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The Story of the Mexican Fisherman

It is in our human nature desire to achieve, to be successful. How do we measure success?

The Greatest Gift of All

How many times do we miss God's blessings because we can't see past our own desires?

Reasons to Travel while You're Young

If the world is a book then those who do not travel read only one page.

Bring love, hope, and opportunity to orphaned children in China (三门峡)

Just picture Him as an artist and we are His canvas. It's never too late to ask Him to show us how to start painting and make a difference.

Catch of a Lifetime

Personal integrity that is strong enough to protect you in the big temptations is developed by doing the right thing in the so-called little temptations. Don't ever forget that the battle for integrity is won or lost in the little things.

Friday, 12 April 2013

$20 Bill Story - You Are Special

I decided to share this story to my sponsor, Miguel, hopefully he will used, the $20 birthday gift, well and share the meaningful message to his love ones.

A man hold up a $20 bill in a room and he asked. “Who would like this bill?”

Hands started going up. He said, “I am going to give this $20 to one of you - but first, let me do this.” 

He crumpled the 20 dollar note. He then asked. “Who still wants it?” Hands were up in the air.

Well, what if I do this?” he replied. He dropped it on the ground and started stepping on it with his shoe. He picked it up, crumpled and dirty. “Now, who still wants it?” Hands remain in the air.

“My friends, you have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20. Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless; but no matter what happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value."

Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless to those who love you. The worth of our lives comes, not in what we do or who we know, but by …WHO WE ARE! You are special and don’t ever forget this.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Atheist Professor vs Christian Student

This is my first post for the year ... recently a church friend shared the proud moment when the son was selected as student of the week in school. Which made me wanted to share the conversation below, it speaks of God, Science, Man and Faith. 

Professor : You are a Christian, aren't you, son ?
Student : Yes, sir.
Professor: So, you believe in GOD ?
Student : Absolutely, sir.
Professor : Is GOD good ?
Student : Sure.
Professor: Is GOD all powerful ?
Student : Yes.
Professor: My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to GOD to heal him. Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But GOD didn't. How is this GOD good then? Hmm?

(Student was silent.)

Professor: You can’t answer, can you ? Let’s start again, young fella. Is GOD good?
Student : Yes.
Professor: Is satan good ?
Student : No.
Professor: Where does satan come from ?
Student : From … GOD …
Professor: That’s right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?
Student : Yes.
Professor: Evil is everywhere, isn’t it ? And GOD did make everything. Correct?
Student : Yes.
Professor: So who created evil ?

(Student did not answer.)

Professor: Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the world, don’t they?
Student : Yes, sir.
Professor: So, who created them ?

(Student had no answer.)

Professor: Science says you have 5 Senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Tell me, son, have you ever seen GOD?
Student : No, sir.
Professor: Tell us if you have ever heard your GOD?
Student : No , sir.
Professor: Have you ever felt your GOD, tasted your GOD, smelt your GOD? Have you ever had any sensory perception of GOD for that matter?
Student : No, sir. I’m afraid I haven’t.
Professor: Yet you still believe in Him?
Student : Yes.
Professor : According to Empirical, Testable, Demonstrable Protocol, Science says your GOD doesn’t exist. What do you say to that, son?
Student : Nothing. I only have my faith.
Professor: Yes, faith. And that is the problem Science has.
Student : Professor, is there such a thing as heat?
Professor: Yes.
Student : And is there such a thing as cold?
Professor: Yes.
Student : No, sir. There isn’t.

(The lecture theater became very quiet with this turn of events.)

Student : Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat, mega heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat. But we don’t have anything called cold. We can hit 458 degrees below zero which is no heat, but we can’t go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold. Cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it.

(There was pin-drop silence in the lecture theater.)

Student : What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness?
Professor: Yes. What is night if there isn’t darkness?
Student : You’re wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light. But if you have no light constantly, you have nothing and its called darkness, isn’t it? In reality, darkness isn’t. If it is, well you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn’t you?
Professor: So what is the point you are making, young man ?
Student : Sir, my point is your philosophical premise is flawed.
Professor: Flawed ? Can you explain how?

