Fighting the Volcano

There are some people whose personalities run hot and cold and the least little thing can upset them. The sad thing is, that when pushed too far . . . they explode like an erupting volcano! Usually, eruptions are followed by shame, regret and remorse. Unfortunately, words once spoken can never be taken back and actions can never be undone. Most people, if they waited, and calmed down, would never respond in the same way. The Bible gives wise advice in Psalm 4:4, “Don’t sin by letting anger control you. Think about it overnight and remain silent.” And in Proverbs 14:29, “People with understanding, control their anger; a hot temper shows great foolishness.” The plain truth is; Anger ruins relationships and worse, separates us from our Lord and Savior. Lives can be destroyed over one impulsive action just because of a bad temper. If we really want to be more like Jesus, we need to pray for His sweet spirit to dwell within us. The Bible says in “Nahum 1:3, “The Lord is slow to anger and great in power.” Determine today to fight the volcano with God’s power, claiming Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Romans 12:19- Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.

Ephesians 4:26- “In your anger do not sin”. Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 
27- and do not give the devil a foothold.

Proverbs 29:22- An angry person stirs up conflict,
    and a hot-tempered person commits many sins.

Ecclesiastes 7:9- Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit,
    for anger resides in the lap of fools.

Brenda Walsh Ministries

Daily Bread

The Bible has far outsold every other book with a staggering 3.9 billion copies sold over the past fifty years! But sadly, there are too many unopened Bibles sitting on shelves, collecting dust. We can’t hear God speaking to us if we don’t take the time to read what He is saying. The Bible is meant to be “bread for daily use,” and not “cake for special occasions”! We need to read it everyday, meditate on what God is saying to us, and truly listen as the Holy Spirit guides. If we are struggling with fear, anxiety, or doubt, God’s Word will give the faith we need to conquer the challenges in day to day living. Without God’s guidance, we will stumble and fail miserably. The Bible says in Romans 10:17, “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the Word of Christ.” The Bible is a roadmap on this journey of life to tell us where we need to go and what dangers may lie ahead. It gives us wisdom to know right from wrong and to discern truth from the devil’s lies. John 17:17 says, “Sanctify then in the truth, your word is truth.” Reading Scripture gives you strength when you are weak and is a powerful tool when confronted with temptation. Even Jesus used the Word of God to defeat Satan’s temptations. But if you just keep a Bible on the shelf, it’s not going to help you. There’s a reason God wants us to keep His Word in our hearts as He instructed in Proverbs 7:3, “. . . write them on the tablets of thine heart.” There is nothing more encouraging, uplifting, or strengthening than the inspired, infallible Word of God.

Psalm 119:11- I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.

John 6:35- Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.

Matthew 28:18- Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.

19- Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

20- and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Psalm 1

1- Blessed is the one
    who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers,

2- but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,and who meditates on his law day and night.

3- That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.

4- Not so the wicked!
    They are like chaff
    that the wind blows away.

5- Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

6- For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.

Brenda Walsh Ministries

Blind Faith

People who are fully surrendered to God have no fear. There is complete trust that even though they don’t understand “why,” they have faith that God knows what He’s doing. Story after story in the Bible tells of people who surrendered to God with “blind faith” and, in the end, saw wonderful results. Even though she had never been intimate with a man, the Virgin Mary believed the angel when He told her that she would have a baby. Abraham followed God’s direction although it was impossible for him to understand why God would ask him to kill his own son. Despite his broken heart, Joseph trusted God’s plan for him, never questioning why he had to suffer one abuse after another. Hannah patiently waited on God’s perfect timing when told she would conceive a child. The stories go on and on, and throughout each one, God’s glory shined. The Bible also tells the stories of people who didn’t put their faith in God. The Israelites suffered in the wilderness for forty years all because they couldn’t see God’s plan for them and didn’t trust Him enough to know that He would take care of them. Instead, they judged every situation by looking back at their past experience, and even begged to go back to Egypt where they had been slaves and suffered terrible abuse. Don’t look to your past for answers–it has nothing new to tell you! Keep pressing forward, trusting God to lead you each step of the way. There’s simply no One better to trust than Jesus!

