Monthly Archives: October 2013


Go through your Bible and you will find it definitely stated that every conceivable spiritual blessing is obtained by prayer. For example, it is in answer to prayer, as we learn from Psalm 139:23, 24, that God searches us and knows our hearts, tries us and knows our thoughts, brings to light the sin that there is in us and delivers us from it. It is in answer to prayer, as we learn from Psalm 19:12, 13, that we are cleansed from secret faults and that God keeps us back from presumptuous sins. It is in answer to prayer, as we learn from the 14th verse of the same Psalm, that the words of our mouth and the meditations of our heart are made acceptable in God’s sight. It is in answer to prayer, as we learn from Psalm 25:4, 5, that God shows us His ways, teaches us His path, and guides us in His truth. It is in answer to prayer, as we learn from the prayer our Lord Himself taught us, that we are kept from temptation and delivered from the power of the wicked one (Matthew 6:13).Image
It is in answer to prayer, as we learn from Luke 11:13, that God gives us His Holy Spirit. And so we might go on through the whole catalogue of spiritual blessings and find that every one is obtained by asking for it. Indeed, our Lord Himself has said in Matthew 7:11:”If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him.”

(Power of Prayer_Torrey)

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Posted by on October 29, 2013 in PRAYER


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I was cleaning my house using the hover. Fascinated by these endless daily practices done by all ages, races, kindred, cultures, societies and generations; I was moved in my spirit to look closely at the life of following Jesus Christ. I then thought of the definition of the word cleaning which means; to make clean; remove dirt, marks, or stains from.
Psalmist said, “Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow” (Psalms 51:7). The psalmist words stood before me as bold as a billboard. They were so clear and loud in my eyes and intellect. There is a cleaning process needed in our daily walk with Christ.
I found myself drawn into this internal conversation as I was doing housework which includes scrubbing, washing, vacuuming, dusting, brushing, wiping and so on. People keep your doors closed always in winter seasons. It will be so cold and sometimes snowing. You hear their hovers making noise as they start their on-going fighting with dust. Where is the dust coming from?
In the same where, spiritual life needs daily cleaning. There is a scripture verse (Heb. 12:1-2; ESV) which says, “Let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God”.

People take a bath always no matter they do not see any signs of dirty. As they take the bath, they see the dirty which was not visible before in the water. Water is a natural cleaning agent. There is also a spiritual cleaning agent called “Word of God”.
Paul says, “Husbands, love your wives as Christ loved the church and gave his life for it. 26 He did this to make the church holy by cleansing it, washing it using water along with spoken words. 27 Then he could present it to himself as a glorious church, without any kind of stain or wrinkle—holy and without faults” (Ephesians 5:25-27; GW).
When people do look at themselves daily through the mirror called the “Word of God”, they will be able to see themselves properly and address the areas of life which needs a touch. James the brother of Jesus said, “So get rid of all immoral behavior and all the wicked things you do. Humbly accept the word that God has placed in you. This word can save you. Do what God’s word says. Don’t merely listen to it, or you will fool yourselves. If someone listens to God’s word but doesn’t do what it says, he is like a person who looks at his face in a mirror, studies his features, goes away, and immediately forgets what he looks like. However, the person who continues to study God’s perfect laws that make people free and who remains committed to them will be blessed. People like that don’t merely listen and forget; they actually do what God’s laws say” James 1:21-25; GW).
Paul says, “And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendour and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit”. (2 Corinthians 3:18; AMP). The more they look at that mirror, the more they are transformed and look like Jesus.

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Posted by on October 27, 2013 in #FOLLOWING-JESUS


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Imagine living in a house without a television, mobile phone, and tablet just to mention a few. No insight into what is going on around the world even your community. We are talking of things like the news, shopping, fashion, food, places of interest, as well as what is called “internet gossip” and many more. A world without networking with friends, relatives, colleagues, class mates, customers and so on. That is a depressing world, not comfortable to the inhabitant of this day. It is a dark world without lights and no activity. Can they survive in such a place? Our parents had the same problem during our tender age. They could not understand us neither cope with our speed. They were complaining the same way we do to our children today. It’s true, “history repeats itself”.

Should we forbid our Christian children because of Satanism and all evil things found in the internet; yet, we are the ones buying the gadgets for them? Is it good to have these gadgets as Christians? I believe we should be the first to have them if affordable. Take time to read this short scripture verse:  Col 4:5; (God’s Word Translation) Be wise in the way you act toward those who are outside [the Christian faith]. make the most of your opportunities.
I said to myself, “opportunities?” I looked again for another scripture and I came across this one which is similar. Eph 5:16 (EXB) take advantage of every opportunities [or Make the most of your time; …redeeming the time/season], because these are evil times [the days are evil].

Yes, there are great opportunities and dangers in the world of today regarding the internet use. Such opportunities include communication, identity, participation, education, learning and literacy;
dangers arising from certain kinds of use relating to inappropriate or undesirable contact, content and commercialism.


