My God Speaks to Me: Why I should read the Bible

Mommies!
photo taken during my stay at Creekside Hotel in Makati

This is my new series here in Yo Momma. God Speaks to me.
I have been living on Earth for already 28 years to be exact, and I am raised by Catholic Parents.
Being in Cebu my whole life has been a blessing, I would like to call it.

Cebuanos are very religious people.
We go to church on Sundays, and celebrate fiestas of our Patron Saints. Evident in those is the Sinulog,
the grandest festival in the Philippines.

Being a Cebuano always reflects being a good Christian , following Christ teachings and being able to show it to others. Being able to share it with the rest of the world.

As a working mom, I often feel the need to hear God's words. I feel the need to reflect and heed his purpose for me. I am not a perfect person. If I tell you all the mistakes I have committed, It would sure take up most of your time reading and perhaps doing it on another blog.

When we seek to enjoy communion with the Lord — and not to be led astray by the ambiguities of religious experience — we read the Bible. From Genesis to Revelation, God’s words and God’s deeds reveal God himself for our knowledge and our enjoyment. Of course, it is possible to read the Bible without enjoying communion with God. We must seek to understand the Bible’s meaning, and we must pause to contemplate what we understand and, by the Spirit, to feel and express the appropriate response of the heart.
God communicates with us in many ways through the Bible and seeks the response of our communion with him.
  • If God indicts us (2 Cor. 7:8–10), we respond to him with sorrow and repentance.
  • If he commends us (Ps. 18:19–20), we respond to him with humble gratitude and joy.
  • If he commands us to do something (Matt. 28:19–20), we look to him for strength and resolve to obey with his help.
  • If he makes a promise (Heb. 13:5–6), we marvel at his grace and trust him to do what he says.
  • If he warns us of some danger (Luke 21:34), we take him seriously and watch with a thankful sense of his presence and protection.
  • If he describes something about himself (Isa. 46:9–11), his Son (Mark 1:11), or his Holy Spirit (John 16:13–14), we affirm it and admire it and pray for clearer eyes to see and enjoy his greatness and beauty.2
Reading the Bible from cover to cover in 2013 is a noble goal. And it’s a goal that positions us well to commune with God. Keep communion as your aim, and remember the words of Scripture are there for us to know God’s heart, to commune with the Living Christ, and to respond appropriately to his beauty and to his voice. 
Bible reading is meant to deepen our personal relationship with Christ. http://www.desiringgod.org/blog/posts/why-we-read-the-bible

Has God spoken to you today? Tell me your thoughts.

Stay Blessed mommsies!

Proverbs 31 Woman

Hi There Momma!

How is your day today?

I wanted to share with you today this quote. This really inspire me to become a woman of substance and dignity. After all being a wife and a mother is never an easy task. It has always been a constant battle to learn, develop and master.

No mom is perfect but we all wanted to make and give the best that we have for our families.
So I do hope you also get to reflect these quotes from the Bible.

You can read it along with your husband and fellow mommy friends too!

