Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Organized your self

Seeking the Kingdom of God first and the rest will come!!!!!

Freedom from tyranny of the urgent

by: Charles E. Hummel

Most of the time people are always asking themselves how to manage all the things that they need to do in the day with so little time. In the book Freedom from Tyranny of the urgent, Charles Hummel explains how it could be possible to manage all the things that need to be done in the day and not to life under a call of urgent. One of the things that is very important to know, is that urgent it does not mean important.  Hummel(1997) stated on his book about the different between the important and the urgent,  “Important is gauged by contribution to our high priority goals. Tasks that are not urgent require initiative and perseverance. Since frequently there is since pressure for them to be done today, this week or even these months, these activities must be motivated by our commitment to their ultimate value”  “ Urgent calls for the immediate. Urgent matters come into our life demanding action.” (p. 27) It means that important things could be plans and can be done in days or hours or months, but urgent need to be done in the moment, there’s no time to waste. Most of the time people live under the calls of urgent because they do not plan what they will do in the day.  To make a list of what to do in the day and even make a list for the whole week, will help to accomplish all the goals on time and not to be in a hurry of the urgent.  According to Hummel it could be possible to manage all it need to be done in a day or in life but there is some principal that need to be done for that.

1.    To be wise on how we manage our time, the script says “15 See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, 16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil” Ephesians 5:15-16 (NKJV).  Waste time on things that are not important, take time on the important things that need to be done. Jesus was here on earth and on three years He work on His ministry, healing, releasing people from demos attack, but He did all that because He did no waster time.

2.    Seeking the Kingdom of God first. When there is a lot to do, but so littler time. The first things that need to be done and to come to God for direction. Before the day start it is always good to give God the first hour of the day like that God will give the direction to follow on the day and accomplish all the goals for the day. The script says on Matthew 6:33 “33 but seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you” (NKJV).

3.    Be redirected by the Holy Spirit. To seek first for  the kingdom of God, will make the Holy Spirit come and guide all the steps that are need to be done to reach long period goals or short terms goals. When there is no guidance of the Holy Spirit, the results is to become slaves of time, of circumstances. Ending having no time and falling in the call of the urgent. But the Holy Spirit was given by God as a companion to guide and give directing in live. The Script says on Roman 8:14-16 “14 for as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. 15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God” (NKJV).

Is an everyday life style for most of the people, to do everything in a urgent call. But to obtain freedom form the tyranny of urgent, first is very important to know the different between the urgent and the important. To do a list of thing that needs to be done in the day or in long terms. That God is the one that need to have the first hour of our day so His Holy Spirit could be a guide and make us free from the tyranny of urgent.

As this is learn it is possible to have time to reach goals and also to have time to just be relaxed and enjoy the day.

Margaret Paniagua

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Only the men who deserve a woman will obtain a woman

Luis Fernando Verissimo, Brazilian writer (Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, September 26, 1936)

The disrespect for nature has affected the survival of various beings, and among the most threatened is the female from human species.I have just one copy at home, I have with much zeal and dedication, but I really think that is her is who  keeps me going.Therefore, as a matter of self-survival, I launched the campaign "Save the women."Take from here my little knowledge on the physiology of femininity, in order that we may preserve the rare and precious specimens that remain:1. Habitat:
The woman can not live in captivity. If you are caged, flee or die inside. No chains that bind and which are subjected to the cage lose their DNA.
You never have the possession of a woman, what will bind to you is a fine line that needs to be reinforced daily.2. Eating right:
No one lives on the breeze. Women love attention. Give in abundance. It's up man, and if she does not get it from you, she will look for it from some else. Morning kisses and "I love you" to keep them beautiful breakfast and fragrant all day. A hug is like water daily for ferns. Do not leave dehydrated. At least once a month is necessary, if not mandatory, serve a special dish.

3. Flowers
They are also part of the menu.
Woman who receives flowers wilt rapidly and acquires masculine traits as the rough and harsh treatment.4. Respect nature:
Do not support the TPM (pre-menstrual tension)? Marry a man. Menstruating women, cry for anything, like to talk about how they did in the day, to discuss the relationship.
If you want to live with a woman, be prepared for that.5. Do not restrict your vanity:
It is of the woman hydrate fuses, nail polish, lipstick lie, be a day in the beauty parlor, collecting earrings, purchased many shoes, spending hours selecting clothes in a mall.
Understand this and be supportive.6. The female brain is not a myth
By insecurity, most men prefer not to believe in the existence of the female brain. Therefore, seek those who pretend not to have it (and some really retired). Then, hold: female brain is not woman, but a simple decorative object.
If you are tired of collecting figurines, try to relate to a woman.Some will show more gray matter with you. Do not run away, learn and grow with them. And do not worry, unlike what happens with men, intelligence does not work as a repellent for women.7. Do not shadow on her ...
If you want to be a great man has a woman at his side, never back. Thus, when it shines, you tan.
However, if she's back, you will kick your ass.8. Accept:
Women also have their own light and does not depend on us to shine. The wise man feeds his partner potentials and use them to motivate themselves.
He knows that preserving and cultivating the woman, he is saving himself.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Depression, Stress and Anxiety

