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Spirit Sunday: World Missions

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Spirit Sunday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 10/18/2015 at 13:30

Mission is a passion for Jesus and at the same time a passion for people.

Pope Francis

Let’s follow Chris†‘s example by serving others ~ regardless of mistakes along the way (like my off-tune ♪singing♫ at Church yesterday) ~ as our fai†h will always prevail, our missions won’t fail!

#DISPObustAFlow✌

World Mission Sunday

Send me forth each day, O God,
to announce Your peace, love,
forgiveness and joy to all the earth. Like the Samaritan,
help me be a good neighbor.Like the Centurion,
help me confess my faith.Like the Beloved Disciple, help me to be a bold
and faithful witness to Your Resurrection.

All the world deserves to hear Your Good News.
Help me proclaim and live it today.

Amen.

~ Father Joseph R. Veneroso 
World Missions ☼Sunday☼ Reminder from Father Raymond J. Finch
Both Prayer and Reminder Courtesy Maryknoll Missions
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Floral Friday: Fall Flowers

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Floral Friday, Home Sweet Home, Relationships, Travel, Weekly Wonders, Yours Truly on 10/09/2015 at 05:00

Although autumn‘s been around for a couple of weeks

Come FALL with me

While we’re trying to be festive for fall by welcoming it early, we’ve had ☼summer☼-like weather … ’til now!

We haven’t officially experienced fall climate until this week!

Orange Posies

These flowers still are in full bloom ~ including these petals in suitable season shade!

Meanwhile, I’m enjoying GOD‘s lush greenery while it still lasts!

Roses

♪Raindrops on roses & whiskers on kittensJulie Andrews♪Favorite Things♪ from ♫The Sound of Music♫ is on the brain

Thirsty Thursday: Perfect Plan

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Thirsty Thursday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 10/08/2015 at 08:00

Remember that I have commanded you to be determined and confident! Do not be afraid or discouraged, for I, the †LORD† your GOD, am with you wherever you go.

Joshua 1:9*

Bishop Mike ~ who reminded me to look at the †cross† for renewed hope, ♥love♥ and trust ~ sent me this beautiful †cross† that was blessed by Pope Francis during his *Stateside* visit!

Blessed Cross

Live by the †cross†: For more ☼floral☼ religious symbols from the clergy, please see the OLG medal from ♥Bishop Mike♥ & the ♥Pope Francis♥ coin

I received this generous gift from my spiritual mentor in great timing: the day before my latest conference call with my professor** to practice my dissertation defense ~ in which I advanced to my first committee defense (preliminary presentation to my professors on board)! This reminds me of how the Bishop has always come through for me ~ particularly when he gave me the Holy Spirit blessing and medal right before I took my comprehensive examinations for my Master’s degree almost a decade ago!

He will not let you down.

~ Bishop Mike

While we live in a world where ✌peace✌ is but a wish, our Heavenly Father has the BEST in store for us that is yet to come

♪♫CHRIST be our Light ~ ☼shine☼ in our ♥hearts, shine through the darkness♪♫

*♪♫Do not be afraid, I am with you … I ♥love♥ you, and you are mine♫♪

*Bible Reference = My Mantra during my **Run-through

  • Rainbow Studies, Inc. (2000). The Catholic Rainbow Study Bible: Good News Translation (2nd ed.). El Reno, OK: Rainbow Studies International.

Foodie & Floral + Fitness Friday: PSL & OLG, Lucky Me!

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Fitness Friday, Floral Friday, Foodie Friday, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Thirsty Thursday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 09/11/2015 at 10:00

As Bruno Mars sings

♪Baby Squirrel, you’s a $3×7 … ♫

Redbud

My first fun run♥ ♥heartburn-free this week to be greeted on his home turf! #HomeOfTheAbilenePrairieDogs

treasure

☼ Our Lady of Guadalupe † ♥

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To view close-ups of some of these beautiful petals from ☼floral showers☼ surrounding ♥Our Lady♥ who I visit after my †Adoration† Hour, then please check out Bishop Mike‘s OLG medalPope Francis‘ coin!

and my fave fall flave:

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PSL is back! I hit up *$ after my park jog specifically for this & was grateful that it made a grand return ~ following the succulent ☼summer☼ flavors! #KickingOffFall +Added *BONUS*: while I was at Market Street, I took time to smell the roses ~ great stress-relief therapy in the midst of this dissertation preparation!

Pumpkin Spice Latte!

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte & Scone

Double the Pumpkin = 1 Delighted Munchkin #PumpkinSpiceLatte #PumpkinScone

 Please make it sweet & spiced + iced

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Spice … Ice … Nice … Is this a vice?

