Sunday, April 22, 2012

We got to appreciate

Hi ...
~~We to tell the people near & dear to us, people we work with, our boss or the much we appreciate all they do!
~~Let's not take people in our lives for granted.
~~Don't wait or sickness, death, walking away of a loved one to realize their value.
~~Yesterday has gone....
~~Today is God's what you have to now...
~~Tomorrow may be too late...
Patch broken relationships if you can... 
Say "Sorry" if you've hurt some one...
Forgive & forget hurts & insults! Just let go....
Let's ' love' 'give' 'care' 'appreciate' 'forgive'
That's what God would expect us to do....
I'm blessed to know you dear family, friends, brothers & sisters in Christ & be a part of this family of God!

Renewing relationship with parents.

There are kids who have strained relationship with parents, right??
God wants to restores & renews this vital relationship.
Some practical tips to help kids reach out to your parents....
Pass it on to all who have parents~~~
  • Love & honor your parents for it's God's command.
  • Accept correction when you are wrong.
  • If you hurt them say sorry. If you can't say it then you can leave a note for mom on her kitchen table or for dad in his bag or shirt pocket.
  • Don't return your parent's love with cold ingratitude.
  • When you see your mother's tears or father's sighs, find out what's bothering them & try to help hem, encourage them, pray for them.
  • Ask not what your parents can do for you but what you can do for them. Be helpful at home, run errands for them cheerfully & not out of compulsion. You can accompany mom to the bazaar, help dad to fix things at home.
  • Look out for ways & means to make them happy. Remember their birthdays & anniversary & give them cards or gifts or a surprise party!
  • Don't expect to get all you want.Be prepared to accept a 'NO'. Look at the less fortunate kids around you & you'll be satisfied with what you have.
  • Never do anything to betray their trust.When your parents loose faith in you, you've lost a lot
  • If mom or dad yell at you..pause a moment & ask yourself....
a)Why are they shouting?
b)Is it really my mistake?
c) May be mom/ dad is sick or depressed!
d)Will my shouting back help to ease the situation?
It's better to explain to them after they cool down if it's not your mistake or say 'sorry' & accept correction.
  • Be concerned if you parents are sick, take them to the doctor, see if they take their medicines on time.
  • Communicate with them & build a good friendship with them. A simple act of reaching out , holding their hands, giving them a hug or a kiss will make so much of a difference...!
  • Don't be irritable & complaining at all times.
  • Your loving smile, encouraging words, self sacrificing love will have a positive influence on them.
Dear children will you commit to renew your relationship with your parents?
If 'YES' then the Holy Spirit will help you draw close to your mom & dad & narrow the generation gap.
God Bless you !

Saturday, April 21, 2012

He will guide and lead us....

It's so...important we enjoy a good relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Then He will direct us, guide and lead us and instruct us. He loves to talk to us, confide in us and listen to us talk.
He'll strengthen us when we are weak,
Lift us when we fall,
Heal us when we are sick,
Comfort us when we are in pain.
What an Awesome God we serve!
Be blessed serving the King.

¸¸¸.•*¨*• Psalm 32:8
"I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you."

¸¸¸.•*¨*•  Isaiah 30:21
Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”
¸¸¸.•*¨*• Psalm 25:14
The LORD confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them.

¸¸¸.•*¨*•  Proverbs 4:11
I instruct you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths.

¸¸¸.•*¨*•  Psalm 23:4
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
¸¸¸.•*¨*•  Genesis 28:15
I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Mother's Love....

A tribute to all mothers & a reminder to appreciate our mothers and all mothers we know.
Our mother's tender love covered us as a child.

Though we grow up they still see us as little kids.
They love us all the same...
Remember moments like this?
Doing thing together?

Reading out a story to you??

Tucking you in bed??

And..They never quit praying for us!!

Praise God for mom and dads too!!

The Love of a Mother


Mother's love is something
that no one can explain,
It is made of deep devotion
and of sacrifice and pain

It is endless and unselfish
and enduring come what may
For nothing can destroy it
or take that love away

It is patient and forgiving
when all others are forsaking,
And it never fails or falters
even though the heart is breaking

It believes beyond believing
when the world around condemns,
And it glows with all the beauty
of the rarest, brightest gems

It is far beyond defining,
it defies all explanation,
And it still remains a secret
like the mysteries of creation

A many splendor miracle
man cannot understand
And another wondrous evidence
of God's tender guiding hand.
Author Unknown


Let's pray for emotional and physical healing of the abused..

1 Corinthians 13 For Mothers..

Psalm 139:13
"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb."

( 1 Corinthians 13 For Mothers...)

If I live in a house of spotless beauty with everything in its place, but have not love,
I am a housekeeper not a homemaker.

If I have time for waxing, polishing, and decorative achievements,but have not love,
my children learn cleanliness not godliness.

If I scream at my children for every infraction,
and fault them for every mess they make,
but have not love,
my children become people-pleasers not obedient children.

Love leaves the dust in search of a child’s laugh.
Love smiles at the tiny fingerprints
on a newly cleaned window.
Love wipes away the tears before
it wipes up the spilled milk.
Love picks up the child before it picks up the toys.

Love accepts the fact that I am the ever-present “mommy,”
~the taxi-driver to every childhood event,
~the counsellor when my children fail or are hurt.

Love crawls with the baby, walks with the toddler, and runs with the child,
then stands aside to let the youth walk into adulthood.

Before I became a mother I took glory in my house of perfection.
Now I glory in God’s perfection of my child.

