Ako ang Nagwagi! – Dulce shares on ABSCBN Fellowship

Dulce graces tonight’s ABSCBN fellowship, a monthly gathering of Christian believers of ABS-CBN. As shared below, she began singing at the age of 2. She finished elementary but never had the chance to even step high school, but her singing prowess proved her God given talent to pave way to her career. Her life is indeed a miracle. Her testimonies shows how faithful and obedient she is from God’s calling.

She started her sharing with a song and while she is singing Power of Your Love, she was crying out of outpouring love from God. She takes on a lot of funny jokes and stunts while she gives her testimony. She shares the burden to pray for this nation, quoted verses from the Bible and sang the song she rewrote with permission, from the lyricist late George Canseco, the famous Ako ang Nagwagi . She is also the voice behind the song Maalaala Mo Kaya.

The story below is from sites Wikipilipinas and Celebritiesph.

Maria Teresa Abellare Llamedo Cruzata, better known as “Dulce”, is a Filipino singer and theater actress most famous for the hit song “Ako Ang Nasawi, Ako ang Nagwagi”. Dubbed as the “Asia’s Diva,” she has gained critical acclaims by winning numerous singing tournaments in the Philippines and abroad.

Dulce was born to a poor family in Villa Bulsita, Bulacao, Pardo, Cebu City. She started singing at the age of two. Her highest educational attainment was only elementary. She immediately went to Manila when opportunity came to pursue a singing career. She went on to win on many singing competitions including the popular “Tawag ng Tanghalan”, upon which she started her career, and the Second Metropop Festival on which she sang one of the late George Canseco’s compositions. Gracing recording studios, she became a singing sensation.

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Full Armor

What happened to our country Philippines has been a saddening event. When, justice protectors should have been our democrat defenders, a police officer has been a cause of our country’s trouble. But we will not carry a help if we, the Filipinos, are the ones who make excessive display of negative reaction about the issue. When instead, we are doing something that could lift the mood of our country.

I am sad, but definitely not ashamed being a Filipino. God has placed us to each of our home countries to carry a legacy of being the true blooded borns. To share a patriotic passion, to uphold government’s cause, and carry the traditions and culture of who we really are – Christian, God-fearing, the little pearls of the ocean. I am really sorry for the Chinese people who died during their supposed happy vacation. I am in great distress knowing they value to see the beauty of what Filipinos can offer but experienced a tragic event.  I am sorry for the hijacker who ruined his life and ruined the name of this country.

To those who has the heart, which I believe we all have, let us stop pointing fingers and stepping to another’s foot and start and/ all over continue to do good and carry each others burdens. It is a high time to pray and fight the good fight of faith.

As an individual, it is our work to be the torch bearer of peace – to be ambasssadors of harmony and love.

We have rejoiced in the winning of our beloved countyman in the field of boxing, let us also share the burdens of the poor and the anxious.

Let us put down the armors of war and raise the banner of peace.

God bless the peacemakers foe they will be called sons of God. Matthew 5:9

These words come from the book of Ephesians –

Wear in us the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For 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.

Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.

The good about Bananas

Psalm 94:18-19
When I said, “My foot is slipping,”
your love, O LORD, supported me.
When anxiety was great within me,
your consolation brought joy to my soul.
Depression and anxiety are states of low mood and  aversion to activity. This may mean a loss of pleasure over an activity one has been doing. ‘When anxiety is great within me, Your ever greatest consolation brings so much joy to my soul’. Joy comes when we entrust our feelings and emotions to our Creator.  While it is the most powerful tool over this negative emotion, here’s a fact about bananas that can help us boost our emotional being.

Bananas

You’ve probably heard that bananas are high in potassium, which helps to control blood pressure and may fight depression. Bananas also contain tryptophan, a mood-lifter, and, because of their three natural sugars — sucrose, glucose and fructose — give an instant boost to flagging energy levels.

In addition, bananas contain considerable amounts of vitamin B6, vitamin C, and potassium. The latter makes them of particular interest to athletes who use them to quickly replenish their electrolytes. Consumption of bananas is associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer and in women, breast cancer and renal cell carcinoma.

Disclamer:  Third Age and Wikipedia sites.

I am

Distance makes the heart grow fonder.

I miss you God. I know heaven is going to be a beautiful place. I can’t wait to see you and love you and praise you all the days of my life. But while I am here on earth, I am enduring hardships, enjoying your blessings, sharing Your love, fall amazed by your miracles and power. Soon, I am going to  meet you in heaven.

Psalm 73:25
Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you.

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These are excerpts from Nicole Nordeman’s song I AM

When I was weak, unable to speak, still I could call you by name
And I said Elbow Healer, Super Hero, come if you can.
You said, I am.

When I was weak, unable to speak, still I could call you by name
And I said Heartache Healer, Secret keeper, be my best Friend
You said, I am.

