God's way of living usually contradicts the world's.

To live for God, we must be ready to say and do what seems strange to the world.

When others take, be willing to give.
When others hate, be willing to love.
When others abuse, be willing to help.

By giving up our own rights to serve others, we will one day receive what God has in store for us.


Out here, the greatest love is bold
Out here, the greyest skies are gold
Out here, it's all laid on the line
Out here, you're always on my mind

And it's always been about love
It's always been about grace
It's always been about hope
And it's always been about faith
It's always been about peace
It's always been about truth
Everything that's ever been before
It's always been about you

Out here, we're running with the light
Out here, we're breaking up the night
Out here, the lost are coming home
Cause out here, no one goes alone

And it's always been about love
It's always been about grace
It's always been about hope
And it's always been about faith
It's always been about peace
It's always been about truth
Everything that's ever been before
It's always been about you

We will run for you
Always been about you
We will go for you
Always been about you
We will fight for you, you
We will run, we will run
We will go, we will go
We will fight, oh we will fight
With everything, oh with everything

And it's always been about love
It's always been about grace
It's always been about hope
And it's always been about faith
It's always been about peace
It's always been about truth
Everything that's ever been before

And it's always been about love
It's always been about grace
It's always been about hope
And it's always been about faith
It's always been about peace
It's always been about truth
Everything that's ever been before

It's always been about you.
The Wife of Noble Character

A wife of noble character who can find?

She is worth far more than rubies.
Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.
She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.
She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands.
She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar.
She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family
and portions for her female servants.
She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.
She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night.
In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.

She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.
She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
“Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Honor her for all that her hands have done,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
When it snows, she has no fear for her household;



A Woman's Worth

Worth is defined by the eye of the beholder.

Worth can be debated or overlooked.

When a woman crosses puberty, something changes in her emotionally and mentally.



A woman will view her self-worth in three things:

1. How she views herself

2. How others view her
3. How God views you

Satan created a strategy for a woman to lose her worth.
Satan will try to remove out of the equation how God views you...

And once it happens, the woman will try to pursue a life that will try to validate herself

A woman who is worth everything is worth everything to God - no matter what happened in your life. A Woman's worth is defined by her relationship with God.

A woman will only be developed by God alone.

Are you defining yourself in anything and everything?

Then you will be part of the statistics of Woman in and out of scandals, in and out of situations and in and out of relationships... deteriorating... living a life bitter and bruised... 

You are pursued by a loving God...
You don't have to find Him...because He found you...
God pursues you... that's where your significance comes from...

God can develop your worth... but one thing you have to do is to TRUST Him.



Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;

in all your ways submit to him,

    and he will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 3:5-6

A Proverbs 31 woman is not a perfect woman... who is exuding from her perfection.. but a woman who is anchored in God. Her call, beauty and perfection is based on what He did and who He is.


Any man whose significance is not from God, would be a man who does not know how to pursue a woman, and would be  a drain...The moment you detach from God, it will not work... Because without God, it will not last.

May you find your significance and worth in God... Trust that He can make you whole...



This is scary: You can tame a tiger, but you can't tame a tongue - it's never been done. The tongue runs wild, a wanton killer. With our tongues we bless God our Father; with the same tongues we curse the very men and women he made in his image. 



Curses and blessings out of the same mouth! A spring doesn't gush fresh water one day and brackish the next, does it? 


Apple trees don't bear strawberries, do they? Raspberry bushes don't bear apples, do they? You're not going to dip into a polluted mud hole and get a cup of clear, cool water, are you? 




Do you want to be counted wise, to build a reputation for wisdom? Here's what you do: Live well, live wisely, live humbly. It's the way you live, not the way you talk, that counts. 


Mean-spirited ambition isn't wisdom. Boasting that you are wise isn't wisdom. Twisting the truth to make yourselves sound wise isn't wisdom. It's the furthest thing from wisdom - it's animal cunning, devilish conniving. 


Whenever you're trying to look better than others or get the better of others, things fall apart and everyone ends up at the others' throats. 


Real wisdom, God's wisdom, begins with a holy life and is characterized by getting along with others. 


It is gentle and reasonable, overflowing with mercy and blessings, not hot one day and cold the next, not two-faced.


James 3:7-17

Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent.
To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, 
where doing nothing was not boring--it was peace.

― Milan Kundera







Taste and see that the Lord is good; 
 blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. 
Fear the Lord, you his holy people, 
 for those who fear him lack nothing. 
The lions may grow weak and hungry, 
 but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing. 
Come, my children, listen to me; 
 I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
Psalm 34:8-11


Trisha Sebastian painting in Sip and Gogh
Painting in Sip and Gogh

Trisha Sebastian painting in Sip and Gogh
Painting in Sip and Gogh


Trisha Sebastian painting in Sip and Gogh
Painting in Sip and Gogh

Trisha Sebastian painting in Sip and Gogh
Painting in Sip and Gogh

National Museum
National Museum

The Spolarium by Juan Luna
The Spolarium by Juan Luna

P. Burgos Drive, Rizal Park, Manila
Tuesdays-Sundays, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Admission: 150
Free Admission on Sundays

The Crescent Moon Cafe houses the store for Lanelle Abueva-Fernando’s handmade ceramics. It is also a place where you can get away from the city and enjoy good food.

The cafe specializes in Southeast Asian food. It does not have an a la carte menu, and the cook prepares what is fresh and available for the day. Buffet is available on Sundays or by request for big groups and functions.

The Cafe and store are open Tuesday to Sunday at 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Lunch and merienda served. For reservations, call (02)6305854, (02)6583866, or 09154763799

There's a good saying: we become like the friends we spend time the most. 

If this is true, then it's only logical that we 
choose the friends who could have great influence on us. They could greatly affect the quality of our life.

The righteous should choose friends carefully, for the way of the wicked leads them astray. Proverbs 12:26

No one is born with exact beliefs, opinion and upbringing. Getting beyond these differences is what makes a relationship rich. All relationships have things to be worked out. 

While we have acquaintances, we need friends who would help us see the truth about ourselves and our lives. People who care enough for us to spend time to speak the truth in love to us. A good relationship does not break down when truth is spoken in love.

Be friendly to everyone but choose your best friends wisely. 

1. Tells you the Truth in Love
Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful. Proverbs 27:6

2. Gives you sound advice
Ointment and perfume delight the heart,
The sweetness of a man's friend gives delight by hearty counsel. Proverbs 27:9

3. Refines you
As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend. Proverbs 27:17

4. Helps you grow in wisdom
He walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will be destroyed. Proverbs 13:20

5. Stays close to you
A man who has friends must himself be friendly, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

6. Loves you and stands by you
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. Proverbs 17:17

7. Helps in time of trouble
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift us his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help him up. Ecclessiastes 4:9-10

What are the other things that you think a good friend naturally does?