Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Our Gift from God

Reactions: 

 
For it is written...
For God so loved the world.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Do you...

Reactions: 
stand with Israel? 
"The nation of Israel lives... forever."

Thursday, October 18, 2012

America... between the rock and the hard place.

Reactions: 
As I watch from afar something strikes me as being both amusing as well as disturbing.
The next president will either be the present one, Barak Obama or Mitt Rommey.
Both are not 100% Christian when weighed by the Bible according to Matthew 7:16 "Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?" The present day job description of politician makes this contrary to God's word very often and seems to be counter to biblical practices and directives. Yet many voters are being asked to judge them on biblical principles and vote accordingly. 
So what should a Christian voter do when posed with such a dilemma? Jesus wants us to be the salt of this world by participating not only at church level but at community and national level as well as shown in 1 Peter 2:13-17 , for us South Africans it is somewhat easier as there are political parties that have based their doctrine on biblical guidelines but for the US Christian it is less easy as the two parties have different views on biblical guidance. This is of course compounded as mentioned by the candidate's stance on the issues as well and their perceived relationship with God based on their respective professed faiths.
Only prayer (James 1.5) can give them those answers and I will be praying that God will give the Christians in the USA the discernment to vote not as they wish, but as God wishes. 
We should all remember this in our daily walk when we need to make decisions. 
Psalm 25:12 "The Lord shows his faithful followers the way they should live."

Note: I have started using NETBibleTagger in my blogs, it is very handy in that it automatically tags and quotes scripture references on the blog from Bible ORG.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Well now!

Reactions: 
Is this not what we skeptics have been saying all along! 
Global warming stopped 16 years ago, reveals Met Office report quietly released... and here is the chart to prove it
  • The figures reveal that from the beginning of 1997 until August 2012 there was no discernible rise in aggregate global temperatures
  • This means that the ‘pause’ in global warming has now lasted for about the same time as the previous period when temperatures rose, 1980 to 1996
The article is a resounding blow for all proponents of "Globull Warming" and should cause us to question governments legislation and taxes that have led to increases in energy bills for all citizens of earth. One could say that all this hot air is one of the causes for the global financial crisis. 
Loved this gem... "But the evidence is beginning to suggest that it may be happening much slower than the catastrophists have claimed – a conclusion with enormous policy implications." What that implies is that we have been scammed all this time, both by scientists using faulty data and models and the politicians that feed them!

Good grief what is Al Gore going to do now!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Volcanoes under the artic

Reactions: 
and somehow the "experts" discount the influence on the ice sheet? Pull the other one please. The Gakkel Ridge is dotted with volcanoes and hot water vents and since the discovery in the 1950's there seems to have been an increase in the activity of the geothermal sources, my common sense tells me this is the overlying reason for the increased loss of ice cover and not climate cahnge per se. Especially when one looks at the map... it lies in the centre of the artic se and one can compare it to the element inside an electric kettle, sooner or later it will heat up the water above it and disturb the existing thermoclines which would have shieded the ice from the warm water. Heat will eventually find a way to rise to the top of a thermal system... basic physics! This of course has been kept rather quite in the media as it does not fit in well with the popular scenario of Climate Change. Tectonic activity is also why part of the Antartic ice shelf is melting while the rest of the continent is recoding record ice levels. 
Yes, we are living in changing climatic conditions but there are bigger influences from earth and space than the puny species homo sapiens can ever imagine. Having said that we should be guardians over our little patch in any case but to presume that we can influence the winds is taking things out of perspective. Bear in mind that we should always remember who is really in control...
Psalm 8:4 "What is man, that you are mindful of him? and the son of man, that you visit him?"

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Miss you Dad

Reactions: 
It is your birthday.
Your first with mom in  heaven.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Lara Logan tells it like it is.

Reactions: 

This needs to be heard and understood once and for all... from BGA... a brave journalist from South Africa tells us what we face as non believers.
The extremists base their hate on a book that condones and encourages war and evil.
al-Taqiyya is the practice of deception to further the aims of jihad. It is an ideological war between good and evil.
"Allah's Apostle said, "Who is willing to kill Ka'b bin Al-Ashraf who has hurt Allah and His Apostle?" Thereupon Muhammad bin Maslama got up saying, "O Allah's Apostle! Would you like that I kill him?" The Prophet said, "Yes," Muhammad bin Maslama said, "Then allow me to say a (false) thing (i.e. to deceive Kab). "The Prophet said, "You may say it." - Hadith 5.59.369

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Nothing new...

Reactions: 
about bugs extracting gold... we have been doing so fo many years in fact... just Google "bacteria used in south african gold refining" and let the lesson begin...

I hate journalist that are sloppy in fact checking... especially when it comes from a favorite on line read like Gizimodo. Let us then remember this quote...

