Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Finding Jesus

Source: Our Daily Bread
Radio Bible Class
Romans 8:27-39
He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? —Romans 8:32

After someone stole a valuable ceramic figurine of Baby Jesus from a nativity scene in Wellington, Florida, officials took action to keep thieves from succeeding again. An Associated Press report described how they placed a GPS tracking device inside the replacement figurine. When Baby Jesus disappeared again the next Christmas, sheriff’s deputies were led by the signal to the thief’s apartment.

There are times when difficult circumstances or personal loss can cause us to feel that Christ has been stolen from our Christmas. How can we find Jesus when life seems to be working against us?

Like a spiritual GPS, Romans 8 guides us to God’s never-failing love and presence with us. We read that the Holy Spirit helps us in our weaknesses and intercedes for us (v.27). We know that God is for us (v.31). And we have this grand assurance: “He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?” (v.32). Finally, we are reminded that nothing can separate us from God’s love in Christ Jesus (vv.38-39).

Look for Jesus in the manger, on the cross, risen from the dead, and in our hearts. That’s where we can find Jesus at Christmas. — David C. McCasland

But what to those who find? Ah, thisNor tongue nor pen can show,The love of Jesus, what it isNone but His loved ones know. —Bernard of Clairvaux

If we focus only on Christmas, we might lose sight of Christ.

He Doesn't Stand A Chance

Source: Our Daily bread
Radio Bible Class
Ephesians 6:10-18
He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. —1 John 4:4

In 2004, Josh Hamilton was an outstanding pro baseball prospect, but he was suspended because of drug abuse. Then one night Josh had a life-changing dream. He was fighting the devil. “I had a stick,” he said, “and every time I hit him, he’d fall and get back up. I hit him until I was exhausted, and he was still standing.”

After that nightmare, Hamilton vowed to stay clean. The dream returned, but with an important difference. “I would hit [the devil] and he would bounce back,” said Josh. But this time Josh was not alone. He said, “I turned my head and Jesus was battling alongside me. We kept fighting, and I was filled with strength. The devil didn’t stand a chance.”

The Bible says that the devil doesn’t stand a chance because the Spirit, who is in us, is greater than he is (1 John 4:4). Christ came to destroy the works of the devil through His life, ministry, and sacrifice (3:8). At the cross, He disarmed and triumphed over the devil (Col. 1:13-14; 2:15).
Though defeated by the cross, the devil remains active in this world. But his final defeat is certain (Rev. 20:7-10). Until then, we take up the whole armor of God (Eph. 6:10-18), standing firm against him by Jesus’ blood and His Word. He doesn’t stand a chance. —
Marvin Williams

And though this world, with devils filled,Should threaten to undo us,We will not fear, for God hath willedHis truth to triumph through us. —Luther
The devil is a defeated foe.

Joy In The Midst Of Grief

Source: Daily Bread
Radio Bible Class
Ezra 3:10-13
The people could not discern the noise of the shout of joy from the noise of the weeping. —Ezra 3:13

After only a few art lessons, 10-year-old Joel decided to try his hand at painting a flower. By looking at a color photograph of a Rose of Sharon, Joel was able to paint a beautiful mixture of blue, purple, red, green, and white. This made the flower, which had been photographed on the day Joel’s aunt died, seem to come to life. To the family, his painting symbolized a bittersweet mixture of feelings. While it provided a lasting reminder of the loss they had suffered, it also carried a celebration of Joel’s newly discovered artistic gift. The painting gave joy in the midst of grief.

When the people of Judah returned to Jerusalem from captivity in Babylon, they too had a bittersweet experience. As they began rebuilding Solomon’s temple, many in the crowd sang songs of praise. At the same time, some older people, who had seen the beauty of the original temple that had been destroyed by war, wept aloud. We are told that “the people could not discern the noise of the shout of joy from the noise of the weeping” (Ezra 3:13).

Grieving can be like that. While there is sadness in looking back, it also includes a promise of joy in trusting God for the future. Even in a devastating loss, we have this hope: The Lord provides joy in the midst of grief. — Dennis Fisher

We sorrow not as others do,Whose hopes fade like the flowers;There is a hope that’s born of God,And such a hope is ours. —McNeil

Even in the bleakest times, Christians have the brightest hope.

No Deal

Source: Our Daily Bread
Radio Bible Class
Luke 4:1-13
It is written, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.” —Luke 4:4

We’ve all seen and heard advertisements that entice us to take shortcuts to happiness. Buy our product and make no payments for one year! Instant gratification!
When the devil tempted Jesus (Luke 4:1-13), he offered a shortcut to “satisfaction.” He tried to tempt Jesus to take matters into His own hands rather than trust His Father.
When Jesus was hungry from 40 days of fasting (v.2), Satan suggested that He use His power to turn stones into bread. Had the Lord done so, He would have been using His powers for His own benefit, but He refused.

Why didn’t Jesus accept the devil’s offer of ruling all the kingdoms of the world right away? (vv.5-7). He could have avoided the cross. But that would have gone against God’s plan for Him—to give His life on the cross, to be resurrected, and to sit at the Father’s right hand in His kingdom. Satan’s offer of a shortcut was no deal at all.
Beware of enticements that seem to cost little for the present. Satan hopes to get you to do things his way. And he doesn’t give up easily. Even after Jesus overcame a third temptation, Satan left only “until an opportune time” (v.13).

