Byaheng Ilocos Sur

Over the mountains and over the Seas…

Hanging Bridge

LIFE IN PROVINCE….

It’s very simple and worries free, everything you want is already there and you have to be thoughtful, it is abundant when it comes of food, vegetables, fishing etc..

The Making of Tinubong

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The traditional Ilocanos way of cooking rice in bamboo called tinubong

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God’s Plans vs Free Will

God’s Plans vs Free Will

It is clear to me that the two are not always the same, and that we have in our power the choice to choose either our own or God’s plan for our lives and those around us. The problem occurs when we choose our own will over God’s, and this is where the plans that He may have for our lives or others can go astray!

When I read this article it reminds me maybe God will spoke to me to stand firm and to always hold on His promises no matter what. Just keep believing, trusting and have faith always that you will received what he promises to you. In Jeremiah 29:11 says for I know the plans I have for you.” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Sometimes its difficult to stand in God’s plan its because of our own free will, you try to cope everything to get your wants or desires in life. But I realize that we need to obey God’s command and to follow his will even when it hurts because that’s the good thing of being satisfy in life or living according to his spirit then you will live prosper and become more successful.

I remember few years ago, I’ve been working for that company for (2) two years at the same time I’m studying after office hours. I enjoy the life of what I have and active in the media ministry.

The company that I’ve been working will be closing and relocated to the head office, the problem is I’m still studying so how can I pay for my schooling if I quit my job? because the relocation of the staff is far from our place it takes (1) one hour and 45 minutes through airplane, and I don’t want to relocate because the reason why is I’m studying and comfortable with my hometown the people around the ministry that I have and very closest to my family and relatives. Before I relocate to the new location, I’ve been praying to God if I quit my job or stop studying? God continue to reveal to me and speak to me through His scripture in 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 Make it your ambition to lead a quite life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as told you, 12 so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not dependent on anybody. And the sermon of the pastor is related to my situation, even wherever I go I always heard about the will of God and also even when I read an inspirational books. Because he wants me to get out of that comfort zone and to continue to grow in a different ways, places where I should go. After (1) month I decide to accept the offer of the company to be relocated and to stop my studying, yes it’s hurt for me but I believe that God has a plan for my life and he will give me what I have desiring for.

Now I realize that we should obey about God’s will than our own will or interest. Many things happen in my life right now and I understand to follow the will of God. My life now is really grow in terms of spirituality. I meet a new friends here in church and in the office. Sometimes God telling us to get out of that comfort zone because you already grow in that area, and now you have to find another ways in every area in your life so that God can fill you more.

SHE DAY 2011

from second to left author "YaY"

artist "Tricia Amper"


author "Ardy"

Speaking of SHE DAY, first time I attend a seminar it was very awesome topic really encouraging and I’m so inspired with that. That’s how God really works overwhelming full of blessings very powerful, God use them the speakers to share their tips and experiences.


About the authors of the book name “Ardy and Yay” one of the speakers during the SHE DAY seminar I’m so inspired of them because they share their life story before it was how really God love us so much sir Ardy share about financial breakthrough it was before he got  a bankruptcy he lost his girl friend lot of circumstances in his life after a year he thankful because God is great he solve his problems and then his ex-girl friend were now naging wife na niya. 


And also mam Yay share about her story when she was working at very known company she became promoted with that company wow that’s how God is great. Because in every areas in our life either good or bad or if you have a big problems He find a solution to solved it. Being promoted not for her own benefits to enjoy that but for everybody were involved in that company and for all. She thankful because God give her a chance an opportunity to become an author of the books. 


Ardy and Yay are an examples to become a successful writer, enterpreneur and or what God had given to them. Climb higher, aim further and to be inspired with their carrier and put yourself to trust God so that He may leads you into the right path. 


That man is successful who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much, who has gained the respect of the intelligent men and the love of children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who leaves the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who never lacked appreciation of earth’s beauty or failed to express it; who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had.”  ~Robert Louis Stevenson


And of course I enjoy to received the freebies from the OMFLit bookshop.


