Just another Rainbow Christian's Blog

Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Quiz: Are you a Beatles Fan?

Can You name the titles to the songs that include the following lyrics?

1. All the lonely people, where do they all come from?  All the lonely people, where do they all belong?

2.  He like to keep his fire engine clean. It’s a clean machine.

3. He blew his mind out in a car. He didn’t notice that the light had changed.

4. I’m in love for the first time. Don’t you know it’s going to last.

5. I don’t know why nobody told you how to unfold your love

6. Tuesday afternoon is never ending. Wednesday mornings paper didn’t come.

7. I say high, you say low. I say why. You say I don/t know.’

8. So many days you passed me by. See the tears standing in my eyes.

9. Suddenly, I’m not half the man I used to be. There’s a shadow hanging over me.

10. Remember to let her into your heart, then you can start to make it better.

11. Now my life has changed in oh so many ways. My independence seems to vanish in the haze.

12. I need you, I need you, I need you. I need to make you see.

13. But of all these friends and lovers, there is no one that compares to you.

14. When the sun shines, they slip into the shade and sip their lemonade.

15. That boy took my love away. He’ll regret it someday.

16. When I think of all the times I tried so hard to leave her, she would turn to me and start to cry.

17. Many times I’ve been alone and many times I’ve cried. Anyway you’ve always known the many ways I’ve tried.

18. When I find myself in times of trouble, mother Mary comes to me. Speaking words of wisdom… 

19. I am he as you are he as you are me as we are all together. See how they run likes pigs
from a gun. See how they fly. I’m crying.

20. Don’t want to leave her now. You know I believe and how.

21. Living is easy with eyes closed. Misunderstanding all you see. It’s getting hard to be someone but it all works out.  It doesn’t matter much to me.

22. Here I stand, head in hand, turn my face to the wall. If she’s gone, I can’t go on, feeling two foot small.

23. I once had a girl, or should I say she once had me. She showed me her room. Isn’t it good ,,,

24. Got a good reason for taking the easy way out. Got a good reason for taking the easy way out.

25. You tell me that it’s evolution, well you know we all want to change the world.

26. Jojo was a man who thought he was a loner but he knew it couldn’t last. Jojo left his home in Tuscon Arizona for some California grass.

27. She was just seventeen if you know what I mean and the way she looked was way beyond compare.

28. I never realized what a kiss could be. This could only happen to me. Can’t you see. Can’t you see.

Titles listed below.

1.Eleanor Rigby
2. Penny Lane
3. A Day in the Life
4. Don’t Let Me Down
5. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
6. Lady Madonna
7. Hello Goodbye
8. Mr. Postman
9. Yesterday
10. Hey Jude
11. Help
12. Michelle
13. In My Life
14. Rain
15. This Boy
16. Girl
17. A Long and Winding Road
18. Let It Be
19. I am the Walrus
20.. Something
21. Strawberry Fields Forever
22. You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away
23. Norwegian Wood
24. Day Tripper
25. Revolution
26. Get Back
27. I Saw Her Standing There
28. I Should Have Known Better
 
If you knew less than 10 == definitely not a Beatle fan.
11 to 15    pretty good
16 to 22    Beatle Fan
more than 23   Beatle expert

===================

People often say with pride, “I’m not interested in politics.” They might as well say, “I’m not interested in my standard of living, my health, my job, my rights, my freedoms, my future, or any future.”
    — Martha Gellhorn, writer/journalist   (1908-1998)

Live simply. Love generously.
Care deeply. Speak kindly.
Leave the rest to God.

FAIR USE NOTICE:

This blog may contain copyrighted material. Such material is made available for educational purposes, to advance understanding of human rights, democracy, scientific, moral, ethical, and social justice issues, etc.

This constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in Title 17 U.S.C. section 107 of the US Copyright Law.

This material is distributed without profit


Every 3.6 seconds a real person dies from hunger somewhere in the world!!!
Feed a hungry person today:
http://www.hungersite.com

My YouTube Channel
http://www.youtube.com/Ninure

God is still speaking
http://www.stillspeaking.com

John Mark Ministries
http://jmm.aaa.net.au/

Bagpipes at a Fumeral

People seem to be able to use as a “teaching tool or sermon insullstration in few dufferent ways.

As a bagpiper, I play many gigs. Recently, I was asked by a funeral director to play at a graveside service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a pauper’s cemetery in the Kentucky back country.

As I was not familiar with the backwoods, I got lost; and being a typical man, I didn’t stop for directions. I finally arrived an hour late and saw the funeral guy had evidently
gone and the hearse was nowhere in sight.

There were only the diggers and crew left, and they were eating lunch. I felt bad and apologized to the men for being late. I went to the side of the grave and looked down, and the vault lid was already in place. I didn’t know what else to do, so I started to play.

The workers put down their lunches and began to gather around. I played out my heart and soul for this man with no family and friends. I played like I’ve never played before for this homeless man. And as I played “Amazing Grace,” the workers began to weep. They wept, I wept, we all wept together. When I finished, I packed up my bagpipes and
started for my car. Though my head hung low, my heart was full.