Whenever you are offered a shortcut to happiness, watch out to see who’s behind the cashier’s counter! — C. P. Hia

Lord, help me see the devil’s offers for what they are—enticements to sin. Help me to keep my eyes focused on You and Your Word, and my ears attentive to You in prayer. Amen.

The best way to escape temptation is to run to God.

Fragile Existence

Source: Our Daily Bread
Radio Bible Class
Job 1:8-22
We should not trust in ourselves but in God. —2 Corinthians 1:9
The geological features at Yellowstone National Park fascinate me. But when I walk among the geysers, I’m aware of how close I am to danger. I am walking atop one of the largest, most active volcanoes in the world.

When I read the book of Job, I feel as if I’m walking through Yellowstone on a day when the volcano erupts, exploding the earth’s fragile crust and bringing disaster.

Like tourists at Yellowstone, Job was enjoying life. He was unaware that only a hedge separated him from disaster (Job 1:9-10). When God removed that hedge and allowed Satan to test Job, his life exploded (vv.13-19).

Many believers live in circumstances where it seems as if God, for some reason, has removed His hedge of protection. Others, also for reasons unknown, live in relative calm, seemingly unaware of their fragile existence. Like Job’s friends, they assume that nothing bad will happen unless they do something to deserve it.

As we learn from Job, however, God sometimes allows bad things to happen to good people. Although disaster can strike at any moment, nothing has the power to destroy those who trust Christ (2 Cor. 4:9).
No disaster can separate us from God’s love.

Though darker, rougher, grows the wayAnd cares press harder day by day,With patience in His love I’ll rest,And whisper that He knoweth best. —Pentecost

God’s love still stands when all else has fallen

God's Embrace

Source: Our Daily Bread
Radio Bible Class

Romans 12:3-11
Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another. —Romans 12:10

Soon after her family left for the evening, Carol started to think that her hospital room must be the loneliest place in the world. Nighttime had fallen, her fears about her illness were back, and she felt overwhelming despair as she lay there alone.

Closing her eyes, she began to talk to God: “O Lord, I know I am not really alone. You are here with me. Please calm my heart and give me peace. Let me feel Your arms around me, holding me.”

As she prayed, Carol felt her fears beginning to subside. And when she opened her eyes, she looked up to see the warm, sparkling eyes of her friend Marge, who reached out to encircle her in a big hug. Carol felt as if God Himself were holding her tightly.

God often uses fellow believers to show us His love. “We, being many, are one body in Christ. . . . Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them” (Rom. 12:5-6). We serve others “with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 4:11).

When we show love and compassion in simple, practical ways, we are a part of God’s ministry to His people. — Cindy Hess Kasper

Teach me to love, this is my prayer—May the compassion of Thy heart I share;Ready a cup of water to give,May I unselfishly for others live. —Peterson

We show our love for God when we love His family.

Helped by Fear

Galatians 9:1-12
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. —Proverbs 9:10

Fear means different things to different people. To professional golfer Padraig Harrington, it is a motivator to help him perform his very best. In 2008, when he won both the British Open and the PGA Championship, Harrington said, “Yes, fear is a big part of me. I’d like to say that I have all the trust and patience and I’m relaxed. No, that’s not my makeup. [Fear] pushes me on. Keeps me getting to the gym. I have to work with it and use it.”

Maybe it’s the fear of failure, or the fear of losing his edge, but Harrington finds fear to be a useful thing in his professional life.
The follower of Christ can also be helped by fear. We are challenged in the Scriptures to a reverential fear of God, which is the best type of fear that there is. It causes us to be concerned about disobeying Him or living in opposition to His ways. It’s being in awe of our great God, bowing to His perfect will, and seeking His wisdom for living. To that end, the proverb declares, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding” (Prov. 9:10).

By fearing God rightly, we can live wisely in an uncertain world. — Bill Crowder

God dwells in light and holiness,In splendor and in might;And godly fear of His great powerCan help us do what’s right. —D. De Haan
Fear God, and you’ll have nothing else to fear.

Prisoners Of Sin

Galatians 3:19-29
The Scripture has confined all under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe. —Galatians 3:22
A 2008 report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime said, “At any given time there are more than 10 million people imprisoned worldwide.” Since some prisoners are being released while new ones are being sentenced every day, there are more than 30 million total prisoners worldwide each year. Statistics like these have caused many people to work for prison reform and a reexamination of sentencing laws.

From a spiritual perspective, the Bible offers an even more staggering statistic: “The Scripture declares that the whole world is a prisoner of sin” (Gal. 3:22 niv). In what is sometimes considered a difficult passage to understand, Paul says that although the Old Testament law could not impart life (v.21), it was an effective teacher in showing us that we need a Savior who can give life (v.24). The bad news is that “the Scripture has confined all under sin,” and the good news is “that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe” (v.22).

When we give our lives to Christ, who has fulfilled the requirements of the law, we are no longer imprisoned by sin. Instead, we enter a fellowship of people from every nationality and social status.
In Christ, we are free indeed! — David C. McCasland

The law reveals the mind of God,The prophets too made clear His will;But Christ alone brings life and peace,His words our deepest needs fulfill. —D. De Haan
Deliverance from sin is the greatest of all freedoms.

