Values n' Life

Monday, February 13, 2006


Grace! God´s grace, so rich and sweet. Marvellous grace of our loving God. He left His throne up above, humbled himself to die for a wretched sinner like me and you, thinking about it just brings tears to your eyes,don't it? Makes me remember the old hymn of the christian church by John Newton (1725-1807) who became a sailor at the age of eleven, soon he was vulgar, blasphemous, and skeptical. However, on an African-England voyage, when his ship almost capsized, He prayed and God reached down to him. He went back home and wrote this hymn that has gone round the whole world telling of the precious grace of God.
Amazing grace! How sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

He wrote an epitaph to be placed on a tablet in the London church building where he preached:
JOHN NEWTON, clerk. Once an infidel and libertine, a servant of slaves in Africa, was by the rich mercy of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, preserved, restored and pardoned, and appointed to preach the faith he had long laboured to destroy.
His song ´´Amazing Grace´´ has made a lot of impact in my life today, because it´s been the grace of God in my life. Like John, I was blind but now i see, was lost but now i´m found.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Focus On The Lesson
I have a friend who every time
I had a problem, dilemma or minor crisis would say - -
"Focus on the lesson.
Ask yourself what am I
being shown here"

Every person in this life
has something to teach me --
and as soon as I accept that,
I open myself to truly listening

For everyone that makes you cry,
there are three to make you smile,
And a smile will last a long, long time,
but a tear for just a little while.

Don't let someone who hates the world
cause you to hate it too,
Behind the clouds is a Golden sun,
and a sky that's full of Blue.

If someone said a thing that's cruel,
don't let it get to you.
Your achievements are greatly numbered,
and your faults are very few.

So if a certain person should act a certain way,
Think of those who Love You,
And don't let it spoil your day!
Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul.
Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.

Fear- imagining a bad future

Fear is something that cripples people and keeps them from pursuing and reaching their dreams,their goals in life- to be a doctor, to be a millionaire or even been the best in life, fear of failure, even the fear of success. Its like imagining what may never be.
There are different ways of living a fearless life, i would let Chris Widener tell you

Goal setting

A goal sometimes seems so far off, and our progress often appears to be so painfully slow, that we have a tendency to lose heart. It sometimes seems we'll never make the grade. Here's a way to re-energize your goals, and to ensure that you will reach them.If you desire greater success in your life, look for creative ways to increase your level and quality of service to others.
At the heart of Osteen’s message is that achieving a successful, prosperous life of fulfillment can only occur when we stop worrying about the past or future to make the most of each present moment by using our God-given strengths and talents to achieve our goals.
What stands in the way of dreaming big in your own life.
1. Fear- Fear of failure? Fear of success? Fear of insufficiency?
2. Lack of knowledge -History is strewn with great discoveries that came as a result of an adventurous soul simply venturing into the unknown with a dream to make a difference. If you're using lack of knowledge as an excuse for not pursuing your truest dreams, ask yourself: What is the least I need to know in order to go for it? Seek to gain that knowledge, and then move forward
3. Negative associations -ensure that those you associate with aren't keeping you from your dreams, ask yourself: Do I spend more time with dream makers or dream breakers?
Believe in your dreams and see it come to pass. To be successful is easy but it's a lot of hard work.

Thursday, February 02, 2006


Are you hurting and you can't forgive yourself?
When you forgive people who has annoyed you, you become free to move on into your future. Forgive the people who has offended you nothing annoys them more.
Hope this helps.
Forgiving Yourself - A Belief System
Forgiving yourself is essential. There is a tendency in all of us to hold ourselves more accountable than we do others. Perhaps you have been one who can justify forgiving others, even for a heinous offense, yet you find no justification for forgiving yourself for an equal or lesser offense. Perhaps you believe that forgiving yourself is not even a consideration because you think you must hold yourself in a state of constant remembrance, lest you forget. Perhaps you believe there is a price, some form of life-long penance that you must pay.
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The state of your mind

What's in your mind is what will reflect on the outside if you think success, then you will be successful but if you think defeat then no doubt you are already defeated. I can't do it because no one else has done it, i can't live a christian life in school where there are so much peer pressure....If you have been thinking in those lines, it is time to change your thoughts, change your mind to change your future.All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct results of his own thoughts

God's got it all in contol
Are you suffering and in pain?
Are dying from a fatal disease?
Are you are going through a painful divorce?
Have you lost a loved one?
Have you lost your job or money?
Are you suffering persecution, or are you suffering because of some other reason?
Well, you (as a child of God) are not alone because
God is going to go through it with you.
So no matter what you are going through, God has given you a Comforter to help you.

Here's a story to encourage you that the Lord still cares for His own.