“The life that you are living now is like building a house. How you build your life will determine your destiny, not just for this life on earth but also for eternity. You must develop a solid foundation in your life or all the other things in your life won’t hold up. When it comes to building your life, the foundation is the basis of everything that is to come. So how do you develop a solid foundation? Paul points out in 1 Corinthians 3:11 that your foundation is Christ. This foundation is firm and strong. You can rely on it and it will never give way. If you build a life on Christ, you live in total dependence on Christ and His Word. Just as a house rests on a firm foundation, your life must rest on Christ in order to stand the tests of time. By building your life on Him, you will stand safe and sure!” – Dr. John Barton
When the things you do are sincerely in the name of The Lord, you can rest assured your labor is not in vain. There is no wasted effort if it’s for the Lord. He knows your heart and He knows all that you’re going through (Luke 16:15) when it’s right and when it’s wrong. We may labor and sacrifice a lot in different things, but if it was not built up for the Lord Himself, it counts for nothing. It doesn’t matter what others say about you or about the things you strive to do for God. Go lang ng go, if it’s for the Lord. It counts for nothing, if it was not really for the Lord. It only matters what He thinks. It’s about what you do and who you are in the eyes of the Lord not in men.
Did I truly trust God, the God I had claimed to know and love all my life? And if so, would I follow Him even into the darkest, most painful valley?
By His grace, I have followed. By my faith, miracles happen! And truly God has given me eyes that see Him in the most unexpected ways. The only thing that will keep u going is your FAITH~
FAITH SEEING AS GOD SEES.. – Ptra. Mitch Gustilo, Fueled by Faith Series
Faith does not operate in the realm of the possible. There is no glory for God in that which is humanly possible. Faith begins where man’s power ends. I have experienced the power of such faith in my life.
One of the struggles I was facing when I started to enter college was finances; It so heavy for our parents to provide our tuition fees. Especially two of us are studying in a expensive computer college school.
My brother is a graduating student (I mean, 1 tri to go!) So I have to make a savings for my own payment. Especially, when you see your parents are working hard just to give you an education for your future. I’m really willing to help them when I started to realize how expensive our tuition fee is.
I think it’ll be a big help for them if I make a savings for my finals and also if I would be thrifty whenever they give me an allowance. And because of that routine every examination (ipon dito, ipon don, tipid dito tipid don), it grew me a lot. But, still my parents are the one who provides my monthly payment in school. I just help them with my very best and with my very willing soul by giving some of my savings in order to add in my examination fee. Sometimes, I was thinking to be a self-supporting student. Look for a part time jobs, in order to pay off my tuition fees and living expenses.
Final exam is heading off.. My balance in school is still bigger. In my mind, I want to provide my final exam on my own because I don’t wan’t my parents to be so stressed. Me and my brother, we’re both studying at expensive school, so I have to take an action for my exam. So past few days, I suffered physically. My health condition worsened; every time I’m going to sleep, it feels like my intestine, my liver, my respiratory system are jumping around my bed. Sounds weird right? because of stress and lack of sleep. I still remember several times when I cried out to God to let me sleep for 3 days because the pain was so unbearable. Every time I was thinking for my final exam, I always asks myself, “Bakit ganto? Masipag naman ako mag-aral. Yung ibang hindi naman ganoonan kasipagan, pero fully paid agad. Eh ako?” Am I starting to doubt? But when all those questions starting to pop in my mind, I started to read Owner’s Manual. And pray! Asking God to take away all those doubts, all those fears and worries. And praying that may the spirit of fear leave me that moment.
Weeks had passed.. Finals is coming..
Habang palapit na ng palapit yung araw, ang hirap na iwasan yung pressure. Pero instead of spearheaded of worries, I JUST PUT MY TRUST ON THE LORD. This is what I always says, every time I have trouble in AMA or everytime I have concerns in AMA > “Eh, si Lord is by my side! Nilagay ako ni Lord sa school na to! I’m 101% sure na hinding hindi Niya ko papabayan. Hindi pababayaan in terms of people around me, in terms of environment there, in terms of grades, and most of all in terms of financial (as we all know, tuition fee in AMA is so expensive KAYA: PARA SA MGA NAGAARAL SA AMA, MAG-ARAL KAYO NG MABUTI. DAHIL ANG MAHAL MAHAL NG TUITION FEE SA AMA! HINDI NAGTATAE ANG MGA MAGULANG NATIN. BLESSED TAYO DAHIL PINAGARAL TAYO NG MGA MAGULANG NATIN SA MAHAL NA UNIBERSIDAD). GOD IS WITH ME. Selah.
When I got home, I told mom and dad that the deadline for the finals was the wednesday because I don’t want to be hassle to fix my clearance and my RSA, and I found out that we didn’t have any money to pay for it yet. Normally, I’d feel frustrated, irritated, pressure, cranky and nervous all at the same time, but I was surprised I wasn’t. It was amazing. I just felt so much peace, so much hope, and so much assurance that God was gonna provide for me. That I was gonna be able to take exam.
It’s not a faith unless you made a bold declaration. – Ptra. Mitch Gustilo, Fueled by Faith Series
God has already been providing in miraculous ways for me to complete my studies. Despite many trails, God has provided for all my needs and tuition fees over the 9 months. And now I am moving forward on the next level. Two steps to go. I can now see the finish line, and I am fervently praying to graduate on time with LAUDE~
Neither my desperate needs nor higher grades made any difference. However, my faith did not waver. I reasoned to myself that God was testing me so that my faith could be strengthened in the midst of trials. Just like Job says, “ ‘But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold’ ” (Job 23:10).*
Job! What kind of worse experience was he going through that led him to make such an affirmation? Job was a God-fearing follower; he obeyed God and trusted Him.
Despite all these terrible and heartbreaking trials, Job still believed in the Lord, for God was the object of Job’s faith. Our belief affects our attitude and our reaction. What do I mean? Look at the attitude and reaction Job had while facing all these problems. Job’s faith, trust, and belief were all rooted firmly in God. Job would have been so hopeless if his faith was based on everything he possessed. That was not the case.
His faith was in God, and God never disappears. So, when everything was lost, Job had one assurance that can never be lost and he exclaimed, “My Redeemer lives.” In that Living God, Job trusted, so he survived every crisis. He did not lose hope because he based his faith in the Lord God was the object of his faith.
God provides it all the way
Going back to my own story, despite of my trials and struggles, I kept praying to God and believing in Him. I was praying for God to open a way for me to take final exam if it was really His will. I also prayed that He would help me pay off all my expenses, tuition fees, and provide me a place to stay.
Finally, a while ago, GOD PROVIDES! Imagine, my final examination starts today (April 16, 2015) and this is the day I also got my permit. GOD REALLY STRETCHES MY FAITH IN FINANCES *My Nga-nga Moment!* Slap me? Am I dreaming? I keep telling my 2 classmates “NA TALAGA BANG MAGEEXAM NA KO? TOTOO NA BA TO? KAKAPRAY KO LANG NG KAKAPRAY, NGAYONG MAKAKAEXAM NA KO? DAHIL SA MGA BIBIG NA KAKAPRAY NA KAKAPRAY AT NADINIG NI LORD?”
In the end, I was able to take my exam.
Here it is :
Tendeden! I’m excited for my exam (for the very first time) hahaha, because I know I went through ups and downs before getting this permit. Actually, every exam, I am very early to buy a green booklet (one week before the exam) even though I’m still not paid yet. Because, I always tell to my mom that- “Ma, ito yung faith ko. BY FAITH. Alam ko kasing makakaexam ako kaya nabili agad ako ng green booklet. Si laging by faith ako ♥” hehehe.
God is so amazing and great. *AKO ANG SAKSI*
It was all God’s doing. I always reminded myself that “we live not by sight, but by faith.” Though I did not have enough money to study. I believed God and His promises in the Bible. “ALAM KONG SASAGIPIN AT SASAGIPIN AT SASAGIPIN NIYA PA KONG MULI, JUST LIKE WHAT I’VE SAID, GOD PLACE ME IN THAT CAMPUS (AMA) IMPOSIBLENG PABAYAAN NIYA KO”. My faith was in God. I believed His Word, “ ‘You have made the heavens and the earth by your great power . . . nothing is too hard for you’ ” (Jer. 32:17). I know that everything on earth belongs to the Lord, and if it’s His will and keep on desiring, then He will hear my prayer just like 1 John 5:14 says, “This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us” (NASB).
We receive Jesus and His blessings only by faith. – Ptra. Mitch Gustilo, Fueled by Faith Series
Whatever situation you are in, the word of the Lord is to put your faith in Him. Listen and focus to His words no matter how loud and seemingly true the other voice is.
“Faith is to believe what we do not see, and the reward of faith is to see what we believe.” – St. Augustine
The important lessons I learned from my walk with God, my faith journey include: to trust and have faith in Him, believe in His Word, and claim His promises because our God loves us so much that He will always carry us through. T
here might be times when we pray and pray and nothing happens. We just have to wait patiently. God stretches our faith. We might have lost faith in God because of various situations. However, we must never lose heart, never give up hope. Always trust in God.
I was about to scroll my account. Wala scroll scroll lang sa facebook, twitter, news, tumblr etc. For sure kasi madaming mga New Year’s Resolution, & New Year’s Realization ang mga mababasa ko. Kanyang kanyang post. Kanya-kanyang pasasalamat sa mga naging part ng kanilang 2014. Fresh start. Everyone was positive that 2015 will be a great year!
So here’s the TOP 3 post na nakaagaw ng pansin ko. Nakaka-amaze! I was blessed by they’re post. Isa silang artist/singer/song-writer/musician. They perform in front of audiences but also knows how to worship God. IS IT AMAZING?
1. Yeng Constantino
Actually last last year post pa ito, January 21, 2012. Pero habang nagiiscroll ako ng mga post ni Yeng on the mission hehe, I found this one! Isa si Yeng sa mga favorite artist ko. Hindi lang sa dahil magaling siya kumanta at magcompose ng kanta kundi dahil sa sobrang passionate niya rin to serve Jesus. And dahil dun habang nagbabasa ako ng mga posts at blogs niya nag-struck sakin tong mga words na to. I find this awesome! & Very powerful talaga! as in! “SURRENDER EVERYTHING TO GOD”. Sa tingin ko kasi ngayong magbabagong taon, heto ang pinakamagandang bagay na gawin natin. Yung masurrender natin at malet’go natin lahat lahat kay Lord. Yung sins, doubts, frustrations, burdens, fear, disappointments, failures, guilt and shame. It would be the best fresh start for all of us. “LEAVE EVERYTHING TO GOD”. Kung ayaw natin maging mabigat ang ating 2015. From the smallest things to the biggest things. Let God hold your world.
2. Gary Valenciano
Gary V. is also known as Mr. Pure Energy. Nakikinig ako paminsan minsan ng mga kanta ni Gary V. at very inspirational ng mga Christian Music na kinompose niya. Kaya naman nakaamaze na napakasikat niya sa ating industriya pero still, nandun yung pagiging proud niya kung sino ang Diyos sa buhay niya. I saw this twitter post last last month. I think October ata yun. Nakakainspired di ba? Yung prayer na ganyan. Nakakaencourage! to pray for the wisdom and discernment. This coming 2015, nawa’ mas lalo pang tumindi ang mga prayer life natin. Before this year ends, wag nating kalimutang magdasal kay Lord. And let’s expect more great things from above. Asking is the rule of kingdom. Prepare na natin ang mga big prayer requests natin. Thank you, Jesus. “MORE PRAYER, MORE POWER!”
