I stand for Mercy



Good Day, Beautiful People.

Today, I woke up at 5 am with a very heavy heart like many in Australia. The sad news of Bali 8 executions. Rodrigo Gularte, Martin Anderson (aka Belo), Raheem Agbaje Salami, Sylvester Obiekwe Nwolise, Okwudili Oyatanze, Zainal Abidin bin Mgs Mahmud Badarudin, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran have died because of capital punishment. My prayers and thoughts for those families that Prince of Peace will comfort them. Andrew and Myuran, Australia grieves for you, Heaven rejoices for you. It is noted, you loved singing songs of praises even the last day on earth and now get to sing with the angels. “It was breathtaking. This was the first time I witnessed someone so excited to meet their God.” -Pastor Karina de Vega. Her words spoke volume of the change Andrew and Myuran. Truly, I am thankful that Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso was granted a last-minute clemency.

“Shattered and disappointed by the news that eight individuals convicted of drug-related crimes have been executed in Indonesia tonight, despite global calls for clemency. It’s a devastating blow to all of us who hoped that mercy (and common sense) would prevail.” – Sir Richard Benson

This really is opening a can of worms, raise so many issues that people may have to agree to disagree in some. I know my Indonesian friends may not agree with me on this matter. It always good to show mercy and kindness than being judgemental.

In general, we hate drugs, drugs pushers and drugs cartel. We want to fight the war of drugs but not inhuman way. We know how devastating to see friends, families and loved ones suffer from drugs abuse and the aftermath. People in civilised society have freedom of choice, some of us choose poorly at times. Naturally, we recognise and agree people who do the crime, do the time and life sentence. On the other hand, death penalty is barbaric for civilised society. Especially where the countries have rehabilitation programmes in place and see the success stories come out of rehabilitation. I believe people should be given a second chance particularly they have transformed to be better. Saul used to kill many Christians before he became St Paul who we know now. Nelson Mandela was given a second chance and became the famous Nation Leader who did many good for South Africa.

One cannot help but think the law in Indonesia seems to favour terrorists who killed so many innocents. This is one of many worms, many Aussies still remember the devastating Bali bombing. The terrorists were all set free.
Links of Terrorists set Free:
http://www.businessinsider.com.au/36-of-the-bali-bombings-terrorists-are-free-even-more-will-be-released-this-year-2014-5
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2717999/Bali-bomber-Muhammad-Cholili-released-TEN-years.html
http://www.news.com.au/world/indonesia-releases-2005-bali-bomb-maker-muhammad-cholili/story-fndir2ev-1227016024717
http://www.news.com.au/world/analysts-divided-if-freed-bali-bombers-will-join-islamic-state/story-fndir2ev-1227032415482

I leave you with these famous quote by Nelson Mandela “You will achieve more in this world through acts of mercy than acts of retribution.”


This song 10000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) by Matt Redman dedicated to you and your families:


Links for my overseas friends:

https://www.virgin.com/richard-branson/the-death-penalty-has-no-place-in-the-world-0
http://www.virgin.com/richard-branson/abolishing-the-death-penalty
http://www.smh.com.au/world/bali-executions-eight-prisoners-refused-to-wear-blindfolds-as-they-were-shot-20150429-1mvm99.html
http://www.news.com.au/world/asia/the-executions-of-bali-nine-duo-andrew-chan-and-myuran-sukumaran/story-fnh81fz8-1227325701195
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/opinion/why-andrew-chan-and-myuran-sukumaran-should-not-be-executed/story-fni0fhie-1227323017166
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-03-04/bali-nine-profiles-andrew-chan-and-myuran-sukumaran/6089120
http://www.news.com.au/world/asia/an-indonesian-prison-guard-working-on-the-same-island-where-bali-nine-duo-were-execution-has-been-arrested-for-trafficking-ice/story-fnh81fz8-1227357263172

Link for successful rehab:
http://www.malaysiandigest.com/frontpage/29-4-tile/551705-text-messages-from-one-of-bali-nine-before-his-execution.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=malaysian+digest
http://hillsong.com/blogs/collected/2015/april/istandformercy#.VUB8U40cTDc
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/bali-nine-australians-keephopealive-for-andrew-chan-and-myuran-sukumaran/story-fni0cx12-1227324524075

