Monday, December 31, 2012

Use our 2013 wisely for God's glory

As we look into 2013 we look at a block of time. We see 12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days, 8,760 hours, 525,600 minutes, 31,536,000 seconds. Time is a gift from God. Indeed we have done nothing to deserve it, to earn it, or to purchased it. Like the air we breathe, time comes to us as a part of life. The gift of time is not ours alone. It is given equally to every person. Rich and poor, educated and ignorant, strong and weak. For every man, woman and child has the same twenty-four hours every day. So let us spend time wisely since we are just a steward of it. Use it for the greater glory f of GOD! Amen?

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Surrender your plans for 2013 to God

 There’s an old adage—if you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans. James addresses this passage to people who seem to be doing just that. Their business plan was pretty good. They had everything figured out. They would choose when they would leave, where they would go, how long they would stay, what business would be conducted, and even how much profit they would earn.

James’ reply to them is simple: “How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow?” (vs. 14 NLT).

ILLUSTRATION: A while back, the Associated Press ran a story about Andre-Francois Raffray. Almost fifty years ago, at the age of forty-seven, he worked out a real estate deal with Jeanne Calment, who was ninety years old. He would pay her $500 each month until her death, in order to secure ownership of her apartment in Arles, France...Mr. Raffray thought he was looking to the future and making a shrewd investment. But, as it turned out, he had no idea what tomorrow would bring…Neither do you!
Does this mean shouldn’t ever make any plans, just live by the seat of our pants? No, of course not! That would be irresponsible. But it does mean that we must always surrender our plans to God’s purposes. In Psalm 139, David writes, “You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed” (Psalm 139:6 NLT). You see, God has his own plans. He mapped out your entire life before you born. He’s the boss. He calls the shots and he has the authority. What he says goes. In other words, God is in control—of everything!

2012 Year End Sermon

Today is the last Wednesday of 2012 and, according to certain prophecy experts; this should not happen because the world just ended last December 21. Both soothsayers and science-fiction scribes have been predicting the end of the world in 2012 based on their interpretation of the ancient Mayan calendar. The Mayan civilization was extremely advanced in mathematics, engineering and astronomy. They also had an incredible understanding of time and space and used various calendars to track time in linear progressions within cycles. The Great Cycle of the Long Count calendar equates to 5,125 years. The current Great Cycle is due to be completed on the winter solstice of 2012, December 21. Many have interpreted the end of the Great Cycle as the end of the world. You may have even seen the blockbuster movie a couple of years ago, titled 2012, billed as an epic adventure about a global cataclysm that brings an end to nearly all life on earth.

But let’s suspend disbelief for just a moment. What if Jesus really did return last December 21? What if that was really your last day on earth? Would you live your life differently? Would people notice the changes? What alterations would this knowledge have on your stress levels? Your work schedule? Your mood swings? Your temper? Would you sleep better? Would you see sunsets differently?

Bottom-line, we don’t know when Christ will come and we don’t know when we will take our last breath. So as we stand at the threshold of a brand-new year, what are you living for? How can we make the most of the next 365 days. There is a passage of Scripture that I believe can be of help to us as we look forward to the coming year—if we’ll listen to it, that is. The passage is found in the book of James, written by Christ’s younger brother. Here’s what it says:

Pay attention to this! You’re saying, “Today or tomorrow we will go into some city, stay there a year, conduct business, and make money.” You don’t know what will happen tomorrow. What is life? You are a mist that is seen for a moment and then disappears. Instead, you should say, “If the Lord wants us to, we will live and carry out our plans.” (James 4:13-15 GWT). James gets right to the point, doesn’t he? In this brief passage I see three lessons, codified by three simple verbs that are worth remembering as we embark on 2012. The first of those lessons is codified by the verb surrender.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Wordfilled Wednesday

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Importance of Car Transmission and Engine

Transmissions and engines play a major role in automobiles but there are lots of drivers who are not aware of this. I started driving our buggy at the age of fourteen without the knowledge of my dad. Although, I didn’t have a driver’s license yet, my father only allowed me to drive with-in our subdivision to send and fetch my younger sister from school. But friends sometimes tempt me to long drives without his knowledge especially when my dad travels. During my junior and senior years in high school, I was able to learn about automotive engines and transmissions and my dad bought me automotive tools and I enjoyed tinkering with car engines during our automotive shop classes. My classmates also enjoyed the time we had in learning about engines and it really added to our knowledge especially that I’m now driving my own ride. It’s quite different when you have a little knowledge about your car.

I understand how important the role of transmission and the car engine is. But reality shows that thousands of people drive with broken automobiles every year due to repairs and irresponsible driving and maintenance.  Sadly, a lot of people do not realize the risks involved and the problem one will face with a leaking transmission or a defective engine can cause. Car mechanics will not take long to get the point across that your car should have been serviced and properly maintained. When it comes to the repair of auto transmissions and engines, it is very essential to take the right measures and make good decisions. During a visit in an Auto Repair shop where my friend had his car checked, I noticed the complex machines for car repairs, transmission rebuild kits and other important specialized tools. This reminded me of my high school days where I really enjoyed tinkering with car engines. As I drive my own car today, I always remind myself to keep my ride in A-1 condition as I don’t want to be caught unaware of any engine trouble.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Question and Answer : Ms Universe 2012

"As an international ambassador, do you believe that speaking english should be a pre-requisite to be a Miss Universe? why or why not?"

 Janine Tugunon: for me .. being a miss universe is not just about knowing how to speak a specific language, it's being able to influence and inspire other people. So whatever language you have, as long as your heart deserves and you have a Strong mind to show to people then you can be Miss Universe..

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Negros Oriental : Perfect Place for Retirement


We are now in Negros Oriental to attend the wedding of our dear friend. We’ve been partners in the church ministry for quite a long time now, 22 years to be exact and he’s a local pastor to one of our daughter churches in Negros. Visiting this peaceful town, you can still elderly people enjoying the green sceneries of rice fields and sugar cane plantations. In fact we have church members here who are now in their late eighties and early nineties. You can witness their deep friendship with one another and really appreciate their closeness. Families live in close knit societies and the ambience of this place is just right for older folks to stay. Many of the professionals here are working abroad and many of them hire caregivers for their parents to be taken care of. 

