Wednesday, March 2, 2011

share and be blessed...

Sometimes when a kid ask a question, it is really difficult to answer it in a simple and clear way. Last Sunday M asked me during the mass, how come I am giving money as an offering every time and he said 'es ist geldverschwendung'(losing money). I just smile and said it is one way to thank Him and share our blessing. M asked again, why Daddy? I just look to my son and said, 'son they will use it to pay electric bills'. And M smile as a sign that the 'little' amount of money we share is going to be used for a good purpose.

Does it really matters to Him the amount that we share? Shame, shame and shame on me because the amount is not really that 'big' , to think it is just Euro 3.

And then someone whisper to me, 'it is not the amount that matters but how you give it' .

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

God's right timing

Have you been upset and frustrated when God is not answering your prayer and even wondering how come He is not doing something for quite long? Because we do not understand God's timing. Here are some tips on how to be stressed out and deal with the problem of WAITING.

  • Keep in mind that God is in control of everything and He is planning for the perfect time.

  • Wait with good attitude and expectancy.

  • Be positive. Knowing that God has great things in store.

  • Do not be upset, frustrated and always avoid the attitude of complaining.

  • If you know that it is worth waiting for then enjoy your life while waiting for the right time.

  • Be happy while God is processing things.

  • Relax and enjoy your lives.

  • Do not struggle and figure everything out. Do not wonder why something is not happening according to your plan.

  • Rest and trust God.

  • If you are not seeing God in your plan then think the two possibilities: 1) your requests may not be God's best or 2) it is not the right time

  • God is working to a certain situation that is connected to your prayer. You might be ready but the person involve to your plan is not.

  • Do not try to force to open all doors and make things happen using your own strength.

  • Be patient and let God bring His plan. Never stop praying.

'For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a FUTURE.' Jeremiah 29:11

Monday, February 28, 2011

how to have a healthy kid?

Being a parent is not really an easy task especially today that we have economic crisis not only in Austria but the whole world as well. If there is some difficulty in budgeting then most probably the health of the kids are also affected because the quality of food might not be given so much importance. What are the best way to avoid malnutrition or stay fit all the time? (picture courtesy of Flickr)

  • Eat nutritious food which are not expensive like grains, fruits, vegetables, milk or dairy products, meat, beans and fish. Since meat is so expensive and our body needs few of those, it is a better substitute to eat more fruits and vegetables or dairy products. Kids are always active then they need more calories which can be found from common grain foods such as slice of bread, cereal or oatmeal, rice, pasta. And to have a strong bones, our kids need a lot of calcium as well. If you think that milk is so expensive then substitute yogurt or cheese. Iron is also a vital vitamin for our kids and peanut butter has lot of it. If you think egg is so expensive then try cooked dry beans.
  • Exercise. Well, every kid do it all the time without noticing it. Running, biking, playing.
  • Drink a lot of water. Limit sugary drinks such as juice, cola, soda.
  • Avoid too much time watching TV or video, playing nintendo. The more time kids spend on electronics stuff the less time to be active outdoor.
  • Be active and do not give stress to your kids.
Being a fit kid means having a fit parents also!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

prayer time at home, together? how?

It is really hard to start or to decide a daily devotion of having a family prayer like doing it together because of the busy schedule and different priorities as well. But it is important to start a routine. How?

  • Make your prayer short and simple.

  • Use some ready-made devotional prayer. Those are materials that you can buy or copy from the church or some religious group.

  • Find some resources that are prepared specifically for children.

  • Prayer can take place anywhere, anytime but it is important to establish one set place to use each time. This will develop a sense of routine for the children.

  • Choose a place that is free from distractions.

  • Do not choose a time that will disrupt the regular activities of your children because it could lead to resentment and later on will defeat the purpose of devotion time.

  • Family come together during mealtime. It is the ideal time to start a short prayer.

  • Another good time is in the evening of Wednesday where everyone can pray the holy rosary. This will create a prayerful atmosphere.

Sometimes as a parent, we should find a way that a family could stay together. There is a beautiful quote ' A family that prays together, stays together'.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

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