3. Zildjian Benitez
I just wanted to share that I had a WICKED year this 2014! There may be failures, downs or discouragements I had this year but it didn’t made me give up as a musician or a person. This is all for the glory of God. Let His kingdom come and will be done this coming 2015 Have a Happy New Year everyone! – Zildjian Benitez
Ang pinakalast, si Zildjian Benitez. Ang iba sa inyo kilala siya, ang iba naman hindi. Isa siyang musician at the same time, nakanta rin. Isa siyang anak ng Pastor. Member siya ng G2B Boys, kung napanuod niyong ‘Got to believe in magic’ at naabutan niyo yung ‘Ikaw na na na’, siya yung nag-gitara dun. Member din siya ng bandang 4 of spades. Ayon, ayon lamang ang alam ko sakanya. Sikat na siya pero sapat lang hindi ganoon compare dun sa dalawang una. 16 or 17 years old na siya, mga ganoon. At the very young age, nagseserve na siya kay Lord. Basta ang alam ko, he serve Jesus through music. Amazing! December 31, 2014. After kong mag’devotion kaninang umaga, nagiiscroll ako ng news feed sa facebook at ito ang unang unang nabasa ko. As ing- una! hahaha Salubong! Habang binabasa ko to, napaisip ako ‘I feel him’ Hahahah. Ganto rin kasi yung gusto kong ishare ngayong patapos na ang 2014. I HAVE SO MANY MANY MANY FAILURES! I have nothing to be ashamed of. Lahat naman siguro tayo naranasan mag-fail at mag-fall. Paano matututo kung hindi dadaan sa failures, right? Walang exempted! Pero gustung gusto ko sa lyrics ng ‘From the inside out (Everlasting) by Hillsong’ yung “A thousand times I’ve failed. Still your mercy remains.” Favorite line. At Favorite na favorite kong sabihin yan every time I failed. I believe that the love that God has for me extends to the heavens. His plans for me are not limited by my
failures and mistakes. His grace is sufficient or enough to lift me from this state, and take me to where He wants me to be. I am surrendering to my Lord’s ability and wisdom to get me through this. I quit desperately trying to work everything out on my own. Minsan aasar asarin ka ni satan na, ‘uhhh, uhhh Loser belat! Failure!’ Pero I realized yung mga ganoon di dapat pinakikinggan yon. “JESUS DIED FOR ME!” Yun lang sapat na. Sapat na si Jesus ❤! Kaya sa mga nagui-guilty diyan this 2014 sa mga failures at mistakes nila. God is a forgiving God. It’s time for all of us to repent sa mga kasalanang nagawa natin. Leave your past behind you, and start over. It’s hard to resist the chance at a new beginning. A new way of living and looking at the world. Letting go of old habits, old memories. What’s important is that we never stop believing we can have a new beginning. It’s all because of Jesus who gave His life and love for us. But it’s also important to remember that amid all the crap are a few things really worth holding on to. Failure is inevitable, unavoidable but failure should never get the last word. You have to hold on to what you want. You have to not take no for an answer and take what’s coming to you. Never give in, never give up. Stand up. STAND UP AND TAKE IT! Thanks for inspiring zild! keep fighting for Jesus.
Change… We don’t like it, we fear it. But we can’t stop it from coming. We either adapt to change, or we get left behind. It hurts to grow. Anybody who tells you it doesn’t, is lying. But here’s the truth: Sometimes, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Make a change!
Sobrang amazing lang talaga na makakita ng isang artist/musician na hindi lang basta basta nagpeperform in front of audiences pero yung merong Diyos sa puso nila. Yung tipong kahit sikat sila at madaming umiidulo sakanila still, THEY BRING BACK ALL THE PRAISES AND GLORY TO OUR GOD! Taong hindi nahihiya na ipakita sa lahat ng tao na Mahal nila si God. Sobra lang. Naguumapaw. Yung feeling na ginagawa nila to kasi di na nila ma-contain ang happiness at revelation ni God but hindi nila alam na madaming naiinspire at nacu-curious din kay God at sila ay nagiging instrumento. Sobrang amazing! This coming 2015, Una (Yeng), Surrender everything to God [Bigay mo na lahat lahat kay Lord, wala dapat ititira]. Pangalawa (Gary V.), Be prayerful [Be thankful to Jesus for 365 blessed days]. Pangatlo (Zild), Confess everything to God. “Wag mong kakalimutan that God is a forgiving God. “HIS GRACE AND MERCY ENDURETH FOREVER” (Psalms 100:5).
Even if you’re tired, even if you want to walk away. You don’t. Because you are a pioneer. But nobody ever said it’d be easy.
Grace be with you all,
Few days to go and we will be celebrating the birthday who gave salvation to us. Although it’s really not the true date it doesn’t matter. What’s the most important is at the start of the day, giving thanks to the Lord who gave His one and only life for us to be reconnected to God. For sure, everyone is busy. Buying and wrapping gifts, preparing and having their grocery for Noche Buena. But, me I’m busy here to write my vision for the next coming year (2015). And I’m so excited to catch more visions from God. I decide to leave my past behind. As the days draw down toward December 31, I am watching and listening. I’m excited to show God’s vision for me. My pens are ready to write it down. I want to know the plans He has for me this next year. I know His ways are always good. Not my will. But His will.
As I read the bible reading for today. These verses struck me:
And the LORD answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it.” (Habakkuk 2:2, ESV)
God says “Write down what you see.” I think it is vitally important to write out what God is telling you. That takes it out of the realm of feelings and helps you hold on to His Word even when things look bad.
Habakkuk also says that the vision must be written clearly so people can read it and then run well — so the readers may run.
Either way, our ability to run the race will is tied to our understanding of God’s plans for us.
God has an appointed time to fulfill the visions, dreams, and desires in your heart. I’ve check my journal a while ago and I use to take a look the list of my visions for 2014 and some of them didn’t happen (actually – many of them), and I felt sad about it. Just because it has taken a long time or because I’ve tried and failed doesn’t mean it’s not going to happen. I will not give up on those dreams and visions! My heart is shouting. My heart is desiring! And I will never stop praying and asking it to Jesus. I will not be complacent about pursuing what God has placed in my heart.
Our God is a faithful God. No matter how long it’s been, no matter how impossible things look, if you’ll stay in faith, your set time is coming.
Have a clear vision of yourself. Find ways to be there. Have a tunnel vision towards it. Don’t just stick to what or who you are right now. You are not being nurtured if you stay as is. You live to have a meaningful one.
Sa dami dami dami dami dami dami ng tao dito sa mundo paano ko mahahanap ang nawawala kong wallet? Fresh pain a while ago. I have that feeling na maraming importanteng bagay doon para sa akin. Memories and remembrance? Yung gospel and invitation na unang invite sa akin. Yung id’s, yung tickets. syempre yung allowance. Lahat lahat pati yung wallet na mahal :\, I too much value the things I have and the things that are given to me that’s why it cause me pain. Sunday morning when I lost my wallet. I dunno’ where I misplace it. All I know, that wallet is very important to me. Umaasa akong maibabalik siya. Til’ now, the pain. It won’t go away, today. But the reality too won’t change. It is a decision for me to completely forget what happened and convince myself that it never come back anymore. But I pray, kung sino man may hawak nung wallet na iyon. Lord, touch his/her heart. So I will wake up in the morning bearing the pain of reality because I am in the road of accepting. Wallet lang yun, hindi ko pagpapalit ang gladness ko.
The truth is, I will not blog about this, wallet thinggy-u know. I’m physically tired pero magalak ang aking puso sa pagkapanalo nitong intams. 3 days intrams was a great experience for me. First time ko mag-intrams sa AMA. And I received 3 champions (Table tennis – Single [Women] & Mixed Doubles, Badminton -Single[Women]) All glory belongs to God! One thing I realized, nanalo nga ako. But after all this thing, Inside my heart, may lungkot pa din. This coming saturday, may event sa church. Na dapat nakapaginvite ako instead of playing around, hitting that shuttlecock. Waking up early, doing stretching and waiting for the game. I feel guilt. I feel unsatisfied. I feel sad. Because I feel right now, that it was a wrong way. But, thanks be to God, for His mercy and grace. For He is a forgiving God!
Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity, And in whose spirit there is no deceit. (Psalms 32:1-2, NIV)
Sa kabila ng lahat ng ito, saya sa pagkapanalo at lungkot sa biglang pagkawala, Still, PRAISE GOD! Maybe now, I’ll start another chapter. Move on. I am seeking always to have a start because I want to forget things I’ve done in a wrong way. But it is supposed to be like that? Forgetting what is behind and run like you had never carried faults in your life?
Do we really need to forget? Because at some point, sometimes, I see sweetness in pain. I see a charm in tears that have fallen. Looking back, thou’ it was a mess and unattractive, it is the reason I appreciate where I am and what I have today.
Mistakes, pains, and hardships are the ones we mostly want to forget. But it is all the ones that make us to keep going. We keep trying harder, we keep fighting, we keep running, and we keep making things in proper order to rebuild things rightly. It helps us to create our trace in this world. So that at the end of our lives we can say to ourselves, “My Life isn’t lifeless at all!”
At the end of the day I realize it is not about everything that happened. It is about the time I am always looking at. I am still that girl who thinks that time is always running out. I still put comfort in fast-paced and never want to see things slowly or in its regularity. Still, every time I fell to the ground, & every time I fail, still God’s mercy remains. Failure and success are both the possible endings of every season in my life.
In failure, I truly learn my weaknesses and things I cannot do next time. In success, I learn my strengths, the things I can and qualities I have that I can use again. And in both, I experience the mercy, grace and love of God. It is like learning the advantages and disadvantages of things around me.
What matters for me is the journey and not the ending. Endings are just bonus where I can say “Yeheyyyy! Finally, tapos na.” or “Wow! It is awesome! I want to do it again!” And in every journey I am in naman there’s only one thing that is always being point up. It is GOD IS IN ME, GOD IS WITH ME & GOD IS FOR ME and there’s always a next chapter with Him. I was lost for a week but now I am found again. More grace more love.
When do I ever learn? I am always like this and makes me forget to enjoy things at a time. I am greedy to have it all at once not realizing that one present a day is equal to unceasing happiness than getting and unwrapping the gifts at one once and not having anything tomorrow.
I know that I have to go back. I do not know where to find what I am losing because I don’t also know what specifically I have lost. But if there’s one thing I am sure of right now, it is the want to write the way I used to. To find the softness again. To go back.
Life is a battle and a race. A battle with God’s enemy and a race where winner does not mean you are the fastest but the strongest and the one who really perseveres. Because the race I am talking about is not just an ordinary one, it is a race where you are risking it all for your faith.
Right now, I feel better. I find comfort because of- JESUS ♥
Remember your word to your servant, in which you have made me hope. This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life. The insolent utterly deride me, but I do not turn away from your law. (Psalms 118:49-51, ESV)
I will not give up. Because You trust me in this. You want me in this. Paul found joy in suffering, I should have too. Because we both have You. In this moment where I gave up myself planning for my future, I can only say Your Name and nothing more. Lord, your grace is sufficient in my weakness.
WEAR YOUR CONFIDENCE! (AMA Mr. & Ms. Freshmen 2014)
Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised. (Hebrews 10:35-36 ESV)
Never in my dreams would I have thought about joining a pageant or any contest related to beauty or what. No wait, scratch that off. Never in my dreams would I even imagine myself ramping at the stage in front of many people. like woah. I was not like the other young pretty girls stands in their won sash and tiara in their room. And yeah, I was blessed to walk across the stage wearing this CONFIDENCE that came from God.
Speaking of CONFIDENCE. That was the question on Q & A Portion. (An unexpected Q&A Portion)
How will you compare your confidence compare to other contestants?
