Monday, December 23, 2013

Psalm 25:1

image source : http://anextraordinaryday.net/trusting/     


If we put our trust in God, there is nothing we should worry about :) Everything is taken care of because God is in control.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Thanksgiving & Christmas Party

We had lot's of fun yesterday at the church. It was our Thanksgiving and Christmas Party at the same time. We have so much to be thankful for even so as a church. God has been faithful to us ever since the day we started on our own. God has blessed us with a nice worship place although it's temporary but still we are thankful for that.

Recently, He has provided for us a prayer venue- air conditioned prayer room and best of all, it's free! Every Saturday morning we do our intercessory prayer there. God met all our needs as a church, the rental, the allowances for our workers and Pastors, the bills and all our ministry needs. GOD IS SO GOOD!

 some pics are blurred..sorry but I will upload more later :)

Thank you Lord for everything that you have given to us. Thank you for every testing too because we know you are just purifying each and everyone of us. Thank you for all the blessings big and small. Thank you for our relationships, for our families and friends. Thank you for the nice weather (perfect) not too cold so no need for heated mattress pad but not too warm either :)

Thank you for  giving us your Son Jesus Christ, the reason why we have Christmas.




Thursday, December 12, 2013

Psalm 13

I am on Psalm 13 today and I love the image below because it gave me clearer picture of the whole passage. I admit, sometimes I stay longer on the "lament" part which should not be because our God is our refuge. we should trust HIM and His unfailing love for us :)

image source : http://grantenglish.com/archives/2012/03/07/the-laments-in-the-psalms/

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Honor his wishes

Have you read "25 Ways to Communicate Respect to your Husband (without uttering a word). Written by Jennifer Flanders. You can read the whole article here.

Number 2 on the list is  "Honor His Wishes" - Give weight to what your husband thinks is important. Make those things a priority that matter most to him, whether it’s having dinner ready when he gets home from work or keeping the house tidy or limiting computer time. Don’t make him ask twice. 

And she quoted Philippians 2:4- "not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others."

So I'm practicing that right now :) I'm giving in to my husband's wish this Christmas because I know how important it is for him and how he looked forward to December to have it finally. He is buying and Ipad 2, although it is second hand, it is still pricey. I kept telling him, we don't need it, he don't need it but he defended himself and and now I am convinced that the purpose of this Ipad is to be used as his guitar effects, at least  I know he can really use it because he showed me how. I don't want to buy anything I have no idea where and how to use it for like this chauvet motion fa├žade led which I learned is for mobile performers?

When I finally said yes, he was so happy and probably fell in love with me again :D
Anyways, I am  also happy because I know I can play with this new gadget  also *wink*.


Top 10 - What Worry Can and Can't Do For You

 Written by Harold Herring

10. Worry never righted a wrong, dried a tear or lifted a burden but it has slain thousands. The cure for worry is a heart of faith.

9. Never allow the events of your past to dictate the possibilities of your future.

8. Poverty steals more than your money…it robs you of your dreams, your future, your hope and your ability to bless those you love..

7. The only person who can stop you from being…what God created you to be…is you. Don’t.

6. When God gives you a vision it’s not for you as you are…but as He knows you can be. Begin to see yourself…the way He sees you.
 
5. Do NOT fear what God says you can OVERCOME.

4. Your salary is not your source but a seed for changing your destiny.

3. Dress to impress and I’m not just talking about your clothes. Dress your mind each day…think carefully about what you are putting in it.

2. Money you sow into the Kingdom of God may leave your bank account…but it never leaves your life. See Galatians 6:7

1. Be the one who initiates change…even while others hesitate

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Like David's heart

Rudolf leading in one of our worship service

This is my constant prayer for my husband ever since I met him. That he will have a heart like David- known to be a man after God's own heart. Devoted to HIS word and is delighted to meditate on it day and night.

That he will love the Lord more than anyone and anything else in this world. That he will be a true worshiper of one true God.

