the more we want, the less we have

We want more love but have less kindness.
We have more relationships but feel less happiness.
We have more sex but experience less intimacy.
We have more social media but less real friends.
More marriages but less fidelity.
More discussion but less resolution.
We have more money but less generosity.
More poverty but less compassion.
More profits but less equality.
More businessmen but less charity.
More work but less achievements.
More banks but less financial security.

We have more cars but less clean air to breathe.
More travel but less tolerance for other cultures.
More exploration but less understanding.
More science but less regard for Nature.
More climate monitoring but less climate control.
More chemicals but less bees and whales.
We have more technology but less time.
More iphones but less connection.
More emails but less communication.
More machines but less humanity.
More information but less transparency.
More surveillance but less information

We have more politicians but less good governance.
More laws but less justice.
More media but less honesty.
More television channels but less meaning.
More global instant news but less caring.
More talk of peace and less harmony.
We have more schools but less common sense.
More books but less learning.
More drugs but less good health.
More mental illness but less empathy.
More food but less nourishment.
More diets but less weight loss.
More gyms but less fitness

We have more spirituality but less generosity.
More guru’s but less self-trust.
More psychologists but less self-awareness.
More self-help advice but less self-motivation.
More religious apologies but less disclosure.
More beliefs but less knowing.
We have more athletes but less sportsmanship.
More world cups but less honour.
More fame but less real heroes.
More celebrities but less real character.
More fashions but less individuality.
More awards but less decency.

We have more of everything but less contentment and happiness.
What we really need more of;
More laughter, more fun, more love, more hugs.
More sleep, more music, more books, more sunsets
More friendship and cups of tea together, more slow walks in Nature.
More time and relaxation, more holidays, more dreaming.
More time to play, more surprises, more gratitude.
More listening, encouraging, more smiling, more understanding and caring.
More intuition, more imagination, more trusting, more day-dreaming, more creativity.
More stillness and silence, more deep contemplation, more realisation.
More kindness, generosity, acceptance and more kindness.
More beauty, more flowers, more dancing.
More taking chances, more saying sorry, more peace.
More wisdom, more learning, more openness to everything.

The essential thing we need more of is knowing when we have enough.
“The secret of happiness is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.’ Socrates.

Sherry (BSc. Sociology;)

you are blessed

Sometimes, we just need to be reminded of how blessed we are. And, truly, we are indeed blessed. Situations we often think are the end of us are just the beginning. I love this quote by Bach:

“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly”

What we think is the end, is sometimes just the beginning of something great. What we think is a mess, through Christ is a message.

God is always doing 10,000 things in your life. You are aware of maybe three.

Come. Journey throughMatthew 5: 3-12with me. Let’s join in with the crowd and lean in to Jesus teaching the Beatitudes (and get ourselves a “beautiful attitude” with a better perspective because we are not cursed. We are blessed in Christ!)….

You’re blessedwhen you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule.
You’re blessedwhen you feel you’ve lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you.

You’re blessedwhen you’re content with just who you are—no more, no less. That’s the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can’t be bought.

You’re blessedwhen you’ve worked up a good appetite for God. He’s food and drink in the best meal you’ll ever eat.

You’re blessedwhen you care. At the moment of being ‘care-FULL,’ you find yourselves cared FOR.

You’re blessedwhen you get your inside world—your mind and heart—put right. Then you can see God in the outside world.

You’re blessedwhen you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight. That’s when you discover who you really are, and your place in God’s family.

You’re blessedwhen your commitment to God provokes persecution. The persecution drives you even deeper into God’s kingdom.
Not only that—count yourselvesblessedevery time people put you down or throw you out or speak lies about you to discredit Christ. What it means is that the truth is too close for comfort and they are uncomfortable. You can be glad when that happens—give a cheer, even—for though they don’t like it, Christ does! And all heaven applauds. And know that you are in good company. His prophets and witnesses have always gotten into this kind of trouble.

Things may not be as they seem. Get alone with God and His Word and listen to Him speak.

