How do you go about making change happen in your life? When you look at what is and what you want things to be, how do you bridge that gap? If you’re anything like me, you’re already thinking of the year ahead which is still pretty fresh. How will it be different than last year? What do I want to accomplish? (more…)
Goals are dreams with deadlines – Diana Scharf
It’s January– a new year and a new beginning. Once again, everyone is making New Years Resolutions. They all want to eat healthier, exercise more, lose weight, spend less, save more, and live lives that are more fulfilling. Sadly, these resolutions have a very short life span and fade away very quickly after they are created. (more…)
It’s Christmas! The decorations are up, the streets are lit up spectacularly, Christmas carols being played and sung everywhere, and people scrambling with last minute gift shopping. This hustle and bustle has become the norm of the Christmas season. For Christians, now is the time to stop and reflect exactly why we really celebrate this time. We are the only ones who know the real meaning of Christmas. Truth be told, if there were no Jesus, there would be no Christmas.
Over the next few days, as you see and hear all the hype around you, take time out to ponder and explain the real meaning of what is being said….”Peace on earth, goodwill to men”…”Joy to the world”… “Hark, the herald Angels sing”…”Silent night, holy night”. As a believer, think about what each of these things means to you personally, then share it with others—especially with those who don’t know Jesus or understand his incredible, eternal, unconditional love for us all. Jesus Christ is the reason for the season. As you prepare your gifts, be sure to include the free gift of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
During this time, remember WHO Jesus is, and remind everyone you see of the Reason for the Season.
“And I, being lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto myself” – John 12:32
The first time I heard this rendition of Drummer Boy was a year ago.This is a fantastic example of a “wow” experience. It immediately aroused the Christmas spirit in me. I hope it does for you, too.
This is performed by the Acappella group Pentatonix.
Question: What are you looking forward to most about the holidays? Share your answer in the comments section below.
This past week as I’ve been scrolling down my Facebook and Twitter newsfeed, it’s clear to see that social media is buzzing with the recent Paris attacks and refugee crisis. Everything, from articles, links, status updates, to pictures, photos, memes, and countless opinions about the recent disturbing events dominating the news channels. You name it, it’s there! After the recent terrorist attacks and continuing refugee crisis, fresh debates have arisen about how wealthy nations should accept refugees from Syria and other war-ravaged countries. It is one big mess. However, does the Bible have anything to contribute to the debate about what to do? You bet it does! After all, Jesus and his family were also once refugees. (more…)
Today (November 7) marks exactly 3 months since I arrived in the Philippines, and what a ride it’s been! Although my primary reason for being here is for study, I’m definitely trying to make the most of my stay here (3 years). Here are some of my thoughts and observations of life here so far. (more…)
Over the years, I have been told that I am easy to talk to and have good conversation skills. I guess that is because I am a peoples person, I just love meeting new people and having conversations with them on just about anything that may come up. It didn’t always used to be like this. I have read a couple of books and been fortunate enough to know some brilliant conversationalists. I have learnt from them how to improve my own conversational and communication skills. Here are few tips to help improve your conversational skills. Hopefully they will help you become a welcome sight at every party and social event you attend. (more…)