Category Archives: Social Issues
Thoughts on current social issues.
Bless our children God
Bless their school year with great stride in learning and give them resilience mindsets. Father, instills in them, hearts filled with thanksgiving and generosity to share. Meanwhile, may you show them Your way and teach them to follow You.
As parents, while we are busy preparing our children for a brand new school year, God prepare us all to place them in Your Mighty hands. Above all Father, give us Your peace so we can confidently let go and let You take full control.
Bless our daily quiet moments with you as we intercede for precious ones in their schools.
Protect and keep them safe
Protect our children Father, and keep them safe. Similarly, may You watch over each one of them as they learn and play. Most of all, may Your mighty angels surround them wherever they go.
No enemy will lay their hands on our children. Above all Father, gives our children a year that they truly enjoy learning and great stride in growing and knowing You.
Grow in knowledge and will not depart from You
Father, help our children to grow in knowledge and at the same time, they will not depart from You. In Your sovereignty, help our children know that science does not need to work against You.
That You created them with great sound minds to comprehend Math and the ability to read. Our children will remember You’ve created them for time such as this. Give them boldness to ask questions and seek Your truth even in their path of learning.
Father, give our children Your wisdom. Your wisdom to distinguish what is right from wrong. Give our children Your wisdom to stand with courage, to answer with wisdom, to grow in statue. For when in doubt, they will seek Your Word.
Bless our children to become positive contributors
Through this new school year Father, bless our children to become positive contributors to our society. Father, show them that through their gifts You’ve bestowed on them, they can do good and bring You honor.
In conclusion, bless our children in this new school year Father God. If you like our article, like our Facebook page.
Fight Like Its The End, With No Second Chance
Fight a good fight. We are all on this journey together, given one time, to make it to the end. What will it be? How would it turn out? Ever wonder is it all worth it?
If you have one thing, given one time to make it right, what would that be? Your career, your family, your purpose and existence here on earth, your values and moral codes, your sense of non existence, your dream and hope or even ‘I don’t have a choice, do I’ mindset?
Live Like There Is No Tomorrow, With No Chance For A Mistake
We are on this journey whether we like it or not. We share limited resources as well as whatever mess we create, together. According to the latest statistics, 7.71 billions people share this earth whether we live to agree or disagree with each other.
If you have no tomorrow, how would you live today? Would your day be different and what would you change?
Work Like Everything Depends On It, There Is No Way Out
Since we have to go along and there is no way out of this, lets give commitment a try. If you have to stay committed to one thing, what would that be?
A worth dying for relationship? Or a life goal and a dream worth pursuing? A vision of a better tomorrow? Solving the world’s problems? Follow your pursuit of happiness?
You Are Not Alone On This Journey
Whatever that dream and hope maybe, stay on course and stay committed. Meanwhile, be relentless and work like your life depends on it. Never give it up without a good fight. Always know you have given it all. Make a commitment to yourself to live everyday without regrets.
I would like to leave you with one final thought and that is, know for certain, you are not alone on this journey. When you look up to the dark starry stars, remember we share this vast magnificent skyline together.
In the night, its glow will guide you through the dark. In the morning, its warmth will bring you a brand new hope and strength to fight on, another day, another challenge but never alone.
We will get through this journey together.
I have a dream that one day I have the courage to set up a non-profit organization to help families who need respite care. How did this dream drift about? Out of my own desperate unmet needs. Continue reading →
According to Google, the definition of pro-life is opposing abortion and euthanasia. It makes sense because if you do not support pro-life, you are pro-death. Essentially, a person who is pro-abortion and supporter of euthanasia is pro-death.
What does that mean? It means in favor of ending life through medical induced means either to end a pregnancy or assisted suicide.
Why is pro-life essentially a necessity?
Why am I here talking about this? Before I became a mom 6 years ago, I was never interested in the debate on the pro and cons on this issue. My view then was ‘none of my business’.
What changed my mind? The day I held my son in my arms and nursed him. This beautiful baby in my face, changed everything that I stood for. It was the first time I saw life as one so beautiful and precious.
Moms you are made to procreate
My plead to moms is that you need to know you are made to procreate. That is how special you are. Life comes from your womb. Some politicians argue that pro-life supporters are selfish.