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Among the Christian  community have always existed and will exist the following question:  It’s  normal for a Christian suffering from depression and anxiety? It’s normal for the human being, at some point in their lives to experience a state of sadness, frustration, depression and anxiety, stress, for a short time. The bad thing is when these states of emotional overtake their live as a permanent tenant in their minds. Understand that in the journey of life we ​​come across obscure circumstances, for example, death of a loved one, loss of work and material, emotional problems diseases. These negative developments are in generally the causes of depression, anxiety, sadness and stress in life. We know well these emotional disorders to detect them when they approach our lives. Know them better know how to fight against them and how to live a life full of joy without forgetting that our joy, peace and joy from God in the midst of all that we can spend He is always in control.

"Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation"

The Bible (King James 1960) Habakkuk 3:18

"Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I say Rejoice

The Bible (King James 1960) Philippians 4:4


Depression in Latin (depresus) which means dejected defeated. It is a state of despondency and unhappiness is an emotional condition that affects our spiritual live. Depression can be temporary or permanent; depression can be viewed as a predator of human happiness. A depression decreased work performance of individuals, has a state of lack of interest in their daily work, and neglect their appearance.

Symptoms of depression:

· Sleeping too much not sleeping

· Eating too much do not eat

· Boredom Tearful (a)

Suicidal thoughts

 Do not socialize

· Low self-esteem

Difficulty concentrating

· Desperate (a) Restlessness

One of the most effective methods for a depressive person are therapies, because in them the patient can talk and express what causes depression. Affection and attention to a person with depression can overcome it. In the most extreme cases of a depression, the suicide thought over take the person mind, and end up dead.

What are the causes that lead a person to depression?

I. A person predisposed to depression: A person who has low self-esteem (a), and believes that everything goes wrong. But the says the word of God for this:

"So God created man in His image, the image of God he created them male and female he created"
 Genesis 1:27.

"Who gave himself for us to redeem us from all iniquity and purify for himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. These things speak, and exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no one despise "The Bible (King James 1960) Titus 2:14-15

II. Guilt and shame: this is self-critical people who demand more than they can give, or some secret sin what tells us the word of God: "Come now, let us reason together says the Lord: though whatever your sins as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow, though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool "The Bible (King James 1960) Isaiah 1:18.

III. The distress caused by losses: as job loss, death of a relative or loved one, lost in natural disasters, Jesus told us when he was the ground on the afflictions "These things have I spoken to my you have, peace in the world you have tribulation, but take heart I have overcome the world "The Bible (King James 1960) John 17:33

IV. Loneliness

V. Marriage

VI. Divorce

IV. In women the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, abortion , not being able to have children by postpartum, single parenthood, menopause.

It is the state of depression stronger than us? Read Romans 8:31-39.

"Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivers him from them all" The Bible (KJV 1960) Psalm 34:19


Stress or alertness, is s fatigue defense reaction. It is a physiological reaction of the organism that comes in various defense mechanisms to cope with a situation. It is a worrying factor that causes stress.

Stress is a necessary body's response to a threat, but left unchecked can potentially cause major health problems.

Symptoms of the body's response to stress:

· Glass peripheral contrition Tachycardia

· Mydriasis Taquipnia

· Constipation adrenaline Up

Impaired glucose · Upload immune system

These symptoms are necessary to survive a threat in the short time.

But when a state changes from short-term, to a long term cause health problem, when medium-term periods, this designate alert the body's reserves. The strong short-term stress such as waiting in an operating room by a family member is enough to destroy several of the connections between the neuroses and special areas of the brain. Acute stress can change the anatomy of the nerve cell or neurons, and a chronic stress decreases the size of the brain area memory manager. Stress in the brain because this is the one that recognizes the stressors. Stressors which may be:

 Situations that require quick response process

· Stimulus harmful environment

· Be prepared for an emergency

· Illness, adding

· Locks to our interests

· Pressure group

· Frustrations

That diseases caused by stress?

· Thrombosis (blockage of blood vessels)

· Anxieties

· Depressions

· Immunodeficiency

· Muscle aches

· Insomnia

· Disorders of attention

Can stress with us? Read Philippians 4:6-7, 19
 The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.
 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

 Psalms 34:17-18


it is very common in humans at some point in their lives that pass through states of anxiety when faced with certain circumstances of powerlessness. What is anxiety? The anxiety comes from the Latin word (anxieta) meaning, anguish, grief. Increase is in fear, panic attack. Anxiety is a constant concern, a person with anxiety always expect the worst. 5% of the people in the United States suffer from anxiety, and 3% 5% are diagnosed with DGA, General Anxiety Disorder. The word also indicates anxiety distraction, burden, worry, be concerned in advance.