Christy Rawls

if Jesus visited nigeria

Imagine Jesus Christ physically living on Earth today decides to attend church one sunday.
Jesus Christ would be presented with a myriad of different churches, all claiming to represent Him, profess His teachings, have His appointed ministers, and be His Church. Yet most of these have disagreeing doctrines

Jesus happens upon a building with a spired bell tower. He ascends a series of concrete steps and sees the structure is apparently named after one of His apostles.” He flips through the pages of a book explaining the church’s catechism, and finds that its doctrines teach there is only one church and that it has a hierarchical government.

“Well,” He thinks, “This church understands there is only one true church” ( Matt. 16:18), “and it is not divided into many groups or organizations” ( I Cor. 1:13)
He would see his statue and that of his mum-Mary.“not make unto you any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth” ( Ex. 20:4“not make unto you any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth” ( Ex. 20:4.He instantly makes a U-turn and leaves (exodus 20;4).

Next he attends christ embassey and sees the pastor with dyed hair preach that old testament is nailed to the cross by Jesus and irrelevant to salvation. Jesus remembers mtt 15; 17-18. Pastor asked members to give each other holy hug.girls wore short skirts and tight trousers
Jesus walks out

Next, He finds a church of “latter day saints.” Inside, a well-dressed young man greets Him and eagerly explains some of his church’s beliefs. He quickly lists that the church practices tithing because it is an ancient command, that baptism is by immersion, and the Holy Spirit is received by the laying on of hands. The young man also talks about how they adhere to the same organization of apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers and evangelists as existed in the early Church, and that the principles and ordinances of the gospel are faith, repentance, baptism and receiving the Holy Spirit.
“I did place ministerial ranks and various offices in My church, which this organization seems to understand,” Jesus thinks. “I certainly commanded that tithes should be paid, telling people ‘this ought you to have done’ ( Matt. 23:23). And baptism is by immersion, and the Holy Spirit is received through the laying on of hands.”
The young man continues, talking about celebrating Christmas and Easter, and how wonderful those days are.
Christ concludes, “This church keeps manmade religious holidays, instead of the Holy Days outlined in the Bible.”

search continuess

After traveling a few more blocks, Christ comes to an Anglican building with music blasting out from a propped open door. Peering inside, He sees a minister on a stage running around, jumping and yelling

“Hallelujah!”—“Praise God!”—“Can I get an amen?” Congregants sway back and forth, with many falling over backward, and writhing in the aisles and shaking uncontrollably. People are loudly talking about being “slain in the Spirit” and “speaking in tongues.” Yet all Jesus hears is unintelligible gibberish.
“This church is nothing but confusion,” He concludes. “God is not the author of confusion, but of peace. In My Church, all things are to be done decently and in order. But this is chaos!” (Read I Corinthians 14:33, 40.

Adjacent to it was a building legible writin MOUNTAIN OF FIRE”.
People were praying aggressively with “holy anger”. He moved closer and realised they were laying courses on their enemies. Jesus ran out of the church.
Jesus found himself in a kingdom hall. He likes their modesty,quietness and street evangelism. He heard how they lost kids life due to reluctance to practice blood difusion. law was made for man and not man for the law.
Jesus ends the search and returns back .

Is Unconditional Love Practical in Marriage

What does unconditional love mean? The dictionary defines it as love that is expressed without any limitations, conditions or expectations. When you love someone unconditionally, you don’t expect any payback or favors. You love them even when the feeling is not mutual. The best real life example of this kind of love is the love that exists between a parent and a child

Unfortunately, the subject of unconditional love within a marriageis a tricky one. Some Christians, believe that they should love one another unconditionally, just like Christ loves them. This is true to an extent. After all, marriage vows do mention loving each other “for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health” till death do you part

The trouble with this argument, however, is that marriage is not unconditional. When you married your spouse, you promised to love each other in the face of circumstances beyond your control. The expectation is that the two of you will do everything in your control to make your marriage work. This means that you cannot harm your spouse intentionally and expect him or her to reciprocate with unconditional, consequence-free love.

In fact, completely disregarding reality can be dangerous, especially in the face of serious relationship problems such as abuse in marriage. It can impede a couple’s ability to deal with problems in the marriage.

For these reasons, the love that couples experience in marriage is best described as boundless love and not unconditional. Boundless love does not depend on external circumstances, and therefore, it endures even when external circumstances are against.

