Revival 复兴 la relance rinascita renacimiento

Good Day, Beautiful People!

Beginning of the year, my pastor talk about revival in all arena of life. Revival in health, marriage, relationship, business, work and ministry. If you are being attacked all area of life, be still, rest in Him and know that the fight is not for you to fight because He will fight for you is the biggest revelation you ever have when you are eating with His Peace at His table in the presence of your enemies! I don’t know who need to hear this. You didn’t read this by chance. Be reminded, “That’s why I don’t think there’s any comparison between the present hard times and the coming good times.” – Romans 8:18 MSG Believe and receive. I read the last chapter, we WIN!

You know you are in a great conference when the Prime Minister of Australia came as special guest and prayed for the nation needs- Freedom in beliefs, Rain, drought to be broken, the curse of suicide to be broken, healing to the physically and mentally challenged people.

I’m renewed in the recent conference not just witnessed the signs and wonders of miraculous healings and people have been set free. I’m one of the receivers of miraculous healing of my heart as Joseph Prince said in the morning on Wednesday 10th July 2019 Father is healing many in the crowd with different pain and diseases. He was specific about the parts that need healing. He said someone has heart issue, God is giving you a new heart. You will feel heat from your heart inside out to all parts of your body. I’m one of the blessed ones being healed. The heat radiant from my heart to the rest of my body. I can’t explain but I know that I know I’m healed!

I love to share with you my new favourite song King of Kings. Enjoy!

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You Can 您可以. vous pouvez puoi. usted puede

Good Day, Beautiful People.

Thank you for being patient with me & my time out in writing.

I’m not sure what season in your life you are at. You may be doing well at the mountain top or down at the valley. Nothing stay the same, is a season. Seasons change that is part of life journey.

Today, I’m here to remind you this is your time. This is your moment to walk in confidence, take a brave step towards your God’s called destiny. Some of you may have face so many challenges that is easier for you to give up now than to move forward. Don’t let the enemy win. Winning is in your DNA, you’ve Jesus’ blood in you. You’re fighting on the victory ground. Abba Dad wants me to remind you your victories in the past, but you have not see anything yet.

Follow these 8 basic foundation:

1. Keep your vision [Habakuk2:2] in front of you. Dare to dream big dreams. Like Joseph in Genesis 37

2. Run your race. Focus on your unique course & goals. You’re running a good race – Galatians 5:7. …let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.. Hebrews 12:1

3. Expect Good Things. Anticipate great opportunities. Now we live in great expectations… 1Peter 1:3. Surely Goodness & mercy shall follow me… Psalms 23:6 God’s favour in your life.

4. Have a positive mind set. Take control of your thoughts & attitude. Keep the right perspective. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by renewing of your mind – Romans 12:2 Truth will set you free – John 8:32 Set your mind on things above – Colossians 3:2

5. Commit to excellence. Do your best & maintain high standards. 80% of people belongs to the norm – mediocrity. Honour God in all you do. – you’ll have excellence spirit. No sloppiness. Go the extra mile. Do the right even no one see it. You’re representing God. Like Daniel distinguished himself with exceptional qualities. Daniel 6:3 Like Rebekah who when beyond her duties to get water for Abraham’s servant. She got water for the camels too. Guess what God see it & rewards excellence.

6. Keep growing. Be proactive, be intentional, build on your skills, gifts & talents; continue to improve. There is always room for improvement till the we meet Jesus face to face. When you stop learning, you stop growing. Don’t settle. Like David, a humble shepherd boy develop skill at doing slingshot… so he is able to defeat Goliath. Proverbs 18:16 “A man’s gifts make room for him & brings him before the Great.” You have treasure in you, those talents & skills will caused you to be noticed.

“Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.” Proverbs 22:29 Like Joseph.

Associate with inspiring people – many in our church.

You spend your time like you spend your money. You need to surround yourself with the right people because you have a godly destiny to fulfill.

