Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy New Year

Its an exciting time approaching the new year anticipating our yearly prayer and fasting.. :) my prayer points

1.gratefulness
2.generosity
3.obedience
4.faith
5.selflessness
6.surrender
7.intimacy

John 21:18 “I tell you the truth, when you were young, you were able to do as you liked; you dressed yourself and went wherever you wanted to go. But when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and others[a] will dress you and take you where you don’t want to go.” 19 Jesus said this to let him know by what kind of death he would glorify God. Then Jesus told him, “Follow me.” lets go where God leads us..

Lord i give myself to thee.. and surrender all.

Happy New Year to everyone :) 2010 great year to all

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

MUSE - Starlight

This song has been ringing on my head... 80's feel but i feel this song speaks to me..

Far away
This ship has taken me far away
Far away from the memories
Of the people who care if I live or die

Starlight
I will be chasing a starlight
Until the end of my life
I don't know if it's worth it anymore

Hold you in my arms
I just wanted to hold
You in my arms

My life
You electrify my life
Lets conspire to ignite
All the souls that would die just to feel alive

I'll never let you go
If you promise not to fade away
Never fade away

Our hopes and expectations
Black holes and revelations
Our hopes and expectations
Black holes and revelations

Hold you in my arms
I just wanted to hold
You in my arms

Far away
The ship has taken me far away
Far away from the memories
Of the people who care if I live or die

And I'll never let you go
If you promise not to fade away
Never fade away

Our hopes and expectations
Black holes and revelations, yeah
Our hopes and expectations
Black holes and revelations

Hold you in my arms
I just wanted to hold
You in my arms
I just wanted to hold

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Melanie brighten up my day!

I saw my sister's old post and i just wanted to share it!

MELANIE MARQUEZ ( I think ) is the funniest mother, beauty queen, soap endorser, mother rolled into one. And its because of all her quotable quotes!!!!!!! Kudos to you!!!!

My brother is not a girl; he’s a gentleman.
That’s why I’m a success, it’s because I don’t middle in other people’s lives.
Don’t judge my brother; he’s not a book.
I won’t stoop down to my level.
Hello? Bulag ka ba? Bingi ka ba? Are you dep?
‘Yung STD, baka sa maruming toilet lang niya nakuha yan.
Eh, ikaw ba naman, durugin ang ari mo...Pag di ka naman manutok ng baril.
We are lovers, not fighters.
Kapatid ko pa rin siya. We are one and the same.
I don’t eat meat. I’m not a carnival.
Sumasakit ang migraine ko.
Ang tatay ko ang only living legend na buhay!
I keep my crown in the voltage.
Can you repeat that for the second time around once more from the top?
I couldn’t care a damn!
What’s your next class before this?
Hello, my brother Joey is out of town, would you like to wait?
Don’t touch me not!
You! you’re not a boy anymore! You’re a man anymore!
Bakit ang dami mong tanong? You're so questionable.
You can fool me once, you can fool me twice, you can fool me thrice. But you can never fool me FOUR!
Hindi ba kayo naawa sa kapatid ko...sa mga kwento nya? Di ba kayo na-PERSUAVE ng mga kwento niya? Hindi si Joey ang tipong mambubugbog ng babae...talaga lang malapit siya sa mga gulo...PRO-ACCIDENT kasi siya eh.
Boy Abunda: O Melanie, paano na ang showbiz career mo ngayong magmo-Mormon ka na? Melanie: Ah okay lang 'yon Boy, kasi matagal na rin akong SEMI-RETARDED.
They should talk behind the scene...

(answering the phone) Hello. Wait a moment. Please hang yourself.
(before Christmas) Well, I want to spend my holidays with my family most probably out of place.
Why I will give my calling card, I'm not a call girl. (Her reply to a certain duke when the latter is asking for her calling card.)
Eto na po ang pinakamaligayang pasko at manigong taon sa inyong lahat. (During her acceptance speech at a Metro Filmfest awards night where her bioflick, directed by her late father Temyong Marquez, won an award.)
Period na talaga; wala nang exclamation point. (When asked on S-Files if her present husband, Adam Lawyer, is her Mr. Right)
And the base of my observation is... (showbiz stripped May 14 GMA Ch. 7)
At a talk show after her break-up with Derek Dee, Melanie was asked if she had some words for Derek’s mother (whom she partly blamed for the separation). "Oo nga," said Melanie, "pero i-English-in ko para maintindihan niya." She looked into the camera and, with the peremptoriness of royalty, said, "And to you, Mrs. Dee, I have two words for you. Ang labo mo!"
(When asked for a message to her daughter who was allegedly abused by their houseboy) Don't worry little angel, big angel is here.
(On what they should do to the houseboy who molested her daughter) He should be put behind bar.
(While waiting backstage during a noontime show after watching Nikki Valdez do her dance number) Nikki, you're so galing. You should go to the States. You will sell hotcakes!
(While she's in Morning Girls With Kris & Korina promoting her movie with Aleck Bovick) Please watch HIRAM starring Aleck Baldwin (referring to Aleck Bovick) and myself. It's DIRECTOR by Romy Suzara.
(After giving birth, and an interview on The Buzz) My answers have been prayered!
(To ex-flame Senator Lito Lapid) Hello...Huwag kang tumahol sa sarili mong bakuran noh! (In response to being misunderstood) You know, huwag kang tumahol like dogs.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

