Little Big Man

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    Dear all,

    I'd like to share with you very encouraging thoughts from a "little big man".

    I particularly enjoy what he says or does because he uses his weakness as a strength in behalf of others (2Cor1:3-7).

    He demonstrates as well that personal pretence to possess the truth is nil without love. Genuine faith without genuine acts of love is just a mask (Ja2:14-17), that is hypocrisy.

    In this world, countless people have a genuine love and faith for God and for their neighbour. More specifically, through the preaching work or in one way or another, God is going to gather his anointed ones scattered all around the world. May we keep having faith in His promises!

    ...and may we always be a helping hand to those who suffer all around us (Ac20:35)! no matter our/their calling or our/their beliefs.

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    PS: Some subtitles or songs may be in foreign languages, but the interviews are in English! [​IMG]
     
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    Dear all,

    That man can do it and will do it out of his own will and "faith" !

    If he can do it, why wouldn't we be able to do much more if we beg our dear heavenly Father for help ?

    "What, then, shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who will be against us?" - (Rom8:31)

    "He said to them: “Because of YOUR little faith. For truly I say to YOU, If YOU have faith the size of a mustard grain, YOU will say to this mountain, ‘Transfer from here to there,’ and it will transfer, and nothing will be impossible for YOU.â€￾ - (Matt17:20)

    If we trust Jehovah, our Father, and have a deep faith in him, what do we fear ?

    http://www.news.com.au/world/limbles...-1226358631925

    video (click here)

    We just need to have faith !!!
     
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    Here are the lyrics of the song in Spanish sung in the second video of the first post :

    Un Mundo Diferente - Diego Torres - A different world - Diego Torres

    Sé que hay en tus ojos con solo mirar I know that there is, in your eyes, just by looking at you
    que estás cansado de andar y de andar That you are tired of walking on and on
    y caminar girando siempre en un lugar And of turning around in the same place

    Sé que las ventanas se pueden abrir I know that windows can be opened
    cambiar el aire depende de ti Changing of air depends on you
    te ayudará, vale la pena una vez más It will help you, it is worthwhile once more

    Saber que se puede, querer que se pueda Knowing that it is possible, wanting it to be possible
    quitarse los miedos, sacarlos afuera Getting rid of fears, throwing them away
    pintarse la cara color esperanza Painting one's face with the color hope
    tentar al futuro con el corazón Tempting the future with the heart

    Es mejor perderse que nunca embarcar It is better losing one's way than never embarking
    mejor tentarse a dejar de intentar Better making up one's mind than ceasing to try
    aunque ya ves que no es tan fácil empezar Although you can see that beginning is not that easy

    Sé que lo imposible se puede lograr I know that what is impossible can be reached
    que la tristeza algún día se irá That sadness, one day, will go away
    y así será la vida cambia y cambiará That is the way it will be, life changes and will keep changing

    Sentirás que el alma vuela You will feel that the soul flies
    por cantar una vez más For having sung once more

    Vale más poder brillar It is better being able to shine
    Que solo buscar ver el sol Than just endeavoring to see the sun
     
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    Never give up !

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    I think these people are amazing! And I am continually "blown away" (amazed) at what I see people achieve, on a daily basis.
     
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    outstanding !!!!
     
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    Here are beautiful pictures entitled : 15 pictures that give you faith back in man's kindness....

    http://www.intereconomia.com/fotos/16-imagenes-que-te-devuelven-fe-personas?img_ord=0

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    1) A tourist offers his shoes to a kid in Brazil.

    2) A classified ad offers to give an appartment to a family from Gijón who may need it.

    We give for free an appartment to a needy family in Gijón.

    Because, today more than ever, we cannot turn a blind eye to the misfortunes around us. Because some of us can contribute to soothe the sufferings that many families have been experiencing lately.

    A family, which feels the moral obligation to share its luck with any other one who may need it, offers to give for free under contract an appartment with two bedrooms, all furnished, in the city center of Gijón. The agreement will last one year and the appartment will be given to the person who needs it the most from among all those who may be interested in such an honest offer of assistance.

    We don't belong to any community or political, religious movement, trade union or else, we just are people with a conscience. Irrefutable proof of helpless personal situation will be asked. Homeless families with one or two kids will be given the priority to our offer.


    3) Parents who were travelling with two babies distributed those small bags filled with candies and earplugs for the ears of the travellers around them in the plane. On the paper, they made sure that they would try to keep the babies quiet, but also that if they ever were disturbing, they gave their apologies beforehand.

    4) The picture of a policeman in NY who bought shoes to a beggar went viral.

    5) A man left the window of his car down and when he went back, he found this piece of plastic with a note which read : Didn't want your car to get wet. Have a nice day !

    6) Anthony Cymerys is a 82 yo American who has been working for 25 years as a hairdresser for anyone who may need it, just asking a hug in return.

    7) During the latest unrests in Brazil, a general said : "Don't fight, please, as today is my birthday..." Then, the demonstrators broke out the surprise that they had prepared for him.

