The principle her daffodil garden taught is one of the greatest principle of
celebration: learning to move toward our goals and desires one step at a time -
often just one baby-step at a time - learning to love the doing, learning to use
the accumulation of time.
Don't Let Life Get in The Way of Your Life
We all have our
forts destroyed at some time in our lives. Many of those
forts aren't all that big or strong. Some, like mine,
don't fall so easily. But, when they do, we need a plan
Faith and Move Forward
They tell me all
the time "sometimes when things pass you by, it's
because there is something better waiting for you in the
wings, You need to have faith and move forward", so
that's what I did. I had faith and I moved forward.
Glass of Milk
The good deed you
do today may benefit you or someone you love at the
least expected time. If you never see the deed again, at least you will have
made the world a better place - And, after all, isn't that what life is all
The Prince of
The heroes of the
Bible were screw ups too. Imagine if you will a
television announcer making the introductions of the
great Bible heroes.
What do you
Fear can be debilitating. Fear cripples many, limits abilities to
enjoy even the simplest things in life and in some cases stops people from
having medical procedures that could prevent major health issues.
Rules for a Happy Day and Happy New Year
Around, Comes Around
This is a true story that had happened in 1892 at Stanford University. Its
moral is still relevant today.
I found this conversation between the pencil and the
eraser very inspirational.
We are living in a time where the love of many are going cold. Due to lack of
love many problems are happening in family, in society and even in churches. It
may be easy to love our own family or our own church members. But to love others
it may be difficult.
It's just a small, white envelope stuck among the branches of our Christmas
tree. No name, no identification, no inscription. It has peeked through the
branches of our tree for the past 10 years or so.
It Must Be
The news reporter was telling the story of one of many food banks in our area that were serving those in need of the basics for the holidays.
Throughout the holidays we see such reports over and over, unlike the other 11 months when the same people are hungry, in need of clothing, basic services and a little help with life.
walk when you can fly?
Soar Beyond Your Fears
Ten Points of
Prayer (by Parumala Thirumeni)
education to enhance truth, virtuous life, faith,
reverence and mutual respect.
Prayer gives expression to our striving towards
communion with God. This communion is the natural
manifestation of our love for God and of God's love for
God's love is always available
Fear arises from the absence of God's love in a person's life. Of course,
God's love is always available to anyone who wishes to receive it. But many
times, we ignore the hand that God lovingly holds out to comfort, encourage
and guide us into his family circle.
Tips for Life
Be yourself. Because
whatever you are, YOU are the best.
1 Samuel 15:22 tells us
that, "to obey is better than sacrifice." God Himself
reiterates this concept in Hosea 6:6 by saying, "I
delight in loyalty rather than sacrifice."
Sleeping While the
When you're prepared -- spiritually, mentally, and physically -- you have
nothing to fear. Can you sleep when the wind blows through your life?
God Used A
Toothache... (Touching Story)
The service was unbelievable. Mr. Scott shared the "untold" stories from Columbine, the stories he has dedicated every waking moment of the rest of his life to sharing. He talked at length about the 12 students, including his daughter Rachel, who left this world on April 20.
Me and God
A Good Lesson for those who are on the verge of losing Hope and contemplating 'Quitting Life.'
I Believe ...
The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best
of everything; they just make the most of everything..
Kingdom of God is Like...GRAVITY!
Secret of Contentment
Some Good Quotes to Reflect on
probably be taped to your bathroom mirror so you can
read it every day.
A woman repeated
a bit of gossip about a neighbor. Within a few days the
whole community knew the story. The person it concerned
was deeply hurt and offended.
Development of an Ever-Widening Fruitful Perspective
A tree is known
by its fruits, as Christ said. As the tree springs forth
and grows taller & wider, its horizons widen and more
and more people around it begin to notice it.
You Can't Do
Kyle is the adventurer of this decade and many more to come. He will amaze many
with his extraordinary skill and make us all reflect on the things we never
attempted, because we were told, "You can't do that!"
A Story to
"Don't ever save anything for a special occasion. Every day you're alive is a
Good and Comforting Read
God uses ordinary people to carry out His extraordinary plan. So, don't dismiss
anyone as not important.
Jesus and his disciples,
during their life time, healed many sick people. But they never had the attitude
put out by today’s so called ministry healers.
Lord's prayer begins with 'Our Father.' We must
consider two things here: 1) in what sense God is our
Father, and 2) what we owe Him because He is our Father.
We are the body of Christ. Let us sanctify ourselves.
in Orthodox Church
The Pentecostal and all other churches are doing some missionary
works in converting some people to Christianity by employing various
means, including false propaganda of miracles, charismatic healing
and bribing and through several unchristian methods.
Cursed under law Blessed in JESUS
Have we ever seen how Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the
law? Have we ever seen the King in His beauty through a faiths view of our
Saviour allowing our curse of the broken law to be placed upon His head?
Afflicted for good
Every trial that Moses had just been through was of the goodness of God. The goodness of God is where Moses saw
We accept the inspired Book as infallible and prove our esteem by
our obedience. We have no terror of the Word, but we have a filial
awe of it.
