The Tablecloth: A Big Reunion!

If the Church plasterwork had not fallen, if the Pastor had not gone to the store, bought the the tablecloth?

God has a dramatic way if bringing and solving problems.

It doesn’t always make sense from the beginning. In the end, all things work out for the good….

It’s good to always look out for the good in every circumstance, because God is always seeking to bless us in situations that seem ugly.

Stories that have happy endings are always very interesting stories. Tragically, not every story ends that way. But we always pray and hope that good stories, the stories of our lives should have happy endings.

Mine have not really gone in the direction of my expectations really, I have truly hoped for a turn around of my story. My life took a bitter-sour turn just when I thought I should be heading towards my best years. I cannot really place a hand where, when and what I did wrong to have turn the direction it has taken. I guess, I have mixed up with the wrong set of people. It’s becoming clear to me the statement that says, “Your friends may choke or stretch your dreams.” Destiny is living and fulfilling your and set goals and dreams.

You’re lost when you no longer do the things that gives you essence. You’re estranged from your entire self when those things you used to find pleasure doing are no longer there.

Let me share this story with you, hoping that no matter what, you will keep faith with God, it does not matter how far you are estranged from your dreams and visions, there can still be a turn around.

The brand new pastor and his wife, newly assigned to their first ministry, to reopen a Church in suburban Brooklyn , arrived in early October excited about their opportunities. When they saw their Church, it was very run down and needed much work. They set a goal to have everything done in time to have their first service on Christmas Eve.

They worked hard, repairing pews, plastering walls, painting, etc, and on December 18 were ahead of schedule and just about finished.
On December 19 a terrible tempest-a driving rainstorms hit the area and lasted for two days.

On the 21st, the pastor went over to the church. His heart sank when he saw that the roof had leaked, causing a large area of plaster about 20 feet by 8 feet to fall off the front wall of the sanctuary just behind the pulpit, beginning about head high.

The pastor cleaned up the mess on the floor, and not knowing what else to do but postpone the Christmas Eve service, headed home. On the way he noticed that a local business was having a flea market type sale for charity, so he stopped in. One of the items was a beautiful, handmade, ivory colored, crocheted tablecloth with exquisite work, fine colors and a Cross embroidered right in the center. It was just the right size to cover the hole in the front wall. He bought it and headed back to the church.

By this time it had started to snow. An older woman running from the opposite direction was trying to catch the bus. She missed it. The pastor invited her to wait in the warm church for the next bus 45 minutes later.
She sat in a pew and paid no attention to the pastor while he got a ladder, hangers, etc., to put up the tablecloth as a wall tapestry. The pastor could hardly believe how beautiful it looked and it covered up the entire problem area.

Then he noticed the woman walking down the center aisle. Her face was like a sheet. “Pastor,” she asked, “Where did you get that tablecloth?”

The pastor explained. The woman asked him to check the lower right corner to see if the initials ‘EBG’ were crocheted into it there. They were. These were the initials of the woman, and she had made this tablecloth 35 years before, in Austria .

The woman could hardly believe it as the pastor told how he had just gotten “The Tablecloth”. The woman explained that before the war she and her husband were well-to-do people in Austria.

When the Nazis came, she was forced to leave. Her husband was going to follow her the next week. He was captured, sent to prison and she never saw her husband or her home again.

The pastor wanted to give her the tablecloth; but she made the pastor keep it for the church. The pastor insisted on driving her home. That was the least he could do. She lived on the other side of Staten Island and was only in Brooklyn for the day for a housecleaning job.

What a wonderful service they had on Christmas Eve. The church was almost full. The music and the spirit were great. At the end of the service, the pastor and his wife greeted everyone at the door and many said that they would return.

One older man, whom the pastor recognized from the neighborhood, continued to sit in one of the pews and stare, and the pastor wondered why he wasn’t leaving.

The man asked him where he got the tablecloth on the front wall because it was identical to one that his wife had made years ago when they lived in Austria before the war and how could there be two tablecloths so much alike?

He told the pastor how the Nazis came, how he forced his wife to flee for her safety and he was supposed to follow her, but he was arrested and put in a prison. He never saw his wife or his home again in all the 35 years between.

The pastor asked him if he would allow him to take him for a little ride. They drove to Staten Island and to the same house where the pastor had taken the woman three days earlier.

He helped the man climb the three flights of stairs to the woman’s apartment, knocked on the door and he saw the greatest Christmas reunion he could ever imagine.

This is a true story submitted by Pastor Rob Reid who says, “God does work in mysterious ways. I asked the Lord to bless you as I prayed for you today, to guide you and protect you as you go along your way. His love is always with you. His promises are true, and when we give Him all our cares we know He will see us through.

“So when the road you’re traveling seems difficult at best, just remember I’m here praying and God will do the rest.”When there is nothing left but God, that is when you find out that God is all you need. Take 60 seconds and give this a shot! All you do is simply say the following small prayer for the person who sent this to you.

Father, God, bless all my friends and family in whatever it is that You know they may be needing this day! May their lives be full of Your peace, prosperity and power as they seek to have a closer relationship with You. Amen!

Send this link to ten people and within hours ten people have prayed for you and you caused a multitude of people to pray for other people.

Then, sit back and watch the power of God work in your life.Please, ten is good, but more is better. God Bless You!

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Can’t Let Our Homes Be Plundered…

When veterans speak on matters of our security, we should listen.

We have for too long, left the reins of the leadership of our home in the hands of strangers and they’ve done to it as they so please.