7. Serve Others. Invest yourself in others. True Leaders are the ones who serve people. Example Jesus washing the disciples feet, heal the sick to chat with the outcast. We are never too important to serve. You feed your soul by helping others. Strength, joy, energy, peace, wisdom and healing come to those who serve. When you lift others, God will lift you. “What you do in secret, God will reward you for in the open.” Matthew 6:6

8. Stay passionate. Light the fire within and approach life with enthusiasm. Get your passion back, even you faced some setbacks. God can and will cause things to shift in your favour. You simply have to believe. Stay excited. Don’t let your miracle become so common that they don’t excite you anymore. Eg you pray to meet your soulmate, you are so over the moon. Then years down the track, you take each other for granted. You lose that passion and first love. Maybe nothing exciting in your life at the moment or you are facing big challenges. You need to sow a seed. God will take that seed and grow that seed to bring something mind blowing into your life. Ecclesiastes says “whatever you do, do it with all your heart & you are honouring God.” Keep working & growing. You can retire from your job but never retire from life. Get in agreement with God, “Lift up your head & the King of Glory will come in.” He will make a way where it looks like there is no way. Don’t lose your passion. God will come in & guide you to where He wants you to be. Look ahead don’t get stuck & bitter, fall into self pity, blame others & let the past poison your future. Get rid of the baggage of hurt, pain, disappointment & resentment. Forgive those who hurt you. Learn to forgive yourself like Jesus has forgiven you.

Tell your heart to dream again! Remember your first love. Revelations 2 “I’ve one thing against you, you have left your first love.” Go & get it back…

Dreams can come back to life, Vision can be renewed. Passion can be restored.

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7 C of Leadership

  
Good Day, Beautiful People!
Thanks for being patient with my writing. For those who have been on board with me in this journey will know that writing is not easy for me. In addition to a hustling period for me to scribble regularly.

I have been longing to share what I was reminded at my business connect leader, Dr S Couch, couple of weeks ago. Many successful leaders, business people and professionals have strong internal belief.
7 C or 7 Commandments:
1) Character
2) Courage Example Joshua.
3) Communication Especially Vision, clients
4) Capacity Glean from mentorship.
5) Change Identify, bring and execute.
6) Calling
7) Conviction No doubt
This is merely my small intro to these 7C.

Character is defined as the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual. Being authentic, honest, brave, upright, sincere and honourable. You are what you believe in; demonstrate consistency between your values, ethical reasoning and actions; cultivate positive psychological states such as confidence, optimism, hope, and resilience in yourself and your associates; and are widely known and respected for your integrity. This is the foundational factor good leaders must acquire. Your people can see the solid moral guidelines you live by. People will be attracted to your character and like to follow you because this is rare in this corrupted world. You will earn the trust of your people eventually for what you stand for.

Courage is the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery. Joshua in the bible is a great example of a courageous leader who fight so many battles to obtain the ultimate victory. Isn’t it true an effective leader must have the courage to identify arduous situations through to the end and accept responsibility for the consequence of decisions. All leaders need courage. Even you think you are not a leader you still need courage lead yourself to really live your life the best you can, not just existence and taking up space.
TRY Courage: The courage of initiative and action— making first attempts, pursuing pioneering efforts and stepping up to the plate.
TRUST Courage: The courage of confidence in others— letting go of the need to control situations or outcomes, having faith in people and being open to direction and change.
TRY Courage: The courage of voice— raising difficult issues, providing tough feedback and sharing unpopular opinions.

Communication is the act or process of communicating; fact of being communicated. It is the imparting or interchange of thoughts, opinions, or information by speech, writing, or signs. It is something imparted, interchanged, or transmitted. It can be a document or message imparting news, views, information, etc. It can be the passage, or an opportunity or means of passage, between places. Effective communication is the way to build and cultivate trust and create value to your people. Trust is a strong force that shapes loyalty, increases credibility and supports effective communications. It gives you the benefit of the doubt in situations where you want to be heard, understood and believed. Effective Leaders need to adopt open-book communication, encourage direct communication and opportunities for feedback. It is essential to have combination of formal and informal communications measurement. Informal methods provide more specific and more frequent assessments to help make changes or address issues quickly and flexibly. The ability to give life to your vision, convey your vision to your people and clients.

