Saturday, April 24, 2010

Psalm 103 Bless the Lord, O my soul !

Psalm 103 will always be special to me and my daughter, Isabel. When Isabel was a baby we both had difficulty with her asthma. I was quite ignorant to its causes and just thought it was hereditary since I, my husband and my sister had asthma when we were young. But after a no. of hospitalizations and realizations that God wants us healed and has already provided our healing through the resurrection of Jesus our Lord, I and Isabel started memorizing and declaring Ps 103. I printed out the Psalm and placed it on top of her bed. Ever since we started doing this Isabel has not suffered from any major asthma attacks and has not been hospitalized since. Praise God His Word is true! She is healed ! The piece of paper started getting torn and dirty but I wanted to save it as a reminder of God's goodness. I made it into a collage on canvas so I can hang it on the wall and we would see it often. Whenever we feel like the flu or sore throat coming we remember to read and declare Ps 103...who heals all your that your youth is renewed like the eagles! God's Word combined with faith will never fail. Try it

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Decorate With Books

One thing I love about books is they are decor on their own. They are not just a good read but they look good too.
Check out my herbal books..and my whole collection of assorted books in this rustic ladder book shelf. This fits quite well into a corner in my bedroom. Break the monotony by adding some picture frames and some knick knacks.
Unlike the world wide web, which needs the aid of electricity and a computer plus broadband, a book will always be handy.
My favorites: Inspirational books by Stormie Omartian, Kenneth & Gloria Copeland, Joel Osteen, Jerry Savelle, Oral Roberts.....The Outdoor Living Room by Martha Baker, The Secrets of Pistoulet by Jana Kolpen, Visions of Paradise by Schintz, Mary Engelbreit books, Nick Bantock"s books, Rachell Ashwells' Shabby Chic books & lots and lots more! I also collect cookbooks for this dream I have of cooking up some dishes someday.

If you are a booklover, you may want to visit and start your virtual library of favorites!

Old Books Get A New Life # 2

Here's a memo holder made out of an old book.

Got this as another free book from the BOOKS for LESS promo. All you have to do is start folding each page until all the pages are folded in half. That's it! Real simple stuff it with all you to do notes!

Old Books Get A New Life # 1

Got these old hardbound books free from a promo of Books for Less and made them into secret book boxes. A perfect place to hide your keys, emergency money and other valuables.

You can do this yourself by using a cutter to cut out the middle part of the book. Glue the edges of the inside of the book or edges of the hole you created so they stick together. Let it dry thoroughly and that's it ! You now have a secret hiding place ! If that's too tedious for you, these are available at some BOOKS for LESS stores and for only P249.00.

Save our trees, Buy used books.

Earth Day is everyday ! Imagine how many trees will be saved by buying used books...and how much money you'll save by buying used books!

Used books are easily 50 to 75% OFF the regular prices of new books and a lot of them look new. I've bought most of my books in used bookstores as they allow me to buy up to 10 for the price of a new one.

BOOKS for LESS has allowed me to collect tons of books. I have never had such a wonderful collection of adorable home & garden hardbound coffee table books which i've gone through a million times!
Even with the internet, nothing can compare to having a book beside you.

Vintage Apparel, Accessories & Art -

Our newest project, a Vintage Store...check-out my juelerie on the mannequin.
It's great fun merchandising a vintage store. A collection of new, pre-loved and altered dresses, tops, bottoms, sweaters, jackets, coats and some strange apparel and costume-like finds.

A product of our own bursting cabinets. What do you do when you want to buy clothes and trinkets but don't need more of them? Well, this is what we did. You CAN be a fashionista for less...go vintage and save the earth!

Juelerie for

I love making bead jewelry ! These are some I made recently for They are pretty but not too blingish!

These can be worn with anything. They would look great on a simple T and jeans. Combining stones, charms, chains & whatever is really so much fun! Visit and join the blog giveaway. You just may win one ofmy creations !

Happy Family- Mommy w/ kids -my creation!