An Urge To Be Anonymous

When you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, that your . . . deed may be in secret. —Matthew 6:3-4

The urge to misbehave and the desire to be anonymous always visit me together. Like partners making a sales call, they do their best to convince me that I can afford to do something wrong because I won’t have to pay.

Human nature tells us to use the cover of anonymity to avoid taking the blame for the bad things we do. God, however, tells us something else. He wants us to use anonymity to avoid taking credit for the good that we do (Matt. 6:4). Why is it that the urge to remain anonymous seldom accompanies my desire to do good!

The Bible says we’re not to let one hand know the good that the other is doing (vv.3-4). In other words, within the body of Christ our deeds of charity should be done without calling attention to ourselves. This does not mean, however, that God wants good deeds to remain hidden; it just means that they should be done in a way that makes a good name for God, not ourselves (5:16).

When we volunteer our services or make donations to churches and organizations that do good work in the name of Jesus, we receive something much better than honor from our peers. We receive rewards from God, and God receives glory from others! (1 Peter 2:12).

God bless you and keep you and give you His love;God prosper your labor with help from above.Be His strength in your arm and His love in your soul,His smile your reward and His glory your goal. —Anon.
When we serve in Jesus’ name, He gets the glory.
Source: Our Daily Bread
Radio Bible Class

A leper's thanksgiving

Ten men silhouetted along the low ridge called to the leader of a small band below: "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us."

Bartholomew glanced up. Lepers, he thought. Ragged, pitiable lepers. From the time their skin disease was diagnosed, they were cut off from society, forced to live on their own in caves or huts away from towns. A fortunate few had relatives who would leave food for them, but many had no one. They weren't allowed close enough to beg for a living. Ragged, thin, rejected. Lepers. Even the word spoke an icy finality.

"Have mercy on us!"
Their pleading cut through Bart's thoughts. Jesus was cupping his hands now, and calling across the low valley which lay between the road and the ridge where the lepers stood. His voice rang out sharp and compelling in the stillness of the morning.

"Go! Show yourselves to the priests!"
The lepers looked at each other. You only went to the priests if your leprosy was gone. Only the priests could issue a clean bill of health so you could return to your family.
As they held up their decayed limbs, they were asking, "Why go unless we're healed?" They looked over to Jesus again, but he was conversing with Peter and John, and they didn't catch his eyes.
But then Bart heard a shout, a cry of exaltation, a loud eerie call that filled the valley and bounced off the hills: "I'm healed! I'm whole. My leprosy is gone! It's gone!"

Bart looked around in time to catch a smile at the corners of Jesus' mouth. The healing hadn't occurred as the lepers stood looking and wondering. It had taken place as they had begun to obey Jesus' words. "As they went" they were healed.

Suddenly a lone figure broke from the circle of rejoicing ex-lepers. He bounded over the little creek and raced towards them, rags fluttering behind him. He sped toward Jesus and then landed on his knees before the Master in a cloud of fine dust.
He spoke just a phrase -- "Thank you, Master" -- in a sort of broken accent, the accent of Samaria. Then he just knelt there sobbing.
Jesus spoke now, not really to the leper, but beyond him somehow, as if to the whole world. "Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?"

Bart's mind spun. He thought of the countless times God had answered his prayers, provided for his family, given him work, healed his sickly daughter. How often had he really said "Thanks"? Too often he had taken these blessings for granted, rejoicing in his good fortune, but seldom racing back to the Giver with a word of heartfelt thanks on his lips.

As the man knelt, Jesus' hand instinctively rested on his head, blessing, and at the same time stroking and smoothing the tangles left from years of sojourn. Jesus wept as he caressed the man's head, tears making rivulets down his cheeks into his beard.
Bart looked up. The leper band was now heading off towards the priests' village. They had received physical healing, indeed, but the man at Jesus' feet had received a healing of his whole person. As Jesus helped him up, he said, "Rise and go. Your faith has made you whole."

The newly-whole Samaritan embraced Jesus. Then they stood there for a moment looking at one another -- smile meeting smile. The gift of healing had sent him the message of God's love, but thanks had brought him home.
This is a fictional retelling of the story found in Luke 17:11-17.

