The First Sunday of Advent....

Advent (from Latin, adventus, meaning" coming towards) is a four-week season of preparation for Christmas. The first sunday of Advent marks the beginning of the church's year.

Advent and Christmas focus both on the past---the coming of Jesus as an infant born into poverty in Bethlehem, abd the future - the coming of Christ in glory to fulfill God's loving purposes for humanity. This is reflected in the church for each Sunday of Advent. Advent this year comes at a time of anxiety and hope. Many of us are struggling and are afraid for our future. It's not easy to hope when times are bad. Mary, as she waited for the birth of her child into an uncertain world, knwe how to live with hope---to belive the promise of God. So Advent is a time when we wait, with Mary, for the birth of new life into a world living in the shadows of death. (SOURCE: uccp newsletter_

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TCP: Sound of Music

My first time to join TCP!

I know this is a very old-fashioned blockbuster movie but I guess everyone loves to see it even nowadays. Am I right? I know you are all familiar with the Von Trapp family singers.
So great and cool movie to watch for the entire family over and over again.

Happy TCP!

How True Is It?

The question would be... Chew more, Weigh Less?

Next time you grab a handful of nuts to snack on, count to 40.

A recent study revealed that when people ate a small serving of almonds, 40 chews quelled hunger better than 10 or even 25 crunches of the same amount of nuts.

The Magic Number
Not only did the extra chews help curb hunger best, but also the feelings of fullness lasted longest when people gave the nuts the extra chews. And the practice may work with other foods, too, because researchers suspect it may simply be the mere act of chewing that switches on your brain's satiety center.

Cool huh!

I'm Back!

It's been quite awhile that I haven't updated my blogs because of my busy schedules.
Just this week was a busy day for me because I attended a 3 day-seminar
and prior to the said event was also a long busy week preparation.
I miss my blogland! Now, I hope I could find more time doing my usual rounds
like bloghopping in the blogosphere! Thanks for the visit anyway!


Tag on Relationships

As usual I was tagged by my best friend Phebie of LOVEs Haven. It's my first time here to answer tag questions online. *wink*

What are your middle names?

How long have you been together?
13 years of being together

How long did you know each other before you started dating?
in a span of one week...whaaaa...

Who asked whom out?
What? ;)

How old are each of you?
I'm 35 and she's 30 *wink*

Whose siblings do you see the most?
My sis..

Which situation is the hardest on you as a couple?
When my parents make decisions for us...gggrrrrr...

Did you go to the same school?

Are you from the same home town?
Nope! I'm from CDO and she's from ZDS

Who is smarter?
Academically speaking, I guess I am! lolz...

Who is the most sensitive?
My wife...

Where do you eat out most as a couple?

Who has the craziest exes?
ahmm... MEH?

Who has the worst temper?

Who does the cooking?
MEH oftentimes

Who is the neat-freak?
both of us....

Who is more stubborn? again?

Who hogs the bed?
she does!

Who wakes up earlier?
Me because i have to work at 8am...

Who is more jealous?
ah for sure she is!

How long did it take to get serious?
easily because I am a serious man!

Who eats more?
I eat a lot!

Who does the laundry?
Me...sometimes the both of us!

Who’s better with the computer?
I can say I am!

Who drives when you are together?
Of course meh!

Thanks for the tag bes...If you wish to answer also, just grab it! :)

The Mommy Journey's 1st Blogversary

the mommy journey

This is my very first try to join a blog contest here in the blogosphere. Mommy Chris of The Mommy Journey will be celebrating her 1st year anniversary on September 10 and I'm giving it a try. It's so simple, no sweat at all just click it HERE.

