Sunday, February 28, 2010

Pixel Bug Weekend # 23

Summer is here! Over the weekend, my kids really wanted to put out our inflatable pool. So I agreed... and they had a blast! They were in it almost the whole day on Saturday...
I wanted to take a dip myself!

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Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday Photo Flashback #43


This photo was taken 9 years ago, from our honeymoon at Bohol. This is a place here in the Philippines. The hills behind us are the famous Chocoloate Hills.

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

"We Know You Are The True God..."

Those were the opening words of my daughter as she prayed after our daily devotion and quiet time today. I was surprised that those words came out from her... it just shows that my daughter is growing up and really understands what we talk about every day... I am so blessed and inspired!

May she continue to grow in the grace and in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ!

Thankful Thursday # 22

I am thankful this week that my daughter is now doing fine. She had her asthma attack 2 weeks ago and had atypical infection last week. She was coughing badly. I just am glad that she is all better now. It is really difficult when sickness strikes a member of the family. Thanks be to God!

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

WFW - Matthew 6:33


But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33

With the El Nino crisis here in our country, there has been news of rice shortage, water shortage, electricity shortage and price of commodities going higher... it can really make one worry how we are going to survive... but I rest in the knowledge that God will take care of us. We might not have money in our bank accounts, but I know God will provide for all our needs. We just need to obey His will for our lives, He will take care of us. The verse has been a constant encouragement to me for the past weeks... I hope it encourages you too.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Looking Forward

I have a new blog site, it is called Chris Chronicles. I am using Wordpress this time on this site. I want to give Wordpress a try. This blog is using its own domain name too. The domain hosting that I got doesn’t come with any email hosting. I have been playing around with the themes and getting the hang of it. The platform is really quite different from what I have been used to in blogspot.

This new blog will focus more on mixed subjects rather than a single subject. Hopefully, I can post a variety of topics which may include movie or product reviews, women issues, relationships, local and international news and other interesting topics. I look forward to meeting more people through this new blog and hoping to make more product reviews too.

Inspirational Insights is almost turning one year old. The 1st blogversary will be on May. I am still thinking if I should host a contest or giveaway. My sincerest hope is that in the 1 year that this blog has existed, I have been able to inspire other bloggers and visitors in my own little way. I am planning to write more interesting contents and more inspiring stories to come from this blog.

You Are A Beautiful Blogger

I would like to thank Jacris and Seiko for passing this award to me here at Inspirational Insights!

Before posting these award there are some rules that you need to follow!!

♥ Thank and link the person who gave you the award. ---I just did! :D
♥ Pass this award to 15 bloggers.
♥Let them know that they are the recipient of the award .
♥State 7 things about yourself.

7 things about me:
I am loyal.
I don't like clutter. It irritates me.
I love dogs.
I am logged in to Twitter more often now than Facebook.
I love to give gifts.
I love baked macaroni.
I love learning.

I am passing this to Jade, Yami, Bambie, Kero, Ai, Mandy, Issa, Jhari, JoyD, Michelle, Alicia, MelCole, Jona, Dinah and Maritz

Tuesday Coach Potatoes: For The Love of Family


My pick for this week is Cheaper By The Dozen!

It is a movie about family and their daily life told through comedy film.
It was pretty entertaining to watch!

Join us at Just About Anything for more great movies!

Monday, February 22, 2010

A Tribute To Family

I saw this at Her and History and it was so beautiful.. had to repost it here for you!

A Tribute To Family
© Michelle A. Moran

I don't know when it started,
Or how it all began.
But God created families,
As only our Lord can.
He was teaching what it means,
To love, honor, and obey.
He wanted a strong bond,
That we don't see too much today.
He wanted someone to hold us,
And show respect for others.
He wanted someone who'd be gentle,
And so he created mothers.
He wanted someone strong,
A support filled with love.
And so he created fathers,
Sent from heaven up above.
Brothers and sisters came next,
With that, an instant friend.
Someone to look up to,
Someone on who to depend.
When he put them all together,
He was amazed at what he'd done.
He had created a family,
Mother, father, daughter, son.
But look at the family,
Created by only two.
How many we've become,
And all because of you.
We have a lot to be thankful for,
The memories through the years.
The many times together,
Full of laughter, full of tears.
I don't know where we'd be today,
If it weren't for the two of you.
To show us strength, support, and love,
Like only the two of you can do.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Pixel Bug Weekend #22


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My kids love taho.. well, actually, Toby does. Kyla only takes a few sips..
Manong "Taho" only passes by our place every Sunday morning... so Toby is so excited whenever he passes by!

