Thursday, April 15, 2010

What if?

What if?

God couldn't take the time to Bless us to day because we could not take the time to thank Him yesterday

What if...? God decided to stop leading us tomorrow Because we didn't follow him today...

What if...? God didn't walk with us today because we failed to recognize it as his day...

What if....? We never saw another flower bloom because we grumbled when God sent the rain.....

What if...? God stopped loving and caring for us because we failed to love and care for others....



What If...? God took away his message because we failed to listen to his messenger...



What if...? God answered our prayers the way we answer his call to service

What if...? God met our needs the way we give Him our lives...



There is a place in the HEART where THOUGHTS become WISHES

And WISHES become DREAMS! It's a place where anything is possible

Only if we BELIEVE.

There are 6 things to believe in for a happy, successful life:

Believe in your FAITH ... GOALS ... LOVE ... FAMILY ... YOURSELF...

And most importantly,

Believe in GOD!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

A Nice story with a good moral.

A kindergarten teacher has decided to let her class play a game.



The teacher told each child in the class to bring along a plastic bag containing a few potatoes.



Each potato will be given a name of a person that the child hates,

So the number of potatoes that a child will put in his/her plastic bag will depend on the number of people he/she hates.

So when the day came, every child brought some potatoes with the name of the people he/she hated. Some had 2 potatoes; some 3 while some up to 5 potatoes. The teacher then told the children to carry with them the potatoes in the plastic bag wherever they go (even to the toilet) for 1 week.

Days after days passed by, and the children started to complain due to the unpleasant smell let out by the rotten potatoes. Besides, those having 5 potatoes also had to carry heavier bags. After 1 week, the children were relieved because the game had finally ended....

The teacher asked: "How did you feel while carrying the potatoes with you for 1 week?". The children let out their frustrations and started complaining of the trouble that they had to go through having to carry the heavy and smelly potatoes wherever they go.

Then the teacher told them the hidden meaning behind the game. The teacher said: "This is exactly the situation when you carry your hatred for somebody inside your heart. The stench of hatred will contaminate your heart and you will carry it with you wherever you go. If you cannot tolerate the smell of rotten potatoes for just 1 week, can you imagine what is it like to have the stench of hatred in your heart for your lifetime???"

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The tea cup

There was a couple who went to England to shop in the beautiful stores. They both liked antiques, pottery and especially teacups. This was their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. One day in a shop they saw a beautiful teacup. They said, "May we see that? We've never seen one quite so beautiful." As the shopkeeper handed it to them, suddenly the teacup spoke. "You don't understand," it said. "I haven't always been a teacup. There was a time when I was red and I was clay. My master took me and rolled me and patted me over and over and I yelled out, 'let me alone, but he only smiled, 'Not yet.'" "Then I was placed on a spinning wheel," the teacup said, "and suddenly I was spun around and around and around. Stop it! I'm getting dizzy! I screamed. But the master only nodded and said, 'Not yet.'" "Then he put me in the oven. I never felt such heat. I wondered why he wanted to burn me, and I yelled and knocked at the door. I could see him through the opening and I could read his lips as he shook his head, 'Not yet'". "Finally the door opened, he put me on the shelf, and I began to cool. 'There, that's better,' I said. And he brushed and painted me all over. The fumes were horrible. I thought I would gag. 'Stop it, stop it!' I cried. He only nodded, 'Not yet.'" "Then suddenly he put me back into the oven, not like the first one. This was twice as hot and I knew I would suffocate. I begged. I pleaded. I screamed. I cried. All the time I could see him through the opening nodding his head saying, 'Not yet.' " "Then I knew there wasn't any hope. I would never make it. I was ready to give up. But the door opened and he took me out and placed me on the shelf. One hour later he handed me a mirror and said, 'Look at yourself.'" And I did. I said, 'That's not me; that couldn't be me. It's beautiful. I'm beautiful.'" 'I want you to remember, then,' he said, 'I know it hurts to be rolled and patted, but if I had left you alone, you'd have dried up. I know it made you dizzy to spin around on the wheel, but if I had stopped, you would have crumbled. I knew it hurt and was hot and disagreeable in the oven, but if I hadn't put you there, you would have cracked. I know the fumes were bad when I brushed and painted you all over, but if I hadn't done that, you never would have hardened; you would not have had any color in your life. And if I hadn't put you back in that second oven, you wouldn't survive for very long because the hardness would not have held. Now you are a finished product. You are what I had in mind when I first began with you.'"

MORAL: God knows what He's doing (for all of us). He is the Potter, and we are His clay. He will mold us and make us, so that we may be made into a flawless piece of work to fulfill His good, pleasing, and perfect will. No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not tempt you beyond what you can bear...

Literal:To a pottery I went by chanceTwo thousand pots I saw in a glanceCried out a pot awakened from trance"whither potter, vendor and buyer prance?"

Meaning:We simply exist, silent, unawareBusy with minute mundane worldly careOccasionally find someone who’ll dareTo ask why we came here, and from here go where?

Poet: Khyam ( Persian wise man )