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Magnetism at its best.

You HAVE TO watch this!

Compressed 02 from Kim Pimmel on Vimeo.

The write up said the maker had kept a magnet in a dish of soap bubbles and kept some kind of liquid ferro stuff  in the edge… So they would get attracted by the magnet and run in. The capillary action is spectacular! Beautifully captured.. and the food color effects are just awesome..

Faith

Prayer of an Unknown Confederate Soldier

I read this somewhere. Beautiful. It was titled ‘Prayer of an Unknown Confederate Soldier‘. It is also called the ‘Creed of the Disabled’.

I asked for strength that I might achieve;
I was made weak that I might learn humbly to obey.

I asked for health that I might do greater things;
I was given infirmity that I might do better things.

I asked for riches that I might be happy;
I was given poverty that I might be wise.

I asked for power that I might have the praise of men;
I was given weakness that I might feel the need of God.

I asked for all things that I might enjoy life;
I was given life that I might enjoy all things.

I got nothing that I asked for
but everything that I had hoped for.
Almost despite myself my unspoken prayers were answered,
I am, among all men, most richly blessed.

Faith, Music

Turning over tables.

I was listening to ‘Jealous Kind’ by Jars of Clay on my way back after work a couple of days back. It is a beautiful song. On our unfaithfulness and His abounding grace. I should have listened to the song some 70 times before but that evening those lines pounded hard at the gates of the heart.

“While you’re turning over tables with a rage of jealous kind”

Yeah, it is a reference to the cleaning of the temple in Mark.

Mark 11: 15 – 17
15 So they came to Jerusalem. Then Jesus went into the temple and began to drive out those who bought and sold in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves.
16 And He would not allow anyone to carry wares through the temple.
17 Then He taught, saying to them, “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations’? But you have made it a ‘den of thieves.’”

He was walking through Jerusalem and He saw they had made a mess of the temple. His temple.
He didn’t ignore it and walk past.
He didn’t stand teary eyed, looking at it from outside wishing the temple walls would cry out for a cleaning.
He just went inside, walked right through and overturned tables.

Am I not your temple, Lord?
Did we not agree on making my heart your sanctuary that day I finally opened up in response to your knocks?
Well, now, we both know I have made it a den of thieves, Lord. A den of filthy thoughts, dead faith, arrogance, lies and idolatry.
But Lord, You are the same forever, right? Yesterday – Today- Tomorrow- To eternity the same, right? So, why don’t you just please walk in and turn over the tables? I can’t do it on my own, Lord. I don’t have the strength to.
But You can. You did it 2000 years ago… I hope you do it today. Hope you do it now.

Faith, God

A Song of Praise

Do we sing as much as the birds do?
Yet what have birds to sing about, compared with us?

Think you, do we sing as much as the angels do?
yet were they never redeemed by the blood of Christ.

Birds of the air, shall ye excel me?
Angels of heaven, shall ye exceed me?

Ye have done so, but I do intend to emulate you henceforth,
and day by day, and night by night, pour forth my soul in sacred song.

– Charles Spurgeon

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How well do you know the Bible?

It is Sabbath and I abstain from doing anything non-Godly. Here are some purely theological stuff ( they are from the Bible, for Heaven’s sake) that I stumbled upon and am totally convicted to share.

Shalom!

During what season did Eve eat the forbidden fruit?
Early in the Fall.

Who was the greatest financier in the Bible?
Noah. He was floating his stock while everyone else was in liquidation.

Who was the first canning factory run by?
Noah – he had a boatful of preserved pairs.

How do we know Abraham was smart?
He knew a Lot.

Where in the Bible is tennis mentioned?
In Genesis: Moses served in Pharaoh’s courts.

What was the first medical prescription described in the Bible?
When God told Moses to take two tablets and call him in the morning.

Who was the shortest man in the Bible?
Some folks think it was Knee-High Miah (Nehemiah), but actually, it was Bildad
the shoe-height (Shuhite).

Who was the first dog mentioned in the Bible?
Moreover: “Moreover, the Dog came and licked his sores.”

Faith, God

Love is…

Joy is love exulting, and peace is love at rest;
Patience, love enduring in every trial and test.

Gentleness, love yielding to all that is not sin,
Goodness, love in actions that flow from Christ within.

