Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Sick.Plans.Next year

I was down the whole day yesterday, something I ate the night before made my stomach grumble and I feel ill the whole day, as a matter of fact until today but I am feeling a lot better than yesterday. I thought I was going to rushed to the ER yesterday but that's the last thing in my mind. I was actually screaming (silently) in pain because I don't want my husband to worry. I don't want to be brought in the hospital for so many reasons, I'm afraid the doctors will say I need to stay longer to check what's wrong with me and that they will poke me with needles and all and that I'll spend my Christmas in the many thoughts running in my mind..but above all that? the expenses!!! Hospitalization is really not in our budget and I know a day in the hospital will cost me a week's allowance and I don't want to spend the Christmas money with the hospital expenses. Good thing I went against the husband's will. I stayed home and pray and pray that I'll be better.

This event made me think though of seriously having an emergency fund, just in case something bad happens to one of us,at least we will not worry about the money for hospitalization. So that would be one of my definite plan for next year. I am also thinking of investing, will not buy gold coins but I heard that's a good one. I am thinking of just small investment, passive income and I hope to achieve that next year. Although I have yet to write down and see our monthly budget next year.

I'm looking forward to the coming year. I know THE BEST IS YET TO COME for us, for our married life, for our ministry, for our finances :)

Monday, December 20, 2010

I love books

even when I was still in grade school, during my first year in school I already manifested my love for books and reading. I was sent to a reading competition during my first grade. And my love for reading blossomed in college where I will spend sleepless nights just because I wanted to finish the book I am reading. I love fiction then, most especially suspense thriller books. Agatha Christie was one of my favorites.

When I became to know the Lord personally, there was a change in the kind of books I read.

Now, I have two daily devotional books for this coming year and I am still not done with my “simple living for women” devotional book which I bought on a sale two months ago. I hope I’ll be more faithful with my spending time with the Lord with the help of these books.

I am sure you would all agree with me that devotional books help us in our Christian growth. I am so glad to be able to purchase from different Christian bookstore during a book fair. Books on discounted price is such a delight to me :) And am so glad that there is now more Christian bookstores in town, unlike before when there was only one.

I also saw some Homeschool Books available there, which is vey interesting to note because well, I do plan to home school if ever and even now that I do not have a child yet, I’ve subscribed to some home school blogs and been checking Homeschool Curriculum somehow preparing my self in the near future.

One of our Missionary Pastor is homeschooling their first born and I thought if we are to be full time missionaries also, we will definitely be using one of the Christian Homeschooling Curriculum that was being used by our Pastor.

And back to books, I would still love to receive some as gifts this Christmas so If you’ll buy me one, know that I’ll appreciate it very very much.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Gift Giving

It was another busy day today for our ministry team, we bought grocery and gift items for distribution tomorrow at our church Christmas party, and I didn’t mind not having enough sleep last night, I woke up early and did what we have to do today. It will be exciting tomorrow as it never fails to excite me to see happy faces in the church especially on Christmas season. Below are the pictures my husband took while we were sorting out the items.

Forty deserving families will receive the bags of groceries and the rest of the church members will receive a small gift. We will be giving also fifty devotional booklet (our daily bread) and everyone wants a copy of that for sure. I bought a lot of small gifts such as mugs, drinking glasses, dinner plates, laundry baskets. A flat iron and an electric fan is also up for tomorrow. We still have toys for our Sunday school kids (but no babydolls anymore, most of what was left were toys for boys,) and we have yet to sort it out. So many things to do, so little time.

Anyways, it is 7 days before Christmas, I am not yet done with my personal gifts in fact have to continue wrapping later and hopefully I’ll finish it before the year ends. Lol

How about you? Are you done now with your Christmas shopping and gift wrapping?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

While I'm waiting

by : John Waller

I'm waiting
I'm waiting on You, Lord
And I am hopeful
I'm waiting on You, Lord
Though it is painful
But patiently, I will wait

I will move ahead, bold and confident
Taking every step in obedience
While I'm waiting
I will serve You
While I'm waiting
I will worship
While I'm waiting
I will not faint
I'll be running the race
Even while I wait

I'm waiting
I'm waiting on You, Lord
And I am peaceful
I'm waiting on You, Lord
Though it's not easy
But faithfully, I will wait
Yes, I will wait

I will serve You while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting
I will serve You while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting
I will serve you while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting on You, Lord

Payday Loans-Just in case you overspent this Christmas

I know it is December and everyone is getting their Christmas bonuses which is one of the reason why December is my favorite month  But then, this is also the month where we spend big time because it’s the season of giving, and for someone who has loads of nieces and nephews and godchildren-someone like me, it’s spending time. But I do not want to sound that I am complaining because I am not. In fact I love the feeling that you can give gifts, I love buying gifts for them and I also enjoy wrapping them.

I just hope we all spend wisely this month because well, life doesn’t end when December ends.

But, if you really enjoyed buying everyone a gift and you didn’t notice you only had a dollar left which is a disaster I know (so I hope you won’t) but let us say you did, and you need money right away, you can always try quick payday loans, and quick means getting it the same day payday loans are something you can always turn on to, there are many online payday loans where you can apply online, no need to fax anything. Just make sure you are capable of paying it.

So this would serve as a reminder to everyone (especially me) to really spend wisely this month.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Stepping stones for your garden

 I found these cute stepping stones at and can't resist sharing it.

