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3 Things To Do After Experiencing Victory Weekend :)

 

CONGRATULATIONS on your new chapter of walking with God!

It’s a milestone worth celebrating! A moment I believe you and I should treasure and mark as one of the most significant events in our lives, getting water-baptized and publicly declaring our resolve to follow Jesus and build our lives established in Him.

That’s in fact what the Victory Weekend is all about-to help us get established in our faith in Christ Jesus and inspire us to keep pursuing Him along with other believers. Our “discipleship journey” does not end there. In fact, this exciting adventure of walking with God would be for a lifetime. Indeed, we never graduate from following Jesus in this side of life.

Now maybe you are asking, “what’s next?” or “what now?”

Here are 3 things I would recommend you to do so you don’t loose track or get lied to by the enemy and be enslaved by sin once again:

1. EMBRACE YOUR FREEDOM.

Enjoy your new status in Christ, you are now a free man! You’re longer a slave to the world’s expectations nor trapped in Sin’s hold and power. You now are enabled to respond and obey God’s word. So rejoice in Him! Live in the newness and freshness of this life in Him.

“17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.[The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” -1 Corinthians 5:17

Secondly,
2. GET INVOLVED. 

Be part of the life of the church. Join a volunteer ministry in the service you just use to attend. Sign-up and serve along with others and develop friendships inside our church community.

“13 For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.”-Galatians 5:13

Last but never the least, 
3. STAY HUNGRY!

Keep longing for God, intentionally grow in your craving for God’s word to know God and experience more of Him. Begin answering the biblical foundation guide we call “The Purple Book” and do it along with others by attending the “Purple Book Class.” In this way, you become stronger and more established in the Word and in your lifetime walk with Him.

“17 You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, take care that you are not carried away with the error of lawless people and lose your own stability.18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.”- 2 Peter 3:17

 


Here’s the details of the Purple Book Class (Biblical Foundations Class) that will happen on the White Room of  Victory Greenhills. Hoping to see you there!

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“I Love You Momm-E!”-Thea Writes

Dearest Momm-E,

From the day I was conceived, I knew you and daddy are so thrilled to know that you would be soon parents to me. You did not know yet back then whether I was a girl or a boy but I definitely felt your joy that God in His time, has finally answered your prayers!

The Day My Heart-Beat Was Confirmed!
The Day My Heart-Beat Was Confirmed!

I can only imagine how difficult that was!  Nine months of sleeping with me inside your belly. Nine months of carrying me around places. Nine months of eating with me in mind and going through your every day life with me inside praying through a safe and natural delivery.

Still Looking Good and Blooming on Your 9th Month! :)
Still Looking Good and Blooming on Your 9th Month! 🙂

Yet at the day of my arrival, I felt that you and dad were faced with such difficulty with me, because my head got stuck somewhere through that thing they called the pelvic bone and I couldn’t turn my head around for a natural delivery anymore. You still tried your best but then it was almost 24 hours of labor already and I just can’t come out 🙂 So  you had yourself go through an emergency C-section. Mom, I want you to know that, what you went through was just heroic! Thank you for going through all those pain just for me to be in your arms safe and sound.

Safe in Your Loving Arms
Safe in Your Loving Arms

Now, I know it’s been quite an adjustment for you and daddy this past 5 months, but I just want to honor you for laying down your life for me. Your faith in God and hard work in learning all this “mothering thing” is just amazing! I’m sure daddy has always been proud of you and will always be backing you up as he always do. I just love you momm-e! And I want the whole world to know how proud I am to be your favorite daughter 🙂

On the Wings of Your             Love Mom! 😉

Your loving little cupcake girl,

-Thea*

 

P.S.

Love hugging you mom!
...and learning letters with you
…and learning from you
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…and enjoy playing with you…
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…and doing selfies with you…
and Daddy says youre so beautiful :)
and Daddy says you’re so beautiful and he loves you now and forevermore! 🙂

 

*ok mom, it’s daddy helping me put into words how we truly feel for you, we love you so much, so much! Happy Mother’s Day! 🙂 -Your Honey Love & Thea 😉

Happy Paper Anniversary!

Wait. Paper Anniversary?

My wife Ethel and I never heard of this greeting before until we were greeted by a loved one with those words this week. We wondered, if  silver wedding is for 25 years, maybe paper represents the 1st year? And if it is, maybe the second year is called cardboard anniversary? We laughed out loud! But surprisingly as we looked it up at wikipedia, one year of togetherness is actually called “Paper Anniversary!”.

Here's to Our Paper Year Anniv! :)
Here’s to Our Paper Year Anniv! 🙂

I guess the word-picture implies that we really are just beginning. There is so much more to learn, to discover and to be excited about in this God-designed relationship. One pastor-teacher even called it themost glorious yet the most difficult” kind of all human relationships! And so far, I couldn’t agree more! 🙂 Indeed, the only way to be mutually fulfilled is only through mutually giving-off your self for each other. Now that’s challenging yet truly wonderful! 

Here’s a very helpful Bible verse I believe will help guide us to continually building up our marriages. It has helped me and still is helping me love and lead my wife better. Philippians 2:3 ERV says:

3  “In whatever you do, don’t let selfishness or pride be your guide.                                                               Be humble, and honor others more than yourselves.”

God calls us to be selfless. And as men, we are to model Christ love for His Bride, the church. This selfless love and should be our pattern for marriage. God also calls us to humble ourselves to receive power from Him to see that pattern happen by His grace. This grace, received in humility is and should be our source of power for marriage.

May God be ever praised in our marriages!