Monday, November 26, 2007

Special Friendship

Yesterday, I was browsing the Internet and searching for something that could cheer me up and I came across with these two beautiful stories.

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Information Please
Author Unknown

When I was quite young, my father had one of the first telephones in our neighborhood. I remember well the polished old case fastened to the wall. The shiny receiver hung on the side of the box. I was too little to reach the telephone, but used to listen with fascination when my mother used to talk to it.

Then I discovered that somewhere inside the wonderful device lived an amazing person - her name was Information Please and there was nothing she did not know. Information Please could supply anybody's number and the correct time.

My first personal experience with this genie-in-the-bottle came one day while my mother was visiting a neighbor. Amusing myself at the tool bench in the basement, I whacked my finger with a hammer. The pain was terrible, but there didn't seem to be any reason in crying because there was no one home to give sympathy. I walked around the house sucking my throbbing finger, finally arriving at the stairway - The telephone! Quickly I ran for the footstool in the parlor and dragged it to the landing. Climbing up I unhooked the receiver in the parlor and held it to my ear. Information Please I said into the mouthpiece just above my head.

A click or two and a small clear voice spoke into my ear. "Information."

"I hurt my finger. . ." I wailed into the phone. The tears came readily enough now that I had an audience.

"Isn't your mother home?" came the question.

"Nobody's home but me." I blubbered.

"Are you bleeding?"

"No," I replied. "I hit my finger with the hammer and it hurts."

"Can you open your icebox?" she asked. I said I could. "Then chip off a little piece of ice and hold it to your finger."

After that I called Information Please for everything. I asked her for help with my geography and she told me where Philadelphia was. She helped me with my math, and she told me my pet chipmunk I had caught in the park just the day before would eat fruits and nuts.

And there was the time that Petey, our pet canary died. I called Information Please and told her the sad story. She listened, then said the usual things grown-ups say to soothe a child. But I was unconsoled. Why is it that birds should sing so beautifully and bring joy to all families, only to end up as a heap of feathers, feet up on the bottom of a cage?

She must have sensed my deep concern, for she said quietly, "Paul, always remember that there are other worlds to sing in."

Somehow I felt better.

Another day I was on the telephone. "Information Please."

"Information," said the now familiar voice.

"How do you spell fix?" I asked.

All this took place in a small town in the pacific Northwest. Then when I was 9 years old, we moved across the country to Boston. I missed my friend very much. Information Please belonged in that old wooden box back home, and I somehow never thought of trying the tall, shiny new phone that sat on the hall table.

Yet as I grew into my teens, the memories of those childhood conversations never really left me; often in moments of doubt and perplexity I would recall the serene sense of security I had then. I appreciated now how patient, understanding, and kind she was to have spent her time on a little boy.

A few years later, on my way west to college, my plane put down in Seattle. I had about half an hour or so between plane, and I spent 15 minutes or so on the phone with my sister, who lived there now. Then without thinking what I was doing, I dialed my hometown operator and said, "Information Please".

Miraculously, I heard again the small, clear voice I knew so well, "Information." I hadn't planned this but I heard myself saying, "Could you tell me please how-to spell fix?'

There was a long pause. Then came the soft spoken answer, "I guess that your finger must have healed by now."

I laughed, "So it's really still you, I said. "I wonder if you have any idea how much you meant to me during that time."

"I wonder, she said, if you know how much your calls meant to me. I never had any children, and I used to look forward to your calls."

I told her how often I had thought of her over the years and I asked if I could call her again when I came back to visit my sister.

"Please do, just ask for Sally."

Just three months later I was back in Seattle. . .A different voice answered Information and I asked for Sally.

"Are you a friend?" "Yes, a very old friend." "Then I'm sorry to have to tell you. Sally has been working part-time the last few years because she was sick. She died five weeks ago." But before I could hang up she said, "Wait a minute. Did you say your name was Paul?"

"Yes."

"Well, Sally left a message for you. She wrote it down, Here it is I'll read it 'Tell him I still say there are other worlds to sing in. He'll know what I mean'."

