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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

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Saturday, July 10, 2010

When A Father Makes An Impact In His Son's Life

"Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it."

The above quotation is from the Book of Proverbs of the Holy Bible. It's one instruction that parents would do well to take heed. 

In my post today, I would like to zero in on the father-son relationship issue because of the crucial role MAN plays as head of the family and as the principal figure in society and the world at large. This is is not to underrate what women could do in what is generally regarded as man's turf for they are just as capable, if not better, as great women leaders of the world have proven. Still, we have to recognize and accept the fact that God decreed that man assume the primary role in determining the course of human affairs; reason why He created man (Adam) first. And He will hold man accountable for it.

We, fathers, therefore, are responsible for the molding of our sons into what God intended them to be. We shirk that duty and we will have our sons growing up less than the men that they should -- and ought to -- be. And when that happens -- as we see happening now -- we can expect our boys to be poor performers compared to girls, effeminate if not downright gays, cowards, wimps. You wouldn't want your son to be called "chicken," would you? You wouldn't want to see your son babysitting the kids at home while his wife goes off to work to put food on the table and calls the shots in the house, would you? You wouldn't want to see your son ruin his life and go down to his grave disgraced and scorned by society, would you? And certainly, you don't want to see your son sleeping with another man doing what is detestable in God's sight, do you?

Why do we have so many men turned into women these days? And they show it off, very proud that they are what they have become, unnaturally. I dread the day when we see straight men outnumbered by gays. It's a world turned upside down. It's Sodom and Gomorrah once again ... on a worldwide scale. 

Why? Because of father-less households where boys are reared by their mothers alone or with abusive surrogate fathers. Their biological fathers are nowhere in sight either because they are irresponsible bastards themselves who do not want to have anything to do with family life or are kicked out of the house by their wives for being less than the husbands they expected them to be. What do we expect these boys to become, in such situations? Soon, these boys will sire sons who are likely to follow in their footsteps; the cycle is repeated over and over and the result? A degenerate society that will go the way of ancient Sodom and Gomorrah.

Hey, it's serious stuff that I discussed with you again today. I hope it didn't turn you off. Please feel free to comment. I appreciate it.

In conclusion, may I ask you (father with a son) that you watch the music video below and immerse yourself in the message of the song. Thanks again for sparing me a moment of your time. See you next post. Have a nice day.


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Why morning people rule the world | Life & Style

Why morning people rule the world | Life & Style


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

"The Sound of Silence"

Hello again. Feels good to be back writing and sharing my thoughts with you.

You must have noticed the title of my post is enclosed in quotation marks. That's because it's a borrowed title ... from one of Simon and Garfunkel's hits, of the same title. Beautiful song with a timeless message.

"People talking without speaking,
 People hearing without listening ...."

How can we better describe the way people relate to one another than by those lines from said song? As Art Garfunkel, in singing the song with Paul Simon during one of their live performances, said: " ... what you see around you is people who are unable to love each other."


The word "love" is the most abused word in the English language, don't you think? It has become so common it doesn't seem to mean anything anymore. Too often we say "I love ..." when what we really mean is: "I like ...."

Have you thought of truly loving -- in the real sense of the word -- lately? Good if you did because most people don't. And the reason they don't is because they don't hear the "sound of silence." They are lost in the din of their preoccupations.

It is in silence that we can hear ... that we can think deeply ... that we can imagine vividly ... that we can be filled with wisdom "from above" ... that we can better ourselves.

What good would all the knowledge we've acquired (there's no lack of it in this age and time when we have the Internet for ready access) be if we don't have wisdom, understanding and discernment?

I can go on talking about these things but I'd rather leave it to you to consider ... to pause for a moment and ponder as you listen to The Sound of Silence.

Thanks again for sparing me a moment of your time. Till next post. Have a pleasant day. 


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Of Friends and Friendships

Friends are "dime-a-dozen." Anybody can be our friend just as we can be a friend to anybody. For as long as we interact -- and relate -- with people, we will always have friends.

But haven't you noticed that although we do not intend to do so, still, we do not treat everyone of our friends equally. There are those we regard as good friends, or "close friends" and perhaps one or two whom we call, "my best friend." The differentiation just comes naturally without any conscious effort on our part.

What do you think makes our friends distinct from one another so that we deal with each one of them based on our perception of who and what each friend is?

Is there such a thing as "real friend"? If so, what makes a real friend ... and what makes true friendship? Does it come by definition or criteria? What is our yardstick in determining who is who among our friends? Good looks? Intelligence? Personality? Sex? Race? Humor? Influence? Money? Character? 

In the first place, why do we want friends ... and what do we want them for? Is it some basic need that needs to be satisfied? Are we so created that we can't live without friends?

And why is it that friendships could sour in the course of time? Are they not supposed to get better as time passes like wine getting better as it ages? 

Why ... why ... why?

Please bear with me but I think it is not being naive asking such questions. You see, it is not normal that relationships should sour or go bad. There are universal laws that govern human conduct notably the Law of Cause and Effect.

Nothing happens without a cause and every cause has a corresponding effect. Good begets good and the opposite is just as true. There is no way that we can go around that.

Usually, the cause of soured relationship is pride and offense. I don't have to elaborate on this because it is self-explanatory. Besides, I think it is safe to say that everyone, except the toddlers still in diapers, has experienced this fact-of-life enough to understand.

So ... what are we supposed to do if we want to keep our friends for life and our friendship to stay sweet -- and last -- forever?

The Book of Proverbs has the answer:

• Pro 17:17:  "A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity." 

• Pro 18:24: " A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother."

• Pro 22:11:  "He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend."

• Pro 27:9:  "Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel."

• Pro 27:10:  "Thine own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not; neither go into thy brother's house in the day of thy calamity: for better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off."

• Pro 27:14:  "He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him."   


Monday, June 14, 2010

"What Is Man?"

Hello again, my friend. Nice to be back with another blog post that ...

... could be appreciated or ...

... ridiculed, sneered at, scoffed at.

No matter. Can't please everyone anyway. 

But you, my friend ... have you ever wondered what you ... or every man, woman, and child for that matter ... are, in the grand scheme of things on this planet -- the only green orb that can sustain life out of the billions and billions of heavenly bodies in the vast limitless universe?

Are there beings out there who can be like us in any way? 

Three or so millennia ago, King David, the man GOD called "a man after my own heart," looked up and beheld God's glorious works in the heavens one beautiful, starry and moonlit night, and pondered: “… what is man that thou art mindful of him, and the son of man that thou dost care for him?” (Psalm 8:4).

Indeed, who or what are we before God? Puny men that we are, do we matter to Him at all?