The place reminds me Nursing homes Raleigh . The place offer an opportunity to be cared for in a safe and comfortable environment. They provide skilled nursing care for seniors in need . Assisted living facilities Raleigh provide help with meals, bathing, dressing, housekeeping, laundry and other needs. Also their programs includes recreational activities, exercise and health care monitoring. Negros Oriental is a good retirement place indeed.

Skywatch Friday


What a wonderful scenery... I snapped this during  our trip from Cagayan de Oro  City to Cebu City

Friday, December 14, 2012

Concert, Symposium and Advertisement


This would be our 12th year in conducting the True Love Waits campaign here in our city. It started as an idea of starting a youth movement that caters to the youth’s immorality today especially in the area of sexuality. It is a growing problem among the young people today…the problem of promiscuity and that’s one thing that we are fighting for, a fight to preserve the decency of our youth today against moral collapse and bankruptcy. After twelve years of doing moral values formations, seminars, symposia, and counseling, the problem is still apparent but we are much more determined to put up with this noble and worthy fight for our youth today. Next year will be another milestone for all the church’s youth volunteers and workers as we are reaching out to more than ten campuses for the TLW concert and symposium coming February.

The core group decided to conduct a Musical Drama that will cater to more than 2,500 students as our culminating activity after a series of symposia to at least five campuses. And for this, we need several things for our promotional in the schools and at the same time for our sponsors. We’re thinking of hang tags, line stickers and bumper stickers to boost our promotions for this event. We got these ideas when we visited the www.MaverickLabel.com and it gave us some opportunities to enhance our campaign for this noble undertaking. We are all excited as we busily prepare important things and look forward to seeing thousands of young people attend our concert symposium. This would mean a lot of work for every volunteer but we all remind ourselves that it’s all worth it. We are a group of principled leaders who will not back down to any challenges that will come our way. We will continue to do this task knowing that our young people are the future leaders of our nation.

Pre-nuptial Picture

Doctoral Degree through onlines courses ?

Lawrence Reaves …I think I’ve heard this before. I can connect it with my mom who finished her doctoral degree online! At the age of 50 she embarked into an adventure of her life by enrolling for her doctoral course. It might be a little bit late but it’s better late than later she quipped. Funny though but that’s what my mom did finishing her degree with flying colors. She just couldn’t get enough of her feats from being a classroom teacher, a head teacher, a school principal, to being a regional educational supervisor. In a span of 8 years, she was promoted three times. That’s my mom and at the age of 77 she again worked as a school directress at a Korean International Mission School after just 5 years of enjoying her retirement. 

Online courses are becoming popular today especially for those who have double jobs, entrepreneurs, businessmen, single parents, and professionals who want to finish a course requirement for promotions at the convenience of their homes. Several of my friends tried this one and they were all satisfied with what they accomplish. Some of them are holding supervisory positions in their respective careers. I am planning several times to sign up in an online course in Biblical church management before but failed to do it. I need enough resolution and determination to do it. Being the pastor for youth development and the musical director in our church oftentimes squeezed my time. I have to balance my time with my family and other commitments. But I’m still considering enrolling someday soon as my time will allow. I hope it will not be too late.

Wordless Wednesday

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Las Vegas Short Sale

My friend dreams of owning a property in the US. She had been dreaming about it since she stepped on US soil two years ago. As a nurse, her income will surely allow her to own one, but for two years now, she had been living with companions at their flat. They all agree that that is the most economical thing, since all of them are sending money to their relatives here in the country. It is easier to purchase a house in the home country, but my friend would really love to live in the place that she had dreamed of all her life. Well, that won't be for long, since she and her fiance are planning to marry in the next few months. So by that time, perhaps her dream will really come true. A huge white house with a picket fence, and a ranch-like exterior. She sees an opportunity since she learned that prices of real property has plunged due to the recession in the US. We all know that the recession has undoubtedly affected the real estate businesses all over the United States. It had been on the news, that people all over the world knew about it. But my friend has always had her hopes up.

Besides, just like in any other country, recession has also hit and somehow managed to turn things around for owners of real property. It was quite a devastating loss that somehow needed a push towards better choices and judgement. Homeowners would rather sell out their property, earn a little from it, or simply be able to get just enough or proportionate amount against their expenses, maintain their good reputation in the real estate company or others, and be able to get another property, rather than opting for foreclosure. The act of selling instead of foreclosure is called short sale, and instead of foreclosure in the state of Nevada Short Sale with las vegas short sale attorney is the best option so far. 

Houses or real property is way too different than ownership of a vehicle. It entails a lot of documentation and all other requirements especially when one wants to own a first hand property. But with short sale, it will be as easy as buying a used car. After all, it is just a little help for the home owner, and not at all a business venture of sorts.

(This is a sponsored post however, all the points and views are my own.)

Congressmen who voted NO to RH Bill

I just opened my face boon today and found this item in one of our groups. These are the following Congressmen VOTED NO to the RH Bill, and therefore, YES to Life and to God and our country. .