The Origin of Silent Night

Tonight is Christmas Eve and St. Nicholas Church in Oberndorf, north of Salzburg, will be chock-full of people. Father Joseph Mohr has a homily in mind, a message for his flock on this sacred night, but he needs a carol, something special to cap off the service.Silent night, holy night,All is calm, all is bright...The words won't go away. "I need a tune!" he says out loud, shaking his head. "I wonder if Franz can help me. I hope it's not too late." Franz Gruber is the schoolteacher in the nearby village of Arnsdorf -- a gifted musician, organist at the Arnsdorf church, and occasional substitute organist at St. Nicholas. "Franz will help me!" he says to himself. "He can't resist a musical challenge."Franz Gruber, Schoolteacher and OrganistQuickly now he slings on his heavy coat, dons a fur cap and gloves, and ventures into the brisk December morning. The snow is crunchy underfoot as he makes his way across the churchyard towards Arnsdorf, just a 20 minute walk. "Silent night, holy night ... silent night, holy night." The rhythm of the words echoes with each step.Elizabeth opens the door at his knock. "Father Mohr, how nice of you to stop by. Franz will be glad to see you." She takes his coat and ushers him in. Franz is picking something out on his guitar."Franz, remember that poem I told you about: 'Silent Night'?" says Mohr. "I know it's too late to ask, but could you help put a tune to it? I want to sing it tonight for Christmas Eve."Gruber's face lights up. A challenge. A song. He takes the lyrics from the priest and begins to say them over and over, looking for a cadence. Then he hums a line and scratches it down.Mohr soon tires of the process and begins to play with the children. But within an hour or so, Gruber seems to have a melody and is working out the chords on his guitar. "Father, how does this sound?" he calls and begins to sing the words:Silent night, holy night,All is calm all is bright...He stops to make a correction in the manuscript, and then continues:...'Round yon virgin, Mother and Child,Holy infant so tender and mild,Sleep in heavenly peace!Sleep in heavenly peace!Father Mohr is ecstatic. On the second verse Gruber's deep voice is joined by Mohr's rich tenor. Elizabeth, baby on her hip, who has been humming along, now joins them on the last verse. The song fills their home with its gentle words and memorable melody.New Year's Eve at St. Nicholas Church, Oberndorf, 1818That night, December 24, 1818, the song fills St. Nicholas Church at Midnight Mass. Mohr sings tenor, Gruber bass, and the church choir joins the refrain of each verse, while Mohr accompanies on the guitar. By the time the last notes die away, the worshipers are a-buzz with joy and wonder at the song. On Christmas Day, the song is being hummed and sung in dozens of homes around Oberndorf. "Silent night, holy night."And in Oberndorf, they would sing their beloved carol again and again each Christmas. The song might have stayed right there had it not been for an organ builder named Karl Mauracher, who came to repair the pipe organ at Arnsdorf in 1819 and made several trips to Oberndorf over the next few years, finally building a new organ for St. Nicholas in 1825.The Song Finds Its Way to Emperors and Kings -- and to AmericaWhether Mauracher found the music and lyrics on the organ or they were given to him by Gruber, we don't know. But he carried the song to the Ziller Valley east of Innsbruk, where he shared it with two local families of travelling folk singers, the Rainers and the Strassers, who began to sing it as part of their regular repertoire. The following Christmas of 1819, the Rainer Family Singers sang "Stille Nacht" in the village church of Fügen (Zillertal).Three years later they sang it for royalty. Emperor Francis I of Austria and his ally Czar Alexander I of Russia were staying in the nearby castle of Count Dönhoff (now Bubenberg Castle). The Rainer Family performed the carol and were invited to Russia for a series of concerts.In 1834 the Strasser Family Singers sang "Silent Night" for King Frederick William IV of Prussia. He was so taken with what the Strassers called their "Song of Heaven," that he commanded it to be sung by his cathedral choir every Christmas Eve. It spread through Europe and in 1839 the Raniers brought the song to America as the "Tyrolean Folk Song." Since then it has been translated into over 300 languages and dialects.Various English translations blossomed, but the definitive English version of the song was penned by Rev. John Freeman Young and first published in The Sunday-School Service and Tune Book (1863).Why Is "Silent Night" So Popular?Why has "Silent Night" become our most beloved carol? Is it the words -- tender, intimate, gentle? Or the tune -- so peaceful, so memorable, so easy to play or pick out with one hand on the piano?It is not a joyous, fast-paced carol like Handel's "Joy to the World." Nor theologically-rich like Charles Wesley's "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing." Nor does it have a complex tune like "Angels We Have Heard on High."Rather, "Silent Night" is quiet and reflective, calling us to meditate on the scene. It is the ambience conveyed by both the gentle words and melody that create from this carol an oasis of peace."All is calm, all is bright."It calls us to dwell on the Madonna and Child --"'Round yon Virgin, mother and Child,Holy Infant, so tender and mild,Sleep in heavenly peace."You feel as the "shepherds quake at the sight." You can imagine as "heavenly hosts sing Alleluia." And you begin to sing "Alleluia to the King" right along with them.Rays of backlit brilliance highlight many a religious painting, but here the picture of light is painted in words:"Glories stream from heaven afar....""Son of God, love's pure light,Radiant beams from Thy holy face...."Just Who is in this manger? What is the significance of this birth? What is Christmas about -- really? Perhaps most of all, "Silent Night" is beloved because it reminds us in its simple, but exceedingly clear way, the truth behind it all -- the truth that changes everything:"Christ, the Savior is born!"Sing it again this Christmas and let its gentle peace wash over you and its bold assertion renew your soul."Jesus, Lord, at thy birth!"Jesus, Lord, at thy birth!"While the first few paragraphs of this story have been fictionalized, the historical events are true. Joseph Mohr (1792-1848) wrote the words to "Silent Night" in 1816 while priest at Mariapharr. On Christmas Eve 1818, he asked his friend Franz Gruber (1787-1863) to write the tune for Mass that evening at St. Nicholas Church in Oberndorf where Mohr had been assigned in 1817. I've been careful to rely on recent historical research into the origin of the carol, much of it gathered since 1995, when a manuscript of the carol in Mohr's hand was found, dated 1820-1825. Some of the most helpful (and accurate) information sources are: Bill Egan's Silent Night Museum, Egan's article "Silent Night: The Song Heard 'Round The World," "Silent Night, Holy Night -- Notes," Hyde Flippo's "Silent Night and Christmas," the Stille Nacht Gesellschaft by Manfred Fischer, director of the Silent Night Museum and Chapel in Oberndorf, Austria.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Preserve a marriage by using this 7 letter Phrase

