Do you have serious problems in your life? Do you feel like something is missing in your life and do you not know what is it or where you can find it? If yes, most likely you are suffering from discontentment. Feeling discontented is like having a huge hole in your chest. You try to find anything that will fill that gap – sometimes you end up doing the wrong things just to do it. Feeling discontent in life is difficult. No matter what you do, no matter what you have, you would always feel unhappy and wanting.
To feel content, you need to find inner peace. You also need to have a spiritual connection – to yourself, to others and to your surroundings. I am not asking you to find a religion because having a religion does not necessarily provide you the spiritual connection you need. Still, it can be a good approach.
Having a spiritual connection will help you find contentment. It would give you the peace of mind knowing that you are satisfied in your life.
July 26th, 2014 in
A police officer in a small town stopped a motorist who was speeding down Main Street.
“But, officer,” the man began, “I can explain”
“Just be quiet,” snapped the officer. “I’m going to let you cool your heels in jail until the chief gets back.”
“But, officer, I just wanted to say”
“And I said to keep quiet! You’re going to jail!”
A few hours later the officer looked in on his prisoner and said, “Lucky for you that the chief’s at his daughter’s wedding. He’ll be in a good mood when he gets back.”
“Don’t count on it,” answered the fellow in the cell. “I’m the groom.”
June 6th, 2014 in
Many people go to fort worth used cars because they want to buy a car. But when it comes to buying a car, many of them would ask, which is better – a brand new car or a second hand unit?
Well, many would say that you’d end up losing money when you buy a brand new car because of deprecation. But there are also others who would say that you would also spend more money in maintaining a second hand unit. Since, it is not easy to tell which is more financially wise, we will use actual numbers in order for us to obtain a more logical conclusion about this argument.
Let us use Toyota Camry as an example. A brand new Toyota Camry would cost $22,000 to $30,000, while a second hand Toyota Camry would have prices ranging from $18,000 to $21,000 and these prices are according to various price listings found over the internet. Now let us use the median of $19,500 as the price of second hand Camry and $26,000 for a brand new one. Using this as a perspective, it is a more sensible choice to go for a second hand car because you would be able to save $6,500. However, there are still many concerns that should be considered.
If you plan to buy a new car using cash then the second hand car is a better choice assuming it is in excellent condition, especially under the hood and still has good mileage. However, if the car is faulty and problematic in more ways than one then it would become a financial burden only because the car would end up having several trips to the mechanic and will require a lot of costly maintenance. This is why, it is important to have a mechanic with you to check the roadworthiness of the car before purchasing it.
But if you are planning to buy a car using an auto loan, it would be best to go for the brand new cars because there’s only a slight difference when it comes to the monthly amortization for brand new cars compared to second hand units. Furthermore, a brand new car will be less troubling as time goes by because it will not require a new set of cars, battery and other parts that may need replacement.
Not all decisions should be based on the cost. If you just need to buy a car that you can always rely on for your work or to make your life on the road more convenient, then go for a new car. However, if you are on a budget and you need to finance other important things, you need to cut down and go for a second hand car.
1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
Psalm 23 is perhaps the most memorable Bible verse for me, not because of its religious implication or how it has affected my religious belief and faith but because of my encounter with this verse when I was in fifth grade. I used to study in a Catholic school and in our English textbook, Psalm 23 was part of our lesson.
Yes, it was a lesson but not a religious lesson. It was a memorization lesson and we had to recite the entire psalm before the class one by one without mistakes. That was really difficult that time the text was different compared to the current English language we have. It was hard to pronounce the words much more to memorize it. For several times, I fumbled but good thing I was able to memorize it and recite it almost perfectly before the class.
Such a memorable way to ingrain an important Bible verse into my life.
March 12th, 2014 in
If your AC suddenly stops without any possible explanation, would you consider repairing it by yourself?
If you ask me that question, I would say it would depend. If the problem is so simple that I can troubleshoot it by myself, then why not? If I have an expert beside me who will guide me and tell me what to do in order to fix the problem, then why not? If I know what is the problem and if I have a list of instruction on how to fix it, then why not? Nothing is wrong in being able to fix AC by yourself. It is a huge plus to have such technical skills like repairing your AC.
However, if the problem is too big for me or if it is too complicated to understand, even with the available instruction or guide, then I would rather call a proper AC repair Coral Springs service. With their help, then they can surely fix the AC problem I have. If I force to solve the problem on my own, then I might end up making the problem even bigger. An even bigger problem would cost me more, which I don’t like. It is best to leave it to the experts.
February 19th, 2014 in
My colleague and I had a stupid yet friendly argument once. The topic is all about cash for gold shops.
He sees cash for gold shops as a place of sin. It is a place where human greed is always present. It is a place of trickery, lies and dishonesty, wherein people would prey on the needy and impoverished. It is also a place where thieves sell their stolen jewelries and gold items. In other words, he sees this place in a bad light.
But I am different. Indeed, this place can be considered a place of sin and there are many jewelers who prey on poor people who are in need of finances but I believe it is unfair to judge them as such. Some of these cash for gold shops aren’t that bad at all. Some won’t cheat or lie. In fact, there are still some gold buyers Sacramento that practice honesty in business.
It is not a place of greed. Gold may be often associated with greed but that is not always the case. They buy gold because it is the nature of their business. People sell gold because they need it. The nature of this business allows people who are in dire need to obtain money fast. They can use this money in order to resolve the problem they have like for example hospitalization fees for a family member. Selling your gold for the sake of your family member is never a bad thing.
Yes, we argued and explained our sides but no one yielded. I know he won’t and he knows I won’t. So we decide to just stop it. Well, we both know that there’s a shed of truth in our argument pieces. It is just the fact that we both cannot accept how we truly felt about these shops. But hey, a healthy argument is not such a bad thing to do between good friends!
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
What can you say about this bible verse? What do you understand about it? For me, what I simply understand about it is that God is always with us. Whatever we do or whatever problem we face, God is always with us. He is neither just behind us nor beside us. He is the one who carries us and upholds us. It is just like the literary work Footprints in the Sand.
Since God is with us all the time, we should remember that that whatever we do or whatever decisions we make, we have to make sure that we are doing it in accordance to God’s words. If we do as what God dictates and listen to His wisdom, He will help us find the right solution to whatever problem or situation we are facing.
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God”, this line also says that we should not fear nothing because God is with us. We should not be dismayed, troubled or feel down with whatever problem or challenge we face. No matter how big the problem is, remember that God is bigger and mightier.
Sadly, it seems like a lot of people are forgetting God these days. Whenever they have problems, they would go for the available solution that suits them best yet they tend to forget or maybe ignore some important details. Is this accordance to God’s words? Does He want this for us?
Yes, the foundation of Christianity is being shook up these days. But us Christians have the responsibility to remind others that God is always with us.
October 18th, 2013 in