Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Watch this Inspiring Happy Father's Day Video from Special Day E-cards

"Happy Father's Day" to all the great fathers in the world!

Come on, Big Daddy, it's your Big Day, you deserve to be happy.

You may have felt down, disappointed, depressed, left out, frustrated, misunderstood, sad and lonely sometimes, hope not henpecked though, lol, but is this not about the realities of life?

And if you feel happy about life then let's go enjoy with our love ones.

"Life is what we make it," ain't this so?  Or is this really far from the truth?

Don't worry too much if you feel down sometimes, you're not alone ... but ... do you really think drooping down, sulking, blaming or bothering yourself about your problem is the answer?

Hey brother, Jesus in me loves you and our loving God the Father, the Biggest Daddy of them all wants to show you how He loves you too and in Jesus, His Son, Our Savior and Redeemer, you are saved, just have faith and trust in him.

If you already believe in this, then you know how beautiful life truly is just counting our blessings while we follow Christ Jesus with our love ones.

With his love and in his love we are made whole and complete.

And sharing the love for each other in the family makes as healthy too, that's right, away from illness, as our immune system is more enhanced with harmony in ourselves and with those around us.  Many scientific researches have attested to this including that of Dr. Louis Ignarro, famed author of the best selling book "NO More Heart Disease," and the 1998 recipient of the Nobel Prize for Medicine.

As in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-17, "Be joyful always; Pray continually; and give thanks in all circumstances for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."

Watch this inspiring video as a Happy Father's Day greeting for you from Special Day e-cards.

Think about our Big Daddy in God through Jesus keeping us in his flock and within track.

Don't you think you always wish you were like Big Daddy too guiding your spouse and children the way Jesus has shown his unconditional love for us, ever understanding, ever forgiving and merciful, ever assertive in his ways while teaching us the truth and power in his words that we may learn love of neighbors and receive his grace with theological virtues of love and charity, faith and hope, as well as the 4 cardinal virtues, of patience, courage and fortitude, restraint or temperance, truth/integrity and justice?

Christianity begins at home and in 1 Timothy 3:1-5, St. Paul defines the overseer as the "husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect.”

And before you became a daddy, let's go back bit and be reminded of the days when you used to court mommy, and of course, during your memorable wedding day, when you used to be a true gentleman dressed to the hilt whispering sweet nothings to your 'inamorata'?   

Now that you are a daddy, don't you think your kids, not only your spouse, also want to see you as sweet as chocolate candy or strawberry shortcake with each other?

Watch this fun video on funniest stuff from our link while you reminisce those beautiful days of the past on "The Coolest Wedding Dance on Funniest Stuff."

And to further strengthen that bond together and keep your family as one with Christ, here is a related blog post about 'Love' and its true meaning in Christ by Saint Paul on "'Love' and Saint Paul, Love of God and Self-Pity." 

I wish you all the happiness and joys of a good father in Jesus as we KJOH (Keeping Jesus in our hearts).  Godspeed.

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Monday, June 6, 2011

Manny Pacquiao Fights Bringing Pinoy and Mexicans Together, Zyrene Parsad and Cowboy Blondes Sing National Anthems

Fights of Manny Pacquiao seem to have attracted Filipinos and Mexicans together.

The Manny Pacquiao vs. Antonio Margarito Fight in November 13, 2010 at the Dallas Cowboy Stadium was no exception.  I call it  "The David vs. Goliath Main Event" with the bigger and heavier boxer in Margarito coming out as the underdog even before the fight started.

It was not surprising that many Mexicans who were watching with us at the Habana residence at Kingsley Road, Los Angeles, California, where booting for a Manny Pacqiuao win as you watch on the YouTube video below using the YouTube video editor, with footages I have recorded from the HBO fight on cable TV also showing the pretty lass and popular singer in the Philippines, Zyrene Parsad singing the national anthem and the lovely blondes trio of Dallas Cowboys cheering team.

Above interesting video can always be a prelude to any exciting fight for "Pacman," or Manny Pacquiao, boxing's record holder as Pound for Pound King.

It was a Mexican in Margarito who lost in the fight watched on cable but it was also a Mexican from the friendly and jolly audience who brought home the bacon as the fight ended up with a full 12 rounds lopsided win by the Pound for Pound Boxing King which saw a badly beaten Margarito later on landing in a hospital with a damaged retina and an fractured orbital bone.  

Manny was waiting for the referee to stop the fight going on in the 10th round as there was no way Margarito would have a chance of finishing even with a lucky punch as he was utterly weak and spent.  Was it worth it for Margarito?

He did last the 12 full rounds alright but with a price that could cost him his career for a lifetime.  Lately, though, I read that he was ready to go back to the ring.  Uhhm, well, I hope he knows what he is doing.

Many Filipinos and Mexicans both enjoy the sports of boxing and many of their compatriots have made successful landmarks in the history of boxing.

But what is so special about Manny Pacquiao that Filipinos, Mexicans and many people around the world are magnetized by his charisma, that is on top of his punching power and agility?

I feel it is in the humility of the person that makes a man greater an himself.

In Matthew 23:11-12, Jesus Christ said to the crowd with his disciples, "The greatest among you will be your servant. For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted."

