Monday, July 30, 2012

SEO discussion forums

Have you been inside an SEO discussion forums? I tried once and gained a lot of knowledge about Search Engine Optimization. Along with learning, going to forum is also good source of gathering great amount of links from websites that you find related to your niche in some or other way. So if you wish to promote your blogs in the worldwide web and gain readership, try to join forums and wpromote various sites.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Bandung, Indonesia

I was watching the Travel Channel awhile ago and was reminded to post this picture during our Mission to Indonesia. The Travel Channel's episode was all about the tourist spots in Indonesia , at this one at Bandung was shown. Whew! I was excited to be back to the place next year. Our contact their invited us once again to train their young people in leadership and music.

She found her real treasure ....

My mom used to have sets of jewelries back when we were still young. I remember seeing her jewelry box with earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings and other jewelries given by her mom and those she bought. I really appreciate my mom for keeping those ornaments because it really helped us in times that we needed most financial assistance. My father got sick and spent almost a year in the hospital. We nearly sold all our properties including my mom’s jewelries to pay the huge hospital bills.

That was 38 years ago. Today my mom might not have that many ornaments but she also lives happily doing her work as a school principal at 77 years old! I once brought her to a jewelry showcase and she just merely smiled seeing those sparkling gold and diamond necklaces. I believe she has found her real treasures in us.

Join our Youth Sunday!

I greatly praise God for the increasing numbers of our youth fellowship attendees. We started two years ago with a handful youth from our church. Now, the attendees are increasing every Sunday. The picture above was last July 22 with more than a hundred young people from different campuses in the city listening to biblical inspiration lessons and having fun with games and foods. If you are with-in the city or visiting our city, join us every Sunday from 1:00 - 4 pm.

Parental Guidance on Video Games

Yes, video game stores…they are sprouting everywhere here in our place. With the fast development of technology nowadays, even cell phones have video games applications. You can expect Internet cafes budding near schools and subdivisions anywhere. It’s really the age of technology. Our kids are even more updated that us about the different computer gadgets in the market today and much more with video games. 

We once managed an internet café many years back and we could see the excitement of many young people every time they play video games. They could spend hours and hours fixed in their computer set playing games. But we should not forget to uphold responsible use of this too. As parents, we must muster our strength to teach our children the value of using their time and the technology they have today.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

John Maxwell's Million Leaders Mandate 2012

It's learning time again with John Maxwell's Million Leaders Mandate " Train the Trainers" Seminar. Open to Church leaders and business man.

What's Your Cellular Phone Vanity Number?

According to Chinese beliefs , numbers that ends in 1111 ,7777 and 8888 are lucky numbers. This is the reason why some telecommunication and transportation agencies are selling this what they called "smart numbers" at a costly price. A friend of mine wanted his plate numbers to be his name initials in combination of numbers 8888. He got his dream plate number at the amount 30x higher than the standard price. How about you? Are you willing to pay this much for a cellular phone or vehicle plate? What's your vanity number?

Monday, July 16, 2012

CAMACOP Warning: Exposing the Dangers of G12

G12 has gained controversy for  many years now  among Evangelical and Pentecostal churches. It has caused division in one of the biggest church in our city. A friend shared this article on facebook  and found it worth re-posting here in my blog. I hope this would shed light those who are still confused whether to implement G12 to their churches or no.


(By Rev. Isaias F. Catorce – National Director / Evangelist & Apologist of the Ambassador For Christ International in the Philippines.)