I thanked her and hung up. I did know what Sally meant.

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Flying

by:Roger Dean Kiser, Sr.

Once upon a time there was a little boy who was raised in an orphanage.

The little boy had always wished that he could fly like a bird. It was very difficult for him to understand why he could not fly. There were birds at the zoo that were much bigger than he, and they could fly.

"Why can't I?" he thought. "Is there something wrong with me?" he wondered.

There was another little boy who was crippled. He had always wished that he could walk and run like other little boys and girls.

"Why can't I be like them?" he thought.

One day the little orphan boy who had wanted to fly like a bird ran away from the orphanage. He came upon a park where he saw the little boy who could not walk or run playing in the sandbox.

He ran over to the little boy and asked him if he had ever wanted to fly like a bird.

"No," said the little boy who could not walk or run. "But I have wondered what it would be like to walk and run like other boys and girls."

"That is very sad." said the boy who wanted to fly. "Do you think we could be friends?" he said to the little boy in the sandbox.

"Sure." said the little boy.

The two little boys played for hours. They made sand castles and made really funny sounds with their mouths. Sounds which made them laugh real hard. Then the little boy's father came with a wheelchair to pick up his son. The little boy who had always wanted to fly ran over to the boy's father and whispered something into his ear.

"That would be OK," said the man.

The little boy who had always wanted to fly like a bird ran over to his new friend and said, "You are my only friend and I wish that there was something that I could do to make you walk and run like other little boys and girls. But I can't. But there is something that I can do for you."

The little orphan boy turned around and told his new friend to slide up onto his back. He then began to run across the grass. Faster and faster he ran, carrying the little crippled boy on his back. Faster and harder he ran across the park. Harder and harder he made his legs travel. Soon the wind just whistled across the two little boys' faces.

The little boy's father began to cry as he watched his beautiful little crippled son flapping his arms up and down in the wind, all the while yelling at the top of his voice,

"I'M FLYING, DADDY. I'M FLYING!"

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We are all special in the eyes of our Lord. He created us with a purpose. Let's be contented of what and who we are for even in our own little ways we can make this world a better place. Value your friends! Share your blessings!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Have I Told You Lately That I Love You

I love this song, the lyrics is very nice so enjoy and fell in love!!



Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
by Rod Stewart

Have I told you lately that I love you
Have I told you there's no one else above you
You fill my heart with gladness
Take away all my sadness
Ease my troubles, that's what you do

For the morning sun and all it's glory
Greets the day with hope and comfort, too
You fill my heart with laughter
Somehow, you make it better
Ease my troubles, that's what you do

There's a love that's divine
And it's yours and it's mine
Like the sun
And at the end of the day
We should give thanks and pray
To the one, to the one

Have I told you lately that I love you
Have I told you there's no one else above you
You fill my heart with gladness
Take away all my sadness
Ease my troubles, that's what you do

There's a love that's divine
And it's yours and it's mine
Like the sun
And at the end of the day
We should give thanks and pray
To the one, to the one

Have I told you lately that I love you
Have I told you there's no one else above you
You fill my heart with gladness
Take away all my sadness
Ease my troubles, that's what you do

Take away my sadness, fill my life with gladness
Ease my troubles, that's what you do

Take away my sadness, fill my life with gladness
Ease my troubles, that's what you do


**i'll upload a video next time

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Is it worth it?

I've been searching the internet for an hour (along with doing my task of course ;)) for a good story to post for my blog. I've read many inspirational stories but I don't think they're fitted for today's post. I keep on searching and I found this story from http://www.inspirationallane.com. It's simple and has a very nice message. It's not just about friends but it is about every decision we make in our lives. So read on and think about it.
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Horror gripped the heart of the World War 1 soldier as he saw his lifelong friend fall in battle. Caught in a trench with continuous gunfire whizzing over his head, the soldier asked his lieutenant if he might go out into the "no man's land" between the trenches to bring his fallen comrade back.

