Don't Give Up - Even in the Storm - Story

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!”

An ambitious young man and his tithing

W.A. Criswell tells of an ambitious young man who told his pastor he’d promised God a tithe of his income.
They prayed for God to bless his career.
At that time he was making $40.00 per week and tithing $4.00.
In a few years his income increased and he was tithing $500.00 per week.
He called on the pastor to see if he could be released from his tithing promise, it was too costly now.
The pastor replied,
“I don’t see how you can be released from your promise, but we can ask God to reduce your income to $40.00 a week, then you’d have no problem tithing $4.00.”

Quotes 53 - Greatest Achievements

"The greatest things ever done on Earth
have been done little by little."
- William Jennings

Quotes 52 - Growth

"Unless you try to do something beyond
what you have already mastered,
you will never grow."
- Ronald E. Osborn

I carried my wife - A divorce was stopped by love


“When I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, I’ve got something to tell you. She s
at down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes.

Stress - Understanding -ppt

Quotes 51 - Tomorrow

"Yesterday is not ours to recover, but
tomorrow is ours to win or to lose."
- Lyndon B. Johnson

My Doctor - in Humour



Let me tell you about my doctor
He's very good! If you tell him you want a second opinion, He'll go out and come in again
He treated one woman for yellow jaundice for three years
Before he realized she was Chinese.

Kids in Church

3-year-old Reese :

'Our Father, Who does art in heaven,
Harold is His name.



Did you Know? Facts - Biology & Nature


Advent 1 C - Dec 2 - Homilies


Thomas O'Loughlin

Introduction to the Celebration

Today we begin Advent. This is the period when we prepare to celebrate the coming of the Christ among us two millennia ago, but we also believe that he is coming among us now and so we have to be prepared to receive him, and we know that he will come again at the end of time and we have to prepare the world for his coming. Everything we do as Christians is related to these three comings. So let us reflect on how it is because he first came that we are here at the Eucharist today; gathered now we ask pardon of our sins that we might be prepared for his second coming in this Eucharist; and as a community let us pray that we will be ready to stand before him when he comes again in glory.

Recall Notice

The Maker of all human beings (GOD) is recalling all units manufactured, regardless of make or year, due to a serious defect in the primary and central component of the heart.
This is due to a malfunction in the original prototype units code named Adam and Eve, resulting in the reproduction of the same defect in all subsequent units.

Quotes 50 - Together

"Alone we can do so little;
together we can do so much."
- Helen Keller

Best Husband's Award Goes to -----

Marriage 7.7.7. Before and After - Humour

Marriage 7 7 7

Marriage Relationship -Ppt

Marriage 4 Relationships

Holy Alphabet

The Holy Alphabet… It is Beautiful…

The Holy Bible
Whoever came up with this must have had some Divine guidance!
Although things are not perfect
Because of trial or pain
Continue in thanksgiving
Do not begin to blame
Even when the times are hard
Fierce winds are bound to blow
God is forever able
Hold on to what you know
Imagine life without His love
Joy would cease to be
Keep thanking Him for all the things
Love imparts to thee
Move out of ‘Camp Complaining’
No weapon that is known
On earth can yield the power
Praise can do alone
Quit looking at the future
Redeem the time at hand
Start every day with worship
To ‘thank’ is a command
Until we see Him coming
Victorious in the sky
We’ll run the race with gratitude
Xalting God most high
Yes, there’ll be good times and yes some will be bad, but …
Zion waits in glory … where none are ever sad!
God bless

Counseling -Funda

Quotes 49 - Patience

Patience with family is love
Patience with others is respect
Patience with oneself is confidence
Patience with God is faith

Quotes PPt-8 Personal VS Professional

Personal vs Professional

Quotes PPT-7 Food for Thought

Foods for Thoughts

Quotes PPT - 6 Beauty Around Us

Beauty Around Us

Quotes 48 - Happiness and Success

"Success is not the key to happiness.
Happiness is the key to success.
If you love what you are doing,
you will be successful."

- Albert Schweitzer

Christ the King B Nov 25 - Homilies (1)

34 Christ the King B – November 25

History of Christ the King Sunday

This is actually a pretty new festival in the church year. Its roots go back only to the late 1800's, when the world's great empires--British, American, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Japanese--were all at war or about to go to war somewhere.

The man who was the pope of the Roman Catholic Church at the time wrote a letter in which he dedicated the world to Christ the King. In the letter, he reminded the empires that God is present with the whole human race, even with those who do not know God.

Counseling -What's it all About?

Counseling and You: What's it All About?
What is counseling?
Simply stated, counseling is any relationship in which one person is helping another person to better understand and solve some problem. Friends and relatives provide a type of counseling, as do clergy, academic advisors, teachers, and many others. Counselors have a broad range of experience in developing "helping relationships" and working with many different situations.