There will come a time when each of us will be asked by our Father
to share what we value most.
Three choice blessings will be ours in the glory-land.
Orthodox spirituality has as its goal the
deification of man and his union with God, without being merged with Him.
The Most Rewarding
We have to respect people who are less talented and versatile than we are. They
too are God's children. It is not their fault that they do not have great
talents. God gives different talents to His children so that all can work
together in harmony for the common good.
Powerful Effective Spiritual Work
Christ call upon us to pray before God. He persists in asking us to
pray and not lose heart, to pray with persistence and passion. This
call points to the source from which we receive the power for
conversion, renewal, and growth.
Ten Point Program - Translating Orthodox Christian Ideals Into Daily
By living the Orthodox Life you put Christ's commandments and way of
life deep into...
A Power That
The world now thirsts to see living faith in the person of Jesus Christ; not
simply to hear about it, but to live it. So many books tell about Christ; so
many preachers speak about Christ; but so few people live and speak WITH Christ.
Faith - an Illustration
What is faith and how is it different
I wonder if there are idols in life that are not so obvious? If a
person gives all of their attention to something, works at improving
their connection to it and trusts that something to make their life
worthwhile; is that an act of worship?
Having a Bad Day
I really hate that and when I see the ugliness in me, I want to cry
because I couldn't or didn't stop it.
The East by St Ephrem the Syrian
Divinity flew down to draw humanity up.
For the Son had made beautiful the deformities of the servant and so
he has become a god, just as he desired.
I am the light of
Light from Sun is same. But same light that makes plants grow, hardens clay. The
response is completely different. Likewise, blessings are.
What makes a Saint?
A true Christian must encourage the
people to come nearer to the LORD, and not to the Saints. Yes, we
must respect the Saints because God has established them as his holy
people and we must also respect the relics of Saints because these
are `anointed by the SPIRIT' too.
The Second Coming of
As Christians, we look forward to the return of Christ – the Second Coming.
It will be a time of blessing for believers but also a time of upheaval and
judgment for the wicked.
Some Thoughts on Prayer
Blessings & Difficulties
In the world we live in today, it is very easy to
get so incredibly caught up in all of the demands that culture places on us that
we don't have any time to spend with God.
Can You Run and
Hide from God?
Lessons from Jonah and Ninevah.
Some Thoughts on the Book of Revelation
'Taking God at His Word'
'Taking God at His word' is alien to the current
Secular Humanistic way of thinking that doubts even the 'Virgin
Birth' and the 'Resurrection'. Secular Humanism is part and parcel
of God's plan for the 'end times'.
is God? Who Is Man?
Peace of God
A Christian Perspective. In those
stressful times when we feel like we
just need a break, could it be that
we are really looking for peace?
What about when we awake in the
middle of the night and can't sleep,
what are our thoughts then? Isn't
the cry of our heart really to find
Give the Gift of Hope this Holiday
During the holidays, it is
easy to get caught up in the hustle
and bustle of decorating, shopping
and socializing. While all this
activity is part of what makes the
season special, it is important to
take time to reflect on the larger
meaning of the holidays -- caring
The Heart of a Humble Parent
When you make a decision
that negatively affects your life or
the lives of others, be the first to
admit it. Admit your mistake and
resolve to handle any resulting
consequences of your actions.
Focus On The Joy
It's the Holiday Season --A
new year is just around the corner!
You're already thinking about how
you'd like next year to be a little
different than the last, right? But
instead of thinking of performance,
and efficiency, and control, I'd
like you to take this opportunity to
think about how many things in your
daily life do you do " just for the
joy of it"?
Joy and Spirituality
"A merry Heart does like good
medicine, but a downcast spirit
dries up the bones." Although this
verse was written 3,000 years ago,
it reflects knowledge discovered
through fairly recent scientific
investigations. Depressed people
have weakened immune systems, and
humor is good for your health.
Our God Is Awesome
Amazing Story that
illustrates that with God everything
Heaven and Hell: The Real Difference
A man spoke with the Lord about
heaven and hell.
Jerry was the kind of guy
you love to hate. He was always in a
good mood and always had something
positive to say. He was a unique
manager because he had several
waiters who had followed him around
from restaurant to restaurant. The
reason the waiters followed Jerry
was because of his attitude. He was
a natural motivator.
What if You're God
His words echo in my
consciousness. Even now - nearly 20
years later. "You can learn
something from every person you
encounter in your life." These were
the words spoken by my 9th grade
Latin teacher. It's unclear why his
words have stuck with me all these
Mrs. Thompson and Teddy
An inspirational story of how a
teacher learned that she could make
a difference in her students.
Teaching involves more than just
teaching reading, writing and
It all depends on the way you
look at things.
have love, friends, family, health,
good humor and a positive attitude
towards life, you've got everything!
You can't buy any of these things.
You can have all the material
possessions, but if you are poor in
spirit, you have nothing.
