Kisses from Me: A Christmas Reflection

 

This morning’s morning reflection touches my soul big time. I need to share it with you because it was too good to be kept. I need to share this story. Watch it 🙂 Be blessed.

So, Pastor Robin asked us to share two  chocolate kisses to the people we want to thank. I share my two kisses to my fellow YA who have been helping me with my novellas.

I want to share these cyber kisses to the following people. I thank you all for a meaningful and exciting 2016.

  • Mom and Dad!
  • TIN, DUX, KEN, AND PIPO
  • INAY
  • ED
  • MAMA LELEN AND PAPA BERNIE
  • KUYA BONG AND KUYA DON!
  • HELENA AND DIANA!
  • TITA DORIS, TITA CORA AND TITA TESS
  • YEYET AND AEUS. My two best friends ahaha
  • ANDREA MELLA
  • MINA
  • JOY AND JMD PRINTS!
  • #romanceclass authors
  • #heistclub authors
  • #FilipinoBookFriday friends
  • YSA
  • MAGSI AND PAU
  • LYBER, MARK, MIKE, MAITA
  • BETH, KIM, JESSE, ARLENE!
  • PACH, TARA, RIX
  • ATE GETTE! IRENE! JUSTINE! IGGY!
  • KB
  • #PROJECTFLASHPICTION FAMILY
  • REI ARGOTA AND SHE MAMARIL
  • kuya EBOY AND JING
  • MARVIN AND MARK
  • ATE BABY
  • TENTEN AILEEN BATAC MAIMAI E.
  • MOMMY PERLIE AND MOMMY MARIBEL
  • KIM AND AARON
  • RA, DARLA, KOKAI
  • PROJECTOR MINISTERS!
  • JCRBCC YA MINISTRY
  • JCRBCC MUSIC MINISTRY
  • JCRBCC YOUTH MINISTRY
  • JCRBCC SAF
  • JCRBCC FAMILY!

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TO ALL MY READERS! THANK YOU!

An Amazing God we serve

Last Tuesday, my parents went for a check up because we observed Dad’s deep breath. Then, after some time, Mom called us, crying. We needed to be strong for them so we encouraged her to calm down. Her voice trembled when she reported Dad’s condition. I remember saying to her to be strong for us. “Kaya ni Dad yan! (Dad can surpass it.)” That’s what I have in mind. We prayed for him. No doubts at all. No doubts.  We contacted everyone to help us find an ambulance because Dad was about to be transferred from San Pedro Doctors to Unihealth – Southwoods.

We never lose hope and Mom called telling us that the hospital called and requested for an ambulance. In no time, Dad has been transferred to Unihealth-Southwoods and went straight to the ICU (Intensive Care Unit).

I stayed home and prayed while Pipo and Inay went to Unihealth. I asked God several questions.

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD.” 

Isaiah 55:8

All of us requested for your prayers. My siblings and I never have a decent sleep during his first day at the ICU.

They checked Dad’s condition and found out that:

  • He suffered mild heart attack
  • His heart was drowning
  • His kidney failed (18% working)
  • His lungs were filled with fluids

Truly, the Lord Jesus Christ is faithful. He said to His word,

For I will restore health to you And heal you of your wounds,’ says the LORD,

Jeremiah 30:17a

With all your prayers and with the faithfulness and grace of God, ALL IS NORMAL now.  Daddy will have to rest a little bit more in the hospital.

Praise God! In Jesus Name, everything is fine with Dad!

On behalf of the Castro family, we just want to praise God for touching your heart to join us in praying for my Dad, Rev. Ptr. Rewell S. Castro. This testing declares His faithfulness and love to those who serve Him fully.

We just want to thank all the churches, our friends, our colleagues, our relatives, and even strangers who helped us to pray and sustain the needs of my father.

From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you!

I personally would like to hug everyone right now!

Praise God! To God be the glory!

We have a BIG GOD who answers quickly because He is just a prayer away! He is just waiting for you to say your hurts, your happiness, your pain, and your suffering. Knock at the doorstep of heaven, He will answer you right away!

Mother’s Day Episode: Yan Ang Morning

Vanessa, one of the staff of the new TV program in GMA 7, contacted me and my mom last April 3, 2016. She informed us the good news that my mom was selected to be one of the featured mothers in YAN ANG MORNING hosted by GMA 7’s prime time queen, Marian Rivera-Dantes.

The staff of Yan Ang Morning visited our home last April 9 for the VTR. They are the nicest people in the world.

