Friday, 14 December 2012

SEVEN ACTIONS TO AVOID

Fedrick Lord Leighton Captive Andromache 1986-88
There are many things in life that are not only unpleasant to others but can become a barrier when seeking to make friendship with others. Everyone who desires a good friend, admire some basic qualities such as modesty and sincerity in others. It is the intention of most if not all to strive to make life a beautiful song, however not many have succeeded. It is important to cultivate good habits if we intend to make this a reality in our lives.

Monday, 3 December 2012

DIGESTION: BENEFITS OF HERBS

Mint - Herb
The overall process of converting food into chemical substances that can be absorbed and assimilated into the blood stream is called digestion. This process begins in the mouth, as the food is chewed, it is mixed with the saliva, which moistens it, and supplies it with enzymes that breakes it down.

Many suffer from digestive disorders, which could vary from the onset of symptoms which reflect a normal response to an unusual meal, or some factors of their lifestyle, an improper diet or just dealing with the daily stresses of life. Whatever forms these disorders may take these symptoms can reflect a number of serious disorders.

This is where herbs become very important in our diet as it has the ability to bring healing; hence it is always a good thing to use herbs when cooking. Herbs are edible plant added to food to enhance its flavours. Many well known herbs are a good source of antioxidants, because of their Phenolic contents. The Oreganos were found with the highest antioxidant activities.

Benefits to be had from some of these herbs: 

Oreganos
Useful in cooking, also aid in the digestive process, widely used in pizzas, it also helps to relieve the symptoms of cold and flu when used as an infusion.

Ginger
Ginger helps troubled digestion; it is known to ease nausea. It also helps to improve the absorption as well as the assimilation of the essential nutrients of the body. It is also used in gastrointestinal problems.

Mint
Mint soothes the digestive tracts, a good blood purifier, also useful to combat bad breath. This can be brewed as well as eaten raw. The leaves of which are also used in savoury dishes, also in desserts

Dill
Food odours can be avoided by chewing a few dill seeds after a meal. Dill also aid digestion. This is also widely used in soups.

Parsley
The parsley is one of the most widely used herbs, also one of the most nutritious garnishes, this herb contains Vitamin C as well as iron.

Sage
Also useful in digestion, a popular stuffing, the sage is also recommended as a tea as it is very effective in the relieve of sore throat when used as a gargle, as well as for excessive sweating.

Other herbs such as Rosemary, thyme, Chervil, Borage, Bay, Basil and chives. The Chervil   the Chives and the Bay good herbs for stimulating the digestion, the Basil a natural tranquillizer and the Borage when used as tea helps respiratory infections   

The use of herbs helps to protect our health. Therefore herbs are beneficial not only to aid us in the digestion process; but also enhances the flavour of our food without the addition of extra fat or salt.
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Wednesday, 28 November 2012

THE MOST COMMON DISEASE YOU HAVE NEVER HEARD OF

Haemochromatosis is defined as iron "overload" or too much iron in the body. It is possible to be genetically predisposed to iron “overload” a condition which can damage heart and liver. This condition is more common in men than women, especially among Caucasian men.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

10 HEALTH FACTS ON CAULIFLOWER


types of cauliflower
Several studies have been done linking cauliflower in the prevention of cancer. This is due to the nutrients that are found in this cruciferous vegetable. There are four major groups of cauliflower, all of different colours, but the white is the most common. Cauliflower can cause flatulence; however eating it with garlic, coriander and cumin will ease digestive discomfort. 

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

10 FACTS ON PINEAPPLE

Pineapple
1.  Pineapple is rich in vitamin and contains bromelain making it an excellent factor in the control of inflammation associated with arthritis and many other conditions.

