Saturday, November 29, 2008

Sears' Wish List

"Christmas means the spirit of giving, peace and joy to you" that's according to Ethan's favorite Christmas song. Yes. Christmas is sharing and spreading peace, love and goodwill to mankind. Though I sincerely believe that the spirit of Christmas should be observed all through the year.

It is that time of the year where big store companies are putting up a mad rush for sales and unbelievable discounts. Who can blame these big retail companies as whether we like it or not, the season is indeed the time for big spree shopping. The sad part is not everyone can afford the luxury of buying their personal stuff, more so, gifts for their family. Let's take one segment of society, the military one. There are over 30,000 military families who will spend their Christmas without their dad, mom, brother or sister, for they are overseas making sure that peace and security are maintained the world over. These military personnel have sacrificed so much in line with their call of duty. Their families will be spending Christmas without them. How sad can that be when Christmas, after all, is about family and togetherness. Sears, in its gallant attempt to honor and respect these military personnel have come up with Sears Heroes at Home Wish Registry

Qualified military families join by making a wish list visible at the site. The wish list range from shoes, clothing, kitchen products and appliances, TV and even gaming consules like PSP and Nintendo. Of course, one is not expected to donate a specific amount for a specific wish list. Drop by the site and contribute whatever amount your wallet can afford and your heart tells you.


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Set Your Hope

Today's Scripture

“Set your hope wholly and unchangeably on the grace (divine favor) that is coming to you when Jesus Christ (the Messiah) is revealed” (I Peter 1:13).

Today's Word from Joel and Victoria

Is your hope set on God’s divine favor in your life today? One translation of this verse says, “Look forward to more and more of God’s favor.” That’s God’s dream—to pour out His goodness and grace upon you. He wants to help you get ahead in this life. He wants to lead you to the right job. He wants to lead you to the right relationship. But here’s the key: we have to be on the lookout for more of God’s favor. That tells me that we can’t get stagnant.

Don’t ever think that you can’t rise any higher. God wants to do more than you can even ask or think. It says in Ephesians, He wants to show us the immeasurable, limitless, surpassing greatness of His free favor. In other words, God wants to go far and above what we’re used to! He wants to show you favor in unusual and extraordinary ways. Set your hopes higher today. Increase your expectations of what God will do in your life. As you open your heart and mind to His unlimited favor, you will experience the abundance He has in store for you!

A Prayer for Today

Father, thank You for your increase in every area of my life today. I choose to set my hope in You knowing that You want to do more in my life than I can ever imagine. Teach me to be a vessel used by You today. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Christmas Shopping at Kmart

Christmas is in the air: Decorations at malls, Christmas song played on the airwaves, people shopping for Christmas presents.. online. The internet technology has made life a little easier on us. We no longer have to go out and brave the traffic and throng of people to buy personal stuff and even presents. Kmart is now offering a 10% discount on all purchases made online. Up to November 26, the store is offering a 10% discount on almost every item they have if you purchase online. Make your purchase and the discounted price will show on your cart. Avail of 1/4ct tw Diamond 5-Stone Journey Pendant and Earrings Set in 10K Yellow Gold with an extra 10% off if you buy it online. Search for ID# 89270115 for easy access. You may want to get an extra 30% on Abbey Hill bedding Medallion Dream bedding collection- search ID# 96096112.

For the whole month of December, Kmart will also offer and additional 10% on the following items purchased online.

- womens plus sleepwear
- womens attention brand
- girls tops
- ALL juniors
- boys tops
- mens shirts and bottoms
- big mens shirts and bottoms
- infant and toddler bedding

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I think this is a win-win situation. Go over the site and start shopping online.

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Sad Monday

This is a repost from my other blog.

I received a sad news today. A friend, after years of battle with cancer, finally succumbed to the disease. The other day, I expressed my thought against same sex marriage in a blog I frequent. Someone did not like my view and left a comment on the said blog and in my other blog too. She said "what is it to me if gays marry." She said it will not affect my life. She said that I'm ignorant and a professing Christian. She said that I "spew" hatred but I don't see how. I was not cursing or condemning anyone. My being against same sex marriage has nothing to do with gays. It has something to do with my religious belief. If I say no to my child's request, does that mean I hate my child? If I do not agree to same sex marriage, does that mean I hate gays? Will my hatred cure cancer?

There are so many advocacies fighting for different causes. Some are petty, some are life changing. If I were to chose, I'd support advocacies that would promote world peace, ease poverty and world hunger, ban abortion, promote family planning so as to avoid abortion, education for all, find a cure for cancer and other deadly and incurable diseases, and others. If gays want to marry and the government finally allows it, so be it. But I will never consent to it for I know it will not cure cancer.

