the truth about itWritten by daniel nzenwata
The choir had just finished rendering a soul touching songs of worship and praise, every one was in mood to go to heaven. I was willing to be first on list, honestly I was. The pastor was a man in his early thirties. He was wearing a black suit and a cream colored shirt and a red tie. He carried himself so gracefully like he was very much aware of fact that he had a connection with a much higher being. When he mounted altar, everywhere became dump with silence. He had a story to tell. ďOne day a fisherman sailed out to sea with his son and sonís friend. That night nature was at rest, and fisherman hoped for a big kill. They sailed deep into sea, searching for kill zone, but along way they met a raging storm. The fisherman and his companions knew that they were in for a terrible ordeal, one they had not bargained for. As storm caught up with their speed, a forceful wind swept across them, rocking boat and sending overboard his son and friend. The boat was drifting away from spot where boys were trying so hard to stay afloat. The fisherman had chance of saving just one person out of two that were floating on sea. He had one life jacket with him, this he threw over board to his sonís friend, thus saving his life and allowing his son to drown. The fisherman had given up someone important, someone valuable to him in order to save another lifeĒ.
When he had finished talking, two little boys that were sitting close to me touched old man that was sitting next to them and asked him if pastorís story was a true life story. The old man turned to them and said,Ē story is not a figment of his imagination. I am old man; boy that died was my son. And pastor is his friend. My son was a born again Christian and his friend were not. I saved his life to give him a second chance at knowing GodĒ. I gave up my son sacrificially.
While we are on subject of ďDonít we AllĒ, it may not be out of place to enquire from you when last you offered a sacrifice.. The kind of sacrifice that involves fact of giving up something important or valuable to you in order to help another person get something that seems important to him. Something that will affect his life positively.
Curiosity prompted me to inquire as to nature of this idea. I have suddenly realized that one of biggest jobs in world is this; giving up something that is valuable to us, and one of greatest joys in life is this; knowing that we have been able to reach out and touch a life, thus affecting that life positively. There is therefore a need for us to prescribe for ourselves a line of thought that should inspire us to give sacrificially. The idea of giving up something important to us to help others should be a habit of daily communication with others. It insures endurance of our riches and also serves as a dependable fetish through which we can draw upon powers of highest being.
Five Steps to Meeting New People Written by Sadie Peterson
Whether youíre moving to a new city, a new job, or just want to expand your social circle, these five tips can help you meet new people wherever you go.
1.Talk to Everyone Ė after years of watching a friend meet people easily everywhere he went, I realized his secret: he talks to everyone. I donít mean just cute mail guy, or girl walking her dog. I mean everyone. Whether itís older lady crossing street, your new apartment manager, or drug store clerk, make it a point to say something to everyone you pass. You never know when you might have something great in common.
2.Smile Ė A smile is best way to let people know that youíre open to talking to them. Particularly if you find it hard to start a conversation, a smile can help you get other person to start conversation.
3.Have something to say Ė Okay, I know itís corny, but you CAN talk about weather. No matter who you are or where you are, thereís something to say about weather. Living in sunny San Diego, I usually say ďItís gorgeous outside today Ė wish I were out there!Ē or something along those lines. This lets people know that you like outdoors, and that youíve got a positive attitude. This works whether itís raining (gee, we really needed this rain), snowing (wow, skiing will be great this year), or cloudy (itís nice a cool out today!). Donít want to discuss weather? Discuss a current event. Read up on latest celebrity trial, natural disaster, or scientific breakthroughs, and youíll always have something to say. In line at grocery store, you can always comment on magazine cover stories.