Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Thankful Thursday-Vacation

Irish of Grace Alone had that in her title and I smiled upon seeing it. Why? because we're going to have a 5 day vacation too next week! And I can't wait. I know I deserve it because I've been working double time lately. And I am so thankful God has arranged this trip for us.

We are going home to my husband's home town for the first time since we got married and you can tell I am excited to bits! But the husband is more excited than I am, he's so excited to show me where he grew up, where he spend his childhood. It is one hour flight from where we live. A very nice province, very historical, very rich in culture. I know I'll enjoy sight seeing, the beauty of the landscape and the beach. The old homes with rustic furniture and the food. I'll take a lot of pictures and will share it to you promise.

I am thankful that God will provide for this trip. We got the airfare months ago and it was on sale, for the two of us we only paid 318.00 or $8.00 equivalent which is so cheap. Thank God for seat sales!!!

God is so good! he knows when we need a break..I so love HIM!!

What are you thankful for this week? Share it with us and be blessed to!!

Dinner For A Cause

Me and my husband are attending this dinner tomorrow, the Pastor who spearheads this ministry is our Pastor so we are all there to support. proceeds for this will go to sick children of the PGH. If you're in Manila and you want to help, you might want to dine in and help. This will be held in Makati Parks and Garden tomorrow at 7:00 PM. There will also be a mini concert and my husband will be playing the base guitar for the first time. :)

The Time is Right for Roberto Coin Jewelry

If you have waited until the last moment to get that piece of jewelry to “wow” your family and friends and are telling yourself “it's time to get out of my comfy zone” and find something, Roberto Coin has all you need in fine jewelry. You won't have to look long aRoberto Coin jewelry before you find something that will knock you off of your feet. With pieces such as the 18kt white gold C-Profile Diamond Pendant, the 18kt yellow gold O Diamond Pendant, and the Centro Florentine Bracele-18kt Gold Bangle with Diamond and much more, the only hard part would be choose one magnificent piece over the other.

Unique Jewelry Pieces

The history behind Roberto Coin jewelry is quite amazing. He founded this company in 1977 and, in the beginning, was suppose to create prestigious jewelry for fine international brands. As it would turn out by the year 2000, the pieces in his collection allowed the company to rank 7th amongst all of the best-known jewelry companies world wide. These pieces have an interesting hidden gem fixture. In 1996, Roberto Coin started signing the pieces that were in the Appassionata Collections by affixing a ruby to each piece, and this signing or “secret gem” is a part of all the collections. This piece is wrapped around a legend and lore and is thought of as a secret gift of good wishes.

The Roberto Coin Collection

Collections includes the Appassionata, Barocco, Capri Plus, Centro Diamonds, Chic & Shine, Circle of Life, Classica, and the Elephant Skin. They have a variety of styles and colors of rings, earrings, watches, necklaces, and bracelets to choose from. Dazzle a young person with a graduation or birthday gift they will never forget. This will be the perfect anniversary gift or a conversation piece you can showcase at a special event.

Online Resources for Ministers

If you're someone who has decided that an online college is the best choice for your ministry education, then congratulations! You’ve made a good decision. There are plenty of resources available on the Internet that offer courses for those wishing to become an ordained minister. Hopefully, you’ve already done some research to choose the program that works best for you.

There are several advantages to taking virtual classes. Ministry students will enjoy the flexibility of online courses because they can fit their classes into community service, benevolence, or outreach ministries. They can also save money because they don’t have to commute to school every day to attend classes. It’s a win-win situation.

You’ll be happy to know that the qualifications for an online ministry education program are just as stringent as most traditional colleges and universities in your area. An added bonus is the fact that you can take virtual classes from any university in the country offering e-learning. For example, Liberty University has several online college courses available to people all across the U.S.

Although Internet-based colleges and universities have raised a few eyebrows from some people, the education provided though virtual colleges and learning centers is just as valuable as the education offered anywhere else in the country. If you wish to pursue a degree in ministry, do your best to find a fully accredited school. In the long run, you’ll be glad you did.

As a word of caution, you should avoid so-called fake diploma mills on the Internet. With some services, you pay a fee, and a company sends you a diploma. That’s about all you get. You don’t receive the benefit or reward that fully accredited institutions offer.