Hahaha. Sorry I don’t even remember the answer that I said. I just said whats in my heart and mind. lol, I don’t even know what I’m saying in front of many people. <like woah. do I look embarrassing?> But I remember a lil’bit of it. I said – I can say that I have more confidence than the other contestants because I already ask God for a Confidence & for wisdom. I already catch the confidence to face in front of all of you. And blah blah blah.
The first thing that comes in my mind is I think God has a purpose why He let me to join with this. At the very first place, I don’t really want to join at Mr. & Ms. Freshmen 2014. But I have no choice; my classmates already listed down my name. And I was like Me? Me? Me? Ayaw ayaw ayaw! I was so self-pity that time, I was thinkin’ that I’m not beautiful. I’m chubby. I don’t want to wear dresses. I don’t want make-ups. I can’t walk like a real model. I’m not good in proper posture. I don’t want those things. Because I know I’m not really called for that. Ever since, I don’t join any competition like that. But when Sir Sibayan already push me to join in. I was OK. Let’s try! I know God will never let me down. He will never put me in this competition just to have fun like wala lang. I know He has a purpose.
And definitely yes, I realize that because of that it allows me to boost up my self-confidence. Honestly, sometimes I don’t have a confidence. It helps me a lot all within a competitive atmosphere. That was the struggle that I’ve been experiencing right now, and that’s why God really use that Mr. & Ms. Freshmen 2014 to make me realize that Confidence is very important. I realize it when I’m about to answer at Q & A portion. I was able to handle the blow on my confidence and self-esteem. My mind said “I’m the daughter of God, then I’m beautiful and I’m intelligent” Kaya ko to! That’s why I hit that Q&A portion with full of confidence. Oha oha oha!
Participating in this and having a strong self-image can often go hand in hand. It’s a wonderful experience. I think the very best part about my Mr. & Ms. Freshmen experience so far is that it has given me a chance to be heard on something that is very important to me. And that is my GOD. (When I’m about to answer at Q&A portion) I was able to tell everyone that my God is the one who gives me confidence! “SI Lord lang po yung tangi kong maipagmamalaki sa inyo”
Everything you do, DO IT ALL FOR THE GLORY OF GOD! I believe that everything happens a while ago is because of His mercy and goodness in my life. For all the skills, talents, wisdoms, strengths, knowledge and yea confidence is come from our King of all kings. Praise God for that!
So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?” (Hebrews 13:ESV)
The right winner wins at the right time”. That was the first time I joined a competition like that but I won. It’s really a wonderful feeling. I was not that expecting much. But early in the morning I do my devotion. And I was about to pray to God to help me. And when we already ramp I was praying na ‘Lord, wag po sana ko madapa’ hahahaha. Isn’t funny? And grabe, so init talaga. And the crowd was about to shout-out their bets. After doing that ramp and Q&A portion. It’s time for awarding. While calling the other winners. I was like ohw, mukhang waley ako ah. Hehehe, After announcing the 2nd runner up and 1st runner up, last na, champion. Mr. Freshmen 2014 – #9 oh oh oh oh. Si Jef yun ah. Last na talaga. I was about to pray; Lord, Lord, Lord, favor favor favor. Tuuugdugtuuugduuuug. Ms. Freshmen 2014 – #9 Woaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! Like woaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! Me? Me? Seriously? Until I got on stage I was still shocked. Woooooooooah grabe! The crowd was shouting phelpsi, baby phelps. Wawahhh! Hahahaha. And while walking upstairs, I was shouting THANK YOU LORD! And after getting my sash and prize, I was shouting GLORY TO GOD. Expect the unexpected. Grabe! How I could I imagine that? I’m such a blessed girl here :”>
God was the one who brought me in this kind of competition to honor Him and to glorify Him in any way that He wanted and for that I want to give a Big Big Thank you to God. All praises, glory, honor and adoration to Him!! Para kay Lord to!!
This pageant really got the gears in my mind turning and I began to think, “What really defines beauty?” Is it clothes from overrated retailers like Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister, Candies, Folded and Hung or Forever 21? Is it faces trapped in a mask of unnatural make-up? Is it obtaining a body that resembles a beanpole?
For me, No. It’s not. What honestly defines beauty is one’s personality. One’s attitude. One’s true self. One’s heart. PUSO BAGO MUKHA! Hehehe. Amazing pageant contestants are the one who put a smile on face, let out a laugh, and have a little fun. Because that is, and always will be, the definition true beauty. Speaking of putting a smile on your face hahaha, a while ago, I told jef “Sakit na ng panga ko tagal ngumiti” Hahaha. Just wear your big big smile girls. Wear a smile on your lips as often as you can, learn to smile, smile when you say hello to people, learn to find something to smile about, when you become conscious of this, it will be a surprise to you to find that there are more things to smile about than to frown about. A smile brightens up your day and makes someone else feel much better, you can never go wrong with a smile. For a true beauty queen, it’s not about the title, or the crown or attention; it’s about the experience. It’s about feeling beautiful and knowing even when you don’t win, you have never felt more beautiful than you did that night. It’s about making new friends, it’s about learning style, grace, poise and how to speak in front of people. In the end if nothing else, you take away from the experience a greater sense of self-worth and accomplishment. That is a pretty great prize.
Naturally I would have been beyond nervous, but much to my surprise. And also very freeing to show them who am I. I was happy to present me — just the way I am, and just the way God made me. I am glad to have taken the experience.
So much for now. Thank you, God. Thank you for the Grace. Thank you for those people who help me to make over <esp. Liriel Alferez> and for those who cheer me! Thanks CA! Thanks Vikings!
You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you. (Song of Solomon 4:7 ESV)
Tiaras! Walk in with confidence!
MATH-irap ba talaga o Pinapa-MATH-irap mo?
Bakit ko ba kailangan mag-aral sa Math? Pag ba magtratrabaho na ko, kailangan ko pa sukatin ang mga angle angle sa bawat gagawin ko? magpapatayo ba ako ng mansyon na ang area ay equal sa seventh root of xy minus x cubed plus 4y squared x over 2sin30cos60 plus ln 350 raised to infinity! o kailangan ko pa isimplify lahat? blah blah blah. sayang naman ang oras, pawis, utak, pati na tinta ng ballpen ko (eh lalo na pag g-tec 0.4 at frixion pa ballpen mo, bawat sulat kaya nun mahal haha)? Bakit ba importante malaman ang equal ng (x+y)2 at ang (x2+y2) Kaya minsan kapag hindi na kaya, sisisihin mo yung mga nag-imbento ng Math. Hahaha Sino ba kasi nag-imbento nito?! Gagamitin ba natin to kapag bibili tayo sa palengke x+y?
Matindi na ang isang given sa Math kung saan pinagsama-sama na lahat ng mahirap sa mundong ibabaw. Kawindang itechawa! May fraction na, may exponent na, may bracket na, may parentheses na, at may decimal ka pa! Tapos maloloka ka na kasi sabi unahin daw ang nasa bracket. Pero mas lalo kang mayayamot dahil may exponent pa pala at yun pala dapat ang unahin. Eh kala mo naman whole number yung katabi ng exponent at bracket, eh FRACTION pala yun. Ulit ka ulit. At umulit ka pa. At sige punit ng papel. At sigi bura.At sige pa. At halabira! Sige lang ulitin mo pa. Malapit ka na sa sagot.Kerubumbum mo yan!
Isa ka ba sa mga taong sumusumpa sa Math? Kahit ano bang pukpok sa ulo mo di mo makuha-kuha ang math equations? Ito ba yung subject na panira at epal sa mga grades mo at class card mo? Nakailang exam ka na sa Math pero di mo padin master no? Galit na galit ka din sa math no?
Alam naman natin na tayong mga future programmer na ay Logic ang puhanan. Math ang pundasyon. Nganga ang di marunong. Hahahahahahaha. Pero syempre matutunan din natin yan mga karamay sa math, TIYAGA lang!
Sabi ng mga estudyante madali lang naman daw ang College Algebra at ang College Trigonometry, + with matching sinister grin ng prof “Madali lang iyan class. Basic lang iyan, mga pinagaralan niyo lang yan nung High School kayo. kayang-kaya niyo yan” . Ako lang ba talaga alien na di makaintindi-intindi at hirap na hirap sa Math? MATHirap ba talaga o PinapaMATHirap ko lang. Let’s find out.
The true story why I hate math..
I was always a failure at math. Numbers never like me.
