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Gone away from the suntimes

The Boom children or Boomers knew very well how important our relationship with sun and earth was. Many of them, being called flower children or hippies, enjoyed the rays of the sun, letting them infiltrate on their bare skin, swimming naked in the wild rivers.

Mankind has evolved under the sun and at regular intervals had a very close and special relationship with it. It even became so bad that some people came to worship the sun. Others considered themselves the centre point of the universe and thought that everything circled around them.

Not everywhere on earth have people got the same cycles, though in fact there came to be counted 365 days, with short ones and longer ones (though now they know it is a 24-hour cycle). In some countries, the sun became too hot, in other regions they were pleased to get some warmth from the sun, whilst at other places, they were happy to have summer and winter. Though the dark winter period was not loved so much. For that reason, some brought more light in those darker days by fires and lights.

Summer, winter, hot and cold, we are part of it and can not escape it, even when we try to go to other places every time the season changes. Lots of elderly British overwinter in Spain. They move around like birds move around when the season changes. As such, we can not ignore that the cycles of nature have a profound effect on us and our health, even when we have evolved as humans to be part of this cycle.

Unfortunately, our modern world breaks these laws of nature. We don’t truly experience the sun, or true darkness, winter, or even hot and particularly cold. We have moved indoors with our artificial blue lit world and temperature control environment.

We are not going to bed to sleep, like the chickens go to sleep when it gets darker. Even if it gets dark, and we have to turn on lights to still see something, we want to continue our day, instead of laying ourselves to rest. Living this way, in a certain sense, we have brought our body (and soul) in imbalance with nature.

Instead of doing natural hunting to get to their food, the majority of mankind became a sedentary society. Sitting most of the day and not giving their body enough physical work to stay healthy. In the 20th and 21st centuries, they became aware they had to do something about physical fitness and as such created several systems for exercising their body.

Having lost the intense relationship with mother earth and the physical food, man also lost the spiritual food.
Throughout the centuries, humans did search for a relationship to be taken between the components of nature and its phenomena. He even went so far as to view natural phenomena as gods that could overpower him, because they were no match for that mother nature.

But with the advancing centuries and new knowledge, man came to understand natural phenomena better, but increasingly forgot who was actually behind them. To supplement what man lacked, he began to acquire more materialistic things that also took him further away from spiritual matters. Due to the fast pace of our lives, man lost control and lost the connection with his Creator, overlooking the necessity of spiritual food!

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Preceding

Being alive and living life don’t always go hand in hand

The Cares of Life

Looking at an Utopism which has not ended

Misleading world, stress, technique, superficiality, past, future and positivism

New form of body exercises gaining popularity

Everyday activities to keep you fit and healthy

Mini-MAX-malism: A Bigger Approach to Less is More

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Additional reading

  1. 2015 Health and Welfare
  2. Religion and believers #4 Order of Nature and Polytheism on the way to monotheism
  3. the Bible – God’s guide for life #2 Needs in life
  4. People Seeking for God 5 Bread of life
  5. Food as a Therapeutic Aid
  6. Consciously or unconsciously forming a world-view and choosing to believe or not to believe in God
  7. Melt the Ice of Form and Become a Blessing to the World
  8. The Garden Outreach Project: GOTYOURBACK Initiative
  9. Soar to Places Unknown
  10. Keeping healthy whilst not going to far away from home
  11. Brits have less access to green space than ever – and it’s getting worse
  12. Inner feeling, morality and Inter-connection with creation
  13. Being religious has benefits even in this life
  14. Reasons why Christianity is declining rapidly in America

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Incorporate new things into your daily routine – without feeling like it’s a struggle

“Many people have been conditioned into thinking of January 1 as a day when we deprive ourselves of all the things that we have been encouraged to indulge in during December,”

neurologist Dr Rachel Taylor says.

“But the brain is hardwired to make it difficult for you because it does not deal with deprivation well.”

Dr Taylor advises that if you need extra motivation to make a change,

“start to really reflect on how that food/drink/activity makes you feel.

