EIGHT WAYS TO A HAPPY, HEALTHY LIFE IN 2019

BE P-O-S-I-T-I-V-E P = PRIORITIZE. Take the time to list the things you would like to do in 2019, things that are really important to you. Be realistic. Be practical. Then prioritize your list and put the items in the order of importance to you. Work on one or two at a time so you don’t become overwhelmed. It’s gratifying to accomplish things you want to get done. O = OFFER Make a consistent effort to offer your help to people or communinity/religious organizations that need your assistance. Enjoy the opportunity to give of your time and talents to others, … Continue reading EIGHT WAYS TO A HAPPY, HEALTHY LIFE IN 2019

PARABLE OF THE CHILD AND THE EMPEROR’S SEED

There was an emperor who was growing old. He decided to choose his successor. He decided to call all the children in the kingdom together and choose one of them. He said to the children, “I’m going to give each of you a seed and a pot. I want you to plant the seed and come back in one year with what you grew. I will judge the plants and choose the best one. The child with the best plant willl become emperor. A small girl named Lia went home and planted her seed. She watered it faithfully but nothing … Continue reading PARABLE OF THE CHILD AND THE EMPEROR’S SEED

SOMETHING NEW IS COMING….SOMETHING GOOD

Something NEW is coming.Something good.Something never before experienced by anyone.NEW YEAR 2019And it’s filled with opportunity.It’s filled with hope.And for every person who chooses,it offers the JOY of NEWNESS.NEW OUTLOOK on life.NEW PLACES to travel.NEW TASTES to try.NEW THINGS to do.NEW PEOPLE to know.NEW CULTURES to experience.NEW THINGS to create.NEW SUBJECTS to learn.NEW BOOKS to read.NEW MATERIAL to write.NEW MEMORIES to make.NEW ENTERTAINMENT to enjoy.NEW OPPORTUNITIES to reflect.NEW TREASURES to discover.There’s so much that’s NEW.There’s so much to BEHOLD.And as you enjoy the NEW,You can still enjoy the OLD.P.S.If you will, review the above listand pick out 5 that you … Continue reading SOMETHING NEW IS COMING….SOMETHING GOOD

IT WAS A TYPICAL MANGER

It was an ordinary stable.There was nothing unusual about it.The manger was a typical manger,designed to feed animals,yet it fed the world.Out of the humblehand-hewn manger camea visionthat changed the entire world,a messagethat inspired all mankind,a hopethat encouraged ever heart,a promiseof peace and goodwill to all.Nothing more profound couldcomefrom such a humble beginning.We have our own unique manger.Who will we feed?Who will we inspire?Who will we encourage? Continue reading IT WAS A TYPICAL MANGER

THE NATIVITY AND THE TWO GREAT MOMENTS IN OUR LIVES

There are two great moments in our lives.The first one is the moment we were born.The second one is the momentwe discover WHY we were born.The birth of the baby in the nativitywas momentous.And he knew WHY he was born.Generally speaking, the rest of usspend our whole lives trying to discover the “why” of our birth….trying to figure out our purpose.Perhaps the answer can be discoveredby examining the nativity itself.Perhaps the answer has beenin that manger all alongand we never noticed.Something to ponder. Continue reading THE NATIVITY AND THE TWO GREAT MOMENTS IN OUR LIVES

WHERE IS CHRISTMAS?

Christmasis not something you hear,not something you see,not something your give,not something you receive.Christmas is in your heart.It’s something you feel,something you believe,something that touches youlike no other feeling.It’s part love,part magic, part nostalgia,part spiritual,part something you can’t define.It’s unique to you.It’s your own meaning of Christmas.You find it in your heart. Continue reading WHERE IS CHRISTMAS?