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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

A LESSON FOR US ALL FORWARDED BY SR ELSIE BABY





A LESSON FOR US ALL


              EMBRACING IMPERFECTION
When I was a little girl ,my mom like to make breakfast food for dinner every now and then.
And I remember one night in particular when she had made breakfast after a long , hard day at work .
On that evening so long ago, my mom placed a plate of egg, sausage , and extrmely burned toast in front of my dad.
I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed'
Yet all my dad did was reach for his toast ,smile at mom and ask me how my day was at school.
I don't remember what I told him that night but I do remember watching him smear butter and jelly on that toast and eat every bite?
When I got up from the table that evening I remember hearing my mom apologize to my dad
For burning the toast.
And I'll never forget what he said
Baby, I love burned toast.
Later that night,I went to kiss daddy good night and I ask him if he really liked his toast burned.
He wrapped me in his arms and said
Dear , your momma put in a hard day at work today and she's real tired, And besides a little burnt toast never hurt anyone
You know life is full of imperfect things and imperfect people.
I'm not the best housekeeper or cook.
What I'v learned over the years
Is that learning to accept each other's faults
And choosing to celebrate each other's differnce
Is one of the most important keys
To crating a healthy growing
And lasting relationship.
And that's my prayer for you today
that you will learn to take
The good, the bad, and the ugly parts of your life
And lay them at the feet of God
Because in the end
He's the only One who will be able
To give you a reationship
Where burnt toast isn't a deal-breaker"
We could extend this to any relationship in fact
As understanding is the base of any
relationship ,
Be it a husband - wife or parent - child or friendship
Don't put the key to your happiness in
Someone else's pocket but into your own.
(Thanks to Sr Elsie Baby for sharing with us this
beautiful reflection!  Excellent!)  New World

Ps 148 “Your glory fills all heaven and earth”

“Praise The Lord!   Praise the Lord from the heavens, praise Him in the heights!  Praise Him all His angels, praise Him all His host!


Praise Him, sun and moon; praise Him, all you shining stars!  Praise Him, you highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens.


Let them praise the Name of the Lord, for He commanded and they were created, he established them forever and ever; He fixed their bounds which cannot be passed.  (Ps 148)



God Almighty!  There is no other!  From the rising of the sun to  its setting, there is only our Awesome God to praise, worship and adore.  Are there lesser gods?  Nothing, for in the eyes of God, they do not exist, as St Paul attested in his letters.


The ruler of the universe, the Mighty Prince of Peace, the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords— unrivalled in all ways.  We will serve Thee, for you are our God, the One we truly worship and adore.  Praise God in the highest heavens!  The glory of God covers His entire creation.


Thank you God Almighty!  Without You, we are nothing.  Alleluia

ART WORK FORWARDED BY ABRAHAM G


















MODERN ART
(Thanks Abraham G for this
beautiful abstract art work.
Attractive colour!) New World

“Don’t be afraid, thus says the Lord: Reflection by Prayer Aid


A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough.  When they had rowed three or three and a half miles, they saw Jesus approaching the boat, walking on the water; and they were terrified.  But he said to them, "It is I; don't be afraid."  John 6:19-19
When life gets rough, and it often does, Jesus is always with us.  He says to us the same words He said to His disciples “It is I, do not be afraid”
As I share this encouraging you, I am trying to find comfort in the above scripture myself….. I am dealing with an  difficult situation presently and added to this I know very little how to proceed.  I am dependent on others to be right so I am right too!  I keep telling myself “If the Lord has brought us so far, He will complete the work in our favour”    Striving to remain trusting the Lord, can be very wearing out – but it’s the only way we can learn to depend on God and grow in our faith…. Let us not give up but keep trusting He will never let us down.  He is always on our side.
(I agree!  We keep on trusting the Lord no matter what happens.  Things can be rough sometimes, but He will get us through).  Excellent reflection).  Cynthia Abegail for New World

THE FOOTPRINTS (Adapted)


                     
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THE FOOTPRINTS:
AUTHOR: UNKNOWN
One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord. Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand; one belonging to him and the other to the Lord.
When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life.
This really bothered him and he questioned the Lord about it. "Lord,you said that once I decided to follow you, you'd walk me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one step of footprints. I don't understand why when I needed you most you would leave me."
The Lord replied," My precious, precious child, I love you and I would never leave you, during your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you."
Author Unknown

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THANKS ABRAHAM G

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The Holy Infant Jesus


THE SECRET OF THE ROSARY: St Louis de Montfort












St Louis De Montfort who advocated, "To Jesus

from Mary" calls the Rosary

"The mystical rose tree of Jesus and Mary in life,

death and eternity.  He says that the roses of

your rosary will never wilt or

die, and they will be just as exquisite thousand of years from

now as they are today."

Source:  St Louis De Montfort.  The Secret of the Rosary

Bless others to gain blessing, obey God: Reflection by Prayer Aid


Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered. The people curse him who holds back grain, but a blessing is on the head of him who sells it.  Proverbs 11:25-26

I learnt in Bible Study, that God’s love is unconditional and that it will never ever be taken away from us. But God’s blessings are conditional!  We are blessed only when we do something.  I always remember this.  Throughout the Bible the Word of God says, that unless we obey His Word, live a covenanted life with Him, walk in the path He has chosen for us, (and more) we will not be blessed.   God will pour out His goodness in our lives, to the extent we bless others.   Let 2018 be a year of giving for us then it will also be a year of great blessing…

(Thanks to Jane Pimenta for this eye-opener message.  Sometimes we think that it’s alright not to follow God.  The truth is we have to pray to God to guide us in our path and truly obey His Word).  New World.

AL AIN IN PARADISE FORWARDED BY SR ELSIE BABY



                     AL-AIN IN PARADISE  IN UNITED ARAB 
                     EMIRATES!  STUNNING FLOWER BASKETS!
                     THANKS SR ELSIE BABY.  NEW WORLD    

ZOORJEES JOKES


Zoorjee's Jokes


Have you heard about the man who threw his wife into a pond of crocodiles?He's now being harassed by the animal rights for being cruel.

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So many options: Poison, sleeping pills, hanging jumping from a building,lying on train tracks,but we choose Marriage, slow and sure.

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What is the difference between complete and finished?If you find good wife you are complete otherwise you are finished.

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Q: Why do women live longer than men?

A: Shopping never causes heart attacks,but paying the bill does.

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Man: Is there any way for long life?
Dr: Get married.
Man: will it help?
Dr: No, but the thought of long life will never come.
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Before marriage: Roses are red, sky is blue, You are beautiful,I love you.
After marriage: Roses are dead, I'm blue, U'r my headache, one day I'll kill you>
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Wife: If I dismiss the cook and make the food myself for a month,what will you pay me?
pHusband: I won't have to pay you, you'll get my entire insurance amount.
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Two men are talking: 1st: I got married because I was tired of eating out,cleaning the house, doing the laundry and wearing shabby cloths.
2nd: Amazing, I just got divorced for the very same reasons.
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Police arrested a drunkard and asked: Where are you going?
Man: I am going to listen lecture on ill effects of drinking.
Cop: Who will lecture at midnight?
Man: My wife.
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Witty to the high degree!  Zoorjee always makes us laugh!  Thanks Zoorjee.

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