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The Truth About Christmas

The True Meaning Of Christmas

by Brian K. Walters
In todays' day and time,

it's easy to lose sight,

of the true meaning of Christmas

and one special night.

When we go shopping,

We say "How much will it cost?"

Then the true meaning of Christmas,

Somehow becomes lost.

Amidst the tinsel, glitter

And ribbons of gold,

We forget about the child,

born on a night so cold.

The children look for Santa

In his big, red sleigh
Never thinking of the child

Whose bed was made of hay.

In reality,

When we look into the night sky,

We don't see a sleigh

But a star, burning bright and high.

A faithful reminder,

Of that night so long ago,

And of the child we call Jesus,

Whose love, the world would know.

Geng! Get Over Yourself!

I am only thankful to God for the life he has given me. Life that is full of His love, mercies and grace. I got to know Jesus in 2004 but I only came to know Him "personally" in 2007. He stood up for me, on that cross, when nobody else would...nobody else could. He gave up His life for me, unworthy of His love, yet embraced me wholly, as I am. As a personal debt, I ought to walk like Him. How? Just by THANKING Him. Not forgetting what He has done for me to be this FREE. Knowing life is NOT about me, or you. It's all about HIM! So today, I am telling myself - "Geng! Get over yourself! Look up! He is ALL you need!"

Lifeline Foundation's Adoption Advocacy

There are thousands of Filipino babies in the Philippines who deserve a family and a home. And we are certain that there are thousands of  deserving adoptive families in the Philippines and around the world who are waiting to be matched with these babies.

Lifeline Foundation Support Team Inc is advocating adoption. The team has created a web portal unifying all local information on adoption. This aims to provide those families with the necessary information on adoption and to bridge the gap between agencies focused on adoption in the Philippines.

Find out more about the Team and be a part of the change!

Inevitable Change in Philippine Politics

Erap for President in 2010! I believe that this was expected. I sure hope that Filipinos are far more smarter now than before. Not just him, but a lot of other traditional and political dynasties we have to contend with at present.  While it seems almost impossible for Philippine politics to undergo a period of change, I am not losing hope and believe that we still can do it! It will not be easy of course but things will change! Nothing is ever permanent in this world as there is already an appointed time and season for everything - a beginning and an end. As long as we keep our hearts and eyes and ears open. There is still hope for this nation!

Joseph Ejercito Estrada is the 13th President of the Philippines. He was impeached, a convicted plunderer and later on pardoned by the current President.

Fashion From Manila Trash to London!

There is ALWAYS a way! If we will just stop! And think about how we can create our future by having the right mindset and diligence and make an impact in the world we live in. Success is sweeter if it was borne out of unselfish vision and mission. 

Jane Walker, a former publishing executive from Southampton gave up her lavish lifestyle back in 1996 to set up the Philippine Christian Foundation in Manila after seeing the plight of the poor here. Creating livelihood projects for the people of Payatas through turning trash into fashion accessories is the thrust of her foundation. This has helped enriched the lives of this people and is giving them a better tomorrow. Their products have been becoming popular in London... 


Bohemian Market Weekend Bazar

A wonderful and extraordinary finds at the upcoming Bohemian Market Weekend Bazaar! It is going to be a merry and worth-your-while shopping experience at the Serenity Place in Westgate Alabang. After shopping, you can have a cup of coffee or a muffin at the Bona Coffee, have your hair done or get a pampering massage at the Sujivana Salon and Spa! These establishments offer only the best quality food and services. I'm a fan! Try it out and see for yourself.

Isaiah 35

 What a mighty God we have! The wonderful works of His Hand, His Glory shall be seen in the land of the living! Thank You, Lord! NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH YOU, FATHER!

    1THE WILDERNESS and the dry land shall be glad; the desert shall rejoice and blossom like the rose and the autumn crocus.

    2It shall blossom abundantly and rejoice even with joy and singing. The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, the excellency of [Mount] Carmel and [the plain] of Sharon. They shall see the glory of the Lord, the majesty and splendor and excellency of our God.

    3Strengthen the weak hands and make firm the feeble and tottering knees.

    4Say to those who are of a fearful and hasty heart, Be strong, fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance; with the recompense of God He will come and save you.

    5Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.

    6Then shall the lame man leap like a hart, and the tongue of the dumb shall sing for joy. For waters shall break forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert.

    7And the burning sand and the mirage shall become a pool, and the thirsty ground springs of water; in the haunt of jackals, where they lay resting, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.

    8And a highway shall be there, and a way; and it shall be called the Holy Way. The unclean shall not pass over it, but it shall be for the redeemed; the wayfaring men, yes, the simple ones and fools, shall not err in it and lose their way.

