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Monday, September 15, 2008

Cross, The

In 1967 while I was taking a class in photography at the University of Cincinnati, I became acquainted with a young man named Charles Murray, who was also a student at the school and training for the summer Olympics of 1968 as a high diver.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Shay and God's Plan

At a fund-raising dinner for a school that serves learning-disabled children, the father of one of the school's students delivered a speech that would never be forgotten by all who attended. After extolling the school and its dedicated staff, he offered a question.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Wolves Within, The

An old Grandfather, whose grandson came to him with anger at a schoolmate who had done him an injustice, said, "Let me tell you a story.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Ancient Bible to be Reunited Online

By RAPHAEL G. SATTER, Associated Press Writer

LONDON - The oldest surviving copy of the New Testament, a 4th century version that had its Gospels and epistles spread across the world, is being made whole again — online.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Old Tree, The

Once upon a time there was a leafy tree in a field. Leaves grew densely on the tall branches. The roots were deeply into the ground. The tree was the most remarkable among the rest.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Three Gifts, The

Three sons left home, went out on their own and prospered. Getting back together, they discussed the gifts they were able to give their elderly
mother.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Plan, The

In the beginning was the Plan.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Tomato Millionaire, The

An unemployed man goes to try for a job with Microsoft as a cleaner. The manager there arranges for an aptitude test (Section: Floors, sweeping of...). After the test, the manager says: You will be appointed on the scale of $30 per day. Let me have your e-mail address, so that I can send you a form to complete and advise you where to report for work on your first day.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Rude Paris?

My sister and I spent two weeks in Paris. The locals obviously hated Americans. No matter where we went, we were subject to rude behavior from waiters, store clerks, pedestrians, etc. After a while it started to irritate us.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Triple Filter Test, The

Keep this philosophy in mind the next time you either hear or are about to repeat a rumour.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Professor and the Villager, The

A famous professor of great erudition was visiting a village one day. He sat in the local coffeehouse where the village men gathered around his table to listen to him expound on one subject after another.

Friday, June 20, 2008

If a Dog Were Your Teacher!

If A Dog Were Your Teacher !

You would learn stuff like...

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Bathtub Test, The

During a visit to the mental asylum, a visitor asked the Director what the criterion was which defined whether or not a patient should be institutionalized.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Enough is Enough

From the book "Attitudes of Gratitude" by M.J.Ryan, pages 73 and 74.

This was my father's favorite saying in his final years, and one of the last thing he said to me before he died. I was contemplating selling my house and moving to a smaller one, and that was his pronouncement on the subject.

Monday, June 16, 2008

When We Give Thanks

by: Sidney B. Simon, Chicken Soup for the Soul

We always celebrated Dad's November birthday on Thanksgiving Day, even after he entered a nursing home. As years went on, these events took on a double meaning for me - a traditional birthday party for Dad, and a personal thanking for all he had been to me in my life.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Dark Candle, The

by: Strickland Gillilan, Aspiring to Greatness

A man had a little daughter-an only and much-beloved child. He lived for her ~ she was his life. So when she became ill and her illness resisted the efforts of the best obtainable physicians, he became like a man possessed, moving heaven and earth to bring about her restoration to health.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Admitting Flaws

In the mid-1980's researchers at Cleveland State University made a startling discovery.

Friday, June 6, 2008

"Want To", The

by: Neil Eskelin

I remember the night in Miami when our son, Ian, was just five years old. We were staying with relatives and it was his bedtime. When I looked at the living room floor, I knew we had a problem.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Greatest General, The

Let tell you about a man who died and met Saint Peter at the pearly gates. Realizing Saint Peter was a wise and knowledgeable person, he said, "Saint Peter, I have been interested in military history for many years. Tell me who was the greatest general of all times?"

Friday, May 23, 2008

List, The

Sister Helen P. Mrosla

He was in the first third grade class I taught at Saint Mary's School in Morris, Minn. All 34 of my students were dear to me, but Mark Eklund was one in a million. Very neat in appearance, but had that happy-to-be-alive attitude that made even his occasional mischievousness delightful.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

God and God Alone by Steve Green

I am really enjoying posting videos here because I believe that music is a universal language.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Winners versus Losers

Let us compare two individuals. A winner and a loser and let us see which resembles us. And thus help us adjust to be a better person. God Bless you! =)

Saturday, May 17, 2008

SHMILY!