And that if ever he falls short or if he sin he will have immediate and profound conviction and do what David did in Psalm 51.

"Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me" 

I pray that he will forever use his God given talents to serve HIM and his people.  I know his love for music is founded with his love for God-the very reason why he sings and why he writes songs.

I'm just one proud wife. I wish I can gift him this great shure sm7b at musicians friend, for sure he'll appreciate it very very much.

But knowing him, with or without such music equipment, he will just keep singing to the Lord.




Monday, December 2, 2013

Psalm 1:3

image source : http://lashorne.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/psalm-1-3.jpg


Sunday, December 1, 2013

Thankful Monday : Provision


Lately, we've incurred unexpected expenses again that brought me back to worrying about money. And again, I had that feeling that our salaries are just not enough for all of our needs (our needs also means support to our parents) which makes me sad for a time. But God gently reminded me that HE IS OUR PROVIDER and that verse I read this morning is his way of assuring me that whatever I ask (or I need) if it is according to His will, He will provide and that He will supply for every need.

God has always been our provider-our Jehovah Jireh and there was never a time that a need was not met in our life. I've been challenged financially this year due to my father's illness and eventually his death and now my mother's hospitalization but HE provided for everything. 

He even provided for our down payment and monthly payment for our lot in Cavite, even blessed us more so we can have that relaxation in Baguio last July. A lot of little things he is providing for us which I tend to take for granted (I'm so sorry Lord) like we were still able to donate for typhoon victims, eat out sometimes with friends. And I'm sure if ever we need supply of u-bolts, he will still provide for that because HE is our provider of everything- as in EVERYTHING, not just financially but all that we need.

Through the years, God has been so faithful to us. True to His word and promises. And for that I will always be grateful. 

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Let not anger control you

image source : http://www.nadinewouldsay.com/2013/01/a-walk-through-psalm-4.html



"Your face gets flushed, your blood begins to get hot, and your head begins to throb. These are physical signs that anger is beginning to control you in the moment. when our anger gets out of control there is never a good result. In such situations, the smartest thing to do is to remain silent and take some time to think overnight. In the morning, after time has passed, it's easier to respond with a calmer stance." 

God bless everyone!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Dinner/Concert for a Cause


Last Summer on our youth mission camp, we gave school supplies to those who were affected by Typhoon Sendong in Davao (Compostela valley and New Bataan in particular)  you can see the pictures HERE.

This time, we are giving school supplies to the victims of  Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan.

Part of the proceeds of this dinner for a cause will go for that ministry, why part? because this fundraising event was originally for our scholarship program but we agreed to share it to our people in Leyte and Tacloban.

It is just a simple dinner with music and some interpretative dance (no hercules dj or famous artist to perform) but I am sure it will be one good night.

Please do come and help if you want to share your Christmas blessings to us. Imagine what your 500.00 can buy, most probably like 12 notebooks, pencil, crayon, pad papers, ballpens and a lot more.

Thank you everyone and God bless!!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Thank God it's Friday

Just got home from MOA (Mall of Asia)-the biggest mall here, but to tell you honestly, I don't enjoy going there because it is so huge I am always at a lost. But except when you are meeting good friends and a cute energetic goddaughter. You go brave the traffic for that. Worth it.

Thank God it's Friday and that there is no work tomorrow.

We leisurely ate dinner while having a good chat. I know my husband is wishing if he can drop by a music store so he can check some stuff like classic db25 to xlr but unfortunately we didn't notice that it was already closing time. But still, it was a good night, good time spent with friends.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Matthew 25:29

image source : http://www.awordforthesoul.com/2012/04/the-matthew-effect/

"Are you spending each day utilizing your God given talents? If not, think about doing things that take advantage of your special talents and then put a lot of muscle behind it. When we make wise choices and use our talents to the fullest extent, success follows". 



Wednesday, November 20, 2013

7 years 7 months

MARRIED to the man God has specifically chosen for me :)

It was not an all smooth easy marriage, like everyone else, we have some serious fights also, arguments from time to time but I think that makes our marriage even more stronger.

