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New Year's Resolution

Spend More Time with Family & Friends...
Make plans to meet up with friends foran evening of comaraderie at a favoriterestaurant or take the family to one ofthese popular places for family fun.Work shouldn't always come first!

New Year's Resolution

Get Out of Debt.....
Was money a big source of stress in your life last year? Join the millions of peoples who have resolved to spend this year getting a handle on their finances.It's a promise that will repay itself many times over in the year ahead.

New Year in Kaiserslautern

I mentioned in my previous blog that I will be away to visit friends in Ktown. Yesterday we arrived here in Ktown safely and soundly. I thanked the Lord for bringing us safe to our friends' house. We had fun yesterday seeing again our friends here in Kaiserslautern.

This is my first time spending New Year away from my husband. But even though I spend it away from him, of course he is still in my thoughts. I am just thankful that my husband is not strict allowing me to go anywhere I want. In short, he is a very understanding and kind person whom I am always proud of.

Again, I want to thank all my friends for the priceless friendship you gave me. Your friendship is always treasured. I also want to thank my husband who is always being there for me in good and bad times. Lastly, I want to thank the Lord Almighty for the endless blessings He gave me and my family for the past years.

Again and Again, I wish everyone a Wonderful New year always full of love, more blessings, peace, happ…

Bible Verses for today

He Is the Friend who sticks closer than a brother...
O You who hear prayer, To You all men come. Iniquities prevail against me; As for our transgressions, You forgive them. How blessed is the one whom You choose and bring near to You To dwell in Your courts. We will be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, Your holy temple.
Psalm 65:2-4 NASB


The LORD is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.
Proverbs 15:29 KJV


But I call to God, and the LORD saves me. Evening, morning and noon I cry out in distress, and he hears my voice.
Psalm 55:16:17 NIV


Thanks be unto God for his wonderful gift: Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God is the object of our faith; the only faith that saves is faith in Him.

New Year Greetings

The festive season is upon us, and whether you're enjoying your holiday in the snow or sand, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for all you friendship and wish you and your family a holiday that will be filled to the brim with special memories and excitement for 2008.

A VERY HAPPY, EXCITING AND BLESSED NEW YEAR TO ONE AND ALL!!!

My husband's Birthday

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Yesterday was my husband's birthday. He have to go to work and already went home at night since he had to work 12 hours...Pity to my husband, it's his birthday but he have to work..So we just spent together a dinner with Snitzel (like a breaded pork) and vegetable salad.

My husband is not a materialistic person. He is just a very simple, down to earth, understanding, supportive and responsible one. I could not ask for anything more. I am blessed to have him in my life. I believed that he is one of my greatest gift. I am so proud of him.

Last night, he saw my gift on our bed. He was surprised that I bought a gift for him. I told him that he can open it after we take our dinner. He was more surprised upon opening it because it was empty inside only with one paper. Here are the words in that card;

"Zum Geburtstag Viel Glueck"

Liebe Schatz,

Ich wuensche dir zum Geburtstag
viel Glueck, Liebe,
Zufriedenheit und Gesundheit fuer immer.
Ich liebe dich mein Schatz...Danke fuer alles!!…

Crazy New Year's Resolutions

Good morning dear readers...New year is inevitable...One more sleep and tomorrow midnight comes another year in our life..I am just hoping that it will be a better one for all of us...My only wish is to always have a good health for me, my family, relatives, friends and to all who read this blog. I really appreciate your time visiting me here.

I got this crazy New Year's Resolution in my email...of course, I also want to share it with you before I leave today to visit a very close friend. Sounds really crazy, so its better to take the opposite of it!!! Have fun!!

New Year's Resolutions You Can Keep
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Have you broken your last New Year's Resolutions?
Well, here's a rather crazy list that you can keep.

