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About Jocelyn A. Soriano
She continues to share her many inspirations from God at her blog www.itakeoffthemask.com where she writes poems, prayers and other articles of healing, motivation, faith, love and hope.
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“I see now that no person who has ever loved has ever been spared from tears. Tears of joy and tears of sorrow. Of the most intimate union and of letting go.”
Poignant, timeless and true. This book is a personal collection of poems about love and letting go. Whether it be a newfound love, a love that endures a lifetime, or a love that will soon be saying goodbye, one can find in these pages something like a mirror that tells the story of one’s own heart.
To love is to be rapt in bliss, to be torn asunder and to be healed and made whole again.
WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE SAYING:
WHAT SAYING GOODBYE DOESN'T MEAN
Perfectly written! This what I have gone through! Thank you for making me see that there are times we really have to say goodbye. No matter how painful it may seem, goodbyes are essential parts of life for we need to move on towards something better. God bless you, Joyce! Thanks for being part of my healing process. Though I am still a work in progress, I am taking baby steps towards hope… - Rissa
that was so inspiring…it really comes to an end that even you love a person,, still you need to let go..and doesnt mean that your weak enough…but you just need to it for the better and best for both of you..i just need to give up a relationship because i know that was the best thing to do for both of us and i just want him to be happy..thank you joyce that was so wonderful and inspiring one. - Evie
HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH EMOTIONAL PAIN?
Very well-written piece, and I especially like the point about protecting your joy. - Daphne, Joyful Days
I got strenght reading your article. The approach is simple and practical. i just wonder why people seems happy to hurt your feelings..anyway the best i could do is to pray for them. thank you so much and Gd bless. - Grace
I read this entry and i was totally amazed…It was very well written Jo..I like it. It’s a good realization for me, Its true that in every pain we really have to learn how to accept it, ask God’s guidance, take time to rest and let go of the pain and moved on, in order for us to find happiness and joy in life… You touched me with your entry.. Two thumbs up! - Nasreen
joyce, you write like an angel…inspiring… thank you…ive been going through a lot the past few months… - Agnes
I have so much anger in me that I don’t know how to let it go. By reading what you wrote made me feel like there may be hope for me still. - Jessica
I agree with your solutions to dealing with pain, especially the one about taking it one day at a time. Its important to remember that the pain will go away eventually. - Cat, Self-Help Healing Arts
A DIFFERENT WAY TO HEAL YOUR SELF-ESTEEM
I felt something so warm and kind flow into me as I read this, I can only say thank you for being a vessel of His good works... -Jude
A BROKEN HEART'S PRAYER
This prayer fits me to the exact detail right now, I am going through it. Thank you Lord for your gift of words through this person who wrote it and Bless them... Thank you. - Silvia
As I slowly read through the prayer I can’t believe that I am reading is exactly the same sentiments that i can’t even organize in my thoughts. When you are hurting from a broken heart, it takes you to different phases of grief,anger, despair, negotiation until you reach acceptance. The path to recovery is like an uphill battle with no direction in life.I fear going home alone because anywhere I turn inside it I am reminded of him. My tears may have subsided but the pain in my heart hasn’t. I pray with those who prayed this prayer and pray for those who need it like I do. - Rissa
What a beautiful prayer... voiced my pain word for word. It brought tears to my eyes and hope to my heart. Bless us all, in our time of need.
“Sometimes grief is like a wave, and healing is like a butterfly.”
It is not because things die,
That they are beautiful.
Things are beautiful
A part of them lives on
And never dies…
When we are mourning the death of a loved one, we experience a profound sadness that nobody else seems to understand. Many times, all we need is just a warm hand to hold us and a friend who will be there for us as we face the most difficult times we’ve ever had.
Let these poems be like a friend to you, revealing the deepest hurts in your heart as you strive to find some comfort in your hour of grief.
TO LOVE AN INVISIBLE GOD is a book that will take us on a journey of discovery and love. In a very simple manner, it will try to answer some of the questions we may have about having a true friendship with God. It will also cite some examples in the Bible, in the lives of saints and in the author's own spiritual journey.
This book will not contain everything that can satisfy those who are searching for answers. I think there is no book that can ever contain all that can be known about God. But a book may, by God's grace, show us a glimpse of Him, and that may be enough to make us search for Him in all the many places He could be found.
How does one go on after such a loss? How does one survive the empty vacuum our loved ones have left behind? Is there any valid meaning we could possibly attribute to death?
Let this book be like a comforting friend for you, someone who knows just how painful it is to experience what you’re going through. I may not be physically with you, but through this book’s comforting words, may you be hugged with a warmth that reaches your heart, soothing the aches within, whispering words of hope and of a renewed sense of connection with that part of you that seemed to have been suddenly lost.
This is a short and simple book, but it is a powerfully healing and comforting book. May you find inspiration and wisdom in it, may you find practical advice, and may you be blessed with a love you will always be able to keep with you even in your darkest hour.
“I walked in the garden of life, caressing soft petals here and there. And lo! After a while they were no more, and my heart bled for each fragrant petal that fell. If every flower withers, never to return to its full blossom, then what good indeed is passing by in the garden of life? Herein lies my hope: That for every flower that withers, another one blooms, one that will remain forever fragrant and fresh, never ever to pass away…”
"We need not ask to be loved.
We need not beg for it.
All we need is to “feel” and believe
the love, which is already there. "
you are dearly loved.
Even when you don’t feel it sometimes;
Even when people fail to tell you
just how much you mean to them;
Even when people don’t express it
the way you want them to.
There is SOMEONE
who knows you;
who loves you,
more than you’ll ever know!