But I know also that I am super blessed with Rudolf. His love is very assuring and I have never felt so loved before. There are times I think I am not reciprocating the same love he is giving me eh because his love is so selfless, so forgiving, so humble, so kind. I don't think I am like that.

 I am trying my best though to be a very good, supportive and loving wife to him, cheering him on when he is in despair, assuring him when he is in doubt, but still I cannot compare that to the many things he is doing for me.

And I thank the Lord so much for blessing me, for giving me that kind of gift.  I hope we will have more 7 years and 7 months to celebrate. 

Now only if I can give him this portable DJ mixer, this traktor z1 at musicians friend, I'm sure that would compensate for my being selfish a lot of times :) You know how anything with his music and recording makes him happy. And I fervently pray that they will finish the album soon because that would really make him happy.

7 years 7 months. Thank you Lord.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Rebuilding

Here comes another week. But I know very well that this is not just another week for those who are devastated by typhoon Yolanda.

 For them, this is a new day, new beginning, Today maybe the first day of rebuilding their lives, some chose to rebuild in their own town, some chose to rebuild somewhere else.

And if there is something good I am seeing amidst this catastrophe is that “almost every Filipino is helping” young and old, even those who don’t live a comfortable life, we are all helping in our own little way. I love that Filipino spirit.

 I pray people from Visayas region will be able to rebuild fast. I pray someday soon the place will be filled with people doing business, children going to school, I hope we can hear them laughing, singing again or maybe even looking for best vandoren reeds tenor sax and playing. I know that is gonna happen.

The rainbow that the people saw in that very place last week  is another assurance of God's love for them, that there will be joy again in that place. I am positive with that.

But please keep on praying for the Philippines. We need that.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Prayer for the Philippines

Philippines need help and if you are thinking of ways to donate, here are some agencies accepting donations.


PHIL RED CROSS- Click for ways how you can send your donations through them





Thursday, October 31, 2013

Praying for a ministry vehicle

A service car for our church-that is exactly what we need. Last Sunday, the worship service was delayed because the vehicle we are borrowing (to transport stuff in our worship venue) every Sunday was broken. Good thing another member has an available van that morning. Thank God. 

The church needs it more than ever now, we are growing and we need one for all our ministries. The Selah band needs it too because they always travel as a group. But honestly right now we don’t have the funds to buy even for a second hand one. 

But we trust God for His provisions. We will appreciate it very much if you can include it in your prayers. 

If I have the means I have probably donated one for our church. Our motorcycle has been our ministry service ever since but sadly though it can only fit two people.But we are not losing hope, I know someday soon our Pastor will ask me to look for second hand van for sale and will ask me to inquire about it. I'll probably  inquire about atvs for sale too :)

Thank everyone you for praying with us. God bless!!!

New every morning!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Rings


I know it is still out of our budget but I am dreaming, hoping and praying for a very nice ring. These cobalt rings are so pretty and it is also not that pricey. Three more years and it will be our 10th wedding anniversary. I am hoping we can have a renewal of vows and celebrate with family and friends and hopefully by then we will have new set of rings :) But am keeping our old one for it has sentimental value. It maybe cheap but it is still precious for us.

Ecclesiastes 12

Last night's reading .......

Ecclesiastes 12 (NIV)

12 Remember your Creator
    in the days of your youth,
before the days of trouble come
    and the years approach when you will say,
    “I find no pleasure in them”—

before the sun and the light
    and the moon and the stars grow dark,
    and the clouds return after the rain;
when the keepers of the house tremble,
    and the strong men stoop,
when the grinders cease because they are few,
    and those looking through the windows grow dim;
when the doors to the street are closed
    and the sound of grinding fades;
when people rise up at the sound of birds,
    but all their songs grow faint;
when people are afraid of heights
    and of dangers in the streets;
when the almond tree blossoms
    and the grasshopper drags itself along
    and desire no longer is stirred.
Then people go to their eternal home
    and mourners go about the streets.
Remember him—before the silver cord is severed,
    and the golden bowl is broken;
before the pitcher is shattered at the spring,
    and the wheel broken at the well,
and the dust returns to the ground it came from,
    and the spirit returns to God who gave it.
“Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher.[a]
    “Everything is meaningless!”

