Archive for Junie, 2008

Die Hoof van die Huis

Die gesprek oor wie die hoof van ons huis is, is nou amptelik akademies.

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Junie 25, 2008 at 1:14 nm 7 Kommentaar

Did you know these facts?

Since Google was unable to present me with commentary on the following e-mail, I decided to write my own and post it here:

DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS?

I SURE DIDN’T TILL NOW

Death is certain but the Bible speaks about untimely death!

Make a personal reflection about this…..

Very interesting, read until the end…..

It is written in the Bible (Galatians 6:7):

‘Be not deceived; God is not mocked:  for whatsoever a man sow, that shall he also reap.

Here are some men and women who mocked God :

John Lennon (Singer):
Some years before, during his interview with an American Magazine, he said:    ‘Christianity will end, it will disappear.
I do not have to argue about that. I am certain.
Jesus was ok, but his subjects were too simple, today we are more famous than Him’ (1966).
Lennon, after saying that the Beatles were more famous than Jesus Christ, was shot six times.

Tancredo Neves (President of Brazil ):
During the Presidential campaign, he said if he got 500,000 votes from his party, not even God would remove him from Presidency.
Sure he got the votes, but he got sick a day before being made President, then he died.

Cazuza (Bi-sexual Brazilian composer, singer and poet):
During A show in Canecio ( Rio de Janeiro ), while smoking his cigarette, he puffed out some smoke into the air and said:’God, that’s for you.’
He died at the age of 32 of LUNG CANCER in a horrible manner.

The man who built the Titanic
After the construction of Titanic, a reporter asked him how safe the Titanic would be.
With an ironic tone he said:   ‘Not even God can sink it’
The result: I think you all know what happened to the Titanic

Marilyn Monroe (Actress)
She was visited by Billy Graham during a presentation of a show.
He said the Spirit of God had sent him to preach to her.
After hearing what the Preacher had to say, she said:  ‘I don’t need your Jesus’.
A week later, she was found dead in her apartment

Bon Scott (Singer)
The ex-vocalist of the AC/DC. On one of his 1979 songs he sang:
‘Don’t stop me; I’m going down all the way, down the highway to hell’.
On the 19th of February 1980, Bon Scott was found dead, he had been choked by his own vomit.

Campinas (IN 2005)
In Campinas , Brazil a group of friends, drunk, went to pick up a friend…..
The mother accompanied her to the car and was so worried about the drunkenness of her friends and she said to the daughter holding her hand, who was already seated in the car:
‘My Daughter, Go With God And May He Protect You.’
She responded: ‘Only If He (God) Travels In The Trunk, Cause Inside Here…..It’s Already Full ‘
Hours later, news came by that they had been involved in a fatal accident, everyone had died, the car could not be recognized what type of car it had been, but surprisingly, the trunk was intact.
The police said there was no way the trunk could have remained intact. To their surprise, inside the trunk was a crate of eggs, none was broken

Christine Hewitt (Jamaican Journalist and entertainer) said the Bible (Word of God) was the worst book ever written.
In June 2006 she was found burnt beyond recognition in her motor vehicle.

Many more important people have forgotten that there is no other name that was given so much authority as the name of Jesus.

Many have died, but only Jesus died and rose again, and he is still alive.

‘Jesus’

PS: If it was a joke, you would have sent it to everyone.   So are you going to have courage to send this?.

I have done my part, Jesus said

‘If you are embarrassed about me,

I will also be embarrassed about you before my father.’

You are my 8 in 8 seconds. I am not breaking this. No way!

I’M TOLD THIS WORKS!!!!! Bishop T.D. Jakes ‘8 Second Prayer.’ Just repeat this prayer and see how God moves!!
‘Lord, I love you and I need you, come into my heart, and bless me, my family, my home, and my friends, in Jesus’ name. Amen.’

Pass this message to 8 people {EXCEPT YOU AND ME}.You will receive a miracle tomorrow. I Hope that you don’t ignore and
let God bless you.

First of all, I can’t imagine that this was written by a Christian, that a disciple of Jesus would represent our loving God as such a vengeful deity (allthough I can, unfortunately, imagine that it is being forwarded by Christians.)

Even in the Old Testament, when God decides to punish His people, it is done with sadness, in love. (Hosea 11:8 How can I give you up, O Ephraim! How can I hand you over, O Israel! How can I make you like Admah! How can I treat you like Zeboiim! My heart recoils within me, my compassion grows warm and tender.)

In the New Testament we get to know God as a God of second chances, of much grace and love.

Paul, who persecuted Jesus’ followers – and, by implication, Jesus Himself (Acts 9:5  And he said, “Who are you, Lord?” And he said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting;) – was forgiven, saved and called.  He became the greatest missionary of all times.

Peter, who denied Jesus three times (Luke 22), became the rock on whom Jesus built His church (Matt 18:18).

And what about Jesus Himself?  Jesus was mocked, beaten, tortured, crucified.  His reaction to this humiliation?  “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” (Luke 23:34)

Jesus said things like:

Matt 5:11  “Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.”
Matt 5:38  “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ 39  But I say to you, Do not resist one who is evil. But if any one strikes you on the right cheek,turn to him the other also; 40  and if any one would sue you and take your coat, let him have your cloak as well; 41 and if any one forces
you to go one mile, go with him two miles.
Matt 5:44  But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.

