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?
Work with a Purpose
The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception. Proverbs 14:8

Insist on Integrity
Righteousness guards the person of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner. Proverbs 13:6

Never make Excuses
He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion. Proverbs 28:13

Never Stop Learning.
The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out. Proverbs 18:15

Economize your time and Energy.
Sluggards do not plow in season; so at harvest time they look but find nothing.Proverbs 20:4

Resolve to Stick with It.
For though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes.

Do you think you are Righteous?
Righteous men are not those who never failed. They are not flawless nor perfect. But persistent.
Every time you fall, Rise up...NEVER GIVE UP!

Submit to the Lord Jesus Christ.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 1:7

Seek His will in everything that you do... Think of what will last FOREVER...

This spells a WINNER!
What do you think do you need to apply in your life right now?

"Some people don't understand the promises they're making when they make them," I said.

"Right, of course. But you keep the promise anyway. That's what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway."

Grief does not change you... It reveals you.

But I believe in true love, you know? I don't believe that everybody gets to keep their eyes or not get sick or whatever, but everybody should have true love, and it should last at least as long as your life does.

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18


Protect me, God, for the only safety I know is found in the moments I seek You.
I told You, Eternal One, “You are my Lord,
    for the only good I know in this world is found in You alone.”
The beauty of faith-filled people encompasses me.
    They are true, and my heart is thrilled beyond measure.

All the while the despair of many,
    who abandoned Your goodness for the empty promises of false gods,
increases day by day.I refuse to pour out blood offerings,    to utter their names from my lips.

You, Eternal One, are my sustenance and my life-giving cup.
    In that cup, You hold my future and my eternal riches.
My home is surrounded in beauty;
    You have gifted me with abundance and a rich legacy.

I will bless the Eternal, whose wise teaching orchestrates my days
    and centers my mind at night.
He is ever present with me;
    at all times He goes before me.

I will not live in fear or abandon my calling
    because He stands at my right hand.

This is a good life—my heart is glad, my soul is full of joy,
    and my body is at rest.
    Who could want for more?

You will not abandon me to experience death and the grave
    or leave me to rot alone.
Instead, You direct me on the path that leads to a beautiful life.
    As I walk with You, the pleasures are never-ending,
    and I know true joy and contentment.