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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

GOD'S GRANDEUR: BY GERARD MANLY HOPKINS: POEM FORWARDED BY CYNTHIA ABEGAIL









GOD'S GRANDEUR

The world is charged with the grandeur of God.
It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;
It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil
Crushed. Why do men now not wreck his rod
Generations have trodded, have trod, have trod;
And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil;
And wear man's smudge and share man's smell: the soil.
Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod...
O' morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs---
Because the Holy Ghost over the bent
World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings.
Gerard Manly Hopkins
(1844-1899)
Acknowledgement: Ferguson, Salter, Stallwarthy.
The Norton Anthology of Poetry

You're my Everything! Poem by Cynthia Abegail

As the sun rises from the east, I remembered You,

My Lord who never fails, my God whom I knew

As the sun sets to the west, I recollected You

My Lord who loves me, my God Who is true!


He gave me children who are so dear to me,

He gave me a beau who is so close as a bee,

He gave me grandchildren, a delight to see,

He gave me friends, supportive and free!




As I ponder in my rose garden, He is my all,

For without Him, I will have nothing at all,

I will be bare as a rock, without love to haul

And empty as a bird's nest or grass less land!




Everything is yours, the sun and the moon,

The seasons of summer, winter and spring,

The ochre flowers of autumn or fall's zing,

The great oceans and desert, the auroras!





I love you not only because You created me,

I love You because You truly nurtured me,

I love you because You brought the best 

You're my all, my everything nothing less!


All rights reserved:  Cynthia Abegail Bernardo

THE BIRDS ARE CHIRPING: REFLECTIONS by MARIA CASSIA


We're there times that your feet seems to fly from the ground.
These are joyful times when life seems kind to you.  One will
say, "Not much though!"  Yes, we do understand that life is not
a bed of tulips.  But it depends upon our attitude.  We can make
the most of the best and the worst!

If one can still appreciate the chirping of the birds, then joy
has not departed that person.  We realise that joy and peace 
could be elusive at times.

These states could be possible through intense prayer.  God is
the source of peace, joy and happiness.  Let us turn to Him
for all our needs.  He will grant us our wishes according to
his will.  Not our will, but Thine Will be done, Oh Lord!

Maria Cassia

I LOVE MY MOTHER FORWARDED BY ABRAHAM G















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IT IS GOOD TO CRY OUT TO THE LORD FOR HELP IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCE!  O' LORD, HELP US!!!

Arianna Rose Kurian-Philip: The Gifted Poet


It is very rare that we encounter a young person with a multitude of gifts.  Arianna who has a penchant for writing, is a gift for New World.  Thanks Arianna Rose for your poems and short stories which forms a part of New World's literary treasure!

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AIKO'S DIARIES BY CYNTHIA ABEGAIL

AIKO'S DIARIES

It is winter again and the cold weather bites!  One thing I notice about Aiko is her fondness for summer.
She seems to rejoice on the harsh summer sun with a glow on her not so rosy cheeks.  When winter comes, she usually snuggle on her fluffy woolen bed with some extra cloths.  This is also the time she gains a reasonable amount of weight.  I remembered that animals hibernate especially on cold months.

Aiko is very wise!  When the heater is on, she quickly get a prime spot across the heater.  How I wish I have ducted heating, nevertheless we just have to be satisfied with what is readily available.  Now it is
time for dinner.  Guess what, she does not like tuna on wintertime.  She prefers chicken fillets but not lamb or meat at all.  Aiko is so fussy that I thought her domestication is up to high standard at this point.

Now, my son visited our place and he was surprised by Aiko's colour and weight.  I told him that cats do not need to diet unlike single women!  But my son quipped, "No cats need to be of reasonable weight, too."  I replied, "Alright, I will try to keep her on her optimum weight."  Aiko seems to understand and she wagged her tail.

Aiko will always be the princess of our family. She can feel it and folks, she is getting a bit of a prima donna attitude.  I do not like to spoil her at all but sometimes, I just can't help it.  Pets give delight to a family whether a cat or dog or something else!  God is good all the time!  We usually have good company. 
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GOD'S RIGHTEOUSNESS ENDURES FOREVER


And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work. As it is written, “He scatters abroad, He gives to the poor, His righteousness endures forever”. 2 Cor. 9:8-9

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                                                                by C. Abegail

Come pray; relax your worried mind and disturbed heart in the Presence of the Lord. He has everything you are searching for. He has the power to do everything for you. He loves you more than you can ever understand how much. Sit before Him today and say “Jesus, you are able to provide me with much more than I need and much more than I can ask for” Keep repeating this prayer. Expect Him to provide for you. He will provide love, understanding, peace, goodwill, acceptance, healing, finance and everything your heart is seeking. The condition? Come into His Presence, and believe He can do it!


CYNTHIA ABEGAIL'S COLUMN: SEVEN VIRTUES

SEVEN VIRTUES

S - incerity of heart and mind
E - rase guile with honesty
V - olume of love with patience
E - mpathy for other's feelings
N - ullify pride with humility
V - oice of kindness and gentleness
S - hine in holiness and simplicity

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Monday, August 22, 2016

YOU NEED TO SMILE FORWARDED BY ABRAHAM G


YOU NEED TO SMILE: BY ABRAHAM G

This is from me to you because you are so Special!

Dream......... ..makes all things possible
Hope..............makes all things work
Love ..............makes all things beautiful
Smile..............makes all above work possible
The happiest people in the world are not those who have no problems, but those who learn to live with things that are less than perfect.
Happiness always looks small when you hold it in your hands... But when you learn to share it , you will realize how big and precious it is!!
And for that you need to smile.
Abraham G

FORTRESS OF MY SOUL: POEM FORWARDED BY CYNTHIA ABEGAIL





FORTRESS OF MY SOUL BY CYNTHIA ABEGAIL

This is a poem that signifies that God with his abundant love
and mercy welcomes us!


Fortress of my Soul


The other day I heard a knock from the door,
I peeped through the hole to see my guest
What a surprise, it is the quest of my dreams,
It is the Lord, with a soft smile that wins!


I run to the door almost stumbling with joy,
Oh Lord, I am elated to meet you today
Am I so special so much fears allayed
By your presence, nothing is delayed!


Were you busy today with the world?
Did you found time to sing me praises?
Were you pondering my letter to you?
Did you reflect on how much I love you?


Truly I say Lord to be honest and true,
At dawn I was busy reading about you
I prayed so much I fail to notice the dew
By my window that touch the rosy view.


Were you busy today with the senses?
Did you found time to reflect this morn?
Were you delighted at my gifts ever...
Of love, hope, faith and peace forever.


Will you be angry if I say, my Holy One,
Sometimes I stray and once forlorn...
Truly I am sorry for these things,
Never would I like to offend Thee!


My child, my love is everlasting,
All I seek is for your happiness
Come back to me do not hesitate
I am your fortress at any state!


Thanks O' Lord for your patience,
I open now the door of my soul
I love you so much like a dove,
Singing praises to you with love!
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