THE CHOICE: A Review

When I was just a little girl
I asked my mother, what will I be
Will I be pretty, will I be rich
Here’s what she said to me….

Have you ever wondered what will it be?

THE CHOICE belongs to you…. And the rest belongs to God.

The musical play where talented artists have come together to finished one such meaningful act. They also face different choices in their lives.

The casts and ensembles of The Choice walk different paths in their lives… from professionals to students.

The play was held at the United Evangelical Church of the Philippines (UECP) Sanctuary last September 23, 2012, Sunday. It was held on two schedules of 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm.

A week long of recitals have achieved the intended message.

Que Sera, Sera,
Whatever will be, will be
The future’s not ours, to see
Que Sera, Sera
What will be, will be.

We face choices everyday, from how we like our coffee…

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to gadgets…

Marcus: What Kind of a choice is that?

Did Marcus, the Roman Centurion, who fell in love with the young Hannah made the right choice in following the Jewish rabbi, Jesus?

Hannah: He brought you back home.

The choice to follow God’s will and not our will…. Not a day nor in a thousand years, but for eternity…will bring us back home.

“Back Home”, a sound of love where you felt safe. A feeling that everyday is a new day.

Hannah didn’t just meant Marcus was brought back home to Capernaum, in the Marketplace, where nothing ever happens there, from Jerusalem, where everything Marcus have work for… to be a centurion to the governor, Pontius Pilate, but brought hi, home to his soul to commit…. To believe.

Asa: Those Romans left with not just our bread.

Song of Songs stated it quite clearly what Asa meant…

SHE

… I looked for the one my heart loves;….

… I will searched for the one my heart loves.

…”Have you seen the one my heart loves?”

Could he/she be the one?

Could you be the one for me?

Do you love me?

Our fate, of just a grumpy old goat, by Faith …

HE

You have my heart with one glance of your eyes…

Turn your eyes from me; they overwhelm me…

Like the love of our God

Psalm 103:11

New International Version (NIV)

For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him;

John 3:16

New International Version (NIV)

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Call Him Messiah…

“Not for miracles, but for loving me”, in the song “I Choose Jesus” towards the end of this greatest musical play by Robert and Cindy Sterling, is really for us because We are a People of Faith. For God love u first, not the other way around! (see Through His Eyes, A Heavenly View of Earthly Matters by Francine L. Bouwense) His love endures forever.

But it is not as the song says that: Not for Bethlehem, but for Cavalry that “Jesus paid for the penalty of your sin by dying on the cross for you.” – according to the plays program book. But actually, it’s from Bethlehem to Cavalry…this is according to the writer of this review…” events leading to the execution of Jesus. (Lead Me to the Cross)

Blessed are they…who believe on the one called Messiah.

John 3:18

New International Version (NIV)

Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.

 Yet towards the end of this powerful musical, the storyteller tells the audience “still many do not beleive.”

Marcus made HIS CHOICE already…

What is YOUR CHOICE?

 

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Tested in the Wilderness: Willis Tower

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What will you do if you are taken to the United States tallest building in the United States?

Sear’s Tower! (Willis Tower)

Would you go up to observation deck – known as the skydeck –  at 1,353 ft or 412 m to throw yourself down because you cannot have the world’s greatest Cheesecake?

The ledges on the Sears Tower

Maybe not!
But what if Satan test you to throw yourself over a Cheese Bagel at Starbucks Coffee at the Wacker Drive Lobby in Willis Tower, would you consider to obey him?
     
For Satan will tease over to throw yourself over the world for you to obey him. Furthermore he will quote prophets concerning your safety over the matter. As he will quote that angels will keep us safe from indulging our appetites as to worship Satan. Strike your foot in a stone as to even trip over it. This is to commit sin that will not make God happy.
Don’t overstay at Starbucks, you could do the “Everything with Cheese Bagel” of Starbucks Coffee at home…even better….