If its really you.. command me to walk on water

Matthew 14 amplified version
26And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified and said, It is a ghost! And they screamed out with fright.
27But instantly He spoke to them, saying, Take courage! I AM! Stop being afraid!
28And Peter answered Him, Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.
29He said, Come! So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water, and he came toward Jesus.


This passage is kinda funny, the disciples were afraid because they thought they saw a GHOST! I can truly relate :) I personally am afraid of the thought of vampires..
Jesus reassures them that its HIM.. God not a GHOST (hihi)Peter reacted in my opinion on the basis of relationship.. "if its you command me" wow! talk about facing your fears.. its like saying if your not a ghost i want to see u face to face ..

Peter did not change the world, preached and asked for forgiveness.. or did anything religous.. He just wanted to know and be with Jesus in the state of being "afraid." Anyways this verse just jumped at me, and I do want to know Jesus in a deeper way and meet HIM where He's at.. I would love Him to command me which is very reassuring.. is a deeper "knowing" than "believing" we cannot believe who we do not know.. however when Peter did walk on water, he became distracted with the waves, he began to sink.. Jesus said "why did you doubt, oh u little of faith"

Saturday, November 21, 2009

random photos

I'm back in Dubai,il be here til Decemebr 7.
We have gigs here in Dubai but what i really do is that I am seeking God, for just who He is... while going through the motions on the seeking part.. I see His hand on wherever He sends me.. just being me! Its an joyful journey.. fun actually.









Sunday, November 01, 2009

Pangarap ko maging isang tulay

this song is the theme of kitchie's mission... more of the lyrics of the song not the video..



tulay.. meaning bridge

Monday, October 19, 2009

Faller Jag



dedicated to all our friends we made here in Sweden! God truly loves the swedish people!! May Jesus reveal His love in a powerful way!!

Monday, September 28, 2009

typhoon Ondoy hits manila

Philippine National Red Cross - Ways To Donate
Source: www.redcross.org.ph
Please send cash or check donations to the PNRC National Headquarters in Manila. Checks should be made payable to The Philippine National Red Cross. We can also arrange for donation pick-up.2. BANK DEPOSITAccount Name: The Phil. ...





Caught on TV--Man rescued in a rubberboat asked, "28 na ba ngayon?" Cameraman: "Opo, 28." Man somberly replied, "Bday ko na pala." Rescuers who were paddling hard turned to him in surprise... before slowly singing, "h......a...ppy.. birth..day... to you..." Even in the midst of devastation the Filipino spirit never ceases to acknowledge and celebrate the gift of life.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Preaching a full sermon infront of an audience for the 1st time

My 1st preaching stint in Hungry Moses Hamstad Sweden! I was nervous but i really felt the Holy Spirit encouraging me.. Joakim a good friend and who loves Jesus was my interperter.... The Topic Salvation.. here are my notes.

Ephesians 2:4-5 , 2:8-9
4-5 But God is so rich in mercy, and He loved us so much, that even though we were DEAD because of our sins, He gave us LIFE when he raised Jesus from the DEAD(it is only by grace we have been saved!)
8-9 God saved you by His grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this, it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done so none of us can boast about it.

Ephesians 2:4-5a God so rich in mercy, and He loved us so much, that even though we were DEAD because of our sins…

Define dead? (in English, maybe in tagalog, then Swedish) Emptiness..Everything we do ultimately feels empty.. Loneliness, life with no purpose, bitterness always angry, confusion, insecure and being shy, feelings of being imprisoned!

What do we do to fill this emptiness? We have relationships for the sake of just having one and wanting to be loved, studies being filled with knowledge, pursuing wealth, trying to be good or good deeds (helping the poor, helping the family,etc), meditation, alcohol and drugs, .. but our DEATH is not intellectual or physical.. but our DEATH is a spiritual DEATH.. an emptiness seated deep in our hearts that feels like a deep deep well..

