Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Yoshi's vaccine

Yoshi got his two shots of vaccine last Saturday. One for HiB and another one for Flu. my sister rovs can't stand to look while his pedia slowly inserted the syringe each one to his thigh. My sister said that was the first time he saw Yoshi cried like that! It's like giving all of his strength when he cried because it was painful for a baby to received a shot like that. I told her been used to seeing Yoshi cried like that everytime he got his vaccines. But to be honest, i can't stand to look on Yoshi's face while he was being shot by a needle. Even me, I'm still afraid of a needle even though been used to got it while giving birth to yoshi through C-section.

After that, together with Ate Claire and his baby, Kaegan went to SM and have them photographed by Lito Sy. It's like nothing happened to Yoshi because he's back on his feet being a happy baby and a vigorous one. Thank you Lord!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Noy's Inauguration

Noynoy's inauguration was a very successful one. Through the Quirino Grandstand entrance by the historic Manila Hotel, guests got out of their luxurious vehicles, most with security escorts, and walked towards the barricaded VIP seating area. From celebrities to the richest of the rich, and the ones that fall somewhere in between, they came to witness history unfold.
Most women wore beautiful floor-length Filipinana dresses and did their best not to melt amid the sweltering heat. Almost all of the men wore barong Tagalog, though there were some who came wearing only a bahag or loincloth, which is the traditional garment up north.

Despite that, you could feel everyone’s thrill. When the presidential vehicle arrived, cameras of all kinds and megapixels documented every bit of it. PNoy arrived with PGMA, then the former president left in her own private vehicle, taking nine years of governance along with her.

Vice President Jejomar Binay’s electric jeepney was a scene stealer. He was driven from the Manila Hotel to the stands which took all of two minutes, but he stayed put in the front seat as he waited for his turn to go up the stage.

When it was President Noy’s turn, the crowd was absolutely ecstatic as a fresh new chapter was being written. When two helicopters flew by and dropped yellow petals, it was as if we were showered with optimism.

President Aquino’s speech captivated the nation and made everyone feel encouraged with the dawn of a new era, a period where change will be implemented and not merely wanted. It was a speech that was honest and moving.


Question: "What is repentance and is it necessary for salvation?"

Answer: Many understand the term repentance to mean “turning from sin.” This is not the biblical definition of repentance. In the Bible, the word repent means “to change one’s mind.” The Bible also tells us that true repentance will result in a change of actions (Luke 3:8-14; Acts 3:19). Acts 26:20 declares, “I preached that they should repent and turn to God and prove their repentance by their deeds.” The full biblical definition of repentance is a change of mind that results in a change of action.

What, then, is the connection between repentance and salvation? The Book of Acts seems to especially focus on repentance in regards to salvation (Acts 2:38; 3:19; 11:18; 17:30; 20:21; 26:20). To repent, in relation to salvation, is to change your mind in regard to Jesus Christ. In Peter’s sermon on the day of Pentecost (Acts chapter 2), he concludes with a call for the people to repent (Acts 2:38). Repent from what? Peter is calling the people who rejected Jesus (Acts 2:36) to change their minds about Him, to recognize that He is indeed “Lord and Christ” (Acts 2:36). Peter is calling the people to change their minds from rejection of Christ as the Messiah to faith in Him as both Messiah and Savior.

Repentance and faith can be understood as “two sides of the same coin.” It is impossible to place your faith in Jesus Christ as the Savior without first changing your mind about who He is and what He has done. Whether it is repentance from willful rejection or repentance from ignorance or disinterest, it is a change of mind. Biblical repentance, in relation to salvation, is changing your mind from rejection of Christ to faith in Christ.

It is crucially important that we understand repentance is not a work we do to earn salvation. No one can repent and come to God unless God pulls that person to Himself (John 6:44). Acts 5:31 and 11:18 indicate that repentance is something God gives—it is only possible because of His grace. No one can repent unless God grants repentance. All of salvation, including repentance and faith, is a result of God drawing us, opening our eyes, and changing our hearts. God's longsuffering leads us to repentance (2 Peter 3:9), as does His kindness (Romans 2:4).