(I am re-posting this article taken from  www.g12cult.com for the information of interested church workers about the effect of the g12 movement not only in the christian and Missionary Alliance Church of the Philippines but possibly among the evangelical churches in the Philippines- FBilog)

Introduction:

The truth or falsity of a statement (in the Christian arena) must be governed by what Christ taught and what the Scripture says. It is my concern that this material be properly scrutinized if for no other reason because truth must prevail. The main purpose of this presentation is to arrest the minds and captivate the hearts of our CAMACOP (Christian and Missionary Alliance Churches of the Philippines – 2,300 organized churches all over the Philippines; CBAP has only 450+ local churches) leaders to make a proper statement about the G12 movement for the sake of its denomination’s heritage.
In my personal analysis, the G12 Movement, which embarks with EGR as its implementing method, is foreign to CAMACOP in terms of doctrines and practices. By and large G12 is cultic, divisive, and so dangerous that it can destroy one’s denominational distinctive. It does not teach the whole counsel of God, it enthrones its leaders center stage, and emphasizes more of experience, circumventing authentication from the Scripture.

Here are some sustaining arguments:

1. G12 is a movement authored by Cesar Castellanos who Pastors the International Charismatic Mission (ICM) in Bogota, Columbia which promotes a cell church strategy as alleged directly revealed truth from God to him. But we must be skeptical about it. In reality the revelation of God claimed by Cesar Castellanos to him is faulty because it is alleged Jesus trained 12 disciples reproducing Christ’s character in them. What about Judas? Since Christ’s character was not reproduced in Judas then the alleged revelation of God to Cesar Castellanos is faulty.

2. Like some other Charismatic and Faith Movements G12 has no Statement of Faith and governing Doctrines and Beliefs. The subtleties of the practices are governed by teachings that are not Biblically-sound (Example: In Castellanos’ book: “Success Leadership through the Government of 12″, page 24 on controlling what you wish to happen; page 286 on “Baptism in the Holy Spirit with evidence of speaking in tongues”; page 300 on the misapplication of bearing the cross; page 306 on the subject of deliverance of past ties; and page 309 on Paul and Jacob’s encounter with God as determining factor for a fruitful leadership). We must understand that theology always determines strategy. EGR is a strategy that has a subtle form of twisted theology.

3. G12 is a real concept that has some worthy elements, albeit based on a faulty premise. In the first place, the number 12 in the Bible has no special or magical meaning. Jesus Christ never instructed his disciples that each of them must form 12 governing disciples. While discipleship is a divine command, G12 is not at all that Biblical pattern to imitate.
4. G12 anchors its program on God’s model of the 12 through which Jesus’ vision is reproduced (pp. 26, 27) and brings about supernatural powers in them. We argue however that from the beginning of time God performed miracles, signs and wonders notwithstanding the system or strategy we implement. After all, the 72 followers (not limited to twelve) commissioned by Jesus and sent them two by two (Matthew 10:1; Mark 6:7; Luke 10:1) did so many miracles.

5. The G12 model has stages of implementation called the Ladder of Success: Win, Consolidate, Disciple and Send, just like ordinary discipleship methods. The big problem lies in the consolidation process which involves some teachings like forgiveness, breaking of curses, deliverance, inner healing and baptism in the Holy Spirit, which in the final analysis is Biblically, Scripturally and Theologically unsound. .

6. Implementing the model of G12 “requires abandonment of traditional methods and embarking on a totally different way” (p. 203). You are never free to adopt any little methods from others because as Cesar Castellanos said, “This will never work because the model of Twelve is very specialized, you either embrace it entirely, or you do not, there is no middle ground for compromise” (p.204). On the one hand absolute conformity to the teachings and methods is required while on the other hand discussions about doctrines are not allowed hence they are divisive (School of Leaders, course #12, level 2 “Principles for a dynamic and successful cell”). Does this sound familiar? Unlike Islam that prohibits translation of the Koran and interpretations by those outside Islamic circles, G12 prohibits investigation of their teachings even from amongst its own leaders and followers. Is G12 another Bible for Christians? CAMACOP are you ready to gamble with your denomination’s rich heritage?

