Archive for December, 2011

聖召祈禱會-「稱兄道弟」

Saturday, December 31st, 2011
聖召祈禱會-「稱兄道弟」

稱兄道弟

7 Wonders

Thursday, December 29th, 2011
讓我們感謝主賜我們視覺、聽覺、味覺、嗅覺、觸覺,一切我們所有的和能夠做的,都不是必然的!

Remember always,
The most precious wonders in the world !!!!!!!!!





Whatever you want to do, do it now.
There are only so many tomorrows

The Power of Kindness

Monday, December 26th, 2011
『和謁親切』的態度是改變世界的動力。如果您有疑問,試一試就可以得到答案了!

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The Power of Kindness

"One of the most beautiful compensations in life is that no man can help another without helping himself."
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
This holiday season is the perfect time to start a ripple that can change the world.

The magic formula for putting more joy into your life can be summed up in one
word – kindness. So take a moment from your busy holiday "to-do" list to perform
a random act of kindness. You'll bring joy to your own life, as well as the
lives of others.

So, whether you choose to volunteer your time, pay it forward or simply share
this movie with others, your random act of kindness has the potential to
transform the world.

Click here to watch this life-changing movie.

And don't forget to
share this movie with friends, family, and co-workers. They'll thank you for doing it.

To Life,
Mac Anderson
Mac Anderson
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Merry Christmas Wishes

Sunday, December 25th, 2011

MERRY CHRISTMAS





I will be making a conscious effort to wish everyone



a Merry Christmas this year … My way of saying that I am celebrating



the birth Of Jesus Christ



So I am asking my email buddies,



if you agree with me,



to please do the same.



And if you'll pass this on to



your other email buddies, and so on…



maybe we can prevent one more



American / Canadian tradition from being lost in the sea of



"Political Correctness".


A New Christmas song you must learn
The reason why we celebrate….

Now I know why you have to do it – A Christmas Parable

Saturday, December 24th, 2011
在這歡樂聖誕佳期,我有沒有給上主一個機會去為我服務,或主動去接受主賜給我的恩寵?

Now I know why you have to do it – A Christmas Parable

母亲腹中的生命奇迹

Saturday, December 24th, 2011

喜樂吧,今天救主為我們誕生,祂在聖母的腹中經驗了我們有血肉的生命,為能更體會明暸人牲的脆弱,和能深深接納和愛我們!
生命是主的恩賜,我們尚在母胎中,主已愛了我們,我們願意怎樣回報這份大愛?什麼才是一份最有意義的聖誕禮物送給天父?
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New Christmas Song

Friday, December 23rd, 2011
讓我們在美麗燦爛的燈飾、眾人歡笑聲、華麗的厨窗、浪漫的音樂和神聖的聖誕歌曲中感受到救主基督的臨在,以一顆純真諒謙卑的心迎接祂!
About the Song
While at the mall a couple of years ago, my then four year old nephew, Spencer, saw kids lined up to see Santa Claus. Having been taught as a toddler that Christmas is the holiday that Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus, he asked his mom, “where’s the line to see Jesus”?
My sister mentioned this to my dad, who immediately became inspired and jotted words down to a song in just a few minutes. After putting music to the words, and doing a quick recording at home, he received a great response from friends. He sent the song off to Nashville without much response, except for a Christian song writer who suggested adding a bridge at the end of the first chorus. My dad then asked if I wanted to record the song to see what we could do with it. I listened to the song, made a few changes to the words to make it flow better, and we headed to Shock City Studios. It was at the studio where Chris, owner and producer, rewrote the 2nd verse and part of the chorus… with goose bumps and emotions high, we were all hopeful and felt like we had something special. The demo was recorded in just under 2 hours and sent off again to Nashville… still no response. Then 2 weeks before Christmas last year, my cousins Greg and Robbie decided to do a video to see what we could accomplish on YouTube. The first day we had 3000 hits and it soared from there.
We received e-mails, phone calls, Facebook messages from people all over asking for the music, CD’s, iTunes, anything… we had nothing. After a couple of meetings with Chris following the amazing response, we got serious. We headed back into the studio this past spring… this time with guitars, drums, bass, pianos, choirs… the real deal…. and here we are today.
Getting iTunes set up, a website put together, and loving that thousands upon thousands of Christians have come together… remembering the true meaning of Christmas. Out of the mouths of babes come profound truths that many adults can not understand. Hopefully Spencer’s observation will cause people all over to reflect on the love of Jesus, and that one day we will all stand in line to see Him.
We are most thankful to our Heavenly Father to have this chance to share our music with you. Merry Christmas everyone.

