Brato lang....

"Brato lang" means "inexpensive" in Cebuano.

Today I purchased 50 roses for my birthday tomorrow.
It cost all of $5 US!!!
Checking the American Flower Deliver.com website, a dozen roses in the US costs $49 - $80.

I think my 50 roses for $5 qualifies for 'brato lang!'

The Cry Of The Soul


This is an excellent book. "So often we find ourselves
caught between extremes. Either we feel to much or not at all.
We tend to ignore our feelings or fight them off as if they were
the enemy. But all emotion - whether positive or negative - can
give us a glimpse of the true nature of God."

This is one of several books I am currently reading and I would highly recommend it.
Dr. Dan B. Allendar is one of my favourite authors. Other books of his that I highly recommend are "The Healing Path", "The Wounded Heart", "To Be Told", and "How Children Raise Parents."

Easter Celebration

For Easter Sunday, we invited some friends over to celebrate Easter!


Dyeing eggs before Easter Sunday.

I think Easter should be celebrated more than Christmas. I heard it said that if you take away the Christmas stories from the New Testament you lose two or three chapters. But if you take away the resurrection you lose the whole New Testament.


Egg hunt in our yard.


Bebe, Jerard, and Lindsay


JR and Ben playing

1 Corinthians 15: 12Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised
from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?

13But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. 14And if Christ has not been raised,

then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain.
15We are even found to be misrepresenting God,
because we testified about God that he raised Christ,
whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised.16For if the dead are not raised,
not even Christ has been raised. 17And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins.

18Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ
have perished. 19If in Christ we have hope in this life only,
we are of all people most to be pitied.

20But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead,...

Good Friday

Luke 23
The Crucifixion 26As they led him away, they seized Simon from Cyrene, who was on his way in from the country, and put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus.......

32Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed. 33When they came to the place called the Skull, there they crucified him, along with the criminals--one on his right, the other on his left. 34Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing."..... 35The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at him. They said, "He saved others; let him save himself if he is the Christ of God, the Chosen One." 36The soldiers also came up and mocked him. They offered him wine vinegar 37and said, "If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself." 38There was a written notice above him, which read:|sc THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS. 39One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: "Aren't you the Christ? Save yourself and us!" 40But the other criminal rebuked him. "Don't you fear God," he said, "since you are under the same sentence? 41We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong." 42Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom." 43Jesus answered him, "I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise."

Jesus' Death

44It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour, 45for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. 46Jesus called out with a loud voice, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." When he had said this, he breathed his last. 47The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, "Surely this was a righteous man." 48When all the people who had gathered to witness this sight saw what took place, they beat their breasts and went away. 49But all those who knew him, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things.

Mail Delay.....

Yesterday we received two Christmas cards in our mailbox!
One had been postmarked as arriving in Davao on November 27, 2009; the other had been postmarked as arriving in Davao on January 5, 2010.
Hmmm..............