Archive for the ‘Personal’ Category

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HOME: Where Christians Belong

September 1, 2012

 

 

Namulat ako sa kasabihang “there is no place like home” kung saan ang “home” na tinutukoy ang ating “tahanan” na kasama natin ang ating pamilya, si nanay, si tatay, ang mga kapatid o kaya’y mga anak o asawa.  Oo nga naman, sa tahanan o home kasi, hindi mo kailangang mag-iba ng pagkatao para lamang ma-please mo ang iyong kapwa, sa loob ng tahanan malaya kang gawin ang mga bagay na ninanais mo nang walang takot o pangamba na kung mayroon bang maninita sa iyo.  Pwede kang tumawa ng malakas o humagulgol ng iyak, pwede kang magrock and roll o kaya’y kumanta kahit wala sa tono ng walang ibang taong magtatawa sa iyo, dahil ang mga kasama mo ay kapamilya mo, sumusuporta at tinatanggap kung ano at sino ka.

Ngunit mayroon pa palang malalim na kahulugan ang “home” at ito ay aking napagtanto (ang lalim na tagalog yon ah) nang ako ay mapabilang sa Members Church of God International, mas kilala sa programang Ang Dating Daan. Ito ang bahay ng Dios na tinutukoy sa Bibliya, ang iglesia ng Dios.

1Timoteo 3:15        

Nguni’t kung ako’y magluwat ng mahabang panahon, ay upang maalaman mo kung paano ang dapat sa mga tao na ugaliin nila sa bahay ng Dios, na siyang iglesia ng Dios na buhay, at haligi at saligan ng katotohanan.

Ang “home” na binubuo ng Ama – Ang Dios, panganay na Anak – Panginoong HesuKristo at ang mga kapatid, mga tunay na Kristiano na sumusunod sa kautusan ni Kristo. Ang bahay ng Dios kung saan mayroong mga rules at regulasyon na dapat sundin.  May dapat at hindi dapat gawin para makapanatili sa pagtawag bilang tagpagmana ng pangako ng Dios – ang buhay na walang hanggan.  Sa bahay nga ng Dios, marami tayong mga ina, mga ama at mga kapatid sa pananampalataya.

Inaanyayahan ko kayong pumasok sa bahay ng Dios. Tara at makinig ng salita ng Ama na Makapangyarihan sa lahat at ng Kanyang Anak na si Jesus sa pamamgitan ng Kanyang sugong mangangaral, si Bro. Eliseo Soriano.

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Listening to your Conscience

July 25, 2012

Have you ever been in the middle wherein two different sides reasoning out and you do know which to follow?  Someone is telling you “Go Ahead” while the other is telling you the reverse?  Who/What are they made of?

This ARTICLE will educate us of that “someone” whose inside of our being and the reason why he is reasoning with us.  Enjoy reading.

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Is depression ruin your day?

July 14, 2012

More on depression issue….

I’d been reading online some articles/advices on how to deal some work-related issues, for these past few weeks, I am encountering some sort of depressing days and reading is one of my resort.  But this article entitled THE SECRET IN FIGHTING DEPRESSION  is the best remedy I have read and worth to keep on my mind and follow.

Instead of shouting your predicament in social network, try to follow what the article is saying to all concerned.

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Depressed ka ba?

July 13, 2012

Susuko ka ba sa problema? Bakit hindi dapat sukuan ang problemang dumadating sa ating buhay?

Tara, lets check out the most awarded blog of Bro. Eli Soriano, malalaman mo kung bakit? Ano ang dapat gawin para malabanan ang problema at hindi tayo matalo nito.

Secret in Fighting Depression

Happy reading to all.

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Umawit sa Dios

June 28, 2012

 

Kapag may problema o nalulungkot, marami sa atin makikita sa tomaan (beerhouse) na nagnga-iisip na ang beer o alak ay makapag-aalis ng sama ng loob na nararamdaman.  Pwede siguro ilang oras, oo, pero kapag nawala ang tama mo, nandoon pa rin ang problena, hindi naman talaga nawala.

Ang iba naman, sa pagkain idinadaan.  Bubusugin ang sarili hanggang masuka ka na sa kakain.

Ang iba naman kung may pera lang din naman ay idadaan sa pagsho-shopping ng kung ano-anong materyal na bagay.

Sa panonood nman ng sine ang iba.

Pero ang payo ng pantas na isinugo ng Dios sa kalagitnaan natin, para makaiwas sa sobrang kalungkutan dala ng mga suliranin ng buhay: umawit tayo sa Dios.  Bakit nga hindi?

“Halina oh mga kapatid

At tayo’y magsi-awit

Sa Dios Ama na nasa langit

Sa ati’y nagtangkilik”

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Target: Pass the Board (wish wish wish)

June 9, 2012

Kapag wala ka raw tinatarget, wala kang tatamaan! E paano kung ang target ay parang napakalayo tulad ng pagpasa sa CPA Board Exam after 12 years ng huling review?  Hindi kaya refresher course ang kailangan ko at hindi review. This time tiyak ang dami-dami nang nagbago at iyon ang kinakatakutan ko.

