May 26, 2011

Handy Household Hints (Part 2)

I am hoping that the first post regarding household tips really helped you :) There is more to come! :)

Emergency Antiseptic

For the cuts and scrapes, use white distilled vinegar as an antiseptic.

Guess what soothes tired skin?

White vinegar promotes skin health. Rub on tired, sore or swollen areas.

May 24, 2011

SBC-Makati Celebrates Its 8th Year

Yesterday, Sumulong Baptist Church- Makati celebrated its 8th Anniversary. Usually, the morning service starts at 10:30 AM, but this time, we started at around 9 o'clock in the morning, because part of the celebration is the commencement exercises of the church's first Vacation Bible School entitled "The Lost World: Reclaiming the World for God". The auditorium was filled with persons of different ages: from adult to kids. The church anniversary weekend had a total of 180 attendees and we praise God for the 7 people who accepted Christ as their Personal Lord and Savior.

Below are some photos taken up during the service: (you can see all the photos here: SBC- Makati's 8th Year Anniversary)

Pastor Jeffrey Aspacio, welcoming the visitors
children praying during the opening prayer of the service

May 23, 2011

Handy Household Hints (Part 1)

Need to learn- or relearn- Homemaking 101 to keep your home neat and tidy? Let's hear it from the experts...

Post-It does it

     Did you make a change to a cookbook recipe and want to remember it for the future? Write it down on a Post-It note and stick it right on that page.

New use for old hosiery

Fill in a section of hose with dried herbs such as rosemary or lavender, then tie off and hang in the closet or bathroom. Makes a great sachet. 

May 18, 2011

DVBS Day 2

Dig Site 2 discloses the story of the INHABITANTS who were created in God's image and charged to rule the earth for His glory. God created Adam and Eve so they can be each others companion and share the responsibility of caring for the Garden of Eden, because "it is not good for man to be alone." Like them, we will learn to spend time with others, reach out to them and build friendships! Aren't you excited? :)

DAY 2 photos:

students making their own dino-masks

May 17, 2011

Daily Vacation Bible School (Day 1)

It was SBC- Makati's first time to handle a Vacation Bible School, and I am dearly grateful to be part of this event. What's interesting about this VBS is that all of us were volunteers. It's really happy to serve a living God!

On the first day of VBS, everyone was filled with excitement. With all the rooms decorated and all the materials prepared, i think everyone is ready for the said activity.

We started our day by devoting ourselves to God. Pastor Jeffrey Aspacio shared a verse from the Bible, and was really a great encouragement for all the volunteers.

May 16, 2011

First Time to Experience Hold-Up

It was Friday the 13th (although I really don't believe this myth) when I was on my way home from my school. That was our last day for summer class. Before I left the campus, I was thinking what to ride so that I can go home earlier but with cheaper fare. My options were either riding LRT then MRT or banging with the "PATOK" jeepneys. Then I took into consideration how much was my remaining coins on my pocket, so I chose to take the jeepney.

May 9, 2011

Your Song of Victory

1 I will praise you, O LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonders. 2 I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High. 3 My enemies turn back; they stumble and perish before you. 4 For you have upheld my right and my cause; you have sat on your throne, judging righteously. 5 You have rebuked the nations and destroyed the wicked; you have blotted out their name for ever and ever. 6 Endless ruin has overtaken the enemy, you have uprooted their cities; even the memory of them has perished. -Psalm 9:1-6

            Psalm 9 is a great victory psalm. Notice the universals in verse 1- "ALL my heart" and "ALL Your wonders". I must confess that there are times when I don't praise the Lord with my whole heart. At times i've stood in church with the hymnbook in my hand, singing a great song of praise--but not with my whole heart. THE BEST WAY TO HAVE VICTORY IS TO PRAISE THE LORD WHOLEHEARTEDLY.

May 6, 2011


At the age of 33, Jesus Christ was condemned to death .

At that time, crucifixion was the "worst" death. Only the worst criminals were condemned to be crucified. Yet it was even more dreadful for Jesus, unlike other criminals condemned to death by crucifixion Jesus was to be nailed to the Cross by His hands and feet.

Each nail was 6 to 8 inches long. The nails were driven into His wrist. Not into His palms as is commonly portrayed. There's a tendon in the wrist that extends to the shoulder. The Roman guards knew that when the nails were being hammered into the wrist that tendon would tear and break, forcing Jesus to use His back muscles to support himself so that He could breath.

May 5, 2011

What Faith Can Do

    Last night, I was having a conversation with some of my fellow Christians who are also in the Music Team. We have shared some songs that we like the most.Then, they gave some links to videos for me to watch for. I came across this video performed by Kutless, one of my favorite Christian bands. After I've seen it, I cried. As in I cried a lot. I had goose bumps. God made me realize something. He made me think again and evaluate my relationship with Him. These past few weeks, I've been very busy with the ministry. It even came to point wherein I almost forgot my real purpose: to Glorify and Honor God all the time. My focus that time is to make myself popular. And I was so ashamed :( But then this song served as an encouragement to me. Yes, there will come a time that we will fall. But the question is, "Are we going to stay in that situation?". 

What Faith Can Do
by Kutless

Everybody falls sometimes
Gotta find the strength to rise
From the ashes and make a new beginning
Anyone can feel the ache
You think it’s more than you can take
But you're stronger, stronger than you know
Don’t you give up now
The sun will soon be shining
You gotta face the clouds
To find the silver lining

I’ve seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn’t ever end
Even when the sky is falling
I’ve seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That’s what faith can do

It doesn’t matter what you’ve heard
Impossible is not a word
It’s just a reason for someone not to try
Everybody’s scared to death
When they decide to take that step
Out on the water
It’ll be alright
Life is so much more
Than what your eyes are seeing
You will find your way
If you keep believing

I’ve seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn’t ever end
Even when the sky is falling
I’ve seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That’s what faith can do

Overcome the odds
You don't have a chance
(That’s what faith can do)
When the world says you can’t
It’ll tell you that you can!

I’ve seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn’t ever end
Even when the sky is falling
And I’ve seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That’s what faith can do
That's what faith can do!
Even if you fall sometimes
You will have the strength to rise

Thank You, oh Lord for being my strength and my refuge. 

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