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thank you God for everything…

this past few days, ang daming nangyari. good, bad, painful, fun, spirit-filled, exhausted, bored, haay name it, naghalo halo na yan. but one thing’s for sure, God is good and he has a purpose and a reason for everything. life is so good to waste for nothing. ayokong maging negative sa mga bagay-bagay, i want things in my life to run smoothly. tama na ang pagmamadali at tama na ang madalasang pagkakamali.


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maliban sa pagpapalago ng moral at pisikal na katauhan mahalaga din sa life ang spiritual enrichment. kung kaya’t di na ako nagdalawang isip na magattend ng REACH Family Conference: Building a strong and healthy family relationships sa Tubod Flowing Waters Resort, Tubod, Minglanilla, Cebu last April 30-May 3, 2009. dito nagkaroon ako ng pagkakartaong makarinig ng mga mensahe tungkol sa Pamilya, Pagpapahalaga ng Pamilya, Pag-aayos ng Nasirang Pamilya, at Paghahandog ng Pamilya sa Panginoon. may mga ilang workshops din akong inatendan na talaga namang andmi kong natutunan, ilan sa mga ito ay ang “How to say No to peer pressures” at How to deal with conflicts.”



aside from hearing God’s word nagkaroon din ng games na tinawag na Larong Pinoy dahil na rin mga larong pinoy nga talaga ang ginawa. ilan lamang dito ang bunong braso, dinuron (ilokano word for tulakan), buko relay etc…



to break  the monotony at dahil na rin ang REACH Ministry ay around the Philippines kung saan may 12 na ministry areas (Batac, Cabagan, CLSU, Manila, Roxas, Cebu, Butuan, Davao City, Marawi, Nueva Viscaya, at nakalimutan ko yung isa… hehe pasensiya na) nagkaroon ng Cultural night/Fun night kung saan ipinakita ang ibat ibang talento at kultura ng bawat kapamilya at kapuso sa Panginoon.







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ah… holy wednesday, nice to be back home here in Batac. just had my dinner at riverside/empanadaan… grabeh i miss my home. to Christians, holy week is a time para gunitain ang ginawa ni JC, who died on the cross for our sins. this is also a time for reflecting. for me, this is a moment of resting… for sure most of us ito yung gagawin.


leaving you with this photo taken here at Batac by my little sister Myrtle, yesterday, April 7, 2009. according to PAGASA, this is a cloud formation that surrounded the sun. to the oldies, they call it a pangitain or a sign from above. and as for my own perception, it is again a wonderful and amazing work of art from Above. a message from Him, saying, “don’t forget me this lenten season.”


a sign

a sign

 have a blessed week and a meaningful season to everyone!

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It’s time to believe again…


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10 reasons y God created eve

10. God worried that Adam would always be lost in the garden because He knew men would never ask for directions.

9. God knew that Adam would one day need someone to hand him the TV remote because men don’t want to see what is on TV; they want to see WHAT ELSE is on TV.

8. God knew that Adam would never buy a new fig leaf when the seat wore out and therefore would need Eve to get one for him.

7. God knew that Adam would never make a doctor’s appt for himself.

6. God knew that Adam would never remember which night was garbage night.

5. God knew that if the world was to be populated there would have to someone to bear children because men would never be able to handle it.

4. As Keeper of the Garden Adam would never remember where he put his tools.

3. The Scripture account of creation indicates that Adam needed someone to blame his troubles on when God caught him hiding in the garden.

2. As the Bible says, “It is not good for man to be alone”, he only ends up getting himself in trouble.

And the NUMBER ONE reason…

1. When God finished the creation of Adam he stepped back, scratched his head and said, “I can do better than that.”

…that’s what we called the power of a woman!!!

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For generations, people have trusted the Bible. It has guided, encouraged, and comforted millions of people who readily testify to its life-changing impact. It is the best selling book of all time, and not by a small margin. Its ethical standards have launched freedom movements, and its laws and regulations have guided lawmakers, judges, and jurists by the score. It has inspired great works of music and art, including songs, sculpture, paintings, plays, and movies. Its graphic portrayals of heroes and heroines have captured the imagination of young and old alike.

