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Thursday, October 30, 2014

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GOD'S WINGS FORWARDED BY SR ELSIE BABY

GOD'S WINGS: A GREAT STORY: FORWARDED BY SR.ELSIE BABY
(We come across great stories , rarely. This is really a great, wonderful story.) New World God's Wings -
A little something to put things in perspective...After a forest fire inYellowstone National Park, forest rangers began their trek up a mountain to assess the inferno's damage.One ranger found a bird literally petrified in ashes, perched statuesquely on the ground at the base of a tree. Somewhat sickened by the eerie sight, he knocked over the bird with a stick. When he gently struck it, three tiny chicks scurried from under their dead mother's wings. The loving mother, keenly aware of impending disaster, had carried her offspring to the base of the tree and had gathered them under her wings, instinctively knowing that the toxic smoke would rise.She could have flown to safety but had refused to abandon her babies. Then the blaze had arrived and the heat had scorched her small body, the mother had remained steadfast ...because she had been willing to die, so those under the cover of her wings would live.'He will cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you will find refuge.' (Psalm 91:4)Being loved this much should make a difference in your life. Remember the One who loves you, and then be different because of it.Time waits for no one. Treasure every moment you have. You will treasure it even more when you can share it with someone special.

To realize the value of a friend...lose one. Labels: Elsie Baby 4/7/12 by georgekurian republished

A VIEW OF NORWAY BY ndla.no


AN IDYLLIC NORWAY!

ADVENTURES OF MR. SPENCER, THE CAT (PART-1)


ADVENTURES OF MR. SPENCER, THE CAT (PART-I)

THE ONAM CELEBRATIONS 

Story

BY GEORGE KURIAN

 


It was late morning.
Grandpa did not wake up!
Grandma did not wake up!!

Mr. Spencer ran up and down the stairs.
“Grandpa…Grandma… you are late for going to your work.”Please wake up” They did not wake up.
Spencer became very anxious and also nervous ! He shouted…Wake up. You are already late for work,Grandpa…Grandma…”
Grandpa woke up.Grandpa knew Spencer’s concern.
He said” Spencer, we are off today. We forgot to tell you that. Sorry ,Spencer ,we took off for“ONAM” celebrations.If you want to sleep a little more you can do so. “ He told calmly.
Mr. Spencer did not want to sleep any more. He woke up because that was the usual time for him to wake up.
When Grandma woke up and went to the kitchen, Spencer jumped up on the bed and sat at the side of Grandpa.

“Grandpa”
“Yes Spencer”
“I want to know what this” Onam” is. Grandpa. Am I disturbing your sleep,Grandpa ?”
“Not at all Spencer. I am already awake and can’t sleep any more.”
“Fine. Then may I bring you some hot tea,Grandpa ? Then sipping the tea, you can tell me about the “Onam”.
“That is very good .”
Spencer went to the kitchen and got some hot tea from Grandma and brought it on a tray to the side of Grandpa. Sipping the hot sweet tea, Grandpa started telling about “Onam”. Spencer was happy and he lay down on the side of Grandpa and listened to the story of “Onam”very anxiously.

“You know Spencer, we, your Grandpa and Grandma are from Kerala State, India, the south western state of India which is on the southern tip of the Country. You might have heard about Cape Comerin which is also there at the south of our state, where you can see the sunrise and sunset everyday. The state has a tropical climate and I had explained about its beauty before. You had shown interest to go and see the beautiful state which is also called “God’s Own Country”.”

“Sure,sure Grandpa. You had land there once, I remember.You had lived in a house and you had a great loving dog namely “Kuttan.” I remember all that, Grandpa.”

“That is right. In Kerala, we celebrate “Onam” once a year, which is also a great day for all the “Keralites” namely the “Malayalees.” By the time of Onam,most of our crops are riped and we have a lot of food. No one goes hungry on that day, rich or poor alike.”