1. Gain weight. At least 30 pounds.

2. Stop exercising. Waste of time.

3. Read less. Makes you think.

4. Watch more TV. You've been missing some good stuff.

5. Procrastinate more. Starting tomorrow.

6. Stop bringing lunch from home: Eat out mor…

Bible Verses

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He Leads - We Follow. I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you. Do not be like the horse or the mule, which have no understanding but must be controlled by bit and bridle or they will not come to you.

Psalm 32:8,9 NIV



The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD:
and he delighteth in his way.

Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down:
for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.

Psalm 37:23,24 KJV

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The mind of man plans his way,
But the LORD directs his steps.

Proverbs 16:9 NASB

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He keeps the feet of His godly ones,
But the wicked ones are silenced in darkness;
For not by might shall a man prevail.

1 Samuel 2:9 NASB

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Blessed are the undefiled in the way,
Who walk in the law of the LORD!

Blessed are those who keep His testimonies,
Who seek Him with the whole heart!

They also do no iniquity;
They walk in His ways.

You have commanded us
To keep Your precepts diligently…

Vocabulary from Rob Kyff

Hello everyone!!Just wanted to share this one....guess it's quite interesting to add to your vocabulary...Anyway I will be out to visit a friend tomorrow to spend a New year there till a week..I will try to update my blog if I have time..I wish everyone a happy and blessed New Year!! Have some fun!! Best regards!!!
When Nouns Become Adverbs "I don't stay up nights worrying," said John Lennon in 1965. "Summers I used to cover Missouri," wrote Thornton Wilder in 1934. "I went over there afternoons," wrote Ernest Hemingway in 1929.

Why do we sometimes use nouns -- "nights," "summers" and "afternoons" -- as adverbs like this? In fact, this usage is a linguistic fossil, a remnant from the early history of English.

Today we use the genitive case of a noun to indicate possession, as in "night's coolness" or "summer's warmth." But in Old English, the genitive case could also indicate that a …

New Year's Resolution p4

Fit in Fitness.....
The evidence is in for fitness. Regular
exercise has been associated with more
health benefits than anything else known
to man. Studies show that it reduces the
risk of some cancers, increases
longevity, helps achieve and maintain
weight loss, enhances mood, lowers blood
pressure, and even improves arthritis.
In short, exercise keeps you healthy and
makes you look and feel better aside having fun from it..

New Year's Resolution p3

Quit Drinking...
While many people use the New Year as an
incentive to finally stop drinking, most
are not equipped to make such a drastic
lifestyle change all at once. Many heavy
drinkers fail to quit cold turkey but do
much better when they taper gradually,
or even learn to moderate their
drinking. If you have decided that you
want to stop drinking, there is a world
of help and support available people's
Alcoholics Anonymous offers meetings
throughout the greater places or area.
There is also a group for Parents of
Teenage Alcohol and Drug Abusers. There
are also a number of treatment-based
programs, as well as support groups for
families of alcoholics.

New Year's Resolution P2

Tame the Bulge....
Over 66 percent of adult young and adult
are considered overweight or obese by
recent studies, so it is not surprising
to find that weight loss is one of the
most popular New Year's resolutions.
Setting reasonable goals and staying
focused are the two most important
factors in sticking with a weight loss
program, and the key to success for
those millions of Americans who made a
New Year's commitment to shed extra pounds.

New Year's Resolution P1

Enjoy Life More
Given the hectic, stressful lifestyles
of millions of People, it is no wonder
that "enjoying life more" has become a
popular resolution in recent years. It's
an important step to a happier and
healthier you! Consider one health's
holistic healing center for products
designed to bring balance to your body,
mind and soul. Or just get out and try
something new! Take up a new hobby or
try your hand at skiing. Go to a theater
performance, or head to the local spa.
offers a wealth of artistic and
recreational activities to meet just
about anyone's wishes.

adapted from friendster (sangay)

