The Church has given permission to reveal to the people the last part of the message. The Blessed Virgin appeared to 3 children in Fatima, Portugal, in 1917 …. This is a proven fact; one of these children was Lucia, (died 2-13-05).
She was a cloistered nun, and lived in a monastery in Portugal. Lucia disclosed the message for the first time; to Pope Pius XII who, after reading, sealed it and stored it away without making it public. Later Pope John XXIII read it and, in the same manner as his predecessor, he kept it out of the public eye because he knew that once revealed; it would bring desperation and panic to mankind. But now the time has come, and permission has been granted from Pope John Paul II to reveal it to the children of God (this is not to create panic, but to make God’s people aware of this important message and be prepared).
The Virgin told Lucia: ‘Go, my child, and tell the world what will come to pass during the 1950’s – 2000’s. Men are not practicing the Commandments that God has given us. Evil is governing the world and is harvesting hate and resentment all over. Men will fabricate mortal weapons that will destroy the world in minutes!… where half of the human race will be destroyed. The war will begin against Rome, and there will be conflicts amongst religious orders.
God will allow all natural phenomena like smoke, hail, cold, water, fire, floods, earthquakes, winds and inclement weather to slowly batter the planet.
These happening will come to pass before the year 2012.
“For those who don’t/won’t believe… this is the time… Your beloved mother told you:… those lacking charity towards others, in words and deeds and those who do not love their neighbor like my beloved Son has loved you all… cannot survive! They will wish to have died. God will punish severely those who do not believe in him, those who despise him and those who did not have time for him.” ‘I call upon all of you to come to my son Jesus Christ. God will help the world, but all loyalty will be destroyed!’
Father Agustin, who lives in Fatima, said that Pope Paul VI gave him permission to visit Sister Lucia, a cloistered nun (she did not leave the monastery nor was allowed to receive any visitors). Father Agustin said that she received him greatly overwhelmed and told him: “Father, Our Lady is very sad because nobody is interested in her prophecy of 1917, though the righteous are walking through a narrow path the evil ones are walking through an ample road that is leading them straight to their destruction! Believe me, Father, the punishment will come very soon. Many souls will be lost and many nations will disappear from the earth.
But, in the middle of all these, if men reflect, pray and practice sincerity, good deeds, kindness and respect, the world can saved…. However, if men persist with evil ways – greed, hatred, selfish acts, rivalry, and riff, the world will be lost forever! The time has come for all to pass on the message of our Blessed Lady to their families, friend, and to the entire world.
Continue praying, make penitence and sacrifices. We are close to the last minute of the last day and the catastrophes are near. Due to this, many that were far from the Church will return to the open arms of the Church of Jesus Christ.
The joining of the churches will result in one Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church… England, Russia, China, Jews, Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus, Protestants, etc…. all will return believing and worshipping God our Creator, in his beloved Son and in Blessed Mother Virgin Mary.
……………. part two will be posted soon…………
When was the last time you had a really good tomato? Are you so accustomed to the pale, cardboard tomatoes in the stores that you have forgotten what they are supposed to taste like? Because it has become so important to make sure that tomatoes survive great shipping distances, most of the advances in growing and hybridizing have been economical, rather than nutritional or gastronomical.
Among the most recognizable varieties in the stores are the cherry tomato, the plum tomato and the slicing tomato. Unless you are lucky enough to be able to grow your own, here are some shopping tips you should try to follow:
- Do not buy tomatoes from a refrigerator; the cold spoils them. Exposure to temperatures under 55 degrees during growth or after harvest prevents the tomato from ripening properly and developing a full flavor.
- Look for heavy, plum tomatoes with soft skins, they must be free of bruises; the leaves should be green and fresh.
- Ripe tomatoes are sweet-smelling, but even more green ones should have a mild fragrance. If they have no aroma at all, they were probably picked when they were still quite immature; they never will ripen.
- Pick a size that works for you. The size has no bearing on the flavor, texture or quality.
- Tomatoes that are too ripe can still be used in sauces.
Acts of kindness have an inspiring and humanizing effect because they powerfully remind us that people are capable of goodness, mercy, generosity, and service. Too many of us however, limit kindness, waiting for a major crisis such as a death, a divorce, a life-threatening illness, or a job loss. Yet, every day of the year provides us with ample opportunities to be kind. Here are four suggestions for making kindness a daily habit:
- Make kindness a priority in your life
Commit yourself to act kindly and to speak kindly. Let these words from Scripture shape your daily life: “As Gods’ chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”
- Avoid the two D’s of inaction
Don’t delay or deny an opportunity to be kind. Act kindly whenever possible, as soon as possible.
- Be kind to an enemy
If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. Most of us can find ways to be kind to family members, friends, neighbors, colleagues, and even strangers. Perhaps the greatest test of our kindness is whether or not we can be kind to those who have hurt us by their words or deeds.
- Turn your pain into another’s gain
The sad experiences in our lives should make us better, not bitter, people. Let your pain motivate you to treat others more compassionately. Remember that someone needs your kindness today. It may be a child who needs a word of encouragement, a spouse who needs your praise, a stranger who needs the cheer of your smile, or a work colleague who needs you to listen and understand. The opportunities for daily kindness are as close as the air you breathe.
Where you live and work affects how you feel. Being depressed saps your energy, but keep things tidied up anyway. Don’t wake up to face yesterday’s messes! Deliberately make things pleasant – a few flowers, a sweet-scented candle, soft but cheerful music, colorful pictures. And stay connected with supportive friends.
Your diet affects your feelings even more when you are depressed. You crave sweets, or you don’t feel like eating. Fixing balanced meals? Impossible! It’s much easier to snack. Then snack on the depression fighters: fresh fruits and veggies, whole grains, and protein foods. Plan simple meals, if you cook, make a double batch and save some for later.
