Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Continuing education is one of the directions many take to practice this principle. For those looking for a degree in MS Instruction for their continued development to becoming a master teacher in an educational institution, sxuonline.com is a site to search and visit.
Making that extra investment is worth it as the additional learning can help you make significant contributions to those under you.
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Your innocence forsaken
Upon that cross
You gave Yourself for us
Carried into Your freedom
Our broken past replaced in
A second chance
The chains have come undone
Death defied in the Father's love
We are living to make
Your Name high Jesus
Living to make Your Name high Jesus
You gave what the world couldn't offer us
Say what they want
Say what they want
We are free
The atmosphere is changing
Oh can You hear
The people rising up
In the hope of Your freedom
Our former ways are breaking
We seek Your face
God let Your kingdom come
In our praises be lifted up
With eyes on high we praise
And with one voice we come
Our one desire to praise You
And lift You up in our
Friday, April 24, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
1. Bring what you need for the trip
2. Know your destination
3. Know how to get to your destination
4. Have the right motivation for the journey
5. Do not travel alone
6. Travel with the right people
I, then, applied the tips I shared to a person’s journey in life. I focused on the second and third point and shared that all of us have the same destination in our journey in life and that is death. But, death is not the end because there is eternity. It sure struck home to to those listening especially to the many elderly women in our church and young people. There is this one lady who is a cancer survivor - a lady whom God used to rebuke me of my lack of faith. She battled cancer through immediate treatment and with much prayer.
I looked up life expectancy tables to share that these tables show us how many who have gone before us have completed the first phase of their life’s journey. These tables only give us an idea of how long we can expect our journey to be, but they are still uncertain.
Even as the elders battle old age and other sicknesses through medicines like Trazodone, I mentioned that they are not the only ones facing the possibility of death as that destination can come soon to anyone without any warning. That is why I encouraged them to prepare for this destination that we all are going to face.
The word of God is very clear:
So why not prepare for where we are all destined to face – death. Receive the eternal life that God promises through Jesus by asking forgiveness from your sins, repenting of them and asking Jesus to come into your heart as your personal Lord and Savior right now.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
This is the eighth year I have been involved in organizing summer youth camps with participants of about 600-1,200 per week. Yes, there are summers when we hold 2-week camps (1 batch per week), but this year, we settled to just one week and set 800 as our goal. Right now, we have exceeded our goal and hope to just keep it at 900 participants.
Early Monday morning, I will be traveling with an advance team of 54 people composed of different committees that will make the necessary on-site preparations for the youth camp that is entitled “Call of Duty: World at War” (Ephesians 6:1-20) and will be held from April 21-24, 2009. This summer youth camp was organized by churches from different areas of Metro Manila and Rizal known as Camp Kabataan, in cooperation with Breaking Point Foundation Philippines.
Attending the praise and worship concert of Bob Fitts entitled "Restore" was a very refreshing and restoring experience. With our youth camp just days from today, spending some time in congregational worship is really very timely. I was able to recharge (the joy of the Lord is my strength!) a bit. We have been planning weeks ago to bring along our church's worship team to come see and hear Bob Fitts whose songs have had a great influence in my life and our church's worship as well and I was glad we did.
During the "Restore" concert, Bob Fitts sang new songs, including "I Love to Be With You" which was composed by his son, as well as some of his old songs. He also included some familar worship choruses and a hymn entitled "Blessed Assurance", showing his expertise as a worship leader, reaching the crowed composed of the old and new generation of believers.
I also bumped into Ivy, whom I met during the Survivor Philippines Season 2 auditions (she shared that she made it until the fourth screening), and Jed's new pediatrician whom I just met early this morning. Bob Fitts' "Restore" concert was well attended and was held at the Marist School Auditorium, the school were I graduated elementary from. After the concert, Bob Fitts signed autographs and I was able to have the CD album cover of "Restore" signed by him. I also took a feel of the guitar he used, something that is very interesting for a guitar player like me.
Tomorrow, there will be a repeat performance of the concert. "Restore", the theme of Bob Fitts' concert named after on of his albums, will be holding its repeat performance at the PhilSports Stadium (formerly known as ULTRA) in Pasig City
Thursday, April 16, 2009
She has currently launched her online beauty store. She presently carries just one product, Organic Thanakha. If you would swing by her site, you would be led to her online store and maybe learn a thing or two about the all natural beauty product that she swears by. I am not ashamed to let my readers know that she has made me a convert and am currently using the lime variant.
At the rate my wife is going with her online beauty business, I will not be surprised that she will add in more beauty and kikay products to her site. Marni necklace will be a great addition and even those Swarovski crystal blings that she used to design and sell some years back.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
After quickly finishing up the pastries, Bizu's owner, Audrey, and Chef Sander started to give us a taste of their new Summer Sorbets and then, their recent masterpiece, the Yoga Cake. Their Summer Sorbets are available in five cool combinations: Raspberry and Merlot, Lemon and Ginger, Passion Fruit and Mango, Green Apple and Mint and, my favorite, Lychee and Vanilla. The unique concoctions were truly cool indulgences which come in one set for only P285.
