IMPACTING THE WORLD

BEYOND TALENT SERIES Part 4: IMPACTING THE WORLD We are now moving to the culmination of Beyond Talent series. As we backtrack a little bit, in Part1, we have seen that each individual on the planet has seed of greatness waiting to be discovered and uncovered regardless of their human framework. Each person was Called to be Great. In Part 2, we tackled the underlying processes behind the development of that God-initiated greatness within. We came to realize that it is not an overnight thing. Sometimes it is full of suspense and ecstatic feeling but sometimes it is so much painful and beyond human understanding. This is the Path to Greatness. Part 3 was remarkable because once we came to...

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STANDING BEFORE KINGS

BEYOND TALENT SERIES  Part 3: STANDING BEFORE KINGS Our first series taught us that every individual on the planet was called to be great. God planted a seed of greatness to each person. Development of that greatness is not an overnight thing but rather a gradual progression. Sometimes it gives us suspense, ecstatic feeling and sometimes it is severely painful. But again, those things are part of the whole package. Meaning, we don’t have to take shortcuts to reach greatness and to add to that, we don’t have to belittle the role of those people instrumental to our growth and process. Today, we are moving to another scenario where each person’s greatness will give them not just a...

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THE PATH TO GREATNESS

BEYOND TALENT Part 2: THE PATH TO GREATNESS Every tinge of greatness was initiated by God and originated from God. Our human framework cannot dictate the amount of greatness that we can really express to the world. Our connection with God will be a surefire formula and great stepping stone to the realization and expression of that greatness. As we move further, let us look into the Path to Greatness. This topic will surely unveil to us that there are no shortcuts to greatness. Most trying circumstances and bitter insurmountable odds will come along the way but those things are really part of the whole package as we go to our journey in the pursuit of “Greater Things” Those people that...

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CALLED TO BE GREAT

BEYOND TALENT Part 1: CALLED TO BE GREAT Everything that has life is destined for great expression. This great expression has its source from God who put the seed of glory to every living thing He created. Every living thing has a natural tendency to unleash this God-given glory. That glory has its progressive move to each man leading us to the expectation of the next greater glory. It was God who initiated it. All mankind were destined for the expression of that greatness. One passage of the Bible tells us, “For we are God’s handiwork created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10 Other translation says, “For we are God’s...

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THE HOPEFUL LEADERS FROM THE IMPEDED PROMISES OF EDUCATION

Education is a treasure which thieves cannot break in or steal. However, how can this still be considered as a treasure, if the investment made will just fall into the pit of nothingness? This is shared from the heart of a young leader who stepped into the arena of education. Listen to the heart of a young generation who cries for change and for the betterment of things in our country. As the leadership guru. John Maxwell, said, “Everything rises and falls on leadership,” so is how it turns out for the education system of our beloved country. Nevertheless, there is always hope in the unity of pursuit of those who have the heart. In the present realities of our country, where students...

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PORTRAIT OF A HUMAN BEING

In the very sense of being alive, it is fairly easy to say that this is just about breathing the free air coming from the surroundings; feeding oneself three times a day; having a daily exercise to stay physically fit; going to school to learn; attending the mass or church services; and interacting with the people around. These things are basic and habitual, and truly, these things help in the survival of the human person – these keep him alive and kicking every single day. Yet the main questions are, are these the only activities that being an alive human encompasses? Is he limited to what is already in the mainstream? Is he not capable of going beyond his capacity? What else should we...

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BEST I HAD AS A CHILD

Here is a story why every child needs a meaningful childhood memories, especially how PLAY can be a place of honing and developing their dreams. I got so much inspiration in this story because similarly as a child, I had a lot of playtime with other kids in the neighbourhood. To our dear parents, let us treasure every season of our children. Let us not force them to become adults immediately while they are still young. There is a season in their lives that their world is PLAY. Let us not rob them of every opportunity where they can develop their character, attitudes and skills while they play (but I don’t mean multi-media) with others where they can get sweat, where they can also learn to...

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JOY & FREEDOM!

  There is no true joy if there’s no freedom.   One time, this little girl suddenly plunged in a laundry basin without any hesitation. No fear – no BUTS and IFS.   So many times, we just need to be like a little child to experience true joy and freedom welling up from within us.   Many people are looking for it and trading their valuable lives just to have it, but little did they know that it is in the simplicity of heart and faith that they can have it.   “God’s kingdom is not a matter of what you put in your stomach, for goodness’ sake. It’s what God does with your life as he sets it right, puts it together, and completes it with joy. Your task...

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PERSONS ARE GIFTS

The concept of living in this world may seem to be very basic for some people. Some would believe that the human person is just the product of evolution, a scientific occurrence. Some would claim that people were created through God’s own hands and His breath. Some would consider reincarnation as the very reason why people existed here on earth. Some would contest for the idea that people need to fight for survival. These ideas may be contrasting at some point, yet we need to understand that people come from different belief systems, ethnicity, culture and background. These are some of the factors which help shape up the way they perceive things to be. It will be safe to assume that we...

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EFFECTS OF GADGETS TO CHILDREN BELOW FOUR YEARS OLD

The following are some helpful tools shared by a medical student which can remind parents again and again on the adverse effects of gadgets to our precious little ones. Though single, the one who shared this was once a young child, then a teenager, and now a young adult. She had experienced being under the eyes and care of her parents and so she’s sharing first-hand experiences from most of her conversations with her mom. Moving on… “Probably some of you have heard about this or know a bit of this. I first heard about this actually from our Pediatrics class when our pediatrician-professor shared about how the use of gadgets and television are discouraged for children below four...

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