1. Abayon, Daryl Grace J. (PL Aangat Tayo)
2. Acharon, Pedro Jr. B. (South Cotabato and General Santos City)
3. Acop, Romeo M. (Antipolo City)
4. Alcover, Pastor Jr. M. (PL ANAD)
5. Almario, Thelma Z. (Davao Oriental)
6. Alvarez, Antonio C. (Palawan)
7. Angping, Ma. Zenaida B. (Manila)
8. Antonino, Rodolfo W. (Nueva Ecija)
9. Apacible, Tomas V. (Batangas)
10. Aquino, Jose II S. (Agusan del Norte)
11. Arago, Ma. Evita R. (Laguna)
12. Arnaiz, George P. (Negros Oriental)
13. Asilo, Benjamin DR. (Manila)
14. Bagasina, Catalina C. (PL ALE)
15. Bagatsing, Amado S. (Manila)
16. Bataoil, Leopoldo N. (Pangasinan)
17. Bichara, Al Francis DC. (Albay)
18. Bonoan-David, Ma. Theresa (Manila)
19. Cabaluna, Salvador III P. (PL I-CARE)
20. Cabilao Yambao, Jonathan (Zambonga Sibugay)
21. Calimbas-Villarosa, Ma. Amelita A. (Occidental Mindoro)
22. Cari, Jose Carlos L. (Leyte)
23. Castro, Jane T. (Capiz)
24. Climaco, Maria Isabelle 'Beng' G. (Zamboanga City)
25. Co, Christopher S. (PL AKO Bicol)
26. Collantes, Sonny P. (Batangas)
27. Crisologo, Vincent 'Bingbong' P. (Quezon City)
28. Cua, Dakila Carlo E. (Quirino)
29. Dalog, Maximo B. (Mt. Province)
30. De Venecia, Ma. Georgina P. (Pangasinan)
31. Del Mar, Rachel Marguerite B. (Cebu)
32. Dimaporo, Fatima Aliah Q. (Lanao del Norte)
33. Ejercito, Joseph Victor G. (San Juan City)
34. Fabian, Erico Basilio A. (Zamboanga City)
35. Ferrer, Antonio A. (Cavite)
36.Fortuno, Salvio B. (Camrines Sur)
37. Fua, Orlando B. (Siquijor)
38. Fuentebella, Arnulfo P. (Camarines Sur)
39. Garay, Florencio C. (Surigao del Sur)
40. Garbin, Alfredo Jr. A. (PL AKO Bicol)
41. Garcia, Albert Raymond S. (Bataan)
42. Garcia, Pablo P. (Cebu)
43. Garcia Pablo John (Cebu)
44. Golez, Anthony Rolando Jr. T. (Bacolod City)
45. Gomez, Lucy T. (Leyte)
46. Gonzales, Aurelio 'Dong' Jr. D. (Pampanga)
47. Gonzalez, Fernando V. (Albay)
48. Gullas, Eduardo R. (Cebu)
49. Javier, Paolo S. (Antique)
50. Lanete, Scott Davies S., M.D. (Masbate)
51. Lico, Isidro Q. (PL Ating Koop)
52. Macapagal Arroyo, Juan Miguel (PL Ang Galing Pinoy)
53. Madrona, Eleandro Jesus F. (Romblon)
54. Magsaysay, Ma. Milagros H. (Zambales)
55. Malapitan, Oscar G. (Caloocan City)
56. Mandanas, Hermilando I. (Batangas)
57. MaraƱon, Alfredo III D. (Negros Occidental)
58. Marcos, Imelda R. (Ilocos Norte)
59. Matugas, Francisco 'Lalo' T. (Surigao del Norte)
60. Mellana, Evelyn P. (Agusan del Sur)
61. Mendoza, Mark Llandro L. (Batangas)
62. Mercado, Roger G. (Southern Leyte)
63. Mercado-Revilla, Lani (Cavite)
64. Montejo, Neil Benedict A. (PL An Waray)
65. Noel, Florencio G. (PL An Waray)
66. Nograles, Karlo Alexei B. (Davao)
67. Obillo, Reena Concepcion G. (PL Una ang Pamilya)
68. Ong, Emil L. (Northern Samar)
69. Pacquiao, Emmanuel D. (Saranggani)
70. Panotes, Elmer E. (Camarines Norte)
71. Paras, Jesus Emmanuel M. (Bukidnon)
72. Payuyo, Ponciano D. (PL APEC)
73. Piamonte, Mariano Jr. U. (PL A Teacher)
74. Plaza, Ma. Valentina G. (Agusan del Sur)
75. Puno, Roberto V. (Antipolo City)
76. Ramos, Deogracias Jr. B. (Sorsogon)
77. Rivera, Michael Angelo C. (PL I-CARE)
78. Robes, Arturo B. (San Jose Del Monte City)
79. Rodriguez, Isidro Jr. S. (Rizal)
80. Rodriguez, Maximo Jr. B. (PL Abante Mindanao)
81. Rodriguez, Rufus B. (Cagayan de Oro)
82. Romarate, Guillermo Jr. A. (Surigao del Norte)
83. Romualdez, Ferdinand Martin G. (Leyte)
84. Romualdo, Pedro P. (Camiguin)
85. Romulo, Roman T. (Pasig City)
86. Salimbangon, Benhur L. (Cebu)
87. Sarmiento, Cesar V. (Catanduanes)
88. Socrates, Victorino Dennis M. (Palawan)
89. Suarez, Danilo E. (Quezon)
90. Syjuco, Augusto Boboy, Ph.D. (Iloilo)
91. Teves, Pryde Henry A. (Negros Oriental)
92. Tiangco, Tobias 'Toby' M. (Navotas)
93. Tieng, Irwin C. (PL Buhay)
94. Ting, Randolph S. (Cagayan)
95. Ty, Arnel U. (PL LPGMA)
96. Umali, Czarina D. (Nueva Ecija)
97. Unabia, Peter 'Sr. Pedro' M. (Misamis Oriental)
98. Unico, Renato Jr. J. (Camarines Norte)
99. Valencia, Rodolfo G. (Oriental Mindoro)
100. Velarde, Mariano Michael Jr. M. (PL Buhay)
101. Velasco, Lord Allan Jay Q. (Marinduque)
102. Vergara, Bernardo M. (Baguio City)
103. Violago, Joseph Gilbert F. (Nueva Ecija)
104. Yap, Arthur C. (Bohol)

Doctoring the Law

Oh it's gonna be on December 15, 2012.. this Saturday already.. I hope I can be able to watch it. Doctoring the Law is a musical comedy by two very interesting talents, who are two different professionals and the best thing about this sis that, the proceeds shall go to THRIVE's projects. I wonder if the band they shall use will use a guitar, a numark ns7 at guitar center... hmmm. we'll see by then.. I am curious about the instrument.. Do you exactly what this is?

