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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Free online Peace Studies with a certificate of completion from United States Institute of Peace

Education is a critical way to help prevent violent conflict from becoming deadly. Through the Global Peace building Center (GPC), the Academy for International Conflict Management and Peace-building and other venues, USIP provides a variety of educational resources to people around the world.

Deadline: none
Open to: everybody interested, relevant to students studying peace and conflict studies
Benefits: Certificate of Course Completion in Conflict Analysis, Negotiation and Conflict Management or Interfaith Conflict Resolution

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) has a distance learning program called Education and Training Online, which provides courses in peace and conflict resolution. Many of these courses are free and they can be easily accessed online. Besides, USIP offers certificates for certain courses to trainees who successfully pass course exams online. Some of these courses are also available in Arabic, Farsi and Spanish.

While these courses can be relevant to students studying peace and conflict studies, they can be extremely useful for NGOs and other agencies in developing countries to understand conflict management and learn lessons from around the world and contribute their own experiences. As these courses have been developed in an interactive manner, trainees will get several opportunities to share their ideas. For those who cannot access internet continuously, the courses also provide pdf versions of the curriculum which can be downloaded and viewed offline. There are also Question & Answer sessions in the course which will help trainees to check their own progress of learning.

Some Courses are available in Arabic, Farsi and Spanish
At the end of specified courses, there will be a certificate exam, also to be conducted online. If trainees pass this exam, they will be awarded with a certificate.

Currently, USIP’s Education and Training Online program has four online courses open for anyone to study. These courses are:

Start the online course here.
Start the online course here.
Introductory Course on the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe)
No certificate available.

Throughout the course, you will be prompted to test your understanding of terms and concepts. When the course is complete, you will have the opportunity to take a certificate exam. If you pass the exam, you will earn the Certificate of Course Completion in Conflict Analysis, Negotiation and Conflict Management or Interfaith Conflict Resolution.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

How to add a Metro Style Social Icons to Blogger blog.

If you want your readers and guests to catch up with you easily on your social network then this is the widget you need to be using for your social links. It’s attractive and people will like to click on it. It’s simple and easy to install into your blogger blog. Thanks to the person who converted this widget from that wardpress widget to blogger widget so that you can also be able to use it as I am here. This widget will help your blog to gain more social media optimized audience. The elegant look of this widget can make many people click it.

It’s very simple to add into your blog, just follow this easy steps:
1. Log in to blogger
2. Go to blogger dashboard
3. Go to the layout section
4. Press on Add widget
5. Choose the HTML/JavaScript option
6. You may choose to name the widget or leave it blank, it’s your option
7. Paste the code below into the given widget

<ul id="abt-social-icons">
<li class="rss-icon"><a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/
Rumyblog" target="_blank"><img height="147" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0M62-Stfcdc/Ud1ZFcVvCRI/AAAAAAAABuY/9_o8SRGny8U/s1600/rss.png" width="147" /></a></li>
<li class="twitter-icon"><a href="http://www.twitter.com/
Rumishael101" target="_blank"><img height="147" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7qVkCzvGlC4/Ud1ZF3wqNlI/AAAAAAAABuc/6V0lQLdtvnk/s1600/twitter.png" width="147" /></a></li>
<li class="facebook-icon"><a href="http://www.facebook.com/
kingfaznelcaseb" target="_blank"><img height="147" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ReX8Fx2MrOk/Ud1ZFBIvvSI/AAAAAAAABuI/hX1cGTGVWZ0/s1600/facebook.png" width="147" /></a></li>
<li class="google-icon"><a href="https://plus.google.com/
100608324356951958873" target="_blank"><img height="147" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9gpsltkgVP0/Ud1ZFcm_cyI/AAAAAAAABuM/0u5oe5uRmuQ/s1600/google.png" width="147" /></a></li>
#abt-social-icons li {
 float: left;
 width: 147px;
 height: 147px;
 margin: 0 6px 6px 0;
 padding: 0 0 0 0;
 border-bottom: none;
        list-style: none;
#abt-social-icons li a {
 line-height: 1px;
 display: block;

#abt-social-icons li a:hover img {
 -webkit-opacity: 0.8;
 -moz-opacity: 0.8;
 opacity: 0.8;

#abt-social-icons li a span {
 display: none !important;

8. Before you can save it, change the Link in BOLD RED with your own IDs. Now save the widget and ultimately save the template. Super awesome right! I know, cheers and enjoy it, For more blogging tips and tricks Click Here.

