Sharing inspirational messages

Japs4Him

09-07-2005, 12:00 AM

I am really thankful to have stumbled into this website. I was reading an online newspaper and saw this ad about TF. The urban setting is highly multicultural and sometimes you have this feeling of lostness and loneliness even though you’re with the crowd. TF makes you feel a bit of home.

Just a thought…

I am sending out messages that hopefully would bring comfort and inspiration to everyone. “Nothing is new under the sun” and so, please feel free to add your favorite quote even if you don’t have that eureka experience yet:grouphug:

The wise man says: “The fear (reverential awe) of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction” (Proverbs 1:6, NASB). Likewise, Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”

puting tainga

09-07-2005, 12:28 AM

Ang paborito kong quote:

Makakain ba ng walang asin ang matabang?
O mayroon bang lasa ang puti ng itlog?
(Job 6:6, TKJV)

Whenever I eat white of an egg, I murmur this.
Putting salt to an egg has this biblical background.
Biro lang.

Job 6:6 means, ayon sa libro, it is difficult to endure pagsubok na walang dahilan.

Summer!

09-07-2005, 10:58 AM

“Life is full of pain…:frowning: you have to get used to it…”

I heard this from my sister who heard this from my bro-in-law, my most favorite bro-in-law…:slight_smile: (btw, he’s my only bro-in-law):smiley: …from where he heard it I don’t know…

eto pa,

“Everything that happens to us is not without a purpose”

So sa ating mga Pinoy dito sa bansang Hapon, hang on at makakarating din tayo…:slight_smile: :slight_smile: :slight_smile:

Have a nice day all !!!:cool:

NemoySpruce

09-07-2005, 11:25 AM

Hangan ngayon ay iniisip ko pa ang kasagutan sa tanong na ito…

Pilosopo ka ba pag uminom ka ng softdrinks pag coffee break?

Summer!

09-07-2005, 11:38 AM

Hangan ngayon ay iniisip ko pa ang kasagutan sa tanong na ito…

Pilosopo ka ba pag uminom ka ng softdrinks pag coffee break?

Ok lang yun, kasi redundant din kung uminom ka ng kape during coffee break.

sana nakatulong ako sa pagmumuni-muni mo ng sagot sa tanong na iyan…:rolleyes:

adechan

09-07-2005, 11:56 AM

Just a thought…

I am sending out messages that hopefully would bring comfort and inspiration to everyone. “Nothing is new under the sun” and so, please feel free to add your favorite quote even if you don’t have that eureka experience yet:grouphug:

The wise man says: “The fear (reverential awe) of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction” (Proverbs 1:6, NASB). Likewise, Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”

thanks 4 raising one

i wanted to send inspirational messages too. di ko lang alam kong pupuwede

i write daily devotionals
poems and etc

Japs4Him

09-08-2005, 11:02 AM

Salamat sa mga sagot. Adechan, bigyan mo naman kami ng sample ng iyong devotionals and poems. I like the attached image you show here.

adechan

09-09-2005, 10:25 PM


Corinthians 15:55-56 (KJV)
Oh death, where is thy sting? Oh, grave where is thy victory?
The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law.


The more i walketh the path of holiness, the more I realized I cannot do it myself. If I will not look to you, oh Christ, I cannot make any step forward, instead, i fall and fall, down the bottom of the stairs.Oh, death always hunting me. I walk on the grave while holding this life that was lighted by Christ. But this world is really a grave keeping me out from the doors of my spirit. The laws of living doesn’t help me, but chains me to the grave.

But youre always here, oh Christ. Your hands are always there extending for me to reach. When I can’t reach out and just cry, your healing wings shelters me, you let me still untill I gain strength to make a step again.

I keep in my heart not to cling on this world, for it’s shutting me out from the doors of my spirit, in there we met, in there I’m healed, maketh me undisturbed by the hunts of death, even I walketh on the graves.

Oh the source of life, I’m giving all the glory. The one who breath me, the one who loves me. My first and original love. My Shining Armour, He already won the battle for me, death stumbled under my feet.
I belong to u

adechan

09-09-2005, 10:34 PM

WHEN IT WILL BE ENOUGH?
03/32/2005

When it will be enough?
Once we’re saved is it enough?
But once save isn’t it the start?
The start of holy life’s journey?

When it will be enough?
Once we’re settled unto a church?
We have wonderful body of Christ,
To join fellowship

When It will be enough?
Once we had studied the Scriptures?
Once we had read the whole Bible?
Did we learned to apply those?

Oh, when will it be enough?
Once we desire to surrender to God,
Follow Christ’s teachings,
And spread the Gospel unto whole world.

When will it be enough? Yes, when?
How many tears had fall?
Unto endless prayers,
Night and day, never ending.

When it will be enough?
When we had fed the hungry?
When we dressed the unclothed?
When we gave shelter to the homeless?

When it will be enough?
We surrendered everything
We followed and served
We learned to love and sacrifice

But, when it will reallly be enough?
The Bible says:
But he that shall endure unto the end
There same shall be save (Matthew 24.15)

under Yeshua’s healing wings

eps

09-09-2005, 10:37 PM

Hi Japs4him! I’m also a newbie…
I’d like to share this with you…

“I shall pass this way but ONCE. Therefore any good that I can do or any kindness that I can show ----let me do it NOW. Let me not defer nor neglect it , for I shall not pass this way AGAIN.”

Maruchan

09-09-2005, 10:45 PM

Adechan, napa-smile :slight_smile: ako dito:

BIBLE = BASIC INFORMATION BEFORE LEAVING EARTH

I like this!

kalypso

09-10-2005, 12:50 AM

my favourite since junior high school…:slight_smile:

Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.

Max Ehrmann, Desiderata, 1952.

crispee

09-10-2005, 08:06 AM

Nakabili ako ng poster na printed ang nasa ibaba…i thought maganda itong panregalo. At gusto ko ring ibahagi sa inyo.

DO’S & DON’TS
THAT WILL SEE YOU THROUGH

Don’t ever stop dreaming your dreams, they are very essential part of you.
Do whatever you can to make them a reality by the course you take. The plans you make, and all the things you do.
Don’t dwell on past mistakes: leave yesterday behind you - along with any of its problems, worries and doubts.
Do realize you can’t change the past, but just ahead is the future - and you can do something about that.
Don’t try to accomplish everything at once, life can be difficult enough without adding frustration to the list.
Do travel one step at a time. That’s the way to find out what really accomplishment is.
Don’t be afraid to do the impossible, even if others don’t think you’ll succeed.
Do remember that history is filled with incredible accomplishments of those who were foolish enough to believe.
Don’t forget that there are so many things that are wonderful rare and unique about you.
And do remember that if you can search within and find a smile, that smile will always be a reflection of the way people feel about you.

kalypso

09-10-2005, 09:27 AM

Footprints in the Sand
by Mary stevenson

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 with me all
the way. But I have noticed that during the most
troublesome times in my life, there is only one set
of footprints. I don’t understand why when I needed
you most you would leave me.” The Lord replied,
“My son, My 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.”

dstar

09-10-2005, 09:53 PM

Here is one of my favorites:


~~ God grant me the Serenity
~~ to accept the things I cannot change,
~~ Courage to change the things I can,
~~ and the wisdom to know the difference.