Hebrews 11:1- Now faith is confidence in          what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. 
2- This is what the ancients were commended for.

Psalm 55:22- Cast your cares on the Lord
    and he will sustain you;
he will never let
    the righteous be shaken.

Isaiah 43:18- “Forget the former things;
    do not dwell on the past.
19- See, I am doing a new thing!
    Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
    and streams in the wasteland.

Proverbs 29:25- Fear of man will prove to be a snare,
    but whoever trusts in the Lord(B) is kept safe.

Brenda Walsh Ministries

Cloud of Pain

There are times when life can be so painful that it may feel as if the burden is just too heavy to bear. The shroud of darkness is so thick that it’s hard to see through the cloud of pain. Everything seems dark, and even of your head knows better, your heart tells you – that no one cares. Mqybe you’ve been struggling with a longtime illness that doctors can’t seem to find the cure for and you are just plain tired from the sheer fight to stay alive. Perhaps you are in a loveless marriage that your friends think is perfect – but you alone know what goes on behind closed doors and you are so emotionally drained from living the lie – that you don’t know how to do it anymore. There are countless reasons why someone is smothered with the burdens of life – but it’s during your darkest hour, that God is even closer to you. It may feel like you are alone and no one loves you – but God is there and HE loves you! You may even feel that you are not worthy of anyone’s love – but God makes you worthy! The Bible says in Psalm 34:17-19, “When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted qnd saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.” So when life seems too heavy to bear and you have no strength to go on… lean on Jesus and He will give you strength and courage to escape the cloud of pain.

Brenda Walsh Ministries

Psalm 147:3- He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.

Isaiah 41:10- So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Psalm 55:22- Cast your cares on the Lord
and he will sustain you;
he will never let
the righteous be shaken.

Matthew 11:28- “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."

2 Corinthians 4:8- We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9- persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.

No Need to Worry

Have you ever wondered why Christians worry just like unbelievers do? There is so much heartache in this world and so many things that “could go wrong” that it’s human nature to worry and fret about things that are not under your control. Sometimes you may feel like it’s your job to worry or that worrying shows your love, even if you are powerless to help. But there IS someone who “can” help, and He is just a prayer away! When loved ones face an uncertain future, the rent is due, you lost your job, the doctor gave a grim diagnosis, and a million other things people worry about – it’s important to remember that your Best Friend Jesus has the cure for “worry weight.” Allow Him to be your personal trainer and you’ll lose every pound of worry – for it will just melt away! No need to pace the floors or bite your nails – God’s got you covered! Psalm 55:22 says, “Give your burdens to the Lord, and He will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.” And that’s a promise you can claim for your own. The next time you find yourself putting on worry weight – reach out to Jesus and allow Him to relieve you of your burdens. Turn worry – into prayers! It’s not only 100% effective- but it is faith-building too! When you lean on Jesus – there is no need for worry – because you can be 100% sure that God always has your back!

1 Peter 5:7- Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.

Philippians 4:5- Let your gentleness run evident to all. The Lord is near.
6- Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
7- And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Romans 8:28- And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.

Do Not Worry
Luke 12:22- Then Jesus said to His disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. 23- For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. 24- Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! 25- Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? 26- Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest? 27- Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 28- If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will He clothe you - you of little faith! 29- And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. 30- For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31- But seek His kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.

Brenda Walsh Ministries

No Perfect Prayer

There are some who feel awkward when they pray, as if God is judging them on how eloquent their prayers are. They believe in God but they can’t really visualize or feel connected to Him. Because they are not comfortable praying, soon they stop trying altogether and drift farther and farther away from the very one who gave His life to save them! The truth is, there is no such thing as as a “perfect prayer”! God just wants you to talk to Him heart-to-heart, and friend-to-friend, and He truly listens, hears and answers. You’re not just an insignificant little human here on earth! Your voice matters in heaven! When you call out to Jesus, He gives you His full attention. He’s not listening to perfect grammar, nor does He condemn you for stuttering or stumbling over your words. He loves you with an everlasting love, and whatever you say – is important to Him. So the next time you think that God doesn’t hear you or that your prayers go no higher than your ceiling – think again! Jesus loves you and cares about every aspect of your life – and He wants to hear from you!