For one who loves tropical fruits, I enjoyed the most recent masterpiece, the Yoga Cake. The non-traditional cake is a balance between the strong flavor of tropical fruits and the sweetness of the yogurt and custard. If you happen to be in Greenhills, you can find Bizu in The Promenade, Greenhills Shopping Center. Make sure to try the Yoga Cake or the Summer Sorbets of Bizu.
Monday, April 13, 2009
How nice it would be to have an Auto Allowance so we could make a downpayment on a new car and just pay a fixed monthly amount. But, this is an idea that is far-fetched in our case. And we are both content with what we have as of the moment.
Currently, we are paying mortgage and this is until 13 years from now. In addition to that, we are saving up for the education of our son who will be turning four this May and will start schooling this June.
We decided to homeschool him and we’re now in the process of inquiring about certain details from School of Tomorrow (Accelerated Christian Education) but we intend to register our son in the next few weeks which will cost about P15,000 instead of P21,000 because of my status as a full-time minister and then P3,000 every year after that. After our son’s assessment, we’ll know how much more we need to pay for the one year curriculum materials and manual. It will either be an extra P8,000 for one year or P12,000 if he doesn’t pass the reading readiness test. We are confident that God will supply all these needs as He has always shown Himself faithful.
As I searched for the settings online, I bumped into forums that talked about having free access to Yahoo services through Globe's GPRS. They claimed that it is free because they were not being charged P5 per 15 minutes by Globe or their other rate per kilobyte for using GPRS. I read that, first, you should be able to access sites through GPRS through your phone. It means, GPRS has to be activated in your phone already. For Nokia 6233 users, I will be posting how to manually configure the GPRS settings on later posts.
If you are able to access sites then all you need to do to access Yahoo services for free is to add the following in your bookmarks:
1. Yahoo! - http://ph.m.yahoo.com
2. Yahoo! Mail - http://ph.m.yahoo.com/p/mail
3. Yahoo! Messenger - http://ph.m.yahoo.com/p/messenger
Once you have added these, you should be able to go directly to the sites and log-in to your Yahoo account. I have personally tried surfing yesterday with a load of P55 and was able to log-in to my Yahoo account (both mail and messenger) for free through myGlobe GPRS.
I have been checking my load once in a while and have not seen any deduction in my load so I guess it's true. In fact, I was able to do mobile blogging while me and my family were in Megamall and posted our church's Easter celebration. I'm glad I was able to activate blogger's mobile blogging capabilities for my yahoo account that's why I was able to do that. And my prepaid load never got deducted for it. So, why, don't you try it out. I sure hope this post helps those who are wanting to access Yahoo mail and messenger for free through myGlobe GPRS.
The features of our hosting packages are a disk space of 2GB, bandwidth of 20GB. They also provide a maximum of 10 MySQL databases, mail boxes, email accounts, etc. The cost is only $16.99 per year. The only downside is I could not expand our online business.
So I decided to get another hosting package which can give me the flexibility having add-on domains. I have, so far, acquired more than 10 domain names, most of them, dot coms and are slowly building a network of blogs with different niches and am using the current hosting package that costs me about $10 a month.
I know that it would be cheaper to pay on an annual basis but I am not yet ready to invest that amount and to be honest I don’t have that big enough amount on me at the moment. So right now I am only getting by with a monthly payment while I slowly build up our online investments. If you are curious as to what hosting company I am using, feel free to drop a comment and I will contact you.
Baptism and the Lord's Supper are the two graphic symbols that remind us, as Jesus' followers, about the Savior's death, burial and resurrection. The elements used during Communion, the unleavened bread and wine, represent Jesus' broken body and His shed blood. The baptism by immersion shows perfectly the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. It also is parallel to what happens to a believer when he accepts Christ as Lord and Savior as described in 2 Corinthians 5:17. The old life dies to sin, is buried and a new life in Christ begins.
Yesterday was a meaningful, solemn but joyful celebration of Easter as two believers followed the Lord in baptism. This was after a solemn breaking of bread without yeast and drinking juice from the fruit of the vine to remember Jesus' sacrifice through the Lord's Supper.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
My wife and I are one of the many couples who have made homeschooling a preference. Some of the reasons why we plan to homeschool our three-year-old son this coming school year are:
1. We as parents can choose which subject we want our child to improve on. Flexibility is one of the strengths of homeschooling. Kids are able to develop their talents since they choose the courses that are aligned to their interests and gifts that are discovered at home.
2. Homeschooling also provides flexibility in time. This is a benefit to parents who are employed and do not have time to monitor their children's education. With homeschooling, they can choose the time they want their children to have classes. They are also the one who schedule the activities of their children. In our case, I am glad that my wife chose to take it upon herself to focus on teaching our child, full-time, at home.
3. I have observed from missionary friends who homeschool their child that they are more independent and responsible. They learn to deal with different age groups and are not confined in a classroom setting. They develop independence since they will not rely on friends for their homework and other activities.