We cannot continue to play ignorance to this evil being perpetrated against us, our homes and our people and pay deaf ears.

And so, they’re the best people to tell us what and how it works there.

The Fulani have declared war against indeginous Nigerians and grabbing our lands in north and middle belt and we playing games with Buhari…the game should be up now.
Retired General Danjuma has urged all indeginous Nigerias from North, South, East and West to face reality, to rise up and defend themselves. The Nigerian Army under Buratai is working with President Buhari to grab lands from indeginous Nigerians owners and give it to Fulanis from West Africa and turn indegineous Nigerians people and land to modern day Fulani Colony. Rise and defend your land now, rise now before it is too late.

No election until this Fulanis killing is stopped and lands grabbed restored back people and the criminals identified, arrested and punished according to Law of the land. This pogrom must stop, yes, it must be stopped. We did not elect them to murder us.
It is a big shame to about 165million indeginous Nigerians from predominantly Hausa North, middle belt, Igbo East and Yoruba West to allow, only 3 million Fulanis (who are Arab Africans) we accommodated to take over Nigeria and be killing everybody in the name of Herdsmen and Boko Haram, and take over our ancestral lands. Big shame to the rest of the people crying like fools.

President Buhari’s primary objective to use Nigerian Armed forces, Boko and Herdsmen to fight jihad and massacre the indigenous people and take over our lands and give to Fulanis have started. They have conquered Hausa, they lost who they are, now, they are fighting and killing people across middle belts (Kogi, Taraba, Plateau, Kaduna, Nasarawa, Brono, Benue etc) sacking them from their communities and Presidency protecting and arming the murderers. They have conquered SW by half through Tinubu dynasty, after Middle Belt, they planned to work over South West to gather strength to fight the SOUTH SOUTH and SOUTH EAST. This will be the battle of Amaggadon. It is a shame for indiginous Hausa, Igala, Tiv warriors, Idoma, Igbo, Yoruba, Calabar, Calabari, Benin, Ishan, Uroboh etc to name but few to seat and watch Buhari destroy and turn Nigeria to Fulanis colony. This is a war against 165 million Nigerians declared by 3 million Fulanis headed by Buhari. It is time to rise and stop Buhari and his gang of murderers called Fulanis Herdsmen. He is their patron and his loyalty goes to the Fulanis in West Africa and Arabs.

If you are a soldier, police, members of national assemble, professor, academicians, Governors, from these indeginous 165 million being used by Buhari to destroy your ancestral inheritance and your people, you should be shamed and do everything now to stop Buhari . Because in the end after using u to destroy your people, you yourself will be destroyed. We must all say no to Fulanis Herdsmen destruction now and stop them. Meyitti Allah now determines what happen in the presidency. They warn constitionally elected governors of states and threaten destruction and Nigerian Army support them. This is not about politics, it pogrom and ethnic cleansing by Buhari and his gangs.
Let’s the indigenous Nigerians rise now and said enough is enough. Our soldiers should refuse Buhari and Buratai command and secure their people. Senate and House of reps should stand up to their duties and stop this evil before Buhari destroy every one.

Enough is enough. We are tired of mass burials of innocent people from across Middle belt killed and murdered by Meyitti Allah and Fulanis Herdsmen and their land stollen and renamed.

It is time to rise up boldly against this killings and land grabbing and let us all say no to grazing root and planned illegal land grabbing by Federal Government to give Fulanis Herdsmen in the name of open grazing and ranching. Ranching should be a private business, not government business.

Let us all throw away our divisions and fight this war, unleashed on indigenous Nigerians by President Buhari and His Fulanis Herdsmen which he is their life patron.

Pass this and share until the indigenous Nigerians and their leaders wake up and fight this war and end herdsmen killing. They are not stronger than us. Our people in the Army, police, navy should rise Against Buhari and his Fulanis Commanders of Armed Forces. Share to save life. Do not fear President Buhari and killing squad of Nigerian Army and Fulanis Herdsmen; do not be intimidated, they are not stronger than us. We gave him our sovereignty and now he has abused it and started to kill us and give our lands to foreigners, we must take our sovereignty back now. We cannot wait till 2019, it is to far. We must fear only God not man, we have to be alive to do election. Nigerians – 165 million Nigerians must arise now to stop Buhari and his 3 million herdsmen and Nigeria military who are killing the people paying tax that pays their salaries. The Fulani Herdsmen and Boko Haram they are supporting are not paying tax, they are foreigners – Arab Africans. This is more than religion, Both indigenous Christians and Muslims are massacred under the supervision of President Buhari. It is land grabbing.

Please Share to at least 20 persons in you handle to save lives, save indeginous Nigerians from North to South, from East to West and your God given inheritance – land, culture, faith, lineage and community. Both God and your Ancestors will not forgive you if you do nothing over these murderers and criminal gangs ruling Nigerians now. After join the movement to remove them and send them to ICC for crime against humanity. This is not politics or religion issue, it is battle of existence.

Share now to 20 people for mobilizations. Nigerian Army are not protecting you. They are working with Fulani Herdsmen as we pay them salary through our taxes. It must stop. Shared as received. We must reclaim our nation from Fulanis by God’s grace and mercy.

Mobilised by Gen. T.Y. Danjuma (Ret.)

Technovations: A Straddling Bus

China leads the world to provide answers to the problems of growing population and traffic congestion in new cities. A technology that was thought impossible, a venture to futility; has finally come to fruition.