Psalm 142: 1 - I cry out to the Lord;
I lift up my voice to the Lord for mercy.
2 - I pour out before Him my complaint;
before Him I tell my trouble.

Jeremiah 33:3 - ‘Call to me and I will answer and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’

Matthew 7:7 - “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you”.

Brenda Walsh Ministries

Patriotic Loving Filipinos and Values that we have are Good in Leading the World

Giancarlo Capco is the CEO of a Social Enterprise CALRIGER Tech and founder of Global Advocacies

We Filipinos and the cultural values that we have are very strong and because we grow with our ancestors’ conservatism instilled in our heart, mind and soul, we and our developed virtues are good for the world to have.

Another thing is that having right principles and integrity are a must for us Filipinos when deciding to have a lifetime partner and this includes making a family grow with conservative values to follow and use as family foundation, because in our hearts family is very important and the World is one big Family in need of right love and care.

Giancarlo Capco invented the CALRIGER SolarRev Generator for the Filipinos and for the world – Global Advocacies

Lop Ponciano is the CEO of Social Enterprise the Terranutra Trading http://www.terranutra.com

With all these, we Filipinos are good world leaders because our care and kindness are so natural and we practice it inside our family, and if we can care for our family and do our best to uplift lives of our family members the right way, this only means we Filipinos can uplift the lives of people in this World.

We Filipinos and our Patriotic hearts can make this world a better place also because we are greatful to our Creator for the gifts and talents that our Creator is giving to us day by day and it is a fact that whatever goodness we have, we always share them to anyone in need.

Always remember Filipinos are created with conservative right love, wisdom, values, principles and virtues so we need to protect these, never let corrupt practices in our system, never compromise our good heart for corrupt success and do our best to help uplift as many lives as we can the right way.

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We need to move, we need to see, we need to help, we need to share – Right Love, Right Care and Right Help will surely make this world a better place! – Giancarlo Capco, Founder of CALRIGER and Global Advocacies http://www.giancarlocapco.net

CALRIGER Stories with Global Advocacies http://www.calriger.net and http://www.globaladvocacies.org

History of Sarah Geronimo

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Sarah Geronimo (\jə-ˈrä-nə-ˌmō\ born Sarah Asher Tua Geronimo; July 25, 1988) is a Filipino singer, actress and television personality. Born and raised in Santa Cruz, Manila, Geronimo started a career in music after winning the television singing contest Star for a Night in 2003. She signed with music label Viva Records and rose to fame with the release of her first album Popstar: A Dream Come True (2003); it became a commercial success and won two Awit Awards. Geronimo’s music was for a time categorized as pop until the release of her tenth studio album Expressions(2013), when she diverted into R&B and dance. In 2013, her single “Ikot-Ikot” has won the Awit Award for Best R&B Recording. In 2015, Geronimo has won the Awit Award for Album of the Year for her eleventh studio record Perfectly Imperfect. In the 2014 report of the Bureau of Internal Revenue, she is the highest paid musician in the country. Called the Popstar Princess, her contributions to music, along with her film and television work, made her a local figure in popular culture of the 2000s to 2010s in the Philippines.
 
Geronimo began working with television network ABS-CBN in 2004. She appeared in projects such as ASAP (2004–present), Bituing Walang Ningning (2006), Pangarap na Bituin (2007) and Sarah G. Live! (2012-2013). Geronimo then ventured into mainstream cinema and is best known for playing the lead role in the films: A Very Special Love (2008),You Changed My Life (2009) and It Takes a Man and a Woman (2013). All of which are in the list of highest grossing films in the Philippines that earned her three Box-office Queen titles from GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards. She also received two nominations of FAMAS Award for Best Actress for these films respectively. Geronimo has a collective box-office gross receipt of at least PHP 1 billion.
 
