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Never Despise A Small Beginning In Life
This one speaks to this Blog. Scripture teaches this very basic yet profound principle that we are never to despise our small humble beginning. No doubt, it can be rough at the start but if we remain faithful even through life's challenging and difficult times, we will one day emerge from the 'rubble' onto a journey of faith and true happiness. From a place of rock bottom (adversity, trials, persecution and rejection) when I began my Blog, I've learned that true happiness is never determined by the circumstances that we face each day, but true happiness comes from God, from having a desire for Him and His word, and doing what He requires us to do (pursuing our calling). Blogging while it brings happiness to my life, it allows me the opportunity to share messages of hope and the good news of the gospel with so many into over 50 countries/nations around the world. "True Happiness" posted January 10th 2012
Getting over hurdles can be difficult if there is not the grace and the anointing of God to do so. It doesn't matter how gifted or how talented we are, we still need God's touch and His grace to make things work the way He planned it. Heartbroken as we may have been from whatever our own personal story was this year, the key to getting over the hurdles, for breaking down the prison wall of captivity and finally for the healing of each of our heart and soul means forgiving the ones who had caused us hurt, grief, pain, disappointment and broken hearts. In a touching moment in the interview with Anderson Cooper/CNN, the mother of Grace McDonnell said this, "I feel fearless. I'm going to take on the world for my Gracie girl - I have nothing to lose and everything to gain." In a way I believe she was saying to the world, her daughter loved peace and stood for peace and would have forgiven the shooter. She now represents what her daughter stood for and so, forgiveness, not so much for the perpetrator/s but for the one/s who expects God to forgive us for our own trespasses/sins. You may read more here: Sandy Hook Victims: Grace McDonnells Mother Lynn Remembers Daughter; "Forgiveness Is Key To The Healing Of Your Soul" posted January 11th 2012;
"Forgiveness Is Not An Option - It Is A Necessity" (Part 1) posted August 4th 2012; "Forgiveness Is Not An Option - It Is A Necessity (The Conclusion)
A Brave Olympian Who Pioneered Change
A Little Child Shall Lead The Way
|15 year old Malala Yousafzai|
Who Said A Delay Meant Denial
Read more here "Trusting God Through Life's Delays" posted July 16th 2012
The Miracle Of Love And Life
Read more: "Can Bad Be Mistaken For Good When You're Down Low" You might also like: Look Beyond The Dark Cloud"
It's The Little Things That Matters The Most
Some of life's greatest blessings/gifts comes in unsuspecting neatly bundled packages and at a time when least expected! This was certainly the case when I discovered through my gmail account that I had been featured on BLOGGERS as one of the Bloggers of the day. (Editors pick) In addition to my profile and my Blog Empowerment Moments being showcased for the day November 11th, I was also awarded with a 'Featured Bloggers Badge' on my profile. Once again thank you to the Bloggers.com Team. Read more here
Sandy Was No Match For Man's Best Friend Sandy
Learn more on how a volunteer rescuer helped track down her owner and reunited them.
He's NOT God But 100% Human
President Obama while he must continue to be firm when it comes to policies (domestic and foreign), and so many other matters pertaining to that great nation, in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, he showed the world that even as Commander in Chief of the USA he was indeed 100% human. In his own words as he fought back the tears, he said, "Our hearts are broken today." Though still grieved, many will forever be blessed by the way he went about leading the USA and no doubt the rest of the world into mourning and also for declaring his position in helping to make changes in regulations when it come to firearms. People have banded together in big-hearted ways as they help one another get through the grief and pain. Read Obama's address to the nation right after shooting; Obama's address at the vigil for Sandy Hook shooting victims (full text)
Up Close And Personal - God's Idea Of Twins
Towards the end of September this year, God blessed me with my very first set of grand babies. It was such a remarkable event. And this is what made it so amazing, so miraculous and hence, my biggest story of all for 2012 - Two babies, one boy and one girl, two mothers giving birth exactly two days and six hours apart of each other, at two different hospitals miles apart from each other. While I was at one hospital with one daughter, the other called and said she had gone into labor. I had to leave that one hospital with the first one who by then had given birth, and travel by boat for one hour to get back on the island to be with my other daughter for her delivery. Who came into the world first? The baby boy did. If it sound like a miraculous story, then it is for me really. My daughters did not plan to get pregnant together - only God could have done that! Going into labor around the same time - only God could have done that! First time grandma's and grandpa's on every side and the start of a new generation for all. God's idea of twins and having them around with me this time, made my holidays most memorable.
Peace, love and blessings to everyone! Continue to enjoy the rest of the weekend and the rest of 2012!
Up Close And Personal - God's Idea Of Twins
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|My adorable grand babies|