When I am weak, unable to speak still I will call you by name
Oh, Shepard, Savior, Pasture Maker, Hold on to my hand.
You say, I am.

When life had begun, I was woven and spun
You let the angels dance around the throne.
Who can say when, but they’ll dance again
When I am free and finally headed home

I will be weak, unable to speak
Still I will call you by name
Creator, Maker, Life Sustainer
Comforter, Healer, My Redeemer
Lord and King, Beginning and End
I am. I am.

Harsh Words


The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile.  ~Plato

Proverbs 15:1
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Ephesians 4:26
“In your anger do not sin” : Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry.

There are a lot of people who sinks through quicksands of life by letting their fears , hatreds and anger conquer them. The bible says, a great offense to hard situations is to be composed. (Ecc. 10:4) It allays great strength to overcome, subdue and gain victory over your madness and anger. No matter how tempting to shout your voice to let other people know how resentful you are, it is still best to handle your words with care. Most of the time, it is better to leave angry words unspoken than to mend a heart those words would be broken. It is an asset to be a controlled man. Romans 8:16b says, the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace.

Battle of the Browsers

Which browser do you use?

Currently, I have 3 browsers installed in my office desktop and each has its own unique features.

My take on browsers
Google chrome is simply the best in speed.
Firefox has nice lay out, classic and classy in look.
Internet Explorer is the best on our internal office application.

I was using Mozilla until it asks me to install Java, then started to ask me a lot of applications. For someone who doesn’t really read much about installations, it is hard to install and uninstall something.

After figuring out installation of Java on missing plug ins of my Mozilla some free time, am finally back to using it. I have loved Google Chrome for its speed and dropping-the-keywords-on-address bar-and-there-goes-search feature. But Mozilla creates a classy and classic look that fits the classic theme of my desktop. I just love the look and colors of Firefox.

Three browsers on your pc will be a good help for anything your website asks you to use. There are a lot of browsers out there but I’m picking these three installed.

Firefox – great customization features and tools to help you personalize your Web experience.
Chrome – speed, compatibility, and simplicity; flexi tabs
Explorer – tighter security, private browsing and a clean look; compatibility View

A web browser is a software application for retrieving, presenting, and traversing information resources on the World Wide Web. It is primarily intended to access the WWW, and can also be used to access information stored in your network, in your file system or other web servers.

It consist of the address bar where you type the URL or location of a web page or a file and some buttons to help you navigate from pages to pages, add-ons and other feature.

Browsers can read HTML of flash or text file in presenting what you need.

Browser is like your notebook. You go to school and office supply shop to buy your preferred cover, then look for the features inside to handle all your writing needs.

I have chosen Firefox for personal preference as it gives me a feeling of customization and creative looks on web pages I visit.

And Firefox has a reputation of being a nerd’s browser (Charles Arthur) I think why I’m choosing this 😉

For more browser rating info you can check Internet Browser Top Ten Review

Ex-North Korean assassin now a pastor

Reblog from CNN

(Just a screen-shot of CNN video)

Kim Shin Jo is a protestant minister – the gentle leader of his church. But the 69-year-old is best known by history as a trained killer.

Three decades ago, he and 30 others slipped from North Korea into Seoul to kill the South Korean president.

He was the face of evil and terror for a generation of Koreans – a North Korean commando fighter who came into Seoul to assassinate the South Korean president at the time, Park Jung Hee.

Kim recalls the chilling announcement he made to reporters more than 30 years ago:

“I came from North Korea to kill president Park Chung Hee. I came to cut the throat of Park Chung Hee,” Kim said.

“We were taught that America had turned South Korea into a colony,” he said, “and our mission was to remove the puppet government.”

In January, 1968, 31 North Korean commandos managed to slip across the border, through the woods, and make it within a few hundred meters of the president’s residence. But a South Korean police officer confronted them. A gunfight ensued.

In the end, more than 30 South Koreans were killed. All of the North Korean commandos were killed, except one who managed to make it back into North Korea and Kim Shin Jo, who was captured.

Kim underwent months of interrogation while captive behind bars. A South Korean army general befriended him – and broke through his hardened training.

“I tried to kill the president. I was the enemy,” Kim said. “But the South Korean people showed me sympathy and forgiveness. I was touched and moved.”

The government eventually released Kim, finding he never fired a shot from his gun and didn’t hurt anyone during the assassination attempt.

Kim later worked for the South Korean military, became a citizen, married and had a family. Then he became a minister.

He is now the country’s symbol of redemption.

Today, tensions on the divided peninsula are the highest in a decade – with few answers for workable, long-term solutions. But Kim is living proof that even the hardest of hearts in this conflict can change.

Kim reflected on footage of himself held captive in 1968.

“On that day, Kim Shin Jo died,” Kim said. “I was reborn. I got my second life. And I’m thankful for that.”

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Discalimer:  Story and video screen cap from CNN. Check their link at Religion – Blog