Now, Manny is also a public servant as a newly elected Congressman in the Philippines, representing Sarangani Province in the Island of Mindanao.  And I just hope and pray that he becomes a trues servant of his people and a role model as an honest, hard working and a nationalistic politician, not to be tainted by the old "tradpols" (traditional politicians).

It is in this premise, I believe, that he became popular with many people voting for him in Sarangani.

The lure of material things in the world is so powerful that without a very strong faith in God Almighty, one is doomed to fail as Jesus Christ has said in Matthew 6:24 that we cannot serve two masters at the same time. We choose only one … either God or Mammon (money or lust). If we opt to be ruled by material things, power, money or lust, which the evil one prefers, can we ever attain satisfaction and peace in our life?

We have seen many great sportsmen, politicians, celebrities and even pastors and priests fall from grace.  And many have never recovered as they remained enslaved by their pride.

May all men learn from the mistakes of these misguided souls as their body succumbed to sins of the flesh and/or wealth, and to sins of selfishness and pride.

But still, we have a forgiving God.  May the love and truth in Jesus bring light to these men who went astray for with faith in Jesus, there is hope and forgiveness in the renewal of life in one's spirit.

In Romans 6:19-23, Saint Paul admonished the former slaves among Romans now set free, “I put this in human terms because you are weak in your natural selves. Just as you used to offer the parts of your body in slavery to impurity and to ever increasing wickedness, so now offer them in slavery to righteousness leading to holiness. When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness. What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death! But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves to God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."

One blessed with a good family, a faithful and God fearing wife and children, what benefits him to do evil and become enslaved to sin, and find himself losing everything later on, family, properties, and worse, including his soul as he forfeits life eternal in exchange for a short and temporary period of happiness?

I firmly believe "putting God first in your life and in your decisions makes one great in God's eyes," with peace and true happiness that follows, as many good people can attest to, and who can ever beat that?

In Proverbs 37:4, “Delight yourself with the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.”

For Manny, I pray that he continues to be humble and steadfast in his faith in God, through Christ our Lord and Savior, and with good works, I can see him blessed.

And one who stays humble, poor in spirit, upright and righteous, is great in God's eyes, and "he will inherit the earth," and his "is the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 5:3-5).

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Friday, June 3, 2011

Birthday Fun with Snakes and Other Animals - with God in Us and Easter

(Left photo showing the cheerful Dalton twins at 4 with elder brother, Lyndon, 5)

"Eeeekkks" and shrills can be heard from the thrilled audience of parents and children who attended the birthday party of the adorable Dalton twins, Sharon and Kirsten at their own home in Colleyville, Texas.

It was a live show of pretty tamed and should I say, well mannered snakes, spiders, toads and reptiles which included an iguana and colorful lizards.

All were attentively and delightfully educated with each of the animals' features and characteristics distinctly presented by the show master from Party Pop (Contact number at 214-563-2234), with some catching a closer view if not even touching and handling the stars of the show just to get the feel of these creepy and interesting creatures.

And yes, even small kids excitedly had the feel of the slimy snakes as they bravely took turns carrying two or three snakes at a time on their shoulders.

Lyndon hesitated for a moment until he saw others doing it and there he went for the snakes.

Watch our fun video link above on YouTube "Birthday Fun with Snakes and Other Animals," and our picasa link below to still pictures and to our gallery.
Snakes and other animals birthday fun

It takes a lot of courage to overcome ones fear as it takes a "single step" to start "a journey of a thousand miles," according to the ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao Tzu.

Snakes can be intimidating but they can be friendly too as many feast on pests and rodents to help maintain the balance of nature.

Watch another fun video link on YouTube, "Animal Fair and Kids Birthday Fun with Snakes and Others."

And for our kids, there is no substitute to educating them as early as when they are still in the mother's womb, yes, upon conception, to make them strong in their faith as they grow up, away from corruption from this material world, yet, while being competitive as they make good use of their talents to share these with others in the course of being productive members of society, oozing with confidence and never relenting against evil and its many disguises, and learning to thank and praise God for all the wonderful things and blessings in this life guided by love and humility in Jesus.

[Read on our related link as we see the importance of ... "Teaching Children Love and Obedience."]


While the evil one has often been depicted in the Holy Bible as a snake or a serpent, our Creator has made man the ruler of all His creation, hence, for man not to fear creation but to make good use to glorify God's Holy Name.

With the many wonders of nature in our planet and the perfect harmony around the universe, we take for granted the many miracles that happen around us in prayer, it is but the evil one whom we see rejoicing of our vanity, selfishness, hardheadedness and pride, and refuse to see God from within our spirit as God is spirit.

In John 4:24, Jesus explained to an unbeliever, a Samaritan woman, "God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth."

Sadly, many of us remain blind as we refuse to see the light and the truth in God's love even from the many miracles recorded and attributed to His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, who sacrificed and died for us on the cross to pay for our sins that we may have everlasting life as made further evident by his glorious resurrection and ascension, which is the very essence of Easter celebration.

So with the many saints and Mama Mary, the mother of Christ, who have shown us miracles through the love of Jesus.

In Proverbs 1:7, "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of Knowledge (or Wisdom)."

[Read on our related post on "God's Awesome Works in God's Awesome Creation."]

Whence, with God and through Christ, trusting in him, we shall not fear of anything evil as Christ, being One with the Father, has dominion over all things, seen and unseen.   

“I and the father are one”. In John 14: 11-14 Jesus added, “Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me… I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.”