Marriage, we sure understand the word; but in general, it is like a thing that a person must have before he or she will leave this world, even if the latters belief of its being sacred is only very small. Many of the marriages today are in a gloomy situation. The husband or the wife have hidden affairs, not the affair that is Godly, but one that is dedicated to the flesh. Now, what if this said thing corrupts the relationship between a husband and a wife, is there any hope for them to refresh that once blissful feelings of love they had? of course, there is always hope. How? by using the 7 letter phrase, with honesty and sincerity. What do you think is that phrase? Don't bother to think of the phrase, I will give it to you. It is the phrase "I am sorry".

Why Others Don't Celebrate Christmas

As we grow in age, our beliefs also change, most often. Sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worst. Before, I don't have any interest of knowing why others don't celebrate christmas, but now, I do. The reason is, we can understand others more by knowing what's behind their minds. Here are a few reasons why others don't celebrate christmas. The first reason, because Christmas is not in the Bible. Based on that declaration, they further state that God did not expect any of us to do the celebration, and there is no celebration whatsoever that was done in the Bible dedicted to Jesus' birth. Second reason, Jesus was not born on December 25. Indeed this is true. Third reason, Christmas celebration is a recycled pagan celebration, and because it has a pagan origin, God abhors it.Ok, there are many more, but that is enough to give you a taste of why others don't celebrate christmas.

Do You Believe Christmas?

This month is December, the end of 2009. We often hear the phrase "Merry Christmas", it is a common thing, but do you really believe Christmas? Of course, you do, right? Almost all the people breathing in this planet believed Christmas; but not the same Christmas. That's the distinct difference. Others thought of Christmas as a festival, a theory, a story not real, but only a celebration of giving. Unlike to some, who believed christmas in relation to that small baby boy, lying in a manger, and later died on the cross. The latter is the son of God in human form. Yes, it is a celebration, a celebration of gratitude, because God in heaven has given man an opportunity to connect to God through Jesus Christ his son.

Monday, December 7, 2009

English Skill is an Advantage

When I was in the elementary ( am talking about an educational level) I learned english because it is required. Then came highschool, I continue to learn english just enough to understand textbooks. However, as years pass by, specially now that am a full fledged adult, I observed that good english speaking and writing is an advantage. I remember a recent talk with an australian friend, he said that he is a regular letter writer of a Saudi guy who is giving him $20 dollars per letter. The surprising thing is, the letter is just a simple one. It is indeed an advantage to be a good writer and speaker of the english language. I admit I still need to learn more, and that is what am doing at the moment. If you are good in english, try to make friends with others around the world, you can use it to open opportunities that others without your ability can only dream about.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Climate Change

Do you agree with what others say, that the world is changing? I guess you do. The world is really changing, in many ways. Try to look back on how the people dress themselves 40 years ago. You can easily spot the difference. Their hair, their life style, their music...etc. Well, the things just mentioned changed because people did it; in other words, they intend to change it. However, there is a change that is apparent at present, that is beyond our control. Did you notice the climate? It has changed too in many countries. In the philippines, you can hardly predict the time where you can enjoy a real hot summer season, because most often, it is warm in the morning but cold and rainy in the afternoon.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Boxing King - Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao is a household name, not just in the Philippines, but in many parts of the world. He came from a humble beginning; However, talent respects no race and status in life. Manny is a rare and unique person. His talent, coupled with a lot of trainings, lifted him from an ordinary to an extraordinary athlete that he is today. Reigning as the king in seven boxing divisions is not an easy task. Well, many of us have potential talents and skills that are sleeping, let us wake them up and let them live. Each one of us is good in a certain thing, don't let that talent die. Feed it and let it dance for others to admire.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Can you vote this 2010 presidetial election?

If you are a filipino, residing in the Philippines, most likely you are going to vote this coming Presidential election in 2010. However, there are those who have not voted in the previous election or elections and are not sure if they can still vote. To make that verification easier. Click here, type your name and birthday, then you can see your status if you are active and can still vote. Try it, share it with friends too.