Student : Sir, you are working on the premise of duality. You argue there is life and then there is death, a good GOD and a bad GOD. You are viewing the concept of GOD as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, Science can’t even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing.
Death is not the opposite of life: just the absence of it. Now tell me, Professor, do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?

Professor: If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, yes, of course, I do.
Student : Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?

(The Professor shook his head with a smile, beginning to realize where the argument was going.)

Student : Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor. Are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a scientist but a preacher?

(The class was in uproar.)

Student : Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professor’s brain?

(The class broke out into laughter. )

Student : Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor’s brain, felt it, touched or smelt it? No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established Rules of Empirical, Stable, Demonstrable Protocol, Science says that you have no brain, sir. With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust your lectures, sir?

(The room was silent. The Professor stared at the student, his face unfathomable.)

Professor: I guess you’ll have to take them on faith, son.
Student : That is it sir … Exactly ! The link between man & GOD is FAITH. That is all that keeps things alive and moving.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Job Interview? Remember The Bus Stop Quiz

You are driving down the road in your car on a wild, stormy night, when you pass by a bus stop and you see three people waiting for the bus:

1. An old lady who looks as if she is about to die.
2. An old friend who once saved your life.
3. The perfect partner you have been dreaming about and haven't seen for years.

Which one would you choose to offer a ride to, knowing that there could only be one passenger in your car? Think before you continue reading.

This is a moral/ethical dilemma that was once actually used as part of a job application.. You could pick up the old lady, because she is going to die, and thus you should save her first.. Or you could take the old friend because he once saved your life, and this would be the perfect chance to pay him back. However, you may never be able to find your perfect mate again.

YOU WON'T BELIEVE THIS.....................

The candidate who was hired (out of 200 applicants) had no trouble coming up with his answer. He simply answered: 'I would give the car keys to my old friend and let him take the lady to the hospital. I would stay behind and wait for the bus with the partner of my dreams.'

Sometimes, we gain more if we are able to give up our stubborn thought limitations. Never forget to “Think Outside of the Box.”

Monday, 20 August 2012

New Routine : Be More with Less

Deeper Week 3

Ever wonder why Less is More?

Everyone should consider to remain flexible with social media. What works three months ago, may not work today. What works today, may not work three weeks from now. And I am almost on my final week away from Facebook.

I believe this principle can be applied to blogging ... traffic and frequency are directly correlated.

The more you post, the greater your traffic.
The more you practice, the better you get at it.

This is true when you are relatively new blogger like me, seeing my traffic grow in 2011 was self-rewarding, however I started questioning the content, time, purpose and preparation ... I didn't want to be posting too much, get burnout or become too noisy.

I have to agree (with Michael Hyatt, Jeff Goins, Ali Luke & Darren Rowse) that if I could get the same amount of traffic with half the posts, I could probably gain several hours each week that could be invested in other activities. I could read more, research and choose which quality knowledge to share.

My friends are busy everyday. Doesn't mean they don't enjoy spending time reading my post, they just don't have the time to keep up. Others might need some time between post to process the data and apply it. We all have different skills, personalities, and constraints on our time and energy.

My plan is to keep my post short and simple (to the point). Planning ahead will probably help me avoid posting sub-standard content when I am in a rush.

Routines play a very important role, because they make room for other things. I have established a weekly routine, it gets me going in the right direction, stay focus, otherwise I spend a lot of time playing catch up. The feeling of being left behind is indeed stressful. But always remember to make your own, simply copying with someone else’s routine probably won’t work.

Honestly, I only write when I feel inspired, writing to a weekly set schedule doesn't work for me. Why? It is not fun, I used all my creative juices and imagination at work. Therefore blogging shouldn’t be a chore, I figure if posting frequently isn’t working out for me, it’s probably not working well for my readers either.

I particularly like what Seth Godin said when Brian Clark asked him how he wrote every day. Seth refused to answer, and then he said "There is this feeling that if we ate the same breakfast cereal Stephen King ate, then we’d be able to write like Stephen King writes."