Monday, April 30, 2012

May 1 - 15 Topics - Bible Verses (Topics about Worship and Prayers)

Praying without Knowing God through Jesus 
John 14:6
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 

Praying from an Unrepentant Heart 
Psalm 66:18-19
18 If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened; 
19 but God has surely listened and has heard my prayer. 

Praying Repetitive, Empty Words 
Matthew 6:7-8
7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 
8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

Prayers not Prayed
James 4:2
2 You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God. 

Praying with a Lustful Heart 
James 4:3
When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.

Praying while Ignoring the Poor
Proverbs 21:13
Whoever shuts their ears to the cry of the poor will also cry out and not be answered. 

Praying with Bitterness in Your Heart toward Someone
Mark 11:25-26
25 And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.” 

Praying with a Faithless Heart
James 1:6-8
6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 
7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 
8 Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do. 

Praying in Secret
Matthew 6:6
But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. 

Pray in Jesus' Name
John 14:13-14
13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 
14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it. 

Praying in Agreement with Other Believers
Matthew 18:19-20
19 “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. 
20 For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” 

Praying from an Obedient Life 
1 John 3:21-22
21 Dear friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God 
22 and receive from him anything we ask, because we keep his commands and do what pleases him. 

Praying while Abiding in Christ and His Word
John 15:7
7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 

Praying while Delighting in the Lord
Psalm 37:4
4 Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. 

Always Praying
Luke 21:35-36
35 For it will come on all those who live on the face of the whole earth. 
36 Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.” 

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Some Local Celebrities ... Then and Now

Oh with this, we can actually see how much some celebs have really matured, and some does not have a lot of changes going on with their  looks. =)

Hmm.. well most people have somehow changed a lot - Kiray does not seem to have a lot of changes going on with her. =) hehe

Julia Montes, Sharlene San Pedro, Makisig Morales, Charice Pempengco, KC Concepcion, Angelica Panganiban, and Kiray Celis. Oh, I forget, and see the transformation of Rustom Padilla to Binibining Gandanghari.  

I am on Twitter now!

I just want to share what I have been up to lately - with Twitter of course. =) 

Well so here goes:

@WomenOfHistory - I follow this because i am a sucker for quotes, and wise sayings... so I get some from this and all others from the next couple of twitter pages i follow. 

@AncientProverbs - also another source of quotations - this one though are collections of different proverbs from different countries. 

@TopBibleVerses - I guess, though i have created a version of the daily bible verses, i still try to find time to read bible verses (daily) from different sources. so here's one source that i find really useful and handy. 

@Godly_Life - This one is similar to the bible verses, but they focus more on quotes relating to being godly, or quotes by famous people in relation to God's words, or being  "Godly".

On a lighter note, here are few of the other twitter pages i view once in a while;

@9GAG - Full of photos, and well this twitter page promises to make you smile - if not laugh. This page has made my day a couple of times because its fun and funny.  if you like the page, well you can always go to their website -

@AKOANGSIMULAtv - For Pinoys, i think we can relate to this, we are on a continual campaign to move forward by doing something for the country and later on for the world - one step at a time.  

Online Earnings - Paid to Post with proof of payment

As a celebration and thanksgiving to Mylot - an online forum that pays you for every participation, I would again allot a page in my blog to be a testament to the authenticity of the website. 

The celebration part was that since May 2006, i have been a member of the site and over the years, i have earned quite an amount already just by participating at discussions, providing my insights, even when i vent at the site, i get to earn dollars from it! 

Here is the latest photo of the notification from the site that i am entitled to a pay out for the month of April. 

So I am excited... and well of course you might say that this is just a notification... so what about the actual proof of payout? So here it is... =)

Now that you have proof - i hope you can join us in the community.  Mylot is not a scam - and it does not promise hundreds and thousands of earnings per month, but with referrals and active participation, you will most likely get to take home money every month - consistently.

Here's the link to the mylot community - Hope to see you there... Enjoy!!!

Prayers - Why should you bow down and pray?

I have always hold on to the thought that one day everything will really fall into place. I admit i have been in rather difficult situations, but somehow, I still am able to get up and get back on track and continue the journey. Prayers have been part of this journey in my life full of surprises! 

With this, I would like to share some important notes on prayers and why we should always have a habit of prayers. But, what is prayer anyway, and why it is important that we practice prayers?