Nung elementary ako mahilig ako sa Math. mahilig akong sumali sa mga Math Quiz Bee’s basta Math-Mathsaya! pero nung start nung grade 5 ako. (sa pagkakaalam ko grade 5 ako non) humina ako sa Math. lalo na nung tumapak pa ko sa High School. Siguro dahil nawala talaga yung interest ko sa Math. lalo na nung High School ako ng naging mahina talaga ako sa Math at pakiramdam ko bumaba ang IQ ko gawa ng lagi akong hindi nakakatulog non (insomia kumbaga), laging puyat at palaging lumilipad ang utak ko. Medyo na overload din sa mga activities at di na natuunan ng pansin ang Math. Madami na akong advices na narinig mula sa mga taong matatalino sa math, mga kaibigan ko, teachers, mentor at syempre sa magulang ko. Pero madaming pagkakataon na nagiging self-pity ako. I have a deterioration of the brain (The results of physical brain deterioration can be dramatic. They include neurocognitive deficits, such as diminished attention span, verbal skills, spatial perception, deficits in abstract thinking and creativity, along with increased difficulty learning new tasks and retaining new information, flagging memory, and deteriorating sleep quality.) Pero ayokong i-declare. I know I am healed because God is my healer. at ayokong isipin na meron akong ganun. Nung wednesday, masyado akong emotional ng dahil sa Math. Oo, talagang iniiyakan ko ang Math since nung third year ako. Naiinis ako pag hindi ko makuha. Kahit na alam kong kaya ko. Kung kaya nga ng iba edi kaya ko din di ba? Pero pag nakikita ko na yung mga sasagutan ko sa Math nakakapanglumo at napanghihinaaan talaga ko ng loob. Ewan ko ba. Last week (Friday) nagkaroon kami ng Quiz sa lahat ng subjects. at dalawa na doon ay Math subj. (College Algebra at College Trigonometry). sa English nakakuha ako ng 78 (Nagtanong pa ko sa prof. namin kung bakit ganun lang nakuha ko. tapos sabi niya mataas na daw yun. Hahaha, 0-base nga pala. pero may isang naka-100 samin. sayang naman kahit sa English kapos pa din -_- ) O tanongin niyo naman ako sa math kung ilan nakuha ko? Hindi ko natapos ang algebra ganun din ang trigo sobrang disappointed talaga ko sa abilidad ko sa Math last week. hindi ako maka-move on non for the whole week ng dahil sa mga di ko natapos sagutan. para bang wala talaga kong tinatago kahit unting galing sa Math. at talagang wala. Nung panahon iyon, naisip ko ngayon di na ko nagtataka kung bakit mahina ko sa mga entrance exams kung bakit hindi ako nakapasa sa mga pinagexam’an kong University. at kung bakit hindi talaga ko nadala sa Engineering. siguro nga. siguro nga. kung anu-ano ng pumasok sa utak ko. Siguro nga di talaga ko matalino sa Math. Sa trigo 55 lang nakuha ko. tapos sa algebra hindi samin sinabi pero dalawang Test ang di ko nasagutan. Yung Test B at yung last part na prove. nasagutan ko yung unang Test pero nagkabali-baliktad yung na multiply ko. Sobrang baba ng mga nakuha ko. Wala naman akong dapat sisihin kundi ang sarili ko. Tapos nung wednesday, hindi na kinaya ng sarili kong umiyak. Nagkaroon kami ng grouping sa College Trigonometry. may ibibigay na sasagutan si Sir sa board. at kailangan naming masagutan syempre.. Eh may +20pts. kasi sa Prelims. Ako lang ata ang kinakabahan sa lahat ng magkakaklase. Gustong-gusto ko maperfect. Samantalang yung iba kong classmate lalo na yung mga matatalino sa Math sobrang chill lang sila samantalang ako, sobrang kabamuch talaga hahaha. Breathe & take a break! Nananalangin na kong masagutan ko talaga lahat. Syempre ayoko din kasing ma-disappoint yung mga kagrupo ko sakin. kumbaga kung di ko aayusin pati sila walang +20pts. sa exam, lalo na’t inaasahan pa naman nila ko. naku. Sabi pa ni Patrick Non, kayang kaya na ni Sheim yan. Sa isip ko, hala ako? paano na to? hindi ako magaling sa Math. tapos yung chukchakchenes na .11 na sinasagutan namin Math Error pa sabay Syntax Error. Salamat ha. hmp. Sobrang mabagal ako magsagot. Matagal mag function ang utak ko gawa ng deterioration of the brain ko. here we go again, flagging memory. Hinati ko kami sa dalawang grupo sa number 2 kami nina Patrick Non, at yung isa namin bagong kaklase ang nagsagot. at yung number 1 sina Bien Simeon, at Amiel Lopez at the rest na mga natira. Naprepressure na ko ng marinig kong +20pts. ang ibang grupo. habang kami madaling madali na matapos. natapos namin yung number 2. yung number 1 naman di nasagutan nina Bien. at hindi pa namin napansin na may number 3. Kahit +1 point man lang wala kaming plus (+) kahit pinilit ko pa si Sir na +5pts. man lang kasi tama naman yung number 2, wala pa rin. Ayun nung lumabas na mga classmates ko pinipilit kong di lumuha pero di napigilang pumatak mga luha ko. May phobia na ata ako sa Math dati pa. Dati ko pa naman iniiyakan yung Math. kaya nagflashback na lang lahat ng mga kahinaan ko sa Math. Hindi ako umiyak ng dahil di kami nakakuha ng +20pts. naging self pity lang talaga ko na ang pakiramdam ko ang hina hina ko sa Math. nakakainis. Mahal ko ang Math pero bakit hindi ako mahal ng Math :'(((( Pinipilit ko magaral sa Math kaso mukhang ayaw talaga sakin ng Math. Akala pa nina Amiel galit ako sa kanila dahil di nila natapos yung binigay kong sasagutan nila pero hindi, sinisisi ko talaga yung sarili ko na napakabagal ko magsagot. At pati sila nadamay kasi di ako magaling sa Math. Lagi na lang ako nahihirapan pag time pressure. katulad nung quiz namin sa Math nung lastweek (friday) nakikita ko yung katabi ko na nasa Test B na habang ako number 2 pa lang sa Test A. huhuhuhu. Dahil may papasok sa Room 203 ayoko namang may makakita saking naiyak. Tumakbo ako ng C.R ng umiiyak at nakatungo. doon ko binuhos lahat. Nagpapacomfort lang ako kay Lord hanggang sa canteen at hindi ako kumaen nakinig lang ako ng Worship Songs. tapos umakyat ng Library ganun pa din nakatungo at nagpapacomfort kay Lord. hanggang sa lumabas ako ng library pumunta ko dun sa likod ng library kung saan maganda yung view at mas nakakarefresh ang hangin. Nagkwento lang ako kay Andrea at kinomfort niya ko. Maya-maya pumunta na kaming room. tapos tulala lang ako ng bigla kong sabihan ng classmate ni kuya na si kuya tobi na umiiyak daw ako. kaya pumunta muna kong canteen bumili ng milo. Salamat din Liriel Alvarez at Mariella Mercado sa pag-comfort. Tapos nun pagkabalik ko sa classroom nagisip-isip ako. na kung palagi lang ba kong magiging self pity at iisipin ko na di ko kaya may manyayari ba sakin? Oo nga no. Pagtapos akong i-comfort ni Lord agad-agad naman niya ko binigyan ng wisdom. Na kaya ko to! Matututo din ako kailangan ko lang mag-aral ng mabuti sa Math. Kung sana pala high school pa lang inintindi ko na yung mga tinuro sa algebra at trigo, kung sana nagkainterest na ko sa Math una palang at kung sana di ko pinaeasy easy di sana di ako nahihirapan ng ganto. Kung sana lang talaga. narealize ko na malaking pundasyon din pala ang pagaaral nung high school. Nakakapangsisi pero alam kong di pa huli ang lahat.
Para sayo ano ba ang Math at Paano ba mapapadaling intindihin ang Math? (Let’s hear it from the math experts):
Math? Just like a life with one problem and answer. Paano mapapadali? Do the basics. In short kung san ka mas comfortable yun ang gawin mo. Pinaka madali, nood ng youtube regarding problems.
– Engr. Jethan Jeff Dulay
Ang math para sakin? yun yung para siyang word puzzles. Maiintindihan mo lang ung math kung aalamin mo kung anu ano yung basics. Madali yan kapag master mo yung mga basic math.
– Engr. Jeff Dreo
Math is all about calculation and solutions that you will encounter in our daily life. How to make it easy? I think you’ll just analyze it deeply and learn to be patient to all the calculation until you get the answer.
– Engr. Ralph Madronero
Ang math pala for me, Hindi lang sya consist of numbers, variables etc. It’s more on being persistent to analyze and solve problems. Yung hindi mo, basta basta sinusukuan until you know how you come up with that answer. Gumamit ng code switching, kasi not everyone can understand English very well, tapos good approach ng professor as students if there are questions, para may interaction at the same time, natatanong ng students yung prof. sa mga Hindi nila naintindihan .
– Engr. Elcia Marata
Math makes people cry But if you learn it, it will make you smile. Math is fun if you know how to solve, Math is boring if you don’t know how to. The best way to understand it easily is by practicing it always.
– Engr. Lyndon Libed
Ang Math para sa akin, isa siyang “Discipline” kasi dito mo masusukat kung gaano ka katiyaga sa isang bagay. Kung sa mga simple problems eh wala ka ng tiyagang palabasin ang sagot sa bawat problema what more sa totoong problema edi wala ka na ding tiyaga. Paano mapapadali ang Math? Simple lang. Mag practice ka mag solve. Kung hindi mo kaya mag isa mag solve magpaturo sa Math Prof. At ang pag aaral ng math hindi kung kelan mo lang gusto. Dapat inaaraw araw yan kahit 1.5 hours per day.
– Engr. Patrick Mosquera
Ang math ay isang subject na iba sa lahat . Ang math ay isang skill na hindi masyadong kailangang mag memorize . Um mapapadali ang math kung uumpisahan muna sa basic hangang sa mas matataas na level nito .
– Cedrick Untalan
Math ?? Yun yung subject na kailangan ng matinding pagiisip concentration.. It’s all about numbers kaya kung minsan masakit sa ulo pero once na naintindihan mo na ung buong subject magiging madali lng to. Para namann mabilis lng maintindihan tong subject na to.. walang madaling way actually you need to study it.. tas magfocus ang seryosohin dapat hindi ung ginagawang joke lng.. karamihan kasi sa mga estudyante ngayon porket alam nilang mhirap yung math di na nila iniintindi kc alam nilang di nila kaya w/c is wrong.. kung iintindihin lng nila mas magiging madali yun.
– Ricky Berug
Math ay pag-aaral tungkol sa paano mo masosolve ang isang problem kahit anong problem, basta isipin mo lang na para ka lang nag-aaral ng iba pang mga subject.
– Kyle Avedaña
Para saken yung math, nakakatakot. Pero nakakaenjoy. HAHAHA mas magiging madali siya intindihin kung magaling yung nagpapaintindi sayo.
– Angela Cruz
Math is very complex but it can be easy by enjoying it and applying it on your personal life.
– Samantha Sarcia
You need to love it. because if you don’t love it how can you understand what is math. Kailangan talaga mahal mo ang isang bagay para mas madali.
– Arnold Bartolini
Medyo drama to pati malalim. ‘Yung math po para saken, para siyang isang little “challenges”. Kumbaga sa buhay, parang eto ‘yung kung papano gawin ang isang sirang tv, magsaulo ng mga ganto at ganyan, kung paano ka matututong magswimming. Syempre mahihirapan ka sa umpisa, yung feeling mo sa sobrang hirap, susuko ka na. Pero kahit ganon, kahit alam mong mahirap, nakakaenjoy pa din. ‘Yung tipong, curious ka kung ano yung result na makukuha pagkatapos ng mga effort mo. Wala naman nakakapagpadali sa Math. Actually hindi siya ganon kahirap (wala sa pagmamayabang ha. :P), kailangan mo lang magenjoy sa ginagawa mo. Make Math your passion lang.
– John Rey Tungul
Math is interdependent with science.. Math helps us understand science, science improves math.
– Melchor Ortaleza
Math, parang life. May kulang, may nawawala, may problem, pero at the end… nahahanap, nakikita kasi may formula, and theres always solutions in every problem… And syempre may specific formula sa bawat problems. Hindi mo masasagutan ng tama kapag ang solution mo palang mali na.
– Renato Alba
Masasabe ko lng sa lahat ng di nakakaappreciate sa math eh sila yung hndi alam kung para san ba talaga ang math.
– Jefrey Silang
Kung hindi mo kaya ngayon, hindi ibig sabihin hindi mo na kaya habang buhay. Mahirap pero kakayanin kung hindi mo susukuan.
– Tyrone Jasper Reodica
Tips sa Math from ememalberts (http://memealberts.wordpress.com/tag/help-in-math/)
1. HUWAG MONG ISIPING MAHIRAP ANG MATH. Ang nangyayari kasi, wala pa yung problem iniisip mong mahirap kaya inaabsorb ng utak mo at buong katawan mo, ang nangyayari tuloy nagiging close minded ka at inaayawan mo na yung lesson. Puro ka nalang “ANG HIRAP! ANG HIRAP!”
2. Learn and MASTER the basics. Dapat mani nalang sayo mag-add, subtract, multiply at magdivide ng simpleng numbers. Sounds elementary huh? Pero believe me kasi kung hindi ka marunong sa basics, paano pa kaya yung komplikado(DUH!)? Tsaka yung operations of integers. Alam ko medyo masakit siya sa ulo pero kapag namaster mo na yung mga equation na may iba-ibang signs, magiging madali nalang yung iba pang problem.
3. Take down notes(especially yung mga example). Makinig ka sa klase. Sayang naman laway ng teacher kung hindi ka makikinig di ba? Wag mong idahilan sa akin na hindi mo maintindihan. Kung willing kang umintindi, magegets at magegets mo yan. Huwag kang mahiya magtanong. Hindi naman porket nagtanong ka eh indication nun na mahina ka, ibig sabihin lang nun willing kang matuto.
4. Siyempre hindi lang practice. CONSTANT PRACTICE. Kapag alam mong hindi mo gaano nagets yung lesson, aralin mo notes mo. Pag-aralan mo yung diniscuss tapos magpractice ka. Kuha ka ng papel, kunin mo yung problem(yung problem o question lang ha) tapos ilayo mo notebook mo sayo. Try mo kung kaya mo na ba siya isolve. Kung hindi pa, review mo ulit notes mo until makaya mo na. Sanayin mo sarili mo sa ganitong routine, sinasabi ko sayo TIYAGA LANG TALAGA.
5. As you go along the way with Math, mapapansin mo yung patterns ng Math. Pare-pareho lang naman kasi halos yung mga ginagawa sa Math(ex. basic operations) familiarize yourself with the patterns at magiging madali nalang ang mga bagay-bagay sayo.