In these dark days, it is easy to get carried away with dark thoughts. For this, we must be careful not to get discouraged or start feeling miserable. The danger is that if you get carried away by those dark thoughts, you will also start feeling inferior and others will notice your weakness and take advantage of it.

We need to be aware that everyone encounters dark moments from time to time and that not everything can always be rosy. There is really no need to always show ourselves strong. We should not always put away our weaker points. It comes down to finding the right people with whom to share our weaknesses and talk quietly about things that bother us. Sharing our weaknesses shall make us vulnerable, but to make you vulnerable shall show your strength.

Marcus Ampe always advised people to bring the mind in balance with the body. For him, it is clear we need, first and foremost, to sort out our own inner self before we start working on the outer. If we are not happy with our appearance, we must find ways to accept our “self” as it is, be it too fat or too skinny, or not the shape we would like.

“Before taking drastic action on our body, we need to calm our “soul” by going for a walk in the great outdoors, for example.”

he says.

As we walk, we can safely think about many things that bother us. But we should also try to quiet our minds while observing the greenery and animals around us. Therefore, according to Mr. Ampe:

“Even if others may want to take us deeper, we must convince ourselves that we are worth being there and that we can contribute enough to others.”

Thus, during those walks in the morning and afternoon, we need to open up to what we are, but also to change that we can let come to ourselves.

“The brain is much more likely to accept change when you have done a sound job in convincing it that it is worth the extra effort and energy it is going to have to expend on managing the change.”

Even though these are dark days, we must not let our thoughts darken. According to M. Ampe, it is therefore also best to start fully enjoying the sun’s warming rays (albeit little) after sunrise.

Dr Rachel Taylor, like him, finds that an early morning blast is essential.

“The rate of production of serotonin has been shown multiple times in research to have a direct correlation with the amount of sunlight a person gets: it rises quickly when access to sunlight increases.

In Scandinavian countries, therefore, often light therapy is used, to reduce suicides during these winter months.

“The more serotonin you have the more melatonin your brain can make, which is not just good for sleep, although that is its primary role, but is a really powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound.”

That early dose of sunlight could have added benefits for weight loss: a study from the University of Alberta found that lack of exposure to sunlight could lead to an increase in fat and therefore contribute to weight gain.

Especially with these dark days and upcoming holidays, we do dare to go beyond our means and eat more than we actually need to, while also reaching for sweets a lot quicker, to feel better.

It is no use that we let ourselves become stressed by what we would go to eat at Christmas and New Year, or what presents we are going to buy. Stress is to be avoided. Though this period is one in which many people get unnecessarily stressed out. Many are very busy, dealing with endless to-do lists and struggling to balance it all. This search for trying to do the best for others results often in a day-to-day life that feels too hectic. Our running back and forth in search of the right gifts and food gets us so excited that we throw ourselves off balance.
By putting their body these days into overdrive, lots of people do not see it is taking them down. Fatigue becomes the master of them.

A good way to get back to folds should start as early as breakfast.

Many think their daily serving of breakfast cereal is a healthy dose of calories and vitamins. But the majority of people use breakfast cereals with added sugars. And these are bound to be avoided. So no granola or caramelised cereals, even those with hoing processed breakfast cereals should be taboo. The concept of cereal food that originated in the vegetarian beliefs of the American Seventh-day Adventists, who in the 1860s formed the Western Health Reform Institute, later renamed the Battle Creek Sanitarium, in Battle Creek, Michigan, was very healthy, but the food industry made something sweet after it to tempt more people to come to enjoy their products. Therefore forget those ‘modernised’ grainproducts and go back to the  source, ditching the sugary, high-carb cereal for a more balanced start to the day.

“If you start your day with a good quality source of protein, some fat and some vegetables, you will balance your blood sugar levels,”

says nutritionist Grace Kingswell, who advocates eggs and vegetables to start the day.

But, Mr Ampe warns, in doing so we must be careful not to be tempted in the supermarket to buy fruit and vegetables that do not belong in our own region during the particular season.

“Only seasonal fruit and vegetables should be put on our plates.”

he says.

In doing so, choosing the right food at the right season will bring us into balance with nature and provide the necessary nutrients and vitamins for that time of year.

