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How To Write A Summary Paragraph About An Article

A summary has to include the most significant details. It has to be organized and no alteration of facts. Remember your book reports in elementary and high school when the teacher asked you to make a comprehensive book report and write a good summary. That has never changed. It is also the same with a summary paragraph for an article and/or any literary text, including the fairy tale stories, among others and the textbook essays, or the Gettysburg Address. Really read the article, write it, of which the content must be in your own words. See if you can work from outlines or subtopics. You can compare your work to the original texts, and then check. Express the article and limit your words. An example is the condensation of a fiction story. It is a standard to make the summary not more than 500 words long. Don't misrepresent the facts. Don't change the point of view. The article can also be summarized into a short paragraph. Remember your lead paragraph. If it is a news story, it …

How To Narrate Your Own Life

Truth is the one way out. A. However you want to please others, it will only last for a few minutes or only when you have money and are up there. Life is never constant. It continues to turn. Time breeds life and death. The earth will surely grow old, and until whence, no one can tell. One sure thing in life is living it with meaning. Every new day is an achievement. Every new breath is a triumph over trials. Every new day is unexpected fate and a bonus gift from the Creator. And whether one likes it or not, the flesh has its end. However, faith in a Creator, gives people the hope that everything will turn out right because the human race is God's own. In whatever state of life one is built, entails a responsibility to one another. To be happy, life must be lived courageously, truthfully and with charity. The Holy Spirit guides the heart. Wisdom and lessons come to the humble. Some don't learn enough because they learn everything too soon. How far have the peoples gone? What were the…

The Holy Door


Published on Friday, 13 April 2012 06:57

Written by Ric Lait

Tông đồ của việc cầu nguyện cho ơn gọi và Cha của trẻ mồ côi và người nghèo.

Thánh Hannibal Maria Di Francia sinh tại Mê-xi-na, ở Ý, ngày 5/7/1851. Thánh chỉ mới 15 tuổi khi nhận được “ mạc khải Hãy cầu xin” trong lúc cầu nguyện trước Mình Thánh Chúa : Thánh cảm nhận cách sâu xa rằng ơn gọi trong Giáo Hội chỉ đến qua lời cầu nguyện. Sau đó, Thánh thấy Chúa Giê su đã truyền chúng ta cầu nguyện như vậy trong Phúc Âm khi Ngài nói: “ Anh em hãy xin chủ mùa gặt sai thợ ra gặt lúa về”. (Mt 9:38, Lc 10:2).

Những lời này trở nên sự thấu hiểu nền tảng, và Thánh đã dâng hiến trọn đời mình cho sự thấu hiểu này. Cùng với việc trở nên một linh mục ( 16/03/1878), thánh dấn thân cứu giúp đời sống luân lý và thiêng liêng của những người nghèo nhất thành phố mình. Một trong những đặc điểm của cuộc đời Thánh là tình yêu thương bao la của Thánh đối với người nghèo và trẻ mồ côi.

Để thực hiện những lý tưởng tông đồ của mình trong Giáo Hội và t…

Tips: The Professional Freelance

Tips: The Professional Freelance

The writing profession is not an "easy buck." But why do some people still like to be writers and pursue the instability of writing?

It is true that like teaching, it is almost a "thank you," compared to high corporate salary rates, yet its the excitement, freedom, self-fulfillment, and honor are way beyond what money can buy. That is my belief as a writer.

My dream was to be journalist. However, I did not take Journalism because my parents thought I'd rather study a business related course. And so, did I. And so I got married early because I never enjoyed my work.

Writing never left me. It haunted my days as a housekeeper. While taking care of my kids, I took up Journalism in a home-study program. There were no online classes before, so I had to write my essays legibly and piously. And thank God, I passed the international correspondence course. That became my second degree.

From thereon, I started to live a challenging domest…

To All Mothers: Happy Mother's Day!


Epilogue: The Wife of Noble Character

10 [b]A wife of noble character who can find?

She is worth far more than rubies.

11 Her husband has full confidence in her

and lacks nothing of value.

12 She brings him good, not harm,

all the days of her life.

13 She selects wool and flax

and works with eager hands.

14 She is like the merchant ships,

bringing her food from afar.

15 She gets up while it is still night;

she provides food for her family

and portions for her female servants.

16 She considers a field and buys it;

out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.

17 She sets about her work vigorously;

her arms are strong for her tasks.

18 She sees that her trading is profitable,

and her lamp does not go out at night.

19 In her hand she holds the distaff

and grasps the spindle with her fingers.

20 She opens her arms to the poor

and extends her hands to the needy.

21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;

for all of them are clothed in scarlet.

22 S…

Our Prayers Like A French Kiss

God, Let Your Holy Spirit Be In Us

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 …