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Basic automotive repair works

Owning an automobile comes with a lot of responsibility. In order to keep your car in smooth running condition, you must run a car check up periodically through an auto service center or on your own if the tasks is easy and manageable. Learning to know the basic mechanic works is necessary since your car may breakdown in the middle of the road. As for myself I have learned a lot of auto works from my father. I also have a manual of automotive repairs complete with details on the car diagnosis. Change oil?Replacement of some bolts and lead screws ? Minor electrical concerns? Ican do-it-myself. How about you?

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Wordfilled Wednesday

Friday, December 7, 2012

Dagan Kagay-an !

Son of GOD


Faith - Son of God


Horse Back Riding

Summer time in one of the mountainous place here in Mindanao is one of the favorite times of the year for many visitors and tourists. Bukidnon as it is commonly called is famous for it rich farmland. You can also see cowboys with their attractive horse riding apparel every time the main city celebrates their city Fiesta. This attracts many people to see exciting activities lined for this event. Horse fighting is one popular activity that many locals, visitors and tourist would like to witness. Below are some of the images I took during our family vacation in Bukidnon. It was the first time that my children were able to ride horse. It was such as memorable and enjoyable experience for them.

Six Words Saturday

ADVANCE MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL WORLDWIDE!

Display cases for my friends business

Our  friend wants to start a business. He daughter is  into fashion designing and loves to design clothes for her mom, two sisters and even here friends. When  they  decided to move to a new place for their  business, they have to buy many  things so they could display  all their gowns and dresses. They need  showcases and counters, wire shelving and hangers. They  could learn ideas too at mfried.com for trophy display cases for future awards they could receive. 

Skywatch Friday

A scene from a wedding at Funta Sea!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Waiting for documents from the process server

Finally the  long wait is over! After a legal battle for almost a year ,  the Regional Trial Court finally issued a court in our favor .  The National Grid Corporation is ordered to release the payment for expropriation of the portion of our land which was used by   NGCP’s    new line installation and tower erection . Representing the Heirs of our family,  I have been going  to and fro the court attending court proceedings  and complying necessary  documents.  The case which supposed to be completed in 3 months time extended to  9 months due to some complications of papers. 

Now,   two weeks had passed but  I  was not yet able to receive the  court order from the  process server.   The court told me it must have been due to the holidays and the typhoon that struck our city.  How I  wish  the server  do their work as quickly as the California process server.   They file and  serve legal process extremely fast and mostly paperless, with mobile devices, 2-D barcodes, GPS and photos.  Client  get logistics, data, images and a virtual back office wrapped up in every file .  They have  400 employees and 27 software engineers working on smarter solutions for law firms and legal departments.

The term “process server”  is one that  those outside of the legal industry probably have little to no knowledge  but those in the legal industry know all about  and. There are a lot of false impression about what they actually do and what is required of them on a daily basis. It was only when I was involve in our case with National Grid Corporation that I was able to know the term.


What is a process server? They are involved in a variety of tasks such as filing court papers, serving legal documents and document retrieval. Their main task is to deliver legal documents to a defendant or a person involved in a court case. After serving the legal documents, servers must present tangible evidence that the legal papers were served. The evidence that is presented is called an affidavit of service or proof of service, which should  be notarized and given to the individual or company who requested the papers to be served.
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(This is a sponsored post however, all the points and views are my own.)

Monday, December 3, 2012

Signal No. 3 for Cagayan de Oro City

The super storm Bopha is fast approaching and just this noon signal no. 1 in our city was raised to 2 and the Green alert to Blue alert. Let us pray some more. God is good, let us just do our part. Will get by, you'll see. This too shall come to pass. Keep the Faith! God bless the Cagayanons! God bless the Philppines.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Doers of His WORD!

If the implanted Word is received it will work itself out into actions. It is never sufficient to simply hear the Word we must take into heart and do it. Simply hearing a good sermon or Bible study will not make you grow and receive God’s best blessings. The implanted Word be accepted & then put into action. It is in the doing of God’s Word that spiritual growth and the blessings of God come. Too many Christians mark their Bibles but their Bibles never mark them! God wants His people to put His Word into action .

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Unmetered Dedicated Servers

Creating a website can be a  simple task. With lots of user friendly platform like blogger ,typepad, thumbler,  wordpress and many more, building  a site  is made easy and trouble-free.  However, managing it in the right way is becoming an overwhelming task for many website owners. Even if you have  designed  a very attractive website  but  hosted  it in the wrong way, you may not able to obtain satisfying results. Thus,  it is very important to give priority to the hosting option you may  select for your website.

So what are the two basic option in  web hosting and what are the difference? They are the  shared server and the  dedicated server hosting. If you choose  for a shared hosting plan, your  website will be hosted in a server  which contains around one thousands to two thousand other websites. These numbers can vary depending on the  availability of the disk space as well as bandwidth capacity.   Shared hosting is cheap but you share CPU resources with many other web sites. Your site is prone to hacking and  shortage of disk space .On the other hand, dedicated webhosting is a quite expensive  but there are lot of advantages like  quicker loading  time, more bandwidth ,less bogging down, and  you have your own IP address.

Now  if you wish to bring your site to a higher level choose the latest  webhosting package that is gaining popularity these days – the Unmetered Dedicated Servers.  In this scheme, the hosting companies will not measure the bandwidth that customer uses.  Meaning a server that is not limited to a finite amount of bandwidth as with a typical server solution but limited only by the size of the network port. The hosting providers will not hinder the traffic to customer's website by placing restrictions on the amount of hits you can receive or bandwidth you can use.  If you are given a 100Mbps unmetered port then you are able to push and pull as much data over that port each month without the fear of overage costs. You are however, not able to exceed 100Mbps at any time. The same goes for a 1Gbps unmetered port. You are able to push and pull as much data as that 1Gbps port can handle.

