Friday, February 15, 2013
In the photo a group of 96 beautiful,bright and active ladies as they graduate!, together with the founder of the school, Professor Anna Tibaijuka , The speaker of the Tanzanian Parliament Anna Makinda, The head mistress together with other school officials.Cant wait to see all these faces shining whenever they Go.In God in brains we Trust!.."Educate one girl child and you will have educated an entire family!!"
I would then like to take this opportunity to congratulate my fellow students together with myself!! You guys have played a big part in my school life and i cant deny that i learnt a lot spending 6 years with these talented girls.It feels so bad that we are now parting ways but i believe one day..we are going to meet because its only mountains that never meet!. I would like to thank all the YES UI CAN members for their support especially when the idea was still uprooting.Thanx for spreading out the word and acting as active agents of positive change!!..My class "Ecarians" Much love to you guys.! I am missing you already!!Lets all work hard to reach out our dreams.Remember nothing can stop your dreams if You believe!! Keep God by your side..and let success stay in your mind always!!
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Many of us do not know the origin of valentines day...today i share it with you!!
THE ORIGIN OF VALENTINE'S DAY!
Story of St. Valentine
"The story of Valentine's Day begins in the third century with an oppressive Roman emperor and a humble Christian Martyr. The emperor was Claudius II. The Christian was Valentinus.
Claudius had ordered all Romans to worship twelve gods, and had made it a crime punishable by death to associate with Christians. But Valentinus was dedicated to the ideals of Christ; not even the threat of death could keep him from practicing his beliefs. He was arrested and imprisoned.
During the last weeks of Valentinus's life a remarkable thing happened. Seeing that he was a man of learning, the jailer asked whether his daughter, Julia, might be brought to Valentinus for lessons. She had been blind since birth. Julia was a pretty young girl with a quick mind. Valentinus read stories of Rome's history to her. He described the world of nature to her. He taught her arithmetic and told her about God. She saw the world through his eyes, trusted his wisdom, and found comfort in his quiet strength.
"Valentinus, does God really hear our prayers?" Julia asked one day.
"Yes, my child, He hears each one."
"Do you know what I pray for every morning and every night? I pray that I might see. I want so much to see everything you've told me about!"
"God does what is best for us if we will only believe in Him," Valentinus said.
"Oh, Valentinus, I do believe! I do!" She knelt and grasped his hand.
They sat quietly together, each praying. Suddenly there was a brilliant light in the prison cell. Radiant, Julia screamed, "Valentinus, I can see! I can see!"
"Praise be to God!" Valentinus exclaimed, and he knelt in prayer.
On the eve of his death Valentinus wrote a last note to Julia, urging her to stay close to God. He signed it, "From your Valentine." His sentence was carried out the next day, February 14, 270 A.D., near a gate that was later named Porta Valentini in his memory. He was buried at what is now the Church of Praxedes in Rome. It is said that Julia planted a pink-blossomed almond tree near his grave. Today, the almond tree remains a symbol of abiding love and friendship. On each February 14, Saint Valentine's Day, messages of affection, love, and devotion are exchanged around the world."
May you all enjoy the day!!
(hugs and kisses)....
Says Elder Philbert.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
I began to think about how the rain was actually helping the tree to shed it's leaves and prepare for the winter months. Trees lose their leaves so that they are able to sustain themselves and resources for the winter. The rain was helping that tree to do so. Not only that, but it was also giving the tree much needed water in order to prepare itself for the long months ahead.
Then I began to think about how trees help water. Trees help to warm the planet during the summer months which causes evaporation and rain. It's a never ending cycle of this helping that to help itself. I also began to think of water and how incredibly powerful it is.
It flows in the lowest of places. It naturally, without effort, carves it's path in the lowest of spots. Without effort, water is able to start as a hole in the ground and begin to flow until it finds a larger flowing water system, and eventually ends up in the ocean. At times, it even becomes an extremely powerful force of nature as it causes floods, creates waterfalls, and erodes the ground around it.
But water is also the source of life. Nothing on this planet could sustain itself without water. As humans, we are upwards of 80% water ourselves. So it seems to me that our natural place in the world is to lay in the lowest of places and give those places life.
This is supported by some of the greatest people in history. Take mother Teresa for example. She spent her life in the worst places on the planet. Places that run rampant with disease, hunger, war, and many other horrible examples of existence that most of us don't even have to think about in our entire lives. She did so because she wanted to make a difference in those places.
This is each of our true nature. To give to the world more than we take. To offer a solution and opportunity for our true water nature to aid and help the lowest of places. The greatest minds in history have all created solutions to our daily lives. Something as simple as toilet paper allows us to maintain a cleaner, healthier environment.
Coffee makers allow us the comfort of saving time. Alarm clocks, computers, cars, better shoes and clothing. All of these inventions came into being as solutions to daily problems to allow each and every one of us the chance to live happier, more fulfilling, more enjoyable lives.
So the real question is what you have to contribute to the world that makes your life, and everyone else's life better. How can you help trees help themselves, which helps water to move and travel. What is your gift and solution to our daily lives that allows you to lay in the lowest of places and bring life to this world.
Dwayne Gilbert is the founder of the Wealthy Life Secrets Program. He realized this, shared it with me and i share it with you today. He has been helping people to Unleash Their Potential for over 1Meditate the above writings carefully,..I am sure you will learn something.