Marriage - humour

They say that marriage makes a man dizzy, and it's true.
As soon as I got a wife, I lost my balance at the bank.

Men want THREE qualities in their wives: Economist in kitchen, Artist in
home & Devil in bed.
But they get an Artist in kitchen, Devil in home & Economist in Bed.

Father and Son Talk

As A Life's End Draws Near, A Father And Son Talk

"For me, dying — it's very enlightening and certainly rewarding," David Plant (left) tells Frank Lilley. "Look at the opportunity to talk, for example. It's just incredible."
"For me, dying — it's very enlightening and certainly rewarding," David Plant (left) tells Frank Lilley. "Look at the opportunity to talk, for example. It's just incredible."
In 2010, David Plant was diagnosed with skin cancer. The cancer has since metastasized to other parts of his body, and David is now contemplating the end of his life. So, just before his 81st birthday, he sat down with his stepson to talk about their life together.
As Frank Lilley explains, "David is my stepfather, but I certainly consider him my father."

Things to Ponder

Things to ponder

Me (in a tizzy): God, can I ask you something?
GOD: Sure.
Me: Promise you won’t get mad?
GOD: I promise.
Me (frustrated): Why did you let so much stuff happen to me today?
GOD: What do you mean?
Me: Well I woke up late,
GOD: Yes

The Donkey and Palm Sunday


There’s someone I want to get to know.

I don’t know his name or what he looks like.

I only know one thing.

He gave a donkey to Jesus on the Sunday he entered Jerusalem.

“Go to the town you can see there.

Palm Sunday B- 2012

From Fr. Tony Kadavil: 
First Reading: Isaiah 50: 4-7
Second Reading: Philippians 2: 6-11
Gospel: Mathew 21: 1-11 & 27:11-54


1)Passion Sunday and the shadow of the cross: During the early part of the last century, the bishop of Paris, with Notre Dame Cathedral as his cathedral church, was a great evangelizer. He tried to reach out to unbelievers, scoffers, and cynics. He liked to tell the story of a young man who would stand outside the cathedral and shout derogatory slogans at the people entering to worship. He would call them fools and other insulting names. The people tried to ignore him but it was difficult. One day the parish priest went outside to confront the young man, much to the distress of the parishioners. The young man ranted and raved against everything the priest told him. Finally, he addressed the young scoffer by saying, “Look, let’s get this over with once and for all. I’m going to dare you to do something and I bet you can’t do it.” And of course the young man shot back, “I can do anything you propose, you white-robed wimp!” “Fine,” said the priest. “All I ask you to do is to come into the sanctuary with me. I want you to stare at the figure of Christ, and I want you to scream at the very top of your lungs, as loudly as you can. ‘Christ died on the cross for me and I don’t care one bit.’” So the young man went into the sanctuary, and looking at the figure, screamed as loud as he could, “Christ died on the cross for me and I don’t care one bit.” The priest said, “Very good. Now, do it again.” And again the young man screamed, with a little hesitancy, “Christ died on the cross for me and I don’t care one bit.” “You’re almost done now,” said the priest. “One more time.” The young man raised his fist, kept looking at the statue, but the words wouldn’t come. He just could not look at the face of Christ and say it anymore. The real punch line came when, after he told the story, the bishop said, “I was that young man. That young man, that defiant young man was me. I thought I didn’t need God but found out that I did.” As we enter this Holy Week on this Passion Sunday, we will look at the Cross repeatedly. Through the liturgies of this week we emphasize this central fact of our salvation. Let us allow it to overshadow all we do and all we are. May this Holy Week bring us to a realization that Christ truly died on the cross for each one of us – and continues suffering for each of us as He dwells in us. May this realization bring us to Easter resurrection.

After Judasses Have betrayed you ....

After Judases have betrayed you what do you do?

In life you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul, and you can learn that love doesn’t mean leaning and company doesn’t mean security.

 And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts and presents aren’t promises.

And you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and your eyes open, with the grace of an adult not the grief of a child.

And you learn to build all your roads on today because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans.

After awhile you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much.

 So plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.

And you learn that you really can endure…… that you really are strong

 And you really do have worth!

And so you tell the Judases, You come and go, I remain!

In faith and in perseverance and in hope!

Have a blessed Triduum!

Lent Tuesday / wk 5 / mar 27

He began to cry ....

