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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

A POEM TO MOM FORWARDED BY ARIANNA ROSE PHILIP

A POEM TO MOM: BY ARIANNA ROSE PHILIP
(The attached is our ARIANNA'S Poem. Arianna is a 9 year old
writer at the time she wrote her poems (now older) who has published two short stories in our New World
already. She has written the following poem on her own and it
is below without any editing, except the spelling.

Happy Mothers Day!


**A POEM TO MOM**

DEAR MOM

You are as sweet as an Easter Bunny
And Your hugs are so fluffy
You smell like daisies and the best part
is when you are with me
And I am with you
You fly in your imagination like a butterfly
You land on a flower.
You get nectar from the flower you go into your coccoon
When it stops, there is a rainbow in the sky
I see unicorns on the rainbow

love
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Art work: Abraham G

(This poem touches our hearts. It depicts the love of Arianna for her Mum, Dr Anisha Kurian-Philip. A very promising poet! Brilliant!) New World

ROSE OF SHARON: POEM BY CYNTHIA ABEGAIL

ROSE OF SHARON


I know that the day is coming so soon,
Coming from the tents of Kedar moon
Ebony skin yet eyes like a doe of pearl
The sun has burnt : yet irises of dove...

Where is this Sharon, the king asks
It is where His love abides gently...
Head up high for from Lebanon
Solomon's bride shone of utter joy!

A metaphor of God's love for all,
The bride He cares forever, He calls...
Not to abandon at everlasting end,
To carry on odds and bliss bestows.

The love that's beyond understanding,
And who can fathom God's mind ---
Even the bride is puzzled in rhymes
Yet her eyes is on the Groom, the King!
Inspired by Song of Songs

All rights reserved: Cynthia Abegail


GOD ANSWERS JOB: Reflection by Cynthia Abegail


"And the Lord said to Job:  'Shall a fault finder contend with the Almighty?  Anyone who argues with God must respond.' "

(Job 40:1-2)


The story about God's challenge to Job is truly fascinating!  It shows the greatness of God Almighty.  Here is Job, with all the tragic consequences of the attack of the Evil One on his character, but with God's consent.  He began to curse the day he was born; with all of his leprous sores, with the loss of his beloved family, loss of abundance and dignity!


Yet, when God answered Job on Job 38 and 39, his eyes were opened and he was humbled: "Then Job answered the Lord:  I know that you can do all things and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.  "Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?"  Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me that I did not know.  Hear and I will speak, I will question you, and you declare to me.  I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eyes sees you; therefore I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes."


Of course, we are not dealing with just a friend or a member of our family but we are dealing with an Awesome God, whose power is beyond compare.  There must be a decorum when we speak, when we challenge!  But God Almighty does not dictate. One may do as he wishes upon the dictates of his conscience but there are always consequences on our actions.  One may wish to burgle, but he can never escape the bounds of the nation's law and above all, God's law.  As a proponent of freedom, one decided to violate God's law, but the repurcussions are eternal.  Politeness is the rule of the thumb, how much more in contending with God's laws?

Store up things for heaven not for oneself: Lk 12:18-21: Reflection by Prayer Aid

`This is what I'll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.  And I'll say to myself, "You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry." "But God said to him, `You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?' "This is how it will be with anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich toward God."  Luke 12:18-21

It is the mercy of God by which we are prospered.  It is the mercy of God that we are safe and free from serious illness or grave concerns.  God wants to give us more than He already has.   Sometimes  our attitude to think firstly, lastly and in-between only of ourselves, can block every blessing of the Lord’s.   God has filled our lives with great abundance for us to enjoy AND for us to share with all those in need.  That is the only reason He gives us so much.  Let us begin to share today, all that He has blessed us with.  

IT'S A SECRET FORWARDED BY ABRAHAM G










 

  

WHAT A SECRET!
RARE AND BEAUTIFUL...

Labels:  Abraham G.

