it was a great anilao weekend with friends from many years ago.. the great thing i felt was love! they had thier children and everyone was generous :) UP divers of the 80's Gigi Santos my ever loyal friend Emi Bolanos Jorge I've known her since we were 3rd yr HS Thank you Marlyn and Tony Lilles for inviting me to your beautiful home!!
Just got back from Davao Oriental, we helped Faith Tabernacle Mati set up thier new sound system. I knew from the start that we will be more refreshed than we refreshed them :) The loving people of Faith Tabernacle the TEAM! kids of Faith Taber nacle froggy food! In every church event there will always be abundant FOOD!! Free Range Chicken.. but not so free indeed Mayo Beach! kid's practice.. tears fell just watching these kids
I'm going through a Faith test! This word is encouraging me as i go through the test... Rise above fear, flesh, and earthly things so that you can hear My voice, says the Lord. There are many things that compete for your attention. Yet, I do not compete, but stand quietly by waiting for you to come and seek My face so that you can get the wisdom and direction that you need. Focusing your view on things not spiritual will only lead to confusion. But, discernment by My Spirit will lead to good judgment and righteous direction. 1 Corinthians 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints. Beloved, you have been laboring under an undefined sense of oppression for some time and have not been able to overcome. But, now you will be able to begin to see the light dawn where darkness has prevailed. You have turned the proverbial corner where hope will replace gloom and despair. Hold on to these first rays of spiritual light, and resist th
I got this from Hank Hanagraaf's blog.. it spoke to me.. it will speak to some :) A common mistake that Christians make is to suppose that someone, by your apologetic or by your well-reasoned answer, be talked into the Kingdom of God. The motivation might be sincere but the consequences are often devastating. No matter how eloquent you may or may not be, you can't change anyone else's heart. Only the Holy Spirit can do that. Thus, while it's your responsibility to always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have, it is ultimately God who changes the heart. The problem is not that people cannot believe - it's that they will not believe. In other words, it is often not a matter of the mind. It is a matter of the will. As Jesus Christ explained, "This is the verdict. Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates light
Building on the Atonement . . . present . . . your members as instruments of righteousness to God —Romans 6:13 I cannot save and sanctify myself; I cannot make atonement for sin; I cannot redeem the world; I cannot right what is wrong, purify what is impure, or make holy what is unholy. That is all the sovereign work of God. Do I have faith in what Jesus Christ has done? He has made the perfect atonement for sin. Am I in the habit of constantly realizing it? The greatest need we have is not to do things, but to believe things. The redemption of Christ is not an experience, it is the great act of God which He has performed through Christ, and I have to build my faith on it. If I construct my faith on my own experience, I produce the most unscriptural kind of life— an isolated life, with my eyes focused solely on my own holiness. Beware of that human holiness that is not based on the atonement of the Lord. It has no value for anything except a life of isolation— it is useless to God and
Oh no we waited on the wrong gate.. dyslexia strikes again!!! we were supposed to be in gate A12 but i saw gate A26. Hay :) it was a great time.. God is the redeemer of lost time. all things do work out for the good for those who love God and are called to His purpose. found family in phoenix arizona!
goofing around with raquel and trixee willy santos famous skateboarder morse h-school sand castle inn kitchie and fox news We had a great time in Fil-Am fest!! Thank you to the people who took care of us Tita Leila Compuesto, Edward, lilyanne, JR, virgil, andrea, kat, gerald and the rest of the Kalusugang, FTS, and Fil-am comunity. I'd like to thank Boyet, mike, polly and dodge who played for us during the festival. Life charisma church too! i always feel that God is taking away borders of church comunities :)
I believe that there are many preachers today who preach a gospel of faith It’s like the preaching of the "secret," that all we need is to do is believe and it will be done. Bob Hunter, in his CHRISTIANITY STILL IN CRISIS: A WORD OF FAITH UPDATE, says, "These modern ‐ day prophets of health and wealth believe that people can speak things into existence, thwart God’s plans, and purchase salvation; that money is the root of all happiness; that Christians are not sinners; and that Jesus did not come into the world as God. Rather than saying to Christ, ‘Thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory,’ today’s self ‐ absorbed brand of Christianity insists that ours is the kingdom and that we have all the power and the glory. Another gospel clearly is being preached in many of today’s most prominent churches, and the prevention of its propagation demands our utmost attention.” I experienced this mind-set personally about 12 years ago, when I started out as a school prin
i am almost always on the road driving or with a driver going to different parts of the Philippines ... usually on the road my mind is busy thinking... one of the thoughts that came to my mind is the status of my country the Philippines. the growth of my nation and the status of the economy.. we Filipinos are known for our hospitality and ingenuity. we are very hospitable, we open our homes to friends, family and even strangers.. my point being is .. Filipinos can be very selfless as a small unit.. my challenge is.. we Filipinos can be selfless as a nation.
its been months since my last blog and so many events has passed.. to mention a few..kitchie released her much awaited album "Love Letter" and its doing well with our first single Highway. we are working in partnership with caltex chevron and WOW music. the major event was my birthday party last june 11. birthdays used to bring me down... the issues of looking old, feeling old, acting old school, and the most major issue for me is the question "what now?" when i listen to my issues.. i have this sense of dread and fear that haunted me for ages (since i was 19 yrs old) NOW i can say "thats the past!" at last im delivered from fear! (since the past 3 birthdays) fear is now faith that i will grow old gracefully with a happy face knowing that i am not the center of my life!! hay :) the birthday party was not only an event but a statement that i've kept the people dear to my life! the
my sister maria monet rose cruz wearing blue strips, belinda cruz sullivan beside me and maria monet behind me :) I met my half sister rose and my first cousin belinda for the first time during my vacation in San Francisco. We had lunch in belinda's house at 1pm and ended at 11pm.. we talked about crazy stories about our childhood and finding out our relatives from our dad's side. Its a miracle actually to first meet up and feel like family so fast! I felt that i was home. I can say that this was one of the best New Year party I've had... it was real and it was me! Im on vacation from December 31, 2007 to Feb. 10, 2008. Its a very long vacation for me but it started very well.. yes its a new year! I will post more info during my vacation. leaving SF on monday January 7 on my way to NYC and spend time wit my friend may cabutaje and more family.. Happy New Year to all of you!!