The Conclusion of the Matter

Not only was the Teacher wise, but he also imparted knowledge to the people. He pondered and searched out and set in order many proverbs. 10 The Teacher searched to find just the right words, and what he wrote was upright and true.
11 The words of the wise are like goads, their collected sayings like firmly embedded nails—given by one shepherd.12 Be warned, my son, of anything in addition to them.
Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body.
13 Now all has been heard;
    here is the conclusion of the matter:
Fear God and keep his commandments,
    for this is the duty of all mankind.

14 For God will bring every deed into judgment,
    including every hidden thing,
    whether it is good or evil.

Security Products

Do you still remember time card and bundy clock? I do. But I think it is very rare now. Employee punch in has evolved from bundy clock to ID scanners to finger print (which we are using now in our company) I think, it is the best as no one can cheat with that because each one has a unique finger print :)

 Anyways, if you (or someone you know) are looking for security products like those I mentioned above, you may point them to http://www.crownsecurityproducts.com. The site might be of help :) They carry wide variety of products from ID verification to pager systems.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013

Youth Team Building

Yesterday is a non-working holiday here and since it was also school's semestral break, I decided to meet the youth leaders of our church and had a team building session with them at the nearby park. I was actually having a very bad headache that time due to colds and cough but a commitment is a commitment.

I focused mainly on the decision making part.

I am only temporarily handling the youth ministry (as something happened to our youth director) and I pray that I will be able to impart something good and positive  to our young leaders. I realized that it is a tough job, I can't actually do it alone so I am also asking help from others and of course from the Lord who is the main source of wisdom and strength.

I can see a lot of potentials with our youth leaders and I pray they'll be better leaders in our church than we are today.

They just need proper guidance ( with all the distraction this world brings, technologies, gadgets, worldly pleasures, even MK jewelry and the like) they all need the guidance they can get. I hope I can give them that during this time that they are entrusted in my care.

It was a happy session, we talked about new plans and we had a lovely dinner afterwards :)

Looking forward for more of this!!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Forgiveness means

I had discipleship session with the girls last night.  And what a very timely topic we had for our discussion.

FORGIVENESS

As of the moment, we are all struggling for this because someone from our church, somebody whom we trusted, somebody whom we entrusted our youth betrayed us all (well, that's how we feel right now) and we are all hurting specially the youth.

So last night, God reminded us all that forgiveness means PRAYING for that somebody who hurt you

Matthew 5:44 said  
"But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you"

Forgiveness also means that you don't take revenge for your self, you try to live at peace with that person. Remember that God will avenge for you.

Romans 12:18-19 
"If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord."

Forgiveness means doing good to that someone who wronged you. You not only live at peace wih him, you don't take revenge but  instead YOU DO GOOD TO THEM.  

 Luke 6:27-28
“But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.

 I know it is quite hard to do that but that is what God wants us to do. It is hard but if we abide in Christ and His love overflows in us, we will be able to do it because we were also FORGIVEN.

I know it's a long way to go for our youth and for our whole church but God is a God of restoration and forgiveness. We will recover in time.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Thankful Monday- Health

I skipped last week due to an emergency call from the province, my Mom was rushed to the hospital and needed blood transfusion so we hurriedly went home to be with her. Thank God she's fine now.

So here's my list for this week:

1. Thank you Lord that my Mom is now home and doing ok- 3 bags of blood and 4 days in the hospital. She was diagnosed with bad ulcer that she had gastro bleeding, her hemoglobin went so low thus the blood transfusion.

2. Thank you Lord that you provided for the hospital bill and medications. You amazed me always.

3. I am grateful that at least we have free medical check-up here in the office. Confirmed that I should have reading eyeglasses now. I am still waiting for the laboratory tests but my hopes are high that it's all good.