Talk about things that matters with your loved ones. Educate the next generation.
http://www.drugs.health.gov.au/internet/drugs/publishing.nsf/content/youth4
http://www.drugs.health.gov.au/internet/drugs/publishing.nsf/content/home-1

http://m.essentialkids.com.au/older-kids/education-for-older-kids/the-letter-andrew-chan-wanted-all-australian-teenagers-to-read-20150430-1mwwt6.html

Furneral Link:

http://mobile.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/andrew-chan-funeral-last-letters-read-at-hillsong-ceremony/story-fnj3rq0y-1227345986921
http://youtu.be/fCB-6horoWo
http://andrewchanlife.org/

http://mobile.news.com.au/national/mourners-farewell-bali-nine-ringleader-myuran-sukumaran-at-a-funeral-in-sydney/story-fncynjr2-1227348063728
   
 

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ANZAC 100th Anniversary 


 

Good Day, Beautiful People!

25th April 2015 we honour the service men and women for protecting our country!  We also stop and pay tribute to the fallen diggers for their sacrifice in different venues all over Australia, Gallipoll and most part of the world. Lest we forget! 

 

For the fallen
With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.

Solemn the drums thrill: Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres.
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables at home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England’s foam.

But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;

As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain,
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.

Laurence Binyon (1869–1943)

 

One Hundred Years

One hundred years – what have we learned
Since troop ships first left King George Sound
To spill a generation’s blood And prove a fledgling nationhood
By Anzacs forged on foreign ground?
Our youthful, daring sacrifice
The Empire called – we paid the price
For peace. And freedom’s lives a nation mourned
for those we left and those returned.
The hard fought Anzac legend born.
One hundred years – died we in vain?
Does Anzac spirit yet remain
where rules the rite of self and greed
no hand of help in time of need
and touched by hatred’s evil stain?
We lie beneath the wind’s caress
No gumtrees grace nor wattles dress
Our graves. And oh! how many country boys
Rest not below the Southern Cross
Of home.
One hundred years – we do not sleep
But restless ghostly vigil keep
among the crosses in their rows
Where myth and memory are met
We make those blood red poppies blow
Year by year – lest you forget.
Helen Bignell

Link for Spirit of ANZAC:


  
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Muslims love Me & I love Muslims – Marilyn Hickey 



Good Day, Beautiful People! 

I am sharing this today with great confidence that you will receive your miracles whatever you are facing right now. It is supernatural, all you need to do is believe in Jesus. Be so blessed and encouraged!



The link to the message I believe will help many.  

Enjoy the goodness of God in this amazing woman of God!

http://youtu.be/0g8JFPaxwso

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Easter Gift

Good Day, Beautiful People!

I have just finished an amazing conference known as Colour in March. It is basically, a conference placing value on womanhood and sisterhood, humanity, charity and celebrate our God. Time for family and friends to hangout, have fun, some tears, soul-food, soaking the word, regroup, reflect, review, recharge and revitalise. If you have women and girls in your world is something you like to consider for them to get to one or get the resource pack. It will change their world for sure.

During the conference, we were told this is a gift for us all. If you love it just get your free download version follow the link below.
O Praise the Name (Anástasis) by Hillsong Worship

I cast my mind to Calvary
Where Jesus bled and died for me

I see His wounds, His hands, His feet

My Saviour on that cursed tree

His body bound and drenched in tears

They laid Him down in Joseph’s tomb

The entrance sealed by heavy stone

Messiah still and all alone

O praise the Name of the Lord our God

O praise His Name forevermore

For endless days we will sing Your praise

Oh Lord, Oh Lord our God

And then on the third at break of dawn

The Son of Heaven rose again

O trampled death, where is your sting?

The angels roar for Christ the King

O praise the Name of the Lord our God

O praise His Name forevermore

For endless days we will sing Your praise

Oh Lord, Oh Lord our God

He shall return in robes of white

The blazing sun shall pierce the night

And I will rise among the saints

My gaze transfixed on Jesus’ face

O praise the Name of the Lord our God

O praise His Name forevermore

For endless days we will sing Your praise

Oh Lord, Oh Lord our God

 

Listen this beautiful song:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=stj971X4df8

Link for FREE Download:

http://hillsong.com/worship

May you have a safe, happy and blessed Easter with family and friends. May you have His Love and His Peace no matter how the external environment may present itself.

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