Ephesians 2:5b He gave us life when He raised Jesus from the DEAD (it is only by grace we have been saved!)
What is LIFE? (there are many more LIFE in the bible but these are the majors..
Life is HOPE, that in God all things work out for the good for those who love God and who is called to His purpose.
Life is JOY, joy is not happiness because happiness comes from the word happening.. meaning happiness is from the outside working in..
Eg of happiness: a new job, a gift, kids, appreaciation from your boss, high grades, trips to our countries, a party, a dance etc.. but when the when time passes that happiness fades and we look for always the next happiness.. and then the next..but Joy is from the inside of our hearts its not determined from what happens externally but a inner feeling of love coming from God.
Life is PEACE. Peace that transcends all understanding a peace even if there is trouble we believe that God is in control and He will take care of us.. its not up to us but all up to HIM as a child expects his parents to care and feed him, protect him, love him.

How do we cross from DEATH to LIFE?
Ephesians 2:8 God saved you by His grace when u believed. And you can’t take credit for this, it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done so none of us can boast about it.

God wants to have a relationship with us but we are dead from sin, we need to be made alive, we need to be resurrected and we can’t do it by ourselves we need someone to die instead of us… someone needs to resurrect us.. we need to be made new. Jesus who is God and perfect is the only one worthy to make us new by dying, taking our place, and by dying on the cross He took our sins and nailed it.. It is finished. Jesus says come to me all of you who are thirsty and hungry He who comes to Him will never be thirsty again.. He also says in Mathew 11:28 come to me all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give u rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden I give is light.

The bible also says repent turn to God and He will give you a new life.. Repentance means a change of mind a 180 degree turn.. Turn to God! Believe in Jesus as Savior and Lord of your life.. Meaning turn your whole life and surrender it to Him
Repent and turn.. You used to believe that MONEY is the source of security REPENT turn to Jesus He is the source of Peace … you used to believed alcohol will give u happiness REPENT turn to Jesus He is the source of JOY
Jesus is the only Person that claims 2,000 years ago that he is the WAY, the TRUTH and the LIFE no one can come to the Father except thru HIM.. when we believe and accept HIM by Faith ..then something spiritual happens.. He will give you His life, your life will never be the same again.. He said in this life we will have trouble but take heart I have overcome the world.. Jesus came to save us not from a trouble free life but from a trouble proof life!

ends with a Prayer to surrender to Jesus and recieve it by Faith!

Monday, September 14, 2009

and God speaks..

Im in the midst of a personal breakthrough and these are God's reminders for me:

1. I am not the savior but God is.. i cant save, let the Holy Spirit speak and change hearts.
2. Worry is a sin, dont allow anything or anyone steal my joy.
3. Faith, just believe.

the bible verses that confirms the reminders..

psalm 37
5 Commit everything you do to the Lord.
Trust him, and he will help you.
7 Be still in the presence of the Lord,
and wait patiently for him to act.

psalm 32
6 Therefore, let all the godly pray to you while there is still time,
that they may not drown in the floodwaters of judgment.
7 For you are my hiding place;
you protect me from trouble.
You surround me with songs of victory.
8 The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life.
I will advise you and watch over you.
9 Do not be like a senseless horse or mule
that needs a bit and bridle to keep it under control.”

I really need to truly win this battle of faith, i need to get this and believe in my heart!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Setbacks

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns -- August 27, 2009:
The enemy is fighting for control and will not give up easily, yet he is already defeated. Refuse to allow discouragement to come when you have a minor setback because this is his last ditch effort to keep you in bondage just before you break forth into unbridled liberty, says the Lord. You are above and not beneath; he is beneath and not above you. Be strong and courageously keep pressing through. Victory is assured.
Deuteronomy 28:13 And the LORD will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Little Hands



Little Hands is a ministry that started during our bible study group in makati. A group of street children would beg for food during bible study...



This outreach is geared towards helping 15 impoverished children in the slums of the busy and affluent streets of Makati, Philippines. The main goals is to provide spiritual and physical guidance. The ministry will also help in school uniforms, food, tuition and transporation money.

for more info check out http://organichumanity.org/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&post=40
and http://www.facebook.com/pages/Little-Hands/146322080335?ref=ts

Grace Nilsson turns 3

Friday, August 21, 2009

Turner's Creed

Turner's Creed
An excerpt from Ravi Zacharias' book "Can Man Live Without God?" Steve Turner says "No!"...But we try all the time....


Creed
by Steve Turner


We believe in Marxfreudanddarwin
We believe everything is OK
as long as you don't hurt anyone
to the best of your definition of hurt,
and to the best of your knowledge.

We believe in sex before, during, and
after marriage.
We believe in the therapy of sin.
We believe that adultery is fun.
We believe that sodomy’s OK.
We believe that taboos are taboo.

We believe that everything's getting better
despite evidence to the contrary.
The evidence must be investigated
And you can prove anything with evidence.