“It will have positive benefits for your hormone balance, PMS, energy levels, mood, stress response, cravings, satiety, weight management, and so much more.”

remarks Kingswell.

Researchers at the University of Missouri found that a higher protein breakfast produced lower spikes in glucose and insulin after meals, which led to increased feelings of fullness throughout the day (if you struggle to eat first thing, try adding a protein shake, such as one from strongnutrients.com). Increased vegetables also have added benefits for your gut health.

After having started the day with a good meal, one can go for the first walk of the day. Before that walk, like at other moments during the day, it is, according to Mr. Ampe, also not bad to take the Bible at hand and to read, every day, some verses out of that inspiration book. The part read that day should bring something to think or meditate about.

For good reason, private devotion or mental exercise encompassing various techniques of concentration, contemplation, and abstraction, is regarded as conducive to heightened self-awareness, spiritual enlightenment, and physical and mental health. Meditation has never been more popular: there are currently more than 51 million posts on Instagram.

Neuroscientists at UC San Diego recently reported that mindful meditation can be as effective in reducing pain relief as medication. While in another recent study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, researchers found that a guided mindfulness-based program was as effective as the use of medication for patients with anxiety disorders.

Even for a beginner with no serious health issues, a 13-minute daily meditation improves mood, sleep and memory, according to researchers at John Hopkins University.

“There is no need at all to repeat all the time some words or phrases,”

says Mr. Ampe.

“It is much more important to get toward mental, emotional, and physical well-being, by concentrating on the Words given by our Creator, Who has provide the most complete words or thoughts to instruct and form or mould us in the best human being we should become.”

Some prefer through the repetition of a mantra, to still the activity of thought and to experience a deep state of relaxation, which is said to lead to enhanced contentment, vitality, and creativity, but by repeating such mantra, the source of the problem is not taken away. By using the Bible as a source and backbone of life, a person shall be able to attack the real problem and origin of the troubles. Feeding yourself every day with such spiritual food shall enrich and strengthen yourself more, so that you and others shall be able to notice changes in yourself. At the same time you should not be afraid to use that active, voluntary, and systematic thinking about a biblical or theological topic, to be part of your conversation with others, by which you shall come to feel that a certain confidence shall also give you more strength.

“The meditations are designed to be incorporated into your everyday life and can be done sitting, standing or while doing light exercise such as walking, hiking or stretching. We want to make it as easy as possible to meditate any time, anywhere,”

says Julz Arney, director of fitness for health technologies at Apple.

By knowing the Divine Creator, Jehovah God, and giving time to yourself to think about His Words and worship Him, you shall find out that you will gain the first step to coming at ease with yourself and making you strong enough to tackle this world.

The tips from the experts here are small changes that you can start to incorporate into your daily routine – without feeling like it’s a struggle.

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Preceding

Facing our existence every day

O, little voice within…

Echo

Soul Pampering Time

Share Your Smile

Blossoming and healing the planet

Thinking about thinking

Thoughts and reflections taking only a few minutes

Deeper Call

‘I try to keep my hate in check. If you can’t hate, you can’t love.’

Crying is good for inner self!!

A little ray of sunshine.

Mini-MAX-malism: A Bigger Approach to Less is More

New form of body exercises gaining popularity

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Seeking human warmth

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In these cold days
it is important to seek human warmth

~ Marcus Ampe

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Menselijke warmte opzoeken

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In deze koude dagen
is het belangrijk om de menselijke warmte op te zoeken

~ Marcus Ampe

 

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Coming days to indulge in good food

Every day we get up and are confronted by the fact we have to eat something sometime. All year we have moments that we think about eating, looking at and for food for our wellbeing. Though we must admit, sometimes we eat more than we really need.

As we grow up, our eating pattern will change just as our life pattern takes twists and turns. Both should be in tune with each other and in balance with each other.

Throughout the year, there are certain days when we dare to indulge in (good) food. As we enter the winter days, we want to treat ourselves to even more warming items against the cold. The end-of-year festivities seem like the ideal time to indulge ourselves like this, with the excuse that to be together we should also enjoy rich food and lots of alcoholic beverages.

