February 16, 2012

We Are Together (Thina Simunye) Agape Children's Choir

"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." — Aldous Huxley

If you ever are in need of a good cry, a cry of sadness which turns into a cry filled with joy, what follows is a "Must Read" then becomes a "Must Watch" which will leave you forever changed!

"There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief & unspeakable love." ― Washington Irving

WE ARE TOGETHER tells the remarkable and moving story of a group of children who use music to overcome hardship and loss. Filmed over a period of three years, it is the story of an orphanage unlike any you've ever seen, where the young singers of the Agape Choir lift their voices to create the home and family they so very much need.

"...look at their smiles, witness their optimism and marvel at the harmony of their songs!" ― Nathan Lee, The New York Times 

"WE ARE TOGETHER takes you on an inspirational journey, through the beauty of song, and the cherished hearts of the Agape children." ― BONO

"One of the ways we can make a change is by seeing this film and taking the message to enlighten others." ― COMMON

"The film took my breath away!" ― IMAN

Life has not been easy for 12-year-old Slindile and her siblings living at the Agape Orphanage in South Africa, where most of the children have lost their parents to AIDS. These toddlers and teenagers squabble and stumble just like other youths, discovering themselves, and craving stability. Having already borne great hardships, Slindile along with her sisters and baby brother must endure the fact that their elder brother Sifiso has been diagnosed with AIDS and is slowly wasting away due to lack of medical care. And yet, when they lift their voices in song, something extraordinary happens ― they overcome their fears, band together as a family, and find opportunities for hope.

With unforgettable kids, soaring music, and a plot full of surprises, WE ARE TOGETHER is a stirring experience that will stay with you!

I have the CD & DVD so I listen to the music or watch it the old-fashioned way!

"They say that time heals all things, they say you can always forget; but the smiles & the tears across the years they twist my heart strings yet!" ― George Orwell 


February 15, 2012

Five Loaves & Two Fishes

GOD uses what you have to fill a need
which you never could have filled.

GOD uses where you are to take you
where you never could have gone.

GOD uses what you can do to accomplish
what you never could have done.

GOD uses who you are to let you become
who you never could have been.

by Philip Clarke Brewer

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February 14, 2012

Your DIVINE Valentine!

A Valentine may play a love song for you, but GOD sings you the sweetest love song in the universe.

"The LORD your GOD wins victory after victory and is always with you. HE celebrates and sings because of you, and HE will refresh your life with HIS love."  ZEPHANIAH 3:17

A Valentine may give you flowers, but GOD sent you the most beautiful rose of all, JESUS.

"I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys." SONG OF SOLOMON 2:1

A Valentine may take you out to dinner, but GOD has invited you to the most amazing feast ever given.

"Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the LAMB!" REVELATION 19:9

A Valentine may bring you chocolate, but GOD provides you with something even sweeter, HIS WORD.

"How sweet are YOUR WORDS to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!" PSALM 119:103

A Valentine may be far away, but GOD is always with you.

"I am with you always." MATTHEW 28:20

A Valentine may give you something, but GOD has given you everything.

"GOD gives us richly all things to enjoy." 1 TIMOTHY 6:17

A Valentine may love you for a lifetime, but GOD loved you before you were born and will love you for all eternity!

"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart." JEREMIAH 1:5

"I have loved you with an everlasting love . . . with loving-kindness I have drawn you." JEREMIAH 31:3

I hope you enjoy this song/video that gets to the heart of the matter of WHO we should all fall in love with!

"Love Song for a SAVIOR" by Jars of Clay 

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