We believe there's something in horoscopes
UFO's and bent spoons.
Jesus was a good man just like Buddha,
Mohammed, and ourselves.
He was a good moral teacher though we think
His good morals were bad.

We believe that all religions are basically the same-
at least the one that we read was.
They all believe in love and goodness.
They only differ on matters of creation,
sin, heaven, hell, God, and salvation.

We believe that after death comes the Nothing
Because when you ask the dead what happens
they say nothing.
If death is not the end, if the dead have lied, then its
compulsory heaven for all
excepting perhaps
Hitler, Stalin, and Genghis Kahn

We believe in Masters and Johnson
What's selected is average.
What's average is normal.
What's normal is good.

We believe in total disarmament.
We believe there are direct links between warfare and
bloodshed.
Americans should beat their guns into tractors .
And the Russians would be sure to follow.

We believe that man is essentially good.
It's only his behavior that lets him down.
This is the fault of society.
Society is the fault of conditions.
Conditions are the fault of society.

We believe that each man must find the truth that
is right for him.
Reality will adapt accordingly.
The universe will readjust.
History will alter.
We believe that there is no absolute truth
excepting the truth
that there is no absolute truth.

We believe in the rejection of creeds,
And the flowering of individual thought.

If chance be
the Father of all flesh,
disaster is his rainbow in the sky
and when you hear

State of Emergency!
Sniper Kills Ten!
Troops on Rampage!
Whites go Looting!
Bomb Blasts School!
It is but the sound of man
worshipping his maker.

Steve Turner, (English journalist), "Creed," his satirical poem on the modern mind. Taken from Ravi Zacharias’ book Can Man live Without God? Pages 42-44

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Statement of my Faith

I believe in one God, who exists in three Persons — the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is loving, holy and just.

I believe that the Bible is God’s Word. It is inspired and accurate. It is our perfect guide in all matters of life.

I believe that sin has separated us all from God, and that only through Jesus Christ can we be reconciled to God.

I believe that Jesus Christ is both God and Man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He led a sinless life, took all our sins upon Himself, died and rose again. Today, He is seated at the right hand of the Father as our High Priest and Mediator.

I believe that salvation is the gift of God to man. This gift is effected by grace through faith in Jesus Christ and it produces works pleasing to God.

I believe that water baptism is an outward act that demonstrates a believer's identification with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus.

I believe that the Holy Spirit is our Comforter. He guides us in all areas of our lives. He also blesses us with spiritual gifts and empowers us to yield the fruit of the Spirit.

I believe that the Holy Communion is a celebration of Jesus’ death and our remembrance of Him.

I believe that we are called to preach the gospel to all nations.

I believe that our Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again just as He promised.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?

Why are you fearful, O you of little faith? —Matthew 8:26

When we are afraid we do stupid things.. panic stricken in worrisome situations and as we filipinos say.. "kapit sa patalim" as a reaction to fear.. ( i dont know how to translate this properly).

... "the least we can do is pray to God. But our Lord has a right to expect that those who name His name have an underlying confidence in Him. God expects His children to be so confident in Him that in any crisis they are the ones who are reliable". oswald chambers

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Jesus did not come to this world make bad people good but He came to this world to make dead people LIVE..

Jesus did not come to this world make bad people good but He came to this world to make dead people LIVE..

John 3:3 Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, unless you are born again,you cannot see the Kingdom of God.” 4 “What do you mean?” exclaimed Nicodemus. “How can an old man go back into his mother’s womb and be born again?” 5 Jesus replied, “I assure you, no one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit.6 Humans can reproduce only human life, but the Holy Spirit gives birth to spiritual life.7 So don’t be surprised when I say, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows wherever it wants. Just as you can hear the wind but can’t tell where it comes from or where it is going, so you can’t explain how people are born of the Spirit.
9 “How are these things possible?” Nicodemus asked......
13 No one has ever gone to heaven and returned. But the Son of Man has come down from heaven. 14 And as Moses lifted up the bronze snake on a pole in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, 15 so that everyone who believes in him will have eternal life.
16 “For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. 17 God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.


God Himself made an offering His SON to bring redemption.. no other offering is accepted or perfect to redeem humanity. And its is accepted by faith in God's Son Jesus.

Ravi Zacharias said "the fundamental problem with humanity is not that humanity is immoral but because its unspiritual and lost.. we can be a morally unredeemed person. Morally good but spiritually lost."

“There is no judgment against anyone who believes in him. But anyone who does not believe in him has already been judged for not believing in God’s one and only Son.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Honor and Trust

HONOR the Lord with your wealth
and with the best part of everything you produce.
Then he will fill your barns with grain,
and your vats will overflow with good wine. proverbs 3:9-10

Allot of preachers use this passage as a word "give in order to receive" I see this passage as WORSHIP.. as putting God first. Trusting HIM and not wealth...
We usually put ourselves first and end up empty handed, poof!! wasted away.. depth and meaning just passed by.. as the passage shows God will fill us, as we worship and honor Him, everything will seem unimportant..

