Thursday, March 27, 2008

God's Hidden Purpose.................

Have you experienced disappointment, discouragement and failures in life? How do you handle the situation? In my 33 years of living here on earth I already experienced moments of happiness and loneliness in life. During my younger years wherein I don’t have enough idea on what life is, I easily surrender, feel alone and even told to myself I want to die. I don’t like this kind of life, I don’t like the people around me, and they don’t love me. But when I encounter God during my retreat everything has changed. I became stronger and determined to pursue my dreams in life. I developed self-confidence and strong faith in God. And everything that I do always asked God’s wisdom to enlighten me in every decision that I made.
As the years passed I already have my owned family. My life now has changed. My focus now is how to have a happy and harmonious life. It can’t be avoided that especially now a days, I think everybody have experienced difficulties (financially) due to economic situations in our country. So in order to survive for the crisis I applied jobs from other countries. Opportunity is already there but then something happened which hinders my planned. I am so depressed and disappointed. It came to the point that I questioned God why it happened I been doing this for a good purpose but why? One day, I heard a sermon from a television show stating, that everything that happens here on earth God has a purpose why it happened. He has a message and it’s up to you to recognize it. God never gives problems wherein you cannot solve it. He gives it because He knows you can have the solution and He will guide you. I asked sorry to God and believe that He has other purpose for me.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

SEVEN LAST WORDS OF JESUS CHRIST FROM THE CROSS


The Seven Last "Words" of Jesus Christ from the cross are actually 7 short phrases that Jesus uttered on Calvary that serve as an excellent holy week meditation.

1. "Father, forgive them, they know not what they do." Lk. 23: 34
2. "This day thou shalt be with me in Paradise." Lk. 23: 43
3. "Woman, behold thy son." Jn. 19: 26-7
4. "My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?" Mk. 15: 34 (Mt. 27: 46)
5. "I thirst." Jn. 19: 28.
6. "It is finished." Jn 19: 30
7. "Into thine hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit." . Lk. 23:46
Jesus is dying so that we might be forgiven for our sins, so that we might be reconciled to God for eternity. In the mercy of God, we receive his forgiveness even when we do what we know to be wrong. God chooses to wipe away our sins, not because we have some convenient excuse, and not because we have tried hard to make up for them, but because he is a God of amazing grace. May we live today as a forgiven person, opening our hearts to him, choosing not to sin because the power of sin has been broken by salvation through his death on the cross.

The Way of the Cross

The object of the Stations is to help the Christians remember how salvation happened. It is also a pilgrimage to Jesus Christ's sufferings and death, and this has become one of the most popular practices of Catholic devotees. It is carried out by passing from Station to Station, with certain prayers at each and does meditation on the various incidents of the station. Let us all reflect that through the suffering and death of Christ we are saved from our sinfulness. The following are the Stations of the Cross.

First Station: Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane
Second Station: Jesus, Betrayed by Judas, is Arrested
Third Station: Jesus is Condemned by the Sanhedrin
Fourth Station: Jesus is Denied by Peter
Fifth Station: Jesus is Judged by Pilate
Sixth Station: Jesus is Scourged and Crowned with Thorns
Seventh Station: Jesus Bears the Cross
Eighth Station: Jesus is Helped by Simon the Cyrenian to Carry the Cross
Ninth Station: Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem
Tenth Station: Jesus is Crucified
Eleventh Station: Jesus Promises His Kingdom to the Good Thief
Twelfth Station: Jesus Speaks to His Mother and the Disciple
Thirteenth Station: Jesus Dies on the Cross
Fourteenth Station: Jesus is Placed in the Tomb

Monday, March 17, 2008

Lenten Season: A time for Prayer


Lent is the Christian season of preparation before Easter. In begins with the marking of ashes on the forehead during Ash Wednesday, meaning it is the start of the season of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter Sunday. Lent is a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline. The purpose is to set aside time for reflection on Jesus Christ - his suffering and his sacrifice, his life, death, burial and resurrection. It is followed by Palm Sunday. On Palm Sunday Christians celebrate the Triumphal Entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, the week before his death and resurrection. For many Christian churches, Palm Sunday, often referred to as "Passion Sunday," marks the beginning of Holy which will end on Easter Sunday. In the Bible it reveals that when Jesus entered Jerusalem, the crowds greeted him with waving palm branches, and covering his path with palm branches. Immediately following this great time of celebration in the ministry of Jesus, he begins his journey to the cross. But what is the greatest significance of this commemoration of the passion of Christ? Each group of people has different plans during this celebration. Many will go to the mountains, resort, vacation, holy places and many other places for some other purposes. Many forgot that it is the time for PRAYER and REPENTANCE

