Friday, September 30, 2011

The Silent Sufferer

The silent sufferer becomes  still
He holds his grief and sits down to think
Forced by the burden he carries within
He wonders how long must this go on?
A never ending show of pain and despair

A  sharp pain in his pounding chest
Reminds him of sorrow, his closest friend
He shuts his eyes and sees the dark
Only to be lit by images of his past
Flashing like bolts of lightning in the night

Monday, September 26, 2011

Historic move for Women in Saudi Arabia.

For the first time in Saudi Arabia, the largest country in the Arab Middle East which  is known for being very conservative , women can now vote and even run for elections. This comes as a surprise because this is a country where there are many restrictions normally imposed on women. The announcement was made by King Abdullah in a televised speech. The reigning King's effort to bring about reformation in women's rights in the country should be greatly applauded. Hopefully, this should bring about similar changes in other parts of the world where the light at the end of the tunnel is yet to be seen.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Is Laziness robbing your Wealth?

How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest and poverty will come on you like a thief and scarcity like an armed man.

This is a well known proverb which has tremendous practical value when understood properly. These are words of wisdom that serve as a warning to all who do not value time or waste it and sleep their way to poverty. A sluggard is someone who is habitually lazy and does no work. It doesn't mean you can't have that occasional nap or take time off to rest. It is only natural to work and earn your own living unless you have been fortunate enough to be born wealthy and live on without working. But even the wealthy have to work at keeping their wealth from losing it. Buckminster Fuller defined wealth as 'a person’s ability to survive so many number of days forward.' It may seem tempting to nurture the idea of making enough money so you don't have to work anymore and do all the things you enjoy, but wealth is more than money. True wealth is prosperity in its highest form, It is God given-Love,Life,Family are just a few to name. You could work your way to true wealth by learning to spend time wisely and make the remaining moments actually count.
Have a great week ahead!!!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Seeing things through the right perspective

For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath - Matthew 13:12

In these days of economic turmoil, many people find themselves struggling to stay afloat, having bills to pay and families to take care of. Time and Money seem to be something that everyone lack.The popular saying that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer seems to be more true than ever. Why do some people constantly get ahead and others always find themselves behind and lacking. Although the verse above may be seen from a purely spiritual perspective alone, it also applies to man's economic situation as well. Propagandists of positive speaking and Laws of attraction have been more on the rise in the last few decades and their claims seem to be so good to be true, that when people try it out for a few days and nothing happens they give up.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Goodbye to the Past

Goodbye  to all  that's  now  past
Nothing but  dark  shadows  cast
Life  can  seem  to  be a  tragedy,
If  not understood  in  its entirety

Schmidt joins list of Women Prime Minister's

Helle Thorning-Schmidt is all set to be Denmark's first female PM after the leader of the opposition defeated outgoing Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen of the right-wing government which was in rule for about a decade.

Following is a list of Women who have assumed the role of PM across the globe.

Sirimavo Bandaranaike - Sri Lanka
Indira Gandhi - India
Golda Meir -  Israel
Elisabeth Domitien - Central African Republic
Margaret Thatcher - Great Britain

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Looking up the Citrus tree

Feed a Soul with that extra change in your pocket

There are many stats on the no. of starving people around the world. According to one report there are currently  1 BILLION people(that's about 1/6th of the worlds population that's malnourished.) The average person who eats 3 times(meals) a day, ends up eating 1095 times in a year(3x365).
People who usually tip at a restaurant, pay an average of 10-15% of the total bill.

Here are some interesting facts on how you could make a  difference by setting apart a small amount for each meal that you have.

1.)10% of  each meal =>By the end of the year you end up feeding
 110 people/ or giving away  110 meals(0.10x3x365) Wow!

2) 5% of each meal =>By the end of the year you end up feeding
55 people/or giving away  55 meals(0.05x3x365)

3) 1meal per week=>By the end of the year you end up feeding
54 people/or giving away 54 meals(1x54)

Even a very small percentage makes a difference when multiple people contribute. A great idea would be to make a small box exclusively for this purpose and putting in whatever you can each day, see it grow!

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*For creative articles and ideas, check out the Carnival of creativity by Liz on her blog  The writing reader (Creativity prompts for Writers, Journalers, and Artists)


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Tribute to Andy Garfield

It was sad to hear about the demise of Andy Garfield, best known for his leading role in the Television series Spartacus. He had been diagnosed with cancer couple of months ago and has  had an untimely death. I best remember him in the Australian Supernatural thriller Gabriel for which  he gained worldwide attention, playing the lead role of the compassionate Archangel Gabriel who tirelessly fights for the hopeless human race stuck in Purgatory and doesn't give up..

