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The Sacred Scriptures and Prayer

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India

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Pope BenedictXVI: Love

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Pope Benedict XVI, Lenten Season

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Smile

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I saw this from You Tube and from Sir Al Dimalanta's post, Charlie Chaplin. Smile. Thanks

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An Ode To Silence

Your silence is a harp to me When I travel into you, I feel so in love Lifted on clouds, the hum of peace Rotating the sun and moon  Like an angel
You are the music in my heart You are my temples Thrust your silence, say nothing When you said nothing, your eyes  A strong ripple, bathed in me, bliss
I am at the level of your madness So beautiful and free, bursting a kid’s laughter
I sleep in your eyes I dwell in your heart I am your miracle Our love is a miracle
I come naked in your sigh, a secret garden  A pillow for your head My breasts supple for your mouth I have taken off, everything Carry my bruised heart   And before we’d die our love  Would kiss enough
Your kisses, cherished by time  Diamonds and flowers, a rain In the shadows of my grief Hold me tight, be forever mine
Your kisses, the plight of my heart They teach me all the languages I can’t speak The questions I can’t answer Those things, I do not know They teach me everything How to write  How to weave  How to wind words  And prayers.
I trace your face, your li…

Nizar Qabbani /From my friend Nourredine. Thank you

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Why Personal Appearances Are Only Half the Game

Who's the real beauty?

What's ugly?

Today society speaks of beauty as goodness, while ugliness is deemed as being unkind and beastly selfish.

It is very clear and evident that whats good and kind is beautiful, and what's selfish and unkind is ugly.

This can't be word play because the meaning is clear as crystal: what is good, what is charitable, what is discipline, among others. Independence is not being a burden to anyone, yet with it is built a strong foundation of strength for the others. No man is an island, we have to be beautiful for each other.

As we were made by God, we are way above the animals. We are even elevated by intellect and speech, to become good stewards for the earth and every being. We are all supposed to be beautiful, as each is endowed a special gift of brilliance. What could you share? How would you scatter your light?

At work, each has a special color that glows, a halo of an angel on earth that serves. Some wouldn't see them, but those wi…

Basic Rules of Society: Don't Be A Mean Guy

How could we tell others "Don't be a mean guy"?

(Guy in this article signifies men and women of all ages.)

If we'd do that some would throw back negative words in return, some would be in a stage of denial, and some would say "Yes," and that is right.

Life matters to most of us, but in a society full of concerns, there are times, we forget to be good to others. We forget we have to be prudent, we forget to be humble and must serve and love each other. That happens often.

I do not write this article to glorify myself. I am writing the articles to stir thoughts, I pray for good thoughts and positive acts for everyone.

Most of the time I look up to old people who have lived meaningful lives. I try to profit from the good things they had done, and I try not to do the negative actions that might happen again. I am aware that when people grow old, they grow with grace, with love, and with wisdom. They have lived for others like their families, friends, workplace…

Gracian: A Pocket Oracle

The words of the sages are chants for life. There are those who make a list, and that is why we have sacred books. People of older times made sure we would be getting something. Now, it is our turn to make the scripts to pass on. It is a good habit to make a list like Franklin, like Socrates, like Lawrence, like Og Mandino, or Gracian. Memory can falter, and that is why there's a lot in history to be written. These books and words will become worthwhile tools, guides, and wisdom in the present time and the succeeding generations to come.

Check out the list/oracles of Baltasar Gracian from the book "The Art of Wordly Wisdom."

1. Always deal with people of principle.

Thought: People who are gullible are dangerous to be with. You cannot trust them. Those who could not deem loyalty to God and to a sacred promise are without backbones and could not even defend his family and friends, nor his community. He could even betray himself/herself.

2. Be righteous and firm.

Thought: …

Birds, Black Swan and Ducks

"The Black Swan" garners 5 academy award nominations: best picture, best actress, best director, best cinematography, and best film editing. The movie, in this season, is the talk of popular culture.

Natalie Portman wins Best Actress, and Darren Aronofsky wins Best Director. It also gets the Best Ensemble Screen Actor's Guild nomination.

