Wednesday, May 22, 2013

What We Have for Lunch: Tatak Batangueno

Steamed eggplant and kangkong with sauteed fish sauce (Bagoong Balayan)

Sinaing na Tambakol with fresh tomatoes
(Tuna simmered in tamarind with garlic)

Steamed rice to complete the meal.

Monday, May 20, 2013

When I Come to God in Prayer

It is in prayer where I can pour out myself to God and tell him the things I couldn't share with anyone even with my pakner4lyf.  During prayer it is who I really am - I come to Him just as I am; there's nothing to conceal knowing that the God whom I talk with knows every detail about me.  God moves and changes things as we pray.  We can find our strength when we're down on our knees in prayer.

Whenever I come to God in prayer it always reminds me to continually give grace to those who err against me.  As I draw near in prayer to God, I see my impurities in the light of his holiness.  Having a God who chose to love someone like me; who hurt him most of the time because of my frailty - I fail to keep his words, to be grateful for each and every day and constantly commune with him; I might be even asking him for the things out of his will, but those shortcomings will not change the fact that he will still love me no matter what.  This amazes me, what a kind of love!  It is one definite reason to grant forgiveness because God forgives - Now it is easier for me to grant forgiveness to those who caused me pain.  I will choose to remember that I am not perfect, I commit mistakes and keep on erring with God and the people around me, so I can graciously grant grace to other.  

Friday, May 17, 2013


The gift of friendship is one of the best things we can receive.  It's hard to find those whom you can completely rely on and it's a wonderful thing once you have found them - they are like precious gems worthy for keeps and to be taken care of. 

Can we really find someone who's perfectly reliable?  Well, there is no one.  Our humanity causes us not to be.  We were able to say that a friend is worthy of our trust just because we learn to love and accept the whole person as who he is.  Friendships experience rough times and after these situations you are able learn who your real friends are.  For me it is important to keep love, forgiveness and understanding in friendship.  These attitudes make relationship last even imperfections and troubles arise. 

Found this cute photo from just added the verse using Picasa.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Free Bible Lessons

You can now ask for the free soft copy of this material.  Send your requests to  Lessons are available only in Tagalog.  "Ang Diyos na Lumikha - Ako'y Espesyal na Nilikha Niya" is authored by yours truly and illustrated by Dennis Contreras.

I had been involved in teaching children since I was in high school and I believe it is where God has called me to minister to children.  One of my passions is to teach them about the love of God and tell them how to live according to his word.  Being in this ministry for years, one of the problems were finding free teaching resources for children.  Most of the time churches have a very little budget or at times no budget at all to facilitate the needs of children ministry.  We have encountered these problems but it didn't hinder us ministering to these little children.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Mother's Day Celebration 2013

It's not easy being a mom yet I would have to say that it was one of the most rewarding days of my life.  I am happy seeing my children as they grow and am delighted to take care of them each and everyday.

Yesterday I have received tons of greetings through SMS and my Facebook account.  I appreciated it much, thank you guys.   It's a good thing that there is a day designated to recognize all moms.  I just wanted to share my mother's day experience this 2013.

Looking for Something?

English: Graphic from the licensing tutorial

Have you experienced looking for some stuffs because you needed it right away?  And isn't it irritating to find your self looking around the house/office just to find that stuff you needed.  As far as I know everyone encounters this typical scenario, getting things misplaced.  Isn't it funny that you get to find these things so easily when you no longer needed them.  According to John Maxwell, looking for these stuffs is one of the greatest time wasters.  I agree with him so it pays to be always organized.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Cake Art Collections (2)

Lightning Mcqeen
This is my first attempt to use fondant.  I am happy with the results and enjoyed making this cake too!