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Along Our Way

One message God’s want to convey,
our faith and trust we must take.
Life’s road’s may be steep and rough,
just follow His trail and be tough.
There’ll be tears and pain along the way
he will cover us through these rain.
His invisible hands to lead and guide,
in our trip ahead, He’ll stay beside.

~Nodz

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“The Gifts And Blessings”- The Beauty Around Us

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I’ve washed that dish a million times! My kitchen sink seems like a hole that I keep falling and can’t escape from. I wonder how many spoons and forks I’ve washed in the last ten years? And the laundry basket. It’s perpetually full! I’ll bet I could go to the dryer anytime, day or night, and find at least ten ragged towels, six wrinkled shiets, and twenty three socks, five of each have no mate. Who cares?    – taken from Janice Kempe inspirational article.

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Some people are naturally positive and optimistic, whereas others tend to see the world in a more negative light and always think the glass is half-empty. It’s a reality we complain most of the time, everyday we grumble even without realizing it, the little things that normally happen to us like being stuck in a traffic jam or being turned down for a job, housechores needed to be done or in the middle of a busy hour in the office, battling the deadlines and yet so many phone calls distracting us. When my son died, it’ s not all about the grieving and the sadness, it taught  me to value more each little things, the every moment with friends and family while I’m still here. So much beauty in the world waiting to be appreciated and noticed, just being alive alone is something to be grateful with, we still have the chance to fulfill our dreams, enjoy each God’s blessings and  gifts with our friends and family, the things around us; new clothes, new gadgets, or by helping needy people through charity events. It’s up to us now 🙂

~Nodz

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Be Gentle

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Getting in touch with whatever pain we have – accepting it, feeling it, and sitting with it for a time is what will lead us to heal. We must keep going and never miss any beautiful things and wondeful people that truly cares for us. Patience is the key, there will be rocks along the way, just keep walking.  Assuring ourselves that we will be okay in God’s time. Every after storm there’s always a sun that will rise.

~Nodz

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Ghost…of the past

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What comes in our mind when we hear the word halloween?  Ghosts, souls, spirits, spooky houses are the common things, scary movies can be added. I won’t be talking more of  this halloween things but instead the other ghost. I may call it, the ghost of the past –Memories that burn that come back to haunt and rob our peace of mind. Let me share something about my little boy, young as four years old, he went  through five major surgeries already. It was extremely distressing  traumatic but apparently for him seems it was nothing. Still, the bubbly little kid, just too brave to face everything. Whenever I looked back, I have this bitterness and anguish inside, how could this little sweet angel with a good heart has to suffer. Still, I can’t accept the kind of fate that’s written on his hand. Pain engraves a deeper memory but the goodness of God is helping me out slowly to move forward and let go. Like just any mother, I have to be remain strong.

There are certain guidelines written by Harold Sala which we can  follow to realize and experience healing of the emotions. I’m stating it as briefly as I can.

  •  Understand the nature of forgiveness- When it comes to harmonious living, no other quality, with the possible exception of love, is more needed than forgiveness. It is on our  daily routines  that the irritations of our human faults and imperfections take their toll.
  • Be sure we have sought God’s forgivenessThere are times  when failures drives us to our knees, when our own behavior  makes us realize that our hearts  are deceptive and tricky.
  •  Extend forgiveness to the one who has hurt youHow do we overcome bitterness and hatred when we have been wronged and we are absolutely convinced that we cannot forgive. By praying for the person and the circumstance as well  who has hurt us, the one we can’t forgive, the memory that burns.
  • Forgive ourselvesForgiveness is like a three-cornered hat in that there are aspects involved, and when any of them missing, forgiveness is incomplete-in relationship to God, in relationship to the offended person, in relationship to ourselves.
  • Give the bitterness of that memory to Jesus, to GodWhy should we carry the burden of  a memory which scars, when Jesus already died for the very burden we are trying to carry. Simply it’s not our responsibility.
  • Refuse to let our mind dwell on the memory that burnsSome folks live with constant bitterness and heartaches because they cling to the shattered fragments of a life that went to pieces.
  • Replace the memory that burns with the word of GodThere is therapeutic healing in the Word of God, because the Holy Spirit uses the Word to bring restoration and healing to burned-out emotions.
  • Cooperate with the Holy Spirit in your HealingIt is the nature of the Satan to ensnare, deceive, and destroy, while it is the nature of God to liberate, restore and heal.
  • Begin praising God for bringing restoration and healing to your life- Let us claim the healing.

