Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Newlywed

Ramon is my brother in law, younger than my husband. I am so proud of him! he's so close to me because he has pure heart, from the time I met him even before I married his brother he's been special to a lot of people because of his godly character, very kind hearted and so humble.

Yesterday, he married the woman that was chosen by God for him :) and I love them both!

Don't you agree that they're beautiful couple? Who would have imagine Ramon the street kid, the one sniffing rugby to fill an empty stomach? collecting garbages just so he can have something to eat? is now the man wearing tuxedo suit and holding the hands of this beautiful lady :) So many have been blessed by his life and by their love and in return they were blessed also yesterday, different gifts for her and for him abounds :)

Even their wedding is a story of faith and trust in God, being a full time worker in a small church, he may have nothing financially speaking but he proved to us once again that if he has God he has everything!

Congratulations again and WE LOVE YOU BOTH! keep making us proud :)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Proverbs 3:1-12

learn the secrets to abundant and prosperous  life :)

1 My son, do not forget my teaching,
   but keep my commands in your heart,
2 for they will prolong your life many years
   and bring you peace and prosperity. 

 3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
   bind them around your neck,
   write them on the tablet of your heart.
4 Then you will win favor and a good name
   in the sight of God and man.

 5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
   and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
   and he will make your paths straight.

 7 Do not be wise in your own eyes;
   fear the LORD and shun evil.
8 This will bring health to your body
   and nourishment to your bones.

 9 Honor the LORD with your wealth,
   with the first fruits of all your crops;
10 then your barns will be filled to overflowing,
   and your vats will brim over with new wine. 

 11 My son, do not despise the LORD’s discipline,
   and do not resent his rebuke,
12 because the LORD disciplines those he loves,
   as a father the son he delights in.

NIV-emphasis mine.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Busy days are coming

December is one of the busiest month in our church. Several Christmas parties are being held per age group, like there is a separate party for the young people, for the singles, for the housewives and for the husbands. But this year, it will be very different, as we will only have one big Christmas party on the 18th of December and we tagged it as our "Thanksgiving Day". For sure, there will be presentations,games and gifts and it will be one great day for everyone!

But before that, on the 10th of December, we will have Christmas party for the kids in our feeding ministry in Makati and I'm working on that too. There will be another two parties for the feeding ministry in two provinces on the 21st.

I hope that with all the chaos going on during this season people does not end up tired and unhappy, after all though the busiest, this is the month where one can be happiest too.

I'll see how me and my husband will fare with this season,now that he is already working but having the same activities and commitments at church, I can only pray for us to do just fine.

Anyways, are you done with your Christmas shopping yet? I just started with my list and hopefully will finish before the thanksgiving day. Some gifts I'm buying online which is great for me, talk about time saving :) And there are really great gift ideas out there like these rfid blocking wallets for women. I wish I could buy one for a friend but having it shipped just in time for Christmas will be a problem as we are on the other part of the world.

It's 33 days before Christmas! Are you ready for all the activities coming up?

Monday, November 21, 2011

Rich Thoughts For The Week

10. When you know that you’ve done the best job possible. . .there is no need to compare yourself to anybody else.

9. If you worry about money...then you're not trusting God or obeying His Word.

8. While others are complaining about a lack of create your own.

7. Never allow your circumstances to cloud your thinking; destroy your dreams or make you settle for less than His best for your life.

6. While others are making excuses you can make a difference.

5. If you had a business partner who wanted you to keep 90% of all the money'd be foolish not to accept. You have that kind of partner. Mal 3:8-10

4. Lack is one four-letter word you want to keep out of your vocabulary and your life.

3. If you’re inconsistent in tithing, the windows of heaven will be opening and closing over your life.

2. One of the enemy’s greatest weapons is to create doubt in our minds about the inevitability of our harvest. Don't listen.

1. Wanting the blessings of God without a relationship with Him is both foolish and wishful thinking. Matthew 6:33

Rich Thoughts - by H. Herring

Saturday, November 19, 2011

No videos for now

It's been a while since I posted a video song that spoke to me and blessed me because of our internet connection. My husband is actually trying to view a song a while ago but we just can't. Our broadband prepaid internet is so slow that makes video download from youtube a painful task.

But we have to deal with that and be happy for what we have now. I contemplated for having postpaid internet at home but we figure  we can still bear this one now as long as I can post regularly to my three blogs.