Jesus said of his Father, "I always
do what pleases him." John 8:29

Something was wrong in Keith
Miller's life. One day he got so
depressed that he drove off to a
secluded spot and began to cry
like a little boy. He looked up at the
sky and said, "God, if there's any--
thing your want in this stinking
soul, take it!" Suddenly, it dawned
on Keith that what God wants is
your will. That realization began a transformation in his life.
Ten years later he wrote: "God
wants your will; and if you give him
your will, he'll begin to show you
life as you've never seen it before."
As he sat there he continued to
cry, only now the tears were a
release of a lifetime of being
bound to himself. A Taste of New Wine

What keeps me from giving my
will over to God as completely
as I would like to?

With God, go over the sea--
without him, don't even go over
the threshold. Russian proverb

Lenten Challenges

Don't wait for the hearse to take you to church.

It's hard to stumble when you're
down on your knees.

What part of "Thou Shalt Not"
don't you understand?

A clear conscience makes a soft pillow.

The wages of sin is death.
Repent before payday.

Never give the devil a ride.
He will always want to drive.

Forbidden fruit creates many jams.

Christians, keep the faith...but not from others!

Satan subtracts and divides.
God adds and multiplies.

To belittle is to be little.

Don't let the littleness in others
bring out the littleness in you.

God answers knee-mail.

Try Jesus. If you don't like Him,
the devil will always take you back.

Jokes - For the Weekend

I was driving with my three young children one warm summer evening when a woman in the convertible ahead of us stood up and waved. She was stark naked! As I was reeling from the shock, I heard my 5-year-old shout from the back seat, 'Mom, that lady isn't wearing a seat belt!'

Lenten Penance on Sundays too?

Is it true that during lent, on sundays, you may do/eat the thing that you gave up?
For example, if I gave up chocolate for lent, could I eat it on Sundays during lent? I have heard from more than one person that the things that you give up you can do on Sundays in lent?

Yes, you can eat the chocolate on Sundays...that's why Lent starts on a Wednesday -- so we can deduct Sundays because Sundays are never Lent. Jesus rose from the dead on the first day of the week...from there all Sundays are thus blessed and are called the Lord's Day...they are mini-Easters. On the other hand, because Jesus died on a Friday, this is why we fast on a Friday -- and by the way, the Catholic teaching is that we should make some act of penance every Friday year round -- not just during Lent. It's not really enforced any more -- but it hasn't been dropped, either. In fact we are supposed to also fast on Wednesdays (the day Judas went to the chief priests and offered to betray Jesus to them). In Jesus' day, the Jews fasted on Mondays and Thursdays...the two days outside of Shabbat that the Torah was read from. This is why Jesus had said, "When you fast..." (see MT 6:16) -- not "If you'd like to fast..." It was a given that fasting was done from ancient days.

Check out the fasting requirements on fasting in the Orthodox Church...they are far more strict that the Catholic Church: note that they still fast every Wednesday and Friday year round.……

While we Catholics fast for < 10 days/year, the Coptic Orthodox church fasts for more than 200 days per year!!!!!


Tiago Hoisel is a mad scientist reanimating cartoon characters into living beings, or perhaps he is capturing the souls of living beings and injecting them into cartoon molds? Either way he is certainly mad! Tiago was born in 1984 and is based in Sao Paulo, Brazil.His works are known throughout the country.
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Asia and Overloaded Vehicles -2


Asia and Overloaded Vehicles

A collection of dangerously overloaded vehicles.


Lent 5 Sunday B - Liturgy

Lent Sunday 5 B The Hour has Come

From Fr. Tony Kadavil:

First Reading: Jeremiah 31: 31-34
Second Reading: Hebrews 6: 7-9
Gospel: John 12: 20-33


1) "I made a difference for that one." (Adapted and condensed from “The Star Thrower” – a story by Loren Eiseley (1907-1977), from the book Unexpected Universe): One day, a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean. Approaching the boy, he asked, "What are you doing?" The boy replied, "Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going down. If I don't throw them back, they'll die." "Son," the man said, "don't you realized there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can't make a difference!" After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish and threw it back into the surf. Then, smiling at the man, he said, "See? I made a difference for that one." "The Star Thrower" is a classic story of the power within each one of us to make a difference in the lives of others. Today’s gospel challenges us to make a difference in the lives of other people by our sacrificial service to those around us in the family, in the workplace and in a wider society.

A Lovely Poem


When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a nursing home in an Australian country town, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value.

Later, when the nurses were going through his meagre possessions, They found this poem. Its quality and content so impressed the staff that copies were made and distributed to every nurse in the hospital.
One nurse took her copy to Mel bourne . The old man's sole bequest to posterity has since appeared in the Christmas editions of magazines around the country and appearing in mags for Mental Health. A slide presentation has also been made based on his simple, but eloquent, poem.

