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Unanswered Prayer

Is there such a thing as an unanswered Prayer? Probably not because it is usually “yes” or “no”. Cold comfort to many who struggle to pray for loved ones suffering from pain, disease and sorrow. 

Nevertheless, hold fast & strong to your faith as we continue to pray with deligence, boldness, honesty, love and humility.

Prayer afterall, is a conversation with our father which is filled with joy & tears and ends with a full relationship with Him!

With my dearest sister Lillian

Taken on way home from Heathrow, Jan 2016

This is what I have been thinking about the whole day. So please join me as I “wrestle” in prayer as well. We can ask anything in love and submission. All because of Jesus and his sacrifice on the cross – all in His Name!

Teach me your decrees, O Lord; I will keep them to the end. Give me understanding and I will obey your instructions; I will put them into practice with all my heart. Make me walk along the path of your commands, for that is where my happiness is found. Give me an eagerness for your laws rather than a love for money! Turn my eyes from worthless things, and give me life through your word. Reassure me of your promise, made to those who fear you. Help me abandon my shameful ways; for your regulations are good. I long to obey your commandments! Renew my life with your goodness. O Lord, listen to my cry; give me the discerning mind you promised. Listen to my prayer; rescue me as you promised. Let praise flow from my lips, for you have taught me your decrees. Let my tongue sing about your word, for all your commands are right. Give me a helping hand, for I have chosen to follow your commandments. O Lord, I have longed for your rescue, and your instructions are my delight. Let me live so I can praise you, and may your regulations help me. I have wandered away like a lost sheep; come and find me, for I have not forgotten your commands.

Psalm 119:33-40,169-176

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Clueless. We are all clueless.

james tour

A painfully technical lecture. But at least Dr James Tour is honest. Click here to listen to: “The Origin of Life: An Inside Story – 2016 Lectures (with James Tour)”

The tremendous growth in science & technology over the past few decades have led many to believe that science has the answers to everything. In reality, there are equally many things that we barely understand. One of which really, is the origin of life.

James M. Tour is a synthetic organic chemist, specializing in nanotechnology. Dr. Tour is the T. T. and W. F. Chao Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering, and Professor of Computer Science at Rice University in Houston, Texas, United States.

 


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Intelligent Design – Myth of the post-Christian mind

 

Stephen C. Meyer (born 1958) is an advocate of the pseudoscientific principle of intelligent design. He helped found the Center for Science and Culture (CSC) of the Discovery Institute (DI), which is the main organization behind the intelligent design movement. Before joining the DI, Meyer was a professor at Whitworth College. Meyer is currently a Senior Fellow of the DI and Director of its Center for Science and Culture (CSC).

He wrote the Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design in 2009.

Before joining the DI, Meyer was a professor at Whitworth College. Meyer is currently a Senior Fellow of the DI and Director of its Center for Science and Culture (CSC).

Problem  with science is that there are really an infinite number of things we barely understand. Yet while we scratch the surface we sometimes are mislead to believe that science has all the answers!

Last but not least, Intelligent Design is not a religious belief.

Watch the lecture here………


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Proverbs 16:3 ~ Commit your actions to the LORD and your plans will succeed

Once again another “Hallmark” all time favourite verse / promise to name and grab.

Not saying it isn’t true. But really I am also saying we should read pray and meditate upon the entire chapter.

Please no cherry picking!


We can make our own plans, but the Lord gives the right answer. People may be pure in their own eyes, but the Lord examines their motives. Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed. The Lord has made everything for his own purposes, even the wicked for a day of disaster. The Lord detests the proud; they will surely be punished. Unfailing love and faithfulness make atonement for sin. By fearing the Lord, people avoid evil. When people’s lives please the Lord, even their enemies are at peace with them. Better to have little, with godliness, than to be rich and dishonest. We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps. The king speaks with divine wisdom; he must never judge unfairly. The Lord demands accurate scales and balances; he sets the standards for fairness. A king detests wrongdoing, for his rule is built on justice. The king is pleased with words from righteous lips; he loves those who speak honestly. The anger of the king is a deadly threat; the wise will try to appease it. When the king smiles, there is life; his favor refreshes like a spring rain. How much better to get wisdom than gold, and good judgment than silver! The path of the virtuous leads away from evil; whoever follows that path is safe. Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall. Better to live humbly with the poor than to share plunder with the proud. Those who listen to instruction will prosper; those who trust the Lord will be joyful. The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant words are persuasive. Discretion is a life-giving fountain to those who possess it, but discipline is wasted on fools. From a wise mind comes wise speech; the words of the wise are persuasive. Kind words are like honey— sweet to the soul and healthy for the body. There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death. It is good for workers to have an appetite; an empty stomach drives them on. Scoundrels create trouble; their words are a destructive blaze. A troublemaker plants seeds of strife; gossip separates the best of friends. Violent people mislead their companions, leading them down a harmful path. With narrowed eyes, people plot evil; with a smirk, they plan their mischief. Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained by living a godly life. Better to be patient than powerful; better to have self-control than to conquer a city. We may throw the dice, but the Lord determines how they fall.

Proverbs 16:1-33