Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Chose the right song when joining the singing contest!

Im here in one of the biggest mall in our city witnessing a singing contest . My hubby was one of the judges, so I was compelled to stay among the crowd and wait until the contest ends.

If you know you have a limited vocal range or that a particular style of song would suit your voice, then you must play to your strengths and pick a song that reflects something of you and sounds good at the same time. Look at many different songs at first and don't be stuck with one track in mind and be afraid to try something else. Get family members or friends who can be completely honest with you to give you some advice on which track show cases your vocals in the best light.

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Friday, October 3, 2014

Iphone 6 plus bend test

iPhone 6 Plus Bend Test: http://youtu.be/znK652H6yQM

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

The history of Thanksgiving celebration

Thanksgiving is a much celebrated tradition in many parts of the World. In Unites States, it is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. Many families and friends get together on the Thanksgiving Day and celebrate the night together with a grand dinner. Historically this event was to give thanks to God for all His graciousness.

The history of this particular holiday is quite well known and is taught for several consecutive years in elementary and middle school, so it is imperative to not make a fool of yourself by not knowing why this holiday came to be. Way back on December 4th, 1619 the Virginia colony held what is considered the first thanksgiving celebration for the harvest they received that year. However, this was not considered a true thanksgiving, as harvest festivals were fairly common back in Europe. The first true thanksgiving festival was in 1623 to celebrate a rain shower that had occurred after a long draught. Sometime during the mid-17th century this evolved into an annual tradition.

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

How often should we introduce new songs to the congregation?

Keep in mind that though you and your fellow worship members are up-to-date on all the latest worship music, the majority of your congregation is usually not. As a worship leader or praise musician, you are much more likely to get tired of a song before your congregation members. In fact, it is usually just about the time you are weary of the song that the church begins to connect with it. 

Renowned Christian music artist and worship leader Paul Baloche says he's  introducing two, at the most three, new songs in a month ." In a four or five song set list, there should be one new song. All the other songs should be longtime, familiar choruses or even hymns that the congregation strongly identifies with. Be able to discern whether or not the church connects with the new song in a strong, passionate manner. You do not want your congregational members coming to a service, feeling as if they have to sit and learn a new song or read words off of a screen. 

Again, the ultimate goal of any worship team is to draw the attention of the congregation to Christ. If you feel the church just isn't connecting with the new song, do not hesitate to throw it out.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

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The View from our Hotel room at Shangrila Mactan, Cebu City
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Pointing at Hilton Hotel
This pictures were taken during our recent vacation at Shangrila Mactan, Cebu City. Although we had a good rest , the two-day stay at the hotel was not enough to explore all amenities. Love to take my wife again to this place this December.

Being a worship leader

If you are a worship leader for your church congregation or youth group, or even a member or musician for a praise team, odds are you have encountered dozens of difficult issues, both musically and spiritually. From deciding how often to introduce new songs, scheduling practice sessions around life, all the way to handling personal and creative conflicts within the team, leading or assisting in leading worship can be a daunting task. Often it may feel as if there are too many challenges to overcome, too many obstacles to tear down. However, there are countless practical and, more importantly, Biblical answers to handling a worship team. Let's begin to address some of the questions and concerns that plague modern, contemporary praise and worship teams.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

He's all I have!


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

BE WORTHY OF YOUR CALLING



TEXT : Ephesians 4:17-32

INTRODUCTION

The Apostle Paul when he admonished the Ephesians Christians began to make it clear and described our "duty" to "walk worthy of the calling with which you were called"- Ep 4:1

In doing so, he first called us to "walk together in unity" by admonishing us to...
   a. Display the "attitudes" crucial for maintaining unity - Ep 4:2-3
   b. Understand the "basis" of the unity we have in Christ - Ep 4:4-6
   c. Utilize the "gifts" given by Christ to His church that serves to
      keep the body of Christ together and growing - Ep 4:7-16

In the last half of chapter four (Ep 4:17-32), Paul continues to describe the sort of "walk" that is worthy of our calling, especially as "a holy temple in the Lord" (cf. Ep 2:21-22)Whereas the first half emphasized "Walking Together In Unity". This section emphasizes "Walking In Truth And Holiness"


