Declare Favour

  
Good Day, Beautiful People!

This is a snip what I learn from a mature and wise pastor, Frank Damazio.  Hope this will help someone who is reading my blog. 

   
    
    
    
    
 
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Love; Amour; Amor; Amore; 爱

  
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Happy St Valentine’s Day to all that celebrate love.  Divine Love from above, Love for self, Love for Lovers,  Love for families, Love for friends, Love for pets and Love for community.

Without doubt, we understand not all people will be happy on St Valentine’s Day. Some people are going to be heart broken, disappointed, jealous, sad, depressed and lonely. I totally comprehend  those who boycott Valentine’s Day for above reasons and others think that is too commercialise maybe for the young and for the rich. Well, I just happen to think it is about showing appreciation of love to people you care around you even you’re not in a relationship. It doesn’t have to cost you an arm or a leg. You just have to be a bit creative like my beloved or my mom.

When a woman knows who she is. She doesn’t respond to what she is not.  Never compromise your destiny with bad company just because you are feeling lonely. There is nothing wrong with singleness. I’m a true believer of this notion “better to be single than to settle down for second best”. This is not a cliche, the right attention from a wrong individual during a lonely time can fool you into thinking they might be the one.  Finding someone worth waking up to is always going to be better than finding someone to sleep with. 

   
  

The People I know are pretty savvy just in case you need to point someone in your world the right direction. Well, the reverse is true too! Gentlemen… In case, you’re confused. God will never send you someone else’s wife. 

  
 

Friends,  your Divine Prince of Peace has died for you and love you the way you are because you are beautiful, worthy and valuable. You’re loved. So don’t let someone who doesn’t appreciate your worth destroy your future. You deserve someone better.   Maybe someone has to repeat this out loud in front of the mirror to sink in.  

   
   
My advice for the singles is never ever chase love, affection or attention. If it isn’t given freely by another person, it isn’t worth having.  The gospel truth is You don’t need someone to complete you. You need someone to accept you completely. And seriously, it doesn’t matter who hurt you or broke you down. What matter is who make you smile again.

Now listen to your heart, if you know you have found someone special or if you love someone have the courage to let the person know. Because hearts are often broken by words left unspoken. Remember, the someone maybe a great guy or great girl but that doesn’t mean he or she is the One for you.

Do something special for yourself or family or single friends. Turn it into a day of self pampering. My mom used to deck the home, get nice treats or baked for us as a family. Some years, we go out to see a movie together. Other years, we go shopping together follow by a lovely meal in a family restaurant. She pretty much influence me in a way that I feel fine to be single and didn’t feel pressure of hooking up with someone. I guess when you feel loved up, you don’t feel the need to go out with any random guys who interested in you or rush into a relationship especially you know in your heart is not right in the first place. These days is not easy to be bombarded by media, social media, celebs and peer pressure to have a relationship as a teenage. Well, my parents used to say if the guys you want to date must be able to provide for his future family. He better be paying for your dates. If you think he has potential great ask him to come back in a few years time. I think most parents will like my parents saying “if the guy is still using his parents’ money means he can’t even take care of himself. He has not earn the right to have relationship with you.” I’m not even talking about conviction and characters of person of interest yet. I guess my folks has set the bar pretty high for me to consider dating anyone they will approve.  You may think this is easy for my parents to preach on that because I’m a girl.  The truth is my brother pay for meals 90% of time with us and even with his in laws extended family.  I’m not suggesting you have to follow what we do. 
  

For those married men out there, these are some good tips: 

 

  

   
    
 

  

   
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Happy Chinese (Lunar) New Year; Joyeux Nouvel An chinois; Feliz Año Nuevo Chino; Buon Capodanno cinese; 新年快乐

  
Good Day, Beautiful People!

Have a blessed, Grace filled, Healthy, Prosperous and Happy Chinese (Lunar) New Year to all in China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mauritius, the Philippines,  Vietnamese and Chinese that live all over the world.

Did you know that the Bible mentions the nation of China by name, or that God’s plan of redemption through Christ is etched in the Chinese language and characters? Joseph Prince reveals these and other fascinating truths in this special Chinese New Year message. Be blow away as you discover the similarities between the sacrificial ceremonies of the ancient Chinese and those found in the Old Testament, and how they point to Christ, the perfect sacrifice for our sins. Check out his teachings and experience afresh the incredible grace of God that saves, redeems and blesses you through the blood of Jesus, the perfect Lamb of God!

  
Gazing at these beautiful, elegant, exquisite and divine pink peonies just make me ponder, our Creator simply create these delightful peonies purely for His pleasure and for us to enjoy the simple and lucid things in life if we choose to stop and take a bit of time adore them. It will do your soul some wonder.