~~ Living one day at a time;
~~ Enjoying one moment at a time;
~~ Accepting the hardship as the pathway to peace.

~~ Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is,
~~ not as I would have it;

~~ Trusting that He will make all things
~~ right if I surrender to His will;

~~ That I may be reasonably happy in this life,
~~ And supremely happy with Him forever in the next.

----Reinhold Niebuhr—

Japs4Him

09-12-2005, 12:55 AM

Dear Kalypso,

I remember reading Desiderata from a wall frame in my cousin’s room back in the Philippines. It was a long time ago and I didn’t pay much attention then. Thanks for quoting it here to inspire many.

Japs4Him

09-12-2005, 12:57 AM

Crispee,

I’ve seen several of your postings and I liked them. Thanks.

Japs4Him

09-12-2005, 01:05 AM

eps,

I am glad to read your public confession … same here.

Hess: “It takes but a moment of time
And minimal energy spent
To pass an encouraging word
To one who’ll be glad it was sent.”

Japs4Him

09-12-2005, 01:07 AM

dstar,

I’m really surprised at the wealth of insights and wisdom that could be generated from a forum like TF. Keep posting…

Japs4Him

09-12-2005, 01:09 AM

adechan, you’re deep. I can’t wait to read your next message.

halloween

09-12-2005, 10:58 AM

“He who conquers others is strong but he who conquers himself is stronger.” Confucius

“I guarantee you there will be tough times.
I guarantee you there will come a point when either one or both of us would want to get out.
But I also guarantee you that if I do not ask you to be mine I will regret it for the rest of my life because deep inside I know you’re the only one.” From the movie Runaway Bride

Dax

09-12-2005, 11:37 AM

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference.

  • Reinhold Niebuh (?)

adechan

09-16-2005, 08:28 PM

my favourite since junior high school…:slight_smile:

Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

… … …

Max Ehrmann, Desiderata, 1952.

i remember elementary days
declamation contest
habang naglalaba … nagsasampay … at naglalakad papasok sa school
puro desiderata
grabe na pala ang tagal nun … limot ko na ang every word nito, na dati
talagang memorize na memorize ko.

thanks 4 this share kalypso
(nga pala why kalypso pen name mo?):slight_smile:

adechan

09-16-2005, 08:41 PM

adechan, you’re deep. I can’t wait to read your next message.

can’t make any message if God will not place something in my heart,
i can’t have something from Him, if I will not spend time with Him,
meeting Him on the closed doors … on the secret hiding place …
and in there the river flows

adechan

09-16-2005, 08:49 PM

OVERCOMERS
03/29/2005

Face the storm. Christ can give you wings.
Fly on it.

Face the waves. Christ can let you float.
Walk on it.

Walk on the Calvary.
God will give enough burden for us to bear.

For our sake,
Christ won the Calvary.

We don’t really know what’s ahead of us.
It is already painful for us to bear?

How much more will come?
Oh, we really don’t know.

But there is a great price waiting …
for the OVERCOMERS

Stacie Fil

09-16-2005, 10:54 PM

ADVERSITY

The story of a butterfly

A Man found the cocoon of a butterfly.
One day a small opening appeared. He watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole.Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could and it could not go any farther.
So the man decide to help the butterfly, he took a scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily. But it had a swollen body and small shriveled wings.
The man expected that any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body, which could contract in time. Neither happened! The butterfly spent the rest of his life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings. It never was able to fly. What the man in kindness and haste did not understand was that, the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the opening was God’s way in forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings so that it would be ready for a flight once it achieves its freedom from the cocoon.
Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If God allowed us to go through our life without any obstacles, it would cripple us. We could not be strong as what we could have been. We could never fly.

I asked God for Strenght…And God gave me Difficulties to make me strong.
I asked for Wisdom…And God gave me Problems to solve.
I asked for Prosperity…And God gave me Brain and Brawn to work.
I asked for Courage…And God gave me Danger to Overcome.
I asked for Love…And God gave me Troubled people to help.
I asked for Favors…And God gave me Opportunities.
I received nothing I wanted.
I received everything I needed.

Author Unknown

We are unique you know ! :wink:

kalypso

09-17-2005, 04:27 PM

you’re welcome, adechan. desiderata brings me a lot of pleasant memories too.:slight_smile:

about my handle, it actually has something to do with greek mythology and literature – a thing which i used to have a deep passion for. you know…the titans, mount olympus, the gods and godesses, stuff like that. si kalypso ay isa sa mga godess, a godess with attitude kung baga. she’s very perky and spunky, and i like her for that. so ginaya ko yung pangalan niya.:stuck_out_tongue:

and that’s how my handle came to be. bow :smiley:

i remember elementary days
declamation contest
habang naglalaba … nagsasampay … at naglalakad papasok sa school
puro desiderata
grabe na pala ang tagal nun … limot ko na ang every word nito, na dati
talagang memorize na memorize ko.

thanks 4 this share kalypso
(nga pala why kalypso pen name mo?):slight_smile:

adechan

09-19-2005, 11:46 AM

you’re welcome, adechan. desiderata brings me a lot of pleasant memories too.:slight_smile:

about my handle, it actually has something to do with greek mythology and literature – a thing which i used to have a deep passion for. you know…the titans, mount olympus, the gods and godesses, stuff like that. si kalypso ay isa sa mga godess, a godess with attitude kung baga. she’s very perky and spunky, and i like her for that. so ginaya ko yung pangalan niya.:stuck_out_tongue:

and that’s how my handle came to be. bow :smiley:

naruhudo, thank u very much :sweeties: … mahilig ka pala sa mythology … medyo mahihilig din ako dapat, … when i tried to search something about Genesis 6:4 … though i was been able to back on focus

Bless You

dstar

09-19-2005, 11:04 PM

4 years ago, we went to Cebu (to attend a convention) and stayed at Montebello Hotel. They have a Bible in the room, this Inspirational Message was inserted. I have asked the lady cleaner, if is it okay to take this “insp.messge.?” she just said “Go ahead and your welcome” and give me a nice smile. So when we came back here in Japan, i have pasted this on my wall(white board). Just want to share to all Tf’s members:

I ASKED GOD

I asked God to take away my pride
And God said “No”
He said, it was not for Him to take away
But for me to give it up.

I asked God to make my handicapped child whole,
And God said “No”
He said her spirit is whole
Her body is only temporary.

I asked God to grant me patience,
And God said “No”
He said patience is a by-product of tribulation,
It isn’t granted, it is earned.