Thank you lord for everything. BIG and SMALL. Thank you.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Thankful Monday #2 - Husband

It's the first day of the week!! and here's my thankful list :)

1. For the joint worship service yesterday. Once every two months, we have this joint worship service in our church (for the Metro Manila areas) and it is always so good to worship the Lord with all your brothers and sisters in the Lord!

2. The fellowship and bonding we had last night over a burger and a cup of coffee :) Thankful of my friends :D

3. For the good weather-which means no heavy rain, no flooding and no disasters.

4. Thankful for my health, though is not ideal and I am still overweight, in fact a plus swim wear might not fit me (good thing I am not into swimwear) but still I am grateful that I am healthy as well as my my husband.

5. and I want to shout at the TOP of my voice how thankful I am for my husband!!!!! He is not a good preacher, nor the best in worship leading BUT He loves the Lord first and foremost and he fears GOD, and for that I will always be his proud wife :)

God bless everyone!! May we all have a thankful heart!!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Do not judge (Luke 6:37)

image source: http://reversingverses.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/luke6-371.jpg

Monday, September 30, 2013

Thankful Monday #1

Isn't it great to give thanks to the Lord on the first day of work week? For years, I often complain about Monday mornings only because it's the first day of work week and I want to change that habit now.

So, from now on. I will write a thankful post here every Monday. That would give me a happy disposition every Monday morning, I'm sure it will also bring positive and good thoughts and who wouldn't want that di ba?

So here's my Monday thankful list :)

1. Thankful for the good Sunday worship service yesterday. Grateful for the message "signs of the times".

2. Thankful for very very good friends I have in the church.

3. A lot has colds and flu last week. I am thankful, me and my husband are both doing fine.

4. I am also extremely grateful for the house where we currently live now. Yes, it is small but it is free :) and is helping us a lot to save for our own house someday. And small as it is yet, we can still share it to people we love :) It has flaws and the husband think we need high temperature adhesive for the roof and ceiling but still my heart is very grateful for it.

5. Thankful that we both have a job and although most of the time we think that our salaries aren't enough, still I am thankful for the regular income we get every 15th and 30th.

So there you go!! Actually, I could go on and on and on but the post will be too long...

It is so good to give thanks to the Lord!!! You never run out of stuff to give thanks to :)

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Take Courage! I am here!




What do you fear? 

Is it financial ruin, loneliness,pain,poor health, or the collapse of your family? When you feel afraid, and fear has its strong grip on you, remember this: God is with you. Acknowledging this will allow you to conquer your fear and steady your steps.as you move forward, step by step, your fear will fade away as you recognize that your strength is with God. 

He is with you.



 Source :devotional  text message sent to me 


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Going Natural

Slowly, we’re switching to natural products. As you age you start to feel your body and its complaint. And if we don’t listen, we’re sure to suffer the consequence. I know how health issues can hinder us from doing the ministries and as much as possible we all want to be healthy so we can be ready anytime to do the work.

So as I have said, I am trying to switch to natural products, even with the food and with the way I cook food. I noticed the big difference when I used Human Nature’s shampoo. I have less falling hair now compared to when I used non natural shampoo. Now, am into human nature products na :)  I also am looking for natural cleaning products like laundry soap and others. 

Natural is way much better. Can you imagine all the harmful chemicals we get from the products we use everyday (without us knowing it)? 

Some products might be more expensive but I guess it is more expensive to see a Doctor from time to time :)

Have a healthy life everyone!! Blessings!!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Top 10 - Character Counts

Written by Harold Herring

10. Never stereotype anyone based on their net worth or the lack thereof.

9. How a person responds to having money will reveal their true character…who they really are. Money is just a reflection.

8. Your potential isn’t limited by your actions but rather your beliefs. Mark 9:23.

7. You have something special to achieve in your life because God made sure you were born…you are not an accident. Jeremiah 1:5

6. Never let what you can’t do…keep you from doing what you can do…today.

Here are the Top 5 Rich Thoughts Nuggets of the week.