6. Dahil mahihirap ang Math hw, siyempre kumokopya din pero make sure na magpapaturo ka dun sa kinopyahan mo. Kung hindi sa kinopyahan mo, dun sa marunong. Wag mahiyang magpaturo, kaklase man o teacher. Pero kung kaya mo na, ikaw na mismo gumawa ng assignment o homework mo. There’s no harm in trying.
7. Give time for Math. Para yang kasintahan, bigyan mo ng oras at gaganti sayo(in a good or bad way depende kung paano mo siya tinrato). Mahalin mo siya, mamahalin ka din niya.
8. Wag mo icompare ang sarili mo sa ibang tao pagdating sa Math. Ang issue ay ikaw, kung natutunan mo ba yung lesson at kung papasa ka ba? Mind yourself, not others. Kung magaling siya, eh di siya na. Kung ikaw hindi pa, eh di mag-aral at magpractice ka.
9. Hardwork, determination and commitment. Do I have to explain this?
10. Last resort na ito. Kung hindi mo talaga makuha, maghire ng tutor. O kaya kausapin ang isang kaibigan na magaling sa Math tapos sa kanya ka lagi magpaturo. Last thing nga pala, yung mga willing lang matuto ang tunay na natututo.
Just like what Sir Anothony Sibayan said on our first day in class.
“Simplify the complicated” at hindi “Complicate the simple.”
In most cases, liking math in the first place comes from being good at it, and if you’re good at it, you probably don’t need help learning math facts. How if I’m not good at it? 😦 For many of us, math is drudgery: doable, but requiring so much work and practice and intensity of focus that it becomes too much, and we turn off to it. “Math is hard for me” becomes, “I hate math,” and usually quite quickly. But now, I want to change my perspective when it comes to Math. I know I can do this. I know I’m better than this. Since Monday is our first prelim examination, I have to study hard either love it or hate it.
Mahirap ang subject na ito, at mapapatingin ka sa langit para humingi ng gabay at para maintindihan mo yung lesson. Pero hanggang ngayon napapaisip pa din ako, bakit kaya may mga hinahanap na ‘x’ and y, bakit may slope, range, domain.. Yung mga ganun! Kawindang eh!
Sabi nga ng classmate ko nung quiz namin, MATH – It should be analyzing, understanding and learning how problems are being solve because not all the time you can still memorize those steps but if you learn how to solve those problems its easier for you to find any solution to that. Remember, its better to know how that happened than just memorizing the steps to make it happen.. Hahaha anyway. That’s only my opinion.
Totoo naman. Sha, tatalino din ako sa Math. Hahahaha. Ang anak ng Diyos, matalino! kailangan lang ng determinasyon, tiwala, willingnes, at tiyaga.
I can do all this through Him who gives me strength. – Philippians 4:13, NIV
Faith without action is death.
Heading off to college is both an exciting and challenging experience. First, exciting because you will have new school to go, new classmates to meet and new environment. Second, challenging because in College you will make many decisions that can bring you down or bring you up to success. There’s a lot of trial and error to experience. and definitely, a lot of temptation also. But of course, I know my identity in Christ. Why should I be afraid of? It’s heartbreaking to say farewell to high school life but I know as I close this chapter of my life, I will open another one. When I graduated high school level, the first question poped in my mind was “What’s school will I enroll to? & What course is really for me? in other word, What is God’s plan for me?”
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11, NIV)
The pressure is setting in..
The University of the Philippines College Admission Test (UPCAT) is one of the most awaited exams a high school student would take. It brings about a certain anticipation coupled with anxiety. It is, after all, the first and usually the biggest entrance test graduating students take. All the other entrance exams to other universities come after it. When you say intelligent people, first university will come to your mind, is UP. Many students are dreaming for it. It’s because everyone knows that in our future when we’re applying for jobs, school will be one of the most basis for acceptance. And UP is the best school, as others say. All my life, I’ve dreamed of studying at the University of the Philippines. I’ve yearned to become a scholar ng bayan for about a years now. I was so positive that I’ll get to study there one day; hence, my parents didn’t allow me to take entrance exam at UP for several reason, then I have no choice but to obey them, accept the fact that I’m not for UP & just look for other university out there. I tried to convinced them but eventually, it turned out to be a hopeless case, I didn’t even hear ‘Yes, You can take UPCAT’
So I look for other University. I planned to be an Engineer. Field of Electronics and Communication. I don’t know why I really like this course, I’m really determined to be an engineer in the future. I’m really confused with this. Since I was kinder, Since I steped in school, I dreamed to be TV Host/Radio Host/News Caster/News Reporter/VJ/ anything that are related to Mass Communication Major in Broadcasting. That’s my passion &- at the same time, I know that I’m good in talking and talking and talking, that’s why. hehehe, If you know me then you don’t need to ask me anymore why. Fourth year high school, everything has changed. I don’t know why. God really put me on the course were I’m not really good at; I’m not passionate, I have no interest, in other word, I don’t like’em. Related in Math. Like wuuuut? Why engineer? So, I have no choice, I need to become a Math lover. Math wizard? lol, Fourth year, I tried to listen to our teacher, I do also my assignments, I do recite, I do my seatworks. I’m trying to understand those <errrrrr>. I can’t explain. I don’t like trigonometry, ever! I was just thinking that time; ” Pag ba nag-trabaho na ako susukatin ko pa ba yung angle angle ng bawat gagawin ko ” Math really driving me crazy. I totally hate math when I started to saw letters? x+y. I dunno know, I love math when I was elementary, I really like to join math quiz bee’s, anything related to math but 1st year to 4th year High school, I have no interest to listen to our math teacher anymore. I am too shy to say this but honestly, I don’t understand anything about Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry that were discussed by our teachers. hehehe, Then, Ok Laugh. I know in myself that I tried hard.
I prefer BS Electronics Communication Engineering at Technological University of the Philippines-Taguig. that was January 15, 2014 (first batch) when I take an entrance exam So here it is, I was being positive to pass the exam. I claimed, I declared, and I prayed harder. If this Is really God’s will for me then I will be part of this institution but unfortunately, I didn’t pass 😦 I failed. When, TUP already sent a letter in our house, I’m still sleeping that time and I heard my parents was talking about that I didn’t pass the exam, they wake me up and told me I didn’t make it. But I thought everything was a Joke. They’re just kiddin’ me, I know that. So, before I woke up, I pray first. I was declaring that I pass TUP-exam but suddenly, Sheim Jarra Blanco Palmes, You FAILED! (Take note: It’s capital F-A-I-L-E-D!) It hurts. that was the feeling when I read the TUP- letter. Ouch! Well, I didn’t have to be shocked. I didn’t answer all the parts of exam, I leave 30 items on Test G, and aside from that I didn’t ate my breakfast before I took the exam so my brain is hanging upside down while taking exam, Like what is this? ‘Sequence, napakabagal mag-isip. tsk’ . As if my expectations haven’t been deflated enough, I failed miserably in math for sure, as always. My math ability disappoints me. then, I know I’m just an average student since I was born to study; surely, the public school produces great, smart and intelligent student. who am I compared to those students, while me studied in private school ever since. Just like what other says, There are more intelligent students in public schools while me grew up in private school, I have nothing to blow. I really felt down. But I have to accept it. On that day, I easily get up, and look for other university again. As I said to myself, ‘I have to rise up and not to stick with this thing. I don’t have to be affected all over. Why should I? eh, I am being so loved by my great Daddy God, I was able to find strength to at least stop disappointing myself after those bad result. I don’t have to be sad all day, all night, because I know I am destined for bigger dreams and bigger goals in life, all I have to do is to embrace it and let it happen! My future is secured in His hands. I just have to trust Him.
My classmates told me that there are free cheng eng teng scholarship exams on SPCBA so, I grab it.
I’ve got 50% discount. I passed. I know God won’t let me down.
Of course, I have to look for other school again. SPCBA is just my option.
The day I take PUPCET.
I take PUPCET at Sta.Rosa branch even though there is a San Pedro branch here. I prefer Sta. Rosa the reason is there is no Electronics Communication Engineering at San Pedro so I decided to go for Sta. Rosa. Then for a few weeks I settled my requirements for PUPCET. My mama paid 525pesos on land bank, and I take a 2×2 picture, before the day of my Entrance Exam. I was able to fix that all. When it’s all done. I was so very excited, I told myself that this time I need to pass this. I am very determined & I am really optimistic that time. I was full of positive thoughts on my mind I know that I can do this and I am highly favor by my Almighty God in Heaven but deep inside of course, I can’t prevent, I am a lil’bit frightened. I was just wondering If I didn’t pass this then, I know my parents will be disappointed to me. They spend money for me, for my entrance exams, then I just failed it all. First TUP then now PUP even though I pass SPCBA. It’s just an option in case I didn’t pass all the entrance exams I took. Aside from that It’s just my classmates who persuades me to take cheng eng teng scholarship exam. (wala namang mawawala) Let’s try SPCBA, It’s free and we can get a scholarship so I was just like ‘ Tara! Tara! Ok. Back to PUPCET hehe The day came. March 30 (2nd Shift) I was claiming that time to pass the exam. After 2 hours travellin’ I was at Mcdonald near Puregold Tagapo. I’m too early to go at PUP Sta. Rosa yet, I have to wait 3 hours. My mama told me that I have to eat breakfast first to prevent my brain hanging upside down (lol) so, I can answer my exam well. (I don’t want my TUP-experience to happen again, no breakfast then, this time I have to eat a lot) After 2 and a half hours, well, here I come PUP! There was a fresh air there but when I already come inside like woooooah ‘Sobrang init, anggulo ng linya, ang daming tao at damang-dama ko na ang feeling sa public’ Sorry po for being maarte hehehe, that’s my first time to encounter like that. Pero inside my heart, I want this one. I want this campus. Campus where I am going to be developed & campus where I am going to conquer for Jesus! It’s challenging & I’m really ready to get out of my boat, to stand out my comfort zone. & I’m ready to face those struggles that I will encounter everyday of my college life, for sure watatatatata. I was so exhausted even I’m not still in the room. ‘Am I having an audition for Pinoy Big Brother?’. I’m ready to take the exam. There are two proctors there the other one was really like a monster; Very strict. I was so scared to be embarassed that time so, behave sheimy. Don’t talk too much. & do the best you can aja! While taking the exam, the girl that sent from above is about to checked our requirements at some later time, again I failed. ‘Punit ang paper ko ‘ ☹I thought I have to cut it because there’s a dotted lines there but that’s just an “I thought” huhuhu ☹ Thank God, she just whisper to me that ‘next time’.. *sigh* And yes! she didn’t announced it in the whole class. I’m safe. Next time, double read the instructions, sheimy! “Ako lang yung nakahating papel” ='( I realized that I really don’t check the instruction clearly or maybe listened. My mama already told me not to cut it in half because there’s no instruction there to cut the e-permit but suddenly I didn’t followed and still I cut it in a half and followed the dotted lines. Always failed (⌣̩̩́_⌣̩̩̀) then after taking the exam my name is special mention, like woooah this is so embarassing! Palmes, you have to complete the right requirements on or before April 02. My 2×2 picture size is just 1.5×1.5 picture size. So then, my mama spend money again. That time we went in rush to Sta.Rosa Bayan to re-scan it in 2×2 picture size and back to PUP again. We have to fall in line again & again. Super haba! We have waited for one and a half hours. After a long journey. I failed. Sad to say, I didn’t pass the PUPCET. April 29, I’m ready to check the result on PUP.edu website, (even though I am already enrolled in AMA Computer College Biñan) Yesterday, I silently prayed and hoped that I got to see my name as one of the passers. but yeah, I didn’t see my name. My heart was crushed. Okay. It made me sad, but I think I really deserved it since I didn’t study. My papa always reminds me every now and then to study harder. He told me that How can I pass those exams If I don’t have an interest to study and learn more. He bought me a lot of books, but I didn’t open those expensive books ever since. I thought I can pass it even if I didn’t review. I was so confident with my stock knowledge. but unfortunately, that’s not enough!
