Friday, November 20, 2009

1 Peter 3 bible study gleanings

Last night's bible study, we read 1 Peter chapter 3. These are the highlight verses for me.. I think they are very practical and applicable to our society today. May the Lord help me also to be submissive to Him as wives submit to husband (representing also the church's submission to Christ). May I set apart Christ as Lord and see Him sovereign over every little thing I encounter.
May you be blessed as well.
Wives and Husbands
1Wives, in the same way be submissive to your 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, 2when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. 3Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. 4Instead, 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. 5For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to make themselves beautiful. They were submissive to their own husbands, 6like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her master. You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear.

7Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.

Suffering for Doing Good
8Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. 9Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.

Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? 14But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear 15But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Magnificent Obsession

Lately, this song has kept playing in the automatic player in my head. As the chorus plays, I can't help but cry out to the Lord the lyrics so aptly the prayer of my heart.

*This song is called Magnificent Obsession by Steven Curtis Chapman, another one of my favorite Christian artists.

Lord, You know how much
I want to know so much
In the way of answers and explanations
I have cried and prayed
And still I seem to stay
In the middle of life’s complications
All this pursuing leaves me feeling like I’m chasing down the wind
But now it’s brought me back to You
And I can see again

This is everything I want
This is everything I need
I want this to be my one consuming passion
Everything my heart desires
Lord, I want it all to be for You, Jesus
Be my magnificent obsession

So capture my heart again
Take me to depths I’ve never been
Into the riches of Your grace and Your mercy
Return me to the cross
And let me be completely lost
In the wonder of the love
That You’ve shown me
Cut through these chains that tie me down to so many lesser things
Let all my dreams fall to the ground
Until this one remains

You are everything I want
You are everything I need
I want You to be my one consuming passion
Everything my heart desires
Lord, I want it all to be for You
I want it all to be for You

You are everything I want
And You are everything I need
Lord, You are all my heart desires
You are everything to me

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Halloween Party 2009

We held our Halloween at Therakids today, November 3, 2009 because it was postponed from last Saturday (Oct.31) due to the typhoon. It was not that grand, the preparations were almost last minute, and yet it was tons of fun nonetheless. :)

Decors were recycled from last year. Displayed on the tables
are the kids' artworks and the prizes given away.

The kids go for trick or treating. :)

Face painting done by their parents and caregivers.

Dough designing contest.
Can you guess which one is the winning piece? :p

Best in costume

The kids, parents/caregivers, and the teachers and staffs. :)

There were even prizes for best in costume for both the kids and teachers. There was also the most active kid award. Best in artwork (Macaroni Skeleton Man) was also awarded. All in all, it was a great halloween party and the kids had fun!