Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Calling all Filipino citizens in America! You may not be in the Philippines for next year’s national elections but it doesn’t mean you cannot be a part of it. You can still exercise your right and privilege to vote via Overseas Absentee Voting (OAV). Under the law, all citizens of the Philippines abroad, not otherwise disqualified by law, and who are at least eighteen (18) years of age on the day of the May 10,2010 National elections, can vote for the President, Vice-President, Senators and Party List Representatives during the May 10, 2010 National Elections. Source...
Thursday, February 19, 2009
The pastor of an inner-city church told his congregation: “Some people believe in ‘an eye for an eye.’ But in this neighborhood, it’s two eyes for an eye. You can never even the score; you can only raise the stakes.” The people nodded in solemn understanding of the reality they faced each day.
We’ve seen it happen on a school playground or in our own homes — a child bumps into another during a game. The one who was bumped pushes back, and the shoving quickly grows into a fight. It’s the process of retaliation and escalation in which each act of revenge exceeds the one that provoked it.
In Matthew 5, Jesus tackled a number of key relational issues by raising the standard to the one that pleases God: “You have heard that it was said . . . But I tell you . . .” (vv. 38-39). His words about turning the other cheek, going the second mile, and giving to those who ask may sound as radical and unrealistic to us as they did to those who first heard them (vv. 38-42). Are we willing to ponder and pray about His teaching? Are we ready to apply it when we are wronged at home, at work, or at school?
The cycle of escalation can be broken when a courageous, faith-filled person refuses to strike back. — David McCasland
Lord, help me not retaliate
When someone wants to pick a fight;
Instead, give me the strength and faith
To show Your love and do what’s right. — Sper
READ: Matthew 5:38-48
To return good for good is natural; to return good for evil is supernatural.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
This my Valentine's gift from my Babe Dako. Very simple! However, it is very meaningful to me. I never expect he's gonna give me a little surprise today I just thought we only go out to dinner tonight. He's the sweetest husband in the world! He knows my favorite stuff, of course teddy bears added to my collections and chocolates hehe.
Thank you so much my love for always making me smile. Love You Very Much and Happy Valentine's Day!
I received the message below from a friend. She's my friend who is so dear to me. A friend who never fails to reminds me that we can conquer all the circumstances in life through GOD. He gave solutions to problems and Faithful to HIS promise. Thank you ante Mameng for the wonderful message! Happy Valentine's Day too.
"Well I thought about candy, then i saw flowers, and what would bless you more God's love that comes only from above, through each of us. MaY your day be filled with love and have candy and flowers in your heart as you deserve. My heart belongs to Christ and i give you a piece of it now. HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY FROM me TO YOU.
WE SHOULD call this God's Day since He was the one that made love. Remember Love comes from Him, it's all throughout the Bible, "real love". God bless."