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Noisy Crows
20 July, 2008, 12:18 am
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LATE OCTOBER – MID NOVEMBER

This is the time of the year when crows.net receives the largest number of reports on crow vocalizations as the socialization process of the young crows continues. It is also the time when the crows begin to form small roosting groups in the evening. Observers may note flights of crows all heading in one direction in late afternoon/evening or gathering in a group in the treetops. These gatherings are generally much smaller that the large winter communal roosts and we presume they serve as a sort of training ground for the sort of social interactions that occur later on when hundreds or thousands of crows gather in one location. One would also presume that the smaller roosts generally are comprised largely of crows closely related to each other by blood or mating and occupying territories adjourning or very close to each other.

Reference: A Crow’s Year

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Mould Me
13 July, 2008, 10:48 pm
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This is the most suitable analogy to describe how God works in our lives. He moulds us from a lump of clay to a pottery and we are able to be filled with Him daily so that we can pour into other people’s potteries. The shape of the pottery represents our character, and whatever decorations or details on it are like the material possessions of the world. These details can wear off over time or get washed away on rainy days. Basically, they will not last. It is only the shape (character) that is kept permanent and be brought to heaven after death.

 

Any issues of the past must be settled and not hidden away with the attitude saying, “I just musn’t let this happen again.” The hurt will not disappear but rather, sink deeper within you. So deep that only God can remove it. This is like sand stuck in the mould. For God to mould you into a better person, you have to ask Him to intervene to remove this bits of sand.

 

And some of you may be wondering why some potteries are different from another. Isn’t it… UNFAIR?

Romans 9:21 “Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for noble purposes and some for common use?”

Romans 9:14-15 “What then shall we say? Is God unjust? Not at all! For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.””

This is why in Exodus 7:14-11:10, God hardened Pharaoh’s heart although Aaron and Moses performed miracles. This is so that God’s power will be displayed.

Romans 9:17 “For the Scripture says to Pharaoh: “I raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display my power in you and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.””

(References: Wasn’t God Unfair In Hardening Pharaoh’s Heart?)

 

Therefore, do not lose heart and think that God is unfair. He is actually in the process of unfolding His plan for you. Just like standing on the underside of a huge cross-stitched cloth, you do not know what the bigger picture is, only the artist knows. Until he is done, you can either doubt or trust that he is doing up a perfect piece of work. In the midst of cross-stitching, trust in God that His piece of work is a perfect one for you.

 



Hancock
8 July, 2008, 12:22 am
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Unpredictable, swift and compressed with action that bursts out timely. A show that everyone should catch in the theatres! It has been ages since I caught a film that I want to watch again as soon as it ends. It encompasses a deeper meaning of knowing someone that believes in you. I feel that the earlier part speaks to truants who long to have acceptance from people and deep down inside them they are actually fragile glasses putting up a strong front. Later part it just gets you sitting at the edge of your seat and keeps your eyes glued to the screen. Sadly, there were some boo-boo of the show. I THINK I saw the microphone, which captures their dialogue, when the camera turned swiftly? Also the subtitle had some random “D” letters appearing in the middle of silence. Totally distracting. Apart from that, everything else was sure great. Will Smith was superb and I think it is his season to act as a supernatural being. First I Am Legend and now Hancock. He is so talented to be able to portray the different characters and emotions. I will definitely catch the next movie of his.



Placing Near Your Heart
3 July, 2008, 11:47 pm
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Got this very interesting insight from Sherman:

 

Why have the word of God near your heart?

When your heart is broken and shattered, the word of God will just fall in.



Blow Dry
1 July, 2008, 11:26 pm
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I love Starhub advertisements! So far this is the best one I have ever seen. It really brings out the angst of a soccer fanatic and identify with the wives. I felt like it was speaking to me on how I should really not be an irritating sister and daughter of the two soccer freaks at home. Great advertisement!