[Bacteria are the] dark matter of the biological world [with 4 million mostly unknown species in a ton of soil]. Edward O. Wilson

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Thank you Jesus

Reactions: 

 "And all these things have finally been complete"

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Google "DNA is a language" and be astounded.

Reactions: 
Perry Marshal challenges Atheists with this amazing statement.“If You Can Read This, I Can Prove God Exists”
And He is not alone when one reads many of the articles found doing that Google search. 
This proves to me that what the Bible states in Job 31 to 41 where God reveals himself through the natural world around us, from the Cosmic to the Microscopic. Now even the stuff that makes us who we are is telling us that God is the author of it all...


"The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork."
Psalm 19 King James Version (KJV)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

We must never forget...

Reactions: 
What was done in the name of so called religion this day.
  
Photo montage Wikipedia. 
"Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children." President George W. Bush, November 11, 2001

Friday, August 31, 2012

Something diffrent from the norm...

Reactions: 
Nice to see a cute video, shows that normality can still be entertaining. Imagination knows no bounds both in the story and the production.
Today's quote is just as inspiring, not only did God do that but he imagined a way out for us sinners, God in his infinite imagination and wisdom was able to give us redemption without it costing us anything but acceptance of his love. I cannot imagine a greater love than giving your Son on a tree as sacrifice for sin, even when we are not worthy of the sacrifice.
"Imagination is the voice of daring. If there is anything Godlike about God it is that. He dared to imagine everything." HENRY MILLER

Monday, August 13, 2012

Don't you hate it when this happens...

Reactions: 
Had to post it...

"Heres something to think about: How come you never see a headline like Psychic Wins Lottery?" Jay Leno

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Free music... I must be dreaming!

Reactions: 
But do yourself the favor and check out Jamedo... there is some great stuff there like this one from Epic Soul Factory. After watching Daniel Lopez's videos I went to their page at Jamelo and was amazed at their repertoire... well worth listening to. Click on the start button!
A host of genres is available and I must say I have only sampled a few but not one was bad so far...
Give it a try.
"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." Aldous Huxley

Monday, June 18, 2012

That's not cricket David!

Reactions: 
The kick...
 
and the apology laced with "but's"...  
The rules are simple in this case, shame on all the boo'ers as well. Displays of impatience and frustration like this have no place in sport of any kind. Bad sportsmanship should never be condoned at all. 
" If you win through bad sportsmanship, that's no real victory." Babe Didrikson

Friday, June 15, 2012

Falkland furore

Reactions: 

The recent rhetoric from the Argentine president clearly ignores one fact... the Islanders are not Argentinians by a long chalk. 
Having visited Argentina I can also say that they are singularly obsessed with the Islands for a whole host of reasons but what we must never take out of the picture is the fact that the sea bed surrounding the Islands has a valuable commodity... OIL.
When Oil comes into the picture many countries loose their common sense and this is what is happening to the Argentine political Junta.
The Falklands will never become the Malvinas without an inordinate amount of violence I fear.
I love Argentina and the people but would be the first to say... Leave the Falklands alone! You may well remember these words from the last time... we all know how that ended.
"The British won't fight." General Leopoldo Galtieri 10/04/1982

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Surrender To Someday - Electric Armageddon

Reactions: 
Surrender To Someday - Electric Armageddon

This is from local Bloemfontein group Surrender To Someday... and I hope they become international soon. The songs are all amazing, just buy the album Crown Paper Kings!
UPDATE!
I have listened to the whole CD after getting hold of one for the princely sum of R50.
Most of the tracks have an EPIC instrumental intro, this is something that is so often overlooked in modern music, after 4 notes the vocals usually begin. STS have managed to spotlight their musical abilities as well as the vocals by using this technique to brilliant effect! Well done guys!

“Where words fail, music speaks.” Hans Christian Andersen

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Awesome!

Reactions: 
Just to show how awesome the universe is... a glimpse by photographer Daniel Lopez.  
Makes these words from the Bible ring very true. Psalm 147:4-5 says "He counts the number of the stars; He gives names to all of them. Great is our Lord, and abundant in strength; His understanding is infinite."

Friday, March 16, 2012

The power of words

Reactions: 
Something to enjoy and think about...

Friday, March 09, 2012

Hamba gahle Lex

Reactions: 
Another great blogger has passed, condolences to his loved ones, may his memory be treasured.
Lex's blog Neptunus Lex  was always one I admired as he could put into words many of us were not capable to do. Plus his knowledge on aviation matters was unsurpassed.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Miss L is a kitten magnet!

Reactions: 
The latest is the little Tux Female, came out of the shrubbery last week at our complex pool, no one has claimed her yet, a sweet little cat with a kinked tail, hence her name XinXi = Kinky. Looking for a home as she brings up the feline count to 5!
The handsome ginger brute is Einstein, who is growing to become a very likeable cat, except for his penchant to keep jumping the gate!

