Monday, 30 June 2008

QFTW

Every moment you are alive, every tiny micro-decision you make, you are either moving toward or away from your desired target.

This is Beautiful.

She jumped up as soon as she saw the surgeon come out of the operating room.She said:'How is my little boy? Is he going to be all right? When can I see him?'The surgeon said, 'I'm sorry. We did all we could, but your boy didn't make it.'

Sally said,'Why do little children get cancer? Doesn't God care any more? Where were you,God,when my son needed you?'The surgeon asked, 'Would you like some time alone with your son? One of the nurses will be out in a few minutes, before he's transported to the university.'

Sally asked the nurse to stay with her while she said good bye to son.She ran her fingers lovingly through his thick red curly hair.'Would you like a lock of his hair?'the nurse asked.Sally nodded yes.The nurse cut a lock of the boy's hair,put it in a plastic bag and handed it to Sally.

The mother said,'It was Jimmy's idea to donate his body to the University for Study.He said it might help somebody else.'I said no at first,but Jimmy said, ' Mom,I won't be using it after I die.Maybe it will help some other little boy spend one more day with his Mom.'She went on,'My Jimmy had a heart of gold. Always thinking of someone else.Always wanting to help others if he could.'

Sally walked out of Children's Mercy Hospital for the last time,after spending most of the last six months there. She put the bag with Jimmy's belongings on the seat beside her in the car.The drive home was difficult.It was even harder to enter the empty house.She carried Jimmy's belongings,and the plastic bag with the lock of his hair to her son's room.

She started placing the model cars and other personal things back in his room exactly where he had always kept them.She lay down across his bed and,hugging his pillow,cried herself to sleep.It was around midnight when Sally awoke.Lying beside her on the bed was a folded letter.The letter said

Dear Mom ,
I know you're going to miss me;but don't think that I will ever forget you,or stop loving you,just 'cause I'm not around to say'I Love You'.I will always love you,Mom,even more with each day.Someday we will see each other again.Until then,if you want to adopt a little boy so you won't be so lonely,that's okay with me.He can have my room and old stuff to play with.But,if you decide to get a girl instead,she probably wouldn't like the same things us boys do.You'll have to buy her dolls and stuff girls like,you know.

Don't be sad thinking about me. This really is a neat place. Grandma and Grandpa met me as soon as I got here and showed me around some, but it will take a long time to see everything. The angels are so cool. I love to watch them fly. And, you know what? Jesus doesn't look like any of his pictures. Yet, when I saw Him, I knew it was Him. Jesus himself took me to see GOD! And guess what, Mom ? I got to sit on God's knee and talk to Him, like I was somebody important. That's when I told Him that I wanted to write you a letter, to tell you good bye and everything.But I already knew that wasn't allowed. Well, you know what Mom ? God handed me some paper and His own personal pen to write you this letter I think Gabriel is the name of the angel who is going to drop this letter off to you.God said for me to give you the answer to one of the questions you asked Him 'where was He when I needed him?' 'God said He was in the same place with me, as when His son Jesus was on the cross. He was right there, as He always is with all His children.

Oh,by the way,Mom,no one else can see what I've written except you.To everyone else this is just a blank piece of paper.Isn't that cool?I have to give God His pen back now He needs it to write some more names in the Book of Life.Tonight I get to sit at the table with Jesus for supper.I'm sure the food will be great.

Oh,I almost forgot to tell you.I don't hurt anymore the cancer is all gone... I'm glad because I couldn't stand that pain anymore and God couldn't stand to see me hurt so much,either.That's when He sent The Angel of Mercy to come get me.The Angel said I was a Special Delivery!How about that?

Signed with Love from God & Me.

Wednesday, 25 June 2008


Why are you crying, a young boy asked his Mom?"Because I'm a woman," she told him.

"I don't understand," he said.

His Mom just hugged him and said,"And you never will,but that's O.K.".......

Later the little boy asked his father,"Why does Mom seem to cry for no reason?"."All women cry for no reason," was all his Dad could say.

The little boy grew up and became a man,still wondering why women cry.Finally he put in a call to God and when God got back to him,he asked "God,why do women cry so easily?"

GOD answered.... ..
"When I made woman,I decided she had to be special.I made her shoulders strong enough to carry the weight of the world,yet,made her arms gentle enough to give comfort..

I gave her the inner strength to endure childbirth and the rejection that many times will come even from her own children.

I gave her a hardness that allows her to keep going and take care of her family and friends,even when everyone else gives up, through sickness and fatigue without complaining….

