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Monday, April 22, 2019

EQUINOX: PICTURE FORWARDED BY ABRAHAM G


EQUINOX:  A FASCINATING OCCURENCE IN NATURE!
THANKS ABRAHAM G!  EXCELLENT!

GOD'S ROSEBUD FORWARDED BY SR ELSIE BABY
















GOD'S ROSEBUD

A new minister Was walking with an older, More seasoned minister In the garden one day. Feeling a bit insecure About what God Had for him to do, He was asking the older preacher For some advice. The older preacher Walked up to a rosebush And handed the young preacher A rosebud and told him To open it Without tearing off any petals. The young preacher Looked in disbelief At the older preacher And was trying to figure out What a rosebud Could possibly have to do With his wanting to know The will of God For his life and ministry. But because of his great respect For the older preacher, He proceeded to try to unfold the rose, While keeping every petal intact. It wasn't long Before he realized How impossible This was to do. Noticing the younger preacher's inability To unfold the rosebud Without tearing it, The older preacher Began to recite The following poem...


"It is only a tiny rosebud,
A flower of God's design;
But I cannot unfold the petals
With these clumsy hands of mine."

"The secret of unfolding flowers
Is not known to such as I.
GOD opens this flower so easily,
But in my hands they die."

"If I cannot unfold a rosebud,
This flower of God's design,
Then how can I have the wisdom
To unfold this life of mine?"

"So I'll trust in God for leading
Each moment of my day.
I will look to God for guidance
In each step of the way."
"The path that lies before me,

Only my Lord knows.
I'll trust God to unfold the moments,
Just as He unfolds the rose."
Please share this poem With a friend if you enjoyed Being reminded to let go And let God unfold your life. Labels: SR. ELSIE BABY 1/29/11 by georgekurian Republished

 (Thanks Sr. Elsie Baby; melodious and full of meaning!) New World

THE SNARE OF WEALTH: REFLECTION BY CYNTHIA ABEGAIL

THE SNARE OF WEALTH

One who loves gold will not be justified;
One who pursues money will be led astray by it.
Many have come to ruin because of gold
and their destruction has met them face to face.
It is a stumbling block to those who are avid for it,
And every fool will be taken captive of it.
                                                     Sirach 31: 5-7

Man was ensnared by gold and wealth even from the
earliest times.  Even when Aaron made the golden calf,
man in his weakness will be tempted for it.  It is not
surprising because humanity generally likes to live in it's
comfort zone, a well-off life with all its trimmings and laces.

But is it really worth the chase?  The Lord had said, "Seek
ye first the kingdom of God and everything will be added unto you." We can chant this verse perfectly, but do we apply it really in our lives?

When we have projects or missions, consecrate it to the Lord!
If it is for a good cause and for the building of God's kingdom,
rest assured that 'though arrows will strike you from left to right' it will succeed!  Why?  Because the Lord says so, "Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and everything will be added unto you." Certainly, one has to do his part in the venture but the success will come from the Lord.

Do not seek gold or wealth, it will evade you!  Seek and promote God's Word and slowly one will see the unprecedented success. It is not magic or instant success.   It is assured, as long as one does not sway to the left!  God gives success to those who seek him wholeheartedly and to the ones who do not have a small god, mammon---money or gold!
Cynthia Abegail

“Forget the former things.” Thus says the Lord: Reflection by Jane Pimenta of Prayer Aid Group


This is what the LORD says—  he who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters, who drew out the chariots and horses,  the army and reinforcements together, and they lay there, never to rise again,extinguished, snuffed out like a wick:  “Forget the former things;do not dwell on the past.  See, I am doing a new thing!  Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?    Isaiah 54:16-19   

Who or what is on our minds  right now causing us great concern?  Too much turmoil?  Cannot see a healing end to the situation?  Getting confused, angry.  May be all this is heavy on our hearts because we are trying to find ways to deal with the person/situation on our own.  Today let us turn it over completely to Jesus, HE WILL MAKE A WAY out of what is bothering us – scaring us.   If we remain holding onto our darkness it will fester more and more, but when we hand it over to Jesus, He will bring it into  His Light and  behold!  We will be set free…. Lets do it today.  (Jane, you are truly gifted by the Lord in writing reflections.  These are concise and meaningful words from God.  Thanks for your faithful service to our Lord.  Excellent).  

