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I was encouraged when I saw this at the doctor’s office the other day…
It’s derived from Psalm 23 but with captions.  I’m sorry, I don’t know who wrote the captions.
Anyway, I find this very powerful…. I thought I’d share this with you all.


The LORD Is My Shepherd

The LORD is my shepherd;That is relationship

I shall not want. That is supply

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:That is rest

He leadeth me beside the still waters.That is refreshment

He restoreth my soul:That is healing

He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness That is guidance

for his name’s sake. That is purpose

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, That is testing

I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; That is protection

thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. That is discipline

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: That is hope

Thou anointest my head with oil;That is consecration

my cup runneth over.That is abundance

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: That is blessing

and I will dwell in the house of the LORD That is security

for ever.That is eternity

(by Anonymous)

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Last Sunday, we saw a couple that adopted a super adorable baby girl from Philippines. We heard about all the time, money and work that they had to go through for the adoption to go through.

They’re such a sweet couple and we’re very happy for them. How exciting that they now have a little angel they can call their own.

I’m always thankful of my children but more so after seeing this new family. I got reminded of how precious children are and how blessed we are that we are able to have children and entrusted by God to raise them and take care of them.

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” (James 1:17)


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It’s almost that time of the year again…
…when the holidays are coming and our company encourages charitable giving for the less fortunate. This year, we’re participating in a food drive for the Salvation Army.

It’s nice to give and be able to share what we can. Most especially during in an economy like this when times are tough and even we too (personally speaking) might need a little help every once in a while. We have to keep reminding ourselves that we are still blessed, very blessed with jobs, family, friends and good health.

I remember the good old days when I first got started there. There would be team competitions. They’ve hyped it up so much that the office ended up filling up barrels and barrels of donations.

I never minded participating, in fact I consider it a privilege. Yes it’s a little difficult sometimes when things cost so much nowadays, but every little thing counts. It’s easy to get in the trap of being competitive with other teams, but I guess that’s where common sense needs to kick in. We need to realize why we’re participating. Do we really want to help others or are we just going with the flow, or are we forced into it, or are we in it to make ourselves look better than others?

The bigger problem is how do you get other people to participate? Every person is in a different situation in their life and need to be approached differently. It’s not an easy task and I’m so glad I’m not in charge of figuring out how to do this.

Now, for something much closer to home…
How do you help someone you personally know who’s in a hole but is too embarrassed to ask for help? How do you to help when you really don’t have extra money to do so?

Many times, you can help without spending much and sometimes it may even be free. How you do you do that you ask? Well let me share a few things you can do.

1. Keep an eye out. If you know someone who needs a second job or a new job, remember to keep an eye out for opportunities for them. Maybe you have contacts, give them leads.

2. Couponing? Why not share your extra coupons to others. Also share other money saving secrets or deals you found.

3. Share your stockpile. Really now, we all have something we’re not using that maybe someone will find useful. Before you post it up on freecycle or craigslist, ask a family or friend first if they might find some use to it.

4. Share your skills. Can you pick up their mail if they’re not able to? Maybe they need help to learn how to use their email. There’s always something you can do to help.

5. Be a friend and be nice to others. That means don’t say mean things or gossip about others. They might have so much happening in their lives already. Just be nice.

At the end of the day, we are all individuals. We choose to do what we want to do. Not trying to sound cheesy or anything, but really, What would Jesus do?

“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.”
~1 Peter 4:10-11

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He has made all things beautiful

It’s easy to get frustrated when we don’t get our way with things. Many times, we get impatient with God or even blame Him for our situations.

We have to remember that God has His own timeline and His own plan.

This reminds me of one of the things my grandma often preached about. She said that when we pray, there are 3 answers that God can give us. Yes, No and Wait!

When we wait, we build character. We learn to be patient and continue to trust in God. We trust that He knows what He’s doing. And what He has in store for us is what’s best for us.

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I’m gonna start posting up banners with Scriptures or Memory Verses on Wednesdays. I want to use them as an encouragement and a mini devotional tool for other bloggers or surfers out there. Feel free to save them for your page too!

Children are a Heritage

Our little 3 week old (tommorow) is such a darling! But I have to admit, it’s not always easy. We have to learn her pattern and try to get her to adapt to ours. I’ve been extremely tired for the last few days, but I thank God for whatever is left of my energy and for my loving husband who has proven to be a super dad! He lets me sleep a few more hours while he cares for our newborn and toddler even when he too is probably more exhausted than I am. This morning, I reminded him that the newborn stage of children is actually the easier stage of their life. Imagine how much more difficult they will be when they become pre teens and teens? ha!

We pray that God will continue to give us wisdom as we raise these two precious blessings in our lives! =)

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