Wednesday, February 29, 2012

WFW : Psalm 23:4

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Temporary Shelter

The rooms at the first floor of our sanctuary are now used as temporary shelter of the Typhoon Sendong flood victims. About 12 families are crowding at the 4 rooms originally used for the children's Sunday school. Some of the office furniture like cabinets, tables and chairs are placed at our office ... which in turned made the staff uncomfortable with their movements. Anyway, this is temporary, they will moved-out as soon as their houses will be repaired.

Wednesdasy Whites

The raflle tickets

Last December, before Typhoon Sendong happened, a friend of mine asked my assistance to help him sell two stabs of raffle tickets. I brought home the tickets and decided to wait for our meeting and then dispose them. December 17, Typhoon Sendong visited our city and washed out everything we have.

I thought, the sponsor of the raffle tickets are considerate enough but they let me pay for the two stabs. Whew! While lots of people are helping us pick up the pieces of our broken lives... here comes an organization compelling me to pay the tickets. I am thinking if the solicitors in romford has the same policy.

Monday, February 27, 2012

How I made money online

Page Rank ! This is an important element a website owner must have . When I was just starting my blog, I have no knowledge about page ranking until my blog tutor emailed and congratulate me that after two months I have already a page rank of two. It was then, I started to research about it and learn it’s importance to bloggers who are monetizing their sites.

I know I can make money through blogging when I was first introduced to it but it was not my motivation. I made my blog sites to have a personal file of my lectures since most of my students asked for copies. I was engrossed with my writings and postings that I didn’t realized I reached two months without thinking to monetize my site.

So back to page ranking, it is a result from a mathematical algorithm based on the graph created by all World Wide Web pages as nodes and hyperlinks. The rank value indicates an importance of a particular page. For example a hyperlink to a page counts as a vote of support. The Page Rank of a page the number and Page Rank metric of all pages that link to it .

What other elements needed to make bigger money online? Aside from page rank, a consistent posting is necessary. A minimum of 30 post per month for three months for new blog is needed for you to qualify to paying sites. After then, you can receive tasks. Below are the paying sites which I consistently receives tasks :

1. www.

Open an account with the above sites and try your luck.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Wishing for a vacation?

After staying in the hospital for a week, my wife requested for an out -of-town vacation. Hotels now are expensive, I wish to find like the chicago vacation rentals city where one can rent rooms or cottages for less than a month. I summed-up my proposed 7-day vacation and it's a bit expensive. The vacation rental in chicago rates is far cheaper than hotels. A two week room or cottage accommodation cost is equivalent to a 5-day hotel accommodation. How I wish the vacation rentals chicago city is available in  our country. I would surely be their no. 1 customer.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Saturday Sereenity and Scenic Sunday

How I started blogging

I started blogging two years ago upon the encouragement of my wife. She told me that as a teacher and a minister, I should start a blog so that I could publish my lessons and lectures. At first I was really hesitant considering my very busy and hectic schedule. But then I realized the necessity of creating my own website when my students and the young people in the ministry asked me for copies of my lectures. Thus, the birth of this site “ A BUCKET OF WISDOM”. A site where I poured out my feelings , thoughts and ideas about the purpose of Life. The heartening comments on my posts and verbal affirmation from some students and friends encouraged me more to continue blogging.

Last year, I persuaded some of my friends and my core group to start blogging too. With the help of my wife and her blogger friends , we sponsored a blogging workshop . The event was attended by 35 young professionals and students. We taught them the basic of blogging – how to create a blog, how to navigate though the dashboard, making relevant articles, finding the right keywords, building traffic, etc.

Now, out from the 35 attendees , 20 of them have blog sites and continued blogging. Some of them already monetized their sites .

Six Words Saturday

It's getting hotter everyday ? Global Warming?

Oversized Dresses

My friend once asked me about plus size dresses that would fit her round body. She’s quite a bit chubby and tall and she had a hard time finding the right store selling big sized dresses. I happened to pass by a stall in a department store that sells clothes for big ladies and referred it to her. My friend was so thankful that at last she could find the right clothing for her. She could have a variety of fashion choices for their coming important work conference abroad. Her husband admired the dresses and even bought two gowns for my friend.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Satisfied with cheaper sunglasses?

Designer sunglasses? I surely would want to own one again if given the chance! Actually my wife bought a designer sunglasses for my birthday 3 years ago but I lost it two weeks after. She was angry when she learned about the lost considering the value of the sunglasses. I must admit I am careless when it comes to sunglasses. So I decided to have the cheaper version or replicas considering my forgetfulness.

Anyway , designer sunglasses would be cool too for our son who’s a teenager now and also our daughter who’s quite into fashion statements. The next time we travel abroad that would be the first thing I will buy at the mall.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

An invitation : Rebuilding Cagayan de Oro City as Gateway to Northern Mindanao

I received an invitation today for an evening of Free Attraction Marketing where everyone can share their insight on the future of CDO. The sponsor are currently mobilizing people, parties and experts in manila to help come up with how best to help in the rebuilding of our city in the aftermath of Typhoon Sendong.


DATE: February 11 Saturday
VENUE: Mallberry Suites

TT : The Bible as Unique and Strange Book

Scripture: Isaiah 55:8 - “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the Lord. “

The Bible is a unique and strange Book. It is very different from any other “sacred book” of other religions. The Bible contains “God’s thoughts” which are strange and yet marvellous spiritual teachings. Among them are paradoxes. A Paradox is defined as a seemingly self-contradictory declaration but is in fact true, the underlying meaning of which is revealed only by careful scrutiny. The purpose of a paradox is to arrest attention and provoke fresh thought. The statement "Less is more" is an example. To some, such biblical paradoxes may seem somewhat ridiculous and yet such are the very words of God which were written for our admonition, learning and benefit. Tonight let us together learn from God’s powerful Word on how to live a contradicting life yet effecting change and fruitfulness around us.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

A new house to live in

At long last, my husband and I have found a house for us to live in. But it’s somewhat far from where we are staying right now and my daughter, Dale, is against it because she’s become close with our neighbors. But even though we’re having reservations about transferring, I’ve checked out probable decorations and attractions to a new abode. Mainly venetian blinds and soft sofa pillows to go with it. Although I doubt we’ll be leaving anytime soon, it’s best to be prepared. Also, I expect to be busy this month, with all the planning and booking we’ll be tasked to do for a friend’s coming of age debut.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

On Car Maintainance

Like our body, our car needs to be taken care of in order to make sure we can get the most out of its services for the longest period of time. We take an annual, quarterly and even daily check-up with our bodies. With our service vehicles it's essential to get a car service every 5,000-10,000 kilometres. Also like our human bodies, there are various steps which we can take care of it right in between check-ups. Just like what I did last week, I completed my collection of auto-repair with a tool balancer for my pneumatic tools. Next week, I will bring my ever reliable Mitsubushi Adventure for a change oil . I believed that my extra effort in terms of vehicle maintenance can mean big savings down the line.