Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Typhoon.Storm.Pray

Our country once again was hit by a typhoon yesterday and if you think that we ever get used to it, no we don't.

Typhoon "Pedring" battered almost the whole of Luzon with strong winds and rains that filled the dams, thus flooded many provinces and towns including Metro Manila. The ever famous Manila Bay was not spared and establishments nearby (hotels, US Embassy, Museum and restaurants) were flooded.


Praise God.. we were spared. We had no electricity the whole day yesterday and that was it. But my heart goes out to those who suffered much, to those whose houses weren't spared and to those whose source of income were damaged and mostly to mothers who lost their children because of the typhoon. I know moms tend to be protective (some even use portable baby monitors) but how can you stop a ravaging water? how can you protect someone when you can't even protect your own life?

Please keep on praying for us because there is another storm coming and it will hit again the Northern part of Luzon which is still flooded until now. Pray it will not bring damage and will claim no more lives.

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Coffee break ministry.

Where two or three people gather for a cup of coffee at least once or twice a month and talk about God. His faithfulness, his goodness and and His love. Or talk about life, circumstances and whatever it is that they would like to talk to.

I would love to have this kind of ministry. I love coffee ( instant coffee, brewed, black & mild or sweet and mild, brown, hot, cold or iced ) and I would certainly love to have it while sharing with someone and then at the same time ministering or being ministered.

I will pray about it and hopefully this will push through.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

do you WORRY?

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because right now, I DO.

my hands are cold..it's like anytime soon I'll be torn. I made a mistake and I discovered it only now and I knew very well, MISTAKES ARE NOT FREE.

I am worried that if they learn about it I'll be screwed. So I'm praying, begging that there will be no major effect on whatever/wherever we have used it.

I hope the Lord will listen and spare me.

What do you do when you worry?

I know I can put it into God's hands and leave it to HIM but I can't help it eh.

I'm such a worrier. I wish I can do something about it.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Working too hard?

Work has been crazy for two days in a row now. I'm expecting another crazy day tomorrow. I just wish it wouldn't last until Friday or else I'll have no more energy come weekend. :( But as I have said in my daily blog, I am not complaining. I'm thankful instead that I have a job.

People close to me often say I work too hard and often joke about me having a lot of kids that's why I have to work too hard. I don't know though, sometimes I am wondering if I am working too hard then why can't I afford little pleasures in life? a big plasma tv with plasma tv mounts? or a trip to beauty parlor at least once a month? Not that it would make me happier because I know very well that I can't find happiness in such. Just wondering.

How about you my dear readers? do you think you are working too hard?

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Don't let anyone think less of you because you are young.

My oldest nephew Ryan is already in third year high school, one more year and he’ll graduate and will be in college, as early as now he knows what he’ll study, he’ll not be into a mechanical engineering career career but he plans to take other Engineering course. Electronic Communications Engineer, that’s what he wants. And I can only pray for God’s guidance for him to achieve his dream.

Ryan, young as he is but is already serving the Lord. He worship leads in a small church where his mom is the Pastor. He loves music ever since he was a kid like 5 or 6 years old and even then when you ask him what he will be when he grows up, he would always say a Pastor. So I want to think he’ll be an Engineer Pastor :) someday.
This proves that no matter what your age is, God can use you as long as you are willing. So don’t you ever think you are too young for any kind of ministry, remember what Paul said to Timothy.

"Don't let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity." 1 Timothy 4: 12

Friday, September 16, 2011

Weight problem

I know when it comes to loosing weight, I am a failure, I tried enrolling myself in the gym (twice), did low carb-high protein diet, no rice diet but none worked for me basically because I lacked the discipline and determination. The last time I seriously lost some weight was when I was about to get married and that was 5 years ago.
I don’t know if it’s the motivation that helped me because if it was, don’t you think trying to conceive for almost 4 years now would be enough and better motivation for me to loose weight?
I can blame the age and some syndrome
but I know I can still do something about it.
I can lose weight. All I need is S.E.L.F. D.I.S.C.I.P.L.I.N.E
And maybe a little help from the aquatic exercise machine, a swim spa where you can run, jog, walk or row. But since I don’t have that underwater gym I will have to find other ways.
Maybe I’ll have to continue the evening exercise my husband and I started last month. (I wonder why do we have this bad habit of starting and stopping after few weeks . Sigh.
I hope this time I am dead serious or else it will be dead me sooner that everyone expected due to weight problem. And I don’t want that to happen.