How to add a Recent Posts Widget with Thumbnails to your blogger blog

If you want to get your readers to read more of your posts and navigate through your blog contents, then this is the best widget to use when it comes to Recent Posts on your Blog. I found out that with this widget my readers where able to navigate through my posts very easily. This widget is very attractive and eye-catching. It has a custom loading effect too which makes the widget much more awesome. So if you want the same to happen to yours then just follow this simple instructions I am about to share below.

1. Log in to blogger
2. Go to blogger dashboard
3. Go to the layout section
4. Press on Add widget
5. Choose the HTML/JavaScript option
6. You may choose to name the widget or leave it blank, its your option
7. Paste the code below into the given widget

<script src='https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.7.1/jquery.min.js' type='text/javascript'></script>
<style type="text/css">
#post-gallery {width:100%; margin:0px auto;font:normal 11px Arial,Sans-Serif;color:##000000;padding:8px;}
#post-gallery .rp-item {float:left;display:inline;  position:relative;  margin:2px;  padding:0px 0px;  background: url('http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-0E2ZARxMyAo/UZwiR3XjlvI/AAAAAAAAKDc/3Z8WjltqbCQ/s1600/LOAD+(66).gif') no-repeat 50% 50%;  width:79px;  height:79px;}
#post-gallery .rp-item img {  width:69px;  height:69px;  border:none !important;  margin:0px 0px !important;  padding:0px 0px !important;  background:transparent !important;  display:none;}
#post-gallery .rp-item img:hover{-moz-transform: scale(1.2) rotate(-350deg);-webkit-transform: scale(1.2) rotate(-350deg);-o-transform: scale(1.2) rotate(-350deg);-ms-transform: scale(1.2) rotate(-350deg);transform: scale(1.2) rotate(-350deg);-webkit-box-shadow: 0 0 20px rgba(255,0,0,.4), inset 0 0 20px rgba(255,255,255,1);-moz-box-shadow: 0 0 20px rgba(255,0,0,.4), inset 0 0 20px rgba(255,255,255,1);box-shadow: 0 0 20px rgba(255,0,0,.4), inset 0 0 20px rgba(255,255,255,1);}
#post-gallery .rp-item .rp-child {  position:relative;  top:10%!important;  left:10%!important;  z-index:1000;  width:200px;  background-color:white;  border-bottom:5px solid #1BA1E2;  -webkit-box-shadow:5px 5px 10px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.7);  -moz-box-shadow:5px 5px 10px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.7);  box-shadow:5px 5px 10px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.7);  padding:10px 15px;  overflow:hidden;  word-wrap:break-word;  display:none;  opacity: 0.9;}
#post-gallery .rp-item .rp-child h4 {  font-size:12px;  margin:0px 0px 5px;  color:#1BA1E2;}
#post-gallery .rp-item:hover .hidden {display:block;}</style>
<script type="text/javascript">
var rpTitle     = "Recent Posts",       // Widget Title
    numposts    = 14,      // Number of Posts to show
    numchar     = 200,      // Number of Characters to be displayed
    rcFadeSpeed = 600,      // Speed
    pBlank      = "http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-htG7vy9vIAA/Tp0KrMUdoWI/AAAAAAAABAU/e7XkFtErqsU/s1600/grey.gif",      // If No Image
    blogURL     = "http://www.lifechangingproject.blogspot.com/";       // Your Blog URL
<script src="https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/76401970/All%20Blogger%20Tricks/abt-recent-posts.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

8. Before you can save the widget rename the followings
    a. widget title
    b. Number of posts to show
    c. Your Blog Url
9. Now you can save it.
10. Once you have saved it, just arrangements and drag it to the bottom of the posts widget and save it there.
11. save and preview, and your good to go, enjoy it!

Check the example below this post and you will see it.

How to add a simple scrolling news ticker to blogger blog.

How to add a simple scrolling news ticker to blogger blog. News Ticker is the most used widget in website specially News Portal websites. Here I am to show you and give one of the idea how to put Scrolling News Ticker in you blog. It is easy and simple.