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Because of This Blogversary Contest...


- I have learned how to make blog reviews...
- Some people have written reviews of my blog The Mommy Journey.
- I have earned 5 dollars already because of the generosity of Kaye and Pehpot.
- I have visited some interesting blogs I have not seen before.

So if you want to experience any of what I have mentioned, join in the fun! They have made the contest even much easier to join in. Don't forget to mention that you learned about the contest via Chris! :D

Here are the people who made this contest possible!

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Friday Photo Flashback # 42

Hubby and I celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary yesterday, so I am sharing our wedding day picture with you :) It was a wonderful and joyful day for both of us. Everyone who mattered were there during our special day and we were both so happy that after almost not pushing through, our wedding day came and had my parents blessings too. (Well, my parents didn't approve of us getting married in the beginning!)

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Girls Talk: Valentines 2010


Our theme this week in Girl's Talk is Valentine's Day 2010. I stayed home the whole day because Kyla was still recovering from her asthma attack. Hubby was busy at the church. Another thing, we don't really celebrate Valentine's Day at all... so I dont have much to post about except for...

I picked a flower from our garden and gave it to my daughter :) I wanted to cheer her up since she was sick. Actually, until today, she is quite sick. I hope she gets to sleep through the night since we got new medication today. May God use the meds to help her get better.

How about you? Share your Valentines Day at Girl's Talk.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

WFW: Psalm 73:26


This past week has been very hard since my daughter got sick. She had asthma attacks and when we thought she was getting better, she started coughing again on Monday and still not better by today. We will be bringing her to the doctor again today... With all that is happening.. I just hold on to God's Word...

My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever. Psalm 73:26 NLT

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tuesday Couch Potatoes : For the Love of Nature


I am not exactly sure what movie to post... it is supposed to be about nature, but I am not sure if my picks are appropriate...I have Madagascar in mind, also Homeward Bound and Dante's Peak... since I can't decide which one.. those 3 are my picks for this week!

note: sorry for short post this week, my daughter is still sick..

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Pixel Bug Weekend #21


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My daughter had her asthma attacks since Wednesday (her birthday!) and so we stayed home most of the time. But we made sure she was able to attend her graduation pictorial at school. I can't believe that she will be graduating from prep already and be a 1st grader soon!

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Fresh Air Fund Is In Need of Hosts Families


Though summer is a few months away, as early as now, Fresh Air Fund is looking for hosts families this 2010.

This info is taken from Fresh Air Fund's website:
Friendly Town host families are volunteers who live in the suburbs or small town communities. Host families range in size, ethnicity and background, but share the desire to open their hearts and homes to give city children an experience they will never forget. Hosts say the Fresh Air experience is as enriching for their own families, as it is for the inner-city children. There are no financial requirements for hosting a child. Volunteers may request the age-group and gender of the Fresh Air youngster they would like to host. Stories about real Fresh Air host families and their New York City visitors are just a click away!

Click here to learn more about becoming a host or call (800) 367-0003!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Own It On DVD Giveway


I would love to have Star Wars DVD Collection. I think this series is still one of the best and it would be great to let my kids watch it someday! This entry is for The Own It On DVD Giveaway for TCP participants. Join in the fun!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Just In Time!

As a family, we are adjusting financially and sometimes, there are unexpected expenses. Just like my daughter's recent asthma attack and my hubby's diabetes. But God has proved to us his faithfulness... He provided us with finances that would help us pay for the medicines... just in time!

It is inspiring and encouraging to know that God REALLY provides for our daily needs. Even with simple things like when I ran out of soap and my mom suddenly gave me 6 months supply of the soap I use. Isn't God amazing?