Many viewers comment that the story comes so sad.

Wenzi, a young professional says, " The after-effect feeling got a grip."

Macmac, a trader says, "It is a true work of art."

A. The plot is a drama-thriller that shows more symbolism. Focusing on the feather that grows from the body, twitching sizes, colors, and scenes freeze a picture in the mind creating an effect of something real and felt. The self-touching, some blood drip, and the sex play are not growls, but rightly built in the story. They flow naturally and artful. The cutting of the nails gives the severe effect on some scenes showing a dilemma in the charac…

How I Met Some Good Workers

College /University life is another leap for a student. Here you were young, supple, and started to explore what the world lays before your eyes. This article intends to highlight those people who in their own small and big way become inspiration to others.

I am a Roman Catholic, and had attended youth groups in high school (neighbourhood and school) that focused on my Catholic life. Back in college/university it was different. My classmates and I came from different corners of the earth.

I had my friends, not because of religion, status, or looks, but because we shared the same dreams and that was to graduate. Most of my closest friends were honor candidates and scholars, yet the others have failing grades, too. However, in all these differences we believed in each other and we made sure each one would be accomplishing a goal. Our ideas clashed and sometimes we believed differently, as in a family, but after some brain squeezing we bonded as one again.

As to religion, one best frien…

A Homily

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March 17, 2011: Thursday Post/untitled

How everyone worries

With all that happens now -

How like rags we kiss the ground

How like water we would flow

And unstopping, lend our thoughts of kindness.

And because we're all imperfect, and we want to help,

Our prayers and good wishes sent to One God unite

Like a French kiss, like humans do, full of passion.

Maybe, we are serious

Maybe, we are not.

These troubled times, truly, there are no tags

Just the naked body

No color, no gender, no status, no country,

Just life, solemn as light popping clouds of hope

One precious creation, the earth has suckled

First milk from breasts dropped in pain and sweetness

A concoction only Heaven brews, for us

We are all fed, nature above and below us feed.

Our minds grow,  heaven's gift to nourish our lands

And from time to time, we learn our lessons

That man has limits

That man needs man

That man finds truth yesterday, now and tomorrow

That man must respect each other.

That man must love, and

That man must pray

To seek God's will eve…

A Small Prayer for Today, March 17, 2011

Lord renew our strength

And help us face the troubles of life.

Teach us what to do

Take care of us, Father of all.

/rose flores martinez.
for japan and for the world

March 16, 2011: A Prayer

Dear God

We pray for Japan and our Japanese brothers and sisters

We pray for our migrant families, too

We come together with them, even in our small prayers

And we ask for your mercy so they would be safe from the blows of nature

And earthly accidents.

Have mercy Lord, have mercy on us all.

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Keep the students, Lord

Be with the students, be with everyone

And since we're oceans apart -

Let all our prayer for one Almighty  GOD, bond and

Reign with power, over all the troubles we now face

We offer all that we are -

Our love and prayers for everyone - for calmness and safety

Father of all, let Your miracles from Heaven be upon us

In Jesus Christ love, mercy and grace, we trust. Amen.

rose flores martinez
3.16.2011


Be Merciful to Us, Dear Lord

Truly, birthdays happen and the earth is growing older
Sometimes, it is difficult to move far from whence everything started
Some of us even grope in darkness
And lament the many questions of life.

And though, we advance with science, technology, and knowledge
No one could create one precious life, as beautiful as it was created
And moulded by God’s own hands.

We ask for mercy, Lord
Here - we would not need anything
We don’t have to bring our resumes, awards, gorgeous clothes and estates,
Neither do we boast of our sacrifices nor offerings.
We come to you like a child.

Forgive us Lord and please stay with us
We trust in your love to us, no matter what,
And though our frail bodies die, You,
Our real Father would never abandon. (as from the Holy Bible)

Give me a clean heart, O God.
Give us clean hearts, O God
So we may serve you, and be happy.

