Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Lynn is hosting the Thankful Thursday for this month. Head on to her site if you want to share or read more TT entries.
Maybe you have heard of the recent flooding due to storm here in Manila,Phil. We were devastated, the whole Philippines is grieving, a lot lost their homes, some are even worst because they lost their loved ones.
Our house was not spared, inside our house the water was above knee level, outside it's higher than the waist level. But you know what, I still am thankful for a lot of things, I still feel blessed and I am grateful.
1. I am thankful it happened on midday -we are about to have lunch. Had it happen on evening where everybody is sleeping it could have been worst.
2. Grateful that it happeed on weekend. Saturday. I have no office and we are at home. I was thinking if it happened on weekdays and nobody is at home then we could have not saved any single stuff.
3. Our motorbike which was our very means of transportation was submerged. Hubby said we should bring it to repair center and I know it means money, but then when he cleaned it and tried to start it. It is still working!! Thankful for God's protection even to our motorbike.
I am also thankful that in tough times like this, filipinos are united, joining hands in helping the victims. People all over the world especially Filipinos scattered all over the world are helping.
We will move on, we will rise up after this tragedy and we will praise the Lord for He is Good!!
Here are some of the pictures I took during the flood;
and for more photos i took, visit the link below
Please keep on praying for the Philippines and for the flood victims.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Our prayer items are the following;
1. Committed volunteers
2. Funds /Materials
3. Transportation means for the kids
4. For a nice weather on that day
Praising kid’s town is a mini-carnival for the kids, we aim to give smile and leisure for these kids that cannot afford to go carnival to enjoy, we also aim thru this activity to veer them away from addiction, gambling, vices like cigars and solvent. We hope these kids will grow as responsible citizens of this world.
And of course, along with this please also pray for the flood victims. We are also collecting blankets and towels and clothes for the victims. I have already a handful and we will give this to relief center maybe tomorrow.
Monday, September 28, 2009
He did it with in the old testament with JOB, there's no reason He can't do it with us.
Our home was not spared. Here's pictures from our very house during the flood. But then that will not stop us from praising HIM. And that can not stop us also from doing what is supposed to do at this time of need.
In times like this, it is very comforting to know that our life is insured in God's mighty hands. Trust that He will provide for our every need.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
This week I am thankful for the following;
1. Internet at home
2. Landline phone
3. Magic Jack ( for international calls)
4. The new bedframe with 2 side table (from my boss)
5. healing from ear infection (my ear is still aching and swollen at the moment but I am claiming healing would come soon)
6. Knowledge and abilities to do what I am asked to do by my boss (sometimes I feel like "I can't do it" but thank God I am still able to deliver)
7. Winning 2 concert tickets and enjoying the show with a friend.
In this trying times, there are still lots of reason to thank God for. What are you thankful for? Please visit Laurie's site and share it with us.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
A Message by George Carlin:
The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways , but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.
We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.
We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.
We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things.
We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.
These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete...
Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.
Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.
Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.
Remember, to say, "I love you" to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.
Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.
Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.
AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
How I wish I could just stay home and browse the Internet from here but I can't. Hubby will also be having a working Monday because they will have a band rehearsal for the coming band competition on the first week of October. Hubby will become more busy than me this coming days, he has so many band commitments. I just pray he would be able to cope up. In the other hand, he is loving it, beside it his passion and calling so he's so much into it.
well just wish him and the rest of the band all the best!!
yes, I do feel bad about it, I wish I hadn't stayed up so late for the past few nights..
and in times like this I hope we have an evening service so I can still attend even I wake up late.
How late did I wake up? well, it's already 2 in the afternoon when I gaze at the wall clock.
Although hubby said he will accompany me to other church who has evening services if I want to. Maybe I would after doing mu usual rounds in the internet world. I still have to finish this diet pills review just in case I needed to answer some questions about it.
How about you all? I hope you were able to attend worship service this Sunday and not be like me feeling bad about it.
Friday, September 18, 2009
If I have lots of extra money I’ll be spending lot for books. I hope I can pass on this love for reading to my kids (if ever we will have one) someday.
I remember I am still also reading a novel of Nicholas Sparks and yes I finally will have time to finish it this weekend.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
You see, I am trying to make my PR and Alexa rank higher with this blog and I am just curious if that would be of help.
