9 Yr old Saves Life of her 5 yr old Sister

Anaiah Rucker, Georgian girl tried to save her sister from an oncoming truck but she, herself was hit and broke her neck and leg.

For sure God smiled for the real love shown. Life!

John 15:13

“Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.”

 

Source: You Tube uploaded by DelshaDNotch on March 24, 2011

God Made Me Blind but with Musical Ability; Patrick Henry Hughes

Here is an amazing story of Patrick Henry Hughes who was born blind and unable to walk. Let us feel God’s presence in him! Obviously God is at work in this man to remind us always that indeed He works always….

that we may believe….

 

John 9:3

“Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life

 

Sources: You tube uploaded by harvesct feb 03,2009

Photo: imuafamilyservices.org

Words of A Dying Man: Reminding What is Important In Life

Battling with terminal cancer Eric Mac Lean, 28 yrs old of Wisconsin thought of making a video and posted on You Tube to say good bye leaving us all a message of love and peace. Let us listen to his words for such may be intended for each and every one of us lest we take the good things of this life all for granted.

Let us be grateful! God has blessed us with so much love and here, someone like Eric, tries to make us understand. We thank him too for the courage to share his thoughts..

Source:  Donate2LIFE website uploaded 14 aug 2012

Photo:  New York Daily News

When God Lifts up a Humble

Please watch a very moving video of an orphan( Sung-bong Choi) who grew up working as a “manual worker”. Be sensitive enough to see God in action. Our Loving Creator is always at work. Let us open our eyes. At all times….

Source: You Tube uploaded by gmidnjsroEl on jun 4, 2011

Photo: markkay.wordpress.com

Power of Love and Believing- Man and Killer Whale Connection

“Believe” , a killer whale show undertaken by Seaworld simply proves what love and believing could do to humankind!

Seaworld Press Release:

SHAMU STARS IN ‘BELIEVE’ — THE MOST AMBITIOUS
KILLER WHALE SHOW IN THE PARK’S HISTORY
  

SAN DIEGO — After years in the making, Shamu stars in the visually-stunning killer whale show, “Believe” – the most ambitious killer whale show in the park’s history.  “Believe,” which opened in May 2006, showcases SeaWorld’s majestic killer whales with awe-inspiring choreography, thrilling new whale behaviors, an original musical score and panoramic LED screens, which offer more views of Shamu than ever before. “

‘Believe’ is definitely the most exciting killer whale show we have ever undertaken,” said SeaWorld General Manager Andy Fichthorn.  “Shamu Stadium has gone high tech, and for the first time in 15 years it will have a whole new look that will provide all the thrill and excitement of Shamu with a show that combines visual beauty, stunning behaviors and state-of-the art multimedia.”

The new stainless steel set adds a completely new dimension to Shamu Stadium.  The centerpiece of the new stage design is a 3-story whale tail flanked by four 20-foot-wide video screens that operate independently or can move together to create a single 80-foot-long panoramic screen.  The screens provide guests with more breathtaking views of the whales from above- and below-water cameras including for the first time, a new Point of View camera suspended directly over the main show pool.

Other additions to Shamu Stadium include two waterfalls that will give the whales a more dramatic entrance to the show, a spectacular water fountain that sprays across the width of the pool and a stereo audio system that plays a new, original soundtrack recorded by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra in Prague.

The show opens with images of a boy who wants to experience killer whales up close.  The action soon transitions to the pool, where whale and trainer discover each other in a series of behaviors.  This turns to rambunctious fun as more whales and trainers enter the pool. The playful behaviors and upbeat tempo suddenly end, leaving trainers and whales center stage. Next, a beautiful ballet segment highlights the power and awe of the relationship between trainer and marine mammal.  With help from screen images, the storyline returns to the young whale enthusiast, now a SeaWorld killer whale trainer, whose passion for Shamu is passed on to a member of the audience.  This kicks the show into high gear, with an inspiring finish. “

‘Believe’ takes guests on a journey in which they feel all dreams are possible if only you believe,” said Fichthorn.  “This inspirational new show reflects the close relationship our trainers share with the killer whales, as well as amazes guests with a series of exciting new behaviors never seen before.”

General SeaWorld admission is $61 for ages 10 or older; $51 for ages 3-9; and free for children two and under.  Parking is $12 for cars and $17 for RVs and campers.  Prices, hours and entertainment are subject to change.  For general park information call (800) 25-SHAMU or log on towww.seaworldsandiego.com.

SeaWorld San Diego is one of 10 Worlds of Discovery parks operated by Busch Entertainment Corporation, the family entertainment division of Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.  Other Worlds of Discovery parks include SeaWorld parks in Orlando, Fla. and San Antonio; Busch Gardens Africa in Tampa, Fla. and Busch Gardens Europe in Williamsburg, Va.; Discovery Cove in Orlando; Sesame Place in Langhorne, Pa. near Philadelphia; Aquatica, SeaWorld’s water park in Orlando; and water parks Adventure Island in Tampa and Water Country USA in Williamsburg.  Worlds of Discovery, based in Orlando, employs more than 21,000 people nationwide.

Leaders in conservation and education, SeaWorld, Busch Gardens and Discovery Cove care for the largest animal collection in the world and offer an education Web site especially for students and teachers at www.seaworld.org.  Information on the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund is at www.swbg-conservationfund.org.  General park information is found at www.seaworld.com.