The Doctor Who Came Back From the Dead

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
不是您見到了神蹟才相信,而是您『相信』,『神蹟』就發生!

A miracle??

Praise to GOD.
The Doctor Who Came Back From the Dead
Dan Wooding (June 15, 2011)

“I was dead for 1 hour and 25 minutes, but came back to life after my wife prayed a simple prayer.” -Dr. Sean Thomas George

( Brisbane , Australia ) – A Christian group of doctors and medical professionals listened in shocked amazement as one of their own told the incredible story of how he came back from the dead.

Dr. Sean Thomas George, an Indian born doctor who is now a consultant physician in a West Australian hospital, told his extraordinary story before more than 220 Christian medics on the first day of the 8th Annual International Christian Medical Conference called “Spirituality and Medicine” held June 11-12, 2011 in Brisbane , Australia . (Photo: ANS)
“I was dead for 1 hour and 25 minutes, but came back to life after my wife prayed a simple prayer,” said Dr. George, who provided all kinds of medical data that put on a large screen for the other doctors to check out.
On October 24, 2008, he reportedly returned from the dead to amaze colleagues who had battled for almost 55 minutes to revive his lifeless heart. His story began when, five days after running a medical clinic in Vanuatu , Dr. George was returning from a clinic session on the south coast of Australia with his intern when he felt minor chest pains and was “unusually hot.”
“I decided to stop the car,” he said, “and as I got out, still feeling the discomfort, I called my wife, also a doctor, to let her know what was happening. She suggested that I drive straight home to Kalgoorlie .”
As he did, he said he felt “divinely directed” to enter a clinic in Kambalda, 31.6 miles from Kalgoorlie , where he used an electro-cardiogram (ECG) to diagnose a heart attack and receive the few drugs they had there.
“The pain,” he said, “was getting worse and 11 minutes after the ECG my heart completely stopped beating. Not only did I have a heart attack but I went into cardiac arrest.”
For the next 60 minutes, a team of doctors and nurses used over 4,000 chest compressions and gave him 13 electrical shocks, but neither his heart nor lungs responded. After one hour and 10 minutes, the doctor was pronounced dead. Ten minutes later, his wife arrived from Kalgoorlie and was told to go in and say goodbye.
“Being a doctor herself,” continued the doctor, “Sherry knew that medical science had proved that if the blood supply to the brain was cut off for over three minutes the brain would begin to die, and in 20 minutes the brain would be completely dead. But as she and I had trusted Jesus Christ as Almighty God and Savior, she decided to humbly ask Him to intervene. “Holding my hand, she prayed, ‘Lord Jesus, he is only 39, I am only 38 and we have a ten year boy. I need a miracle.’ As soon as she said this it was as though someone had breathed life into me again and my heartbeat came back.”
Four hours later, Dr. George was flown to Royal Perth Hospital where doctors carried out an emergency procedure to clear a severely blocked artery on the right side of the heart.
“The doctor thought I would not survive, and even if I did, I would be completely brain dead on a ventilator. In Perth ICU, I had kidney and liver failure and was still in a deep coma.”
Three days later, on Sunday, against all odds, the doctor opened his eyes. The next day, he was moving his hands and legs. On Wednesday, he was fully conscious and off the ventilator, and his memory and brain were fully functional. Then, two weeks later, he was discharged and returned to full-time work after three months of steady recovery.
Said Dr. George: “It has proved to me that Jesus really is Creator God and Sustainer of life and that He hears and responds to the humble prayers of His servants. I now also understand that eternity is only a breath away.
“I don’t think there are any documented cases of patients who were clinically dead for so long, have come back to life with their memory perfectly intact and neurologically no deficits at all,” he said. “This is something that only God can do, because medically it is impossible.”
Source: ASSIST News

Attitude is Everything …

Monday, December 19th, 2011

真實的例子發人深省,讓我們也以『生影響生命』吧!