Prayers = This is an ongoing relationship with God, When we pray, we talk to God. Its like opening up your heart to your friends, but with prayers, we open it up to God, and expect him to  listen and be there for us - not to judge us and not to make us feel guilty.

Remember, God answers prayers, Just as God has told us in Jeremiah 33:3. Call unto him and he shall give us answers. 

Every time we feel we are hopeless, that we are at a dead end, just always pray and feel the almighty hand - he shall give us comfort - Just as God has promised in Matthew 11:28 (Come to me all you are weary and heavy laden, I will give you rest).

God also promised us that he will give us whatever we ask in prayer. He will answer, either to immediately give us what we want, tell us to be patient for a while, or give us something better - other than what we prayed for... we can have this promise confirmed in verses Matthew 7:7-8

God does not and won't let us be defeated in this life without a fighting chance, that chance is for us to take or neglect - similarly, many times when Jesus felt weak himself, he would always pray for God to increase his strength, his understanding, and so on. this is what we were told in Ephesians 6:10 "our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms." 

We know this because we have experienced this, when we bow down in prayers, we are almost always changed into a different person. We understand those who tries to annoy us, we are more patient with the neighbors next door, we always give people the chance or the benefit of the doubt, we are different people because we then have been rejuvenated. 

Constant Prayers will and does change lives - When we pray for people, we can be sure that we have helped those people, and when we pray for ourselves, we know more than the help we need, we are better persons.  

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Mexican Hashbrown Recipe

Who wouldn't want or love a hashbrown dinner topped with fresh tomato salsa, and ground beef curry!And that's not all, you get to drizzle it with cheese as well... Yummy! 

So here is my recipe for this wonderful treat - lunch, dinner, snack - whatever time you feel like munching down some goodness then this one is the easiest to make! =) 

What you need:
Ground beef
Curry Powder
Chopped onions
Cheese spread

What you need to do:
1. Cook the curry, sautee it with onions (chopped), almost cooked, pour in some of the curry powder until the meat's oil  turns a bit yellow (due to the powder). put some black pepper if you like or some chili powder if you prefer it to be a bit spicy. 
2. Set aside when done, make sure to drain the ground beef from the oil. 
3. Put the hashbrowns to oven toaster (still frozen). this will brown the potato while you prepare for the salsa
4 Chop the tomato into bits and pieces - remove the seeds if you may, make sure you still got some tomato juice with the chopped vegetable. 
5. Scoop about 2 tablespoons of pickles and include in your chopped tomatoes, do not forget to put some black pepper and iodized salt to taste.

How to Serve:

Get the hashbrown from the oven, put it in a plate, add the drained beef (about 2 tablespoons), put the salsa on top of the beef, and pour in some cheese spread if you like. =)



Sunday, April 22, 2012

Local Celebs Before and After..

Oh... its in the news right now.. how Miss Cristine Reyes has done it again - yup another  nose job... Well this just gave me an idea  as a  new topic here in my blog... =) 

Below are just some of the celebs i have made a comparison to... oh some photos are really hard to find already.. Kim Chiu and Cristine sure did have the huge difference of before and after photos... ;) 

So we have Kim Chiu, Cristine Reyes, Sarah Geronimo, and Maja Salvador. Will try to get more pics here. =) 

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Pinoy Hat..Yogurt, Filipino style! =)

I am sure you all must have tried White hat, the italian yogurt... For the most part, i only enjoy the plain yogurt - with its sour, creamy and sweet taste... but just a few days ago, with my mom in the supermarket, she asked if we can eat yogurt - its good for cleansing the intestine, by the way.. so yup off we went to a kiosk in Landmark. 

I was only suppose to get the plain, again or the Baker's hat... but then i was enticed by childhood memories, due to the photo ad i saw in the kiosk - Pinoy Hat with chocnut! wow what can be better than that? 

So what does this "HAT" contain? Well of course, its got the regular yogurt serving, 2 sticks of barquillos, cashew nuts, and chocnuts. he he Its really wonderful, and its a good choice! you should try it if you are a fan of peanut butter chocolates.  

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Going back in time to change things.... I wish!!

I wish there are really second chances in life, a well defined second chance like changing the past mistake we have done to correct an instance in life that would have made everything better (i guess). 

Well this thought came about because of the song i was listening to... Alchemy by Kyler England. =(

I do wish that things like our mistakes can be changed... hay but then we'd never learn.. and just think we can change it anyway! 

