Monday, November 15, 2010

I wanna be a billionaire...

            Everyone wants to earn money the easy way but we all know that it is impossible. If only you can wake up one day and see yourself having all the things that you need and all the things that you want. But the bible says that “a man who does not work does not eat.” Which actually makes sense because how can you have something by just sitting around and waiting? All of us need to work hard for something and God blesses that.
            As a housewife, I want to do something more besides taking care of my 6 year old son and making the baby in womb healthy. That’s why right now I’m trying to make this blog work. If not then I’ve had my consolation because it is my joy to write. Besides blogging, I would also like to have my own business but I don’t have the money to put a real deal business. Right now, I’m just aiming for small time businesses. Maybe become a middle man and sell things in which I can also earn. Well considering my condition right now, I can’t actually be active. I just want to help my husband earn money for our family. 

Sunday, November 14, 2010

2nd Blogger AWARD

             Just received my second blogger award from Eat, Pray, & Blog. Thanks to Sarj! This award is really lovely..=)

           I will give this lovely award to other bloggers known to be writing lovely posts. And to all the bloggers that will receive this award, please take note of the following guidelines.. =) Let's spread loveliness..

  • Accept the award. Post it on your blog with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.
  • Pay it forward to 15 other bloggers that you have newly discovered.
  • Contact those blog owners and let them know they’ve been chosen.
Here's the list of my 15 lovely bloggers:

Simply Me 
Seven Cups of Rice
 A walk through life
 mom says
 posted by loi
 keys and fingers
 teguh's blog
 Your wannabe writer
the mad white woman

Thursday, November 11, 2010

A get away treat: Couples' Retreat 2010

          " Marriage is not for a moment, but a lifetime. It requires long and serious preparation. It is not to be leaped into, but entered into with solemn steps of deliberation." 

            As newly wed couples, it is our first time to join one of our church’s yearly treat for couples. Wedlocked Couples’ Retreat 2010 was held in DAP Tagaytay City. We had an overnight stay in the venue and had 5 sessions. In the sessions, we get to examine our marriage and what God intends for us as husband and wife.
            Being married for only 6months isn’t really a struggle. We still have the intimacy going, the passion for each other is still alive and we still get to remember and cherish the vows that we made for each other. But how about those couples that has been married for decades or so? The retreat really focused on how to keep your marriage on fire and how to have a Godly marriage. Being in the early stage of our marriage, I can say that the sessions that we had in the retreat surely made a mark on me and on my husband. 

          " Successful marriage is always a triangle - a man, a woman, and God."

            Besides hearing great messages, we also get to enjoy our time together as husband and wife. We enjoyed great food, I mean lots of it and we had great fellowship with other couples as well. The room that we stayed in was really cozy, in that way we get to enjoy more. We took a lot of pictures together and get to talk more since we’re not thinking of anything but just ourselves. We thank God for giving us the opportunity to be in the Couples’ Retreat. We will surely treasure and apply everything that we’ve learned to make our marriage work for the glory of God for a lifetime.

           " In the ideal marriage, husband and wife are loyal to each other - not because it is their duty, but because it is their joy."

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent

            I’ve always believed that there is heaven but I never pictured it as clear as now after reading Heaven is for real by Todd Burpo. This story was about the mere death experience of Colton who was almost 4 years old at the time of the incident.  Colton reveals parts of his journey to heaven to his parents after his surgery. It has been a surprise for Colton's father Todd who is a pastor of Crossroads Wesleyan Church in Imperial Nebraska to hear his son talk about his journey to heaven, seeing Jesus, meeting his unborn sister and his grandpa “Pops” who died more than two decades before Colton was born. Todd was certain that he never discussed anything about Colton’s unborn sister and even about his grandfather. And as years passed by the Burpo’s, they were always surprised by Colton’s revelations about heaven.  
            The descriptions on this book about heaven were very simple because the author used words from a child’s illustration. It’s going to be easy for someone whose reading the book to picture what heaven is like as how Colton describes it. Some lines in the book are touching but some are surreal. The theme of the story is good because it somehow illustrated how God loves us. That in any how we say our prayers, God can hear them and God would respond to it. The author also manages to back up his experiences with his child with biblical basis.  I wouldn’t discourage anyone from reading this book although I myself would still like to base my belief biblically.

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My first blogger award

     This is my very first blogger award from Eat, Pray & Blog.Thanks sarj!

     If you want to have this award, here are the mechanics;

Be sure to thank and link back to the person who gave you the award.

    * Share 7 things about yourself.
    * Pass the award to other bloggers who you think deserves it.
    * Be sure to let the bloggers know you chose them to receive the award

1. I'm a Christian and a minister in our church
2. I'm happily married.=)
3. I'm 4 months pregnant
4. I love my 6 year old son Gav
5. I love to eat!
6. I love cooking for my family
7. I love watching movies with my family.

= with that being said, I would like to pass this award to Noteworthy,  Kenneth , Vei and Jhari.

Away for a long time...

             I've been away for quiet some time because I was sick. I was not able to post for at least 2weeks. You see I'm 4 months and 3 weeks pregnant so being sick is really a no no for me. I'm kind of worried about my health since I'm pregnant. I wanted to make sure that my baby is fine before I do anything else.

            During the time that I was away from the computer, I  received my very first book from Booksneeze. So while I was resting, I was able to read this wonderful book about heaven.. I will post my review about the book anytime soon.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Somewhere down the road..

A continuation of the post  We were both young when I first saw you..

Kenneth and I remained as friends until we suddenly lost our communication. We both got busy with something else. Of course you don’t expect teenage guys to just stick to something. I got pissed when Kenneth started ignoring me again. I even got to a point when I said to myself “One day Kenneth you will also like me, and when that happens I will be the one to ignore you!”

I seldom see him at church so I said to myself to just move on!  I got busy with school, had another crush and fell in love.

Years have past, and a lot of things happened to me as well. I became a single mother. When I came back to church all of my church friends were shocked of what happened but they were all supportive, they didn’t treat me as different. I was also glad to see Kenneth again who is still active in the church ministry.

I started attending Sunday services again. I was surprised when one Sunday service, Kenneth came up to me and asked for my mobile number. He was the same old jolly Kenneth that I knew before. When he asked for my number, I felt the same strange feelings that I had when he asked for my name when we were kids. It’s really strange that I still admire him. But this time, I didn’t assume of anything. I said to myself that Kenneth was just being friendly and that’s it.

                                                                                         To be continued…