The Cracked Pot

“O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter does?” declares the LORD. “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel. Jeremiah 18:6

An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which she carried across her neck. One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water. At the end of the long walks from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.

For a full two years this went on daily, with the woman bringing home only one and a half pots of water. Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it could only do half of what it had been made to do.

After two years of what it perceived to be bitter failure, it spoke to the woman one day by the stream. ‘I am ashamed of myself, because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house.’

The old woman smiled, ‘Did you notice that there are flowers on your side of the path, but not on the other pot’s side?’ ‘That’s because I have always known about your flaw, so I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you water them.’ For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate the table. Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to grace the house.’

Each of us has our own unique flaw. But it’s the cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives together so very interesting and rewarding. You’ve just got to take each person for what they are and look for the good in them. So, to all of my cracked pot friends, have a great day and remember to smell the flowers on your side of the path!

Happy Earth Day

Earth DayToday is the celebration of 39th year campaign of Gaylord Nelson, Richard Nixon and Denis Hayes, the Earth Day movement.

“The ultimate test of man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.” by: Olmago

You are correct amigo!

Blogger Unite Fight for Hunger

hunger_and_hopeBlogger Unite and Heifer has partnered with Organic Valley Family that are both committed to make nutritious food available to all. They are fighting against the condition of 500 million people that are living in “absolute poverty” and more than 15 million children die of hunger every year.

Organic Valley Family and Heifer project is targeted at limited-resource and supplies, they also provides education and training to these farmers in organic and sustainable methods. Heifer also helps these farmers transition to organic so that they can be certified by the USDA if they choose.

They not just giving food, they educate farmers to improve economic sustainability, expand sustainable production and sound ecological practices, and the objective is to increase access to healthy foods in genuine-need communities.

Be a part and join the campaign against poverty.

Someone sent me a  video clip , this shown how Pinoy (Filipinos)  facing poverty,  its  moves me and touched my heart. You can send your help thru NCF or Big Brother Big Sister Foundation.

Uplifting Body

My Mom drag me at the church tonight, we have a visitor, a special couple whom serving God from three decades and have a gift of  healing.

While we are praying and acknowledging the Lord presence, I just experienced my whole body was floating on the thin air. It was a wonderful, it like letting go all yourself, literally you became like balloons without weight on shoulder, focused on God alone and all those sorrow, fear, anxieties will be gone.

This is a great day, my Uncle and his family received God as their personal savior. I saw my cousin face changed into much happier shape. I saw her moms into another set smile.

I didn’t ask for healing rather a request from God, that he may give the desire of my heart. I know the day I told him to changed my life once again and totally give up everything, I been experiencing my everyday miracle.

I am still a work on progress, but tonight I saw how lucky I am. I don’t have to change anything. I just need to accept Gods plan for me. Just a tiny seed of mustard of faith, a little patience to wait for God perfect timing and I will be fine. Thanks Marty for the prayers.  God will bless you more, your ministry and your personal relationship.

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom can be no variation, nor turning shadow.” Jas 1:17

A Prayer for a friend

By:  Casting Crown

Lord I lift my friend to You.
I’ve done all that I know to do.
I lift my friend, to You.
Complicated circumstances  have clouded his view.
Lord I lift my friend up to You.

I fear that I won’t have the words that he needs to hear.
I pray for Your wisdom , oh God.
And a heart that’s sincere.
And Lord I lift my friend up to You.

Lord I lift my friend to You.
My best friend in the world, I know he means much more to You.
I want so much to help him, but  this is something he has to do.
Lord I lift my friend up to You.

There’s a way that seems so right to him.
But You know where that leads.
He’s becoming a puppet of the world.
Too blind to see the strings.
And Lord I lift my friend up to You.

Lord I lift my friend to You.
I’ve done all that I know to do.
I lift my friend, to You.

A Witness of Great Miracle

Currently, since the day I have cried to the Lord (after my last operations), I have witnessed everyday miracle. It was the Lord Jesus, rearrange my life and gave me another life. I never imagined to live a life, whom you can witness great miracle of God.

Currently, since the day I have cried to the Lord (after my last operations), I have witnessed everyday miracle.

Yup, some of life changing experiences hurt so much.  I almost gave up my marriage, almost lost my balance at MRT gutter (waahhh) and experienced crying at Makati walk way (waahhh). Now, that all behind in my past.

I have to experienced worst thing to really realize that God is greater than anything that I have in this life.

I witness the goodness of my husband, the caring and support of my two best friend,  along the way I  lost some of good friends but gained a wonderful and a real treasure friendship to some of my current circle.  Experienced the support and love of my mother. Yes I am now living in God grace.

A goof friend of mine told me that I am living in my happy place. But I have found the real happiness when I gave up all things and totally surrender everything to God. Don’t you know that I even surrender my shoe laces to God.

Later I found myself, recognizing each day that God working on my life.

Some thought…

I stumble upon a Christian Blog that hit me so much and love to share it:

WORRY
“IF MY GOD ISN’T BIGGER THAN LIFE, THEN MY LIFE IS BIGGER THAN GOD – AND THAT’S WHEN ANXIETY TAKES OVER.”

However if you:
Don’t try to do things on your own strength.
Don’t beat yourself up when you can’t find the answer.
Don’t give up!
Christ is all you need to live this sometimes tumultuous life.
Do run to him.
Do ask for his guidance.
Do give him control…
YOU WILL FIND THAT JESUS IS BIGGER THAN LIFE!

Dalai Lama…Today Hottest Yahoo Search

What??? I remembered the Brad Pitt movie Seven Years in Tibet (1997), where I first heard his name, understand they believe and still remember how a seven year old leads a country…..
Well the CNN posted a special reported about the exile of his Holiness Tenzin Gyatso. The 14th Dalai Lama lives his life in exile at India. This “simple Buddhist monk” is considered by some to be one of the world’s enduring figures of struggle and compassion against oppression.

FYI… I double checked the magic of wikipedia …Well, Tibetan Buddhists believe the Dalai Lama to be one of innumerable incarnations of Avalokitesvara (”Chenrezig” [spyan ras gzigs] in Tibetan), the bodhisattva of compassion.

JK Rowling NYC Charity Reading

J.K. Rowling will come to New York for a charity reading on August 1 and 2. The reading, “An Evening with Harry, Carrie, and Garp,” will feature authors Stephen King, John Irving, and Jo at Radio City Music Hall. More information >>

A special podcast will take place at Barnes and Noble at Union Square, which is on 17th street. This event is free and open to the public. The entire PotterCast crews will be in charge in Web Broadcasting.

Rowling On Richard & Judy Show

While Rowling apperance on Richard & Judy Show in the UK :

  • Book 7 is NOT finished
  • The final chapter for book 7 has changed slightly – two more people have died than she originally planned and one other person has got a reprieve
  • Her daughter Jessica is often pestered at school for upcoming book titles, plot details, etc.
  • She would be willing to kill Harry in order to prevent future authors from writing sequels
  • Jo says Ron is generally more popular than Harry — remembers seeing an unofficial poll on a fansite reflecting this.