When I went back to the Phil. last March of this year, some of my blogger and close friends like Lalaine at Trying to Be Fit, Gene at Her and History, and Nona at Embracing Motherhood invited me to have a day out. I shared last time that we also had Ladiesâ€™ day out with another friends. This time, another circle of friends aside from Lalaine who had been with us last time. So 4 of us were so excited to go leaving our kiddos behind with their loving fathers. What a treat for us!
First, we went to an eat- all â€“ you â€“ can buffet in one of the known 5-star hotels. We came early with my friend Lalaine, then chatted for a while, then Gene came after a couple of minutes. We were sharing for half an hour while waiting for Nona who was still traveling from a distance, quite far from our place. She could hardly leave her baby since sheâ€™s only few months but because we want to be refreshed from our home assignments as Moms, we agreed to go together.
Then, Nona came and we waited for a couple of minutes before we started getting some of the menu that we seldom eat. We choose different kinds of food and I saw Leche Flan, which I crave for quite sometime. At 11 am, only few came, but after few minutes, a flock of students came and took all the leche flan that was served few minutes ago, sighâ€¦. Anyway, we decided to make for our own consumption soon, lol! And weâ€™re surprised when weâ€™re about to pay, because we thought that we will pay 250baht, but the cashier told us that itâ€™s only 169baht, we all laugh because we still have something added for the next adventure, the beauty secretâ€¦lol! It was an exciting day out for us mothers… Hope we can have it again next time.
I missed writing here and I guess I need to write this time. I would like to share what my hubby shared last time when he spoke in our church service. It’s all about “tough times never lasts”….
God allows tough situation in our lives in order to refine us and bring closer to Him. We should approach these times with the right attitude and seek wisdom from God.
They are normal
everyone pass through it
except those who are not living.
They are temporal
thereâ€™s always a solution
if we canâ€™t find any of the solution under the sun
perhaps we must look to the Son.
They are educational.
true character of a person is not seen in a momentary heroic
but in the tough humdrum of day-to-day living.
Words to Ponder
1. Tough situations will make you or break you.
– reveals the nature of the heart.
– how do I respond?
2. Tough situations will make you drift aimlessly or anchor deeply.
– unless you anchor deep, you could go down
– attach your soul to the Rock and no wave is big enough to wash you under.
3. Tough situations makes you surrender or to persevere.
– great oaks does not grow overnight.
– 1 Cor. 9: 26 straight to the goal..
– never give up!
– never back down!
– never lose faith!
Christmas is coming few days from now, a time of sharing, giving gifts and having parties everywhere. Family members are having more fun with other extended families for one purpose, to celebrate Christmas.
For some people, it is a great celebration for a big reunion. People are excited to meet friends and relatives. However, not everybody are enjoying, others felt unwanted, staying in the corners or beside the streets without a family to take care of, for them it is a time of sadness. They are the less fortunate and needy.
But our Great Father loves them so much! He takes care of them, loves them and use people to help them. It’s a privilege on our part to be used by Him to bless these less fortunate. I will be excited to give and share something to them.
May we be a blessing to the less fortunate this season of giving and sharing… a time to bless the less fortunate. What are your plans to bless others? Be a blessing and be blessed!!!
I missed the meat of the coconut tree here in the Phil. when were in Thailand last year. It’s a kind of different taste. I love to eat this kind of fruit. For me, it’s very delicious and yummy. It can also use to make buko salad, to mix with maja blanca or other delicacies that is so yummy.
When I was in high school, I used to go up to this tree, of course not the tallest one, but the one that is not so tall. It has a nutrition facts. I come across a Filipino site who wrote about coconut water. She shared about an American Nutritionist who wrote a book entitled ” Coconut Water for Health and Healing”.
There was a discovery that coconut water contains antioxidants as well as magnesium, potassium and other minerals and enzymes which may relax the lens proteins of the eyes, allowing them to realign and become transparent again. Fresh coconut water is needed. â€œCoconut water may be an ideal eyewash or eye drop solution. If it can heal the damage caused by cataract, it may have other beneficial effects on eye health as well. Using it regularly may be an excellent way to prevent cataract, glaucoma, and perhaps other eye problems.â€
I guess, this discovery is true, coconut has many proofs and is good for eating, cooking and healing. It has a lot of wonders when taken into the body. From the root to the last leaf, this tree can be very useful. Do you like to eat buko too?
The kids are wearing yellow. It is their P.E. uniform.Â And since it is their Christ Emphasis Week, kids have the chance to listen to God’s word, perform and sing for the Lord and parents have the chance to listen and accept Jesus as their Lord and personal Saviour through the preacher. This is my Mellow Yellow Monday which is the best way to post for a Monday meme. Thanks for the host.