Saved by GRACE

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“His grace is there for you, just for who you are.” —Joel Houston 

Believe that you don’t have to be perfect or behave right to earn that grace.Jesus paid it all at the cross.  Grace is freely given, but it is not cheap. It was bought at an expensive price. Let’s understand the grace of God today and to begin, let’s remember that it is not performance-based.

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REPOST: What is REALLY offensive in Filipino culture?

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It is important to smile in Filipino culture otherwise one will be considered to be serious. Try smiling as you go about your day, and you’ll find that more people will talk to you. However avoid smiling too much in other places if there are a lot of drunk people….

Body odor is offensive, and as Filipinos wash at least twice a day, there is no socially accepted excuse!

Cleanliness is a premium. If you dress for work in tsinelas and shorts, you will not earn the respect of your colleagues or the community. Most government offices will not serve you unless you are wearing shoes, long pants/skirt and a collared shirt.

Pointing with your finger is impolite and can cause offense. ( There are so many non-verbal cues using our fingers)

General derogatory comments on the Philippine Nation by foreigners are not acceptable. Comments like ‘ Filipinos are….’ or ‘What I hate about the Philippines is……..’ will not make you any friends.

Bobo,tanga, tarantado and other useful words that you may have heard taxi driver say, do not translate directly, and are very insulting to Filipinos. For example bobo is Spanish for ‘stupid clown’, but in Filipino it is extremely insulting word.

Beachwear of women can often be offensive especially in the provinces, if not covered by a t-shirt at all times, even when swimming. ( not in Manila area)

Kissing in Public, ‘making out’ or ‘Public Displays of Affection (PDA) are considered inecusable.

Respect is key, especially to elders! in Tagalog the use of the honorific ‘Po ‘is extremely prevalent, and the use of ‘Po ‘especially to the elderly, officials and community leaders, is one of the keys to respect from one’s peers. However in Visayas and Mindanao can be different. Listen to the difference in the tone of voice when people show respect.

Losing your temper will seldom not achieve anything positive, and often gives officials/people a rationale to refuse your request.

Blowing your nose, especially during formal occasions or where food is being served is offensive.

If you happen to be eating and visitors arrive, it is a social requirement to invite your visitors to the table to eat. If you are not eating when you have visitors, you will often be expected to offer snacks, coca cola or at the very least water.

Eating crackers or any junk food infront of a Filipino without inviting them to eat is not acceptable.

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I totally agree with this post and my point here is, for Filipinos if you give them respect they will respect you, too. But if not, then expect the worst from my own kind. Moreover, just to share it also one thing I noticed with my fellowmen, I admire how Filipinos thrive and survive outside the country. One reason is that Filipinos know how to adopt to one’s culture. We know how to give respect and honor the country where we are. We can adjust or tolerate, in some cases. That is why, you can find Filipinos anywhere around the world (ika nga ni Mikey Bustos “Operation Pinoy World Domination”). And though, we maybe all over the world, trust me we always still bring the Filipino in us and we will forever be grateful that we are part of this great nation called the Philippines.

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On dating or getting in to a relationship….

Just a quick post to remind everyone bout this esp the youth. Here’s something from Jefferson Bethke:

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So when you enter a relationship, there are only two paths as to where it will lead: either you will break up or get married. So which path are you taking?

To all the guys and gals out there, pls lang, don’t date/court or get into a relationship with someone if you don’t have the intent of marrying the person okay. Ang pag-ibig di yan laro na dahil feel mo lang laruin eh lalaruin mo na. Ang pag-ibig sineseryoso yan, kaya kung di ka sigurado sa kanya wag mo nang ituloy yan pls. Basta sa mga girls eto lang, LOVE A GUY WHO LOVES JESUS MORE THAN YOU bcoz “Only when a man looks to Jesus, does a man know how to treat a woman.” :) Maniwala kayo okay! Ayun lang!

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yhen:

Naaliw lang ako sa pagkakasulat. Anyway, Kris Aquino quitting her job is a breath of fresh air in the Philippine showbiz industry. Gosh, dapat noon pa niya ginawa yan ano. Hehehe! Ayun lang. Patulan daw ba ang Kris Aquino issue. Shocking! Hahahahaha!

Originally posted on Sankage Steno:

It’s so nakaka-irritates na talaga, Krissy. I’m supposed to make pahinga na tonight, but all I see and hear in all forms of media is puro you na lang. And the media naman, they make kagat and treat you like a national issue. Who makes pake about your personal life ba?

Not me.

Who makes pake if James Yap makes subok to seduce you? Even though it’s so hirap to believe, like what Atty. Kapunan made sabi in a statement, you should be thankful. I mean, it’s not everyday naman that you get to be seduced, di ba? And to think na it’s James Yap pa who, you made sabi, was seducing you. You’re maswerte pa, girl!

Why don’t you give in na lang to his hilig? It’s not like rape naman, you know, if you’ll just make bigay your consent. Don’t be pakipot kasi, it’s not so bagay. And…

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The SUCCESS INDICATOR

Check your yourself/attitude and you might find out if you are bound to succeed or bound to fail.

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LET GO AND LET GOD

LET GO AND LET GOD

“Let Them Go”
By T. D. Jakes

There are people who can walk away from you. And hear me when I tell you this! When people can walk away from you, let them walk. I don’t want you to try to talk another person into staying with you, loving you, calling you, caring about you, coming to see you, staying attached to you. I mean, hang up the phone.

When people can walk away from you, let them walk. Your destiny is never tied to anybody who left. The Bible said that they came out from us that it might be made manifest that they were not for us. For had they been of us, no doubt they would have continued with us. (1 John 2:19)

People leave you because they are not joined to you. And if they are not joined to you, you can’t make them stay.

Let them go.

It doesn’t mean that they are a bad person; it just means that their part in the story is over. And you’ve got to know when peoples’ part in your story is over so that you don’t keep trying to raise the dead. You’ve got to know when it’s dead.

You’ve got to know when it’s over. Let me tell you something. I’ve got the gift of good-bye. It’s the tenth spiritual gift. I believe in good-bye. It’s not that I’m hateful, it’s that I’m faithful, and I know whatever God means for me to have He’ll give it to me. And if it takes too much sweat I don’t need it. Stop begging people to stay.

Let them go!

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STATUS: Engaged

STATUS: Engaged

Yep, I just got engaged recently and no words can express how happy I am. Well, for now I felt three things: blessed, grateful, and loved. Indeed, He makes all things beautiful in His time (Ecclesiastes 3:11)

Btw, really thankful also for all the people who supported our relationship – family, friends, and everyone (everyone talaga? hehehe).

Happy HEARTS month! Keep lovin’ beautiful people!

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It’s Christmas Post! :)

Lord Jesus,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all the things that you have done to me. I am grateful for all the blessings. You have blessed me bountifully through some awesome people, so might as well bless them, Lord. Jesus, I am nothing and no one without you. You are my everything. This is your day, so I just want to take my time remembering you and the beautiful and good things you have brought to my life, after all this is not about me but it’s about you. Thank you Jesus, because of you I am SAVED BY GRACE. You alone, are worthy to be praised, honored, and glorified! I worship You and I love You JESUS!

This is my prayer, in Jesus name. Amen.

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. – Charles Dickens

A blessed Christmas everyone! Remember Him as the reason for this season!

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