Maths & I were never best friends.
And unapologetically so.
It was more from certain angles.
Though varied in degrees.
Sometimes it was acute, though not always right.
Later I did develop an interest in numbers.
Specifically in the realm of bank balance.
There also, only addition & multiplication.
Subtraction was a darned curse word.
This might perhaps be the only time I have ever shown interest in the subject.
Such is destiny.
What you don’t like is sometimes served in a more palatable format.
Like travel & photography for instance.
Here one has only photographic angles to care about.
And the triangle & columns pose.
The Le Madeleine Church, Paris.
One of the most powerful & inspirational messages that I’ve listened to. Riveting.
Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands!
Serve the Lord with gladness;
Come before His presence with singing.
Know that the Lord, He is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
For the Lord is good;
His mercy is everlasting,
And His truth endures to all generations.
Though the fig tree may not blossom,
Nor fruit be on the vines;
Though the labor of the olive may fail,
And the fields yield no food;
Though the flock may be cut off from the fold,
And there be no herd in the stalls –
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will joy in the God of my salvation.
Köln in German, or Cologne in English, is Germany’s 4th largest city. Eau de Cologne (Water of Cologne) that is known & used the world over, was birthed in this city. The city is famous for the Cologne Cathedral, a Roman Catholic Church.
Here are some photographs I captured of the Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom, officially Hohe Domkirche St. Peter und Maria if you read the details on the Wiki link).
A World Heritage Site, work on the Cathedral commenced in the year 1248. It is supposed to be Germany’s most visited landmark (details in the link above) & it is alleged to house some relics of the Three Magi who visited Jesus after His birth.
I was fortunate to have visited this Cathedral with its rich Gothic architecture, historic & religious significance.
Seoul, South Korea some years ago. During my trip to Seoul, I visited Deoksugung Palace, also know as Deoksu Palace, with a history dating back to the 1400’s.
Key photographs below include Deoksu Palace, statue of King Sejong, the Heungcheonsa Bell & Water Clock. While I am no historian, there is a ton of history on the Palace available on the web.
Walking around town, I spotted a man, a real friend of sparrows – was amazed watching those birds eat from his hand.. see below.
Photographs apart & strictly for the stout-hearted only, I would recommend Sam Gae Tang, a form of soup which consists of a whole young chicken stuffed with rice, ginseng & other herbs…I know not what. It is an experience!
I was also able to attend a great service at the Yoido Full Gospel Church founded by Pastor David Yonggi Cho – it is the world’s largest congregation.
Korea has an efficient subway system to get you across the city – make sure you don’t lose your English-Korean map though! 🙂
Statue of King Sejong the Great
Notice the high rise buildings in the background
The Heungcheonsa Bell
Borugak Jagyeongnu , the Water Clock
Multiple Rocket Launcher
Friend of Sparrows
Calligrapher at work
Yoido Full Gospel Church
I was so blessed listening to these amazing worship songs yesterday… heard both for the first time. Wonderfully positive & uplifting.
“All my changes come from Him, He who never changes”… all is well…hope you enjoy these songs!
Sharing the youtube links here –
I Will Praise You
Artist – Rebecca St. James
Whatever the storm , whatever is lost
Whatever it takes, whatever the cost
I will praise You…
All is Well
Artist – Robin Mark
All is well with my soul, He is God in control
I know not all His plans, but I know I’m in His hands
“See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it..”