Capacity is the maximum amount that something can contain or the amount that something can produce. Leadership capacity is the ability to enlarge your territory. Ensure room to stretch personal and professional growth and development. Cultivate self assessment for own achievement, in tune with your own performance as a leader and how your actions impact the growth and development of your people in your team and organisation. Examine and review constructive criticism with a trusted person in your sphere, a coach or a respected mentor.

Change is make or become different or take or use another instead of. Change is the constant thing in daily living. No one can avoid change. In leadership, is crucial to embrace the flexibility for change is key. “But you have to be strong enough to take charge, says Fass: “The best kind of change comes when you envision, initiate and control it. That type of change creates opportunities, transforms companies and ignites growth.” Otherwise, you’re facing with the damaging prospect of “change that happens in spite of you, rather than because of you.”” – Dorie Clark.

Calling is a strong urge towards a particular way of life or career; a vocation. In other words is likely your purpose of being put of this earth. We are all here for a purpose whether we know it or still on our journey to find out. Take time to seek what make you tick, your passion, what you hate, what you cannot live without, your desires, your dreams and vision.
Bestseller, Rick Warren has written a phenomenal book called Purpose Driven Life in 2002, expanded version What on earth am I here for. This book is highly recommended to read and digest if you are still searching for your calling in life.

Conviction is a firmly held belief or opinion. The right to lead bears with it responsibility – a legitimate requirement, duty or obligation to do something. Vision provides direction and nourishment for sustained growth. Otherwise, it is arduous to imagine effective leadership without demonstrating that one is unshakeably convinced of something – namely conviction. “Leaders walk their talk; in true leaders, there is no gap between the theories they espouse and their practice.” -Joan Goldsmith. Considering most leaders, believe in the vision is not the issue. It is in the implementation and execution that is laborious to follow through.

Like it or not we lead people one way or another. Even you are a homemaker you still lead your family especially your children somewhere. Some maybe single, you still have to lead your own life.

Challenge for you is what adjustment can you make to change your leadership today?

   
   
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Who is your Jonathan?


Good Day, Beautiful People!

You maybe wondering what I mean by who is your Jonathan? In the bible, Jonathan is the best friend of David, or BFF (Best Friends Forever) as the Y and Z generations favourite abbreviation. We all need more Jonathans in our lives. Culturally, Jonathan is a role model of loyalty to truth and friendship.

This quality, loyalty, is an extraordinary find, rarer than pink diamonds. It is so precious that money cannot buy that. If you are so blessed with one to three of these people in your life, they will see you through this life journey humps and bumps, support and help you to go further and reach your peak of your destiny in life. Your Jonathan will be so happy for you and not jealous of you or envy of your success.

 


Full Definition of LOYAL-
1: unswerving in allegiance: as
a : faithful in allegiance to one’s lawful sovereign or government
b : faithful to a private person to whom fidelity is due
c : faithful to a cause, ideal, custom, institution, or product

2: showing loyalty


3: obsolete : lawful, legitimate


In any relationship, leadership, country, defence force, law enforcement department, organisation, business and personal life, if you can grow, cultivate and build loyalty it will highly rewarded in a long run. All of us must aspire to achieve. In general, true loyalty has to be earned. True loyalty is indestructible allegiance to a country, person, organisation, business, service, brand or product based on an astounding level of satisfaction. Loyalty for country starts with a state of mutual trust and support between allied countries.

In any organisation, true loyalty basically is to identify with client expectations and needs, measure your results, and make changes that positively impact the clients experience and meet the real needs of clients. Creating truly loyal clients by satisfying client is a stable, continuous and even lifelong advantage.

In term of personal relationship and friendship, loyalty is the real virtue and asset that we all dream to have. The fact is how many of us are truly blessed with this gift. If you want good loyal friends, you first need to be friendly, create that bond and offer yourself as a true friend with quality and worth you are looking for in others. Most people in our life are just seasonal, acquaintances, some are ordinary friends and only a handful are truly loyal friends. When we meet people, we are drawn to certain people because of common direction, common interest, common values, common conviction, common history, common backgrounds and equality. We tend to choose friends that mirror us in some ways. Is good to have friends that are different from us to contribute something unique into the dynamic.