While repentance is not a work that earns salvation, repentance unto salvation does result in works. It is impossible to truly and fully change your mind without that causing a change in action. In the Bible, repentance results in a change in behavior. That is why John the Baptist called people to “produce fruit in keeping with repentance” (Matthew 3:8). A person who has truly repented from rejection of Christ to faith in Christ will give evidence of a changed life (2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 5:19-23; James 2:14-26). Repentance, properly defined, is necessary for salvation. Biblical repentance is changing your mind about Jesus Christ and turning to God in faith for salvation (Acts 3:19). Turning from sin is not the definition of repentance, but it is one of the results of genuine, faith-based repentance towards the Lord Jesus Christ.

Recommended Resource: So Great Salvation by Charles Ryrie.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


I post this picture in my facebook account and and there were some who made their comment. Am i pregnant again? or is Yoshi already has a younger sibling?..Haha! They get confused because of the way the picture was taken. Cycy is holding my tummy and I'm wearing a maternity dress. Yes I'm 3 months pregnant with Yoshi when that picture was taken. That was last year when we were in Cagayan de Oro City. I miss Cagayan de Oro, miss the friends,church mates, miss everything there!hehe

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Girl's night out. Babies too!

We went to SM the other day, me, my sister, ate janeth , and ate claire. we called that a Girls night out but of course the babies were there so it's also a Babies night out! We dine at Pizza hut, went to baby section and brought some stuff for the babies. We did not notice that the lights from Dept. store were slowly fading. It's already Closing Time and ate claire was not yet finished buying things for Kaegan! We really have fun for that fellowship. Thank you Lord!

What does the Bible teach about Trinity?

Question: "What does the Bible teach about the Trinity?"

Answer: The most difficult thing about the Christian concept of the Trinity is that there is no way to adequately explain it. The Trinity is a concept that is impossible for any human being to fully understand, let alone explain. God is infinitely greater than we are; therefore, we should not expect to be able to fully understand Him. The Bible teaches that the Father is God, that Jesus is God, and that the Holy Spirit is God. The Bible also teaches that there is only one God. Though we can understand some facts about the relationship of the different Persons of the Trinity to one another, ultimately, it is incomprehensible to the human mind. However, this does not mean the Trinity is not true or that it is not based on the teachings of the Bible.

The Trinity is one God existing in three Persons. Understand that this is not in any way suggesting three Gods. Keep in mind when studying this subject that the word “Trinity” is not found in Scripture. This is a term that is used to attempt to describe the triune God—three coexistent, co-eternal Persons who make up God. Of real importance is that the concept represented by the word “Trinity” does exist in Scripture. The following is what God’s Word says about the Trinity:

1) There is one God (Deuteronomy 6:4; 1 Corinthians 8:4; Galatians 3:20; 1 Timothy 2:5).

2) The Trinity consists of three Persons (Genesis 1:1, 26; 3:22; 11:7; Isaiah 6:8, 48:16, 61:1; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14). In Genesis 1:1, the Hebrew plural noun Elohim is used. In Genesis 1:26, 3:22, 11:7 and Isaiah 6:8, the plural pronoun for “us” is used. The word Elohim and the pronoun “us” are plural forms, definitely referring in the Hebrew language to more than two. While this is not an explicit argument for the Trinity, it does denote the aspect of plurality in God. The Hebrew word for God, Elohim, definitely allows for the Trinity.

In Isaiah 48:16 and 61:1, the Son is speaking while making reference to the Father and the Holy Spirit. Compare Isaiah 61:1 to Luke 4:14-19 to see that it is the Son speaking. Matthew 3:16-17 describes the event of Jesus' baptism. Seen in this passage is God the Holy Spirit descending on God the Son while God the Father proclaims His pleasure in the Son. Matthew 28:19 and 2 Corinthians 13:14 are examples of three distinct persons in the Trinity.

3) The members of the Trinity are distinguished one from another in various passages. In the Old Testament, “LORD” is distinguished from “Lord” (Genesis 19:24; Hosea 1:4). The LORD has a Son (Psalm 2:7, 12; Proverbs 30:2-4). The Spirit is distinguished from the “LORD” (Numbers 27:18) and from “God” (Psalm 51:10-12). God the Son is distinguished from God the Father (Psalm 45:6-7; Hebrews 1:8-9). In the New Testament, Jesus speaks to the Father about sending a Helper, the Holy Spirit (John 14:16-17). This shows that Jesus did not consider Himself to be the Father or the Holy Spirit. Consider also all the other times in the Gospels where Jesus speaks to the Father. Was He speaking to Himself? No. He spoke to another person in the Trinity—the Father.