2.  Contains valuable  dietary fibre as well as manganese.

3.  Research shows pineaple has the ability to cause a reduce of blood clots thereby lowering the risk of heart attack.

Friday, 19 October 2012

TREASURY OF THOUGHTS

The older we become the more easily it is to see that our thoughts does affect our behaviour. For our thoughts is a reflection of who we are, which is then expressed by our attitude to each other. The way we respond to the various challenges that life throws our way will determine the quality of life we enjoy. It is therefore important that we cherish no idle or unpleasant thought as this will impact on our relationship with others as well as our happiness, success or failure.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

LOVE OR BLIND IMPULSE?

What is said and what is meant can sometimes prove confusing hence boundaries must always be in place if we are to prevent and protect the most vulnerable in our society. Such demands clarity if we are to avoid the unpleasantness these actions can bring. 

Monday, 17 September 2012

ADMISSION

 A man 
Isn't it funny how we always have the answers after we have messed up? After we have spent our years saving time only to spend it in folly! Everyone knows that life is a challenge as well as a mystery, one which we cannot comprehend and that is why we often find ourself making terrible mistakes some of which are so difficult to erase.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

THE VALUE OF A FRIEND

A good friend stick closer than a brother, often when things go wrong as they do with everyone; we allow sadness to envelop us plunging us into a state of discouragement; it is times like these when we realize the value of true friendship.

Most folks can attest to the fact that the number of friends is not as plentiful as they should be in times of distress and trouble; in times of crisis when they are most wanted they are usually never found.

Monday, 13 August 2012

GOLD: GOING FOR GOLD


In the race of life all run to win a prize, that special kind of achievement that make our lives worthwhile.  In the week that has passed we have seen the thrill of victory of so many who have worked hard and have been rewarded. Many have cried tears of joy just having their dreams realized and the bonus of winning a medal. Without a doubt we all know that many sacrifices have been made in order for these athletes to be there, while some may be disappointed that they have not won a medal they should still be happy that they were privileged to be a part of such a wonderful experience.

Friday, 10 August 2012

MARRIED

Marriage is evidently the real and most wonderful union, it is a lifelong experience. One  which will require a proper understanding which is the work of a lifetime.  Men and women were made to be the companions of each other, and therefore marriage becomes one of the means of happiness. 

Saturday, 21 July 2012

THE PARADOX OF TIME

Time 
Time – I say this—and know it to be truth upon this little word time hang all our joys and sorrows. Our reality, our circumstances, glooms or gladness, this is our portion the glorious light of truth.
   
Time you have the power to make or mar our life; the sting of death no one can deny; the agony of losing a loved one none can describe. Yet while hope lingers you procrastinate. When the grey hairs become many, the desires no longer stirred, while we become invisible and some go to their eternal home the cycle of life continues.

Friday, 13 July 2012

CANCER AND HEALING FOODS

Cancer what is it? “Cancer is the general name for a group of more than 100 diseases. All cancers start because abnormal cells grow out of control.” If left untreated serious illness or even death can be the result.  http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/CancerBasics/what-is-cancer

Fresh fruits and vegetables are the recommended source of foods that will guard us against cancer. We should strive to eat as much of these as possible to maintain our health and aid our body in the fight against this terrible disease.

The Brazilian nuts, oats and brown rice, are some of the best sources of selenium; this is known to reduce the incidence of lung, prostrate and colorectal cancers.

Onions and Garlic are also very good in the fight of this deadly disease as it contains sulphur compounds that are able to stimulate the immune system natural defences. This also has the ability to potentially reduce tumour growth. Garlic has been suggested by some studies to reduce stomach cancer.

Brussels Sprouts – are recommended as a cancer fighting agent as it has a high amount of bioflavonoids and indoles, plant chemicals that protect against cancer. Other studies have indicated that the bioflavonoids and indoles may protect us against cancer of the prostrate and uterus.

Tomatoes and Tomato product excellent food to aid the fight of cancer as they contain lycopene. Preliminary research has shown consumption of tomatoes can lower cancer risk, as a result of the presence of lycopene, which has been considered a potential agent for prevention of some types of cancers.
Cabbage – another food source suggested in the prevention of this terrible disease.  It has been noted that people who consumes large amount of this food, a low rate of colon cancer has been found.