Being a #Proverbs31 woman is not about being "perfect." It's about living life with #purpose.
The 10 Virtues of the Proverbs 31 Woman
1. Faith - A Virtuous Woman serves God with all of her heart, mind, and soul. She seeks His will for her life and follows His ways. (Proverbs 31: 26, Proverbs 31: 29 – 31, Matthew 22: 37, John 14: 15, Psalm 119: 15
2. Marriage – A Virtuous Woman respects her husband. She does him good all the days of her life. She is trustworthy and a helpmeet. (Proverbs 31: 11- 12, Proverbs 31: 23, Proverbs 31: 28, 1 Peter 3, Ephesians 5, Genesis2: 18)
3.  Mothering - A Virtuous Woman teaches her children the ways of her Father in heaven. She nurtures her children with the love of Christ, disciplines them with care and wisdom, and trains them in the way they should go. (Proverbs 31: 28, Proverbs 31: 26, Proverbs 22: 6, Deuteronomy 6, Luke 18: 16)
4. Health – A Virtuous Woman cares for her body. She prepares healthy food for her family. (Proverbs 31: 14 – 15, Proverbs 31: 17, 1 Corinthians 6: 19, Genesis 1: 29, Daniel 1, Leviticus 11)
5. Service - A Virtuous Woman serves her husband, her family, her friends, and her neighbors with a gentle and loving spirit. She is charitable. (Proverbs 31: 12, Proverbs 31: 15, Proverbs 31: 20, 1 Corinthians 13: 13)
6. Finances - A Virtuous Woman seeks her husband’s approval before making purchases and spends money wisely. She is careful to purchase quality items which her family needs. (Proverbs 31: 14, Proverbs 31: 16, Proverbs 31: 18, 1 Timothy 6: 10, Ephesians 5: 23, Deuteronomy 14: 22, Numbers 18: 26)
7.  Industry – A Virtuous Woman works willingly with her hands. She sings praises to God and does not grumble while completing her tasks. (Proverbs 31: 13, Proverbs 31: 16, Proverbs 31: 24, Proverbs 31: 31, Philippians 2: 14)
8. Homemaking – A Virtuous Woman is a homemaker. She creates an inviting atmosphere of warmth and love for her family and guests. She uses hospitality to minister to those around her. (Proverbs 31: 15, Proverbs 31: 20 – 22, Proverbs 31: 27, Titus 2: 5, 1 Peter 4: 9, Hebrews 13: 2)
9. Time - A Virtuous Woman uses her time wisely. She works diligently to complete her daily tasks. She does not spend time dwelling on those things that do not please the Lord. (Proverbs 31: 13, Proverbs 31: 19, Proverbs 31: 27, Ecclesiastes 3, Proverbs 16: 9, Philippians 4:8 )
10. Beauty – A Virtuous Woman is a woman of worth and beauty. She has theinner beauty that only comes from Christ. She uses her creativity and sense of style to create beauty in her life and the lives of her loved ones. (Proverbs 31: 10Proverbs 31: 21 – 22, Proverbs 31: 24 -25, Isaiah 61: 10, 1 Timothy 2: 9, 1 Peter 3: 1 – 6)
source: http://avirtuouswoman.org/10-virtues-of-the-proverbs-31-woman/ 




Stay blessed mommsies!

Hyper Cebu's #HyperHalloween



Hi Mommsies!

Prepare yourselves, because FEAR IS COMING. HYPER CEBU in collaboration with Parkmall and the City Government of Mandaue presents #HYPERHALLOWEEN coming this October 24-26, 2014. 

Strengthened and organized by the commitment of JCI Cebu Inc and Hyper Volunteers comes a spooktacular event this October. Following its latest tradition, there will be a weekend food market, a lifestyle bazaar, a bloggers meet, an indie music fest and a rave party in one destination. Another gathering of foodies, fashionistas, travelers, techies and musicians to empower and showcase youth entrepreneurship talent and culture.

On this event, Hyper Cebu will be introducing a new Cebuano passion: Fitness, to foster sportsmanship and promote an active and better lifestyle for all Sugbuanons. In line with this, we will be launching the #HyperHalloween Zombie Run. A fun run, first in Cebu, with military-like obstacles and a zombie survival arena with a 1.6K, 3K and 5K distance. Registration starts at 300 Pesos, 350 Pesos and 400 Pesos respectively at Runnr Ayala. Another first brought to you by Hyper Cebu.

#HYPERHALLOWEEN will also be making history by Gathering 25 of Cebu’s best DJs representing the 9 well-known clubs across the city of Cebu; The Distillery Cebu, Cable Car Cebu, Den, LIV Superclub, The Barcode, Alchology, Basic, Dozo Izakaya and J.Ave Superclub.

Being a charity and volunteer-ran event, this will be for the benefit of:

1) CEVSAR / Central Visayas Search & Rescue Group Incorporated

2) BIDLISIW Foundation a social welfare and development agency whose focused on helping the urban poor families, particularly the informal settlers in the cities of Cebu, Mandaue and Talisay

3) COLORS / Coalition for the Liberation of the Reassigned Sex. A foundation who aims to establish a united, strong, and empowered transgender community that nurtures to their well-being and welfare and rebuild a discrimination-free and equal society.