7. G12 is very divisive. Leading proponent of the cell church, author Joel Comisky commenting on G12 said: “In a very real way, the G12 movement has separated themselves from the cell church movement, claiming to be God’s new wineskin for the last days. Listen to Ralph Neighbour ‘s appeal in a paper submitted to the cell Church Missions Network in November 2002, ‘The concept of building a multilevel marketing structure that peaks in the authority of a special Global Apostle with his handpicked assistants has now come into existence. Bedazzled by the promise of fast track growth for their congregations, pastors are kneeling to kiss the gold rings worn by the Apostles. At the same time, they are severing relationships with fellow cell church workers who are not among the devotees. In many parts of the world, painful reports are coming in about pastors who one or two years ago were very intimately involved in helping each other and working together in the cell movements in their cities but who now shun fellowship with others who did not bow to the Apostle’s strategy. “

8. G12′s emphasis is success. It emphasizes that success is determined by multitudes of converts and by taking possession of and conquering entire nations (pp. 311 ff.). Read Matthew 7:13-14; 22:14.

9. G12 is a kind of a Military Structure and Revolution. Political involvement is essential to transform society and institute God’s Laws on earth. Question: “Did Jesus come to rule the nations and set up the government of 12 giving a system of strict authoritarian leadership?” Gentile leadership (by subjugating) must never be perpetuated within the Christian circle (read Matthew 20:24-28). It is only upon Christ’s return in person that He will set up His Kingdom (read Matthew 19:28). Did Jesus use a pyramiding scheme of ruling from the top to control the entire Nation? Take this warning from the history of the Church during the 16th century. The Anabaptists led by “King John” (Jan Van Leiden) took full control of the whole city of Muster, Germany to declare independence against the Catholics and Lutherans by setting up his New Jerusalem. On June 22, 1535, the Lutherans and Catholics stormed the whole city of Muster that caused the bloody defeat of the Anabaptists.

10. G12 through EGR uses some “Coercive Mind Control Techniques” which by substance is a covert strategy of the false revival. Like some other Charismatic & Pentecostal Movements, it conducts hypnotic techniques and mystical manipulations by prolonged sessions of loud music, clapping, dancing, jumping, and rolling around, in a tiring breathtaking atmosphere until the person has lost consciousness and ultimately falls in a trance. But this is too much of human efforts falsely entering into the realm of the Supernatural. After all, a born again experience is Supernatural, but like Nicodemus, never are we taught by the Scriptures to acquire it by ritualistic and hypnotic means. Even the recorded Encounter with God experiences of Abraham, Jacob, Moses, and Paul was never done in coercive, hypnotic and ritualistic manners. Questions: “Will you value truth over excitement and faith over works?”

11. G12 through EGR welcomes any physical, mental, emotional and spiritual happenings as being from God; Examination of all these happenings is not encouraged. Truth is heavily undermined by experience. But, the Scripture must be the teacher and never a student of experience.

12. It is mandatory that every disciple in the G12 Movement must have Supernatural Power and the Spiritual DNA of Jesus. The G12 Movement emphasizes that “within each cell is carried the DNA, the genetic coding, or blueprint of life itself.” Whose DNA is this? we ask. It further explains, “the church began with Jesus calling the twelve to Him. His master plan was to create a small intimate fellowship of disciples around Him, pouring His life – His ‘DNA’ – into them. ” What then would you call a person who has the Supernatural Power and the Spiritual DNA of Jesus?

13. G12-designed authority is coercive and manipulative. Whatever the leader would say everybody must follow. It must be noted however that the antecedent to all other questions about living and thinking is the question: “By what authority?” Spiritual authority is something only God can have. Even in the evolution of church leadership it is only Christ who is the acknowledged head of every man, not the Disciples, Apostles, Bishops, Elders, or Deacons (1Cor. 11:3). Christian Leadership is never coercive or manipulative; it is marked by servant hood.