Want to know more about  this option ? Visit www.hivelocity.com  , a site founded in 2001,  the company provides dedicated server, VPS and Cloud hosting services to customers from over 135 countries worldwide. They have  state-of-the-art data center  which was just upgraded in 2010 with brand new generator, UPS, batteries and 200 tons of computer room AC.

(This is a sponsored post however, all the points and views are my own.)

For the love of books

Before the various distractions of today like the electronic gadgets, TV and online games, the long summer days of my boyhood were brightened each week with the bookmobile . It was a bus with book-filled shelves that were transported from the city's regional library to neighborhoods so that kids would be compelled to read during summer rather than doing unproductive things. A very fruitful government project to educate kids. Because of the bookmobile, I spent many a happy summer day reading books that would otherwise have been inaccessible. To this day, I am thankful for the love of books that the bookmobile fostered in me. I gained a lot of knowledge and it motivated me all through out my learning years - from elementary, to college..and until know.

Wordfilled Wednesday

Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. Psalm 103:2

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Vegan Diet and its nutrients

The vegan diet has been widely known for its amazing benefits. Top of it is the prevention diseases. With the increasing number of vegan athletes, celebrities and famous people joining the list, it is no doubt that this diet is going to remain a top choice for people wanting a better health and lifestyle. 

What is Vegan Diet?

It is basically a diet that contains plant foods and zero animal products. People on this diet do not eat animal meat, fish, poultry, including eggs, milk and all dairy products. A vegan diet can include vegetables, grains, nuts, legumes, , fruits and essential fats. 

Can we get complete nutrients from this diet? 

Yes! One can get all the nutrients they require from plants, including proteins. Some of the best protein sources are beans, seeds and nuts. Low calorie vegetables to use on a vegan diet include cucumbers, tomatoes, celery, carrots, green beans and bell peppers. Fruits include cherries, all kinds of berries, black currents and grapes. The best fats to use include olive oil, almond oil, walnuts, pecans,  and avocados.

There are many benefits of consuming a vegan diet. A research reported that it reduces mortality by up to 15%. Eating fruits, vegetables, nuts and whole grains also lowers the risk of getting diabetes. Other benefits include reduced cholesterol, blood sugar levels, heart problems and cancer. A vegan diet releases cancer fighting phyto-chemicals too . 

Why not try a vegan salad with a gluten free salad dressing today?

Friday, November 16, 2012

Chinese Medicine Tops Them All

Today there are so many different health theories and methods available. As I watch a TV show, I was amused with the advertisements, all were food supplements claiming to be the most effective and at the same time the most affordable. Now it is difficult to know which is right for you. To be honest , my husband has become skeptical, telling me that among those advertised on TV , nothing works. While it might be true that not everything out there is a perfect solution for everyone, evidence has definitely shown some health methods to be more beneficial than others. In the case of Chinese medicine, there have been many benefits found and proven. With such a broad range of methods, it has provided many different areas of healing.Many people take this route when conventional medicine treatments fail. With so many different methods, it can provide many individuals with the help they need to alleviate pain. Chinese Medicine can be very effective in alleviating many of the symptoms caused by cancer, and of course along with reducing the risk of getting it in the first place. When used in conjunction with conventional Western methods of cancer treatment, it is often found successful in reducing negative side effects of treatments. 

I’ve read for SolsticeMed.com that Chinese Medicine shown to be less than other methods . If you are looking for highest quality of of this kind of medicine then visit Solstice Medicine . The Company is the industry leader in delivering the highest quality Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chinese herbal remedies to the United States. They carry the largest inventory of products on the market, ensuring that you will find what you are looking for. Whether it is Chinese pain medication, beauty products, first aid or vitamins, Solstice Medicine Company carries the most trusted brands. All of the Chinese herbal medicine from Solstice Medicine Company is FDA approved, so you know you are using medicine that works. Their innovative business practices help them maintain their position as the most reliable and successful Chinese herbal supplement distributor in the world. Solstice Medicine Company has given the public a new understanding of how unexpected tradition can be reinvented.

Skywatch Friday


Building a garage? Follow this simple guide...

Whenever people plant to construct a certain structure, one thing that should be included in their planning  is the cost of construction. Building a garage is something simple but would cost you a lot if you have not properly planned how to go about its construction. There are lots of costs that have to be considered , being a civil engineer by profession I know how important it is to follow the guide below :

Plan of the garage - Having a plan can help you  calculate and  determine a rough estimate of the total cost of the structure. It is by having the plan that  will be the basis of the construction.

Material to be used - You have the option of building a wooden, metal or stone garage. Using wood  or metal is much cheaper than using stone. Material to be used depends on  the usage of the structure ( permanent, semi-permanent or temporary). Wood is  recommended if the garage will be moved from place to place. But , if the garage is a permanent then it would be advisable to use stone.

Size and feature  - A big garage will surely  cost you more do it is essential to  decide the dimension which  is just enough for  your needs. Features like doors and windows will also be considered.

I hope the above guide will help you in building your desired garage. If you wish to know more  tip please visit the APMBuildings site. They can surely help you with your plan.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

What is your definition of cheating?

I mean cheating in terms of school quizzes and exams.

My wife will be attending a  Parents-Teacher's meeting today to discuss some issues regarding  the cheating issue in  my son's class. Two  of his classmates were allegedly caught cheating  by the proctor during the schools second monthly exam. One denied that he let his other classmate copy  his answer sheet while the other accused that he was told to copy.

It's a simple issue that went big because the one who's answers was copied talk to his parents and insisted his innocence. The parents in return could not accept the  punishment of suspension and a grade of zero.

Whew! I hope the issue will be settled so soon!

The Manager Assistant

Every one of us must have experiences handling projects in our lives; those simple and little projects that we have done in school and even in our household. Projects like passing an investigatory project, making a simulation of land formations, preparing a surprise party of parents, or even a regular thing like operation: general house cleaning. So mostly, we all face different kinds of projects in our own ways. Each of us is also capable of being project managers of our own. We are also capable of bringing success in small and big things.

