Things to do when you feel blue…

1.) Have a conversation with God.

2.) Pamper yourself…go to the spa.

3.) Call a good friend who doesn’t mind your calling her/him out of the blue.

4.) Make a list of people and things you are thankful for.

5.) Volunteer at the local hospital or an old folks home. Making other people happy will brighten your day.

6.) Perform a kind deed.

7.) Watch a rerun of a favorite movie.

8.) Read a good book…preferably one you read before and enjoyed.

9.) Tell a loved one that you love him/her and that life is so much better with him/her.

10.) Dress up and enjoy an afternoon tea all by yourself. Read a good book or listen to an audio book.

Warning: Whatever you do, don’t stay in the house and eat ice cream or a box of chocolates. Furthermore, stay away from shopping malls. You might purchase something on the spur of the moment and regret it.

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Eternal Life Plan

I am watching the YouTube video of “Revealing Heaven by Kat Kerr.” I don’t know why these days, I feel drawn to reading books about heaven. I have a collection of these books, like “Heaven is For Real,” and “Heaven is so Real.” At one time, I even considered writing a book on heaven and hell, warning people to plan their eternal lives now. However, I realized that there are a lot of books on the topic, so I decided to read them all and write about those that speak to me.

When Kat Kerr mentioned about Eternal Planning, my ears perked up. She says that salvation is free, but the life we live now determines our eternal position. What does she mean by this? She says that many people do many types of planning; vacation, wedding, real estate planning to mention a few. But do we ever take the time to plan the most important one of all…eternal planning? When this is launched, it will never change. We can work towards it until we die, but afterwards, there’s nothing much we do about it.

She suggests: “find out what God’s purpose is for your life and accomplish it. He has a destiny for all of us. We will either rule or reign with Jesus Christ in the new earth, or we will serve others. We will be held accountable for what God called us to do with our lives. We have specific destinies. If we don’t know our specific purpose, we must seek God and He will reveal it to us. God gave us different gifts, talents, and grace to accomplish our purpose. We must make sure that our earthly life counts for the Kingdom of God. Our reward will be to spend eternity, ruling with Jesus Christ. “

She also adds,” love one another and work together. The world will know us for our love of each other.”

What are we waiting for? The clock is ticking. It’s time to start planning for eternal life, if we haven’t done it yet.

Tomorrow is Dragon Boat festival. Get your eggs ready! Have a great weekend!

Are You Ready?

Taiwan is bracing for not one, but two typhoons. Yesterday, the supermarkets were packed with people stocking up on vegetables and fruits. This is one of the reasons why I was unable to post.

The other reason is that I have been chatting with my very busy sister in the US. She told me that she can teach me how to dry and pack food. She travels a lot and does not like to eat out. She prepares her own food. That is how she kept slim and fit despite her stressful job.

This information is heaven sent, as Jimmy and I want to develop a more convenient program for weight management. The biggest challenge is how to get kids and adults alike, to eat vegetables three times a day. We have trained our boys to eat iceberg or Romaine lettuce, while we like to munch on celery. However, most of our clients can not copy this, as they want something cooked to start their day. I will be writing more on this in the coming days.

Anyway, back to the typhoon. Classes have been suspended, and people in landslide prone areas have been evacuated. Everyone is on high alert.

I can not help but wonder if we have the same readiness when it comes to eternal life. While going about our daily chores, do we often ponder on our eligibility to enter the Kingdom of God? Do we make time for God and ask for directions on how to lead our lives so that we may one day be with Him?

As imperfect creatures, it is but natural to gloss over these thoughts, and even to deny them. However, our mortality is an eventuality, and the sooner we face these issues, the better our chances for heaven will be.

So, join me now as we carve some quiet time alone with God. Despite our busyness, the most important One of all, is God.

Inner Peace

Inner Peace

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I have been seeking inner peace
For half a century now
I searched for inner peace
In the beaches of Hawaii and Boracay

In religious retreats
In churches and monasteries
In the forest and on mountaintops
I do get some semblance of peace

But only for a little while
When I go back to my daily grind
Inner peace is gone
Where did it go?

Inner peace is as elusive
As a rainbow on a sunny day
What do I do?
I am at my wit’s end

Then the Lord spoke to me
My child, inner peace comes
When you stop and talk to Me awhile
I’m the only One who can give you,

INNER PEACE!

Somewhere in Miaoli

At the end of summer last year, Jimmy and I decided to go on a retreat. We wanted to look into what we really wanted in life. Jimmy found this tiny bed and breakfast cottage, tucked in the rural area of Miaoli. It was located beside a manmade lake. There are only three rooms for overnight stay, but the place is full of people who want to partake of their excellent meals.

I am sharing some photos we took while we were there.

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People can dine underneath trees and even dip their feet into the water while eating their fine meal. That explains the chairs in the water.

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I just woke up in this photo and I started writing my goals with a white feather pen. I just love the atmosphere.

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The lake takes on different moods depending on the time of the day.

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The place is 勻淨湖. Thanks to Jimmy for writing down the name of the place.

Have a great day, everyone!