Video: http://www.aomin.org/aoblog/index.php?itemid=4268Handel's Hallelujah Chorus: In Macy's (Philadelphia)
"There are few pieces of music more stirring, more beautiful, more exalting than Handel's Hallelujah Chorus. So to have it sung, by surprise (at least for most shoppers) by chorus members mingling amongst them accompanied by a beautiful pipe organ---well, this is definitely special." ...Read more
In the New Tesrtament of the Bible, there were some people who came back to life after dying. The most well known is probably that of Lazarus, the brother of Mary and Martha, When he was ill, word was sent o Jesus to come, But Jesus did not go immediately after stating that the sickness would not end in death, but will bring Glory to God. When he fin...Read more
I have published this in Feb this year, but I have somethings to add to this now, So bear with me please.
I heard this little story a long time ago, but I use it whenever I want to clarify my stand.
"There was a group of poor, homeless people, trying to eke out a living. so they wandered from place to place, looking for food, shelter and security. One of them went off on his own one day and he heard about a place of plenty, and so walked on. He did find a place w...Read more
This is an anecdote I read recently.
Sir Isaac Newton had a replica of our solar system made in miniature. In the centre was the sun with its retinue of planets revolving around it. A scientist entered Newton's study one day and exclaimed, "My! What an exquisite thing this is! Who made it?" "Nobody!" replied Newton to the questioner who was not a believer. ' You must think I am a fool! Of course somebody made it and he's a genius."
"He who laughs, lasts." Mary Pettibone Poole
( Again I received what is below from an emailing friend. This is a portion of the text.)
GREAT TRUTHS THAT ADULTS HAVE LEARNED:1) Raising teenagers is like nailing jelly to a tree. 2) Wrinkles don't hurt.
3) Families are like fudge...mostly sweet, with a few nuts Read more
THANK YOU FOR THE TREES AND PLANTS
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Father, thank you for the trees and plants
A wonderful artistry beyond man
Leaves so varied in shapes
Flowers so intricate in design.
Beauty beyond words, hues beyond the palette.
When I come across lovely sayings, I am so amazed by the ability some people have, of putting words together in such memorable ways. Many bring a smile, or a pause to understanding what the author was getting at. The following are examples:
" A critic is a bundle of biases held loosely together by a sense of taste." Whitney Balliett
" All colours will agr eein the dark." Francis Bacon
" A dance is a measured pace as a verse is a...Read more
I receive some lovely messages from my friends. This one is encouraging.
Whoever came up with this one must have had some Divine guidance! Although Things are not perfect,You have The Holy Alphabet! Although things are not perfect Because of trial or pain Continue in thanksgiving Do not begin to blame Even when the times are hard ...Read more
The heart is the vital organ which pumps blood carrying oxygen to the whole body. Yet it seems strange that in our everyday language, the word is used to describe attitude and emotions.
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Is there a difference between happiness and joy? I learnt that happiness is what we experience when we have something that we like, eg, if I were to suddenly be given a free shopping voucher of $500, or if I am treated to a lovely dinner in a fine-dining restaurant, etc . For guys perhaps if they can drive a sports car, afford some branded sports shoes and tog. So, happiness ( or sadness) is experienced because of external and material happenings, and because of people around us. Read more
Set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 所 以 ， 你 們 若 真 與 基 督