Thank you Czar for this great travelling gadget- the happypod!!!

Great for taking happy moments with friends and family, without anyone being left out.

With my Beautiful Sisters: Mrs Asia USA April Denise Belcher and Kristina Lauren. 

The Happypod is the 1st branded Arm extender for taking selfie group /solo shots! 

Specs:
TRIPLE PURPOSE for camera phones, Digicams,and extra pod for a tripod. 
FITS: iphones/itouch5, s3, s4, and samsung notes/mega.

Extends Upto 4feet long , made of stainless steel, weighs .18kg. 

For more info, instagram: happypod_czar

Discipline

Trisha Sebastian and Jerosa Lim in Fitness First
Jerosa Lim and Trisha Sebastian in Fitness First

Discipline is simply the difference of what you want now... and what you want the most...

For the longest time, i had been physically unhealthy. I had stopped being conscious of what i put in my mouth and i had stopped going to the gym to train and build muscles. until i get the shock of my life that I am already a whooping 130 lbs from my normal weight which is 112 lbs.

I have gained 18 unwanted pounds gradually, and i can blame no one for this but myself. as i look in the mirror i could no longer recognize myself... and i told myself, i wouldn't give in to self pity, because it gets me nowhere near my goal.

With man, this is impossible, but with God nothing is impossible. Matthew 19:26

I prayed to God to give me the desire and the motivation to keep fit for His glory.
My body is a gift from God and the best thing i could do is take care of it.

If people can’t see what God is doing,
    they stumble all over themselves;
But when they attend to what he reveals,
    they are most blessed.
Proverbs 29:18 The Message

A Man Without a Goal is like Ship without a Rudder. - Thomas Carlyle

If my goal is to be physically fit, then i should refrain from foods that are keeping me away from my desired goal.

"Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal." E. Joseph Cross-man

Yesterday, I enrolled myself in a gym, to strengthen and build muscles so that my body's metabolism will improve. 

I believe this is the same for our spiritual health, we have to be conscious of what we have as our spiritual goal, and want it so bad, that nothing would be able to keep us from keeping fit.

What is your spiritual goal?
What spiritual disciplines do you apply to reach this goals?

If you are having struggles with your spiritual disciplines, don't worry all athletes do... Be worried if you don't have struggles, it means your spiritual muscles are not being stretched. God will always equip you with what you will need. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. Philippians 4:13

I pray that these words of Paul would inspire you:

Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win. And everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things. They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. Therefore I run in such a way, as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not beating the air; but I buffet my body and make it my slave, lest possibly, after I have preached to others, I myself should be disqualified.

Have a blessed week saint!









BADMINTON BUDDIES CENTER

168 F. Legaspi St. Maybunga, Pasig City
9 rubber painted courts
Contact: 915-3080; fax 658-1885

BADMINTON GALAXY

Julio Vargas corner Meralco Avenue Ortigas
Contact: 637-6274 or 63SMASH

BADMINTON GOLD

9A Manjos Industrial Compound Sandoval Ave., Pinagbuhatan , Pasig
3 tru-flex; 1 mondo mat court
Contact: 744-5370; fax 721-1850

Court 7 Badminton Center

G-10 Legaspi St., Maybunga, Pasig City
2 wood, 1 Taraflex, 4 rubber painted concrete
Contact: 642-6865 | Membership: None
Annual Security ID Card Fee P200/year
P20 for guests of Security ID Card holders

GREENPARK BADMINTON CENTER

F. Mariano Ave. (MRR Road) Manggahan, Pasig City
6 rubber courts
Contact:647-9124/640-1697

JVJ Manggahan Badminton Center

Piscor Compd., Amang Rodriguez Ave., Pasig City, (nr. Manggahan bridge or Manggahan Floodway)
4 taraflex courts, 3 rubber painted concrete courts
Contact: 900-3968/0918-5598550/0917-8992413 | Membership: None
Fees: P50/head RP concrete court, P100/head on taraflex court
Peak hrs: 5pm-12mn | P200/court taraflex; P160/court RP concrete
Court hrs: 6am-12mn

OLD MARKET BADMINTON CENTER

Yakal St. Kapasigan, Pasig City
3 tru-flex courts
Contact: 641-5974; fax 641-5244

Shuttle Power Badminton Courts

14-B Sandoval Ave., Pinagbuhatan, Pasig City
5 rubber painted courts
Contact: 628-1812 | Membership: None
Peak hrs: P150/court/hr | Offpeak hrs: P120/court/hr
Court hrs: 7am to 11pm M-F, 6am - 12mn weekends

SHUTTLE'S BEST C-5

MAJA Compound, Canely Rd. Pasig City
6 rubber courts
Contact: 910-2115; fax 926-2751

Smash Island Badminton Zone

C. Raymundo Ave., Maybunga, Pasig City (ARMAL compd. nr. St. Therese Hosp.)
5 rubberized concrete courts
Contact: 0917-8080154/640-3944 | Membership: None
Court hrs: 6am - 12mn | P180/court/hr

Smasher's Badminton Center

Bldg. 10 CTIP B. Rosario, Ortigas Ave. Ext., Pasig City (nr. Ever Gotesco)
4 taraflex courts; 3 concrete courts
Contact: 656-8560 | Membership: None
Taraflex: P200/hr with lights | P170/hr no lights
Concrete: P150/hr with lights | P120/hr no lights
Court hrs: 8am - 11pm

Smashville Badminton Courts

Autocamp Complex, 100 Ortigas Ave., Ugong, Pasig (infront of Meralco)
6 Victor mat on wood flooring
Contact: 5789240/0919-3224343 | Membership: None | No guest fee
Peak hrs: P300/hr | Offpeak hrs: P200/hr
Court hrs: 6am-12mn

Speedcourts, Inc.

