Job Interview

If you are panicking about an upcoming interview, (most people do, no doubt), don’t. The only way is to be prepared; and the best way to get ready is to take time to review the most common questions tyl most likely be asked.

That sounds like a mission, isn’t it?

Well, I found a few simple question you will most likely be asked regardless of the profession of job description.

Yes, that very familiar ambiguous questions.


Maybe you’re still career shopping


Are you staying or visiting?


Do you know what you’re signing for?


Time to impress the Boss


Do you have any future ambitions?


Be truthful about your capacity


Don’t sell yourself out though


Now’s where the numbers matter


Never say Nothing.


I hope this helps. Good luck with the interview. I hope you get your dream job.

He Sent The WiseMen

It’s Christmas and we celebrate the Saviour. Beyond that, we see how God made provision for His son so as to ease the pressure on His earthly parents.

He Sent The WiseMen.

Many times we think about the wisemen’s visit as symbolic. Yes. But it was also meant to provide for Jesus’s physical, financial and material needs at that period in time.

Jesus was Given A Trust Fund as a Child: He was given gifts Gold (perhaps gold coins), Frankincense and Myrrh, even as a Little Child

Matthew 2:11 (NLT): They entered the house and saw the child with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

Tradition shows that there were three wise men, but that is not true because the bible says “wise men”, this could be from two at the least to an unlimited number of wise men all presenting to Jesus their treasures.

The Wise Men traveled from one country, a far country, and come to another country to visit a new born king, what kind of gifts would they bring?

In their minds, they were bringing gifts to a king  and not just gifts for a baby shower.  These were no little nothing gifts of insignificant value. These were great gifts fit for royalty in large enough quantities so they would not offend the king or the family of the king.

Tradition also says the wise men came into the stable, whereas in Matthew 2:11 the bible says “and when they came into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother..”(KJV).

The poor Jesus theory says Jesus did not have a home but had to remain in the stable, when in fact they were in a house some two years later because he was no longer a newborn babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, but Matthew 2:11 says “young child”.

The only reason Jesus was born in the stable was because there was no room in the inn, not because Mary and Joseph did not have any money; they went to buy a room, but there was no more room in the inn.

We must also note that shortly after the visit from the Magi, Joseph had to take his wife and son and leave the country. They relocated to Egypt, Africa, in a hurry, in the middle of the night, according to God’s direction. But God already made provision that would cover all the travelling expenses, in advance.

As we celebrate Christmas, we must also remember that we have a caring father who knows our needs even before those needs arise. And has already made provision!
Merry Christmas, everyone.

Will the SUN Ever Burn Out?

Will the SUN burn out?

The Bible says repeatedly in Revelation that the Sun which is the central enegy that powers our entire solar system will one day burn out. At that time it’s service will no longer be needed.

There are scientific evidences to back this up: There is the expert knowledge, that the sun will eventually burn out. But this is not going to happen for a long, long time. Since its “birth” 4.6 billion years ago, the sun has used up about half of its hydrogen fuel. But it still has enough hydrogen to last about another 5 billion years, experts say.

All Stars are born, and they all die. The Sun (which is functionally a star) is not an exception though its lifespan is approximately 9billion years. When it dies, the earth and the other planets it supply will go down with it, assuming they are still around by then.

Why is this important?

As humans, we are limited when it comes to understanding time and space. The concept is mindboggling by the way. But the Bible tells us both the earth and the sun will one day go down. Not the same time, the earth is going down much earlier. But the sun eventually dies, Jesus who is the Sun of the Morning will take over, powering the entire universe.

Revelation 22:5 NLT

“And there will be no night there—no need for lamps or sun—for the Lord God will shine on them. And they will reign forever and ever.”

Ps. The word “lamp” in Bible time can be described as “electricity” in today’s world.

Pps. Revelation 22 is the last chapter of the Holy Bible.

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Kids With Special Needs :)

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Kids Who Might Need Extra Help

Every child is special. But are there children who are more special than the others?

“Special Needs” is an umbrella underneath which a staggering array of diagnoses can be wedged. Children with special needs may have mild learning disabilities or profound cognitive impairment; food allergies or terminal illness; developmental delays that catch up quickly or remain entrenched; occasional panic attacks or serious psychiatric problems. The designation is not necessarily a ‘label’, but it is also useful in ensuring that necessary services are provided; for setting appropriate management goals and for gaining support and gaining understanding both for the child and the ‘stressed’ family.

Kids Who Might Need Extra Help

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Did God Actually Kill Onan? For spilling Semen?

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Judah & Tamar – It’s all about TAMAR! Maybe. But could it have been all about JESUS?

Did God Actually Kill Onan? What? No, He did not…

Onan is not your regular Bible Hero.. By the way, who is Onan? Have you ever heard about him? Or her?