Similarly, in business, there are also projects that have to be done. The difference is just that these projects are big ones and requires some skills to be learned in a certain field. The success of a company depends on the management of its people. The manager is the one responsible for the preparations and the process to make the whole process work out. An effective manager is required for the completion of the project deadline, handle costs within budget, and make sure that quality output is given to satisfy clients. It is not an easy task and it requires a great amount of planning, organizing and implementing strategies and resources to attain the company’s targets. But online tools are already available to assist project managers in their errands, such as Seer Product Tools.

As a project manager, he/she needs to put in mind her mission in the project field and his/her worth in it. The manager is the head and therefore has utmost responsibility in taking initiatives of making the project a fruitful one.A project manager is also an over-comer. It is inevitable to go through rocky roads along the journey to success. A manager must be flexible enough to deal with the pressures and hurdles and beat expectations.

A project manager also seeks to improve the function of the team. Ways to do this transparency among team members, boosting involvement and accountability.

Why SEER? All these are not easy tasks. This software is also what project managers prefer to use to assist the needs to meet the demanding deadlines while ensuring the quality of the production plus caring for the individual member to work efficiently.



Wordfilled Wednesday

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Tips for building your brand new home

I believe that one of every person's dream is to build a brand-new home but most of them don't know where to start. Some read magazines, watch TV shows and visit subdivisions to get some great ideas to know what their house is going to look like, but what's the first step required for building a
new home?
When we build our house 5 years ago ( although we still do not consider it our dream house though..) there are a lot of things we missed that cost us unexpected money and time.

Here are some tips to follow so that the building for your dream home will not turn into a nightmare :

1. Research! This is the most important step before proceeding to anything. Know what you need for your home. Research it from books on Architecture and Home Design . Find styles of homes that speak to you (Classic, Spanish inspired , Modern, Mediterranean, etc.etc ) . Include details of each part of the house .Cut these all out and have a portfolio containing these clippings

2. Find the right property. This is very essential , without the right piece of property you'll go nowhere. Visit the local zoning , planning and the geologist department of your area. Check for the soil composition and earthquake faults.

3. Find an Architect and a Contractor that are a good match for you. Look at many Architects' and Contractors’ websites or get recommendations from friends. If you get the services of the wrong designer and contractor you might not get the house you dreamed of.

4. Set a budget and stick to it. Add 15% for contingencies, but if you have more funds go as high as 30%
If you are the kind of person who does not want to experience the hassle and the stress of building your home and don't know anything about construction business. There are a lot of options out there for you . Why not buy a ready-made house like Home For Sale By The Partners Trust . With the downfall of economy, there are lots of prime properties sold at a cheaper price. The Partner’s trust is one of the finest real estate brokerage in the United States. You can browse for properties by MLS # , address or neighborhood. Gallery can be sorted also by price . Interested? They would love to converse with you on your terms, through email, phone or Dm you on twitter.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Wordfilled Wednesday

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

No matter who is the PRESIDENT ...


Mitt Romney is the next United States of America

This is not the official result yet! But I am predicting Romney to be the  next  president . Why? Based on the   latest news report  Romney is leading the race. This is the most closest election in American History  sine 1937 . Before the actually  casting  of votes, survey  resulted to only .40% lead of Obama against Romney. I am not a  republican nor a dimocrat ( Of course because I am not an American Citizen) but  based on the debate and the Obama  accomplishment, I would  prefer Mitt Romney  and give him a chance.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Mom's Painting : Pointism

Planning an Event in a Wisconsin Banquet Hall

A well-run banquet hall can serve a lot of different purposes. Wisconsin banquet facilities are ideal for weddings, of course, but they're an equally suitable place to hold meetings and other events, provided that the rental company offers a suitable set of amenities.

Unfortunately, many renters don't ask enough questions when choosing banquet halls, usually because they don't know what to ask. When planning any event, renters should consider all of the factors that can drive up costs and affect the rental experience.

Ideally, a banquet center should be specialized and set up for event rentals. Banquet halls should have programmable, flexible lighting systems and amenities like Wi-Fi and projectors for business presentations, photo slideshows and videos. Sound is also important, especially in larger halls where acoustics can be unpredictable.

To stay within budget, renters should set a date as early as possible and contact banquet halls to discuss a rental. Most organizers will ask for the number of guests and whether renters need services like catering or bartending. Cost will vary depending on the size of the hall, the number of guests, the number of staff and a number of other factors, but reputable renters will organize a meeting to discuss all of these costs.

Renters should also ask about uncorking fees, cancellation fees and other potential costs. When properly managed, Wisconsin banquet halls are an affordable, reliable choice for events of virtually any size.

Wednesday Whites


Monday, October 29, 2012

Cheaper Chef wear

Culinary Arts is a famous college course nowadays not only among fresh high school graduate but also from young professionals who wanted to take a second course. Why? Because of the perks that goes with the job. Most of the graduates to this course can work overseas and earned big amount of money. If you want to be a chef, you will need a chef wear before you start your training. A chef uniform includes toque or hat, a double breasted jacket, trousers and apron. Wearing the perfect will make not only make you look good but there are other reasons . The hat of course keeps your hair on your head and out of the food. The coats and trousers are designed to keep you cool in the hot temperatures inside the kitchen. The apron understandably for not getting stains on the clothes.

Are you looking for cheaper  chef  wear ? Visit www.marcusuniforms.com.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Psalm 23:4

Modern TV Stand

We have a 42 inch flat T.V. given to us by a family friend after we lost almost everything during a destructive flood that hit our city. But we are still looking for flat screen tv stands so we could install it to our flat screen T.V. I like to see movies and watch television programs so that I’d like to see a T.V. stand installed so we could have a comfortable view every time we watch movies with the kids. But we have to set a budget for this and buy one this coming Christmas season. Maybe someone can gift it to us…

Construction of Loft at Tent City

Below are some pictures of our church on-going participating with the construction of LOFTS for the SENDONG VICTIMS's HOUSES located at Calaanan, Cagayan de Oro City. The project is funded by the Emmanuel Relief and Rehabilitation Philippines (ERRP) . While Construction is implemented by Kagay-an Disaster and Emergency Response Network (KDERN) , International Labor Organization and Habitat for Humanity.