14. G12 is generally not a cult but is cultic. Cultic means essentially cult-like. It hence searches for a mystical experience; conducts manipulative activities; sets up control over every aspect of its members’ lives; prohibits scrutiny on its doctrines, teachings and experiences; and anchors its final authority on the 12 leaders.
Conclusions:
What will happen to CAMACOP as a denomination if the structure of governance is replaced by the Governance of Twelve? Some might suggest, only a little of G12 and EGR would suffice the church. No way! You will be violating the most sacred vision of Cesar Castellanos. Remember, “Successful Leadership through the Governance of 12″ by Cesar Castellanos would only succeed if you fully implement his own methods.
Let us be aware that our spiritual needs can never be resolved by any presumed structural solutions. Instead of clamoring for fame and glory why can’t we step down to service, even to the extent of becoming unappreciated nobodies, martyrs, despised, weak, foolish, hungry, impoverished, maltreated, homeless, persecuted, slandered as Saint Paul said in 1st Corinthians 4: 9 to 13. I would rather be a nobody proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ to everybody no matter what the circumstances might be. After all, as we do the work of the ministry, God delights in our faithfulness rather than by our success (Matthew 25:21, 23; Rev. 2: 10).

Additional Notes: from The Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements (DPCM):

1. Aimee Semple McPherson – A Pentecostal lady evangelist and faith healer and is one of those who popularized the Slain in the Spirit phenomenon. Known for mysterious disappearances and alleged affairs – multiple marriages (two of which ended in divorce) and death from an apparent drug overdose in 1944.

2. Kathryn Kuhlman – Became the best woman preacher of the world considered by Pentecostals “a star even after death” lived in a shadow of her role model, Aimee Semple McPherson. She loved ear expensive clothes, precious jewels, luxury hotels and first class travel and the DPCM notes her marriage to evangelist Burroughs A. Waltrip, who divorced his wife to marry Kathryn Kuhlman. Waltrip destroyed his family and devastated his followers.

References:
1. “A Different Gospel” by D. R. Mc Connell. Hendrickson Publishers, Peabody Massachusetts 1961-3473, Sixth printing, 1993.
2. “Christianity In Crisis” by Bank Hanegraaf: Harvest House Publishers, Eugene, Oregon 97402, 1997.
3. “First World: Fulfilling the Mandate” by Pastor Collin Dye, European Gl2 Portal, Issue 1 – Article 1, Gl2 Harvest Copyright 2001- 2003, info@gl2harvest.org.
4. “G12 – The Government of 12″, Let us Reason Ministries, copyright 2002, administrator@letusreason.org
5. “Successful Leadership through the Government of 12″ by Cesar Castellenos, reprinted by Jubilee Christian Center, 175 Nortech Parkway, San Jose, California 95134 USA, 2002.
6. “The Transforming Church” (part nine and ten). The Government of the Twelve & Summarizing the Dangers, 2003 Tricia Tillin Ministries, Cross+Word Website: www.banner.org.ukI
7. “The Covert Strategies of the False Revival” (part 1, 2, 3,) “Are Churches using a form of Brainwashing to alter the minds of Believers?” 2003 Tricin Tillin of Banner Ministries, Cross+Word website: www.banner.org.ukI.
8. “The Ministry of the Apostle in the Early Centuries” by Don Clasen, December 2001, 2003 Tricia Tillin

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sunday Preaching : Contradict to be Effective

Scripture: Isaiah 55:8 - “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the Lord. “ Intro: 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 marvelous spiritual teachings. Among them are paradoxes. A Paradox is defined as a seemingly self-contradictory declaration but is in fact true. To some, such biblical paradoxes may seem somewhat ridiculous and yet such are the very words of God which were written for our admonition and learning. Tonight let us together learn from God’s powerful Word on how to live a contradicting life yet effecting change and fruitfulness around us.