4. Finding a homeschooling program is now easy since there are a lot of schools and religious organizations that offer this option to parents. Schools are now more accepting to this method of teaching that is why it is no longer limited to a small group or a selected social class. For our child, we chose the School of Tomorrow system (formerly known as Accelerated Christian Education).
Homeschooling is not only dependent on how good the teacher is but on how parents actively cooperate with the program. Active involvement of parents to their children’s learning is a must in homeschooling and that is also what we want. We want to be actively involved in our child's education. Yes, it would require and demand proper guidance and full support from us as parents in order for our son to learn and excel with the homeschooling program. But we are positive that this will all be worth the time and effort as we invest our life in our child through homeschooling.
Friday, April 10, 2009
I ventured into investing on new domains aside from getting own domains for my existing blogs. Then I set up Wordpress on the domains I bought. The first batch of domain names I got were of different niches that I thought were popularly being searched online. I didn’t actually do any study and research on the good words to use in the domains, I just played it by ear.
For the latest batch of domains I bought for me and my wife I started to research using Google’s keyword tool. After purchasing good domains, the next step was to put good and original content. I could either write the content myself or if I had extra funds I could hire a good web content writer. I would need to get an example of custom term paper or content the person has written before I do so, if ever.
So far, the new blogs my wife and I have set up got some traffic right away, as compared to the first blogs we set up. Through this we hope to increase our online presence and our income.
At first, I wanted to go take a long drive with my family but decided to just stay put. It turned out to be a productive day as I was able to update my other blogs, spend time with my three-year-old son and my wife, play Medal of Honor and capped the day attending a service at a church in UP Diliman.
It was a very meaningful service which began with the Lord's Supper and ended with a very short teaching about Jesus' prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane. In between, the choir sang songs describing the Passion of Christ. It was a very solemn event, appropriately facilitating meditation of Jesus' sacrifice.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
I gave the video the title of “Savior Clip”. I will be showing it tomorrow in the middle part of my sermon. It shows some scenes from the movie “The Passion of the Christ” and uses the song entitled “Savior” from Steven Curtis Chapman’s “declaration” album. I will be uploading it tomorrow. You can use it to motivate you to meditate on what Christ did for all of us as you try spend this Holy Week as meaningful as you can.
Friday, April 3, 2009
I was initially thinking about posting results of the 2008 Bar Exams (the complete list of passers) but after considering the space it would take on this blog entry, I just thought about providing a link.
This has been a hot issue among blogs this week as top bloggers contended for the top spots in the SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages). So, bloggers who have ranked high in the results are probably rejoicing for the sudden increase in their traffic, with the 2008 Bar Exam passers as the results were released.
If you have accidentally visited this site to look for complete list of the passers, here is the link to the results of the 2008 Bar Exams.
This blog is dedicated to post jobs that are available in the Philippines and some other parts of the world. If people are looking to find jobs abroad, let’s say maybe in a canadian pharmacy, or in a hospital in the US or any field they want, they can just click on the appropriate tag on the sidebar to see the job posts related to what their field.
I hope that I would be able to get continuous sources of job openings, job opportunities and job postings that people would look for and I hope that my new blog will be able to catch the eye of search engines. Right now, I am still waiting for some of its pages to start getting indexed by major search engines. I have heard that linking to site’s with high PR can help me get my site indexed fast. I might just do that this next few days.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Ortigas & Co. recently unveiled Circulo Verde, its latest premiere residential development, which offers its residents living space right in the heart of the city.
During the launch hosted by model and TV host Teresa Herrera, guests were entertained with different performances depicting freedom and space. A piano and ballad performance that embodies the freedom to nurture one’s talents set the mood for the evening. A ballet dance number fused with the Brazilian Capoeira demonstrating the freedom of space and movement followed this. Seasoned comedienne and actress Mitch Valdes gave an entertaining performance that emphasizes that timelessness of what entertains us. Finally, international pop jewel, Amber Davis, showed us what we can achieve when we dream big. The celebration ended with a spectacular fireworks display.
General Partners and top executives of Ortigas & Company led by Mr. Rex C. Drilon II, Chief Executive Officer, were present during the event to share the vision and details of the project.
The 12-hectare property along Calle Industria in Bagumbayan, Quezon City, Circulo Verde will have 15 residential buildings of staggered heights that gives residents unparalleled sightlines of the nearby Sierra Madre mountains and the Metro Manila skyline. As part of the global effort to go green, the development retains natural features that are unique to the property, as well as maximizing the potential of the Marikina River, which surrounds the site.
The first phase of development at Circulo Verde covers five residential buildings on a 2.7-hectare area within the property. Presently being developed are Ibiza Tower and Majorca Residences.
Circulo Verde is a development of Ortigas & Company, Limited Partnership For inquiries, please call 631-5968 and 638-8633, send a fax to 631-5962, or e-mail to email@example.com. Visit its website at www.circuloverde.com.ph.