When you choose a distance-learning program, you're setting yourself up to learn as you focus on other aspects of your life.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Cancer Warriors Foundation (CWF)

is looking for 300 kids with Acute Lymphocytic Luekemia(A.L. L) using the ff chemotherapy drugs:

Metotrexate tablets
Metotrexate vial
Mercaptupurine tablets

We can sustain them for the next 12 months, at the minimum, and for the rest of their chemo treatment if everythings goes as planned!

The child should be under a pedia hema or pedia hema-oncologist to qualify for assistance!


They are asking to spread the word so I am sharing this. You can visit their site to get more details information about this.

Thank God for organizations like this, at least people who do not have the funds can ask for assistance, I'm sure they also help those who have Mesothelioma cancer, Ovarian cancer and many more.

God bless you guys!!

Run the Race

Do not quit, run the race till' you see HIS face...RUN TO JESUS if you're tired, if you're lonely, if you feel alone, if you feel abandoned. Run to the Father and He will welcome you with arms wide open because He loves you so much!!

Promotional Items

Anybody here need promotional items for their company or website or any business or ministries? If you need t-shirts with print or umbrellas, mugs, fans, fridge magnet, key chain and eco-bags. Please message me and maybe we can customize one for you!

We have made several t-shirts for different ministries already and we are happy we are getting repeat orders which means customers are satisfied.

I hope we can get many more orders for Christmas.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Spreading the Love!

Before I start reading about document management software, let me just share to you that I am excited and proud to be a member of an e-group where love abounds and overflows!! This is actually a group of newly weds where one share experiences about parenting, being married and everything. One year ago, A mom gave birth to a precious little girl with Apert syndrome, Just recently, the girl had her first surgery/operation. We all prayed for her and she is now recovering well. Praise the Lord! Financially exhausted by the hospital expenses, the mom said they’ll not be able to throw her a 1st birthday party just like they did for his older brother ad that it hurt her but can’t do anything. So, here comes the Newlyweds community, organizing a big party for the girl :) Love is overflowing not only because everyone is sharing in terms of money but the thoughts are there. Love is spreading through this community and I am so blessed to be a part of it!!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Scholarship ministry

As you all know my dear friends, we do have a scholarship ministry where we help youth from the Urban Poor areas finish their school. we believe that if they have a diploma they would have better chances of finding good and stable jobs thus in return will be able to help their family.

The first semester of the school year is about to end next month, please help us pray for supports for our scholars, we have yet to pay in full their tuition fees, If we can not pay they will not be able to get the final examination.

Please keep on praying for this ministry.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Biggest Loser- I will be

I read from a showbiz site that we will be having “The biggest Loser” show here in our country next year and that a very famous actress who is also on the big side is hosting the show but she is now on the process of losing weight and preparing for the said show. I’m sure she’ll be as fit as she can when she hosts next year. Losing weight in good and healthy way takes a lot of time. And I am quite sure her being a celebrity is losing weight under a supervision of a good fitness teacher and maybe she’s even doing Home workouts because she can afford to have the luxury of a gym in her very own house.

To lose weight means to exercise, to do work outs, to move and of course to follow a healthy diet. But it is also important to know what your body needs during and after work out. I bring a bottle of water when I go to the gym (unfortunately that was 2 years ago already) because I know we lose a lot of water when we exercise thus it is very important to replace them after. A supplement like P90X Recovery Drink is another nice to haves. It helps in replenishing the fluids loss during a rigorous workout.

Another nutritional drink you might want to complement your weight loss program is Shakeology. It is made up of essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals and is also is loaded with anti-oxidants and phytonutrients which help eliminate toxins and shed stored fat. You can have a thirty day love it or send back sort of guarantee thing if you like. Honestly, my sister tried a similar drink before and yes she lost weight and did something great about her hormonal imbalance which eventually leads for her conceiving and giving birth. (That I am currently praying for)

I will not join the biggest loser but I joked hubby about it but as soon as I start an exercise again I’ll share every bit of weight lost here and I hope I'll lose big.

Friday, September 24, 2010

God has a place for you

by : Gloria Copeland
He brought us to this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey. Deuteronomy. 26:9

God has a plan for each of us, but did you know that He also has a physical place for us? When God created Adam and Eve, He made a place for them in the Garden. When He established the children of Israel as a people, he gave them the promise land.