If ever a time when the diet should be simple it is now. In a country like this where fruits, nuts and vegetables are in abundance, why should we consume so much of the flesh of dead animals for food?  We know the use of fresh fruits, vegetables and nuts can and does contribute to a wholesome healthy diet.


We should strive to eat of the foods that will not depreciate the blood.  An impoverished diet, or poor quality of food, cooked in an improper manner, cannot make good blood. We are composed of what we eat, A variety of simple dishes, perfectly healthful and nourishing, should be our choice.












Monday, 2 July 2012

LOVE DOES NOT BOAST

a  heart
There is a habit which we have yet to overcome, one that can be very annoying, that is the disposition of many to talk about themselves, or problems encountered on a daily basis. There is another habit we have to strive also to overcome and it is selfishness. We can become so consumed with self to the exclusion of others and their problems. However I do not think that those who participate in this habit are aware how irritating it can be to others. This displays our weakness, and can be a very unpleasant way to gain attention.

Monday, 25 June 2012

WHAT IS LIFE?

Nature 

Since the beginning of time, the question of life has always been the favourite theme of man. For many, life (as far as they are concerned) consists of who they spend it with; without a partner there is no life just a mere existence. And therefore the absence of that loved one is considered anguish. Every lover’s sentiment is seen expressed in writings or perhaps in texting  to the agony of separation albeit an hour, a week or perhaps months. When they are absent from each other, time just seem to lag on endlessly  as the minutes become a painful reality, stretching into endless hours.

Monday, 11 June 2012

FOODS: EATING TO LIVE? OR LIVING TO EAT?

Like everyone else we all strive to obtain and maintain the healthy lifestyle. There is no doubt that diet plays a critical role in both our health and development.
As we examine one of the ways we prepare our meals and the virtues of the use of certain food may we be in a better position to maintain our health.

BARBECUE – A very popular mode of cooking, however care needs to be taken when using this method, as cancer causing substances are formed when the fat from the meat drips onto the hot coals, causing a deposit onto the food through smoke. Exposure can be minimized by partially cooking these foods either by baking or parboiling.
Care – covering the barbecue bars with punctured aluminum foils before cooking will protect the food from the smoke and fire.

LEGUMES – an excellent source of protein is very useful in the diet; because of the rich content source of fiber found in beans and pulses the stomach is filled quite quickly, as you receive your supply of energy.

BROCCOLI - rich in vitamin c and beta carotene, possessing potassium and other minerals is an excellent cancer fighting agency. Broccoli can be eaten raw however steaming and stir frying will help to retain the most nutrients of this wonderful vegetable.

STEVIA  - a South American herb used as a natural sweetener for centuries;  A natural alternative for sugar and artificial sweetener.  It has zero calories and zero carbs. It is 25-30 times sweeter than sugar. http://www.stevia.com/

PASTA – mood food, because of the presence of serotonin, carbohydrates like pastas gives you a very good feeling; a useful source of iron and vitamin that will prove beneficial to the body.

May we deny our appetites of the things that will prove injurious to us; let us preserve a good physical constitution, which will help us not just mentally but morally.  Choosing carefully those foods that best supply the elements needed for building up the body; eating of healthy foods only serve to give us the best quality of blood. The good news is it is in the power of our hands to take care of ourselves by eating well.

There is no difficulty, however great, but will yield a rich harvest when we practice the healthy lifestyle. Not until we have gone deeply and searchingly at changing the old way and making way for the new will we be able to maintain that healthy life. Many bad habits we will have to overcome but if we persevere we will be richly rewarded. As we strive to direct and make re-adjustments we will experience that transforming life   with each passing day.

