September 26, 2011

We have one but fragile life....

The sudden death of a dear uncle is still a shock to me until now. We chatted online and 2 days after that I received  the sad news. He's in his prime age where his business was booming and his first 2 sons graduated from college while the other 2 are also finishing their degrees. He's just gotten his new SUV and life seemed pretty normal until that day when he collapsed at work. Heart attack, that's what they said.

Every now and then, my husband and I would talk about our own death to kind of prepare us for what is sure to come. It's hard not to get emotional but the more we talk about it, the easier it gets. "It's part of being responsible parents" he said. "I know that God will take care of our family but we also need to make a plan for the children."  So we have made some agreements on how it would be if either one of us go first.  We had to talk about things like education funds for the children. Maybe we also need to talk more about insurances like accident or Medicare supplement plans and even Social Security Administration. With the passing away of my uncle recently, the more we talked about those things more seriously.

Aside from preparing for our own exit from this side of life, my husband and I are now more conscious about taking care of ourselves.We are not getting any younger! We are given only one life and we have to be good stewards of that precious life that is given to us. I am not afraid of death because it is my entry point to my eternal home with my Heavenly Father. But if I could add a minute to my life here on earth, I would do so and make the most it.

Have you talked with your spouse or loved ones about these things? I know that no matter how we prepare for it, still, it would come hard and difficult but God will surely take care of us when we get there.



For such is God, Our God forever and ever; He will guide us until death. 
Psalm 48:14



September 25, 2011

I Got My Visa To Bangladesh!!!

We have lots of visa issues these days, so when I went to the embassy to apply for a visa to Bangladesh, I prayed really hard. More so when I went back to collect my visa. Two applicants before me were denied. I've been wanting to go to this trip so I was so relieved when I got my visa.  I'm looking forward to this trip.

My dear friend was invited to be the main speaker in a Women's Conference in one province in Bangladesh. She invited me to go with her and she gave me one topic to share. I'm excited. It's my first time to be in Bangladesh. I'm eager to see this green country,  new friends, and appreciate the culture. This is another opportunity to learn and to trust God for the unknown.

I did my research as part of my preparation, and would like to share some details with you.

The People's Republic of Bangladesh lies in a corner of South Asia and in the eastern part of the ancient region of Bengal. The nation's name literally means "The Country of Bengal." Lying north of the Bay of Bengal, where the world's largest river delta meets the sea, it borders India to the west, north, and east and Myanmar to the southeast. Its population, which is approaching 150 million, is seventh highest in the world but is packed into an area the size of Iowa.*
 I'm amazed to know how large the population in Bangladesh and how small the country is. But I'm more amazed to know that despite the congestion, the country even takes in thousand of refugees, and the local people are fine with it.

Bangladesh could serve as a model, especially for its neighbors, for how people can live closely together and remain congenial. Though it is largely Muslim, the country has a sizable number of Hindus and other minorities. But one rarely hears of sectarian strife in Bangladesh. The country even takes in thousands of foreign refugees on its already crowded soil and the world never hears of any problems or complaints with the situation.*
For now, I'm sharing to you information from another source but I will definitely share more from my own experience and observation once I get there.

*   http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Bangladesh


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September 18, 2011

God's Word..Like Abundant Rain On Tender Plants


I woke up with much hunger of God's Word this morning. I listened to the audio Bible. I chose the Book of John. It's the first Book of the Bible that I read  when I became a Christian. Listening to the whole book again refreshes my soul just like the first time it did many years back then.



September 17, 2011

Another Opportunity to Show Love

October is coming and public schools in Thailand will be closed for a month. It's school holiday once again and it will be a good business for those who are running tutorial programs or any kind of extra curricular activities. It would be an exciting time for children of families who can afford to pay. 
Happy Community Foundation wants everyone happy so it will offer Reading, Writing and Craft classes FOR FREE to children who would be staying at home in October. We don't only want them to get busy and productive but we also want them to feel loved and important.
We would like to invite you to sponsor one of our classes. With the help you will send, we would be able to buy materials needed for our class. Please email us at hcf.bkk@gmail.com. 
Also, if you are interested in becoming our permanent sponsor/advertiser, we can advertise your site or product in our official website. More details here.


September 3, 2011

Stop, Look, and Listen

With the rise of technology, life should have been simpler, but it's not. The more we have push-button gadgets to serve us well, the busier we become.

These days,  I always find myself beating deadlines and running behind schedules, and at the end of the day I would crash tired on my bed.
Me, and my dh on the other side.

I'm glad that last weekend, the whole family, along with our friends, decided to have a day at the park. We dropped our regular routine and went to do something new. We exercised for 2 hours, chatted and enjoyed our packed lunch. Then we had the rest of the time strolling and enjoying one another's company and the gift of nature.



Surely, our homeschoolers needed some down time, too. 


So I had my time to stop for a while, look around, and listen to my heart.


"Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit", says the Lord. 
Zechariah 4:6