“I learned this, at least, by my experiment;
that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined,
he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours..”
― Henry David Thoreau
Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Opstaan in het leven om zelf verandering aan te brengen
Dutch version / Nederlandse versie > Een dame die de touwen kent
There comes a holy and transparent time
when every touch of beauty opens the heart to tears.
This is the time the beloved of heaven is brought tenderly on earth.
This is the time of the opening of the rose.
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“The more ignorant a person is the more his disagreement increases, the solution is knowledge = thus study and study and study, the more you study the more you are freed from following someone else, and when you are freed from following someone else that means you become independent, and independence means lack of partisanship”.
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Partisanship and being a follower to someone else and shutting down reason and abundant disagreement…they are many things but their origin and reason is only one thing which is: ignorance!
And with knowledge you finish off all of these symptoms together!
It seems strange to say yes for no reason.
Especially in a world that teaches us to draw boundaries, to say no.
Still, to say yes is the most powerful thing there is.
Not to each question from outside.
That would make us out of control.
But a wholehearted YES to everything you feel.
Yes to love.
Yes to fear.
Yes to pain.
A difficult exercise.
But worthwhile to try.
Because in your YES lies a profound trust.
A warm belief in your own voice.
A soft stone deep inside, a little piece that only belongs to you.
Something that brings you peace.
Say yes to life that embraces you.
Dutch version / Nederlandse versie: Zeg Ja
My time has passed and there’s no turning back
The tick tick sounds don’t change to back back sound
Days are passing and the wristwatch remains the same
The watch is getting worn out but time continues
It does not stop counting ,judging by your mood
It rotates like the earth not minding what is happing around!
It is nice that we do have longer days, Sun going under much later than in most part of they ear.
Tonight we are going into the Shabbat Mevarchim (“the Shabbat that blesses” the new month) when many all over the world shall recite a special prayer blessing the Rosh Chodesh (“Head of the Month”) of upcoming month of Tammuz, which falls on Shabbat and Sunday of next week.
“for life and for peace, for gladness and for joy, for deliverance and for consolation.”
Him giving us now the warmth of the sun, enabling us to enjoy the beauty of the flowers, shrubs and trees in their full glory.
After the students their examinations many shall be able to find a month of renewal of energy. From this week onwards one week after the other many people shall go on holiday, either staying at home to take some rest away from work or to go at some place to enjoy themselves, seeing other cultures or just to enjoy themselves on a beach or in the mountains.
Though we may mourn over the destruction of the Holy Temple and the breakdown in our relationship with God that this represents, we may find now some more time to take our bible to study in it. Having not to go to work for some days or weeks we not only have some more leisure time, but should find extra time to study God‘s Word.
This Sabbath we may find the opening to a period of meditation, contemplation and letting our mind and body recover from the stress at work and from the daily worries. It is the start to a period of being grateful for the blessings we receive from our Divine Maker, Him making it possible to earn our money for making daily living not to difficult. At the same time, it is also the Sabbath that “blesses” and calls forth the qualities of the coming weeks characterized by extra quality time to get in intimacy with God.
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The centuries-old five-pointed geometric figure is most known as a symbol of the Jewish community. In this article we will outline the interpretation as well as the possible point of view for us today.
After the wrong choice and action of the first human beings the elohim had no other choice than to bring over man the curse He had warned them for. But out of love for His creatures He also provided straight away a solution against the curse of death and gave man a second chance.
In the second and third chapter of the Bereshith (the book of the beginning) we find that God, Who had made man in His image, brought a helper for the ish or man so that they could live together in a bond of union, related to the other living beings and to the Most High Elohim, in a state we now call marriage.
About the origin or source of evil there are many discussions. In this article I look at the time where badness entered in the world of man and where we have to look for the source of evil or badness.
Nature and everything in it was in a perfect natural peaceful balance. By the wrong choice made by the first human beings there came a crack in perfection and in the relationship between the Creator and other creatures.
In dit artikel kijken wij hoe de Elohim sprak of zijn Woord uitte en dingen tot ontstaan kwamen en hoe er over een geocentrisch heelal wordt gesproken, waarin “leven” als een wonderbaarlijk verschijnsel van het “zichzelf bewegen” wordt gebracht en waar er telkens bepaalde soorten zijn die weer leven kunnen voort brengen.
De eeuwenoude vijfpuntige geometrische figuur is het meest gekend geraakt als symbool voor de Joodse gemeenschap. In dit artikel overschouwen wij even de interpretatie alsook het mogelijke oogpunt voor ons vandaag.
The Word of God tells us how the first living souls became tricked by their own wrong thoughts and fell for the pleasing of their eyes and by their disobedience to God got punishments over them and got being banished from the Garden of Eden.
When listening to certain Christians we only can have the impression they do not understand the Hebrew way of talking and do not see how often idioms, parables and allegory are used. Too often they take words as names and texts literally when they are not meant as such.
After having looked at Adam we cannot pass his helper Eve. It was she who brought the man to follow her idea and to ignore God’s Wish not to eat from the Tree of moral, with as consequence that they got knowledge of good and evil and came to learn pain and death.
In dit derde blogbericht gaan wij na waarom het zo belangrijk is om zowel God Zijn Naam als Jezus zijn werkelijke naam te kennen en te gebruiken.
Doorheen de kerkgeschiedenis is er steeds een strijd geleverd tussen politiek en macht en heeft men meerdere pogingen ondernomen om de ware leer van Jezus Christus te verdraaien en aan te passen aan plaatselijke gebruiken.
Er is een tijd gekomen dat mensen keuzes zullen moeten gaan maken en moeten beslissen of zij bij de Ware gelovigen in God willen behoren of bij de wereld met haar eigen leerstellingen.
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Lots of people, in particular English speaking people, do forget that in several languages “Allah” is the word being used for The God as well as for other gods or a god. Sometimes it seems that English speakers want everyone using the English names and tittles like they use them. Originally being an Arabic word […]
Veel mensen, met name de Engels sprekenden, vergeten dat er in verschillende talen “Allah” als woord gebruikt wordt voor Dé God, alsook voor andere goden of een god aan te duiden. Soms lijkt het wel of Engelstaligen willen dat iedereen de Engelse tittels en namen gebruikt. Oorspronkelijk een Arabisch woord zijnde dat werd overgenomen in […]
The Divine Creator Allah the Exalted in might provides information about the total encompassing nature of His divine decree and pre-ordainment, “No calamity befalls on the earth or in yourselves” and this is comprehensive of the encompassing nature of the calamities which afflict creation, whether of good or evil, that all of them are written […]
De Goddelijke Schepper Allah de Almachtige geeft informatie over de totale allesomvattend aard van Zijn goddelijke decreet en pre-ordinatie, “Er gebeurt geen ongeluk op aarde of in uzelf” en dit is uitgebreid van de allesomvattende aard van de rampen die de schepping teisteren, of het nu goed of kwaad is, dat ze allemaal zijn geschreven […]
Continuing on my 2nd and 3rd question and my article on From Guestwriters and on “Looking for answers on the question Is there a God” in case we do have to assume there is a god or gods we should wonder what or whom that god or gods may be.
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Sometimes you just need to talk to a four-year-old and an 84-year-old to understand life again. (Kristen Butler) I have been in a tug of war to write this article. It is easy to write when you have worked through your feelings, or when time has passed and healing has taken place. At this […]
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God created living things to succeed not to fail. For this reason, he put in each living thing a mechanism to help it succeed. It is an inbuilt-success mechanism. This inbuilt success mechanism enables plants to function. A plant has roots, a stem and leaves. This mechanism tells the roots that the plant needs […]
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