 1. EXALTED THROUGH HUMILITY (James 4:10) God has never been pleased with the proud, boastful and over confident. We know that, Lucifer in his madness became Satan. He wanted to be exalted like God but he fell! The Most High God sees to it that all who will desire to be exalted out of His will ; timing will ultimately fall. What a contrast Satan ; his children are from Christ who humbled himself but was exalted! (Phil. 2:8-9). Psalms 147:6 –“ The LORD sustains the humble but casts the wicked to the ground.” Proverbs 27:2 - “Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; someone else, and not your own lips.” Matthew 18:3-4 - And he (JESUS) said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” 

 2. STRENGTH THROUGH WEAKNESS (II Corinthians 12:10) In this passage we see that, of all the apostles, Paul received an abundance of revelation than all the others combined. Paul wrote 14 NT books including Hebrews or about 1/3 of the entire NT! With all his God-given privileges ; advantages; there was always the possibility of being proud and over confident. So God allowed a “thorn in his flesh” which kept him lowly and ever dependent in God. Thrice he prayed for removal of the thorn but God said that His grace is ever sufficient. In this Paul rejoiced! Would you like the world to see the power of Christ rest in you? Then serve God faithfully in spite of sickness, trials, troubles. Rejoice in God! We all have weaknesses which God can use to make us aware of our limitations, and keep us humble and useful!

 3. RECEIVING THROUGH GIVING (Acts 20:35) The ultimate test of love for God & man is in giving something that we hold so dear. Giving is quite foolish to selfish people. It requires total obedience. 

The world’s philosophy is – It’s much better to work ; work, save, earn all you can, get rich, keep ; withhold! Some of the most miserable people on earth are those who take ; take. Some of the happiest people are givers for they manifest God in their unselfish attitude. God Himself is the greatest giver (John 3:16). God will bless you beyond what you need so you may have the chance of becoming His channel of blessing! You may cheerfully; willingly give your time, talent, treasure for God’s glory and in return receive love, joy, peace, satisfaction, respect from men! 

4. FREEDOM THROUGH SERVING (Romans 6:18) Men think they are free since they are outside prison cells. The truth is there’s another form of imprisonment & bondage which is spiritual ; moral in nature. Many are enslaved by fear, doubt, hatred, vices, and sin that add to life’s hardship. Friend, if today you are enslaved by sin ; doubt, you can be free in Christ! Only in personally knowing Christ as Lord & serving Him can you be truly free from the devil, sin ; the bondage they bring (John 8:32,36) 

5. GAINING THROUGH LOSING (Philippians 3:7-8) Materialism and love of money have always been the greatest hindrances to a personal living relationship with the Lord. People who are materialistic never have any thoughts of sacrificing ; offering anything for Him who died ; gave Himself for them. After receiving Christ as Lord & Saviour, we need to accept the fact that we are to live a life of service and sacrifice for Him. Only then can we be truly satisfied. You can gain the whole world but lose your own soul (Mark 8:36; 10:29-30) or like Paul you can lose earthly opportunities but gain Christ & layup treasure in heaven!

 6. LIVING THROUGH DYING (John 12:24) Jesus was foretelling his death. The corn of wheat that falls to the ground and dies also grows and becomes productive. This is an agricultural and a spiritual principle as well. Death to the old self is the first step to Christian growth and this principle is found in the entire NT (Rom. 8:13). Death to the sinful nature means to be willfully against the works of the flesh, the mentality, philosophies and damnable superstitions of the world. God says that the flesh must be crucified with its sinful lusts (Gal. 5:24). The more you die to SELF the more CHRIST is seen in you! John the Baptist said that Christ must increase and we must decrease! (John 3:30). 

7. FINDING THROUGH LOSING (Matthew 10:39) People try to find the meaning of life in earthly pursuits, in trying to succeed; prosper,; in trying to enjoy their material possessions – only to find out too late that nothing on earth really satisfies the soul. Friend, without Jesus… life is meaningless for Jesus is the very essence of life. He is everything that your poor lost soul has ever longed for. Jesus will still be Lord and King even without you, but friend you are NOTHING without Jesus!