Jukebox for my girl

My daughter has a good voice quality. Her school teachers and classmates and even her church mates recognize her voice and she already have attended several programs where she sings. Every time she hears music played, my daughter always sings with it. Next year, she will graduate from Grade six and will be stepping on Grade seven. I’m planning to buy here a karaoke machines for kids  like the one below from http://www.acekaraoke.com   . I am sure she will  get the surprise of her life. The one below us complete with Acesonic KOD-1100 Karaoke Music Jukebox with 500GB HD (HD Upgradeable). 

 

Happy Pastor's Month

Someone posted this on my face book . I was reminded that October is the Pastor's Appreciation Month. For the last decade we have celebrated the Pastor's Day on October but later changed it to December since our church are occupied with lots of activities for October already. Anyway, Happy Pastor's Appreciation Month to all fellow servants of God

Silver ounce as an investment

My sister wants to buy a silver ounce as part of her collection. She told me that it is a good hobby to collect coin and they’re both doing it with her boyfriend. She told me that it her way of filling the loneliness she felt upon remembering us. My sister has been working in the U.S. for 12 years now and we missed her a lot. We are all hoping that she could spend this Christmas with us this year. The calls and the teleconferences we made are not enough to fill the longing we all have to see our dear sister laugh and spend time with her family here in the Philippines.

Do not Worry... do not fret...

Psalm 37:1: “Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong…”

I remembered this verse as someone told me about his problem. He has been accused of something he did not do...   and that someone spread the news about him.

I told him about the  book of  Psalm . It  shows the happy state of the godly and the short-lived prosperity of the wicked. It can be summed up in the following: “Don’t fume; don’t worry about the other guy; God is the righteous Judge. He will have the last say. Don’t worry.

Worry never solved a problem 
Worry never alleviated a pain 
Worry never paid a debt 
Worry never made an enemy a friend 
Worry never turned a wrong into a right 
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble—sometimes the troubles of tomorrow—which may never arrive anyway!

Motorcycles! Motorcycles!

 I’ve been craving to drive one anew after selling our motorbike three years ago. I sold it to my dear church friend at a very low price. We needed the money at that time and we have to sell the motorbike. I always took care of that bike and it served us well for five years. The kids missed it too since every morning I have to bring them to school using the motor bike. I also have to give away my head gear just like the Bell Custom 500 I’ve seen in the net. Well, I’m still hoping that after three years, we can buy a brand new motor bike and enjoy riding it with the kids.

Saturday Night Fever

Saturday Night Fever! Not the Dance!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Top 3 Ways To Wear That Smile

Depending on what situation you are in right now, may it be sad or happy, always and as always, SMILE seems to be the only thing that turns that cloudy moment into a brighter sunny day and turns that brighter moment into brilliant perfect day. Isn’t it sound comforting when you have that low mark on a subject and everything around you seems dark, like no one to hold on to and feeling hopeless then your mom suddenly taps your shoulders with that BIG SMILE saying, “Hey, It’s ok! I’m sure you can make it next time!” or how about when after a break up, you feel everything is depressing and maddening, then a friend beside you with that awesome SMILE saying “Hey, I believe, you deserve someone best!” All throughout the day, each individual aims to wear that kind of smile which somehow offers the kind of comfort and hope you need, most especially at times when you need it the most. One great big asset of achieving that smile is no other than having those clean white teeth. How to get that perfect smile? Well, get ready for these Top 3 Ways I happened to browsed online : 1. Observe Proper Oral Hygiene – On top of your list must be brushing your teeth regularly so as to keep it clean. Using floss regularly could also keep your teeth entirely clean with no food particles left from the surface of the teeth and as well as the gaps between it. 2. Eat Healthy Food – Choosing the right kind of food will not only help your body structure become fit but also your oral structures become healthy. 3. Visit Dental Clinic – Do not be afraid to visit this at least twice a year. Or oftentimes, if you prefer. Going to the dental clinic just like Troy Family Dental is very helpful especially on checking and looking after the condition of your teeth. Worry no more! Be obedient to follow these 3 quick and simple ways to wear that perfect smile you need. Not only that it can bring you comfort but most importantly it can influence those around you to do the same and bring laughter and joy to the world. Cheer Up! Just Smile!

Skywatch Friday

Watching the beach and the sky at Boracay Beach Resort

The Tabasco Challenge

Went for Pizza with the kids and had this Tabasco Challenge for fun!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Eidul Adha - October 26,2012

Thanks to Proclamation No. 488 signed by President Benigno Aquino III, today October 26, 2012 is a regular holiday throughout the nation in observance of Eidul Adha or the Feast of Sacrifice.


Republic Act No. 9849 provides that Eidul Adha shall be celebrated as a regular holiday,” the proclamation said.Eidul Adha is one of the two greatest feasts of Islam, “it said. The date of the festival, the proclamation said, was based on the declaration made by Saudi Arabia’s highest religious body.

Have a great to all! Enjoy your time with family and friends!

Science Investigatory Project

Device will look like this one (image not mine)
One of the major events a High School student would experience is doing the Science Fair Investigatory Project. In fact, high school life and learning would not be complete without having to undergo such phase. My son who will be graduating in his senior year is now finalizing his project. Being a full academic scholar, he wanted his project to excel and leave a mark in the school. He wanted something that would get the attention of the teachers and school administrator thus he is giving his best to the project. 

Since our city suffered from the catastrophic flash flood that claimed thousand of lives and left more than 20,000 families homeless, he aimed to developed a mechanical / electrical device that would set an alarm to the families living near the river banks. At first, we thought of it as an impossible dream but with few research and with my knowledge in civil engineering and my husband’s electrical engineering, I guess we can make a proto-type of his project. 