It's Not a Joke

NO JOKEIt is unfortunate that some people take this day as a big joke. On this day, they pull on a trick on some unsuspecting people. They exploit other people's innocence.Today is not a big joke. It is no joke for parents to lose their children. It is not joke for children to be killed. It is no joke for Mary and Joseph to flee in the middle of the night to save their newborn Son from the sword of Herod. Please do not spend this day making practical jokes on anyone. The day today is written in red, written in blood; it is not a joke-day today.The Holy Innocents who were massacred thousands of years ago by a mad king continue crying today. They are the aborted infants, the abandoned babies, the children caught in crossfires, the boys and girls who are exploited in many horrific ways. Their cries pierce our hearts. We cannot but be disturbed so as to act on their behalf.Today's feast is not a day for making practical jokes on each other, as many people think it is. It is a day…

Blog Treasure Award

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I would like to thank my new found beautiful friend Joy for awarding this to me . Very much appreciated because it makes me proud knowing that someone thought about my blog as a treasure...Guess all my Blogger friends already have this award if not you can grab this then!!! Happy New year!!!

Our Wonderful Provider

Just got this wonderful Bible verses in my email today..I want it to share to anyone who reads this blog!!! Take care everyone and have a wonderful New Year to come!!
Our Wonderful Provider! So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Matthew 6:31-34 NIV

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He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD is gracious and full of compassion. He hath given meat unto them that fear him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant. He hath shewed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen.

Psalm 111:4-6 KJV

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"You wil…

Wedding Anniversary

In line with anniversaries, people would always associate it with precious wedding anniversary stones such as: 1st Anniversary - Gold Jewelry
2nd Anniversary - Garnet
3rd Anniversary - Pearls
4th Anniversary - Blue Topaz
5th Anniversary - Sapphire
6th Anniversary - Amethyst
7th Anniversary - Onyx
8th Anniversary - Tourmaline
9th Anniversary - Lapis Lazuli
10th Anniversary - Diamond Jewelry
11th Anniversary - Turquoise
12th Anniversary - Jade
13th Anniversary - Citrine
14th Anniversary - Opal
15th Anniversary - Ruby
16th Anniversary - Peridot (evening emerald)
17th Anniversary - Watches
18th Anniversary - Cat's Eye or Chrysoberyl
19th Anniversary - Aquamarine
20th Anniversary - Emerald
21st Anniversary - Iolite
22nd Anniversary - Spinel
23rd Anniversary - Imperial Topaz
24th Anniversary - Tanzanite
25th Anniversary - Silver Jubilee
30th Anniversary - Pearl Jubilee
35th Anniversary - Emerald
40th Anniversary - Ruby
45th Anniversary - Sapphire
50th Anniversary - Golden Jubilee
55th Anniversary - Alexandrite
60th A…

Bisdak Friends - Blogsites

Special thanks to Carlota for engineering and repairing my blog. Below are the blogsites of some Bisdak Member Family engineered by Carlota. A happy and prosperous New Year to everyone!!

Vickie-BonBon - MahalKaayo
Lily - An Angel’s Journey
Lily - Bavarian-Angel
Glorie - Glorie’s Solitude
Angel - Carlson Clan and Adventure
Frenchie-Amy - Moi et mon univers!
Ruby - Simply the best
Norm - Yesterday Today and Tomorrow
Malou - My Haven’s Corner
Ylan - Ylan’s Refuge
Ivy - La vida es hermosa
Anna - Anna’s Daily Journal
Monica - Blog Princess
JoyDob - Everyday Life
Crisly & Maviev

Tag from Ethel thanks Lollipop..passed to Joy

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Times of the Year

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Life is the greatest gift what everyone can have. We are all lucky to be in this world, seeing its grandeur and beauty. There are still a lot of things that we need to discover in this beautiful world. I know, I still did not experience all the beauty the world has to give but I am very thankful to be here. I am always thankful waking up everyday seeing the beauty of nature outside our window.