Anxiety has physical and mental symptoms.

Mental symptoms:

· Phobias Sorrows

· Irritability Panics

· Insecurity Hyperactivity

· Trouble sleeping Feeling of surprise

Difficulty to communicate

Physical symptoms:

· Sweating Muscle tension or muscle weakness

· Diarrhea Tremors of the hands

Increased urination · Working in swallowing

· Nausea Cardiac Arrhythmias

· Hypoglycemia fatigue

· Mydriasis (dilated)

A person with anxiety tends to become depressed, a study in USA shows that 58% to 70% of people with anxiety experience depression. Bible tells us about the fears and anxieties. Anxiety can more than us? People with anxiety usually arrive at the emergency hospital, one of the treatment that doctors recommend is to leave the stress and make a change in your diet, and not coffee or snuff, chocolate sodas, candy.

"Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you" 1 Peter 5:7

"Though I walk through the valley of d shadow of death I will fear no evil, for you will be with me" Psalms 23:4

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but lay down, love and self-control" 2 Timothy 1:7

"Seek the Lord, and heard me, and I get rid of all my fears"
Psalm 34:4

"This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him and book all your anguish.

The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him and delivers them "

Psalms 6-7

Remember that ....

Jesus Christ at the cross took all our sins and worries and gave you freedom

"Who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from this evil world, according to the will  of our God and Father"
Galatians 1:4

Margaret P.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Discipline life of a Christian

The Discipline life of a Christian

A Christian and their life of discipline is based on

Spiritual exercises, physical discipline and mental

control. When a person understand that being a

Christian it’s not only to go to church and listen to

the preacher, but  it’s to maintain a discipline life.

Being a Christian, it is to be a disciple of God that

obey His law. The more disciplinants and Christian

is, the better life that will have as Christian.


A productive Christian life is based on an everyday spiritual discipline. The life of a Christian discipline is more than just being responsible with the church assignments. It’s a way of living that covers the spiritual, physical, and mental, areas of a Christian life. In the article called: Four Areas of Christian Discipline said “the entire word "Christian" is simply another word for "disciple" (Acts 11:26), and disciple is simply a branch form of the root word "discipline". So discipline and being a disciple (or Christian) go hand in hand. To be a Christian, you must be disciplined”. There for, if you call yourself Christian your life must be in discipline. Many Christian have dreams and goals that they would like to see materialized, but their undisciplined life style never let them see those dreams and goals come true. Pastor Darrel on the article The Discipline Life said “The reason many do not achieve is that they will not buckle down to demanding discipline. Their ambitions are not beyond their capacity, but beyond their discipline”. When a person comes to Christ is natural that he or she comes with a lot of undisciplined, but once he or she came to Christ their life must change. Jesus makes the changer necessaries to become a discipline Christian. The bible said on 2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” (NKJV).

Spiritual Discipline

            Without the proper relationship with God a Christina life could be defeated. The more a Christian submitted them to a spiritual discipline the more productive relationship with God they will obtain. A  Christian life is based on a good communication with God. For this, Christian should keep a spiritual discipline based on the spiritual exercise and responsibilities in the church. There are three spiritual exercises that the bible says that help to have a strong Christian life and those are  praying, fasting and reading the bible. Jesus said, Watch therefore, and prays always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass and to stand before the Son of Man. (Luke 21:36 NKJV). Prayer is a tool that helps the Christian to maintain their self in a strong position. Also, praying is the way Christian has to talk to the Father God and to maintain a close relationship. Keeley Chorn said on her article Why is Important to Pray “God wants his people to be involved in the day-to-day affairs of his kingdom work. He wants us to gather together in his name or to pray in private, so that we can ask and see him at work in our lives and in our world”. The discipline of an everyday prayer will guide the Christian to an increase in their spiritual discernment on what is good or bad for them. Fasting is an exercise that helps the Christian to have control of the body and mind. When a man or woman fast, they are telling God that they are submitted to His wills.  Also, the bible said that some problems and situation will by defeated only with fasting and prayers “However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting” (Matthew 17:21 NKJV). Other discipline that maintains growing the faith of a Christian is to read the word of God, the bible. King David said “I will delight myself in your statutes; I will not forget your word. (Psalms 119:16). The Christians should delight reading the bible. The bible statement, that where the Christians obtain faith to overcome any negative situation that could come against them.  The word of God is the food that feed the soul of a Christian. The Christian that does not read the word of God will perish. Other discipline is to be responsible with the church assignments. Attending to church, offered, giving the tithes, and submission to the church leader it is part of a Christian good discipline.   A few of people says that they are Christian but they do not like to submit them to authority. Tony E. Denton said on a article “Habitual rebellion is the cult of weaklings rather than strong”. To have a strong character do not means that he or she will do what you what, it mean that h e or she will obey the leadership at church. Giving the offrend and the tithers is mandatory by God ,failure to do so, lead to be disobedient to God’s law. God said on the book of the prophet Malachi “ Bring all the tithes into the storehouse,  That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this, Says the LORD of hosts, If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it” ( Malachi 3:10 NKJV). A good disciple of God will always follow God’s law on the tithes and with the offered responsible with the church To perform on a daily bases the spiritual exercises and help to make a honest Christian and a good disciple.