Have you ever thought about what you might consume? Over the course of a lifetime, it has been estimated that each of us will consume roughly 35 tons of food. That’s not such a small amount. And if we look at today’s youth, we will have to conclude badly enough that they are consuming even more and even going so far as to endanger their bodies. If you look around, you will be able to see plenty of overweight people walking around.

In these busy days of many visits and lots of food, we might want to take a look at our eating habits and find out what is best for our body, but also for our mind, to eat.

There are a few universal rules that will always serve us well,

says dietitian Priya Tew.

“Overall, throughout our lives we need to focus on that balanced plate. We need protein, whole grains, fruit and vegetables. We need healthy fats and dairy (or dairy alternatives). What changes within that list are the proportions as we age,”

she says.

There are times in our life when oily fish, ­fermented and folate foods should jostle for a starring role in our evening meal.

Over the years, many studies have been published on nutrition and what we actually need. Lots of people searched about the assimilation by living organisms of food materials that enable them to grow, maintain themselves, and reproduce. Over the years, many different ‘diets’ have also been published and we have seen many ‘hypes’ come to light.

Some felt that certain nutrients were best not eaten by a human at all. Others again felt that one could safely slaughter animals to eat and not exclude anything from the diet. But most people agree that we need a substance consisting essentially of protein, carbohydrate, fat, and other nutrients to sustain growth and vital processes and to furnish energy. Everybody seems to agree at least that the absorption and utilisation of food by the body is fundamental to nutrition and is facilitated by digestion. But what field days will find is that everything is not so easily digested and we may well overeat ourselves, after which our stomachs play up.

So best to think about our eating habits in the coming festive season now before the big feasts are upon us.

It’s never too late to start eating more healthily. As dietitian Dr Carrie Ruxton, co-author of the report, says:

“While we know that nutrition, even before we are conceived, can affect our health and disease susceptibility, it is always possible to make positive changes whatever stage of life you’re at.”

Which nutrients your body needs will depend on your gender and time of life. Whether we’re a growing child, a woman trying to conceive or an adult trying to hold back decline, our bodies change throughout our lives. As such, they need different foods at crucial moments to ensure the best for our bones, brains, guts and hearts.

Understanding the specific nutritional demands during the body’s life cycle should influence our food choices today.

If you’re feeling “sober curious” as the festive season gets into full swing, the good news is you don’t have to make any compromises on flavour. The low- and no-alcohol market is one of the most innovative in the drinks world and it’s growing rapidly – new products promising great taste without the booze hit the shelves daily.

Come to read more about it:

 

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Oekraïne – Droogenbroodt

mystiek & filosofie

Oorlog in Oekraïne

De amandelbomen staan hier in bloei
een verrukking voor het oog
dat van schoonheid houdt

weldra zullen ook citrusbloesems
een verleidelijk parfum verspreiden

maar elders woedt de oorlog
ziet het oog verwoesting
en menselijk leed

daar bloeien geen bloesems
ze verstikken in de rook
van barbaars geweld.

Germain Droogenbroodt

Marioepol

Vredesduif

Het regent
het regent treurnis

voor onschuldige slachtoffers
voor de vernietiging van een land
voor de vlucht van moorddadig geweld

hongerig verlaat een tortelduif
de beschutting van haar boom

een strop gelijk
de zwarte ring rond haar hals.

Germain Droogenbroodt

Marioepol

Despoot

De nacht heeft de dageraad overvallen
en ontvreemdt van de vrede
het kostbare licht

De stilte verstomt
door schoten, kanongebulder
en huilende sirenes overstemd

Onberoerd door het leed
─ zelfs van zijn eigen volk
de heerszuchtige despoot.

Germain Droogenbroodt

Marioepol

Sporen

De storm is geluwd
met de zandkorrels vermengd
de algen op het strand

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De wereld is minder koud dan je zou denken

Vast en zeker zijn er mensen die klaar staan om daar te helpen waar nodig. Om die reden is het ook nodig de slechte kanten van het leven kenbaar te maken en te wijzen op dingen die verkeerd gaan in de maatschappij, zodat mensen er op kunnen reageren.

