Monday, July 22, 2013

Believe What God Believes About You


Have I told you that I am reading this book for this month of July? Well if I did not, let me tell you how I get this. I bought this book when I go to Cagayan de Oro City to renew my professional license id as a teacher at a National Bookstore in Limketkai Mall. I forgot the exact price, what I remember is it cost PHP 200+. Let me show you it's cover:

This book is for women, and the author is "Emilie Barnes" if she is familiar to you, can you let me know what are other books she written?

Let me now proceed to what is this post about, I am now on page 233 of this book, it has a total of 279 pages and it will be few days more to finish reading this. By the way I am reading this every night before I sleep and after I woke up in the morning. This book has a Scripture Reading and a Key Verse, after that there was a reflection from the author about the scripture reading. Let me show you what I read today.

Title: Believe What God Believes About You

Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 13:4-13
Key Verse: 1 Corinthians 13:4-13

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now i know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

It's important to believe that we have value and that we are worthy to give of ourselves. This begins by knowing and accepting what our heavenly Father believes about us.

Till my next post,

Monday, July 1, 2013

Tracking Down June Expenses


I have been tracking my expenses for 4 months now, I have started it last March 2013.  I am doing this stuff every month just to track where my money goes each day of the month. See below where my expenses go and how much.

June Expenses
Forgive me for the picture that is not really clear. I will just write the amount of my expenses below:
  • Utilities (Electricity, Telephone, Internet) - PHP 2521
  • Insurance (Life & Health) - PHP 2824
  • Irregular Expenses - PHP 3659
  • Help to Parents - PHP 13000
TOTAL = PHP 22004

My total expenses for June was PHP 22004. Hooray! My expenses for June is not that big compared to the last 3 months I am tracking it. 

My total expenses for March is PHP 27418, April is PHP 24994, May is PHP 29315 and now June is PHP 22004. I am very happy about this. I now know how to properly manage my money for the month of June. But I really need to still lower my irregular expenses. My irregular expenses are those expenses for eating out  with friends, transportation and groceries. 

I will make a budget plan starting this week for this month of July. I hope that my expenses this month will be much lower again just like the month of June.

Till my next posts,