“That is very good,Grandpa”

We also prepare our houses in a beautiful manner. There will be a lot of flower beds and flower decorations in front of the house. We also dress in special new clothes. We prepare so many items in advance such as the dances,games and the preparation of variousdelicious foods to eat. We are really waiting to receive “Mahabali” who visits every house on that day like thevisit of Santa Clause on the Christmas night.” Mahabali, the great former emperor of Kerala wants to see everyone has enough food and all are happy. I will tell more about Mahabali,Spencer.”

“Thank you Grandpa. I was going to ask you about Mahabali.”

(Will continue in Part-II)
(Thanks to George Kurian, Chief Editor of New World for sharing with us the golden story of The
Adventures of Mr. Spencer, The Cat.  The series  about Mr. Spencer is very popular in many countries of the world.  Excellent!)  New World

THE UNCOOKED EGGS (A HAITIAN FOLKTALE) BY GEORGE KURIAN

THE UNCOOKED EGGS (A HAITIAN FOLKTALE)
Once there was a poor woman who offered lodging to a passing soldier.In return, he offered her three eggs.The woman did not cook the eggs, but decided to hatch them instead. From the eggs,three red roosters hatched.The poor woman, when they grew big took them to the market and sold them. With that money, she bought pigs.. When the pigs were grown, she sold them for a goat, then the goat for a calf and the calf for an ox. Finally, she had enough money to buy some land. A few years later, the same soldier passed by and asked for refuge in the night. The woman gladly welcomed him and gave him the happy news about her fortune. "When you were last here, you gave me three eggs. I will never forget, what a good fortune that brought it to me." The good old woman made him a sumptuous meal and told him her story.She gave him a tour of her large fields,with ripe carrots,tomatoes and other vegetables growing, and her herds of cattle. The soldier stayed almost a week in the woman's house, and she treated him like family. Sometime after he left, the woman began getting notices to appear in the Court. She finally walked five hours to town.The Soldier was waiting for her at the Courthouse. He told her that because he gave her three eggs, she was no longer poor but amassed a lot of wealth. He demanded a share of her wealth. The woman told the Judge that the Soldier was wrong." He did not give me rooster,but only the eggs.!" But Soldier argued ,"Did not those eggs give you all that you have now ?" The woman hired a lawyer and the battle continued between the Soldier and the woman. She was so much tired from the Court battle that she was almost ready to give up half of her wealth to the soldier. A few days before the final decision was to be made, an old beggar knocked at the woman's door.He asked her something to eat. "Charity for an old man." The woman replied that she was not giving out charity. "I do not know what will bring out tomorrow.." She also told him about the fight in the Court about the property. Then the beggar told her not to worry. She scoffed at his words, but gave him some rice and beans. He told her to eat well and rest before she goes to the Court next day and he would wait for her at the Courthouse . He promised to help her. The old man was there as promised. The lawyers of both side went on and on for a long time and finally the old man cried out to the Judge that he came to hear the Verdict. The Judge asked him why this old man was interested in the case and the verdict. The beggar replied,"This good old woman offered me charity of rice and beans. I saved the beans to plant after, after eating the rice. I have space in a field a friend saved for me for planting the beans. I want to know if it is worth it to plant the beans." Everyone laughed.The Judge asked, "What is this,cooked beans being planted ?" The beggar replied, "Thank You. When this good woman told me the court believed that eggs could produce pigs, goats and eventually land. I thought I should also make the effort. After all, if the eggs can give that, what can the beans do ?" Everyone in the Court cheered. The Judge dismissed the case and the woman won the case. ... by George Kurian (Thanks to George Kurian, our Chief Editor for this beautiful story with moral) New World

JOKES ONLY from HERALD.SUN


A bloke rang his wife to say he is being sent to Darwin on work and could she quickly
pack him some clothes and his fishing gear, because they were planning a day or two
of fishing.  He also asked her to pack his new satin pyjamas.

On his return, the wife asked how the fishing went and he said it was fine.  But you
didn't pack my new satin pyjamas, " he said.  "Yes, I did," she said, they were in your 
tackle box." 