*Individually we have  different personal opinions, beliefs, even strategies on how to  handle the “ghost” that usually devour our  mind and souls each time. My respect to each of your beliefs. May God be with us all..

~Nodz

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Kind Words

Just a smile, a pat on the shoulder, by listening to them -ensuring them of our presence  or even “shorts words” of encouragement . This simple kindness is about caring genuinely for others around us, wanting the best for them  and recognizing in them the same wants, needs, aspirations and even fears that we have too. Kindness is warm, resilient, patient, trusting, loyal and grateful. It heals heart and mind that lingers.

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You don’t have to preach a sermon. You don’t have to quote twenty-five scripture verses. Just a few kind words can start the healing process for someone else  <Joel Osteen>

~Nodz

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Arrrrrrgh STRESS!

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Stress is becoming an almost inescapable part of modern life-almost. We’re under pressure at work, at home, pressure to succeed, pressure to provide for the family, pressure to be a good parent, pressure from every side, so often we just don’t know how to cope,  what can we do?  Let me share some tips I read…

  • Pray. Make a quiet time with God a daily habit, even just to whisper a short one.
  • Laugh
  • Allow extra time to do things and to get to places if we can get a chance.
  • Pace ourselves. Spread our big changes and difficult projects over time, when possible; don’t lump the hard things all together.
  • Concentrate on things we have direct control over ourselves and our habits rather than on things that we have little or no control over.
  • Get organized so everything has its place.
  • Separate worries from concerns. If a situation is a valid concern, find out what God would have we do about it. If we’re worried about something that we can’t or shouldn’t do anything about, then put it in HIS hands.
  • Take one day at a time.
  • Carry God’s word with us to read while waiting or during spare moments.
  • Slow down.
  • Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a hearty “Thank you, God”
  • Don’t take on new work until we have taken care of timely matters that are still pending.
  • Having problems? Talk to God on the spot, we have a free line to heaven anytime. Try to nip small problems in the bud. Don’t wait until it’s time to go to bed to try and pray.
  • Remind ourselves that we are not the general manager of the universe.
  • Get enough exercise.
  • Simplify and declutter our lives.
  • Every night before bed, think of at least one thing we’re grateful for that day that came out.
  • Develop  a forgiving attitude If we can, most people are doing the best they can.
  • Be kind to unkind people, they probably need it the most.
  • Eat right.
  • Thank God for what’s coming, because He won’t send us anything that we and He can’t handle together < He can be our  counselor, coach, business manager, executive secretary, personal trainer, confidant and best friend.

To contend with the stress that has become part of modern living. God is all we need…..

~Nodz

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Recipe for Life

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FOR TROUBLED MIND

When trouble sets in,
pressures get closer,
Take a cup of patience,
slice of understanding
sprinkled with humor.
together, mixing it over.
Thing’s gonna be okay!

FOR WORRIED MIND

If too much worries gets you down
A quart of faith, spoons of hope,
blend all together with calmness,
think God’s word and promises
bake with trust, all clear in flash!

NOTE:

Measure everything carefully,
season all  to taste with spice of life
Serve with  God’s Love..

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  Every morning when  I get up, I  do always watch Asian food Channel for an hour or two.  I just love food,  I love cooking. It’s fun to see colors of  vegetables and meat mixed up, added with variety of ingredients, spices etc.  Our souls  as well need daily food just as much our bodies.  Two easy recipes for soul 😉

.A blessed day! 🙂

~Nodz

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Happiness

We will never be able  to fully control  every thing that’s  happening in our lives, however we can be able to choose  emotional response towards it.  Emotions can be conditioned and we  are capable of keeping ourselves from doing  what we feel pulled to do by our emotions,  like in  rough times,  just having the right attitude- by switching on the light of hope from God and use it,  we can still be happy inspite ,  because we know deep inside, there’s  powerful  God  that would take charge and need not to worry.

“Why don’t we ? “

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~Nodz