I made a Happy Family Collection of lumpy characters for and stores. I think this one was made when I gave birth to my second child, Isabel. That's my son, Mark, beside me. Probably an item for Mother's Day too.

The original was made with clay and reproduced in resin. Around 3.5" in height.

Many of my creations reflect what is happening in my life- my family is my biggest inspiration! I have a figurine for myself and my husband...even our dogs, spotty and jack.

The Power of Prayer by Kenneth Copeland

I read recently that when we were still sinners it was ok for us to say pleading, begging prayers to God and He would listen BUT once we are born again and already redeemed by His blood, God wants us to USE the power that comes with His Word and resurrection in our prayers..and in our life.


-k. Copeland
-from the book " One Word From God Can Change Your Life"

“Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”
-Philippians 4:6

God intends to answer our requests - God wants us to get results when we pray.
He never intended us to stumble around in the dark when we pray or just hope for something to happen. We have to put away our childish ideas about prayer and replace them with God’s power packed principles.

1. Believing and praying on the name of Jesus results in answered prayers.

It is not the length of our prayers that gets results.

1 John 3:22-23 says “Whatsoever we ask, we receive of him. Because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.”

Praying all night is not what gets the ear of God; it is believing on the and praying in the name of Jesus. Praying all night is quite an accomplishment, but praying on the name of Jesus is basing your prayer on His accomplishments, not yours.

Living a life that is not pleasing to God hinders your prayers. Disobedience robs you of your confidence in Him, but even then Jesus is still the answer. He is our Advocate with the Father. Don’t run from God when you sin, run to Him! Act on 1 John 1:9. Confess your sin and receive your forgiveness. Don’t let sin and condemnation keep God from moving in your life, your heart and your circumstances. Jesus is faithful and just to forgive you when you repent.
He wants to answer your prayers.

2. Praying according to the will of God.

The written Word brings the will of God out of the realm of obscurity. When we pray in line with the Word, we pray according to the will of God. When we let the Word of God engineer our prayer, “ this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask anything according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hears us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him. 1 John 5: 14-15

Prayer based on the Word begins with the answer and doesn’t concentrate on the problem.
Ex. Healing
1 Peter 2:24 says that by the stripes that Jesus bore, we were healed. Just as in the forgiveness of your sins, your healing was provided for through the cross. If the Word says you were healed, then God’s will is for you to be well. Let the Word of God settle the issue once and for all. Throw out all the arguments, and believe the Word.
3. Believe when you pray.

Mark 11:24 says, “What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.”

Make the decision that God’s Word is absolutely true.
If God said that you were healed , then believe that you were healed when you prayed, not when you began to feel better.

3. Faith is your response to what God has already provided.

When you base your prayer on the fact that the answer is already yours, then the only thing left is to begin the application of your faith.

Faith is released in 2 ways: by saying it and by acting on it.

If 1 Peter says2:24 says you were healed, then don’t say “ I’m sick.”
Say “I believe that by the stripes Jesus bore for me, I am healed.”
And then act on it. Real Bible believing demands action.

If someone came running in your front door and said “ The house is on fire”
And you believed it, you would immediately get out. You wouldn’t wait until you saw smoke!

Faith in God’s Word works the same way. Don’t wait until you feel healed to believe it. Believe it before anything you can see happen. Faith makes prayer work; prayer doesn’t make faith work.

If your needs have been piling up, don’t panic. Pray! Your spiritual, mental, physical, financial and social needs can be met by the power of Almighty God.
Just follow God’s principles of prayer and make your requests known unto Him; then start to praise, knowing the results are on the way!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

One Word From God Can Change Your Life

This is the title of this beautiful book I am reading by Kenneth & Gloria Copeland. These are my notes which hopefully will inspire anyone who reads them.

What Do You Want? By Jeanne Caldwell

“ Let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.” -James 1:4

My child, what do you want of Me?

With this simple question, God revealed to me a powerful principle of prayer: To be effective, your prayers must be specific. In order to answer your prayers, God has to know exactly what you want.