With all the chaos now,
With all the war, differences, and calamities, in our world today
Be merciful to us, Lord.  Be merciful to us, Lord…

Edward Said (May he rest in Peace with God)

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A Writer's Thought

A WRITER'S THOUGHT HAUNTS

MY THOUGHTS HAUNT ME

I AM CAUGHT IN BETWEEN WRITING NOW

AND DOING OTHER THINGS

BUT LIFE IS PRUDENCE

WHAT SHOULD BE?


rose flores martinez
3.11.2011

March 10, 2011: Life

Thought:  Life is beautiful!


DH Lawrence: On Benjamin Franklin

This essay of Lawrence speaks of differences in beliefs. Some writers say that the insights of Lawrence here, are insights of genius, some hyperbolically angry, and some mad. Benjamin Franklin (1706-90, America's Renaissance, model for the American Dream) barbed himself with a list of virtues, and DH Lawrence (born in Notthinghamshire England) made his list, as well.

Both authors are illustrious and profound, each style and belief has its own suitability and approach to life. Franklin is stiff and Lawrence is aggressive. Franklin seems dull, and Lawrence seems bursting. The other commendable for prudence, and the other commendable for freedom. It's like having two hands: the right and the left. In parables though, neutrality deems no loyalty, but weakness.

Check and see, that both are talking of almost one thing; only in different contexts like when people have different religions, and different food preferences, among other things. Lawrence points though, that he was just pl…

How To Take Care of Your Files

Our patience is tried in various aspects.

Today, should technology crash, files must be kept intact. It is a week of screaming inside me because the laptop I'm borrowing stopped. And I don't know why. So I went to the computer shop/service to have it repaired. So thanks, it is now, working again.

After two days, my old laptop broke. I was told it might take more than a week to get it repaired. I lost some files, and some software installed, here.

And that's the agonizing story about crashing and other computer problems.

Honestly, I'm not a computer expert, but I am trying my best to know better about them. I'm aware they're primary writer's tools, so I just have to handle computers with care. Otherwise, the work stops.

The computer shop (Comp Link) advised me to get one year antivirus for the Neo computers. I think they are right because computers work very hard. My computer uses free Avira, but when it gets repaired, I will try to get an antivirus for one…

Supplements: Of Pots and Plots

In these days, everyone practices love for gardening, as a form for healthy and happy living. Healthy living requires good food, exercise and vitamin supplements. Or we can try some herb tea, or plant sap to clean our bodies. Below are herbs from various parts of the world that could aid in cooking and detoxify the body. Try them on pots and plots!

Garlic. To plant garlic needs plenty of organic matter. Divide a bulb into its cloves and plant at the end of winter. Try using your bulbs to repeat growth.

Chamomile grows from seed. The flowers can be used fresh or dry to make a refreshing tea, which is good for digestive troubles. It also aids a good night's sleep.

Basil is common in tropical areas. It is often successfully grown in pots, in greenhouses or on window-sill. Basil aids the digestion, eases stomach cramps, and excellent in pasta and salad.

Borage will self-sow easily. Simply pull out the excess seedlings. It is used against rheumatism and respiratory infections. Its flo…

See Cyber Surfers: Ted Pedersen and Mel Gibson

Cyber Surfer (Pirates on the Internet) is short fiction, with all the thrills to an easy access of the internet world!

Jason Kane (computer hacker) and Athena Bergstrom (techno-wizard) best students of a small town in the Pacific Northwest, test a new internet gateway called Icarus. Both teenagers share an internet passion and accept challenges of new adventures.

Mr. Madison (computer lab teacher) tells about the internet as "They're not just sitting. They're participating, they're learning, they're interacting."

Later, Athena helps Jason to navigate the dark side of the Net to prove his innocence - before it is too late.

"There's no profit in revenge," said Jason.

"You lead a charmed life," Athena said to Jason with a smile.

Included in the book are some computer terms. Check below.

IMO means in my opinion.
IMHO means in my humble opinion.
TIA means take in advance.
SYSOP is the system operator.
BBS is a bulletin board system.
C mean…

How Much is Life Worth? (AcademicEarth.com)

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Traditional Irish Blessing

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You Are Mine

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You Tube: Reel Wisdom (Thank you)

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