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Working Women

woman has an important role to play today in her family and society. Nobody can deny today that the women have gone farther as the men do in every aspect of life. But we should remember that God has given her a greater responsibility and that is building a home which a man cannot do. The Bible describes the responsibilities of a woman briefly and those are as follows:

Be A Counselor Question of the last issue:“Anita cannot control her Anger. What do you suggest her to get rid of h e r a n g e r ? ” Best Entries are as follows:

A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life. She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands. She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar. She gets up while it is still dark; she provides food for her family and portions for her servant girls. She considers a field and buys it out of her earnings she plants a vineyard. She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks. She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night. In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers. She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy. When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet. She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple. Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land. She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes. She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all. Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

1. Unjustified anger can b r i n g a b o u t A n i t a ’s downfall. Therefore she should make herself mentally strong to overcome t h i s n e g a t i v e q u a l i t y. According to me she should be patient and handle the situation calmly instead of being aggressive. She should be quiet and wait for the right time to speak. ANNIE LAKRA, Kolkata (We didn't receive any other entries)

Question for this issue: “Sony, has an addiction of food; what do you suggest her to get rid of her addiction?” Please send your entries within 50 words and Mothers! Wives! Sisters! God wants you to be great. He expects within 20th November you to build new homes and rebuild the broken ones. He trusts that 2006. only you can fulfill that purpose of His as He has given that strength in you to build and build and only to build.

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Food For Mind: Meditation

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veryone seeks peace, happiness, & harmony in life. From time to time we all experience irritation, anger, agitation, depression, low in energy levels, disappointments and sufferings. And one who suffers from all these, he would not keep these things only to him, but it reflects on others too. Each and everyone who comes in contact with him are in danger of becoming irritated & agitated. Management of stressful situations, bad moments needs two approaches: J A Positive attitude J A calm, rested & relaxed mind If a person adopts the above two, the same stressful situations would not appear as stressful because of this relaxed overview. All of us are forced to go through some or the other distressed situations in day to day life, due to competitive life, increased standards & lack of moral values. Hence one needs to meditate & relax, to lead a happy & prosperous life. Meditation was once associated only with saints & mystics, but now it is sweeping the globe. Never before have so many felt the need to search for a relaxed and composed state of mind within themselves. People everywhere are turning inwards to enhance their state of mind and to find greater degree of self-composure, harmony & happiness. Various Schools practice meditation, in different ways. Most simpler, easiest, ways of meditation will be discussed in the subsequent issues of CANDLES.

Dr. K.N.Sukumar, Nature Cure & Yoga Research Institute. For Counseling & Consultation Contact: (033) 2453 3880/1, E-mail: drpsameerareddy@yahoo.com Please send your Suggestions & Articles for the Next issue of CANDLES to “Mr. Chiradeep Patra, 11A/1A, Mahendra Chatterjee Lane, Surya Niketan Housing Complex, Kolkata 700 046; E- Mail thecandles@sify.com; Mobile: 09830930379, Web site: http://thecandles.blogspot.com.” All the articles should reach us at least one month in advance. The publisher reserves the right to edit, publish or reject the submitted articles. Articles submitted Cannot be returned, so please keep a copy of the article sent to us.


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