I believe God has a physical place for us, but to receive it we are to diligently seek Him and His way of doing things. When we seek after God, we find His wisdom, we run into His goodness, and we open the door for the kingdom of heaven to be manifested, so we can live life supernaturally.

We don't have to live like the world lives. We have a Father in heaven who is in control, and He wants us to be like Him. That's why He gave Adam dominion over all things. Then God gave him instructions on how to live in the Garden.

Everything was perfect, nothing missing, nothing broken, until Adam and Eve failed to follow the wisdom of God for their lives and disobeyed Him. As a result, they lost their Garden.

God has a place of blessing for you, and I believe that if you'll stay connected to Him and follow His wisdom, your “place” will continually increase. You can't follow the wisdom of God and not increase.

“Are you in the place that God has for you? If so, thank Him for it. If not, receive your “place” by faith and stay expectant.”

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wearing True Religion on Your Back

When you think about religion, the first thing that comes to people’s minds is not usually clothing. But those up on the latest fashion trends and styles it might. That’s right, not only can you follow a true religion, but you can buy it and wear it too: True Religion Brand Jeans.

True Religion started as a small boutique store in Manhattan Beach, California, back in 2002, founded by Jeffery Lubell and Kym Gold. Their first line of clothing was just jeans. But these are not ordinary jeans you can get down at Walmart. True Religion jeans are focused on a very high-end market. Their jeans can cost anywhere from between $175 to more than $300. Most of their jeans are in the $200-$300 range.

True Religion Jeans are also not just plain pants. The reason they are attractive and fashionable is that they specialize in a type of western vintage look and feel for their jeans and other apparel. Of course, when they started, the company was only jeans, but as they have grown (they now have over 900 stores across the globe) they have branched out into t-shirts, hats, handbags, jackets, boots, accessories, and even kids clothing.

It might be disturbing for devoutly religious people to hear that you can now buy True Religion and wear it on your back, but all that commercialization may not be a bad thing. If you think about it, even if “True Religion” is a band name, it’s still a phrase that will be seen and heard as this clothing line grows and becomes more popular. And as people begin to discuss the brand, they may also begin to consider the meaning of the name. And the more they think about its true meaning, they’ll want to find out more about it. If more people are searching for true religion, that’s not a bad thing.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A credit card that is not a credit card

Credit cards have its advantages and disadvantages. If you are a wise credit card user then by al means it can be a big help for you. But a lot of people think that credit card is money at hand but that is not the case. I should know, I have several credit cards before but I already cut them off now.

However, there are times that I wish I didn’t cut them all. Booking for a plane ticket for instance is one of the major reasons. It is easier and much more convenient for me to book a ticket using a credit card. There is this airline that have always seat sale and you need to book fast to avail of them. Now when I book, I have to go out and pay from their accredited bank to confirm the booking.

Virtual credit cards is now available and I read that it is widely accepted. How it works? You can use it like any credit cards, you can purchase stuff online so shopping online is possible even without a credit card. And they don’t do any credit check, you can apply anytime and registration is fast!. What I like about it? You decide how much to deposit on your virtual card, in that way you only got to spend money that you actually have so very different from credit card where you spend money that you do not have.

Thankful Thursday-Books

Life is hard but God is good.. (from a friend’s FB status) and I couldn’t agree more.

And so it is just fitting to give thanks to God for He is good. Iris of Grace Alone is hosting this month so if you want to be inspired, go visit her blog.

This week I am particularly thankful for these devotional books I got from book fair. Each book only cost $2.30 or 99.00 pesos in our currency. They were on sale and I am so thankful I was able to avail them.

Books help me a lot in my spiritual walk, especially the devotional type which leads me to God’s word daily. I so love to read personal testimonies. I get inspired and blessed by the works of God in their lives.

How about you? what are you thankful for this week?

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Pure heart is beauty

I know yesterday I was asking for eye cream, today me and my friend who is getting married next year are talking about acne scar removal cream and about diamond peel. We agreed we will both have facial next month (we need to save first). She got a leaflet from our nearby shop and we concluded it's the cheapest one around this area.

But guess what, beauty is deep, it is more than what the eyes can see. It is something you hold in your heart and no one can take it away from you. Old age, diseases can make you ugly physically but if you have a good and pure heart, you are still beautiful.

Be joyful, be pure in heart, be thankful and you'll be pretty forever!!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Sleeping late = eye bugs

Who wants to give me the best eye wrinkle cream they have? I need it so badly :) Would you mind if I share please?

