Category: Personal

Food for the Soul : Lay Aside Every Weight

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Photo courtesy of crosswalk.com
Photo courtesy of crosswalk.com

This is a Food for the Soul post on Hebrews 12, verses 1 and 2. This is going to be a series of posts but I will begin on the the first point on Laying Aside Every Weight.

Hebrews 12:1-2 

“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

According to Bible Commentaries, the book of Hebrews was written to a group of Christians who were tempted to ditch their faith in Jesus due to persecution. Thus, Hebrews 12 was written as a reminder for them not to give up on their faith.

Lay Aside Every Weight

“Let us lay aside every weight (Hebrews 12:1b).

Our Christian walk can be likened into a race. No serious runner wants to load himself up with the things which will get in the way when he runs. Right? A runner always has minimum apparel because they don’t want anything to weigh them down when they run.

What are the things that weigh you down particularly in your walk with God?

Sinful Habit

And the sin that easily ensnares us.. (Hebrews 12:1c)

It might be a sinful habit that is draining your spiritual strength. It might be personal issues like bitterness, unforgiveness, insecurities and the like. All of these are heavy weights. You can’t successfully run the Christian race carrying all these at your back.

Friends

Our friends might also be dragging us down spiritually. If so, avoid these people. Put an end to these ties so that you can run the race unhindered.

Materialism

Love for the things of this world might also drag us down in our walk with God. Sometimes our hobbies are taking much of our attention away from the race that God wants us to run. One example of this is spending too much time into social media, TV, sports and less time with God.

Lay Aside! Can you identify now what is slowing you down in your spiritual walk? Lay aside anything that you know is slowing you down spiritually. Begin today by opening everything to God!

Have a Blessed Sunday!

Digong’s Spanish Style Sardines

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18517939_10154807176094527_4027085542738918333_oMy husband just arrived from his trip to Davao and he brought home this Digong’s Spanish Style Sardines. I don’t know how the name of this sardines originated but I think it’s pretty obvious. It was named after President Rodrigo Duterte.

I googled about this product and found out on their Facebook page that this was bottled during the 2016 election in support for Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s (now the Philippine President) candidacy.

I like the taste of this Spanish sardines and I love it because it is spicy. If ever my husband will have the opportunity to go back to Davao, I will definitely ask him to buy this again for me. This is also one good way of supporting our local brands.

 

Top 5 Fun Summer Time Activities

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It’s already summer time here in the Philippines and I am now thinking of what better things to do for this season. However, I made a list of my top 5 activities that I would love to do this summer. Here it is.

1.Travel somewhere and have a vacation.

My husband and I will be going to Manila this April but not for a vacation. Anyway, we still have to plan somewhere where we can spend time for a vacation.

2. Eating Ice Candy

Ice Candy is very famous in the Philippines especially this summer season. I would love to make one and probably I will have to make a Mango Ice Candy.

3. Day at the Beach

A day at the beach is one of the most exciting activities that I’d like to do this summer. This coming April my relatives will be spending a day at the resort in celebration of my grandmother’s birthday.

4. Outdoor Activities with my Family

I have not yet decided on what better activity that we will be doing this summer. Maybe a visit to an adventure park would be nice.

5. White Water River Rafting

Cagayan de Oro City, my city is known to be the place for great white water rafting. I had river rafting a year ago and I would say that the experience is totally fun. It’s a great summertime activity with family and friends.

 

How about you? What are your favorite activities during summer?

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