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Trust

Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek his will in all you do,
and he will show you which path to take.

Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom.
Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil.
Then you will have healing for your body
and strength for your bones.

A Christian is someone who trusts in the knowledge and the wisdom of God, not in his own abilities. If we have a purpose of our own, it destroys the simplicity and the calm, relaxed pace which should be characteristic of the children of God. Oswald Chambers..

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Sarah Kelly's song spoke to me

New song of Sarah Kelly.. this song spoke to me to keep in God's will!! To continue to persevere in God's promises..



Hope u guys get encouraged too!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Pride causes unbelief

I have been reading the story of Namaan 2 Kings 5

Naaman's leprosy. (1-8) The cure of it. (9-14) But he almost did not get cured because of his own PRIDE...
2 Kings 9 So Naaman went with his horses and chariots and waited at the door of Elisha’s house. 10 But Elisha sent a messenger out to him with this message: “Go and wash yourself seven times in the Jordan River. Then your skin will be restored, and you will be healed of your leprosy.”

11 But Naaman became angry and stalked away. “I thought he would certainly come out to meet me!” he said. “I expected him to wave his hand over the leprosy and call on the name of the Lord his God and heal me! 12 Aren’t the rivers of Damascus, the Abana and the Pharpar, better than any of the rivers of Israel? Why shouldn’t I wash in them and be healed?” So Naaman turned and went away in a rage.

Pride causes our Unbelief in God's saving grace.. we often ask ourselves.. "I can be saved by Faith alone in Jesus Christ???.. " "that's too easy!!!"

John 3:14 And as Moses lifted up the bronze snake on a pole in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, 15 so that everyone who believes in him will have eternal life.[a]

16 “For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. 17 God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.

18 “There is no judgment against anyone who believes in him. But anyone who does not believe in him has already been judged for not believing in God’s one and only Son. 19 And the judgment is based on this fact: God’s light came into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil. 20 All who do evil hate the light and refuse to go near it for fear their sins will be exposed. 21 But those who do what is right come to the light so others can see that they are doing what God wants.[b]”

I pray that we surrender our pride and allow faith alone in Jesus save us from our sins..

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Jantelagen

Living a month in Sweden I came across this word "jantelagen." Being a filipino, I can relate to jantelagen..
Jantelagen comes from the Danish Janteloven and has its source in the writings of Aksel Sandemose’s 1933 novel ‘En flygtning krydser sit spor’ (A Fugitive Crosses His Tracks) which is set in a fictional Danish town called Jante.
In the imaginary small town of Jante there is an informal, oppressive law that forbids anyone from standing out from the crowd.

There are ten different rules in the law, but they are all variations on a single theme and are usually referred to as a homogeneous unit: Don't think you're anyone special or that you're better than us.
1. Don’t think you are anything. = Du skall inte tro att du är något.
2. Don’t think you are as good as us. = Du skall inte tro att du är lika god som vi.
3. Don’t think you are smarter than us. = Du skall inte tro att du är klokare än vi.
4. Don’t fancy yourself better than us. = Du skall inte inbilla dig att du är bättre än vi.
5. Don’t think you know more than us. = Du skall inte tro att du vet mer än vi.
6. Don’t think you are greater than us. = Du skall inte tro att du är förmer än vi.
7. Don’t think you are good for anything. = Du skall inte tro att du duger till något.
8. Don’t laugh at us. = Du skall inte skratta åt oss.
9. Don’t think that anyone cares about you. = Du skall inte tro att någon bryr sig om dig.
10. Don’t think you can teach us anything. = Du skall inte tro att du kan lära oss
något.

God wants us to believe in the opposite since we are made in His image and likeness.. also that we are wonderfully made "omvända (backward) jantelag"
1) You are amazing
2) You are worth much more than you think
3) You have knowledge
4) You are good as you are
5) You knows much others don't
6) You have much to be proud of
7) You are adequate
8) You are welcome to laugh
9) Someone out there does care about you
10) You have knowledge to spread
I am very excited to see the swedish people bloom and be proud of the wonderful blessing God has given them.
I am in a beautiful country and i see great people building it!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Emmanuel Church

Last night Camilla performed in Emmanuel Church Cafe (July 14, 2009). She sang mostly Swedish songs about the love of God.. basically according to my interpreter.. love songs. Her band is composed of 2 phil-swedes Paul and Tim Esplana, and Marcus.


Camilla invited Kitchie to perform 2 songs, and she sang Wide Awake and Grace.

It was a wonderful night, the place was filled and by some miracle half of the crowd were Filipinos.