There are more designs and I wanted to save all the pictures because they are all good.
You know, I dream of having my own garden someday and I want those in my garden.I wish they would still be available at that time :)

And if you buy now, you can get discount which is a plus.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Soul for Jesus-Best Gift Ever!

I was more than tired today but my heart is rejoicing. Tonight was the housewives' Christmas party with the theme "soul for Jesus" and to witness the many mothers accepted Christ is simply wonderful. Best gift ever for our Lord. :)

I thank God for the Women's ministry in our church who never get tired of reaching out to housewives and single moms out there. And I pray that indeed we will win more souls for Jesus come 2011.
So why I was tired? well, actually we had two parties today and I was awake earlier than usual, we went to buy balloons and gifts this morning, Yep! finally! I was able to buy some gifts and crossed out names from the list I recently created, though need to go back and buy some more for friends, (am hoping I can find some kind of nfl t shirts for my guy friends) but if none anything will do :) as long as I have gifts for them. 

And after that gift buying, we started doing the balloon decors, and then after that we rehearsed for the later party (worship team) and then right after rehearsal and a quick bath, we went straight to the first party- and left after few hours for the Houesewives Christmas Party which I hosted. Whoo..I can't imagine I did all that today! and still be awake at this hour and writing!

God really is the source of our strength! Praise HIM!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


We're counting our last days here in our rented apartment and it gives me two contrasting feelings, sad that we're moving again and separating from dear friends that has been our housemate for 17 months, happy that finally for the first time after being married for nearly five years, my husband and I will be on our own. Just the two of us and I can't wait. Though packing and unpacking things is not a happy sight, still am looking forward to it.

Moving means expenses since we have to buy a lot of stuff, new door locks (only if I can afford a nice lock from schlage hardware, I find their door knobs and passage levers so nice)new house stuff since we don't own everything we have here which means we really have to buy for ourselves.

But GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME. He promised to see us in our coming and leaving so I am sure He will be with us. Even with our search for our new home.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Bituing Bulilit Christmas Party

As you all know we had our party for the kids in our ministry last Saturday, we held it in our church at around 3:00 PM. More than 100 kids came and we are only expecting 100 kids but as always the Lord provided for the food and toys. I can not thank our supporters enough for all the help and assistance, those who have given toys and groceries. Thank you so much from the bottom of our heart and please know that the kids were grateful too. I will never forget the child who volunteered to pray for the food, she cried when she said " Thank you lord for this party, thank you Lord for the food and for the gifts". That was very touching and more than enough reason for us to keep doing what we are doing. See her picture below;

 And more pictures!
some kids prepared a dance number :)

the gifts and prizes!!
enjoying the games

so HAPPY!!!

Again, thank you everyone and of course Thank you our dear LORD!! To you we give back all the glory!!

My blogging Life

As I always say, even if I have been blogging for almost 5 years now, I still have to learn a lot of things about the blogging industry. And it’s a continuous learning process. Even now I still have hard time figuring out html codes that’s why I seldom change my blog template because I don’t want to mess it up. It took me forever to change the look of this blog from the old one.

I’ve been using free web hosting since the day I started but have already bought three domain names, now, my biggest challenge is to self host all my three blogs so I can have better opportunity in the blogging world. And I know I need to exert extra effort and time and patience for that to materialize sooner.

And I have a new blog which I am buying a new domain name soon, I hope I can find from a lot of domain name search a not so expensive one but is very similar to the title of my blog. This one is a niche blog as I intend to use it for my small business and for earning opportunities as well. My timeline is to have it up and working first quarter next year.

And I hope to teach my husband too a lot about domain search, web hosting, blogging and seo so he can also help me maintain all my sites.

It is not easy I tell you but It’s okay. After all it’s helping us not only on our personal needs but sometimes it supports some of our ministry needs also. Plus even if I seldom write inspirational and devotional articles here, I know somewhere out there, those who have read and will read some of my entries about our ministries, our walk in the Lord through this blog were and will be inspired.
And for that alone I’ll face the challenge head on.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Our wedding rings

I wish we had cubic zirconia rings as our wedding bands but we only have those ordinary wedding rings, no shining stones and it maybe cheap to some but for us it says otherwise.

I know ours however simple and cheap it is, will always symbolize the endless circle of love between me and my husband. And it doesn't matter if we had the most expensive rings in the world or the plastic ones.What matter is the love that binds the rings.

"The wedding ring is a symbol of eternity. It is an outward sign of an inward and spiritual bond which unites two hearts in endless love" (author unknown)

Thursday, December 2, 2010


We are now in the last month of the year, time flies so fast. Two more days and we're doing our last activity for the year of our Kid's ministry. I know I mentioned a lot of Christmas parties and events to attend to this month but this is also the month where all get to rest from doing work and ministries. So I am always looking forward to Decembers, especially the last two weeks where I spend most of my time with my family and special friends.

It's been 4 years now since we started a sort of year end vacation cum retreat with my friends. One of which I would never forget is the 4 days 3 nights we spend in an island :) we slept on our tent, there is no electricity and there are no accommodations available yet but it was so much fun! Camping for 4 days is one good experience I will never forget plus on the eve of December 31st, we have the island all for our selves. So nice!

This year we do not know yet where we are heading, I guess my friends are waiting for me to do the search and the planning, how I wish we could all go on a cruise but sad to say that as of now, we can't even afford a discount cruise, but we are all dreaming of that and I know someday we will.

So I'm excited for December as always. Vacation and family and friends, who wouldn't be excited right?