Here are some guidelines which will help you pray correctly, specifically and effectively:

First, go to the Father in the Name of Jesus and make your requests known. Then, believe that you receive when you pray, and if you have anything against any person, forgive him ( Mark 11: 24-25)

Second, stand on the promises in God’s Word that cover your need. Be specific. Make a prayer list and stick to it. Pray for what you specifically need and what you are specifically believing for, one at a time.

Third, be patient ! “Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him” (Psalm 37:7). As long as your prayer lines up with God’s Word, He will answer at the right time- His time. So relax, and “let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing” (James 1:4)

Finally, but most important of all, develop a loving relationship with your Heavenly Father. Get to know Him intimately, and you will have unshakable confidence in Him and in His Word.

Specific prayers receive specific answers. Always remember, “ If we ask any thing according to God’s will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hears us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him” (1 John 5: 14-15 )

Thursday, November 12, 2009

An Opportunity to be Blessed!

Here’s an opportunity to be blessed- the Ligaya ng Panginoon prison ministry group in the QC jail were tasked to sponsor a mass on Thursday, December 17, 4pm, and to give out 250 gifts and merienda for the prisoners after. We’re looking to give each inmate a pail with cover with stuff inside. The pail is so that they have a place to put their things. The inmates have to use the big paint pails for lockers because there are no cabinets for a majority of the inmates. We want to put soap, shampoo, toothpaste, face towel, canned goods, shirt, towels, etc. inside. So if anyone has connections to companies who would be able to donate ,we would appreciate if you give us where to write or if you could facilitate yourself, that would be most appreciated! Of course any donation, no matter how small is appreciated. Pls bring to any papemelroti branch (no money pls) and label for prison ministry.

Cash donations are welcome too. I can email my gcash or bpi accounts and even try to pick it up.

Let us outdo each other in doing that the least may be blessed..and God glorified in our works!

Thanks and God bless!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Herbal Shampoo for Dogs & Cats now available!

my organic now has herbal
dog & cat shampoo! very effective in keeping those ticks and fleas away.

this is what i use for our 6 dogs and am very satisfied. also, it is locally manufactured. one bottle lasts quite a need to use so much. only P159.00 a bottle.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Now Open! my organic store

Just put up my 100% organic store website!

Still a work in progress. Visit to see all the organic, natural products I have found from all over the country. By sharing my discoveries and making them available to all in one site is pure joy to me! I am still stocking up on the other products. I am also on the look out for a local organic toothpaste.

The listing is still limited but watch out for: organic pet shampoo, books on herbal preparations, natural cosmetics, & more..., organic produce, vco culinary oil, organic deodorant, etc.

Most of these products I have tried myself and are very reasonably priced! Ask me how to be a distributor and help more GET HEALTHY!


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Effects of the leading insect repellant vs. Bioneem or Citronella

  • DEET is the active chemical ingredient in most insect repellents available in the United States.
  • It is used to repel such biting pests as mosquitoes and ticks-including ticks that may carry Lyme disease.
  • DEET was registered in the U.S. for the general public to use in 1957.
DEET is the active ingredient in the leading insect repellant in the Philippines. Spray or apply it to the smooth surface of a styro cup and wait to see what happens. After awhile the styro cup will not longer be smooth but corroded. This is what deet does to your skin and body as well. Can you imagine what prolonged use can do?
Compare this to Bioneem or citronella bug spray that does not change the styro cup.
Read up below...

To DEET Or Not To DEET, Compelling Issues Draw Consumer Attention
By David Shaw CEO, Quantum, Inc.

DEET has been proven to enter the bloodstream through application to the skin, and while many people use DEET-based products without incident, others have suffered side-effects ranging from rashes and hives to uncontrollable twitching and muscle spasms to death. Children seem especially susceptible to DEET problems. In 1995 alone, the National Poison Control Center in Washington, DC. received over 6,700 reports of repellent exposure, including one death, and of the 6,700 reports, two thirds occurred in children age six and under.