Elizabeth 1st Filipina in Halmstad



I invited them last Friday, when I was walking in the city when i saw a group of Filipino seamen in front of a shop, it was random. But lo and behold they arrived at the venue .. 10-15 of them watched the whole show.

on Thrusday night July 12 we wil have a BBQ with the Filipino seamen in the Esplana's house.



Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Farm

We met a new friend her name is Maria she is an optometrist here in Halmstad Sweden since 1984.

She has a garden full of different flowers, leafy veggies, and fruits.




Friday, July 10, 2009

LIne from Jim Laffon's wrttings

In my own life, I have learned there are some paths we are called to that have nothing to do with where we’re going, and everything to do with whom we’re going to meet along the way...


...if you are unwilling to walk by faith, you will miss many of the very opportunities designed by God specifically for you.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Tips in the midst of a personal battle

Recieve God's comfort...2 Corinthians 1:3-43Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.
Personal Tips:
1. Remain faithful to God in heart, mind and soul
2.In relation to eternity... what is happening now is so tiny and miniscule to what His plans are for me. God holds my past, present and future.
3.Be faithful to the work at hand.
4.Dont take it personally, God is the one allowing it to happen
5.Deal with personal issues of rejection and dissapointments and surrender it to God.
6.It is the work of the Holy Spirit to change hearts and minds of people and it is God who vindicates.. so in short turn the other cheek. Do not hold on to anger, let go and forgive.
7. Believe in God and not on ourselves or on anyone else..

"He did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief"

2 Corinthians 1:8-118We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about the hardships we suffered in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired even of life. 9Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. 10He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, 11as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many.

Bastad Sweden

Our Trip to Bastad where they hold the Swedish Open!!







We also watched our 1st open concert the sound was excellent

Friday, July 03, 2009

My journey to the place unknown to me

My European journey began when I felt a call to leave the Philippines and go to a place I don't know where.. in Europe ... Halmstad Sweden. It was a weird choice since we don't know anyone in Halmstad Sweden.

I am staying here in Sweden until November 2, 2009. As of today I see allot of confirmations to back up my claim "I heard God.."

Here's a few of them:
1. I'm living in a beautiful flat which is within my estimated budget
2. The people we've met are real people searching for answers in life
3. Meeting people from the music industry from different parts of Europe here in Halmstad
4. There are allot of state of the art, world class music studios here in this city
5. The food is so yummy and healthy (I don't have to wash the fruits and veggies all are pre-washed)

and of course the need of people to share the gospel of Jesus.. the harvest is indeed plentiful!

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

more paris pictures

My desire is to have a discerning heart .. God's desire is my total love for Him that manifests in obedience...

1 Kings 3: 7 "Now, O LORD my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David. But I am only a little child and do not know how to carry out my duties. 8 Your servant is here among the people you have chosen, a great people, too numerous to count or number. 9 So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?"

10 The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for this. 11 So God said to him, "Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice, 12 I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be. 13 Moreover, I will give you what you have not asked for—both riches and honor—so that in your lifetime you will have no equal among kings. 14 And if you walk in my ways and obey my statutes and commands as David your father did, I will give you a long life."





Thursday, June 18, 2009

New friends


Andrie and Victoria Nilsson my family here in Halmstad


The swedes are friendly people.. I met husband and wife team Nalle and Camila Bondesson.

Nalle is a music producer and Camila is a songwritter. They had a band during the 90's called Sugar Bee.. Now Nalle is busy teaching Music and they have 2 beautiful children.

Joshua 10
12 On the day the Lord gave the Israelites victory over the Amorites, Joshua prayed to the Lord in front of all the people of Israel. He said,

“Let the sun stand still over Gibeon,
and the moon over the valley of Aijalon.”

13 So the sun stood still and the moon stayed in place until the nation of Israel had defeated its enemies.

25 “Don’t ever be afraid or discouraged,” Joshua told his men. “Be strong and courageous, for the Lord is going to do this to all of your enemies.”

very encouraging for me to read these verses especially in a foriegn land!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

City of Halmstad

Halmstad is a nice small city in Sweden. Today we went around the city and enjoyed the fresh air , good food and friendly people. The swedish people can speak english and are very accomodating to lost asians (maybe to just anyone.)
Enjoy the pictures and videos!


Outdoor market with Easter Olsson

my breakfast today as healthy as ever

St. Nicholia


oops wrong grammar :)

Monday, June 15, 2009

Breakfast food


Jordan Breakfast at the the Holiday Inn Hotel



my breakfast preparation in Halmstad, Sweden
Trivia.. Sweden does not use pesticides for farming... and the tap water is deliciously refreshing!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Petra one of the world's wonder

never thought i would see this beautiful sight! it was just a prayer i said a year ago.. now im here!