How is a mom selfish when she learns to care and love a new life and takes responsibility for this new life she procreates? It is when one chooses to end another life, deciding that little life is not worth living because her ‘needs’ come first. Taking that life away is selfishness.
Young ladies, listen
Sometimes, as young women, you do not like to think that the act of taking another life (or clump of cells) is selfishness. But it is true. When you decide to have sex, and not consider the consequence of that act, you do not care do you? Now listen. You can either choose to take responsibility or find an easy way out of your turmoil.
Let me remind you that that abortion you took would haunt you for the rest of your life. One day should you decide to be a mom, you may never be able to conceive again.
As for those young ladies who choose to have babies to collect child support, I have a word for you. You are destroying lives. Your babies are not money-making machines. You are selfish and they deserve a better mom. If you are ever going to be a mom, be the best that you can be.
If you are unfortunate and was raped, I feel for you. You do not deserved being raped. When someone destroys your dream and hope, your future, that person deserves being punished or even be put to death. I know. It hurts deep.
I truly do not expect you to take care of that baby. It is understandable if you cannot do it. If you can, give that little life up for adoption.
Next generation depends on you
The word to procreate is to produce young. Our role as moms, is to produce the next generation to keep the family going. Are we going to produce healthy secured individuals? Why do I ask this question?
My son as some of you know him as David, often in our conversations we talk about death. Why is he so concerned about death? After all, he is only a 6-year-old boy.
In our in depth conversations, I discover he is afraid of being left behind alone without me. His fear and insecurity is the basis for his interest in the topic. I often have to remind him the beauty of life. Life is worthwhile because of the people you love.
Choose pro-life because life is better with you in it
Do you have someone you love deeply? Life is most worth the while because of that beautiful person/s you love. Do you know you are deeply loved? Then choose to be a pro-life rather than pro-death because life is better with you around.
How Alfie Evans Was Sentence To Death
As a mom of a 5-year-old, my heart broke for both Tom, Kate and especially Alfie. As we all know from the media reporting out of England, the heart breaking story of Alfie Evans who literally had to fight for his life on the 23rd of April 2018.
The doctors removed Alfie’s life support (ventilator) because of Alfie’s hopeless diagnosis (a rare progressive neuro-degenerative disease associated with severe epilepsy). Basically, it meant, his doctors prescribed a death sentence for Alfie because his life was deemed futile. Therefore, ‘end of life care’ became the only option for Alfie as his final stage of healthcare ended.
There Is Hope For Alfie Evans
Guess what? After 100 hours, Alfie is still breathing, on his own with only 1 litre of oxygen to supplement what he needs. He is an awesome strong fighter. Showing the entire world that he desires to live. There is hope for Alfie Evans.
What More Does Alfie Evans Have To Prove His Desire To Live?
Down Syndrome was a death sentence for many babies in 1945. Yet, we have come this far to acknowledge that children with Down Syndrome are capable of living a good quality of life. Years down the road, we will continue to find ways to support children with rare neuro-degenerative diseases and give them a chance (that same chance we give to children with Downs) to thrive.
Is it not possible? Why should Alfie’s life be cut short because of his condition? Is he to be blamed for the condition he was born with? If not, he does not deserve to die.
We as a society we should learn to empathize and find treatments to assist these children live a full life. We have no right to decide their fate even as care providers and specialists. If the professionals have the right to end a life, then, they have the power to remove a society as they see fit. Now, that is scary!
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An unexpected update: Alfie Evans passed away in the early morning. Please come together to send our deepest condolences to Tom and Kate. Alfie fought a good fight. Yes, he did!
Do You Think Dr. Seuss Is A Racist?
Recently a debate broke out that somehow concluded for some that Dr. Seuss is a racist. I disagreed with any one who thought that just because he was ignorant or lack awareness of how a person should react to an unknown prejudgement, should be labelled as a racist. If we are honest with ourselves, we know we struggle to accept certain uncomfortable prejudice that are unspoken or hidden. So, do we call ourselves racists? The fact that something change your mind about another group of people, makes you realize you ‘were once a racist’. Why do I say that?
We are not born without prejudgments because our cultures determine who we are. Our cultures teach us how to relate, interact and socialize. But, our cultures do not teach us to be inclusive of everyone. Our lack of understanding of another culture, keep us away from the unknown and from our discomfort. For some will acknowledge that they were once racists, however, if they were, how could they arrive at that conclusion? What made them racists?