Last May 14, 2011 SHE DAY held at CFC i was amazed because I’ve never expect that I was there to attend a seminar., I’ll go to the radio station on The Edge because I am free at that time and I don’t have work, and one of our station manager invited me to join a seminar i was confused because that time I don’t know were can I go either hang out with my friends or sleep and make a rest so I decided to be with ate Faye to join a seminar. 


I learned a lot from the SHE day seminar specially the financial breakthrough, workloads and more. I’m so very bless with the speaker to share a lot of tips and to encourage us on how to deal problems etc. because sometimes I felt tired, lot of workloads, sometimes I don’t have time for our family even ourselves as well then sometimes I didn’t have time to spent with God and I realized that even your getting busy I need to spent my self with God and to reflect on what I have to do.


It’s been great and overwhelm I think that time, God had a purpose for me to join a SHE Day seminar this is what i have learned during that day about the seven Financial Stewardship Strategies: Save, Give, Get out of debt and stop borrowing, Live simply, Masipag/magnegosyo, Mag-invest, and Educate yourself. All of that strategies I need to apply in our own perspective to get more better and to live life being simple.


REBLOG….

“Ang Buhay na Hindi Bitin”

As I read this book it reminds me on how God love’s us so much. I can relate this topic from the book that I read. Because of my experience right now sometimes I feel worry about myself, stress a lot of problems in my life I mean parang bitin palagi ang buhay ko. (Configured as always my life) Sometimes I do not know on what’s going on into my life… 


I read a lot of book from OMF like purpose driven life that was my first time to read a daily devotional I’m so inspired with that book because it helps me in my daily and weekly routine and then “This my story”, “Pera na Hindi Bitin”, and “Buhay na Hindi Bitin” and many more. I observed that my life story also was written in the book; base on what I read “Pera na Hindi Bitin” after I read that book now I learn on how to save money, because sometimes I was shock because hindi pa natapos ang buwan ubos na ang pera ko it was really bad for me sometimes I don’t mind it that it is very important to save your money and I realized that I need to help my self even my family kasi sometimes mas inu-una ko pa yung iba tapos hindi ko na isip na dapat pala yung pera ko mapunta sa tamang paraan at hindi sa mga bagay na hindi mapakinabangan. so yun after that atless natutu na ako at unti-unti na ako naka pag save ng money. 


Hope you guys that you read this book and im sure na marami din kayong matutunan from that.


How many times I failed even I was a sinful but he still loves me. A lot of experience before during my high school days I was a working student I live in a school campus until I graduated. I worked at night and during daytime I go to school or if I have a vacant time I will resume to my work again I don’t have time to hang out with my friends and classmates whatever I wanted to do, my time is very limited even I have a talent but I cannot show to them and can’t attained in any activities in our school because our time is very limited and focusing only into my work, I don’t have a choice but you have to work hard enough until you finish studies. 


Sometimes in my life I feel empty and lonely because I’ve never experience the love from my parents the support and if I’ve got sick nobody can care for me every time if I have a problem I do not know were I can pour out my pain, tears and sadness. Sometimes I feel alone because I think that I am the only man in this world nobody can listens to me if I want to share my problems. During my graduation days my mother is not there to courting me even my auntie I invited them to attain my graduation but was not appear. I feel sad because I am late I’ll wait for my auntie to come for my graduation day at that time they call my name but I was not there. It’s really sad I hold my tears for that people they do not know why I am sad. Almost ten years I’ve never seen my mother evens my whole family. My family is broken if it separately we siblings (kung baga hiwa-hiwalay kami magkakapatid.) Well that was my life.

After my high school days I thank God because I success to finish my studies in high school. I am out of the school campus I do not know were I can live because my hometown is far from my school I think its 100 km away from school. I am getting well because my godfather who pitied me and they have wholeheartedly accepted their family to support my needs. 