I. THE ADMONITION (17-24)

   A. NO LONGER WALK LIKE THE REST OF THE GENTILES... (17-19)
      1. They walk "in the futility of their mind" - How so?
         a. It starts with the "hardening of their heart"
         b. Which leads to "ignorance that is in them"
         c. Because of such ignorance they are "alienated from the life
            of God"
         d. And that results "having their understanding darkened"
         -- Notice where Jesus describes this same process - cf. Mt 13:
            14-15
      2. Their walk is "past feeling" - as indicated by the fact they...
         a. "have given themselves over to licentiousness" (i.e.,
            unbridled lust, excess)
         b. "work all uncleanness with greediness"
         -- Desensitized, they seek after ever-increasing forms moral
            depravity - cf. Ro 1:18-32
     
   B. INSTEAD, WALK IN RIGHTEOUSNESS AND TRUE HOLINESS... (20-24)
      1. This is how you learned Christ
         a. As you heard Him and were taught by Him (through His
            apostles, of course - cf. Mt 28:19-20)
         b. In Whom is the truth - cf. Jn 8:31-31; 14:6
      2. For you were taught to "put off" the "old man"
         a. That is, your "former conduct", how you behaved before you
            were saved - cf. Col 3:5-9
         b. Putting off the old man is needed because it is never
            content, but "grows corrupt according to the deceitful
            lusts" (like addictive drugs, you always need more)
      3. And to "be renewed in the spirit of your mind"
         a. Which is the key to true "transformation" - cf. Ro 12:1-2
         b. You "renew" your mind only as you "set your mind on things
            above" - cf. Col 3:1-2
      4. And to "put on the new man"
         a. A new man "which was created according to God" - cf. Col 3:10
         b. A new man, "in righteousness and true holiness" - cf. Col 3:12-17

[In giving the admonition "No longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles",Paul has made it clear that it involves both a "putting off" and a "putting on".  I.e., our "Walking In Truth And Holiness" is not just a bunch of "Thou Shalt Not's", there are also some "Thou Shalt's".

To illustrate further the difference between the "old man" (how the rest of the Gentiles walk) and the "new man" (how Christians are to walk), we find Paul making…

II. THE APPLICATION (25-32)

   A. CASE IN POINT:  LYING (the telling of lies, or false statements; untruthfulness; telling or containing lies; deliberately untruthful; deceitful – CUNNING (SNEAKY, SCHEMING, CALCULATING, WILY) DECEPTIVE, FALSEHEARTED; false... (25)- READ MATTHEW 13:24-30 “The parable of the weeds and the wheat” – INNOCENT LOOK!- PROVERBS 6:16-19 GOD HATES LIARS!
      1. The "old man" thinks nothing of lying
      2. The "new man" puts away lying, and in its place speaks truth
         with his neighbor (especially to those who members of the same
         body)

B. CASE IN POINT:  ANGER (a strong feeling of displeasure and belligerence aroused by a wrong; wrath; ire.        ANTAGONISM – ILL-FEELING, ILL-WILL, RESENTMENT- OFFENDED... (26-27)- JAMES 1:19-20 ANGER DOES NOT BRING RIGHTEOUSNESS IN GOD’S EYES…
      1. The "old man" gets angry and lets it linger, or get out of
         control
      2. The "new man" may get angry, but does not...
         a. Let it linger ("do not let the sun go down on your wrath"
         b. Allow it to prompt sinful behavior ("nor give place to the
            devil")

   C. CASE IN POINT:  STEALING (... (28)
      1. The "old man" is willing to steal
      2. The "new man" not only stops stealing, but works so he can help
steal
1. to take (the property of another or others) without permission or right, especially secretly or by force: A pickpocket stole his watch.
2. to appropriate (ideas, credit, words, etc.) without right or acknowledgment.
3. to take, get, or win insidiously, surreptitiously, subtly, or by chance: He stole my girlfriend.
4. to move, bring, convey, or put secretly or quietly; smuggle (usually followed by away, from, in, into,  etc.): They stole the bicycle into the bedroom to surprise the child.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Quotes From Mother Theresa


Son of GOD


Monday, March 31, 2014

Our Anniversary Getway

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Infinity Pool at Shangrila Mactan Cebu
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With my Loveydove...

Happy 19th Wedding Anniversary My Loveydove...

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