1. log in to your blogger
2. go to the blogger dashboard
3. go to layout
4 Choose add widget
5. Choose HTML/JavaScript
6. Paste the code below on it

<script type='text/javascript'>
var w2bWidth="100";
var w2bScrollAmount="1";
var w2bScrollDelay="100";
var w2bDirection="left";
var w2btargetlink="yes";
var w2bnumPosts="5";
var w2bBulletchar =">>>";
var w2bimagebullet="yes";
var w2bimgurl="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-wi6qT2RGv4I/UCUqmmEaeVI/AAAAAAAABU4/9o4UBLNXpqk/s1600/NAV2.png";
var w2bfontsize="14";
var w2bbgcolor="transparent";
var w2blinkcolor="333333";
var w2blinkhovercolor="3366CC";
</script><br />
<script type='text/javascript' src='https://www.opendrive.com/files/M18yMTMzNzE2X3hGNmlpXzE4ZmI/smritirogi-rpscroller-v3.js' ></script><br />
<script type='text/javascript' src=" http://lifechangingproject.blogspot.com//feeds/posts/default?alt=json-in-script&callback=w2bAdvRecentPostsScrollerv3&max-results=10"></script>

7. Change the blog url in red to yours.
8. Save and preview you blog to see if its working.
Place it anywhere you want in your blog and you are good to go.

Hope you enjoyed it, Don't forget to check into the Blogger tips and tricks for latest updates. 

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Check out Size 8's latest gospel video "Moto"

Born again musician Size 8 a.k.a Linet Munyali has released a new video “Moto”. This marks her second video since leaving the secular life for Christ.

I just think that she made the right choice in serving God rather than the pleasures of this world. That’s why Gods word says that there are those who are last but will be the first in His Kingdom and there those who are first who will be the last.

So far the new single is getting positive feedback and her fans are thrilled about it.  Check out the video below…
You can review why she became a christian here CLICK
DJ Mo tweeted about it and Pulse have beaten me to the exclusive.
Heavens rejoice when 1soul comes to Christ >> welcome to the kingdom @size8genge

According to Pulse, this is what Size 8 had to say when they reached her for comment:

"Since November, I have been toiling in thought as I wanted to transform my life and career. I had no peace of mind. I have been born again for quite some time and my songs were in conflict with my faith. As much as I was making big cash and commanding a massive fanbase, my heart was not at peace."

Sunday, October 6, 2013

A Child's 10 commandments to Parent

1. My hands are small; please don't expect perfection whenever I make a bed, draw a picture, or throw a ball. My legs are short; please slow down so that I can keep up with you.

2. My eyes have not seen the world as your have; please let me explore safely: don't restrict me unnecessarily.

3. Housework will always be there. I'm only little for a short time-please take time to explain things to me about this wonderful world, and do so willingly.

4. My feelings are tender; please be sensitive to my needs; don't nag me all day long. (You wouldn't want to be nagged for your inquisitiveness.) Treat me as you would want to be treated.

5. I am a special gift from God; please treasure me as God intended you to do, holding me accountable for my actions, giving me guidelines to live by, and disciplining me in a loving manner.

6. I need your encouragement, but not your praise, to grow. Please go easy on the criticism; remember, you can criticize the things I do without criticizing me.

7. Please give me the freedom to make decisions concerning myself. Permit me to fail, so that I can learn from my mistakes. Then someday I'll be prepared to make the kind of decisions life requires of me.

8. Please don't do things over for me. Somehow that makes me feel that my efforts didn't quite measure up to your expectations. I know it's hard, but please don't try to compare me with my brother or sister.

9. Please don't be afraid to leave for a weekend together. Kids need vacations from their parents, just as parents need vacations from kids. Besides, it's a great way to show us kids that your marriage is very special.

10. Please take me to Sunday school and church regularly, setting a good example for me to follow. I enjoy learning more about God.

Statements of faith.

