The Power of Our Words

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 Our words are very powerful. It is so powerful that it is called “performative” in the field of communication. Performative, because our words can lead to action.  Thus, when we say,“sweep the floor”,buy pandesal” or “turn off the light”, real work will be done for us.  Even trained animals do what their masters say.

Words are so powerful that it can heal, encourage, build-up or mend a broken heart. But it can also humiliate, discourage, hurt, and destroy a relationship, or one’s good reputation. When we feel sad, encouraging words from a friend can easily make…

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De-Clutter Your Home One Step at a Time.

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Almost everyone has a problem with clutter. For some, clutter stays for a season until a friend or relative announced a visit, and lo! and behold!, everyone in the house join in clutter expulsion. But for some people, clutter stays and grows and grows until you can’t almost breath. And we don’t want that.

Clutter brings headache. Not only does it accumulate dust allergen, it can also bury useful items. Joshua Becker, shares ways on how we can live in a clutter-free home and enjoy the priceless value of an extra space.

I. Simple Guide to Keep Our Homes Clutter-Free:

1) Tell yourself that you can get rid of clutter. We envy…

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How the Wife Can Spice-up Her Marriage

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  1. Stay fit and beautiful. Dress well – not wearing extravagant or expensive clothes but enough to make a good statement for the husband. Consider his preferences in choosing clothes (some like their wives to have short hair or wearing skirt instead of maong pants). And since we are the glue that hold things together in the home, we need to be strong and alert all the time. Exercise is important; and take those vitamins too.
  1. Call your husband “sweet names”: honey, darling, sweetie, …the possibilities are endless. This gives the feeling that you love your husband so much that calling him by his name is not…
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Evangelism At Home

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Dear Bing, 

A stay-at-home mom might think that she hardly has time to share the Gospel. It makes her feel guilty that she fails to obey The Great Commission. Her world is within four corners of her house, and her activities are centered on her children, home and husband. Understandably, it is hard to join gospel tracts distribution with two toddlers following behind. Clearly – even if she wants to – her present condition makes it quite difficult to evangelize.

By the grace of God, we can share the gospel and heed God’s command wherever we are – even right at the doorstep of our house.

First of all, your children are your…

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He will lead those who are with young.

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Dear Lisa,

Motherhood is a most wonderful experience.  Birth pangs, painful as it is, allows you to participate in a mystery called life.  As  you behold  your  new born,  you are  able to feel one of the purest joys on earth.

But the birth pangs continues as you raise your child.  There are times when the baby cries nonstop or is sick or would not like to sleep. And when its only you and your husband who care for the baby, you feel all alone.

But aside from attending to the demands of a growing baby, your surroundings also present a not-so-good picture. Laundry accumulates and dirty dishes pile up. There is chaos in…

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Imparting the virtue of kindness to the young

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Today we will talk about kindness.

Kindness as defined in the dictionary is the quality or state of being gentle and considerate. In the Bible, we can define kindness as seeking the interest of others; it is to make other people happy and make them see that God is good to them.

But man is naturally unkind. We are selfish by nature which is already evident in childhood. Selfishness is often the cause of quarrels among children. That is why it is very critical that the teaching of kindness to children begins early.

Here are four ways on how we can sow the seed of kindness in the hearts of our children

  1. Selfish…
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Teaching Courtesy and Respect

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Children should be taught respect and courtesy just like any other Christian virtues. I often encountered teenagers who don’t even know how to greet an older person. Some are simply ashamed, others are plainly ignorant of (Good Manners and Right Conduct) GMRC. When we were young students, we would always greet our teachers whenever they entered the classroom. Now – particularly among college students – when a teacher enters the classroom, she is the one who greets the students.

It is sad. But children of Christians should never be branded as lacking courtesy or respect. They should be taught to greet people, young and old alike, to say “please” and “sorry”,…

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Vote Wisely

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Dear Luzviminda,

This coming Sunday, May 8, we will be celebrating Mother’s Day. Let me be the first one to greet you “Happy Mother’s Day!”.  How I wish I can be with you all. But I have other obligation to keep. I need to be with my daughter when she delivers her baby anytime soon. It is a momentous event for all of us in the family. My daughter will have her very own daughter, and I will witness motherhood coming full circle. How wondrous is His work and how wise and wonderful is His design for the family. God be praised for His marvelous goodness.

But on  Monday, May 9, is…

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TBC Women’s Baby Shower for Rhua

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Dear Aileen,

We were so blessed that you and Zoe joined the first TBC women’s out-of-town baby shower for sister Rhua. We knew it was difficult for a mother to arrange a “leave of absence”, but Dennis willingly took charge because he wanted you to enjoy a special time with the sisters. But joining the trip was even more challenging to you with Baby Zoe on board. It was her first long trip. But God’s special grace was with us. I have not heard Baby Zoe cried or felt discomforted.

God provided a pleasant trip to Lucena city. It was almost 10:00 am when we arrived in the cute apartment…

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On Teaching Obedience

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Dear Liza,

You were asking some tips on how to raise an obedient child.   I am not an expert on child rearing, but through years of raising my own children, I observed some important realities that every mother should consider in training their children

Realize that man is inherently sinful. Children left to themselves are inclined to be disobedient.  If you will not take effort to discipline your son John, don’t get surprised if he grew-up to be ill-mannered and disobedient. That is his natural tendency.

God has mandated parents to bring-up their children in “the nurture and admonition of the Lord.”    Children have natural resistance towards the good, making the teaching of…

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