I asked God to give me happiness
And God said “No”
He gives blessings
Happiness is up to me.

I asked God to spare me pain,
And God said “No”
He said, Suffering draws me apart from wordly cares
And brings you closer to me.

I asked God to make my spirit grow,
And God said “No”
He said, I must grow on my own
But he will prune me to make me fruitful.

I asked God if he loves me,
And God said “Yes”
I asked God to help me love others
As much as he loves me,
And God said “Ah, finally, you have the idea.”

Japs4Him

09-26-2005, 01:33 AM

Amen to that.

Today is Sunday and I have read this line from an issue of the devotional, “Our Daily Bread”: “At the heart of worship is worship from the heart.”

lovered

09-26-2005, 02:24 AM

for all the negative things we say to ourselves, GOD has a positive answer for it

u say: its impossible
GOD says: All things are possible (Luke 18:27)
u say: I’m too tired
GOD says: I will give you rest (Matthew 11:20-28)
u say: I can’t go on
GOD says: My grace is sufficient (II Cor 12:9)
u say: I can’t figure things out
GOD says: I will direct your steps (Proverbs 3:5-6)
u say: I’m not able
GOD says: I am able (II Cor 9:8)
u say: its not worth it
GOD says: It will be worth it (Romans 8:28)
u say: I can’t forgive myself
GOD says: I forgive you (I John 1:9)
u say: I can’t manage
GOD says: I will supply all your need (Phil 4:19)
u say: I’m afraid
God says: I have not given you a spirit of fear (II Tim 1:7)
u say: I’m always worried and frustrated
GOD says: Cast all your cares on me (1 Peter 5:7)
u say: nobody loves me
GOD says: I LOVE YOU (John 3:16)

crispee

09-29-2005, 09:45 PM

Just sharing…

adechan

10-08-2005, 03:27 PM

crispee … this really gave me a smile

adechan

10-08-2005, 03:31 PM

GOD’S RAINBOW

The falling rain dissolves into mist
And the thunder begins to die;
As the sporadic lightning fades,
An arch of colors pours from the sky.
Rainbows appear after mighty storms
When things look their worst;
ust when the skies are darkest gray,
Out of heaven does the rainbow burst.
God first sent the rainbow to Noah
As a sign that His word is true;
The rainbow’s eternal message
Still speaks to me and you.
The rainbow is a sign of God’s promise
That He will guide us through any storm;
That He will ease all our troubles
No matter what their form.
When you feel battered by life’s storms
And you are filled with doubt and dismay,
Just remember God’s rainbow is coming
For it’s blessing …
you only have to pray.


in the sun and in the rain…may God’s rainbow always
bring colour to your life…each passing day…

adechan

10-08-2005, 03:32 PM

Time is too swift for those who fear,
too long for those who grieve,
too short for those who rejoice,
but for those who love - time is eternity.
Henry Van Dyke

crispee

10-08-2005, 05:57 PM

crispee … this really gave me a smile

Thanks adechan…may malaking problema ang di mapapangiti diyan:D

crispee

10-28-2005, 01:04 PM

Mga mithiin

Mahinahon mong tahakin ang kaingayan at mga agam-agam ng buhay, at pakatandaan ang kapayapaang mayroong taglay ang katahimikan. Hanggat maari ay makipagmabutihan sa lahat ng nilalang.
Turan mo ang iyong paniniwala ng buong kalinawan, katiwasayan at walang pag-iimbot; at makinig sa iba sapagkat kahit na ang isang hunghang at kulang sa aral, sila ma’y may kwentong may kwenta. Pakaiwasan ang mga hambog at mapupusok, sila’y panggulo lamang ng kaluluwa.

Huwag piliting ikumpara ang sarili sa iba sa dahilang ikaw ay maaaring maging mayabang o kaya nama’y mapuno ng kalungkutan; parati kang makakakita ng mga taong mas magaling o mas mababa sa iyo. Ikagalak mo ang iyong mga narating o nagawa katulad ng iyong pagkakilig tuwing ika’y may bagong hangarin. Panatiliin ang interes sa iyong napiling karera, kahit gaano ito kahamak; sa pagitan ng pabago-bagong panahon, ito’y mananatiling sa iyo.

Parating mag-ingat sa iyong mga gawain pagkat ang mundo’y punung-puno ng kadayaan. Ngunit huwag mong pabayaang bulagin ka nito; marami pa ring mga taong may mataas na pangarap at hitik ang kapaligiran ng kabayanihan. Mahalin mo ang iyong sarili. Huwag mong utuin ang sarili mong ika’y kaibig-ibig. Lalo namang huwag mong pagdudahan ang pagmamahal; sa harap ng tagtuyot at pagkukunwari, ang pagmamahal ay pabalik-balik tulad ng damo. Makinig sa mga nakakatanda habang isinusuko ang lahat ng bagay na mura.

Alagaan ang tibay ng dibdib ng sa gayo’y masalag ang lahat ng biglaang kamalasan. Ngunit huwag mong pakadibdibin ang kadiliman. Maraming pangamba ang isinilang sa pagod at kalungkutan. Maging maamo ka sa iyong sarili na dulot ng isang mabuting pagdidisiplina. Ikaw ay isang sanggol ng sansinukob, sampu ng kagubatan at mga bituin; ika’y may karapatang manirahan dito. At kahit ito ma’y maging malabo sa iyo, walang kaduda-dudang ang sansinukob ay dapat lang na mapasaiyo.

Kaya naman maniwala ka sa Diyos, ano man ang kanyang anyo sa iyo. At kahit ano pa man ang iyong pinaghirapan sa gitna ng kaguluhan ng buhay, panatilihin ang katiwasayan ng iyong kaluluwa. Sa lahat ng pagkukunwari, kahungkagan at nasirang pangarap, masarap pa ring mabuhay. Maging maligaya. Sikapin mong maging masaya.

By: Tito Rolly
July 5, 2004
http://titorolly.blogspot.c om/2004/07/desiderata-translated.html

Japs4Him

11-28-2005, 11:29 AM

Howdy everyone?

I hope this gives you a new perspective on doing God’s will for your life. Please send me your thoughts on this too.


  • F O U R W I V E S -

Once upon a time there was a rich King who had
four wives.

He loved the 4th wife the most and adorned her
with rich robes and
treated her to the finest of delicacies. He gave
her nothing but the
best.

He also loved the 3rd wife very much and was
always showing her off to
neighboring kingdoms. However, he feared that one
day she would leave
him for another.

He also loved his 2nd wife. She was his confidant
and was always kind,
considerate and patient with him. Whenever the
! King faced a problem, he
could confide in her, and she would help him get
through the difficult
times.

The King’s 1st wife was a very loyal partner and
had made great
contributions in maintaining his wealth and
kingdom. However, he did
not love the first wife. Although she loved him
deeply,he hardly took
noticeof her!

