Unexpressed Joys- A Treat for the Soul

first_imgLife is the most perfect and enigmatic balance of happiness and sadness. Happiness can be derived from the smallest of wonders. Sadness, we believe in an undesirable and involuntary consequence. But, is that really the case? If we have a right of choosing how we wish to live, can’t we choose happiness? Of course, we can! We all have heard in sermons and great teachings that happiness is a matter of choice. So are joys.Joys are the beautiful delicate beads in the ornament called happiness. If laughter is the charioteer, joys are the wheels of that chariot of happiness. Joys are an integral part of our lives. Sometimes, we celebrate joy; sometimes, we just let it slip away. These joys slipping away unacknowledged and uncelebrated become the ‘unexpressed joys of life’. In the year 2020, we all realized the fragility and uncertainty of life. There was a day when we all were breathing free in clean and pure air; and then, the next day onwards; we were caged inside the confines of our houses during the lockdown. The horizons of our experiences narrowed. As our experiences narrowed down only to our immediate surroundings and just within ourselves, we got more and more familiarized with ‘unexpressed joys’.Joy lies within us. Carlos Santana has rightly said, “If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment”. There exists no moment which lacks joy. Joy is the sole ability of our hearts to find peace, happiness and contentment everywhere you look, in every moment you live. Peace begins with a smile and joy begins with a warm and wide smile. Joys are best celebrated with their wholehearted expression. When you acknowledge joy, it doubles up; if you express joy, it gets tripled and if you celebrate the joy, it grows manifolds.last_img read more

Primus Shares Optimistic Update On Drummer’s Health

first_imgAfter undergoing successful open heart surgery two weeks ago, Primus took to social media to update fans about drummer Tim Alexander’s health. According to the band, the drummer is doing well, but the band has cancelled three of their September appearances as a precautionary measure.They also promise an announcement about their upcoming Riot Fest shows in the message. The band resumes touring on October 22nd at the Tower Theater in Philadelphia.Here’s the post below:last_img

Jennie Lee Charles Bradley

first_imgJennie Lee Charles Bradley was born on August 12, 1933 in Rayne, Louisiana to Betha Lyons Dugas and John Charles.She accepted Jesus Christ at an early age as her Lord and Savior in the Shrine of Our Mother of Mercy Church in Rayne, LA.After moving to Port Arthur she attended Lincoln High School. Next UpOn April 2, 1948 she married Harry Charles Bradley and remained at his side 64 years until his death.This union was blessed with 11 children.After marriage she became a member of Rock Island Missionary Baptist Church, Solid Rock Baptist Church and served the remainder of her life at Greater True Vine Church under the leadership of Pastor Jarrod Phillips. She faithfully served in the Deaconess, Usher, Pastor’s Anniversary, Women’s and Culinary Ministries and wherever her heart chose to serve.She was also a beloved member of the community and an active member in several civic and social organizations.On Thursday, April 16, 2020, she answered the call of her heavenly Father.She was also preceded in death by her son Daryl Leon Bradley.center_img Those who remain to cherish her memories are children, Ronald Bradley (Gloria), Delbert Bradley, Debra Phillips, Elwyn Bradley, and Veoletta Hadley (Tommy) all of Port Arthur, TX; Felecia Trahan (Robert) and Gerhart Bradley of Beaumont, TX; Tina Mitchell of Seabrook,TX; Vanessa Hodge (Roosevelt) and Sandra Norman (L. C.) of Katy, TX; a sister Ethell Dillard of Rialto, CA; cousin Margaret Mouton of Rayne, LA;  a foster son, Clay Roy; 26 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great grandchildren and a host of other family members and lifelong friends.Private graveside service will be held on Wednesday at Greenlawn Memorial Park under the direction of Hannah Funeral Home.last_img read more