And this old man, with nothing left to give to the world, is now the author of this 'anonymous' poem winging across the Internet.

Cranky Old Man

What do you see nurses? . . .. . .What do you see?
What are you thinking .. . when you're looking at me?
A cranky old man, . . . . . .not very wise,
Uncertain of habit .. . . . . . . .. with faraway eyes?

Who dribbles his food .. . .. . . and makes no reply.
When you say in a loud voice . .'I do wish you'd try!'
Who seems not to notice . . .the things that you do.
And forever is losing . . . . . .. . . A sock or shoe?

Who, resisting or not . . . .. lets you do as you will,
With bathing and feeding . . . .The long day to fill?
Is that what you're thinking?. .Is that what you see?
Then open your eyes, nurse .you're not looking at me.

I'll tell you who I am . . . . . As I sit here so still,
As I do at your bidding, .. . . . as I eat at your will.
I'm a small child of Ten . .with a father and mother,
Brothers and sisters .. . . .. . who love one another

A young boy of Sixteen . . . . with wings on his feet
Dreaming that soon now . . .. . . a lover he'll meet.
A groom soon at Twenty . . . heart gives a leap.
Remembering, the vows .. . .that I promised to keep.

At Twenty-Five, now . . . . .I have young of my own.
Who need me to guide . . . And a secure happy home.
A man of Thirty . . . . . . My young now grown fast,
Bound to each other . . .. With ties that should last.

At Forty, my young sons .. .have grown and are gone,
But my woman is beside me . . to see I don't mourn.
At Fifty, once more, .. ..Babies play 'round my knee,
Again, we know children . . . . My loved one and me.

Dark days are upon me . . . . My wife is now dead.
I look at the future ... . . . . I shudder with dread.
For my young are all rearing . . . young of their own.
And I think of the years . . . And the love that I've known.

I'm now an old man . . . . . . .. and nature is cruel.
It's jest to make old age . . . . . . . look like a fool.
The body, it crumbles .. . . grace and vigour, depart.
There is now a stone . . . where I once had a heart.

But inside this old carcass . A young man still dwells,
And now and again . . . . . my battered heart swells
I remember the joys . . . . . . I remember the pain.
And I'm loving and living . . . . . . . life over again.

I think of the years, all too few . . .. gone too fast.
And accept the stark fact . . . that nothing can last.
So open your eyes, people . . . . . . . open and see.
Not a cranky old man.
Look closer . . . . see . .. . . .... . ME!!

Remember this poem when you next meet an older person who you might brush aside without looking at the young soul within ... . . .
we will all, one day, be there, too!

Then and Now - humour

Famous and Infamous People: Their Childhood -ppt

WhatWillBecomeOfThem.pps cw

A Penny on the Sidewalk

You always hear the usual stories of pennies on the sidewalk being good luck, gifts from angels, etc.
This is the first time I've ever heard this twist on the story.
Gives you something to think about.

Several years ago, a friend of mine and her husband were invited to spend the weekend at the husband's employer's home.

Our Thanksgiving

With Gratitude in Our Hearts
Text: I Thessalonians 5:12-24
Suggested song: Count Your Blessings
I. The Ten Lepers - Luke 17:11-19
A. I’m sure all ten were happy to have been healed.
B. Perhaps in their joy nine rushed off to tell their loved ones, but only one returned to say “thank you.”
C. We get so caught up in our personal miseries that when they are suddenly gone, we forget to simply say “thank you.”
II. God wants our appreciation
A. Continually offer a sacrifice of praise - Hebrews 13:15
B. Psalm 50:14 - Offer God thanksgiving
C. Come to Him with thanksgiving - Psalm 95:2; 100:4
D. “The World is Mine!” - Dot Aaron
Today, upon a bus, I saw a lovely girl with golden hair.
I envied her, she seemed so gay; I wished I were as fair.
When suddenly she rose to leave,
I saw her hobble down the aisle.
She had one leg, and wore a crutch,
And as she passed – a smile.
O God, forgive me when I whine.
I have two legs, the world is mine!

Meditation on Life


So strange…………!!!
Rs 20 looks so big amount when you have 2 give that 2 a poor
But looks small when you give it as a tip at a restaurant.
Praying to God for 3 min looks hard
But 3 hrs of movie is ok for us
After whole day of hard work , we have no problem to go to a gym
But doing house work and helping mom looks very tiring!
We wait for 1 full year for Valentine’s day
But when do mother’s day comes we never know
One couldn’t give a piece of bread 2 the child above
But this painting where he looks sad was sold for lakhs of rupees
To forward this message we will think but to forward stupid jokes
we never think
VERY STRANGE……………………………!!!