Here are the prizes:

1st winner
blogspot makeover by Momgen Designs
4000 EC credits from Nishas world and baby Alisha
2000 EC credits from Dorothy's Vineyard
1000 EC credits from Blog Fusion
1000 EC credits from Worth's Road
1000 EC credits from Mouth's Delight
125 x125 ad space for 1 month from There is Happiness
125 x125 ad space for 1 month from Twins Happiness

2nd winner
blogspot customized template by Web Blog Designs
$5.00 from Thoughts and Obsessions
5000 EC credits from Simple Happy Life
2000 EC credits from Bitz n Pieces of My Life
2000 EC credits from Empowered Mom
125 x125 ad space for 1 month from Also Mommy
125 x125 ad space for 1 month from TH Corner

3rd winner
5000 EC credits and 125x125 ad space for 1 month from The Mommy Journey
2000 EC credits from Inhale... Exhale...
2000 EC credits from Just the Tip of the Iceberg
$5.00 from Inspirational Insights
125x125 ad space for 1 month from iluvcontest
125x125 ad space for 1 month from another contest

4th winner
3000 EC credits from Chuchie's Hideaway
2000 EC credits from Honeysweet Learning Center
2000 EC credits from WhereAbouts
$5.00, 1000 EC credits and 125x125 ad space for 1 month from Just About Anything
125x125 ad space for 1 month from Sherry Contest
125x125 ad space for 1 month from Sherry Rambling

5th winner
$5.00 from Our Family Story
5000 EC credits from a housewife's journal and an extraordinary path to parenthood
2000 EC credits from Dharlz Creations
125x125 ad space for 1 month from That Blog 4 Me
125x125 ad space for 1 month from Travel Blog

Anyway, advance Happy Blogversary Mommy Chris!

Got my OC Sampler Pack

A friend of mine named Phebie asked me to sign-up in HERE for a freebie.
In less than a hour,
I was able to have my claiming coupon
for my OC Training Sampler Kit from
LimKetKai National Bookstore.
As simple as that, I already have them in hand!

WFW: Jesus Never Fails

This is my very first entry for this meme.
I am so excited to share about God's wonderful promises!

Be blessed!

Be Strong with Magnesium!

Been feeling like a wet dishrag lately? Could be you’re low on magnesium.

Magnesium is a multitasking mineral, and one of its jobs is to power up our muscles. Unfortunately, many of us don’t get enough of it -- especially as we get older.

Is Frailty Inevitable?
To counter age-related muscle loss and bouts of feeling wimpy, you need to do two things:

* Build up your muscles.

* Be sure you’re eating a balanced diet and getting your fair share of magnesium.

Not Enough

Pleasure, material, possessions and even great knowledge do not bring lasting satisfaction. What we need is more than fun, finances and fame to be fulfilled. But have you think about those persons who committed suicide? These were people who had failed to find the meaning of their existence.

Our lives indeed, do have meaning for both time and eternity. Why? because we were created in God's own image. We have an eternal purpose and the hope of heaven. This is enough to bring deep peace and joy to our lives.

just wanna share this verse to you...

"What profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world,
and is himself destroyed or lost?"
Luke 9:25

Busy Mode

Last four weeks ago, we were so busy preparing for the National PCO-PO-RFU Coordination Meeting. Phebie and I were one of the secretariats for the said 3 day event. It was indeed a stressful yet a successful and a memorable experience we had!

Here are some pics we have...

during the field visit...

the secretariats...oops! sorry I am the one who took it

A Prayer of LIFE!

As I was blog hopping, I was able to stumble at my friend's site~ Elaine of Laine's Abode. I thought of sharing also this prayer to here it is!

Teach me Lord to be sweet and gentle
In all the events in life
In disappointments
In the thoughtlessness of others
In the insincerity of those
on whom I Relied.

Let me put myself Aside
To think of the Happiness of others
To hide my little pains and heataches
To suffer from them.

TEACH ME TO PROFIT by the suffering
That comes across my path let me use it
That it may MELLOW me not harden
Nor embitter me
That it may make me PATIENT
Not irritable
That it may make BROAD in my FORGIVENESS
Not narrow, haughty and overbearing.

May NO ONE be less good for having come
With in my influence no one less PURE less TIME.
Less KIND, less NOBLE for having been
A fellow traveler in our journey
Towards Eternal Life. AMEN.

(More thins are wrought by prayer than this dream of.)

-from Rev. Fr. Brower-

Back to School

After enjoying the two months school vacation break, my daughter is so excited to be back in school once again. Meeting with old classmates and new friends excites her most. But well, being a student is not just purely fun but she really has to study so as not be removed in the honor's list. As a father, I am always be so proud of whatever achievements she has in life!

