Praise Team Ministering In Egypt

Written by Angelique Watkins

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Many people duringrepparttar service decided to follow God and repented from their sins, Praise God. First service took 2 hrs 40 min. andrepparttar 126971 second was 2 hrs 20 min.

It was an experience to many there to have a Christian Music Team go there and Praise God with them.

The Praise Team of Egypt truly thanked repparttar 126972 Lord for all what He has done. Though they were so tired and exhausted. Afterrepparttar 126973 service they were meeting with individuals,praying with others for another 90 min.

They hitrepparttar 126974 road right afterrepparttar 126975 2 meetings (and after loadingrepparttar 126976 instruments onrepparttar 126977 vehicle) at midnight and reached each to their homes at around 5:30am on Saturday as around 6 out ofrepparttar 126978 20 members had to go to their work and universities on Saturday morning.

It was another great experience praisingrepparttar 126979 Lord as a team. Praise God, he deserves all praise, it is we who do not really deserve to praise Him.

The Praise Team is still onrepparttar 126980 decision as to try how to best reach as many places outside Cairo as possible for repparttar 126981 same reason we shared with me in March.

They are still on their promise withrepparttar 126982 MP3 page that everybody loves to listen to.

Do not forget also to lift a prayer for repparttar 126983 Praise Team ministering in Egypt, They do NEED IT.

Have a great time praisingrepparttar 126984 Lord. God Bless You.

Much Love to all,

Sin'g'cerely, Cairo EgyptPraise Team

"Let everything that has breath praise The Lord" Psalms 150:5 Planting Praise in Egypt andrepparttar 126985 Arab World Since 1982

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Twilight in America

Written by Julie Adler

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I apologize to myself for this disturbing piece. I am disturbed by what I am living in now. But I am also seeing new strains of protest for peace. For a world without killing and violence. Because we all know how unpleasant it is. What we fail to see is how it all works; that if, for example, you kill, you will be killed at some other time, in some other way. If you get furious, your fury will vanquish your happiness. Your pain inrepparttar butt boss will keep yelling at you if you keep yelling back. You first, asrepparttar 126970 anger congeals inrepparttar 126971 veins, hardens those arteries. Then that tension unleashes itself on everyone around. And so it goes. Thatís why there are 10 Commandments or Lifetime vows, to keep us in check. Not some guilt trip but rather a way to stay a course that leads to more pleasant circumstances. Karma is simple. You commit a good deed, you get a pleasant response. You commit a negative deed, something that is unpleasant, you get an unpleasant response. There is no judge. No one upstairs making a decision. Itís scientific. So when Richard Gere was askingrepparttar 126972 audience to have compassion forrepparttar 126973 guys who plunged planes intorepparttar 126974 World Trade Center (he proceeded to get booed), it was because their actions would plunge them into a state more disturbing than what you were witnessing on TV or in person. Itís awful. And canít we feel how awful it is? Even just one bomb dropped by a pilot on Baghdad is awful and yes, as we have compassion for innocent civilians atrepparttar 126975 mercy of flying destruction, we also have to have compassion forrepparttar 126976 pilot. His pushing ofrepparttar 126977 button, no matterrepparttar 126978 intention will have a result. How long do we want to keep living with what is awful? How can we just accept what is awful? Oh well itís human nature, I hear.

It is often said thatrepparttar 126979 birth of a human is more rare than a turtle that swims inrepparttar 126980 ocean and only surfaces every hundred years, putting its head through a golden hoop which has been tossed around onrepparttar 126981 waves and driven by wind. By contrast,repparttar 126982 Buddha taught thatrepparttar 126983 number of beings in hell equalsrepparttar 126984 number of atomic particles inrepparttar 126985 galaxy.

Human birth is precious and rare. You haverepparttar 126986 capacity to reach nirvana (liberation from all mental afflictions), or Buddhahood (total enlightenment forrepparttar 126987 sake of all beings) from here. In other words, you haverepparttar 126988 capacity to transformrepparttar 126989 awful-ness in you and around you and reach for something beautiful, pain free, forrepparttar 126990 sake of all beings, hell, animal, hungry ghost, semi-god, god as well as human. But as one of my teachers lamented in retreat,repparttar 126991 Buddha taughtrepparttar 126992 8 fold path,repparttar 126993 way out, over 4,000 years ago and still people havenít learned, still they are doingrepparttar 126994 same awful things.

Some say itís enough to noticerepparttar 126995 breath. Acceptrepparttar 126996 breath. But thereís more. Understand how you got to be breathing inrepparttar 126997 first place. Understand how we all breath. How interdependent our breath is. Your SARS breath out is my breath in. It may or may not kill me. Itís not aboutrepparttar 126998 SARS breath then, is it? Think about this. Use it as a koan, traverserepparttar 126999 breath and those streets. Seerepparttar 127000 swaying masses onrepparttar 127001 streets writhing, darting. See Bush breathing. Andrepparttar 127002 guy withrepparttar 127003 quadruple by pass. The hot-headed Marine. And know as well that your last breath is your death at this juncture. Your last breath in this life isrepparttar 127004 last breath of countless beings, countless times. Andrepparttar 127005 beginning of another cycle of life and breath. Then, howrepparttar 127006 red might berepparttar 127007 blood youíre swimming in orrepparttar 127008 thin streak inrepparttar 127009 sky of a new beautiful dawn,repparttar 127010 white might berepparttar 127011 frozen ice ofrepparttar 127012 coldest hell orrepparttar 127013 most intense stream of bliss, and howrepparttar 127014 blue might berepparttar 127015 darkest pool of hot tar orrepparttar 127016 lapis lazuli sky ofrepparttar 127017 Pure land.

Hosannah sounds a lot like Osama. Saddam sounds a lot like Bomb. Bush sounds a lot like Woosh. Whoosh Osama Bomb. Hosannah Saddam Bush. Oh say can you see? Byrepparttar 127018 dawnsí early lightÖwhat so proudly we hail asrepparttar 127019 twilightís last gleaming?

Born and raised in Los Angeles, attended college at UC Berkeley, Cooper Union (NY) and California Institute of the Arts. Holds degrees in Music, Visual Arts, French, and Economics. Has written articles on Buddhism, yoga, meditation, travel. Currently working on a book about travels in India.

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