Laura Jeanne Allen
SHMILY was written by Ms. Allen about her grandparents,
Alice and Anthony McAndrews of Rochester, NY, USA

My grandparents were married for over half a century, and played their own special game from the time they had met each other. The goal of their game was to write the word "shmily" in a surprise place for the other to find.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Empty Chair, The

A man's daughter had asked the local minister to come and pray with her father. When the minister arrived, he found the man lying in bed with his head propped up on two pillows. An empty chair sat beside his bed.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

People Need the Lord by Steve Green

Watch this video sang by Steve Green entitled 'People Need the Lord'.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

End of Summer Balikatan 2008, The

Just got home from Summer Balikatan 2008! And what an experience it was!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Puppies for Sale

A store owner was tacking a sign above his door that read "Puppies For Sale." Signs like that have a way of attracting small children, and sure enough, a little boy appeared under the store owner's sign. "How much are you going to sell the puppies for?" he asked.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Personal Empowerment

by: Marlene Blaszczyk

Use Empowering Words When You Talk to Yourself (whether you are speaking out loud or silently)

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Via Dolorosa by Sandy Patti

I found this song that depicts the suffering of Jesus Christ on the cross for you and me. I should have posted this last Easter. So now, enjoy this video, Via Dolorosa sang by Sandy Patti. The lyrics is included below.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Tales of the Three Trees

Once there were three trees on a hill in the woods. They were discussing their hopes and dreams when the first tree said,

Saturday, May 3, 2008

I Will Serve The Lord

New video for you to watch guys, this is a song of Steve Green entitled 'I Will Serve the Lord', and this is one of our favorite songs. I included the lyrics below so that you could sing along with it, while watching the video. God Bless you! =)

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Lift Him Up - KBC 20th Anniversary

This was the most blessed day in the history of our church (Katapatan Baptist Church). Because we celebrated our 20th year anniversary and by the grace of God, the programs were a success.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

It's Still the Cross

I found this video in youtube, it's a song of (i forgot the artist).. and it's entitled "it's still the cross", the song is good and i also included the lyrics below.. we also play this song in our radio station.. and it's one of my favorites.. enjoy listening (and watching as well)..

Sunday, April 27, 2008

'Me First' Mentality, The

Today, April 27, 2008, our pastor, Pastor Ed Borja, preached to us about the 'me first' mentality. The message was such a blessing to me because sometimes, we forget God in many aspects of our life. We do not go to church because we have a slight headache, we don't go soulwinning because it's raining, we don't sing during congregational singing because we just don't want to, we don't attend business

Friday, April 25, 2008

Poor or Rich?

One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Who is Your God?

We just came home from a Summer Camp that our church participated this year.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Acorn Planter, The

by: Brian Cavanaugh, T.O.R., The Sower's Seeds

In the 1930s a young traveler was exploring the French Alps. He came upon a vast stretch of barren land. It was desolate. It was forbidding. It was ugly. It was the kind of place you hurry away from.

Summer Balikatan 2008

Hello friends!

I was sick for a couple of days. I do not know what it's called in English but in Filipino it's called, "Sinikmura". I ate a lot of watermelon thursday night and then started vomiting it ALL out (excuse me) at dawn. I even had LBM that time, so out to my mouth and out to my behind. Whoah! Thank God it's all over now!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

"Susunod Ako" by Sumphonia

Watch this video presentation from our Church Prayer Meeting last Thursday (April 11, 2008). They are from Leyte Baptist Seminary and on tour for other 15 Baptist Churches around Luzon. They are to tell Baptist Churches to pray for their seminary as they train Visayan people in preaching the Word of God in Leyte and Samar, the least evangalized area in the Philippines! Enjoy and God bless you!

Monday, March 31, 2008

How Kids Define Love?

How do we define Love? Leo Buscaglia compiled the responses of these kids about their own definition of the word "Love". I have found this interesting and I hope you would too.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

What I Like to Become...

I would like to be...

Monday, March 24, 2008

A Story of Two Pebbles

Many years ago in a small Indian village, a farmer had the misfortune of owing a large sum of money to a village moneylender. The moneylender, who was old and ugly, fancied the farmer's beautiful daughter. So he proposed a bargain.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Japanese Fishing Story

The Japanese have always loved fresh fish. But the waters close to Japan have not held many fish for decades. So to feed the Japanese population, fishing boats got bigger and went farther than ever.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Mikey's Goal

Last night was the last game for my eight-year-old son's soccer team. It was the final quarter. The score was two to one, my son's team in the lead. Parents encircled the field, offering encouragement.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Almie Rose and Her Bike

It was at least two months before Christmas when nine- year-old Almie Rose told her father and me that she wanted a new bicycle. As Christmas drew nearer, her desire for a bicycle seemed to fade, or so we thought. We purchased the latest rage, Baby-Sitter's Club dolls, and a doll house. Then, much to our surprise, on December 23rd, she said that she "really wanted a bike more than anything else."