Chinese hard work and never sleeping lifestyle is truly yielding wonders in the world, giving rise to new and fresh technological innovations.

As a result of the growing population in new cities, China is busy making projections, and mapping out solutions to the impending problems of traffic congestions in their new cities.

In the city of Qinhuangdao, engineers have pulled a fresh one there. Having built a straddling bus that spans up to two lanes of a road, a bridge like bus called the TEB. The Transit Elevated Bus will float over cars in a traffic. It is the first of its kind in the world, it looks more like a tram but bigger; like an electric train but shorter and wider. The TEB will ply on rail tracks like a train.

On Tuesday, the first ever successfully built TEB was tested in the city of Qinhuangdao. It provides for space, built for comfort and luxury.

But the most worrisome question is, a vehicle that wide, that long and carrying the weight of 1,200 passengers and probably some cargo, won’t it break from the centre, the straddling area? Because there won’t be any support in the middle because of the road area for the cars underneath? Maybe the engineers should answer that question, I know they would have put that into consideration, but they need to allay our fears.

The TEB will stop and board its passengers at designated terminals. The boarding terminal is a hanger built and raised to a level where the passengers can easily have access to the bridge bus.

The TEB is built into coaches or compartments that can house 300 passengers in each. The TEB will run on rail tracks that will be constructed along the roads. It is expected to travel and reach a speed limit of 60 kilometres/hr. It is constructed at 7.8 meters wide, a length of 22 meters long and a height of 4.5 meters above and 2 meters below respectively.
Debate was made on instead of running new rail tracks why not make the TEB run on subways. But the engineers came up with a result that favor the TEB rails. It will cost 1/5 the of the price it will take to construction subways.

Tebtech, the company that helped in building the TEB has contacted a lead engineer to have this bus extended into coaches, which will build the capacity of the bus to be able to carry 1,200 passengers at a time.

Keep It Burning!

With the wings on both flanks gone, the plane sputtered and quake as the clouds are all so heavy and stormy; the pilot manoeuvres the plane till he takes all passengers down in safety.

No situation is allowed to swallow you up, no storm should weather your courage, keep your wings wide open even in the harshness of the weather

In spite of the weather, you will land in safety!

What keeps a plane in mid air is the wings and speed. If the pilot shut down the wings in mid air, the plane comes down.

In mid air, speed is very vital. It stabilizes the plane and allows the pilot control. Otherwise, the plane begins to travel counter direction. A plane in the air surge forward, except on take offs and landings a plane should travel forward.

I brought that up just to chip this in, to keep flying high, and stay on top of your game; you must keep a steady momentum and wings wide open.

There are times when things could get really corky but you must learn to overlook such moments and keep moving forward. How would you feel when everyone around; those you consider as family, friends, and loved ones just don’t seem to care or want to know what’s happening with you. You know that you have been working so hard but the lines ain’t just falling in pleasant places. It feels so disheartening to know that you’re all by yourself in all your struggles especially when things aren’t adding up. Most especially, when you know that you have your bag filled with every good thing of life. What could actually be the problem here?

I read this on web and sincerely I find it very touching, hence share it with you all.
Have you pulled back Already ?

In the morning David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it with Uriah. In the letter he wrote, “Put Uriah in the front lines where the fighting is the fiercest. Then pull back and leave him exposed so that he’s sure to be killed.” – 2 Samuel 11:14-15

Then pull back and leave him exposed…

Observations:
1. Uriah did not die because he could not handle the intensity of the battle, but
2. Uriah died because of the negligence of those who were supposed to support him in the battle zone.

His fellow soldiers sold him out.

Those who were supposed to cover him, exposed him for the enemy to devour him.
The paradox here is:
1. The true enemies of Uriah were not those he was fighting in the front, but
2. Those he was expecting to protect him in the back.

We must understand that Uriah was : A skillful, well trained, and disciplined soldier. He was one of the best in David’s army. But still he could not fight the battle alone, he needed a faithful team to back him up.
It’s not that he was weak or inexperienced, the real issue here is not weakness, the real issue here is negligence.

Strong soldiers have died in the field because of negligence,

Strong soldiers have been fatally wounded in the field because of indifference.

When we shift back in a time of trouble and need, innocent and faithful people die either: physically, emotionally or spiritually.
because of us. When we pull back and expose our brethren, we become co-workers with the enemy and God is watching us. God will hold us accountable for neglecting our brothers and sisters in times of need.

Sometimes people leave the church because we pulled back in their times of need and thus they got exposed to the enemy.

Let’s be careful not to neglect one another especially in times of need: “Be a true brother’s and a true sister’s keeper.”
“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” – Galatians 6:2.
I am “your Uriah” and you are “my Uriah,” let’s not pull back and expose one another. “I am strong when you have my back,” you are strong when “I have your back.” Otherwise on my own “I’m vulnerable and so are we all as well.” Two conquer the enemy when they work as a team

But you know what? It doesn’t really matter what you’re going through right now, keep hitting those curved balls, don’t ever stop. Who knows, you might hit the right one anytime soon. I want to share a story with you, this story really touched my heart.
The song “It Is Well With My Soul” was written by a successful Christian lawyer Heratio Spafford. His only son died at age 4 in 1871. In 1872, the great Chicago fire wiped out his vast estate, made from a successful legal career.

