facebook makeover

Facebook_MakeoverFighting to be transformed? Why doesn’t your Facebook show that?

When you truly change, everything about you and around you does it too. Yes, Facebook page included.

So, here are a few things to consider for an “extreme profile makeover”.

: Do you really need to accept anyone that sends you a friend request?

This is what you could ask yourself before hitting “accept”: Do you know them? What does their profile picture say about them? Why would you be interested in knowing what they post and think? Are they people of good character and habits? Will their posts be beneficial or will they lead you to things you would rather keep away from you? Why do you think it’s okay for them to learn more about your life?

Make sure you go about your list of friends and do a clean up too. Remember: it’s easier for them to drag you to what it’s wrong than for you to lead them down the right path.

: Make sure there are no curse words, dirty jokes or sentences with a double meaning —those that sound clean but hide dirty references behind them. Of course, we know you haven’t written them; some “good” friend of yours did it. Anyways, they don’t look good on you. Leaving them in your wall is like shouting: “I’m okay with it!” And please, unfriend that “friend” that keeps on doing that.

: Why would you keep all those old pics of yours there? Yeah, those of you partying, sticking your tongue out while holding a beer, vomiting after getting drunk or posing for the camera inviting people to undress you with their eyes. Not to mention pictures of half-dressed girls or boys, or those you took with old friends that don’t get along with the new you.

By all means, keep some of those stored somewhere so you can show how much you’ve been transformed, but don’t show them in your Facebook —unless you do it like this {show YPG before and after pics}. That’s not you anymore.

Status & Comments
: Watch what you say and comment. It seems that some people get bolder to speak nonsense just because they are doing it virtually. Someone you know —or at least you’ve heard about— put it this way:

Let me tell you something: Every one of these careless words is going to come back to haunt you. There will be a time of Reckoning. Words are powerful; take them seriously. Words can be your salvation. Words can also be your damnation." (Mat 12.36-37, The Message)

Wanna know a secret? Whenever I want to know someone better I look him or her up on Facebook. I find it quite an eye opener. I guess that’s why some have opted to open Facebook accounts under a pseudonym.

P.S.: We are not aiming for you to become a bible freak; filling up your wall with bible verses, pictures at church with your pastor and things of the like. Nope, you should just look neat and balanced; like someone who’s been truly transformed. That should be natural to you.

Luke Castro

YPG National Coordinator

 dream come true...

The core message of this  is the choice the students made. They were a bunch problematic, underachiever students who had failed too many times.

But the teacher, played by Hillary Swank, proposed a change.
They'd have to either accept it or not. And they did accept it. 

It wasn't that simple nevertheless. They had to make an effort and stick to her proposal. And that's the key message.

They CHOSE to do what they perhaps never did before. They met her half way. She couldn't do it all for them. 

And because of that simple DECISION, they turned from negative to positive statistic. 
How about you? What do you choose?  To blame everyone else and be the same or make a difference?">

Pr Luke Castro



 be alert,the enemy is watching

Has the devil got any percentage of goodness in him?

Could it be that maybe he is 90% bad and 10% good? It’s written that, 

"The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy." (John 10:10)

If he had any good in him, it would have been mentioned.

But sometimes he uses the good things to destroy people’s lives
and often uses the people closest to you to do so. 

 He will try to deceive you in such a way that you won’t even notice. 

For example, the devil tried to stop Jesus from fulfilling his mission by using the Pharisees to question,
persecute and even beat Him up. But because they had no effect on Him,he used Peter, his closest disciple.

"And He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. He spoke this word openly. Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him. But when He had turned around and looked at His disciples, He rebuked Peter, saying, “Get behind Me, Satan! For you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men." (Mark 8:31-33)

What Peter said seemed to be something good, but if Jesus had listened to him, he would not have
gone to the cross and have conquered our freedom. 

That’s what he does with us today.  He will try and use the people you know well to try and deceive or deter
you from your target and separate you from God.  

The antidote for that is simple: SPIRITUAL AWARENESS. In other words,
the only way for me to identify the enemy is when I am in the faith. 

When my life is in God’s hands, when I am born of Him. When Jesus heard what Peter said, he immediately knew that it was a trick of the devil. 
That’s why He said, '"Get behind Me, Satan!"' (Mark 8:33) 

If we are not alert, sooner or later we’ll end up following someone else’s mind, ideas, ways and end up falling
into the devil’s trap. So be alert, the enemy is watching, waiting for an opportunity to make you fall. ">
Pr Luke Castro



 i have a dream...

I've watched this movie numerous times. It's very inspirational. 
If you haven't watched it yet
I strongly encourage to do it within 
the next 3 days as I'll be writing a post about it on Friday.

There are 4 types of youth in this world. I'll talk to you more about it on the next blog.">

Pr Luke Castro




I can imagine the reaction you had when you read last week's message about metamorphoses.

You probably thought, "Why on earth this woman transformed her body like that?

was so beautiful. " You probably felt sorry for her too.

I won't get in to details about her bizarre looks.

It's pretty much clear to me that she's lost and trying to overcome her past

by changing OUTWARDLY first.

It seems like the devil found a way to reveal his true colors, literally.

On the other hand I have no doubt you felt disgusted by the strong images of Bryan

Widener removing his tattoos, but also very much encouraged by the man's determination to eliminate his past in order to become a new man.

He changed INWARDLY first.

: Much less is asked of us and we tend to say, 'it's too hard!'. One way or another you're transforming yourself, either for good or for bad. 

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.">

Pr Luke Castro



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