Sunday, November 9, 2008

Friendship Flower!

This tag is all about "FRIENDSHIP OFFERING" with someone whom you know, to someone whom you already knew or will know in the future, globaly. Thank you for passing this on to me Emz, thanks for tagging me.

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And lovely are the blossoms

That are tended with great care,

By those who work unselfishly

To make the place more fair.

And, like the garden blossoms,

Friendship's flower grows more sweet

When watched and tended carefully

By those we know and meet.

And, if the seed of friendshipIs planted deep and true

And watched with understanding,

Friendship's flower will bloom for you.

I am passing this Friendship Flower tag to my new, and future friends: Emz, Jhoice, Abelle, Viv, Rocks, Quinnie Ann, Sheila, and B

story of the one....

Central Park Baptist Church
Last July of this year, a team from Central Park Baptist Church (CPBC), based in Grimsby, Ontario, Canada came to work with the YM team. The team, composing of 6 adults and 7 young people, tirelessly and wholeheartedly gave their best in ministering to various church partners and participating in different activities with the YM Team from the 2nd of July to the 16th.
Their team is very unique says their youth leader Christianne, the wife of Andrew Rutledge, CPBC’s youth pastor. Unique in such a way that their energy and enthusiasm are really contagious and the YM team really appreciates their willingness to serve in any way.
On the other hand, I took notice of one of them because she was a little different. She doesn't always talk and she will just sit in a corner and read her book while the others are busy. When you take a picture of her, she won’t smile and you won’t see any reaction in her face at all. She loves to be alone. She has a lot of piercing too and she loves to wear black.
I started to really get curios about her. So in my desire to get to know her more, I did some asking. From what I gathered, back home in Canada, let’s just say that she is not heading in the direction where her parents want her to go. Even going to school is a bit of a struggle for her and she was also getting into the worldly things that many youth are involved in right now. So joining the mission team didn't mean a thing to her and the only reason why she came is because her parents said so.
The good news is, the Lord works in mighty ways, and He has a definite plan to breakthrough in her life. Their team was scheduled to help a church in General Trias, Cavite (about two hours from Manila) do a "Daily Vacation Bible School". Then something amazing happened to her. One morning while everybody was busy preparing for the day, she went outside and started dancing and singing with the kids. For the first time, she was smiling and laughing! Everyone was speechless and couldn't believe what they saw. Her youth leader almost cried because their efforts for her proved to be not in vain. Their prayers were answered! Their mission trip in Manila really changed the life of their dear sister.
The impact of their time in Cavite showed in the sad faces of the children when their time to leave came. All the children cried as well as our dear sister. Just like how all the children felt, she wanted her time with the kids to never end. What a great impact indeed that she and her whole mission team left those children that up to this point, the church has continued the ministry they have started with the kids. Moreover, what a greater impact those children had on her that she became a different person after her mission experience.
When they head back to Canada after 14 days, we couldn’t help it but to say goodbye with tears in everyone’s eyes. All experienced mixed emotions - sad but happy knowing a life has been changed by God again through missions. Wanting to keep all of them here but sent them home with an expectant heart believing in our hearts that whatever they experienced here will always be a treasure in their hearts. They will never be the same again! To God be the glory, who never gets tired of changing us through HIS love and compassion!

Doctor no!!

I love this Doctor

Q: I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life; is this true? A: Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that's it... don't waste them on exercise. Everything wears out eventually. Speeding up your heart will not make you live longer; that's like saying you can extend the life of your car by driving it faster. Want to live longer? Take a nap.

Q: Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables? A: You must grasp logistical efficiencies. What does a cow eat? Hay and corn. And what are these? Vegetables. So a steak is nothing more than an efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to your system. Need grain? Eat chicken. Beef is also a good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable). And a pork chop can give you 100% of your recommended daily allowance of vegetable products.

Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake? A: No, not at all. Wine is made from fruit. Brandy is distilled wine, that means they take the water out of the fruity bit so you get even more of the goodness that way. Beer is also made out of grain. Bottoms up!

Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio? A: Well, if you have a body and you have fat, your ratio is one to one. If you have two bodies, your ratio is two to one, etc. Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program? A: Can't think of a single one, sorry. My philosophy is: No Pain...Good!

Q: Aren't fried foods bad for you? A: YOU'RE NOT LISTENING!!! .... Foods are fried these days in vegetable oil. In fact, they're permeated in it. How could getting more vegetables be bad for you?

Q: Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle? A: Definitely not! When you exercise a muscle, it gets bigger. You should only be doing sit-ups if you want a bigger stomach.

Q: Is chocolate bad for me? A: Are you crazy? HELLO Cocoa beans! Another vegetable!!! It's the best feel-good food around!

Q: Is swimming good for your figure? 'If swimming is good for your figure, explain whales to me. Q: Is getting in-shape important for my lifestyle? A: Hey! 'Round' is a shape!

Well, I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets.

And remember:
'Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO HOO, What a Ride'
this is something to read and laugh about after a busy day.

Torn between two lovers...

Have you ever felt being in love with two different lovers and can’t decide whom to choose because each one has this unique personality that you really admire. I remember when I was young age six or seven I think, I remember that our neighbor has two girlfriends and both of them were not only gorgeous but also came from a well off family. So he really can’t decide whom to pick because he also loved them both. And you know what?… the next time I knew was… the two were both crying so hard above his lifeless body. He killed himself because of being torn between two lovers! What a sad story.

We (my hubby and I) may torn between two loved ones, but I am assuring you that we wont end up killing ourselves…hahaha!..probably if we don’t know Jesus yet…it might happen. But knowing that HE has the full control of everything here on earth has nothing to worry about. We say we are torn because we are in the middle of two parties whom we loved much in our lives.. they have unsettled misunderstanding…each one has its own point. We consider this two as our very own family and they are so much a part of our lives. From day one to forevermore. Its hard for us to see them not in good terms with each other. ....Are we affected with their misunderstanding?.... Our answer is… YES! very much. Only God knows how much…thanks to Jesus who is the comforter of those who are grieving!
Can’t wait for the day that the Lord will make all things beautiful in His time.
…for to us… “every relationship is worth restoring…”