As Christians, we have no reason to expect that the world won’t say anything bad about us or our God:

1 Cor 4:12   When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure;
1 Tess 3:3  We did not want any of you to lose heart at the troubles you were going through, but to realize that we must expect such things.

John 3:16 says “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” God loves everybody – even those who blaspheme against them (which makes their blasphemy so sad).

The problem, of course, is that these kind of e-mails aren’t just innocent.  It is not going to convince anyone to serve – much less love – God.  In fact, it is going to repulse unbelievers away from God.  Worst of all is that it is a false representation of God!  In a way, one can understand when unbelievers blaspheme, since they do not know God.  I think it is a much greater blasphemy when His own children spread lies about their loving Father.

This is not to mention the superstition inherent in chainmail.  Superstition is per definition unbelief.  God cannot be manipulated, not even with “8 in 8” formulas.  Miracles are God’s to give as He pleases, not ours to force via e-mail.

Junie 25, 2008 at 12:27 nm 21 Kommentaar

Soveel nuwe CD’s

Ek was ‘n fan van Sarah McLachlan voordat ek die storie gehoor het.  Sarah McLachlan het die powers that be genader om ‘n musiekfees met vroulike musikante te hou.  Die powers weier egter om selfs twee vroulike musikante in ‘n ry te laat speel en beweer dat niemand na net vroulike musikante sal kom luister nie.  So word die Lilith Fair gebore en die res is musiekfees geskiedenis.  Te laat probeer die powers deel word van die grootste musiekfees van daardie era.

(Ons weet natuurlik dat Lilith Adam se eerste vrou was, geskape voor Eva.  Aangesien sy egter wou bo wees, is sy uit die paradys verban en word sy ‘n demoon wat wiegiedood veroorsaak.  Laat dit nou ‘n les wees vir alle vroue.)

Wat maak ‘n mens as jy drie wonderlike nuwe CD’s het?  Na watter een luister jy?

Junie 24, 2008 at 10:27 vm 3 Kommentaar

Herwin Herwinner Herwinste

Op 4 Junie 2006 het ek hartroerend vertel van die worsteling om Swede te verlaat.  Die hoop dat ek dalk, eendag, nie meer sal wil terugkeer Swede toe nie, het liederlik beskaam.

NetJane het my weer herinner aan een van die magdom wonders wat deel is van die daaglikse lewe in Swede (en vir my ‘n foto gestuur).

By die supermarkte is daar hierdie wonderlike goed.  (Die een waarmee ons gewerk het, was nie so fancy soos die een op die foto nie, maar ons het in die slums gewoon.)  Jy neem alle leë bottels en leë blikkies en gooi dit in die masjien in.  Soos NetJane ook genoem het, maak dit ‘n heerlik bevredigende meganiese geluid wanneer jy die voorwerpe in die masjien gooi.  Wanneer jy klaar is, druk jy ‘n knoppie en siedaar, jy kry ‘n koopbewys vir die supermark.  Of jy kan kies om die geld vir ‘n welsynsorganisasie te skenk.

Briljant.  Wonderlik. Fenomenaal.

Wat verhoed enige van die supermarkte in SA om dieselfde te doen?

Junie 20, 2008 at 11:28 vm 1 comment

Frack

Oooeeee!  Download Firefox 3!  Ooeeee!

Jammer jou ou add-ons werk nie meer nie.  Tough cookies.  Ons het ‘n wêreldrekord opgestel.

Gmph.

Junie 18, 2008 at 1:15 nm 7 Kommentaar

Droomhuis

Ek het die naweek ‘n foto van my droomhuis geneem:

As ek nie bg huis kan kry nie, sal die een ook werk:

Terwyl ek so op Nature’s Valley rondgeloop en huise beloer het, het ek gewonder of dit beter is om ‘n houthuis of ‘n baksteenhuis te bou? Vir bakstene word grond uit die aarde gegrawe en vir houthuise word bome afgekap. Die bome is egter vir daardie rede geplant, so dis moontlik volhoubaar. Tog moet houthuise jaarliks chemies behandel word. I don’t know.

Junie 17, 2008 at 9:49 vm 11 Kommentaar

Naak is mooi

“The nude activists posed for us and renowned installation artist Spencer Tunick on the Aletsch Glacier.

Without clothes, the human body is vulnerable, exposed, its life or death at the whim of the elements. Global warming is stripping away our glaciers and leaving our entire planet vulnerable to extreme weather, floods, sea-level rise, global decreases in carrying capacity and agricultural production, fresh water shortages, disease and mass population dislocations.

If global warming continues at its current rate, most glaciers in Switzerland will completely disappear by 2080, leaving nothing but valleys and slopes strewn with rock debris. Over the last 150 years, alpine glaciers have reduced in size by approximately one third of their surface and half of their mass, and this melting is accelerating. The Aletsch Glacier retreated 377 feet in a single year from 2005 to 2006.

“I want my images to go more than skin-deep. I want the viewers to feel the vulnerability of their existence and how it relates closely to the sensitivity of the world’s glaciers”, he said.

These volunteers had the bravery to do something to raise the alarm. Not enough people do.

What are you doing? You don’t need to get naked on a glacier to be part of the energy [r]evolution.”

Gaan lees die hele artikel hier.  Jy kan selfs ‘n wallpaper of twee aflaai!  (Gaan soek by Google Images – daar’s die mooiste foto’s!)

Junie 12, 2008 at 9:58 vm 4 Kommentaar

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