Wednesday, January 27, 2010

...just think!...

Why Did God Make the Summer and Winter?
There is only one answer that can be given to that question in the light of all that we have learned. Not just for their own sakes has He made them—not for their sublimity or beauty merely. Through night and day, through sunshine and through storm, God has His purpose which is never baffled. And that one purpose—how shall we describe it? Put in simple language it is this: It is the purpose of every living thing that after summer there should be the harvest. Of course, God has made purposes in every thing and every season. Undoubtedly when He made the summer beautiful, He meant it to give pleasure to His children. But there is one thing deeper than all others, and that is the mellowing of the harvest field. Nothing is beautiful in nature for its own sake. Beauty is a trust for other's sakes. Summer and winter look beyond themselves to the time when the flower shall wither and the fruit shall come. He that liveth to himself is dead. There is he that scattereth and yet increaseth. Our gifts——our summer sun and winter storm—these have an end to serve in other lives. We are not here simply to be happy. We are here to serve and be a blessing. And "Thou hast made our summer and our winter" that we may have the joy of harvest time.

Friday, January 22, 2010

just me thinking!

Hello Everyone!
Its Saturday and I am here at our office doing whatever is there I can do. We actually has a partnership meeting going on in the room. But, as I was sitting there and listening to pastors report I found out that I dont really have anything in there. I have nothing to say. So I decided to transfer to the other room where my laptop is and started blogging. lol! I might be in trouble if they will find out what I'm doing.
Anyways, I will go back there in awhile! and I would like to leave saying.... HAPPY WEEKENDS guys. Enjoy and have fun with your beloved!


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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Hubby!

hubby trying to look serious... because he barely does!
(If our friends could only see this... they would be laughing so hard. lol)


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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Two birthdays in a row!

Yesterday January 16 was quite a day with me and hubby. Why? We've been to a two birthday parties. At three o'clock we attended my friend friends daughter b-day party. We were not really an invited guest but since my friend rocks helped them decorate the place with balloons, and we helped her brought the balloons to the venue, reasons why we were forced to be there too. But it was fun and thanks to Mari for she was kind and she was forced to invite us! hahaha
I never knew that after that we were still apt with another b-day celebration, my godson Josiah's b-day party. Ooh goodness, ...can't resist the food served because it was mouth watering. Though I was full from the previous jollibee feast... just can't helped but ate still!

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Friday, January 15, 2010

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Even in a muddy situation!

Yesterday hubby and I with Kuya Josh our team leader accompany a group of missionaries to a deaf school (an international deaf school in Asia) its located on a mountain top of Cavinte, Laguna Philippines. To be able to visit their place is to hike 7 kilometers or if you are greatly favored you'll be riding a tractor for 45 mins to 1 hour. During our visit the tractor picked us up, but when it's time to bring us down... the tractor got stacked in the mud and so we have to walk. We walked for more than an hour in the muddy road, but then God is good because He send's us the tractor to brought us back to our van. (and ooh I forgot to mention that one of our missionary friend was sick and was throwing up, so her team leader and her brother has to carry her on their back.)
I was quite proud about it knowing we have the biggest deaf international school. The school caters from beginners up to college. They also grow their food (pigs, chicken, fish, and vegetables.) The students from all over come and stayed there for the whole semester. The school is not only for deaf some hearing students are also added into it. So that the deaf and the hearing could communicate to its other well. But mostly its for the benefits of the deaf. Their slogan is "preaching the Word to the silent world." that phrase just touch a soft part of my heart. How i wish I could do something for them. How i wish I have the means to support them.


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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Off the road again!

Its almost 11pm right now and I am still up and very much alive and kicken' with no care at all that I will be up later at 3am and up on the road again at 3:30. But what can I do?... I don't really feel like sleeping at all.
If hubby would only know that I am still up... he would be mad to the fullest, and if I won't wake at his alarm I'll be in trouble.. or worst of all I will be left behind. huhuhu!
So bless me people and bless me God!

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Monday, January 11, 2010

Year End Gateaways

It has been our tradition as friends to go somewhere when the year ends, one reason is to get away from the loudness of the city during New Year's eve. For busy people like my friends needs some quietness and relaxing place to stay.
Year 2008, we went to Anawangin (part of Zambalez, Philippines); a very beautiful and secluded place. And we stayed here for 4 days with tents and no electricity or cellphone (you can't get any signal). For you to get to this beautiful beach you need to take a boat for about 45 minutes to 1hour. each boat cost no less than one thousand five hundred.
Last year 2009, our group of friends went back to Ilocos, Philippines. I said went back because sometime summer 2007 we came to visit this place for the first and was in awe of its beauty reasons of our comeback. Its 12 hours drive away from Manila. The drive maybe long but when you take hold of the beautiful.. you will tell yourself that... "its worth it!"