I gave her the sensitivity to love her children under any and all circumstances. Even when her child has hurt her badly.....

She has the very special power to make a child's boo-boo feel better and to quell a teenager's anxieties and fears....

I gave her strength to care for her husband, despite faults and I fashioned her from his rib to protect his heart....

I gave her wisdom to know that a good husband never hurts his wife,but sometimes tests her strengths and her resolve to stand beside him unfalteringly. ...

For all of this hard work,I also gave her a tear to shed.It is hers to use whenever needed and !it is her only weakness...When you see her cry,tell her how much you love her,and all she does for everyone,and even though she may still cry,you will have made her heart feel good.

She is special!

Monday, 23 June 2008

Quote for the week(QFTW)

"Apply yourself.Get all the education you can,but then,by God,do something.Don't just stand there, make it happen."...

Thursday, 19 June 2008

Monkey on a plane.


Once in Brazil a plane crashed, only a monkey who was traveling in the plane was left alive.Fortunately the monkey was intelligent enough to understand our language and reply in actions.The officials went to see the monkey in the hospital and had a talk with the monkey.

Officer: 'When the plane took off what were the travelers doing?'
Monkey: 'Tying their belts'

Officer: 'What were the air hostesses doing?'
Monkey: 'Saying Hello! Good morning!'

Officer: 'What were the pilots doing?'
Monkey: 'Checking the system'

Officer: 'What were you doing?'
Monkey: 'Looking for my people'

Officer: 'After 10' minutes what were the travelers doing?'
Monkey: 'Having beverages and snacks'

Officer: 'What were the air hostesses doing?'
Monkey: 'Serving the travelers'

Officer: 'What were the Pilots doing?'
Monkey: 'Handling the steering'

Officer: 'What were you doing?'
Monkey: 'Eating & throwing'

Officer: 'After 30 minutes what were the travelers doing?'
Monkey: 'Some were sleeping and some were reading'

Officer: 'What were the air hostesses doing?'
Monkey: 'Make up'

Officer: 'What were the pilots doing?'
Monkey: 'Handling the steering'

Officer: 'What were you doing?'
Monkey: 'Nothing'

Officer: 'Just before plane crash what were the travelers doing?'
Monkey: 'All were sleeping'

Officer: 'What were the pilots doing?'
Monkey: 'Handling the air hostess'

Officer: What were you doing?
Monkey: Handling the steering!!!! !

No more Questions!!! !!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Pastor Adeboye's Testimonies.


I hope this really blesses you.JESUS-the gift that perfectly fits the size of every heart

Please READ these testimonies given by the General Overseer (GO) of the Redeemed Christian Church of God,Pastor Enoch Adeboye and PRAY accordingly!!!Be blessed as you read.

(GO) A woman brought her child. That child will probably be between 9 and 10.And said this child had never spoken before please pray for this child. (GO) I laid my hand on this child and I said, In the Name of Jesus and the child said 'Amen!' I have not prayed yet!I just said:In the Name of Jesus!And the child that had never spoken before said 'Amen! I nearly jumped out of the window.The mother was on the floor rolling!That kind of miracle that will make you roll on the ground for joy God will give you this year! (Amen!)

(GO) Once upon a time when I was a lecturer in one University I won't mention which one;there was a particular man who was not promoted for 12 years because somebody hid his file.But when his time came there was a change of Head of Department and the new Head of Department said I want to see the file of everybody in my Department.They searched and searched until finally they dug it out where somebody hid it.Your file that had been hidden by the enemy shall be brought out this year.(Amen!) And they discovered this man should have been promoted at least twice and they gave him double promotion.

(GO) I was invited to Port Harcourt,Nigeria.Full Gospel Business men had a program,they asked me to come and preach.When I finished the first preaching that night one man came and said sir,my wife is sick,in hospital;please could you come and pray for her.So we made arrangement for the following day.The following day we went there.The wife had been completely helpless on the sick bed,she could not even turn but I prayed for her and the one who had not been able to even talk escorted me to the door!I didn't come to Port Harcourt for this man!I came for a program,heaven was just passing by and this man tapped into it!Heaven is passing by tonight,somebody is going to tap into it and your sickness will disappear.If you believe that let me hear you say 'Amen!' (Amen!)