 Always look at the positive side of everything that happens ….

 
 

Attitude is everything…



Have you ever seen a more beautiful smile than this?
The next time you're in a bad mood, remember this one!

Anything bugging you today? Doesn’t seem so bad anymore, does it?

Attitude is Everything

Monday, December 19th, 2011
態度改變,世界同時改變,快樂在您掌握中!信、望、愛是態度改變的動力…….

A Christmas Story

Saturday, December 17th, 2011
非看不可,感人的愛!這是聖誕的真正意義。
A Christmas Story – Music by Enya

A Christmas Story

A 9/11 True Story

Friday, December 16th, 2011
生活中的不如意、不暢順的事,原來是『祝福』!讓我們誠心信靠主,事事感恩就能活得快樂了!

A 9/11 True Story   A man from Norfolk , VA called a local radio station to share this on Sept 11th, 2003, TWO YEARS AFTER THE TRAGEDIES OF 9/11/2001. 
His name was Robert Matthews. These are his words: 

A few weeks before Sept. 11th, my wife and I found out we were going to have our first child. She planned a trip out to California to visit her sister. On our way to the airport, we prayed that God would grant my wife a safe trip and be with her. Shortly after I said ‘amen,’ we both 
heard a loud pop and the car shook violently.. We had blown out a tire. I replaced the tire as quickly as I could, but we still missed her flight. Both very upset we drove home. 

I received a call from my father who was retired NYFD. He asked what my wife’s flight number was, but I explained that we missed the flight. 

My father informed me that her flight was the one that crashed into the southern tower. I was too shocked to speak. My father also had more news for me; he was going to help. ‘This is not something I can’t just sit by for; I have to do something.’ 

I was concerned for his safety, of course, but more because he had never given his life to Christ. After a brief debate, I knew his mind was made up. Before he got off of the phone, he said, ‘take good care of my grandchild. Those were the last words I ever heard my father say; he died while helping in the rescue effort. 

My joy that my prayer of safety for my wife had been answered quickly became anger. I was angry at God, at my father, and at myself. I had gone for nearly two years blaming God for taking my father away. My s on would never know his grandfather, my father had never accepted Christ, and I never got to say good-bye. 

Then something happened. About two months ago, I was sitting at home with my wife and my son, when there was a knock on the door. I looked at my wife, but I could tell she wasn’t expecting anyone. I opened the door to a couple with a small child. 

The man looked at me and asked if my father’s name was Jake Matthews. I told him it was. He quickly grabbed my hand and said, ‘I never got the chance to meet your father, but it is an honor to meet his son.’ 

He expl ained to me that his wife had worked in the World Trade Center and had been caught inside after the attack. She was pregnant and had been caught under debris. He then explained that my father had been the one to find his wife and free her. My eyes welled up with tears as I thought of my father giving his life for people like this. He then said, ‘there is something else you need to know.’ 

His wife then told me that as my father worked to free her, she talked to him and led him to Christ. I began sobbing at the news. 

Now I know that when I get to Heaven, my father will be s tanding beside Jesus to welcome me, and that this family would be able to thank him themselves . 

When their baby boy was born, they named him Jacob Matthew, in honor of the man who gave his life so that a mother and baby could live. 

This story should help us to realize this: God is always in control. 

We may not see the reason behind things, and we may never know this side of heaven, but God is ALWAYS in control. 

Please take time to share this amazing story. You may never know the impact it may have on someone. God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called. 

Give thanks to the Lord for He is good.  His love endures forever. Psalm 136: 1 & 3:     

The Lord’s Prayer

Monday, December 12th, 2011
愛德的行為是祈禱的果實;真誠的態度好像美妙的歌曲一樣能感動人心!讓我們把生命化成美妙的樂章吧!

Holiness Is Just “Yes” Away

Thursday, December 8th, 2011
成聖自己是像聖母一樣能對上主說:『我願意』,並把一生交付在上主手裡!

Holiness Is Just a “Yes” Away!