Het maakt deel uit van de liefde voor een ander, om naar buiten te durven treden en om wantoestanden bloot te leggen én er iets aan te doen!

Just thinking about it

Een tijdje geleden hielpen we hier in onze kerk een man die op straat leefde om terug te keren naar het land waar hij vandaan kwam. Hij was 72 jaar oud en leefde op straat tijdens de wintermaanden. Over het algemeen kon hij wel overnachten in een opvang en kreeg hij eten en drinken van de lokale handelaars.

Nadat deze man uiteindelijk terugkeerde naar zijn land had ik het idee om ook de mensen van onze streek op de hoogte te brengen door een bericht te zetten op de site van onze kerk en dit dan te delen via Facebook. Ongeacht het feit dat we ongeveer een gemiddelde hebben van 25 bezoekers per dag op onze site, steeg het bezoekersaantal op de dag van de plaatsing tot 1500 bezoekers. Het artikel zelf werd een aantal keren gedeeld en er kwamen verschillende commentaren op het artikel waarvan de meeste positief.

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Deze week 90 jaar geleden, op bezoek aan het nachtasyl van Brussel.

Het lijkt wel of crisissen zich blijven herhalen en dat regeringsleiders weinig lessen leren uit het verleden.

Afgelopen winter vonden vele daklozen weer geen toevluchtsoord. Gelukkig waren er deze winter geen echte winterse dagen, maar toch had men heel wat daklozen onderdak moeten kunnen geven en van goed voedsel moeten kunnen voorzien.

Wat wij als broeders en zusters en Pequena Sud-America in Brussel en de door watersnood getroffen gebieden konden doen is slechts een heel kleine druppel op een hete plaat.

Toen gisteren nog vandaag was

Deze week 90 jaar geleden, op bezoek aan het nachtasyl van Brussel.

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God aanbidden als het gevoel er niet is

Al maanden laat de winter eigenlijk niets van zich horen, maar zorgt deze er wel voor dat wij in donkerte blijven gehuld en als een jojo opgaande temperaturen brengt welke ons niet echt gelukkig maken en het ons moeilijk maakt om ons aan te passen aan de temperatuur.

Daarnaast zijn er andere temperaturen, mensen die warm en koud blazen, en de rust in de gemeenschap verstoren omdat zij zich niet vrij genoeg voelen, dit terwijl ze nog alle vrijheid van de wereld hebben, maar zich moeten aanpassen om de anderen in de gemeenschap te beschermen. Die getuigenissen van egoïsme zijn één van de voortekenen in welke tijden wij mogen ‘verblijden’. Vreugdevol zullen die tijden ons vast en zeker niet maken, want de druk zal groot zijn.

Toch is het geruststellend te weten dat God die mensen nabij wil zijn die Hem liefhebben. Zij die Hem vertrouwen en inzicht hebben in Zijn Woord, zullen wel bewust zijn van de Tijden die op ons af komen, maar zullen vrede kunnen vinden bij het besef dat zij vertrouwen hebben in Die Allerhoogste God boven alle goden, die wat de mens ook maar mag verzinnen, toch zijn Plan tot uitvoer zal brengen.

Geen reden dus om in een winterdip te gaan vertoeven of je omver te laten blazen door een winter of lentestorm.

Laten wij eerder blij zijn dat God met ons op weg wil gaan en ons leiden zal door de geode zowel als de slechte dagen.

 

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  5. Fundamenten van geloof 3: De Persoonlijkheid van God
  6. Liefde voor God brengt voorkeur om Gods Wil te doen
  7. Laat de Planning verlopen zoals God het wil (Our World) = Laat de Planning verlopen zoals God het wil (Some View on the World)
  8. Wie zijn verlangen opvolgen
  9. Opgeroepen door Jezus
  10. Acht slaande op de reddende
  11. Verwijzend naar het licht
  12. Voorbereiden op moeilijke tijden die op ons af kunnen komen

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Volgens mij heb ik wel vaker iets geschreven over de trend: ‘als je maar gelukkig bent’. Het lijkt wel of we van een te verstandelijke insteek doorgeslagen zijn naar een therapeutische samenleving, waarin gevoel en geluk het belangrijkste zijn. Ik begrijp die swing wel.