Fact about peony: The peony is among the longest-used flowers in Eastern culture and is one of the smallest living creature national emblems in China. 

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil. Cling to what is good. -Roman12:9

Here are some Chinese New Year blessings and proverbs with  bible interpretation:

心想事成 

 God will grant us the desires of our heart. -Ps 37:4

万事如意 

 In all things God works together for the good of those who love Him. -Rom 8:28

岁岁平安 

 The peace of God will guard our hearts and minds in Christ. -Phil 4:7

事业有成 

God knows the plans for us to prosper us and give us a future and a hope. -Jer 29:11 

步步高升 

God has raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus. -Eph 2:6

金玉满堂 

The house of the righteous is filled with treasure. -Prov 15:6

红运当头 

 God has made us the head and not the tail (as a result of Jesus’ shed blood). -Deut 28:13

笑口常开 

God brings His people out with rejoicing, and His chosen ones with shouts of joy. -Ps 105:43

  

NB: Above is my food styling photo of homemade organic chemical free Chinese New Year  gourmet food by my beloved.  #NianGao ( #YearCake ) & #pioneering new #Roo #BakKwa ( #kangaroo #roojerky )! 

Saving last but not least, fun and laughter as my Chinese New Year gift 🎁🍊🍊 for you! 

  
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Happy & Love February; Heureux et l’Amour Février; Amor feliz y febrero; Felice e Amore febbraio

  
Good Day, Beautiful People!

Chapter One of 2016 is gone… Hope it was a great start of the year for you. For my Northern Hemisphere friends are thankful that the long cold winter is ending and welcoming the spring.  Over the Southern Hemisphere, we enjoy summer with our family, loved ones and friends. Some took time off work or leave to have a getaway to reconnect, replenish, rewind, regroup, relax and refocus with the Creator, self and loved ones. 

Ready to kick start Chapter Two of 2016. Big welcome to Happy February where most of us go back into our routine school and work life.  The challenge is not just to do the routine like Groundhog Day last year. There is this saying by Robin Sharma “Don’t live the same year 75 times and called it a life.” I guess is up to us individually to question, redefine, confront and claim our real purposeful lives back. 

  
We need to ask and answer honestly ourselves the following questions. No one can answer that for you. People may come along side with you and cheer you on. The truth is only you can choose your own path and walk your own life journey.  Love yourself enough to figure this out, don’t let another year go by doing same old stuff. After all February is a month of love. Self love is not selfish. Without loving ourselves, we will be running on empty, unhappy and resentful. 

What do you want to see come to pass in 2016?

What do you want to do in 2016?

What are you believing for in 2016?

What you want to achieve in your personal,  work and spiritual life?

What are you passionate about?

What you want to contribute in your world to make a difference?

What new things you are going to do or try?

What calculated risk you are going to take?

Leaving you with some wise quotes to ponder: 

  

   

Believe that God is doing something  NEW!

“This is what GOD says, the God who builds a road right through the ocean, who carves a path through pounding waves, The God who summons horses and chariots and armies— they lie down and then can’t get up; they’re snuffed out like so many candles: “Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it? There it is! I’m making a road through the desert, rivers in the badlands. Wild animals will say ‘Thank you!’ —the coyotes and the buzzards— Because I provided water in the desert, rivers through the sun-baked earth, Drinking water for the people I chose, the people I made especially for myself, a people custom-made to praise me.” -‭Isaiah‬ ‭43:16-21‬ ‭MSG‬

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Straya Day 26th Jan 2016

  
Good Day, Beautiful People!

Happy Australia Day for my Aussies family and mates!  It was such a beautiful summer day to enjoy the simple things in life with mates like   Watching Australia Open, backyard cricket, boating, beach combing, have some shrimps on the Barbie, lamb roast, meat pies for most, the greens & raw food for organics, vegans & vegetarians. Meanwhile the rest will be likely to have a Vegemite sandwich, chomp some Anzac Biscuits, Tim Tam Biscuits, a slice of Lamingtons and nibble some Pavlova… Wash it all down with beer. 

Party Nails fit for this occasion: 

 

Sharing this Funny photo.

   
    

Wondering any tourist or visitor pass the Aussie Language Test? Feel free to share if you think you know all the answers. 

Below is Australia National Anthem:
  

Fireworks Display in different part of Australia:

  
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Cervical Cancer Awareness; La sensibilisation au cancer du col utérin; Conciencia del cáncer de cuello uterino

  
Good Day, Beautiful People! 

I know most of us will support all cancer awareness and search for cure. January is a month for cervical cancer awareness.  So if you’re know any woman that are closed to you from age 17 to 70 please may this be a kind reminder for them to go for screening.  I’m talking to the real women who always put others first and tend to put self last and forget about self care.