Homemade Asiago Cheese Bagels

[adapted from both foodnetwork  and king arthur flour ]

http://www.howsweeteats.com/2012/02/homemade-asiago-cheese-bagels/

makes 12-15 bagels

10-12 ounces freshly grated asiago cheese

2 cups warm water

2 packets active dry yeast

2 tablespoons honey

3 cups all-purpose flour

2 1/2 cups bread flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon brown sugar (for the water bath)

vegetable oil for brushing

In the bowl of your electric mixer fitted with a dough hook, combine water, yeast and honey, stir to combine, then let sit until foamy, about 10-15 minutes. Once foamy, gradually add in salt, 2 cups of all-purpose flour and 2 cups of bread flour with the mixer on low speed. After 5 minutes or so, if the dough is still sticky, add the remaining bread flour and 1/2 cup all-purpose flour and mix until combined. Remove the dough from the bowl (it should be thick and stiffer than most yeast breads) and knead a few times with your hands, forming it into a ball. Add the remaining all purpose flour if the dough is still sticky.

Brush a large bowl with oil and place the dough inside, turning to coat. Cover and let rise in a warm place (I turn on my oven and set it on top) until it’s double in size – about 1 hour.

Once doubled, punch down the dough and place it on your counter, using a little more flour if needed to prevent it from sticking. Divide the dough into 12 pieces (I actually got 15) that are 2.5-3 ounces each. Using your kitchen scale here is priceless! Rolls the dough into balls, then places on an oiled baking sheet, cover and let rise for 30 minutes. At this time, grate your cheese and place it in a large bowl.

After 30 minutes, fill a large pot with water and add brown sugar, letting it come to a boil. While the water is heating up, take each round of dough and poke a hole straight through the middle, twirling it gently on your finger to create the bagel “look.” Place back down on the baking sheet and let rest for 10-15 minutes, while the water comes to a rolling boil.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. If needed/desired, grease another baking sheet. I did this as I found it was easier to place the bagels on.

Once boiling, add 3-4 bagels at a time. Let cook for 2 minutes on one side, then using the end of a wooden spoon, flip the bagel and cook for another 30 seconds. Remove bagels one at a time and place in the bowl of asiago cheese, turning to coat and lightly pressing to adhere. Transfer to the greased baking sheet for final baking and repeat. Once all the bagels (or as many that can fit on your sheet) are finished, place in the oven and bake for 28-35 minutes. I began checking mine after 20 minutes just to ensure that they cheese wasn’t burning. It never burnt, but it did get golden and delicious!

Let bagels cool completely before serving, then toast or eat as desired.

[Note: I did try making the “starter” as noted in the king arthur recipe three times, and all three times I did not like the result of my bagels. This basic recipe without a starter or sponge is what worked best for me.]

You could even have a simple Baked Cheesecake at home in mere minutes.

Baked Cheesecake

http://www.momswhothink.com/cheesecake-recipes/baked-cheesecake-recipe.html

Ingredients:

Crust:

2 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted

Filling:

1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
Dash of salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs

Topping:

2 Tbsp. sugar
1 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Directions:

1. Combine graham cracker crumbs and butter, press into buttered 8 inch pie plate to form crust on bottom and sides.

2. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually add in lemon juice, 1/2 cup sugar, milk, salt and vanilla.

3. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing well after each addition. Pour filling into crust.

4. Bake at 325 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes or until set.

5. Combine the 2 tablespoons of sugar, sour cream, and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla; spread over top of cheesecake then bake for 10 minutes longer. Chill for 5 hours or more before serving.

Do not let Satan lure you in throwing yourself to pleasure just to test God to send His angels concerning you, to lift the bread up by

Some typical biological leaveners:

Gas bubbles or carbon dioxide in your dough may lead you to become ill with cancer, sin is like cancer. Noli Me Tangere (touch me not), sin of society is  the prevalent corruption of the government and the church.