Exercitie van de wil

Toch merk ik dat het niet helpend is om zo te leven, zeker niet in het geloof. Nu de stormen door Nederland razen, de winter lang duurt, de zon weinig uren gemaakt heeft en we al bijna drie jaar flexibel moeten zijn door de coronamaatregelen, merk ik dat de jaarlijkse winterdip toch echt weer gearriveerd is. Met als gevolg: lethargie, ofwel: ‘toestand waarin je passief en onverschillig bent’. Liefst zit ik dagenlang op de bank. Het is een stevige exercitie van mijn wil om ‘s morgens mijn benen over de rand van het bed te zwaaien…

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Seasons and You

 

Smiles here & Smiles there

You got the warmth and care in you of Summer for people you love from your heart.

You got the blossoming nature in you of Spring for people who are confused and who can use your help.

You got the nature of the Rainy in you because you know you cry and don’t feel bad and ashamed about it. This is you and you have embraced it. But also when someone sheds tears for you, you feel them. You understand them.

You got the nature of Autumn in you because you know things falls apart, bonds fall apart but eventually with proper wait, right things grow and right people come to admire us. You’re growing and you’re always admired.

You got the nature of Winter in you because you like cozy and cute things like books, stationary stuff, etc. Something which gives you a sense of soothing. Hold these on…

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Het leven is een tuin

Schilderij door Xie Chu Yu

Het leven is een tuin,
Een mooie zomer, maar
Winter zonder lente.

 

Vertaling van /Translation from: Life van Esther H. in “Poésie” > hier ook te vinden als: Life is a garden

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Voorgaande:

Het leven is een vreemde lus

Het leven is geen race

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Life is a garden

Dutch translation / Nederlandse vertaling: Het leven is een tuin

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Preceding

Life is a strange loop

Life isn’t a race

Hortus Closus

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Life is a garden,
A beautiful summer, but
Winter without spring.

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Józef Świder, Jan Kochanowski – What do you want from us, Lord

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Józef Świder, Jan Kochanowski – Wat wilt u van ons, Heer: “Czego chcesz od nas Panie”
Agata Galik – harfa/harp
Henryk Wojnarowski – dyrygent/conductor
Chór Filharmonii Narodowej w Warszawie
Warsaw Philharmonic Choir
koncert zarejestrowano 1 kwietnia 2016 w sali koncertowej Filharmonii Narodowej
recorded at Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall, April 01, 2016
Realizacja Telewizja Polska S.A.

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What do you want from us, Lord, for your generous gifts?
What are the benefits that you have not measured?
The Church will not embrace you, everywhere you are full,
And in the abyss and in the sea, on earth, in the sky.

I also don’t want gold, because it’s all yours,
Whatever is changing in this world.
Lord with grateful heart, we confess
Because we don’t have a more handsome victim.

You are the Lord of all the world, You have built the sky
And he embroidered beautifully with golden stars;
You founded the unearthed ground
And you covered her nakedness with various herbs.

At your command the sea stands in the shores
And the intended borders jump over afraid;
Rivers of uncounted waters have great generosity.
White day and dark night know their times.

You will see many flowers Spring gives birth,
You are in a wreath of flowers Summer is here.
Autumn wine and various apples,
Then lazy Winter gets up.

By your grace, the night dew on bland herbs will fall,
And the die-hard grain rain comes alive;
At your hands every animal looks at its food,
And you feed everyone on your generosity.

Be praised forever, immortal Lord!
Your grace, Your goodness will never cease.
Hide us while you deign in this low land;
Let me be one under Your wings!

[Jan Kochanowski, XXV Song from the Second Books, published in 1562. A masterpiece of Polish poetry.]

Jan Kochanowski, (born 1530, Sycyna, Poland—died August 22, 1584, Lublin), humanist poet who dominated the culture of Renaissance Poland.

Born into the country nobility, Kochanowski studied at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków and later, between 1552 and 1559, at the University of Padua in Italy. On his return to Poland in 1559, he served as a secretary at the royal court in Kraków. He married about 1575 and retired to his family estate at Czarnolas, in central Poland.