In 1873 he sent his wife & 4 daughters over to Europe on a summer trip on the ill fated SS Ville du Havre. Since he had a lot of work to do, he planned to follow them later. The Ship sank and he lost his 4 daughters with the wife being the only survivor. She sent him a famous telegram which simply read, “SAVED ALONE…” On his return home, his Law firm was burned down and the insurance company refused to pay him. They said “It’s an Act of GOD”. He had no money to pay for his house and no work, he also lost his house. Then while sitting and thinking what’s happening to him, being a spiritual person, he wrote a song – “Whatever, my LORD, You have taught me to say – It is well, it is well with my soul”. My dear friend, a good attitude will determine your altitude. When you look at your life, career, job or family life, what do you say? Do you praise GOD? Do you blame the devil?

A good attitude towards GOD makes Him move on your behalf. Just sit down and say, “Today, GOD, it is well with my soul, I am thankful I had a peaceful sleep, I am thankful I am alive with possibilities, I am thankful I have a roof over me, I am thankful I have a job, I am thankful that I have family and friends. Above all, I am thankful that I have Almighty GOD on my side.”

Be blessed and don’t be envious or shocked when others are prospering because you don’t know what they have been through to get there (test, trials and tribulation) so thank GOD for what you have. “Little is much when GOD is in it. It Is Well With My Soul!” Touch someone’s life with this message. If GOD is for us, who can be against us? Don’t read if you can’t forward. GOD has seen you struggling with something. GOD says it’s over.

A blessing is coming your way. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life.

We all fail at one point or the other in our lives but the ability to stand up and keeping going every time you fall is what strengthens you. We must develop

Hair Sacrifices; Debt Remission…!

The fashion world is home to fresh bouts of long, natural human hairs to augment the scarcity of Brazilian, Italian wigs women love to wear as attachments on their existing short hairs.

Natural human hair has been the fastest and booming trend. As long hairs becomes a scarce commodities in the fashion market and the prices of same continue to hike up extensively and hard, women in the U.K and US pay as much as $5,000 to get those hairs fixed on their heads.

of Hindu pilgrims; men, women and children converge in temples in Southern India to make donations of their hairs as sacrifices to the gods of that temple. As legend has it, Vishnu, an avatar of God and the Preserver of the World; took out a loan in order to pay for his wedding. But Vishnu’s loan was so large that it would take him thousands of years to pay off his debt. Now many devout Hindus help pay off Vishnu’s debt by offering the only thing they have: their hair. For decades, the pilgrims have been helping by sacrificing their hairs to help settle those debts.

However, the temple priests have decided to sell those hairs out to be industries to have them processed and churned into long human hair. This is now a lucrative business boom for the temple.

The Hindu Temple Priests answering questions rife on the minds of people; such as, why would you take something meant for the gods and sell for money? And their response is, “If we keep these hairs for long, we eventually be forced to throw them away. So, in order not to just waste them away, we sell them out to companies so we can feed the poor and orphans amongst us.”

Below is details culled from UC Browser on “Temple Hair.”
Known most commonly as “temple hair,” these real human-hair extensions are available in many salons in Europe and the U.S., where they cost about $5,000 each time they are put in. Despite the high price, many have opted to use these extensions since real extensions look and feel better than synthetic hair.

Though most extensions made from actual human hair comes from China, Indian hair is more valuable since it is “naturally silkier and has never been treated with artificial dyes.” In many cases, the hair has never been subjected to anything more abrasive than coconut oil and herbal soap, and has sometimes never been cut before.

But what’s particularly upsetting to many is that the temples reap millions of dollars in profit from the pilgrims religious sacrifice, while the donors, many of whom are poor, never see so much as one cent for their hair.

Rich versus Poor
Temple officials have defended their decision to sell the hair, arguing that the hair would otherwise be thrown away, but the money the temple earns from the hair sales can be used to fund orphanages and hospitals.
“For example, we financed children’s education by building schools. We distributed approximately 30,000 free meals every day for the poor and needy, and we have built hospitals to cure those who, otherwise, could never afford such expensive treatments,” said a director at the Tirumala Temple.
While the director may have a point, it doesn’t explain why poor women are shaving their heads more often than wealthier women, who donate three strands instead.

“For poor rural women, their hair is their only vanity,” said Mayoor Balsara, chief executive of India’s largest exporter of human hair, Sona Devi Trading Company. “They have saved up to make a once-in-a-lifetime journey. Thousands have made an oath to their gods – they may have asked to be blessed with a child or for a good harvest. Should their wish be fulfilled, they offer their most precious possession as a sign of gratitude.”

Punari Aruna, 40, donated her hair after ending her 30-hour pilgrimage to the temple. Accompanied by 25 of her relatives, Aruna said this was her fifth time donating her hair, because “Offering your hair to the god is a symbolic gesture of surrendering one’s ego and a way of giving thanks for your blessings.”
But some people who have learned of this hair trade have begun to exploit impoverished and devout Hindus outside of the temples, by collecting hair from people’s personal hairbrushes and convincing men to force their wives to shave their heads for $10.

Tirumala Venkateswara, for example, attracts tens of thousands of pilgrims each day, making it the temple with the most hair donations in India. The temple features 18 shaving halls, but there are so many people waiting to donate their hair that women and young girls can wait for up to five hours to donate.

At the temple, some 650 barbers sit in lines on the concrete floor and tie the women’s hair into ponytails before cutting it off. Once the large portions of hair are removed, the barbers use a razor to shave each pilgrims head, before dousing their head with water to wash away any blood.

From sacrifice to hair extension
On average, each woman donates about 10 oz of hair, which goes for about $350. Baskets filled with hair are collected every six hours and stored in a vast warehouse where it is piled knee deep.