Well, to make the short story shorter, Onan was the second son of a Bible Legend named JUDAH. Judah had three sons with his wife Ms Shua (we never really got her name, but her father’s name was Shua). Someday I will do a story on Judah; but suffice to say, Judah’s life was riddled with controversies as kept moving from one controversy to another. However, God had an eye on him, because from Judah continued the scarlet thread that led to the birth of Jesus the Saviour. #ALineageOfGrace

Back to the story, Judah married his controversial wife Ms Shua and they had three sons – Er, ONAN and the little Shelah. Whoa! Finally we are hearing about Onan. Now this is where the story became stranger than fiction: Er grew up and got married. He married a young lady named Tamar, a lady who would become a “curse” in Judah’s life, a thorn in his flesh… Was it her fault? Or was it Fate? Or Destiny?

Genesis 38:6 – In the course of time, Judah arranged for his firstborn son, Er, to marry a young woman named Tamar.

Genesis 38:7 – But Er was a wicked man in the LORD’s sight, so the LORD took his life.

Genesis 38:8 – Then Judah said to Er’s brother Onan, “Go and marry Tamar, as our law requires of the brother of a man who has died. You must produce an heir for your brother.”

Genesis 38:9 – But Onan was not willing to have a child who would not be his own heir. So whenever he had intercourse with his brother’s wife, he spilled the semen on the ground. This prevented her from having a child who would belong to his brother.

Genesis 38:10 – But the LORD considered it evil for Onan to deny a child to his dead brother. So the LORD took Onan’s life, too.

This is so bizarre, to say the least. And the questions just won’t stop…

“Man dies mysteriously after allowing his semen spill to the ground… and they said God killed him” O_O

You may want to ask: Why is God killing people? Why would God kill two brothers? Since when did it become a crime punishable by death to allow your semen spill to the ground? If God really cared about descendants, why did He kill the firstborn Er in the first place? And how did killing Onan produce the much wanted descendants? What did Er do that was so grievous that God killed him just like that? And is there really a god who goes about killing evil people?

We probably would get some insight from Job in the Bible who lived shortly before the time of Judah. He lost everything, including his wealth and children, yet he ascribed it to GOD who took them away from him! He said: “The LORD gave me what I had, and the LORD has taken it away. Praise the name of the LORD!” (Job 1:21)

However, we all know that the Lord did not do that to him. Adverse events usually happen to people, and in an attempt to find closure, people try to find meaning and give explanations to the tragedy they are going through. “Er was a wicked person, and Onan was a mean and selfish brat. That must be why God took them.” And everybody believed it must be God killing the bad boys. That is so wrong!

Harmful Cultural Practices against Women

Tamar was married to Er. Er’s wickedness, whatever it was, was obvious to everyone. He died and everybody believed he deserved it. That was how his widow Tamar became Judah’s responsibility, and he’s got to make things right by her.

We need to understand that Onan did marry Tamar, according to traditional rites recognized at that time. That was a decision Judah made to protect the young widow, Tamar. Onan was a single young man and for all we know, Tamar was his only wife. But Onan was not happy with that decision to marry Tamar – because if they had any children together, culturally, the children didn’t belong to him but to his late brother. He did not want that kind of life. He wanted his own thing. And the way to achieve that was to make sure that his brother’s widow remain childless while he find his own wife and have his own children. Besides, if there is no heir for his brother, he Onan could inherit his brother’s possessions, leaving his widow stranded. So, for the period they were together, every sexual encounter ended the same way – as sexual ‘extercourse’, because the semen never went in – he kept spilling his semen on the bedding, on the ground, or wherever he wanted, thus frustrating the woman and he just wouldn’t give her the only thing she needed – a child. This is not a good way to treat the woman who is trapped in the family.  Unfortunately, shortly afterwards, he died, and the popular opinion was that God killed him, his sin being selfish intercourse with his wife.

The story continues in the following verses – Tamar was sent away from Judah’s family back to her parents and nobody in Judah’s family was willing to take care of her and give her the protection she needed. Even then they continued to monitor her and were willing to take another unbelievable action, like killing her or worse burning her alive when they learned that she could have been sleeping with other men!

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Judah’s Cruelty: “Go back to your parents’ home and remain a widow there until my son Shelah is old enough to marry you…” (vs 11) and in vs 24: “Bring her out, and let her be burned”

Harmful cultural practices against women have been around for centuries, and this is just one of them. It is wrong and unacceptable that a vulnerable woman like Tamar was thrown forth and back in a family by people who should protect her. Onan by law had the choice to refuse to marry her or raise kids for his late brother, but he would rather save his face from the publicity involved in refusing to marry her – so he married her and tormented her for the rest of that marriage.