While drafting the proposed equipment, I was reminded with a site I once stumbled in the internet - www.radiall.com. A site which is the global leader in design, development and manufacturing of materials for telecommunications, aerospace, space, defense, automotive, industrial, medical and instrumentation. I told my son to browse through site and he was inspired to continue with his project
much more when he saw that the company aims for the development and manufacturing of RF coaxial connectors, antennas, microwave components, fiber optic and multi-pin connectors . I know this is hard to do but when everything is done it will be a great fulfillment not only to my son but for us as well.

Don Moen Concert at Butuan City

Longing for a good night sleep?Get Tempurpedic Mattress

Research shows that online writers, bloggers, players and every individual who engage in careers that require them to work and glued on seat for long hours just to finish tasks on time are at risks of back pains. Other facts shows that people who are not getting regular exercise, and people who are into vices, poor posture and under stress are more likely to experience severe cases of back pains. Not only that it can affect you physically but also emotionally that you need to re-adjust schedule to work on tasks left pending due to a time-out from work and get rest from back pains. One popular statement says that “People are busy working to survive and end up losing money to live.” Simply, implies how people tends to be too much busy working that they no longer put stress on Healthy lifestyle. Remember that earning money is good but not to the extent that your health will be sacrificed. 

Here are Great Moves I’ve learned from my P.E. Class on how to reduce back pains: 

1. Have a good night’s sleep with a healthy back bed that gives comfort and better sleep. 
2. Do gentle exercise and do not just wait for the pain to subside. 
3. Watch your weight. 
4. Do some body work and body therapy.
5. Go for yoga.
6. Take in natural supplements preferably for the bones.
7. Apply hot and cold therapy .
8. Have that aquatic therapy - sauna or  whirlpools on the go!
9. Try that electric stimulation machine. 

From 1 to 9, I am prioritizing No. 1. Considering that we spend a lot of time on our bed ( Ten to Twelve hours ). For me choosing the right bed or mattress really matters, so it is really of vital importance that we get to select the right bed or mattress . Tempurpedic mattress is one great alternative to solve back pains. Why ? It gives support to the person's body because it moulds itself to the body shape of the person sleeping. In that way, pressure points are avoided. How about you? What’s your secret in reducing back pains?

(This is a sponsored post for Healthy Back, however, all the points and views are my own.)

In everything we do...

I Corinthians 10:23-33 In the verses above, Paul tells that in everything we do, God should be praised and glorified. We read in verse 31, “Whether therefore you eat, or drink, or whatsoever you do, do all to the glory of God.” The word glory speaks of something or someone that is worthy of praise or exaltation. Giving the glory to God is to acknowledge Him as the One worthy of praise and exaltation and ascribing Him praise and exaltation. The Psalmist said in Psalm 21:1-2; 1. Give unto the Lord, O ye mighty, give unto the Lord glory and strength.

Winter Jackets for Girls

My goddaughter who’s grown up in the U.S. with her family (her father is my bestfriend and cousin) told me once that after their vacation here in the Philippines, they all will go back to their place and get ready for the winter season. She related to me that her first experience with winter is not quite pleasant. Her mom panicked upon knowing that a severe snow storm will hit New York City. My goddaughter felt the cold when the snow started falling hard and her mom hurriedly bought new winter jackets for girls so she will not catch cold.

U TURN

Let’s say you are at a busy intersection and you have just past your destination. What do you want to do? You want to make a u-turn of course. I want you to know that with God… u-turns are always allowed.

A u-turn on our spiritual Sunday Drive is called ‘repentance.’ Repentance is a spiritual u-turn that is always allowed by God and is always followed by forgiveness. Let me say it again: God always allows u-turns.

School Batch Reunion Souvenir Items



Image from www.coinsforanything.com


My mind’s been in limbo where to look for personalized coins to be used for our school batch reunion. My classmates decided to have this one as give away so it could be as memorable as it is. We are now on the 25th year of our reunion as batch mates and we want this program to be remembered by everyone of our classmates who will join together with their families. I’m in charged with the tokens and I have suggested for personalized coins to be our give away and the committee agreed on it. I am sure that everyone who will receive this token will like it. Our teachers and mentors will be given too.

We are to walk in love according to St. Paul

 Ephesians 5:2 “And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savior.”

Let your behavior be of a loving nature. In your actions and reactions, let there be love demonstrated. Let love be a part of your life’s attributes or characteristics. Let every act of life be dictated by love to God and man. That is, let your lives be characterized by love; let that be evinced in all your deportment and conversation. “As Christ also hath loved us.” We are to evince the same love for one another which he has done for us. He showed his love by giving himself to die for us, and we should evince similar love to one another.

Paul spoke about the importance of love. Please refer to the following verses :

 1Cor 13:1 ¶ Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

1 Cor 13:2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

1Cor 13:3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. 1Cor 13:13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

1Cor 16:14 Let all your things be done with charity.

Col 3:14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. (completeness)

First Christmas in United States

My dear friend is now working in New York U.S.A. as a public school teacher. He’s been there and his family for 10 years now and their kids have grown up there too. We used to be classmates during our college days and we both took an electrical engineering course. While my friend practices his degree, I have a different calling in life and that is to be a full time church minister. 

The first time they spent their Christmas, he called me up and told me that the winter there was worse than they could imagine. It was very cold at -40 and people are wearing Crescent Moon Gold 10 Snowshoes for extra protection. I have not seen my dear friend for two years now but hope to see him again next summer vacation.

Skywatch Friday

I took this picture while going home.
Thank you Lord for the promise of the rainbow

Brand new instruments for our Worship Team

I’ll call my sister in the U.S. and ask her if she could drop by at the Hercules DJ Sets guitar center and find a good brand of guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, pro audio and accessories for our worship band. We are planning to upgrade all our musical instruments and we have been searching for quality brands in local stores here as well as the internet. Having been using our old instruments for the past 15 years is rewarding to all of us and we all believe it’s high time to buy brand new instruments for our worship team. I hope that my sister could find quality musical instruments and acquire it at a lesser price.

My son playing electric guitar  during  the Youth Church Praise and Worship

Water Adventure

Some of the photos of our Reef Walking ( better known as Helmet Diving) at Boracay Island, Philippines.