4) Each member of the Trinity is God. The Father is God (John 6:27; Romans 1:7; 1 Peter 1:2). The Son is God (John 1:1, 14; Romans 9:5; Colossians 2:9; Hebrews 1:8; 1 John 5:20). The Holy Spirit is God (Acts 5:3-4; 1 Corinthians 3:16).

5) There is subordination within the Trinity. Scripture shows that the Holy Spirit is subordinate to the Father and the Son, and the Son is subordinate to the Father. This is an internal relationship and does not deny the deity of any person of the Trinity. This is simply an area which our finite minds cannot understand concerning the infinite God. Concerning the Son see Luke 22:42, John 5:36, John 20:21, and 1 John 4:14. Concerning the Holy Spirit see John 14:16, 14:26, 15:26, 16:7, and especially John 16:13-14.

6) The individual members of the Trinity have different tasks. The Father is the ultimate source or cause of the universe (1 Corinthians 8:6; Revelation 4:11); divine revelation (Revelation 1:1); salvation (John 3:16-17); and Jesus' human works (John 5:17, 14:10). The Father initiates all of these things.

The Son is the agent through whom the Father does the following works: the creation and maintenance of the universe (1 Corinthians 8:6; John 1:3; Colossians 1:16-17); divine revelation (John 1:1, 16:12-15; Matthew 11:27; Revelation 1:1); and salvation (2 Corinthians 5:19; Matthew 1:21; John 4:42). The Father does all these things through the Son, who functions as His agent.

The Holy Spirit is the means by whom the Father does the following works: creation and maintenance of the universe (Genesis 1:2; Job 26:13; Psalm 104:30); divine revelation (John 16:12-15; Ephesians 3:5; 2 Peter 1:21); salvation (John 3:6; Titus 3:5; 1 Peter 1:2); and Jesus' works (Isaiah 61:1; Acts 10:38). Thus the Father does all these things by the power of the Holy Spirit.

There have been many attempts to develop illustrations of the Trinity. However, none of the popular illustrations are completely accurate. The egg (or apple) fails in that the shell, white, and yolk are parts of the egg, not the egg in themselves, just as the skin, flesh, and seeds of the apple are parts of it, not the apple itself. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are not parts of God; each of them is God. The water illustration is somewhat better, but it still fails to adequately describe the Trinity. Liquid, vapor, and ice are forms of water. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are not forms of God, each of them is God. So, while these illustrations may give us a picture of the Trinity, the picture is not entirely accurate. An infinite God cannot be fully described by a finite illustration.

The doctrine of the Trinity has been a divisive issue throughout the entire history of the Christian church. While the core aspects of the Trinity are clearly presented in God’s Word, some of the side issues are not as explicitly clear. The Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Spirit is God—but there is only one God. That is the biblical doctrine of the Trinity. Beyond that, the issues are, to a certain extent, debatable and non-essential. Rather than attempting to fully define the Trinity with our finite human minds, we would be better served by focusing on the fact of God's greatness and His infinitely higher nature. “Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?” (Romans 11:33-34).

Friday, June 25, 2010


It was 3PM when I received a call from my sister in our office telling me that my son Yoshi has a fever. I told her to give him paracetamol Calpol. I wanted to go home immediately to be with my baby. If only i could pull the time so that it would reach to 5PM by then, i could make my way home.

The fever left him but at 3AM, it came back. My husband and i gave him paracetamol. We haven't slept until morning. I just held Yoshi in my arms until the sun rose up. Cycy and i prayed for Yoshi's healing. In the morning, i brought him to his Pedia, he was diagnose with enteritis but Thanks be to God it's just a mild one. He got treated and after the check-up we went home. My heart is aching seeing my baby sick. Thanks be to God for his angels guarding Yoshi day and night.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Haters by Maya Angelou

A hater is someone who is jealous and envious and spends all their time trying to make you look small so they can look tall.
They are very negative people to say the least. Nothing is ever
good enough!

When you make your mark, you will always attract some haters...

That's why you have to be careful with whom you share your
blessings and your dreams, because some folk can't handle seeing you blessed...

It's dangerous to be like somebody else... If God wanted you to be like somebody else, He would have given you what He gave them! Right?

You never know what people have gone through to get what they have...

The problem I have with haters is that they see my glory, but they don't know my story...

If the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, you
can rest assured that the water bill is higher there too!

We've all got some haters among us!

Some people envy you because you can:
a) Have a relationship with God
b) Light up a room when you walk in
c) Start your own business
d) Tell a man/woman to hit the curb
(if he/she isn't about the right thing)
e) Raise your children without both parents being
in the home

Haters can't stand to see you happy.
Haters will never want to see you succeed.
Most of our haters are people who are supposed to be
on our side.