One day, the King fell ill and he knew his time
was short. He thought
of his luxurious life and wondered, “I now have
four wives with me, but
when I die, I’ll be all alone.”

Thus, he asked the 4th wife, “I have 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 wife, and she walked away without another
word. Her answer cut like
a sharp knife right into his heart.

The sad King then asked the 3rd wife, “I have
loved you all my life.
Now that I’m dying, will you follow me and keep me
company?” “No!”,
replied the 3rd wife. “Life is too good! When you
die, I’m going to
remarry!” His heart sank and turned cold.

He then asked the 2nd wife, “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 wife. “At the very most, I can only walk with
you to your grave.”
Her answer struck him like a bolt of lightning,
and the King
wasdevastated.

Then a voice called out: “I’ll go with you. I’ll
follow you no matter
where you go.” The King looked up, and there was
his first wife. She was
very skinny as she suffered from malnutrition and
neglect. Greatly
grieved, the King said, “I should have taken much
better care of you
when I had the chance!”

In truth, we all have the 4 wives in our lives.

Our 4th wife is our body. No matter how much time
and effort we lavish
in making it look good, it will leave us when we
die.

Our 3rd wife is our possessions, status and
wealth.When we die, it will
all go to others.

Our 2nd wife is our family and friends. No matter
how much they have
been there for us, the furthest they can stay by
us is up to the grave.

And our 1st wife is our Soul. Often neglected in
pursuit of wealth,
power and pleasures of the world. However, our
Soul is the only thing
that will follow us wherever we go.

Cultivate, strengthen and cherish it now, for it
is the only part of us
that will follow us to the throne of God and
continue with us
throughout Eternity.

Thought for the day:

Remember, when the world pushes you to your knees,
you’re in the
perfect position to pray.

“Amen, I say to you, no one in Israel have I found
such faith.”
-Mt.8:10

ugnayan

11-29-2005, 02:00 AM

26 Beautiful One-liners

  1. Give God what’s right – not what’s left.

  2. Man’s way leads to a hopeless end – God’s way leads to an endless hope.

  3. A lot of kneeling will keep you in good standing.

  4. He who kneels before God can stand before anyone.

  5. In the sentence of life, the devil may be a comma–but never let him be the period.

  6. Don’t put a question mark where God puts a period.

  7. Are you wrinkled with burden? Come to the church for a face-lift.

  8. When praying, don’t give God instructions - just report for duty.

  9. Don’t wait for six strong men to take you to church.

  10. We don’t change God’s message – His message changes us.

  11. The church is prayer-conditioned.

  12. When God ordains, He sustains.

  13. WARNING: Exposure to the Son may prevent burning.

  14. Plan ahead – It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.

  15. Most people want to serve God, but only in an advisory position.

  16. Suffering from truth decay? Brush up on your Bible.

  17. Exercise daily – walk with the Lord.

  18. Never give the devil a ride – he will always want to drive.

  19. Nothing else ruins the truth like stretching it.

  20. Compassion is difficult to give away because it keeps coming back.

  21. He who angers you controls you.

  22. Worry is the darkroom in which negatives can develop.

  23. Give Satan an inch & he’ll be a ruler.

  24. Be ye fishers of men – you catch them & He’ll clean them.

  25. God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called.

  26. Read the Bible – It will scare the hell out of you.

maimai

03-02-2006, 09:32 AM

LOVE,WEALTH and SUCESS:)

A woman came out of her house and saw three old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard. She did not recognize them. She said “I don’t think I know you, but you must be hungry. Please come in and have something to eat”.
“Is the man of the house home?”, they asked. “No”, she said. “He’s out”. “Then we cannot come in”, they replied. In the evening when her husband came home, she told him what had happened. “Go tell them I am home and invite them in.” The woman went out and invited the men in. “We don’t go into a house together”, they replied. “Why is that?” she wanted to know. One of the old men explained: “His name is Wealth” he said pointing to one of his friends. And pointing to another one he said, “He is Success, and I am Love”. Then he added, “Now go in and discuss with your husband which one of us you want in your home.” The woman went in and told her husband what was said. Her husband was overjoyed. “How nice” he said. “Since that is the case, let us invite Wealth. Let him come and fill our home with wealth.” His wife disagreed. “My dear, why don’t we invite Success?” Their daughter-in-law was listening from the other corner of the house. She jumped in with her own suggestion: “Would it not be better to invite Love. Our home will be filled with love.” “Let us heed our daughter-in-law’s advice”, said the husband to his wife. “Go out and invite Love to be our guest.” The woman went out and asked the three old men, “Which one of you is Love? Please come in and be our guest.” Love got up and started walking toward the house. The other two also got up and followed him. Surprised, the lady asked Wealth and Success: “I only invited Love, why are you coming in?” The old men replied together: “If you had invited Wealth or Success the other two of us would’ve stayed out… but since you invited Love, wherever he goes we go with him. Wherever there is Love there is also Wealth and Success!” If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it.

mbstorun

03-02-2006, 10:15 AM

“A bell is no bell 'til you ring it,
A song is no song 'til you sing it,
And love in your heart
Wasn’t put there to stay -
Love isn’t love
'Til you give it away.”

:stuck_out_tongue: PEACE EVERYONE!:stuck_out_tongue:

dstar

03-02-2006, 02:21 PM

hello to all Tfs member,

:stuck_out_tongue: It’s been a while not to post or share something here. Kumusta na po :wavey: ang lahat ng miembro ng TF?

Well, I want to share this to all of you. Here a good friend of mine (from her friend) has sent this and I’m very thankful to her. I just want to share this to all of you. :type:

I hope it will enlighten us more about life and our world today.
:eek: Sorry, if this is too long, but please spend time to read this.
It’s really worth it! :tiphat: :king:

:devil: SATAN’S MEETING: (READ even if you’re busy)

Satan called a worldwide convention of demons.:hellfire: :dogpile:

In his opening address he said; :firehead:

" We can’t keep Christians from going to church."

" We can’t keep them from reading their Bibles and knowing the truth."

" We can’t even keep them from forming an intimate relationship with
their Saviour." :halo: :bowdown:

" Once they gain that connection with Jesus, our power over them is
Broken." :yikes: :grrr:

" So let them go to their churches; let them have their covered dish
dinners, BUT steal their time, so they don’t have time to develop a
relationship with Jesus Christ…" :bowdown:

" This is what I want you to do," :furious: said the devil:

" Distract them from gaining hold of their Saviour and maintaining that
vital connection throughout their day!"

" How shall we do this? ":confused: his demons shouted.

" Keep them busy in the non-essentials of life and invent innumerable
schemes to occupy their minds," he answered.:sneaky:

" Tempt them to spend, spend, spend and borrow, borrow, borrow."