It’s estimated that each year India exports an estimated 2,000 tons of temple hair a year. The best – or longest – hair will sell for about $580 per pound. The hair is sold in yearly auctions that take place in March or April.

According to Balsara, one ton of hair is equal to donations from about 3,000 women. Since the shaving ceremony and sale of hair is not limited to one holy site, and 85 percent of the people in India are Hindu, those companies that export India’s human hair don’t foresee a shortage of temple hair anytime soon.

All of the hair goes to the highest bidder it’s that simple. And if it’s not purchased by

The priests explained that they make nothing less than $1m a year, which is good business.
The hair processing company attracts businessmen from around the world, especially China.

With great hairdos, you make a very big statement that leave lasting memories on the minds of people.

Men and their ways…, what would we say to this? Let men do whatever they do with the consciousness that God sees and judges our works.

The Folly Of Fools!

Calamities arose when truth is a reject in the preference of lies and deceptions, borne out of sheer disregard and rebuttal of functional knowledge and abilities, allowing an overwhelming invasion of evil and the tussle for power and superiority to override the minds of people.

Idi Amin once wanted to change the name of “Uganda” to “Idi” because he thought he could do anything with Uganda.

Everybody was afraid to challenge that decision except one man close to him. His name was Prince.

He said: Your Excellency Sir, do you know a nation called Cyprus?

Idi Amin asked what has Cyprus got to do with my decision?

The man said the people of “Cyprus” are called “Cypriots,” so if you change “Uganda to “Idi,” we will be called “Idiots!”

He dropped the idea.

This was only a joke sent to by a friend, Shikfu P. Dewan we have known each other for God knows how long, we’ve not met in recent times yet, however, we’ve been relating through WhatsApp messages.

In truth, most of us are bent at satisfying selfish ends at the detriment of the majority especially those of us serving in government offices. Why would a single man sacrifice plans that are meant for the benefit of the majority to only give pleasure to but few greedy individuals? It’s sheer madness!

Some four days ago, I wrote an article I tagged, “The Stings Of Rumours,” that article deals with the issues of the evil of some of the ills devilling our society and maligning the healthy relationships amongst people in societies in our world today.

Individuals, nations and continents intriguingly malign and betray one another to maintain or keep their superiority over nations they consider less powerful than them. A result of which they ally with rival nations who in the long run turn against them, all in the bid to continue to exert their powers over others.

Rumours spread fast and out of selfishness and greed. Same goes for propagandas. Unlike Rumours, which is a news that spread from person to person, instead of an official source. “Rumour says that the boss will be making an announcement today.” Propaganda is an official news sent out, but slanted to make a country look good or it advances some other political goal. It normally implies it’s unreliable or a partial picture. For instance; “In North Korea there is no independent news, only propaganda.”

This is almost same problems we began to experience in Nigeria some few years back especially with government media houses.

Bad things happen but the government will not allow for the truth of the situation to be made public. The news media will tell the public to have full knowledge of what really conspired but tell half of the truth and hoards the ugly part, or make the situation light to put the government on good light when it is not protecting its citizens.
What are the root cause of these lies and deceptions?

BAD POLITICS:
Bad politics is the root cause of all the maladies we suffer in the world today. When people change rules to suit their course, when we make the truth a lie, and empower lie over truth; we pervert justice laws and make the society wild and susceptible to all manner of insecurities.

CORRUPTION:
Corruption and nepotism is a result of bad politics played by governments. A leader can only lead and govern its people well when that leader has clean hands but when a leader usurp the authority vested upon by the public to pervert judgment or satisfy personal interest, that leader can no longer hold his hands on the reins against corruption because his subordinates are aware and they will also pervert justice.

Bad politics is responsible for wars, illegal allies and all the evil that breeds in societies.
Here’s a story about such kinds of allies that throw most countries into troubles.

So many years back, an article written by a Spanish writer Sebastian Vilar Rodriguez and published in a Spanish Newspaper. It doesn’t take much imagination to extrapolate the message to the rest of Europe – and possibly to the rest of the world.

Rodriguez said, I walked down the streets in Barcelona and suddenly discovered a terrible truth.

What really died in Auschwitz? Who really died in Auschwitz?

Europe died in Auschwitz. We killed six million Jews and replaced them with 20 million Muslims.

In Auschwitz we burned a group of people who represented culture, thought, creativity, talent. We destroyed the chosen people, truly chosen, because they produced great and wonderful people who made great contributions to the world, and thus changed the world.

The contribution of today’s Jewish people is felt in all areas of life: science, art, international trade, and above all, as the conscience of the world. Look at any donors board at any symphony, art museum, theatre, art gallery, science centre, etc. You will see very many Jewish surnames. These are the people who were burned. Of the 6,000,000 who died, how many would have grown up to be gifted musicians, doctors, artists, philanthropists?

And under the pretence of tolerance, and because we wanted to prove to ourselves that we were cured of the diseases of racism and bigotry, Europe opened our gates to 20 million Muslims, who brought us stupidity and ignorance, religious extremism and lack of tolerance, crime and poverty, due to an unwillingness to work and support our families with pride.

They have blown up our trains and turned our beautiful Spanish cities into the third world, drowning in filth and crime. Shut up in the apartments they receive free from the government, they plan the murder and destruction of their naive hosts.

thus, in our misery, we have exchanged culture for fanatical hatred, creative skill for destructive skill, intelligence for backwardness and superstition. We have exchanged the pursuit of peace of the Jews of Europe and their talent for a better future for their children, their determined clinging to life because life is holy, for those who pursue death, for people consumed by the desire for death for themselves and others, for our children and theirs. What a terrible mistake was made by miserable Europe.