4) TEDxUniversityofSanCarlos - TEDx is an independently-organized TED event by Carolinian students where people in Cebu come together to share ideas worth spreading through live speakers, TED videos and interesting conversations.

GENERAL AD ACCESS CARDS ARE AVAILABLE AT PHP 250 AND VIP AT PHP1000.
For more information, please send an email to hypercebu@gmail.com or find us at www.facebook.com/hypercebu. For Ticket & Booth Inquiries 09322326992. Look for Bryan.



Beach moments 2014 Part 1



Hi Mommsies!

Gues what it is Adi's first beach trip =) Weeh! I was super duper excited. 
My Cousin C came home from HK and what good way to spend the day is to be at the beach.
I sure did brought Adi with me. The shore was vast and the sands were white. =)
We arrived at exactly 9am in Lapu-Lapu an Island in Cebu. Vaño Beach to be exact located in Marigondon.

The beach is just an affordable one. You can enjoy the view and the sea for only 500 pesos per cottage and 10 pesos per person as entrance fee. It was a Monday so we felt that we had the place all by ourselves unfortunately, we came and the sea was at Low tide or 'hunas' in Bisaya. But anyways, this ain't stoppin' us.


Adi playin with the sands

with  Christian, Adi's big cousin

Another shot of this cutie

cant enough of the cold sand =)

strolling 

me (i know im sexy right) hahaha

my sis S and cousin Jai and Christian, the jump shot 'kuno'

Being at the beach is a happy place for me. I guess for them too it is just too obvious in our faces.
Please keep coming on my blog for the Part 2. 

Cheers!

BONAKID PRESCHOOL Ready Set Laban Season 2 Auditions [Cebu]

Hi Mommsies!

Last September 28, 2014 Sunday. Metro Ayala Cebu was filled with energetic kids and supportive mommies and parents!

All are present to take part of the Season 2 Live Auditions for the Bonakid Preschool Ready Set Laban show of GMA.


Ayala Activity Center was filled with kiddie playground where all the kids had fun while waiting for the event to start as well as enjoy the moments with other kids there too!

I wish I did bring Adi with me that day as I knew he would surely have fun.

Among the set up included the FUN BOUNCE, PLAY HOUSE, HAPPY BOUNCE, MILK CORNER and PHOTOBOOTH.










 GMA Talents Regine Tolentino and Mikael Daez came all the way from Manila to Cebu to host the event =)

It was my first time seeing them in person and they all looked good and they were all very energetic.
I must say that they really did a great Job in making the event a successful one.

I am sure all the kiddos and moms here in Cebu did too as I was there to see their happy and excited faces.

Energetic kids and their supportive moms gamely took part in the ingenious games  (Happy Holen, Jack En Point, Drink It, Wear It, Win It and A Spoonful of Happiness).



Dancing Kiddos!


You may also send your audition video please check their Facebook page (www.facebook.com/BonakidPreSchoolPH) for the video tutorial.
You may also follow them at Instagram and Twitter (@BonakidsPS) for more info.

Mommy Mundo Expo 2014 in Cebu


Hello Mommsies! 

Last August Mommy Mundo arrived at the shores of Cebu and had all the Manila based exhibitors showcase their Mommy and Baby products.
Now on its seventh year, Expo Mom is the biggest event of its kind, gathering progressive, active moms in an environment that’s both recreational and educational. Showcasing beloved mommy brands alongside mom invented goodies, Expo Mom has become the catalyst for the mompreneur movement in Manila. It has also become a venue for like-minded moms to establish lasting connections, attracting over 60,000 mommy participants through the years. At Expo Mom 2014, more celebrations are afoot. With over 60 booths at the Palm Drive of Glorietta in Ayala Center, Expo Mom 2014 will feature all-day talks, demos, and raffle draws.This year’s theme, “You The Mom!” aims to affirm and appreciate all the awesome things that moms do every single day, whether they’re taking care of their babies at home, doing volunteer work for a cause they believe in, or helping out a friend in need. Mothers are the most complex of creatures; their powers in time management and multitasking alongside their ability to do anything and everything for their loved ones make them the most effective game changers of all! “You The Mom!” puts the spotlight on all the unbelievably good things that moms do every day with a string of exciting engagement activities.