" Persuade the wives to go to work for long hours and the husbands to
work 6-7 days each week,:rant: 10-12 hours a day, so they can
afford their empty lifestyles."

" Keep them (out) from spending time with their children.":love:

" As their families fragment, soon, their homes will offer no escape from
the pressures of work!" :banghead: :order: :doh:

" Over-stimulate their minds so that they cannot hear that still “small
voice.”":halo:

" Entice them to play the radio or cassette player whenever they drive.
To keep on the TV, VCR, CDs and their PCs going constantly in their
home and see to it that every stores and restaurants in the world
play non-biblical :music: music constantly."

" This will jam their minds :bonk: and break the "Union with Christ. "

" Fill the :coffee: coffee tables with magazines and newspapers."

" Pound their minds with the news 24 hours a day."

" Invade their driving moments with billboards. "

" Flood their mailboxes with junk mail, mail order catalogues, sweep-
stakes, and every kind of newsletter and promotional offering free
products services, and false hopes. "

" Keep skinny, beautiful models :drool::babe: on the magazines and TV,
so their husbands will believe that outward beauty is “What’s
important,” and they’ll become dissatisfied with their wives." :yuck:

" Give them headaches, too!" :surprise: :rolleyes:

" IF they don’t give their husbands the love they need, they will begin
to look elsewhere." :peepwall::drool:

" That will fragment their families quickly!" :bricks::nono: :cry:

" Give them Santa Claus to distract them from teaching their children
the real meaning of “Why Jesus Christ was born?”

" Give them an Easter bunny so they won’t talk about his resurrection
and power over sin and death."

" Even in their recreation, let them be excessive.":nuts: :liftup:

" Have them return from their recreation exhausted.":sleep: :sick:

" Keep them too busy, not to go out in nature and reflect on God’s
creation. Send them to amusement parks, sporting events, plays,
concerts and movies instead."

" Keep them busy, busy, busy."

" And when they meet for spiritual fellowship, involve them in gossip
:gossip: and small talk :chatter: so that they leave with troubled
consciences." :yikes:

" Crowd their lives with so many good causes, that they have no time
to seek power from Jesus."

" Soon they will be working in their own strength,:weep: sacrificing
their health and family for the good of the cause."

" It will work!"
" It will work!"

:order: It was quite a plan! :grinny::firehead:

The demons went eagerly to their assignments causing Christians
everywhere to get busier and more rushed, going here and there.

Having little time for their GOD :halo:or their families.:sweeties:

Having no time to tell others :shutup: about the power of Jesus to
change lives. :bowdown: :love:

I guess the question is, “Has the devil been successful in his
schemes?” :rolleyes: :slam: :whistle:

You be the judge!!!

Does "BUSY"mean: B-eing U-nder S-atan’s Y-oke?

Please read/pass this on, if you aren’t too BUSY!

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in God with all your heart and do not lean upon your own understanding. In all your ways take notice of him, and he himself make your paths straight.

:grouphug: Have a nice day to all of you! Bless us all.

ladygems1216

03-02-2006, 06:35 PM

“Don’t give because you have plenty to give, but give until you hurt yourself” :stuck_out_tongue: - Mother Teresa

“My child, you are not created to be like ducks swadling in the mud but to be like eagles destined to rise above!” - Fr. Aloysius Schwartz, founder, The Sisters of Mary School

“Never abandon an old friend, you will never find one who can take his place…Friendship is like wine, it gets better as it grows older!”:slight_smile:

Erika

03-02-2006, 07:43 PM

Stop being mean, Bad-tempered and Angry. Quarreling, Harsh words and Dislike of others should have NO Place in your lives. Instead, Be kind to each other, Tenderhearted, Forgiving one another, Just as GOD has Forgiven you because you belong to Christ.

  • Ephesians 4:31-32 -

Shori

03-02-2006, 08:18 PM

All things in life are temporary.
If they be going well,enjoy.
They won’t last forever.
If they go wrong,don’t worry.
They can’t last long.

This words gave to me an inspiration and hope on that time that biggest trial came into my life.


Friends are like stars;you don’t always see them but you know that they are there for you

ritzyu

03-22-2006, 10:19 PM

CHILDHOOD DOESN’T WAIT

( inspirational )

I was sitting on a bench while in a nearby mall,
When I noticed a young mother with two children who were very small.
The youngest one was whining. “Pick me up,” I heard him beg.
But the mother’s face grew angry as the child clung to her leg.

" Don’t hang onto me," she shouted as she pushed his hand away
I wish I’d had the courage to go up to her and say…
"The time will come too quickly when those little arms that tug,
Won’t ask for you to hold them or won’t freely give a hug.

The day will sneak up subtly, just as it did with me,
When you can’t recall the last time that your child sat on your knee.
Like those sacred, pre-dawn feedings when we cherished time alone,
Our babies grow and leave behind those special times we’ve known.

So when your child comes to you with a book that you can share,
Or asks that you would tuck him in and help him say his prayers…
When he comes to sit and chat or would like to take a walk,
Before you answer that you can’t cause there’s no time to talk.

Remember what all parents learn so many times too late,
That the years go by too quickly and that childhood doesn’t wait.
Take every opportunity, if one should slip away,
Reach hard to get it back again, don’t wait another day.

I watched that mother walk away, her children followed near,
I hope she’ll pick them up before her chances disappear.

  • by Kathie Davis

ugnayan

03-22-2006, 10:24 PM

ONE OF THE BEST STORIES I’VE EVER HEARD:yesyes:

As she stood in front of her 5th grade class on the very first day of school, she told the children an untruth. Like most teachers, she looked at her students and said that she loved them all the same. However, that was impossible, because there in the front row, slumped in his seat, was a little boy named Teddy Stoddard.

Mrs. Thompson had watched Teddy the year before and noticed that he did not play well with the other children, that his clothes were messy and that he constantly needed a bath. In addition, Teddy could be unpleasant. It got to the point where Mrs. Thompson would actually take delight in marking his papers with a broad red pen, making bold X’s and then putting a big “F” at the top of his papers.

At the school where Mrs. Thompson taught, she was required to review each child’s past records and she put Teddy’s off until last. However, when she reviewed his file, she was in for a surprise.

Teddy’s first grade teacher wrote, “Teddy is a bright child with a ready laugh. He does his work neatly and has good manners… he is a joy to be around…” His second grade teacher wrote, “Teddy is an excellent student, well liked by his classmates, but he is troubled because his mother has a terminal illness and life at home must be a struggle.”

His third grade teacher wrote, “His mother’s death has been hard on him. He tries to do his best, but his father doesn’t show much interest, and his home life will soon affect him if some steps aren’t taken.”

Teddy’s fourth grade teacher wrote, “Teddy is withdrawn and doesn’t show much interest in school. He doesn’t have many friends and he sometimes sleeps in class.”

