Sunday, June 29, 2008

1_26860 From the author:  

A video I created for my church. It features scenes from the short film "Most", the story of a bridge operator who is forced to choose between the life of the son he loves dearly and a train filled with people. "Most" received an Academy Award Nomination for Best Live-Action Short Film. For more information on the film, or to order a copy for your church, visit MostTheMovie.com. This is a fan-made video, and not affiliated with the producers, director, or actors in any way. I simply loved the message of this film and wanted to share it with as many people as possible to give it the recognition it deserves.

I couldn't post the video itself, so just posting a link of this incredible video.

http://www.godtube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=13a4a045cd290bc2ae2d

Again inspiring video about Dick & Rick Hoyt - a father with a paralyzed son. It is really a team, that overcome their sorrow!

Very inspiring story!

 

Thursday, June 26, 2008

     My Redeemer Lives - Team Hoyt

     Incredible video about the relationship between a father and son.... it should remind us about God's relationship with us. Whoever we are, God still cares for us.

Job 19:25 But as for me I know that my Redeemer liveth, And at last he will stand up upon the earth

This is a song from a famous Indian movie " Disco Dancer". I am sure it is known by almost everyone, especially by those who remember Soviet Union time. Indian movies were very popular all over Soviet Union, and therefore there was a special friendship between these two countries - Soviet Union and India.

I posted it as it is a nice and funny song, that brings good emotions. Hope, you will enjoy too.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

A testimony of real people, written on simple pieces of cardboard. I bet you would be touched by it.

Real people, real life, real love and forgiveness and healing.

This powerful dance skit  shows us the struggle that exists in the world that we don't see, for each unsaved soul between Christ and satan. This is a way to God of almost everyone of us.

A powerful journey through life inside and outside of the Lord using interpretive dance and set to Lifehouse’s song Everything. More than six million views and 6,000 comments on GodTube alone.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

     Some time ago I saw this famous clip with the phone talk of a small boy about the loss of his fiend, calf. Now i have found a clip with more news from CBN about that phone talk, and want to share with you.

      Logan, a young boy who lives on a ranch, shares a touching personal experience and his outlook on faith that shows wisdom far beyond his years. View the follow-up feature story from CBN.


Friday, June 6, 2008

German nursing homes are using a novel strategy to stop Alzheimer's patients from wandering off: phantom bus stops.

bus stopThe idea was first tried at Benrath Senior Centre in Düsseldorf, which pitched an exact replica of a standard stop outside, with one small difference: buses do not use it.

The centre had been forced to rely on police to retrieve patients who wanted to return to their often non-existent homes and families.

Then Benrath teamed up with a local care association called the "Old Lions". They went to the Rheinbahn transport network which supplied the bus stop.

"It sounds funny but it helps," said Franz-Josef Goebel, the chairman of the "Old Lions" association.

"Our members are 84 years old on average. Their short-term memory hardly works, but the long-term memory is still active.

"They know the green and yellow bus sign and remember that waiting there means they will go home."

The result is that errant patients now wait for their trip home at the bus stop, before quickly forgetting why they were there in the first place.

"We will approach them and say that the bus is coming later and invite them in for a coffee," said Richard Neureither, Benrath's director. "Five minutes later they have completely forgotten they wanted to leave."

The idea has proved so successful that it has now been adopted by several other homes across Germany.

To find this article on a web, please follow a link:  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/2071319/Fake-bus-stop-keeps-Alzheimer's-patients-from-wandering-off.html#continue

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Child 

 

I continue the children' wisdom topic and I am posting some great letters of our little ones to God..."unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven".

      Dear God,
      In Sunday School they told us what You do. Who does it when You are on vacation? ? - Jane

      Dear God,
      I think about You sometimes even when I'm not praying.? - Elliot

      Dear God,
      Did You really mean "do unto others as they do unto you?" Because if you did, then I'm going to fix my brother. - Darla

      Dear God,
      I didn't think orange went with purple until I saw the sunset you made on Tuesday. That was cool!? - Eugene

      Dear God,
      I read the Bible. What does "begat" mean? Nobody will tell me.? - Allison

      Dear God,
      Are you really invisible or is that a trick?? - Lucy

      Dear God,
      Is it true my father won't get in Heaven if he uses his bowling words in the house? ? - Anita

      Dear God,
      Did you mean for the giraffe to look like that or was it an accident?? - Norma

      Dear God,
      Instead of letting people die and having to make new ones, why don't You just keep the ones You have now?? - Cindy

      Dear God,
      Who draws the lines around countries?? - Nan

      Dear God,
      The bad people laughed at Noah - "You made an ark on dry land you fool". But he was smart, he stuck with You. That's what I would do. - Edward

      Dear God,
      I went to this wedding and they kissed right in church. Is that okay?? - Neil

      Dear God,
      What does it mean You are a Jealous God? I thought You had everything.? - Robert

      Dear God,
      Thank You for the baby brother, but what I prayed for was a puppy. - Joyce

      Dear God,
      Why is Sunday School on Sunday? I thought it was supposed to be our day of rest. ? - Tom

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Love to those who are different from us

soldier A story is told about a soldier who was finally coming home from the war.  He called his parents from San Francisco.  "Mom and Dad, I'm coming home, but I've a favor to ask. I have a friend I'd like to bring home with me."

"Sure," they replied, "we'd love to meet him." 

"There's something you should know" the son continued, "he was hurt pretty badly in the fighting. He stepped on a land mind and lost an arm and a leg. He has nowhere else to go, and I want him to come live with us." 

"I'm sorry to hear that, son. Maybe we can help him find somewhere to live."

"No, Mom and Dad, I want him to live with us." 

"Son," said the father, "you don't know what you're asking. Someone with such a  handicap would be a terrible burden on us. We have our own lives to live, and we can't let something like this interfere with our lives. I think you should just come home
and forget about this guy. He'll find a way to live on his own." 

At that point, the son hung up the phone. The parents heard nothing more from
him. A few days later, however, they received a call from the San Francisco police. Their son had died after falling from a building, they were told. The police believed it was suicide. The grief-stricken parents flew to San Francisco and were taken to the city morgue to identify the body of their son. They recognized him, but to their horror they also discovered something they didn't know, their son had only one arm and one leg.

The parents in this story are like many of us. We find it easy to love those who are good-looking or fun to have around, but we don't like people who inconvenience us or make us feel uncomfortable.  We would rather stay away from people who aren't as healthy, beautiful, or smart as we are. Thankfully there's someone who won't treat us that way.

Someone who loves us with an unconditional love that welcomes us into the forever family, regardless of how messed up we are. Tonight, before you tuck yourself in for the night, say a little prayer that God will give you the strength you need to accept people as they are, and to help us all be more understanding of those who are different from us!!!