June 25, 2008

White Rose

This white rose is from Bogie. Thanks so much mama (my mentor) for this tag.

What does a white rose represent? White is a color symbolic of many positive things, such as marriage, purity, virtue, and innocence. White is linked to emotions of harmony and serenity. The breathtaking purity and simplistic beauty of a white rose can’t be beat. White roses signify deep, clear emotions. They are given without reservation or ambivalence. The red rose signifies lust or passion, but the white rose goes much deeper to suggest an infinite love that goes to the very core of one’s being. It carries an almost spiritual significance. White roses symbolize devotion, kindness, and deep friendship in love.

Now I'm passing on this shining, shimmering, splendid white rose to some of my lovely friends and now I'm tagging them as well… To Koko from Veritas and Tsai from Chinita Up Close.

June 24, 2008

Life of a Student

Just recently, I talked to somebody and shared that I really missed those times in going back to school. I remembered last March 2006, my life as a student ended. That was the time that I graduated from my masters degree in Public Administration. From then on, I got pregnant and gave birth and made myself busy as a working mom.

And it came to realized, I am now a student again this time. I officially enrolled the Kairos course (Condensed World Mission Course). Last Sunday night, as I was studying our lesson 1, I was so happy that I really felt the life of a student. Having some home works to do, reading articles, listening to the facilitator, sharing some experiences/personal growth, do some reporting, praying, etc. and most of all sleeping late at night. I am very excited to know more about the course and I do pray that it would make a great change for me as an individual.

Truly God has blessed me to be a blessing to others that's why He planned it all out for me to be in this course.

June 6, 2008

Happy Father's Day

There is a fundamental difference in some churches between the sermons we typically hear on Mother's Day and a Father's Day. Moms are usually showered with positive, uplifting praise focused on their value and virtue. For dads, the experience too often amounts to a detailed inventory of their shortcomings, leaving men feeling more like a target than a treasure.
It's time we balance the scale.
1. Every father is significant.
"Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you" (Exodus 20:12). God endorses both Mother's Day and Father's Day in this passage, since the heart of these special occasions is the biblical commandment and life-giving principle of honoring.
2. Every father has shortcomings.
"Honoring your father does not require that you ignore his weaknesses and forget about his failures; it means that we deal with them both honestly and biblically. For some family members, Father's Day is difficult because it summons up memories of a father who is absent, abusive... anything but caring and connected. Does God really expect you to honor your father after what he did to you... or didn't do for you? The answer is yes-- and both the quality and quantity of your life depends on it. Remember, the Fifth Commandment is the only one that comes with a motivational promise--"... so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.
3. Every father possesses the seeds of success.
Success in fatherhood may mean different things to different people. Here's what it comes down: having my family love God, live for God, and live forever with God. What fathers must do to assure that victory? First, fathers must invest time with their families. The second seed of success is training (Proverbs 22:6). The spiritual training of our children is a responsibility we cannot delegate to a pastor, youth leader or Sunday school teacher, no matter how helpful they may be. Through the values we live out, the example that we set, as well as the words that we speak, our children are depending on us to take the lead in their Christian upbringing. Third, fathers must intercede for their families. The battle for families is ultimately a spiritual one. One can't build an eternally successful family in his own strength; it can only happen through God's power working within him when he prays passionately and persistently.

My Little Princess

June 5, 2008

My Unending Joy

Continue to enjoy the day by day simple things of Life-- the laughter of my daughter, the love of my husband, the thrill of a new adventure in Christ. I really enjoy the wonder of God's presence, the sweetness of our communion, the excitement of sharing God with my friends. I live each moment in God's glory.

Life is not at all happy moments, but if we know the secrets of God's presence, we can be joyful in every circumstance and spread that unending joy to others. Life will be full and abundant and rich when we follow Him, when we live in His freedom and trust Him. i believe in God's promises that Life is more abundant and free.

June 2, 2008

Arte Y Pico

I got this award from Bogie! Thanks so much for giving me this award.

The rules of this tag are as follows:

1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also for contributing to the blogging community, no matter what language.

2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.

3) Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.

4) Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of "Arte y Pico" blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award. http://www.arteypico.blogspot.com// .Make sure you visit the link above.

Now, here's the list of 5 blogs I consider deserving to receive this award.
1. Koko -
2. Ate Ruby -
Pinay Mommy Online
3. Heaven -
Little Miss Sunshine
4. Aiza -
Chinita Up Close
5. Craig -
Great Quotes