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Into The Air
What a world,
what a world...
People need to stand up more for what's going on in Israel.
No, people need to worry more about what is happening in their own country.
No, people need to care more about the government.
No, people need to pay closer attention to the animals!
No, it's the children who need out help.
No, there's domestic violence. That needs to stop!
NoIsn't it enough to just care and let other people care and do what we can for who we can....
People are always talking about what the real problem is....
Aren't they all real problems?----------split----------------------------I'm getting pretty close to finishing a painting I started a while ago. Let me know what you think. Especially if you have some constructive criticism.
Pejam celik. Pejam celik. Mata tidak juga bisa tutup. Memerhatikan
segenap ruang bilik. Terpana pada jam di dinding. Sepantas jarum saat
akhirnya pasti berhenti. Tatkala itu manusia pasti akan toleh ke
belakang. Memikirkan tiap detik yang berlalu. Muhasabah.
Dalam suka duka, mengenang dosa-dosa semalam. Hadir rasa kesal dan
kesedihan mula melanda diri. Bila rasa bersalah hadir, rasa kehambaan
juga turut hadir. Mencari Tuhan, mengingati Tuhan, menyebut-nyebut
namaNya. Menghadirkan rasa bertuhan agar menyentap sanubari.
"Ya Allah......hambaMu ini rasa berdosa. Terlalu. Terlalu banyak dosa."
Maka berderailah air mata. Tidak tertahan-tahan lagi. Pada tangisan
ia kembali kepada fitrah insani, mencari Tuhan tatkala rasa bersalah.
Terlukis kerinduan hadir dari hati yang dihimpit perasaan ingin dibelai
Aku manusia biasa. Aku bukan malaikat. Manusia itu sering lupa dan leka.
Gembira dengan kesenangan, sedih dengan kesusahan.... (more)
in this relationship, at times i feel on top of the world, sometimes i feel rock bottom. at times i feel like it has made me a better person, at other times i feel that it basically can destroy me and makes me lose my identity and seem to take away what i hold dearly - my freedom, my time alone. in the past, i did not need to account to anyone things i did, i did not need to spare an extra thought for someone else's feelings, i did not need to do things that were against my wishes just so i would not hurt someone else. it becomes like i have think about more things, put him into consideration. feel like i need to share, feel like i am losing my personal space to be by myself. i don't like sharing. so when he asked me questions after questions, i feel annoyed. i don't feel the need to tell you about what happened in my life, what went on today, what i ate, etc etc. often i wonder, if i am suitable to even be in a relationship that requires two people to commit and communicate and... (more)
Daily DevotionClimb Your Mountain With Jesus
Date: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Today's Chapters: Isaiah 5-8
Message Title: Climb Your Mountain With Jesus
I have never climbed a mountain, but I have climbed plenty of hills, and they can be pretty rough to climb. While no hill is probably as hard to climb as a mountain, the concept is still the same, an escalated climb going in the opposite direction to reach the top. Every day, saved, born again Christians are struggling to climb the mountain that they got themselves on, and many fall because even the strongest Christian can fall. Our salvation does not exempt us from the sin nature that we fight with until the day God brings us home, but God never forgets His children, His hand is still stretched out to help anyone climb their mountain and reach the top. â€œBut if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not... (more)
The Common IllsMore US troops sent into Iraq
More US troops sent into Iraq
Felicia Schwartz (Wall St. Journal) reports:
The Pentagon said 20 additional military advisers recently arrived in
Iraq, bringing total U.S. military personnel there to 825. Pentagon
said there are now 90 advisers working with Iraqi military
forces, assessing their capabilities, and 160 Americans are assigned to
joint operation centers in Baghdad and Erbil.
Yeah, the numbers keep going in one direction: Up.
As the official number climbs closer to 1,000, it's worth noting what US
President Barack Obama told the American people June 19th, "We have had
advisors in Iraq through our embassy, and weâ€™re prepared to
send a small number of additional American military advisors -- up to
300 -- to assess how we can... (more)