   
    
   
The latest research is going to shock you is that even nuns are exempted. That sounds absurd as they are not sexually active. Below is the link: 

http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/cancers-in-general/cancer-questions/cervical-cancer-in-virgins

http://www.obgyn.net/obgyn-nurses/nuns-virgins-and-spinsters-rigoni-stern-and-cervical-cancer-revisited

  
  

  
Fight for your future. Support in any way you can. Live in the land of Hope.  NB: 4th Feb is World Cancer Day.

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Choose Happy; Choisissez Bonne; Elija feliz; Scegli Felice

    
Good Day, Beautiful People!

Life is difficult, but those difficulties, when we face them squarely, are often the secret keys to growth and joy. -Edward Grinnan

One of my Goals for 2016 is to actively seek joy and happiness even when I face difficulties and challenges along the way. Hope and believe for many many many good days ahead. Joy and happiness seems an easy task and yet many fail to achieve that. 
My brothers and sisters, you will face all kinds of trouble. When you do, think of it as pure joy. Your faith will be put to the test. You know that when that happens it will produce in you the strength to continue. – James1:2-3 (NIVR)

Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. – James1:2-3 (MSG)

  

Most of us know the meaning of joy and happiness so the reason I wrote definition is purely to revisit and ponder upon the words. As well as for the benefit of others who sadly never able to find joy and happiness yet.

Joy is a state of mind and an orientation of the heart. It is a settled state of contentment, confidence and hope. It is something or someone that provides a source of happiness. – Theopedia 

Webster’s dictionary definition: 1) to experience great pleasure or delight : REJOICE, 2) the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires: DELIGHT. 

Hebrew dictionary definition: 8057. simchah, sim-khaw’; from H8056 blithesomeness or glee, (religious or festival):– X exceeding (-ly), gladness, joy (-fulness), mirth, pleasure, rejoice (-ing). 

Greek dictionary definition: 5479. chara, khar-ah’; from G5463; cheerfulness, i.e., calm delight:–gladness, X greatly, (X be exceeding) joy (-ful, -fully, -fulness, -ous).

 Joy depends the internal factors, something deep within while Happiness depends on external factors. 

Definition of Happiness is a state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy sense of well-being, joy, or contentment. Happiness is that feeling that comes over you when you know life is good and you can’t help but smile. It’s the opposite of sadness. When people are successful, or safe, or lucky, they feel happiness. The “pursuit of happiness” is something this country is based on, and different people feel happiness for different reasons. Whenever doing something causes happiness, people usually want to do more of it. No one ever complained about feeling too much happiness. -Vocabulary.com
  

You may think all these are so cliche. But at the end of the day, week, month, year and life, you still have to face you in the mirror and honestly ask yourself what you really really want short term and long term. You owe it to yourself to find real happiness because you are worth it. Happiness is a form of courage. When you express YES to happiness means learning to say NO to  the things and people that stress you out.  Choose to respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serve you, grow you or make you HAPPY. The wise Mandy Hale affirmed that “Happiness starts with you. Not with your relationship, your friends or your job. But with you.” 

   

  
This is a research done by Harvard lessons from the longest study on Happiness that may give you some insight.

   
    
 

  

   
    
 

Hope this help someone today. As for me you know what I am going to pursue. 

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Happy Birthday Jesus! Love Santa Baby xoxo

  
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I don’t know who is the original writer of this beautiful message but thank you. I love it! Sharing this with my friends here.

My dear precious Jesus, I did not mean to take your place,

I only bring toys and things and you bring love and grace.

People give me lists of wishes and hope that they came true;

But you hear prayers of the heart and promise your will to do.

Children try to be good and not to cry when I am coming to town;

But you love them unconditionally and that love will abound.

I leave only a bag of toys and temporary joy for a season;

But you leave a heart of love, full of purpose and reasons.

I have a lot of believers and what one might call fame;

But I never healed the blind or tried to help the lame.

I have rosy cheeks and a voice full of laughter;

But no nail—scarred hands or a promise of the hereafter.

You may find several of me in town or at a mall;

But there is only one omnipotent you, to answer a sinner’s call.

And so, my dear precious Jesus, I kneel here to pray;

To worship and adore you on this, your holy birthday.

  


My prayer for you:

 

My Blessings for you:
May the miracle of Christmas fill your heart with joy and peace. & The light of the Christmas star to you – The warmth of home and hearth to you – The cheer and good will of friends to you – The hope of a childlike heart to you – The joy of a thousand angels to you – The love of the Son and God’s peace to you. With Christmas love and New Year’s wishes! 