To stand face to face with truth; and be able to embrace it, is the first step to victory. Such is our divine destiny, such should be our glorious goal; we can only begin to enjoy our optimal health when we cease to whine. As we adapt our mind to our condition and what we ought to do we then begin to build and discover the hidden power and possibilities within us!  Let us cease the opportunity today.

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Monday, 4 June 2012

WHAT IS BEAUTY? – HOW DOES FOOD HELP?

 What is beauty? The beauty industry makes millions each year as thousands strive to maintain, or hang on to their youthfulness. The battle of the bulges continue to rage; on the other hand most of the models are a mere size zero. The dictionary gives several definition for beauty but the one I prefer is “The combination of all the qualities of a person or thing that delight the senses and please the mind.” Countless as a result of their misguided understanding of beauty rob themselves of health and vigour in the race to become thin or through expensive plastic surgery to change; add or remove some elements that they think will enhance their beauty.

Monday, 28 May 2012

TOP FIVE ANTIOXIDANT: IN FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

It is recommended that we eat well, therefore we owe it to ourselves to eat well or it will tell. Did you know that the vast majority of us know that there are foods that kill and foods that restore yet we adopt an attitude of carelessness as it relates to our well being until that visit to the  doctor and we hear those dreaded words spoken to us…You are dying…

Many act as if the more you eat is the longer you live, this is not true; scientist have proven a very low calorie lifestyle actually extend life. In addition restricting calories not only delays ageing but even reverses some of its consequences. None need to compromise health in order to cut calories; care should be taken to ensure we have balanced meals. It is cheaper to eat well than to lose weight; and eating a wide variety of fruits and vegetables will help us  consume fewer calories which eventually will play a key role in managing our weight.

fruit-salad
Fruits – why is it so essential for us to eat more of this? Research has shown that many diseases such as cancer and heart disease can be prevented or the risk lowered as a result of the consumption of a variety of fruits and vegetables. Prunes and prune juices contain dietary fibres which are excellent home remedies for constipation, also a rich source of antioxidant which prevents the destruction of healthy cells, by interacting and stabilizing free radicals preventing the damage they may cause. The other fruits that are numbered among the top five (5) are raisins, blueberries, strawberries and raspberries. 

The top five (5) vegetables listed are Kale, Spinach, Brussels sprouts, Broccoli and Beetroot These vegetables will sustain health and provide us with adequate amount of antioxidant to help us in the fight of life. Kale an excellent source of beta carotene and vitamin c, good source of folate, calcium, iron and vitamin B6; it also contains bioflavonoids and other substances that protect against cancer.

So closely is health related to our happiness, that we cannot have one without the other. How few know anything about the structure and functions of their own bodies. Many are drifting about without knowledge, as to the proper care of our bodies, like a ship at sea without compass or anchor; sadly some are not interested to learn how to keep their bodies in a healthy condition and prevent disease. As research continues to identify these antioxidant phyto-chemicals in our food; and we exercise and strengthen our muscles; as our appetite improves may we continue to eat well of those foods that will bring healing to our bodies and make us happier people.

Friday, 25 May 2012

FOOD: THE SECRET OF FOODS THAT RESTORES

Food is not only eaten for satisfaction but it is used in the healing process of mind and body. We can choose to eat the foods that heal or we can choose to eat that which harms, whatever our choice we should be prepared for the consequence.

Have you noticed how the question of depression seems to be a topic no one can overlook? Or how the young seems to be having this malady thrusts upon them? Depression what is it? For centuries many famous people have been plagued by this terrible illness, no one is exempt from the problem of depression.

Depression is defined as a state of feeling sad; dejection. It is also described as a psychoneurotic or psychotic disorder marked especially by sadness, inactivity, difficulty in thinking and concentration, with a significant decrease or increase in appetite and time spent sleeping; a feeling of hopelessness and sometimes suicidal tendency.

