Saturday, November 7, 2015

Book Read: A Tale of Three Kings by Gene Edwards

by Gene Edwards 



“What do you do when someone throws a spear at you?”
Light, clarity, and comfort for the brokenhearted. This best-selling tale is based on the biblical figures of David, Saul, and Absalom. For the many Christians who have experienced pain, loss, and heartache at the hands of other believers, this compelling story offers comfort, healing, and hope. Christian leaders and directors of religious movements throughout the world have recommended this simple, powerful, and beautiful story to their members and staff. You will want to join the thousands who have been profoundly touched by this incomparable story.


My Review:
I've read this book for an hour, which means that this book is really interesting and a fast read. The beginning is quite unusual, yet as I've continue reading the pages, I realized the reason of the style of the author.

The story of the three kings; David, Saul and Absalom is a very good example of being a leader and being a follower.  David's story is a perfect example of brokenness. His reactions to Saul (authority) and Absalom (follower) is an unusual reaction nowadays but a very godly one.  I can actually relate with David since I've been under authority  of a not so good leader, yet I'm guilty of a wrong reaction unlike David. I hope I had read this book before, but well God has His reason why I just read this now.

So out of 5 rating, I will rate this as 4.5. And I highly recommend this book to my fellow Christians out there who are struggling with leadership and authority from their church leaders.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Today I Learned: What do I Live for?

#TodayILearned about this song...


"Hosea's Wife"

I just spoke silence with the seeker next to me
She had a heart with hesitant, halting speech
That turned to mine and asked belligerently
"What do I live for?"

I see the scars of searches everywhere I go
From hearts to wars to literature to radio
There's a question like a shame no one will show
"What do I live for?"

We are Hosea's wife
We are squandering this life
Using people like ladders and words like knives

[CHORUS]
If we've eyes to see
If we've ears to hear
To find it in our hearts and mouths
The word that saves is near
Shed that shallow skin
Come and live again
Leave all you were before
To believe is to begin

There is truth in little corners of our lives
There are hints of it in songs and children's eyes
It's familiar, like an ancient lullaby
What do I live for?

We are Hosea's wife
We are squandering this life
Using bodies like money and truth like lies

[CHORUS]

[Bridge]
We are more than dust
That means something
That means something
We are more than just
Blood and emotions
Inklings and notions
Atoms on oceans

Monday, October 21, 2013

Today I Learned: The Paper Kites: Young

Today, I happened to stumble on a very creative music video. I love the idea as well as the simplicity of it.


Young

We only wake ’cause our eyes are open
Open so wide we walk in the dark
Trying so hard to keep what we’re losing
Using our feet to show them the movements

And they wake up, and they go out
Head in a cloud

We were like them before we were older
Just like they’re grow to be as we are
And still only speak with wording of caution
Sow and we reap what we’re putting forward

And they wake up, And they go out
Head in a cloud
We can look down, see what we were
Shaking our fingers and using our words
We’re all awake; we don’t go out
Head in a cloud

Rush goes to the head it’s all perception
I know, even so we all need time to grow

Darcy Prendergast of the Melbourne-based production company Oh Yeah Wow decided to challenge his team with an ambitious project. In just seven days, they would gather 350 people and shoot thousands of portrait photos of them that they would then assemble into one stop-motion music video. Australian band The Paper Kites had created a beautiful song called Young that was about the fine line between individuality and conformity and they needed a video to convey this somewhat abstract idea. 

What do you think of this video?

Friday, October 18, 2013

Today I Learned: A Video Game for the Font Geeks

Finally, a video game for those who love typography- the Type: Rider!

Essentially a puzzle platformer, Type:Rider takes players on a journey of fonts and beautiful graphics. Each level is designed thematically based on different typefaces. For example, the Gothic stage has a Gregorian soundtrack and stark backdrops. As you maneuver your colon (the punctuation mark, not the organ) through each level, you discover the history and legacy of each font. There's even talk of a secret level featuring the aforementioned, widely hated Comic Sans. (Adweek.com)


And, sense I love typography, I'm curious about this game. :)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Today I Learned: Twitter Lingoes

I like Twitter. Since I started my career on social media, Twitter has been a fascination. With its limited 140 characters, a Twitter user must make the most out of those few words in order to communicate well with another user. It's cool, awesome and somehow challenging!

Here's what I've learned today (via Mashable):


Actually, I've known some of these lingoes before, but this guide is a great reinforcement on my previous knowledge. Gonna try all of them this week (ah, except the NSFW). :)