Fight A Good Fight – One Journey, One Time

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?

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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?

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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.

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California Earthquakes – Personal Reflection

California Earthquakes-What Is God Saying?

California earthquakes are common over the years. However, this week, California experienced scares of strong earthquakes within 48 hours. On July 4th, we experienced a 6.4 earthquake centered in the Kern County city of Ridgecrest, near Southern California.

 
Subsequently, on July 5th we were hit with another 5.4 aftershock in the early morning and a 7.1 stronger earthquake that had its epicenter near Ridgecrest right about 8.20pm that night.
 

First Emotional Earthquake

My first ever experience of it having been living in the Northern California for 11 years going 12. It was in the late morning, while I was seated on a sofa in my backroom, busy with my phone. Suddenly, I felt my sofa rolling.. I stop and tried to understand what was happening.
 
There I felt that rolling again.. and it kept rolling for a while. Thinking I imagined everything up, all in my head, I hurried to affirm what happened. I asked my father-in-law if he felt something and he confirmed an earthquake just occurred.
 
I ran and asked my husband if he felt it. He was still in bed while my 6-year-old was still asleep. In a way, I was nervous and yet excited at the same time. Does anyone know that complex feeling..? So, that was how I finally experienced my very first earthquake.
 

Second Nerve Wrecking California Earthquake

Never would I imagine that my second experience of it would be just a day after. I was relaxing and was on Facebook at the time when the second occurred. This time it was different. I felt the quake and it was strong. I saw our house ‘moving’. It wasn’t just my chair or my sofa but the entire house moved. It lasted for a quite a while in which I was told it lasted 45 seconds.
 
This time, I got my son’s attention and he felt something. After the initial fear went off, he resumed to playing his games. I wasn’t sure what I needed to do, to leave or stay. Finally, the ‘moving’ stopped. My husband and father-in-law who were more experienced than me, were however, calmer. My second time experiencing earthquake was more nerve wrecking, definitely.
 

‘Is God addressing California Earthquakes’? Where would I want to spend my eternity?

Back to my initial question, ‘Is God addressing California’? The truth is I do not know. But, the experiences did get me thinking about my relationship with Him. The truth is I need to address where I would want to spend my eternity. If I should die tonight, would I die in peace knowing where I would spend my eternity?
 
Never be deceived that just because you were once saved, therefore you are forever saved. If for some reasons, you have kept your sin, refusing to give it up, this would be the time to do so. Go and get right with God. Be sure that you are ready to meet Him any time.
 
May God have mercy on my soul.
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Define Holy – Is Holiness Attainable?

Define Holy – Is it attainable?

How do you define holy? The question: Is holiness attainable? The idea of holiness is often perceived as  impossible. In my attempt to discuss what holiness is and address the question if holiness  is truly attainable, I hope to address what I believe is in the heart of God.

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Holiness is pure delight in God’s sight.

Holy, What Is It?

How should we define holy? According to Dictionary.com Holy is defined as consecrated or declared sacred by religious use. Similarly, it also means having a spiritually pure quality.

When God created Adam and Eve, did He envision that they will forever be innocent and pure? Was God ever shocked when His creations fell? When Archangel Lucifer rebelled and brought one-third of the angels’ population with him, did God know what was coming?

God who is the all knowing, I believe He knows everything right from the beginning.

What Was God Looking For?

Was it therefore reasonable to expect that God’s creations failed His tests time and time again? So, why then did God not stop them? He could have destroyed everything that He ever built and start all over again.. Or did He?

What then was God looking for? If you remember in the days of Noah, what did God do? God picked Noah who was righteous and blameless among the people of his time. It was described as a time ‘the wickedness of man was great in the earth‘ and ‘every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.’ (Genesis 6:5-6)

Noah’s given task was to build an ark according to God’s measurement in preparation of a coming flood that could destroy the earth. Apparently, God was determined to destroy the earth due to a time of great wickedness and evil. Did God intent to start all over again with Noah? Revelation 21:1

God was looking for one thing and that is a holy people. All through the Bible, God is consistently looking to find a group of holy people that belong to Him.