Contradict to be Effective

Scripture: Isaiah 55:8 - “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the Lord. “ Intro: 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 marvelous spiritual teachings. Among them are paradoxes. A Paradox is defined as a seemingly self-contradictory declaration but is in fact true. To some, such biblical paradoxes may seem somewhat ridiculous and yet such are the very words of God which were written for our admonition and learning. Tonight let us together learn from God’s powerful Word on how to live a contradicting life yet effecting change and fruitfulness around us.

 1. EXALTED THROUGH HUMILITY (James 4:10) God has never been pleased with the proud, boastful and over confident. We know that, Lucifer in his madness became Satan. He wanted to be exalted like God but he fell! The Most High God sees to it that all who will desire to be exalted out of His will ; timing will ultimately fall. What a contrast Satan ; his children are from Christ who humbled himself but was exalted! (Phil. 2:8-9). Psalms 147:6 –“ The LORD sustains the humble but casts the wicked to the ground.” Proverbs 27:2 - “Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; someone else, and not your own lips.” Matthew 18:3-4 - And he (JESUS) said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” 

 2. STRENGTH THROUGH WEAKNESS (II Corinthians 12:10) In this passage we see that, of all the apostles, Paul received an abundance of revelation than all the others combined. Paul wrote 14 NT books including Hebrews or about 1/3 of the entire NT! With all his God-given privileges ; advantages; there was always the possibility of being proud and over confident. So God allowed a “thorn in his flesh” which kept him lowly and ever dependent in God. Thrice he prayed for removal of the thorn but God said that His grace is ever sufficient. In this Paul rejoiced! Would you like the world to see the power of Christ rest in you? Then serve God faithfully in spite of sickness, trials, troubles. Rejoice in God! We all have weaknesses which God can use to make us aware of our limitations, and keep us humble and useful!

 3. RECEIVING THROUGH GIVING (Acts 20:35) The ultimate test of love for God & man is in giving something that we hold so dear. Giving is quite foolish to selfish people. It requires total obedience. 

The world’s philosophy is – It’s much better to work ; work, save, earn all you can, get rich, keep ; withhold! Some of the most miserable people on earth are those who take ; take. Some of the happiest people are givers for they manifest God in their unselfish attitude. God Himself is the greatest giver (John 3:16). God will bless you beyond what you need so you may have the chance of becoming His channel of blessing! You may cheerfully; willingly give your time, talent, treasure for God’s glory and in return receive love, joy, peace, satisfaction, respect from men! 

4. FREEDOM THROUGH SERVING (Romans 6:18) Men think they are free since they are outside prison cells. The truth is there’s another form of imprisonment & bondage which is spiritual ; moral in nature. Many are enslaved by fear, doubt, hatred, vices, and sin that add to life’s hardship. Friend, if today you are enslaved by sin ; doubt, you can be free in Christ! Only in personally knowing Christ as Lord & serving Him can you be truly free from the devil, sin ; the bondage they bring (John 8:32,36) 

5. GAINING THROUGH LOSING (Philippians 3:7-8) Materialism and love of money have always been the greatest hindrances to a personal living relationship with the Lord. People who are materialistic never have any thoughts of sacrificing ; offering anything for Him who died ; gave Himself for them. After receiving Christ as Lord & Saviour, we need to accept the fact that we are to live a life of service and sacrifice for Him. Only then can we be truly satisfied. You can gain the whole world but lose your own soul (Mark 8:36; 10:29-30) or like Paul you can lose earthly opportunities but gain Christ & layup treasure in heaven!

 6. LIVING THROUGH DYING (John 12:24) Jesus was foretelling his death. The corn of wheat that falls to the ground and dies also grows and becomes productive. This is an agricultural and a spiritual principle as well. Death to the old self is the first step to Christian growth and this principle is found in the entire NT (Rom. 8:13). Death to the sinful nature means to be willfully against the works of the flesh, the mentality, philosophies and damnable superstitions of the world. God says that the flesh must be crucified with its sinful lusts (Gal. 5:24). The more you die to SELF the more CHRIST is seen in you! John the Baptist said that Christ must increase and we must decrease! (John 3:30). 