Anawangin Beach



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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Mostly Favored

I have a friend... a lady friend; young and beautiful! She came from a complicated family. To earn a living or I rather say to continue to live, she'd been form one person to other seeking employment (not that she sold her body-but assisting these people in a very low salary), she works here works there thingy. And because she needed friends to accept who being she was... she founds a not so good friends, friends that uses prohibited drugs and become one of them.
Then one day my team ( a group of Christian Youth) came to her place to minister to the youth and we met her. We invited her and her group to attend to our weekly fellowship. And since they have crushes on our boys and they need food to eat too, they agreed to come. And even come to the church even not being invited. lol! But God uses their feelings to hooked them up not on the boys but on Him.
Then I encourage her and her friend to serve God fulltime and indeed they gave their lives to Jesus. God bless them tremendously as they served Him. But sin crept again and brought them to the wilderness (My friend got pregnant which made us all sad and mad (things are better now though.)), but God who is gracious, forgiving and abounding in love brought them back again.
My young friend found her beautiful life restored in Jesus!
Thank you Lord for you are good and your love endures forever!

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The Reach of His Faithfulness

The Reach of His Faithfulness

"Thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds." Psa_36:5

The faithfulness of God is one of the strong truths of the Old Testament. It is one distinction of the Jewish faith, in contrast with the ancient pagan faiths. Pagan gods were not generally faithful whether in Babylon or Greece. They were immoral, careless of their promises regardless of their pledged word. And the wonderful thing about the Jewish faith was that the God of the Jew was always faithful both to His covenant and to His children.

Such a magnificent and upholding thought sprang not only from personal experience, it was interwoven with the fact that the Jewish religion was historical. The Jew could look backward over the tracts of time and discover there the faithfulness of God in a way the brief life might never show. As he recalled the story of the past, of Abraham traveling to the promised land, of the slaves in Egypt rescued from their slavery, of the desert pilgrimage of forty years, one thing that was stamped upon his heart, never to be erased by any finger, was that Jehovah was a faithful God.

That thought sustained the psalmist, and with him, all the saints of the old covenant. In the Old Testament the word "faith" is rare, but the word "faithfulness" occurs a score of times. And here the psalmist, in his poetic way, and like Jesus, drawing his images from nature, says, "Thy faithfulness reacheth to the clouds."



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Saturday, January 9, 2010

A wife that misses her husband (...that's me!..)



Three down but two more to go. Hubby left for five days with a group of American missionaries up North. These missionaries conducts leadership seminar there. So hubby was asked by our team leader to drive our team van for them. Part of us wants t
o say no because this is the first time we were apart since we got married, but thinking about Jesus made us decide that he goes. This is quite a struggle for me, specially when I am alone in the house or I could watched lovers on my favorite tv series being together. It made miss hubby more, I even love the smell of our bed sheets because it smells like him. lol! (am I still ok?). Whatever, all I know now is I want hubby back... as in righ
t at this very moment.
This is funny, last lnight was hubbies second night away from me and can't help myself but shed a tear. "This is terrible!" I said to myself, he's only away to two days and yet for me it seems like a million days; goodness I was quite ashamed with myself.
haha!
But who can blame me anyway?! who could blame a wife missing her husband! I know now why it says that: "A husband is bound to his wife and a wife is bound to her husband till death!"
taoism palace, Cebu

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Friday, January 8, 2010

Daily Devotion (e-Sword-the Sword of the Lord with an electronic edge)

The Sense of God

The other secret of true courage is a strong and overmastering sense of God. When you get deep enough, I think you always find that in every life that has been brave. When Peter was separated from his Lord for a while, then he denied Him with a fisherman's curses. With no one near but the soldiers and the servants, he was as a reed shaken with the wind.

But when the Lord came in and looked on Peter, Peter went out into the night and wept; and so repentant, became a man again. When I can go to my labors saying God is with me—when I can lie on my sickbed saying God is here—when I can meet my difficulties saying, This is God—when dying I can whisper He is mine—then in communion with that power and goodness I am no longer tossed and tempest-driven, but in the storm and shadow I am strong. It is that conviction Jesus Christ has brought to the weakest heart in the most dreary street. Prophets and psalmists might believe it once, but the poorest soul can believe it now.