"You can go," said the lieutenant, "but i don't think it will be worth it. Your friend is probably dead and you may throw your life away." The lieutenant's advice didn't matter, and the soldier went anyway. Miraculously he managed to reach his friend, hoist him onto his shoulder and bring him back to their company's trench. As the two of them tumbled in together to the bottom of the trench, the officer checked the wounded soldier, and then looked kindly at his friend.

"I told you it wouldn't be worth it," he said. "Your friend is dead and you are mortally wounded." "It was worth it, though, sir," said the soldier. "What do you mean; worth it?" responded the Lieutenant. "Your friend is dead" "YES, Sir" the private answered. "But it was worth it because when i got to him, he was still alive and i had the satisfaction of hearing him say, "JIM........, I KNEW YOU'D COME."


** Think of it..and reflect..

Many times in life, whether a thing is worth doing or not, really depends on how u look at it. Take up all your courage and do something your heart tells you to do so that you may not regret not doing it later in your life.."May each and every one of you be blessed with the company of TRUE FRIENDS." "A true friend is one who walks in, when the rest of the world walks out." War doesn't determine who's right. War only determines who's left.

May you all be blessed!

keeping in touch

Today I was quite bored with my tasks ;) so I went blog hopping. I love reading blogs but I seldom leave a comment. Today I learned that every comment on blog posts ads color to a blogger's day. So I browsed some of my favorite blogs and leave a few words just to let them know I dropped by and I love their posts.

I think this simple act is not only applicable in blogs or friendster comments but it goes much deeper into relationships. It is keeping in touch with your friends and loved ones. Yes, they know we're here, they know we exist but there's nothing better than always telling your friends you appreciate them or letting them know you always care through text messages, emails, comments, a call or even a letter. These simple ways makes friendship and relationships stronger.

To all my friends, thank you! You've made me who I am today and I will always treasure every moment that we've spent.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

A precious element

To all women in the world take a look at this!


I've seen this post from a http://www.darkroastedblend.com/, the site is really great. Click on the picture to enlarge.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

My cute inaanak (godson)

video

This is KM, he's very adorable and talkative. He is 1 year and 8 months old.
In the video he's holding a cellphone and is giving it to me when he accidentally dropped it :)

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Tagged: 8 Random Facts

I was tagged by Junelle to give 8 facts about me. Well, I have no choice.
Here are the rules:

The Rules:
  • You share 8 things that your readers don’t know about you then at the end, tag 8 other bloggers to keep the fun going. Each blogger must post these rules first.
  • Each blogger starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
  • At the end of the post, a blogger needs to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
  • Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.
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8 Random Facts about me:
1. The hardest question I have to answer is when I'm asked to tell me about myself. It's best to ask people around me or my friends, they know me better than I know myself ;) So this'll be tough!
2. I have no night life (like junelle :D)
3. saturdays and sundays are family and church time. You can always find me at church during saturday afternoon and sunday morning.
4. I went to movie theaters once every 3 years!haha kidding..but i really go to movie theaters very seldom.
5. For 9 years of my stay here in the city..i only failed to go home for 5 weekends.
6. The first time I rode a roller coaster, I cried (that's probably 11 years ago). My younger brother and sister were mad at me because they loved it! But they can't, they're big sister was afraid hahaha :D Now I love riding roller coasters!!
7. I love making myself cry (this is weird!!!I find it weird, really)
8. I once can't sleep without lights. Until i was 13, we used to keep a gas lamp in our room. I'm scared when its totally dark, I feel like drowning or something.

Well, I finished it, but to tell you, it got me 6 hours to finish this post :)

Monday, August 6, 2007

A Miracle

Early today, when I arrived at the office, I opened my email and found this message from a friend. At first I thought it was just another chain letter but when I read through it I was amazed not only by the story itself but by how Jesus can work in really mysterious ways just to let the people know that He really loves us.
Read on..and be blessed..


A Muslim man in Egypt killed
his wife and then buried her with their infant baby and 8-year old daughter. The girls were buried alive! He then reported to the police that an uncle killed the kids. 15 days later, another family member died. When they went to bury him, they found the 2 little girls under the sand - ALIVE !