One thing a realized : FAITH WITHOUT ACTION IS DEATH
Yes, I know this! that Faith without action is death. but sometimes, We forget what’s the real essence of this when we’re about to that situation. Do something and Let it happen! I have to accept because I know It’s really my fault, no other than. I didn’t study well. And I also have a doubt in myself to pass those entrance exams. I was so self-pity which is not good. But then again, I know that God has a better plan for me. I kind of got over it as the time passed by. The Lord has His ways. I know He knows what the best for me.
So, eventually, I was enrolled last week (April 22 ) to AMA Computer College taking BS Computer Science. I took the AMA-entrance exam and yeah, I passed. Still, I have a lil’bit bitterness with those entrance exams I failed. If I know that I will not pass it and still I fall with this campus, I wish that I didn’t take those exams in other universities to not feel this disappointments. But then, when I read my bible, it uplift my soul and spirit. It reminds me that ” THERE’S ALWAYS BE A PURPOSE FOR EVERYTHING”
And another blessing, I got a political scholarship on Munsipyo from our Vice Mayor – Hon. Rafael P. Campos. 50% discount until I graduate to college but there’s also a maintaining grade. I thank God for this. He never failed to bless and to amaze me and I know he will never ever fail. This scholarship is such a big help for my family.
Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the LORD holds them by the hand. (Psalms 37:24, NLT)
Anyway, here is the pencil I used for my TUP-entrance exam and PUPCET. After posting this picture on VSCO, I told this to my mama and papa: “Pakiramdam ko po talaga hindi ako matalino =(” WARNING: Don’t ever tell it to yourself – (Wag gayahin!) Hehehe. We are all intelligent because we are the children of God. Tuloy ang buhay! hehehe. I am really too shy to share this entrance exams experiences. I don’t want this to share on facebook or to other social networks. After all this failures? Why do I have to? Just to share my failures to other people and to underestimate me? but definitely, no.. that’s not the point. Lately, I was about to share this to my other friends. I realized that there’s nothing to be ashamed of. Because of this experience, I learned a lot. Getting stronger now and then, and being more determined to study. Mas lalong nangarap! Dream High.
Now I know what’s really my purpose. I know what’s really am I for. After praying it for almost 1 and a half year, Always telling Him, ‘Not my will but, Father, Let your will be done’ Finally, God already put me there& I know I was born for this: [since grade 2, I am very interested to this stuff without tutoring me, (Glory to God) though, it’s basic but I have a lil’bit knowledge. & I can’t imagine that on my very young age, I am really passionate to do this thing and at the same time, still learning. I didn’t expect to be on this course, Honestly, I don’t like to take Computer-related courses because my kuya is already an IT. And at the same time, Engineering to Computer Science? huh? It’s like Hardware to Software? Well, I am going to embrace this, because I know this is God’s will for me.) I AM BORN TO BE..
Keep Dreaming! Keep Believing! Never Stop!
My Breathe Campference 2014 Experience
Isa ito sa mga napakasayang campference, nakakablessed na gathering at memorable event ngayong taon, Isa ito sa parte ng buhay ko na tunay akong nakaranas ng Freedom, which I exhale all my burdens, inhale all of HIS blessings and favor, catch the miracles & get caught by the vision. Ito rin yung araw na binigay ko yung best ko to serve God through Media. Ibinibigay ko naman ang best ko everytime na nagproprojector ako dahil alam ko that’s for the Lord and I was able to do that to glorify HIM and to honor HIM, pero sa tingin ko nung campference ibang iba talaga eh. Paanong ibang iba? yun yung araw na sobrang nakakapagod at alam ko lahat kami sobrang pagod na pagod hindi lang ako but all of us. Kung tutuusin nakaupo lang naman ako mag-gabi at pindot lang ako ng pindot ng arrows (up & down) pero that time I really felt the exhaustion and languidness. takbo dito, usb doon, bulong dito, ate zyra doon, pagkakamali dito, at pasensyahan dito, pasensyahan doon. Siguro failed man sa paningin ng iba, ang dami kong mali sa mga lyrics, napakadali na lang ng gagawin ko pero hindi ko pa magawa ng maayos, pero yun yon eh, it’s not about that, yung mga pagkakamali ko. For me, masaya ako para gawin ang bagay na iyon. I know that even the little things I’ve done that day, I bring smile to God’s face. Napakaliit lang ng bagay na iyon yung pagproproject ko, pero It brings joy to me because pleasing GOD is one of the purpose of our life. It’s a important task to do that. Para sakanya yon eh. It’s a pleasure and honor to serve the King of all Kings. Truly no regrets to serve HIM for all of those failures and ‘pagalit moment’s nina Ate Zy, Kuya Jon, at Ate Nadz. Kaya naman nung campference punong-puno ako ng presence niya at ng mga salita niya sa loob ng dalawang araw (April 17-18, 2014). Syempre hindi hahayaan ni Lord na hindi ako ma’empower at hindi ko maranasan ang matinding matinding presence niya. I saw the reign of God sa tuwing Praise & Worship. Grabe! We really open our eyes, ears, minds and hearts to the opportunities that God presents for us to participate fully, and to experience HIS unconditional love. wala akong masabi kung hindi Wow. all of our lives are enriched and deepened. I am grateful beyond measure for the work of God.
For the Scriptures say, As surely as I live, says the LORD, “every knee will bend to me, and every tongue will confess and give praise to God.” (Romans 14:11, NLT)
Grabe! talagang nakita ko at saksi ako na every knee bow down before HIM & every tongue confess to God. I was so amazed that time. kaya hindi ko napigilang kuhaan ng litrato ang moment na to. Every family strive to please Him. We cannot do this on our own strength. All of us need total dependence on Him. Too wonderful to saw that moment.
Well, masyado na ata akong nagii-skip sa mga pangyayari. Isa-isahin natin ang mga experience ko simula ng Day 1 to Day 2. Umpisahan natin sa excitement ko nung April 16, 2014 (kinabukasan campference na!)
ALERT ALERT ALERT! Ate Zyra’s Post on Digisciples:
* Guys kaya natin to. Hehehe. :)))))) Mag-share lang tayo ng mag-share. Invite people who are NEEDY, RELUCTANT and UNWANTED. Gusto ni Lord ng FULL HOUSE, ung punong-puno. Kaya natin ito with the grace of God 🙂
* We have one day left. I encourage everyone to promote & reshare everything. Malaki po ang networks natin. Madami tayong friends. Maraming makakakita nung ads. Please invite EVERYONE. We have 24 hours left. Thanks.
* Please alert the Digisciples to be very loud and promoting the campference specially today as in very loud…invite everyone…. (from Pastor Toto)
Kaya naman, todo-todo at push na push na ang lahat magplug. infernesss, ang saya sa pakiramdam makita yung wall mo na punong-puno ng Breathe 2014. hash tag dito, hash tag doon! Aligaga na ang lahat magshare ng magshare ng ads mapa-digisciple man o hindi. sa sobrang excited at sobrang tuwa ko sa kakapromote ng Breathe 2014 hindi pa ako nakakapag-ayos online forev lang hehehe, at nung magprepepare na ko ng gamit at damit ko. Halaness! Ang CYOD at UP shirt ko pala nasa labahan, Sorry na favorite shirt. Kaya ito laba time. Wet look sila:
Hindi rin naging madali sakin bago maka-attend ng Breathe Campference 2014, andaming challenges. Una na yung pagpapaalam, yung pambili ng ticket at pagsagot ng ticket sa mga mentees (Ang sakit walang pumunta sa kanila). Yung tipong the week ahead, todo sipag muna ko sa tahanan gusto ko rin silang ma-invite pero napakaliit ng faith ko nung mga panahon na iyon. masyado akong naging hopeless na hindi na talaga sila makakapunta sa camp huhu! so at the end, nalungkot ako at wala yung family ko don 😦
Heto na, gising na! Emeee’excited na kaya hindi na ko nakatulog inantay ko na lang mag’5:30AM para bumangon. Ewan ko ba nung gabing yon sobrang excited ako. kakaiba yung excited ko di ko madefine to the highest level hehe.
Ready na ako for:
Yeyyyywoooh! Nasa mini stop na ako. Ren, Ezekhiel, Raimeld, Joechelle, Elsid & of course, Me, excited na excited na kami pumunta sa Muntinlupa Sports Complex. Papalapit pa lang ako sa kanila, at nakikita ko na sila, (sorry I’m late) Nagagalak na talaga ko. Kasi makakapunta yung cell group, Eyak na puso ko. Iinggitin namin sina Renzo at Jezther. Kaya habang naglalakad kami nagvivideo kami haha. very detailed yung video yun nga lang di ma-upload kahit hanggang ngayon, kaya ito picture na lang na kuwnari video siya kaya may play button, print screen lang yan hehe. sayang yung pagkahaba-habang video nauwi sa Upload Error. Buwis buhay kaya cellphone ko, ilabas ba naman sa daan. kaya tinago ko na siya pagsakay ng jeep mahirap na! hehehe~
Sorry medyo maingay ako ng mga panahon na iyan kaya di maganda ang tamang angle ng aking face. napakaliwanag pa ng araw kaya medyo kunot ang noo. hehe
Pagkababa namin ng jeep nag-aantay na samin si Jafet. tapos di pa namin alam kung maglalakad ba kami or sasakay kaya nag stand -by muna kami ng panandalian kaya mas tumagal. Gusto ko ng sumakay kasi baka ma’late sa devotion pero sila ayaw nila sumakay, syempre unity ayokong ako lang sasakay. hehe sabi ni Ren, eh kung naglalakad na kaya tayo andun na siguro tayo. Teka teka, picture muna:
Here we come, Breathe 2014.
Pagdating ko don, late pa pala ko sa digi, buti na lang hindi pa nagdedevotion hehe. tapos ayaw kaming papasukin doon. kasi kailangan may I.D eh yung I.D namin na kay Ate Zy/Kuya Niko medyo natagalan kaming nasa labas. kaya sa CYOD muna kami kumuha ng I.D at nung may I.D na kami, Nakapasok na kami. Yehey! This is it. The most awaited event this year, Breathe Campference 2014. Everyone was so excited and expecting the greater things to come. Pagdating ko doon, medyo napagsabihan agad (failed), Late ka sheimie eh. Kaya set-up na mehh, tapos Countdown na yihiee! dumadami na yung tao. Ang lahat ay aligaga. syempre lahat din kaming excited na to Jump Jump and Shout Shout. National Anthem then Praise & Worship
I feel alive, I come alive I am alive on God’s great dance floor♫
After Praising the Lord, introduction to speaker na. Our first speaker is.. (tentenen!):
Pastor Elizabeth ‘beth’ Paller
Then the Lord God formed a manfrom the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. (Genesis 2:7, NIV)
3 Steps into Freedom:
- Know that Jesus came to set us free.
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8, NIV)
Even we are still bondage, Mahal tayo ni Lord. We live because of the grace of God.
No prisoner has the key to unlock the door
2. Know your identity in Christ
It can desolve strongholds, deception, ignorance.
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. (1 Peter 2:9, NIV)
- The primary weapon of the devil to a person into bondage is deception
- Lahat ng tumatanggap kay Lord, ay annointed
- Don’t let the enemy steal your identity
- Take your responsibility and speak directly to satan
- Always think kung nakakaplease kay Lord
- Satan is like a invisible germ
- Submit yourselves to God
Nakakablessed si Ptra. Beth, hihi, Now I know that I am free from my all Bondages.