Do not fear, I will help you: Reflection by Prayer Aid

For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.  Is 41:13
When the Lord Himself is prepared to hold our hand, why should any situation we are in upset us?   This very first scripture vs I send to you today, is helping me in my situation with my husband – I have decided to surrender my fears and anxiety over my husband to Him – I invite you to surrender your fears and anxiety over your situation to Jesus and be at peace…. The Lord is for us, He will help us, He will never abandon us.. Amen (Thanks Jane, there are hundreds of Bible verses when the Lord said, “Be not afraid.”  Excellent).  New World

WHY DO I LOVE YOU? POEM BY ROY CROFT FORWARDED BY THOMAS PHILIP RANNI

WHY DO I LOVE YOU ? FORWARDED BY THOMAS PHILIP RANNI
WHY DO I LOVE YOU ?
BY
ROY CROFT

I love you,
Not only for what you are,
But for what I am
When I am with you.

I love you
Not only for what
You have made of yourself,
But for what
You are making of me.

I love you
For ignoring the possibilities
Of the fool in me
And for laying firm  hold
Of the possibilities for good.

Why do I love you?

I love you
For closing your eyes
To the discords-
And for adding to the music in me
By worshipful listening.

I love you because you
Are helping me to make
Of the lumber of my life
Not a tavern
But a temple;
And out of the words
Of my every day
Not a reproach
But a song.

I love you
Because you have done
More than any creed
To make me happy.

You have done it
Without a word,
Without a touch,
Without a sign,
You have done it
Just by being yourself.

After all
Perhaps that is what
Love means.

-ROY CROFT

"You Reap what you Sow" from Galatians 6:7

"It is a recurrent biblical theme in both in both Old and New Testament that a person, or even a nation reaps what is down and is rewarded, for good or ill, according to whether the actions are performed in obedience to God." 

These words remind us that life is not a one way-traffic.  We ask for God's grace to obey his will and in response to the God-given grace, we take responsibility for obeying Him with all of our hearts.  As the grace is abundantly poured on us, God gives us the free will to keep up to our promise to obey, worship and to love Him.


Source:  Flavell, Linda and Roger.  Dictionary Proverbs and their Origins. (p. 204-205).

One Day at a Time: Picture


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Jasmine flower

BEAUTIFUL JASMINE FLOWERS!

SO PURE AND WHITE!

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Happy Easter from New World


Happy Easter from Cynthia Abegail


"FRUITES" POEM BY ARIANNA ROSE KURIAN- PHILIP


ARIANNA'S NEW POEM "FRUITES" BY ARIANNA ROSE PHILIP






(Arianna's new poem. She is now a little more than 10 years old.  Our respected readers have welcome her poems and short stories with great enthusiasm. We have only corrected the spelling mistakes on the words written.Thank you)
Editorial Board

**THE FRUITES**
POEM
BY
ARIANNA ROSE PHILIP

DELICIOUS FRUITES
SITTING IN THE BOWL
ALL DIFFERENT KINDS
STRAWBERRIES, BLUEBERRIES
EVEN PEACHES LOOK SO DELICIOUS

ALL RIPE
I TAKE ONE BY ONE
AND NOW THERE IS NOTHING LEFT OF THEM
BUT A BOWL !!



(Arianna Rose Philip, the youngest brilliant poet
in New World exudes a striking, natural ambience in
her latest poem, The Fruites.
It is interesting to note that Arianna chose logical themes of
nature and everyday encounters of life. This is superb because we can connect with them perfectly.
Arianna could be envisioned to be a great poetess in her own time; she is truly a promising poet, one to reach heights in the field of literature. Outstanding young poetess! Arianna, we love your poems!)
Cynthia Abegail Bernardo


 I liked the innocence and simplicity of the contents of young Ariann's poem Fruities and other poems which you had forwarded. It seems the frame of her mind is brimming with ideas on subjects which she observes around her. It is also evident that she minutely observe things. A bowel full of fruits and an empty bowel without them ! A common thing of everyday life has been depicted meaningfully and beautifully, I send my best wishes and congratulations to Arianna.
by SUDHIR PANAKKAVEETTIL

The Riches of God according to His glory in Christ Jesus

Only God will meet all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.  Phil 4:19
Negative words or attitudes and someone’s thoughtless behaviour cause pain and sometimes anger.   This is true even of us!   Today let us bless others by praising them for something, let us place our hands on a friend or colleague who may be down and encourage them, Let us WhatsApp our spouse, kids, a dear friend and just say “I was thinking of you, I love you”  People welcome blessings in the face of their troubles and busy day…..the Lord is blessing us, let us in turn bless others and increase our joy. 

(Thanks Jane for this reflection full of insights and practical approach in living one’s life)  Cynthia Abegail in behalf of New World.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Thank You God, for Everything


Thank You God for Everything

Thank you God, for little things that often come our way---The things we take for granted and don't mention when we pray---The unexpected courtesy, the thoughtful, kindly deed---A hand to reach out to help us, in the time of sudden need---O make us more aware, dear GOD, of little daily graces.  That come to us with "sweet surprise" from never dreamed of places.  Thank you God for our Nation, our Families, our Blessings!


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