Now it’s my college days and I deed it to find a good job. Sometimes I get stuck with my work and school because sometimes maybe I cannot comply my projects in school and conflicts for my duties in work. I am worry about that to fail my subjects in school.

Now I am happy because God give me a chance an opportunity to work in a ministry as a blogger and attending any activities in our ministry. Now I am a part of a media missionary work here in davao I am a volunteer of the edge radio. I am happy because there are somebody loves me and care for me every time I need a help he was there to support me even my family is not at my side then my family and relatives are really closer to me no more argue my mother was listen to me every time I share my problems. God is amazing no matter who you are right now he still loves you so much. And he does not ignore you as children of God. Keep faith in him and trust him with all your heart and soul so that he will listen to you whatever you request.



Learn From Reading

its me
its me

“Ang Buhay na Hindi Bitin”

As I read this book it reminds me on how God love’s us so much. I can relate this topic from the book that I read. Because of my experience right now sometimes I feel worry about myself, stress a lot of problems in my life I mean parang bitin palagi ang buhay ko. (Configured as always my life) Sometimes I do not know on what has going on into my life… I read a lot of book from OMF like purpose driven life that was my first time to read a daily devotional I so inspired with that book because it helps me in my daily and weekly routine and then “This my story”, “Pera na Hindi Bitin”, and “Buhay na Hindi Bitin” and many more. I observed that my life story also was written in the book base on what I read.

How many times I failed even I was a sinful but he still loves me. A lot of experience before during my high school days I was a working student I live in a school campus until I graduated. I worked at night and during daytime I go to school or if I have a vacant time I will go back to work again I do not have time to hang out with my friends and classmates whatever I wanted to do, my time is very limited even I have a talent but I cannot show to them and cannot attained in any activities in our school because our time is very limited and focusing only into my work, I do not have a choice but you have to work hard enough until you finish studies. Sometimes in my life I feel empty and lonely because I’ve never experience the love from my parents the support and if I’ve got sick nobody can care for me every time if I have a problem I do not know were I can pour out my pain, teas and sadness. Sometimes I feel alone because I think that I am the only man in this world nobody can listens to me if I want to share my problems. During my graduation days my mother is not there to courting me even my auntie I invited them to attain my graduation but was not appear. I feel sad because I am late I shall wait for my auntie to come for my graduation day at that time they call my name but I was not there. It’s really sad I hold my tears for that people they do not know why I am sad. Almost ten years I’ve never seen my mother evens my whole family. My family is broken if it separately we siblings (kung baga hiwa-hiwalay kami magkakapatid.) Well that was my life.

After my high school days I thank God because I success to finish my studies in high school. I am out of the school campus I do not know were I can live because my hometown is far from my school I think its 100 km away from school. I am getting well because my godfather who pitied me and they have wholeheartedly accepted their family to support my needs.

Now it’s my college days and I deed it to find a good job. Sometimes I get stuck with my work and school because sometimes maybe I cannot comply my projects in school and conflicts for my duties in work. I am worry about that to fail my subjects in school.

Now I am happy because God give me a chance an opportunity to work in a ministry as a blogger and attending any activities in our ministry. Now I am a part of a media missionary work here in davao I am a volunteer of the edge radio. I am happy because there are somebody loves me and care for me every time I need a help he was there to support me even my family is not at my side then my family and relatives are really closer to me no more argue my mother was listen to me every time I share my problems. God is amazing no matter who you are right now he still loves you so much. And he does not ignore you as children of God. Keep faith in him and trust him with all your heart and soul so that he will listen to you whatever you request.

New Life

Zyra is a nursing graduate student of Davao Doctors College and also volunteer of The Edge Radio. During the praisetimony on the joyride program zyra share something about her life on How God used her life.

How was your life before you meet God?

Before I meet God, My life was lonely, my physical, emotional and spiritual were dry and weak. Sometimes I don’t understand what should I do. When I’m alone I feel lonely and empty.