Testimony of Pastora Lazalita:
Next (2nd) Speaker. (tentenennn!):
Pastor Willy Lazalita (from FJC Cabuyao)
Blessings Receive Everyone Available To Have Eternal Life
6 Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them.
7 “Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. 8 Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
10 So Joshua ordered the officers of the people: 11 “Go through the camp and tell the people, ‘Get your provisions ready. Three days from now you will cross the Jordan here to go in and take possession of the land the Lord your God is giving you for your own.’”
12 But to the Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh, Joshua said, 13 “Remember the command that Moses the servant of the Lord gave you after he said, ‘The Lord your God will give you rest by giving you this land.’ 14 Your wives, your children and your livestock may stay in the land that Moses gave you east of the Jordan, but all your fighting men, ready for battle, must cross over ahead of your fellow Israelites. You are to help them 15 until the Lord gives them rest, as he has done for you, and until they too have taken possession of the land the Lord your God is giving them. After that, you may go back and occupy your own land, which Moses the servant of the Lord gave you east of the Jordan toward the sunrise.”
16 Then they answered Joshua, “Whatever you have commanded us we will do, and wherever you send us we will go. 17 Just as we fully obeyed Moses, so we will obey you. Only may the Lord your God be with you as he was with Moses. 18 Whoever rebels against your word and does not obey it, whatever you may command them, will be put to death. Only be strong and courageous!”
Sa verse na yan nag-focus si Pastor. Nagka-impact talaga sakin yung sinabi ni Pastor na: ” Ang taong anak ng diyos na may courage ay careful at ang taong anak ng diyos na may tapang ay open-minded ” There’s always a “Na” . I realized that there are times that I don’t have enough courage then maybe I’m not careful. Sometimes, I don’t have that ‘tapang‘ then maybe because I’m not that open-minded.
Pray Energetic | Take possessions, and Praise & Worship our GOD, wholeheartedly. Keep HIS commands and obey HIM always. Thanks for the realization, Pastor Willy!
After Pastor Willy’s word, Praise & Worship again.
Ito yung part na medyo naiyak ako. Hindi lang pala medyo, pero Oo talaga hehe
Ito kasi yung part na pupuntahan mo yung family mo. Ang totoo niyan, pinipigilan ko pa umiyak nung mga panahong ito. kaso di kinaya eh. Nakakalungkot lang na nakikita mo yung mga family’s na nagyayakapan. And Me? I was wondering na andun din sila. Kahit nagproprojector ako nakatungo lang ako kaya medyo nahihiya talaga ko. Pero yun kasi yung way ko to express myself na nalulungkot talaga ko. At hindi ko kailangan pigilin. Kaya naman, I decided to hug my mentor. Siya nga! Siya nga muna ang family ko dun hehe *my spiritual mom- Ate Mae* Sabi ko sakanya, Nalulungkot ako wala mentees ko wala pa family ko. How sad 😦 Pero buti na lang andun siya, may tao pa rin akong maiiyakan ko na malapit sa aking puso. (lalim). Niyakap ko na rin ang iba ko pang mga Leaders. At ito! Ito ang wow. hehehe, I was strong enough to say ” Ate Mitch – pahug naman po ” . Grabeeee! Masayang masayang masaya ako pakiramdam ko nakahinga ko ng malalim. Niyakap ako ng mother of multitudes – Pastor Mitch Gustillo. To be honest, nung tumapak pa lang ako sa Faithful Jesus Church. Nahihiya ako kena Pastor. Kahit say-Hi lang, wala talaga akong lakas ng loob. kaya naman nung niyakap ko siya, heaven– ang feeling hehe. Para sa akin, siya ang pinaka the best Preacher. She keep me inspired now and then. Tipong magpre-preach siya, laging nakahanda ang tenga mo kahit wala ka pang tulog. Tapos nung yumakap na nga ako nakapagsalita pa ko take note ng hindi pa utal-utal hehehe, Nung una kinakabahan pa ko yumakap pero ito na yun. this is it. Grab the opportunity sheimy! Ng makapagsalita na ako. di ko din nakalimutan yung sinabi niya sa akin : ” Always be reminded of Vision. For now, kay Lord ka na lang muna kahit wala ang family at mentees mo ” . 20 words + 1 comma yan, pero sobrang nakalift-up ng soul sakin ang mga salitang yan. Iba po talaga pag galing kay Tchr. Mitch, Like woooahhh!
May picture din kami ni Pastor Willy. hehe (2nd day na nga lang ito):
& then, It’s —
LUNCH TIME —
Sila po yung mga kasama ko kumaen:
After eating, Praise & Worship again:
Next (3rd speaker) | Our first guest speaker for Day1 (tentenenn!):
Pastor Raffy Panlilio
Dapat tayo ay multiplier para may product (productive).
Acts 11:19-26, NIV
19 Now those who had been scattered by the persecution that broke out when Stephen was killed traveled as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus and Antioch, spreading the word only among Jews. 20 Some of them, however, men from Cyprus and Cyrene, went to Antioch and began to speak to Greeks also, telling them the good news about the Lord Jesus. 21 The Lord’s hand was with them, and a great number of people believed and turned to the Lord.
22 News of this reached the church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch. 23 When he arrived and saw what the grace of God had done, he was glad and encouraged them all to remain true to the Lord with all their hearts. 24 He was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and faith, and a great number of people were brought to the Lord.
25 Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul, 26 and when he found him, he brought him to Antioch. So for a whole year Barnabas and Saul met with the church and taught great numbers of people. The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch.
X Factor Multiplication Factor.
- CAMPAIGN (who you are for)
– means making somebody known & chosen by the peopl
* Ang taong walang Kristo sa puso ay hindi maliligtas
* Pag may balita may content
* Ang content ay mabuting balita ( He died for you!)
*Bawat balita may kaukulang response (Acts 20:21)
- CHARACTER (Acts 20:22)
* We should be CHRISTLIKENESS
* Don’t compare yourself to others, ang purpose natin ay maging katulad ni Kristo
* Jesus is the standard of Christianity
- COMPANY (who you are with)
* Itaas pa natin ang Panginoon
Lord, I want to make a name for you :”>
Maglalaro na. hehehe, syempre gusto ko sumali :
Last year, deer level ako. eh ngayon sa Sheep ako napunta, doon ako nilagay ni Ate Zyra. at heto na nga ako. Sorry na sa stolen ko. hehehe, wala akong magawa. Nagsusuggest lang naman po ako ng idea. Kaya naman ako nga yung gumanap na baby. nyek! Ungaaaa-ungaaaa-ungaaa- Medyo nakakahiya yon ah!
Next (4th speaker) Tentenennn:
Pastor Sally Camalig
Ito yung medyo di ko naabutan huhuhu. Ito yung oras na sobra ng nanghihina ang katawan ko. may sakit na ko neto. at sobrang init ko na.. Kaya naman nag-coffee muna ako with my Partner in Crime. Sorry medyo low quality:
Then, I have a picture with them. Break time (with Media Presentations)
Sa first picture, haha mata lang ang kita sakin para kunwari chinita haha joke lang. Hindi ko talaga alam kong bakit ako nakapikit diyan. Di man lang kasi bumilang ng 1-2-3 hehehe. Gusto ko kitang kita si Tchr. Mitch kaya yung mata ko na lang kita, ayos na ko! hehehe. Sa second picture, Finally! It’s my first picture with her. I’m so happy. It’s my pleasure to have a picture with her. Yihiyyyy, So blessed. Sa third picture naman, obviously I’m with my Partner in Crime, Hehehe.
Presentation of Kwadro (Nakaka-amaze ang last part nito):
Ang pinaka-inaantay ko pong Speaker. hehehe, kahit every Sunday Service siyang nagpre-preach samin, wala parin siyang kumpas sa mata, tenga at puso ko hehehe.
Session 6th : Pastor Mitch Gustillo
John 12:12-19, NIV
Jesus Comes to Jerusalem as King
12 The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. 13 They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting,
“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”[b]
“Blessed is the king of Israel!”
14 Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, as it is written:
15 “Do not be afraid, Daughter Zion;
see, your king is coming,
seated on a donkey’s colt.”[c]
16 At first his disciples did not understand all this. Only after Jesus was glorified did they realize that these things had been written about him and that these things had been done to him.
17 Now the crowd that was with him when he called Lazarus from the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to spread the word. 18 Many people, because they had heard that he had performed this sign, went out to meet him. 19 So the Pharisees said to one another, “See, this is getting us nowhere. Look how the whole world has gone after him!”
” The result of the lack of trust in God’s plan results to blindness”
3 Kinds of People:
- CROWD – What’s in it for me?
* The tendency to be self-centered leads to deception
* If we are too focused on what we want, we will not see what we really need
- RELIGIOUS – Who is in control?
* Break-ups are needed for us to grow up
* God wants us to be depended on Him
* Only matured people can handle relationships well
- DISCIPLES – Why can’t I understand?
* Faithfulness should come after having faith
* Don’t be religious. Relationship dapat!
* There is no spiritual drive-thru. We have to pass through trials & tests to stretch our hearts and minds.
* The entrance of Jesus in our lives create wonderful experiences
Break out from the ordinary
* Only the engaged mind could create meaningful patterns
* Quitters never handle destiny
2. GET OUT OF THE RUT
Robotics unchallenged thinking
3. HOSANNA MOMENTS (Matthew 26:38)
means being led
* Life is an open door ♪
Wala man mga mentees ko, andito yung cell group ko. Praise God!
Day 1 pa lang nakakablessed na. I had a great day! ano pa ang Day 2. Sulit talaga!
Morning & Afternoon Praise & Worship..
Hanggang ngayon di ko pa rin po napopost itong My Breathe Campference 2014 Experience. Hehehe, medyo mahabang araw na ang nakalipad. medyo natagalan ata ako sa pagta’type ko sa mga word ng speakers. Well, medyo paiikliin ko na lang po ito ngayon.