I've been sleeping so late lately..and when I say late , it means really late, like today I haven't slept yet and it's already 4:51 AM. Besides of the wrinkle in my eyes I also have this big black around it. Imagine how I look like now. A zombie? I guess so.

I joined the youth's prayer vigil last night so that explains why am Is till awake at this very hour. SO the sleeplessness is worth it.

I hope to get back to normal sleeping habit next week.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Special Children

This morning, I joined our team in our ministry at the SPED (School for Special Children). It was my first time. We have been ministering to the parents of these children for almost a month now. A father stood up this morning and said he prayed for the first time for his child with MR (mentally retarded) during last week’s bible study. He shared how he felt about his faith when he heard about the story of the blind Bartimaeus

Testimonies like this keep us going, it warms our heart for we know that a seed of faith is being planted to these people everytime we go and visit them. You can very well see in their eyes, they need help and they need God.

For a while I was surrounded with special children, some with ADHD, MR, and Down Syndrome. People tend to look at them differently because we only see with our eyes, but I am sure God looks at them the same way he looks at everyone. God’s eyes surpasses beneath the physical and outward appearance.

If you think you are too short, (and you need hgh supplement) or you are too big, maybe you look differently from what the society calls normal always remember that God loves you and that each individual is special to HIM.

Therefore I am also one of God’s special children. Right?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Thankful Thursday

It's Thankful Thursday and yes I am early for the post today :) It is only 1:57 AM Thursday here. here's my thankful list for this week :)

1. I am thankful for the husband's birthday last Tuesday. We celebrated 29 years of God's goodness in his life. I am thankful that I've got to spend the whole day with him, we watch a movie then had dinner at Shakey's :) Just the two of us. I am so thankful for my God's best.

 (goofing around on his b-day)

2. Our friends/housemate (Carmel & Andrew) are leaving this morning for Canada and we are praising God with them for all the provisions, for the visa, for the tickets and for everything that God has bestowed to them. We indeed serve a faithful God!

3. I am thanking God that He keeps on inspiring us, to dream new dreams and to reach for it. You know when you hear good stories that inspires you, you're motivated and encouraged. Like when I hear good weight-loss stories, faith challenging stories, it refuels your drive.

4. Life may not always be good but I am super thankful that God is always good.He never change.

Iris of Grace Alone is hosting this month, head on to her site and visit more thankful posts.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Eating and Diet Pills

I’ve been eating a lot since last week, you can actually see of the food I’ve been having in my gods’ best gift blog. And tonight, we will be heading out again to this nice but cheap Thai restaurant with our friends. I love being with friends but I don’t love the expenses. lol although I know it’s worth it.

So it won’t be a surprise if hubby sees me reviewing the top ten diet pills that work fast over the internet. I’ve taken a few brands when I was still single but I stopped long time ago. And because I was diagnosed of PCOS it’s been quite hard to lose weight. Of course proper diet and exercise is still the best option.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Christmas is coming

It’s mid- September already and I know there are people who are already buying Christmas gifts to avoid the Christmas Rush in December. I wish to do the same but not this early though, I’ll probably start October. I have more nephews than nieces so checking the cars and power wheels toys is a must for me. For the girls, dolls and cooking set toys are the favorites.

The only thing I hate during Christmas season is the traffic. It is at it worse on that month.

But nonetheless, I am excited for Christmas.

Your first Love

by : Taffi L. Dollar (from Make your day count)

Revelation 2:4 (Amplified Bible)
But I have this [one charge to make] against you: that you have left (abandoned) the love that you had at first [you have deserted Me, your first love].

Do you remember how you felt when you first became born again and were so in love with Jesus that you had to tell everyone? Most likely, however as time went on, the cares of this world began to wear you down and your joy began to diminish. Rather than asking God for help, you tried to do everything in your own strength. Eventually, you felt too overwhelmed to read the bible, go to church or pray.

That’s how separation from God begins. All the devil needs is the slightest crack in your foundation to get a foothold, which unchecked becomes a stronghold; and your spiritual life, health, finances, and relationships begin to suffer. This is the beginning of the end that Satan has planned for you. (John 10.10)

My husband, Creflo, says that whatever you give your attention to is what you will desire. Begin to read the Word every day,whether you feel like it or not; it strengthens your spirit. Go to church to get fed the Word at least twice a week. Rise earlier to spend time talking and listening to God.

