Crossing The Atlantic Ocean and God Was There

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Castoro 10, an Oil Pipelaying Vessel was towed from Curacao to Congo on the 6th of August 2014. It was a month-long journey cruising the Atlantic Ocean and a great experience crossing the  Equator too. I was on board together with sixty-eight others.

There were mixed feelings , perhaps, when the trip started. We were travelling on a vast space of nothingness but still I have seen the beauty of life! A pair of doves was with us!

One morning before sunrise, the brown bird joined me in the helideck where I have started the day praying the rosary! Amidst the blue skies, floating white clouds, and the bright orange sunrise on the horizon of the dark blue ocean I realized it was a perfect day acknowledging the Author of the beauty of Creation.

It was so refreshing to feel the seabreeze and the splashing of the waves on the side of the ship made me felt really close to heaven. I could only thank God for the new day, another experience of His great love. He is indeed real and for the moment I knew with faith that I was sitting on His great Hands. I had so much joy!DSC00548

9 Yr old Saves Life of her 5 yr old Sister

Anaiah Rucker, Georgian girl tried to save her sister from an oncoming truck but she, herself was hit and broke her neck and leg.

For sure God smiled for the real love shown. Life!

John 15:13

“Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.”

 

Source: You Tube uploaded by DelshaDNotch on March 24, 2011

God Made Me Blind but with Musical Ability; Patrick Henry Hughes

Here is an amazing story of Patrick Henry Hughes who was born blind and unable to walk. Let us feel God’s presence in him! Obviously God is at work in this man to remind us always that indeed He works always….

that we may believe….

 

John 9:3

“Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life

 

Sources: You tube uploaded by harvesct feb 03,2009

Photo: imuafamilyservices.org

Words of A Dying Man: Reminding What is Important In Life

Battling with terminal cancer Eric Mac Lean, 28 yrs old of Wisconsin thought of making a video and posted on You Tube to say good bye leaving us all a message of love and peace. Let us listen to his words for such may be intended for each and every one of us lest we take the good things of this life all for granted.

Let us be grateful! God has blessed us with so much love and here, someone like Eric, tries to make us understand. We thank him too for the courage to share his thoughts..

Source:  Donate2LIFE website uploaded 14 aug 2012

Photo:  New York Daily News

Finish The Race ( Story of Courage)

1968 Olympic marathon

John Stephen Akhwari ( born 1938 in Mbulu, Tanganyika) is a Tanzanian former marathon runner. He represented Tanzania in the marathon at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico city.

While competing in the marathon in Mexico City, Akhwari cramped up due to the high altitude of the city. He had not trained at such an altitude back in his country. At the 19 kilometer point during the 42 km race, there was jockeying for position between some runners and he was hit. He fell badly wounding his knee and dislocated that joint plus his shoulder hit hard against the pavement. He however continued running, finishing last among the 57 competitors who completed the race (75 had started). The winner of the marathon, Mamo Wolde of Ethiopia, finished in 2:20:26. Akhwari finished in 3:25:27, when there were only a few thousand people left in the stadium, and the sun had set. A television crew was sent out from the medal ceremony when word was received that there was one more runner about to finish.

As he finally crossed the finish line a cheer came from the small crowd. When interviewed later and asked why he continued running, he said, “My country did not send me 5,000 miles just to start the race; they sent me to finish the race.”

Source: Wikipedia & You Tube ( uploaded by abundanceteachers)

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Living the Way Canadian Mounties Do

In 1998 while  reading the book “Experiencing God” ( by Blackaby)  which I bought in Chicago I came across a topic citing the Canadian Mounties being trained on how to detect counterfeit money in  a rather  peculiar way. They are not being shown a fake one. Only the true and genuine money is being shown to them. They study very well everything about the real thing and only about the real thing!. This caught my attention! It brought me something to ponder  on.

May we not do the same with our outlook in life? Why don’t we focus on the good things instead? They make us feel good, don’t they? Life is beautiful! Of course, we cannot disregard that  bad things do exist but we can avoid our thoughts to dwell on them.

St Paul to the Philippians (4:8) he said,

For the rest, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever modest, whatsoever just, whatsoever holy, whatsoever lovely, whatsoever of good fame, if there be any virtue, if any praise of discipline, think on these things.”