The country is outraged over the incident, and the man will be executed. The older girl was asked how she had survived. "A man wearing shiny white clothes, with bleeding wounds in his hands, came every day to feed us. He woke up my mom so she could nurse my sister," she said.

She was interviewed on Egyptian national TV, by a veiled Muslim woman news anchor. She said on public TV, "This was none other than Jesus, because nobody else does things like this!"

Muslims believe Isa (Jesus) would do this, but the wounds mean He really was crucified, and it's clear also that He is alive! But, it's also clear that the child could not make up a story like this, and there is no way these children could have survived without a true miracle. Muslim leaders are going to have a hard time to figure out what to do with this, and the popularity of the Passion movie
doesn't help! With Egypt at the center of the media and education in the Middle East , you can be sure this story will spread. Christ is still turning the world upside down!

The Lord says, "I will bless the person who puts his trust in me." (Jeremiah 17:7)

Please spread the news. God bless you all.

Still have doubts? Try visiting these following sites and be amazed by more miracles!!!

http://www.backtojerusalem.com/News%20from%20the%20Front%20Lines/Egypt.htm
http://bibleprobe.com/miracles.htm
http://iba4jesus.tripod.com/jesus_in_egypt.html
http://www.choicesforliving.com/spirit/angels/angels-1.htm
http://bibleprobe.com/forum/forum_entry.php?id=4088

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Is man good or evil?

I first encountered this question when I was in high school. We were asked to write an essay answering the question, "Is man good or evil?"

When I answered this, I was sure and convinced that man by nature is good since we were created from the image and likeness of God. I always believed in that until my brother wrote this essay.

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Man by nature is evil. Nature is defined as inherent tendencies of a person or in other words "instinct." Instincts are acts where thinking or reasoning is excluded. This is sometimes referred to as "gut feeling" or for women it's "women's intuition." In example, if someone throws a stone at you, "instinctively" what will you do? Without thinking, we would respond to this in the same manner and would throw back a stone. Other examples are; when we were born, they say that our clenched fist symbolizes our greediness, any person abused or hurt would result to violence, revenge and hate. Our nature or flesh (as in the bible), which is evil will never get along with the spirit, which is good. Gal. 5:16-17 says, "But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17For( the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do."
I say man in nature is evil because the bible says in gal. 5:19, "You know what comes from the flesh: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality... jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, 21envy, drunkenness, etc." The word "comes" from the flesh tells us that the things are inherent to the flesh, while on the spirit they are referred to as fruits, which means something that takes time, effort and is a result. One saying often heard is "there is always a good in every man," which explains that human is full of evil but the spirit convicts us to do good.
If man by nature is good, what comes into our mind when we see our enemy? What comes out of our mouths when we are angry or insulted? What do we do when we hate someone?

Man is evil. Man is sinful and only God is good, citing the words of Jesus in Mark 10:18, "Why do you call me good?" Jesus answered. "No one is good—except God alone." That's why we need a savior to save us from the evil we are in, and we need to follow Him to be like Him; perfect and holy. Lastly, I'll quote Romans 3:10, "As it is written: There is no one righteous, not even one."
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So what do you think?

Is man good or evil?

Monday, July 9, 2007

Movies..movies..and great movies!


I was never a movie goer. I thought that seeing a movie at the theater is just a waste of money. I can rent a vcd/dvd and watch it at home and spending only have the price or less.

But last week I was persuaded to watch Transformers, after 3 long years I get to enter the movie theater again!!! At first I was hesitant to watch the movie because I thought It's like the cartoon episodes I saw on tv. But when I saw the trailer on HBO, I had a second thought. Maybe I should give it a try.

After an hour and a half, I insisted to watch it again. It was fantastic! I just want to watch it again and again. The story is really nice with a combination of comedy and action.
There were no dull moments, you just want to hear and see every part of it. I also love the robots, they were so real, and I wished I had one, lol!
My money was worth it, really. I kept on convincing my friends to watch it because it's really the best!





