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

  
Good Day, Beautiful People!

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 & 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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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 New Year; Bonne Année; Feliz año nuevo; Felice anno nuovo; 新年快乐

  
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Happy New Year! As we bid good bye to 2015, I’m thankful we are still here no matter how challenging our 2015. May 2016 brings out the best of you! Pray you will have many many many good days ahead and be brave and courageous to face few bad days. I extend the 7 blessings from my pastor to you, my friends.

  
Well, hope to bring you some New Year cheers with my photos. I’m so ready for 2016 even my nails are ready for the celebration down under!  I called them my arty farty nails since they’re modelled after the great master artists famous work. 

  
These are the warm up 9pm fireworks at Sydney Harbour Bridge!

   
 
  
Below are the Midnight Fireworks! This year theme is City of Colour! Please excuse my amateur photography skills. Simply sharing my love of fireworks and usher the new year!

   
    
    
    
 

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Happy Birthday Jesus! Love Santa Baby xoxo

  
Good Day, Beautiful People!

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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Give Thanks [Donnez-Merci, Da gracias]

 

Good Day, Beautiful People!

Belated Happy Thanksgiving to all my American Friends! Is one Holiday that I adopted on heart and practise for a long time. It is awesome to put aside one day in a year to sit with loved ones to celebrate and be thankful for the harvest and grateful for the year. 

I’m overjoyed and thankful 2015 is my very first American Thanksgiving!  I was invited a few time to attend in the previous years but only able to attend this year! My friend, Holly host a big fundraiser Thanksgiving Party to feed some college students and friends donate for money to her missionaries friends. Each year the size of the party grow. This year we have 100 people attended. 

Together, We gooble up four turkeys, two serving plates of cornbread, mash, sweet potatoes pies, apple pies, pecan pies, pumpkin pies, ice cream, banana pudding, jello, and candies. She and her hubby had spent two days cooking up a storm on a very scorching summer day in Oz. I think she really the queen of hospitality and deserve an award for that. She has to hire all the party gears to fit all her guests in her huge backyard.

  
The photo above is just the deserts table. I forgot to take a photo of the main table food.

 I leave you with these pearl of wisdom:  

   
   
   
  

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Stay Strong Paris [rester forts Paris]

   
   

Good Day, Beautiful People!

I’m saddened by the morning news that once again one of my favourite city, City of Lights, Paris, is under attack!  So many innocents died because of terrorism.  Such senseless and gutless act to create havoc, pain and fear in people.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Be strong, stay strong. May the real God, Prince of Peace, shine His lights brighter than ever in this darkness. 

Sharing this song with you. May it brings some comfort and peace in your heart.

PRINCE OF PEACE

My heart a storm, clouds raging deep within

The Prince of peace came bursting through the wind

The violent sky held its breath

And in Your light I found rest

Tearing through the night
Riding on the storm

Staring down the fight

My eyes found Yours

Shining like the sun

Striding through my fear

The Prince of peace

Met me there

You heard my prayer
Hope like the sun, light piercing through the dark
The Prince of peace came and broke into my heart

The violent cross, the empty grave

And in Your light I found grace

Tearing through the night
Riding on the storm

Staring down the fight

My eyes found Yours

Shining like the sun

Striding through my fear

The Prince of peace

Met me there

You’re always there
And You hear my prayer

Your love surrounds me 
When my thoughts wage war

When night screams terror

There Your voice will roar

Come death or shadow

God I know Your light will meet me there

When fear comes knocking
There You’ll be my guard

When day breeds trouble

There You’ll hold my heart

Come storm or battle

God I know Your peace will meet me there

(Again and again)
Oh, be still my heart

I know that You are God

Oh fear no evil

For I know You are here

And my soul will know Your love surrounds me 
When my thoughts wage war

When night screams terror

There Your voice will roar

Come death or shadow

God I know Your light will meet me there

And my soul will know
When fear comes knocking

There You’ll be my guard

When day breeds trouble

There You’ll hold my heart

Come storm or battle

God I know Your peace will meet me there

Oh, be still my heart
And my soul will ever know that You are God

And You heard my prayer

   

    
 

  

   
 
This is to demonstrate the solidarity  with the French in the wake of the siege in Paris. 

Pray for world, pray that countries leaders to have wisdom and courage in fighting ISIS and radical Islam. Pray for justice. Pray for the people who are affected by this tragedy.  Muslim leaders need to make a stand and fight radical Islam. Stop pussyfooting. 

Critical Thinking: @AngelaSChua: Treat your country like your home. You don’t invite evil people to your home why you allow evil people in your country! Common sense, Screen!

  
  
In one day, so many tragedies happened. We can feel helpless and dampen our spirits. The best thing you can do is pray for peace for the countries and people affected.

There are wisdom to be learnt: Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses. – Proverbs10:12

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. – Martin Luther King Jr.

  
Link:

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/11/13/world/paris-shooting/

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2015/11/14/governor-general-expresses-condolences

http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/on_the_bolt_report_today_november_15_paris_attacked/
http://new.spectator.co.uk/2015/11/australian-diary-15/
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His Whisper [Son chuchotement, Su Whisper, 他耳语, Il suo Whisper]

  
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I don’t know if you’re familiar with Dr Brian Simmons’ work. In my humble opinion, this is my far the best translation ever. He captured the heart of God, full of love of His people. May these words speak live, hope, faith and love into your spirit. Meditate and soak in it. Be truly blessed by your Heavenly Dad! 

  

Sharing this from Passion Translation. 
I hear His whisper…“I am the One who leads you through life. I have My hand upon you and I will not fail to guide you into the perfect path I have chosen for you. Many are the doors I have opened for you, for I am your Father and I watch over every part of you and every step you take. When shadows linger on your path I will be there to brighten your way and when you are confused I will make My ways even more clear to you.

When your life is in My hands you will never need to worry about what direction you are to go. It is not a game of “”Hide and Seek,”” searching for My will, as though you had lost it. My choices for your life will prevail and you will one day see how perfectly I have guided you. I have chosen you and because you are Mine, I have commanded My angels to be in charge of your days, protecting and holding you in My ways so that you will not stumble as you walk with Me.

Never doubt My plans for your life. I have made no mistake. You are always in My hands as the one I love. There may have been an earthly father that has forgotten his child, but I will never forget you, for the blood of My Son has made you fully Mine. I have called every star by name, I have measured out the oceans of the earth in the hollow of My hand, I have held the mountains of the earth and unrolled the tapestry of the skies– I will never forget you or fail to hold you near Me.

Watch as My mysterious ways open up before your eyes. Many have seen My miracles and never learn My mysteries. I will show miracles and mysteries as you keep your heart before Me. My dear child, I am a Father that will never fail you. I will instruct you in the way you should go and you will hear the voice of My Spirit giving you the secrets of My ways. Come closer to Me and I will whisper the words of life that will make you strong and pure for what is to come. I am the One who leads you and never fail you.”

Psalm 25:5 The Passion Translation 
Escort me along the way, take me by the hand and teach me. 

For you are the God of my increasing salvation.

I have wrapped my heart into yours!

 
  

    
 

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