Friday, March 14, 2008

E-Commerce Software


Ashop Commerce is a leading provider of developing shopping cart software in the US. It offers all time solution to business in selling online without hassle to the owner and it is a 24/7 operation. This is through the use of the shopping cart software. Meaning that even the store is close still orders can be generated through the database, it also provides a wider audience, people from around the world can contact you, which yields an increase in sales thus, Ashop Commerce shopping cart turns each stores weakness to strength and it will able to compete with the large and existing companies. The ecommerce software offers features like: easy set-up, inventory control, customized layout/design, easy payment options, real time shipping, web optimization, provides traffic reports on sales analysis, gives live customer support (chat), repeat customer accommodation, offers affiliates program module, sms alerts, offers ASP language (database and system), super fast hosting and lastly full security.

Shopping Cart Software

We cannot deny that one of the fastest creations of man is Technology. It’s so fast that in just a click, new information can be generated. Do you know that there is already an online store? It is because of the internet. Most business nowadays are connected to the internet, because internet is very accessible, safe, secure, saves you from operational cost. That’s why Ashop Commerce is here to help your business. They created shopping cart . This is what they call shopping cart software. It is a software that supports small to medium sized businesses in getting ready for ecommerce and helps them to turn internet presence into profit. Shopping cart software is user friendly, it can be operated without technical knowledge, short development time, less expense to your business, affordable ecommerce solution, searched engine optimized shopping cart software, fully customizable solution and lastly they offer free trial for 10 days. Amazing isn’t it? This ecommerce software is a solution to it. So hurry and try to avail the free trial offer and see the difference.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Slots Plus


Want to have some fun during your spare time? All you need is a computer and an internet connection. For those who are super addicted to playing casinos that their day will not be complete without playing, then online casino slots is here you’ll go for. It is hassle free, no need to get stuck into a heavy traffic in going to casinos because it’s definitely online. There is what we call Slot Plus an online casino site. This is a cyber wall to cyber wall online slots games that will get you stuck as you enter the site. It offers generous bonuses, stunning graphics and regulated random number generator. It also offers several progressive slots games that give a chance to win for jackpot money. That’s why Slots Plus is visited mostly by online slots lovers. So what are you waiting for, have some try and experience the difference.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Get Paid to Blog


What is a blog? What is this all about? A blog is a mixture of what is happening in a person’s life, what is happening on the web or it is a kind of a diary/guide site of an individual. Do you know that you can get paid for blogging? It’s just very simple. There are many sites offering blog for money. One is Smorty. It is a service connecting to advertisers with bloggers. All you have to do is to subscribe to Smorty and once you are approved you will be given tasks or opportunities where you have to write opinion posts with links of the advertisers. Once your opinion posts are approved they send money directly to your Paypal account and another task will be sent to your Smorty account for another opinions. So what are you waiting for? Turn your daily blog updates into money. Get paid to blog.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Blackjack

With the advancement of technology many cards games can be played in the web. If you have the computer and an internet connection or if in case you don't have internet cafe's are open 24 hours for people who want to surf in the internet. That's why online casino are popular now. One of the most popular casino card games is blackjack. Blackjack does not only relys on chance, but offers the player the use of their skills as well. Online blackjack is a very fun, lively, and exciting game. It is very similar to a traditional game of blackjack or 21, which I remembered during my younger days when my father bought a card, and by observing them playing I learned to play blackjack, but the only differrence now, it is played on the computer from the comforts of one’s own home or office.
So, if you have never experineced playing an online casino, it is never too late to start. Online card playing is becoming more popular because of its convenience, so now is the best time for you to come and check out the world of online gaming. Goodluck, enjoy playing and have fun!.
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Roulette


There are many sites in the internet that provides online casino gambling. What's this all about? One of this is Pro360 an online casino reviews site which features the best and the most secured, legit gambling in the web. There are diffirrent games available in the site one of this is