Before my hangover with transformers was washed out, last sunday, I watched Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. It was also great! I loved the first movie and I was sure I'm going to love this. The plot is nice with Reed and Sue's Wedding and the attack of the silver surfer. It's also full of suspense, though I quite know that Victor Doom was behind the surfer (lol!), like I thought Sue would really die and there's no more part 3 hahaha :D I also love the character of the silver surfer, he's mysterious but with a kind heart(awww).
Two great movies in a week!!! That was really fun.
I love nice movies like these. I hope we could have more of these kind.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Father's Day



On June 17 the whole world will celebrate father's day and I wonder if children have already figured out what they'll give their daddies. I looked for the top ten gifts for dads, so take a look which of these you'd love your dad to have.




Personalized Gifts:
1. Mug with your dad's name
2. a cool statement shirt
3. picture frame (with your photo and your dad or a family picture)
4. a nice poem or letter
5. a sumptuous dinner (which you prepared)

For Sporty Dads:
1. sports cap
2. sports event ticket (ticket on a basketball game)
3. rubber shoes
4. sports gear
5. jacket/shorts/socks



others:
1. watch
2. a facial treat
3. a book
4. swiss knife
5. a bottle of his favorite wine



Give your dad a treat on this special day! Though we only celebrate this day once a year, let's make this memorable and unforgettable. But thanking your fathers doesn't limit you to 24 hours, we have so much time everyday to make them feel special and to let them know how much we love them.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

I Promise


Here's a song from Jaci Velasquez that has really catched my attention. It speaks of a promise from a girl to be pure and patiently wait for the right person that God has prepared for her.




Lord, you know my heart
And all my desires
And the secret things I’ll never tell
Lord you know them well
Though I may be young,
I see and understand
That at times like sheep
We go astray and things get out of hand

Chorus:
So I promise to be true to you
To live my life in purity
As unto you
Waiting for the day
When I hear you say
Here is the one I have created just for you

Until then O lord
I will be content
Knowing that true love
Will come some day
And will only come from you
Cause I have seen the suffering that loneliness can cause
When we choose to give our love away
With out a righteous cause

Monday, May 14, 2007

What is a Mother?



A Mother has so many things to do,
From washing, ironing, cleaning to tying a shoe.
She scrubs, she mends, she cooks and sews,
She bathes the children and washes their clothes.
When they forget to wash their faces clean,
And their clothes are the muddiest you've ever seen,
Who repairs the clothes and scrubs them like new?
Of course, that is what a Mother will do. Who becomes the doctor or the nurse when they are ill,
Applying a bandage or giving them a pill?
Who becomes a teacher when a child has homework?
She must never her duty shirk.
Who becomes a detective to find a toy or a book?
For missing things she must look and look?
Who becomes a listner to every heartache,
To every accompolishment that a child makes?
Who scolds their children when they are naughty,
Or remind them of God when they are to haughty?
Who tends her family with love and patience, too?
Of course that is what a Mother will do.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

God is like...


A fifth grade teacher asked her class to look at TV commercials and see if they could use them in some way to communicate ideas about God.

Here are some of the results:

GOD is like BAYER ASPIRIN - He works miracles.
GOD is like a FORD - He's got a better idea.
GOD is like COKE - He's the real thing.
GOD is like HALLMARK CARDS - He cares enough to send the very best.
GOD is like TIDE - He gets the stains out that others leave behind.
GOD is like DUPONT - He has a better idea!
GOD is like GENERAL ELECTRIC - He brings good things to life.
GOD is like SEARS - He has everything.
GOD is like ALKA-SELTZER - Try Him, you'll like Him.
GOD is like SCOTCH TAPE - You can't see Him, but you know He's there.
GOD is like DELTA - He's ready when you are.
GOD is like ALLSTATE - You're in good hands with Him.
GOD is like VO-5 HAIR SPRAY - He holds through all kinds of weather.
GOD is like DIAL SOAP - Aren't you glad you have Him. Don't you wish every body did?

Sunday, April 29, 2007

another cute photo

mmm...really cute..
this is another photo I got from an email.
I hope you will grasp the true meaning of these pictures, they may be kids but I believe this has a message for all of us!