 5. Delay is a favorite deceptive and tactical weapon of the enemy. He knows delay often fuels the doubts he seeks to create.

4. It’s the character of a person’s heart and not the balance in their checkbook or lack thereof that determines who they are.

3. Your destiny is not determined by chance but by choice.

2. Never be moved by your circumstances or the opinions of others...base your decisions on the Word of God and nothing else.

 1. People get themselves into financial trouble because they’re always comparing themselves to others and what they have or don’t have.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Class/Work suspended

Classes suspended today and so is work. It rained hard last night and been raining the whole day, thus the cancellation, you know how it is here in Manila, continuous hours of rain equals flooding of streets :(

My nephews and nieces are all happy with the class cancellation (am sure a lot of  students feels the same way) I was like that too when I was still a student. Class suspension means fun to me. I wish though I knew about student educational travel back then, I would have probably gone to many beautiful places each and every time the class is suspended..hehe.

But anyway, since there is no work today, we stayed home and I slept. :)

Rudolf read and started his preparation for the upcoming worship camp. This is for the worship team of our church including all the outreaches so he really has to prepare. I am also speaking in one session so I need to prepare too.

Please include this worship camp in your prayer. Thanks!!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Philippians 4:8




Ever heard of the saying “You are what you eat?” well, the same is true with your thoughts; you become what you think. Fixing our thoughts on the positive allows our outlook to be positive, even if we are surrounded by negativity. Paul is trying to show us that we can rise above behaviors we detest. It all starts with thoughts, which lead to actions, and eventually become habits.




Source :devotional  text message sent to me 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Top 10 - Turning Potential Into Success

Written by Harold Herring


10. Don’t let anyone’s attitude or words distract you or break your focus. 

9. What you affirm. . .you confirm. What you confess. . you will possess. 

8. Doubt will never produce the harvest you desire. 

7. Wishing, hoping and over sleeping will never make your dreams come true but a plan, timeline, diligence and the right attitude will. 

6. God has given you the ability to perform at a level you never thought possible. He sees greater potential in you than you see in yourself. 

5. A Word for someone. Decisions you make today must be based on what’s right and not how others will react. Isaiah 11:3 

4. If God tells you something is going to happen. . .it will happen. . .it’s not a matter of if. . .but when.

3. The price of success is always paid in advance. . .never after it’s been achieved. 

2. At some point. . .you will either be forced to live in the potential of your faith or with the consequences of your doubt. 

1. If you want to be successful . . . look for solutions to your problems instead of someone to blame.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Keep the fire!

Today, while reading on the book of Leviticus, this particular verse spoken to me


And while the altar being referred here was the altar of burnt offering, that is actually a particular instruction for the priest and it was mentioned also on verse 12, meaning it is important for God to keep that fire burning, he even said "it must not go out" 

It seems God is also saying to me "Raquel, the fire must be kept burning in your heart, it must not go out" God knows the current state of my heart and HE exactly knows what I need. He deeply cares for me. I am once again amazed of how loving our Lord is. 

Now, going back to the altar of burnt offering, it said in Leviticus that the priest is to add firewood to keep the fire(6:12) Isn't it the same with the altar in our hearts? We should "do some work" to keep that fire. Prayer, worship, reading God's word and fellowship can be the firewood. It will surely keep the fire burning. 

The world may keep us so busy with all the things that going on in our lives. Work,deadlines, ministries and other stuff  that gives us less time to pray, to worship, to meditate on God's word thus making the fire in our hearts flicker. 

It is so clear, God wants us to spend time with Him. God wants me to spend quality time with Him. 

KEEP THE FIRE.

~*~

Anyways, in a totally different topic, those who are having pest problem in their home, you can now  buy termidor online, aren't you amaze that everything is being offered online nowadays?  maybe  that's to keep up with this busy world no?

well, even how busy you are, please do not forget your personal time with God. It is so important, it gives us the energy :)

Blessings everyone!! 







