Thursday, January 29, 2009

Just Compensation Guaranteed

Your belongings—your car, your house, your designers clothes, and your health—are things you have invested upon, and as such, should be protected from harm and impairment. But what if something or someone do inflict a considerable amount of damage? Of course you might want to ask—or even demand—for commensurate reparation. Just today I received an SMS from my mom informing me that her car was unintentionally hit at the rear by a woman driver. Both were cooperative and civil enough to just settle the matter amicably. The same situation doesn’t happen to anyone, though, especially if a greater degree of loss has been inflicted to the offended party. And sometimes, the offended doesn’t have the money to fend himself or herself and get his or her rights backed up by law. Herein comes First Personal Injury. It is a service that help the offended their rights to personal injury claims. In our country, where riding the bicycle as a means of transpiration is common, bicycle accident claims are commonplace. And to some universal degree, traffic accidents, which kills more often that heart attack, can entitle one to whiplash injury claims. The latter could be seen in a trivial light, but whiplash injuries could be very distressing and could limit the normal physiological activity of the person damaged. First Personal Injury boasts of its no-win-no-fee legal services to people who are not be able to afford to pay for these services. FPI is also a bastion of compensation experts and lawyers who already have garnered enough experience to flaunt a no-win-no-fee deal. Drop First Personal Injury a line should you need an expert guidance for accidents involving children, including birth accidents and other medical malpractice issues. Rest assured that your valuables would get compensated in the fairest amount possible.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Let Your Heart Be Established By Grace

I'm resigning from my job this February. I think I've already finished the learning curve of online teaching and am all set to find my second job. My decision to quit does have a smidgen of regret as I'm going to lose the luxury of being able to buy things for myself, not to mention my ability to contribute to the family's budget. I also feel uncertain about my short-term future. Never before had I been like this. My advance worrying often leads me to doing advance planning. Not this time. My ego has been effectively pinned down by circumstances I have 10% control of. In the past, my achievements speak forcefully on my behalf; they grease me through success. Now, my self could only revel on my achievements, and nothing more.

My friend sent me this email as an encouragement. And I want it to share to anyone who has been inflicted with angst, if not with lack of grace.

Hebrews 13:9
9… it is good that the heart be established by grace…

God does not want your heart full of worries and fears, tossed and turned by every challenge that comes your way. He wants your heart at rest and established by His grace toward you.

But when you think that the breakthroughs to your challenges depend on your ability to obey God, then your heart will not be at rest. It will be full of worries and anxieties. Why? Because you can never obey God perfectly.

But when you depend on God's grace, that is, His undeserved, unmerited favor, the opposite happens — your heart becomes established. When you know that the only thing that qualifies you to receive God's blessings is faith in the finished work of Christ, your heart becomes established. Then, you will walk without the fear of your troubles swallowing you up. You will walk with full assurance that His blessings will be manifested in your life.

My friend, God wants your heart established, knowing that His righteousness, healing, protection and prosperity are yours — all paid for by Jesus' finished work at the cross. God's blessings are sure in your life because they are not dependent on your ability to keep His laws, but Jesus' perfect obedience.

You see, under the old covenant, you receive God's blessings only if you keep all His laws. (Deuteronomy 28:1–2) If you sin and fail to keep even one law, you will be disqualified from receiving His blessings. But today, under the new covenant, your sins no longer disqualify you because God Himself has said, "For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more." (Hebrews 8:12)

So let your heart be established by God's grace. Because of His grace, you have full access to His blessings. You no longer have to worry about whether you are good enough. You can stand firm on the promises made in His Word and enjoy His blessings today because Jesus has paid the price. Your part is only to believe and receive!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Practical Distance Learning

The nature of jobs today is very irregular. If you work in a call center, you have to bear with shifting schedules; the irregularity sometimes disqualify you enjoy life in ways you could indulge in before. Medical transcriptionists, though having more control of their time as compared to their peers in the graveyard, have to deal with the high mobility their job demands of them. These are but only two jobs that can bar anyone from pursuing master’s degree, or even a bachelor’s degree. Good thing one of my friends was able to get a higher diploma from a distance learning institute. These days, distance education has become more widely accepted and acknowledged. Online institutes have refined their craft, and have mastered the art and science of pedagogy in the virtual classroom. If you are looking for a credible distance learning institution, make no mistake with Ashworth College. It offers a very diverse range distance education programs and lets you study in the most comfortable place—your home. Academic programs in Ashworth College include nutrition, diet, and health sciences, real estate appraisal skills, small business management, and others. If circumstances allow me, I’d choose to enroll under Ashworth College with a diploma in Fashion Retailing. I think an online environment, given its wide interconnections, can truly give a practically satisfying and competitive curriculum on fashion and design.

Friday, January 2, 2009

First Time, First Buy

This is my first every purchase in the Land of Kimchi. Accompanied by our Korean buddy Kim Jeryang, we braved to enter the "pyon-ee-jeom" (convenience store) to a cup, or rather, a bottle of coffee. Korean word learned: "sada", which means to buy.

It cost us 2,500won, roughly 2.50USD. It was a perfect drink for the chilly Springtime wind.Mashija! Let's drink!