Colossians 4:2
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.

1 Thessalonians 5:17
pray continually.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

check this out!


hey guys check out this lens on squidoo http://www.squidoo.com/evdomanuals
it's about evdo cards and other data connection devices!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Aw..Amen.



This is just so adorable! I got this from an email sent by my aunt..This is just too good not to post it here..
...even dogs know how to pray...

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Philippians 4:6

Monday, March 5, 2007

What Eve's are for..

Ever wondered why God still needs to create eve? well, here are some things to satisfy your curiosity!


10. God was worried that Adam would frequently become lost in the garden because he would not ask for directions.

9. God knew that one day Adam would require someone to locate and hand him the remote.

8. God knew Adam would never go out and buy himself a new fig leaf when his wore out and would therefore need Eve to buy one for him.

7. God knew Adam would never be able to make a doctor's dentist's or haircut appointment by himself.

6. God knew Adam would never remember which night to put the garbage on the curb.

5. God knew if the world was to be populated, men would never be able to handle the pain and discomfort of childbearing.

4. As the Keeper of the Garden, Adam would never remember where he left his tools.

3. Apparently, Adam needed someone to blame his troubles on when God caught him hiding in the garden.

2. As the Bible says, "It is not good for man to be alone."



And finally, the #1 reason why God created Eve....

1. When God finished the creation of Adam, He stepped back, scratched his head, and said, "I can do better than that!"

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Happy Heart's day!


Today is Valentine's day!
A day for lovers, couples, sweethearts and even friends..
but for me, it reminds me of the greatest love the world has ever known..

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”- John 3:16

I was once asked to define love..and to my surprise, I can't find a definite description for love..one of my friend gave an answer that made me smile and thanked God..
"LOVE is best described on the cross"
--yes, it's the greatest expression of love..sacrificing your life for others..

..we could not give the exact definition of love in one sentence, coz love is very mysterious that it can only be explained by the heart..

..i hope that today people will realize that love is more than just hugs and kisses..
--let us give each other unconditional love, a love patterned from Jesus Christ--

Have a happy and blessed Heart's Day!!!

Monday, February 5, 2007

KIDS IN CHURCH


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3-year-old Reese:
"Our Father, Who does art in heaven,
Harold is His name. Amen."
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A little boy was overheard praying:
"Lord, if you can't make me a better boy, don't worry about it.
I'm having a real good time like I am."
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After the christening of his baby brother in church,
Jason sobbed all the way home in the back seat of the car.
His father asked him three times what was wrong.
Finally, the boy replied,
"That preacher said he wanted us brought up in a Christian home,
and I wanted to stay with you guys."
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I had been teaching my three-year old daughter, Caitlin,
the Lord's Prayer for several evenings at bedtime.
She would repeat after me the lines from the prayer.
Finally, she decided to go solo.
I listened with pride as she carefully enunciated each word,
right up to the end of the prayer:
"Lead us not into temptation," she prayed,
"but deliver us from E-mail.
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One particular four-year-old prayed,
"And forgive us our trash baskets
as we forgive those who put trash in our baskets."
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A Sunday school teacher asked her children as they
were on the way to church service,
"And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?"
One bright little girl replied,
"Because people are sleeping."
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Six-year-old Angie and her four-year-old
brother, Joel, were sitting together in church.
Joel giggled, sang, and talked out loud.
Finally, his big sister had had enough.
"You're not supposed to talk out loud in church."
"Why? Who's going to stop me?" Joel asked.
Angie pointed to the back of the church and said,
"See those two men standing by the door?
They're hushers."
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A mother was preparing pancakes for her sons,Kevin 5, and Ryan 3.
The boys began to argue over who would get the first pancake.
Their mother saw the opportunity for a moral lesson.
"If Jesus were sitting here, He would say,
'Let my brother have the first pancake, I can wait.'
Kevin turned to his younger brother and said,
"Ryan, you be Jesus!"
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A father was at the beach with his children
when the four-year-old son ran up to him,
grabbed his hand, and led him to the shore
where a seagull lay dead in the sand.
"Daddy, what happened to him?" the son asked.
"He died and went to Heaven," the Dad replied.
The boy thought a moment and then said,
"Did God throw him back down?"
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A wife invited some people to dinner.
At the table, she turned to their six-year-old daughter and said,
"Would you like to say the blessing?"
"I wouldn't know what to say," the girl replied.
"Just say what you hear Mommy say," the wife answered.
The daughter bowed her head and said,
"Lord, why on earth did I invite all these people to dinner?"
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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Who's God?