–SeaWorld–

For more information contact SeaWorld Public Relations at (619) 226-3929.

Updated:  September 2008

Source: Uploaded by Marciodisney on Apr 7, 2011 You Tube

St Francis Of Assissi

Saint Francis is called the little poor man of Assisi. He was born in the year 1182 in the town of Assisi in Italy. His father was a very wealthy merchant of Assisi. Francis was very joyful, soft-hearted and loving by nature, so he had many friends. All the noble men’s sons were his companions.

Brought up in great wealth and luxury, Francis spent a considerable portion of his wealth in extravagant pleasures. He used to drink and party with the young princes of the land.

One day while joking and laughing with his friends Francis was approached by a beggar who came along crying for alms. Francis, who was very compassionate, gave whatever he had in his pocket to the beggar. His companions mocked him for his charitable act. Dispassion dawned in his heart. The sight of the beggar set him thinking about the poverty and misery of mundane life and he began to give much money to the poor. His father thought that Francis was crazy wasting his money and rebuked him.

Sometime after this, Francis was sick in bed for many months on account of some serious disease. He was about to die. The nature of Francis was entirely changed during that time as he spent much time praying and asking for guidance as to his future. He made a strong determination to renounce his old way of living to tread a life of purity and to dedicate his life to the service of humanity and nature which he saw as a manifestation of God.

As soon as Francis got well, he informed his parents of his determination. They were disappointed and became angry with Francis. Francis gave up his old ways, threw away his expensive cloths and began to serve the greater good of all beings. He distributed clothes, goods and money to the poor. His father was very much annoyed at his son. He said, “Is this the gratitude you show to me ? I labored hard and amassed wealth which you are now lavishly wasting it on these miserable people”.

Francis’ friends mocked at him and teased him. His father turned him out of the house. Francis lived like a beggar. His old friends even pelted him with stones and mud. He bore all of these things with patience and began a life of simplicity wearing simple clothing and eating simple food.

Living in a cave in the mountains of Assisi Francis spent his time in prayer and meditation for two years. Some kind people gave him food, but very often he had nothing to eat at all.

Francis was very humble and loved all of God’s creatures. He loved birds animals, plants, trees and nature itself. He loved the depressed and the outcastes. He treated the birds, the beasts and all beings as brothers and sisters.

Francis went from village to village preaching the love of God, even giving teachings to the animals. Francis once liberated two lambs tied to the shoulders of a farmer, who were bleating pitifully on their way to market where they would be slaughtered. He removed worms from a busy road so that they might not be crushed under the feet of the passersby. (You will find many other stories of St. Francis and animals in Sharon’s articles throughout this website.)

Francis invited people to join him in his life of service if they were willing. Bernard, a rich man of Assisi, was very much attracted by the saintliness of Francis and joined him. He was the first follower of Francis, placing all his wealth at the altar of God. Eleven others also joined Francis, including St. Clair who like Francis left a wealthy life of luxury to care for the sick and underprivileged. Together these eleven distributed all their wealth to the poor traveling all over Italy preaching, teaching, healing and blessing wherever they went.

The gospel of kindness and love of Francis soon spread all over Europe and earned for him the name of St. Francis. People called him the little poor man of Assisi.

St. Francis collected many followers and founded the Order of Mendicant Friars or Franciscans. The members of this Order take a vow of poverty, chastity, love and obedience. St. Francis gave up his mortal life in 1228.

The followers of St. Francis built a beautiful church round him on the hill of Assisi, the hill he so dearly loved. The influence of St. Francis and the sweet aroma of his life live on until this day.

The Relevance of St. Francis’ Teachings in Today’s World.

The Life and teachings of St. Francis of Assisi have great relevance to the many problems that we face today, especially in terms of our perception and treatment of fellow creatures and the natural world.

In his time, St. Francis was an antidote to the profane and dualistic beliefs of human superiority and separateness from the rest of Nature, a view of the world that is still widely held. Today, as we confront the secular materialism that was just emerging in his time, St. Francis is an inspiration and guide for the human relationship with and responsibility for the life and beauty of the planet.

The relevance of St. Francis’ teachings could not be more acute today as science, on the one hand, affirms the sacred unity and interdependence of all of life and, on the other, serves those industries and ideologies that are destroying this unity and interdependence. All who share concern for humanity and the protection of animals and Nature may be inspired by the life of St. Francis to do all they can to insure the future and integrity of Earth’s Creation.

The Prayer of Saint Francis

“O Lord, make me an instrument of Thy Peace!
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is discord, harmony;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light, and
Where there is sorrow, joy.
Oh Divine Master, grant that I may not
so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand; to be loved
as to love; for it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.”

The simple prayer of St. Francis of Assisi provides for us a mold in which to cast our own life’s conduct and character. It provides a blueprint upon which to pattern our living in our thoughts, speech and actions within our day to day relationships with our fellow beings and with all life around us. Therefore, the prayer of St. Francis is a precious document for us, an indispensable, invaluable frame of reference by which to judge our own lives, and referring to which we can do the necessary to bring about the needed alterations and modifications for the upliftment and purification of our own daily life.

Source: Anaflora.com website