So that explains why there are no videos for now maybe someday soon.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Psalm 139 : 1-16

This morning, I am reminded again of how the Lord loves me.

" Whether or not I always feel significant, I am deeply loved by the Father" -ODB
Pslam 139
For the director of music. Of David. A psalm.

1  You have searched me, LORD,
and you know me.
2  You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3  You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
4  Before a word is on my tongue
you, LORD, know it completely.
5  You hem me in behind and before,
and you lay your hand upon me.
6  Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.

7  Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
8  If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
9  If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
11  If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,”
12  even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.

13  For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14  I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15  My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16  Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Carnival Fair & Christmas party for the kids!!

After the event for the scholarship program, here comes one major event for the kids in our ministry. It's their Christmas Party! and this time, it will be double fun because it's Praisin' Kid's Town also :) So it's like having a Christmas party on a carnival fair :)

I am so happy that as early as now, our regular supporters for this specific event have already affirmed their donations :) We will be giving toys and stuff for the kids! Praise God!! Indeed our God is good. He will bless these less fortunate kids through His many hands and that's all of us :)And I'm sure those who will extend their blessings will be blessed too!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Rich Thoughts of the Week

I get this once a week in my email and I just thought it's good to share...
10. Disappointment is the day...the person you became meets the person you could have been. It's too late to change...the results of that meeting.

9. Your response to adversity is directly proportional to the amount of time you spend in the Word.

8. TNT can have explosive results in your life when you do things TODAY NOT TOMORROW.

7. A “hot” investment tip will get you burned! If the deal seems too good to be true, believe me, it is.

6. Withholding your seed from God is not only unprofitable. It’s foolish. You're keeping what doesn't even belong to you (Haggai 2:8).

5. God's got your every step you take (Deuteronomy 31:8)...He's watching over you (Psalm 32:8). Don't allow the enemy to make you think otherwise.

4. If you don’t like the way your world is at the moment, change it. God has given you the ability to change your direction and your destiny.

3. Today, we can follow God’s instructions and reap the benefits, or we can ignore God’s instructions and suffer the consequences.

2. If you’re afraid of what’s going to happen. . .you’re not listening to the One who makes things happen.

1. Excuses about why you can't do something...won't impress God or anybody else for that matter.

Rich Thoughts - by H. Herring

Friday, November 4, 2011

We are beautiful!

On times that I am doing nothing and just looking at the mirror (which is very seldom) I take notice of everything that's on my face like " I need to shave my eyebrows" What if I buy eyelash growth products or have an eyelash extension? "How would I look if my nose is bit smaller" know stuff like that..And I make all the faces I can make. Crazy me!

There are times though that I get quite sad specially when I see an "old" and "tired" and "stressed" woman at the mirror. Don't you feel that sometimes? I guess we all do have that moments.

But of course, my God is always there to cheer me up, saying He loves me no matter how I look. I will always be beautiful in HIS eyes. God created us in His image I guess that is more than enough reason for us to rejoice and say that yes we are beautiful!

So next time, you look into that mirror..say it boldly..I am God's creation and I am beautiful!! Amen?

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Can't wait for Christmas

Christmas Countdown

You can definitely feel the Christmas air here now. Shopping malls are adorned with beautiful decors and you can hear Christmas songs everywhere. Most television advertisement are also about Christmas. Yes, Christmas season starts as early as September here and lasts till January.

In other parts of the world, it's winter season and people are getting ready for the cold weather. And while a lot of them are not liking it (as snow can get worse at times) most of us Filipinos are dreaming of it. A white Christmas they say. Proof is the many white Christmas decors around, snowflakes, fake snow and a lot more. I guess we all wonder how it is to have that lot of whites in your yard. How it feels to make snow man, snow angels, play in the snow, use snow chains and many other snow stuff.

I myself actually dream of that and I pray someday me and my husband will have that experience.

But for the meantime, we will enjoy Christmas here. Though this is the busiest season for both of us it is still my favorite month. Parties here and there and good food everywhere, happy faces and most of all family gatherings.

Can't wait for Christmas :)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Fundraising event pictures

The S.A.A.D (Sayaw, Awit at Dula) which means Dance, Song and Drama in English ( a fund raising event for our scholarship program went well last Friday. I was more than happy with the outcome. a lot of young people came and we got good reviews. Praise God!! Here are some pictures;
The street movers ( very good dancers!)

 One of our scholars rendering a song
 Ethnic dance
Now, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported us with this event. May the Lord bless you in return!!