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Incredible kindness!

Do not neglect doing good and sharing; for with such sacrifices God is pleased. Hebrews 13:16 














Good morning, friends!

He was a seller of second-hand shoes. He seemed to be in his 70’s, and was so tired as nobody was buying his shoes. Then, a little girl came to him saying, " Sir, may I polish your shoes?" The old man took pity on her, smiled and gave her a shoe to polish. The girl said, "I polish the shoe because I need money to buy my brother a new school uniform." The old man replied, "Oh, little girl just stop doing this. Come with me and I will buy a uniform." Then they walked to a store and he bought a uniform.
This act of incredible kindness, shown by someone who has so little for himself, proclaims an ultimate truth. The Bible talks a lot about showing kindness. A few sample verses are given below.
“Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.” 1 Timothy 5…

Maybe knocked down!

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.Psalm 139:13
The picture of the sculpture you see was taken by myself in the Brookgreen garden, South Carolina. I am amazed by the sculptor who built it. He took care of each and every single part of that sculpture so that it looks real with facial expressions. :) Our God is the greatest sculptor ever, as He created us in His own image, and gave His life so we became real, not just a sculpture! :)
I read this story on the Internet.
A father gave his son some bits and pieces of a world map and asked him to reassemble them properly. He thought his son would take much time to accomplish it. But to his surprise, the boy reassembled it quickly and handed the world map to his father. The father could not stop wondering asked him, “How did you do it so quickly? It is quite challenging.” The boy responded to his dad, “Yes it is. But there is a picture on the other side of the world map. This picture helped me assemble …

It is worth it!

You shall stand up before the gray head and honor the face of an old man, and you shall fear your God: I am the Lord.Leviticus 19:32

It might sound silly to some of you, funny to others.
My grandma is more than 80 years old. She lost her husband 3 years ago. Though she has 9 children, and she lives with her youngest son, all her children visit her whenever they can. As I wrote yesterday, my mom and sister visited with her for a few days and my grandma proves the already known facts. :)
She behaves like a small kid who says things over and over again. People who are not mature enough may not even listen to her, like my sister. I would like to narrate to you a few conversations of my grandma with my sister.
Grandma:  How is Jansi doing? My sister:  She is fine granny. Grandma:  Does she speak to you often? My sister:  Oh yes. She calls us every day. Grandma: I want to see her very badly.
Within a minute, she repeats the same questions again, and she repeats it several times on a single day. :)
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The default response

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people… 1 Timothy 2:1
Good morning, friends!
I spoke to my sister last night on a phone call. These are a few things that I learned from her.
My 5 years old niece had an appendicitis surgery a few days ago. My 3 years old cousin was beaten up by a staff member at his school and lost a tooth. Highly cruel! He also has some issues with his gums and lips, as a result of the beating. He is a special child in his family as he was born 13 years after his sister was born. We were shocked to hear this as we know that he has never even been spanked by his own mom. My maternal Uncle is suffering from Jaundice and my other cousin is suffering some kind of depression due to a financial problem. Another Uncle, who was healed from mouth cancer about 10 years ago, now has pain in his mouth due to the laser treatments done to cure his cancer and is …

Say 'No' to Human trafficking!!!

Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been purchased at a price. Therefore, glorify God in your body.1 Corinthians 6: 19,20
I never thought much about Human Trafficking until I heard some of my friends telling me about it. There came a time when we had to think about sending my sister to Bangalore or Chennai to search for a job. For some reasons my parents hesitated to send her to the big cities. I argued with them, saying that she needs to go out to explore the world. Keep in mind that I am not there to help her, by having her stay with me. However, my argument with my parents ended when I heard my roommates talking about some incidents happened in Chennai, India recently. I have listed three of these incidents below.
1.       Three young girls were staying in a ladies hostel. They looked professional and interacted with others nicely. No one had a clue that they were prostitutes unt…