As I was opening the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say, “I never seen nothin’ like that before, and I’ve been putting in septic tanks for twenty years.”

Hippie had two questions come to mind – after laughing -:

Why can’t men just ask for directions?
Shouldn’t we “play” our best no matter who is there, or how large the crowd?

Disclaimer: Pursuant to the UCC (Uniform Comedy Code), all depictions of events and persons on this site are more real than reality itself, and therefore any resemblance to reality is not really real.

The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery; You shall not murder; You shall not steal; You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word, “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
– Romans 13:9</i>

I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary — the evil it does is permanent.
– Mahatma Gandhi

In many parts of the world the people are searching for a solution which would link the two basic values: peace and justice. The two are like bread and salt for mankind.
– Lech Walesa
from his Nobel Lecture

===================

FAIR USE NOTICE:

This blog may contain copyrighted material. Such material is made available for educational purposes, to advance understanding of human rights, democracy, scientific, moral, ethical, and social justice issues, etc.

This constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in Title 17 U.S.C. section 107 of the US Copyright Law.

This material is distributed without profit

IMPORTANT NOTICE

You may have noticed the increased amount of notices for you to notice. Some of our notices have not been noticed. This is very noticeable. It has been noticed that the responses to the notices have been noticeably unnoticed. This notice is to remind you to notice the notices and respond to the notices, because we do not want the notices to go unnoticed.

“I trace the rainbow through the rain and see the promise is not in vain.”

Add to Technorati Favorites

Books on Relgion and Spirituality


Every 3.6 seconds a real person dies from hunger somewhere in the world!!!
Feed a hungry person today:
http://www.hungersite.com

My YouTube Channel
http://www.youtube.com/Ninure

God is still speaking
http://www.stillspeaking.com

John Mark Ministries
http://jmm.aaa.net.au/

Easter Song (by Keith Green)

This one of my favorite Easter songs. I hope you enjoy it too.

Christ is risen!
He is risen indeed!

Easter Song by Keith Green


Every 3.6 seconds a real person dies from hunger somewhere in the world!!!

Feed a hungry person today:
http://www.hungersite.com

My YouTube Channel
http://www.youtube.com/Ninure

God is still speaking
http://www.stillspeaking.com

John Mark Ministries
http://jmm.aaa.net.au/

Christian Values?

When people like Gingrich, Santorum, and Romney say that they stand for Chrustian values, what do they mean? What does the “Christian Right” mean?

What were Christ’s Values?

A Story of Awarenes

This Hippie is glad to tell you that this story had been verified by snopes.com! in fact that sire carries some details not carried in this story. – Ninure da Hippie

A Story of Awareness

A must read. Awareness.

——————————

A man sat at a metro station in Washington DC and started to play the violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, since it was rush hour, it was calculated that 1,100 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.

Three minutes went by, and a middle aged man noticed there was musician playing. He slowed his pace, and stopped for a few seconds, and then hurried up to meet his schedule.

A minute later, the violinist received his first dollar tip: a woman threw the money in the till and without stopping, and continued to walk.

A few minutes later, someone leaned against the wall to listen to him, but the man looked at his watch and started to walk again. Clearly he was late for work.

The one who paid the most attention was a 3 year old boy. His mother tagged him along, hurried, but the kid stopped to look at the violinist. Finally, the mother pushed hard, and the child continued to walk, turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. All the parents, without exception, forced them to move on.

In the 45 minutes the musician played, only 6 people stopped and stayed for a while. About 20 gave him money, but continued to walk their normal pace. He collected $32. When he finished playing and silence took over, no one noticed it. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition.

No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the most talented musicians in the world. He had just played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, on a violin worth $3.5 million dollars.

Two days before his playing in the subway, Joshua Bell sold out at a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100.

This is a real story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste, and priorities of people. The outlines were: in a commonplace environment at an inappropriate hour: Do we perceive beauty? Do we stop to appreciate it? Do we recognize the talent in an unexpected context?

One of the possible conclusions from this experience could be:

If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world playing the best music ever written, how many other things are we missing?
By: Kristof Burm

The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery; You shall not murder; You shall not steal; You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word, “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
– Romans 13:9

I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary — the evil it does is permanent.
– Mahatma Gandhi

In many parts of the world the people are searching for a solution which would link the two basic values: peace and justice. The two are like bread and salt for mankind.
– Lech Walesa
from his Nobel Lecture

FAIR USE NOTICE:

This blog may contain copyrighted material. Such material is made available for educational purposes, to advance understanding of human rights, democracy, scientific, moral, ethical, and social justice issues, etc.

This constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in Title 17 U.S.C. section 107 of the US Copyright Law.

This material is distributed without profit

IMPORTANT NOTICE

You may have noticed the increased amount of notices for you to notice. Some of our notices have not been noticed. This is very noticeable. It has been noticed that the responses to the notices have been noticeably unnoticed. This notice is to remind you to notice the notices and respond to the notices, because we do not want the notices to go unnoticed.

“I trace the rainbow through the rain and see the promise is not in vain.”