This chapter has generated so many confusion, controversies and mockery in today’s world. God has been judged and condemned – for being such an impulsive killer, and for matters ranging from masturbation, to pornography and contraceptives. Young people have been told that if they masturbate, they will die like Onan. Couples have been told that God hated contraception, including withdrawal methods, that was why Onan died. And some dirty minds keep asking why God was watching a couple having s3x!

God did not kill Onan or Er! They might have been the bad boys, or the mean and selfish young men based on their upbringing and life choices, but if they deserved to die for reasons like spilling the semen, so did Tamar and Judah – for prostitution and incest. The righteousness and the justice of God cannot be consistently matched or justified by these isolated events.

Moral of the Lesson…

One could argue, what is Genesis chapter 38 doing in the Bible? Well, looking at the big picture, it’s all about Jesus. Back to my initial point: Jesus must come through the lineage of Judah, andin fact, the prophecy of Judah’s lineage leading to the messiah had not been released at this point, yet Judah’s life was filled with so much controversies, tragedies and wrong choices. Yass, the devil fought tooth and nail to corrupt the seed. So it was not about Judah or Er or Onan, it was not even about Tamar… It was all about Jesus. And till today, many times we fail to see that picture; in fact, the entire chapter (Genesis 38) has been so crowded with all the obvious atrocities written in that chapter that we fail to see the precious seed fighting so hard to remain uncorrupted. Look beyond the present, because even in the chaos, God is still in control .

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Judah’s immediate family tree. Not cool at all!

Watch this space while you think about this family tree! Judah really had it bad.Thankfully, Judah eventually found redemption. But that again is a story for another day ❤

All scriptures, unless otherwise stated, are from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation.

When Silence Is Golden…

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CAN SILENCE BE GOLDEN?

Gold is precious. Likewise, keeping quiet and watching from the corner may be just as precious. It is true that Wise Men are not always silent: In fact wise people should not keep quiet, but they know just when it’s appropriate to be.

The following compilation of good reasons and Biblical verses (source unknown), attests to this – that it’s often precious to watch and see and to listen and learn.

1.  Be silent In the heat of
anger.
Proverbs 14:17: “Short-tempered people do foolish things…”

2.  Be silent When you don’t
have all the facts.
Proverbs 18:13: “Spouting off before listening to the facts is both shameful and foolish.”

3.  Be silent When you
haven’t verified the story.
Deuteronomy 17:6: “But… there must always be two or three witnesses.”

4.  Be silent If you can’t say
it without screaming it.
Proverbs 25:28: “A person without self-control is like a city with broken-down walls.”

5.  Be silent When it is time
to listen.
Proverbs 13:1: “A wise child accepts a parent’s discipline; a mocker refuses to listen to correction.”

6.  Be silent When you are
tempted to make light of
holy things.
Ecclesiastes 5:2: “Don’t make rash promises, and don’t be hasty in bringing matters before God … Let your words be few.”

7.  Be silent When you are
tempted to joke about
sin.
Proverbs 14:9: “Fools make fun of guilt, but the godly acknowledge it and seek reconciliation.”

8.  Be silent If you would be
ashamed of your words
later.
Proverbs 8:8: “My advice is wholesome. There is nothing devious or crooked in it.”

9.  Be silent If your words
would convey the wrong
impression.
Proverbs 17:27: “A truly wise person uses few words; a person with understanding is even-tempered.”

10.  Be silent If the issue is
none of your business.
Proverbs 14:10: “Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can fully share its joy.”

11. Be silent When you are
tempted to tell an
outright lie.
Proverbs 4:24: “Avoid all perverse talk; stay away from corrupt speech.

12.  Be silent If your words
will damage someone
else’s reputation.
Proverbs 16:27: “Scoundrels create trouble; their words are a destructive blaze.”

13. Be silent If your words
will damage a friendship.
Proverbs 16:28: “A troublemaker plants seeds of strife; gossip separates the best of friends.”

14. Be silent When you are
feeling critical.
James 3:9: “Sometimes it praises our Lord and Father, and sometimes it curses those who have been made in the image of God.”

15.  Be silent If your words
will offend a weaker
person.
1 Corinthians 8:11: “So because of your superior knowledge, a weak believer for whom Christ died will be destroyed.”

16. Be silent If your words
will be a poor reflection
of the Lord or your
friends and family.
1 Peter 2:21-22: “Christ … is your example, and you must follow in his steps… He did not retaliate when he was insulted, nor threaten revenge when he suffered…”

17. Be silent If you may
have to eat your words
later.
Proverbs 18:23: “The poor plead for mercy; the rich answer with insults”

18. Be silent If you have
already said it more
than one time.
Proverbs 19:13: “A … quarrelsome wife is as annoying as constant dripping.”.

