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Greetings!

Hello you! Yes, you! :) You're here on my page and yes, you will know me... maybe just a glimpse of me but since you're here, you can already see a part of who I am. I welcome you to my blogging world and I'm happy to have you here!

Thanks for dropping by!

Love to all!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Goodbye to My Long Hair

I love my hair. =) I really do. Actually, first time kong nagpahaba ng hair na ganun kahaba. . .

I took care of it. I really did. Everyday, as it grows it gives warm joy inside me.

But then, suddenly, I felt that something went wrong.
Hindi na maganda pakiramdam ko sa hair ko. =(

Oh, no!

Even if how much I did care for it, how much I value it, how much I love it. . . ganun parin yung result. Still, not enough. Not lovely enough. Not pretty enough. Akala ko lang pala maganda na, pero habang tumatagal, hindi pala. And so, I've decided to cut it na.

It was hard. Really hard to decide. But then I thought, If I can't handle it now, how much more if it'll be longer? =( And as I've decided, I had this hope and desire deep in me. . .

That as I let it grow back like it was before, as time goes by, I would learn better things on how to really handle it to maintain it's natural beauty. =) Learn ways, brilliant ways to make it prettier than before. (Help me, God.)
And as it grows, I would not worry anymore because I know, Someone would always have His magic tough on my head/hair everyday. =)

Thursday, April 29, 2010

True Happiness

Matthew 5.3-12

"Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor;
the Kingdom of heaven belongs to them!

Happy are those who mourn;
God will comfort them!

Happy are those who are humble;
they will receive what God has promised!

Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires;
God will satisfy them fully!

Happy are those who are merciful to others;
God will be merciful to them!

Happy are the pure in heart;
they will see God!

Happy are those who work for peace;
God will call them His children!

Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires;
the Kingdom of heaven belongs to them!

Happy are you when people insult you and persecute you and tell all kinds of evil lies against you because you are my followers.
Be happy and glad, for a great reward is kept for you in Heaven."

Monday, April 26, 2010

Six Ways Pride Keeps Us From God

By Angie Lewis

Pride is a dangerous emotion and can eventually lead us to sinful behavior. There are several areas in our life where we allow pride to take precedent over our life, and most of the time we don’t even know it – this is how pride works in a person. Pride is an excessive high opinion of one self and can lead to much destruction in our dealings with others and in our relationship with God.

 
1. Pride Keeps Us From Admitting Sin

Have you ever been confronted and rebuked about a sin that you committed? Sometimes because of our pride it’s hard to admit we sinned, but by admission we sometimes realize that we are sorry for that sin. It takes our heart to break down in humbleness before we can admit we sinned or were wrong in our actions. It’s good when a Christian brother or sister confronts us about our sin(s), and we should accept correction as a resource to our growth in the Lord.

Godly sorrow bring repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death. See what this godly sorrow has produced in you: what earnestness, what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what alarm, what longing, what concern, what readiness to see justice done.
-II Corinthians 7:10

2. Pride Blinds Us To Our Faults

Pride keeps us from noticing our own faults. Perhaps we get into an argument with our spouse and we think it is their entire fault because we don’t have any faults. But everyone has faults and weaknesses. How can we have good relationships if we think were better than others or if we think we do everything right? We like to show others their faults, or we like to talk behind people’s backs and judge them, but that’s not our job.

Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
-Matthew 7:1

3. Pride Is An Obstacle To Our Faith In Jesus

Pride keeps us believing in our house, money, status, career, etc. If we allow pride to rule our heart, we will feel the need to match a certain status quo in society – its called the “keep up with the Joneses” attitude. Pride has a way of hardening our hearts and then we reject Christ for our life. Pride is definitely an obstacle to our faith in Christ.

People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wondered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
-I Timothy 6:7-10

4. Pride Makes Us Self-Righteous

Self-righteousness is dangerous. It leads to sin. It causes us to be hateful and bitter towards others and keeps us from wanting to learn anything from God for our life. Don’t let pride in your achievements cut you off from God. Your achievements are because of God.

The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself” ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men – robbers, evildoers, adulterers-or even like the tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’ But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breasts and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’ I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
-Luke 18: 11-14

5. Pride Is An Ingredient In Every Argument

Why do we fuss, fight, quarrel, and always have to be right? Pride does this to us. Pride keeps us protected where no one can come in and tell us what to do or how to live or how to behave – we already know all this stuff, right? The next time you are in an argument with a loved one, smile and walk away and see how good that feels. How about saying, I was wrong”, or “I need advice”.

Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.
-Proverbs 13:10

6. Pride Keeps Us From Asking Others For Help Or Advice

Have you ever known someone who is so proud they won’t ask for help or advice, even if they really need the help! Next time you’re in need of help, advice, or just want to get a second opinion on something, don’t let pride stand in the way of your asking one of your fellow Christians for help. They will be glad to offer any service they can if it will aid in your trust and confidence in the Lord.

Then Phillip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. ‘Do you understand what you are reading”? Phillip asked. ‘How can I, he said, ‘unless someone explains it to me'? So he invited Phillip to come up and sit with him.
-Acts 8: 30-31

Then Phillip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus.
-Acts 8:35

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Ferritin

It was last Saturday that we went to the clinic to see the doctor again for the results of the blood tests done to me last April 3. Haven't been able to see the results yet, I know I've been bad concerning my health lately (nagpabaya ako).

Let me define some words related to this one blood test done to me: the Ferritin Level.

Ferritin - Serves to store iron in a non-toxic form, to deposit it in a safe form, and to transport it to areas that it is required.

Iron - The body needs iron so it can make hemoglobin -> a substance in red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to body tissues. Brain activity, breathing, cellular respiration and every activity of the body depends on there being enough iron in the blood.