Irish Blessings

An Irish Blessing May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

May God be with you and bless you:
May you see your children's children.
May you be poor in misfortune,
Rich in blessings.
May you know nothing but happiness
From this day forward.

May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the warm rays of sun fall upon your home
And may the hand of a friend always be near.

May green be the grass you walk on,
May blue be the skies above you,
May pure be the joys that surround you,
May true be the hearts that love you.


1) The new pastor
A new pastor moved into town and went out one Saturday to visit his community. All went well until he came to one house. It was obvious that someone was home, but no one came to the door even after he knocked several times. Finally, he took out his card, wrote on the back "Revelation 3:20" and stuck it in the door. The next day, as he was counting the offering he found his card in the collection plate. Below his message was a notation "Genesis 3:10." Upon opening his Bible to the passage he let out a roar of laughter.
Revelation 3:20 reads: (Pastors note) "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If any man hear my voice, and opens the door, I will come into him, and will dine with him, and he with me."
Genesis 3:10 reads: "And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked."

Keep Driving

“Keep Driving”
Keep driving
A lady was driving along with her father. They came upon a storm, and the young lady asked her father, What should I do?” He said “keep driving”.. Cars began to pull over to the side, the storm was getting worse. “What should I do.” The young lady asked? “Keep driving,” her father replied. On up a few feet, she noticed that eighteen wheelers were also pulling over. She told her dad, “I must pull o…ver, I can barely see ahead. It is terrible, and everyone is pulling over!”
Her father told her, “Don’t give up, just keep driving!” Now the storm was terrible, but she never stopped driving, and soon she could see a little more clearly. After a couple of miles she was again on dry land, and the sun came out. Her father said, “Now you can pull over and get out.” She said “But why now?” He said “When you get out, look back at all the people that gave up and are still in the storm, because you never gave up your storm is now over.
This is a testimony for anyone who is going through “hard times”. Just because everyone else, even the strongest, gives up. You don’t have to…if you keep going, soon your storm will be over and the sun will shine upon your face again.
Never give up, because GOD will never give up on us!
“I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.

Lent 4 Sunday Liturgy

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Lent 4 B - Serpant Lifted up: Venom turns into Healing

First Reading: 2 Chronicles 36:14-16, 19-23
Second Reading: Ephesians 2: 4-10
Gospel: John 3: 14-21

1) Glimpse of God’s love in the Amtrak tragedy: Near Mobile, Alabama, there was a railroad bridge that spanned a big bayou. The date was September 22, 1993. It was a foggy morning, just before daybreak, when a tugboat accidentally pushed a barge into the bayou. The drifting barge slammed into the river bridge. In the darkness no one could see the extent of the damage, but someone on the tugboat radioed the Coast Guard. Minutes later, an Amtrak train, the Sunset Limited, reached the bridge as it traveled from Los Angeles to Miami. Unaware of the damage, the train crossed the bridge at 70 mph. There were 220 passengers on board. As the weight of the train broke the support, the bridge gave away. Three locomotive units and the first four of the train’s eight passenger cars fell into the alligator infested bayou. In the darkness, the fog was thickened by fire and smoke. Six miles from land, the victims were potential food for the aroused alligators. Helicopters were called in to help rescue the victims. They were able to save 163 persons. But one rescue stands out. Gery and Mary Chancey were waiting in the railcar with their eleven-year-old daughter. When the car went into the bayou and began to fill rapidly with water, there was only one thing they could do. They pushed their young daughter through the window into the hands of a rescuer, and then succumbed to their watery death. Their sacrificial love stands out especially because their daughter was imperfect by the world's standards. She was born with cerebral palsy and needed help with even the most routine things. But she was precious to her parents. We, too, are imperfect – our lives filled with mistakes, sin and helplessness. But we are still precious to God – so precious that He sacrificed his Son Jesus to save us. Today’s gospel tells us how a perfect God sent His perfect Son to save an imperfect world.

Kids - Fun

Choooooo Chweeeet........ :D


Quotes - Success - in Pictures and Flowers

Thought Fire !!


Success Principles
Here are some Success Principles to help you achieve your goals in life. Very simple and easy to apply in day to day life. Wishing everyone lots of success in their lives!


Beautiful quotes!!