Footprints in the sand

I would like to share a very common yet inspirational story that we can apply to our daily lives specially now that the world is suffering in sickness, tribulation, chaos, economic crisis and calamities.

“Footprints in the sand”

One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord. Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand; one belonging to him, and the other to the Lord.

When the last scene of his life flashed before him he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life.

This really bothered him and he questioned the Lord about it. “Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you, you’d walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints. I don’t understand why when I needed you most you would leave me.”

The Lord replied, “My precious, precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.”

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I really love this story because it inspires me more to get closer to God. Whenever we feel down and hurt always remember that there is someone who is willing to help us and that is GOD. God will never leave us. When we have problems or sufferings in our lives and we feel that there is no one there to help, remember that  God is there to carry us and give us a hand. He knows how to help us because he has suffered all the infirmities in this world. Let us continue to live our life well in the eyes of the Lord. Seek the Lord always and continue to be righteous, patient and faithful unto him for in the end we will be together w/ him in his kingdom.

Have a blessed lenten season to all!

Global Economic Crisis To Become More Intense This Year

Global Economic Crisis is really a big problem and if this continues, what will happen to us? Many companies either big or small, local or international have started to reduce the number of their employees. Recession here, there and everywhere has started and many people have lost their jobs. If this economic problem persist, many people will become jobless.

Investors either local or foreign were encouraged by the government to invest here in the Philippines. They were encouraged to put up or established a business here because the more business means the more jobs will be available for people.

This economic meltdown is really devastating. More and more companies are shutting down and declaring bankruptcy and resulted to the loss of hundreds of jobs for their employees. Without jobs, how can we help our families survive?

Money is indeed important to all. It is a necessity. Without money we can’t survive right? That’s why we have to work to earn it. But with economic dilemma like this then how can we go on with our lives?

Many companies like Philamlife have said that they will still continue to provide their customers and distributors with the highest level of service. They have assured that there will be no problem concerning about their funds and that they are financially sound or secured even if ther mother company is AIG who has it’s own financial issues.

Customers/Investors should really not lose the trust and confidence they have built in with the company where they have invested their money. And as for the companies either big or small must reassure their customers/distributors/investors that they’re well-capitalized and have back-up plans to make sure that they can still continue to provide and meet their needs.

Global Economic Turmoil

The whole world was shocked after Lemman Brothers’ declaration of bankruptcy in the United States. Many banks, stockholders, clients all over the world who have investments/stocks/money on Lemman Brothers were confused and worried. And now what? Many countries have declared that their economy is going down like U.S.A, Kuwait, Lebanon, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Russia, France, Hong Kong, Europe, Indonesia and many others. Stock market all over Asia and Europe is falling! I can’t believe these things are happening..This global economic dilemma that we are facing is really devastating. What’s gonna happen to us if this continues?

Money Crisis! Credit Crisis! Financial Crisis…these sayings are common to poor families in my country. More Filipinos are suffering poverty. It is indeed that we are going to celebrate Christmas and welcome the new year dry! no celebration, no food on the table, no money on your pockets….just you and your family waiting for nothing….

If the economy continues to fall, many people will lose their jobs. OFWs (Overseas Filipino Workers) will be forced to go back to their homeland. Call Centers in the Philippines will be pulled out and thousands of Filipino call center agents will lose their jobs. Recessions in U.S, Singapore and in other countries is really devastating. People around the world are very much affected. Tribulation has started and we must prepare ourselves…