This blog has ended here. To see the continuance of our journey, please go to Staying in the Overflow. See you there!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
"Staying in the Overflow" is our new blog on how to live your life in Christ.
Truth and Life will remain as an editorial blog on current events which are pertinent to christian living. Truth and Life will also keep you abreast of any mission work as it occurs.
Perla and I look forward to seeing you in the overflow!
Friday, June 19, 2009
The proper motive for any and all of our actions should be to glorify God.
That, I guess is part of the reason why I stopped blogging. I was blogging about things that really had no eternal value to Him. And I grew weary of it fast.
... whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 10:31b
His glory is the reason why God himself did what He did:
Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for thy name's sake.
He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.
What are your pursuits? What are your goals? What are your dreams?
Do they have the right motive? Is your motive to glorify God?
If not, check your heart.
Posted by John & Perla at 11:18 PM
Thursday, April 16, 2009
After being interviewed by the school administration, the prospective teacher said "Let me see if I've got this right."
You want me to go into that room with all those kids, correct their disruptive behavior, observe them for signs of abuse, monitor their dress habits, censor their T-shirt messages, and instill in them a love for learning.
You want me to check their backpacks for weapons, wage war on drugs and sexually transmitted diseases, and raise their sense of self esteem and personal pride.
You want me to teach them patriotism and good citizenship, sportsmanship and fair play and how to register to vote, balance a checkbook, and apply for a job.
You want me to check their heads for lice, recognize signs of antisocial behavior, and make sure that they all pass the final exams.
You also want me to provide them with an equal education regardless of their handicaps, and communicate regularly with their parents in English, Spanish or any other language, by letter, telephone, newsletter, cell phone, email, and report card.
You want me to do all this with a piece of chalk, a blackboard, a bulletin board, a few books, a big smile, and a starting salary that qualifies me for food stamps.
You want me to do all this and then you tell me. . I CAN'T PRAY?
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Tuesday, April 14, 2009
George P. Della Pia, aged 87, a longtime Holy Family University friend and supporter, died on Tuesday, April 7, 2009.
At the time of his death, Mr. Della Pia served as a member of the executive committee of Parents & Friends of Holy Family University and chair of the group's Ways and Means Committee. He also served as a member of the Development and Public Relations Committee of the University's Board of Trustees.
He was the beloved husband of Dorothy M. Della Pia.
George was a devoted father to Marilyn DellaPia, Julia Sangillo (Bob), Anna Marie Senita (Gary) and the late George P. Jr. (Debbie).
He was brother to Gloria Forchetti and the late Mildred Zappile.
He was the grand-father of Jude (Margaret), Jeffrey, Curt, Doug, Vincent, Anthony, Marie, Julie, Michele, Nicole and Deanna.
He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Relatives, friends and members of Parents and Friends of Holy Family University and Our Lady of Calvary Ushers are invited to a Funeral Mass Tuesday evening 8 P.M., Our Lady of Calvary, 11024 Knights Rd., Philadelphia. PA 19154 where friends may call Tuesday evening 6 to 7:45 P.M. and Wednesday 8:30 to 9:30 A.M. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, mass cards or donations to Our Lady of Calvary Tree of Blessing in George's name would be appreciated. Arrangements by Visconto Funeral Home.
My Uncle George was always the great encourager and motivator. He would always ask, "What else are you doing?" He was one who could make you feel like you could do anything if you put your mind to it and maintained your integrity. It is his personality that we need in today's world. We will miss him very much.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Sorry I haven't been around for a month now. Our business is having a growth spurt. Yeah! What recession? I have to tend to business - See you soon..
Saturday, February 28, 2009
One law shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you.
This is one issue on which I differ greatly with my fellow Christian Conservatives.
For me, it is not a political matter. It is a matter of adherence to the Will and Character of God.
The current immigration laws of the USA are discriminatory in practice and not of a biblical worldview. Any true believer, once aware of the facts, would ever be able to stand against illegal immigration, but would fight to change the laws of this nation with regards to this issue.