What Really Matters in the End

 

When we are distracted by everyday busy-ness, we often forget what we should be pursuing. Instead of pursuing what really matters, we get side tracked of material possessions, other people’s lives via social media and fame. It is when we are most busy, that we should take a moment to reflect and check our lives – are we living it according to God’s prescription?

Here are some reminders:

DO NOT WASTE YOUR LIFE.

DO NOT LET SIN REIGN IN YOUR LIFE.

DO PRESENT YOUR LIFE AS INSTRUMENTS FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

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We should live day to day with the end in mind. And these statements should help us to choose how we are going to spend every waking day that the Lord has blessed us with. Because at the end of the day,  these are what really matters.

Downloading Favorite Tunes from Popular Artists

With the Internet now being a popular way for people to buy and listen to their favorite music, many people want to have the convenience of having their favorite tunes at their disposal throughout the day. Because federal laws prevent people from pirating music illegally, they can download new music legally by visiting an online site that makes their artists and music available for downloading securely to their music players. People can buy their favorite songs or browse for music by their favorite artist using the website’s search functions.

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Many people today like to listen to upbeat music that gives them hope and inspiration. They can listen to a sample before buying the song to make sure the song fits their spiritual or inspirational needs. Moreover, some people like to know more about the artist and song they are about to download. They can get this information by reading the articles that are available online through this website.

Because downloading and listening to inspirational music is a personal experience, the company wants people to be satisfied. If they have questions or concerns, they can call the listed telephone number to have their concerns addressed. They also have the option of using the online email form to contact the company electronically.

Sharing music is also a part of enjoying this form of personal expression. Customers can use the social media plugins on the website to link their music online to their favorite social networking site, including Facebook, Twitter, or Google Plus.

Blog Update

Use Grammarly for proofreading because you just might find yourself losing readers!

I have been writing on this blog for the past five years and this year, one of my personal goals is to be able to improve my writing skills. I want to be able to express myself better and write more interestingly. I also wanted to write more reflective posts. I have also noticed that fewer people leave comments on my blog, so I don’t know if I am losing readers or if my readers have just gone quiet.

I have been planning to revamp this blog. My kids are now bigger and the logo no longer fits what I usually write about.

Hoepfully, as I try to improve my writing skills and as I reboot my blog, I would hear from my readers again.

 

Photographs and Memories

When I was just a high school student, I was aleady fond of taking pictures. In fact, I was the unofficial class photographer. I had copies of our school activities and outings. Perhaps, even while I was still young, I already wanted to preserve memories by capturing photos.

No wonder now that the digital age has arrived, I loved taking photos of my family. I even have them printed out because I love looking at old photos and flipping through photo albums since it brings back so many wonderful and precious memories.  I remember that I used to spend countless hours in front of the computer Scouting Camera Reviews so I can buy the best camera. After reading all those reviews , I did get a Canon DSLR and an iPhone  eventually.

Someday, when I am old and gray, I would have nothing but all these memories and thankfully, when my memory isn’t as sharp, all these photos will help me remember as I look back at my life.

The ‘Worst Winter in Decades’: Will We Handle It Any Better?

The clocks have gone back, the Halloween sweets have all been eaten and the shops are already filling with Christmas goodies, all of which signals one thing: winter is coming, and according to the papers it’s going to be a cold one. The media are well known for their dramatic headlines and they’re already promising heavy snowfall, which is even less welcome with the rising energy costs. This impending cold snap will supposedly be as severe as the brutal winter of 2010, which was the coldest since 1979. Three years on, have we learned any lessons about how to deal with the snow?

With much of Britain used to a generally snow-free climate, the recent spate of long, cold and eternally white winters has seen the government and public struggle to handle this new breed of weather. As many as 5,000 schools in England and Wales were closed as a result of heavy snow in January this year, with some staying shut for the entire week. This meant parents having to take the day off or work from home, but even those who struggled into their wellies and cosy women’s coats to make it into work were faced with major delays and deadlocks on the roads and trains.

These problems came three years after that record-breaking cold spell, when the government was criticised for not stocking up on enough grit for roads and for failing to deal with potholes. Experts estimated that issues such as school closures and transport problems contributed to the British economy losing £470m a day during the snowy weather earlier this year, suggesting that while we might be expecting a white winter, we’re still unprepared.

Many in the south of England experienced a practise run recently in the aftermath of the St Jude storm. Although damage was not as bad as it was first feared, some homes were left without power for days and rail companies were compelled to suspend services until lines were cleared. A few offered partial refunds to season ticket holders, but the incident has surely reinforced our total inability to cope with anything worse than a bit of drizzle.

If this all seems somewhat dismal, take heart in the fact that us Brits are not necessarily that far behind other, much snowier countries. Heavy snowfall in Sweden saw chaos ensue on the trains, with people stuck for days. Some councils have recognised the need to improve their services, ordering in extra grit to treat the roads. However, they’re still warning drivers to be wary of ice and only make necessary journeys. The Met Office has also launched a blog entitled ‘Get ready for winter’, offering advice on staying warm, travelling in snow and protecting your home.

It’s likely that these efforts won’t reassure those who are used to vague promises and massive delays. Whether we see flakes, flurries or blizzards, only time will tell if we’ve finally cracked the code to handling winter weather.