Sir Winston Churchill refers to it as the “black dog.” As he often had bouts of paralysing depression. Clinical depression however is different and the sufferers can benefit from medications. Let us make the distinction between clinical depression from the normal feelings due to disappointment which disappear as fast and mysteriously as it came. 

Statistics show that older people are more prone to depression than younger people though the symptoms are not as easily diagnosed among the elderly as they do not always exhibit the classic signs.

It is therefore imperative that we pay attention to our health by ensuring we eat the foods that are essential for a healthy mind as eating the right food can actually help to stabilise mood.

Here are lists of things that are recommended to ensure we keep our mind healthy:-
A balanced diet is suggested along with oily fish and food sources of vitamin B6 and B12; Linseeds, rapeseed oil and walnuts are other sources of omega -3 fatty acids. Also making sure there is not a lack of folic acid in the diet. Avoiding stimulants like caffeine which can interfere with sleep and mood.  As well as alcohol this can be a depressant.

As you limit your sugar consumption and consume more whole grains, bananas, potatoes, getting enough folate from the green leafy vegetables; not forgetting your orange juice,  while making sure you eat your asparagus, lentils, corn, peas and seeds. Note Asparagus contains purines, which are substances that promote the over production of uric acid therefore gout sufferers should consume this in moderation.

Water, so much can be said about it; here we see the importance of drinking plenty of this wonderful liquid as we strive to live a healthy life; may we continue to pay attention to details as it relates to our health and above all keep a healthy attitude.





Monday, 21 May 2012

LOVE WHAT IS IT?

Love
The Cougar also known as puma is described as a large mountain lion, it is said that this cat has the greatest range of any large terrestrial mammal in the hemisphere. However in recent times the term cougar has come to have another meaning. A relationship between  people with a significant difference in age. A slang term referring to a woman who pursues younger men.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

MONEY: ITS USE DEMANDS PRACTICAL WISDOM



Money a very valuable commodity, its use demand a treasury of practical wisdom in order to obtain a successful debt free life. Today we take a long look at 4 maxims that the atheist  cannot deny, the employers will love, the parent will be happier for and above all everyone will be more able to bear their own weight and not be dependent on another. So whether you are from the upper class, the middle class or the working class this   affects us all, and therefore careful attention should be given to it.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

BLOW: WHAT HAND HAS LIFE DEALT YOU?


Henri_Rousseau_
Many will say, “I have no faith.” It is true faith definitely has to be tested before it can be trusted. In life we experience many difficulties, and it can sometimes come upon us like a raging sea, a smouldering heat an erupting volcano. In whatever way we experience these difficult situations we should not allow them to make us become bitter.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

CHILDREN: ARE THEY THE PRODUCT OR THE CAUSE?


Elisabeth Louise Vigée-Le Brun
Have you ever heard this being said? “Children must be seen and not heard?” Just the very thought make me sick.  Is it any wonder why the private opinions sown in the mind of the children soon become its public opinion? We should develop the skill to listen to our children. As it is their values that will govern our world, even their manners often times are but the response of their homes.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

CREATING: A BEAUTIFUL LIFE CREATED BY SIMPLICITY


Henri_Rousseau_

A careful understanding of what you were created for, and a thorough and painstaking effort to accomplish your goals should ever be your life work. As you advance, towards your goal ever following  in the path that God has chosen for you, which  the infallible voice, will make clear to you if you seek Him with all your heart. You will pass on from success to success as you triumph, and scale heights of success you never imagined. As you rise step by step; to a higher place may your ever broadening outlook gradually reveal the essential loveliness and reason for your life.

Monday, 16 April 2012

FRUITS: TIPS ON ESSENTIAL FRUITS TO BOOST HEALTH

vegetables
It is important that we become familiar with the benefits of caring for our bodies especially with the use of fruits. The health benefits that can be achieved from the use of eating fruits cannot be overstated. There are many ways of practicing the healing art with various fruits; and there are remedies that are the simple agencies of nature, that will help us to enjoy optimal health. Air, water, cleanliness, and a correct diet, are remedies that are second to none.