What Or Who Then Is A Racist?
This brings me to my next point. What makes us therefore racists? The fact that we discriminate does not necessarily make us racists. The comparison of who is superior and looking down on a race, that, makes a person a racist. The fact is I am better than you because I am a (race) speaks of your lack of understanding of that culture and race and therefore highlights your ignorance. The truth is, that is what racism is all about. It simply highlights our ignorance and our pride. Do we simply hold on to our stupidity or learn to see what is good in another culture and race?
Dr. Seuss Is Not A Racist
Why do I conclude that Dr. Seuss is absolutely not a racist? It is very simple. The fact that at the end of his life, he regretted ever written those early cartoons. He finally realized that he could have done better and he wished he never did what he did in his earlier work in his life. That realization made that difference. He acknowledged his prejudice and regretted. In that sense made me think that he was never a racist to begin with.
A self-professed racist would never acknowledge that and if we are honest enough, we would have to confess that we were once racists ourselves. If racism is indeed race discrimination and racial prejudice, then we are all absolutely guilty of being racists at the least once. Don’t you agree? Should the one who thinks he is not guilty cast that first stone? Think again.
Political Correctness Is Out Of Control
Is political correctness blamed for many caught walking on egg shells, in homes, work places and social media? What do you think? By the way, have you heard the song ‘I’m walking on sunshine.. wow..wow’? Just a candid comparison to show how it feels to walk on sunshine and walking on egg shells. Be honest, which do you prefer?
The reason for raising this social situation is because we need a more honest and tougher look at what’s happening today. Insisting on political correctness mentality is spun out of control. At the same time, it takes away our freedom in so many ways.
When did we first hear the phrase ‘political correctness’ before? What does it mean to our families, colleagues at work and online friends on social media? In addition to all my questions, here is the last one: ‘Why is being politically correct so important socially?’ Have you ask why?
How Does Political Correctness Take Away Our Freedom?
Whenever we have to watch over our shoulders to say something in the open, in retrospect, we have no freedom. Unfortunately, a leaked written memo that came out of Google became viral because what was written offended his colleagues and was ultimately shamed on the media this week.
I honestly did not agree with his perspective on some points. Yet, when Google CEO fired him, the news shocked me. Apart from what I think, I do not agree that his memo was worthy of firing. Was he fired for the wrong reasons? He responded by planning to file a complaint against Google.
Did he have the right to respond the way he did? In a way, the firing forced the former Google employee to ‘shut up’. Would that stop him from making his mind known? Did someone take his freedom away? What do you think?
Political Correctness Censors And Robs Our Freedom
This week, Bob Nelson, Fresno Unified’s interim superintendent was on the news. His statement: ‘you have kids who are extremely moldable at this stage, and if you start telling them that LGBT is OK and that it’s a way of life, well maybe you just swayed the kid to go that way‘ brought fire and fury to the LGBT community and an LGBT activist demanded that he should be fired for his statement to the local newspaper, Fresno Bee.
As a mom, I agree with Bob because our young children are visual learners. They cannot process abstract information like the older kids do. These materials are complex and not age appropriate. They often easily persuaded in order to gain an adult’s approval.
Here is another classic example of how often we are walking on egg shells. When a minority group opposes our perspective, we become offensive to them. This clearly reinforce what I’ve to highlight in this article.
Is Tolerance The Answer To Political Correctness And Freedom?
How is intolerance acceptable to some speeches and not to others? Why do we punish those who speak their minds? When do we violate free speech and free press? How can we hold a double standard on free speech when in truth, freedom is for all? Not exclusively for just some of the elite members of the club.
I choose to respectfully disagree and allow him the freedom to express his honest opinion. I also realize we have limit in what we can and cannot tolerate. Now, you are being judgmental.. or am I? We need a tougher look and be honest about what we are able to tolerate and what’s intolerable to us. In the case of Bob Nelson, I believe in what he said and we should protest if Fresno Unified School District fires him.
In retrospect, have we been fair or are we equally judgmental to those who differ from our perspective? As a result, we took away his freedom to be himself, to express his thoughts on various matters. Are we being fair to him as a nation? How about Bob’s case?