To be in communion with God through Jesus Christ—to know that He is ours and we are His—is the victory which overcomes the world. Such courage is not based on fancied power. It is based on the absolute and the eternal. It is not kindled by any glow of anger. It is kindled and kept by the eternal spirit. So can the weakest dare to stand alone, and dare to live alone, and dare to die alone, saying The best of all is, God is with us.


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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Psalm 27:4


"One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after,' that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple." Psa_27:4


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lonely without hubby!



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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Bringing our ministry to a higher level

Yesterday was our team planning and scheduling, everyone was busy to get busy for the year. lol! sometimes we need someone specially people above to encourage us or motivate us to think or aspire higher things (there were lots of times that we need their toughness over us... which I found amusing). Hubby and I were thinking of things to do since our primary role is to host the summer teams or individual missionaries. Submitting a year plan was quite a struggle for us... But the God we serve has higher purpose for us, leading us to people who would helps us pursue the plans God has for us.
I know 2010 will be as challenging as the year that has pass but for sure it will be more than victorious!
So here is our plans this year:

Feb. - March - Malaysia trip (will join a group of missionaries who will have a Christian concert tour in Malaysia. Hoping hubby could play with the band and minister to the Malay people).

May - Canada trip (considering/praying to join the training department who will visit and minister a refugee ministry in Hamilton, Canada. Knowing this trip would help us more in understanding Western missionaries who come and join with us especially we are the one in-charge in this department. This would be a tool to recruit for more missionaries long or short term to join with us.

July - Sta. Maria, Laguna (hoping that a summer would join YM and we plan to bring them to this place where we could minister with the kids. This is place where seriously damage by typhoon Ondoy. And the people living is this community are mostly Ita's ( a tribe). It would be amazing to give these children a different kind of ministry. May the Lord bless the desires of our hearts not for our sake but for His Name sake).

August - Botolan, Zambales hoping that a summer would join YM and we plan to bring them to this place where we could minister with the kids. This is a mountain side area, we came here to hold a Kids Christmas party. Most of the children came form a two to three hours walk to where we held the party. It would be amazing to give these children a different kind of ministry. May the Lord bless the desires of our hearts not for our sake but for His Name sake).
October -Cambodia (We plans to bring youth for a 10 days mission exposure in this place . We hope to minister to these people through kids and youth ministry.)


Our greatest hindrance.... is lack of funds.
Our greatest fear.... is ourselves.
Our greatest hope.... is GOD!
So help us God!


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Craving for coffee!



I've been craving for coffee since new year's eve. Been dreaming about it yesterday. But got it today at 9:30 pm! hahahaha. oohhh what a treat!
coffee treat!


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Monday, January 4, 2010

Hubby is sick!

It's our tradition as friends to go somewhere out of the city thingy every end of the year. Our prior reason is to get away from the loudness of the city during New years eve. But this year to our surprise was... we were in front of the firecrackers itself. We thought we can get away from it but we bounced to this family whose invitation is hard to turn down! It was fun. We did have fun! But hubby after singing or videokeing got sick. And his fever did not left him until today. I am worried or rather frantic about it, so he went to see a doctor today who said that nothing is wrong with him. Nothing is wrong? hubby is getting thinner each day not to mention that he is already but this sickness added to it. goodness! don't know what to do now but pray!
I just hope he'll get better tomorrow because he will drive up North again on Thursday! He will be away from me for 5 lonely days! I don't care about the loneliness anymore all I want now is he'll get well.

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I quit my job! :(

I recently blog about how I got a job. It was okay with me at first, i mean working till wee hours at night. But as days goes by I found an unease feeling towards it. And I prayed that if its really for me The Lord would give me peace and prosperity. Yet, it was the other way around. Inspite of the encouragement I get from my boss I really don't feel at ease and prayed still. Then one day my team leader (ministry leader), he asked me how I was, and of course I said I was okay then, but to my surprised he told me that if things are really what the Lord want me to do.. it also brought peace with it. And he adds to that in saying that it doesn't mean that what the Lord wants me to do before, is still the same thing that the Lord wants me to do now.
Don't get me wrong about quitting my job: it really wearies me, there were nights that I cried myself to sleep after talking to my some prospect clients. I feel like a curse than a blessing. I don't feel good about it really. (I was just needed some cash that i really did not get.)
I prayed about quitting again and again... prayed that my boss would understand and would not hate me for the rest of his life because of what he invested on me (lol). Then came the day that I told him I am quitting(He was mad and did not talk to me ever, I had my guilt but... yes, but I have now peace after praying that the Lord may bless him with the right person, right employee).
Oohhh the feeling of being unbound to something or someone was indescribable. I praise God that I have Him in every situation.
May the Lord bless us all!


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