2019年6月28日 星期五

《聖鴿》

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《聖鴿》

聖意如風夜不知,
鴿形燈火舞新姿;
公園日暮多幽暗,
照見心扉正此時。

圖/文: Mookoo Liang

附註:昨夜,步行至附近「阿罩霧園區: 本堂公園」門口,瞥見鴿子形狀的燈光設計,在黑夜襯托下格外醒目,內心十分感動,因為約莫二千年前,主耶穌在約旦河受洗時,聖靈便以鴿子的樣式自天而降 ........後來在「聖靈降臨節」(Pentecost Sunday) 那天,聖靈更如火舌飛舞一般,感動了千百位主耶穌的追隨者,並賜下奇異恩典,讓他們(乃至於後代的基督徒)都得到極大的幫助..............

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2019年6月24日 星期一

A New Gift from Grandma (愛的禮物)

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Little Shine has just got a new gift from Grandma. A police car!

Earlier this year Grandma had bought for the two brothers (Shine and Bee) four toy vehicles about the same size as this police car: an excavator (= digger), a bulldozer, an aerial work platform, and an aerial ladder fire-fighting truck. She said the excavator and the bulldozer belong to Shine while the other two belong to Bee; but as she always suggested, they should be able to share their toy vehicles with each other, especially when they're playing together.

Later on, Shine called Grandma from Taipei saying that his excavator was broken in an "accident." He asked Grandma to buy him another toy car so that he still has two good cars to play with. But Grandma told him it would be unfair to his (elder) brother if she gave him an extra one. "You should be more careful," Grandma and Grandpa (that's me!) always taught something in the right time!

But Shine kept asking his grandma; he even pleaded with her in a "childlike" manner, again and again. Finally, he won; my wife bought him a police car, as he expected.

And now she's planning to buy a "very interesting map" for Little Bee, elder brother of Little Shine.

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Ask, Seek, Knock

Jesus said, "Ask, and you will receive; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks will receive, and anyone who seeks will find, and the door will be opened to those who knock." (Matthew 7:7-8)

Here are more touching words from the Lord: "Would any of you who are fathers give your son a stone when he asks for bread? Or would you give him a snake when he asks for a fish? As bad as you are, you know how to give good things to your children. How much more, then, will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him!" (Matthew 7:9-11)

The Golden Rule

"Do for others what you want them to do for you: this is the meaning of the Law of Moses and of the teachings of the prophets." (Matthew 7:12)







2019年6月23日 星期日

40 Visitors from Taipei Today

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歡迎:台北雙連教會(英文事工部)40人今日來訪!

A warm welcome to the 40 visitors from Taipei today! They are members of the "English Ministry, Suang-Lien Presbyterian Church" -- Yes, we're so pleased that they came and joined us in the English service at St. James' Episcopal Church, and also took part in our Coffee Hour after the service.

See the following photographs: (1) the English service, photoed by Eric Liu); (2) Sunday School, photoed by Elaine Lai); (3) Coffee Hour after the service, photoed mostly by Mookoo Liang and partly by Elaine Lai and Eric Liu (as noted).

Part 1: St. James' English Service
(photoed by Eric Liu)








Part 2: Photos of the Sunday School
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Part 3: Photos of the Coffee Hour
(by Mookoo Liang, Elaine Lai and Eric Liu)

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