    8) The window cleaners of a children's hospital decided to wear disguises of superheros to the greatest delight of the kids in there.

    9) This young man, terminally ill, loved to receive letters. Thus, thousands of internet users decided to send him letters too, along with drawings and presents.

    10) A landlord asked his tenants to deduct $70 from the rent in order to dedicate them to the purchase of a present to somebody special in their lives.

    11) The picture of this young man rescuing kittens during floods in India went all around the world.

    12) The parents of this little girl in a wheel chair decided to build a carriage so that she may enjoy Halloween.

    13) This laundromat offers to wash for free the clothes of anyone on the dole and who might need them clean for job interviews.

    14) A restaurant from the sandwich "subway" chain offered free sandwiches to the homeless people every Friday from 3 PM to 5 PM.

    15) A fire fighter puts an oxygen mask to a cat rescued from a fire.

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    "“And you yourself, rise up, go to your house. When your feet come into the city the child will certainly die. And all Israel will indeed bewail him and bury him, because this one alone of Jer·o·bo′am’s will come into a burial place; for the reason that something good toward Jehovah the God of Israel has been found in him in the house of Jer·o·bo′am." - 1 Kings 14:12-13

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    EDIT : Man's kindness... Back to reality ! :p


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    What beautiful pictures!
     
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    Amazing.

    Our adaptability is unreal. What a challenge to overcome, an amazing spirit of perseverance in her.
     
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    I liked how the parents wrote the note as if it were written from the perspective of the babies.....a nice touch!
     
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    Giving Thanks For Two Bonus Decades Of Life And Love

    by NPR Staff


    January 24, 2014 3:42 AM

    Alexis D'Luna was born with CHARGE syndrome, a life-threatening genetic condition. She was intellectually disabled, legally blind, had hearing problems and stood just under 5 feet tall because of deformities in her legs and back.

    She also had boundless energy, her family recalls during a visit to StoryCorps. "She would wake up and ask what was on the agenda for the day," says her older sister, Adrienne D'Luna Directo. "And once you got out of saying the things you had planned, she would say, 'And then?' "

    Alexis loved cheerleading. She joined her high school squad in 2004. At football games, she would be "doing kicks, even though it was only 6 inches above the ground," says Alexis' father, Lionel D'Luna. "You just marveled at that energy."

    "She was charismatic," says her mother, Debra. "She attracted people wherever she went."

    Most children with CHARGE syndrome don't live past age 5, but Alexis lived until she was 25.

    "Every morning when I wake up, I give thanks for the day, and then I say, 'May I use it the way Alexis did,' " says Lionel.

    "If you could talk to Alexis right now, what would you want to say?" Adrienne asks her father.

    "We are so proud of you and all that you have taught us," Lionel says. "We are what we are because of you."

    Audio produced for Morning Edition by Yasmina Guerda.

    [video=youtube;1XcKw2GboaA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XcKw2GboaA[/video]

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    In my neck of the woods, we say "GO GIRL!" Inspiring!
     
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    Have you ever heard of Jack Monroe ?

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    That woman is awe-inspiring, her strength, her creativity and problem-solving ability are impressive !

    There was a program about her here today on the radio.

    She had to cope with one of the hardest situations of misery and her strength made her get out of it !!!

    http://agirlcalledjack.com/tag/jack-monroe/

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...rity-recipes-blog-feeding-family-10-week.html

    She's INDEED a pugnacious woman ! Better fate is just a nice and resolute punch away (certainly in spite of lots of sufferings and tears shed at night) !
     
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    Goodness me!
     
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    Another example of courage and of power of faith !

    Inspiring !

    [video=youtube;CPdmXsQMmBc]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPdmXsQMmBc[/video]
     
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    Beautiful message of hope and love in the likes of those posted above :

    [video=youtube;k_ieoYZ5UHc]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_ieoYZ5UHc[/video]
     
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    She's the kind of woman I call a Queen (dignity, honor, courage, loving kindness towards others). Just like the difference between a King and a valet... someone may hit hard the floor, make mistakes, be on their knees for long but... a King/Queen remains a King/Queen always.

    "For the righteous one may fall seven times, and he will get up again,..." - Proverbs 24:16

    We all fall, maybe once, twice, thrice and more... but it's when the chips are down that Kings/Queens show to the world and the angels who they really are deep inside ! As the verse explains : you may fall but you will also get back up ! As for the valets, they'll remain in the mire...
     
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    Faith is a belief in something. I could tell a man sitting on the railroad tracks that a train is coming. He could reply, “Yes I can hear, and feel it.â€￾ He believes. He has faith the train is coming. That faith will not save him unless he also uses action. (works.) If he stays on the track waiting for some body, or something to move him, the train will flatten him like a copper penny.
    I understand Americans believe this country will not murder millions of people. We once had a President who murdered 1.7 million POW’s after the war ended.. Satan only puts into power those that will do his will.
     

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