Monday, September 12, 2011

Two and a Half Men to Three Men

Two and a half men was fun to watch all these years especially with Charlie Sheen in the lead  immortalizing the central protagonist - Charlie Harper in the hit comedy series. Its a fact that no one else could play the character as good as Sheen,

The Word from High

The Word

From the heaven's far above
The Word from High was sent
Bearing the message of Love
For all precious souls to repent

Isaiah saw what was to come
And John said he was the 'One'.
Few of Jacob's own did welcome
David's descendant, the 'Holy One'

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Expendables 2 - Rocky Terminators Die Hard

Expendables-2 Update: Audiences who grew up in the 80's and 90's watching old school action movies of Hollywood tough guys like Stallone, Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis in classics like the Terminator, Rambo and Die Hard series, might find it quite interesting that these macho men are still around doing regular business, as they along with their kids watch in awe the same actors performing wonders on screen and more sequels even after all these years.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Passion of the Christ Review

Films on Christian themes have been around for a long time. Some of them like Jesus of Nazareth have made pretty good impressions and still stand out as classics. But who would have thought that a movie shot in a completely foreign language (mostly Aramaic with only English subtitles) on a relatively short budget would go on to be the highest grossing foreign film ever, the second being
Jet Li's epic action drama Hero.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Daily Wisdom for all your needs.

This article will be constantly updated.

1.But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption - 1 Cor. 1:30
Faith :
1.God has dealth to every man the measure of faith -Romans 12:3-
2.Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” - Matthew 17:20
1.For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind - 2Tim1:7
1. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Casino Royale Review

The year is 2006 and we have a new Bond and he's blonde. EON productions decision to reboot the franchise by taking the character back to its roots with a new actor might have not been a bad idea after all. In fact, it was a good one, Casino Royale was one of the top grossing Bond movies of all time when it was released. During the Brosnan era, it was unimaginable to think of a replacement. He was the perfect Bond and had brought a unique style to the character and a renewed interest among younger audiences.

Divine Qualities Of Love

Love is patient
Love is kind
It does not envy
It does not boast
It is not proud.   
It does not dishonor others
It is not self-seeking, 
It is not easily angered

A Love So Strong

A Love so strong, A Love so blind
If this isn't real, whats in my mind?

When you are in love, then you'll know
Though it may cause pain, its hard to say no

Labor Day Famous Quotes

Some great thoughts to ponder on this Labor day

We must learn to live together as brothers or we are going to perish together as fools - Martin Luther King Jr.
The end of labor is to gain leisure - Aristotle

Sunday, September 4, 2011

A water poem


One  of  nature's  big   mysteries
Is what flows in  rivers  and  seas
Untold are many of earths stories
May its  gift of water  never cease

Burning wood in a furnace

John Rambo Review

Rambo is one of the few classic action characters that have stood the test of time. The man who speaks few words, blows up things and kills all the baddies is a hero for all action movie lovers. With 3 successful Rambo movies in the 80's, Sylvester Stallone's attempt to make a come back with a 4th sequel was also seen as an attempt to revive his film career. Well he does manage to pull it off. Even with  the success of Rocky Balboa in 2006, there was a certain skepticism about the relevance of bringing back a 60+ Vietnam war veteran in a more sophisticated world. Though the idea might have seemed unrealistic, once you see the bulked up Stallone in perfect shape doing what he's really good at on screen, all those doubts fade away. "Live for nothing or Die for something", an aged but angry Rambo says, holding a bow ready to pull an arrow aimed at a mercenaries face.
In the latest plot,  Rambo has been living a solitary life as a boatman and catching poisonous snakes for a living.When a few Christian missionaries seek his assistance in taking them to Burma to provide the persecuted Karen tribe with prayer books and medical supplies, John Rambo, takes them in his boat, though he initially refuses, due to the persistence of Sarah, the only lady missionary among the group.However, Rambo is not fully convinced that they would be able to make any change. He drops them off at a location after having faced a violent confrontation with Burmese pirates. A few days later he is visited by the pastor of the church that sent the human rights group, who informs him that they never returned back, and he requests Rambo's help in dropping off a few hired mercenaries at the same spot where the group was left. What follows is a non stop ride of extreme action where in the process of rescuing the hostages, you'll come to see the bloodiest scenes that could happen in war and may action maniacs a huge adrenaline rush. For some it might simply look like a bloody action movie with explicit images, but for those who understand John Rambo and love some old school  action, you won't be disappointed. Its a thrill of a ride with the maximum kills in any Rambo movie and a worthy ending to the series.


Pebbles by the lake

Pebbles by the lake

Saturday, September 3, 2011

My first blog

My first blog...Seemed like the perfect day to start. I always wanted to write, never found the time. Here I go.