Saturday, July 31, 2010
Two Sleeps More
I cant wait for this.... my husband promised to paint the wall of our bedroom. He decided to paint it by himself. Getting laborer for the painting will cost much. I want to be surprised what paint he will use and the color..... Surprise!
Painting it does not only make the room alive but also it will protect the walls and the ceiling.
Feeling lonely and tired? Rest in the Lord! HE is our refuge and strength. Our help in times of trouble!
This is my first time to learn how to edit pictures using a website. Thanks to AZ who helped me. I just want to share it with you
Oh My God, My Teener
Having high school children at home is interesting, annoying and heart breaking. This is crucial stage in life. Teenagers thought they are big enough to decide for themselves but too careless to be responsible in their actions. They thought they are always in the right track and parents or adults are antagonist and kill joy.
At home we have 2 high schoolers a boy and a girl. They annoyed me sometimes especially when they play sound so loud and choose Music that you think do not suggest lesson in life. If tell them to slow the tune down they will just ignore. There are more annoying experiences in rearing grown up kids that "Oh my God, test our patient. That if you do not handle carefully would lead to clash of principles and they;ll look at you as such primitive old people. They broke our heart into pieces because we also look at ourselves as person of authority.
Parents should be wise enough in handling teenagers. In a way that it should not be too slack and not so strict. Either of these might cause negative effect to our youth. Too slack may lead them to be liberated and be led astray. Too strict and tight may lead them to rebellion. We should sometimes go down to their level so that we may understand them. But the best way to rear up young ones is through the word of God ( Ephesians 6:4, Parents do not bring your children to anger but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.)
Indeed parenting teens is a challenge and we could beat this with God's help.
The Lord is my shepherd I shall lack nothing.
He makes me lie down in green pasture . He leads me beside quite waters.
This verse reminds me always that I have a good Shepherd my God. I don't have to worry about anything.
Friday, July 30, 2010
Worn out by time, frequent rain and a harsh feet. These shoes did not escape the calamity. Even how they wanted to serve their masters. They are too weak and frail to do that. Their lives have endings.They're sadden to say good bye but they have to do it. Before they leave and rest for good. They are begging, "Please buy me a SUBSTITUTE!".
Costume for Girls
My youngest daughter Hannah excitedly handed me a letter when she arrived from school. The letter was to inform parents about the 7the foundation day of their school. In the letter they stated the costume to wear by the Pre-Schooler. Costume of Disneyland character... It became a problem. Should I buy a ready made? It might be costly. Should I go to the dressmaker and let her saw a costume or look for costume for rent? It is mind boggling especially for busy moms.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Away from Home
Being away from home is a lonely experience especially when you are alone leaving your family behind. But on the other hand it could be enjoyable because you will be visiting new places, meet old and new faces and gain new experiences.
It's good that there are accommodating people to accommodate you in a comfortable billeting places where you can relax, enjoy and forget for a while the comfort of home after tiring works during conferences or seminars.
My little girl Juwella really love Music especially playing musical instrument. I was glad that their school offered a "rondalla" for the children who have interest in Music. She joined the group she was given the chance to play "banduria" since she has little and shorter fingers. I was very surprised that she can memorize a music piece for just a short time.
Last summer we had her enrolled in piano lesson. She had her recital. She was excited to perform but I was more excited for her. With music she can build self discipline and confidence.
I Passed this Way AgainA rugged road going to Tuburan, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines
A wonderful view overlooking the river connecting Southwest and West of the City
It rings into my mind, the song " I'll never pass this way again". It is opposite to what
I always long to experience once again-" passing that way again"
It is barely7 years now after the last time I passed by this familiar rugged road going to Tuburan, one of the rural community in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. I was assigned as a Public School Teacher in this place way back June 2002 . Though the road is not cemented and stones are scattered all over the way. The hilly that made our motorcycle sway. Especially during rainy season the sticky muds that made my husband grip hard in the handle of motor.
These difficulties are nothing compared to the beauty you will enjoy when you reach the hill of Pangantukan a neighboring barangay. What a glorious sight!
It might not be exactly the same as I viewed it before but I still noticed it could be a wonderful escape from the pollution of the city. The serenity of the place and natural air will really captivate your heart and relax your mind.
I never thought I could pass this way again. Thanks to my husband who made this possible through God's divine purpose. I am praying to pass this way over and over again.
My joy is in loving,
People even the unlovable,
That I in my act of loving
God is glorified
(Taken during our Christmas giving to the least fortunate people. They were very happy. Giving to others bring joy to us)
My joy is in sharing
Whatever I may have
That I may give freely
Without expecting any reward.
My joy is in caring
For other who may need it
The comfort and joy it may give them
Give hope and life.
My joy is in knowing
Everything that can help me grow
So when my life on earth is done
My joy can be perfect in Him alone
Writing CINQUAINS a hobby
One of my hobby is writing poetry .Writing Cinquain is the fondest thing to do. It is fun and easy.
What is Cinquain?
Cinquain (pronounce as "sangkan") is atype of poem made up of only 5 lines (Teresita Anastacio, Basic and Beyond Reading, Grade V, pp 64-66)
How to do it:
1. think of a topic
2. Think of two words which can describe what you thought
3. Think of 3 words which can apply to the chosen subject
4. for the 4th line, you may create a phrase which aptly refers to what you have describing
5. Lastly, think of a synonym for the topic that you used in the line.
loving, caring, guiding
flying, flattering, pollinating
played with, swim in, stepped on
Meet Hannah my youngest girl who is fun of anything that made her clothes full of stain after
My youngest girl is so active and playful. She tries to explore things play with it manipulate it. Plant leaves, paints, my cosmetics-nail polish, eye shadows and lipstick nothing can escape from her imaginative world and fun. After those activities expect to wash clothes full of stains. It made my back ache scrubbing all those blemishes left on her clothes.
Solution ? To surf tips on how to remove stains and dirts without fading the color of clothes or making it still look not worn out.
This instruction has been helpful to me might be for you also
Here is also a guide to help you cope up!
Stress Management: How to Reduce, Prevent, and Cope with Stress
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Winning it Over.....my mother still can smile comforted even stricken with 2 Big C's
It was May to July when my mother fought the battle of cancer.It was still fresh in my memory how she won it over...not to survive the ordeal but to won over the pains and sufferings brought by this deadliest disease among women the " cervical cancer".
Many friends and relatives who had witnessed a cancer patients themselves, wonder why my mother never cried for pain or gnashed her teeth as a sign of suffering. But instead she just hummed praise and worship song for God. We might conclude that it is by her strength that enabled her to do that. Certainly not! I believe that behind those pains God's comfort was perfect for her. That is why amidst of it she can still sing and praise God. Who became "the joy of her salvation."