Different faces of Philippine's Jeepney

A Jeepney is one of the most used vehicle for passengers in the Philippines. Almost every province has a passenger's jeepney running on its road. I experience riding on that public transportation a lot of times. However, there are times when doing so exasperates me, because the driver allows the people to crowd, not just the inside of it, but the top of the vehicle as well. Anyway, people do things differently in various countries, that is how others are doing with their jeepney in the Philippines.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Dealing with difficult customers

If you are in business or in the said selling activity, no matter how hard you try to please your customers, there will be times that a seemingly conflicting situation will arise. You can't really avoid it one hundred percent. Nevertheless, there are ways to appease the clients feelings. First, if you are wrong, admit it humbly, and apologize. Second, dont take it personally. Meaning, always remember that his or her dissatisfaction is not on you, but on the service or product you are selling. Third, if the customer is wrong, don't correct him straightway as to embarrass him. You must give room to save his or her face. Also, the correction must be indirect; for instance, you might say "Yes sir or yes maam, I understand, I might be wrong with my opinion, but it is like this...etc". Fourth, make the event a learning experience. Try to think what aspect of it you failed, and how did you make it right. In the future, you are in a better position to handle similar complaints. The last but not the least, try to study the art of negotiation. Observe other businessmen, and if you can, learn by listening to others who are successful.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Dream Again

...The picture you are viewing is a house not enjoyed by an average income earner. Many of us dreamed of staying in a house, so beautiful, and comfortable as the one in the photo. However, as the days passed by, and as we earned more years in this earth, our excitement to dream have most often waned.
...Is it possible to dream again? inspite of the bleak situation we are in? Yes, and that is the right thing to do. Sometimes, I don't want to dream, because of my past experiences. But the past is past, we can't rewind the time. Let's forget the past instead, geared our strength to the future. Let's dream again. Look at the house, that kind of house will be yours, if your dream will come true. Dream again. Yes, dream again.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Nice Lady looking for a friend - write her!

Hi, each of us needs a friend sometimes. Well, here's a nice lady, and she is looking for a male friend. However, he preferred single individuals.
name: Myrna
age: late 30's
height: 5'4
status: single
address: Molugan,El Salvador; Mis. Oriental.
celfone number: +639392383237

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Effective penpal match maker!

There are hundreds of penpal sites in the internet, but sometimes, they are not as effective as we expect them to be. If you are looking for a site that really "rocks" when it comes to penpal, then click here. You will never regret you did. visit the site , Join for FREE and learn more about it's benefits.

Friday, September 18, 2009

New affordable business for Filipinos

Many countries in the world, including Philippines are suffering from the said global crisis. With that, small income earners can hardly start a business that can suit there level. What am saying is, it is hard for them to commence a business with a small capital. Well, if you are a filipino, living in the Philippines and is looking for a business that has a potential to grow, with only a small capital; then try perfume business as a refiller. with only 500 pesos, you can start one. For details, just send your inquiry to this e-mail address: ramphilippines@in.com

Friday, September 11, 2009

Exciting Info for Bloggers!

LeadsLeap Blog is probably the first viral blog in the world that not only allows you to advertise your ad for free, but also helps you to build leads and earn advertising credits at the same time.Here's how it works:We strive to share useful information in our blog. If you find any blog post that is interesting, post it to your own blog and bookmark it in your favorite social bookmarking websites. First, people are drawn to the blog by the interesting content. Next, they see our members ads, click on the ads and help you to earn extra credits. Finally, they too are interested in posting their ads for free and they join LeadsLeap in your team.This is a unique way of getting your blog into the eyes of many readers. Click here for details.You will never regret you did.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Life is a constant change

While recalling the past and seeing the present, I noticed that life is a constant change. I vividly saw an image in my mind that occured more than 15 years ago, about individuals that were once poor, but are now enjoying the pleasure of wealth. Try to imagine the past and look around. You can really see that change is all over. With that, we can conclude, that if you are in a difficult situation now, there is still hope. Yes, there is still hope that the tide of life will change, in your favor. Don't lose hope. While there is life, there is hope.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Strange but True

Here's a little part of US history which makes you go hmmmmm. The names Lincoln and Kennedy each contain seven letters. Both were particularly concerned with civil rights. Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846. John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.
Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860. John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960. Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy. Kennedy's secretary was named Lincoln. Both wives lost their children while living in the White House. Both Presidents were shot on a Friday. Both Presidents were shot in the head. Both Presidents were shot by southerners. John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln, was born in 1839. Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939. Both assassins were known by their three names. Both names are comprised of fifteen letters. Lincoln was shot at the theatre named "Kennedy". Kennedy was shot in a car called "Lincoln". Booth ran from the theatre and was caught in a warehouse. Oswald ran from a warehouse and was caught in a theatre. Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials. Both successors were named Johnson. Both successors were southerners. Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808. Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908. And... A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe, Maryland. A week before Kennedy was shot, he was in Marilyn Monroe.

Monday, August 31, 2009

The best source of politcal views

Anywhere in the world people choose leaders; most often, the usual manner of picking the same is through an election. Well, this coming year 2010, Philippines will be exercising the freedom to vote. Filipinos are encourage to ponder on things to ensure the best in this election. As to the people of Mindanao, the word election is akin to violence and cheating. However, It doesn't mean that the coming Election would be that way; but based on experience, it is more of a surprise if an election, specially in Mindanao, does not yield any problems as mentioned. By the way, each of us has different opinions regarding politics, and we need to hone the said opinion to come up with a good decision. If you are a filipino reading this blog, more likely you are going to vote for someone this 2010. The list of candidates, from the President down to the lowest position in the country, can surely confuse one's mind. I want to help you decide for the better, not with a direct advice from me, but from a very good site. You will never regret it if you will go to the site and read all the articles printed there. For your convinience, here are the different categories. For Presidential election info. click this link 2010 Presidential Election: For issues, click this link Political Issues: If you are fond of viewing forums, this is the link Political Forum. It is also worth knowing that the sites just stated is powered by a Global Network ad portal: http://www.88db.com/ and http://www.jobsdb.com/ Asia Pacific’s leading job portal. as a filipino, let us visit the sites, including this one http://www.politicalarena.com/, and become a wise voter. God bless!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

A site for new and old Bloggers

Hi there, I hope you are fine. Well, try to click on the link below. This is a cool site, specially if you are a blogger. What's good in it? You can earn money. Visit the site now and learn more about it.
God bless!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Turn a Measly $3 Investment into $100s & then $1000s - An Income for LIFE !!!

