Monday, 15 June 2009

The House of Tudor was a prominent European royal house that ruled the Kingdom of England from 1485 to 1603. The first monarch was Henry tudor. The Tudor style in architecture is the final development of medieval architecture during the Tudor period (1485–1603) and even beyond.
The Tudor style architect became an influence in countries that British colonised. This is the remains of a house that was built off Singapore as a holiday cottage. It is still there and does attract alot of tourists.
Imagine a place where the river would flow
Where would you swim, have fun and play
You could get food from there and perhaps a drink too
Well that's not what it's like today

Because they came
and destroyed us all
how there's no-one to play with
or help you when you fall

I wish that the river would flow
and I could swim, have fun and play
I would get my food from there perhaps
If only that is what it was like today.

Friday, 12 June 2009

Park Guell-designed by Gaudi

1852 - A million visitors go to Barcelona every year. They want to see Antonio Gaudi's church. This unusual church has a strange history . Gaudi was born in Spain in 1852. He was very poor but he wanted to be an architect. He had to work and study at the same time. He often missed classes because he had to work -- but one day he designed a very unusual show-case for an exhibition in Paris. People began to give him work. He designed houses,offices and gardens .

But Gaudi's church is not yet serving its intended purpose as a house of prayer, 76 years after Gaudi died after being hit by a tram. Only a small part of it was finished in his lifetime. Many of the 18 steeples Gaudi envisioned have not yet been built. Much of the church is still exposed to the heavens.
And no one is betting on the date of completion -- not even the current chief architect, whose father knew Gaudi himself.
"In the time of Gaudi it was the same, the people like to know when it will be finished. And Gaudi's answer was, 'My client is not present.' I say the same," says architect Jordi Bonet.
Some 100 people work on the church site, but the commotion does not scare away visitors.
The Church of the Holy Family is the most popular tourist attraction in Barcelona, with 1.5 million visitors every year, because they just can't see anything like it anywhere else.

It is an amazing building. I have never seen any building like this before. I also recommend Park Guell if you are visiting Barcelona - Spain

Thursday, 11 June 2009

She is beautiful

Family holiday in Ireland
with beloved dog - Flossie

All friends from Oxford, UK

in Barcelona - Spain

Park Guell - Antoni Gaudi designed it.

Barcelona - Spain

Father in-laws farm - UK

Village - Milne Bay, PNG

Madang - Papua New Guinea

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Proverbs 19:21 There are many plans in a man's heart, nevertheless the Lord's counsel - that will stand. We are all created to live life with meaning. This is the reason why we are never satisfield with where we are. Rom.8:28 -29 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. For whom He forknew, He also predestined... Therefore I can say the following: purpose is more important than plans, purpose is more powerful than plans and purpose precedes plans. In order to produce purpose we will under go pressure and persecution, amen. God has predestined our lives because He is the manufacturer of our lives. Pre is a prefix and destined is end of a thing so God has already seen our finish lives. To cut the story short - Your destiny pulls you to it, destiny is the source of your frustration, destiny makes you uncomfortable and frustrated, your dreams, passions, and desires are manifestations of your destiny. Plans change but purpose and destiny stands because it is of God, for example like Joseph in the Bible.

Brother and sister when they have been apart for more than 3 months!

Smiles are beautiful
Father and daughter outing
Why do we pray? Is it important to pray?

Acts 6:1-4, As the church grew, circumstances required more of the apostles time. But realizing they needed more prayer, rather than increased activity, the apostles chose seven men to serve as deacons to care for the church. This freed them to focus on prayer and the ministry of the word Faithfulness to prayer recurs throughout scripture. Roms. 12:10 …continuing steadfastly in prayer.

Someone might say, “I’ve tried calling, but I can’t get through to Him.” We must call upon Him in truth if we want to make a connection. “The Lord is nigh unto all of them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.” Psalm 145:18, Isaiah 58:9 Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; You shall cry, and He will say, “Here I am.”

Maybe someone else would say, “He doesn’t want to talk to me, for I have sinned against Him.” When King David has sinned against the Lord, he, too, thought it was all over –until he made that call. That’s when he discovered the Lords love and mercy. “For thou art, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.”
Perhaps someone else may suppose that there are in too much trouble to bother the Lord, that He wouldn’t want to be disturbed with their problems. The Lord says, “call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and you shall glorify me.” There is simply no reason for you not to make that call!
“But, what will I say? I’m not very spiritual, and I really don’t know the Bible very well at all.” I will answer you, and show you great and might things, which you do not know.” If we will call upon the lord, He will show us thing that we do not know. The word show means “to pit in front; to cause to stand out boldly.” In other words, I will put it right in your face.” The word great means strange and marvelous; it’s the same word used by Moses to describe the burning bush. The word mighty could be rendered “isolated” or “inaccessible”. The idea is that God would reveal thing to Jeremiah that would otherwise be isolated or inaccessible. Does this promise stand true for us today? Jesus said, “ Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shat be opened unto you.” Make that call today; you’ll be glad you did!

“Call unto Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” (Jeremiah 33:3) Don’t turn to the devil or any other person for answers; call upon the Lord! Call, qara (kah-rah) means to call out to someone; cry out; to address someone; to shout, or to speak out; to proclaim. God promised Jeremiah that if he would call to Him, not only would He answer him, but he would reveal to him “great and mighty things” that could not other wise be known. The word “mighty” (Hebrew batsar) is better rendered “isolated” or “inaccessible.” This indicates that God would give Jeremiah “revelation insight” revealing things that otherwise would be inaccessible or isolated. We cannot pray effectively without insight into how to pray, as well as into what things God truly longs for us to seek after in prayer.

Proverbs 3:5-6 trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
Direct is yashar – to be straight, right and upright, pleasing, God will straighten out the path of his devoted, trusting servants. Ways in Hebrew means a road, a course, or a mode of action. Of equal significance is the word; acknowledge (Hebrew yada) Yada is translated ‘know’ meaning to know by observation, investigation, reflection or firsthand experience. But the highest level of yada is in direct intimate contact. This refers to life-giving intimacy, as in marriage. In spiritual context it suggests an intimacy with God in prayer that conceives and births blessings and victories We therefore can conclude according to Proverbs text that if in all our day we maintain yada (direct intimate with God), God promises to direct our paths toward fruitful, life begetting endeavors.