May 17th, 2013 — by d.n.l
“Hi! My name is Marian – how may I help you today?” chirped the enthusiastic customer service representative on the other side of the line. She sounded eager to help, and I looked forward to a pleasant experience. Unfortunately, her tone became caustic in a matter of seconds as I insisted on ending a service the company provided.
The call had me questioning whether she, or the company, really wanted to help me. It seems that in this world, people are willing to assist others as long as there’s some benefit for themselves. Sadly, altruism seems to have been replaced with an insidious façade of helpfulness. Continue reading »
Comment » | Reflections, Society
May 14th, 2013 — by admin
Wondering what happened to the English Writers’ Retreat (EWR) this year? It is being held in Sunderland, UK! Under the UK DLM, the event is locally known as Literary Ministry Seminar (LMS) as it covers a wider scope of Literary Ministry, providing training for aspiring and experienced writers, editors, proofreaders, and graphic designers. For more details, please visit: http://tjclms2013.eventbrite.com
Currently, the USGA is planning the next release of a revamped website and is calling for new devotionals, testimonies, and full-length articles. Even if you are unable to attend LMS or have little writing experience, you can still get involved in this project because the first and most important step is being interested in serving God through Literary Ministry.
A great way to start is by contributing right here to this blog. Continue reading »
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May 9th, 2013 — by jsk
God cares, God hears
Don’t despair, He is near.
God answers your prayers
He treasures every tear.
He’s true, He’s loyal
He knows we toil
His grace, His love
It never does spoil.
Oh glorious His name,
Can heal the lame!
The sick, the poor
Those who’re in pain!
He loves, He cares
He hears all our prayers!
Just turn to Him
Our path is there.
‘…casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you…’ (1 Pet 5:7)
Comment » | Personal Cultivation, Poetry
May 7th, 2013 — by burninglamp
It’s not easy to give. And sometimes, it’s not easy to take. I am not talking about money.
I think most people, when they need to, they know to take advice at some point in life. Pension planning may involve financial advice. Legal matters require legal advice. Health issues call for medical advice. Advice is something we seek when we need it.
We know sometimes advice is given to us when we do not ask for any. Some of it comes from friends who care and are looking out for us, colleagues who have greater insight, and the world outside who would discourage us from moving to a new job too soon, etc. So people offer advice because it is for our own good. Continue reading »
Comment » | Bible Study, Big Loaves, Exhortation, Spiritual Growth