Spring time where flowers and tress start to bloom again.
these are flowers in our garden


First snow in our place.
taken in our garden last nov. 15, '07


I took a glimpse outside our window this morning. It is a cold, foggy and gray winter here in Germany. Others find this weather very depressing especially if they grew up in a tropical country. It was snowing a bit last night since the roofs of our neighbors' houses are filled with snow. I also find it sometimes very depressing especially when I think of the sunny weather, blue sky and sea in the Philippines. Sunshine always give me energy. …

Technorati again!!!

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I'm getting Technorati today

Technorati Profile


...I am getting Technorati today...hope I can get something useful from it..

Christmas Dinner

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Lily, Jasmine and me having xmas dinner


in Lily's apartment with our adopted daughter


in Lily's house...me and my hubby


Christmas dinner at Martin's house

Yesterday, we spent the evening with the Martin family. Lily's husband prepared an American Christmas dinner with ham, breast turkey, stuffing, some roll bread etc. As usual, the kulit Jasmine is there. She always wanted to get people's attention. Lily gave us some Christmas presents. Thanks a lot Lily and family. We also gave them some. As Jasmine was opening her gift, she expected to have some toys. Since I knew that she already have a mountain of toys, I gave her a pair of clothes. Being not contented with her gift, she also opened the gifts of Lily and James.

That was a very nice evening having dinner with them. As usual, I am not in diet, so I ate a lot. Until later, I felt bad again because I had a migraine attack. Instead of staying there longer, me and my husband decided to go home earlier.

Special thanks to…

Christmas in the Dust

I had no Christmas spirit
when I breathed a weary sigh,
And looked across the table
where the bills were piled too high.

The laundry wasn't finished
and the car I had to fix,
My stocks were down another point,
the Dolphins lost by six.

And so with only minutes
till my son got home from school
I gave up on the drudgery
and grabbed a wooden stool.

The burdens that I carried
were about all that I could take,
And so I flipped the TV on
to catch a little break.

I came upon a desert scene
in shades of tan and rust,
No snowflakes hung upon the wind,
just clouds of swirling dust.

And where the reindeer should have stood
before a laden sleigh,
Eight Hummers ran a column
right behind an M1A.

A group of boys walked past the tank,
not one was past his teens.
Their eyes were hard as polished flint,
their faces drawn and lean.

They walked the street in armor
with their rifles shouldered tight,
Their dearest wish for Christmas,
just to have a silent night.

Other soldiers gathered,
hunkered down against the wind,
To share a scrap…

PERFECT LOVE

I just read this song from a friend...and she asked for a title in it...so I suggested the title

"Perfect Love"

I'm held by your love
Upheld by your strength
On your shoulder your bore me
By your faith I stand.

Cherished by you Oh Lord
Treasured in your side
So close to your heart
Affirmed in your hand.

So awesome is your love
So mighty is your hand
On eagle's wings you carry me
Your grace shall be my strength.

So perfect is your love
You sacrifice your Son
Amazing love reached out to me
With joy to you I come.

Not by my wisdom
Not by my strength
Gently you guide me
Lead me by hand.

Total surrender
Jesus I am yours
Now and Forever
In Christ I now stand.

adapted from: aileen

Making Christ Real..

The era in which we live out our Christian faith is the era of God present with his people, present in human form, human acts, human abilities. The Incarnation, once begun, has never ceased, and never will. God's choice to take on human nature, human flesh and blood and mind and feeling is as real and immediate now as it was in Bethlehem. The humanity Christ claims today is ours. The flesh and blood, the hearts and minds he claims as his are our own.

So in a very real sense God's people must not only celebrate the Incarnation, God's people must be the Incarnation. We must, each of us, be Christ incarnate, Christ in the flesh, for every other human being. Those whom we will meet today, tomorrow, at home, at work, on the street, depend on us to make Christ real, to give Christ human form and human life.

*And the Word became flesh and made his
dwelling among us.....John 1:14

Christmas in Germany

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White Christmas in Germany




It is really very different celebrating Christmas here in Germany compared to Philippines. But wherever we are, the spirit of Christmas must always be there. It should not only having gifts and other material things but most of all the celebrating the true meaning of Christmas.

