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Aloe Vera God's Angel

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  Aloe Vera God’s Angel O behold the green aloe with succulent stems It’s a Godsend And people see this plant as an angel   Strangers – ordinary folk, gardeners, And farmers do their part to grow this plant They are sure to care and nurture it in the right way And that’s the love they share with nature Aloe Vera must be watered infrequently to discourage rot So, its caretakers have to be sure the soil is dry before watering it   The aloe needs six to eight hours of direct sunlight daily And there must be sandy soil if the plant is grown in-or-outdoors If the tips of the aloes become brown It’s a problem with too much watering This plant even grows well indoors with indirect sunlight But still growers must check the soil And remove roots that rot   Aloe Vera is an angel because of its life-generating properties And it’s a popular ingredient in Indian and South Asian dishes It can be eaten cooked or raw But what else is this plant good for?

An Author Who Inspires This Writer the Most

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  An Author Who Inspires This Writer the Most By Erwin K Thomas The individual who has inspired this writer the most is Karen Armstrong. Armstrong was born in England on November 14, 1944. She is a historian of World Religions and an Interfaith Advocate. As a young Catholic nun, she suffered physical and psychological abuse, and left the convent in 1969. She attended St. Anne’s College, and later embarked on D.Phil. on the poet Tennyson. Having failed at this educational venture she taught English at James Allen’s Girls’ School. Eventually in life she overcame an undiagnosed temporal lobe epilepsy that was a troublesome health problem. In 1984, she became a broadcast presenter, and was commissioned by British Channel Four to make a TV documentary on religion. Armstrong’s spiritual books included: Muhammad: A Biography of the Prophet (1991), A History of God: The 4,000 Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam (1993), Jerusalem: One City, Three Faiths (1996), Islam: A Short Hi

Key to Happiness

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  Key to Happiness Oh! What does it mean to be happy? Is it having good health? Is it being rich? Is it having all the toys in this world? Is it having a purpose in life? Or, is it knowing one’s role in society? It can be all of these things.   But understanding one’s role In having a peaceful mind And being contented Should be our goal It’s knowing how to act. It’s discovering one’s place in life. It’s making sure you help others.   These virtues lead to happiness By doing what you can You realize some things can’t be changed. You understand only certain situations Are in your sphere of influence Regardless how hard you try   But you can size up any social problem. Take the necessary steps to resolve it. See where you fit in. And act to the best of your ability By doing what you can reasonably do “God, give us the wisdom to know what is best. Help us to understand our limitations, live within our means, and act accordingly for

Rejoice! It's Christmas

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  Rejoice! It’s Christmas Oh! What a glorious time To be alive When all the angels are singing And praising the Most High For the joys of this Christmas season   A Savior is born in Bethlehem As a babe he came into the world In a simple manger Watched over by animals With his mother Mary And father Joseph at this side But our Redeemer lies in their midst   Oh! What joy has come to mankind Millions now know this child Jesus All around the world Christians Have placed their trust in Him Christ is the Indispensable One The beginning and end of life   So, glorify his Holy Name Give thanks for His Sacredness For the Savior of the Universe Was born on this blessed day Let all churches unite in prayer To welcome their Savior   What an amazing day is Christmas! People show benevolence They give gifts, sing carols, Welcome, and glorify The Prince of Peace, And their new born King Alleluia! For this new reality! “God, you ha

Living with Imperfections

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  Living with Imperfections Life isn’t perfect. But people aim for perfection. Sometimes, they come close to this reality. Nevertheless, they fall short. It doesn’t matter what they do. They might try their best to be careful, take meticulous steps, and make important decisions. Still, perfection evades them. This is the reason why most live with imperfections. Parents delight when a child is born. They are happy, rejoice, and give thanks for having a healthy baby. This little infant will bond with them. However, from birth this precious gift has come into this world with genes inherited from their family. These manifestations play a role in what a Black or White child will become. He or she could be healthy, handicapped, or afflicted with some awful health problem. But parents would do their best to raise them to have a balanced life in spite of these predispositions. The age of adolescence presents other challenges. This is a time of discovery and experimentation. Some young ad

Thanksgiving for Creation

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  Thanksgiving for Creation   A pediatric surgeon Bernie Siegel (b. 1932) said, “God wants us to know that life is a series of beginnings, not endings.  Just as graduations are not terminations, but commencements.  Creation is an ongoing process, and when we create a perfect world where love and compassion are shared by all, suffering will cease.”   Inevitably, Siegel was putting his trust in mankind to create a perfect world.  But our world is broken because of sin.  Christians believe it will only be transformed when Jesus Christ comes again.  This has been alluded to time and time again in the New Testament.   How should people live in this world?  They have to use their imagination and ask God to guide them. George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950), an Irish playwright and critic wrote, “Imagination is the beginning of creation.  You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.”   Believers come to know God by meditating on his Word.  They are

The Truth of Life

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  The Truth of Life Layers of rocks reveal stories of our past They are like books to be read With pages that show how life evolved Still some well-known people Have doubts about mankind’s beginnings   Christians might hold the story in Genesis to be true About how God created mankind And they like to tell the story of Adam and Eve About how God took a rib from him to create her But does this make sense? Isn’t this an allegory?   Scientists discovered a different story They have explained how over thousands of years life forms evolved And this reality doesn’t seem surprising Since all beings and non-beings are intricately interrelated So some Bible stories are nothing more than myths Still creationists believe in the literal meaning of Scripture   Learning the truth about religious texts is important Scripture was written eons ago When belief systems were in an embryonic stage It’ll therefore take thinkers of all sorts to make sense of life