My gift to you. Enjoy my fav Christmas Song:

My favourite live musical to you! Enjoy!

My Christmas Eve Service to bless you!

My Christmas Day Service to bestow goodness & peace to you!

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Peak or Pit still Thankful 

  

Good Day, Beautiful People.

“Many times the deepest disappointments yield the most beautiful fruit in our lives.

In the later years of life, George lost all his money, his health faded, his right side became paralyzed and his creditors were threatening him with imprisonment for not paying his debts. He had no place to go, no one to really help him, but God. Placing all his trust in God alone, George decided to go into seclusion and spend time in meditation and prayer. Out of this time alone with God he was changed, His eyes opened and he saw such glory. Out of his difficulty he composed perhaps one of the greatest works of music ever…THE MESSIAH. His name – George Frederick Handel.

Don’t give up, your music will return and your life will come into that perfect place God has for you. What God does in secret will bless many openly.” – Passion Translation sharing. 

Christmas is drawing near. We are all so busy with so many festival activities and parties around this time of the year.  I hope in our busyness, we don’t forget the real meaning and Spirit of Christmas. 

Every year, I host a business & working sisters thanksgiving and Christmas party.  I will encourage them to share something they are thankful for the year.

Like my pastor claimed in the beginning of 2015 “You crown the year with Your goodness.” –Ps 65:11.  

Regardless 2015 is your peak or pit, you’re breathing and moving you have something to be thankful for. Be like the one out of ten that Jesus healed, came back and thank Him! Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine?  Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?” Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.” – Lk17:17-19  Let’s us give honour and appreciation when honour is due. “Do you owe respect? Then give it. Do you owe honour? Then show it.”- Rom13:7

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. Ps100:4

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. 1Chron16:34 

Some of the sisters are thankful for a good year. Others are thankful that they are still here and standing even though it is a challenging & dramatic year! We are all grateful that God is with us in the pit and peak! There are plenty of laughter and a few teary eyes. This year each one receive a scented candle. The symbolic reason of a candlelight is a reminder they are the light in the world of darkness. So remember to shine for Jesus.

“I hear His whisper… “VICTORY!”

You are going to make it. You will arise in victory, no matter how it may look to you at this moment. Is it not true that every impossibility yields to My power? All I am will be placed between you and your enemies. You will arise as the mighty one that I have created you to be! Nothing will be able to overcome you, for faith will grow and your love will intensify toward Me. 

Never doubt My power, My grace, My surprising breakthrough on your behalf. Before this week is over you will see My glory shine through the clouds of darkness. You will see your enemies shrink back before you as you move out with My Name and My victory. Watch what I will do before this year is over. Your will jump out into 2016 with the songs of victory!” – Passion Translation 

  

  

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Eat Clean [Mange proprement, Comer limpio]

 
  
Good Day, Beautiful People!

I’m NOT here to condemn anyone lifestyle or eating habit. Is all about what you want to embrace in your life? What is your priority? I’m not 100% there. Sometimes, I’ve indulgence as I’m a real foodie after all. I’m always a work in progress towards my goals and aims in getting the fullest out of life.

Often I ask myself, most people don’t care of what they eat until their health are compromised. Guilty charged, writer included. I had a major health scare 2013 that make me review my life. Ask myself truthfully, what changes must I make as God graciously give me second chance of life that I’m not going to waste it!  I want to live my life purposefully, consciously and intentionally not leaving to fate or my stupid choices or whatever life take over. 

These are some of my little self reminder:

  
  
  

Sharing one of my own favourite fruits and vegetables juicing recipe in the morning. I prepare the chopped vegetables and fruits the night before and put them in the blender, keep it in the fridge. Ready to juice the next morning.

  
Choose no GMO, chemical free and organic if you can. If budget constraint, or the preferred options not available soak your vegetables and fruits in 1 part vinegar and 2 parts water and sea salt for 15mins to wash off surface dirt and chemical. Better still grow some green if you can like some of my mates that have green thumbs.

Ingredients:

Garlic 1 clove

Ginger zest or grate 1tsp

Flaxseed  1 tsp

Omega 3  1-2 capsules

Beet 1 small or 1/2 big

Celery 1 stick

Blueberries or mix berries 1 small handful

Carrot 1

Chia seeds 1 tsp

Mint  a few leaves

Basil a few leaves

Parsley a few leaves

Lemon juice 1 tsp

Apple Cider Vinegar  1 tsp

Manuka or raw organic Honey 1 tsp

Coconut or organic yoghurt  1-2 tbs

Almond or Coconut or any milk 150ml

Water 150ml

Blend and drink up! 

Hope you give it a go!  Enjoy, Bon appétit! 

I leave the best for last… Can’t do life without humour.

   
 

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