Today, me and my husband visited his twin sister in the hospital. It is very sad to know that she celebrated Christmas in the hospital. But my husband's twin sister was very happy to see us there. We just hope and pray that everything will be well again soon with her.

Along the road, I took some photos which are very nice. I am not really a professional photographer but I love taking pictures. Whatever my camera catches, that's it. I am just happy doing it. A simple happiness that can't be bought with money.

I am sharing then the photos I had captured today, the white Christmas in Germany. Wish you have fun. Happy holidays!!!!


p.s. sorry wrong cam date again!!!

Contemplation-A Basic Human Right

...to guide our feet into the path of peace. Luke 1:79

Humanity received a mission other than doing, producing and accumulating goods, information and power. Humanity has received the mission of being more intimate with the One who is being itself, to the point of union.

We work in order to rest. Our labor make no sense if they are not energized and motivated by the ultimate goal of our Christian life, which is to rest in God, to repose peacefully in God, to be one with God.

Respect for Sabbath is a commandment. We discover in fulfilling our Sabbath duties to rest our identity as children of God. The least known and most important human right is the right to contemplation. But contemplation is never easy as it looks. It is the fruit and sign of a personality in harmony with itself and with God.

By dint of looking for peace many have lost it! Their hearts of flesh have become hearts of stone. Peace of heart is the desire of all but the experience of a few.

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE!!!

Happy Holidays!!!

A MERRY AND BLESSED
CHRISTMAS TO ONE AND ALL
ESPECIALLY TO MY FAMILY,
RELATIVES AND FRIENDS!!!
WISHING YOU TOO A WONDERFUL,
PEACEFUL AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
GOD BLESS US ALL!!!

Bible Verses

Messiah would suffer at the hands of sinners For Unto Us A Child Is Born...

Prophecy Fulfilled in the Person of Jesus of Nazareth

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Messiah would suffer at the hands of sinners to redeem them.

Prophecy:

"I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting."

Isaiah 50:6

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Fulfillment:

"Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands"

Matthew 26:67

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"And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit upon him, and bowing their knees worshipped him. And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple from him, and put his own clothes on him, and led him out to crucify him."

Mark 15:19,20

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"Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him. And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on…

Bible Readings

1 Samuel 1:24-28Every child born into the world is a gift from God. Children have a right to life and thus we should always seek to accept them and love them for who they are. There can be a danger that we might punish a child for the sins of the parents – this is never acceptable. Let us always seek to provide a good environment for children to grow and make the decisions that will allow them to become responsible members of society and disciples of Jesus Christ.24 Once he was weaned, she brought him up with her, along with a three-year-old bull, an ephah of flour, and a skin of wine, and presented him at the temple of the LORD in Shiloh. 25 After the boy’s father hadsacrificed the young bull, Hannah, his mother, approached Eli 26 and said “Pardon, my lord! As you live my lord, I am the woman who stood near you here, praying to the LORD. 27 I prayed for this child, and the LORD granted my request. 28 Now I, in turn, give him to the LORD; as long as he lives, he shall be dedicat…

FOCUS ON GOD

When two persons who are greatly blest meet, what usually happens? They engage in a very lively exchange. This is what happens today in the Gospel. Elizabeth, even in her old age and barrenness, conceived. Mary, despite her young age and virginity, conceived as well. Both women were not only greatly blest; they were blest even beyond imagining. Today, the Gospel focuses on the meeting of these two unimaginable blest women and their exchange was so lively that Elizabeth's child even jumped in the womb while Mary rejoices unto her soul.Mary's canticle,the Magnificat, highlights their rendezvous. The Magnificat, in turn, highlights what God has done. The canticle focuses on God's action on behalf of His People, Israel. God's action underscores His fidelity to His promise of mercy to Abraham and his children forever.How greatly blest we can really be if in every meeting we have with anyone highlights God's works in our life! Instead of talking about other people'…

