Irespective of what life has thrown at you in 2012 and what you threw back in return, always remember that, no condition is permanent.
So always remember to be grateful for all the good things, both small and big. Be grateful to God, to men, to your friends, to your spouse, to the family. ….
Friend, are you still there?
Dear Lord God Almighty, I am still grateful.
Son: “Anytime they say let us stand up and pray, I will be sleeping.”
Daddy: “Where did that happen? Was it in the church or in the house?”
Son: “In the church.”
Daddy: “OK, don’t worry. At least you have told the truth.”
(Mfon’s, 5 years old, unsolicited confession to his mum this morning.)
Matthew 18:3 And said,Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
John 1:47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him,Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!
ISE NI OGUN ‘ SE( ALAWIYE BY J. F ODUNJO)
Ise ni ogun `se
Mura si ise ore mi
Ise ni afi ndeni giga
Bi ako ba reni fehinti
Bi ole la a ri
Bi a ko ba reni gbekele
A tera mose eni
Iya re le lowo lowo
Baba re si le leshin le kan
Bi o ba gboju le won
O te tan ni mo so fun o
Ohun ti a ko ba jiya fun
Se kii le tojo
Ohun ti a ba fara sise fun
Ni npe lowo eni
Igunpa ni iye kan
Bi aiye ba nfe o loni
Ti o balowo lowo
Won a ma fe o lola
Jeki o wa ni ipo atata
Aiye a ma ye o si terin-terin
Jeki o deni rago
Ko o ri bi aiye ti nyinmu si o
Eko si tun seni doga
Mura ki o ko dara-dara
Iya nbo fomo ti ko gbon
Ekun mbe fomo ti o nsa kiri
Ma fowuro sere ore mi
Mura si ise ojo nlo.
As reported in Yahoo, this 3 years old chap developed a weird fondness for snakes eggs. So, anytime he comes by snakes eggs, his mother happily indulge him by keeping them for him. Pay-day eventually came as snakes eggs always hatch into snakes. And the snakes that emerged are reputed to be among some of the most deadly on planet earth. Fortunately, the snakes were discovered before they could find their way into the house and wreak their deadly havoc. And what do you do to deadly snakes before they grow old? Kill them or let them loose into the wild? The folks reported here let the snakes loose into the wild.
There is something more deadly than the most poisonous snakes. Sin. Friends, run away from sin. Sin kills and it will eventually, damn the soul in hell and separate the unrepentant from God forever.
James 1:14 – 15. But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Psalms 9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. Acts 17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent. John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. http://screen.yahoo.com/deadly-snakes-hatch-toddlers-closet-232017690.html
Are we to resort to telling lies because some people, (even the people that are said to matter) prefer listening to and acting on lies and half-truths?
“Discernment is not knowing what is truthful and what is falsehood. Discernment is knowing true and half-true.”
C. H. Spurgeon (paraphrased)
If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked. (King James Version)
If a ruler listens to falsehood, all his officials will become wicked. (Amplified Bible)
“Supposedly, the truth can set you free. But for many, deceit holds the key to money, fame, revenge or power, and these prove all too tempting.”
Many lives, marriages, friendship and careers have been ruined because of lying, and deception. Many an innocent soul have had their reputations irreperably damaged because of deceivers and disemblers. Nations have been torn apart and millions of souls consumed by wars that originated from lying and deception.
Which side are you on? You’ve got to choose for there is no no-man’s-land in between.
It is not boldness, neither is it courage but rather impudence and maximum foolishness anytime a sapling of a chap disrespect his elders.
I know the full message of this advert, so I am not reading meanings when there are none. However, I think that the advertorial picture would have been better served if the two subjects were actually in boxing gloves. That is just my opinion anyway.
The family, the community, the society and the entire nation advance and make positive progress when people plant trees, knowing fully-well that they may not be around to take solace under the shades provided when the trees grow up. Altruism.