Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I am a book giveaway winner!

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Thanks kuya Kevin for this huge privilege, for choosing me as a winner of your bloggers, win my book . May the Lord bless you more.

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Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Wordless Wednesday!

Hubby, is making fun of himself! tsk..tsk..tsk!
For more wordless wednesday visit here! and here. they are the hostess and thanks to them.

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

TT-prasing God for He is good!

I've been in my third time BS with JKKCC girls. I praise God for leading us to study and talk about Genesis... starting on the very first. I love sharing how lovely all creation with them. I told them that appreciating God's creation is a way of worship to Him. I told them that human being was the highest from of creation God made because we are form in His likeness and image and saying wrong things to a person is hurting God. I know the girls learn something from this and I know God is teaching them on how to appreciate each other even if its the hardest thing to do for them. hahaha (knowing as teenagers.. they have issues within themselves. the look in faces made me smile.)
Last tuesday night was my third Bible Study with the girls and there were only four who showed up but mostly they were ten. But nevertheless I did not thought of canceling it because in spite of a busy and tiring day my spirit would still like to do it. So, when we were doing it and discussing Genesis chapter three which in NIV version its entitled as "the fall of man". It is a hard chapter kind of to teach but I use the simplest words and examples plus testimonies so that the girls could understand. And to my surprised the girls were opening up themselves to me... their struggles and stuff... and tonight I even have a counseling to one of them.
To be a leader is quite scary if you do it your own but knowing God is there with you who would be against us anyway?!
I praise God for He is good and will always be.
I thank ate Rocks and Lynn for this.

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

P. Blogger!

Ate Raquel pass this award to me and though I feel that I dont deserved this too because I sometimes neglect my blogging for the reasons that I became busy and if i'm not... our internet connection fails. But she is just very nice.
Thank you te Rocks!

Now, the rules said I should pass this to fellow bloggers who i think deserve it too and to follow such rules I'm gonna give this to :

Abelle - I love visiting and reading as well her post... they are funny and interesting. It made me smile!
Gila - though I dont know really what she is posting on her blog because its written in her own language. But she always visit my blog and somehow I felt like were friends. hope we are though.
And to everybody who would like to grab this. Its all yours too!

Have a beautiful Sunday everyone!

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A glimps of Macau

at the hotel were we stayed
the bus we rode on going to the hotel from the airport

something from the airport

Thank you Lord

I am back and alive! hahahaha!
to those who dropped by here...
Sorry I haven't get back to you for ages!

andrew and I at the new airport

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Friendship Award!

Summer time is here and I am busy again. Busy in anything. Sometimes when its get really hot... it made me wish that rain would come but sometimes I felt I am too selfish because others just wished it to be this way too.

I got this Let’s be Friends Award below from Abelle and I am so thankful to her. It took a while to post this though too because of busy schedule and down internet access. thanks to smartbro. hahaha!, but I never forget wonderful things like this.

lets be friends award

The rule says to pass it along to eight people and tell why you chose them, so here goes.

Rocks - for being an extraordinaire kind of person and friend. I got into blogging because of all her encouragement and help.

Abelle - for always being so nice and friendly. I tagged you again. but you don't need to get this again anyways... just wanted to tell you are you really appreciated.

Lyla - for always dropping by to say hello!

Glenda - another wonderful person I met here.

Lisa - for being nice and wonderful.

And for all who visits my blog. Just get this! You deserve this because you are all wonderful and nice and friendly. I would love to tag you all... but I am too lazy busy. Sorry!

Hope you all are doing the greatest!

Friday, March 6, 2009

An Interview with Rick Warren (REMEMBER, HE WROTE 'PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE')

I got this from a friend and thought if would also inspire others!

You will enjoy the new insights that Rick Warren has, with his wife now having cancer and him having 'wealth' from the book sales. This is an absolutely incredible short interview with Rick Warren, 'Purpose Driven Life ' author and pastor of Saddleback Church in California

In the interview by Paul Bradshaw with Rick Warren, Rick said:

People ask me, What is the purpose of life?

And I respond: In a nutshell, life is preparation for eternity. We were not made to last forever, and God wants us to be with Him in Heaven.