My daughter now thinks she is a kitten magnet. 
"Psychologists now recognize that the need in some people to have a dozen cats is really a sublimated desire to have two dozen cats." Robert Brault

Friday, February 10, 2012

Seriously cool yet hillariously brilliant!

Reactions: 

The new music video from OK Go, made in partnership with Chevrolet. OK Go set up over 1000 instruments over two miles of desert outside Los Angeles. A Chevy Sonic was outfitted with retractable pneumatic arms designed to play the instruments, and the band recorded this version of Needing/Getting, singing as they played the instrument array with the car. The video took 4 months of preparation and 4 days of shooting and recording. There are no ringers or stand-ins; Damian took stunt driving lessons. Each piano had the lowest octaves tuned to the same note so that they'd play the right note no matter where they were struck. For more information and to download the studio version of the song for free, visit http://www.LetsDoThis.com/stunts and http://www.okgo.net. Many thanks to Chevy for believing in and supporting such an insane and ambitious project, and to Gretsch for providing the guitars and amps. 
Director: Brian L. Perkins & Damian Kulash, Jr. 
Director of Photography: Yon Thomas 
Editor: Doug Walker 
Producer: Luke Ricci

I love it! Must have been the greatest fun to do this too!
"All music is beautiful." Billy Strayhorn

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Snowing on the Sahara!

Reactions: 
Algeria actually... the last recorded snow was in February 18, 1979 and that was the first time in Algeria's history!
 
Makes me doubt the warming alarmists, Europe and many other northern parts are experiencing record lows, again... Snow in Spain and Rome and now the Sahara! Makes one think... 

Enjoy the song. Angun-Snow on the Sahara  
Songwriters: BENZI, ERIC FERNAND/MATHESON, NIKKI 
Only tell me that you still want me here 
When you wander off out there 
To those hills of dust and hard winds that blow 
In that dry white ocean alone Lost out in the desert 
you are lost out in the desert 
But to stand with you in a ring of fire 
I'll forget the days gone by 
I'll protect your body and guard your soul 
From mirages in your sight Lost out in the desert 

If your hopes scatter like the dust across your track 
I'll be the moon that shines on your path 
The sun may blind our eyes, I'll pray the skies above 
for snow to fall on the Sahara 
If that's the only place where you can leave your doubts 
I'll hold you up and be your way out
And if we burn away, 
I'll pray the skies above for snow to fall on the Sahara 

Just a wish and I will cover your shoulders 
With veils of silk and gold 
When the shadows come and darken your heart 
Leaving you with regrets so cold 
Lost out in the desert 

If your hopes scatter like the dust across your track 
I'll be the moon that shines on your path 
The sun may blind our eyes, I'll pray the skies above 
for snow to fall on the Sahara 
 If that's the only place where you can leave your doubts 
I'll hold you up and be your way out 
And if we burn away, I'll pray the skies above 
for snow to fall on the Sahara 
"Each snowflake in an avalanche pleads not guilty." Stanislaw J. Lec (1909 - 1966)

Monday, January 30, 2012

When the world falls apart...

Reactions: 
When the world falls apart,
I will hold you in my arms like a friend!
Great song with a lot of meaning, especially when we have a friend like Jesus! I know it is not a gospel song as such but when I heard it for the first time and then found the lyrics it was another of those songs with hidden meaning. Thank you Jeffrey Sutorius, aka Dash Berlinfor making great Dance music that still has meaning.


When the world falls apart,
I will hold you in my arms like a friend!

When the worlds unkind,
I will make you smile,
I will stay right by your side until the end!

Through the dark of night,
When no hopes in sight
When the walls start closing in,
I'll be your friend!

When the world falls apart,
If you should ever feel so broken that you can't go on,
When your world falls apart,
I will hold you in my arms like a friend.

Until the end...


When the world falls apart,
If you should ever feel so broken that you can't go on,
When your world falls apart,
I will hold you in my arms like a friend.

Till the end x 4

When the world makes you cry,
I will make you smile,
I will stay right by your side until the end!


Through the dark of night,
When no hopes inside
When the walls start closing in,
I'll be your friend!


If the world falls apart,
I will hold you in my arms like a friend!

Till the end...x 2
 "A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. That is what "World Falls Apart" is about. Being a real friend to someone."
 Dash Berlin on Facebook

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Meet Einstein

Reactions: 
Hey... you are big Amber!
Now where you going Amber?

I'm small and cute!
Einstein was the only survivor of three kitties found in a box last Saturday by L on her way to visit her cousins... How anyone can do this is quite beyond my comprehension!
Now L has a new kitty to raise again, she has a knack with them I must say.
He is a clever little chap hence the name. Amber and Duchess have accepted him rather quickly, Myoo is spitting mad it seems.
"The smallest feline is a masterpiece." -- Leonardo da Vinci