Marzipan Babies

Tuesday, January 31, 2006
I got this from an email. The details are amazing! They look so REAL, aren't they?

Definition of Marzipan:

Almond paste -- a sweet paste made of ground almonds and sugar, often with egg whites or yolks, used as a layer in cakes or molded into ornamental shapes

They're soooo CUTE!!!

Prayer Request

Friday, January 27, 2006
Two of our dear friends here in Blogsphere, KC and Corry, needs our prayer and support right now. I have spoken to Corry yesterday and she sounded really sad. They're having some rough times now and although I didn't get the details anymore because it's kind of personal, I have this urge to reach out and help them. But I know that it's only the two of them and God who can settle whatever problems they are currently facing. Let's join together in prayer for a quick resolution, comfort and healing for both KC and Corry.

No matter how softly we whisper a prayer, God hears, understands and knows the hopes and fears we keep in our hearts. When we trust in His love, miracles happen...

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13

"For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows." 2 Cornithians 1:5

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10

Reunited At Last!

Thursday, January 26, 2006
Ok, ok. Here's why I was excited. Hehe... A few weeks ago, when hubby and I were in lost of direction and discouraged, sincere prayers have been expressed and offered by friends for us. You were there when I was at my lowest point. This time, I'd like to share with you the joy I'm experiencing because hubby is finally back home. Jec arrived last January 24 at around 4:20 am. I was so happy to see him again. There were a few bumps on the way like his flight was delayed but nevertheless, he arrived home safely. Thank God! God truly answers prayers. Maybe not the way we imagined it, but His ways are best. When we obey Him and do what He says is right, then we can be sure that no matter where He puts us, His blessings will abound.

I'm Excited!!!

Saturday, January 21, 2006
On a lighter note, after being afflicted by the crying spells for months, I think this time I'm almost well over it. I'm excited!!!

If you can't guess why, I'll let you know in my next post. Your prayers and mine have finally been answered. c",)

God's Gift

Wednesday, January 18, 2006
I have been praying for Andrea about the same time I was also asking God for something. And getting the news that they were denied of Matt's adoption is heartbreaking, well, that's how I've felt. Again, it's God's decision. We may not have all the answers now to our WHY's but God said we should trust Him. These are God's promises I was reminded of during the lowest point in my life:

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart." Jeremiah 29:11-13

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28

God knows what's happening and His back is not turned against us. It's just that He has better plans in stored for us, far better than we've expected. It may be difficult today but God wants us to receive His gifts, greater gifts than we've ever thought of receiving. I'm sure multitudes of angels in heaven are already busy packing those gifts for us ready for delivery.

Lord, I'm ready!

Tagged Again

Tuesday, January 17, 2006
I promised Sycorax I'd do this tag. So here goes:

Five weird things about me. Uh... I can only think of one --- I love bitter melons. The more bitter the better. Well, my friends think that's weird.


Your Blog Should Be Purple
You're an expressive, offbeat blogger who tends to write about anything and everything.You tend to set blogging trends, and you're the most likely to write your own meme or survey.You are a bit distant though. Your blog is all about you - not what anyone else has to say.

Footprints In The Sand

Sunday, January 15, 2006
I don't even know how to begin to tell y'all how grateful Jec and I are for all the heart warming support and prayers we got here during our most trying times. We've all prayed hard but I guess God has other plans for us. I felt so bad and didn't know how to break the news to all of you. You've all prayed in faith and I felt like by telling you the bad news I will somehow turn you all down. KC told me during our phone conversation that it was God who decided that it was not yet time and that it wasn't my fault. Most of all, Jec and I felt so lost and didn't know what to do next. I cried to God for help and told Him to please hold us together because we couldn't take it anymore. I cried myself to sleep asking God for direction. When Jec was telling me about all your support, he was in tears. I got to read all your comments and prayers just now. He said, "Babe, don't worry. God will take care of us. He will make a way. We have all the love and support of your blogger friends and I was surprised by how much they truly care." I told him that you're more than just blogger friends, you're family.

I once posted here that my word for 2006 is FAVOR. God has indeed showed me favor in so many ways that I hardly noticed. We've gone through so much already and here we are, still together. We've lost two of our precious ones in the past years and dealt with rejection here and there but here we are, still together. Friends from different parts of the world are offering us whatever help they could give. My neighbor told me this morning, "Pia, look how God shows you favor. He loves you." And I realized, yes, she's right!

As I type this post, tears are falling but I have a smile on my face knowing that we're not alone in this trial. God gave us all of you for support and love. I know that this is not the last trial we're going to face but I know that there will only be one set of footprints in the sand.

Thank you for the love and support you showed me and Jec all this time. From the bottom of our hearts, we love you deeply. God bless y'all.


One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the LORD. Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand: one belonging to him, and the other to the LORD.

When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life.

This really bothered him and he questioned the LORD about it: "LORD, you said that once I decided to follow you, you'd walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints. I don't understand why when I needed you most you would leave me."

The LORD replied: "My son, my precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you."

Forgive Me

Monday, January 9, 2006
I haven't been myself lately. And after staring at my monitor for 10 minutes, this is the only sensible thing I could write. I've been visiting some blogs but I couldn't concentrate long enough to finish what I was reading. I'd stop in the middle and wonder what I've just read. I couldn't remember. There's so many things in my mind these days. Forgive me if I haven't been as active in blogging as I used to. I know this is just a phase I'm going through like maybe some of you had already experienced. My concentration falls short and I'm lost for words again.

I think I found the best word to describe exactly how I feel right this very moment. Drained.

I'm taking a break. Just a short one. I'll be back soon.

Update On Mom 3

Friday, January 6, 2006
As promised, here's the latest update on Mom. Just got off the phone with my dad. Mom is doing a bit okay today but her lab test results showed her levels are still high. It went down a little from the last time she had her test but they're still considered high. I still praise God for the bits of improvements she's having. Still praying for her fast recovery and hoping it will not get worse. For those still praying for Mom, thank you so much. May God bless y'all.

You're Invited

Wednesday, January 4, 2006
You're all welcome to join our Daily Bible Study 2006. You'll see at my sidebar under my Daily Bread box this little girl holding a book, please click on her so you'll be redirected to our Bible Study page where we write our thoughts on our daily readings. You may post a comment and share your insights too.

To sign up for the One Year Bible 2006 program, please click here.

God bless!

What Is your Word For 2006?

Monday, January 2, 2006

I just came from Kimber's blog where she suggested to think of a specific word for 2006 and her word is ACCEPTANCE. I've realized that I have also been loved and ACCEPTED by the people who are important to me and especially God who loves me and ACCEPTED me for who I am. For that, I am so thankful.

Paula M over at Grace Reign wrote there that her word for this year is EXPECTANT. Just like her, I am also expecting God to move in my life more this year.

Now it's my turn. My word for 2006 is FAVOR.

I have gone through so much last year and when I think back, I couldn't imagine how I got out of those turmoils still in one piece. I know it was all God's doing that's why I'm still here posting. Trials will still come and go but life's a bit easier to live by having Him with me always and friends like you to support me all the way. Boy, I thank God for all of you.

This year, I'm looking forward to more blessings and FAVOR from God Almighty. I have been praying for so many things and I know in my heart that they're in line with God's will and this year, I am boldly claiming them in Jesus' name.

What's your word for 2006?

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