Tuesday, January 30, 2007


One of our friends in the church had given us around 20lbs of venison (deer meat) last Saturday. This is the 2nd time that he gave us. He is a hunter and he has a big ranch. He hunts deers, turkeys and hogs. I can say that venison is really delicious when it’s cooked. The taste is almost the same as beef but it is lesser in fats. It’s leaner and almost no fats at all. I cooked it like I cook the beef, steak and stew. Oh yummy, so delicious. I remember, my nutritionist had recommended me to eat venison as often as I can because it’s a lot healthier than the other meat. They are free range animals and they were not given growth hormones or antibiotics which are not good to our health. So when my nutritionist told me about it last year, I ask my husband to go to the grocery and buy me deer meat. He went to almost all the groceries around here but found nothing. When I checked in the internet this website selling venison, I was shocked with the price. It’s way too much so I just settled with natural beef or free range beef, turkey and chicken which I order every 2 months to a lady selling free range meat that she ordered from Fran’s Fryers.

So when this friend of ours in the church told us he is a deer hunter and he offered us some deer meat, I was so glad. He could have given us more but we don’t have a bigger freezer to put it so he said we can just go and get some from him when we eat all the deer meat that he just gave us. It’s only here in the states that I eat this meat, we don’t have it in the Philippines, not where we live. I remember, I first ate venison when we went to visit the Garners in Alvarado last year. They invited us to eat supper with them. I asked what do they have for supper and when I found out they have a venison steak for supper, I got curious. I haven’t the slightest idea how it taste like. I found out that it’s so delicious and Ms. Sue had really cooked it so well. Since that time, I was looking forward to having venison steak again. I just cooked venison steak for our lunch today that I marinated with soy sauce, lemon juice and black pepper overnight. It’s so delicious, my husband and I love it.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

I've Got Mail!

I got my greencard today in the mail. I didn’t expect it to be that quick since the immigration officer told me that it will take from 3 to 6 months before they will send it to me. I’m glad that I got it now, it’s good for 10 years. I thank the Lord for all the things He has done and He deserve all the praise and glory.

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Welcome 2007

My hubby and I just celebrated New Year quietly at home. When the clock hit 12:00 midnight we’re still awake. We were watching the New Year’s celebration at Times Square on TV. People there were really happy and excited in welcoming 2007. I said a silent prayer to God and thanked Him for all that He has done to us the past year and I asked Him to take care of us this year like what He did the previous years. I entrusted Him my life and my future and so does my hubby. We both love God and we put Him above everything else.

We didn’t go anywhere on New Year’s day, just stayed in the house and just being together makes us happy. We watched movies and my hubby had watched again his favorite movie, Baby’s Day Out. This movie is really one of his favorites and even though he watched this many times before, he still laugh out loud whenever he watch this movie. I lost count of how many times he watched this movie but this one really amused him. It’s a cute comedy movie. Of course John Wayne’s movies are still in his top list and he has a lot of collections of his movies. He watched it everytime he gets the chance. He watched 4 different movies yesterday and that’s what kept him busy the whole day. I don’t watch that much movies though. I had to do other things and also cook our food to sustain us for the day in addition to the pancit and fruit salad that I prepared on New Year’s eve. After that I just rested and relaxed and spent quality time with the love of my life.

Monday, January 1, 2007

A Blessed Year

Thank God for another year. God has been so good to us with his countless blessings and provisions this past year. I can’t thank Him enough for all that He has done in my life. This past year, I became closer to Him and my daily walk with Him is a sweet adventure. I’m almost done reading my entire Bible and as I read His Word, my faith in God went deeper. He is my Healer, my Provider, my Comforter, my Father and most of all He is my Lord and Savior and my coming King.

Yesterday morning I had the chance to talk to my family in the Philippines. They were preparing foods for the New Year’s eve when I called. That’s one thing I missed there. When I was there we really celebrate New Year with a bang with the entire family and with lots of foods and also karaoke or videoke singing. Everybody are awake and waiting for the clock to hit 12:00 midnight. Then my brothers will light the fireworks and firecrackers and a lot of people really made noise in the streets. After that we then eat the foods we prepared and then we aIso share to our neighbors some foods and they do the same to us. It’s a nice way to welcome the New Year there and I really miss it especially my family. I talked first to my nephew Kenneth Rey (Ken-Ken). How time flies. He turned 9 years old this past year and then I talked to my sister and my brother-in-law. They just celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary last Dec. 28 and of course they invited their friends, neighbors and co-workers to celebrate with them. They prepared lots of foods and I really wished my hubby and I were there too to share their happiness and joy. Their youngest son Mark Wendell (fondly called Mak-Mak) will turn 7 this year. Then I talked to my brother Celso and he is getting married on the 21st of this month. I congratulated him and I told him it’s about time. He is the last one in the family to get married. He said he had a hard time convincing her GF to get married because she wanted to go and work abroad first but her parents won’t let her. It’s a good thing that they finally agreed to tie the knot and be husband and wife for life. I promised my brother we will be sending our gift before their wedding.

Yesterday afternoon we had a songfest and preachfest in the church and I enjoyed listening to all the songs and preaching rendered by all the participants. We do this every 5th Sunday of the month and after the program, we had foods prepared in the dining hall. We really enjoyed the fellowship and it’s a good way to end the year 2006.

Jesus Christ did not yet come this past year maybe to give chance to those who are not yet ready for His coming. We don’t know the hour when He comes but one thing is sure, He will come to get His children who are saved to be with Him in Heaven forever. He came before as a Savior but when He comes again he will come as a Judge. So are you ready for heaven in 2007?