Dutch version / Nederlandse versie: Józef Świder, Jan Kochanowski – Wat wilt u van ons, Heer

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Józef Świder, Jan Kochanowski – Wat wilt u van ons, Heer

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Józef Świder, Jan Kochanowski – Wat wilt u van ons, Heer: “Czego chcesz od nas Panie”
Agata Galik – harfa/harp
Henryk Wojnarowski – dyrygent/conductor
Chór Filharmonii Narodowej w Warszawie
Warsaw Philharmonic Choir
koncert zarejestrowano 1 kwietnia 2016 w sali koncertowej Filharmonii Narodowej
recorded at Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall, April 01, 2016
Realizacja Telewizja Polska S.A.

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Wat wilt u van ons, Heer, voor uw gulle gaven?
Wat zijn de voordelen die u niet hebt gemeten?
De kerk zal je niet omarmen, overal waar je vol bent,
En in de afgrond en in de zee, op aarde, in de lucht.

Ik wil ook geen goud, want het is allemaal van jou,
Wat er in deze wereld verandert.
Heer met dankbaar hart, we bekennen
Omdat we geen knapper slachtoffer hebben.

Je bent de Heer van de hele wereld, je hebt de hemel gebouwd
En hij borduurde prachtig met gouden sterren;
Je hebt de opgegraven grond gesticht
En je bedekte haar naaktheid met verschillende kruiden.

Op uw bevel staat de zee in de oevers
En de beoogde grenzen springen bang over;
Rivieren van ontelbare wateren zijn grootmoedig.
Witte dag en donkere nacht kennen hun tijden.

Je zult veel bloemen zien De lente baart,
Je bent in een bloemenkrans. De zomer is hier.
Herfstwijn en verschillende appels,
Dan staat de luie Winter op.

Bij uw gratie zal de nachtdauw op zachte kruiden vallen,
En de die-hard graanregen komt tot leven;
Naar je handen kijkt elk dier naar zijn voedsel,
En u voedt iedereen met uw vrijgevigheid.

Wees voor altijd geprezen, onsterfelijke Heer!
Je genade, je goedheid zal nooit ophouden.
Verberg ons terwijl u zich verwaardigt in dit lage land;
Laat mij er een onder uw vleugels zijn!

[Jan Kochanowski, XXV lied uit de tweede boeken, gepubliceerd in 1562. Een meesterwerk van Poolse poëzie.]

Jan Kochanowski, (geboren 1530, Sycyna, Polen – stierf op 22 augustus 1584, Lublin), humanistische dichter die de cultuur van het Renaissance-Polen domineerde.

Kochanowski, geboren in de adel van het land, studeerde aan de Jagiellonische Universiteit in Krakau en later, tussen 1552 en 1559, aan de Universiteit van Padua in Italië. Bij zijn terugkeer naar Polen in 1559, diende hij als secretaris aan het koninklijk hof in Krakau. Hij trouwde omstreeks 1575 en trok zich terug in zijn familiebezit in Czarnolas, in centraal Polen.

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Tri-Haiku XXV (October)

Poet's Corner

And so October
Memory of summer fades
and chill settles in

And yet the promise
as greenery turns to gold
with treasure to find

And as winter looms
summer falls from all the trees
as we wrap up warm

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My favourite colour is October – Il mio colore preferito è Ottobre

In the Woods

Before speaking about anything else we just wanted to show you what is going on outside.

Prima di parlare di qualsiasi altra cosa vi volevamo far vedere cosa sta succedendo fuori.

It feels like autumn has arrived a little early this year and already the trees are almost bare, so we just wanted to share with you the beauty of one of the four seasons right here in our home.

Sembra che quest’anno l’autunno è arrivato un pò prima e già tanti alberi sono quasi spogli, quindi volevamo giusto condividere la bellezza di una di quattro stagioni qua, in casa nostra.

We can already feel the cold weather knocking on our door and there have been a few mornings when we woke up to the ground covered in frost. Winter is coming….