December 8, 2011
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 

Luke 1: 26-38

The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary. And coming to her, he said, “Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you.” But she was greatly troubled at what was said and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father, and he will rule over the house of Jacob forever, and of his Kingdom there will be no end.” But Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I have no relations with a man?” And the angel said to her in reply, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God. And behold, Elizabeth, your relative, has also conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month for her who was called barren; for nothing will be impossible for God.” Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her.

 

Introductory Prayer:  Lord, you are the author of life and of love. You wish to draw me closer to you, and yet I seem to find so many ways to escape from you. Forgive my dullness and coldness of heart. At least here I am now, hungry to know you and love you more and more.

Petition:  Heavenly Father, help me to decide once and for all to strive for holiness.

 

1. God Makes the First Choice: When we read the Old Testament we marvel at the many accounts of people chosen by God to fulfill a certain mission. We are familiar with the calling of the prophets Isaiah (cf. Isaiah 6), Jeremiah (cf. Jeremiah 1), Moses (cf. Exodus 3), and so on. Mary is the New Testament prototype of God’s calling. In all cases, God is the one who takes the initiative; he sends his messenger to communicate his choice. For Mary, the humble girl of Nazareth, this calling comes unexpectedly and is beyond purely human possibilities. For this reason she is troubled by the words of the angel Gabriel and wonders about the greeting he gives. Do I keep in mind that God’s plan for my life comes of his own initiative? Have I given my answer yet? Lord, help me to cooperate with you fully in putting into action your ‘golden’ blueprint for my life.

 

2. A Case Presented to Confirm Freedom: God doesn’t want Mary to act blindly; he wants a response that involves her whole heart, mind and soul. For this reason the angel Gabriel answers Mary’s questions and concerns, which do not manifest doubt but, rather, humility in seeking to understand God’s will. God created Mary free of sin and filled her with grace and goodness. Yet he respects her freedom to choose to do his will. What a mystery that the all-powerful God who created all things and who lovingly cares for us should be so generous in respecting our freedom! Lord, keep me from abusing my freedom in willfully subjecting myself to the slavery of my passions: pride, vanity, sensuality.

 

3. Holiness Is Just a “Yes” Away: After hearing God’s messenger, Mary must give her answer. She does so with flying colors. Her generosity perfectly echoes God’s.  Every moment of the day is a new opportunity for us to imitate Mary’s excellent example. She dedicated her life to saying “yes” to everything God asked of her, no matter what it was. She was rewarded with the grace of the Assumption. Only saints get into heaven, so we need to dedicate ourselves to following the path of holiness, too. That means giving a simple, humble “yes” to every opportunity provided by God to become more Christ-like. Lord, give me the courage to offer you my life as a blank sheet of paper, so you can write whatever you wish upon it.

 

Conversation with Christ:  Jesus, I know that you are calling me to be more like you  today! I know this is not an easy task, but you will give me the grace to achieve such a high ideal. I need to trust you and to see everything as something you send my way to help me achieve my goal of holiness. Grant me the grace, motivation, and continued good examples of others to be generous like Mary, your Mother.

 

Resolution:  I will take a moment to encourage another person to strive for holiness, too. In a special way, I will be mindful to encourage young people to be open to the consecrated vocation, should the Lord be calling them.

The Lord’s Prayer – Rather Cleverly Done

Thursday, December 8th, 2011
在這將臨期,我們在祈待、渴望基督來臨時,最好的心靈準備或補贖是更新自我;誠意的禱告不是慣性地背念,和貪心地求主滿足自己的需要。希望以下的對話使我們明暸什麼是真正的祈禱!


This is lovely, read to the end..書呆子..enlightening

 THE LORD'S PRAYER
Rather cleverly done . This is in two parts,


The prayer
( in blue type)



and
GOD (in red type )-in response.

It is very, very good. ENJOY as you pray!!



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"Our Father Who Art In Heaven.
Yes?
Don't interrupt me. I'm praying.
But — you called ME!