Nature's process of healing is gradual however, those who persevere will reap the reward both health of body as well as health of mind.

As we strive to only eat those things which will be for our good; physically, we must not deprive ourselves of exercise. Let us get all the sunlight that it is possible for us to obtain.  Also may we exercise wisdom in the caring of our bodies.

It would be well for us to do less cooking and to eat more fruit in its natural state. Let us strive to eat freely of the fresh grapes, apples, peaches, pears, berries, and all other kinds of fruit that can be obtained.

GRAPES:  The health benefits of grapes have the ability to treat numerous ailments and diseases. http://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/fruit/health-benefits-of-grapes.html

 Melons: All the various types are excellent for use. These are not only refreshing, but has healing properties to aid in the maintenance of good health. Many health benefits can be had from the use of the various types of melon. http://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/fruit/health-benefits-of-water-melon.html

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Monday, 9 April 2012

NOTABLE NOTES

How far has the human race progress, as a result of the many great men who have come and gone? 

Many discoveries which have uplifted us; some have brought us pain and sorrow others happiness. As we look down the corridors of time, many things have become visible.  

Thursday, 5 April 2012

CHILDREN: TOP TEN LISTS OF IMPORTANT THINGS


Christina_Robertson_-_Children_with_Parrot,_1850

Parents have an awesome responsibility in raising beautiful children. I am reminded of a maxim which states, “Those who walk with the lame will limp.” Here is the “Top Ten” list of important things that need to be in place for the moral development of children.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

MEN ABOUT WOMEN: TEN THINGS MEN LIKE


Spring is here and with spring comes the talk of love. It is every woman’s dream to meet and fall in love with the man of her dream. Men love beautiful women, for the woman's beauty is the highest type of all beauty. The following list provides a quick reference guide of men about  women and the top ten things men love in women.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

TOP DIET FOODS: TO TRANSFORM YOUR DIET PROGRAM

Many have inquired what diet foods can I take to preserve my health? Diet in recent times has become a much talked about topic, a source of concern as we are living longer. We see a number of diseases on the increase, namely, obesity, diabetes, heart conditions and various forms of cancer on the rise. Gone are the days when these diseases were only found among the aged. Today even the very young are being challenged with these diseases. We can all do something about this, by paying close attention to our diet; as special care to our dietary need is critical to our welfare.

Avocado

Researchers have discovered that the monounsaturated fat found in avocado is excellent for the heart and your general health. Researchers continue to find potential use of avocado in treating diabetes mellitus, cancer and hypertension.
About 75% of an avocado's calories come from fat; avocados have 35% more potassium than bananas. They are rich in B vitamins, as well as vitamin E and vitamin K.  Studies have shown that a high avocado intake lower blood cholesterol levels.

Saturday, 17 March 2012

DIETING: CONSISTENCY IS IMPORTANT IN DIETING

Fruit Basket
One of the most reliable ways that have been proven in dieting is consistency in our eating routine.


The habit of late night eating is very counterproductive when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Exercise regularly as this can reduce your risk of illnesses such as heart disease, strokes, diabetes and cancer by 50%. 

Monday, 12 March 2012

WHAT IS FORGIVENESS?

Forgiveness is defined as granting pardon or remission for an offence or debt. Once you have extended  forgiveness there can be no resentment.

For as long as we are here everyone at some time, in some place will find the need to forgive someone or to be forgiven by someone. The art of forgiveness I believe is an acquired one in that you do not naturally have the ability to forgive others. This is evident among children, as you watch them be it at play or otherwise you will see their reluctance in saying the three simple words “I am sorry”.  Often you will find that this is the hardest thing for them to do. However if you manage to have them repeat the words I am sorry to those they have hurt you will find it becomes easier the second time around until there is no need for you to remind them to do so.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

LOVE LETTER

Dear God,
Today I thought about you and wondered if you cared. I then called out to you to enquire were you there? Are you willing to answer all my questionings?  You responded, with this love letter that really thrills my soul.