Geoff used to take regular fishing trips to Mallacoota, but he never caught a fish.  It 
was where his girlfriend lived, the one his wife didn't know for about 30 years.  Every time
Geoff went to Malacoota, he'd stop on his way home at Lakes Entrance and buy a couple of fish
It worked just fine until the day his wife, who was starting to suspect things, found a receipt 
in his car for two fish.

( Really funny, at last nothing will be hidden!  The hubby was on the hook.  Thanks to
Mr Perkin on his column Black and White, Herald Sun for this joke).
New World

ONIONS: A VERY INTERESTING STORY FORWARDED BY BOBAN AND MOLLY GROUP




















ONIONS


A very interesting topic:
In 1919 when the 'flu killed 40 million people there was this Doctor who visited many farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu. Many of the farmers and their family had contracted it and many died.
The doctor came upon one farmer and to his surprise, everyone was very healthy. When the doctor asked what the farmer was doing that was different, the wife replied that she had placed an unpeeled onion in a dish in the rooms of the home, (probably only two rooms back then).
The doctor couldn't believe it and asked if he could have one of the onions. She gave him one, which he placed under the microscope. He found the 'flu virus in the onion. It had obviously absorbed the bacteria, thereby keeping the family healthy.
Now, I heard this story from my hairdresser in AZ. She said that several years ago many of her employees were coming down with the flu and so were many of her customers. The next year she placed several bowls with onions around in her shop and, to her surprise, none of her staff got sick. It must work... and no, she is not in the onion business.


The moral of the story is, buy some onions and place them in bowls around your home.
If you work at a desk, place one or two in your office or under your desk or even on to Pp somewhere. Try it and see what happens. We did it last year and we never got the flu.
If this helps you and your loved ones from getting sick, all the better. If you do get the flu, it just might be a mild case. What have you to lose? Just a few bucks on onions..!!!
Now there is a P.S. to this...
I sent it to a friend in Oregon who regularly contributes material to me on health issues and she replied with this most interesting experience about onions:
Weldon, thanks for the reminder. I don't know about the farmers story, but I do know that I contacted pneumonia and needless to say I was very ill. I came across an article that said to cut both ends off an onion, put one end on a fork and then place the forked end into an empty jar...placing the jar next to the sick patient at night. It said the onion would be black in the morning from the germs. Sure enough it happened just like that... the onion was a mess and I began to feel better.
Another thing I read in the article was that onions and garlic placed around the room saved many from the black plague years ago. They have powerful antibacterial and antiseptic properties.
This is the other note.
LEFT OVER ONIONS ARE POISONOUS
I have used an onion which has been left in the fridge, and sometimes I don't use a whole one at one time, so save the other half for later.

Now with this info, I have changed my mind....will buy smaller onions in the future.
When food poisoning is reported, the first thing the officials look for is when the 'victim' last ate ONIONS and where those onions came from (in the potato salad?). It's probably the onions, and if not the onions, it's the POTATOES.
Onions are a huge magnet for bacteria, especially uncooked onions. You should never plan to keep a portion of a sliced onion. It's not even safe if you put it in a zip-lock bag and put it in your refrigerator. It's already contaminated enough just by being cut open and out for a bit, that it can be a danger to you.
If you take the leftover onion and cook it like crazy you'll probably be okay, but if you slice that leftover onion and put on your sandwich, you're asking for trouble. Both the onions and the moist potato in a potato salad will attract and grow bacteria faster.
So, how's that for news? Take it for what you will. I am going to be very careful about my onions from now on.
Please remember it is dangerous to cut onion and use or cook the next day. It becomes highly poisonous for even a single night and creates toxic bacteria which may cause adverse stomach infections because of excess bile secretions and even food poisoning.
Ref: Boban and Molly group


(Excellent article). New World

THE RAIN FORWARDED BY THOMAS KALLAPURAYIL

The Rain

It was a busy
morning, about 8:30, when an elderly
gentleman in his 80's arrived to have
stitches removed from his thumb.
He said he was in a hurry as he had an
appointment at 9:00 am.
I took his vital
signs and had him take a seat,
knowing it would be over an hour
before someone
would to able to see him.
I saw him looking at his watch and
decided, since I
was not busy with another patient,
I would evaluate his wound.
On exam, it was
well healed, so I talked to one of the
doctors, got the needed supplies to
remove his sutures and redress his wound.