I find it hard though because there’s not much for a blog like this. I don’t want to categorized this blog in religion because this is not about it. It’s about what me and my husband are doing, our ministry.
Well, I guess I just have to keep writing and working hard.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
At the Taoist temple
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Brother Andrew's story of how passionate he was in bringing bibles to churches who needs them most, churches in the closed countries sparked something in me. And God is clearly with him on his journeys, making the seeing eyes blind for his boxes of bibles and providing for his every need. One particular need God met right on time was a cake they needed for tea time. God is so amazing! He provides our every need,whatever you ask if you need it he will give it to you, even cattle supplies and a bed in my case.
Hubby is not into reading but I am encouraging him to read this book. We will need this when it's our time to go in our own mission field.
I have taken so many diet pills before and the end result is always me gaining moré weight. It’s like you will lose some and then when you stopped taking the pills you will gain even more. I don’t know I might have chosen the wrong ones so please my dear readers if you want to take some fat burners or diet pills make sure it’s real, natural and that it works.
Anyhow, I have good news though, my friend and I are running for a cause next week. We are joining an event that will raise some funds for cancer patient and will also raise some awareness for cancer. And I am hoping that would be the start of me getting into regular running or walking again.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Here are random pictures of Cebu buildings, some of it were taken as we are cruising inside a cab, and most of the pictures were taken by my dearest husband. There is a beautiful one which looks like some kind of steel buildings at the reclamation area which unfortunately we forgot to take picture. It is I believe the Cebu International Convention Center, for Cebuanos reading my blog please correct me if I’m wrong.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
I love you.
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Tuesday, September 8, 2009
with more health than illness,
you are more blessed than the
million who won't survive the week.
If you have never experienced
the danger of battle,
the loneliness of imprisonment,
the agony of torture or
the pangs of starvation,
you are ahead of 20 million people
around the world.
without fear of harassment,
arrest, torture, or death,
you are more blessed than almost
three billion people in the world.
If you have food in your refrigerator,
clothes on your back, a roof over
your head and a place to sleep,
you are richer than 75% of this world.
in your wallet, and spare change
in a dish someplace, you are among
the top 8% of the world's wealthy.
If your parents are still married and alive,
you are very rare,
especially in the United States.
on your face and are truly thankful,
you are blessed because the majority can,
but most do not.
If you can hold someone's hand, hug them
or even touch them on the shoulder,
you are blessed because you can
offer God's healing touch.
you are more blessed than over
two billion people in the world
that cannot read anything at all.
You are so blessed in ways
you may never even know.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
And then I made a personal blog- It is here where I started to write more on personal stuff about me. Here is where I share my deepest feeling as an individual and I know one or two of my posts have hurt few people and that made me draw back for a while and just blog for nothing in a while, I hope I’ll be able to write what I want to write there again soon.
And for my last one- This ministry blog where I update the world (not that the world care) about me and my husband’s ministry.
Through all those blogging years, I have learned a lot about ranking, links, seo tools, web hosting and such. I know I still have to learn a lot about maintaining a site, getting more visitors and getting a higher google ranking. But I don’t mind learning it slowly.
Blogging opened a new world to me. It also opened a lot of earning opportunities and for that I will be forever grateful. I have met new friends and they open up their world to me.
I hope to continue to blog as long as the blog world continues to open its door to me.
We would like to thank everyone who helped and prayed with us. God bless you a thousand fold in return!
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
She's thankful she can slow down and spend time in God's presence. God slowed me down yesterday by making me sick and spend the whole day in bed. I know I've been working too hard, office job and ministries and family obligations has taken it's toll on me and my body is weak. So should I be thankful I was sick yesterday? yes, I am thankful for that one whole day of rest.
And I think I should have stayed home and rested again today, you see I am still not feeling well but I insisted on coming on to work. I hope to feel better soon.
But anyways, this week I am also thankful for the following;
1. Reunion with great friends last week. Some pictures here.
2. Beauty products I used are still on sale until September 15- good buys for best wrinkle cream.
3. Mom and Dad visiting our new home last weekend.
4. Sue and Rachel Winters from UK visited and helped in our ministry for one month. sad to see them go last Sunday but we know they will stay in our hearts forever.
5. Husband's comforting hands. I thank HIM most for giving me the best one for me. I heard a lot of broken marriage lately, husbands cheating their wives and I am just thankful that the Lord has given me "His best choice".
Have a nice day everyone!!