Though at first you may not feel like doing these things your desire for the things of God will return and your love for Him will grow. Your heart will once again overflow with love for the Lord.
Have a nice week everyone!!

The Holy Alphabet

Got  this from my email  and I think it is is too nice not to share ;)


Although things are not perfect 
Because of trial or pain 
Continue in thanksgiving 
Do not begin to blame 
Even when the times are hard 
Fierce winds are bound to blow 
God is forever able 
Hold on to what you know 
Imagine life without His love 
J oy would cease to be 
Keep thanking Him for all the things 
Love imparts to thee 
Move out of "Camp Complaining" 
No weapon that is known 
On earth can yield the power 
Praise can do alone 
Quit looking at the future 
Redeem the time at hand 
Start every day with worship 
To "thank" is a command 
Until we see Him coming 
Victorious in the sky 
We'll run the race with gratitude 
X alting God most high 
Y es, there'll be good times and yes some will be bad, but... 
Z ion waits in glory...where none are ever sad!

Further Studies

A friend is seriously considering taking up Masters Degree abroad, she already left her job to pursue it. I hope she’ll discover Knewton’s gmat prep courses because I think it would be a big help for her. I have read many good testimonials about them, people getting good results in the examination. If I am a business graduate too and I want to pursue graduate studies, I’ll probably enroll my self with the same.

Although I also want to study but I might take Counseling or other course that I might use in the ministry and mission fields someday.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Girls Talk

Time flies when you're having fun!. It is so true :)

I just had the longest girls talk from my friends in church and we didn't even notice that it's already 4:00 in the morning. And I know I should be sleeping now but pity me, my eyes and mind are still both awake so here am I, still in front of the PC.

Isn’t it amazing how us women can talk about everything? Well, we didn’t only talk about hcg Austin or losing weight but we talked about more serious stuff like past heart aches, men cheating their partners, homosexuality and some Christian issues.

Well, I enjoyed it. I hope they did too!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thankful Thursday

I know we will never run out of things to be grateful for if we will only count our blessings.

Last Saturday was my youngest nephew's 1st birthday celebration and I want to thank God for giving him to our family. He is such a cute  and indeed a source of joy. We are thankful that he is healthy and that he can now walk on his own!!

It's my hubby's birthday next week!- and I can't tell how much grateful I am for my husband even if it is not his birthday.I can not imagine my life without him. I'll post more about him next week :)

Thanking God for his GRACE- as Iris have shared on her blog today. GRACE is unmerited favor from the Lord and who couldn't be thankful?

Have a nice day everyone!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Our motorbike

Three years ago, God gave us this motorbike and we are forever grateful. It has been so useful for us especially for the ministry. Although a lot of people do not favor motorbikes on the road because of the high statistics of road accident, we are even more grateful that for three long years God has always protected us. We never forget to say a prayer once we’re seated on the bike. And one thing more, maintenance is not as high as those of cars and SUV’s. We do not need air filters or grilles, the only major problem we encountered are the tires but thank God again we bought new ones and replaced it two months ago.

Now that it has turned 3 years old, I just hope it won’t give us headaches and will still be good to us like before. We still need him everyday. And if ever God give us a car (we’re praying for that also) we would still be using him from time to time. I think I am already used to not being caught in a traffic jam.

It’s been 3 fruitful years for us and our motorbike, we've survived a lot of  tough times like this 

 (ours was the small one)
but we are still looking forward to many good times with him.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Health workers

medical and healthcare jobs are so in demand now in abroad. Some even say that the best nurses and doctors of our country are working overseas because of course higher pay and better benefits.

But I commend those who still chose to work and serve here despite of not getting enough salaries. I am humbled by Doctors for the Barrios. They are the doctors and health workers that volunteers to serve in far flung places of the Philippines, most of those places do not even have electricity. Sometimes they even have to walk hundred miles to visit the people.

I hope there will be more of them here. Just this year, a documentary was shown exposing mountain people that do not have an access to hospital and medicines. For them to get medical treatment, they have to go down by foot and carry the sick in a hammock for at least 3 to 5 hours.

We need doctors here. We need nurses. We need health workers. But we need those who have the heart to serve.

Our ministry is conducting health teachings and small medical mission in some depressed areas in the metropolis. If you want to volunteer just let us know.