Speak now or forever hold your peace

Posted in: Crappy Moments- Nov 14, 2015 No Comments

Many admit that speaking seems not their cup of tea. Whenever they are expected to talk, they seem to be rattling.  Perhaps because of four things.

1. Run out of ideas – It is the worst feeling when you are asked to say something about the topic yet you do not have any idea about it. For example, a person is asked to discuss globalization, if he has no knowledge about it to start and end it might be very impossible.

What to do: Read something every day. Find a way to improve your knowledge. The famous quote from George Washington, to be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace. While you are still not confronted by this situation, read as many as you can. You really do not have to be expert of it, your little knowledge will be more than enough.

 2. Run out of words – Some people have the ideas but because there are no enough words to explain it, the difficulty is the same with not having any idea about the topic. Your words are your bullets. Even how good your weapon is meaning your ideas, if these are not put into context it is still useless.

What to do: Memorize 5 vocabs a day, not 10 just 5. It would be useless to memorize a number yet if these are not practiced would still be forgotten. Make sure to also identify the specific parts of speech of the vocabulary you are trying to learn, they can be noun, verb, adverb, adjective, pronoun, conjunction, and interjection.

 3. Fear of committing mistakes – To be judged as wrong is a frightening experience to some people. Because mistake has an accompanying fear of rejection, the person anticipates to be rejected as soon as errors are made. It goes without saying that a person makes a mistake it is believed that instantaneously he or she is rejected.

 What to do: Be ready to make mistakes, only when we make mistakes we can really test our understanding on certain topics. Who is perfect, anyway? None! Overcome your fear by facing your mistakes. The best people do not fear mistakes instead they face it with confidence. Speak even if mistakes are foreseeable, only then you can overcome your fear.

 4. They criticize others easily. – Some are negative to people when they hear them making mistakes in their answers, in grammar and pronunciation. So they think the same when people hear them saying wrong things, intentionally or unintentionally.

What to do: Change your views about people. When they make mistakes, understand them. Blame it to their circumstances not totally about them. Their mistakes should not define who they are, after all who does not make mistakes. By believing on this, they may also think the same about you if you have uttered wrong answer, grammar and pronunciation too. Pay it forward.

Speak now!

5 things to live by..

Posted in: God's Grace- Nov 13, 2015 No Comments
Waking up every morning can be both exciting and challenging. Exciting, because you choose to experience new things that you don’t actually experience everyday (although, it is still a choice to make one). While it can be difficult, if  you will have to solve a problem, or about to encounter a new problem.  Whatever your situation is right now, I would like to give you a clue on how to at least be excited about waking up every day and somehow mitigate the adversity of facing a brand new day.

1.  Start with a prayer –

Matthew 6:33King James Version (KJV)

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

While other people neglect the importance of prayer it is actually very significant to commence your day with it. He makes a promise just seek my Kingdom first, and everything good will follow. Knowing to thank Him for everything and apologizing for the things you have done, can create positive vibes. In my life, I have proven the importance of beginning a day with a prayer. I get comfort whenever I call upon His name every time I get up.

2. Work as if there is no tomorrow.

Ecclesiastes 9:10 - Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do [it] with thy might; for [there is] no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

Think less of yourself when you work. Sometimes, when we become overly concern about how much effort we give to the company we tend to feel bad when we are not appreciated. At times, busy people do not have time to appreciate one another. But certainly, that should not define who we are.

 3.  Pay attention to positive results.

Psalms 103:2-4 - Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

Nothing is sweeter than to be with someone who knows to appreciate. When people highlight good things about you, tendency is you feel valued. Being valued gives a person a desire to do more. It is the best consolation when one sees your effort, and appreciates you.

 4. Consider God your Boss not men.

Colossians 3:23 - And whatsoever ye do, do [it] heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.              

Many men are hard to please, they always expect for more. Seeing God your Boss makes you forget to seek approval from people. Everyone makes mistakes, only God does not make mistake. Many people look forward to working with people who overshadow their mistakes instead highlight good in person. It is by no means causes a person to be motivated. Men sometimes expect you to be perfect when they are never perfect themselves. You cannot expect perfect result because there are no perfect people. If God’s demand you to be perfect, He has all the right to do that because He is perfect. He will help you perfect it.

5. End with a prayer.

1 Thessalonians 5:18King James Version (KJV)

18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Whatever accomplishes you may have, thank the Lord for it. He has sustained you all throughout the day, He deserves your gratitude heart. Seek Him all day and night long.

Life is not made to be easy but with God we can certainly get by.

Shazzz our angel

Posted in: God's Grace- Nov 11, 2015 No Comments

 

 

Shazzz, an eleven year old lady, lady because in spite and despite of being young she was acting fivefold her age. Sometime last year, I heard that she was struggling with cancer, I felt really bad about it. When she was introduced to our church, I felt the pain more looking at her innocent face to be suffering at such a young age.

This sweetheart is very closed to my heart for some apparent reasons, she reminds me of my niece whom I took care for a time. They are almost of the same age, and height. Like my niece, she was fond of talking to people. Another thing, because she was superbly nice to her family. She was one responsible daughter and sister. I heard she was in charge in budgeting their money, and taking care of her younger siblings.

Whenever I saw her in church, I would find time to talk to her. She seemed to be very optimistic in life. You wouldn’t feel at all she was ill. Except when I saw her weeks ago that almost all her body parts turned jaundice, I knew then she was critical. When I heard she had to undergo a blood transfusion I was part of the many who wanted to help her. I had my blood type checked together with my husband just to make sure we were prepared to donate. Unfortunately, I and my husband were both not qualified.

Fast forward, for how many weeks now I was told a good news that prognosis was improving. I was hopeful. I tried to contact her nurse who happened to be my friend to confirm it (supposedly inappropriate for a nurse to squeal it, but he was nice to give me the details), I was a bit positive because my friend said she had improved a great deal after blood transfusion. But my friend told me, she would be needing blood if ever she would undergo a surgery. Thankfully my brother in law was willing to donate but he was advised, it is no longer needed. When I asked my brother in law about shazz, he said shazz looked fine although still yellowish. That news greatly culminated my night. I was excited to see her in church. I thought she was recovering because she was even advised to be discharged today.

But I saw the post an hour later, she is now in heaven. Shazz, to me you’re an angel. You will definitely be missed. Your life’s courage was contagious. You fought a good fight. Thank you Lord for Shazz life. Her life was an opportunity for us to become better Christians. Many wanted not just to share their blood but even time, both help and effort were noticeable up to the last moment. Thank you Lord for the privilege of serving your angel. We entrust to you wholeheartedly her loved ones.

Before and forever, we entrust to you our lives, Lord.

New Years Dreamboard & Photography

Posted in: Happy moments- Jan 27, 2013 No Comments

A New Year always entails a remarkable start, a chance to EXPERIMENT, DISCOVER and IMPROVE the old routine.

 My list starts off with one thing, I would like to make  a resolution to change.