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Holiday Frames

Christmas is nearing the festive mood is beginning to fill the air. Malls are splendidly decorated and so are some houses. For the season, Holiday Glass Frames From Zenni Optical are being offered. Green and red colored frames are enjoying brisk sale in The popular online eyeglasses shop. It's so easy to get a pair of eyewear from Zenni. All you have to do is chose the frame that you want, fill in the order form, and put in the prescription details asked for, proceed to checkout and you're done. Zenni optical is still offering their best seller: $ 8 Complete Rx Eyeglasses. Check the site out for your "Christmas" frame. This is the frame I want for Christmas.

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Big Fat Liar

courtesy of Maxine

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Go Viral


I have seen the phenomenal growth of some blogs that I visit. I refer to the number of visitors that a blog has. There are numerous social networking sites and other blog groups that bloggers, like you and me, can join for us to get exposure and eventually get a wide readership. For online and offline businesses, exposure in terms of advertisement is necessary for a its products or services to be known. There is a new kind of marketing that uses social networking. It is called viral marketing.

Viral marketing is a marketing phenomenon that facilitates and encourages people to pass along a marketing message voluntarily. Viral promotions may take the form of video clips, interactive Flash games, advergames, ebooks, brandable software, images, or even text messages. It creates the potential for exponential growth in the message's exposure and influence. In can be called "word-of-mouth" marketing, "network" marketing or even a "buzz".

There's a site called that offers a free online conference called How to Viral Market. The conference would basically guide you through a step by step information on the how to's and what to's of viral marketing. Check out the site to learn more about viral marketing.


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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Clean Wash

A forwarded email brings a wonderful message.
Contemplate on the meaning of this forwarded email.

A young couple
moves into a new neighbourhood.

The next morning while they are eating breakfast, the young
woman sees her neighbour hanging the wash outside.

"That laundry is not very clean," she said. "She doesn't know
how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap."
Her husband looked on, but remained silent.

Every time her neighbour would hang her wash to dry, the young
woman would make the same comments.

About one month later, the woman was surprised to see a nice
clean wash on the line and said to her husband: "Look, she has
learned how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her this?"

The husband said,
"I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows."

And so it is with life. What we see when watching others
depends on the purity of the window through which we look.

~Author Unknown~

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Friday, November 7, 2008

A Means of Livelihood

Christmas is just around the corner and most organizations are probably busy with their annual planning - that is for the year 2009. In our church most planning are done in the last quarter of the year. There are various committees to deal with the ever growing needs and missions of the church. The church plans on holding various seminars to teach enterprising young people and maybe including the not-so-young people a means of livelihood. We're looking into educating this youth group haircutting and related hair services. I found this online site where clipper cutting can be taught through DVDs.

I never thought that there are various clipper cutting techniques. If the church can teach these young people to cut hair, maybe they could start a hair cutting business and easily earn money. The sample haircutting videos online are easy enough to follow. The people behind the whole instructional videos are highly qualified in their field - clipper cutting. I guess I better mention this to the livelihood committee so the church can purchase some instructional videos at www.

Hair Cutting Techniques

Fade Haircut | Buzz Cuts

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Monday, November 3, 2008


Today's Scripture

“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (I John 1:9 KJV).

Today's Word from Joel and Victoria

What comes to your mind when you think of the word “pure”? You might think of a young, innocent child or fresh, fallen snow. It’s interesting that most people don’t immediately think of themselves as pure even though that’s exactly how God sees us once we receive His forgiveness. The scripture says that He cleanses us from all unrighteousness. It doesn’t matter what may have happened in the past, the Bible says that He takes our sins and casts them into the sea of forgetfulness. That means He chooses not to remember them. When God looks at you, He doesn’t see your past mistakes and failures; He sees your future. He sees your gifts and talents. He sees your destiny.

Oftentimes, the enemy will try to hold us back by reminding us of our past. Whenever you start to feel guilty or condemned, remember this scripture. If you have confessed your sins to the Father and have received His forgiveness, then you have been purified. Let this truth sink down deeply on the inside of you. As you do, you will be strengthened and empowered to rise to new levels so you can enjoy the abundant life He has for you!

A Prayer for Today

Father in heaven, thank You for Your love and faithfulness. Thank You for Your promise to cleanse and purify me. I surrender every area of my life to You today and invite You to have Your way in me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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New Eyeglasses for Me

I am in need of a new pair of eyeglasses and I know just where to order my new pair. Zenni Opitcal! They offer prescription glasses for as low as $8. It is not a wonder why Zenni Optical was on FOX news! The company offers Great Eyeglasses For Less and the choices are really varied. You can also get Variable Dimension Frames From Zenni. It's a valuable find for people on a budget. Click the link for Zenni on Fox.

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