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Congratulations Kwisshy’s Cupcake Haven

 

My sister, Christine, established a cupcake business in 2012. Kwisshy’s Cupcake Haven has gained a lot of loyal customers. With so much love poured on each design, it has captured netizens to order and taste its scrumptious customized cakes and cupcakes.

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Photo from Kwisshy’s Cupcake Haven’s Facebook page

With 850 likes on its Facebook page and a 5.0 of 5 stars rating , Kwisshy’s Cupcake Haven is a great choice for planning birthdays and weddings.  In addition, its Facebook page has been verified on March 26, 2016.

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Some of the designs are featured in my blog post, KWISSHY’S CUPCAKE HAVEN: A GREAT CHOICE FOR FOODIES or just check out its Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thecupcakehavenbykwisshy/

Follow Kwisshy’s Cupcake Haven on Instagram: @thecupcakehaven
Email Kwisshy’s Cupcake Haven for orders or inquiries: thecupcakehavenph@gmail.com

Here are some of my favorite designs

Photos from Kwisshy’s Cupcake Haven’s Facebook page

How to order

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Congrats Christine! Keep baking!

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Ate Yie

A Productive 2015

Icare and Socks for tots

We are a ground v0lunteer for Basics Global. This year, we have two projects with them. ICare is a project with EyeQ Opticals. They provided reading glasses for Filipinos. Socks for tots is a project with Bounce Middle East. The company provided socks for Filipinos.

January

  • Release of When Fate Speaks Big Time
  • BuqoYA Class
  • Friendship with the authors
  • Friendship with Kaith (my pretty editor)

February

  • BuqoYA class
  • Survey with JCRBCC’s Youth Ministry
  • I turned 31 on Feb 8.
  • Submitted the buqoYA story

March

  • JCRBCC’S 27th Anniversary
  • Signed up for #SparkNA class
  • Submitted the final manuscript plus book cover
  • Youth-YA Acoustic Night

April

  • Start of #SparkNA class
  • Release of BuqoYA 1 – Taking Chances
  • BuqoYA Blog Tour
  • Friendship with Anne, Kristel, Krissy, Liana, Fay, AC, Justine, Six, Raffy, Kaye, Jen, and other buqoYA authors

May

  • BuqoYA Blog Tour
  • SparkNA class
  • Vacation with the family (Pangasinan-Baguio-Benguet)
  • Daily Vacation Bible School (Sunday School Ministry)
  • Friendship with #sparkNA classmates like Tara, Chi, terese, criselda

June

  • Submitted my SparkNA story
  • Rei’s Bridal shower
  • Mark and Rei’s Wedding
  • Submitted my BuqoYA story for standalone novel
  • MoreLoveInPH by Romance Writers of the Philippines
  • Release of Second Sight to Forever (buqoYA story)
  • Crazy me to search for my name in Google and found out that my first novel has been nominated. When Fate Speaks Big Time was a nominee in the Virtue Christian Book Awards – Christian Fiction Category.

July

  • CampNanoWriMo
  • JustWritePH class by PinoyWriMos
  • July 6 and 7 feature on Virtue Christian Book Awards
  • Bookbed.org posted my first article.

August

  • Writing my Autobiography which will be release March 2016
  • Release of JustWritePH-For Redemption

September

  • Attended my first MIBF (Manila International Book Fair)
  • Friendship with Yeyet, Niki, and Jesse
  • Friendship with Rulers of Spade and Wasabi Warriors (RAWR!)
  • Friendship with Magsi, Kim, Loid, Pau, Mark, Mike, and Beth.
  • Planning for YA Ministry
  • Facebook Party JustWritePH
  • JustWritePH Blog Tour

October

  • HeistClub Online Class
  • World CP Day: I am here
  • Best Nanay Awards Night

November

  • HeistClub Online Class
  • HeistClub Submission of Final Manuscript
  • NANOWRIMO
  • #WriteBreakupSongsAbout

December

  • Submitted the Encyclopedia Mystique for JustWritePH Standalone
  • Release of Encyclopedia Mystique Standalone
  • buqo25DaysofChristmas promo Day 7
  • JCRBCC’s Family Night
  • Engagement of my dear Sister, Ken
  • I am found? LOL

 

Kwisshy’s Cupcake Haven: A Great Choice for Foodies

From the delish customized cupcakes to the stylish cakes, Kwisshy’s cupcake haven has grown to be the ultimate party contact. I saw it evolve into a totally world class cupcake business. Located at the heart of Binan’s Southwoods City, the business of my sister, Christine, gained several loyal customers.

You can check Cupcake Haven’s mouthwatering cupcakes plus outrageous design on the its facebook page. Click here.

I have some of her delish work.

photos by Christine Castro

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