Friday, March 7, 2008

Wooden Bowl, The

A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and four-year grandson. The old man's hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered. The family ate together at the table. But the elderly grandfather's shaky hands and failing sight made eating difficult. Peas rolled off his spoon onto the floor. When he grasped the glass, milk spilled on the tablecloth.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Black and Gold Boxes

I have in my hands two boxes
Which God gave me to hold
He said, "Put all your sorrows in the black,
And all your joys in the gold."

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Rebellion Against the Stomach

Once a man had a dream in which his hands and feet and mouth and brain all began to rebel against his stomach.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Five Short Chapters on Change

Here is a short reflection about how long we sometimes have to learn in order to do something about a situation that gives us inconvenience or difficulty. Leave your comments about your insights.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Too Busy Working Than Learning

Once upon a time a very strong woodcutter ask for a job in a timber merchant, and he got it. The pay was really good and so were the work conditions. For that reason, the woodcutter was determined to do his best.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Five More Minutes!

While at the park one day, a woman sat down next to a man on a bench near a playground. "That's my son over there," she said, pointing to a little boy in a red sweater who was gliding down the slide.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Senior Citizens Sunday

On Sunday (Philippine Time), starting on 12:00PM, our church will hold its first ever Senior Citizens Sunday.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Be Still With God

All day long I had been very busy; picking up trash, cleaning bathrooms and scrubbing floors. My grown children were coming home for the weekend. I went grocery shopping and prepared for a barbecue supper, complete with ribs and chicken. I wanted everything to be perfect.

Friday, February 15, 2008

A Prayer From the Heart

Hello to all my readers out there! Thank you for constantly anticipating my posts here, some of the stories I put here are posted also in the internet, that's why you might as well have already read them. I only post stories that gave meaning and inspiration to me. The main reason why I posted them is for me to share these inspirations to you.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

A Simple Wish

Another poem for this season, happy celebration to all readers. And may you fill your hearts with love and care for the people around you, each and every passing day.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

How Much I Love You

Few days to go and it's Valentine's Day already. That's why I want to post this poem written by Dora, I found it on the internet. I hope you could be inspired with this one.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Beggar King, The

Every February we celebrate the love month. We went to different romantic places with our spouses and our partners. But most of the time we forget Him who loved us the most, He even died on the cross for us. It's Jesus Christ. May this month be a different month, that we must not forget that we should also thank God because He loved us first even before we are not worthy to be loved.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Roses for Rose

This is a one good poem for this season, many people celebrate valentine's day. But I hope that we should not only celebrate it on these days, but everyday of our life. Let us not waste each passing day by not telling our loved ones how much we love them. Please read this article (poem) and hope that this would trigger something in you! God bless!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

A Valentine for Grandma

It was just a harmless prank, that's all it was.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

That's What Friends Do

Jack tossed the papers on my desk -- his eyebrows knit into a straight line as he glared at me.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Cake, The

Cindy glanced nervously at the clock on the kitchen wall. Five minutes before midnight.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Army Son, The

The Creightons were very proud of their son, Frank. When he went to college, naturally they missed him; but he wrote and they looked forward to his letters and saw him on weekends. Then Frank was drafted into the army.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

A Scorpion Moment

There was a Filipino who saw a scorpion floundering around in the water. He decided to save it by stretching out his finger, but the scorpion stung him. The man still tried to get the scorpion out of the water, but the scorpion stung him again.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

A Clever Dog

A butcher watching over his shop is really surprised when he saw a dog coming inside the shop. He shoos him away. But later, the dog is back again.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Keep Your Fork...

There was a woman who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness and had been given three months to live.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Narcotics Anonymous is my Drug of Choice

No drug ever made me higher
Than a meeting of addicts in recovery
No friends ever set me on fire
Like the friends who unconditionally love me

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Let's Slow it down

Jack took a long look at his speedometer before slowing down: 73 in a 55 zone. The flashing red in his rear view mirror insisted he pull over quickly, but Jack let the car coast. Fourth time in as many months. How could a guy get caught so often? When his car had slowed to 10 miles an hour, Jack pulled over, but only partially. Let the cop worry about the potential traffic hazard.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Count Your Blessings

A new song review. It's new year so we should be thankful about all that God gave us this year, and for a new chance for us to grow more and be useful in God's purpose.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Acquaintance or Friend?