While taking care of
his wound, I asked him if he
had another doctor's appointment
this morning, as
he was in such a hurry.

The gentleman told me no, that he
needed to go to
the nursing home to eat breakfast
with his wife. I inquired as to her
health.

He told me that
she had been there
for a while and that she
was a victim of Alzheimer's Disease.
As we
talked, I asked if she would be
upset if he was a bit late.
He
replied that she no longer knew
who he was, that she had not
recognized him in
five years now.

I was surprised, and asked him,
'And you still go every
morning, even though she
doesn't know who you are?'

He smiled as he
patted my hand and said,
'She doesn't
know me, but I still know who she is.'



I had to hold back
tears as he left, I had goose bumps
on my arm, and thought,

'That is
the kind of love I want in my life.'

True love is
neither physical, nor romantic.

True love is an
acceptance of all that is,
has been, will be, and will not
be.
With all the jokes
and fun that are in e-mails,
sometimes there is one that comes
along that has an
important message..
This one I thought I could share with you.
The
happiest people don't necessarily
have the best of everything;
they just make
the best of everything they have.

I hope you share this with someone you
care about. I just did..

'Life isn't about
how to survive the storm,
But how to dance
in the rain.'
We are all getting Older
Tomorrow may be our turn.




(Thanks Thomas Kallapurayil!  Excellent message!)  New World

THE BURNING CANDLE LIGHT; BY CYNTHIA ABEGAIL

THE BURNING CANDLE LIGHT


At the altar where the flame never dies
As a homage to Thine greatness and power
Prayers never ceases with awe and wonder
Untiring, patient - though day never ends.


Lifted mine eyes to Thine image at the top,
A sudden change caught; iris seems to drop
The flame flickers to and fro, up and ways
A burning bush I remembered as the morn lay!


So bright almost blinded by the beauty may,
The radiance of flame reddish as the cover
Shimmering light never seen as stillness,
Joy felt this is rare but almost the best!


Lord, am I worthy as the sign is apparent,
Your servant is attentive I like to hear--
Is it true, I trust Thee...I a slave of love
Quite ready to spread the news of the message!


This is the story of Thine coming before---
Hope You delight as we sigh with eagerness
That day is closer to the spring of flowers,
May the day be bright and sunny as the faces!


It is a treasure in our hearts to serve Thee,
Let the vineyard open such that the gates imbibe
The beauty of Thine saints with glittering garments
The brilliance of Thine angels guiding in Thy grace.


We reach the apex of endearment in passionate care,
Nay with hope in hearts, our prayers seems daisies
The posies of roses, lilies array to be scattered
On thine altar with glowing light to show our LOVE!


All rights reserved: Cynthia Abegail

ECCLESIASTES 11:5 FORWARDED BY NEETHA THOMAS





















THANKS TO NEETHA THOMAS
FOR THIS EXCELLENT
WORK OF ART! NEW WORLD

THANK YOU LORD (FB)



             THANKS TO FB FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL MESSAGE  OF THANKSGIVING!

             Labels: picture 2/28/13

LORD JESUS HEALED THE LEPER: REFLECTION FORWARDED BY PRAYER AID



A leper approached Him, and did him homage, and said ‘Lord, if you wish, you can make me clean.’  He stretched out His hand, touched him, and said ‘Of course I wish, be made clean’ His leprosy was cleansed immediately” Matt 8:2-3


If YOU wish”   Jesus stretched out His hand and healed him!  The leper completely surrendered to Jesus, and once Jesus had a ‘free hand’ in the leper’s life, the miracle took place. 

Whatever our situation is today, are we willing to give Jesus a ‘free hand’ in it.  Are we willing to let HIM decide which way the coin will drop?  Scary!  If the miracle took place for the leper, it will also take place for us.
 
(Thanks to Jane Pimenta for highlighting the healing power of the Lord.  Excellent)
New World.