The biggest media jolt came when ABC's PrimeTime Live did a twenty minute segment on DEET. The public began to pay serious attention, and companies like ours began to see very strong product movement. PrimeTime's report focused on particularly dramatic incidents that highlight the dangers. The program told the stories of Tim Christiansen, who at 26 years old died after using DEET twice one summer day in 1994; on Elijah Harrison, an 8 year old boy who's mother sprayed him with a 25% DEET product once a day for two days - he still suffers from seizures; and on workers in the Everglades National Park who experienced rashes, dizziness and numbness of the lips after using a DEET repellent.

Think about this the next time you spray the leading brand on your child......

Saturday, July 4, 2009

IMPORTANT FACTS you should know!

The following harmful ingredients may be found in your personal care, hygiene and beauty products! by Shelley Kramer

I encourage you to check out the labels in your hair, skin, body, dental and personal hygiene products and beauty cosmetics. Be sure you know about the hidden carcinogens and harmful ingredients in them!

Over the last 100 years, the rate of cancer in the U.S. has sky-rocketed from 1 out of 800 people diagnosed, to 1 out of 3 today. Are you wondering why? We have some answers.

Ralph Nader; consumer advocate, forwarded from the book "The Safe Shoppers Bible" written by Samuel Epstein, MD and David Steinman, MD:

"Consumers receive little guidance from product manufacturers, whose advertising and labeling are too often misleading and not objective sources of information. Government also offer little guidance. Indeed, while many local, state and federal government agencies are entrusted with protection of the public health, most have failed to assure consumers that they are being adequately protected, or that they are being provided with full, if any, label disclosure of carcinogenic (cancer-causing), nuerotoxic (causing damage to the nervous system), or teratogenic( birth defect-causing) chemicals in their household products.

The Safe Shoppers Bible goes on to suggest: "Read the lables in your Shampoo, Deodorant, Toothpaste, Moisturizer, Facial Cleanser, Shaving Cream, Bubble-bath & other personal care products. You will most likely find some of the harmful 0- carcinogenic ingredients in the products you are using now!"

List of Carcinogens from the US Government Offices


Called a humectant in cosmetics, it is really " industrial anti-freeze" and the major ingredient in brake and hydraulic fluid. Tests show that it can be a strong skin irritant. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) on Propylene Glycol warn to

avoid skin contact as it is systemic and can cause liver abnormalities and kidney damage.


First report on carcinogens from the US government: Coal and Mineral Oil

Comes from crude oil(petroleum) used in industry as metal cutting fluid. May suffocate the skin by forming an oil film. Helathy skin needs to take in oxygen and release carbon dioxide. This process should not be inhibited.Holding large amounts of moisture in the skin can "flood" the biology, and may result in immature, unhealthy, sensitive skin that dries out easily.


Same properties as Mineral Oil, Industrially it is used as a grease component.


Potentially, SLS is perhaps the most harmful ingredient in personal-care products. SLS is used in testing-labs as the standard skin irritant to compare the healing properties of other ingredients. Industrial users of SLS include: garage floor cleaners, engine degreasers and car
wash soaps. Studies show its danger potential to be great, when used in personal-care
products. Research has shown that SLS and SLES may cause potentially carcinogenic nitrates and dioxins to form in the bottles of shampoos and cleansers by reacting with commonly used ingredients found in many products. Large amounts of nitrates may enter the blood system from just one shampooing.

SODIUM FLUORIDE (MSDS)- used as rat poison, do you want it in your toothpaste?


diethanolamine, triethanolamine, sudsing agents, known carcinogens, seen on CBS News in 1998.

BENTONITE or KAOLIN - clays in foundations that may clog and suffocate the skin.


Draws moisture from inside the skin, and holds it on the surface for a better "feel". Dries skin from the inside out. Listed on MSDS as hazardous.

TITANIUM DIOXIDE (MSDS)- now FINALLY declared a carcinogen, 2001


Derived from animal skins and ground-up chicken feet. Both of these ingredients form films that may suffocate and over-moisturize the skin. BAR SOAPS made from animal fat and lye may let bacteria feed and grow in it. May corrode and dry skin.

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