How did you meet God?

I grew up from a Christian family, so it’s normal for me being a Christian.

Since childhood my parents taught me regarding Christian values especially on reading bible.

I was never a bad influence to anyone. Many of them told me that I am always serious and i dont hang out with other people or friends and they said that I am more focus with my life.

I’m a shy girl and I don’t want to talk people especially if I don’t know them.

How I get to know Him?

During the hard times I felt being alone in this world nobody can support me, nobody can care for me, nothing can help me if I had a problems and if I really want need  help. But later, I realized that there is somebody will love me and that is God. I realized that I was wrong I thought that my life is hopeless and nobody can help as. But the only God can help us and he’s still there to abide us in every time when I struggling, every time in our troubles

But now I’m happy and confident to face my new life with another opportunity and challenges that God gave me an opportunity to serve him and a new creation to restore everything and to become Christ like.

Bible Verse: Romans 5:3 – 4

Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.

Road Trip

Your love, LORD, reaches to the heavens,
your faithfulness to the skies.
Your righteousness is like the highest mountains,
your justice like the great deep.
You, LORD, preserve both people and animals.
Psalms 36:5-6

along the highway
along the highway

“We stand now where two roads diverge. The road we have long been traveling is deceptively easy, a smooth superhighway on which we progress with great speed, but at its end lies disaster. The other fork of the road / the one less traveled by / offers our last, our only chance to reach a destination that assures the preservation of the earth.”

I take this picture yesterday November 1, 2010 Monday. This road picture is going to Tagum City down to Davao City from Nabunturan almost 90 km. and 2 hrs travel if you have their own car if you  ride a Bus almost 3 hrs to travel. Were my sister and I, together with my auntie and accompany going back to their hometown in Davao City.

Dave Barnes – God Gave Me You Lyrics

Dave Barnes – God Gave Me You Lyrics.

I’ve been a walking heartache
I’ve made a mess of me
The person that I’ve been lately
Ain’t who I wanna be

But you stay here right beside me
Watch as the storm goes through
And I need you

God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
For when I think I’ve lost my way
*If* There are no words here left to say, it’s true
God gave me you

There’s more here than what were seeing
A divine conspiracy
That you, an angel lovely
Could somehow fall for me
You’ll always be love’s great martyr
Ill be the flattered fool
and I need you

God gave me you for the ups and downs
Find More lyrics at www.sweetslyrics.com
God gave me you for the days of doubt
For when I think I’ve lost my way
*If* There are no words here left to say, it’s true
God gave me you

On my own I’m only
Half of what I could be
I can’t do without you
We are stitched together
And what love has tethered
I pray we never undo

God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
God gave me you for the ups and downs
God gave me you for the days of doubt
For when I think I’ve lost my way
*If* There are no words here left to say, it’s true
God gave me you, gave me you.
Gave me you.

I’m not Alright – Sanctus Real

chec this out….If weakness is a woundThat no one wants to speak ofThen “cool” is just how far we have to fallI am not immuneI only want to be lovedBut I feel safe behind the firewallCan I lose my need to impress?If you want the truth, I need to confessI’m not alrightI’m broken inside, broken insideAnd all I go throughIt leads me to you, it leads me to youBurn away the prideBring me to my weaknessUntil everything I hide behind is goneAnd when I’m open wideWith nothing left to cling toOnly you are there to lead me onCause honestly, I’m not that strongI’m not alrightI’m broken inside, broken insideAnd all I go throughIt leads me to you, it leads me to youAnd I move, and I move, and I move…closer to youAnd I move, and I move, and I move…closer to youAnd I move, and I move, and I move…closer to youAnd I move, and I move, and I move…I’m not alrightI’m broken inside, broken insidebroken inside, broken insideAnd all I go throughLeads me to you, leads me to youI’m not alright, I’m not alright, I’m not alright…that’s why I need you

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