Walking On Egg Shells Is No Freedom
If we have to walk on egg shells all the time, the truth of the matter is, we have no freedom. No freedom in speech and actions and most of all, no freedom of the press. Whenever a person gets punish for putting an opinion in print, we rob him or her the freedom to express who he or she is. For a nation that actively encourage freedom, this is unacceptable.
My conclusion to this article is that if we therefore, cannot disagree with respect to those who have different opinions from us, we take away the freedom that belong to all. Can we at the least agree with this?
Parental Opinions Matter
When parental opinions are undermined as in Charlie Gard’s case in United Kingdom, who then has the rights? When the States undermine parental opinions arguing that the rights of the child come before his caregivers’ opinions and win, what’s next?
Too Late For Charlie?
This morning I woke up with a heavy heart after receiving a devastating news update on Charlie Gard’s latest development. It is a piece of news no parents look forward to. Both Chris Gard and Connie Yates declared their decision to end their legal battle to save Charlie’s life. This decision came after Dr. Michio Hirano took a look at the scan submitted to the court by the Hospital today. The prognosis did not look good.
According to the report that came out this morning, “Charlie has experienced significant muscular atrophy, for instance, as a result of his condition. While the treatment could potentially improve his condition – though doctors have said the chances are low – it would not be able to reverse those effects and so it is too late to pursue that route, the family has agreed.”
After 5 months of Charlie’s parents fighting to save their son, it is too late.
Charlie’s Parents Prepare For His Verdict – Too Late
As Chris and Connie make peace to accept the news that they did everything they could to give Charlie a chance to live, no matter how long or short it might seem, to prepare for Charlie’s last remaining days left with them. This is a devastating day not only for them but also for any parents who believe that life is worth saving. No matter how short that little life is or in some circumstances, is allowed to live.
What does ‘die with dignity’ mean to Charlie?
Does the term ‘die with dignity’ mean anything to Charlie? Or is ‘die with dignity’ a comforting thought for us as adults because Charlie is a hopeless case? Charlie’s primary doctors could not reach a final decision that Charlie is in pain. How can we say that by removing Charlie’s life support we are letting him ‘die with dignity’? Why do we have to fight this hard to save a life before it is too late?
Is ending a life easier than saving one these day? Who truly win today?
Did the law of Britain win today?
Judge Fransis will make his decision on Charlie tomorrow and we know what is going to happen to him. For those who believe that the law rules over parental rights, you may feel you are right on today. It is time to celebrate indeed. Those who think Charlie got 5 more months to live, got justification by the verdict today. You breathe a little better because you are probably right.
The truth is, when a life ends, no one wins. No one reaches this far to stay alive and is ultimately given the verdict that it is ‘too late’. Please I ask you continue to pray for Charlie‘s parents through this ordeal.
Did GOSH Do Enough For Charlie? -Too Late
Did Charlie’s primary doctors from GOSH do all they could, to care adequately for him while put on the ventilator for life support? Or was it true, that his death sentence was declared since March?
My question is: Did Charlie continue to receive any form of therapy that is, physical therapy, while he was under the care of GOSH after March? This action speaks volume because we need to know if Charlie got the death sentence since the hospital decided that he was truly a ‘hopeless case’ in March?
Why does it matter or does it matter to anyone that a hospital has the right to give up on its patient and deny any form of treatment presumably before seeking a second opinion?
By raising these questions I hope we will seriously ponder on what is right and what is appropriate. Charlie deserves an answer from our conscience not out of our convenience.
The Frustration Continues For Chris And Connie
Every step of the way was difficult and obstructed by the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. In fact the final obstruction came today from GOSH clearly showed how unwilling the Hospital was to help Charlie’s family.
If it is truly so important to GOSH to make sure that Charlie ‘dies with dignity’, then GOSH needs to release him to his family to let him die at home with privacy in his mom and dad’s final care. Just stop making absolute impossibility to Charlie’s final moment.
Judge Fransis Rulings
July 26 update: The battle continues.. Judge Fransis gave a statement that if Charlie’s parents and GOSH cannot reach an agreement by 12pm tomorrow (July 27 ), Charlie will die in a hospice facility.