Parable Of The Pencil
There are 5 things you need to know,
he told the pencil, before I send
you out into the world. Always
remember them and never forget, and
you will become the best pencil you
can be. And the principles apply to
our lives too.
Take Hold Of Every Moment
"Never save something for a special
occasion. Every day in your life is
a special occasion". Those words
changed my life.
A Child Can Make a Difference
Everyone has dreams. It's just a
matter of whether or not they're
ever acted upon. Most children have
big dreams there's no way they could
materialize on their own. This is
where you come in.
Catch of a Lifetime
An 11-year old learns a valuable
lesson while fishing: Ethics are
simple matters of right and wrong.
It is only the practice of ethics
that is difficult.
It's What You've Got That Counts
In order to experience the value of
change in your life, you don't have
to throw out everything you already
have and start all over. That's not
only intimidating, it's usually just
not possible, and is much less
practical. Here are some unique ways
to use what you've got to help your
life work FOR you instead of against
Compassion and Forgiveness By Dr. J.
Mathew, Chief Editor,
Recently, I read two stories that
touched me greatly. They convinced
me that, in spite of all the
headline news about terrorism and
evil in all parts of the world,
there is some “good” left in
ordinary people. I would like share
these stories with you.
The Man Who Didn't Have Email
A great story with a moral.
According to the author, the moral
of the story is, "1- Internet is not
the solution to your life. 2- If you
don't have internet, and work hard,
you can be a millionaire." However,
unfortunately, you may be closer to
be an office boy in Microsoft than
being a millionaire!
The Trouble Tree
Don't take your troubles
home. Hand them over to God and let
Him tackle it.
In The Valleys I Grow
Sometimes life seems hard to
Full of sorrow, trouble and woe
It's then I have to remember
That it's in the valleys I grow.
The Big Rocks
If you sweat the little stuff, then
you'll fill your life with little
things you worry about that don't
really matter, and you'll never have
the real quality time you need to
spend on the big, important stuff.
Lunch with God
An inspirational story of
how a little boy and an old lady
learned a valuable lesson while
looking for God. Too often we
underestimate the power of a touch,
a smile, a kind word, a listening
ear, an honest compliment, or the
smallest act of caring; all of which
have the potential to turn a life
around. Take no one for granted and
embrace all equally with joy!
Thank you, God, for sending me a
A woman received a phone
call that her daughter was very sick
with a fever. She left work and
stopped by the pharmacy for some
medication for her daughter. When
returning to her car, she found with
dismay that she had locked her keys
inside the car.
Letting Go - Simple tips to staying
An important part of
becoming healthy and staying in
balance is letting go of tension,
stress and deeply buried or surface
negative emotions such as anger,
frustration, fear, hurt, pain and
hate. I mentioned these so-called
negative emotions because I have not
yet found anyone who was ill or out
of balance because he or she was
living in or holding onto an
abundance of joy and love. However,
people are often ill because of the
loss of joy and love from their
lives; some have never known either
of these emotions.
Changing Destinations ... Universal
Detours for a Better Life
I recently worked with
several people who are in the lowest
points in their lives. It seems that
everywhere they turn and everything
they do creates a new avalanche of
loss. Some of these people were, at
one time, wealthy individuals, but,
because of changes around them, they
suddenly lost everything. The others
were living comfortable lives and it
seemed like everything just stopped
working for them. In all cases, they
were slowly sinking into despair
because they couldn't see the light
at the end of the tunnel.
Open Letter from God
and inspiring reading when the whole
world seems to be fighting for
religious supremacy - to determine
whose religion is the right one. Is
there any need for fighting or
arguing among us to see who is
powerful, whose belief is right
etc. Open Letter from God may help
you to live a righteous life and put
your priorities in the right place.
A Morning Wish
sun is just rising on the morning of
another day. What can I wish that
this day may bring me? A very
inspiring, almost prayer-like
reflection on our needs, wishes and
The Perfect Heart
What makes a
heart perfect is not by its shape or
its condition. It depends on how it
is used. A flawless heart does not
make it perfect. To be perfect, you
should share your love and accept
love from others.
From Failure to Gratitude
A great inspirational story.
Read it when you think life had been
cruel to you and when you are
trying to dig out of difficulties
faced in life. Even in the midst of
great tribulation and hardship,
there is much to be thankful for.
A Heavenly Vision
I would like to share a spiritual
experience with you that not only
was very personal to me, but I
believe it has value to every
person's life. This occurred in a
devastating moment of my life.
Your Greatness Begins With The
Tiniest of Waves
If you wait for "just the right
moment" before you undertake any
significant venture, you're likely
going to be about where you are now
-- still waiting. Why is that?
Because as most anyone who has gone
before you will tell you, there is
rarely a "right time" to set out in
search of one's destination.
A Beautiful Flower In A Broken Pot
An inspirational, must read
story. How a family learned what it
was to accept the bad without
complaint and the good with
gratitude to God.
What Goes Around Comes Around
Throw your dreams into space
like a kite, and you do not know
what it will bring back, a new life,
a new friend, a new love, a new
country. A story of unconditional