There is a difference between being an acquaintance and being a friend. An acquaintance is someone whose name you know, who you see every now and then, who you probably have something in common with and who you feel comfortable around.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Flying

Once upon a time there was a little boy who was raised in a orphanage. The little boy had always wished that he could fly like a bird. It was very difficult for him to understand why he could not fly. There were birds at the zoo that were much bigger than he, and they could fly.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

How to Achieve 101%?

From a strictly mathematical viewpoint:

What Equals 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%?

Friday, January 11, 2008

Auction, The

The upstate NY man was rich in almost every way. His estate was worth millions. He owned houses, land, antiques and cattle. But though on the outside he had it all, he was very unhappy on the inside. His wife was growing old, and the couple was childless. He had always wanted a little boy to carry on the family legacy.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Shattered

The vase was knocked to the ground and shattered into many pieces. It was so badly broken that I was sure it could not be mended. But that vase was a very special vase and I knew that I didn't want to throw it away but that I had to fix it. I knew that I didn't have the skill to fix it but that perhaps an expert potter did. So I took the pieces to one and asked him if he could put the vase together again.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Challenged

This is a poem about special people that sometimes we took for granted because they have limitations in doing things that we found easy in executing. We must treat them as persons not different from us.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Prayer, The

With the work I do I use mathematics a bit. When I moved I lost my calculator so I had to purchase a new one. I bought a model that I thought could handle the calculations that I needed to do. This calculator has direct algebra input. This means that one can enter an algebra problem into the calculator as it appears on the page and it immediately gives the answer.

Monday, January 7, 2008

36 Cool Facts

36 Facts that some people know, but many people don't notice. This is emailed to me by a friend. Just wanna share it to you people!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Are You God's Wife?

New York City: It's a cold day in December. A little boy about 10-year-old was standing before a shoe store on Broadway, barefooted, peering through the window, and shivering with cold. A lady approached the boy and said, "My little fellow, why are you looking so earnestly in that window?"

Friday, January 4, 2008

No Charge

My little boy came into the kitchen this evening while I was fixing supper. And he handed me a piece of paper he'd been writing on. So, after wiping my hands on my apron, I read it, and this is what it said:

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Paul Potts

I just want to share this video i got from bisdakplanet. About a mobile phone salesman who joined "Britain's Got Talent". The judges prejudged Him because of his physical appearance but they were in awe after he sang. Just watch Him and be astonished too.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Lord's Baseball Game, The

Juan and the Lord stood together, watching a baseball game. The Lord's team was playing Satan's team. The Lord's team was at bat, the score was tied zero to zero, and it was the bottom of the 9th inning with two outs. Juan and the Lord continued to watch as the batter, Love, stepped up to the plate. Love swung at the first pitch and hit a single, because Love never fails. The next batter was named Faith, who also got a single because Faith works with Love. The next batter up was named Godly Wisdom. Satan wound up and threw the first pitch; Godly Wisdom looked it over and let it pass, because Godly Wisdom does not swing at Satan's pitches. Ball one. Three more pitches and Godly Wisdom walked, because Godly wisdom never swings at Satan's throws. The bases were loaded.
"Love, faith and wisdom will get you on base, but only My grace can get you home."
The Lord then turned to Juan and told him He was now going to bring in His star player. Up to the plate stepped Grace. Juan made a face... Grace certainly didn't look like much to him! Apparently Satan's whole team agreed: they all relaxed and laughed a little when they saw Grace. Thinking he had won the game, Satan wound up and fired his first pitch. To all but one's amazement, Grace hit the ball harder than anyone had ever seen. But Satan was not worried; his center fielder, the Prince of the air, let very few get by. He went up for the ball, but it went right through his glove, hit him on the head and sent him crashing to the ground; then it continued over the fence for a home run! And so the Lord's team won.

The Lord then asked Juan if he knew why Love, Faith, and Godly Wisdom could get on base but could not win the game by themselves. Juan, looking a bit sheepish, admitted that he didn't know. The Lord explained, "If your love, faith and wisdom could win the game, you would think you could win it by yourself. Love, faith and wisdom will get you on base, but only My grace can get you home. My grace is the one thing Satan cannot stop."

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

A Gift For Two

It was a beautiful day for sightseeing around downtown Portland. We were a bunch of counselors on our day off, away from the campers, just out for some fun. The weather was perfect for a picnic, so when lunch time came, we set our sights on a small park in town. Since we all had different cravings, we decided to split up, get what each of us wanted, and meet back on the grass in a few minutes.

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