Saturday, November 8, 2008

This is my Father's World

I am a person who loves outdoor activities. I love camping, hiking and mountain climbing. In the Philippines, I was able to organize the climb to Mount Batulao and Mount Pico De Loro. Both considered as a minor climb but the physical challenge is enormous. It was participated by my officemates and friends who has the same passion with nature. My love to the mountains kindled their dormant interest in Gods creation. After those ascends, it seems they like it and they ask for more mountain climbing schedules. I like and enjoy it so much that when I left our place and be in a new flat location, I started to desire for it.

It is a different feeling when your up there. You will feel the sense of fulfillment and joy of being able to pass the demanding obstacles along the way. Being close to God is the one I felt most...being with the beautiful creation...the splendid designs of landscapes....the grandious towering trees...the wild flowers and all reminds me of the "Fathers World". I long of his soon return because up in heaven has more of wonderful and fascinating creation beyond our thoughts.

"This is my Father's World" is one of my favorite songs. It reminds me of Gods goodness to all men.

This is my Father’s world, and to my listening ears
All nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres.
This is my Father’s world: I rest me in the thought of rocks and trees,
of skies and seas;His hand the wonders wrought.

This is my Father’s world, the birds their carols raise,
The morning light, the lily white, declare their Maker’s praise.
This is my Father’s world: He shines in all that’s fair;In the rustling
grass I hear Him pass;He speaks to me everywhere.

This is my Father’s world. O let me ne’er forget
That though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.
This is my Father’s world: the battle is not done:
Jesus Who died shall be satisfied,And earth and Heav’n be one.

This is my Father’s world, dreaming, I see His face.
I ope my eyes, and in glad surprise cry, “The Lord is in this place.”
This is my Father’s world, from the shining courts above,
The Beloved One, His Only Son,Came—a pledge of deathless love.

This is my Father’s world, should my heart be ever sad?
The lord is King—let the heavens ring. God reigns—let the earth be glad.
This is my Father’s world. Now closer to Heaven bound,
For dear to God is the earth Christ trod.No place but is holy ground.

This is my Father’s world. I walk a desert lone.
In a bush ablaze to my wondering gaze God makes His glory known.
This is my Father’s world, a wanderer I may roam
Whate’er my lot, it matters not, My heart is still at home.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Governor Sarah Louise Heath Palin

I want to write something about Governor Sarah Palin as former candidate for Vice President of the United States of America. People say many things about her...some are admiring, some are not...some are true, others are lie... It is part of being involved in the politics. Everybody talks about her life from small to big things...past to every members of the family. I will say that her life was challenging before and became more defying when she was tapped to run as Vice President. The first national appearance of Gov. Sarah Palin On September 3, 2008 in 2008 National Republican Convention, when she was announced to be the Vice Presidential nominee for Republican by Senator John McCain , it gave many reactions. To others, it gave hope and joy for her applauding speech. Speech of grit, integrity, good sense, determination, bravery and fierce devotion to the common good. To others, of course it is the opposite. Palin made her name in part by backing tough ethical standards for politicians. Also, she focused on energy policy during her term in public office, known for her support of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and more. In the campaign, she did all the best that she can give but unfortunately, she was not successful. With all the things that had happened...being defeated.. being addressed with negative comments all throughout the campaign, I will say that she is tenacious and strong-willed in the way she handled the situations.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Barack Obama won for President

“If there is anyone out there who doubts that America is a place where anything is possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer,”

What a speech declared by President Obama last night in the Grant Park and the surrounding area of Chicago, attended by thousands and thousands of people when he gave his speech addressing the nation for the first time as newly elected President. He was the first African-American president of the United States...committed to positive change ...reason that many people around the world joined the celebration...gave joyous reaction of hope and happiness.
One of the moving tributes is the editorial translated by Sandrine Ageorges, November 5, 2008 France - Liberation - Original Article (French) "Hope, at Last! For Heaven’s sake, for one hour, for one day, let’s not behave like blasé, cautious skeptics. After this already historic November 4th, let us admit that we’re caught up, almost all of us, in a sense of joy. For one hour or a day, let us speak with an enthusiasm that is now sweeping the planet. For a few hours, the Americans hope; for a few hours, the whole world feels better. Happiness? A new idea in America. Just imagine for a moment the opposite result: a stiff, conservative senator flanked by a mystical ignoramus perpetuating the brutal policy of George W. Bush for another four years. A moral nightmare, a political horror show.
On the contrary: On this day of exception, the symbols clash with one another in the imagination. The ideal of Abraham Lincoln, the dream of Martin Luther King, the New Frontier of John and Robert Kennedy: four hopes interrupted, four prophets of reality sacrificed, who for a moment have been revived through the grace of the ballot. These are the symbols of an America that loves the future. The symbols of the America we love."


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Tips on keeping warm on Winter

I am searching informations on how to keep warm this winter and I came up in a site with the following suggestions. I forgot the site already because it took me days before I realize of sharing it to people like me who have difficulty in cold weather. I find it very helpful.

* Candles in autumn colors and fragrances are a great change for your home. Place several candles of different shapes and colors on the little table in front of the couch or where your imagination guides you. Choose candles with cinnamon, pumpkin, almond and orange fragrances, which are the best for the fall season.

** Arrange blankets on your favorite couch or armchairs. It will be very easy for you to grab one when you enjoy a good movie and a nice cup of cocoa. You will feel warm and cozy in a minute.

***Place some autumn ornaments in your home, such as little pumpkins in different colors, fall leaves and twigs, or buy a nice autumn plant, like a chrysanthemum; it will bring you joy.

****Complement your bathroom with some magnificent autumn fragrance ethereal oils. You can use them when you take a nice, warm bath. You will feel more relaxed and invigorated.

*****Decorate your front door with a beautiful autumn like wreath. It will give you a nice welcome-home feeling.

The Magnificent Fall Colors

Expert forecast said that late summer rains and a cooling weather pattern trigger and could produce the most colorful leaf season. It is maybe with this reason why we can now witness the brilliant and magnificent fall colors. The past weeks, we experienced light frost and rains that contribute to a nice foliage. I wish the leaves will hold on a little longer because they give grandiose and gorgeous colors to many. Every time I went out for jogging, I stopped forawhile in a maple tree or oak tree enjoying their neon red, orange, rusty brown and yellow...dazzling and splendid colors.