"My Child, I love you, you are my very special friend; and this is a sample of my love for you.  Whoever touches you, touch the apple of my eyes. I rolled around the sun to shine on you today, to keep you warm and to light your path. I spread out the clouds to bring you the rain, while I shelter you from the powerful  lightening...Which if not controlled would utterly obliterate all my creations. The sky was my canvass to paint the different colours of the rainbow, demonstrating my everlasting promise I made to you. Every breath I take gives you light; that your beautiful feet may never falter. The distance in space is so immeasurable, to attempt to measure the distance you would need a "space ruler" and call it light years; which would be equivalent to the distance at which light travels,  yet I am just a breath away.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

DIARY OF CREATION


Glimpses of God's intelligent design as He spoke the world into existence; "By the word of the Lord the heavens and the earth were created." Psalm 33:6,9. He laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed forever, so all the host of them by the breath of his mouth came forth. Here we see creation design in action, step by step ; the awesome greatness of a creator God.


Magnificent and stately came forth the earth, directly from the Makers hand, it was remarkably, gloriously good, it was breathtakingly beautiful. The mountains, the hills, and plains, splendid rivers and beautiful lakes; everywhere as far as the eyes could view was seen an abundance of greenness.

WHAT IS IN MY DRINK?

Glasses of wine

Anything that has the potential to harm my health I will avoid. I wonder how many of us can safely say this, and really mean it?  The habit of social drinking has become the norm for many; as a result we see the effects of its use. It now seems to be a demon that cannot be shaken off.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

RAISING HAPPY CHILDREN

Watts marie fox 1854 by George Frederic Watts
The home is the first school of the child. The education of each child should begin here; parents should teach their children to be kind as well as patient. Teach them to be thoughtful of others. Make your home to be a school where the children are shaped in character polished after the likeness of a palace.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

WHERE DO I BEGIN?

We are told to begin well, for mistakes are often fatal! To begin well is to start at the right place. Where is the right place? Many will ask the question; however we were all created with a conscience, which tells us when we are doing something that will hurt us. We know that it is wrong to hate others, we know we should not steal, we know that it is right to be respectful to others and so as we look in to the requirements of the Law of God we find some basic principles which if rightly followed can provide a compass for our journey through this life.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

WISDOM: TRUE GREATNESS/LEST WE FORGET


There are periods in our existence when there comes a time for the need of affirmation. Wisdom therefore should be sought at all times. True greatness is seen in those who possess this quality. Consequently it is important for us  during these Interludes of our lives when we have to brighten the corners where we are. Ah! forget the attitudes of others, and focus on your condition. For as the clay is moulded and fashioned in the hands of the potter; so should your life be transformed in spite of the clutter of life’s situation.

Monday, 6 February 2012

SOBRIETY - THE MIND

Bear in mind that the mind is the citadel of the man; however many folks wrestle with the idea that man was not created but that he evolved, the more I investigate this view the more I doubt the truth of it.  for it is evident that the construction of the human body, especially your mind, could not have come about as a result of a bang, but by an intelligent designer.

The mere design of the human body tells a story; the average human scalp has about 100,000 hairs, each square inch of the human skin consist of twenty feet of blood vessels, every tongue has a unique tongue print, everyone a unique finger print, the left lung is smaller than the right lung to make room for the heart; even the way we treat the body, to the extent that a person will sooner die from total lack of sleep than from starvation. Death will occur 10 days without sleep while starvation takes a few weeks. To devote one’s life to the study of this human machinery would take the work of a life time and so when you look at this unique creation you see that nothing can evolve and work with such careful precision.

Friday, 3 February 2012

WOULDN'T IT BE LOVELY!........