GETTING TO KNOW THE SAINTS

Saint Peter Claver Peter Claver (c.1580) was a Spanish priest under the Society of Jesus. He had a strong desire to serve as amissionary in South America. When finally given the chance to set foot on his mission, the young priest was surprised to see shiploads of African slaves brought at the seaport of Cartagena. He decided to stay at the port and attend to the sick and suffering in the crowd. He would give them food and medicine, and baptize the babies and the dying. For 40 years, he remained steadfast in his duty. Father Claver was always patient and trusted God. Despite the discouragements from slave owners and criticisms from many, he never failed to visit his converts even after they left Cartagena.In 1650, the priest grew ill. He only stayed in his room and could not hear Mass. Almost everyone forgot about the priest. And when he died on September 8, 1654, it was only then that the people realized they lost a saint. The people gave him the title, the Apostle of the Slaves .Saint…

GETTING TO KNOW THE SAINTS

Saint Hadrian Hadrian was a martyr during the early fourth century. He served as a Roman officer under Emperor Maximian at the imperial court of Nicomedia. When he witnessed the martyrdom of 23 Christians, Hadrian could not control himself and cried out, Let me be counted as one of these, for I too am a Christian. As a result, he was immediately put in prison and tortured to death. His wife Natalia, whodisguised herself as a boy, remained faithful by his side. Finally, when her husband was sentenced to die on March 4, 304, Natalia stood witness. Hadrian s body parts were axed and his remains were thrown into fire. A rainstorm came and extinguished the fire, thus, allowing Christians to give him a decent burial. http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/0908.htm#lawr

CHRISTMAS AND THE EUCHARIST

Let me suggest why people make so many happy visits during Christmas. God was the first to have made a visit on Christmas day. He visited us, His beloved creatures. His visit was such that He took upon Himself our fallen nature and appeared as one like us in all things, but sin. However, God was not content with a passing visit. He stayed with us. Christmas is Jesus coming to us. The Eucharist is Jesus staying with us.While God was the first to have made a visit on Christmas, Mary was the first to have welcomed Him. And with God in her womb, Mary went in haste to make her Christmas visit. The Gospel today paints for us that beautiful visit of the Blessed Mother to her cousin, Elizabeth. She, too, was not satisfied with a momentary visit. She stayed with Elizabeth about three months, attending to her cousin’s maternity needs, before she went home. Mary, with Jesus in her womb, is like Jesus in the Eucharist. She came, she stayed, and she served.The same thing should happen as we rec…

NEVER GET SICK AGAIN!!!!

I want to share this to you guys as this sounds
quite informative.


HEADACHES : FISH (PROTEIN)
Eat lots of fish as fish oil helps to
prevent headaches. So does ginger
which reduces inflammation and pain.

HAYFEVER : YOGHURT
Eat lots of yoghurt before pollen
season.

STROKES : TEA
Prevents buildup of fatty deposit
on artery walls with regular doses
of tea.

INSOMNIA : HONEY
Use Honey as a tranquilizer and
as a sedative.

ASTHMA : ONIONS (RED)
Eating onions helps ease
constriction of bronchial tubes.

ARTHRITIS : FISH
Salmon, tuna, mackerel and
sardines actually prevent arthritis.

UPSET STOMACH : BANANAS,
GINGER : Bananas will settle an
upset stomach. Ginger cures
morning sickness and nausea.

BLADDER INFECTIONS :
CRANBERRY JUICE : High-acid
cranberry juice controls harmful
bacteria.

BONES PROBLEMS :
PINEAPPLE Bones fractures and
osteoporosis can be prevented by
the manganese in pineapple.

PMS : CORNFLAKES
Women can ward off the effects of
PMS with cornflakes, which help
reduce depression, anxiety & fatigue.

MEMORY PROBLEMS : …

Wake Up Call...