& to top it off to make it all nice:

Pair with a Pumpkin Scone

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Can’t go wrong with FREE samples … Because even if it’s a YOLO, the portion’s so low! #DISPObustAFlow

To Knock 2 Birds with 1 Stone!

#DISPObustAFlow  ✌

Floral Friday: Hilltop Home & Garden

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Floral Friday, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 08/28/2015 at 04:44

During my bday vacay last week, I visited a home that is among my fondest memories:

my beloved soon-to-be (in 2½ weeks) Birthday Girl aunt’s estate!

Not only am I a fan, but apparently and rightfully so, her community also is as well because both

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in The Baltimore Sun☼ 

The highlight of my stay was when I sat in my Tita Fe‘s gourmet kitchen with Mami Aya, her siblings and their spouses ~ during which my MD aunts and uncles, who included

  • Tita FeTito Rudy (my mom’s oldest sister and her husband)
  • Tito RobertTita Yollie (my mom’s youngest brother & his wife)

each endorsed me for my PhD ~ providing their sound advice that I’ll take with me as I progress toward my doctoral dissertation defense.

 4:44 ~ make a Bday/BTS wish!!! ✌

Floral & Feline Friday: A&A Flower Power + Shower

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Feline Friday, Fitness Friday, Floral Friday, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 06/26/2015 at 20:20

What do you think of Pope Francis‘ Laudato Si environmental encyclical?

Praise Be His creation!

I’m taking full advantage of taking care of my share of †GOD’s† ☼creations☼ and creatures this weekend!

Following a long week filled with grading speeches and continuing my doctoral dissertation data processing, I beat the heat before today’s rain hit to tend to the garden.

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St. Francis of Assisi ~ the Patron Saint of Animals ~ welcomes GOD’s creatures into this Garden of Creation!

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In bloom …

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Fully blossomed!

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Remember this hibiscus? Rain helped her grow!

To yours truly, gardening is very therapeutic

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And to my fine, furry friends, this gives them a chance to peer into the great outdoors!

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Piano Cat Annie is ready to attack while Big Sis Asia stays laidback! 

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Flashback FridayAsia climbs trees as the Baby Cat Acrobat!

Baby Asia

Picking peaches: Asia the Dare Angel!

✌R.I.P.✌ ♥Papa Ped♥ (June 27, 1927-November 18, 2015)

Floral Friday: Curb Appeal

In Feline Friday, Floral Friday, Public Interest, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot on 06/12/2015 at 17:00

I’ve always admired my parentshard work, not just in their jobs, but also in how they maintain their home.

To this very day, almost three decades since we moved into their forever home, I still consider it as the nicest one on the block all year round.

Front yard

Just part of my parents’ front yard on the southwest side

  • My dad, who has a green thumb, takes pride in doing his own gardening.
  • My mother, who decorates for every single holiday, decks the halls and the porches to welcome each season.
Pink flower

A brand-new addition to their spring blossoms: This pink flower is in full bloom!

Who needs Home Owners Association when this DISPO DIY couple prefer to exercise their own creativity?

Fil-Am

F is for … Flashback Friday: ¡Viva la Independencia Filipinas! [Yours truly catching an egg in a man’s world] #PinoyPride 

Happy Philippine Independence Day (June 12, 1898)!

Floral & Foodie Friday ~ Earth Day Edition: Prime Produce 

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Floral Friday, Foodie Friday, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 04/24/2015 at 21:00

Happy Belated 🌍Earth🌎 Day!

Dispo Garden

In spirit of conserving our Mother 🌏Earth’s resources, here’s a pano photo📷 that shows part of my 🏡parents’ 🌳garden, filled with 🌹roses🌷 of different 💐colors! The Folgers coffee☕️ canister stores soil, 🍳egg shells🐚 and other particles for the compost to restore their 🌲land🌴 and produce fresh 🌿plants!

Plus, here are my favorite fruit and veggies:

😎Elaine’s TOP 50 Preferred Produce🔗

Vegetables 

Asparagus (A, E)
Basil

Beans: black, kidney, lima, white, etc.