A loyal friend will not ask you to compromise your principles in the name of your friendship or anything else. Loyal friends are fair. They will respect you regardless of your race, religion, colour and social discrimination. Loyal friends will love you for what you are and what your personality is. You will get to know how they think about you through the way they react and response. Many people that are white have black, Hispanic and Asian friends, which they admire, care and support about honestly. True and loyal friends will forever stand by your side and they will minister to you, fundamentally provide you what you need in any situation. You would be able to take out a lot from his or her company and knowledge. They will not ask for a payback even if they contribute loads. If you have this kind of friend, you know he or she is a genuine treasure. A loyal friend is consistently willing to put your happiness and well being before your friendship. It’s said that “good advice grates on the ear,” but a loyal friend will not avoid from telling you something you do not want to hear, something that may even risk losing the friendship, if hearing it lies in your best interest. Loyal friends may not agree with you all the time and they will not have same opinions as yours but they still want you to know the truth. A loyal friend will correct you gracefully when you’re wrong. A real loyal friend will confront you with your gambling issue as swiftly as inform you about your spouse or partner is cheating you behind back that you have not discover yourself. A loyal friend is a good influence. He or she encourages and inspires you to live up to your best potential, not to entertain your worthless and paltry drives.

Hope you found your Jonathans or in the pursue to find your Jonathans. The real question you have to ask yourself is “Can I be a Jonathan to someone or organisation or country?”


Below are some powerful quotes:

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. -Proverbs 17:17

A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. -Proverbs 18:24

Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another. -Proverbs 27:17

Never tire of loyalty and kindness. Hold these virtues tightly. Write them deep within your heart. -Proverbs3:3

Saul and David finished their conversation. After that, Saul’s son Jonathan was deeply attracted to David and came to love him as much as he loved himself. 1 Samuel 18:1

The king asked him, “Is there anyone left of Saul’s family to whom I can show loyalty and kindness, as I promised God I would?” Ziba answered, “There is still one of Jonathan’s sons. He is crippled.” -2 Samuel 9:3

Loyalty cannot be blueprinted. It cannot be produced on an assembly line. In fact, it cannot be manufactured at all, for its origin is the human heart-the centre of self-respect and human dignity. It is a force which leaps into being only when conditions are exactly right for it-and it is a force very sensitive to betrayal. — Maurice R. Franks

The loyalties which centre upon number one are enormous. If he trips, he must be sustained. If he make mistakes, they must be covered. If he sleeps, he must not be wantonly disturbed. If he is no good, he must be pole-axed.
— Winston Churchill

Be a friend when people most need one. As movie mogul Lew Wasserman used to advise talent agents: “If an actor is working, make sure you talk to him at least twice a week. If he is not working, talk to him every day.” Helping people will not guarantee that they respond to you in kind. My experience is that you can count on about one in ten, but this one makes up for the others. — David Mahoney

An ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness. — Elbert Hubbard

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Harry Lee Kuan Yew (LKY), Legendary Founding Father of Singapore [16 September 1923 – 23 March 2015]

Good Day, Beautiful People!

My heart is heavy and deeply saddened upon receiving early morning text messages streaming in from Singapore. Today is a very sad day for the Nation of Singapore! Many Singaporeans are mourning for the passing of Founding Father of Singapore, the first Prime Minister, (Minister Mentor) MM Lee Kuan Yew (LKY).

People may have to agree to disagree with something you said, the hard decisions you contrived at the given circumstances and some policies you made. Amazingly, your shoulders were broad enough to take the public criticism. Like your lifelong friend, Henry Kissinger said ” He was not at all a charmer. He was not a flatterer. He had developed his point of view. He would present it with great intelligence and eloquence – not in order to get you to do something specific, but to understand the nature of the world in which you were living.”