Roulette. Are you tired of going to carnivals just to play roulette? That’s no way out because online roulette is now available in the internet. Roulette is one of the most played online casino game named after French word meaning "small wheel". I haven’t played roulette but I got to witnessed people playing and they are enjoying the game. It’s an easy game, you just have to place your bet on the number and color of the pocket. In the game, a croupier spins a wheel in one direction, and then spins a ball in the opposite direction around a tilted circular surface running around the circumference of the wheel. The ball will falls on the wheel and into one of colored and numbered pockets of the wheel. The mechanics of the online roulette are just the same with the usual game outside. The only difference is that it is played with the comfort of just staying at home, facing the computer and you can play the game, with no hassles and distractions at all. I am curious and excited to try playing this game online. I hope I can do so. How about you guys, wanna try?

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Online Bingo

I have experienced playing bingo some years ago and I enjoyed playing this game. You feel excited as the numbers are drawn and much to the numbers on your card and be the first to complete the pattern required and shout the word “BINGO”. Though I haven’t played the online game but there’s no different at all when it comes to the mechanics of the game. It is only that online bingo is played on the internet. In bingo halls they are using balls with corresponding numbers to be drawn, in online bingo sites they use a random number generator.
One notable feature of online bingo is you can chat and interact with other players. Online bingo halls usually offer online casino games as well as the bingo, but the actual bingo play works almost exactly like playing online poker or online casino games. Isn’t it exciting? Hm....mmmm. I guess so. I hope I can try and experience the same excitement.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Timely Tips

There are a lot of things that can be done in order to save, a must to most homemakers, who are continuously looking for ways to be thrifty. Here are some of them:
1. If you accidentally over-salt a dish while it's still cooking, drop in a peeled potato, it will absorb the excess salt.
2. Place a slice of bread in hardened brown sugar to soften.
3. To keep marshmallows from turning hard, store them in the freezer. When thawed, they're like fresh.
4. To keep marshmallow from sticking together in the bag, toss a little powdered sugar into the bag and mix.
5. Wrap celery in aluminum foil before placing in the refrigerator, it will keep for weeks.
Bread stale? Don't toss it out, cut it into cubes or process into crumbs; place in a freezer bag and freeze for later use in the recipes.
6. Save money by using low-salt beef, chicken and vegetable bases, available in any supermarket, to make the broth called for in recipes instead of using canned broth.
7. Use the cooking water of potatoes meant for mashing, in place of milk, for lighter and fluffier mashed potatoes! Drain potatoes first and incorporate the liquid back into the potatoes a little at a time as you mash or whip them.
8. When you don't have cheesecloth, tie your spices up in a coffee filter for pickling or other uses. It works just fine!
9. Store nuts in the freezer to retain their freshness.
10. Use an ordinary wooden or plastic clothespin to seal bags of chips; packets of crackers and cereal-box liners.
11. Bread will stay fresher and longer at room temperature or frozen. It is best not to store bread in the refrigerator.

What is an Identity Crisis?

Are you unsure of your role in life? Do you feel like you don't know the 'real you'? If you answer yes to the previous questions, you may be experiencing an identity crisis. Theorist Erik Erikson coined the term identity crisis and believed that it was one of the most important conflicts people face in development. According to Erikson, an identity crisis is a time of intensive analysis and exploration of different ways of looking at oneself. Erikson's interest in identity began in childhood. Raised Jewish, Erikson appeared very Scandinavian, and felt that he was an outsider of both groups. His later studies of cultural life among the Yurok of northern California and the Sioux of South Dakota helped formalize Erikson's ideas about identity development and identity crisis. Erikson described identity as "a subjective sense as well as an observable quality of personal sameness and continuity, paired with some belief in the sameness and continuity of some shared world image. As a quality of unself-conscious living, this can be gloriously obvious in a young person who has found himself as he has found his communality. In him we see emerge a unique unification of what is irreversibly given--that is, body type and temperament, giftedness and vulnerability, infantile models and acquired ideals--with the open choices provided in available roles, occupational possibilities, values offered, mentors met, friendships made, and first sexual encounters."

Riddle Time


Four holes, one going in and three coming out;

when you are going in you are out

and when you are coming out you are in.


What is the answer?



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