7. FINDING THROUGH LOSING (Matthew 10:39) People try to find the meaning of life in earthly pursuits, in trying to succeed; prosper,; in trying to enjoy their material possessions – only to find out too late that nothing on earth really satisfies the soul. Friend, without Jesus… life is meaningless for Jesus is the very essence of life. He is everything that your poor lost soul has ever longed for. Jesus will still be Lord and King even without you, but friend you are NOTHING without Jesus!

BHCCCI Youth Center

For a long time now the Youth Ministy of our church has been longing to have their own youth center. Thank God this dream is finally realized. Last Saturday, we have completed the painting of our office. This week we will complete the improvement by installing ceiling fans and furniture. I was searching online at PalmFanStore.com for hunter ceiling fans and found a cheaper one that's perfect for our budget. The size is just enough for our space. The Youth Center is open to all young people of our church and our Bible Study contacts in the campuses for counseling, tutorial and any other activities. You can visit us at 17th-7th Nazareth, Cagayan de Oro City.

Monday, July 9, 2012

The Philippine Azkal's Personalized Soccer Balls

Soccer in the Philippines has never been this popular nowadays. After forming our own football squad a few years back, its popularity rose to a pitch high when our team competed in an Asian Football qualifying matches. Though we made it not to the finals against those Asia’s power houses but we are still so very proud with our soccer team. I and my wife even bought our personalized Philippine soccer team T-shirt the “AZKALS” and our friends would always ask us where we bought it. I would even gladly grab personalized soccer balls from our football team whenever they are available in the market.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Resourcefulness in times of crisis!

Having survived Typhoon Sendong that hit our city last year, we have to begin from scraps. Looking for thing we could repair and even things we could still use. Our friends and neighbors even have to find discount appliance parts to save those appliances that still be used. It’s quite expensive to buy brand new ones today especially if we knew we can save a lot of money by doing minor repairs. We have to be wise enough in our spending and invest wisely on what is needed. It’s an ordeal for us going through that tragedy but it also brought our family closer with one another. Plus, you can really learn to appreciate the value of resourcefulness and saving for the better.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Skywatch Friday : Jump shot at Bukidnon

My wife and daughter having a good time at the Pineapple Plantation at Camp Philips, Bukidnon, Philippines.

Sleeping experience during a mission trip in Indonesia

Money can’t buy sleep. That’s one thing I’ve learned about life. Money can’t even buy joy or happiness. But it’s different when one owns a memory foam topper that provides you with comfort during sleeping time. Just experience the feeling of having your bed molds to all your body contours and giving your neck, back, legs and shoulders support is very comforting indeed! 

When I traveled on a mission trip, I and my group happened to stay in a big house with all these comfort mattresses. My sleeping experience was never that comfortable since we all slept in cozy comfort beds. That was one thing I could not forget during a short mission trip in Indonesia.

What a great help from stanchion!

Banking has never been easy today. With the development in technology, it’s almost hassle free when you go to your bank and do your banking transactions. One thing though that is really practical yet helps a lot in the smooth flow of clients inside the banks is a stanchion . It really is a big help in getting those people lining up properly with no hassle at all. Whoever invented this thing was a genius for me. We don’t need to deal with rowdy fellow bank clients who just have their way without lining up and waiting for their numbers to be called.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

BPC : Joining Fun Run is addictive!

This was during the Freedom Fun Run last June 17. Last Sunday I joined the Philippine Airforce Fun Run and this Sunday for FICCO Fun Run. It's a perfect way to exercise and a fun way to meet new friends. My entry for 366 BPC and Wednesday Whites.