Every 3.6 seconds a real person dies from hunger somewhere in the world!!!
Feed a hungry person today:
http://www.hungersite.com

My YouTube Channel
http://www.youtube.com/Ninure

God is still speaking
http://www.stillspeaking.com

John Mark Ministries
http://jmm.aaa.net.au/

The Rebel Jesus

I was talking to a friend of mine how that I still felt odd that I keep expecting that in the days following Christmas how little of the peace and goodwill sung about in the churches seeps into “our daily lives.”

“Oh,” she said, “The Christmas Day have been come and gone, but Christans in the East have yet to celebrate Christmas, so there is till hope!!”

She was right, even as the Orthodox Christmas has also come and gone, ubless Christmas is ONLY about a little baby vorn in a manger. Don’t we who claim to love the One who grw up to become our Saviuor. Redeemer, Brother, and Lord know beteer?

Yes…there is always hope that more of us will take a stand with Jesus who grew up and akso became a rebel, isn’t there?

The Rebel Jesus


/CENTER>

Lyrics:
The Rebel Jesus:”All the streets are filled with laughter and light
And the music of the season
And the merchants windows are all bright
With the faces of the children
And the families hurrying to their homes
As the sky darkens and freezes
Theyll be gathering around the hearths and tales
Giving thanks for all gods graces
And the birth of the rebel jesus

Well they call him by the prince of peace
And they call him by the savior
And they pray to him upon the seas
And in every bold endeavor
As they fill his churches with their pride and gold
And their faith in him increases
But theyve turned the nature that I worshipped in
From a temple to a robbers den
In the words of the rebel jesus

We guard our world with locks and guns
And we guard our fine possessions
And once a year when christmas comes
We give to our relations
And perhaps we give a little to the poor
If the generosity should seize us
But if any one of us should interfere
In the business of why they are poor
They get the same as the rebel jesus

But please forgive me if I seem
To take the tone of judgement
For Ive no wish to come between
This day and your enjoyment
In this life of hardship and of earthly toil
We have need for anything that frees us
So I bid you pleasure
And I bid you cheer
From a heathen and a pagan
On the side of the rebel jesus.

Live simply. Love generously.
Care deeply. Speak kindly.
Leave the rest to God.

===================

NOTICE: Due to Presidential Executive Orders, the National Security Agency may have read this Blog without warning, warrant, or notice.

They may do this without any judicial or legislative oversight. You
have no recourse nor protection save to call for the impeachment of
the current President.

FAIR USE NOTICE:

This blog may contain copyrighted material. Such material is made available for educational purposes, to advance understanding of human rights, democracy, scientific, moral, ethical, and social justice issues, etc.

This constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in Title 17 U.S.C. section 107 of the US Copyright Law.

This material is distributed without profit

“I trace the rainbow through the rain and see the promise is not in vain.”

Add to Technorati Favorites

Send me a VoiceComment. It’s FREE! Just call 1(641)985-7878 and enter *3932648. If you get one too, I’m supposed to be able to reply.
http://www.snapvine.com

My Amazon.com Wish List


Every 3.6 seconds a real person dies from hunger somewhere in the world!!!
Feed a hungry person today:
http://www.hungersite.com

My YouTube Channel
http://www.youtube.com/Ninure

God is still speaking
http://www.stillspeaking.com

John Mark Ministries
http://jmm.aaa.net.au/

Touchdown Theology – a Stillspeaking Devotional

Touchdown Theology

Micah 6:8

“And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

Reflection by Lillian Daniel

A few weeks ago, Tim Tebow’s pastor, Wayne Hanson, said he knew why the Denver Broncos were 7-1 since installing Tebow as quarterback. “It’s not luck,” Hanson said. “Luck isn’t winning six games in a row. It’s favor. God’s favor.”

To be fair, the player himself made no such outrageous claims. But his pastor seems to have skipped a few theology classes. Surely there are other Christians praying just as hard on other teams. And what about the players of other religions?

Does that pastor really think God is sitting up in Heaven on a Barcalounger, with a beer, a bratwurst and a Bronco’s jersey, handing out touchdowns? Do God and Jesus support the same team? And if not, then which team does the Holy Spirit work through?

Does Mary, the sports fan, sit glued to the heavenly television set while resentful Martha makes chicken wings and guacamole in the kitchen for the Disciples? During commercial breaks, does Jacob wrestle the angel for the remote?

My guess is that God delights in prayers of all kinds, whether they come from the cathedral, the mosque, the meeting house, the exam room, the doctor’s office, the traffic jam, the homecoming dance or the football field. All prayers and praise are welcome.

But as for touchdowns, skillful surgeons, happy first dates and fast lanes, those are human affairs. God doesn’t reward one player with a touchdown and curse another. God gives us the instructions on how to withstand the hard times, and how to withstand the good times, with these wise words from Micah: do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with your God.

Prayer

God, let my successes bring glory to you and to others. Let my failures prepare me for whatever is next. Don’t allow either one to define me. Or you, for that matter. Amen.

About the Author
Lillian Daniel is the senior minister of the First Congregational Church, UCC, Glen Ellyn, Illinois. She is the author, with Martin Copenhaver, of This Odd and Wondrous Calling: the Public and Private Lives of Two Ministers.

Tag Cloud