Si sente già l’aria fredda in arrivo e ci sono state un paio di mattinate quando ci siamo…

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Summer Breeze

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For many months we wait to be warmed,

Till leaves have blossomed and bees have swarmed,

The winter, cold and bleak and long,

Finally is submerged under a blanket of song.

As birds rush out and insects thrive,

Us humans grab our cars and drive,

To places full of sand and fun,

Our summer of love has just begun.

And as the evenings draw out wide,

Our barbecues fire up outside,

As parties start and drinks will flow,

And sun tan lotion helps our new tans grow.

We emerge into the summer bright,

Absorb the heat and sweat through each night,

We cherish every moment with ease,

Just waiting for a summer breeze.

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A great evening and special days to look forward in 2019

Everywhere Spring is in the land, you might see that people want to clean and get rid of so many things gathered in Winter.

In several countries we also find that people want to get rid of their governments, though many of them do not look forward to the government the Most High Elohim has planned. They should know that this by God ordained government shall be the most efficient government and shall come to last for ever.

The coming days we shall remember how that king for the earthly kingdom was presented to the world. He was honoured when he entered Jerusalem, but soon lots of people shouted to kill him.

After his glorious entrance in Jerusalem he one night went into an upper room to be with his closest friends and to break bread with them. That “Breaking of bread” (or Betzi’at halechem) was so special we may not leave it un-remembered. The Nazarene rebbe asked his followers to take it in remembrance in the same way as his heavenly Father asked all God loving people to remember what He did for the enslaved in Egypt.

Concerning this special day I not invite you to read “Soon it shall be Erev Pesach and Passover 2019″ but also hope you shall be able to find near you a group of believers remembering that special gathering of Jeshua, Jesus Christ, the Messiah. And in case there is no Memorial Meal near you, why not invite others at your home to have one there?

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  1. Who Would You Rather Listen To?
  2. A season for truth and peace
  3. 9 Adar and bickering or loving followers of the Torah preparing for Pesach
  4. First month of the year and predictions
  5. Making sure we express kedusha for 14-16 Nisan
  6. Holidays, holy days and traditions
  7. Objects around the birth and death of Jesus
  8. 8 Reasons Christian Holidays Should Not Be Observed
  9. Preparation for unity
  10. Preparation for Passover
  11. Anointing as a sign of Promotion
  12. Entrance of a king to question our position #2 Who do we want to see and to be
  13. Not dragged unwillingly to death
  14. A perfect life, obedient death, and glorious resurrection
  15. Lost senses or a clear focus on the one at the stake
  16. Seven Bible Feasts of JHWH
  17. Days of Nisan, Pesach, Pasach, Pascha and Easter
  18. At the Shabbat HaChodesh: readings about blood, liberation and purification
  19. Purification and perfection
  20. Preparing for the most important weekend of the year 2018
  21. Preparing for 14 Nisan
  22. Yom Hey, Eve of Passover and liberation of many people
  23. Able to celebrate the Passover in all of its prophetic fulfilment
  24. The Memorial Supper
  25. Inauguration of the New Covenant
  26. This day shall be unto you for a memorial and you shall keep it a feast to the Most High God
  27. Memorial Observance 1909
  28. Thinking about fear for the Loving God and an Invitation for 14 Nisan
  29. Wednesday 5 April – Sunday 9 April 30 CE 2017 Pesach or Passover versus Easter
  30. Shabbat Pesach service reading 1/2
  31. Most important weekend of the year 2016
  32. The Most special weekend of the year 2018
  33. The Most important weekend of the year 2018
  34. A Great Gift commemorated
  35. This day shall be unto you for a memorial and you shall keep it a feast to the Most High God
  36. After darkness a moment of life renewal
  37. Worthy partakers of the body of Christ
  38. Easter holiday, fun and rejoicing
  39. After the Sabbath after Passover, the resurrection of Jesus Christ

 

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Wat ik midden in de winter begreep


”Midden in de winter
begreep ik eindelijk
dat er in mij een onoverwinnelijke zomer huist.”
Albert Camus


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Eén goed woord om een hele winter te verwarmen


”Eén goed woord
kan een hele winter verwarmen.”
Arabisch spreekwoord

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