(GO) A sister came to one of the Programs in Ebute Metta,Lagos years ago,and the Word came just as it is coming now that there is a sister whose mother didn't want her to marry.That if the mother does not release her,Mama herself will be buried within 7 days.A Word just came like that and I announced it.I don't know which sister was concerned.The following day the sister came with the mother.The mother was very furious.That's the way you stupid prophets spoil the head of our girls,telling my daughter that I will die because I didn't allow her to marry.I said me?Sister Did I say that? She said the prophecy that came yesterday.What God said is that there is a sister here Did I mention your name?I said Mama don't mind her,nobody mentioned her name!!She was just claiming what is not her own.The mother said,oh-oh is that so?She said,all right.She asked the lady to go out and the lady went out and she said Pastor,but is it true that the mother will die?I said I'm not talking about you oh,but what God told me is going to come to pass,so if you are the one and I'm not saying it is you before the week runs out whoever it is,is going to be buried.Ehhhh,I'm not asking her not to marry but who is going to take care of me after.I said Mama that's simple;I can tell her and tell the husband to take good care of you.I will make them promise.That's if she can marry,Within 6 months,this girl who was almost 40 years old and nobody had looked in her direction before there is somebody here today,anybody who says you will not marry will not see the end of January because loneliness must end!

(GO) I went to visit a family and at that time I didn't know that the woman of the house was a number one witch and that she had reached an agreement with her husband in the spirit realm that of every two children born one will die one will survive.And there was this little girl that she had given birth to.She was one of those that were to die.In fact that was the day that the girl was to die.We didn't know at that time so we went there to greet the family and as I was about to leave that girl stretched forward towards me.She was at the back of the mother stretched out,stretched towards me in such a manner as I had not option other than to carry the child.We were to learn later that this child never,never allows anyone else to carry her.But something told the girl,you are dying today unless just stretched towards me so I carried the girl and I prayed.I didn't know what I was doing:Father bless this child,keep sickness away from her,keep death away from this child.And the yoke was broken!It wasn't long after that when the mother began to confess:I killed this one,I killed this one,I killed this one,I killed this one,the day I was to kill this one the troublesome pastor came by and took the child from me.Today every one of you that the enemy had decided death for I cancel that one in Jesus' Name! (Amen!)

(GO) There's a young man that had been coming from America again and again to testify.When I first met him,old as he was,he was always weeping like a baby.He's married;he's got children but he's always weeping!My wife used to say before you begin to weep again,don't start oh!Because he had known so much sorrow.The father left home when he was a child,one sorrow after the other but now it is one miracle after the other.He was telling his church people,because he's a Pastor,he said,somehow since I met Pastor Adeboye it's one miracle after the other!One miracle after the other!

(GO) We went to a Holy Ghost Service in Kaduna,Nigeria and I wanted to go to the toilet while the choir was singing and there was this brother who was an usher standing somewhere near the toilet.So he greeted me and I shook hands with him.I didn't know he was rejoicing.So I went to the toilet.Apparently he has told the other ushers.he shook my hand,he shook my hand!When I was coming back there were about half a dozen of them!So I shook hands with them.I didn't know that one of them had received one before he shook my hand the second time and he put his hand in his pocket.He got home and he told the wife who had been barren for years bring your stomach,the (GO) shook my hand 2 times!9 months later the baby came.Your hands will be blessed tonight! (Amen!) I say Your hands will be blessed tonight! (Amen!)

Pass This Great Testimonies On To Your Loved Ones And See What The Lord Will Do In Your Life In The Month Of June.

Monday, 16 June 2008

Quote for the week. 3

In order to get whatever it is that you want, all you have to do is *stop performing the actions that don't bring about your desired result and start performing the actions that do.*

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

This is how we miss out of something called "LIFE"


A boy was born to a couple after eleven years of marriage.They were a loving couple and the boy was the gem of their eyes.When the boy was around two years old,one morning the husband saw a medicine bottle open.He was late for office so he asked his wife to cap the bottle and keep it in the cupboard.His wife,preoccupied in the kitchen totally forgot the matter.The boy saw the bottle and playfully went to the bottle fascinated by its color and drank it all.It happened to be a poisonous medicine meant for adults in small dosages.When the child collapsed the mother hurried him to the hospital,where he died.The mother was stunned.She was terrified how to face her husband.When the distraught father came to the hospital and saw the dead child,he looked at his wife and uttered just five words.


QUESTIONS :
1. What were the five words ?
2. What is the implication of this story?
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ANSWER :
The husband just said "I am with you Darling"
The husband's totally unexpected reaction is a proactive behavior.The child is dead.He can never be brought back to life.There is no point in finding fault with the mother.Besides,if only he had taken time to keep the bottle away,this would not have happened...No one is to be blamed.She had also lost her only child.What she needed at that moment was consolation and sympathy from the husband.That is what he gave her.