Why A Group Of Holy People?

God says: ‘Be holy as I am holy‘. The record of King David’s life in the Bible mentioned that God found David, the son of Jesse, a ‘man after mine own heart‘. Was David a righteous and blameless man through his whole life?

Unfortunately, no, he wasn’t. We saw his fallen nature in the Bible. Why then was David recorded as a man after God’s own heart? Did David regret over his wrong doing? Did he repent? Yes, he did.

In Psalms 51, David expressed and confessed his sins before God, seeking God’s forgiveness for what he did. He was never a holy King, yet, God acknowledge his failings and made him known as a man after His own heart.

Seeking after God’s heart is really what God desires. What brings delight to Him? God sees the heart of men, the thoughts and what lies deep within.

Is It Possible To Live A Holy Life?

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Be Holy As I Am

God sent His Son Jesus Christ to die on the Cross for our sins. The blood of Jesus cleanse us from all unrighteousness. The life of Jesus transformed and continue to transform all His disciples, in the early days as well as present.

The 33 years that Jesus spent on earth guide us to the path of holiness. The presence of the Holy Spirit in us as believers, guide and lead us to God’s holiness.

If a holy life is not possible, the promise of the Holy Spirit is futile. Have you heard of the Holy Spirit? Ezekiel 36:26-27, John 16:7-15, Ephesians 1:13-14 Holy Spirit is from and of God and He is God.

A life that submits to the leading of the Holy Spirit results in holiness. Trust and obey is the path to a holy life. Such examples are the lives of Peter, Paul, John and James. In the end, they died for the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Would any ordinary man die for a cause beyond him? The 11 disciples of Jesus died as martyrs for their faith. God looks for His holy people whose hearts desire to bring delight and glory to His name. They live and die only to honor Him by bringing the Gospel of Jesus to all nations.

More of you God

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Your heritage your family name – reveals you

Your heritage and your self-worth –  Be proud of who you are!

 When someone tease your family name, tell them you are proud of who you are. Do not let anyone make you feel ashamed because you are bullied for it.  Your family name is something you inherit from generations before you. Your heritage, your family name reveals who you are. 

What and why should you be proud?

What should you be proud of and why should you? These are questions you need to ask in your search for answers. You are not proud of yourself in this case.

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You are proud of where you come from. Many that came before you and many that had passed on. The legacies that they left behind that you can be proud of and be glad that you are a part of.

You should be proud of the many stories that your parents talk about. They are not stories of any strangers, but your great grandparents, grandparents and great grandaunt, uncles and aunts.

Those whom you are directly related to. Those whom you have never met, but knew so much because of the stories your parents share with you. That you secretly wish you have known them in person. That one day, you get to ask them questions you are dying to ask.

Visit your heritage and learn more

Plan for a trip to visit the country of your heritage. Learn more about your culture and what makes you just the way you are. If you are born with 2 distinct cultures and heritage, it simply means you inherit greater flavorful uniqueness that few can understand or appreciate.

Discover your heritage

Dig deeper into your family history and learn more about your ancestors and their lives’ struggles. Sometimes they help you appreciate what you are going through. They help you understand the why, you are you.

Meanwhile visit ancestors.com and begin to search for more information into your family history. You maybe surprised what you find out. Be proud of who you are and where you come from. Never be ashamed of your heritage.

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Pay attention and listen when God speaks

Pay attention God Speaks To Us Through Various Ways

Recently, my son David pay attention and drew this picture during his art lesson. He remained focused and refused being interrupted until he completed this scene. As he explained what he drew, I felt God tugged on my heart string.

Pay attention

‘A storm coming, lots of rain, flood, houses and people in the water.’ He continued. I had a chill running up my spine. I wondered how much my son knew about what the news forecast over the hurricane Florence. Was he aware?

This picture that he drew was a couple of days before the hurricane.  This is likely coming from God because I have never seen David that focused before.

