A Glass Of Milk

Friday, February 24, 2006
I got this in my email and I thought I'd share it to y'all. It's too good to just be kept in my mailbox. I hope this will inspire us to do good to others. Who knows, a simple good deed can benefit us a lot more in the future. God sees. God knows. God remembers. So here it is:

One day, a poor boy who was selling goods from door to door to pay his way through school, found he had only one thin dime left, and he was hungry. He decided he would ask for a meal at the next house. However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the door. Instead of a meal he asked for a drink of water. She thought he looked hungry so she brought him a large glass of milk. He drank it slowly, and then asked,

"How much do I owe you?"

"You don't owe me anything," she replied. "Mother has taught us never to accept pay for a kindness."

He said... "Then I thank you from my heart."

As Howard Kelly left that house, he not only felt stronger physically, but his faith in God and man was stronger too. He had been ready to give up and quit.

Years later that young woman became critically ill. The local doctors were baffled. They finally sent her to the big city, where they called in specialists to study her rare disease. Dr. Howard Kelly was called in for the consultation. When he heard the name of the town she came from, a strange light filled his eyes. Immediately he rose and went down the hall of the hospital to her room. Dressed in his doctor's gown he went in to see her. He recognized her at once. He went back to the consultation room determined to do his best to save her life. From that day he gave special attention to the case.

After a long struggle, the battle was won. Dr. Kelly requested the business office to pass the final bill to him for approval. He looked at it, then wrote something on the edge and the bill was sent to her room. She feared to open it, for she was sure it would take the rest of her life to pay for it all. Finally she looked, and something caught her attention on the side of the bill.

She read these words... "Paid in full with one glass of milk" (Signed) Dr. Howard Kelly.

Tears of joy flooded her eyes as her happy heart prayed "Thank You, God, that Your love has spread abroad through human hearts and hands."

Count Your Blessings

Wednesday, February 22, 2006
These past few days, we have been really busy attending parties and dinners. In fact, I got another invitation right here at my desk. The most recent one we've attended so far was my nephew's 3rd birthday last Saturday. That afternoon, I met up with my cell group for our usual Bible study session. At the latter part of our discussion we got to share how God has blessed us that week. I was humbled by what my friend, Paz, shared to us. God has literally been providing for them, much like in the olden days when God provided manna to the Israelites in the wilderness. She said that they were at their lowest when she began trusting God like never before to provide for them especially milk for her kids. God didn't fail them.

Looking at others with the loads they carry on their shoulders and then looking at ourselves, have we ever tried counting our blessings?

Just So You Know

Friday, February 17, 2006
I'm so sorry if I haven't been in your sites lately. After I got home from work last February 14, I wasn't feeling well at all. I got a really bad sore throat and a fever that went along with it. I was stuck in bed for two days. I know I have a lot of catching up to do and I will as soon as I can.

Please know that y'all are in my prayers.

Happy Valentine's Day

Tuesday, February 14, 2006
In the midst of life's twinges, waking up to a bouquet of red roses, a big hug and a kiss from my dear hubby liven my day. Hope you too have a wonderful day today.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Have You Ever?

Friday, February 10, 2006
Have you ever felt like you're always climbing hills and mountains in your life?
You don't know when the journey will end...
And you're already tired?

Have you ever wanted something so much in your life?
You've done everything you can...
And you're already tired?

Have you ever been confused in your life?
You've searched for answers...
And you're already tired?

Have you ever tried to turn to Him and cried for help?
You've lifted it all to God...
Because you're already tired?

Lessons To Learn

Monday, February 6, 2006
Last Saturday morning, when I got up from bed and turned on the t.v., I was aghast with the terrible news that 74 people died of stampede in ULTRA, just a few minutes drive away from where we live. I flipped through the local channels but it was all that was shown. It was reported that people were already lined up in ULTRA even days before the anniversary special of that game show. They didn't mind sleeping on the street just so they could have a chance to win a cash prize to bring home to their families. Some of them even came from the province.

Nobody wanted that unholy event to happen, but it did. 74 people perished.

God has his reasons why He allowed it to happen. Maybe it's a wake up call for all of us. Maybe He wants us to learn something from it. We don't have all the answers, He does. This horrible event brought back to my memory what our pastor once said that it's better that we humble ourselves than God humbling us, because when we humble ourselves, we will be heartborken all right, but when God humbles us, we will be crushed.

Are we going to wait for God to humble us? Is this the hard lesson God wanted us to learn? Maybe... or maybe there's more.

My Anime

Thursday, February 2, 2006
I went over to Drea's two days ago and she had a post there last January 29 about her fondness for drawing. I'd say she really has a talent for this. Here's a sample of her work and this is how my anime version looks like.

I asked Drea to make my hair longer because in the photo, my hair was tied in a bun. So here's how it turned out.

What do you think?

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