This was written by an 8 year old from Chula Vista, CA, for his third grade homework assignment, which was to explain God.

Explain God

One of God's main jobs is making people. He makes them to replace the ones that die, so there will be enough people to take care of things on earth.

He doesn't make grown-ups, just babies. I think because they are smaller and easier to make. That way He doesn't have to take up His valuable time teaching them to talk and walk. He can just leave that to mothers and fathers.

God's second most important job is listening to prayers. An awful lot of this goes on, since some people, like preachers and things, pray at times beside bedtime. God doesn't have time to listen to the radio or TV because of this. Because He hears everything, there must be a terrible lot of noise in His ears, unless He has thought of a way to turn it off.

God sees everything and hears everything and is everywhere, which keeps Him pretty busy. So you shouldn't go wasting His time by going over your mom and dad's head asking for something they said you couldn't have.

Atheists are people who don't believe in God. I don't think there are any in Chula Vista. At least there aren't any who come to our church.

Jesus is God's Son. He used to do all the hard work like walking on water and performing miracles and trying to teach the people who didn't want to learn about God. They finally got tired of Him preaching to them and they crucified Him. But He was good and kind, like His Father and He told His Father that they didn't know what they were doing and to forgive them and God said O.K. His Dad (God) appreciated everything that He had done and all His hard work on earth so He told Him He didn't have to go out on the road anymore. He could stay in heaven. So He did. And now He helps His Dad out by listening to prayers and seeing things which are important for God to take care of and which ones He can take care of Himself without having to bother God. Like a secretary, only more important.

You can pray anytime you want and they are sure to help you because they got it worked out so one of them is on duty all the time. You should always go to church on Sunday because it makes God happy, and if there's anybody you want to make happy, it's God. Don't skip church to do something you think will be more fun like going to the beach. This is wrong. And besides the sun doesn't come out at the beach until noon anyway. If you don't believe in God, besides being an atheist, you will be very lonely, because your parents can't go everywhere with you, like to camp, but God can. It is good to know He's around you when you're scared in the dark or when you can't swim and you get thrown into real deep water by big kids.

But... you shouldn't just always think of what God can do for you. I figure God put me here and He can take me back anytime He pleases. And..That's why I believe in God.

Danny

Thursday, January 4, 2007

happy new year!



yahoo-yahoo!!!!! It's 2007, year of the pig according to the Chinese calendar. Does that mean we'll act like pigs do?uh-ohh....
A lot of predictions have been made for 2007..most of it are about the worsening politics in the Philippines..we'll even though they're not going to predict it, we're all sure politics will get worse.
Other predictions are about disasters brought by nature..floods, typhoons, earthquakes..
When we think of these things, it seems that 2007 will be the worst year ever. Try looking back on their predictions for 2006, they're almost the same..but hey it's 2007, that means we survived.
Despite of all these negative predictions each year, we were able to made it through 2007. Now we are facing another set of negative vibrations and more hurdles to pass, yet I pray that we will all survive this year.
Pigs symbolize greediness, but unlike them we need not be greedy to be successful. Greediness is the root of failure. So this year of the pig, we should prune all those pig-like attitude that we keep in ourselves and be more optimistic of the future, trusting God to give us a discerning spirit for all decisions that we're going to make.
Faith is all we need to survive each passing year, letting God take care of things we can't handle, giving God all the right to be in control of our lives and humbling ourselves before our creator by acknowledging that we are nothing without Him.
So I pray that we all have a year full of colors, smiles, tears of success and more love in our hearts.