Psalm 32 :8

Praying for instructions..which way Lord?


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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Benefit show

We are doing a benefit show next month, all the proceeds will go to the scholarship program of our church. I watch the youth last Sunday while they were rehearsing and I know it will be a good show. I pray we can gather enough funds because we are planning to accept more young people in the program.

Besides the main purpose of fundraising, through this show we also wanted to impart the audience how ones life can be destroyed by making wrong decisions and that you are responsible for your actions.

This will be held in our church on October 28 at 6:00 PM.

I am so happy that the church is buying a new set of microphones just in time for the show. And though our sound system is not as good as the TVee Model 25 sound system from Boston acoustics, I know it will still be better because of the new microphones. I pray too that we can borrow some lights for the show.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Birthday today

Rudolf, our worship leader, our music ministry head and my dear husband turns 30 today. God knows I've wish for a grand celebration for him, a party with close friends and family, a dinner or a getaway for the two of us but sad to say none of that materialized.

Should I be sad? I guess If I see him unhappy I will be too, but I am blessed with a husband who have a good good heart. In spite that this day will be just an ordinary day he is thankful and happy. I didn't hear any complain or bitterness for not having something special happening today but instead saw him smiling and excited to go to work. He even said last night, I know God has better surprises for me. God bless him indeed.

Last Sunday, I was expecting the church will greet him as the usual thing we do every Sunday (greet those who celebrate their birthday for the coming week) but there was none, no one remembered I guess and that's fine. I'm bit disappointed but it's okay.

I bought him the 2nd hand Ipod dock/charger/speaker he's been wanting to get as my gift to him and he's very happy with that. I wish I could buy him all the cables, wire covers, usb hub, external drive and gadgets he wants because I know he would be happy with that but I am thankful that even if I don't he is still a happy man.

I am blessed and I am thankful










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Monday, September 12, 2011

Psalm 46

1 God is our refuge and strength,
   an ever-present help in trouble.

2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
   and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
3 though its waters roar and foam
   and the mountains quake with their surging.[c]  4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
   the holy place where the Most High dwells.
5 God is within her, she will not fall;
   God will help her at break of day.
6 Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
   he lifts his voice, the earth melts.
 7 The LORD Almighty is with us;
   the God of Jacob is our fortress.
 8 Come and see what the LORD has done,
   the desolations he has brought on the earth.
9 He makes wars cease
   to the ends of the earth.
He breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
   he burns the shields with fire.
10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
   I will be exalted among the nations,
   I will be exalted in the earth.”
 11 The LORD Almighty is with us;
   the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Thankful Thursday- Sushi and others

This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it!


This is the day when I think of all the recent blessings the Father has bestowed upon me and write it in a post :) Thank you Lord for Thankful Thursday.

So here's my list for this week;

* Thank God for the gastronomic Sunday afternoon with friends. Thank you for the discount voucher. If not with that we could have not afford this Japanese restaurant that offers Sushi all you can!


* Thank you Lord for my Father's good health, he was able to travel alone and is now back home safe and sound.

* Again, thank you dear God for your GRACE- I am living day by day under your endless grace and mercy.

* Thank you Lord for all the provisions, for providing for our every need. You are such a great God!!

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Friday, September 2, 2011

Personalized

Don't you just love it when you receive gifts that are personalized for you? I love it! When I was a newly married, I received a note pad with my new name on it and I was so happy, as a matter of fact I didn't use all the pages and left some for keeps.

I also love giving gifts that are personally chosen or made for the recipient. Sometimes I use Personal Creations, I love their designs and I love how they personalized everything!

We do sell some personal creations too :) remember our t-shirts?


This Christmas, consider personalizing your gifts, I'm sure your love ones will appreciate it much!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Thankful Thursday - Parents


This week I have so much to thank for,

1. Seeing my parents and seeing them happy- priceless.

2. Being together, all of us siblings, my parents and nephews and nieces. Oh how I missed them all so much!
(see how they're all trying to squeeze themselves in one bed?plus us )

3. Enjoying the food prepared by my mother. She is a great cook and I love how she painstakingly prepare our favorite meal when we are with them.

4. Family- this week I kept thanking God how blessed am I that I have a close family and that we might not be as rich as others but our family is still intact and love each other.

5. I am also thankful for my nails done :) I do get pedicure and manicure very very seldom so I'm thankful i had it this week :)

God is good indeed and my heart is overflowing because of His goodness!!!

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