No matter what is your view about this man, it is undeniable fact that MM LKY was a Visionary, Hero, rare influential Statesman, Strategist, Economic Pragmatist, Entrepreneur and Legendary Giant in the Political World and Architect of modern Singapore. Without MM LKY, the tiny red dot in the world map, a little sleepy Island Temasek, will not be the Modern Singapore that the world has known. He has sacrificed his life to build Singapore from a third world to a first world country surrounded by the third world countries. His profound wisdom and leadership has made Singapore a stable, peaceful, progressive and prosperous country. May Singapore continue to be the country of a meritocratic government and a fair education system with equal opportunities for all, affordable housing, high productivity, high efficiency, low crimes, low corruptions, a great business hub and financial powerhouse.

 

MM Lee Kuan Yew Famous Quotes:


 

 
If you want to reach your goals and dreams, you cannot do it without discipline.

I am nobody’s stooge. I am not here to play somebody else’s game. I have a few million people’s lives to account for.

You lose nothing by being polite. The answer is ‘No’, but please say it politely and give the reasons… Explain to me why ‘No’. Don’t change ‘No’ to ‘Yes’. Don’t be a fool. If there was a good reason why it is ‘No’, it must remain ‘No’, but the man must be told politely.”

At the end of the day, decisions have got to be made by adults, not teenagers, but it has got to be made in such a way that when the teenagers become adults, and they look back on these decisions, they will be proud of the generation that went before them.

I have believed in Malaysian merger and the unity of these two territories. You know they are people connected by geography, economics, and ties of kinship — would you mind that we stop for a while…

Every person, genius or moron, has a right to reproduce himself.

I wish I can meet my wife in the hereafter, but I don’t think I will. I just cease to exist just as she has ceased to exist.

I don’t believe in love at first sight. I think it’s a grave mistake. You’re attracted by physical characteristics and you will regret it.

You either have the Western view – you marry the woman you love, or the Eastern view – you love the woman you marry. Well, I tried to match both, and I think it wasn’t a bad choice.

Whoever governs Singapore must have that iron in him. Or give it up. This is not a game of cards.

I do not yet know of a man who became a leader as a result of having undergone a leadership course.

I always tried to be correct, not politically correct.

To be successful in a profession or in business, to become wealthy cannot be compared to making the lives of your fellow men better. This can bring immerse satisfaction.

What I fear is complacency. When things always become better, people tend to want more for less work.

If Singapore is a nanny state, then I am proud to have fostered one.

I have been accused of many things in my life, but not even my worst enemy has ever accused me of being afraid to speak my mind.

I make no apologies that the PAP is the Government and the Government is the PAP.

One man one vote is a most difficult form of government… Results can be erratic.

I was a product of the times, the war, the occupation, the reoccupation, my 4 years in Britain, admiring but at the same time questioning whether they are able to do a better job than we can.

Even from my sick bed, even if you are going to lower me into the grave and I feel something is going wrong, I will get up.

Singaporeans, if I can chose an analogy, we are the hard disk of a computer, the foreign talent are the megabytes you add to your storage capacity. So your computer never hangs because you got enormous storage capacity.

Political reform need not go hand in hand with economic liberalisation. I do not believe that if you are libertarian, full of diverse opinions, full of competing ideas in the market place, full of sound and fury, therefore you will succeed.

I ignore polling as a method of government. I think that shows a certain weakness of mind – an inability to chart a course whichever way the wind blows, whichever way the media encourages the people to go, you follow.

With few exceptions, democracy has not brought good government to new developing countries…What Asians value may not necessarily be what Americans or Europeans value. Westerners value the freedoms and liberties of the individual.
Freedom of the press, freedom of the news media, must be subordinated to the overriding needs of the integrity of Singapore, and to the primacy of purpose of an elected government.

I started off believing all men were equal. I now know that’s the most unlikely thing ever to have been…

Repression can only go up to a point. When it becomes too acute, the instruments of repression, namely the army and the police, have been proved time and time again in history to have turned their guns on their masters.

I have no regrets. I have spent my life, so much of it building up this country. There’s nothing more that I need to do. At the end of the day, what have I got? A SUCCESSFUL SINGAPORE. What have I given up? MY LIFE.