Below is the timeline of my sponsor. He started this as a complete NEWBIE with ZERO experience. If He can have this much success, anyone can.Joined April 29 2009 - 1st Week Did NothingMay 6 - Started MarketingMay 13 - (After only 1 week) Directly Referred 15 People & those 15 referred 8, for a total downline of 23May 31 - (After only 2.5 weeks) Directly Referred 51 People & those 51 referred 20, for a total downline of 71 and $35.82 commission.June 30 - (After 8 Weeks) Directly Referred 71 People & those 71 referred 39, for a total downline of 110 and $52.36 total commission thus far.July 22 - (2.5 Months) Directly Referred 80 People & those 80 referred 54, for a total downline of 134 and $62.36 total commission thus farJuly 31 - Directly Referred 85 People & those 85 referred 79, for a total downline of 164 and $73.36 total commission thus farAug 5 - (3 Months) Directly Referred 88 People & those 88 referred 84, for a total downline of 172 and $77.96 total commission thus far
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Thursday, August 20, 2009

50 inches screen from a celfone size projector

Pocket Cinema V10 - and without a buxom blonde asking if you're pleased to see her or not. It's as small as a mobile phone, has inbuilt stereo speakers and can project movies and pictures up to a staggering 50 inches wide. The world is getting more advance as the days roll by.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Buy and sell site / also business 35 pesos capital

Today, people cried for a way to earn an income with only a little capital. Well, that desire has a solution now. With this smoothening skin soap, you can start a business with only 35 pesos with one free product. You are then encourage to purchase 10 pesos every month to enjoy the benefits. Just find 3 to join, and you are on your way to earn a good residual income. The best part is, we will help you get recruits through our e-mail network system. Just try us for 3 months and you will see. view this site for more: http://amdceybermall.blogspot.com

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Water Has a Memory

Before, I thought that humans are the only holder of the so called "memory". Then came the computer, even now, am still amazed of what computers can do. However, a discovery did occur recently. This new discovery sparked my interest again. Natural News has this to reveal:

( quote )When a substance is diluted in water, the water can carry the memory of that substance even after it has been so diluted that none of the molecules of the original substance remain; andThe molecules of any given substance have a spectrum of frequencies that can be digitally recorded with a computer, then played back into untreated water (using an electronic transducer), and when this is done, the new water will act as if the actual substance were physically present.Water holds a "memory" that we can digitally record; and we are able to digitally re-write other water, even when the substance is no longer in it. ( Unquote )

It is my hope that you enjoyed the information presented here. thanks for reading.

Monday, August 10, 2009

New Artificial Bone Made of Wood

Every now and then, we often see new discoveries or inventions. Well here's one that will certainly cause you to stop and think for a minute. To preserve the accuracy of the information, I decided to write the exact words as written in the said news:

Human Skeleton Discovery News Video

Aug. 10, 2009 -- A new procedure to turn blocks of wood into
artificial bones has been developed by Italian scientists, who plan to implant them into large animals, and eventually humans.
Wood-derived bone substitute should allow live bones to heal faster and more securely after a break than currently available metal and ceramic implants.
The researchers chose wood because it closely resemble the physical structure of
natural bone, "which is impossible to reproduce with conventional processing technology."
"Our purpose is to convert native wood structures into bioactive, inorganic compounds destined to substitute portions of bone," said Anna Tampieri, a scientist at the Instituto Di Scienza E Techologia Dei Materiali Ceramici in Italy.
To create the bone substitute, the scientists start with a block of wood -- red oak, rattan and sipo work best -- and heat it until all that remains is pure carbon, which is basically charcoal.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

President Cory's Humility

Majority of the people in the Philippines are affected by the passing away of President Cory Aquino. About the latter's personal information, it is not necessary that I should pour in details that a reader can easily find somewhere else. For me, I better focus on the aspect of a character almost everyone admire in her. President Cory is a respectable lady, religious and has a love for people in general. However, one character stands out from the many good traits she already got. It is her humbleness. For the individuals who followed her life in the printed page, and also to friends and aquaintances who knew her in person. All will say in chorus that Cory is a humble person. It is my wish and prayer that coming presidents should develop the spirit of humility, with that, they will surely be remembered even after their lives on earth are exhausted. For President Cory, thank you for sharing your life in the pages of Philippine history.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Young only once

Joseph "Erap"Estrada
( Politician - Actor )

Vilma Santos ( Star for all season )
Nora Aunor ( Superstar )
( Philippine-showbiz personalities )

Fernando Poe Jr.
( Philippine Action King )

Is this a real picture?