Recently, the United Kingdom debated whether to remove The Holocaust from its school curriculum because it ‘offends’ the Muslim population which claims it never occurred. It is not removed as yet. However, this is a frightening portent of the fear that is gripping the world and how easily each country is giving in to it.

It is now approximately seventy years after the Second World War in Europe ended. This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the six million Jews, twenty million Russians, ten million Christians, and nineteen-hundred Catholic priests who were ‘murdered, raped, burned, starved, beaten, experimented on and humiliated. Now, more than ever, with Iran, among others, claiming the Holocaust to be “a myth,” it is imperative to make sure the world “NEVER FORGETS.”
This e-mail is intended to reach 400 million people. Be a link in the memorial chain and help distribute this around the world.
How many years will it be before the attack on the World Trade Centre ‘NEVER HAPPENED’ because it offends some Muslims in the United States? If our Judeo-Christian heritage is offensive to Muslims, they should pack up and move to Iran, Iraq or some other Muslim country.

Please do not just overlook this message; It will take only a minute to pass this along.
We must wake up America, England, Australia, Europe, Africa and Nigeria before it’s too late.

“If you do not take an interest in the affairs of your government, then you are doomed to live under the rule of fools.” – Plato.

I know that so many will still consider this as fables, those are the few people who continue to help this evil against us by the Muslim world.

Nobody is asking you to belong to any religion that don’t intent to serve but wake up and help stop the heinous killing of people in the name of religion.

Only a fool will know and see evil coming and play ignorance, wake up! We need to salvage the situation. We have allowed to foolishness to go too far! It’s high time we put a stop to it, once and for all!

Rules Of Engagement

Life is better conquered from the angles of careful negotiations and consultation with partners.

If we wanted personal successes, there was no use bringing people in, everyone would have just stayed at his own domain and conquer his own feat.

But now, that we got people involved, we should be unanimous in thought, walk, and work. And we must do so as an entity, not as individuals.

Winning in life requires consistency, tenacity and dogged spirit in the pursuits of one’s destined future. For slack hands and a wishy washy mind only achieve its dreams in a fantasy world but lacking the willpower and the dogged spirit to pursue those into reality.

However, winning comes with failure. You win at things you have failed in. When you fail in attaining a feat, it is only an indication that that thing is big and difficult.

Anytime you try something new and achieve it with ease, without stress or even working too hard for it, it goes to say that you are not putting a demand on yourself or your abilities. It can also means that you have been doing the same things over and over again that you have mastered it.

GETTING START ED:
The winning attitude births simple ideologies that deals weaknesses and laziness in our lives and work ethics. These ideologies are simple but powerful in the sense that they are ideas we already know but not being practiced them.

The winning attitude comes so strong when your becomes weak, your legs feeble and your mind becomes numb and void of the will to keep going, when you refuse to succumb to the oppressing pressures and defeat calling your attention, when you refuse to let opposition daunt your spirit.

A person who can get to this stage in his pursuit, has nothing to fear anymore.
I used to fear people thinking I am a failure. I don’t fear that anymore. Yes, I had failed in some things I have tried to do.

Some of those things would have been smooth sail for me but there were lots of oppositions standing on my way. I am no longer afraid of anyone calling me a failure. I take all of your derogatory words as spurs to make me work harder to attaining to success.

DO NOT BE LAX:
Complacency is next to ineptitude. The hands or brains that must attain greatness or success must not be given callousness but absolute hard work and persistence. When we try things for the first time, they always do not fall into our arms with immediate submission. They take time to be groomed, nurtures before they can begin to yield their increase. At this stage, patience is pivotal to keep our hands working while the yield has not yet been envisioned.

He who puts his to the plow and look back is not worthy…. When I made the discovery of this aspect of my life, my writing ability, singing and some other minor giftings, God has wired with my creation. It has not been a piece of cake for me, ever since. I have had to undergo lots of stressful and painful moments from people who just developed the notion that I’m puffed up.

Why or how people have developed that notion about me is what I cannot tell but the truth is that they have it in the inside of them, and I cannot say what exactly I did wrong, what possible ways I have acted that gave them that wrong impression about me.
But I think that that is a very wrong pedestal to live because it can deny one every good things friendship can offer, favour from the world and people around us.

As it were, there is not so much that can come from strive and jealousy. In fact, nothing at all. Because is going to engage you if they have the impression that you’re in competition with them especially when you need their support in what you do? An African man won’t offer you a helping hand if they discover that you rival in some business engagements, if you’re into the same line of business, then, you have ran out of luck.
So long as we live, we are ever going to need people; even at death. A dead body can’t carry itself into the grave, people must take it down low and bury it.

KNOW WHAT YOU ARE UP AGAINST:
Life is a battle, a battle to reach your goals and attain success. Battling with ill-health and wants soundness of mind and body. The body will always react to anything that is alien to it or anything that affects it negatively because the body is built to work normal, respond naturally when we place a demand on it.

When the body has been over worked, and not taking the necessary additives to it in top performance, breaks down in form of an illness to tell you that it needs the doctor. You get to the hospital, the doctor diagnoses and tells you the prognosis and then prescribes to you what drugs to take to bring you back to sound health.