“When you were born you were crying and everyone else was smiling. Live your life so at the end, you’re the one who is smiling and everyone else is crying.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson. My thoughts and prayers for PM Lee Hsien Loong and his family find peace, comfort and strength during this difficult time. Praying for peace and blessings over the nation of Singapore. Good night, Sir or to the locals known as “Ah Gong”! Rest in peace with Mrs Lee. The world will never have another Mr Lee Kuan Yew and Singapore is forever indebted to you.

My most fondest and treasured memories, were listening to my late Dad and late maternal Grandpa telling me your stories and past Singapore stories. What touches me the most is that Mr Lee was your faithfulness, your incredible love for your beloved wife, a good father and a loving family man who took care of your loved ones.

In honesty and truthfulness, Sir, you had lived the great American’s ethos, “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country” -Kahlil Gibran. These words were made famous by United States President John F. Kennedy in his 1961 inauguration speech. Because of you, Sir, I am proud of my heritage even though I don’t live in Singapore now, it is still my second home. Singaporeans who travel and live in overseas will tend to agree that the locals are really spoilt by the fruits of your labour. Thank you for teaching us to dream big even everything around you look bleak. With vision afloat, an intelligent and loyal team of people, determination, focus, diligence, sweat and tears, success is attainable. Your legacy will live on.


MM Lee Kuan Yew’s Biographies and Books of Singapore Journey for avid readers and those who are interested in politics, economy, his intellectual wisdom and philosophy:

◾From Third World to First: The Singapore Story

◾From Third World to First: The Singapore Story: Memoirs of Lee Kuan Yew, Vol. 2

◾The Wit and Wisdom of Lee Kuan Yew

◾The Singapore Story: Memoirs of Lee Kuan Yew

◾Hard Truths to Keep Singapore Going

◾My Lifelong Challenge Singapore’s Bilingual Journey

Everyone know you’re either really great or really bad to appear in the front page of most of the key international newspapers and TV news worldwide. Reading amazing tributes across the globe, tears are unavoidable.

Online Tributes by world leaders:

http://www.todayonline.com/rememberinglky/international-tributes-pour-mr-lee-kuan-yew
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/lee-kuan-yew-the-economic/1734418.html
http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2015/03/lee-kuan-yews-singapore?fscr=scn/fb/wl/dc/anastonishingrecord
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/us-lawmakers-pay-respects/1743752.html?cx_tag=recommend4u#cxrecs_s

Online Tributes by sphrazor Part 1 & 2:

Special Song by Dominic Chin: You first believed (original) – Thank you Mr Lee

Special Song from China: Little Red Dot – Tribute to Mr Lee Kuan Yew

Eulogy by Henry Kissinger:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-world-will-miss-lee-kuan-yew/2015/03/23/80867914-d172-11e4-8fce-3941fc548f1c_story.html?hpid=z2

Below is the link for your Online tributes:
http://www.rememberingleekuanyew.sg/
http://tribute.smu.edu.sg/

Singaporeans Tributes:

News Links:
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/specialreports/rememberingleekuanyew
http://www.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/more-singapore-stories/story/pm-lee-grieved-beyond-words-mr-lee-kuan-yews-death-20150
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/mr-lee-kuan-yew-public/1746416.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32012346
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/23/world/asia/lee-kuan-yew-founding-father-and-first-premier-of-singapore-dies-at-91.html?_r=0
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/03/22/asia/singapore-lee-kuan-yew-dies/
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/lee-kuan-yew-dead-singapore-founding-father-was-pm-for-31-years/story-e6frg6so-1227273982846
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/singaporeans-mourn-death-founding-father-lee-kuan-yew-29827974
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/lee-kuan-yew-the-man-who/1745372.html
http://www.news.com.au/world/breaking-news/singaporeans-queue-for-hours-at-lee-coffin/story-e6frfkui-1227281411705
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/lee-kuan-yew-death-7-unusual-facts-about-singapores-founding-father-1493752

Live Blog:
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/live-blog-special/1743308.html

BBC News Link:

Time Magazine Link:
http://ti.me/1EJC2Nk

State Funeral Service:
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/state-funeral-service/1744036.html











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I have a Dream. – Martin Luther King Jr

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Good Day, Beautiful People!