Suha St., Valle Verde I Park Compd (nr. Clubhouse)
2 taraflex courts on engineered wood flooring
Contact: 914-0808 | Membership: None
Court hrs: 6am-11pm | P250/court/hr P50/day fee

VALLE VERDE COUNTRY CLUB

Captain H.P Javier, Pasig City
5 taraflex; 1 wood court
Contact: 631-1711; fax 631-3514

WEST DRIVE BADMINTON CENTER

60 West Capitol Drive Barrio Kapitolyo, Pasig
8 wood; 4 rubber mats; 4 cement courts
Contact:635-4354


Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10

A happy heart is good medicine and a cheerful mind works healing, but a broken spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22
Not everyone knows how to speak tactfully.

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. Ephesians 4:29 NIV

Don't use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.


Last weekend, I was blessed to have my weekend date with my mom and we had our usual DVD bonding.

We watched the movie Country Strong. This movie has great music and has stirred great emotions but sadly, this has ended tragically. 

Thinking about the story of Kelly Canter brought me to so many tears.  It is sad  that she had to die. Bu it is also a sad reality that many people are as hopeless, drowning with all the depression and anxiety that this troubled world has to offer. 

If only, she knew Jesus Christ who has the power to turn our despair into hope.

The bible asks us to throw off everything that hinders us - the sin that so easily entangles, end encourages us to run with perseverance the race marked out for us. 

It tells us to fix our eyes on Jesus, the creator and perfecter of faith. Jesus always knows the ending – He knew of the joy set before him that he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.  Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

Like a small root that grows into a great tree, bitterness springs up in our hearts and overshadows even our even deepest Christian relationships. A ‘bitter root” comes when we allow disappointment to grow into resentment, or when we nurse grudges over past hurts. Bitterness brings with it jealousy, rebellion, and immorality. When the Holy Spirit fills us, however we can heal the hurt that causes bitterness.

Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many. 

Like a small root that grows into a great tree, bitterness springs up in our hearts and overshadows even our even deepest Christian relationships. A ‘bitter root” comes when we allow disappointment to grow into resentment, or when we nurse grudges over past hurts. Bitterness brings with it jealousy, rebellion, and immorality. When the Holy Spirit fills us, however we can heal the hurt that causes bitterness.

This morning, I was frustrated with someone who has been constantly coming up with different excuses. 

My frustration was out of the fact that I can see that the only thing standing between this person and the goal of this person to change is excuses. 

Rationalization is a process of not seeing reality, but of trying to make truth fit one’s feelings. 

As I lift my emotions to God, He has shown me, that if I give in to how I feel and spoke as I felt fair for rudeness and disrespect, I am no different to this person and the excuses that this person has. 

God is truly faithful when He said that if we ask according to His will, He hears us. And that in whatever we ask we know that we have asked of Him. 

Being patient is definitely His will, so when I asked, I have received. God reminded me, that despite being hurt, true patience choose not to hold a grudge.  Patience allows hurt to melt away and continue to offer love and acceptance. Jesus told me to always forgive. True patience chooses not to allow another person’s actions to dictate my reactions and cause me to sin. 

Ephesians 4:26-27 tells me to not give the devil opportunity to win, knowing that the enemy would love me to throw my patience out.

Mercy is not giving others what they deserve. Hebrews 10:30 says that I am not responsible for paybacks. God tells me to choose to be merciful and kind.  1 Peter 3:8-9 tells me that true patience blesses others – even when they have said something rotten.  True patience means keep on keeping on even when there is pressure.
Trisha Sebastian | Discipleship Group
Discipleship Group and Accountability Partners



You see in life, we don’t have any valid excuses to fail. 


Not because my feelings are invalid, but because,I have no  reason worthy enough for me to disobey my Creator.
When I come to think of it this way, It does not even matter if my feelings are valid. It does not even matter what the other person’s transgressions are towards me.
What matters for me is that I please my King, my Life, who only has the greatest plans for me. 


What matters is that we consecrate ourselves completely to the lover of our soul.

“You’re blessed when you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight” (MSG). 

To have God’s blessing in  life, we need to learn how to be civil toward people. God wants us to do that.

Jesus commands us that In everything, we must do to others what we would have them do to us” (NIV). 

To be civil is to treat other people the way we like to be treated, even if we disagree with them — even if they’re wrong. Even if they’re fighting against us, we must treat them the way we would like to be treated. 

This prayer and Fasting Week, I pray that you would Enter the Throne of Grace boldly, knowing that whatever we ask according to His will, will be given. Taste and see that the Lord is Good!



Have a blessed Prayer and Fasting. How can I pray for you?