The personalities in this picture are known and highly respected in the Philippines. However, I could hardly determine if this photo is real or not, because computer experts can easily attach different faces into different bodies. However, if this is a real picture, then the two might be classmates in their younger days.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Blog Instructor

In the flow of internet activities, there is one that cannot really be ignored. I am referring to blog. I admit, few months back, am ignorant on how it goes. However, there is a person, I met in frenszone, a social networking site; she made all the difference in my blogging world. Now, though not an expert, I already know a little about blogging. By the way, to be fair with her - my blog instructor, allow me to introduce to you Ma'am Eleanor Mordeno Aguilar. She is a teacher by profession. On the picture, there is one male and one female. The male is me, of course ( Amram ) and the female is no other than my friend and instructor ( Eleanor ).

Thursday, July 23, 2009

6 basketballs

Qian HongYan lost her legs in an accident, Her family in China are poor and couldn't afford prosthetic legs, so she uses a basketball to help her move. - Qian uses two wooden props to drag herself, and never complain, even though she has worn out six basketballs. -She attends her class - She always smiles. If she can radiate a smile in that situation, I believe you can share one too. Just view the photos intently and you can learn that life can still go on. Here is a site of a Foundation that is doing its best to help others in need. If you have the heart to help the less fortunate, in whatever amount you can afford, then go to this site: http://www.amdcmfoundation.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Internet Radio Broadcast - 35 pesos only

the speed of technology is quite fast now a days. You see, few years back, it is expensive to let others hear you on the air; aside from that, the coverage is limited. At present, with the advaent of the so called internet radio, the solution has been provided. You can have a program, shall we say, a 5 minute radio show for only 35 pesos a month ( philippine money ). That is no joke ladies and gentlemen, if any of you are interested to start a radio program that can reach the world, with only 35 pesos a month - 5 minute a week broadcast, then feel free to contact this e-mail address: ramdulagca@gmail.com or if you want a daily broadcast or want to advertise something, just write an e-mail and it will be answered as quick as possible. The said internet station will be heard through the airwaves via the internet, that would be this coming august. Get a reservation now and enjoy the benefits of broadcasting.( photo is from jan.ucc.nau.edu )

Worth reading text messages

Never use failure as an excuse for not trying again, We may not be able to undo the damage or reverse the consequences, but we can always make a new start.

Life ends when you stop dreaming, Hope ends when you stop believing and friendship ends when you stop sharing.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Be Creative

Life is full of pressures, specially to those who have a family to feed and support. Sometimes, they tend to forget, that there are unique ways to relax and let the heat of responsibilities cool down a bit. Look at this image, it looks like a plastic, but it is not. Well, before you try to guess what it really is, I must instantly tell you instead. The objects in the image are cookies. Yes, cookies that kids love to eat. You see, cookies in general can be baked with simplicity, but if a person is creative, then he or she can let it appear in a more enticing manner. It is also true in other things, you can change your approach a little bit, and get better results than the usual one.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Easy and FREE internet income

In one of my surfing spree, I came across a unique site - unique in a sense, because through it you can send e-mails, read and do the usual thing with rewards. In fact, you can even earn an extra income by just referring others; the earning opportunity is up to the 6th level, that means, you can even get money by the efforts of other people. Try to view this said site and become a member. It is easy to do and most of all, it is FREE.



if you can refer,and there are at least 5 people who will join under you. Send me an e-mail when you reach that number and I will give you an informative e-book that you can read. The e-book is free.
Here's my e-mail address: ramphilippines@in.com

Monday, June 29, 2009

Are you free?

While enjoying the cool breeze of an afternoon wind. My eyes caught the lovely figures inside a cage. They seemed to enjoy as if not knowing that they were inside a wired box. Oh how I wish I can feel what they felt. The feeling of freedom. Is freedom the absence of restriction? what do you think? Well, I am not a philosopher, and I admit that knowing the details of it is none of my forte. Ok, back to the question-are you free? The answer to it is, it depends. for me, am free in some aspects, but a prisoner in other situations. Just like the birds, they were happy because they were stress free, but they are not free to fly.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Michael Jackson is just a man

After reading the news that Michael Jackson passed away, I felt a feeling that I often feels during the times when friends left this earth for good. Michael Jackson though how extraordinary he is in his talent, is still a man. Meaning, is not exempt to experience death. Sometimes people forget that they are still human; specially when they are at the peak of success enjoying the privileges it offers. The word of God says "For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the WHOLE WORLD and lose his own soul". It is indeed a fact, that all of us will become a part of the memory lane. We often remember God in bad times, let us remember God also in good times.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Genuine Faith

Millions of people are afraid to travel by air. Many of them know very well what the statistics say-that they are safer in an airplane than in a family car, or even in a bathtub. But that doesn't matter. researchers say that a conscious fear of crashing is usually not the problem. The real root of anxeity is the fear that they will lose control of their lives once they leave the ground.
A similar crisis of faith may occur when a person puts himself in the care of God. He too is carried a long way from what the world considers "solid ground". trusting and invisible God can be frightening. Jesus' disciples xperienced such a crisis of faith. Know more of God - If you know God for real and his power, you can have a faith that is strong enough to move a mountain. Get that genuine faith by learning seriously about who God is and what He can do. His power can get you throuh many problems.