Amazing Architectural Designs

Built in 2002:
Located: on prime waterfront land on the shores of Marina Bay, Singapore 

The unique architectural design has been said to have an appearance similar to either a durian (a tropical fruit) or the eyes of a fly. Hence, the building is colloquially known to locals as "The Durian" or "The Big Durian"

These are amazing architectural designs to view. 

Life is Beautiful

 Life is A Process of Changes; happiness and sadness
Life is beautiful.
Life is Happiness.
The butterflies represent the beauty of life and the ever changing process it brings as we take each step forward. Along our journey through life, we grow from our youth to adult years. Life is an experience we embrace because of the beauty we enjoy with family and friends throughout the years.

__ Ellen J. Barrier

Journey of Life

Caution   Keep right  Trouble is Ahead

Life is a journey for each of us. We travel it on a long path that is often winding and adventurous. Along the way we encounter many challenges and face many obstacles. Our goal is to reach a certain destination.

Many of us have several goals to reach. Some will reach all of their goals while others will reach a few.  However, we must always keep in mind, there are new travelers entering into our paths each day who will face some of the same obstacles we faced, and offer to them a helping hand.

For many people; finding the courage and patience, to not give up and take a detour from their path, is a challenge when facing tough situations. The power to endure, and persevere is necessary in such troubling times to reach a goal. Keeping focus on most important priorities is a great way to stay on course.

I believe challenges are God's way of strengthening us mentally and spiritually, and yes, physically. After having won each challenge that confronted us, we are wiser and stronger. However, we must reap what we sow, it is biblical.

___ Ellen J. Barrier

An Attractive Box with Nothing Inside is Disappointing! Can it Harm You?

An attractive box with nothing inside is disappointing! Can it harm you? Assuming that the box underneath such beautiful gift wrapping has to contain a valuable gift inside, you will want to hold it. Touch the bow, and it will be a very costly mistake, the biggest you will ever make.

Let's use an analogy based on this beautiful gift box: Underneath the beautiful wrapping lies things that are harmful to your health and others as well. The pretty bow holds evil inside.
 It is a very attractive box one would surely be happy to receive and immediately open. This box is empty inside. But you will never know that if you touched that bow. You will never know that you were deceived and played. You fell for looks and that was the first mistake you made. The second mistake you made were involving yourself emotionally. You just had to hold the box and touch the bow because you fell for looks. Some things are best to observe from distance, and keep moving. And some gifts are best not to touch.

How Some People Are Tricked into A Gift box Relationship 
There are people with the gift box attractiveness, and there are those who involve themselves with them emotionally. The gift wrapped individual's soul is like the empty box. The mind of such a person is likened to that of the pretty paper and the bow. They will destroy anyone who gets involved with them emotionally and eventually physically. There is nothing of value they contribute to a relationship. Instead, they drain the other person who is too emotionally involved with them to terminate the relationship, despite being used and abused emotional, or physically and oftentimes both.

Description of a Gift Wrapped Person:
Disrespectful to others
Does not value life

Suggested to Read:
 The Lovers Game

__ Ellen J. Barrier/

The Lovers Game

The Lovers Game is a risky and dangerous one to play. It can cause serious harm or death to others as well as to the players. In this game, the players lose. Nothing good can come of evil. To play with someone else’s emotions is a psychologically game that can harm someone’s health both mentally and physically. And can cause loss of life.

Case In Point:
Husband Beheaded Wife’s Lover
A 26-year-old Army sergeant killed his wife’s lover and brought his head to her. The wife is said to have been dating her husband’s friend and became pregnant by him. When her husband found out about the affair and her pregnancy, he became enraged.  He reportedly, confronted his wife’s lover and showed him no mercy. According to the report, he stabbed the man 15 times, and decapitated his head.
The report further informed: (both men were said to be in the military)
The husband went to the hospital where his wife were being treated for complications with her pregnancy and sat on her bed holding a gym bag. He removed the dead man’s head from the gym bag and while holding it with both hands; he said to his wife, “Look, the SPC is here! He’ll sleep with you every night. Only you won’t sleep at night. I studied, I planned this. I calculated this. I did this for you.”

Written by Ellen J. Barrier

Suggested to Read: Self- Restraint from Sexual Temptation

Avoid Living in The Past

           Don"t Get Stuck in Past.-Time

"We can't control our destiny. We can't go back into our past history and make changes. But we can begin this moment by setting a goal and pursuing it for a better life with a greater purpose."

__ Ellen J. Barrier

You Must Release the Past from Your Mind
“But this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth to those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”  Apostle Paul

Avoid living in the past. Accept God’s forgiveness for your wrongdoings, and strive for a better future, and to become a better person.  Otherwise, you will become a prisoner locked behind the corridors of your past.

Living in the Past by Choice
For the individual who are able to make choices, but due to anger and grudges, refuses to let go of the past, he or she made the choice to become a prisoner of their past.  Such individuals are mean spirited people.  Living in their past, only makes them bitter, unkind and unhappy, because they refuge to forget what someone may have said or done to them, that they didn’t like,  and they aren’t about to forget, and in their mind, they are never going to forgive.

The Helpless Prisoner
Some people are afraid to move on.  Therefore, they are living in the past.  There are different reasons for which people are imprisoned in their past.  Fear and unhappiness can hold a person as a prisoner. They  prevent that person from making changes in their lives. They aren’t able to set goals because of the fear and unhappiness they are shackled to. They can't release themselves from their prison.

The cause of fear and unhappiness is oftentimes due to a bad relationship or abuse that such an individual experienced.  Therefore, they would need someone to help them by working patiently with them.  Otherwise, they will remain a prisoner in their past (psychologically). This is a helpless prisoner.

Source for quote: Philippians 3:13-14 King James Version Bible

Ellen J. Barrier
__ Author

Sleeping on The Job

Nurse Falls from her seat while sleeping

As previous nights a nurse went through her regular routine:  She placed several charts on her lap and sat on a seat at a desk to do her charting. Several minutes later, her head begin bobbing back and forth, and then came the sound of snoring. On this particular night, something happened unexpectedly!
Suddenly she fell off the seat, on to the floor. The sound of the charts made a loud noise, as they fell onto the floor.  She lay sprawled between the charts and the stool, resembling a drunkard.  (She wasn't hurt from her fall)

Nurse’s Profile:
Poor job performance, habitual reporting for work late, visits clubs before coming to work frequently, records false statements concerning the observation of patients; stating a patient slept comfortably throughout the night, when in fact, that individual had been given medication for pain.

Unit:  Post-op Surgical Patients 

Should sleeping on the job be cause for automatic termination?
What are your feelings concerning those who have a poor job performance?
Did this nurse place these patients’ lives in jeopardy?

__ Ellen J. Barrier
Author/Medical Professional