whether someone is acting for the first time, doing a traditional dance from an area they never heard of before, painting a backdrop for a scene, or simply standing in the back as an extra, PCN is a time for each person to truly shine. I find it extremely beautiful that it is a massive event that both caters to all different types of people while also allowing them to step outside of their comfort zone (if they want).

HONESTLY, my dream is to love the whole freakin’ world. It sounds so ridiculous and impossible and weird but I just have a really big heart! PCN is just one of the ways I want to share that love with everyone and I hope everyone comes out to support. It’s worth it, I promise!

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Applying for a scholarship and they asked about my dreams and aspirations.

I am a 3rd year Civil Engineering major also pursuing a minor in Religious Studies. Is it to fill my GE requirements? To appear well-rounded to outside parties? Both are true, but the real motivation comes from my one life goal: to build a church. My entire life has come from a deep passion for serving others. I knew that working in the field of Civil Engineering would allow me to provide unseen support to thousands of people every day, whether it be the road they’re driving on, the bridge they walk across, or the home that they live in. In the bigger picture, however, the real dream is to combine my faith with my skill. I want to build establishments that have both integrity of structure and of purpose. Of course it would be nice to have a career that supports a nice lifestyle, but I believe it is much more. Each person should work towards the bettering of others and I feel like ultimately building a church would fulfill that for me.

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#peace project #pp 

Lenten Promises

*Sorry if this ramble-y or disorganized. It’s been a little while!

So for Lent 2014, I’ve decided to reinvest in myself and my relationship with God. I spread myself so thin and put so much time and effort into others that I often forget that self-care is important too!

How did I get here?! In the past year, I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve heard someone tell me that they needed to take a step back from their responsibilities in order to take care of themselves. And the thing is, I understand that completely! I really really do, because life can get really hard and busy for people.

Right now, that person is kinda me. In all of those times that people needed help, my personality and my big heart always just want to jump in and take full responsibility for them. I want to help them out because 10/10 times I genuinely love and care for that person! However, when it becomes 1, 2, 3, or even 4 people… it can becoming daunting for a single person!

I’ve talked to a lot of people about my load and I keep hearing the same things. “Get some sleep.” “You do a lot.” “You are crazy.”

But my favorite thing I’ve heard, especially from this week: “It is possible. God is just making you stronger!” 

It’s really amazing when people believe in you, pray for you, and support you in what you do. So assessing where I am in my faith, I’d say the past month has been too much about me helping others and less about drawing my strength from the One who loves and supports and believes in me the most!

My goals for this Lenten season:

I feel like some may look at this as too easy of a Lent for a person. To be honest, I’m not even consistent enough on simple things like this! I’ve always felt like I’m far too busy to fit anything into my schedule, but I heard a very inspiring and motivating quote a couple of days before Lent.

"Every Christian needs a half an hour of prayer each day, except when he is busy, then he needs an hour." - St. Francis de Sales

No more excuses, Lord! My body is a temple and even just 30 minutes in a day will strengthen me physically and spiritually. Stretch me, mold me, use me, and guide me to whatever path and life you see fit. Not my will, but Yours. Have a blessed Lent my friends!

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#peace project #pp #lent 

Community Post: 13 Signs You Are Chronically Over-Scheduled 

Uh… too completely accurate? Hello, late night of homework!

@2 months ago with 1 note
#heeeeeelp 

spiritualinspiration:

“The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace and remain at rest.” (Exodus 14:14, AMP)

In life, we’re always going to have critics. We’ll always have difficult people who try to upset us and steal our peace and joy. But, you don’t have to respond to every critic. You can decide to take the high road and let God fight your battles for you.

Sometimes, no matter what you say or do, there are people who aren’t going to accept you. They just don’t want to be at peace with you. In fact, when Jesus sent out His disciples to certain homes, He told them to always speak peace over those homes. And then He said in effect, “If they don’t receive the peace that you’re offering, then it will come back to you.” That tells me that if you will do your best to be at peace with people, even if they won’t take your peace, that peace will just come back to you. You’ll not only get your peace, but you’ll get their share as well! That’s double for your trouble! When you do the right thing no matter what is happening, God sees it and rewards it.

A Prayer for Today

Father in heaven, I choose to hold my peace. I choose to do the right thing even when the wrong thing is happening. I trust that You are fighting my battles for me. I give You all the honor and praise in Jesus’ name. Amen.

(via rawritsynah)

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"Until you know deep inside that Jesus thirsts for you — you can’t begin to know who He wants to be for you. Or who He wants you to be for Him."

Fr. Joseph Langford, MC (via vocationquestions)
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Much love for my acting cast! Also, check out my guapo twin sib. I ♥ PCN!!!

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#pcn2014 

Jesus said to them in reply, ‘It is not those that are well who need the doctor, but the sick. I have come to call not the upright but sinners to repentance.’

I find this very important… the Church is not holy because of the people in it, but because of its holy creator, Jesus! We approach the Eucharist as sick people in need of spiritual medicine. The only cure for our sins is He who conquered all.

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Tonight I had the amazing blessing of meeting one of my personal heroes: Leah Darrow. A beautiful, Catholic, redeemed, and faithful woman. She speaks about self worth, seeking truth, how to embrace your cross, and the definition of true love. Her talks honestly reached me in a very dark time just about a year ago and sparked a movement in me to tell people about emotional chastity, being in the world but not of it, and especially real authentic love. Thank God above for sending a saint on earth to lead me and so many others! “God is your vocation.” #LeahDarrow #thebestdayever #herbabylikesme

Tonight I had the amazing blessing of meeting one of my personal heroes: Leah Darrow. A beautiful, Catholic, redeemed, and faithful woman. She speaks about self worth, seeking truth, how to embrace your cross, and the definition of true love. Her talks honestly reached me in a very dark time just about a year ago and sparked a movement in me to tell people about emotional chastity, being in the world but not of it, and especially real authentic love. Thank God above for sending a saint on earth to lead me and so many others! “God is your vocation.” #LeahDarrow #thebestdayever #herbabylikesme

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#thebestdayever #herbabylikesme #leahdarrow 

arielpunchesdemons:

This is the most accurate thing I’ve ever seen in my ENTIRE LIFE

Currently relevant

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