Port Isabel’s city buildings closed, city meeting still on schedule

first_img Share By Gaige [email protected] Isabel’s lighthouse, museums and city buildings are closed as of March 15, as concern over novel coronavirus COVID-19 grows. These sites will be closed until April 6, according to the City of Port Isabel. The closures could be extended, Port Isabel City Manager Jared Hockema said, if needed.Tonight’s City Commission meeting is open to the public at Port Isabel City Hall at 6:00 p.m., if anyone wants to attend. If not, Hockema told the PRESS that the meeting will be live streamed on Port Isabel’s Facebook page.Tonight’s meeting agenda can be found here.To date, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Port Isabel, South Padre Island, or the Rio Grande Valley. As of March 17, there are 69 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Texas, according to the Texas Tribune.COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that causes respiratory illness. The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11.Here are a list of Port Isabel city buildings that are closed or open, along with their contact information:ANIMAL SHELTER/CODE ENFORCEMENTClosed, but animal control services will continue. 956-943-3888.BUILDING DEPARTMENTThe lobby will remain open during regular business hours. The office is closed to public. Drop box open, phones and e-mail available for permits. Inspections will be done by appointment only.956-943-0714 or [email protected] EVENTSThe following events will be canceled: Museums’ of Port Isabel Telling Our Stories, Port Isabel Antique & Flea Market, Queen Isabella Market Day. 956-943-7602 or [email protected] HALL AND FINANCE DEPARTMENTThe lobby will remain open during regular business hours. The offices are closed to the public. Drop box is open 24 hours a day. Available by phone and e-mail. Late payment fees for garbage will be waived through April 15. 956-943-2682 or [email protected] CENTERClosed (including Tu Salud Si Cuenta and Amigos del Valle); home delivery of meals will continue. Available by phone and e-mail. 956-943-1822 or [email protected] DEVELOPMENTThe lobby will remain open during regular business hours. The office is closed to public. Drop box open, phones and e-mail available. 956-943-2682 or [email protected], to continue as normal. Please advise dispatch if you have respiratory symptoms, a fever that has persisted or significant recent travel.EVENT & CULTURAL CENTERClosed. Available by phone and email. 956-943-0719 or [email protected] DEPARTMENTOpen.GARBAGE COLLECTIONTo continue as normal. Call Finance Department for more information. 956-943-0701.KEEPER’S COTTAGE/CHAMBER OF COMMERCEClosed to public. Available by phone and e-mail. 956-943-2262 or [email protected] MADRE YOUTH CENTERClosed until April 6. Available by phone. 956-943-6310.LIBRARYClosed to public. Available by phone and e-mail. 956-943-1822 or [email protected] to public. Available by phone and e-mail. 956-943-7602 or [email protected] COURTThe lobby will remain open during regular business hours. Office and courtroom closed to public. Drop box open, phones and e-mail available. Failure to appear will be waived through April 15. 956-943-1281 or [email protected] OF PORT ISABEL [Treasures of the Gulf & Port Isabel Historical Museum]Closed to public. 956-943-7602 or [email protected] & RECREATIONOpen.POLICE DEPARTMENTOpen. Non-emergency number 956-943-2727.RECYCLING CENTERClosed to public. 956-943-6631. The Port Isabel Lighthouse in 2012. File photo.center_img RelatedPort Isabel closes all city parks, except Pompano Park Boat RampBy Gaige Davila [email protected] The City of Port Isabel has closed all city parks in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, except Pompano Park Boat Ramp, at 1 Pompano Ave. The city parks closed include Lighthouse Park, Washington Park, Galvan Park (currently closed for construction), Laguna Madre Park, City Swimming Pool,…March 17, 2020In “News”Two Port Isabel residents test positive for COVID-19By Gaige Davila [email protected] Two Port Isabel residents have tested positive for novel coronavirus COVID-19, according to Cameron County Public Health Department and the City of Port Isabel. The residents are two men, ages 62 and 64, according to a press release from the City of Port Isabel. One of…April 6, 2020In “News”Twelve COVID-19 cases confirmed in PIBy Gaige Davila [email protected]  Port Isabel now has 12 confirmed cases of COVID-19.  Port Isabel’s case increase is in tandem with Cameron County’s, which stands at 1301 cases as of press time. In the past week, Cameron County Public Health Department has been confirming anywhere between 30 to nearly 70…June 19, 2020In “News”last_img read more