By now, Mrs. Thompson realized the problem and she was ashamed of herself. She felt even worse when her students brought her Christmas presents, wrapped in beautiful ribbons and bright paper, except for Teddy’s. His present was clumsily wrapped in the heavy, brown paper that he got from a grocery bag. Mrs. Thompson took pains to open it in the middle of the other presents. Some of the children started to laugh when she found a rhinestone bracelet with some of the stones missing, and a bottle that was one-quarter full of perfume. But she stifled the children’s laughter when she exclaimed how pretty the bracelet was, putting it on, and dabbing some of the perfume on her wrist. Teddy Stoddard stayed after school that day just long enough to say, “Mrs. Thompson, today you smelled just like my Mom used to.”

After the children left, she cried for at least an hour. On that very day, she quit teaching reading, writing and arithmetic. Instead, she began to teach children. Mrs. Thompson paid particular attention to Teddy. As she worked with him, his mind seemed to come alive. The more she encouraged him, the faster he responded. By the end of the year, Teddy had become one of the smartest children in the class and, despite her lie that she would love all the children the same, Teddy became one of her “teacher’s pets.”

A year later, she found a note under her door, from Teddy, telling her that she was the best teacher he ever had in his whole life.

Six years went by before she got another note from Teddy. He then wrote that he had finished high school, third in his class, and she was still the best teacher he ever had in life.

Four years after that, she got another letter, saying that while things had been tough at times, he’d stayed in school, had stuck with it, and would soon graduate from college with the highest of honors. He assured Mrs. Thompson that she was still the best and favorite teacher he had ever had in his whole life.

Then four more years passed and yet another letter came. This time he explained that after he got his bachelor’s degree, he decided to go a little further. The letter explained that she was still the best and favorite teacher he ever had. But now his name was a little longer… The letter was signed, Theodore F. Stoddard, MD.

The story does not end there. You see, there was yet another letter that spring. Teddy said he had met this girl and was going to be married. He explained that his father had died a couple of years ago and he was wondering if Mrs. Thompson might agree to sit at the wedding in the place that was usually reserved for the mother of the groom. Of course, Mrs. Thompson did. And guess what? She wore that bracelet, the one with several rhinestones missing. Moreover, she made sure she was wearing the perfume that Teddy remembered his mother wearing on their last Christmas together.

They hugged each other, and Dr. Stoddard whispered in Mrs. Thompson’s ear, “Thank you, Mrs. Thompson for believing in me. Thank you so much for making me feel important and showing me that I could make a difference”

Mrs. Thompson, with tears in her eyes, whispered back. She said, “Teddy, you have it all wrong. You were the one who taught me that I could make a difference. I didn’t know how to teach until I met you.”

(For those who don’t know, Teddy Stoddard is the Dr. at Iowa Methodist in Des Moines that has the Stoddard Cancer Wing.)

Warm someone’s heart today? I love this story so very much, I cry every time I read it. Just try to make a difference in someone’s life today? tomorrow? just “do it”.

Random acts of kindness, I think they call it!

“Believe in Angels, then return the favor.”

Or as one movie aptly put it, “Pay It Forward.” :kiss:

Stacie Fil

03-24-2006, 11:36 PM

hello to all Tfs member,

:stuck_out_tongue: It’s been a while not to post or share something here. Kumusta na po :wavey: ang lahat ng miembro ng TF? …

You be the judge!!!

Does "BUSY"mean: B-eing U-nder S-atan’s Y-oke?

Please read/pass this on, if you aren’t too BUSY!

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in God with all your heart and do not lean upon your own understanding. In all your ways take notice of him, and he himself make your paths straight.

:grouphug: Have a nice day to all of you! Bless us all.

It reminds me of an old quote that I kept long time in my wallet during my teen age.
I don’t remember the author, but it says; “If the devil caught you idle, he’ll set you to work”.

ladygems1216

03-26-2006, 09:03 PM

ONE OF THE BEST STORIES I’VE EVER HEARD:yesyes:

As she stood in front of her 5th grade class on the very first day of school, she told the children an untruth. Like most teachers, she looked at her students and said that she loved them all the same. However, that was impossible, because there in the front row, slumped in his seat, was a little boy named Teddy Stoddard.

Mrs. Thompson had watched Teddy the year before and noticed that he did not play well with the other children, that his clothes were messy and that he constantly needed a bath. In addition, Teddy could be unpleasant. It got to the point where Mrs. Thompson would actually take delight in marking his papers with a broad red pen, making bold X’s and then putting a big “F” at the top of his papers.

At the school where Mrs. Thompson taught, she was required to review each child’s past records and she put Teddy’s off until last. However, when she reviewed his file, she was in for a surprise.

Teddy’s first grade teacher wrote, “Teddy is a bright child with a ready laugh. He does his work neatly and has good manners… he is a joy to be around…” His second grade teacher wrote, “Teddy is an excellent student, well liked by his classmates, but he is troubled because his mother has a terminal illness and life at home must be a struggle.”

His third grade teacher wrote, “His mother’s death has been hard on him. He tries to do his best, but his father doesn’t show much interest, and his home life will soon affect him if some steps aren’t taken.”

Teddy’s fourth grade teacher wrote, “Teddy is withdrawn and doesn’t show much interest in school. He doesn’t have many friends and he sometimes sleeps in class.”

By now, Mrs. Thompson realized the problem and she was ashamed of herself. She felt even worse when her students brought her Christmas presents, wrapped in beautiful ribbons and bright paper, except for Teddy’s. His present was clumsily wrapped in the heavy, brown paper that he got from a grocery bag. Mrs. Thompson took pains to open it in the middle of the other presents. Some of the children started to laugh when she found a rhinestone bracelet with some of the stones missing, and a bottle that was one-quarter full of perfume. But she stifled the children’s laughter when she exclaimed how pretty the bracelet was, putting it on, and dabbing some of the perfume on her wrist. Teddy Stoddard stayed after school that day just long enough to say, “Mrs. Thompson, today you smelled just like my Mom used to.”

After the children left, she cried for at least an hour. On that very day, she quit teaching reading, writing and arithmetic. Instead, she began to teach children. Mrs. Thompson paid particular attention to Teddy. As she worked with him, his mind seemed to come alive. The more she encouraged him, the faster he responded. By the end of the year, Teddy had become one of the smartest children in the class and, despite her lie that she would love all the children the same, Teddy became one of her “teacher’s pets.”

A year later, she found a note under her door, from Teddy, telling her that she was the best teacher he ever had in his whole life.

Six years went by before she got another note from Teddy. He then wrote that he had finished high school, third in his class, and she was still the best teacher he ever had in life.

Four years after that, she got another letter, saying that while things had been tough at times, he’d stayed in school, had stuck with it, and would soon graduate from college with the highest of honors. He assured Mrs. Thompson that she was still the best and favorite teacher he had ever had in his whole life.