The question is, can we stop them from using them or not. That’s the world they found themselves in. Let us as parents learn how to live in it. Learn how to use these gadgets. Help children understand how to use them safely. It’s a usable world. Just apply wisdom.

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Posted by on October 26, 2013 in Parenting




Say you love the sea waves so much that you were dreaming almost everyday walking alone the sea with your best friend. Then you decided to take a week holiday from work to be there. The smell of the sea reaches your perfect sense of smell the moment you get there. Lifting up your eyes, just close to you, you see a warning sign that says, “SHARKS SIGHTED”. What would you do? Would you go back or you ignore and continue towards the sea? What if it’s your child who is swimming in the sea where the sharks were seen and you have read the warning sign? What would you do? What if the sea with that dangerous shark is just in your house where your children live? How would that make you feel?

Take a close look at this research done for you:
Parents Greatly Underestimate How Often Their Children Are Cyber bullied
Oct. 25, 2013 — Cyber bullying has become a destructive force in many children’s lives. After multiple suicides by children being cyber bullied, parents, more than ever, need to be aware of their children’s online activity. A recent paper published in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication found that parents underestimate how often their children engage in risky online behaviour, like cyber bullying and viewing pornography.
Sahara Byrne, Sherri Jean Katz, Theodore Lee (Cornell University), Daniel Linz (University of California — Berkeley), and Mary Mcllrath (C+R Research) surveyed 465 parent-child pairs on their children’s online behaviour. They found that parents underestimate how often their child is a victim or perpetrator of cyber bullying, exposed to sexual imagery, and approached by strangers online. The disparity between these behaviours and a parent’s perception of the behaviour increased when the parent executed a permissive style of parenting.
The study found that while 30% of youths admit to having been cyber bullied, only slightly higher than 10% of their parents reported that they knew. About 15% of the youths in the study admitted to cyber bullying others; under 5% of those parents were aware. The study also suggested that parents of younger teens — those who believe their child is smarter than others online, or who are not able to monitor their teen’s internet use — are more likely to be unaware that their child has been cyber bullied.
Parents can take direct steps to helping protect their children online by engaging in positive conversations about internet safety, moving the computer to a public place within the house, which works to varying degree depending on the child’s access to the mobile internet. The best step is to open a line of communication with children so parents can increase their awareness of their online behaviour.
“Youth believe that social media is their turf and they are somewhat correct,” said lead author, Byrne. “Parents sometimes have no idea what their kids are doing online until it’s too late.” THE SHARKS ARE JUST IN YOUR HOUSE. YOUR CHILD IS PLAYING WITH THEM WITHOUT MUCH KNOWLEDGE OF HOW BAD THEY ARE. ARE YOU DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT?


Posted by on October 26, 2013 in Parenting


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Who is accountable

Who is accountable

Everyone is blaming someone when it comes to unruly, unbecoming children in the whole world as they call them. There is no child born to misbehave. I did my observation as a responsible parent. I have come out with a few points that I believe some parents out there do believe my point is good and worth saying. I know it will help someone who is willing to see things changing.

Parents are mostly held accountable for the construction, con-straining, organizing and shaping the behaviour, will and the entire future of their child. Even though it is possible for other children to drift from the required and expected way provided, it remains the parent’s duty to keep their role. They will always be the models, social constructivists and bridges for their children. The children learn how to live, become and survive in this world from the first teachers who happen to be their parents.

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Posted by on October 24, 2013 in Parenting


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Posted by on October 21, 2013 in Uncategorized


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NOT ENOUGH #parents, #child

NOT ENOUGH #parents, #child

I would like to give great thanks to all parents who are caring and giving passionate love to their children everyday. While it is so important to notice great work done we must not forget to remind ourselves monitoring that school work is also our duty. I have been looking so closely and saw that the influence of a parent is so important from infancy. The way the parents speak to the child in the womb is so crucial. That is the best stage to start from. Reading the books and talking great wisdom at that stage is the key to a reading habit and character as they grow up. That is the seeding time to all future harvests of the kind.

Never ignore the monitoring habit when it comes to child education.
Never expect the teachers to create the reading and learning appetite into your child.
Never take for granted the intelligence of the family to take your child to the best level in future. Born leader days are gone.

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Posted by on October 20, 2013 in Parenting


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Keep the Faith!

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God’s ways and thoughts are not ours (Isaiah 55: 8-9), yet we continue to question…to try to understand Him.  Understand this: He loves us so much that He suffered and died on a wooden cross.  He asks us to trust, not question:  to believe, not doubt. Faith does not require understanding…faith is trusting and believing…no questions asked.

“Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Heb. 11:1)

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Posted by on October 18, 2013 in Uncategorized


I Walk By Faith

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Posted by on October 18, 2013 in Uncategorized


Taking a Stand! Ecuadorian President Threatens to Resign if Abortion Is Legalized and Is Praised by Church

What a stand

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Posted by on October 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

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