    9No lion shall be there, nor shall any ravenous beast come up on it; they shall not be found there. But the redeemed shall walk on it.

    10And the ransomed of the Lord shall return and come to Zion with singing, and everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

Recycle, Reuse!

Have you heard of the phrase “There is gold in the trash?” or “There is money in trash?” This is so true. We found out recently from a “recycle guy” that there is really money in the trash. But for him, it is just an icing on the cake. He wanted to help the environment, and recycling is the best way he knows how. He only started collecting and buying trashes and garbage in a few plastic bags from a few establishments then sell them. It grew big and now he has his own dump track to collect more garbage from more companies and establishments. His dump track brings the trash collected to his own recycling plant. There are different categories by which you can segregate your trash.

  1. White Paper
  2. Waste – this includes telephone directories, brown paper
  3. Tin cans
  4. Soda cans
  5. Plastic bottles
  6. Plastic Shampoo containers
  7. Sibak – this includes plastic lid and ring
  8. Cartons
Remember, the prices increase the cleaner they are.  And take note that they buy in kilos so the more, the heavier, right? LOL! Yes, you need to work on it from segregating to cleaning to packing and so on.  This is also going to change your lifestyle – for the better. This way, you can have extra income while you help save our environment. Only benefits for you and your love ones. I together with our community are having a “recycle drive” weekly. A little trash from an individual and a little from another adds up, so this is not impossible to do.  I will never look at trash the same way again!

Psalm 23

This verse changed my life! Read on and make it REAL to you. Let go of entitlement, control issues. Submit to Him completely--Oh, Lord, I trust you!

 1THE LORD is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I shall not lack.
    2He makes me lie down in [fresh, tender] green pastures; He leads me beside the still and restful waters.
    3He refreshes and restores my life (my self); He leads me in the paths of righteousness [uprightness and right standing with Him--not for my earning it, but] for His name's sake.
    4Yes, though I walk through the [deep, sunless] valley of the shadow of death, I will fear or dread no evil, for You are with me; Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort me.
    5You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my [brimming] cup runs over.
    6Surely or only goodness, mercy, and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life, and through the length of my days the house of the Lord [and His presence] shall be my dwelling place.

In Awe

I was driving somewhere south around 6:19pm, when this awesome site caught my attention, it caused me to slow down, took a shot thrice. It got me worried my simple phone with VGA could not catch such wonder. I'm glad the resolution came out great! Look at those sun rays behind those posts and buildings, how it defined the color of the sky and the clouds above. It reminded me how majestic and powerful God is!

Adoption Advocacy

I support Lifeline Foundation's Adoption Advocacy! by helping them, as volunteer, to create a web portal where all informations on adoption can be found. Check out the site and find out how YOU can be a part of it!

2009 is the year to volunteer!

BoNa Coffee Company

I've found the Best Coffee House: BoNa Coffee Company, proudly Philippine owned, offers only the freshest low fat, low cal muffins and gourmet sandwiches, guilt-free salads and the tastiest coffee, smoothies and concoctions. This company only uses 100% locally-grown beans!

You will feel at-home in this indie coffee shop with FREE wifi (YES, its free...and unlimited).  Be part of this community.

The Cause of Giving Back

Lifeline Foundation Support Team, Inc is the company's partner foundation. BoNa supports and help fund the foundation's projects -- which aim to change people's lives.

Find out more more about it! Visit

Psalm 91

I Will  dwell in  Jesus, I wil make my mind and heart his home. I love You Lord!  
 1HE WHO dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand].
    2I will say of the Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I [confidently] trust!
    3For [then] He will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.
    4[Then] He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings shall you trust and find refuge; His truth and His faithfulness are a shield and a buckler.
    5You shall not be afraid of the terror of the night, nor of the arrow (the evil plots and slanders of the wicked) that flies by day,
    6Nor of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor of the destruction and sudden death that surprise and lay waste at noonday.
    7A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand, but it shall not come near you.
    8Only a spectator shall you be [yourself inaccessible in the secret place of the Most High] as you witness the reward of the wicked.
    9Because you have made the Lord your refuge, and the Most High your dwelling place,
    10There shall no evil befall you, nor any plague or calamity come near your tent.
    11For He will give His angels [especial] charge over you to accompany and defend and preserve you in all your ways [of obedience and service].
    12They shall bear you up on their hands, lest you dash your foot against a stone.
    13You shall tread upon the lion and adder; the young lion and the serpent shall you trample underfoot.
    14Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he knows and understands My name [has a personal knowledge of My mercy, love, and kindness--trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never forsake him, no, never].
    15He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.
    16With long life will I satisfy him and show him My salvation.