I am aware that my American friends just celebrated Martin Luther King Jr Day on 19 Jan 2015. He was more than a minister, advocate for freedom, courageous fighter for civil right movement, visionary, hero, a world class leader and history maker. Even through Dr King was way before my time, yet he left a great legacy beyond the Nation of American soil. His dream has inspired so many to dream big even till today. This is my tribute to this world freedom hero. The video clips touched my heart so deep each time I watch, I end up shedding some tears thinking about his dream and my dreams.

You can watch the famous speech 28 August 1963 below:

 

I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.

Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.

But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languishing in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. So we have come here today to dramatize a shameful condition.

In a sense we have come to our nation’s capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked “insufficient funds.” But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. So we have come to cash this check — a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice. We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quick sands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children.

It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. This sweltering summer of the Negro’s legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. Nineteen sixty-three is not an end, but a beginning. Those who hope that the Negro needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual. There will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.

But there is something that I must say to my people who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice. In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.

We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force. The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny. They have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone.

As we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. We cannot turn back. There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights, “When will you be satisfied?” We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality. We can never be satisfied, as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities. We cannot be satisfied as long as the Negro’s basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one. We can never be satisfied as long as our children are stripped of their selfhood and robbed of their dignity by signs stating “For Whites Only”. We cannot be satisfied as long as a Negro in Mississippi cannot vote and a Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote. No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.

I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells. Some of you have come from areas where your quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive.

Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed. Let us not wallow in the valley of despair.

I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.”

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.

This is our hope. This is the faith that I go back to the South with. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.

This will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with a new meaning, “My country, ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim’s pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring.”

And if America is to be a great nation this must become true. So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!

Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado!

Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California!

But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia!

Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!

Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring.

And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”

Below is Martin Luther King Jr Bio:
http://www.biography.com/people/martin-luther-king-jr-9365086

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Generosity [Générosité, Generosidad]

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Good day, Beautiful People! [Bonne journée Beau! Buen día Bella!]
Hope you are looking forward to your weekend adventure.

In life you meet all sort of people. The people that give me the best impression are ones who are generous. They are the people I like to hang out the most. They bring the best out of me. People who are generous are not just in money, in their time, in their words and in their effort to invest in others. Though observation, even in the cyber world like social media, blogging world people who are just takers, some are generous givers and the worst are cyber bullies. You see, who you’re inside will simply overflow to the outside world. Do yourself a favour don’t waste your precious time on cyber gossiping news or blogs. Sadly, even some believers like to do that and ask others to participate in their nastiness. It is not going to add value to your life. I live by this quote:
If you didn’t see with your own eyes or hear it with your own ears, don’t think it with your small mind and spread it with your big mouth.

The Living Word says:
The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous give generously; (‭Psalm‬ ‭37‬:‭21‬ NIV)
The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭22‬:‭9‬ NIV)
A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭11‬:‭25‬ NIV)
Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely, who conduct their affairs with justice. (‭Psalm‬ ‭112‬:‭5‬ NIV)
They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be a blessing. (‭Psalm‬ ‭37‬:‭26‬ NIV)

Characteristic of Generous People by Dr Samuel R. Chand
1. They are always joyful and happy
2. They are fulfilled, moved beyond significance
3. They are positive and optimistic about their seed
4. They are natural encouragers
5. They are always looking for opportunities
6. They are strategic, methodically moving toward their goals
7. They are non-transactional
8. They are not controlling
9. They sow into the idea, the not yet
10. They are always historical, the don’t forget where they come from
11. They are risk takers
12. They are trusting, everything moves at the speed of trust.
13. They are humble, everything they have belongs to God, they are stewards.
14. They are leaders
15. They lead generous givers, they bring other generous people with them
16. They have a vision to improve the now for a better then
17. They are externally focused
18. They are externally focused
19. They have a lifestyle of generosity
20. They are change makers, problem solvers
21. They are morally committed to a cause

Leave you with this inspiration quotes:

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