Throughout her career, Geronimo has received ten Awit Awards, six Aliw Awards, 23 Myx Music Awards (the most in the awards history) and a FAMAS Golden Artist Award. She has received as well a Best Asian Artist Award at the Mnet Asian Music Awards in 2012, Best Southeast Asian Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards in 2014 and Best Selling Filipino Artist at the 22nd World Music Awards. In 2015, FAMAS named her as one of the six “Iconic Movie Queens of Philippine Cinema”. Geronimo is a Goodwill Ambassador for Music of the National Commission for Culture and the Artsand a recipient of their Ani ng Dangal or “Harvest of Honors” state recognition for multi-disciplinary arts.
Complete Details at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Geronimo

The Way of the Strategist

Life’s Trials, Experiences & Realizations contain Jewels of Wisdom & Virtues that we need to unlock in order for us to successfully grow & be efficient and effective in the fulfillment of our missions in this life. A Strategist understands that after the battle there will be loses and gains. He also knows that a person can lose a lot but he shall never lose his virtues for these are parts that make him a human of morals and goodness – GCaps

The Way of Life of a Strategist

Calriger to Protect This House

Calibrated Judgments for Complicated Challenges, Using Wisdom and Virtues in Choosing a Mission and Understanding the Essence of Losing and Gaining Along the Way.
By: Giancarlo Capco “GCaps”

In life there are many ways to live and survive but for me the best way that can open the gate towards understanding life is the way of the Strategist. All of us are given free will together with the gift of life and with this freedom we have the liberty to live according to ways that we desire. Whatever life a person wants, appreciating different turn of events in our lives is the hardest part. To understand life’s ways and live with it harmoniously a person should live by choosing his life’s path through wisdom guided by virtues, he should also learn to accept whatever the result of his actions, then have the courage to move forward to the next path, then live a life with calibrated judgments for complicated challenges and then he should learn to understand the essence of losing and gaining along the way, this is The Way of Life of a Strategist. A Strategist perceives life in this way and it all summed up to this conclusion because of his time developed skills strengthen by principles and guided by virtues. His ways might not be the best amongst all ways but his ways are good in inspiring and motivating people to move forward together with time.

All of us can be a Strategist if we decide to become one. Being a Strategist is not a position or a designation that people can give you or call you because to be a Strategist requires time developed skills and knowledge and a personal decision to accept responsibilities and obligations attached to such calling. As can be seen in the timeline of our existence, there are warriors who follow orders of their ruler, knights who live according to the words of their king, soldiers who fight through the command of their general, but with all of these, there exist the one who creates strategies that followers and leaders use in order for their group to win their battles, he might be from the division of the followers or from the section of the leaders but the certain fact is that such person through his time developed skills and knowledge decided to stand as a Strategist to empower, inspire and motivate the group and his leader to execute a strategy that aims to win their battle. In summary, a Strategist can be anyone, a warrior, a knight, a fighter, a follower or a leader but he must possess the time developed skills and knowledge and the required personal decision to become a Strategist.

A Strategist believes that whatever goal a person decides to achieve or a mission a person decides to conquer or a challenge a person decides to face, such person needs to bring all his strength and strategies towards the aim of achieving it.

A Strategist knows that a person will lose many things along the way when such person is in a conflict or battle but such person have a big chance of attaining his goals, be successful in his missions and be victorious in facing life’s challenges if he will face his fears and don’t let worries stop him in formulating well prepared action plans and strategies for his goals, missions and challenges.

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A Strategist understands that after the battle there will be loses and gains. He also knows that a person can lose a lot but he shall never lose his virtues for these are parts that make him a human of morals and goodness.  A Strategist also knows that whatever the result of the battle, a person can collect what he lose along the way and brings back whatever he can get back, however, he also knows that those which are uncollectable and those that he cannot find and get back are meant to be lost and he knows that there are understandable reasons why these things are gone and he respects life for taking them away from him but he also hopes that someday he can find them again if life will allows him. Then he also knows that those that he can collect and get back, he can enhances them and develops his connections with them in preparation for his next  mission, goal and battle.

A Strategist believes that those who value him with great compassion and with truthfulness will always be there for him even during battles or even off battle. A Strategist deeply understands that those who decided to leave him and never get back to him are also important and for this he is even thankful that they passed by in his lifetime, and he is also very much grateful because even for a short while they contributed in their own special ways something in his life and development and they already become part of his life.