 Physical Discipline

Pastor Darrel said on his article the discipline Life “Discipline must include the ability to subordinate the body and bring its physical appetites to the services of the will of the mind. The apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 9:27 “I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection”. The finest display discipline is not spectacular achievement, but rather the permanent adjustment of a living pattern”.  It’s a Christian duty to have control on their appetite, the bible says  that the body of a Christian is the temple of the Holy Spirit.Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?” (1 Corinthian 6:19 NKJV)  The body of man and woman of God is the temple where the Spirit of God rest and the temple of God cannot in a bad condition. It’s not to be conceited in personal care, but that represents a child of God. Many people will receive at first the word of God because of the appearance of the person who preaches the Gospel of Christ. It is part of an everyday discipline to eat healthy, do exercises and to have a good personal hygiene. Some people are always asking for prayers because they are sick, but in some occasion those illnesses are cause bad habit of eating, no doing exercise and a bad personal hygiene.  Christian are part of the body of Christ, most has a good physical discipline to set example in people, not only in the word of God, but also to teach other how to take care of them.
Mental Discipline
The word of God says to love God with all our mind, heart and soul. When a Christian lets God guide their thoughts, their heart and soul will be guard of bad thoughts. A disciplined Christian never will be saying “today I am sad” or “I do not feel like doing that”. A disciplined Christian will always have control of their mind, and will never let a bad day to management their days. This means that a disciplined Christian will have control on their emotion. Pastor Darrel wrote on his article The Discipline Life “Change in feeling is inevitable. A failure in work can affect how one feels. Physical weariness. The weather, a letter from home, personal misunderstanding are littler things that play on one’s spirit and produce variation in their feeling. One gets strange impulse to take a trip, make unwise purchase, or in general, just neglect duties.  One excuses it by saying, “It was just one of my moods”. The tendency to exhibit moodiness is a great weakness.    A disciplined perosn learns to apply himself to tasks consistently in spite of vary “Moods”, he is temperamentally even. He has disciplined himself to be reliable; however he might “feel”. He is always cheerful and cooperative regardless of feeling, circumstances, or weather.” To have control of over the mind is to have control in the economic areas. A Christian needs to know when to spend and when to save money. It’s very important to the Christian youth, to have mental control; so they will not fall under the peer pressure that other could place on them. The Christian marriages also need to have control on their moods. When the husband come from work tired, need to have control on is mood and not to get a bad attitude toward the wife and the children. The wife need to have a good mood toward the children and the husband after a long day, because that will maintain a relax and calm environment in the home.
Christian also needs to have self- control on how to act in front of other. Some people will come to Christ not for what they will hear, but because of the example that Christian will set in front of others. The best preach that a Christian can do is a good example, and the only way a Christian could show a good example is having self control.  Self control at the time to talk, what to say, when to say it or to whom what it says in the moment. To have mind control will set a example to other and to show God love to other. Christian as disciple of Christ need to  show God personality in them to others.


 The bible said in the book of Proverbs “Whoever has no rule over his own spirit is like a city broken down, without walls” (Proverbs 25:28 NKJV).  A Christian that does not live a life of discipline will end destroying their life. The discipline life of a Christian is not only accepting Jesus in their hearts and goes to church. Christian life it’s complement by a good spiritual discipline, physical discipline and mental discipline. All together make a responsible Christian.  One of the main reasons why Christian does not reach their goals and dreams are because they are living a undisciplined life, and that make impossible to acquire their dreams. As a person come to Christ, one of the very first thing that will do as a Christian is to get to know what is to live a life of discipline. Being a Christian is not just to go to church, but is also to put order in those areas in disorder for a long time. And how the order comes to a person? by learning how to live a discipline life. The more discipline a Christian learn and practice, the most successful their life will be as a Christian and, in their secular lives. Pastor Darrel on the article The Discipline Life said “Discipline is not a matter of rigid, routing and habits, battering one’s way through at any cost, a bull-headedness.  Intelligent flexibility is the world”.  Disciple brings the blessing to a Christian.


Margaret Paniagua