Called you?
No, I didn't call you..
I'm praying.
Our Father who art in Heaven.
There — you did it again!
Did what?
Called ME.
You said,
"Our Father who art in Heaven"
Well, here I am..
What's on your mind?
But I didn't mean anything by it.
I was, you know, just saying my prayers for the day.
I always say the Lord's Prayer.
It makes me feel good,
Kind of like fulfilling a duty.
Well, all right.
Go on.
Okay, Hallowed be thy name …
Hold it right there.
What do you mean by that?
By what?
By "Hallowed be thy name"?
It means, it means .. . Good grief,


I don't know what it means.
How in the world should I know?
It's just a part of the prayer.
By the way, what does it mean?
It means honored, holy, wonderful.
Hey, that makes sense..


I never thought about what 'hallowed' meant before.
Thanks.
Thy Kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
On earth as it is in Heaven.
Do you really mean that?
Sure, why not?
What are you doing about it?
Doing? Why, nothing, I guess.

I just think it would be kind of neat if you got

Control, of everything down here like you have up

There. We're kinda in a mess down here you know..
Yes, I know;
But, have I got control of you?
Well, I go to church..
That isn't what I asked you.
What about your bad temper?
You've really got a problem there, you know.
And then there's the way you spend

Your money — all on yourself.
And what about the kind of books you read ?
Now hold on just a minute!
Stop picking on me!
I'm just as good as some of the rest

Of those People at church!

Excuse ME..
I thought you were praying
For my will to be done..
If that is to happen,
It will have to start with the ones
Who are praying for it.
Like you — for example …….
Oh, all right. I guess I do have some hang-ups.
Now that you mention it,
I could probably name some others.
So could I.
I haven't thought about it very much until now,
But I really would like to cut out some of those things.
I would like to, you know, be really free.
Good.
Now we're getting somewhere.

We'll work together — You and ME.
I'm proud of You.
Look, Lord, if you don't mind,
I need to finish up here.
This is taking a lot longer than it usually does.
Give us this day, our daily bread.
You need to cut out the bread..
You're overweight as it is.
Hey, wait a minute! What is this?
Here I was doing my religious duty,
And all of a sudden you break in
And remind me of all my hang-ups.
Praying is a dangerous thing.
You just might get what you ask for.
Remember, you called ME — and here I am.
It's too late to stop now.
Keep praying. ( pause .. . )
Well, go on.
I'm scared to.
Scared? Of what?
I know what you'll say.
Try ME.

Forgive us our sins,

As we forgive those who sin against us..
What about Ann?
See? I knew it!
I knew you would bring her up!
Why, Lord, she's told lies about me, spread stories.
She never paid back the money she owes me..
I've sworn to get even with her!
But — your prayer —
What about your prayer?
I didn't — mean it..
Well, at least you're honest.
But, it's quite a load carrying around all that

bitterness and resentment isn't it?
Yes, but I'll feel better as soon as I get even with her.
Boy, have I got some plans for her.
She'll wish she had never been born.
No, you won't feel any better.
You'll feel worse.
Revenge isn't sweet.
You know how unhappy you are —
Well, I can change that.
You can? How?
Forgive Ann.
Then, I'll forgive you;
And the hate and the sin,
will be Ann's problem — not yours.
You will have settled the problem
as far as you are concerned.
Oh, you know, you're right.
You always are.
And more than I want revenge,
I want to be right with You . . (sigh).
All right, all right . .
I forgive her.
There now!
Wonderful!
How do you feel?
Hmmmm. Well, not bad.
Not bad at all!
In fact, I feel pretty great!
You know, I don't think I'll go to bed uptight tonight.
I haven't been getting much rest, you know.
Yeah, I know.
But, you're not through with your prayer, are you?

Go on.
Oh, all right.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
Good! Good! I'll do that.
Just don't put yourself in a place
where you can be tempted.
What do you mean by that?
You know what I mean.
Yeah. I know..
Okay.
Go ahead. Finish your prayer.
For Thine is the kingdom,
and the power,
and the glory forever..
Amen.
Do you know what would bring me glory?
What would really make me happy?

No, but I'd like to know.
I want to please you now…
I've really made a mess of things.
I want to truly behave like Christ
I can see now how great that would be.
So, tell me .. . .
How do I make you happy?
YOU just did".



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 If God brought you to it, He will get you through it.