How do you handle your undercover haters?
You can handle these haters by:

1. Knowing who you are & who your true friends are

2. Having a purpose to your life: Purpose does not
mean having a job. You can have a job and still be

A purpose is having a clear sense of what God has called you to be.
Your purpose is not defined by what others think about you.

3. By remembering what you have is by divine
prerogative and not human manipulation.

Fulfill your dreams! You only have one life to live...when its your
time to leave this earth, you want to be able to say, 'I've lived my
life and fulfilled my dreams, Now I'm ready to go HOME!

When God gives you favor, you can tell your haters, 'Don't look at
me...Look at who is in charge of me...'

Pass this to all of your family & friends who you know are
not hating on you including the person who sent it to you.

If you don't get it back, maybe you called somebody out!
Don't worry about it, it's not your problem, it's theirs.
Just pray for them, that their life can be as fulfilled as
yours! Watch out for Haters...BUT most of all don't become

'A woman's heart should be so hidden in Christ that a man
should have to seek Him first to find her.'

Maya Angelou

Friday, June 18, 2010

A Father's Love Letter To You

My child, You may not know me but I know everything about you. (Psalm 139:1)
I know when you sit down and when you rise up (Psalm 139:2)
I am familiar with all your ways (Psalm 139:3)
Even the very hairs on your head are numbered (Matthew 10: 29-31)
For you were made in My image (Genesis 1:27)
In Me you live and move and have your being (Acts 17:28)
For you are My offspring (Acts 17:28)
I know you even before you were conceived (Jeremiah 1:4-5)
I chose you when i planned creation (Ephesians 1:11-12)
You were not a mistake (Psalm 139: 15-16)
For all your days are written in my book (Psalm 139:15-16)
I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live (Acts 17:26)
You are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14)
I knit you together in your mother's womb (Psalm 139:13)
And brought you forth on the day you were born (Psalm 71:5)
I have been misrepresented by those who don't know me (John 8:41:44)
I am not distant and angry but I Am the complete expression of love (1 John 4:16)
And it is My desire to lavish My love on you (1 John 3:1)
Simply because you are My child and i am your Father(1 John 3:1)

Father's Day!

I'm thinking what should i give to my husband since Father's Day is being celebrated this month of June. I thank the Lord for my husband, being so kind and affectionate, giving all the love in the world to me and to our beloved son Yoshi.
To my loving husband. i love you so much. Continue to be the best Father for Yoshi and a loving husband to me. Every good and perfect gift comes from God, and you are a gift. I love you!!

Why Pray?

Question: "Why pray? What is the point of prayer when God knows the future and is already in control of everything. If we cannot change God's mind, why should we pray?"

Answer: For the Christian, praying is like breathing. It is easier to do it than to not do it. We pray for a variety of reasons. For one thing, prayer is a form of serving God (Luke 2:36-38) and obeying Him. We pray because God commands us to pray (Philippians 4:6-7). Prayer is exemplified for us by Christ and the early church (Mark 1:35; Acts 1:14; 2:42; 3:1; 4:23-31; 6:4; 13:1-3). If Jesus thought it was worthwhile to pray, we should also. If He needed to pray to remain in the Father’s will, how much more do we need to pray?

Another reason to pray is that God intends prayer to be the means of obtaining His solutions in a number of situations. We pray in preparation for major decisions (Luke 6:12-13); to overcome demonic barriers (Matthew 17:14-21); to gather workers for the spiritual harvest (Luke 10:2); to gain strength to overcome temptation (Matthew 26:41); and to obtain the means of strengthening others spiritually (Ephesians 6:18-19).

We come to God with our specific requests, and we have God's promise that our prayers are not in vain, even if we do not receive specifically what we asked for (Matthew 6:6; Romans 8:26-27). He has promised that when we ask for things that are in accordance with His will, He will give us what we ask for (1 John 5:14-15). Sometimes He delays His answers according to His wisdom and for our benefit. In these situations, we are to be diligent and persistent in prayer (Matthew 7:7; Luke 18:1-8). Prayer should not be seen as our means of getting God to do our will on earth, but rather as a means of getting God's will done on earth. God’s wisdom far exceeds our own.