Here is the song's lyrics, enjoy everyone! 

[Verse 1]
October turned the leaves to copper & gold
Set my world on fire left me in the cold
If I were a master of alchemy

I'd change everything
I'd make all the broken things beautiful
Especially the way we left it

If only we could go back
Maybe we could change it
Fix a single mistake
Maybe that would save it
Turn this ship around
It's headed for the falls
But it's all been said and done
Said and done

[Verse 2]
Take a telescope and focus on the stars
A million light years and fading
That's how far you are
If I had invented a time machine

I'd change everything
I'd make all the broken things beautiful
Especially the way we left it

If only we could go back
Maybe we could change it
Fix a single mistake
Maybe that would save it
Turn this ship around 
It's headed for the falls
But it's all been said and done
Said and done (3X)

There's a time for one last hope
And there's a time for letting go

If only we could go back 
Baby we could change it
Fix a single mistake
Maybe that would save it
Turn this ship around
It's headed for the falls
But it's all been said and done

[Chorus 2]
I know we can't go back
Baby we can't change it
Every single mistake
They were all worth making
I'd do it all again
For the high before the fall
When it's all

Said and done (4X) 

Sunday, April 15, 2012

April 16-30 Topics - Bible Verses (Verses about Prayers)

April 16
Constant Prayer
Ephesians 6:18
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

April 17
Prayer Requested
Hebrews 13:18-19
18Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.
19 But I beseech you the rather to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner.

April 18
The Spirit is Willing
Matthew 26:41
Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

April 19
Prayer of the Afflicted
Psalm 102:1-2
1A Prayer of the afflicted, when he is overwhelmed, and poureth out his complaint before the LORD. Hear my prayer, O LORD, and let my cry come unto thee. 
2 Hide not thy face from me in the day when I am in trouble; incline thine ear unto me: in the day when I call answer me speedily. 

April 20 
Hearing from God
Isaiah 58:9
Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke,

the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity;

April 21
Hands in Prayer
1 Timothy 2:8
I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without

wrath and doubting.

April 22
Personal Intentions in Prayer
Psalm 51:10-11
10Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
11Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from 


April 23
Christ's Intercession
Hebrews 7:23
And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death:

April 24
Doing our part
2 Kings 20:5
Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen

thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of the LORD.

April 25
Pray for your loved ones
Philippians 1:3-5
3I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,
4Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy,
5For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now;

April 26
Pray for your needs
Philippians 4:19
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

April 27
God's ears are always open
1 Peter 3:12
For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.

April 28
Daily Bread
Matthew 6:11
Give us this day our daily bread.

April  29
Prayer for authorities
1 Thessalonians 5:25
Brethren, pray for us.

April 30
Exercise Towards Godliness
1 Timothy 4:7-8
7But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.
8This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.

PLDT DSL- The worst of them all

I had blogged about our plans of switching from BayanTel to PLDT months before when we were experiencing issues with connection. The thing is, wee did apply for PLDT dsl last February 11 and we were asked that the application was approved after a week. We paid for the installation at their center and waited for another week for the installation. Another 5 days passed and we were already thinking if there are any updates or schedule as to when the installation would take place. 
I called PLDT and they  told me that the service order had to be cancelled because they found out there were no available line iin our place - but they approved the application and took our money 2 weeks ago! 
So we were told to wait and they will request for a cancellation of the request and will have to create a new one, so we almost followed up everyday until about the mid of march... Basically we gave up. Every follow up, we requested them to update us at least as to the status of our request but not a single call came from the people in PLDT. 
We just applied for globe and is already using the line with globe! what a relief that we did not have to endure PLDT's worst customer service. 
First, their system  can only accomodate 1 service request at a time.. so imagine you have encountered a problem with your line you cannot even have your dsl checked because they only accommodate one concern at a time! what stupid company would buy a system like that?
Second, we have probably talked to all of their customer service agents, even requested for supervisors and  managers and guess what they are good at? They are good at promising  to update you and forget they ever talked to you. 
Of all the companies in the Philippines that offers services, credit cards, banks, telecommunications, i would say, that PLDT has got the worst ever! 
Now lastly, as if they were still not contented with what they did to us... we called to have our account cancelled instead so they should just give us a refund, we were told to wait another 2 or 3 weeks to have our money back! wow! talk about how thick one's face can get.
I am soooo glad we are over this.. (soon) since we haven't got our money back, yet.