Thursday, March 10, 2011

a speci we go!

1. Oh gross! I thought it was pooh...hehehhee.

2. Playing the violin was hard, well THAT's off my bucket list!

3. No, I won't eat chocolate this week only, hah!.

4. Mind, heart and soul.

5. And then falling in love is the best thing that ever happened to me.

6. I can't forget the first time I heard him on a radio program.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to chilling with the family___, tomorrow my plans include attending a special service and Sunday, I want to attend my daughter's piano and voice recitals!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Thankful Thursday

Parenting is the toughest profession in this whole wide world and I thank the Lord for we have overcame issues on discipline and teen issues with our girl. Lessons learned: she learned to be tough and honest and we learned to really apply tough love. Congrats my girl for taking responsibilities and we love you no matter what.

"Problems are to the mind what exercise is to the muscles, they toughen and make strong."
-- Norman Vincent Peale

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Cognitive Training

A recent report funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) found that only
one factor demonstrates a HIGH level of evidence for delaying or preventing cognitive decline -- cognitive training.

Of course, that's not to say you shouldn't take care of yourself in other ways. Other factors, for example physical activity and a diet rich in vegetables and omega-3 fatty acids, were associated with a decreased risk of cognitive decline. These things are likely good for your brain, but the authors did not find enough evidence to say so definitively.

He keeps me functioning
each and every day.
Without Him, I will be
But, with Christ,
HE strengthens me.
(Phil 4:13)

Monday, March 7, 2011

That's My World Tuesday

A long, long walk and finally....resting from a days vacation on Meditation Park Hongkong.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Friday, March 4, 2011

“Jesus Wept”: The Bible and Human Emotions

In preparation for the Holy Week, I would be sharing to all how Jesus life has touched our emotional and psychological well-being. This is Part 1.

“Jesus Wept”

As humans, we are the most rational of all the world’s created beings. Marvelous as they are, frogs, dogs, caterpillars, and donkeys don’t have our capacity to reason. Yet, even with all our powers of logic and rationality, we’re also emotional beings. One could argue, justifiably, that emotions rule our lives to a much greater extent than reason does or ever could.

Emotions are good; without them we’d barely be human. (What kind of person doesn’t know love, compassion, sympathy, fear, or sorrow?) Robots might be able to function emotionlessly; we never could.

" ‘I tell you the truth, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy’ " (John 16:20, NKJV).

Emotions are a vital part of the human personality. They can be powerful motivators, both for good and for evil. And, depending on the emotions, they make us happy, sad, fearful, or joyous.
“Positive” emotions can bring a feeling of satisfaction and well-being; “negative” ones tend to cause pain and anguish. Though the first ones can promote mental health, a prolonged exposure to “negative” emotions may bring about behavioral and relational problems. Thus, emotions can play an important part in our overall well-being.

God wants us to enjoy the effects of positive emotions. However, because of sin, we often face the adverse effects of negative emotional experiences. Bible characters were not immune to emotional ups and downs either. Some succeeded in gaining control over them; others, losing control, allowed negative emotions to lead them into wrong actions.

The relationship between emotions and behavior is not clear and direct. At times painful emotions may drive us to our knees in order to seek God as the ultimate source of help and support. At other times struggles may cause people to give up faith entirely.

How crucial, then, that we learn more about our emotions and how they impact our lives.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Dear Father God,

First and foremost, I must ask your forgiveness for the little faith I have shown in You. As I look back, You have been so very good to me. I have screamed and yelled at you and even early in life I didn't believe You were real. I walked and talked as if You could not hear me. I even still do at times, but I catch it much more quickly now. I am sorry Father.

God, I write to you asking forgiveness for those that still live in those ways. You have taken the blinders off my eyes and I see your tears of sadness for what mankind does to You in our ignorance.

Father, I remember the day quite well that You lifted blinders from me. I now slightly understand the pain you felt when mankind nailed Your precious Son, Jesus Christ to a cross to die. For this day.....a big Thankful Thursday Lord.