If everyone can look at life with this kind of perspective,there would be much fewer problems in the world."A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step".Take off all your envies,jealousies,unforgiveness,selfishness,and fears.And you will find things are actually not as difficult as you think.

MORAL OF THE STORY:
This story is really worth reading. .....Sometimes we spend time in asking who is responsible or whom to blame,whether in a relationship,in a job or with the people we know.By this way we miss out something called L.I.F.E.The reasn most people don't get to life live to the full.

Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins University

Please circulate to all you know;No plastic containers in micro,No water bottles in freezer.No plastic wrap in microwave...A dioxin ! chemical causes cancer, especially breast cancer.

Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies. Don't freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic.Recently,Edward Fujimoto,Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital,was on a TV program to explain this health hazard.He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us.He said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers...This especially applies to foods that contain fat.

He said that the combination of fat, high heat,and plastics releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body...Instead,he recommends using glass,such as Corning Ware, Pyrex or ceramic containers for heat! ing food... You get the same results,only without the dioxin. So such things as TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc., should be removed from the container and heated in something else.

Paper isn't bad but you don't know what is in the paper.It's just safer to use tempered glass,Corning Ware,etc.He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper. The dioxin problem is one of the reasons...Also, he pointed out that plastic wrap, such as Saran, is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food.
Cover food with a paper towel instead.

This is an article that should be sent

TO WHOM YOU CARE

Monday, 9 June 2008

(Quote for the week) QFTW 2

"An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea."What *action* do you do every day to make sure you get to your goal?

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Wonders will never end!


Bakari is a house boy who every day drinks the wine of his Boss and puts water in the bottle to replace what he drank,But the Boss was suspicious and decided to buy Pastis(a French wine that changes color if you add water).Bakari as usual, drank from the wine and topped it up with water (to replace what he drank).

But unfortunately for him, immediately he added water the Pastis became milky. And when the Boss came back and noticed it, he knew he had nailed Bakari. Bakari also knew that he was in trouble and decided to stay put in the kitchen when his boss came home.The Boss told his wife and said he would call Bakari to come and acknowledge his evil ways.

"Bakari!", he called from the sitting room.
Bakari answered: "Yes, Boss".
"Who drank my pastis?".
No answer.
The Boss asked again: still no answer.
Then the Boss went to the kitchen to meet him there:"Are you insane or what?Why when I call you you say "yes boss" but when I ask you a question you don't answer me? "

Bakari retorted that "when you are in the kitchen you don't understand anything at all,except your name"“Is that so?”asked the boss,"Okay,you stay beside Madam, while I’ll go in the kitchen,and you will ask me a question".Bakari accepted.

The Boss went in the kitchen and Bakari shouted:"Boss".He answered:"Yes,Bakari".
"Who goes into the maids’ bedroom when the Madam is not there? "
No answer.
Bakari shouted again: "Boss,I say who made the maid pregnant?"
No answer.
Third time;"Boss,I say who made the maid pregnant?"
The Boss runs back from the kitchen shouting "Wonders will never cease!Bakari,It is true,when one is in the kitchen,one does not hear anything,except ones name "

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Finding & Keeping a Life Partner


When it comes to making the decision about choosing a life partner,no one wants to make a mistake.Yet,with a divorce rate of close to 50%,it appears that many are making serious mistakes in their approach to finding Mr. /Miss Right!

If you ask most couples who are engaged why they're getting married,they'll say: "We're in love".I believe this is the #1 mistake people make when they date. Choosing a life partner should never be based on love.Though this may sound"not politically correct",there's a profound truth here.Love is not the basis for getting married.Rather,love is the result of a good marriage.When the other ingredients are right, then the love will come.Let me say it again:"You can't build a lifetime relationship on love alone".You need a lot more!!!
Here are five questions you must ask yourself if you're serious about finding and keeping a life partner.

QUESTION 1: Do we share a common life purpose?
Why is this so important? Let me put it this way:If you're married for 20 or 30 years,that's a long time to live with someone.What do you plan to do with each other all that time?Travel,eat and jog together?You need to share something deeper and more meaningful.You need a common life purpose.

Two things can happen in a marriage:
(1) You can grow together,or
(2) You can grow apart.
50% of the people out there are growing apart.To make a marriage work,you need to know what you want out of life!Bottom line;and marry someone who wants the same thing.