An apocalyptic fiction about nephilim hybrids and secret societies fighting to shape the course of history and destiny of both mankind and elioudkind. Will the descendants of the nephilim team up with humans to play superhero and save the world from the end times?
FREEDOM FIGHTERS — that’s what Hope, Ash, Liekos and Dria seem to be turning into as they unlock mystery after mystery that threaten the freedom of both humans and eliouds (part-human, part-angel beings), the very same reasons that made a secret organization called The Resistance interested in working with them.
But even before the team could even decide whether or not to work with The Resistance, troubles started pouring in. A mysterious voice calling all eliouds for an event called The Gathering is heard throughout the world, encouraging eliouds to join them with promises of wealth, fame and power. Aside from that, the governments all over the world are planning to vote on a resolution that could put all member countries under the same laws that are said to effectively thwart terrorism. Both events suspicious. Both events created by the Luzcian Lords, a worldwide network of humans and eliouds that wants to dominate the world. Both events happening in two days’ time.
What will Hope, Ash, Dria and Liekos do? Will they team up with an organization they hardly know? Will they make a move on their own? How can they stop both events at the same time?
It is full of messages of healing, wisdom, courage and faith. It is like a close friend in whom you can find comfort and consolation just when it is darkest and most painful in your life. God's grace is ever new and abounding, His mercy is infinite and His love is true. We need to be reminded of these things everyday so as not to lose the spiritual battle going on in the midst of us. Those who are tired can find refreshment, those who are troubled can find peace, those who are hurting can find forgiveness that sets them free.
Whether early in the morning or late in the evening, or any hour in between, one can read a simple quote like a breath of fresh air in one's busy day. One can silently say a prayer and meditate upon the beauty of Him whose face is happiness itself. One can take a peek at a poem and find in it something like a mirror reflecting the cries of the heart both in sorrow and in deep joy.
Where is God? God is with us, but we often do not know where to look and so we do not see. God is there, pursuing us, waiting for us to take the time to call on Him in our helplessness, in the routine of our daily lives. He is the one who will fill our lives with meaning and our hearts with hope. In Him we find the home we've been searching for, we find a Father who will protect us and provide for our needs. We find a Friend who loves us as we are, who sees the beauty in our souls, who will never leave us even in our worst day.
The deepest wounds of the soul are healed only by compassion... People do not merely need to be clothed, they need to be embraced with love. A love that enters into their own fears and frailty, a love that suffers with them and stays with them through their darkest hour.
There was once a boy who was said to be good for nothing.
No matter how hard he tried, it seemed as though he was certainly good for nothing at all. To add to this sad plight, the bullies teased him even more for two things: first, that he had no name; and second, that he had no father. Not that he still had a mother, for she has vanished a long time ago. But at least, it can be said, that he had some memories of her.
One day, this little boy takes off in an adventure of a lifetime that would help him discover the truth about himself and the world around him.
Together with his firefly friend, they would travel into magical places, meet extraordinary creatures and learn priceless lessons along the way. Will he be able to discover his name? Will he finally realize his true worth?
At this point, you may be wondering why the boy isn’t even amazed at a talking firefly. For the sake of clarity, let it be known that this boy lives in a world that is quite different from your own. It is in many respects, quite the same also, but it is quite different in many things. In this world, there are fireflies that can talk, there are flowers that can dance, and there are mysteries that cannot be understood by those who refuse to have an open heart.
But to go back to the boy and the firefly, one could have easily observed a bond being made between two unlikely fellows. For some inexplicable reason, the firefly was drawn to the boy without a name, and the boy was drawn to the firefly who just tickled his ear.
“If you have no name, how could you go to school?” asked the firefly.
“After Mother left, I was taken in by some people who take care of boys without mothers or fathers. They were the ones who took me to school. At school, I was allowed to draw a star instead of my name,” the boy replied.
The boy nodded in response.
“Then that explains it!” the firefly exclaimed.
“Explains what?” asked the boy.
“We’re not so different after all,” the firefly said. “You and I, we’re both like stars!”
At this, the boy finally began to smile.
In this Twilight meets X-Men young adult urban fantasy romance novel, how can teenage romance and friendship bloom in a world full of paranormal chaos and a looming zombie apocalypse?
FRIENDS — That’s what Hope Danielles, a dorky teen orphan, always wanted to have, and thought she had finally found, after a stroke of destiny led her to meet Ash (a mysterious guy with black and white wings), Dria (a royal vampire) and Liekos (a lone werewolf) — all of whom are part-angel, part-human beings called eliouds, just like her.
Brought together by an unfortunate series of events that placed their lives in peril, Hope, Ash, Dria and Liekos decided to work together to unlock the mystery of who was behind all those attacks. To do so, they had to go invisible as they investigate the only lead they have — a certain Colonel who led the attempted werewolf massacre of the Gray pack. But as they dig deeper in order to put the puzzle pieces together, they uncover not only a trail of breadcrumbs that lead to something much bigger than they thought, but they also unravel the secret feelings they seem to have for one another. Will their hidden emotions hinder them from becoming an effective team? Can the circumstances that brought them together even possibly nurture friendships? Will they be able to overcome their differences and feelings for the sake of others who need their help?
The Inspirer's letters have life in itself. They speak long after they have been uttered. Generations feed upon each word and the soul is nourished unto eternity.
“The Inspirer’s Wisdom” is a collection of stories and myths gathered from the life of the Inspirer. It is an offspring of my novel The Inspirer’s Jewels, a story of awakening and of finding one’s power from the place of our greatest weaknesses and suffering. This is that kind of power that turns our darkness into light, our battle scars into eternal jewels of beauty and joy!