Faith is love’s eyes opened the living Christ to see;
Meekness, love not fighting, but bowed at Calvary.

Temperance , love in harness and under Christ’s control,
For Christ is Love in person,
and Love, Christ in the soul.

Dr. Kenneth Moynagh.

Baseless rants

Blimey!

I am reposting some of the blogspot posts I’ve had written some / a long time back. This one was written July 24, 2011. You can find the others at http://www.poachedhens.blogspot.com ( though I really cannot come up with a reason why you should.)

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We have an upper room in the house. No, we don’t use it for having theological discussions. Our hands are already full with our mundane routine and don’t think we can take the time off to nurse some brother’s broken rib or something. This upper room of ours is used to dump things that we have never used in life, or things that we have once used in life and never after, or things we have so used we can’t use them anymore. Or in technical jargon, junk.
My mom made me clean the room today. There was enough cobweb to weave clothes for a town, really. And there were a few old things there that made me go : “Wow! How hi-fi we’ve become!”. Maybe you’ll too.

Food carriers. 1990 B.T. *
 

Remember those cassette things?? Those tape filled plastic cases that could produce  music?? Yeah, before the  advent of  mp’3.. m4a’s.. mp999’s..
* B.T. : Before Tupperware.

Did you recently come across anything that sent you ‘Blimey!’?

Baseless rants, Growing pains

Springs, Fountains and Horses

I am reposting some of the blogspot posts I’ve had written some / a long time back. This one was written July 25, 2011. You can find the others at http://www.poachedhens.blogspot.com ( though I really cannot come up with a reason why you should.)

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I am not desperate for a marriage. Not even close. But I wish there was someone to who I could sing “un paarvaiyil or aayiram kavidhai naan yezhudhuvaen… ” and actually mean the words. I wish there was someone who would write Song of Mr.Perfect over me. Yeah, like the Song of Solomon, but a bit less explicit, perhaps.

Oh I wish there was a wishing well so I could wish all these wishes. *Dear Lord! Did i just write THAT?*

Come on, I am 23, and single, and looking. But maybe I am only allowed to be 23 and single. Maybe the looking part is not meant for me to do. And maybe I should shut up about the whole thing. I mean, my best friends are still single. (That could mean my friends are losers like me, but I shall stick to the point). But they don’t go to such desperate depths of blowing their noses on a blogpost about their singletude.

 Yeah, so what if most of my college juniors are committed, or the people I’ve mentally noted as “will never find a guy in this lifetime” are hanging out with Rob Pattinson look alikes? I don’t care. Maybe like Chit often tells me, I am a spring shut up.. a fountain sealed. God knows my address and my phone number and if He wants to hear me sing love songs to someone, He himself will send to me the you ofLay my love on you. If God had badly wanted to see my relationship status on Facebook as ‘in a relationship’, He’d have got me a job with some matrimonial site’s web development teamnot with this morbid office where I don’t like anyone. (The converse of which also holds perfectly true)

So, someday when the prince is supposed to come on his snow white horse, he will. And till then, I am going to shut my mouth, and hold my horses… and maybe not listen to MWS.

Tech-tac-toe

Codecademy

Friends, Romans, Countrymen, Programmer-wannabes

Check this out : http://www.codecademy.com

They say that this is a fun way to learn programming. Looks like you get points, rewards, trophies (and Ribbons?? ) when you’re done with a level and you get to share your achievements with your friends . You don’t need to sign up till they prompt you after a few lessons. And well, it’s only after you sign up that the sharing features work, I presume. So, probably, it will more like playing farmville than doing a boring programming tutorial, and that sure should be fun. If you ask me for a personal opinion, er.. I haven’t tried it. 😛
I just tried the start-up lesson. It only took a few minutes. And by the looks of it, It should be really good. Maybe you should check it out after all.

Oh, and did you notice that new option that YouTube has come up with so you can directly start the watch-together video hangout session? Much easy, right? Given that I haven’t even done a regular hangout before! What kind of friends do I have!!

Start a google+ hangout

Somewhere inside the mind, in Megan Fox voice : You know, that start a google+ hangout thing was a pretty smooth move.
* Oh dang! YouTube and google+ are siblings, aren’t they?*