Wala sanang problema kung mag-one year review ako tulad ng advice ng mga cpa doon sa isang exchange site para sa mga old graduates kagaya ko kung financially stable lang sana ako. According to them ang course will cost P12000++, kung dalawang beses akong magrereview it will be doubled.  Paano pa ang mga ibang expenses tulad ng pamasahe at pagkain, parang aabot ng P100K ang gagastusin ko sa one-year review na ito. Oh my, parang nawawalan na ako ng pag-asa na maging CPA.

Kung hindi ako magrereview sa isang Review Center sa Manila, how do I know ang mga changes na yan? Hmmmm….bumili kaya ako ng mga books new edition, magandang idea, how much kaya ang cost ng mga iyon. Seven subjects kaya ang inclusion ng exam, plus reviewers pa na updated din kailangan bilihin.  Well, kung icocompare ko ang expenses ng pagrereview versus self-review di hamak na makakatipid ako sa self-review. Actually, sa ngayon imposible din na makapagreview ako sa Manila dahil sa trabaho ko, imposibleng mabigyan ako ng 1-year leave para makapagrefresher, baka sabihin pa ng Boss ko ay “magresign ka na lang”.  Hindi naman pwede kasi paano naman kami kakain kung wala akong trabaho.  (sigh) Kung magrerequest naman ako ng off ako ng Saturday, ayoko po kasi malalaman nila na magrereview ako, mageexpect ang mga iyon ng aking pagpasa sa exam. Medyo nakakahiya kapag bumagsak, sa tingin ko mabuti iyon secret lang ang review, secret ang pagtake ng exam, at bongang-bongga madyaryo naman ang pagpasa (hehehe-sarap mag-imagine).
With these problems, parang ang hirap abutin ng target ko.  Pero I know somehow, matutupad din ang wish kong ito, I will wait for the right time to come kahit oldies na ako okay lang basta huwag lang mawawala sa puso ko ang willingness to take the board.

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The Man Who Changed My Life

February 28, 2012

I begun to become worldly and started to try new things when I finished studies.  Yes I found pleasure in drinking wine and beer with my friends, going to disco and karaoke bar and seeing movies,  except prohibited drug and cigarette. I still thinking of my health I try them not.

I believe peer acceptance is a great factor in feeling of contentment aside from material aspect.  Although having a circle of friends of mine, I still felt that there is something missing inside of me.  I understand after I was in deep depression.

I grew in a family of catholic. My mother is a devoted one. My father is not so devoted, he went to the church (edifice) not so often.  I barely remember we had family talks or discussion, like the family in the movie I watched is doing.  I go to school, I do my own assignments, I do household chores, everyday, the same over and over again.  Never we talk about what ups and down about me or my siblings. In short my life is so boring, not so exciting. I wonder how the other families are doing, I envy of them sometimes.

When I finished my degree in college, I get a job immediately to support my parents and siblings. Thinking life will be good since I have my diploma, I am wrong.  Life is not that good in my own personal view.  I thought if you work hard with honesty, time will come you will paid satisfactorily. The more I learn the environment, the more I unsatisfied in my life.  The more Why’s generated in my brain and no one can tell why.  For me life is full of sufferings.  People tend to love only those who are rich and famous, and those unfortunate like me, like nobody.  My frustration increase everyday, no one to lean on. I focus o n religious life, and try other affiliation.  But none comforted me.

Until one night due to depression, I stay awake in middle of the night hoping the program in television will make me sleep. Only one is still on and I am not interested.  I always said to myself  I am a religious person and hate debate, hate condemning other religion, because I believe although we differ in religion, we praise and believe only One God.  I do not have choice but to stay tune on that program, Ang Dating Daan (The Old Path)  hosted by Bro. Eli Soriano.  Ear-aching and maddening the first thing I felt, but my curiosity on what he is saying arisen.  The topic he discussed that night is about idols of catholic whom we worship, put candles and pray on.

Second night is differ, for I felt I am longing to hear that preacher again, despite of anger I felt the night I heard him.  Yes, it is true that even I am Catholic fanatic, there’s many question in my heart.  And the feeling of contentment every time I spend my time on catholic edifice (simbahan) is none. When I closely watching Bro. Eli from that night and every night, I feel relieve. My queries and doubts are all answered by him.  I believe on what he said is true and Biblical, but I having this feeling not leave Catholicism yet.

And its been seven years  when I felt this kind of fear one night watching Ang Dating Daan Program.  The fear of death in life after.  He said in loud voice “Kapag nakasumpong ka ng mabuti, huwag ka ng magpatumpik-tumpik, huwag ng magpadelay-delay, kapag naksumpong ka ng mabuti gawin mo na agad….” After that, we look for nearest coordinating center and attend the mass indoctrination.  During that time, the indoctrination is 30 sessions equivalent to 30 nights.  Hindrances flooded but with the help of God,  I finished and got baptized on June 8, 2007,

And for Bro. Eli Soriano, the man who change my life, from nothingness to importance of it, serving thy Lord God with all my heart, the purpose of my life that ever since I asked to myself why I am here.  The first thing I learned in this fold is to give thanks to God in every thing that comes, whether good or bad.  Now, as of my writing, it is my four years and 6 months inside the fold, keeping the grace and peace from God. Hoping that someday, time will come I will see Him, together with the others who are serving Him with all thine heart and soul.

For the meantime, I am also longing to see the man, Bro. Eli, to thank him, hug him as my father on earth, who diligently lead us to Christ.#