If you want to know the statements of faith that a person needs to understand in order to grow more spiritually in faith with God, then here are few of them. Remember, if you want to be close to God there are statement that you need to believe in  before you can do anything else. Here they are as follows:

I believe in One God who created the universe and everything in it.
(Isaiah 43: 10-13; Isaiah 44: 24; Deut. 6: 4; 1 Corinthians 8: 4-6)

I believe that God became flesh, in Jesus Christ. So He is One with God.
(John 1:1-5; John 1:14-18; Isaiah 9: 6-7; John 17:20-23; John 17:5; John 16:27-30; John 14:7-11;)

I believe Jesus Christ was born of a virgin. In saying this, I believe Mary was a virgin when she 'gave birth'.
(Luke 1: 26-38)

I believe Jesus died on the Cross for our sins, that we may be forgiven. And that He was bodily raised to life on the third day.
(Luke 23: 33-34; Luke 24: 1-7; Isaiah 53: 3-7)

I believe we have 'eternal life' by accepting God's plan of Salvation which is accepting Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour.
(1 John 5: 10-12; Romans 10:9; Acts 4:11-12; Colossians 2:6; Ephesians 3:16-19; Ephesians 5:18; 1 Timothy 2:5)

I believe in being 'baptized' by full-immersion after receiving Jesus as Lord and Saviour. I do not believe that water baptism saves a person. Salvation is a free gift by accepting Jesus.
(Romans 6: 3-4; Matthew 28: 19; Ephesians 2: 8-10)

I believe in the work of the Holy Spirit through ordinary people, and that the gifts of the Holy Spirit are relevant for today.
(1 Corinthians 12, John 1: 33; Acts 1: 5-9, 2: 1-18; 1 Cor. 14: 2-4, 14-19)

I believe that the word of God (the Bible) is the only authority, and is inspired by the Holy Spirit, and is the only truth that we must live by. I do not believe or accept any other teachings and beliefs, there is only 'One Truth'.
(2 Timothy 3: 16-17; Hebrews 4: 12; 1 Peter 1: 25; Mark 13: 31)

I believe that Jesus Christ will come back again to gather up His Church.
(Acts 1: 11; 1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18)

I believe there is a real 'Heaven' and a real 'Hell'. And where we spend our eternity is determined by which one we choose while we're alive. There are no second chances after 'Death'.
(Revelation 21: 22-27, 20: 10-15; Hebrews 9: 27-28)


Assurance that you are Blessed by the mighty one in Mathew 5

You’re Blessed

5 1-2 When Jesus saw his ministry drawing huge crowds, he climbed a hillside. Those who were apprenticed to him, the committed, climbed with him. Arriving at a quiet place, he sat down and taught his climbing companions. This is what he said:

3 “You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule.

4 “You’re blessed when you feel you've lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you.

5 “You’re blessed when you’re content with just who you are—no more, no less. That’s the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can’t be bought.

6 “You’re blessed when you've worked up a good appetite for God. He’s food and drink in the best meal you’ll ever eat.

7 “You’re blessed when you care. At the moment of being ‘care-full,’ you find yourselves cared for.

8 “You’re blessed when you get your inside world—your mind and heart—put right. Then you can see God in the outside world.

9 “You’re blessed when you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight. That’s when you discover who you really are, and your place in God’s family.

10 “You’re blessed when your commitment to God provokes persecution. The persecution drives you even deeper into God’s kingdom.

11-12 “Not only that—count yourselves blessed every time people put you down or throw you out or speak lies about you to discredit me. What it means is that the truth is too close for comfort and they are uncomfortable. You can be glad when that happens—give a cheer, even!—for though they don’t like it, I do! And all heaven applauds. And know that you are in good company. My prophets and witnesses have always gotten into this kind of trouble.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

A morning prayer before I left the house saved me from a con man

On the 4th of September 2013, which I mean yesterday,( I am actually writing the date in case anyone reads later than this)  I was on my way to check on a client who had called and asked if I could design his blog. So I left in the morning but first I had to go to the bank to collect some money for my sister because we were supposed to meet up. I went to the bank and got the money, and then I catch up a bus to a local internet cafe where I usually meet up with couple of my friends. When the Bus stopped at the bus stop I met this guy who was asking me for directions, he told me that he had got into an accident and he wanted to go to Mikocheni to meet up some people who could help. He started showing me this envelope which had a certain kind of looking gold saying that he was suppose to take them to Mikocheni. But suddenly another person came up as well started reading the envelope, it seemed like this two people knew each other. In my head I started wondering why this guy wasn't telling him the direction to Mikocheni. I heard a voice in my head telling me to cross the road and leave the place. Without hesitation I did. I felt my heart telling me that this might be a con man so I had to live the place. When the two of them where talking I felt weird in my head like I wasn't understanding what they were saying. The funny thing is that even though I was the first one to cross the road, I found the man across the road already and this time he was trying to get a woman. All this made me to be alerted that this was official a con man and he was here to con people. What people like this usually do is that, they kind like us black magic power to get you interested and you start talking to them. Once you have told them the direction or the bus to take, they tell you that they don’t know the place, so they will then ask you to take them there. Once you have taken them, they will take you somewhere as and they will rob you.