However, it does not disregard external circumstances.
The main difference between these two kinds of love is that boundless love acknowledges obstacles and strives to overcome them. It is based on the knowledge that your emotions towards your spouse may change depending on external circumstances but that doesn’t mean you don’t love him or her anymore.

You shouldn’t feel bad for having negative emotions such as anger towards your spouse. They are not an indication of how much you love your partner. They are just obstacles that you need to overcome on your way to a happy marriage. This is the meaning of love.

Genuine love doesn’t need to be blind or unconditional love. It doesn’t have to interfere with your ability to make rational decisions in the face of danger such as abuse. It also doesn’t mean that you have to suppress negative feelings

Mike Tuckeron

ARIK AIRLINE SPRAYS INSECTICIDE TO CURB SPREAD OF EBOLA

Report reaching me states that the management of Arik airline is taking measures to prevent the spread of Ebola disease. After suspending flights to liberia and other affected zone,the managementintroduced spraying insecticide.

A cousin of mine who boarded a flight from lagos to abuja explained the ordeal to me. According to him, as the plane was about to take off, the announcer said

In light of the recent Ebola virus outbreak, we will proceed to spray insecticide in the cabin. If you’re wearing contacts or you find that you react to the smell, please cover your eyes and nose”.

The cabin crew proceeded afterwards and began spraying the gaseous substance while passengers were already seated

the authencity of the news is awaiting verification
the ministry of health warnssthat Ebola is not killed by insectisidees.

Their God changes the path of our rockets in mid-air, said a terrorist.” Reports of divine intervention in Gaza War

The commander recalled: “A missile was fired from Gaza. Iron Dome precisely calculated [its trajectory]. We know where these missiles are going to land down to a radius of 200 meters. This particular missile was going to hit either the Azrieli Towers, the Kirya (Israel’s equivalent of the Pentagon) or [a central Tel Aviv railway station]. Hundreds could have died.
“We fired the first [interceptor]. It missed. Second [interceptor]. It missed. This is very rare. I was in shock. At this point we had just four seconds until the missile lands. We had already notified emergency services to converge on the target location and had warned of a mass-casualty incident
“Suddenly, Iron Dome (which calculates wind speeds, among other things) shows a major wind coming from the east, a strong wind that … sends the missile into the sea. We were all stunned. I stood up and shouted, ‘There is a God!’
“I witnessed this miracle with my own eyes. It was not told or reported to me. I saw the hand of God send that missile into the sea.”
The commander’s account is reminiscent of a recent newspaper headline which trumpeted the possibility of supernatural protection

Their God changes the path of our rockets in mid-air, said a terrorist,”was the headline in the July 18 edition of the Jewish Telegraph.
It was a partial quote from Barbara Ordman, who lives in Ma’ale Adumim on the West Bank.

Her exact quotation was: “As one of the terrorists from Gaza was reported to say when asked why they couldn’t aim their rockets more effectively: “We do aim them, but their God changes their path in mid-air.”

whyEbola health workers are collapsing?

Dr. Oliver Johnson describes working in protective gear

‘We would like to keep a [patient] visit between 45 minutes and one hour, but now, we’re stretching it to almost two hours. We put ourselves through a very strong physiological stress when we’re using personal protection gear.’”

“‘We sweat, we’re losing water; we’re getting hotter and it wreaks havoc on the body. Our own endurance starts to wear down.’”

Getting the picture? Imagine losing five quarts of water from your body in an hour. While you’re trapped inside a bulky hazmat suit. While you’re treating a patient who, for example, wants to do everything he can to escape the clinic

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Imagine needing two hours after you climb out of your suit to rehydrate. Then you go back for more. Of course you also decontaminate yourself with toxic chemicals, including chlorine.

And as one doctor mentioned above, you’re also inhaling chlorine, a highly toxic compound, while you’re inside the hazmat suit, and while you’re approaching shock from loss of all those body fluids.

And then, imagine, because you want to treat as many patients as possible, you don’t do just one hour at a time inside the hazmat torture, you expand the time to two hours. How many quarts of body fluid do you then lose in one shift?

But of course, this has absolutely nothing to do with why you might fall ill. No. If you fall ill, or collapse, or suddenly die, it’s Ebola.
Sure it is.