21st Bday

The 30th of December is one special day for our family.  We had the opportunity to celebrate our nephew’s 21st birthday.  Keith is our first nephew, the son of our eldest sister. He has been the apple of the eye for all of us. So we decided to give him a simple yet memorable time together as a family. We had done a simple ceremony for him – more like welcoming him to the responsibility and adult life.

The first thing he did was to wash his Lolo’s hands (grandfather). It’s a symbol of respect and for his Lolo to release blessings for his first (apo) grandson.

Hubby was showing him what to do and how to do about it after explaining the meaning of it in a biblical perspective. We were blessed and encouraged to continue praying for him and his future.

He was making a hug to his father as if wanting to give a kiss at the same time.

The last part was the giving of a Bible to him. It represents “a lamp to his feet and a light to his path“. That he will be blessed if he will continue to trust the Lord and obey His commands. I was the one giving him the Bible. And telling him that God’s Unfailing Love is greater than any other. After that, we prayed and dine with all the family and friends.

Beach Wedding – MYM


Weddings are done everywhere, whether in a church, in a garden or in a beach or even in a simple and solemn place. A wedding id something to cherish.

This kind of wedding is something I loved.  Early in the morning – a friend of ours decided to be united in this place with all the friends and loved ones gathered together to witness their very memorable day. And the two became one in heart. What a privilege to witness a day like this.

This couple experienced God’s faithfulness, His Unfailing Love that endures till the end of time. Blessings to the newly wed.

I love to share this to my Mellow Yellow Monday friends around the world.

Life is Meaningful

Life isn’t meaningful without flowers around. Flowers give beauty and attraction. I like this kind of flowers since it blooms and it gives colors to a dying world. I love flowers of any kind but this one looks great. We always go back to the Maker of all,  the God of the wonders. He has been graciously giving us all that we need even the desires of our heart and the things that we long to have.

Flowers flourish for a little while and gone after few days but His Unfailing Love endures forever. It flourishes and extends to the end of the world.

To Be Used for the Lord

Two years ago I had the privilege to share my God-given talent to some churches in the Phil. I was asked to train a 100-voice choir for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of a Bible Institute. It was just small but many people in the mountains were being ministered to.

I went to different places and trained those who are willing to join and by His Great Help everything was done. The final presentation was held in the school near the church but only 80 voices joined the said event.

Many were blessed by the testimonies and activities were done for 2 days. Everyone enjoyed and have fun because right after the presentation and the Thanksgiving celebration there were prizes at stake. So everyone has something to bring home.

Thank you Lord for that blessed opportunity to minister to people especially those living in the mountains… I love to be used in whatever work for God’s glory.

Eat Less or More?

There are certain food that helps inflammation while there are others that lowers inflammation according to the news I’ve read just recently. Here’s the news…

Food that lowers inflammation

Food that helps inflammation

Certain food reduce inflammation, while others raise it. What to eat and what to avoid?

Inflammation, normally part of a healthy immune response, is increasingly thought to play a leading role in encouraging a number of major killers, including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and Alzheimer’s. Dangerous chronic inflammation occurs when the immune system stays turned on and starts attacking healthy cells and tissues-triggering, for example, cancer-causing genetic mutations or the bursting of artery plaque. What you eat, though, helps determine how much inflammation you produce. Certain foods promote it, while others are inflammation-fighting superstars, says nutritionist and family physician Ann Kulze, author of Dr. Ann’s 10-Step Diet. Some recommendations:

Try to eat more

Omega-3 fats. These are among the most potent anti-inflammatory foods. Best sources: fatty fish like salmon and tuna; walnuts and other nuts; flax seed; and canola oil.

Colorful produce. Red onions, tomatoes, broccoli, red grapes, berries, and oranges all are packed with chemicals called flavonoids that have anti-inflammatory properties.

Herbs and spices. Ginger and turmeric, either dried or fresh, are among the most healthful spices. For herbs, sprinkle on some fresh rosemary.

Chocolate and wine. Red wine has anti-inflammatory chemicals like resveratrol. Dark chocolate-look for 70 percent or higher cacao-protects against inflammation, and research suggests that hot cocoa does too.

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Omega-6 fats. They trigger the body to produce pro-inflammatory chemicals. Oils rich in omega-6 fats include corn, safflower, and vegetable oils; mayonnaise; and many salad dressings.

Trans fats. They’re disappearing from packaged foods as more and more research shows they drive inflammation. And now they’re on nutrition labels, so they’re easier to avoid.

Rancid fats. Don’t heat oil to the point that it’s smoking, since that oxidizes fats and turns them into inflammation boosters. Also, avoid old peanut butter and that chocolate bar stashed away for years in your pantry.

White starches. Flour, sugar, white rice, and instant mashed potatoes, for example, all cause quick spikes in blood sugar levels, causing the production of advanced glycation end products that spur inflammation.

Animal fats. Foods high in this fat-egg yolks, red meat, poultry skin, whole-milk dairy products-also contain high amounts of arachidonic acid, a molecule used by the body to create inflammation.

Excess alcohol. Avoid drinking more than one or two alcoholic beverages a day; too much alcohol can cause changes in the intestinal lining, allowing bacteria to pass through into the bloodstream, triggering inflammation.

Hope you enjoy reading this post. I’ve read it from the yahoo news and shared it with you. We need to be careful of the food we eat for our own benefit. Happy weekend everyone!