All the projections I had for my house and my children
have faded away into insignificance,
And what remain are the memories of my kids.

Now there abides in my home scratches
on most of the furniture,
dishes with missing place settings,
and bedroom walls full of stickers, posters and markings,
But the greatest of all is the Love
that permeates my relationships with my children.

" A mother's heart is a child's schoolroom."

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

"Each Day Is A Gift." Heart warming story, Author unknown

Each Day Is A Gift....

The 92-year-old petite well-poised and proud lady who is fully dressed each morning by eight o'clock with her hair fashionably coiffed and makeup perfectly applied even though she is legally blind moved to a nursing home today.
Her husband of 70 years recently passed away making the move necessary.

After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home she smiled sweetly when told her room was ready.
As she maneuvered her walker to the elevator I provided a visual description of her tiny room, including the eyelet sheets that had been hung on her window"I love it" she stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having just been presented with a new puppy...

"Mrs. Jones, you haven't seen the room .... just wait"
"That doesn't have anything to do with it" she replied
"Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time Whether I like my room or not doesn't depend on how the furniture is arranged it's how I arrange my mind
I already decided to love it.

 It's a decision I make every morning when I wake up I have a choice I can spend the day in bed recounting the difficulty I have with the parts of my body that no longer work or get out of bed and be thankful for the ones that do Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open I'll focus on the new day and all the happy memories I've stored away, just for this time in my life"
She went on to explain "Old age is like a bank account you withdraw from what you've put in
So, my advice to you would be to deposit a lot of happiness in the bank account of memories Thank you for your part in filling my Memory bank
I am still depositing"
And with a smile, she said..
"Remember the five simple rules to be happy"
Free your heart from hatred
Free your mind from worries
Live simply
Give more
Expect less.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Unconditional Acceptance

This is a beautiful story and has a heart warming message. We truly need to see others as God sees them.
How often we (I do it too!) magnify the fault and misdoings of our loved ones and fail to help them mend their ways, pray for them and appreciate the good we see in them.
Today when we look at our spouse, kids, loved ones let's see them with the eyes of our Lord Jesus Christ.

He would love to see all saved and given a chance to change.
If some deliberately and stubbornly choose to still walk the 'broad way'(live in sin) after they have known the truth then no one can help them.
(Hebrews 10: 26 to 31) received this story posted below by e-mail ...
Please read this all the way through.
What a beautiful message to start the day.
This is something which we should all learn to do instinctively. We should learn to exercise this not only on strangers but to those often forgotten. ...
May this week be filled with God's love and His blessings,
God Bless,

onditional Acceptance

~Author Unknown~
I am a mother of three (ages 14, 12, 3) and have recently completed my college degree. 
The last class I had to take was Sociology.
The teacher was absolutely inspiring with the qualities that I wish every human being had been graced with.
Her last project of the term was called 'Smile.'
The class was asked to go out and smile at three people and document their reactions.
I am a very friendly person and always smile at everyone and say hello anyway, so, I thought this would be a piece of cake, literally.
Soon after we were assigned the project, my husband, youngest son, and I went out to McDonald's one crisp March morning.
It was just our way of sharing special playtime with our son.
We were standing in line, waiting to be served, when all of a sudden everyone around us began to back away, and then even my husband did.
I did not move an inch... an overwhelming feeling of panic welled up inside of me as I turned to see why they had moved.
As I turned around I smelled a horrible 'dirty body' smell, and there standing behind me were two poor homeless men.
As I looked down at the short gentleman, close to me, he was 'smiling'.
His beautiful sky blue eyes were full of God's Light as he searched for acceptance.
He said, 'Good day' as he counted the few coins he had been clutching.
The second man fumbled with his hands as he stood behind his friend. I realized the second man was mentally challenged and the blue-eyed gentleman was his salvation.
I held my tears as I stood there with them.
The young lady at the counter asked him what they wanted.
He said, 'Coffee is all Miss' because that was all they could afford. (If they wanted to sit in the restaurant and warm up, they had to buy something. He just wanted to be warm).
Then I really felt it - the compulsion was so great I almost reached out and embraced the little man with the blue eyes.
That is when I noticed all eyes in the restaurant were set on me, judging my every action.
I smiled and asked the young lady behind the counter to give me two more breakfast meals on a separate tray.
I then walked around the corner to the table that the men had chosen as a resting spot. I put the tray on the table and laid my hand on the blue-eyed gentleman's cold hand.
He looked up at me, with tears in his eyes, and said, 'Thank you.'
I leaned over, began to pat his hand and said, 'I did not do this for you. God is here working through me to give you hope.'

I started to cry as I walked away to join my husband and son. When I sat down my husband smiled at me and said, 'That is why God gave you to me, Honey, to give me hope.'
We held hands for a moment and at that time, we knew that only because of the Grace that we had been given were we able to give.

That day showed me the pure Light of God's sweet love.
I returned to college, on the last evening of class, with this story in hand.
I turned in 'my project' and the instructor read it.
Then she looked up at me and said, 'Can I share this?'
I slowly nodded as she got the attention of the class.
She began to read and that is when I knew that we as human beings and being part of God share this need to heal people and to be healed.
In my own way I had touched the people at McDonald's, my husband, son, instructor, and every soul that shared the classroom on the last night I spent as a college student.
I graduated with one of the biggest lessons I would ever learn: UNCONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE.

Much love and compassion is sent to each and every person who may read this and learn to LOVE!