I went early to bed last night. Reasons..got stomach cramps and headache..Result..woke up so early today. My husband usually wakes up early around 4am when he go to work. As my husband's alarm rang this morning, it also woke me up. I tried to go back to sleep again but I can't any more.

He just told me last night that he was never been late in his whole life in going to work. I was kidding him that I will give him an Early Bird Award. He just laughed. As I don't feel like sleepy any more, I grabbed something for reading. This is now what I want to share to you. It's very nice and worth sharing as this is also happening to me.

Tried by Fire
Read Psalm 66:1-12
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You, O God, have tested us; You have refined us as silver is refined....Psalm 66:10

"The main end of life is not to do but to become," F.B. Meyer said. And for this we are being prepared everyday. As silver is being refined by fire, the heart is often refined in the furnace …

TWENTY THINGS TO REMEMBER

I want to share this to all of you...guess this gives some insights on our day to day living.

1. Faith is the ability not to panic.

2. If you worry, you didn't pray. If you prayed, don't worry.

3. As a child of God, prayer is kinda like calling home every day

4. Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.

5. When we get tangled up in our problems, be still. God wants us to be still so he can untangle the knot.

6. Do the Math. Count your blessings.

7. God wants spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.

8. Dear God: I have a problem. It's me.

9. Silence is often misinterpreted, but never misquoted.

10. Laugh every day - it's like inner jogging.

11. The most important things in your home are the people.

12. Growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional.
(Preach it!)

13. There is no key to happiness. The door is always open. Come on in.

14. A grudge is a heavy thing to carry.

15. He who dies with the most toys is still dead.

16. We do not remember days but moment…

Jesus Will Rule in Our Hearts!!!

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picture I took inside the St. Johannes Church in Neumarkt


A Belen, the Holy family statues in Neumarkter Christmas market


May He rule from sea to sea....Psalm 72:8

Each December, Santa reappears, and children wish that Santa ruled "from sea to sea". Each Advent however, those of us who are older and hope for more than the fulfillment of our Christmas wish-list renew our longing for Christ, the Son of God, the King of Justice, the Hope of all Humanity. Eagerly we wait for the day when "there will will be no harm or ruin," when Jesus will rule in our hearts, in laws, in customs, in education, in politics and most of all in our families.

The One who can truly bring the peace and love of the Christmas season doesn't have a North Pole address. He is much closer and more faithful than Santa Claus, who only appears once a year. He is found where we least expect him, every time we need him- in the mangers of our lives.

But don't let His poverty and hiddenness fool you. …

What a Nice Day today!

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shopping stores in Neumarkt..very colorful!!

back of St. John's church, built in 1586

the altar of St. John's church in Neumarkt

Gothic style ceiling...see that very big post..really magnificent!!!

The altar of Hofkirche in Neumarkt

The Hofkirche, built in 1418

Last Sunday, my Brazilian friend called me that she want to meet me in Neumarkt. We agreed to meet today, Tuesday. She wanted to show me the house they had just purchased. It is located in the center of Neumarkt where a lot of businesses are. She wanted to make a Bistro or somewhat like a Fast food in the first floor.That was also a furniture store before. It is a big house where the second and the third floors are also apartments. I really felt happy for her.

We also went shopping around. Everytime we meet in Neumarkt, we always go eating in a Chinese buffet restaurant there. Not a bad idea because the buffet only cost 7 Euro excluding drinks. Of course compared to Philippine buffet, this is quite expensive. In Germany…

These Busy 'Days To Come'

* In days to come.....Isaiah 2:2

This is just what we're thinking about as Advent begins, isn't it? All of the "days to come" from now until Christmas. For many of us, the struggle will be the same we've gone through in years past: trying to hold the line against the pressures to entertain, to be entertained, to purchase gifts, to cook, to decorate. They are intense. We know we should be attending to our spiritual lives above all, preparing the way for the Lord in our own hearts.....but when???