The moment I notice that he was a con man, I said this simple words “thank you Jesus’’. Before I had left the house in the morning I had prayed and asked Jesus to guide me throughout my day and everything I did. And the first thing I noticed in this incident is that Jesus had kept his promise by being there for me. Imagine if I had not asked him to guide me and protect me, what would have happened to me? I would probably had fallen for the lies of the devil which where interfering with my day. I would probably have fallen for the conman’s lies saying that he didn't know where Mikocheni is. It’s clearly that the devil is a conman, and there will be people who use the same method as he does.

This is a true testimony and I am forever grateful for allowing Jesus to be in control of everything I do. The same way I want you to start trusting in Him and letting him be in control of all your days and everything you do. Some of us get lost in life and lose everything because we don’t know who to trust. We need to learn how to trust the might God. I have never regretted trusting him. Whether I am passing through good and bad times, I just know that he is there with me and he is the one who is bearing the worse than I am. And the more he does all this things the more my faith grows in Him. Sometimes in life we miss out the miracles and good things because we are taking the wrong directions and being misguided. We must learn how to trust him every day.

We shouldn't lose our trust on Him just because He doesn't seem to be there. In this world there isn't a better life like that one of being comfortable and happy. He will fill up your heart with joy and happiness. Even if you are a millionaire and have every need satisfied, trust me there isn't a better life than that of trusting God with your life. I don’t own my life, he owns it, so I have decided to put my entire life in his hands because I know that I have nothing to lose.

I am kindly asking you to start trusting the Lord your God with all your heart and mind and you will the great life you will live. He will guide you in making the right decisions and living a better life. The joy that my heart seek for is that of knowing that He is always there in times of pleasure and need. He is my refugee camp and He is the living God that I trust my life with. Start trusting in Jesus more that you do and you will find your life happier than ever. Just dare to trust and believe and you will see the wonderful things he can do. Don’t let God drift out of your life. In bad or good times God is always there for you.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Encouraging your child to overcome anger

This was an article that I read on a magazine last year and I thought that it was cool sharing it with you especially if you are involved with kids. You might be a teacher, father or mother; this article might be of help.

Why is this issue worth talking about? Because according to James P Steyer, founder of Common Sense Media, our children today are “A generation that has been repeatedly exposed to intense, realistic violence and grows up with more acceptance of aggression, less resistance to brutality, and less compassion. “ In Layma’s terms, that means the more violence kids are exposed to in the media and video games, the more used to violence they become. They become numb to seeing violence. This is just one of the reasons why kids may develop violent tendencies. As parents, how can we combat these tendencies toward aggression in our children? It is not an easy battle, especially when we sometimes do not understand why our kids are angry. Just remember that anger is a part of our emotional make up. It can be a good thing that may boost our efforts to overcome obstacles or challenges. The best thing we can do for our children if they have issue with anger is to help them learn how to tame and manage it.

Every child is different, but there are some tips that may help with yours:
Get them to breathe deeply through their nose 10 times; this is the fastest way to reduce the intensity of anger. Help them to say a calming phrase, such as ‘’relax’’ over and over until the anger has subsided. Lead them to a new activity, something that makes them happy, like teaching them the need to change their environment, or leave the situation that is triggering their anger. Remind them that anger is normal and needs to be channeled in a positive way.

On my point of view, I would suggest you taking some time to talk and pray with your child. Tell them what God wants best of them when it comes to the matter of anger. And remember that spanking can be helpful but also is a major lead in the destruction of a child’s behavior.

I hope that those tips might be of help to you. Chears! Don’t forget to leave a comment if you don’t mind. They are always welcome.

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