Then four more years passed and yet another letter came. This time he explained that after he got his bachelor’s degree, he decided to go a little further. The letter explained that she was still the best and favorite teacher he ever had. But now his name was a little longer… The letter was signed, Theodore F. Stoddard, MD.

The story does not end there. You see, there was yet another letter that spring. Teddy said he had met this girl and was going to be married. He explained that his father had died a couple of years ago and he was wondering if Mrs. Thompson might agree to sit at the wedding in the place that was usually reserved for the mother of the groom. Of course, Mrs. Thompson did. And guess what? She wore that bracelet, the one with several rhinestones missing. Moreover, she made sure she was wearing the perfume that Teddy remembered his mother wearing on their last Christmas together.

They hugged each other, and Dr. Stoddard whispered in Mrs. Thompson’s ear, “Thank you, Mrs. Thompson for believing in me. Thank you so much for making me feel important and showing me that I could make a difference”

Mrs. Thompson, with tears in her eyes, whispered back. She said, “Teddy, you have it all wrong. You were the one who taught me that I could make a difference. I didn’t know how to teach until I met you.”

(For those who don’t know, Teddy Stoddard is the Dr. at Iowa Methodist in Des Moines that has the Stoddard Cancer Wing.)

Warm someone’s heart today? I love this story so very much, I cry every time I read it. Just try to make a difference in someone’s life today? tomorrow? just “do it”.

Random acts of kindness, I think they call it!

“Believe in Angels, then return the favor.”

Or as one movie aptly put it, “Pay It Forward.” :kiss:

…Worth reading… i love the story very much… :slight_smile:

adechan

03-27-2006, 06:56 PM

now i know why everybody like this message … napaiyak din po ako

ugnayan

03-27-2006, 07:11 PM

Hi! Ladygems1216 & Adechan, I’ve read the above article many times and I’ve shed a thousand tears already.:cry: Indeed, it’s very touching! Sorry kong napaiyak ko kayo sa post na ito…I decided to post it to inspire the teachers, mothers & movers.:tiphat:

THIS ONE IS PRICELESS

Some people understand life better, and they call some of these people “retarded”…

At the Seattle Special Olympics, nine contestants, all physically or mentally disabled, assembled at the starting line for the 100-yard dash.

At the gun, they all started out, not exactly in a dash, but with a relish to run the race to the finish and win. All, that is, except one little boy who stumbled on the asphalt, tumbled over a couple of times, and began to cry. :weep:

The other eight heard the boy cry. They slowed down and looked back. Then they all turned around and went back…every one of them. One girl with Down’s Syndrome bent down and kissed him and said, “This will make it better.” :kiss:

Then all nine linked arms and walked together to the finish line. Everyone in the stadium stood, the cheering went on for several minutes. :dowave: People who were there are still telling the story…

Why? Because deep down we know this one thing: What matters in this life is more than winning for ourselves. What matters in this life is helping others win, even if it means slowing down and changing our course.

If you read and share this article, we may be able to change our hearts as well as someone
else’s.

“A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle”

God bless TF Family!:grouphug:

ugnayan

04-07-2006, 12:18 AM

What goes around comes around

His name was Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while trying to make a living for his family, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog. He dropped his tools and ran to the bog.

There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy, screaming and struggling to free himself. Farmer Fleming saved the lad from what could have been a slow and terrifying death.

The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up to the Scotsman’s sparse surroundings. An elegantly dressed nobleman stepped out and introduced himself as the father of the boy Farmer Fleming had saved.

“I want to repay you,” said the nobleman. “You saved my son’s life.”

“No, I can’t accept payment for what I did,” the Scottish farmer replied waving off the offer. At that moment, the farmer’s own son came to the door of the family hovel.

“Is that your son?” the nobleman asked.

“Yes,” the farmer replied proudly.

“I’ll make you a deal. Let me provide him with the level of education my own son will enjoy. If the lad is anything like his father, he’ll no doubt grow to be a man we both will be proud of.” And that he did.

Farmer Fleming’s son attended the very best schools and in time, graduated from St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School in London, and went on to become known throughout the world as the noted Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of Penicillin.

Years afterward, the same nobleman’s son who was saved from the bog was stricken with pneumonia.

What saved his life this time? Penicillin.

The name of the nobleman? Lord Randolph Churchill. His son’s name?

Sir Winston Churchill.


Work like you don’t need the money.

Love like you’ve never been hurt.

Dance like nobody’s watching.

Sing like nobody’s listening.

Live like it’s Heaven on Earth.

May there always be work for your hands to do;

May your purse always hold a coin or two;

May the sun always shine on your windowpane;

May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;

May the hand of a friend always be near you;

May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you!

adechan

06-04-2006, 10:07 PM

What Money Can Buy

Money Will Buy:

A bed BUT NOT sleep.
Books BUT NOT brains.
Food BUT NOT appetite.
Finery BUT NOT beauty.
A house BUT NOT a home.
Medicine BUT NOT health.
Luxuries BUT NOT culture.
Amusement BUT NOT happiness.
A crucifix BUT NOT a Saviour.
A church pew BUT NOT heaven.

What money can’t buy, Jesus Christ can give freely without charge.

Is Jesus christ your Lord and Saviour?
If not, you can get a new lease on life right now.
Confess to God that you have sinned and that you want to turn from your sins to receive Jesus as Lord of your life.
Through that step of believing faith you can start life afresh with your sins forgiven and a new life in Christ.

(1989 Money-A-Tracts. Intl.)

goodsensei

06-07-2006, 12:51 AM

Here are 5 moving stories. Share them with your children.

God bless,

Five important lessons in life

1 - First Important Lesson - Cleaning Lady.

During my second month of college, our professor
gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student
and had breezed through the questions until I read
the last one:

“What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?”
Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the
cleaning woman several times. She was tall,
dark-haired and in her 50s, but how would I know her name?

I handed in my paper, leaving the last question
blank. Just before class ended, one student asked if
the last question would count toward our quiz grade.

“Absolutely,” said the professor. "In your careers,
you will meet many people. All are significant. They
deserve your attention and care, even if all you do
is smile and say “hello.”

I’ve never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her
name was Dorothy.

    • Second Important Lesson - Pickup in the Rain

One night, at11:30 p.m., an older African American
woman was standing on the side of an Alabama highway
trying to endure a lashing rainstorm. Her car had
broken down and she desperately needed a ride.
Soaking wet, she decided to flag down the next car.
A young white man stopped to help her, generally
unheard of in those conflict-filled 1960s. The man
took her to safety, helped her get assistance and
put her into a taxicab.

She seemed to be in a big hurry, but wrote down his
address and thanked him. Seven days went by and a
knock came on the man’s door. To his surprise, a
giant console color TV was delivered to his home. A
special note was attached…

It read:
“Thank you so much for assisting me on the highway
the other night. The rain drenched not only my
clothes, but also my spirits. Then you came along.
Because of you, I was able to make it to my dying
husband’s bedside just before he passed away… God
bless you for helping me and unselfishly serving
others.”