The doctor tells you possible reasons why your body’s natural functionality has been reduced. When we are not performing to expectation, there is the need to check the possible reasons or hindrances to our maximum performance.

PLAY CALM:
Two wrongs do not make a right. When you are hurting and I am hurting, there is no way we can make good decisions. Why? Because taking decisions at the point of anger spells doom. When we are angry, we pour out poisonous venoms that can kill in an instant. Two cannot walk together except they be agreed.
Chaotic situations are better dealt with in calmness.

Decisions made irrational or at the point of anger are never the right kind of decisions. When you are angry, do not take decisions at those moments because they will only destroy your judgment.

PEOPLE ARE A NECESSITY:
Dreams and visions cannot only be achieved with people. We fulfill our dreams by helping others fulfill theirs. When you work either for an organization or an individual, you are helping others achieve their dreams while you earn a wage that helps you attain to tour own dreams as well. So, the need to have people around us is important. If not for work, for companionship. We all need someone to talk to, to share our opinions with.

BE KINDLY AFFECTIONATE:
In dealing with human beings, we need to be careful so that we don’t hurt and bruise their spirits. People can be obnoxious, annoy you so much such that you would want to harshly respond to their misbehavior but we need to be considerate knowing that some of the way people is not because they really want to act in such ways but because there is actually something pushing them into that misbehavior.

LOVE MORE:
People are attracted to those who show love rather than those who frown at them and speak cusses all the time. There are so many people suffering from so many forms of mind illnesses such as; depressions, dejection, psychosis and many more, and it only takes love to reach to such people and have them bounce back to sound health.

BE NICE:
To quell animosity around you, you need jut to be nice. Don’t retort back to people exactly what they have you. When two people are talking at the top of their voices, shouting at each other, they are like two madmen because no one is listening to the other.

OVERLOOK THE FAULTS OF OTHERS:
Everyone of us humans have one or more bothering us. Problems from family, workplace, some food and basic needs they do not have, some do not even know where the next is coming from. These problems can weigh people down and spark up little agitations.

So, when we notice such animosity beginning to take roots in our minds, we need to be tacit and quick to respond or talk to such person before a fight ensues. We must learn to not to pay too much attention or concentrate on the mistakes or reactions people put up towards us.

Sometimes, we over read meanings to people’s behavior, and then we judge them wrongly and respond or react in a negative manner to what you assumed they meant with the attitude put up.

In a nutshell, people are a very complex set of beings, and to assume and make your conclusions bases on what you think they mean by certain body language you read, would spell disaster to both parties.

For any communal decisions, always consult the other person or your partner before taking steps any farther where it concerns not only you but a great number of people.

Win win situation!

The rules of success have never changed, they’ve remained same over time. Success comes to the meek, lowly and humble spirited people.

The haughty succeeds though, but their successes aren’t complete because life outside Christ is great lose. “What shall it profit a man, if he gains the whole world and loses his soul?”

The formula for success in life has always been the same, every time and every where. It is hard work and strategic planning and execution of dreams. And if we want to write it as a formulae, it will be put this ways: HW + SP = S.

Life is hard, situations are tough. To me, that is a better way to describe every situation. When you magnify the situation, it appears unsurmountable but if you consider it as nothing, you can easily solve it. There should be nothing like, situations are bad or the weather is critical where life is concerned.

It has always been bad and will always be bad.
I think it’s our interpretation of situations that make them what they are.. As it were, situations are bad but some other people thrive in such bad situations, why is it so? Because life is what you make out of it.
There are two ways to view life; the world (secular) view, and the spiritual (Godly) perspectives. Both perspectives have their advantages and disadvantages.

THE WORLD (SECULAR) PERSPECTIVE:
The world understand life to mean a work work work situation. A case where one has to work so hard to achieve everything one wants to achieve. Here, it’s a case of ardent competition, and you must achieve whatever you want to achieve by every means possible, it does not matter who you hurt at the end, even God himself. You need to use all tools and weapons in your arsenal; your abilities, knowledge and intellect etc., to achieve the results you want to see.

THE SPIRITUAL (GODLY) PERSPECTIVE:
Whilst in the spiritual perspective, one attain feats by faith. And faith does not always depend on work, work. Faith says, work and trust God, watch and pray. Do not always trust on your abilities. In fact, faith says do not look at what you have and know, your success is a combination of your abilities and trust in what God is able to do in you. Work hard, but trust God harder.
The scripture describes faith as, the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not yet seen. This means that you have to believe that you have the things you need from life even when you are yet to see them come to your possession.

GOOD OR BAD SITUATIONS:
In life, I want to believe that there’s no such things like a good or bad situation. There is a set of people that even if you provide them with the best of weather conditions including every resources available for success. In fact, set everything in ground, develop and groom it to operational level and hand it over to them; they will still run it down. While some very unprivileged ones still succeed even in the worst of conditions.

Therefore, this all boils down to the ability of the individuals to be able to interprets the seasons in your life. What gives birth to favourable weathers in a person’s life is his the wits to tell what needs to be done in every season of one’s life.

A SUCCESSFUL LIFE:
Success and failure coexists. It is now the duty of every individual to decide which they want and then they work towards acquiring it. A life that is planned, organized, and works hard and relentlessly achieves success but the life that us planless, does nothing to improves itself never gets anything.
Success is hard work and humility, when we combine this two, we achieve more feats. You need to keep working, never ceasing. Sow your seed in the morning, sow in the evening, sow in the night time, for you do not know which will germinate and yield increase for you, “Do not be weary in well doing, for after some time, you will reap the fruits of your labour if you do not faint.” As you keep working hard, you will discover that great things will begin to manifest for you.

