POEMATIC 01.23.12 Hadassah's Faith and Loyalty

In rel. to my previous entry: I am no Queen but God chose me to go and follow Him, I wrote a poem about the life of Queen Esther. I have no earthly riches like what she owned but I know that we have the same God who also use women for amazing things.

You were made beautiful inside and out
Your eyes sparkling and seeing the truth only
Offering a love so pure and deep for your King in Heaven
Though you had no parents to take care of you;
Glad that Mordecai and his love was around you
And so God’s delight was upon you too Hadassah
He laid down His wonderful plans before you
And you never knew it until you were chosen as Queen
Where gold and countless riches were around you
The finest fabrics of the world were clothed on you now dear Esther
But you never forget who you are and what God wants for His people
You stood faithful and prayerful still in times you were terrified
And the Lord did not allow you and your people to be killed by Haman
His wisdom, power, and authority prevailed
Boldness, courage and protection wrapped on you
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Then with a banquet you prepared which was so inviting
You also set to spoil the meal of Haman’s dark plans in front of your beloved King
King Xerxes listened and the Lord’s design succeed
And so rapid the Persian King claimed Haman’s and his family’s lives
Hence, at this time you are still remembered as Queen Esther the heroine
A dependable girl with a dream was used to save the Jews by the Lord
You will never be forgotten, as the stars stay on their places
[words by Madz Madaje]

I am no Queen but God chose me to go and follow Him

After watching One Night with the King movie two weeks ago, I got really inspired by Esther’s life, though there were some added scenes which were not really written in the Bible. However, I already told about what she did to my Sunday school kids few years ago yet I did not realize how brave she really was then. But as I meditated with God’s word and her story – I learned that since God always choose random people to do His will and when the time comes He asks you to move and obey; we should let Him to use us for something wonderful even if we think it’s too risky or we won’t gain other people’s approval.

Wherever you are now could be used by the Lord for the expansion of His kingdom and He already had His plans for you which were always good, acceptable and perfect but it’s up to us if we’re going to believe that He won’t leave us nor forsake us. And that everything works together for good to those who love Him. And our labor in the Lord is not in vain so we should give to Him our all. No questions asked, just trust Him with all our hearts.

Photo 1: via IMDB Photo 2: via BIBLEBOOTCAMP Photo 3: via  PUB48

And here’s also a song by Mandisa called "Born for this", included in "(Music Inspired By) THE STORY", a Bible written like a story, with the video clips from One Night with the King movie.

Sometimes you gotta go, uninvited
Sometimes you gotta speak when you don't have the floor
Sometimes you gotta move, when everybody else says you should stay
No way, no, not today
You gotta ask, if you want an answer
Sometimes you gotta stand apart from the crowd
Long before your heart could run the risk
You were born for this

And to add up, we need the Bible to fight the good fight of faith. The word of God should be our daily bread so we would have strength and wisdom from Him only. We shouldn’t rely on our own abilities ever , for the Lord also says in  John 15:5, "Apart from me, you can do nothing " .

And on Proverbs 3:5-6"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight".

To some - the Bible is just a book full of unexciting text, but this gives me power, hope, love, faith and life. This is the word of God and here we find how great He is and how He loves us unconditionally...

and so iread, ibreathe, ilive GOD's WORD and ibelieve you should too


Hello Golden Globes, Goodbye Looklet

I took "Which Awards Show Represents Your Style" at College Fashion quiz and my result is: Golden Globes.

Hence, I got inspired to create another look at Looklet, only to find out that the website is closing. See their goodbye post below. This is just sad.

But I think my personal style is more on going to Grammys! See what I just created via Looklet below.
with Diane von Furstenberg mini dress, Holly Fulton clutch and Vagabond boots
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BACK TO BACK: Planetshakers and Israel Houghton

UPDATE: Concert moved to April 21, 2012 instead of April 26 at Araneta Coliseum, 7:30PM. Ticket prices range from PhP 250 to PhP 1,800. Read more here.

Christian band Planetshakers and Israel Houghton are coming to Philippines for a back to back concert. Venue and ticket prices not yet announced but this great event will happen on April 26, 2012. Now who’s excited for a great praise & worship event again?!

image source: Back to Back: Israel Houghton and Planetshakers' Official Facebook page

I really enjoyed Planetshakers’ concert in Araneta last November, 2009 but I missed their follow-up performance here last 2011. Just like the Hillsong band, Planetshakers are from Australia too. Their hit songs include "All for Love", "Nothing is Impossible", "Jump Around", "You are Good", "No Compromise", "Free", "Salvation", "Get Up", etc.

While Israel Houghton is  a worship leader at Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church. He sang “Friend of God” “Cover the Earth” and “You are Good” along with his worship team. Houghton is usually credited as Israel& New Breed and currently signed to Integrity Music.

Let’s wait for more details and you may also subscribe to Saved, Becca Music and House of Praise via Facebook for updates!

Read more at Becca Music page about Israel Houghton and Planetshakers here.

P.S. Citipointe Live (with Gloc 9) will also come back in Manila on February 20, 2012 / 7PM – Phil Sports Arena (former ULTRA) and also in Pampanga. Ticket price ranges from PhP300 to PhP1,500. And they will also supervise a seminar at GT-Toyota, UP Diliman.