ST ANTHONY OF PADUA --- A SAINT GRACED BY GOD BY CYNTHIA ABEGAIL

ST ANTHONY OF PADUA

St Anthony of Padua is an evangelical Doctor of the Church.

He lived at the time of many persecutions on the Church and

during the time of proliferation of heretics.  During this period,

he had composed exemplary sermons of great value to the church.

ROMANS 5: 8: PICTURE BY FREE BIBLE VERSES


GOD LOVES US UNCONDITIONALLY!!!

ECCLESIASTES 11:5 FORWARDED BY NEETHA THOMAS





















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

A BEAUTIFUL PICTURE OF THE HORIZON FORWARDED BY CYNTHIA ABEGAIL








 

LOVELY! SO NEAR YET SO FAR! REMINDS US OF THE TRANSCENDENCE OF OUR CREATOR.

Label: pictures

CORPORATE LANGUAGE FORWARDED BY CHERIAN VARGHESE

CORPORATE LANGUAGE BY CHERIAN VARGHESE, CANADA

( Thanks to our very witty Cherian Varghese). New World

We are on the right track but there needs to be a slight extension of the deadline" means "The project is screwed up, we cannot deliver on time." "We had slight differences of opinion" means "We had actually fought" "You should have told me earlier" means "Well even if you told me earlier that would have made hardly any difference!" "We need to find out the real reason" means "Well I will tell you where your fault is" "Well... family is important, your leave is always granted. Just ensure that the work is not affected" means "Well you know..." "We are a team" means "I am not the only one to be blamed" "That's actually a good question" means "I do not know anything about it" "All the Best" means " You are in trouble"

THAT'S THE WAY WE ARE BY ZOORJEE

THAT'S THE WAY WE ARE: ZOORJEE
We are like this only So true , so very true .........

1. Everything you eat is savored in garlic, onion and tomatoes.
2. You try and reuse gift wrappers, gift boxes, and of course aluminum foil.
3. You are Always
standing next to the two largest size suitcases at the Airport.
4. You arrive one or two hours late to a party - and think it's normal.
5. You peel the stamps off letters that the Postal Service missed to stamp.
6. You recycle Wedding Gifts , Birthday Gifts and Anniversary Gifts.
7. You name your children in rhythms (example, Sita & Gita, Ram & Shyam, Kamini & Shamini.)
8. All your children have pet names, which sound nowhere close to their real names.
9. You take Indian snacks anywhere it says "No Food Allowed"
10. You talk for an hour at the front door when leaving someone's house.
11. You load up the family car with as many people as
possible.
12. You use plastic to cover anything new in your house whether it's the remote control, VCR, carpet or new couch.
13. Your parents tell you not to care what your friends think, but they won't let you do certain things because of what the other "Uncles and Aunties" will think.
14. You buy and display crockery, which is never used , as it is for special occasions, which never happen.
15. You have a vinyl tablecloth on your kitchen
table.
16. You use grocery bags to hold garbage.
17. You keep leftover food in your fridge in as many numbers of bowls as
possible.
18. Your kitchen shelf is full of jars, varieties of bowls and plastic utensils (got free with purchase of other stuff )
19. You carry a stash of your own food whenever you travel (and travel means any car ride longer than 15 minutes).
20. You own a rice cooker or a pressure cooker.
21. You fight over who pays the dinner bill.
22. You live with your parents and you are 40 years old. ( And they prefer it that way).
23. You don't use measuring cups when cooking.
24. You never learnt how to stand in a queue.
25. You can only travel if there are 5 persons at least to see you off or receive you whether you are traveling by bus, train or plane.
26. If she is NOT your daughter, you always take interest in knowing whose daughter has run with whose son and feel proud to spread it at the velocity of more than the speed of light.
27. You only make long distance calls after 11 p.m.
28. If you don't live at home, when your parents call, they ask if you've eaten, even if it's midnight.
29. You call an older person you never met before Uncle or Aunty."
30. When your parents meet strangers and talk for a few
minutes, you discover you're talking to a distant cousin.
31. Your parents don't realize phone connections to foreign countries have improved in the last two decades, and still scream at the top of their lungs when making foreign calls.
32. You have bed sheets on your sofas so as to keep them from getting dirty.
33. It's embarrassing if your wedding has less than 600 people.
34. All your Tupperware is stained with food color.
35. You have drinking glasses made of steel.
36. You have mastered the art of bargaining in shopping.
37. You have really enjoyed reading this mail - forward it to as many Indians as possible.