Monday, September 2, 2013

Skill That Can Slay a Giant

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE
“A man’s gift makes room for him and brings him before great men.”
(Proverbs 18:16, NASB)
TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria
When people hear the story of David and Goliath, sometimes they think, “That was all God.” And yes, in a sense, I know it was God. But the truth is that God didn’t sling the stone. God didn’t cause it to hit at just the right spot. It was the skill God gave David that he had developed.
Like David, God has put in you skill that can slay a giant. You have skill that can open new doors, skills that can lead to an abundant life, but the key is that your skill has to be developed. Every day that you spend growing, learning and improving, you’re getting prepared for that new level.
Today, while you’re waiting for that new opportunity, start sharpening your skills. Study your boss. Study your manager. Learn that position. Be able to step into their shoes. When God sees that you are prepared, then He can open new doors. The scripture says, “Your gifts will make room for you.” Keep developing your skills because there is a giant slayer in you!
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father, thank You for depositing in me everything that I need for life and godliness. I choose to be faithful with what You have given me. I choose to sharpen my skills. Help me prepare for every opportunity You have for my future in Jesus’ name. Amen.
— Joel & Victoria Osteen

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Organ lesson for me!

that's me! :)

I have started my basic organ/keyboard lesson last Saturday. Informal lesson it is but still I am delighted that I’ve already started.

So far, I learned the basic keys and the correct finger position. I hope to have another brief session next week :)

My teacher? none other than my husband. Free lessons for now. Will have to go to formal lesson when I have my own instrument na.

I so want to have my own organ already, we again scouted last Saturday but we just can't afford it right now, specially a brand new one, I am still opting for a second hand and cheap one, not even as expensive as those excellent m audio sbx10 at musician's friend, praying I'll have my wish granted before this year ends.

Anyways, hooray for me for starting and I hope I can carry on till I get to play on my own :)

Saturday, August 31, 2013

First Sunday of the Month

is Communion Sunday in our church. Today our speaker talked about Last Supper and I am reminded of how great is the love of the Lord for us.

Happy communion Sunday everyone!!

May you also feel God's love for you. Blessings!!


Friday, August 30, 2013

Family.Music

If only I could, I would buy each of my nephews and nieces a musical instrument and make them fall in love with music :)

My two eldest nephews are into guitar and doing well with the music ministry in their church too..

The eldest niece wants also a guitar maybe because she's been exposed to it -with my husband and her two cousins.

The other nephew wants also an organ (like me!)

The younger ones, I wish I could give them recorders at WWBW. I heard it is a nice way to introduce children to musicality.

How nice it would be if we all get to play together no? That would be lovely and for sure their Lolo will be proud.



Thursday, August 29, 2013

Matthew 6:33


This verse says it all, if you need anything..seek the LORD first. I know sometimes we tend to go somewhere else hoping to find solution to our problem, go to employer for financial needs, go to lending companies, go to a friend for comfort, etc...

But it is very clear that if we SEEK GOD FIRST, He will supply all our needs.
I hope we all learn to do just that no?

I for myself sometime worry first before going to the Lord..sigh.


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Mouth organ

Did you know that harmonica is also called as mouth organ? Oh well, I didn't know that.Shows how I am so not really into music no? so opposite of  my husband.

And yes, my husband who loves music that much has one harmonica too. It was given to him by my niece whom I think got it from great harmonica store at musician's friend.

Although he admits he is still learning but when I hear him play I am just amazed how he can make such beautiful melodies from that one small instrument.

But I promised my self, this year I will learn how to play the organ or keyboard. I'm determined and hopefully next year I'll be playing along with my husband na. Who knows?

Monday, August 26, 2013

Top 10 - Expecting Divine Connections

10.  Decisions you make today will determine your wealth tomorrow.  Make right choices…if you don’t know what they are…ask Him.
 