He remained determine to complete it without being interrupted. He had to get it out of his head. Like I said, God speaks! We need to pay attention and listen.

Pay attention! In 2004, God spoke to me through a dream.

To this day, the dream I had remained clear and vivid in my head. The year 2004 between December 24th – 25th, I had a dream. I dreamed that I got trapped between a fire (outside) and a wall. I was not in danger that I knew.

The fire was huge and stirred a fear within me. I touched the wall and it was hot. Much later I shared this dream with my sister. She had a vision of that sort as well.

The difference was I did not pray and I fell asleep. Then a major news broke out on December 26th, 2004.

Hundreds of thousands of people died as a result of a massive tsunami that hit Aceh in Indonesia and other parts of South East Asia.

It brought me tears and regret for ignoring the warning. How did I know? After talking it over with my sister, I realized God spoke and I never pay attention.

Today, I pay attention and pray when God speaks

Sometimes, it takes us a while to realize the seriousness that when God speaks, He wants us to pay attention and listen to Him. Lives may depend on our action and willingness to seek God for answers.

Take God’s prompting seriously. Pay attention and listen when He speaks! Listen and pay attention to this. You are God’s ambassador.

God works through your obedience. It is a privilege to work as His hands and feet.

 

 

 

 

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I have a dream for a non-profit to help families

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.

Reasons for the need of this non-profit

There are many families in need of some sort of respite care and are not getting the help they need.

  There is no organization offering any kind of help unless families receive Medicare.  Families are expected to live at absolutely poverty level before help is ensured.

This leave several unqualified families, in need of desperate help hanging and struggling on their own.

We need non-profits that are able to provide some sort of help whether or not they qualify for Medicare because let’s face it, all full-time caregivers need respite one time or many.

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In fact, full-time caregivers are at high risk of depression, exhaustion. Often they struggle to build healthy marriages and families.

We need to build healthy families and reduce the rate of divorces in this nation. 

Families are expected to survive on their own is a wide spread expectation in our society. Even to these days, we are expected to ‘make it on our own’ regardless.

Non-profit provides breakthrough to families to rebuild and restore

Some families simply need a lift or a push to get through their darkest time. Once they got over that hurdle, they are often able to rebuild and restore on their own.

My goal is to encourage them to give back and help another family struggling like they do and give a helping hand by paying forward.

If truly this movement catches on and families begin to help one another in need, many lives are changed for the better.

We will definitely see a steep decline in the divorce rate in this nation. Families helping families, that’s my ultimate dream come true.

Final challenge

Will you join me and believe that this dream can come true and will one day become a reality with many thriving healthy families and a stronger nation because of it.

 

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Pro-life is essentially a necessity from the view of a mom

Pro-life definition

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.

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Abortion – No!

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.

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Satan, Did God Create Satan?

WHAT LED TO THIS QUESTION ABOUT SATAN?

Satan- ‘Why does God create satan?’ was the most interesting question that my 5-year-old asked me today.

So, how did this question come about in our conversation? Part of our conversation was: ‘Who is satan?’

