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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Believe, all things are possible for God


"Believe, all things are possible if you believe."  Mk 9:23


Sometimes, we limit our perception, thinking that there are things not possible for God.  For us, we are limited as imperfect creatures of creation.  It is now time for us to reckon the bare truth that all things are possible for God.



When it comes to God, nothing is impossible.  But, one has to believe fully that what he prayed for will be given.  As a testimony, I have many things prayed for fully answered if I totally leave it in the hands of God.  But, when my faith wanes a bit, then the problems seem insurmountable.  




As lovers of God, things become easier if we totally surrender to God's plans for our lives.  At times of great faith, God fight the battles for us.  



It's not easy to do it just by words, but by deeds.  Believe fully just like the patriarch Abraham who offered his son to God without doubt, just like Mother Mary who accepted her role as Mother of Jesus for our salvation, just like all the saints who adored God in absolute awe, just like the Archangels and Angels who stand by on the side of God no matter what.





Let us pray today that God, our Heavenly Father will give us the grace of faith, strong and unwavering at all times, in joy and in sorrow, in good times as well as in moments of trials and tribulations.  Praise God!  Alleluia.  In the Most Holy Name of Jesus.  Amen

Cynthia Abegail

TO MY MOTHER ---- George Barker

To My Mother

Most near, most dear, most loved and most far,
Under the window where I found her
Sitting as huge as Asia, seismic with laughter,
Gin and chicken, helpless in her Irish hand,
Irresistible as Rabelais, but most tender for
The lame dogs and hurt birds that sorround her,---
She is a procession no one can follow after...
But lean on a mahogany mountain like a table
Whom only faith can move, and so I send
O all my faith, and all my love to tell her
That she will move from mourning to morning.

George Barker

Born in Essex, England. His poems were described as
lyrical and quite personal. He won Poetry magazine's
Levinson Prize in 1966.

JOKES ONLY by Cynthia Abegail


Jack and John are super boasters!  Every time they meet, the air becomes heavy.


Jack:  You know, my grandpa at an age of 90 can still do the rhumba and the cha--Cha!


John:  That's nothing.  My grandpa at 95 leads the line dancing.



Jack:  My grandma at 98 won the marathon!


John:  That's easy, my grandma at 100 eloped with her boyfriend.

STUNNING RAIN PHOTOGRAPHY BY VICTOR EREDEL




pic credit:  www.smashing.com

WHAT A BEAUTY---BIRDS WITH A BACKGROUND PHOTO OF A RAINBOW

MESMERIZING PICTURE!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

LUKE 2: 14 "GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST"

THERE IS A GARDEN BY THOMAS CAMPION# CYNTHIA ABEGAIL'S COLUMN

THERE IS A GARDEN

There is a garden in her face,
Where roses and white lilies grow;
A heavenly paradise is that place;
Wherein all pleasant fruits do flow,
There cherries grow which none can buy
Till cherry ripe themselves do cry.
Those cherries fairly do enclose
Of orient pearl a double row,
Which when her lovely laughter shows,
They look like rosebuds filled with snow ...
Thomas Campion (excerpt)

IT'S A SECRET FORWARDED BY ABRAHAM G










 

  

WHAT A SECRET!
RARE AND BEAUTIFUL...

Labels:  Abraham G.

One of the Deadliest Sin --- Greed

Sometimes, we could focus on the deadly sin of pride because it is the root of many evil.  On the other hand, there is another one which could really entrench in the deep recesses of one's soul if unchecked.


Is it greed for money alone?  Not at all.  Money could be a root of evil, yet if is used to help the poor and the needy without search for fame, then it becomes an instrument for good.



Greed could come in many forms, greed for position, for power, for satisfaction of one's earthly desires and for all forms of vices.  One could not be greedy, too, for that "thou art holy attitude."  This is the very Pharisee attitude denounced by Lord Jesus in Scripture.  One could be following all the morals of the law in detail, but if in his or her heart, one puts down his brethren, then what good is in there?



Love is the very essence of Christian living.  Of course, one must follow the systematic and organised steps in worship of God.  The point is, "Do it with love, not with contempt."  Do it with allowance for errors because remember, no one is perfect!




Our goal is to go to heaven.  How can we fulfill our goal if our heart is full of spite for our neighbours and our mouth is full of poison for gossiping and backbiting.  We are not meant to be perfect, neither we are meant to be destroyers of peace and joy. We are meant for greater things for eternity but it should start from our hearts!


Cynthia Abegail Bernardo

I PRAISE YOU FOR YOUR WORKS ARE WONDERFUL: REFLECTION BY PRAYER AID


For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Ps 139:13-14


 You and I am most certainly imperfect, but we were WONDERFULLY MADE. God made me and you and said “it is good’ Yet we focus more on what is not‘good’ in us rather than what is good. We focus more on the mistakes we make during the day rather than all that we did well. To the extent we are harsh on ourselves, to that extent we are harsh on others, and then this becomes a block between us and God. Today let us decide to affirm ourselves, let us remember God loves us just as we are, so let us accept ourselves too.

(Thanks very much to Jane Pimenta for stressing the need for a positive attitude in life.  On the other hand, we need God's grace to block the negatives in our life although cooperation on our part is important too.  Superb!)  New World

CALDERETA CHICKEN BY CHARMINE ILAGO





CALDERETA CHICKEN
1 kg of chicken pieces (assorted)
1 can of tomato sauce
1/4 kilo of chicken liver
1 piece of tomato
1 piece of onion
3 cloves of garlic
a dash of pepper
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 tablespoon of soy sauce
bell pepper (2) cut in pieces
1 large potato, peeled and cut in quarters
salt to taste

1.  Put the chicken pieces in a medium sized casserole-pan.
Simmer for about 10 minutes to extract flavour and juice from chicken.
2.  In another frying pan, pour 1 tbs of olive oil.  Sautee cut
tomato, garlic and onion.  Then pour contents to the simmered chicken
with liquid juice.  Add 1/2 cup of water, then add the chicken liver.
Simmer for about 5 minutes till the liver is well-cooked.
3.  Add tomato sauce, one tablespoon of soy sauce and pepper.  Simmer
for 3 minutes.
4.  Add 4 quarters of potato, then simmer till soft.  then quickly add
the bell pepper and put off the flame.  The heat will be enough to
cook the bell pepper to avoid overcooking.
5.  Sprinkle salt to taste.
Bon Appetit!



LOVELY CORAL ORANGE ROSES: PICTURE BY writerfoxhubpages.com

Coral Orange Roses Photo

FASCINATING PICTURE OF ORANGE ROSES!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

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!


Anonymous


LEAVES MAY FALL: BY MARIA CASSIA AUSTERO











LEAVES MAY FALL


Leaves may fall but I will pick it up,

Neatly pile it on grass; nay it flew

Autumn leaves excites the winds---

That blew and whisper, it knew?

Tawny and fragile as these leaves,

The love that I bear by the sheaves

Hidden by the hamlet O' the petals

Alive as the orangy peach, no lulls!

Leaves may fall but I will hang it up,

Strip the bark; attach the memories

That carve in the flesh of the trees

As I sat on the cold quite sublime!

That's how important you are,beloved,

Leaves may fall, it does not matter---

Wind may sway the flame of my heart,

Never will it die out, leaves may fall...


All rights reserved: Maria Cassia Austero

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

                        Pic credit:  Christian Daily quotes
                                                                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!