So if you are in a tight situation right now, don't panic! Hold on... and look to God... He will always provide, JUST IN TIME!

One Million Thank Yous Giveaway!


Tina from A Blog That Is Just Right is having a giveaway in celebration of 1 Million visits to her site!

Here is what she is giving out!

1st prize - $15.00 and 3 months of free advertising!
2nd prize- $10.00 and 2 months of free advertising!
3rd prize- $5.00 and 1 month of free advertising!

Advertisements are in a special top spot and the winners will receive their prize money into a paypal account.

So check out her site now for mechanics on how to join!

Friday Photo Flashback # 41


As I mentioned last week, hubby and I will be celebrating our 9th wedding anniversary this month, I am sharing with you pictures of me and my hubby the whole month :) This pic was taken in the year 2002. We went to Baguio City (again) with my siblings and friends. This was a few months before we got pregnant with our first born who just celebrated her 6th birthday 2 days ago! This is also my last visit to Baguio City, I haven't been back there since. Baguio City is located in northern part of the Philippines and is called the summer capital of the Philippines.

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Girls Talk: My Date


Our theme this week in Girl's Talk is Valentine's Date for 2010.

My date would most probably be my kids.... hubby would be busy at the church that day.

How about you? Share your Valentines Date at Girl's Talk.

Thankful Thursday # 21

I am thankful this week for my daughter who turned 6! She is a blessing! She loves arts and crafts and she loves to read books. She loves learning. She also loves the Bible and to listen to stories from it. She takes care of her little brother too. She can be hard headed at times though and she has a slow to warm up personality. I am just thankful that God gave me the privilege of being her mom, and to be a stay at home mom to watch her grow and lead her towards God...

For more thankful posts, check out Grace Alone.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Tuesday Couch Potatoes : For the Love of Kids


My pick for the week's theme is Mrs. Doubtfire. This movie stars Robin Williams. The movie is about a dad disguising as a housekeeper so he could spend time with his kids who is in the custody of his ex-wife.

Join us at Just About Anything for more great love stories!

Pixel Bug Weekend #20

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I finally received my free mousepad from Artscow yesterday!
So what do you think?

I got this for free with free shipping too! Its cool isn't it? :D

For more cool photos, check out Sassy Mom's Pixel Bug Weekend!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Man in The Mirror by Kris Allen


I love this song and Kris Allen! Its such a waste that I wont be able to watch him perform live tonight...

Friday, February 5, 2010

Friday Photo Flashback # 40

Since we will be celebrating our 9th wedding anniversary this month, I am sharing with you pictures of me and my hubby the whole month :) This pic was taken in the year 2000. A few months before we got married. We were traveling with our youth staff group to a retreat in Baguio City. Just in case you are wondering, we were a couple for 11 months before we got married, we only had a short engagement!

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Girls Talk: My One True Love


Meet my one true love.
Let me describe him. He is responsible, witty, fun and loving.
He is not the romantic type but I truly appreciate whenever he goes out of his way to do something for me. He supports my endeavors. He works hard for the family. He sacrifices for us.
Its been almost 9 years since we got married...
I am so grateful that I have him as my husband.
I can't imagine what my life is if we are not together.

To meet more one true love... check out Girl's Talk!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

With Love Wednesday - I Feel Love...

With Love Wednesday

I feel love when the family is together...

I feel love when I get notes like this....

I feel love when I get a hug...

I feel love when I watch romantic movies... like A Walk To Remember..

I feel love when I see an old couple still enjoying each other's company after being married for so many years...

I feel love when I realize how God has redeemed me and saved me inspite of my falleness.... salvation!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Tuesday Couch Potatoes : My Favorite Love Story


This is my favorite love story of all time.

A Walk To Remember.

I love the story.
I have watched it so many times and it never fails to make me cry.

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Prayer and Fasting Week

Today marks the start of the week long prayer and fasting at Greenhills Christian Fellowship - Sta Rosa. It has been ages since I fasted! But I really want to join the prayer and fasting... so I hope that I would be able to keep my commitment :)

The word I read and meditated upon today is taken from book of Philippians Chapter 3 Verses 7-14.

7But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. 8What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ 9and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith. 10I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.

12Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.