When we talk about who satan is, we talk about the existence of evil. If we further elaborate on what evil is, and know what evil is capable of, then why does God create satan? Here’s what our conversation led to.
FREEWILL TO LOVE
To love God, God demands that we love Him with all our hearts, our minds, and our souls. Why can’t God simply accept it when we say we love him? Does God insist that we love Him with all our hearts, minds and souls? What has it to do with satan then?
Have you ever expect that your spouse whom you love will love you back in return? Love is the most beautiful thing on this earth. When you truly love, you give your all to that which you love, am I right?
Sometimes, your love is not reciprocated. That is why love can be hurtful. When God creates us, He desires for us to love Him fully, wholeheartedly. Yet, at the same time, He recognizes that His creation may not reciprocate in the same manner. That He allows freewill.
The same way we are capable of – to love with all our hearts, minds and souls or to hate and despise Him. In order to know for sure, who truly loves you, you have to allow that person that freewill to not love you.
WHY THEN DOES GOD CREATE SATAN?
Which lead us back to this question: ‘Why does God create satan?’ God created Lucifer, the arc angel Lucifer. Lucifer was a high ranking angel. He was created to worship God and be God’s messenger. However, he wanted to become like God, became a rebel and fell away from Him.
Lucifer later became satan, the originator of evil. Lucifer became the deceiver. Therefore it is safe to say that Lucifer is the creator of the persona of satan, the evil that is rampant in our invisible realm. If God did not create satan, then why did He not put a stop to him anyway?
GOD CREATES HELL FOR SATAN AND HIS FOLLOWERS
God passed His judgement on satan by sending him and his followers to hell. That would be their final resting place. God must have hate satan so much that He send him to hell, right? Good question!
I don’t think God hate Lucifer, but the evil and darkness that deceive so many. The attempt that satan masterminds to take with him as many of God’s creation to hell is despicable to speak the least. Why should God tolerate such act?
Many think God is a tyrant, merciless and cruel Ruler. Yet, when they take time to read the Bible, they discover opposite is true. Through the Bible, we know God became man in the person of Jesus Christ (Son of God).
Jesus through his life, we know that he was humiliated, misunderstood, and died on the Cross (treated like a criminal). But, was glorified through his resurrection, 3 days after his death on the Cross.
JESUS THE SACRIFICIAL LAMB
The only reason Jesus came to live on earth for 33 years, he fits the description of the sacrificial lamb (the only offering that could appease God).
If God is indeed a tyrant, merciless and cruel as many think, why would He sacrifice Himself to die on the Cross and His blood that cleanses us from all our sins (wrong doing) and set us free to be with Him forever in Heaven?
The only explanation is this, He loves what He created and treasure everyone of them.
But, for those who choose to hate Him anyway, there is nothing more He could do but to let you have your way. Sometimes, when you do your best to provide for your children and yet your children cannot appreciate the good you do for them, you simply have to let them go and give them time to find their way home back to you.
This is all I have to say. Good nite to you all and may you spot that light that help you figure out the answer you are looking for. Feel fress to visit our Facebook Page.
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Good Enough And Brave Moms! Don’t Let Others Tell You Otherwise.

 Good Enough, Mom?

Are you moms who are struggling with self-confidence that ask constantly: ‘Am I good enough?’ and ‘Have I done enough?’ Today, I like to say: ‘You are good enough and you are brave.’ Don’t let others tell you otherwise.

Good Enough Is Not Enough

Parents enter into this journey with nothing but clean clear pages with nothing written on them. You look for manuals but found none. You look for instructions and  got disappointed. We literally have to pray through our pregnancies at all times and I suspect that every pregnancy is covered by prayers from those who love us.

Meanwhile, we study the handbook ensuring that we are prepared when baby arrives. The truth is no matter how prepared we think we are, there is always something that reminds us otherwise. Do we struggle to become the best? If we compare with other moms, are we at the 99.9 percentile? The top 1% in the parenting world?

Good Enough Is The Best We Know How

Through this journey of parenting, we learn to take note. We observe, we question and we take notes. That is how we become the best because we learn through our mistakes. That is also how I believe God grows our mindset as parents. It is also through our desperate times, we come to God for help.

Do we need all our questions answered? The answer is no. The learning continues as we grow through our life experiences. We learn to make better choices over our failures. Interestingly, we learn to increase our ability to work within our limitations over time. We have become therefore the best that we know how. That is good enough by the way, moms.

You Are A Brave Mom! That Is Good Enough

Parenting is no easy feat. Trust me! You need courage and grit. For that reason you are brave enough. Look at your child’s achievements not failures. Seek to empower not put down. Look at how much you have grown as a mom and dad. You are brave enough to take on the challenges of raising a lifelong learner. That is good enough! Don’t you think?

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Alfie Evans Deserves The Right To Live!

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

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!

 

 

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