On the other hand, it is also perhaps the most criticized document in history. Literally thousands of books have been written giving “evidence” that it is not true. Typical of false witnesses, the detractors often contradict each other, and their logic is faulty. Opponents claim that it is “just a book written by men.” Some critics say its main character, Jesus, never lived. Others acknowledge that he lived, but claim he never said what the Bible says he said. Others acknowledge that he lived and that much of what is recorded in the Bible was what he said, but assert that he was not literally raised from the dead. And so it goes. Like the false witnesses at Christ’s trial, their testimonies do not agree (Mark 14:59).

The best way for you to decide whether you can believe the Bible is to weigh the evidence for yourself. I trust that when all of it has been loaded onto the scales, you will find that the Bible is reliable, trustworthy, and 100% believable.

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PSALM 23 (New Conyo Version)

The Lord is like my Pastolero, He is like kumpleto na for me.
He makes me higa in the pastulan in his hacienda,

And makes me go inom-inom from like so malinis na ilog.
He makes ayos my soul.

He likes make me lakad in the tamang way, para to give honor sa Kanya.

Even though I make lakad through a so nakakatakot na place, I won’t be takot – as in talaga,

For You’re my kasama, barkada, and crew; Your patpat it makes me feel like so secure.

You make a handaan for me, in the presence of those who make gulo sa buhay ko and badtrip my araw.

Yet You welcome me like a bisita, and give me a total make-over – what an honor! You are sobra-sobra when You bless me.

Kaya I am so sigurado, that goodness and love, make habol-habol sa akin all the days of my buhay.

Kaya I am sigurado that I will stay in my Daddy’s Mansion araw-araw, like forever!

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are Christians a bunch of hypocrites?

One of the more common reasons that people ignore the Bible and Christianity is Christians themselves. They are often the most flagrant sinners on God’s green earth. Prisons are full of Christians, bankers regularly write off bad debt incurred by Christians, and it is far too common to meet Christians who are ungodly, unthankful, mean spirited, jealous, liars, conniving, and just plain inconsiderate.

Of course there are people who call themselves Christians who are not—they go into a Church building but have never given their heart to the Lord. However, even Christians who have given their heart to the Lord can be overcome by their weaknesses and sin against God and man. Christ, speaking of his disciples’ failure to obey, commented that, “The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak” (Matt 26:41).

Scripture tells the truth about men’s faults and failures, and this is a reason to believe the Bible, not disbelieve it. Ecclesiastes 7:20 says, “There is not a righteous man on earth who does what is right and never sins,” and Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Even great Christians who try really hard to be godly cannot escape the weakness of their flesh. The great Apostle Paul wrote, “I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do, I do not do, but what I hate I do” (Rom. 7:15).

A great truth of Christianity is that God saves sinners, and a great blessing of Christianity is that we do not have to be perfect or even close to perfect to be saved. The Bible makes it clear that God saves sinners, not saints: “While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Rom. 5:8). If we had to be holy before we could be saved, it would be like having to take a bath before we could take a shower. Jesus Christ saves the unholy. When unholy sinners do get saved, they still sin (ask any Christian, and he will tell you that is true). Christians should try to be holy, certainly, but they often fail. It is unrealistic (not to mention illogical) for those who are not yet saved to judge God or the Bible because of the behavior of His children (Christians). Instead, if you are unsaved and know a Christian who is living an ungodly lifestyle, it should give you comfort knowing that God will save anyone who comes to Him and asks for salvation—including you.

Christians should try to live exemplary lives, and God commands Christians to not lie, not steal, not commit sexual sins, etc., but that does not mean that any Christian will ever get to the point of perfect obedience. On the other hand, if you are a Christian, you need to be aware that your personal behavior can draw people to Christ or drive them away, and it is very important to the Lord that you walk in a manner that is worthy of your calling as a Christian (Eph. 4:1).

If you are not a Christian and are considering Christianity, but you are “turned off” by Christians who are hypocrites, take comfort in the fact that Jesus Christ was not a hypocrite, but lived a perfect life. A Christian makes Christ, not other Christians, his or her Lord. Also take comfort that Christ does save sinners. Being a disciplined Christian is difficult, and if you become a Christian it will not be long before you fall short of perfection. When that happens to you, you will want others to understand your human weaknesses, and you can be confident that Christ still accepts and loves you.

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