My husband is once a member of choir I admired most. Though we graduate from the same high school we actually did not met there or did not know each other there. I was a transferee there and my husband graduate from that school a year before I moved there.
When I was in high-school I admired a choir so much. They are from an unpopular small school which has grown to be very popular after their choir joined several prestigious musical competitions and emerge victorious every time. After their successes they did several concerts in town and also got invited to sing in big gathering or conventions. I was a big fan and so whenever they perform to a place close nearby I never fail to come to listen to their music. They really have pure talent and with the addition of their quality equipment they were able to make real good and heavenly voices.
My fanaticism has been paid off since I got married to one of the choir’s member. The thing is I did not know that my husband is part of that choir not until we became sweethearts. I was just amazed upon learning that. We graduated from the same high-school. I have not even met him there because he already has graduated and have moved to college when I transferred. I moved to that school because they were so popular.
The other day my husband looked for musical equipment at our favorite music store online. He found a cheap cardioid at musicians friend and told me that the thing is the kind of microphone they were using back then when their choir was celebrated.
Have you checked to see if the money in your wallet is genuine? Have you learned the look and feel of genuine currency so that you can spot a counterfeit? Those in the know estimate that, of the 1.1 trillion United States dollars in circulation, less than 1 percent is fake, but that still amounts to $250 million of funny money that isn’t worth anything. It used to be that small-time counterfeiters created most counterfeit currency. Now rogue governments intent on creating chaos produce most counterfeit money. How is one to know the difference?
Genuine currency is printed on a proprietary blend of cotton and linen, and the thousands of pounds of pressure used to print each bill makes the thin paper even thinner. The special paper has tiny red and blue threads embedded in it. If you handle a lot of money, your fingers will instantly tell you when you have a fake bill. Besides the paper, genuine currency has several additional security features: a special watermark, a vertical plastic security strip embedded in the paper, micro-printing, light backgrounds with very tiny patterns, exquisitely detailed etchings, various color inks, and color shifting inks that change from metallic copper to metallic green under bright light. Ongoing research seeking ways to make counterfeiting difficult for the bad guys continues. But they continue to study very care fully how to get something for nothing.
The archenemy of God is the ultimate bad guy, and he has introduced numerous counterfeits for good and decent things that God has done for us. Without a thorough knowledge of the genuine article, the forgery looks and feels convincing, good enough to deceive, if possible, the very elect (Mark 13:22). Satan fakes signs and wonders, substitutes Sunday for Sabbath, replaces creation with evolution, originates numerous counterfeit religions that pretend to love and obey God or claim that Jesus was a good man but certainly not God. He teaches moral relativism instead of absolute truth. The question I keep asking myself: Am I deeply studying God’s Word, becoming thoroughly familiar with the look and feel of the genuine article?
Creator of all that is genuine, teach me to spot the phony and to accept only Your death on the cross as the payment for my ransom.
Yuletide season is here and it is once again the perfect time of the year to meet old friends, conduct seminars, and of course make business. Speaking of business, this season is but the perfect quarter of the year to boost any business. When conducting business seminars it is always logical and best to prepare sets or boxes of business cards. Flashing contact information in the screen when introducing business is good, but could not be so effective. People could not possibly remember your contact information not unless they jot them down during the convention, or if they have a photographic memory.
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I could not forget last year when my boss asked us to create and print business cards for his business speaking engagement. The thing is we are not experts in creating business cards or shall I say we do not have much of that artistic hand; the business card design we have come up to is not bad but could be better. To make it short my boss ended up asking us to order business cards from the experts online. The good thing was we are quick at that so we easily found great business cards plus free shipping online. We ordered few boxes and it arrive too quick that we have much time to prepare more stuffs for the convention.
Don’t you just love the taste, smell, and feel of warm, fresh out-of-the oven bread? It is so incredibly good. The temptation is to savor it as soon as it is cool enough to touch. But wait! Most bread-making instructions suggest a 30-minute cool down time to let the proteins and starches set up so they are firm enough to hold their shape. Too-warm bread squashes into dough balls. So there is an optimum time when bread is the definition of perfection. Typically bread bakeries begin work very early in the morning to have the bread ready for early shoppers and for eating that day.
By the next day the bread is on the day-old bread shelf and sells for a fraction of the price it did before. Why? Simple. It has lost its freshness. The bread is now stale. So what has happened? Though I have not found anybody who is certain about the details of the process of staling, we can all tell that it has happened. While the bread is still nutritious and will still drive away hunger, it just isn’t what it used to be.
Surprisingly, breads lose freshness faster in a refrigerator than at room temperature. What we do know is that getting stale involves continuing changes in starch chemistry. In fresh bread, starch is hydrated, bound to water in some special way, making the texture just right. Some say that this “just right” condition vanishes as water leaves the starch granules and moves into the open spaces of the bread. Mind you, this is different than bread drying out-it is bread getting stale. With water in the wrong place, the texture changes to chewier and tougher.