Sincerely,
Mrs. Nat King Cole.

3 - Third Important Lesson - Always remember those
who serve.

In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less,
a 10-year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and
sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in
front of him.

“How much is an ice cream sundae?” he asked.

“Fifty pence,” replied the waitress.

The little boy pulled is hand out of his pocket and
studied the coins in it

“Well, how much is a plain dish of ice cream?” he inquired.

By now more people were waiting for a table and the
waitress was growing impatient.

“Thirty-five pence,” she brusquely replied

The little boy again counted his coins.

“I’ll have the plain ice cream,” he said.

The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on
the table and walked away. The boy finished the ice
cream, paid the cashier and left. When the waitress
came back, she began to cry as she wiped down the
table. There, placed neatly beside the empty dish,
were two five pence pieces and five pennies…

You see, he couldn’t have the sundae, because he had
to have enough left to leave her a tip.

4 - Fourth Important Lesson. - The obstacle in Our Path.

In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a
roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if
anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the
king’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by
and simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the
King for not keeping the roads clear, but none did
anything about getting the stone out of the way.

Then a peasant came along carrying a load of
vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the
peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the
stone to the side of the road. After much pushing
and straining, he finally succeeded. After the
peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed
a purse lying in the road where the boulder had
been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note
from the King indicating that the gold was for the
person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The
peasant learned what many of us never understand!

Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve
our condition.

5 - Fifth Important Lesson - Giving When it Counts…

Many years ago, when I worked as a volunteer at a
hospital, I got to know a little girl named Liz who
was suffering from a rare and serious disease. Her only
chance of recovery appeared to be a blood
transfusion from her 5-year old brother, who had
miraculously survived the same disease and had
developed the antibodies needed to combat the
illness. The doctor explained the situation to her
little brother, and asked the little boy if he would
be willing to give his blood to his sister.

I saw him hesitate for only a moment before taking a
deep breath and saying, “Yes I’ll do it, if it will
save her.” As the transfusion progressed, he lay in
bed next to his sister and smiled, as we all did,
seeing the color returning to her cheeks. Then his
face grew pale and his smile faded.

He looked up at the doctor and asked with a
trembling voice, “Will I start to die right away?”

Being young, the little boy had misunderstood the
doctor; he thought he was going to have to give his
sister all of his blood in order to save her.

halloween

06-14-2006, 11:20 PM

Excuse me po, dito ko na lang i post 'to.

Naging topic of conversation ko kanina with a Japanese ang oras / time at napag-usapan ang ilang famous quotations relating to it. Sabi ko kasi ang alam kong famous ay TIME IS GOLD. Sabi ng kausap ko mail daw yon. ANg tama daw ay time is money.

Any comments?

nokiko

06-14-2006, 11:44 PM

Excuse me po, dito ko na lang i post 'to.

Naging topic of conversation ko kanina with a Japanese ang oras / time at napag-usapan ang ilang famous quotations relating to it. Sabi ko kasi ang alam kong famous ay TIME IS GOLD. Sabi ng kausap ko mail daw yon. ANg tama daw ay time is money.

Any comments?

in japanese the kanji 金(きん、おかね) mean s gold and at the same time money. Time is gold is the natural way to say it. Note that when you say gold, it may also mean money or precious thing that it can be.

"Time is gold

The saying says just that. Time is everything. It means work, productivity and result. People have taken to take time as a precious thing and need not be wasted." quoted from somewhere

adechan

06-16-2006, 06:29 PM

Excuse me po, dito ko na lang i post 'to.

Naging topic of conversation ko kanina with a Japanese ang oras / time at napag-usapan ang ilang famous quotations relating to it. Sabi ko kasi ang alam kong famous ay TIME IS GOLD. Sabi ng kausap ko mail daw yon. ANg tama daw ay time is money.

Any comments?

type lang siguro nya iyon.

Baka siguro mahal ang per ora nang trabaho niya … kaya time is money :smiley:

but for me both are right

adechan

06-16-2006, 11:43 PM

When God Says Go!
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17
Is there an opportunity that you have been working on does not seem to be working out? Keep the following in mind:
When the idea is not right – God says, No!
When the time is not right – God says, Slow!
When you are not right – God says, Grow!
The self-centered person has to grow in unselfishness before God says, GO!
The cautious person must grow in courage before God will say, GO!
The reckless person must grow in carefulness before God will say, GO!
The timid person must grow in confidence before God will say, GO!
The self-belittling person must grow in self-love before God will say, GO!
The dominating person must grow in sensitivity before God will say, GO!
The critical person must grow in tolerance before God will say, GO!
The negative person must grow in positive attitude before God will say, GO!
The power-hungry person must grow in kindness and gentleness before God will say, GO!
The pleasure-seeking person must grow in compassion for suffering people before God will say, GO!
When everything is right – God says, GO!

© 2002 Robert H. Schuller, Hour of Power

jhunex

06-27-2006, 12:26 AM

:wink: :wavey: :guitar: ATTITUDE (http://www.familyfed.org/bfd/Attitude.htm) :slight_smile: :cool: :halo:

mtwalton

06-03-2008, 10:25 AM

Life

Life isn’t about keeping score.
It’s not about how many friends you have
Or how accepted you are.
Not about if you have plans this weekend or if you’re alone.
It isn’t about who you’re dating, who you used to date, how many people you’ve dated, or if you haven’t been with anyone at all.
It isn’t about who you have kissed,
It’s not about sex.
It isn’t about who your family is or how much money they have
Or what kind of car you drive.
Or where you are sent to school.
It’s not about how beautiful or ugly you are.
Or what clothes you wear, what shoes you have on, or what kind of music you listen to.
It’s not about if your hair is blonde, red, black, or brown
Or if your skin is too light or too dark.
Not about what grades you get, how smart you are, how smart everybody else thinks you are, or how smart standardized tests say you are.
It’s not about what clubs you’re in or how good you are at “your” sport.
It’s not about representing your whole being on a piece of paper and seeing who will “accept the written you.”

LIFE JUST ISN’T.

But, life is about who you love and who you hurt.
It’s about who you make happy or unhappy purposefully.
It’s about keeping or betraying trust.
It’s about friendship, used as a sanctity or a weapon.
It’s about what you say and mean, maybe hurtful, maybe heartening.
About starting rumors and contributing to petty gossip.
It’s about what judgments you pass and why. And who your judgments are spread to.
It’s about who you’ve ignored with full control and intention.
It’s about jealousy, fear, ignorance, and revenge.
It’s about carrying inner hate and love, letting it grow, and spreading it.
But most of all, it’s about using your life to touch or poison other people’s hearts in such a way that could have never occurred alone.
Only you choose the way those hearts are affected, and those choices are what life’s all about.


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