For situations in which we do not know God's will specifically, prayer is a means of discerning His will. If the Syrian woman with the demon-influenced daughter had not prayed to Christ, her daughter would not have been made whole (Mark 7:26-30). If the blind man outside Jericho had not called out to Christ, he would have remained blind (Luke 18:35-43). God has said that we often go without because we do not ask (James 4:2). In one sense, prayer is like sharing the gospel with people. We do not know who will respond to the message of the gospel until we share it. In the same way, we will never see the results of answered prayer unless we pray.

A lack of prayer demonstrates a lack of faith and a lack of trust in God’s Word. We pray to demonstrate our faith in God, that He will do as He has promised in His Word and bless our lives abundantly more than we could ask or hope for (Ephesians 3:20). Prayer is our primary means of seeing God work in others' lives. Because it is our means of “plugging into” God's power, it is our means of defeating Satan and his army that we are powerless to overcome by ourselves. Therefore, may God find us often before His throne, for we have a high priest in heaven who can identify with all that we go through (Hebrews 4:15-16). We have His promise that the fervent prayer of a righteous man accomplishes much (James 5:16-18). May God glorify His name in our lives as we believe in Him enough to come to Him often in prayer.

Recommended Resource: Prayer, The Great Adventure by David Jeremiah.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Busy Day

Tomorrow is first day of school, students and employees will be busy preparing for tomorrow's activity. busy streets, busy day.. i need to get up as early as 5AM to prepare for everything. first things first, need to do my devotional, then need to prepare Yoshi's milk, and then my lunchbox and cycy too. thank you Lord for the strength.

Sunday, June 13, 2010


Cycy and i along with our son and jing-jing my first cousin went to church since today is Sunday. We were so blessed by the Pastor's preaching and i want to share it with you. It's all about our top five priorities in life. It is top five because it is the five most important priorities that we need to pursue in life. And this five is in order of importance. Meaning if it is number one then it is number one. If it is number two then it is number two, and so on and so forth..

Our first priority is God. Our highest calling is to have a love relationship with God (Mark 12:30). We are designed to walk and relate with our Creator. He is our Father and we are His children. He is seeking intimacy with us. We need to spend quality time with Him every morning through prayer and the Word of God before we go on our daily activities. And throughout the day we need to communicate constantly in prayer.

Our second priority is self. Why self and not others? It sounds so selfish. Look, you cannot take care of others if you have not taking care of yourself first. Jesus said in Matthew 10:8, "Freely you have received, freely give".You cannot give if you have not received first. You cannot love others unless you love yourself first (Mark 12:31). You need to take good care of yourself first so that you will be healthy and strong to help others.

Our third priority in life is our family. Before work, ministry and other people, our family comes first. Married couples need to prioritize each others. Parents need to spend quality time with their children. Children need to honor and love thier parents. By the grace of God we can build the best family in the world.

Our fourth priority is our ministry. winning souls and making disciples is our mainline not sideline.

Our fifth priority is our work. Whether we are students, employees, self-employed or businessmen, we need to excel in what we are doing. As sons and daughters of God, we need to succeed and rise to the top of our fields. We cannot neglect work or studies in the name of family or ministry. We need to practice time management and balance our schedules.

That's the preaching from our Pastor led by the Holy Spirit to share. i hope you learn something from this.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

All arount staff

I'm working in a pre-school and it is on it's second year of operation. It is an expensive school because of the method of teaching which is Montessori, and is an authentic Montessori school.only few students are enrolled because of the expensive tuition fee but it's worth for your child's education. I am the executive assistant of the school director, as an E.A., i do all the work in the office. i'm the secretary/registrar/accounting staff/assistant but i enjoy all those kinds of work because i believe i can learn a lot from it. the work doesn't matter but the attitude is.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Yoshi's Dedication

Time is really fast, i did not notice that Yoshi is already 6 months now.. i still remember the day he was born.we were so excited!
Today May 24, 2010 is my baby's dedication. He is exactly 6 months and when somebody 's asking me what is the name of my son , i said "yoshi", a lot would say, "is his father Japanese?", i would answer no, it's just that my husband is an ANIME addict, i would say..

I'm working today but i asked permission to my boss if i can take a half day in my work cause i need to check the preparations for Yoshi's Dedication. It's a simple ceremony with close family and relatives and a few neighbors from our street but a memorable one for all of us. Since Yoshi came into our lives, it's easy for us family to gather and spend time together because of this bundle of joy who always puts all of us in a smile even how tired we are from work..

It's a gift and a blessing to have a baby in the family.