One day my heart is going to stop, and that will be the end of my body-- but not the end of me. I may live 60 to 100 years on earth, but I am going to spend trillions of years in eternity. This is the warm-up act - the dress rehearsal. God wants us to practice on earth what we will do forever in eternity.

We were made by God and for God, and until you figure that out, life isn't going to make sense.

Life is a series of problems: Either you are in one now, you're just coming out of one, or you're getting ready to go into another one. The reason for this is that God is more interested in your character than your comfort; God is more interested in making your life holy than He is in making your life happy.

We can be reasonably happy here on earth, but that's not the goal of life. The goal is to grow in character, in Christ likeness. This past year has been the greatest year of my life but also the toughest, with my wife, Kay, getting cancer.

I used to think that life was hills and valleys - you go through a dark time, then you go to the mountaintop, back and forth. I don't believe that anymore. Rather than life being hills and valleys, I believe that it's kind of like two rails on a railroad track, and at all times you have something good and something bad in your life. No matter how good things are in your life, there is always something bad that needs to be worked on. And no matter how bad things are in your life, there is always something good you can thank God for.

You can focus on your purposes, or you can focus on your problems: If you focus on your problems, you're going into self-centeredness, which is my problem, my issues, my pain.' But one of the easiest ways to get rid of pain is to get your focus off yourself and onto God and others.

We discovered quickly that in spite of the prayers of hundreds of thousands of people, God was not going to heal Kay or make it easy for her- It has been very difficult for her, and yet God has strengthened her character, given her a ministry of helping other people, given her a testimony, drawn her closer to Him and to people.

You have to learn to deal with both the good and the bad of life.

Actually, sometimes learning to deal with the good is harder. For instance, this past year, all of a sudden, when the book sold 15 million copies, it made me instantly very wealthy. It also brought a lot of notoriety that I had never had to deal with before. I don't think God gives you money or notoriety for your own ego or for you to live a life of ease.

So I began to ask God what He wanted me to do with this money, notoriety and influence. He gave me two different passages that helped me decide what to do, II Corinthians 9 and Psalm 72.

First, in spite of all the money coming in, we would not change our lifestyle one bit.. We made no major purchases.

Second, about midway through last year, I stopped taking a salary from the church.

Third, we set up foundations to fund an initiative we call The Peace Plan to plant churches, equip leaders, assist the poor, care for the sick, and educate the next generation.

Fourth, I added up all that the church had paid me in the 24 years since I started the church, and I gave it all back. It was liberating to be able to serve God for free.

We need to ask ourselves: Am I going to live for possessions? Popularity? Am I going to be driven by pressures? Guilt? Bitterness? Materialism? Or am I going to be driven by God's purposes (for my life)?

When I get up in the morning, I sit on the side of my bed and say, God, if I don't get anything else done today, I want to know You more and love You better. God didn't put me on earth just to fulfill a to-do list. He's more interested in what I am than what I do. That's why we're called human beings, not human doings.

Happy moments, PRAISE GOD.

Difficult moments, SEEK GOD.

Quiet moments, WORSHIP GOD.

Painful moments, TRUST GOD.

Every moment, THANK GOD.

If you do not pass it on, nothing will happen. But it will just be nice to pass it on to a friend...just like I have done.

God's Blessings?

Think of ways to encourage one another to outbursts of love and good deeds. Hebrews 10:24

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

TT-surprised act!

I dont know what have had happen to me today. I've attended our meeting and some of my fellow worker in Christ were discussing issues with regards to the girls youth of his church. Issues that I had encountered before when I was still doing youth ministries. And actually these past few weeks I felt useless when it comes to doing ministry because my ministry comes rarely. And i do have some desire to impart what ever I have received from the Lord to some people young or adult. I even thought of having a Bible study at our place things that did not happen. I dont want to do ministry in their church due to some personal reasons even though the need to help them is great but I stubbornly refused them amidst of their bugging.
So today... everybody in that group were both surprised and overwhelmed when I volunteered to teach the girls at their Bible study every tuesday. Actually I was surprised myself and after the meeting I sat down on my table and tried to evaluate the things I've done and said.
But what ever my motivations... I know the Lord has something to do with this. And I know in myself that I will do this out of love to my SAVOUR... my KING... my JESUS CHRIST!

Thank you Lynn for thankful thursday.

Every Blessing that YOU poured out...turns back to Praise...!