思潮竹 – 作者無名氏 Bamboo-A Parable (English & Powerpoint below)

思潮竹 — 作者無名氏

從前在東方王國的中部,有一座美麗的花園。每日傍晚時分,園子的主人就會來這裏散步。在園子裏的樹木中,最美麗、且最被主人所愛的就是那優雅而高貴的竹。

隨著一年年的過去,竹長得愈來愈美麗而優雅。他也深知主人對他的愛,以及當他主人觀賞他時的喜悅之情,然而他卻是最謙虛,在任何事上都是那麼溫柔。經常當風兒來訪,在園裏歡樂戲耍時,竹便會暫棄他的尊嚴。他會隨風起舞,快樂地左右搖擺、跳躍,狂放而喜悅地鞠躬。他會帶領整個園子的樹木一起來舞蹈,而那最使得他主人的心喜悅無比。

有一天主人走近竹的身旁深思。竹帶著好奇的期盼神情,將他那高俊的頭鞠躬到地,來向主人表達他充滿愛意的問候。主人說:「竹啊,竹啊,我想要用你。」

竹說:「主人,我已經準備好了,請隨您心意來用我吧。」

主人帶著沉重的聲調說:「竹啊,我必須把你砍下來。」竹因驚怕而全身打戰。 Continue reading “思潮竹 – 作者無名氏 Bamboo-A Parable (English & Powerpoint below)”

The Life of Desmond Doss Hero of Hacksaw Ridge Movie by Mel Gibson

Desmond Doss is the subject of a new film by Mel Gibson, an anti-war movie if you watch it right. But the character Desmond Doss was a faithful 7th Day Adventist that loved the Lord and didn’t want to touch a gun or kill anyone. Watch this amazing documentary about his life and how through many trials and tests and temptations he finally went to Okinawa and saved over 75 lives singlehandedly, without carrying a gun. MUST WATCH! Continue reading “The Life of Desmond Doss Hero of Hacksaw Ridge Movie by Mel Gibson”

Ben Breedlove is dead.. but alive for ever more! And that is a long long time

Days Before He Died, This Teen YouTube Star Left Behind A Video That’s Inspiring Millions. Ben Breedlove was the kind of kid everyone wanted to be. But he had a heart condition that he knew could make every day his last. What he did with his final days inspired millions.

The Return of the King (plus 4 page A5 Gospel tract jpg-s download)

The world is changing: I feel it in the water, I feel it in the earth, I smell it in the air.
J.R.R. Tolkien

In his epic fantasy The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien transports us to Middle Earth where the evil forces of Sauron, Lord of Mordor, have brought great darkness throughout the land. Although the parallels with today’s war-filled world are obvious, there has been much debate about whether The Lord of the Rings was written as an allegory. Tolkien himself stated that he “dislikes allegory in all its manifestations.” Later, however, Tolkien wrote, “Of course, Allegory and Story converge, meeting somewhere in Truth.” What is the “Truth” that Tolkien’s stories impart? Is The Lord of the Rings a prophetic vision of our present tumultuous times when war, violence, greed, hatred and destruction threaten to envelop us in darkness? Continue reading “The Return of the King (plus 4 page A5 Gospel tract jpg-s download)”

What Will We Do For Christmas?

Homeless Man’s Priceless Reaction To A Simple Gift Shows How Much It Meant To Him. Three friends went homeless for a week to raise money so they could help the homeless by getting them gifts for Christmas. Seeing the guy with the coat get so excited over something most of us don’t even think about made me wonder what more we can do for the lost in the world. How about you!