THE ENEMY OF SUCCESS:
Every thing in life has its rules and principles for achievement. When these rules and principles are obeyed, success is attained if not, the other is rife. These enemies of success includes; pride and arrogance.

PRIDE: The game of success appears difficult, reasons being that some people have the problems of concentration. They loose concentration easily in things they have put their minds to do and so really do not achieve their mission because of divided attention. But others are able to keep their minds stayed on their goals and attain them, such people begins to think and have an opinion about themselves. They begins to think that they’re more special than the others who are not succeeding in their set goals.

ARROGANCE: This is like a higher form of pride. Pride displays itself in looks and speech and a show of competitiveness but arrogance is a combination of that and puffiness, a disregard of people even those older than you.

In our bid to succeed and be at our best of wits, it’s also important to learn to cut down on our desires and work with love and respect for the people we meet along the way to our attaining the success we desire to attain.

I’d love to share this message a friend sent to me, it really touched my spirit. Sometimes I start doing an evaluation of my life. In one of those I came across the story of the driver Michael Schumacher. When I studied his resume as an athlete I saw that he was: Winner of the Grand Prix in 1991. He was 7 (seven times) world champion of Formula 1.

Happiness was in his Being, but in a fateful day his story and his destiny completely changed due to a sky accident …

Today, with just 44 kilos of weight, he struggles to “survive” since December 2013. His wife begins to sell the goods to cover the expenses and thus be able to keep him alive in a room adapted in his house, where he lies like a vegetable.

Here comes a question: Who is better than who?

Life can take directions never imagined. It’s amazing how everything can change in an instant. No one is exempted from anything. And in no circumstances are they of any use: Money, Titles, Fame, Success, Power.

We are all the same.
Then why the pride? To make the claim? Why arrogance? For that victimization? So that attachments to material goods? To make you angry? Do you think your version is the absolute truth?

All we have is the day to day so that we can live it with passion and enjoy ourselves to the fullest, doing good, serving our neighbor and full of joy.

We need to stop creating problems, claim insignificant things, and always avoid everything that “takes our lives”.

Be careful not to lose someone who loves you and accepts you as you are. As in the game of chess, in the end both the King and the Pawn are kept in the same box.

It is worth examining what we have done. We are born without bringing anything, we die without taking anything! Absolutely nothing! …wealth, …wife, …children, …religion, …not even NAME! And the sad thing is that in the interval between life and death, we fight for what we did not bring and even more for what we will not take …

Think about that, let’s live more, let’s love more. Let’s always understand the other and be happier!

They sent it to me and I want to share it with you and all my best friends, because it seemed an interesting reflection.

I wish we never forgot that to be great, you have to be humble!

WIN WIN SITUATION:

We win although if we keep faith and trust in God because He is the Author and finisher of our faith. Our faith and our works will produce for us great results.

…, Bring Potato Chips!

We leave the most remarkable impression on people not by the many big things we desire to do in their lives that we do not do but by simple acts of kindness, generosity, smiles, a simple touch, and sharing a meals.

Those are the great things that leave a lasting impression on the hearts of people.

A little boy wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long trip to where God lived. So he packed his suitcase with a bag of potato chips and a six-pack of Soft Drink and started his journey. When he had gone about three blocks, he met an old man. He was sitting in the park, just staring at some pigeons. The boy sat down next to him and opened his suitcase.

He was about to take a drink from his bottle when he noticed that the old man looked hungry, so he offered him some chips. The old man gratefully accepted it and smiled at him. The smile was so pretty that the boy wanted to see it again, so he offered him a bottle of soft drink. Again, the old man smiled at him. The boy was delighted!

They sat there all afternoon eating and smiling, but they never said a word… As twilight approached, the boy realised how tired he was and he got up to leave;

But before he had gone more than a few steps, he turned around, ran back to the old man, and gave him a hug. The old man gave him his biggest smile ever, and the boy left for home.

When the boy opened the door to his own house a short time later, his mother was surprised by the look of joy on his face. Then she asked him, “What did you do today that made you so happy?” He replied, “I had lunch with God.” But before his mother could respond, he added, “You know what? He’s got the most beautiful smile I’ve ever seen!”

Meanwhile, the old man, also radiant with joy, returned to his home. His son was stunned by the look of peace on his face and he asked, “Dad, what did you do today that made you so happy?” He replied “I ate potato chips in the park with God.” However, before his son responded, he added, “You know what? He’s much younger than I expected.”

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. People come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime!

Embrace all equally! Have lunch with God…bring potato chips!

Send this story to people who have touched your life in a special way. Let them know how Important they are, I just did my own by sending to you!

God still sits on the throne. You may be going through a tough time right now but God Is getting ready to bless you in a way that only He can. Keep the faith!

I picked people that I wanted God to bless, and you are one of the people I told God to bless. Now, please pass this to people you want to be blessed.

This prayer is one of the best gifts we receive. There is no cost but a lot of rewards. Let’s continue to pray for one another.

Here is the prayer:

God, I ask You to bless my friends, relatives and buddies reading this right now. Where there is pain, give them Your peace and mercy. Where there is self-doubt, release a renewed confidence through Your grace. Bless their homes, families, finances, their goings and their comings. Amen!

I know I picked you so you can send to others!

Stay Blessed and Happy Sunday!

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