Stale bread was an important player in the successful ruse that the gang from Gibeon foisted on Joshua. What they gained by deception backfired, and the Gibeonites were relegated to woodcutters and water carriers. Stale bread also reminds us to share God’s fresh bountiful blessings every day while they are still new. Storing, hoarding, selfishly saving, only to become stale, is antithetical to Christian living.
Bread of life, I prize the aroma, the taste, and the texture of Your living Word as it reads fresh in my mind every morning. Lead me to someone today who not only hungers for the fresh bread of life but also longs for the freshness of Your good news.
Would you believe if I would say that guitar is the first musical instrument that I know of? And I did not know that there are a whole lot more of musical instrument not until I was 6 years old. In the place where I grow up, by standers usually in the afternoon gather in the little store near the basketball court and if they are not playing basketball, they will be there from afternoon until night singing songs accompanied by a guitar.
The first guitar brand that I’ve learn of was Gibson. I’d say that’s the most brand of guitar I’ve known. By standers in our plays would usually say “get me the Gibson” when referring to the guitar. While looking for a particular musical accessory online last week, I happen to have hopped in to a Gibson Les Paul at guitar center and I remember our old neighbor Mang Polong who used to be one of the hippy youth who sang his lung out almost every afternoon in the store where he and his buddy drunk and sang all night. He is old now yet still hippy and mind you he still plays his old Gibson guitar so well.
They say that food is the fuel for life’s engine. Life’s motor simply won’t run if you don’t eat. Like most analogies, the “engine as life” analogy has a point at which it breaks down. For instance, I can park my car and turn the motor off for an extended period of time. I don’t need to refuel it constantly. Much later I can restart the engine, and we are off and running again. You just can’t park life. Well, that’s not quite true. In the laboratory we can freeze specially treated cells at -196° C (-3210 F) in liquid nitrogen and keep them indefinitely without having to feed them. Much later we can thaw the cells, and the life processes resume as if nothing had happened. But under normal conditions, every life-form has to eat to live.
In the Bible bread represents food, the energy for fueling life. The Hebrew word pronounced lekh-em means “bread” or “food” interchangeably. The food that we eat our bodies will digest and process, turning it into the blood sugar glucose and amino acids and fatty acids that cells recognize as their food. And at the cellular level, the products of food digestion need to be constantly coming in at precisely regulated levels. An individual can go several hours to several days without food, but your cells can’t. They must have a second-by-second supply if they are to live. Cut off their food supply, and cells will die within seconds or minutes.
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The analogy of Jesus as the bread of life to maintain the spiritual life is incredibly significant. Just as I must sustain my physical life by eating or internalizing bread, so I preserve my spiritual life by partaking of or internalizing God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit through daily prayer, by spending time deeply studying God’s Word, and by being filled with the Holy Spirit. Without that moment-by-moment spiritual energy stream, we die spiritually.
In the wilderness God sent manna to teach the importance of daily dependence. It tasted sweet and obviously had excellent nutrition, because His people lived on it for 40 years. Every day it was there, but they had to collect it. How will you gather your manna for this day?
Lord, thank You for the miracle of the grain that feeds my body through the daily bread from Your hand. Feed my soul with a fresh infilling of Your Holy Spirit. May I live, body and soul, for You today.
I know that my brother has joined the drum and bugle corps back in college and I know that he plays the trumpet. My dad bought him a new saxophone after his graduation since he is really into wind instruments and that dad wanted him to be really good at his passion.
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Suddenly I thought my brother is collecting all wind instruments that he thought he could play because just recently he asked me to check several musical instrument stores around the city for Cornets. The thing is hard to find because here in our place not so many people are fascinated to wind instruments. I told him I found one but not brand new and that the condition is not quite. I offered to look it up for him online since my husband has been into buying musical accessories online for the music studio. I informed him that I believe I found few great Cornets at WWBW. He told me that the instrument is actually not for him but will be his wonderful gift to old friends at the drum and bugle corps. He then checked for the price and said that it’s just right for the money.
These days, let us praise Him who creates bread possible. And such a gift it can be. It is a significant staple food. No doubt you love the particular aroma and preference of freshly baked homemade bread. Will be your mouth watering still? To understand precisely how bread comes to become, you have to get started on by carefully studying just one grain of whole wheat. Cut a kernel within two lengthwise. Around the outside edge it is possible to see the thin type of the hull. Filling most of the pointy end in the kernel (or berries as some contact it) is where the embryo lives. The embryo is in fact a minuscule whole wheat plant, the subsequent generation. If you had been to soak the seed in order that it could germinate, the root end of the particular embryo would grow first and acquire established. Then the throw end would push up in to the sunshine. To feed this embryo (and us), most of the grain of wheat is stuffed with endosperm, a tissue including things like lots of starch granules in conjunction with gluten, a healthy proteins. The word “gluten” is Latin for “glue. inches Those Romans couldn’t have named the idea better, because gluten varieties when two some other proteins, gliadin and glutenin, link jointly tightly.