Jesus even said “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.” Do not test the Spirit by accumulating sins that will it unhappy.

Ang Kristiyano – An Overview

Ang Kristiyano, the Christian, is a recent publication of godstylelifestyle in Filipino which details particular books in the bible for the new generation to enjoy.

The first page of the publication is already available in pdf format. You need an Acrobat Reader for every part of the Ang Kristiyano, the Christian.

At the 1st quarter anniversary of the establishment of the Holy People of God (BTD), we salute all those loyal servants and Christian fighters and honor all listeners who advocate the word of God and to those heroes in all their arduous struggle and love for God’s will.

Stay online for more of these 1st anniversary issue.

 

 

Tested in the Wilderness: Las Vegas

Get Cheesy in Vegas?

Wasted your bread here?

Lick on the cream cheese…? Do it for your own sanity and do not be let into the wilderness of temptation… LAS VEGAS!
Do you salivate over Swiss chess? Jesus has fast for forty days and forty nights and he was hungry when he was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
Jesus was without bread or water.
What variety of flavor, texture, and color is your cheese?
Creamy cheeses like brie should be served with crusty bread or simple crackers. Soft cheeses should be presented whole with a spoon or small knife for spreading. Hard, aged cheeses such as parmesan can be broken into bite-sized chunks. Read more: How to Serve Cheese Video Clip – Redbook
Now, The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these STONES to become bread.”
How to make a Bread out of CORN
For a golden brown crust, bake this unsweetened southern corn bread in a cast iron skillet and then serve it warm. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Place 4 tablespoons of butter in a 10-inch cast iron skillet, or a 9-inch square baking pan, and place it on the stove just until the butter melts, about 3 to 5 minutes. Tilt the skillet to coat evenly. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine 1-1/2 cups of cornmeal, one cup of all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, and a teaspoon of salt. In another bowl, beat 2 large eggs with 1-3/4 cups of buttermilk, and a generous pinch of salt. Add the melted butter to the buttermilk, and then add this to the flour mixture. Stir it just until the flour is moistened, leaving the batter a little lumpy. Now, pour the batter into a skillet and move the skillet to the oven. Bake it until it’s golden around the edges and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, which takes about 25 minutes. Read more: Corn Bread Video Clip – Redbook
Plus…
Do you want to have cheese with it?
Serving cheese makes a great appetizer or dessert course.Remember to always serve cheese at room temperature. This will ensure the cheese is at its full flavor. Read more: How to Serve Cheese Video Clip – Redbook
LIGHT STRING CHEESE is fun to pull apart and snack on alone, but you can also use the shreds instead of mozzarella cheese to top a personal-size pizza. Each stick has 50 to 60 calories. The built-in portion control is key.
IF YOU LIKE HARD CHEESES like cheddar but can’t be trusted with an entire block, individually wrapped single-serving options are a great bet. The classic Mini Babybel cheese rounds are terrific, with only 50 calories for the light variety and 60 to 80 for regular ones. And I recently discovered Cabot Vermont Serious Snacking Reduced Fat Cheese Snacks, which have 50 or fewer calories each. The flavors–from zesty to super-spicy–are awesome.
FOR SPREADABLE CHEESE, you can’t beat the Laughing Cow Light wedges (35 calories, 1.5 to 2 grams of fat each). Try them on light bagels instead of regular cream cheese, or on apple slices or high-fiber crackers. They even work great as the base to a slimmed-down Alfredo sauce–just melt and mix with fat-free sour cream and reduced-fat Parmesan, either in a skillet over medium heat or in the microwave. Read more: Low Fat Cheese Options From Hungry Girl – Healthy Cheese – Redbook
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. New International Version (©1984) http://bible.cc/hebrews/4-12.htm

Recipe for Life – Chic Heart Parfait! (Part 1)

Pile on the Blessings!

Make these nine (9) blessings part of your life story:

Book it 1!

