Life should go on

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“A baby is God’s opinion that life should go on.”

by Carl Sandburg

Note: Picture was the 4d photo of a healthy eight month old baby inside the womb.

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Do it anyway

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Mother Teresa’s Anyway Poem

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

James 3: 13-16

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“Do you want to be counted wise, to build a reputation for wisdom?

Here’s what you do: Live well, live wisely, live humbly. It’s the way you live, not the way you talk, that counts. Mean spirited ambition isn’t wisdom. Boasting that you are wise is not wisdom. Twisting the truth to make yourselves sound wise isn’t wisdom. It’s the furthest thing from wisdom – it’s animal cunning, devilish conniving.

Whever you’re trying to look better than others or get the better of others, things fall apart and everyone ends up at the others’ throats.”

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Tagalog Translation

13 Sino ang marunong at matalino sa inyo? ipakita niya sa pamamagitan ng mabuting kabuhayan ang kaniyang mga gawa sa kaamuan ng karunungan. 14Nguni’t kung kayo’y mayroong mapapait na paninibugho at pagkakampikampi sa inyong puso, ay huwag ninyong ipagmapuri at huwag magsinungaling laban sa katotohanan. 15Hindi ito ang karunungang bumababa mula sa itaas, kundi ang nauukol sa lupa, sa laman, sa diablo.16Sapagka’t kung saan mayroong paninibugho at pagkakampikampi, ay doon mayroong kaguluhan at lahat ng gawang masama. 17Nguni’t ang karunungang buhat sa itaas, ay una-una’y malinis saka mapayapa, banayad, madaling panaingan, puspos ng kaawaan at ng mabubuting bunga, walang inaayunan, walang pagpapaimbabaw. 18At ang bunga ng katuwiran ay natatanim sa kapayapaan sa mga nagsisigawa ng kapayapaan.

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Live well, live wisely, live humbly.

Happy New Year!!

Bye to a blogger friend

These were some of Merry Strawberry’s words from her last post.

Words from a very strong woman.

She died of cancer last April 2013 at the young age of 22.

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“Death ends a life, not a relationship.” 
― Mitch Albom, Tuesdays With Morrie

God of power and mercy, you have made death itself the gateway to eternal life. Look with love on our dying sister, and make her one with Your Son in His suffering and death, that, sealed with the blood of Christ, she may come before you free from sin. Amen.

Merry Strawberry’s last Blog (here).

Stories of Merry from Sa Saliw Ng Awit’s Blog and friends (here).

A Father’s Day Prayer

Father’s Day Prayer of Remembering

by Susan Kramer

“Fathers young, fathers old
Remembering good times are our gold.

Value earned through guidance given
Helping us go forth in livin’.

Each father adding to our trove
A treasure chest of love untold.

Remembering fathers in our lives
Taking time to realize.

Fatherly love brings wealth to living
Remembering this, we go forth in giving.

Fathers young, fathers old
We remember you all
As life unfolds.”