quarta-feira, 22 de novembro de 2017

Influence Music - Proud ... ♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫


Are You proud?
Am I walking on the path that You set out?
Up on heavens balcony you're lookin' down
And I’ve had my doubts
Are You proud?

Am I loved?
Most the time I feel like I’m not good enough
Its like I always find a way to mess things up
After all I’ve done
Am I loved?

Oh to see You smiling over me
If only just to know that You are pleased
Even though these winding roads
have led me through the weeds

I wanna hear You say
You're good and faithful
Words written on Your face
You're strong and able
I wanna hear You say
Come to My table
I wanna hear You say

Were You there?
At the lowest of my life Lord did you care?
'Cause at times I felt like it was so unfair
When I was scared
Were You there?

Did You know?
How it felt the very first time my heart broke
When it seemed like I had no place left to go
Were you still close?
Did You know?

Oh to see You smiling over me
If only just to know that You are pleased
Even though this heavy load has led me to my knees

I wanna hear You say
You're good and faithful
Words written on Your face
You're strong and able
I wanna hear You say
Come to My table
I wanna hear You say [x2]

On that day I stand before You
Overcome by all you are
Filled with joy becuase I know You
Welcome me with open arms

I wanna hear You say
You're good and faithful
Words written on Your face
You're strong and able
I wanna hear You say
Come to My table
I wanna hear You say

Pergunta # Question


O que é que queres ser daqui a um ano?

Misericórdia não é algo que Deus tem, mas algo que Deus é.

Mercy is not something God has, but something God is.



Amor é... às vezes demasiado doloroso para suportar.


Quanto mais lês a Bíblia, mais vais adorar o seu Autor.

The more you read the Bible, the more you'll love its Author.



Imagem do Dia # Image of the Day


Uma fada Sininho (Tinkerbella nana) está entre a lista das 10 principais novas espécies descobertas em 2013, anunciaram cientistas do Instituto Internacional de Exploração de Espécies e da Universidade Estatal de Nova Iorque (SUNY) Faculdade de Ciências Ambientais e Florestas.
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A female Tinkerbell fairyfly (Tinkerbella nana) is among the list of top-10 new species discovered in 2013, announced scientists from the International Institute of Species Exploration and the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

A Verdade Não Tem Medo # Truth Has No Fear


Vários anos atrás nos Estados Unidos, um conselho escolar local exigia que os livros escolares de ciências do ensino secundário tivessem um autocolante. Este autocolante dizia simplesmente: "Este livro contém material sobre a evolução. A evolução é uma teoria, não um facto, em relação à origem dos seres vivos. Este material deve ser abordado com uma mente aberta, estudado cuidadosamente e considerado criticamente."

Notem que não havia nada no autocolante que defendesse a crença em Deus. Nem mencionava o Criacionismo. Simplesmente aconselhava os alunos a fazerem perguntas e a formular as suas crenças com base no que concluíssem com a evidência. Isto de facto tratava-se de uma boa educação, sobre considerar diferentes teorias com uma mente aberta, que é uma parte da aprendizagem, para poder considerar diferentes perspectivas sobre a vida. Apesar disso, os tribunais federais exigiram mais tarde que esses simples autocolante fossem removidos de todos os livros escolares.

A educação é sobre o livre fluxo de ideias. Quando tens uma teoria tão controversa quanto a evolução, certamente parte de uma boa educação deve considerar pontos de vista diversos. Além disso, o próprio método científico exige cepticismo e análise. A boa ciência exige que as teorias se mantenham de pé com questões levantadas. Porque é que os evolucionistas têm medo deste tipo de perguntas? O que têm para temer? A verdade não tem medo. Haverá realmente alguma diferença entre os nazis que queimaram livros e alguns cientistas, educadores e funcionários do governo na forma como respondem a teorias alternativas em relação à evolução? A mentalidade é a mesma.

As pessoas de mente aberta não temem a verdade, elas procuram-na. E quando realmente procuram a Verdade, encontram Deus.

~ Romanos 1:25

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Several years ago in the United States, a local school board required high school science textbooks to have a sticker attached. This sticker said simply, "This textbook contains material on evolution. Evolution is a theory, not a fact, regarding the origin of living things. This material should be approached with an open mind, studied carefully, and critically considered."

Notice that there was nothing in the sticker that advocated a belief in God. Neither did it even mention Creationism. It simply advised the students to ask questions and form their beliefs based on what they conclude from the evidence. This was really all about good education, about considering different theories with an open mind, which is a part of learning, to be able to consider different outlooks about life. Despite this, the federal courts later demanded that these simple stickers be removed from all textbooks.

Education is about the free flow of ideas. When you have a theory as controversial as evolution then certainly part of a good education is considering diverse views. In addition, the scientific method itself demands skepticism and examination. Good science requires that theories stand up to probing questions. Why do evolutionists fear similar questioning? What do they have to fear? Truth has no fear. Is there really any difference with the Nazi book burners and how some scientists, educators, and government officials respond to alternative theories concerning evolution? The mindset is the same.

Open-minded people don’t fear the truth, they seek it. And when they truly seek Truth, they find God.

~ Romans 1:25

sábado, 18 de novembro de 2017

BYU Noteworthy - When You Believe ... ♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫


Many nights we've prayed
With no proof anyone could hear
In our hearts a hopeful song
We barely understood
Now we are not afraid
Although we know there's much to fear
We were moving mountains
Long before we knew we could

There can be miracles
When you believe
Though hope is frail
It's hard to kill
Who knows what miracles
You can achieve
When you believe
Somehow you will
You will when you believe

In this time of fear
When prayer so often proves in vain
Hope seemed like the summer birds
Too swiftly flown away
Yet now I'm standing here
My heart's so full, I can't explain
Seeking faith and speaking words
I never thought I'd say

There can be miracles
When you believe
Though hope is frail
It's hard to kill
Who knows what miracles
You can achieve
When you believe
Somehow you will
You will when you believe

They don't always happen when you ask
And it's easy to give in to your fears
But when you're blinded by your pain
Can't see your way clear through the rain
A small, but still, resilient voice
Says help is very near

There can be miracles
When you believe
Though hope is frail
It's hard to kill
Who knows what miracles
You can achieve
When you believe
Somehow you will
You will when you believe

Pergunta # Question


Qual é a coisa que gostavas de fazer para ti próprio este ano?

A misericórdia não é algo que Deus tem, mas algo que Deus é.

Mercy is not something God Has, but something God is.