Monday, October 19, 2015

Don’t Stop Believing

Don’t Stop Believing

A community began to worry deeply about the prolonged drought which was affecting their wheat and corn crops in very obvious ways. The wheat kernels were not developing out as needed for even a minimum yield and the corn leaves were already drooping severely. The town depended heavily upon the farming potential of the area and had always been able to count on enough rain that irrigation was something they had never invested in extensively. The religious leaders of the town met and agreed to call for a combined day of prayer about rain. They asked their congregations to gather together in the one large meeting house the following day. As the anxious town people settled in their seats, the religious leaders took turns pleading the cause for rain on behalf of all present. It was a solemn setting indeed as these farmers and businessmen joined in with their own prayers and silent pleas. Imagine the joy when they suddenly heard a deep rumble of thunder, an appearance of dark clouds in the distance , and then the sound of rain on the roof. They were all overjoyed. But they were just as surprised to see that as they walked out through the rain to their cars only one person out of the entire group had brought an umbrella—a young girl whose faith had been so sure she had taken appropriate action!

My Reflection

We all hope and pray for things in our lives but do we absolutely without a shadow of doubt believe in what we are ‘hoping’ for? How much ‘doubt’ do you add to your prayers and hopes in life? A lot of things are truly possible in life and it’s the people who whole heartedly believe in themselves and their aspirations that succeed. This means that the second you bring in 'doubt', it is the first step in the wrong direction. When you truly believe in something, stick to it with full faith and with an attitude of confidence that you will succeed. It’s time to liberate yourself from the doubts in your faith and prayers. All things are possible for those who truly believe!

May you have an awesome week!
Darren Zwiers

““Every mental act is composed of doubt and belief,
but it is belief that is the positive, it is belief
that sustains thought and holds the world together.” 
― Søren Kierkegaard

Saturday, July 18, 2015

To My Son

O my son! the removing of stones with a wise man is better, than the drinking of wine with a sorry man,  and pour out thy wine on the tombs of the just, and drink not with ignorant, contemptible people.

(cleave to wisdom (and not knowledge), and avoid foolishness of any form)

O my son! cleave to wise men who fear God and be like them, and go not near the ignorant, lest thou become like him and learn his ways.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

To My Son

O my son! bend thy head low down, and soften thy voice, and be courteous, and walk in the straight path, and be not foolish. And raise not thy voice when thou laughest for if it were by a loud voice that a house was built, the ass would build many houses every day; and if it were by dint of strength that the plough were driven, the plough would never be removed from under the shoulders of the camels.

Urantian update !

"This man of Galilee was not a man of sorrows; he was a soul of gladness. Always was he saying, 'Rejoice and be exceedingly glad.' But when duty required, he was willing to walk courageously through the 'valley of the shadow of death.' He was gladsome but at the same time humble." 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

My bucket list

Ok, found a new bucket list. This is a must !!!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Sunday, July 13, 2014


Attended a funeral of a close friend whose mom passed away ( she was my mom in CT ). Sad, but took time to reminisce and rest in Scarborough.

YouTube Video

Monday, November 4, 2013

The Mechanic and the Surgeon

A heart surgeon took his car to his local garage for a regular service, where he usually exchanged a little friendly banter with the owner, a skilled but not especially wealthy mechanic. "So tell me," says the mechanic, "I've been wondering about what we both do for a living, and how much more you get paid than me.." "Yes?.." says the surgeon. "Well look at this," says the mechanic, as he worked on a big complicated engine, "I check how it's running, open it up, fix the valves, and put it all back together so it works good as new.. We basically do the same job don't we? And yet you are paid ten times what I am - how do you explain that?" The surgeon thought for a moment, and smiling gently, replied,"Try it with the engine running.."


After reading the above story, you can see that both the heart surgeon and the mechanic love what they do. But if the mechanic lived with the perception that his job was essentially the same as the heart surgeon and he was therefore underpaid he would certainly be unhappy. There is no way we can live our lives looking at other people, compare our skills with theirs and come to a conclusion on who should be earning more. There is a saying that goes “When you compare what you want with what you have, you will be unhappy. Rather compare what you deserve with what you have and you'll discover true happiness." There will always be someone prettier, smarter or richer than you… If you keep comparing yourself against others, you will lose your own sense of purpose. Helen Keller couldn't’t of said it any better; “Instead of comparing our lot with those who are more fortunate than we are, we should compare it with the lot of the great majority of our fellow men. It then appears that we are among the privileged." Stop comparing your self to others. We are all born to be different. We all have different mindsets, we interpret things differently, we have different experiences and we feel different emotions. The most successful people in this world celebrate their differences and use it to their advantage. At the end of the day, it is better to be the original you than to be a copy of somebody else as the best copycat in the world is still a copycat. Live life your way.

Darren Zwiers
“Everything you see or hear or experience in any way at all is specific to you. You create a universe by perceiving it, so everything in the universe you perceive is specific to you” – Douglas Adams.