Ferritin Normal Range/Reference Range = 15 - 165 ug/L (as said in the report/results)

And my result revealed:

1 ug/L.

I was shocked. The doctor even said, "I'm even wondering how you can still stand in your situation right now!" She was kinda mad/upset in that sense. And me, I was so disappointed about myself. I'm a bad patient. I must know how to take care of myself for God's sake! >.< How can I take care of others when it's actually me who needs to be well first?!

And so, I've come into my senses. Binatukan na yata ako ni Lord at sinabing,
"Christine! Umayos ka. That's not you anymore! Please take care of yourself. . ."
I was so guilty. =(

Now, bumabawi na ko. And alam ko makakabawi talaga ko with the help of God. He's never left me, He's been always there watching over me, my every move. So, nung kinaylangan na Nya 'kong batukan para bumalik senses ko, ginawa Nya! hehehe. Thank You sa dukol Lord, love jud kaayo ko Nimo bah. :))

* Christine -- POWERED UP and with LEVELED UP FAITH! Fight! =D

My Heart

By: Paramore

[ Sa tanan na nakapa sa amung banda sa una, ito and pinakapaborito ko. It really seeped into my veins, into my soul. This song is for the Only One Above. ]

I am finding out that maybe I was wrong
That I've fallen down and I can't do this alone

Stay with me, this is what I need, please?

Sing us a song and we'll sing it back to You
We could sing our own but what would it be without You?

I am nothing now and it's been so long
Since I've heard the sound, the sound of my only hope
This time I will be listening.

Sing us a song and we'll sing it back to You
We could sing our own but what would it be without You?

This heart, it beats, beats for only You
This heart, it beats, beats for only You
This heart, it beats, beats for only You
My heart is Yours
This heart, it beats, beats for only You
My heart is Yours
(My heart, it beats for You)
This heart, it beats, beats for only You (It beats, beats for only You)
My heart is Yours (My heart is Yours)
This heart, it beats, beats for only You (Please don't go now, please don't fade away)
My heart, my heart is Yours (Please don't go now, please don't fade away)

(Please don't go now, please don't fade away) My heart is Yours
(Please don't go now, please don't fade away) My heart is Yours
(Please don't go, please don't fade away)
(Please don't go now, please don't fade away)
My heart is...

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Serenity Prayer

God,
Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;

Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with HIM Forever in the next.

Amen.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

While I'm Waiting

[Just wanna share this beautiful song, from the movie FIREPROOF. This song touched my soul, and have brighten up every corner my mind and heart in facing one of the most challenging days of my life. Though hurting and painful, but I was praising Him because I know, all these pain will be a way to make me a better person, preparing me for the mission I have to accomplish here on earth. So, I was at peace.

I asked, "God, how can I repay you for ALL Your goodness to me?"

And the answer was given to me and so I told God,

"Yes Lord. I will serve, I will worship, and I will praise You, while I'm waiting for your coming."]

I'm waiting
I'm waiting on You, Lord
And I am hopeful
I'm waiting on You, Lord
Though it is painful
But patiently, I will wait.

I will move ahead, bold and confident
Taking every step in obedience

While I'm waiting
I will serve You
While I'm waiting
I will worship
While I'm waiting
I will not faint
I'll be running the race
Even while I wait

I'm waiting
I'm waiting on You, Lord
And I am peaceful
I'm waiting on You, Lord
Though it's not easy
But faithfully, I will wait.

Yes, I will wait
I will serve You while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting
I will serve You while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting
I will serve you while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting on You, Lord .


Friday, April 2, 2010

Majesty by: SPC Choral

Just wanna share this wonderful song to everyone. It was last March 30, 2010 when I've finished readng the book of Hebrews in the Bible. And a certain verse struck me and filled my heart with emotions:
Hebrews 2:6-8 says, " ...What is man, O God, That you should think of him; mere man, that you should care for him? You made him for a little while lower than the angels; you crowned him with glory and honor, and made him ruler over all things."

After reading that certain passage, I just realized that it was from that passage where the song "Majesty" was taken. :) Memories lingered in my mind as I remember how we, the SPC chorale, were singing this wonderful song. And while I was singing the song in my mind, I just noticed that I was in tears already. And natingala ko, wala naman ko ka-memorize hinuon uy! haha. And so I decided to ask some help from some of my ka-members sa 'kural'  hehehe

Thanks to Tillet and Micole. Nung gi-PM sa akin ni Micole ang song, sumaya din sya because I reminded her of that song, and she said that while she was typing the lyrics, she was teary eyed also. :'(
Ang ganda kasi ng song na toh. . .

Well, here's the lyrics:

When I gaze into the night skies and see the work of your fingers

The moon and stars suspended in space
(But what is man?)
What is man that you are mindful of him?

You have given man a crown of glory and honor
And have made him a little lower than the angels
You have put him in-charge of all creation

(the beast of the fields)
the birds of the air
(the fish of the sea)
But what is man.
Oh, what is man that you are mindful of him.

O lord our God, the Majesty and Glory of Your Name
Transcends the earth and fills the heavens.

O Lord our God, little children praise you perfectly and so would we,
and so would we.

Alleluia, alleluia, the majesty and Glory of Your Name.
Alleluia, alleluia, the majesty and Glory of Your name.

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia,Alleluia, Alleluia

~Thanks din pala kay Micz dahil binigay nya din ang link kung san ko mapapanood/mapapakinggan ang song habang kinakanta namin sa chapel ng SPC! Grabe guys, na-miss ko na kumanta ng ganito kasama kayo mga KURALER'S! :))

Here's the link (di maganda ang pagkakuha pero maganda ang audio nito. Enjoy.)
just click it!
http://www.youtube.com/user/niji3#p/u/11/fGEaJHY-WlM