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So why did Sarah have to knead the loaf of bread? Well, if you cash in on bread, you be aware that all it takes would be the flour, water, and salt (plus slightly yeast for anyone who is making leavened bread). Mixing the’ flour with a little salt and water makes any stiff gooey blend. Kneading or combining the stiff size causes molecules regarding glutenin to deviate with molecules regarding gliadin and with each other. Collisions of sulfhydryl communities in these proteins will result in disulfide bond cross punch bridges linking the particular protein strands together and therefore make gluten. When cross-linked very well, the gluten is reportedly “developed” to a point at which the idea traps the very small bubbles of skin tightening and made by the particular living yeast, existing the bread lightness and exceptional flavor. That brings to mind, letting a lump of dough just sit allows moment for collisions and gluten development, since do additions regarding dome other ingredients. One can make bread lots of different ways. But accomplishing this takes time-time to assemble, measure, and blend ingredients, time to let the yeast reproduce and ferment, time to knead and have the gluten develop, time and energy to let the dough rest and the gluten relax, time and energy to bake, and time and energy to cool.
Creator regarding starch granules, gluten, candida, salt, sugar, and water; thank You to the gift of all the ingredients. Thank. Moreover, you may for the substance reactions that alter them into loaf of bread.
When I was a kid I always dreamed of playing different types of musical instruments. I imagine how inspiring I could be performing musical renditions. In a sense, I was inspired to inspiring. I see how parents were proud of their children after their children perform in the stage. Sad to say I did not get to see that kind of aspiration from my parents back then. They do not support our willingness to learn how to play different musical instruments back when and I could not understand why. It’s just recently that they show interest in investing to our talents. It’s too late for me, a little late for the youngest in the family, and just so timely for our niece and nephews.
I now understand their actions. It’s not that they do not have interest in us learning music; they suppressed their desires for us because we do not have money back then and learning music or attending to music tutorial is very expensive. Right now they are
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fully supportive to their grandchildren. They are so lucky because they get to learn to play different musical instruments. My brother learned guitar, and saxophone, Mimi my niece could now play the piano, flute, and violin, and right now she is attending viola and cello class. The good thing is; Dad helps in buying their expensive musical instruments. Since not so many people are interested in learning viola and cello its accessories such as the strings are not easy to find.
Few weeks back my niece asked me to look for ¾ size viola strings here in the city where I live since they could not find the string there. I did find them but I know it’s the inferior brand. I went online and found a 3/4 viola string at musicians friend. Just then I know I am looking at the right stuff; superior brand and quality. I then contacted them and told them that I found a Thomastik. They asked me to order a number of it since they knew some people in the class has been looking for the said string too.
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My cup overflows.
While out for a stroll a friend asked his wife if she noticed how plants in our tiny area of the world seem to fill in every corner and available gap during our diminutive growing season. If I scrape down to uncovered soil with bulldozer or shovel, plants of all types will rapidly move in. Given an adequate amount of undisturbed time, layer after layer of plants and then trees will take over, until it creates a carpet of green nearly 100 feet thick. In the tropics that life power of plants seems to be even stronger.
It seems as if wherever there are suitable temperatures and watering environment on our blue planet, plants will raise in abundance. Ecologists endeavor to establish the rate of production in an ecosystem (a community of organisms tailored to a particular environment, as in a desert or jungle). One commonly acknowledged way to do that is to gauge the amount of new stuff (biomass) or the quantity of new energy (kilocalories) added to the ecosystem per unit time. Recording the amount of carbon dioxide plants take out of the air and convert to leaf tissue gives us an all right pointer of how much natural carbon (formed and stored in the plant tissues) is being produced, a measurement called gross primary productivity (GPP). But plants themselves tap off some of the things (or some of the energy) for their own life processes. Subtracting what plants use to preserve themselves from the GPP gives a fine value for net primary productivity (NPP). NPP is the amount of things or energy that what’s left to feed all the people and all the animals in the world.
So how much stuff gets made per unit time? From the best computations that ecologists can figure, annual NPP in the most fruitful areas of both terrestrial and aquatic systems is just about equal at 1.8 to 2.8 pounds of carbon per square yard (1 to 1.5 kilograms per square meter) per year. With that type of efficiency, a plot the dimension of a football field would create approximately 8-13 tons (7,000-12,000 kilograms) of carbon per year. Other places such as deserts or the middle of the ocean form slight by comparison. Drastic latitudinal and seasonal disparities also exist. But when we put the whole picture as best it can be figured, the biosphere (the living things) of earth manufactures a stunning 116 billion tons (104.9 petagrams) of carbon per year.
In every area of life God give lavishly. There is no stinginess or lack of resources. Sometimes when we think we may be running out, God will be there again, giving a good measure, pressing down and running over.