Get in touch with your spirit under grace from God and not let our “survivor’s guilt” come into fore. AS a survivor, we have a need to do it by ourselves. Trust that God foreknew us and therefore knows our hopes, wishes and wants, and He can change the situations of us. Do not defy your limits and defy God.

One order of indulgence,coming right up…

The inside story on ultra sheer beauty. Feel beautiful inside and out everyday with gravity defying treasure hidden in a field. A minute or two of your time of listening to God’s words, not pastors and priests farted words, it’s what you need before you can meet your next challenge – watering the seed. See, by perceiving, letting the weeds that sowed by the enemies beside your good seed grow until harvest time. Then, pull the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned. The mustard seed is the smallest seed, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree so that the birds come and perch in its branches. Nothing is impossible.  logo

Book it 2!

Eliminating animal foods from your diet is designed to create an all-day malaise, leading bondage to decay. Mass media tells us that prevention is the best medicine for dysfunctional behavior. There’s no reason to go vegetarianism to prevent all forms of degenerative illness. Frustration in our present sufferings groaning inwardly by the will of God who subjected us to it. Waiting eagerly for our adoption to sonship. While oiling the wheels of our metabolic engine with greases. “…eating protein makes you absorb sugar more slowly, so your blood sugar doesn’t soar – and then plunge – after a sugary snack.”  — Fun Fearless Female, April 2009 ———————————–

Do not mourn the spirit.
Creamy indulgence created exclusively for you…
Reap the benefits of comfort foods by “vegging up” meals. ‘ Substituting ice cream for frozen yogurt, milk for plain soy milk, rice milk and almond milk, cheese for soy cheese, etc. – from the largest animal rights organization –

People for Ethical Treatment of Animals
Hoping for the red pill to chow down. Load upon protein, chicken, fish, pork, and beef (Rich with Vitamin Bs) often just smaller. Do not think suicidal on cutting your daily calorie-burning proteins.
Book it 3!
Couldn’t live without a mirror for a day? Put this book beside your vanity mirror. Be a Down to Earth Beauty Buff with an age defying foundation that gets you revitalize and radiant. Wait for nothing and be justified by Faith, this is something to boast about – but not before God.
Large, delicious chunks of chewy exquisites…
Relax on an unlimited sun with ultra-violet (UV) rays-free, protective, nourishing beauty hang out. Ozone philosophy by bloom Berd  Բերդ p

National Geographic DVD

resents the perfect queen-tastic blemish-free skin and anti-eye bags and anti-dark circles face. Inherit the earth cleanest aesthetic. It’s all about “The Human Family Tree” not Humanities – surgery-free. The mystery of grafting from the natural branches was revealed so that you may not be conceited. All painless. All effortless. For a sun-damaged free  hair, get green! Mirror yourself on a cultivated tree.

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*Berd (Armenian: Բերդ; formerly, BerdagyughTavuzghalaTauzkendTovuz,VolorutShlorut and Ghalakyand) is a city in Armenia in the province of Tavush, and considered the regional center for the Shamshadin area. It is located to the left of the Tavush rivers, 211 km from Yerevan, and is surrounded by low mountains.Located near the city are the ruins of the Tavush fortress (10th century), the Nor Varagavank and Khoranashat monasteries (12th century). Other monasteries not far include Shkhmuradi, Srveghi and Kaptavank.Berd is also the center of agricultural area in Armenia. Near the city, fruit, tobacco and other cultures are grown. Other well-developed industries of Berd include winemaking,beekeeping, and granary. –http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berd

MARK & SPENCER

Scripture Starter Kit: MATTHEW

Jesus: Man on Fire

John the Baptist

A Call for Repentance

John the Baptist goes into the wilderness of Judea exuding a mythical presence with clothes made of camel’s hair and a stunning, dramatic leather belt around his belt. Looks ravishing with food of locusts and wild honey!