Sa day2, nawalan ako ng pera as ing’ lahat ng pera, medyo-medyo malaki rin. syempre para sakin malaki na ang 300 pesos, dahil istudyante pa lang naman ako. Maaga akong umalis sa bahay ayoko kasing ma-late na namana ko ng katulad kahapon. Ito na nakasakay na ko sa tricyle nagbayad na ako ng 12 pesos, tapos nilabas ko na rin sa wallet ko yung 10 pesos para hindi na ako dudukot pag-sakay ko ng jeep. eventually, nalaglag nga ang wallet ko. yun ang sa tingin ko. pero yun na nga iyon. napansin ko na lang na nawala na yung wallet ko pagbaba ko ng jeep, andun ako sa mercury drug inaantay ko kasi si Jafet. tapos ng i-check ko yung wallet ko hala nawawala. ansa kutob ko ng nalaglag yung wallet ko kasi nga sira yung bukasan ng bag ko tapos, niwalang bahala ko lang tapos, as ing’ zero bal ako. Eh kailangan makabalik ako sa boundary as ing’ wala ko money tapos, tinawagan ko si Jafet napakahirap niya pa i-contact, So naiiyak na ko. sabi ko sa sarili ko, wala akong ka-pera pera. kakakuha ko lang ng pera kanina, kaka-recharge ko lang, at kailangan ko makabalik sa boundary napaka-effortless lang rin kung babalik pa ko dun edi sana di na lang ako pumunta dito. err, Naglalakad na ako pabalik ng boundary sabi ko sa sarili ko, Hala! aabutin ako ng sampung taon bago makapunta dun eh inaantay ako ni jafet nakakahiya. So, sabi ko kailangan ko makasakay ng libre. nagdadasal na ko habang nagaantay ng masasakyan may dumaan na tricycle na walang sakay. pero naghahanap ako ng mukhang good man. kaya I ask God for string discernement that time, tapos nakakita ako ng matandang nasa motor. nakita ko na siya kanina pa before pa ko nawalan o bumaba sa jeep. edi nagexplain-explain ako. hinatid na ko sa Manok ng Boundary wahhh. at pagbalik ko dun, ayun Wala na nga. naiiyak ako at the same time may inis. pero wala kong magawa. Alam kong iproprovide ni Lord ang lahat. pumasok sa isip ko na bakit ngayon pa ko nawalan ng pera. bakit ngayon pa? Bigla kong nakita sina Sid at Jafet sumakay na kami at pinautang muna ko. Thank you, Lord for sending them to me. pagdating ko sa Sports Complex. salubong agad ni ate nadz na mag-set up na ko. kaya tumakbo ako sa C.R, umiiyak lang ako. wala kong pera. at yung pera na yon galing pa sa net shop namin kakabigay lang ni mama sa akin, tapos nawala ko lang ng isang iglapan isa yung sa reason kung bakit ako nalulungkot, hindi dahil sa magugutom ako, sabi nga ni ate zy, hindi ako magugutom doon dahil tahanan yun ng Panginoon. Huhu Sabi ko nga unting iyak lang after non, kailangan tayo na agad. Pera lang yun para kaiyakan ko ng sobra. paglabas ko ng C.R, mga 5 mins. lng naman ako dun hehe. alam na nina Ate Zy, sabi niya siya na daw sasagot ang pamasahe ko sabi ko wag na po. syempre nakakahiya. Later on, sabi ni ate zy, ibenta ko daw ang pamaypay at yung kita doon, sakin na. sayang din ag 100 pesos. Ito na.
Sa totoo lang, wala pang nabili ng pamaypay, pero relax lang ako, mahaba pa yung oras, at alam kong mabebenta ko ang lahat ng ito. at ang resulta, FInnaly, Sold out. thank God! at Maraming salamat rin po sa bumili ng pamaypay hehee, magagamit niyo po yan, On fire sa Campference hehehe!
Our first speaker for Day2:
Pastor Boris Joaquin
* You cannot give what you do not have
* Our identity is rounded in Christ.
* Always know you ‘Why’, ‘What’, ‘How’, ‘Why’?
* Minsan alam natin kung saan pero nagbubulag-bulagan lang tayo.
Galatians 5:7-9, NIV
7 You were running a good race. Who cut in on you to keep you from obeying the truth? 8 That kind of persuasion does not come from the one who calls you. 9 “A little yeast works through the whole batch of dough.”
& Leadership is anytime you are trying to influence that thought and actions of another individual in either your personal or profession life.
2 Choices in life:
- To influence
- To be influenced
Who are you influencing & Who is influencing you? ( 2 Corinthians 15:33)
What’s your emphasis:
Your leadership id defined by yours: (It matters most)
* Let’s influence others to change their ways.
* God wants you to be influenced in your home.
* Don’t be REACTIVE but be PROACTIVE
* Reactive – means reacting of our emotions
* Proactive – means holding of our emotions so we can think
* Separate listening from your doing
* Before Jesus talks, nakinig muna siya!
- Circle of conern
- Circle of influence
Matthew 5:13-16, NIV
Salt And Light
13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Blessings and Burdens of Leadership:
Burdens of being a Leader:
- B eing criticized
- U ndaunted
- R esented & Rejected by others
- D iscipline
- E ndurance
- N oticeable
Blessings of being a Leader
- B eing heard (Influence)
- L egacy (Make an Impact
- E njoying rare opportunities
- S eeing the Big Picture
- S uccess and Significance
- I nitiating change
- N etwork of people
- G od appointed
Sa lahat ng speaker, kay pastor Boris, yung pinaka nagka-impact sakin. Especially, nung nagtestimony siya about dun sa bike ng anak niya. Yung sinabi niya na importante ang Family. ang relationship sa Family at ang ma-win ang Family.
Bukod pa dun, ang saya laruin nito. hehehe!
God Bless, Pastor Boris Joaquin.
Second Guest Speaker for Day2:
Pastor Rommel Guevarra
Worship and Mission
Four Special Words:
- Understanding (Hosea 4:6)
* When we talk about worship, it’s all about love
* Understand that we are loved by God
WORSHIP + GIVING = SERVICE = LOVE (Matthew 11:28-30)
* Understand that we are love GOd and People (1 John 3:23)
You can love if you are:
- In culture of honor
- Have a grateful heart
* Insecure people became insecure because of their opinions.
- In culture of seving
* Ang totoong disiplina ay yung kusa
Matthew 10:7-8, NIV
7 As you go, proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heavenhas come near.’ 8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy,[a] drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.
- Simplicity of Faith
* Revelation is revealing and disclosing
* Worship and vision is possible with the favor of God.
* Ang genuine ng worship ay concern sa intercession
Sobrang nakakabless si Pastor Rommel. Grabe, yung oras na nagwoword siya eh patay na oras. Nakakaantok na oras kumbaga pero kahit sobrang antok ako at kita kong ganon din ang iba, talagang walang natulog hehee. Very interesting talaga yung pagwo-word niya. Sobrang kakatawa namin, nakakawalang antok nadin. I’m really blessed to listen to his words. Ang mismo niya. Di ko alam na siya pala kumanta ng Mahal na Mahal kita Panginoon. Favorite kong Christian Song yun sa tagalog. Galing talaga ni Lord sa buhay niya!
Eh sa sobrang blessed ko pa, nagaaligaga din akong mag-papirma. Sorry na, huggard na ko niya. Pero wapakels muna.
+ I also have picture with Pastor Rommel Guevarra. Oh, I’m so blessed 🙂
And, Selfie rin.
Our third speaker for Day 2
Pastor Mark Camalig
Total Submission to God and Leaders
How to develop the attitude of love, respect & submission to God and Leaders?
* Vision – dream (Genesis 2:5)
* Passion – desire (Genesis 2:7)
* ( Matthew 9:27, Matthew 20:1, Genesis 2:21-24)
* Total submission is to see what God see, and to feel what God’s feel (VISION and PASSION) Love, Respect, & Submission.
1. LOVE ♥
* Commitment, Relationship-Connected
* I John 4:20
What is the greatest enemy of love?
* Busyness (Fail to commit, Broken Relationship, Unconnected)
* Total submission is to love your leaders (what you seen) and love God (whom you not seen) and to love your leaders is to stay deeply & faithfully connected to your leader.
* Respect is one product of love
* Submission is a act of submitting to the authority or control of another
* It is also a total surrender to God & to your leader.
* Luke 14:1-26
Pastor Toto Gustillo
*Please eat plenty of plant-based foods. mostly raw and juices.
Genesis 1:29 NIV
29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.
2. Dahon ng papaya
3. Talbos ng kamote
7. Sahog(Bawang, kamaties,sibuyas)
8. Root crops
10. Beans and seeds
(Rev. 22:2 NIV)
(Genesis 2:15 NIV)
* Please do some stretching, aero, cardio, rebounding and resistance.
* When you worship God with your body movements you are actually doing a complete exercise.
(Gen. 3:19 NIV) (Rev.22:1 NIV)
* Drink a min. of 8 glasses per day of the purest water available.
Ecc. 11:7 (NIV)
Psalm 84:11 NIV
For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
the Lord bestows favor and honor;
no good thing does he withhold
from those whose walk is blameless.
Galatians 5:22-23 NIV Proverbs 17:22 NIV
* Be always positive and do good to others
Galatians 6:9 NIV
Galatians 2:7 NIV John 1:4 NIV
Genesis 2:2 NIV Psalm 4:8 NIV
* Sleep for at least 7-8 hrs per day.
* Also take some 5 mins power nap in between breaks
* Aanhin pa natin ang manggagawang kristiyano kung mahina ang pangangatawan
3 John 2 NIV Isaiah 53:5 NIV
* Trust the Lord that He will completely heal your body
Our Kuya Ricky, is already Pastor Ricky Amalingan:
Nagprepepare na ako dahil, mag-woworship na ko kay Lord, ng evening. Sobrang excited ako. ito yung pinaka-inaantay ko. Simula ng Day1 hanggang Day2 afternoon hindi pa talaga ko nakakapag-worship. Gusto kong magpa-minister. kaya sabi ko day 2 evening ibubuhos ko talaga ang buong buong worship ko for the Lord. Sobrang excited na ako hehe kaya agad na akong nagbihis, naghanda ng sarili.
Heto na, umpisa pa lang ng Praise & Worship, naiiyak na ko. wala pa ngang tugtog. wahhh! Ramdam na ramdam ko kasing ito na. ito na yung inaantay ko yung ma-filled ako ng presence niya. Sobrang nanghihina ako Physically and Spiritually past few days even day1. Pero I was able to serve for the Lord kahit na ganoon. Through Media:
Sila yung mga nakasama ko ng halos buong araw, sobrang masaya ako na part ako ng Ministry na ito. iba yung joy. ibang-iba. Mas masaya pag sineserve mo yung Panginoon wholeheartedly. Thank you digisciple. especially Ate Zyra, sa mahabang patience.
FJC Sta.Rosa Presentation:
For our last speaker, and last session.
He is Pastor Toto’s Mentor
Pastor Efren ‘Pie’ Nola:
To Finish & Task
16 Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus to avoid spending time in the province of Asia, for he was in a hurry to reach Jerusalem, if possible, by the day of Pentecost.
17 From Miletus, Paul sent to Ephesus for the elders of the church. 18 When they arrived, he said to them: “You know how I lived the whole time I was with you, from the first day I came into the province of Asia. 19 I served the Lord with great humility and with tears and in the midst of severe testing by the plots of my Jewish opponents. 20 You know that I have not hesitated to preach anything that would be helpful to you but have taught you publicly and from house to house. 21 I have declared to both Jews and Greeks that they must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus.
22 “And now, compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem,not knowing what will happen to me there. 23 I only know that in every city the Holy Spirit warns me that prison and hardships are facing me. 24 However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the taskthe Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.
FINISH OUR TASK
* You are a finisher!
* You are born to rule!
* You are a winner in Christ, you will never be loser
” No one can finish a race without God “
- #1 Point: Consider our life nothing without Jesus
* Fix your mind for what God given you
* Love our work not our salary
* God will promote us
* Kapag wala kang dini-disciple, di kompleto ang buhay mo
(Acts 20:25) (Proverbs 5:21)
- #2 Point: Consider our life worthless if we don’t aim to finish our task
* Don’t stop, when you get tired
*Malaki ang pagkakaiba ng TOTOONG PAGOD sa NAGIISIP NA PAGOD.
* BAWAL MAPAGOD!
* Our task is to make disciples.
NFA – Naging Fruitful Ako!
Your 1st teamwork is God & You
Your 2nd teamwork is God & Leader
Your 3rd teamwork is God, Leader, You
Your 4th teamwork is God, Leader, You, Your Team, Mentor
- #3 Point: Consider our life incomplete outside God’s grace
1 Corinthians 5:10 NIV
10 not at all meaning the people of this world who are immoral, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters. In that case you would have to leave this world.
* Kung may kwento ka, may kwenta ka!
- #4th point: Consider our life empty without His presence
* Trials will show how we matured
It’s an honor to have picture with Pastor Pie Nola + Signature
Diyan na nagtatapos ang Breathe Campference 2014
Don’t forget to listen to FJC Podcast : (Mas detailed, mas clear, mas feel. hehehe)
Here’s the link: