PERSONS ARE GIFTS

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

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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BECOMING A PERSON OF INFLUENCE

BECOMING A PERSON OF INFLUENCE

Sharing with you these reflective insights from the book of Leadership guru, Dr. John C. Maxwell. These are powerful tools to be of positive influence to others thus transforming the world around us.  “Even if you had a negative effect on others in the past; you can turn that around and make your impact a positive one.” Becoming a Person of Influence presents efficient ways in order to effectively touch other’s lives for them to become the best persons in the society. In this world full of mysteries, there are so many special things about the human creation. If our lives in any way connect with other people, we are an influence. When we talk about becoming a person of influence...

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COMBATTING EXTREME INTROVERSION

COMBATTING EXTREME INTROVERSION

How does one overcome extreme shyness? How does knowing ones purpose in life help a person gain confidence and come out of her hiding? Take these precious insights from the Treasure Chest of Jhen. I must say that taking up education course or being a teacher is perceived differently by the people who are outside the field. Some would say that it is an extremely difficult idea; some would say that many people tend to end up quitting. However, being a teacher includes sacrifice and endurance. It goes with so much responsibility, because one of its important aspects is dealing with different people oftentimes. In addition, this profession entails creativity, resourcefulness, critical...

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THE PRECIOUSNESS OF LIFE

THE PRECIOUSNESS OF LIFE

There are so many wonderful things that God created in this world, but the most magnificent creation is the life of human being. Life is and should be understood as a prized gift from God. This is a treasure which most of the people are so blind to see. There are some who can already see its preciousness, but they do not know precisely how to live with it. This happens because life is so complicated. There are so many parts of our lives which are unfathomable, and this is one of the reasons that make life so precious. We live in a world where people show different perspective; choices are present, and there are so many mysteries. When we begin to reflect about our lives, we can see that...

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A Gift From Above

A Gift From Above

How precious it is for the young generation to value what had been entrusted to them and see the purpose of every giftedness that they have. Listen to the voice of one of the young people of this generation from Zamboanga City, Mindanao, Philippines who walks in the counsel of the Scripture and treasure her family and all those around her who influence her life positively. .   “The success of the next generation is also our success in God.” I have always thought of this quotation from our pastor. God’s wisdom and guidance had been showered upon me, and it is truly a blessing to know that there is a transcendent being who keeps reminding me of who I am supposed to be in this...

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TRAINING OUR CHILDREN TO RIGHTLY RESPOND TO CORRECTION

TRAINING OUR CHILDREN TO RIGHTLY RESPOND TO CORRECTION

Do you still remember the last time you receive correction from anyone of your family members? Or from anyone of your leaders? Or from anyone of your team members? How did you respond? What has been the attitude of your heart towards it? No one really feels good when being corrected. As much as possible, we will always try our best to avoid it or to respond to such defensively. More often than not, the attack on one’s behavior can always be perceived as an attack to personhood. Correction is a vital part of family discipline. It forms us. It helps us realize what we have done wrong and do better next time. Oftentimes, we respond to corrections differently. When Adam and Eve fall into sin...

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CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

A happy child is a happy soul How important is our childhood memories with our overall persona? How does it affect us and our future? How is it connected with our attitudes, with our conscious and subconscious responses to life? “According to an editorial and several new reports in the May issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals, experiences between birth and age 5 matter significantly to children’s long-term emotional and psychological health, and changing these experiences for the better pays dividends.” As a student in one of the extension classes of Asian Seminary for Christian Ministries (ASCM), way back in 1998, one of...

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ARE YOU POOR OR ARE YOU POOR?

ARE YOU POOR OR ARE YOU POOR?

What a question! Do you think it is simply a no brainer question?  Let us first look how the word POOR is defined and then probe further to see it for yourself.   Poor Defined By Merriam Webster Simple Definition :having little money or few possessions : not having enough money for the basic things that people need to live properly :having a very small amount of something :not good in quality or condition   Full Definition 1a:  lacking material possessions b :  of, relating to, or characterized by poverty 2a:  less than adequate :  meager b :  small in worth 3: exciting pity <you poor thing> 4a:  inferior in quality or value b :  humble, unpretentious...

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