Mom’s the Word


 
  
Good Day, Beautiful People! 

Happy Mother’s Day to all Moms; natural moms, spiritual moms, Moms in love, adopted moms, single moms, stepmoms, foster moms, “furry kids”moms [AKA pets moms] and all my wise, brave, courageous and strong mom friends in different seasons who celebrate!   You deserve to be honoured and spoilt for the tireless work you do, your sacrifice, tears, sweat, joy, pain, struggles , challenges and prayers. At times, you can feel like under valued by people around you and society. Hope you realised you’re bringing up the next generation;  you’re loved, valued and seen by the unseen God! Newsflash people, all moms are working moms in case you’re wondering. There is no checkout time, no annual leave, no pay, no sickies leave… Is a 24/7 job! Yet, most women are willing to taken on this job.

I’m mindful that Mother’s Day can be overwhelming, painful and difficult due to unexpected situations like separation from family, loss of child , orphans, lawless mom, shady mom, vicious mom, childless mom and loss of grandma. I pray real peace for me and you all. 

I don’t need a special day to honour my mummy! I live my whole life in a way that will honour her. Forever thankful for giving life to me and raising me up to be a contributor to society. She sacrifices her life devoted to her family, raising her children up well and looking after her grand babies and grandkids so her children can feel secure to chase after their dreams and conquer their world.  Without you and your huge sacrifice, we will not be where we are today.  

 

  

  

‘M’ is for the million things she gave me,

‘O’ means only that she’s growing old,

‘T’ is for the tears she shed to save me,

‘H’ is for her heart of purest gold;

‘E’ is for her eyes, with love-light shining,

‘R’ means right, and right she’ll always be,

Put them all together, they spell ‘MOTHER,’

A word that means the world to me.

Copyright ©:: Howard Johnson

  

This is the touching song, You raised me up,  I dedicated for my mummy one of her birthdays. Enjoy, it always reminds me of you when I listen to this song.

I can’t help myself but to share these hilarious comics, pretty sure most moms can relate to these.

   
    
    
  

Keep dreaming ladies, this may come true one day!
  
    

This what moms really want, hope and pray that all the kids turned to be good people.

 

A blessing and prayer tribute to all mothers 

“Blessed be all mothers

Who have come into our lives

Whose kindness, care and loving

Remain with us to guide.

Your inspiration in us
Made us strive in every way

Especially to remember

Helping others makes our day.

Mothers, this little tribute
Flows directly from my heart

You are so loved and cherished

Invaluable, one and all, you are.

– Susan Kramer

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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 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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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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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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