🔔Bell pepper*: red, green, yellow (C, a)
🍢Bok choy*
Broccoli (A, C, E, c)
Carrots* (A) 👓👀
Cauliflower (o3) 
Celery*
Cilantro / Parsley
🌽Corn (E)
🍆Eggplant
Green Beans
Kale (A)
Lettuce*: Romaine
🍄Mushroom*
Peas
Pepper: Habanero, Jalapeño, Poplano
Potato
🎃Pumpkin (A)
Spinach* 👊💪
🍆Squash (i.e., Zucchini) (A)
🍜Sugar Snap Peas
Sweet Potato (A)

🍲 Water Chestnut

Fruit
🍎Apple* : Golden Delicious, Fuji🍏
🍑Apricot (A)
Avocado* (E, o3)
🍌Banana*
Berries: Blackberry, Blueberry (C, a) 💡💭
🍈Cantaloupe (A)
🍒Cherries (C)
Coconut
Cranberry (a)
Grapefruit: Ruby Red (C)
🍇Grapes: Concord
Kiwi (C)
🍋Lemon* (C)
Lime (C)
🍊Orange (C) 👓👀
Papaya*
🍑Peach (A)
🍐Pear
🍍Pineapple (C)
Plum
Pomegranate (C) 💡💭
Raspberry (a)
🍓Strawberry (C, a)
🍅Tomato: cherry, Roma (A, C)
🍉Watermelon (A)
*Year-round/Non-seasonal🍀💐🌿🍃🍁🍂❄️⛄️
(A) VitA/beta carotene: skin & nails💅
(B) VitB: skin & nails💅 ~ 🍣meat🍗 & dairy
(C) 🍊🍋VitC: 💁hair, skin & nails💅
(D) 🌞😎VitD: 💁hair & nails💅 ~ 🐠proteins
(E) VitE: skin ~ fruits, veggies & nuts🌰
(c) 🍶🍼Calcium: 💁hair & nails💅 ~ dairy
(o3) Omega-3 fatty acids: skin
(a) Antioxidants: 💁hair & skin
(zi) Zinc & iron: 💁hair, skin & nails💅 ~ prot.
👓👀 Eye Health
💡💭 Memory
👊💪 Strength
Bibliography

Floral Friday: Hail Hibiscus

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Floral Friday, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 04/17/2015 at 18:45

Remember my student’s science fair project about ♫music♪ effect on plants?

Science Experiment

Science Project Poster: an elementary eye candy version of the presentations that I teach and the research experiment that I’m conducting!

I still have his yellow hibiscus that went without ♪music♫ in the experiment.

Hibiscus

Now that we’ve entered ♣spring♣, this hibiscus can soak in the ☼sunshine☼, bloom and blossom!

Today, we had a hail storm hit, but I didn’t have much notice to remove it …

Before

Before … Will my hibiscus withhold this hail storm??

At least this fortunate flower’s still in tact in the aftermath of this April shower!

After

After … YES, indeed, she did survive without withering!!!

Friendly reminder: Earth Day is on April 22nd!

Floral Friday: Bouquets, Bows and Arrows

In ♥ & Soul, Beauty Tuesday, Community, Feline Friday, Floral Friday, Foodie Friday, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 02/13/2015 at 16:30

During this ♥Valentine’s♥ week

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Hello Kitty ♥Valentine’s♥ bow handcrafted by mi comadre Mona

I had 2 marriage proposals this past Wednesday alone

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My attempt at the hair ♥heart♥ bun {video tutorial}

and a slew of gifts from my †GOD†-sent students then and yesterday!

Hence, the perks of being a single teacher

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Bow & Arrow Red Velvet Gluten Free mini cupcakes + ♥Heart♥ Pupcakes

With ♥Valentine’s♥ weekend ahead

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Triple-Chocolate for ♥Valentine’s♥ class: Red Velvet Gluten Free mini cupcakes * Chocolate-Covered Oreos * Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

I look forward to

Red Velvet Cupcake ♥Heart♥

These Red Velvet mini GF cupcakes have found their way to my ♥heart♥

reaping the rewards of my photography and reporting career

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Our R.E. ♥VDay♥ party included these Red Velvet Gluten Free mini cupcakes!

by capturing ♥Valentine’s♥ babies on camera mañana

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♪Ring around the Rosies♫

and covering Claudie Royalsbirthday banquet this ☼Sunday☼

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♫Pocket full of Posies♪

†GOD† has blessed me abundantly

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Pay It Forward: My R.E. student Delightful Dani (whose mom asked me to do the readings at her Church wedding) generously gave me this beautiful bouquet ~ so I had to spread the ♥love♥ w/Sweet Annie

by always being by my side

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Princess Annie ♥loves♥ them!

and bringing me ♥Valentines♥ who charm, warm, touch and move my ♥heart♥

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Sniff, sniff: Annie takes a whiff! Smell the flowers!

After all …

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Feng Shui Dragons surround these Philippians 4:4″ alt=”Philippians 4:4″>flowers for ♣Good Luck♣ + blue marbles represent our *Dallas Cowboys*

Take delight in the †LORD†, and he will give you the desires of your ♥heart♥.

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These red ♥Valentine’s♥ carnations ☼pair well☼ w/my yellow rose of Texas

  ~ Psalm 37:4