19. Be silent When you are
tempted to flatter a
wicked person.
Proverbs 24:24: “A judge who says to the wicked, “You are innocent,” will be cursed by many people and denounced by the nations.”

20. Be silent When you are
supposed to be working
instead
Proverbs 14:23: “Work brings profit, but mere talk leads to poverty!”

“WHOEVER GUARDS HIS MOUTH AND TONGUE KEEPS HIS SOUL FROM TROUBLES”

All scriptures, unless otherwise stated, are from the New Living Translation (NLT) of the Holy Bible.

10 MYTHS ABOUT INTROVERTS!

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I found this interesting piece about the introverts (written by Carl King). Being an introvert myself, I can testify that they are correct. Being an introvert is a very interesting lifestyle, peaceful and serene and sensible. And often misunderstood. And contrary to popular belief, many introverts actually love to remain just that: Introverts! There’s nothing to fix about that. Find below other myths about introverts. ❤

10 MYTHS ABOUT INTROVERTS THAT JUST AREN’T TRUE!

Introverts constitute a great percentage of the world’s best thinkers, philosophers, scientists, and artists. Yet they find themselves bullied, belittled, and misdiagnosed as being socially inept and threatening.Here are 10 of the most popular myths about introverts.

MYTH #1 : INTROVERTS DON’T LIKE TO TALK.

This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert talking about something they are interested in, and they won’t shut up for days.

MYTH #2 : INTROVERTS ARE SHY.

Shyness has nothing to do with being an Introvert. Introverts are not necessarily afraid of people. What they need is a reason to interact. They don’t interact for the sake of interacting. If you want to talk to an Introvert, just start talking. Don’t worry about being polite.

MYTH #3 : INTROVERTS ARE RUDE.

Introverts often don’t see a reason for beating around the bush with social pleasantries. They want everyone to just be real and honest. Unfortunately, this is not acceptable in most settings, so Introverts can feel a lot of pressure to fit in, which they find exhausting.

MYTH #4 : INTROVERTS DON’T LIKE PEOPLE.

On the contrary, Introverts intensely value the few friends they have. They can count their close friends on one hand. If you are lucky enough for an introvert to consider you a friend, you probably have a loyal ally for life. Once you have earned their respect as being a person of substance, you’re in.

MYTH #5 : INTROVERTS DON’T LIKE TO GO OUT IN PUBLIC.

Nonsense. Introverts just don’t like to go out in public FOR AS LONG. They also like to avoid the complications that are involved in public activities. They take in data and experiences very quickly, and as a result, don’t need to be there for long to “get it.” They’re ready to go home, recharge, and process it all. In fact, recharging is absolutely crucial for Introverts.

MYTH #6 : INTROVERTS ALWAYS WANT TO BE ALONE.

Introverts are perfectly comfortable with their own thoughts. They think a lot. They daydream. They like to have problems to work on, puzzles to solve. But they can also get incredibly lonely if they don’t have anyone to share their discoveries with. They crave an authentic and sincere connection with ONE PERSON at a time.

MYTH #7 : INTROVERTS ARE WEIRD.

Introverts are often individualists. They don’t follow the crowd. They’d prefer to be valued for their novel ways of living. They think for themselves and because of that, they often challenge the norm. They don’t make most decisions based on what is popular or trendy.

MYTH #8 : INTROVERTS ARE ALOOF NERDS.

Introverts are people who primarily look inward, paying close attention to their thoughts and emotions. It’s not that they are incapable of paying attention to what is going on around them, it’s just that their inner world is much more stimulating and rewarding to them.

MYTH #9 : INTROVERTS DON’T KNOW HOW TO RELAX AND HAVE FUN.

Introverts typically relax at home or in nature, not in busy public places. Introverts are not thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies. If there is too much talking and noise going on, they shut down. Their brains are too sensitive to the neurotransmitter called Dopamine. Introverts and Extroverts have different dominant neuro-pathways. Just look it up.

MYTH #10 : INTROVERTS CAN FIX THEMSELVES AND BECOME EXTROVERTS.

A world without Introverts would be a world with few scientists, musicians, artists, poets, filmmakers, doctors, mathematicians, writers, and philosophers. That being said, there are still plenty of techniques an Extrovert can learn in order to interact with Introverts. (Yes, I reversed these two terms on purpose to show you how biased our society is.) Introverts cannot “fix themselves” and deserve respect for their natural temperament and contributions to the human race. In fact, one study (Silverman, 1986) showed that the percentage of Introverts increases with IQ.

I’m an introvert, and proudly so. I don’t want to be “fixed”, because I’m not “broken” in the first place.

Source:

http://carlkingdom.com/10-myths-about-introverts