In days to come.
Notice what Isaiah says will happen "in days to come." Not: you will do things that will please others. Not: you will achieve and accomplish. Not: you will earn God's favor. No, in "days to come" God will give a great gift.

Perhaps that clear a path through the busyness. In days to come, we might let go, listen and let God work wonders.

Lord in days to come, fill my heart with joy.

Important Reminders Before leaving the House!!

As I am writing this blog, I am watching at the same time, a German TV Program, Galileo. I just want to share to all of you some very important reminders especially before leaving at home. I really like this program since it gives the viewers very concrete information or happenings in relation to our day to day living.

To avoid burnings/fire in the house be sure to check all electrical equipments. Be sure to unplug it. These includes cooking machine, burning ovens, irons, etc. According to Galileo's test regarding the Top 10 cause of fire in the house is putting water to a very hot burning oil. So please especially to women who usually do the cooking, never leave oil in the pan when cooking. It can also cause fire.

It's Christmas time now, obviously most people have Christmas lights burning at home even overnight. Be sure to turn it off before sleeping. Do you know that the only daughter of Senator de Venecia in the Philippines was dead because of fire in their house. The cau…

It's Freezing Cold Again!!

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really very beautiful!!!..my Bromeliads before in Mindanao


me in year 2000. model of my plants kuno!!!

small garden of our house in cebu.no place for planting it's all water around



different plants like san francisco, orchids, roses,mayana,cactus etc. in my garden



euphorbias.. took this picture after the big ones were sold
since I am leaving midsayap
and will be assigned to epcibank cebu in 2002.


imported varieties of san francisco from bangkok,thailand

that's me again modelling my Cherub's garden (name of my garden before)

hundreds of varieties of Bromeliads, family of pineapple plants.
I had before thousands of them.

As usual, I went shopping for groceries today. This is already my routine every week. As I go outside the house, it was really freezing dry cold. I went inside my car, turned on the engine and saw that the temperature was -3 degrees centigrade. Oh well, I have to accept it that I already live in a very cold place. But I guess, the weather now here in Bavaria, Germa…

KeYs to YoUr RoOm

Just want to share to all of you guys this story!!!!

Thomas B. Costain's book, The Three Edwards, depicts the life
of Reynald III, a duke in what is now Belgium. Reynald was
commonly called by his nickname, Crassus, which in Latin means
"fat."

He and his brother Edward had a violent disagreement, and as a
result, Edward led a successful revolt against Reynald.

He did not kill Reynald; instead, he built a special room at
his castle and imprisoned him but offered him his freedom on
one condition. If he could walk out of the room, he was free.

Edward offered to restore his title, kingdom and property.
That seemed a fairly easy imprisonment sentence but there was
one big problem. None of the doors and windows of the room
were locked. They were near normal size but Reynald was not.
He was too fat to fit through the doors or windows.

Edward knew Reynald well. Each day he sent Reynald a rich
assortment of meats, breads, pies, pastries and other
delicious delicacies. Since Reynald was now confin…

The Kaiserburg in Nuremberg

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The other part of the castle which also have two towers.


foot of the Imperial Castle with its colorful sandstones


the two towers of the Kaiserburg built with warm red sandstones


view on top of the castle. Church of Our Lady is with the tallest tower.


The beauty of sunset viewed on top of the castle. Clouds were formed like a wolf trying to catch a piece of bone.


pix taken as we are about to go up to the castle


I always love interesting and historical places. In my previous blog about Nuremberg, I had written that I had been to Nuremberg several times. Yesterday was only the first time that me and my husband visited the Kaiserburg commonly known in English as the Imperial Castle.

Crowning the outcrop of warm red sandstone from which much of Nuremberg is built, the Kaiserburg goes back to the city's founding years in the 11th century. Kings and emperors resided here for 500 years, and the sprawling complex of buildings was added to, demolished and rebuilt throughout this time. Thus, t…