In counseling we look for what we find good in ourselves. The good can be used as a  model for the things we would like to change.
Counseling is a change (growth: healing) process in which people (individuals, groups, couples, and families) are helped to:
  • express themselves (catharsis) in a safe, supportive, collaborative, non-judgmental climate;
  • identify, sort-out, clarify their problem laden "stories" (deepened awareness of past & present story and alternative future stories)
  • identify non-helpful patterns (e.g. "crisis" pattern);
  • learn, where appropriate, more helpful coping skills (e.g. "assertive skills")
  • identify and achieve goals that are important to them.
For those with a humanistic bent, the ultimate goal for counseling is to help people to recognize and accept their own internal worth, i.e., to integrate their learned habits of thinking about themselves (their internal messages and images) and their learned behaviors (feelings, physical responses, & actions) to be congruent with who they really are in their essence (beautiful, loving people).
- David Santoro, Ph.D, Psychologist, Cleveland, Ohio.
You can expect someone who is interested in listening to your concerns and in helping you develop a better understanding of them so that you may deal with them more easily and effectively. Your counselor will take you seriously and be willing to openly discuss anything you wish to discuss. Expect your counselor to focus the session on you, and not on others. Because counselors have different beliefs about how people change, they differ on how much talking they do in sessions, whether they ask you to do "homework," and their focus of discussion. If you have any questions about what is going on, by all means ask. Counselors have no "magical" skills or knowledge, and will be unable to solve your problems directly for you. Your counselor will want to work with you, but won't do for you what you are capable of doing for yourself. Except under unusual circumstances, your counselor will maintain strict confidentiality about you, and will openly discuss this with you.
Your main responsibilities in counseling are to attend your regularly scheduled sessions, talk about what is bothering you as openly and honestly as you can, and complete any tasks or "homework" assignments you may be asked to do. You are expected to let your counselor know if you are unable to make it to a session. Most counseling will require you to try something new or a "different approach." Another thing your counselor will expect is for you to be willing to experiment and try things without jumping to conclusions. You are also expected to let your counselor know when your problems have been solved as well as let your counselor know if you don't feel like you're making any progress. This latter point is most important: your counselor is most interested in your benefiting from counseling.
Common difficulties in counseling.
One of the most difficult steps in counseling occurs before you even see a counselor for the first time. Deciding to seek counseling is the first step in change. Once this decision has been made, the mechanics for change have been set in motion. In the process of changing the way you think, feel, or behave, you usually must try out new ways of doing things. This can make you anxious or frustrated. Also, in the course of counseling you may come to realize that things you once thought of only in a positive or negative way you may see a bit differently. The challenges of pushing on your limitations may also cause your frustrations, but with commitment and practice, you will find that you can stretch your limits and find new and exciting aspects of your self.
Tips on how to benefit from counseling:
Be ready to focus on a specific problem or issue. Be prepared for your sessions. Attend your sessions and take an active part in them. Complete (or at least attempt) any "homework." Tell your counselor if you don't think you're being helped.

Quotes PPT - 5 Steve Jobs

Quotes PPT 4

Thoughts of the Heart

Quotes PPT -3

Quotes in PPT - 2

Beatiful Quotes2

Quotes PPT -1

Beautiful Quotes

Quotes 47 - Success

"Always bear in mind that your own
resolution to succeed is more
important than any other one thing."
- Abraham Lincoln

Quotes - 46 - True Strength

"Strength does not come from winning
Your struggles develop your strength.
When you go through hardship
and decide not to surrender,
that is strength."

33 Sunday B - 2

Homily from Father James Gilhooley  

 In 1981, a man left $57,000 in his will to Jesus. It was

 for His own use when He returned at the Second Coming. The money was to be invested at the highest interest in the meantime.

33 Sunday B - Homilies -2

33 Sunday November 18 – Several Homilies -2

Homily from Father James Gilhooley  

 In 1981, a man left $57,000 in his will to Jesus. It was

 for His own use when He returned at the Second Coming. The money was to be invested at the highest interest in the meantime.

33 Sunday B Homilies -2

33 Sunday November 18 – Several Homilies -2

Homily from Father James Gilhooley  

 In 1981, a man left $57,000 in his will to Jesus. It was

 for His own use when He returned at the Second Coming. The money was to be invested at the highest interest in the meantime.

Quotes 45 - Success

"You have achieved success if you
have lived well, laughed often
and loved much."
- Author Unknown

Power of Mothers' Prayer

Power of Mother’s Prayer…

Power of Mother's Prayer

Mothers, Never Stop Praying For Your Husbands And Children.

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born.
She never existed before.
The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.

Mothers have an unfair advantage with the Lord.
Power of Mother's Prayer

33 Sunday B - November 18 - Homilies

33 Sunday B November 18

Introduction by the Celebrant

  1. Hope in a New World

Some parts of Scripture, like today's readings, speak of calamities and disasters as signs of an old world decaying and Jesus coming in judgment. Today's television and other media bring into our homes the disasters and violence and suffering of the whole world; and people ask: where all this is leading us. These are signs for us today that the world in which we live is decaying, but we should not overlook the signs of hope too in a fairer and more unified world, the crumbling of tyrannies on the right and the left. These are, like budding branches on a tree, signs of hope in a new world that is growing, and in the coming of God among us, his people. Let us celebrate this hope in this eucharist.