July 27 update: Judge Fransis ruled that Charlie will die in a hospice facility and Charlie’s parents are disheartened by the outcome of the ruling today.
July 28 update: Charlie passed away today after the order to remove his life support executed.
Reflection on Charlie
Please pray for Chris and Connie as they did the best they could for Charlie. Although life does not always go the way we expect, we can only trust God that He knows why He is in a hurry to receive Charlie back in His arms in Heaven. The truth is even though the world let Charlie down, God will not. He is safe in God’s arms now. Let Charlie #restinpeace.
Bullying – A Deadly Epidemic That Needs To End
Do you know? Bullying is becoming a deadly epidemic in America. Yet, quite frankly, we are nowhere near addressing this issue. Will we ever see an end to bullying? For now, I simply cannot see how unless we as a nation address this with absolute honesty and says: ‘Enough is enough!’
Today, in my attempt to discuss the problems behind bullying, I hope to show you how serious and deadly this epidemic actually is and why we need to do something to stop it.
Bullying Happens Everywhere Not Just In Schools
Bullying does not happen just in schools. In fact, we see it daily and it is happening everywhere and at every level. We see it in work places, over the media and social networks, at home and sadly, our children pick it up and use it for various reasons.
Many of our children become victims to bullying and sadly, more are choosing suicide to get out of it. The bullying suicide statistics is ever climbing at an alarming rate. So have you wonder why so many of our children are either bullied or are bullies themselves?
Reasons Why People Choose Bullying
Bullying is not an issue just for our children alone, it is also for the adults. Why do people choose to bully?
People choose to bully because they are
- stressed out and they simply slap their frustration on another person.
- insecure and needs to present themselves bigger than they actually are.
- cowards who pick on those weaker than them.
- in need for affirmation because they lack it.
- afraid of those who are different and better than them.
- lacking in love from those they seek love and attention.
- forceful and do not know how to relate and communicate appropriately.
- hurting and manipulate to get what they want.
- brought up believing that bullying is okay.
- survivors – thinking that only the strongest survive mentality.
Bullying Is A Tell-Tale Sign
Bullying is a tell-tale sign to something bigger. According the reasons above, I notice that one thing calls out to me. People hide their hurts and are afraid being truthful about their pain and needs.
Why as a society and nation that pursues freedom for its citizens, its people are not free being truthful as they are? Can this inability for truthfulness, a huge problem we have not addressed? A mountain we have no clue where and how to begin looking.
Can we be truthful when we address:
Tolerance – When we call on others for tolerance, we need to look at ourselves and honestly ask and demand that we are able to do likewise. If we are unable to meet that, then we should not put that expectation on anyone.
If we are intolerance of others opinions and views, be truthful about it. As we address others’ inability to tolerate, we need to look inwardly and address it within ourselves why we are intolerant of others at the same time.
Respect – We can agree to disagree on anything. We do not need to resort to name calling to those who disagree with us. When we communicate, we make sure we get our thoughts across clearly and to the point.
Believe that the receiving end of our communication has something good to offer to us. Be respectful and return with kindness. Be an intensive listener. Simply, do unto others what you would want others to do unto you.
Love – It is not easy to love strangers, am I right? What do we know about them? So, why do we get so upset and frustrated communicating with strangers over the social media? Do we talk to our friends and neighbors in the same way?
The truth: Are we bullying strangers because we do not have to face them like we communicate with colleagues and neighbors? Simply because there is no consequences to answer to? On the contrary, if we do everything out of love, we can love even strangers whom we do not know.
The Reason Behind This Deadly Epidemic – Bullying
The reason this epidemic is so deadly is because our youths are in crisis. The constant and relentless bullying is wearing our young people out, forcing them to choose suicide as the only option left to ease from their suffering and pain. Often, when a suicide attempt is successful, a life gone and ended.
The hardcore truth is the victims of bullying who attempt suicides are not only our youths but our children in their tween. If we as a society do not address this epidemic, we are going to lose our children to suicides. When will we wake up and do something before it is too late.
It is not enough talking about what bullying does. We need to as a nation take a deeper look at ourselves, how we treat others, what we show by examples to our children, how we value life, and where we stand on bullying and ultimately how serious are we to say: ‘Enough is enough!’ We have a problem. It is time to end it once and for all.