Thursday, May 19, 2011

May 21, 2011 --Judgement Day?

8:55 AM 8 Comments
The end of the world has been calculated and predicted many times by different sects and self-proclaimed prophets and I remember the Y2K fuss the most; I've heard a lot of religious leaders made their followers believe that they know when is the second coming of Jesus and some even claimed that they are "the second coming" Jesus. That's why even though I've been greeted with a man who whispers "Judgement Day! Judgement Day! May 21!" countless of times in my subway stop, I didn't really pay attention to what he's saying. Well, not that I think that it was another end of the world predictions because New York is full of crazy people who shouts, whispers and say completely random things. However, a poster has been posted all over New York about it so I googled up about the date and the Judgement Day book called "Doomsday Code" of which you can buy at Amazon for $14...yes...BUY!

According to WE CAN KNOW, the rapture of believers will take place on May 21, 2011 and that God will destroy this world on October 21, 2011. It was calculated by Harold Camping, the leader of an independent Christian ministry called Family Radio Worldwide.

Mark 13:33-37 says,

Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come. It’s like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with their assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch.

“Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back—whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’”

I think people can see what they want to see in the Bible. You can come up with whatever date or number you want to get by adding, subtracting, dividing and multiplying whatever numbers that you want to use. I think we can create whatever message using the Bible by taking here and there verses and putting everything together. I think it's wrong. However, these people who are predicting dates can be a good reminder for us. Surely, they caught everybody's attention; it was all over the news. I still believe that nobody can ever tell when the Lord is coming but to have a date set up like that, one can start to think...

"If that day will come, am I ready to face my Creator?"

Friday, May 6, 2011

Let me tell you something about my mother =)

4:53 PM 9 Comments
Every chance I get to tell the world about how blessed I am to have a wonderful family, I'd grab it without any hesitation. I believe, and I know my dad and my brothers will strongly agree, that my mom is the light of our family.

"The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.", says Proverbs 14:1.

I am thankful that the Lord blessed me with a wise woman to be my mom. She brought us to the Lord. She prayed for us. During my younger years, she would often use her charms and her beautiful eyes to stare at me so I'd be force to do things like praying, going to church, attending prayer meetings, studying, cleaning and cooking. She might be traditional, lecturing me and teaching me how to do things so that my future husband will not bring me back to my parents and say that I can't be a good wife, but hey I learned how to be responsible because of that. She's not only my mother but she is also my best friend. She is not only my best friend but she is also my brothers' and my dad's best friend. I don't know how she can actually divide her self for everybody. She's a wondermom!

"Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to adorn themselves. They submitted themselves to their own husbands.", says 1 Peter 3:1-5

I believe that my dad is also thankful to have her as his wife. My mom is the most patient and loving person I've ever known in my life. She was able to survive the life of an army wife. She raised us while living a life that will surely make a woman worry about their partner's life. I remember how she remained to be loving and understanding despite of the fact that her life as an army wife is more challenging than to be in a long distance relationship. I saw how she lifted up her worries to the Lord. We experienced to have no communication from dad for months and he used to come home at most twice a month. My dad is a workaholic; he loves his job so much. He is blessed to have my mother as wife. She never questioned or made him choose between his passion or his family. She supported and loved him unconditionally. My mom told me that she used to tell me stories and show me a picture of him everyday so that I wouldn't forget about him. I guess that's how I became a daddy's girl even for the fact that I grew up without him on my side 24/7. I have the best relationship with my father and it's all because of my mom.

"You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb", says Psalm 139:13.

Lord, thank You for this wonderful woman whom you've chosen to be my mother. I pray that You will bless me with the same strength, wisdom, love and beauty so that I will become a wise woman who can build my own wonderful family someday.

Happy Mother's Day, Mommy!
We love you!

A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.
She brings him good, not harm all the days of her life.
She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her: 
“Many women do noble things,but you surpass them all.”
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
Give her the reward she has earned,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate
 Proverbs 31:10-12 and 25-31