Sunset -girl gazing
Human life, when truly lived, is uncomplicated and truly wonderful. Lovely is defined as inspiring love, or having beauty that appeals to the emotion as well as the eye. As we live each day may we strengthen our  personality; each day may we open our hearts to love and be loved. 

Be assured that with each day comes a new dawn in time; bringing about new beginnings and new promises. A day in which we can decide to live to inspire someone to be the best they can be. A day when we do lovely things in order to make someone happy. With this action we can gain fresh hopes and new opportunities. For you it can be the day of a rekindling of high aspirations, bright friendship and wonderful fellowship with those you love.  A new start from your old past with its misunderstandings and incorrect decisions; a saddening burden. Inspite of this you can rise to become new.

Friday, 27 January 2012

CHOICES: WHAT WILL BE YOUR FIRST CHOICE?

The way of life; the way of death – the choice we make with the opportunity given; to walk with our heads in the clouds or to walk in the sunshine; an old action a new action one must pass away before the other can appear. What will our first choice be?

Monday, 23 January 2012

REFLECTIONS

Horace_Weston_Taylor_-_Contemplation,_1919
The road to information must be one of the most amazing and enjoyable places to travel. The achievement of its gifts ever increasing.

There are many ways in which we can improve ourselves, often we focus on the exterior thinking that if I look my best then I am indeed a good person. We should realize that the outward appearance though important is not the measure of the man; and as we reflect on these things may we take painstaking effort to improve ourselves as we seek to make the world around us a better place to be. Every action must bring its reward of either good or evil.

Monday, 16 January 2012

THE POWER OF SPEECH

We have it in our power to make a differnce in the llives of others, therefore we are obligated to be careful of our actions and the impact it has on the lives of others. Watch your lips, watch your lips what they say, la la la la la la la la la …do you remember these words? We have all been taught this beautiful song when we were a child and we sang it with such innocence. However as we grow older this seems to be forgotten and many think it does not matter what words we use. 

Monday, 9 January 2012

WHAT IF - DAY OF JUDGEMENT

What if ….there is a grand and sombre day ahead of us where our lives will be reviewed?

What if…..there are only two ways, the Broad way and the Narrow way?

What if…..the Narrow way truly leads to life, and the Broad way truly leads to death?

What if……there is a Great Judge who will pay everyone according to his/her work?

Saturday, 7 January 2012

LIFE

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Life... sorrow, rejection, devastation and disappointments, these are a list of some of our experiences in life’s school of adversity.
However we can overcome them in this life when we face them boldly, not shrinking from the task, as these are essentials in the   strengthening of character.

We ought to allow ourselves to ponder on the words of wisdom which constantly reminds us that pleasant words are like nutrients to our body and so we should strive to always look on the brighter side of life.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

THE MYSTERY: A BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED MACHINERY

The heart, the mind, our seat of intelligence; the powerful passion of the heart no human can control.

There is a mystery that embraces the whole world that one man could die for someone who hates him; another mystery to ponder is, that one small thing, our heart if guarded, becomes our shield for defence, our helmet for protection, our sword in the battle of life; without which there is no victory when affliction comes.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

FOOD: FAR..REACHING..INFLUENCE

To be free we must be able to resist instinctive impulse. Food without a doubt is important but the habit of constantly eating in between meals should be avoided. As we endeavor to form good habits we recognize that this will help us on the road to good or hasten us on the road to evil.

Therefore some adjustment must be made concerning our food intake in order to improve our health and our general well being.    As we examine this very delicate subject, may we be better able to manage our obligation as it is necessary if we are to enjoy the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

Monday, 2 January 2012

INSPIRATIONAL


Finding a defining moment in history, will always awaken the emotions of us all. It will not only inspire us , but with each inspiring messages remind us that every one of us can reach our potential and achieve whatever we set our mind to; as we were all created for greatness, we were all given talents which if rightly used will set us apart.  Hence we all have the ability to fulfill the master plan for our lives.