Saturday, June 06, 2009

A new place..same mission

A few days to go till my trip of great uncertainty towards a goal unseen..

I still have the same mission..


Isaiah 43
2 When you go through deep waters,
I will be with you.
When you go through rivers of difficulty,
you will not drown.
When you walk through the fire of oppression,
you will not be burned up;
the flames will not consume you.

5 “Do not be afraid, for I am with you.
I will gather you and your children from east and west.
6 I will say to the north and south,
‘Bring my sons and daughters back to Israel
from the distant corners of the earth.
7 Bring all who claim me as their God,
for I have made them for my glory.
It was I who created them.’”

Yes same mission, different people group!

Please cover me in prayer!

May God's light shine in the darkest palace..

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Packing woes2 !!

Oswald Chambers wrote this on his devotional..

". . . do not worry about your life . . . ." Don’t take the pressure of your provision upon yourself. It is not only wrong to worry, it is unbelief; worrying means we do not believe that God can look after the practical details of our lives, and it is never anything but those details that worry us.

Haha.. ok I will pack in peace :)

Friday, May 22, 2009

Packing woes!!

I will be traveling to Europe for a year and I'm worrying if I have packed what I need..

This feeling can be a spiritual dilemma.. what is important and what is unimportant.. what do I need and what I cant live without... what I don't want to spend for and what I can afford..

My departure from manila is June 11, at 1230am. The day of my birthday! A great day to start something new.

Flying to Jordan.. then to Sweden!

Take note.. I'm staying in one of the coldest countries in Europe.. another consideration to my packing woes.

I've started to pack the ff on zip lock bags:
10 t-shirts
10 pairs of socks
1 small mixer (beringer 502)
phone charger (nokia)
kitchie nadal cds (love letter)
2 pajamas
1 pair of slippers
1 pair of boots
fdd controller (recording equipment c/o beringer)
ear muff
2 nice hats
toiletries (shampoo, soaps, toothpaste, toothbrush)
3 pairs of jeans
2 nice dresses
2 sweaters
1 leather jacket
1 pair of rubber shoes

I dont want to be overwieght.. 20 kgs max!!
I dont want want my luggage to be heavy too :(

The pre-departure is as important as the travel, I believe one must be ready. I have been praying for this opportunity to travel for years and i need to be discerning of the good works God has prepared for me in advance in Europe. Pls pray for me too!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Slumdog Pinoys

Street Children who are rap artists and poets..



Mark and Grace
I was told that Mark wrote the song.


Joeber is the writer of this rap


Written by Joeber and Angelo.

il be posting the meanings of the rap.. i was moved by listening to them sing and have fun!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Radio AIRPlay of Iniibig Kita

the following Philippine stations has included Iniibig Kita in their playlists:

X FM 92.3
JAM 88.3
MAX FM 103.5
MAGIC 89.9
NU 107.5
UR 105.9

pending stations are:
RT 99.5
RX 93.1
MELLOW 94.7

pls support the single :) by requesting the song.. u can send requests via facebook pages of the stations, text or phone calls.. they also have yahoo messengers.. i dont have the details on how to do it.. but il find out later!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Missionary

My desire to be a missionary started 1995 when I surrendered to God's loving arms, I told God " I will do anything for You, just get me out of this pain that I inflicted on myself!" He did save me through His SON Jesus... (see details on my early blog entries)

"I'll do anything" is a promise of obedience.. So I made it my aim to do great exploits for HIM... a lifestyle of repentance and by grace a heart of obdience(not right away.. it takes a while..eventually). I became healthy(ate the right food groups), worked out, went to bible school, made friends with church people, lost weight, entered a bible study group, hang-out with the pastors and pastor's wives, lead small groups, etc etc..

I also did the spiritual disciplines... prayer and fasting.

Its been years and.. my desire to go and "do great exploits for HIM" is still burning in my heart however the years changed me. I actually am in the dark when I do go to another country.. the word for me is to just GO!! (I hope I'm making sense)

I'm in the dark because I let go of my agendas and pre-conceived notions on who is a missionary...

Oh I read allot of books and I am still reading my favorite book now is "the radical reformission" by Mark Driscoll. I recommend everyone to read it.

The point is go... the Holy Spirit will empower us as He sends us to the field. I've been waiting and still waiting for His time... I will go when He says so.

Oswald Chamber wrote "I know when the instructions have come from God because of their quiet persistence. But when I begin to weigh the pros and cons, and doubt and debate enter into my mind, I am bringing in an element that is not of God. This will only result in my concluding that His instructions to me were not right.Many of us are faithful to our ideas about Jesus Christ, but how many of us are faithful to Jesus Himself? Faithfulness to Jesus means that I must step out even when and where I can’t see anything (see Matthew 14:29)"

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Grace download for Itunes

I've been using my website to test widgets and links to sell music thru the internet.

click this the people in the US can buy or test :0 Kitchie Nadal



ringtones :)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Desperate prayer for meaning

my need for meaning in my life...