Exercise releases endorphins those brain chemicals that make you feel good. Endorphins are a gift from God; they reward you when you do things that are good for you, such as exercising, nursing your baby, or accomplishing a meaningful task. Exercise is especially important during depression. Besides releasing endorphins and improving general health, it helps regulate your appetite and your sleep patterns.
Creative hobbies are another way to relieve depression. You won’t feel like doing much, but if you join a friend. It’s easier to get started. Watching TV may seem to feel good, but it pulls you down. If you do watch TV, make it a comedy and watch with someone else.
Several psychological treatments are proven to improve symptoms and prevent relapse, even in severe cases. The better the therapist, the better the treatments work. Cognitive therapy helps you change the way you think about what happens to you. Simply said, it puts you in charge of your thoughts in order to improve your feelings. Cognitive therapy may include scheduling fun activities, learning social skills to deal with difficult people, or practicing active stress management.
In some cases traditional “insight-oriented”, therapy may help you figure out what’s really bothering you so you can decide what to do about it.
Medication can help restore balance to your brain’s chemistry. It works better when prescribed by a psychiatrist rather than an internist or family practice doctor. Psychiatrists are more familiar with the best ways to use these medicines. It’s a tricky business to detect side effects that may resemble the illness, of knowing when to change doses versus when to change medicines, and especially to know whether other forms of treatment are needed to complete the cure.
Some herbal medicines help depression, but please use these only under your doctor’s direction. There is a potential for harmful side effects, or interactions with food or medicines. Even though they’re sold over the counter, they can cause you serious harm.
Depression is a treatable illness, but it’s not a do-it-yourself project. Get help. You deserve to feel better!
Through the years women have fought to be equal with men. But there’s one problem: God didn’t create us alike. It’s impossible for us to be totally the same. Now, in God’s eyes, men and women are equal. God doesn’t look at one of the sexes and say, “You’re better than the other!” Eve was created from one of Adam’s ribs, signifying that men and women stand side by side in status before God. But psychologically, physically, emotionally, and mentally, males and females are different. And aren’t you glad? Things would be pretty boring if we were all alike. Once we understand how God made us, we can delight in our differences.
A basic difference between girls and guys can be illustrated by a bird and a bull. The bird is sensitive and responds to its surroundings. The bull charges along doing its thing regardless of what happens. Ever hear the expression “He’s like a bull in a china closet”?
We see more differences between the sexes in the physical body than any other aspect? Sexual differences? A female’s mood can be affected by her menstrual cycle. Males are turned on by sight and tend to be less discreet than females. Females give sex to get affection, whereas males give affection to get sex. That’s why premarital sex is so devastating to a female.
Someone summed up the sexual differences this way: “The female is like an iron, which takes a while to heat up and cool down, but the male is like a light bulb. They are turned on and off in an instant.” Girls need to remember, though, that no male ever died because he got turned on and didn’t get what he wanted. As you look at this list of differences, it is any wonder guys and girls have a hard time understanding each other? But God created both males and females with differing strengths. So instead of trying to be the same, let’s learn to appreciate the good in each person we meet – male or female.
You are surrounded every day with strain and stress that confront you in various forms and shapes. Beating the deadlines. Stretching the money to buy the shrinking bread. Marital problems. The rising crime wave. Tornados, floods, earthquakes. Wars and rumors of war. As a result many are succumbing to highblood pressure. Heart attacks and even suicide.
Solutions galore are offered to you on every side. Comedies which give you a hollow laugh. Expensive vacations which drive you deeper into economic dislocation. Stress pills and potions which may cause you certain side effects. Drowning your troubles in a bottle of wine which only leaves you with a terrible hangover.
After you’ve tried all these remedies and found to your dismay that they are merely ways of burying your head in the sand – but they really don’t give you a lasting solution to your attendance, singing of hymns Bible reading, fellowship with fellow believers and relationship with the Eternal, meditation and prayer – these can soothe your ruffled nerves better than any other remedies we know.
And speaking of prayer, here’s one I came across while searching at the internet last night which may calm you down better than pills. Would you like to try it?
“EASE THE POUNDING OF MY HEART BY THE QUIETING OF MY MIND. STEADY MY HURRIED PACE WITH A VISION OF THE ETERNAL REACH OF TIME. GIVE ME, AMID THE CONFUSION OF MY DAY, THE CALMNESS OF THE EVERLASTING HILLS. BREAK THE TENSIONS OF MY NERVES AND MUSCLES WITH THE SOOTHING MUSIC OF THE SINGING STREAMS THAT LIVE IN MY MEMORY. HELP ME TO KNOW THE MAGICAL RESTORING POWER OF SLEEP.
TEACH ME THE ART OF TAKING MINUTE VACATIONS… OF SLOWING DOWN TO LOOK AT A FLOWER, TO CHAT WITH A FRIEND, TO PAT A DOG, TO READ A FEW LINES FROM A GOOD BOOK. REMIND ME EACH DAY OF THE FABLE THAT THE RACE IS NOW ALWAYS TO THE SWIFT; THAT THERE IS MORE TO LIFE THAN MEASURING ITS SPEED.
LET ME LOOK UPWARD INTO THE BRANCHES OF THE TOWERING OAK AND KNOW THAT IT GREW GREAT AND STRONG BECAUSE IT GREW SLOWLY AND WELL. SLOW ME DOWN, LORD, AND INSPIRE ME TO SEND MY ROOTS DEEP INTO THE SOIL OF LIFE’S ENDURING VALUES THAT I MAY GROW TOWARD THE STARS OF MY GREATER DESTINY.”
As being an Asian, it seems naturally religious. When you are confronted by a stressful situation, why not try God this time?