I loved that I was able to join in and took some of the pictures in the event held in Ayala Center Cebu last Aug 29-30, 2014.

I found some really cute items there too.

Here are some of them.


joomajam - some really awesome OPM songs for the babies and kiddos =) really cute and very innovative

baby wailers - really awesome headturner outfits =) 
Baby Wailers (Coz were all born wailin) owned by Irene & Eric Hernandez. You can contact them at babywailers@gmail.com for order or 09175743838. Visit their FB page www.facebook.com/BabyWailers for the latest ones for your babies.


Neat Nanny - fashionable colorful uniforms for your babies' Nanny =)

these are Baby Oil Mists =)


Cordlife membership for cord blood =) if you have the time you can donate to them as well . Very helpful cause 

Yes that is a lactation brownie =)

Cute outifts =)

Bug and Kelly - Kids Shirt Infant Onesies (make a statement) email:bugandkelly@yahoo.com
FB: facebook.com/bugandkelly

more Storage and products for the babies

Kids toys (wooden ) really cute too! 
For more info about the expo you can also visit this page: http://expomom.com/events/expomom-2014-youthemom/

Maple Opens in Cebu



Hi Momsies!

How are you all doin? I hope you are doing great as you are reading this post today.
I haven't posted for quite some time, so apologies for the blog hiatus.
Anyways, last Aug 30, 2014 (my 28th birthday) was also the grand opening of Maple in Cebu.
I was really excited when I got the invitation from them. ^_^
I was invited for their brunch opening contrary to most bloggers who were mostly invited over for dinner.

Here's a short history about Maple

Maple introduced its first store in 2012 in one of the city’s most discerning communities catering to the upper AB market, a quaint yet intimate place in San Antonio Plaza, Mckinley Road, Forbes Park, Makati City. 


Comfort by rewarding oneself is at the core of Maple menu. With a wide array of choices that build on flavors found in the coastal towns of America, Maple brings the best of elevated American comfort food on the tables of their three branches in selected posh areas in Metro Manila which has now found its way serving in the Queen City of the South located at The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu. 


It quickly gained a solid base of loyal customers enjoying the unique menu of southwestern American cuisine complemented with high-value signature pancakes and waffles. At the center of their spread is the distinct flavor of maple syrup – the golden liquid that goes best with their most definitive comfort dish: Pancakes. But pancakes and waffles are not the only dishes where the flavor of maple syrup finds its place. Much of the restaurant’s list of popular American comfort food are also doused with the distinct taste of the golden liquid: From the comforting buns served at the start of every meal, right down to sweet endings such as Maple’s Bourbon Bread Pudding.


Maple features all-day breakfast favorites such as the Huevos Rancheros and a surprising entrée of gourmet Prime Rib Tapa, which a lot of diners agree on its unique take on the ubiquitous Filipino staple. Other choice flavors found in the coastal towns of America also add variety to the menu such as Spaetzle Jambalaya, Fish Tacos and Drippin’ Baby Back Ribs. Prepared by highly skilled chefs, Maple dishes are cooked only from the moment one orders – assuring diners of fresh, hot dishes that will elate the heart. To cap off an exemplary night, specially blended cocktail drinks and dishes can be enjoyed as they experience home away from home.


The place invokes a real magical vibe because of the feel of the place. Older patrons are sure to enjoy the soothing and relaxing ambience, and appreciate good music as they dine. The younger ones on the other hand, will find their own nook in a quaint play area with toys and books to entertain them as they wait for their meal.


Service staff pays extra attention to ensure that all guests; young and old, are transported to a new world of comfort they deserve – that magical experience which Maple aims to deliver.
The design and set up of the launching was really great. It was a Rustic theme inspired which really matched the restaurant's overall ambience

what we had for brunch =)
For more info about the restaurant and the food you can visit them at the Ground Floor level Ayala Cebu Terraces beside Lemon Grass. 


you can also visit their facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/MapleRestaurantPH
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