Quotes 44 - Tomorrow

"The only limit to our realization of
tomorrow will be our doubts of today."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Quotes 43 - Every Task in Life

"I long to accomplish a great and noble
task, but it is my chief duty to
accomplish small tasks as if
they were great and noble."
- Helen Keller

Quotes 42 - Your Dreams

"Whatever you can do, or dream you
can begin it. Boldness has genius,
power and magic in it."
- Goethe

Fibonacci Number Sequence in Nature

0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, 610, 987 ..More..Calculator
1+1=2; 1+2=3; 2+3=5; The previous two makes the next. Everything in nature follows it. Petals, branches, waves, ear lobe, shell design, etc....


Look at your own hand:
You have ...
  • 2 hands each of which has ...
  • 5 fingers, each of which has ...
  • 3 parts separated by ...
  • 2 knuckles
Is this just a coincidence or not?????

Fibonacci Numbers and Nature This page has been split into TWO PARTS.
This, the first, looks at the Fibonacci numbers and why they appear in various "family trees" and patterns of spirals of leaves and seeds.The second page then examines why the golden section is used by nature in some detail, including animations of growing plants.

Daddy's Girl

Daddy’s Poem

A li'l girl
Her hair was up in a pony tail,Her favorite dress tied with a bow.Today was Daddy’s Day at school,And she couldn’t wait to go.
But her mommy tried to tell her,
That she probably should stay home;
Why the kids might not understand,
If she went to school alone.

Pastor Rick Warren

Life & God – Rick Warren

Pastor Rick Warren Pastor Warren is the same person who prayed for President Obama on the day of the President’s swearing in. You will enjoy the new insights that Rick Warren has, with his wife now having cancer and him having ‘wealth’ from the book sales. This is an absolutely incredible short interview with Rick Warren, ‘Purpose Driven Life’ author and pastor of Saddleback Church in California. In the interview by Paul Bradshaw with Rick Warren, Rick said: People ask me, What is the purpose of life?
And I respond: In a nutshell, life is preparation for eternity. We were not made to last forever, and God wants us to be with Him in Heaven. One day my heart is going to stop, and that will be the end of my body– but not the end of me. I may live 60 to 100 years on earth, but I am going to spend trillions of years in eternity. This is the warm-up act – the dress rehearsal.
Pastor Rick Warren delivering a speech at the Russell Senate Office Building

32 Sunday B Nov 11 - Homilies

Thomas O'Loughlin
Introduction to the Celebration  

We can gather here because each of us has heard, in some way or another, the divine invitation to become beloved daughters and son of the Father. The Spirit has moved our hearts to set out to follow the Lord, and we have started on a journey towards the Father in the way we live our lives. However, as we gather today to celebrate this journey, we are also conscious that we often fail to live life in accordance with this invitation. The gospel recalls Jesus seeing a poor widow in the temple treasury and his way of looking at this woman is a challenge to all of us who accept his invitation to follow him. 

Quotes 41 - Accomplishment

"There's a very positive relationship
between people's ability to
accomplish any task and the time
they're willing to spend on it."
- Joyce Brothers

The Old Man and His Son - A Story with a Lesson

A short story with a lesson

An old man, staying in a small south Indian town came to visit his son in Mumbai recently. The son in his early thirties is a successful businessman living with his wife and son. The father, having spent most of his life at his birthplace, hardly understands Hindi English, Marathi. But he doesn’t care. ‘I have come here to spend a few days with my son and his family. I don’t have to go out and socialize with the city people,’ he said.
But the son is very excited about his father’s rare visit to Bombay. He wants to make the best of it. He and his wife want to show him around the city. And yes, the son enjoys those evening hours too, when he and his father go out and sit in a good bar, sipping their favourite drink.
Last week he told his father ‘Let’s go to a five star hotel’s bar tonight’. It was a beautiful evening. Talking about everything under the sun they had a few drinks. As usual they were offered some salad, peanuts, wafers etc. as accompaniments with their drinks. The old man being almost toothless was not much interested in eating. But that day when they got up to leave, he simply took a handful of chana (roasted grams) and stuffed it in the fold of his dhoti. He might have thought > about munching on them, sitting in the car.

World's Largest Funerals

 Some people touch us in an amazing way. When they pass away their funeral becomes a public affair where people who have often only seen them on TV perform a public outpouring of emotion. I may be lucky to have two or three people attend my funeral. S
ome people have had a few more though. Occasionally around the world there are people whose funeral brings millions of people onto the street to mourn. Here are the biggest ones.

1. Princess Diana

Princess Diana was known as the Princess of the People. The world was shocked by her sudden death and in the UK she turned overnight from an oft ridiculed Princess, into a national heroine. The funeral of Diana was held in London on September 6th 1997. The procession drew an estimated three million mourners, who lined the streets of London to pay homage to their Princess.