7-UPs: Your 2012 Resolutions

While everyone's busy preparing their 2012 resolutions, here's a list of resolutions e-mailed by AGAPE LOVE DIVINE MINISTRIES, called “7-UPS” and originally authored by Miss Corinne (see her comment below this 2013) and this has nothing to do with the soft drink. 

These 7-UPS fall under the heading of attitudes and actions with divine love.

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"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".
[Jeremiah 29:11]

i want HOT AIR BALLOON for my birthday this 2012

Hahaha, I am not sure if you could still remember my blog post about going to the Hot Air Balloon Festival at Clark Air Field in Pampanga last year (link) - that I seriously wanted to be there but I could not join my fellow club members at MDPC (Marikina Digital Photographers Club) anymore since they went there on a Sunday, instead of Saturday as per original schedule.

16th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta (2011)/ image source: philballoonfest

And this 2012, sumakto na naman ang schedule ng hot air balloon festival sa araw ng birthday ko!

Just this afternoon, my friend Aiee asked me if I’m interested to go. I almost forgot about it, she gave me an ad via Sulit regarding tour packages. I am excited! Kahit di ako sigurado kung pwede ako kasi it’s our church’s anniversary month on February and we’ll be so busy on all weekends. Hmm... Abangan na lang ang susunod na kabanata! Basta, I dream to take pictures of these big hot air balloons!

Anyway, here’s some interesting photos of hot air balloons via Etsy and the 2012 Event Calendar for the 17th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta (PIHABF).

Entrance fee: 200 Pesos only
Fiesta Days: February 9-12, 2012 (Thursday-Sunday)

February 9
Opening Ceremony Hot Air Balloon Flight5:30-7:00AM
Paragliding Exhibition7:00-7:30AM
Ultra-Light Aircraft Formation Flying7:40-8:30AM
Ultra-Light Bomb Dropping Audience Participation8:30-9:30PM
Skydiving Exhibition9:30-10:00AM
Kite Flying Exhibition10:00-11:00AM
AOPA Light Airplane Balloon Bursting Competition11:00AM-1:30PM
Sky Diving Exhibition1:30-2:00PM
Aviation Flying School Fly By2:00-2:45PM
RC Demonstration Flying3:45-4:30PM
Paragliding Accuracy Flying4:30-5:00PM
Ultralight Formation Flying5:00-5:20PM
Hot Air Balloon Fly-In                           5:20-6:00PM
Hot Air Balloon Flight5:30-7:00AM
Paragliding Exhibition7:00-7:30AM
Ultralight Aircraft Flyby7:40-8:30AM
Aerobatic Flight Display8:30-9:30AM
RC Helicopter Show9:30-9:50AM
Fire Fighting Exhibition9:50-10:20AM
Radio Control Aircraft Flying10:20-11:00AM
Skydiving Exhibition             11:00-11:30AM
Ultralight Airplane Bomb Dropping11:30AM-12:30PM
Choreographed Kite Flying Exhibition12:30-1:30PM
AOPA-P Aircraft Flyby1:30-2:30PM
AOPA Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition2:15-3:15PM
Aerobatic Show3:15-4:00PM
Airplane Banner Towing Demonstration4:00-4:30PM
Paragliding Accuracy Flying4:30-5:15PM
Hot Air Balloon Flights5:30-6:00PM
Aviators Ball7:00 PM
Hot Air Balloon Flight5:30-7:00AM
Paragliding Flag Flying7:00-7:30AM
Ultralight Aircraft Flyby7:40-8:30AM
Aerobatic Flight Display8:30-9:30AM
Search And Rescue Flying Exhibition9:30-10:00AM
Helicopter Maneuverability Flight Display10:00-10:30AM
Sky Diving Exhibition10:30-11:00AM
Light Airplane Balloon Bursting Competition11:00AM-12:30PM
Choreographed Kite Flying Exhibition12:30-1:30PM
Ultralight Flying Display1:30-2:30PM
Flying School’s Fly By2:30-3:15PM
Skydiving Exhibition             3:15-3:45PM
Aerobatic display3:45-4:30PM
Paragliding exhibition4:30-5:00PM
Ultralight Fly By5:00-5:30PM
RC Airplane Flying Demonstration5:30-5:45PM
Hot Air Balloon Flight5:45-6:15PM
Hot Air Balloon Night Glow6:45-7:30PM
Hot Air Balloon Flight5:30-7:00AM
Paragliding Flag Flying7:00-7:30AM
Ultralight Aircraft Flyby7:30-8:30AM
Flying school fly by8:30-9:30AM
RC Helicopter Show9:30-10:00AM
Helicopter Flying Exhibition10:00-10:30AM
Sky Diving Exhibition10:30-11:00AM
AOPA Light Airplane Balloon Bursting Competition11:00AM-12:30PM
Choreographed Kite Flying Exhibition12:30-1:30PM
Ultralight Flying Display1:30-2:30PM
RC Airplane Flying Demonstration2:30-3:00PM
Aerobatic Exhibition3:00-4:00PM
Paragliding Accuracy Flying4:00-4:45PM
Search and Rescue Exhibition4:45-5:30PM
Hot Air Balloon night glow5:30-6:45PM
Crew and Awards Night Party7:30PM

source: http://www.philballoonfest.net/calendar.html          Fiesta guide: FAQs

TOP: Quilled greeting card by SweetSpotCardShop (left), Ready to ship by ShannonPix (right)
BOTTOM: Paris is a feeling by EyePoetryPhotography (left), Fondant toppers by ParkersFlourPatch (right)