  9.  A dangerous person is anyone close to you who doesn’t have a dream…care that you have one or is unwilling to help you achieve yours.
 
  8.  Expect a divine connection today with someone whom God will use to propel you toward your assignment.
 
  7.  Your future is in front of you…unless you decide to live in the past.
 
  6.  Some people say: “I’ll believe it when I see it.”  God says:  “When you believe it, you will see it.”
 
Here are the Top 5 Rich Thoughts Nuggets of the week.

  5.  Never allow circumstances to cloud your thinking; destroy your dreams or make you settle for less than His best for your life.
 
  4.  Confidence will take you places doubt never will  Confidence in Him makes you a winner in life…no matter…what you’re facing.
 
  3.  You can’t control what other people say, think or do…but you are in complete control of your own mind, mouth and destiny.
 
  2.  You are one decision away from your next miracle, assignment, breakthrough, victory and/or praise report.
 
  1.  Never hang around with people who criticize and complain because they will adversely affect your outlook, conversation and future.

Music Heals


This was a benefit concert for the victims of typhoon maring and it happened yesterday. I told my husband about it, had I not been sick, we could have come and watched.

Great news though that inspite of the not so good weather, the benefit concert went well and that they were able to gather huge amount of donations. Praise God.

I love the title of that benefit concert. Indeed music heals. It's always been my prayer since my husband's ministry is music, that healing flows through worship and that music will help people draw near and be closer to the Lord.

That is why I support my husband with this ministry. Sometimes I feel bored specially when he spend so much time looking at different music apps and gadgets or instruments, sometimes he tries to explain what the best trophy bodhran at guitar center is but I do support him fully. Because I know in my heart.. music heals.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

You are more than enough for me Lord :)

You are more than enough for me Lord :)


"Hold things lightly because those are not important. In life, it is not what you have or what you've accumulated in life that is valuable, but it's WHO you have in life. And by God's grace it is JESUS CHRIST that we have that make life valuable." - Deonna Tanchi
 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Pray for the Philippines



Please pray for those who are greatly affected by the recent flooding. Pray that they will get to recover soon and that they may have hope and faith in the Almighty. 

Pray for our leaders, from the President down to Barangay Captains. Pray that there will be no more corruption in the government. That the taxes will go to where it is badly needed.

Pray for great conviction through out the land, pray for us Filipinos to humble ourselves seek the face of the Lord and turned from our wickedness. Pray for righteousness.

There is HOPE for the Philippines.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Birthday gift for a musician

One month from now, my husband will be celebrating his birthday and I've already started searching for a nice gift for him. Something nice but useful is what I want for him. I have browse some guitar stands at Musicians friend and also gig bags but I have not decided yet what to give him. If only I can give him all the gadgets he need for their recording It will be my pleasure to do it but...not yet for now

I'm sure though that with or without the gift, it won't matter that much to him. I know that he'll be more than happy to know that I will always be here for him. But of course a gift is a plus :)


Thursday, August 15, 2013

Top 10 - Send Fear Packing

10.  God is not trying to get into your business…instead He wants you to get into His way of doing business.
 
  9.  God’s desire is to expand your territory…enlarge your borders…move you from where you are to a new level of success in Him.
 
  8.  Purpose in your heart to think beyond your imagination so you don’t limit God…in what He really wants you to do in your life.
 
  7.  Fear flees when confidence in God’s Word shows up.
 
  6.  You may be traveling through enemy territory but God is bringing you into a fresh place where you will LACK FOR NOTHING.
 
 
  5.  A married couple will never be one flesh…as long as they lie to each other about money.  If you’re doing it…stop it…NOW!
 
  4.  View every person you meet today as a divine connection or someone to pray for…either way…you win.
 
  3.  Obedience to God’s word isn’t conditional or situational…you either obey it or you don’t.
 
  2.  God will never allow you to see something without giving you the ability to accomplish it.
 
  1.  When you praise God…you change the spiritual atmosphere wherever you are and whatever you’re going through.