Monday, August 13, 2018

FOUR BOYFRIENDS: STORY FORWARDED BY SR ELSIE BABY

A FANTASTIC STORY# FOUR BOY FRIENDS # FORWARDED BY SR. ELSIE BABY
STORY: Four (4) Boyfriends
Thought provoking.
Once upon a time there was this girl who had four boyfriends.
She loved the 4th boyfriend the most and adorned him with rich robes and treated him to the finest of delicacies. She gave him nothing but the very best.
She also loved the 3rd boyfriend very much and was always showing him off to neighboring kingdoms. However, she feared that one day he would leave her for another.
She also loved her 2nd boyfriend. He was her confidant and was always kind, considerate and patient with her. Whenever this girl faced a problem, she could confide in him, and he would help her get through the difficulttimes.
The girl's 1st boyfriend was a very loyal partner and had made great contributions in maintaining her wealth and kingdom. However, she did not love the first boyfriend. Although he loved her deeply, she hardly took notice of him!
One day, the girl fell ill and she knew her time was short. She thought of her luxurious life and wondered, I now have four boyfriends with me, but when I die, I'll be all alone."
Thus, she asked the 4th boyfriend, "I loved you the most, endowed you with the finest clothing and showered great care over you. Now that I'm dying, will you follow me and keep me company?"
"No way!", replied the 4th boyfriend, and he walked away without another word..
His answer cut like a sharp knife right into her heart..
The sad girl then asked the 3rd boyfriend, "I loved you all my life. Now that I'm dying, will you follow me and keep me company?"
"No!", replied the 3rd boyfriend. "Life is too good! When you die, I'm going to marry someone else!"
Her heart sank and turned cold.
She then asked the 2nd boyfriend, "I have always turned to you for help and you've always been there for me. When I die, will you follow me and keep me company?"
"I'm sorry, I can't help you out this time!", replied the 2nd boyfriend. "At the very most, I can only walk with you to your grave."
His answer struck her like a bolt of lightning, and the girl was devastated.
Then a voice called out: "I'll go with you. I'll follow you no matter where you go."
The girl looked up, and there was her first boyfriend. He was very skinny as he suffered from malnutrition and neglect.
Greatly grieved, the girl said, "I should have taken much better care of you when I had the chance!"
In truth, you have 4 boyfriend's in your life
Your 4th boyfriend is your body. No matter how much time and effort you lavish in making it look good, it will leave you when you die.
Your 3rd boyfriend is your possessions, status and wealth. When you die, it will all go to others.
Your 2nd boyfriend is your family and friends. No matter how much they have been there for you, the furthest they can stay by you is up to the grave.
And your 1st boyfriend is your Soul. Often neglected in pursuit of wealth, power and pleasures of the world.
However, your Soul is the only thing that will follow you where ever you go. Cultivate, strengthen and cherish it now, for it is the only part of you that will follow you to the throne of God and continue with you throughout Eternity.
Thought for the day: Remember, when the world pushes you to your knees,you're in the perfect position to pray.
Pass this on to someone you care about - I just did.
Being happy doesn't mean everything's perfect. It means you've decided to see beyond the imperfections.

WHAT IF? REFLECTION FORWARDED BY MARIA CASSIA

WHAT IF ??


