December 6, 2012

Why Do We Need to Pray?

“Kiddo, pray before you sleep.” Maybe you have heard your mom or dad say these words to you. I was not exempted to that. J
Even as young as 2 years old, my parents and other relatives have taught me to pray. Before, I thought prayer was only done during sleeping time. But of course, when I grew up, my misconception about prayer has changed.

Pastor Rey Calingasan of Church of God- Makati delivered his sermon to us a few months ago, and he discussed about PRAYER.

In 1 Thessalonians 5:17, we can see there one of the shortest commands of God and that is, “Pray continually”. I love how this verse was translated in different versions. Take a look at this:
  • Pray continually. New International Version (NIV)
  • Never stop praying. New Living Translation (NLT)
  • Pray without ceasing. New King James Version (NKJV)
  • Pray at all times. Today’s English Version (TEV)

If there is one verse about prayer that really rebukes me, it’s Matthew 26:41
"Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak." (NIV)

December 5, 2012

English Catastrophes: SPELLING GONE WRONG

These are just some words that are usually misspelled. Remember, misused or misspelled words can be a big embarrassment , and can be a stain in our reputation. :)

1. ACCOMMODATE - Remember, this word is large enough to accommodate both double "c" AND a double "m".
2. BROCCOLI - You don't have to like broccoli to spell it correctly woth two Cs and one L.
3. COMMITTED - If you are committed to correct spelling, you will remember that this word doubles its final "t" from "commit" to "committed".
4. EMBARRASS - This one won' t embarrass you if you remember that it is large enough for a double "r" and a double "s".

December 3, 2012

English Catastrophes: Idiom Blunders

The English languange can be tricky. Even native speakers commit mistakes but that is not an excuse for us to be sloppy and unmindful on how we use the universal languange. Remember, misuse of words, phrases, misspellings, and other grammatical errors can put you in an embarrassing moment or even worse, hurt your image and reputation.

Take a look at these common English slip-ups and don't let yourself be cornered in a funny situation!


You Say: The more the many-er
What You Really Mean: The more, the merrier

Don't be confused with this cliche as this only means that the more people there are, the happier the situation will be, unless you want to be funny. :)

You Say: A blessing in the skies
What You Really Mean: A blessing in disguise

December 1, 2012

Buzzwords That You Might Encounter

Maybe there came a time when you were in the middle of a conversation, then suddenly you heard an unfamiliar word. You said to your self "Oh no! It's as if I was born yesterday!". But then you were left N.R. (No Reaction). :)

I have experienced that. I was just thankful at that moment because I have my internet connection at that time so I searched it on Google. :) HAHA!

I can't blame them. We are in a new era. New words are coming out. These are such words that you may have encountered over the net, chats, and other similar situations but you remain clueless after consulting Mr. Webster. These are called buzzwords.

From the Free Dictionary, Buzzword is:

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