QUESTION 2: Do I feel safe expressing my feelings and thoughts with this person?
This question goes to the core of the quality of your relationship.Feeling safe means you can communicate openly with this person.The basis of having good communication is trust - i.e. trust that I won't get "punished" ;or hurt for expressing my honest thoughts and feelings.A colleague of mine defines an abusive person as someone with whom you feel afraid to express your thoughts and feelings. Be honest with yourself on this one.Make sure you feel emotionally safe with the person you plan to marry.

QUESTION 3: Is he/she a mensch?
A mensch is someone who is a refined and sensitive person. How can you test? Here are some suggestions.Do they work on personal growth on a regular basis?Are they serious about improving themselves?A teacher of mine defines a good person as "someone who is always striving to be good and do the right".So ask your significant other what do they do with their time? Is this person materialistic?Usually a materialistic person is not someone whose top priority is character refinement.There are essentially two types of people in the world:

(1) People who are dedicated to personal growth, and
(2) People who are dedicated to seeking comfort.
Someone whose goal in life is to be comfortable will put personal comfort ahead of doing the right thing.You need to know that before walking down the aisle.

QUESTION 4: How does he/she treat other people?
The one most important thing that makes any relationship work is the ability to give. By giving, we mean the ability to give another person pleasure.
Ask:Is this someone who enjoys giving pleasure to others or are they wrapped up in themselves and self-absorbed? To measure this,think about the following:

How do they treat people whom they do not have to be nice to,such as waiters,bus boys,taxi drivers,etc.How do they treat their parents and siblings?Do they have gratitude and appreciation?If they don't have gratitude for the people who have given them everything;Can you do nearly as much for them? You can be sure that someone who treats others poorly,will eventually treat you poorly as well.

QUESTION 5: Is there anything I'm hoping to change about this person after we're married?
Too many people make the mistake of marrying someone with the intention Of trying to "improve" them after they're married. As a colleague of mine puts it,"You can probably expect someone to change after marriage for the worse".If you cannot fully accept this person the way they are now,then you are not ready to marry them.

In conclusion,dating doesn't have to be difficult and treacherous.The key is to try leading a little more with your head and less with your heart.It pays to be as objective as possible when you are dating;so be sure to ask questions that will help you get to the key issues.Falling in love is a great feeling, but when you wake up with a ring on your finger,you don't want to find yourself in trouble because you didn't do your homework.

Another perspective....
There are some people in your life that need to be loved from a distance....It's amazing what you can accomplish when you let go of or at least minimize your time with draining,negative,incompatible,not-going anywhere relationships.Observe the relationships around you.

Pay attention....
Which ones lift and which ones lean?Which ones encourage and which ones discourage?Which ones are on a path of growth uphill and which ones are going downhill?When you leave certain people do you feel Better or feel worse?Which ones always have drama or don't really understand,know,or appreciate you?The more you seek quality,respect,growth,peace of mind,love and truth around you...the easier it will become for you to decide who gets to sit in the front row and who should be moved to the balcony of your life.

An African proverb states,"Before you get married, keep both eyes open,and after you marry,close one eye".Before you get involved and make a commitment to someone,don't let lust,pity,desperation,immaturity,ignorance,pressure from others or a low self-esteem make you blind to warning signs.Keep your eyes open,and don't fool yourself that you can change someone or that what you see as faults aren't really that important.

Do you bring out the best in each other? Do you compliment and compromise with each other,or do you compete,compare and control?
What do you bring to the relationship? Do you bring past relationships,past hurt,past mistrust,past pain?
You can't take someone to the altar to alter them. You can't make someone love you or make someone stay.
If you develop self-esteem,spiritual discernment,and "a life";you won't find yourself making someone else responsible for your happiness or responsible for your pain.Seeking status,sex,and security are the wrong reasons to be in a relationship.

WHAT KEEPS A RELATIONSHIP STRONG ARE:

1. TRUST

2. COMMUNICATION

3. INTIMACY

4. A SENSE OF HUMOR

5. SHARING TASKS

6. SOME GETAWAY TIME WITHOUT BUSINESS OR CHILDREN

7. DAILY EXCHANGES (meal, shared activity, hug, call, touch, notes)

8. SHARING COMMON GOALS AND INTERESTS

9. GIVING EACH OTHER SPACE TO GROW WITHOUT FEELING INSECURE

10. GIVING EACH OTHER A SENSE OF BELONGING AND ASSURANCES OF COMMITMENT

If these qualities are missing, the relationship will erode as resentment,withdrawal,abuse, neglect, and dishonesty;and pain will replace it.

Sunday, 1 June 2008

Quote for the week.

"Your work is to discover your work and then,with all your heart, give yourself to it."Start your week,beginning today,by working hard and giving it all you've got.