A Strategist always remembers that even the greatest persons who are experts in strategizing ways in facing life’s battles has their own limitations, therefore a Strategist gives strong emphasis in the need to understand that a person cannot hold so much matters in this world because everything has a limit and capacity, so he knows that it is very vital to be wise in deciding what to hold on and it is also important to choose those that can make him better and those that can help him in bringing goodness and inspirations in the territories that he will walkthrough.

A Strategist gives high importance In human connections, he values all of them, trust those who want to hold on to him and respect those who want to go away from him because just like in a life of a soldier in going to a battle he choose to communicate with those people who are essential in his mission, he ask for support to those that can help him in winning the battle and he fight together with those that can make him survive the fight and keeps him standing till the end. But A Strategist do all of these in order for him to stay alive, so that after the battle he can give unconditionally his achievements to the people he loves, be thankful and brings back the favors and supports he get from those people who helped him in his missions, and he never forgets to share whatever he can share because he believes that sharing can help in motivating people also to share what they have and when all of us share with each other these acts can help in the development and welfare of our society.

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A Strategist knows that all of us want to reach our dreams and achieve our goals. He knows that in accomplishing these dreams and goals, we all need to decide for the best way that we think and believe which can help us to attain these things, so a person needs to act according to his own decision and not from the words of others because whatever decision a person do, the effects of his decision will make him suffer or make him benefit from it.
A Strategist lives with the principle that focus can leads to quality works and with this he always remembers that focus is important in winning a challenge, so he gives highlighting that a person needs to free his mind from distractions caused by worries, fears, sadness, jealousy, envy, expectations, negative thinking, anger and defeat, then a person needs to condition his mind to positivity so that he can strengthen his knowledge, health, fitness, virtues and strategies in order for him to equipped focus with all his positive weapons that can lead him to outstanding victories.

A Strategist also gives importance to the fact that a person needs to be wise in choosing the battle that he wants to fight because in all actions that he do, he will always experience loses and gains, and with wise decisions he will lose those which are not that helpful and important in his development but then he also knows that he can gain those which are significant and essential for his betterment and welfare. Wise action can gives him positive loses and gains and he knows that these are benefits of thinking intelligently and deciding wisely.
In the end, whatever happens, whatever the results will be, a Strategist knows that a person should not be locked up in his disappointments, frustrations and sadness. He knows that it is ok to feel these things when a person is defeated in a battle but he should never lose hope because time in life will not stop so he should stand and hold on to hope, move with every movement of time, learn from mistakes around him, then plan, prepare and make himself more strong and wise. A Strategist have faith that as long as there is time, he should never stop moving forward and he should always be ready for his next strategy for his fight in his next battle, for his expedition towards his next goal and for his winning strike for his next challenge.

A Strategist is a simple humble person and enjoys the company of ordinary people because with them he gains his strength to strive more to equalize and maintain the equality between the ordinaries and the elites. He stays simple when circumstances can be dealt with simple approaches, but he will be in his maxim efficiency as Strategist and he amplifies his ways when things are in its difficult state and requires strategies in solving complications.

GCaps Giancarlo Capco Palawan

A Strategist gives all his trust to his Creator and knows that sometimes, just sometimes, there are things that he cannot understand and during those times he needs to move on and let fate decides and at those moments he trusts his Creator that someday a great explanation will be given to him that can enlighten his heart and mind. A Strategist also believes that his efforts measure the amount of success that he can attain and his faith stands with the enlightenment that if he deserves something and he do his best to achieve it, life will give him those things that he deserves on the right time and place.

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Life is easy to understand when we realize that ways towards success requires methodical preparations that can result to effective strategies and efficient actions, and life is easy to deal with when we accept that all our actions will result to loses and gains but with proper use of wisdom guided by virtues we can attain positive loses and gains. In conclusion, a life with calibrated judgments for complicated challenges, using wisdom and virtues in choosing a mission and understanding the essence of losing and gaining along the way with trust that the Creator of everything will explain all the loop holes in life in the right time and place, is The Way of Life of a Strategist.

Written: August  04, 2012
The Fort Global City, Philippines
Authored and Written by: Giancarlo Capco “Calriger GCaps”
Article Title: The Way of Life of a Strategist / The Way of the Strategist