This is a question that almost always come to
our mind. What if I lose something? What if
they change their minds? What if nature
lashes again? I do not mean that we never
plan for anything. We do, and that is the order
of the day.
On the other hand, it is better to be more
optimistic in our lives. We can say, "If this
happens, this is what I am going to do. There
are some things beyond our control... O'
many at times, it's hard to keep counting.
I thought of diminishing the "control freaks" in
us because it will lessen frustration. We do not
rely on just fate but by the gifts of wisdom and
understanding given to us by God-- we use it
for the needs of others and ourselves.
There are times that there seems to be no way.
Indeed, there is always a way, on any circumstances.
But, only through the Most Powerful... the God
Almighty! It only needs faith even to the size of
a mustard seed.
When a miracle happens, some may frown and say
it is beyond reason or understanding. But of course!
The Lord is beyond reason and explanation! Let
us examine if our faith is big enough to merit
consideration from our beloved God.





Maria Cassia

THE MORNING WATCH (EXCERPT) BY HENRY VAUGHAN

                                Picture credit:  FB    Thanks!

THEMORNING WATCH O' joys! Infinite sweetness! with what flowers
And shoots of glory, my soul breaks and buds!


All the long hours


Of night and rest;


Through the still shrouds


Of sleep and clouds,


This dew fell on my breast;


O' how it bloods,


And spirits all my earth! hark in what rings,


And hymning circulations the quick world


Awake and sings


The rising winds


And falling springs


Birds, beasts, all things


Adore Him in their kinds...


by Henry Vaughan



SHORT STORY BY CYNTHIA ABEGAIL# OF BEAUTIFUL MIND

Of Beautiful Mind

(A beautiful short story which explores the human mind and concludes we are all humans including the genius)New World

Jenny and I were rushing to our class of fifteen at Vivaldi's Room. I whispered to her,
"Quick, Jenny or else we will get a bad impression from the new professor who replaced Sr. Jenkins after only three weeks. Panting from the ground floor, we manage to beat the
lecturer by only half a minute.
"Good morning, I am Dr. O' Hara from Rome and I am going to handle this class of
Basic Scripture for the remaining seven weeks." Jenny remarked, "Gosh, a Dr. from
Rome on my first semester here." "Is this a dream or pure reality? I whispered,
"Keep quiet, remember we would like to get good marks in this subject." Well, this
teacher amused us for about half an hour of elite, professional jokes that I developed
stomach spasms before tea time.
I almost fainted when I read the syllabus; "Is this for a semester or for two years?"
I thought at this time. When the session ended, I walked briskly to the library to
get ahead of the circulation books. I borrowed a lot of books that when I got out of
the library, I almost hit the professor with the closing door! I was so embarrassed
that I just said "Sorry" so quickly. At least he saw me with so much zeal for the subject.
The following day is a gruelling venture. Of all people, I was posed the first question!
With great courage, I abashedly answered the question. Well, sometimes it pays
really to be prepared.
At recess, Jenny and I chatted about our professor. Jenny said, "Did you hear that he
is one of those who translated the Dead Sea scrolls?" I replied, "Jenny, you know that as
weeks go by, I am getting more nervous on how I can cope with the standard of this
genius lecturer?" Jenny snapped, "Mary, you are always telling me that the Lord always
say,'Be not afraid.' I know but anyway, this is the first time I have been under a teacher
who can speak 12 languages." Jenny exclaimed, "Really, I did not know that!" I think
I am already getting some nerves!
At night, I am burning a lot of oil and I thought that if this essay will not pass, I will just
do a lot of shopping!" Well, there you are! Why am I too much worried? I just have to
pray so hard isn't it?
I have recited one of the longest prayers in my life. Why? I will be so shy to face the Dean
after this semester. Suddenly, Jenny patted me. "A penny for your thought." I said,
I think I need a dollar!
Once, I had the opportunity to speak with the teacher just on break. I thought people with
beautiful minds are difficult to get along with! Not at all! Jenny and I concluded, "They
are so humane and understanding after all." They just wanted us to learn and to explore
heights of learning that they have experienced. Never, never will I get nervous again!
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