Manchester City ‘most convincing’ destination for big summer transfer

first_imgAfter being left out of Real Madrid’s match against Valencia this week, Isco’s situation at the Spanish club has just got worse.The player isn’t any happy with the lack of minutes he’s getting, which creates a big expectation for a possible departure in the summer. His recent quotes leaving his future ‘open’ haven’t pleased Madrid’s board either.As covered by the local media this week, Barcelona are said to be keeping an eye on the situation. They are the player’s favourite destination, as Manchester City, Chelsea and Juventus are also said to be following him.But this Friday, Catalan newspaper Mundo Deportivo comes up with an article saying that Isco’s contract has an anti-Barça clause, which means he can’t join the club directly from Real Madrid.This is probably something new for Mundo Deportivo, since a few days ago, they claimed that such clause didn’t exist.Isco’s contract expires in 2018, which means Real Madrid would have to sell him next summer so they don’t see him walking for free the season after.But with the anti-Barça clause, it’s Manchester City who become the ‘most convincing’ destination for the attacking midfielder. The player is said to be a fan of Pep Guardiola’s style, and the club would also like to count on him.Isco has a €150m release clause, but Real Madrid obviously know they won’t get anything close to that with only one year of contract left. Now it’s up for the interested clubs to try to drop their demands as much as possible.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a Beautiful City and Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndo美術寶1對1香港媽媽們注意了,速來領取適合4-12歲孩子的繪畫課,手慢無美術寶1對1UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Men In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.comUndo熱門話題生髮率無敵高!96%的禿頭都獲得改善!←這會不會長太多?熱門話題UndoSmart Tech TrendOver 55? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndo Embed from Getty Imageslast_img read more

Matthews sets sights on more hundreds after “unbelievable” achievement

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Barbadian opener Hayley Matthews says notching her maiden international hundred on home soil was an “unbelievable” feeling and hopes the achievement can be the first of several triple figure scores. The 20-year-old made 117 from 146 balls in Saturday’s final One-Day International against South Africa, which laid the platform for West Indies’ 115-run victory and a share of the three-match series.“It’s definitely an honour for me. It was one of my goals coming here. Kensington Oval is a ground with so much history,” the affable Matthews said.“So many wonderful things have happened here in cricket and to be able to [score a hundred] in front of my friends and family at some place where I grew up, was unbelievable for me. “My dad always tells me that hundreds are things that you have to get over the line for the first one and then once you do, then hopefully they can keep coming, so for me it’s a matter of relief getting that first one and like he keeps telling me, hopefully they can keep coming.”Matthews was always earmarked for a special career ever since making her debut for the regional side as a 16-year-old in a Twenty20 International against New Zealand.She made her ODI debut later that year against Australia, scoring a half-century in her first outing and has been one of the mainstays of the Windies side since then. Her 66 in the final of the T20 World Cup in India two years ago which helped West Indies to their maiden title remains one of her most memorable innings but she said Saturday’s achievement ranked alongside that performance.“I think for me they were both very important, they were both very crucial innings,” Matthews pointed out.“First of all, the World Cup final was very important to me and seeing the team home with that knock but then doing it here in front of the home crowd, being able to do it in front of so much family and so many friends, I think was really important for me. “It was always a goal for me and definitely an honour that I could come home and reach one of my very big goals.”Most critically, Matthews’ hundred helped West Indies claw their way back into a series which they trailed after losing the opening game by 40 runs last Sunday.She said despite that setback, the team had remained focussed. “Our goal when we came here to play against South Africa was to win all three games. Unfortunately we didn’t win the first one and rain got the second one but to be able to come back here and level the series and get another two points on the board is very important for us,” she said.“I think for me it was the focus of the team. We knew what we had to do … we’ve been working really hard the past couple of months in Antigua training a lot so it was just a matter of executing, and I think … we were able to go out there and do that well.”She added: “I think the wicket was very good. We knew that batting in the night would’ve been a bit harder with the ball swinging so it was good that we could win the toss. We were able to go out there and bat on a good wicket. Kudos to the groundsmen, we always have good wickets here.”last_img read more