Happy Birthday!

Today is a very special day for me that I wanted to thank the Lord for the
additional LIFE He has given me in my fruitful YEARS!

May God grant me whatever my heart's desire...

Increase Your Link Tags

I got tagged by a friend named Phebie of LOVE's Haven. It claims to increase back links. I surely need it this time. Thanks so much Pheb's for tagging me along ....

1. Try to make a post just like this one and mention this process.

2. From the list of blog sites below remove the number 1 and move the rest in the list 1 step higher (i. e number 2 becomes number 1, and so on). Add your blog name in the 5th position. Don't forget to copy the links. (Here's my list-my site added in the end)

3. List at most five of your friends blog site here with link and inform them of this post and ask them to do the same. Here's my list:


Disney Kids Picture

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Am I a Fireman Yet?

I just want to share this story which is so uplifting and can make you cry and question yourself each day to live life to the fullest, help others, and stop whining about high gas prices. :) Just a warning to all: don't read if you wish to remain the same person you are today.

Please scroll down the story below:

In Phoenix, Arizona, a 26-year-old mother stared down at her 6 year old son, who was dying of terminal leukemia. Although her heart was filled with sadness, she also had a strong feeling of determination. Like any parent, she wanted her son to grow up & fulfill all his dreams. Now that was no longer possible the leukemia would see to that. But she still wanted her son's dream to come true. She took her son's hand and asked, 'Billy, did you ever think about what you wanted to be once you grew up? Did you ever dream and wish what you would do with your life?' Mommy, 'I always wanted to be a fireman when I grew up.' Mom smiled back and said, 'Let's see if we can make your wish come true.' Later that day she went to her local fire Department in Phoenix, Arizona, where she met Fireman Bob, who had a heart as big as Phoenix. She explained her son's final wish and asked if it might be possible to give her 6 year-old son a ride around the block on a fire engine.

Fireman Bob said, ‘Look, we can do better than that. If you'll have your son ready at seven o'clock Wednesday morning, we'll make him an honorary Fireman for the whole day. He can come down to the fire station, eat with us, go out on all the fire calls, the whole nine yards!

And if you'll give us his sizes, we'll get a real fire uniform for him, with a real fire hat - not a toy -- one-with the emblem of the Phoenix Fire Department on it, a yellow slicker like we wear and rubber boots.'

'They're all manufactured right here in Phoenix, so we can get them fast.'

Three days later Fireman Bob picked up Billy, dressed him in his uniform and escorted him from his hospital bed to the waiting hook and ladder truck.

Billy got to sit on the back of the truck and help steer it back to the fire station. He was in heaven. There were three fire calls in Phoenix that day and Billy got to go out on all three calls.

He rode in the different fire engines, the Paramedic's' van, and even the fire chief's car. He was also videotaped for the local news program.

Having his dream come true, with all the love and attention that was lavished upon him, he was so deeply touched. He lived three months longer than any doctor thought possible.

One night all of his vital signs began to drop dramatically and the head nurse, who believed in the hospice concept - that no one should die alone, began to call the family members to the hospital.

Then she remembered the day Billy had spent as a Fireman, so she called the Fire Chief and asked if it would be possible to send a fireman in uniform to the hospital to be with Billy as he made his transition.

The chief replied, 'We can do better than that. We'll be there in five minutes. Will you please do me a favor? When you hear the sirens screaming and see the lights flashing, will you announce over the PA system that there is not a fire?'

'It's the department coming to see one of its finest members one more time. And will you open the window to his room?'

About five minutes later a hook and ladder truck arrived at the hospital and extended its ladder up to Billy's third floor open window--------16 fire-fighters climbed up the ladder into Billy's room

With his mother's permission, they hugged him and held him and told him how much they LOVED him.

With his dying breath,
Billy looked up at the fire chief and said,

'Chief, am I really a fireman now?'

'Billy, you are, and
The Head Chief,
Jesus, is holding your hand,' the chief said

With those words, Billy smiled and said,

'I know, He's been holding my hand all day, and
The angels have been singing..'

He closed his eyes one last time.