I desperately long for God to look at me and say, “Your life touched people, and pointed them in my direction. Thanks for music, lyrics and concerts that did this.”.. May we become people who allow the aroma of Jesus to leap off us in our engagement of the people He died to redeem.

Monday, January 19, 2009

villans like us

In the media industry , esp. as an artist manager I've become a villain to a few people. I dont know maybe allot :)

I stumbled into reading this article and this kinda encouraged me..

Happiness is letting someone make you the villain.

  • When I was making my record, I hired a bassist. But listening back to his tracks afterwards, I decided to play bass myself instead. I’m glad I did, and love the results. But I hear he still hates me, 13 years later.
  • A writer in LA loved CD Baby, and kept insisting I hire him as a consultant, clearly wanting the association. After his many requests and my many refusals, he threatened to tell everyone CD Baby was a scam unless I hired him. I didn’t pay, so he’s been slamming me publicly for years now.
  • Some ex-girlfriends and ex-colleagues hate me. Some people I’ve never met write pages on their blog about how much they hate me.

Funny thing is : I’m happy to be the villain they need.

Some people can only feel right by making someone else wrong.

I know I’m doing good helpful work. I’m so filled with love that nothing gets me down. So I guess if anyone should be the villain, it should be me!

It doesn’t bother me, and noticing it doesn’t bother me reminds me how happy I really am.

So, bring it on, anyone. Project your frustrations on to me. I’m happy to be that for whoever needs it.

http://sivers.org/villain

well, I'm not really happy when i get to be a villian but I can turn the other cheek and walk away.


Friday, January 02, 2009

Happy New Year

There are many doom and gloom predictions for 2009 and can make most people lose hope. Seeing the future with the eyes of circumstance based on past and present events can make us all believe that they are true..

Allow me to share interconnected stories in the Bible that encouraged me to see 2009 with the eyes of faith, faith in God through Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit.
The first story is of Abraham, when he was commanded by God to leave Ur and go to Canaan... he left with great provision.

Gen 12:1The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you. 2 I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others. 3 I will bless those who bless you and curse those who treat you with contempt. All the families on earth will be blessed through you.”as this great narrative continues, Abraham obeyed and God indeed blessed him.

The next is the story of Issac when there was a great famine in the land..

Genesis 26 1 A severe famine now struck the land, as had happened before in Abraham’s time. So Isaac moved to Gerar, where Abimelech, king of the Philistines, lived. 2 The Lord appeared to Isaac and said, “Do not go down to Egypt, but do as I tell you. 3 Live here as a foreigner in this land, and I will be with you and bless you. I hereby confirm that I will give all these lands to you and your descendants,[a] just as I solemnly promised Abraham, your father. 4 I will cause your descendants to become as numerous as the stars of the sky, and I will give them all these lands. And through your descendants all the nations of the earth will be blessed. 5 I will do this because Abraham listened to me and obeyed all my requirements, commands, decrees, and instructions.” 6 So Isaac stayed in Gerar.In the rest of the story, we read that God blessed Isaac who became prosperous in the midst of famine..

The third story is that of Jacob when he was fleeing from Laban..

Genesis 31 1 But Jacob soon learned that Laban’s sons were grumbling about him. “Jacob has robbed our father of everything!” they said. “He has gained all his wealth at our father’s expense.” 2 And Jacob began to notice a change in Laban’s attitude toward him. 3 Then the Lord said to Jacob, “Return to the land of your father and grandfather and to your relatives there, and I will be with you.”... Jacob obeyed and his life was very colorful but God was faithful to His word and accomplished it according to His promise.

My thoughts about thiese narratives:
1. We need to hear from God ... the common thread in these narratives is "God said..."
2. Don’t assume God's plan.. having a good plan does not mean it is what "God said." Many fall by twisting God's arm and asking Him to do what we want, or ask Him to bless what we will do even if He did not ask us to do this. Many delude themselves into thinking that they are doing God’s will when all they did is praying before doing their own will regardless of what God’s thoughts or feelings are about the matter.

I encourage everyone to face this year with the truth of God’s Word.

The bibles says, there will be suffering, not just for 2009, but in the years to come.. a promise with a BUT
Romans 5:3-5
3 We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. 4 And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. 5 And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.

Trials develop CHARACTER.

Romans 15:1313 I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Trials builds HOPE in GOD ALMIGHTY

I want to end this with this Psalm 27
1 The Lord is my light and my salvation— so why should I be afraid? The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble?

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!