HRock Church: When Two…Become One

first_img Top of the News 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Faith Essays & Inspirations HRock Church: When Two…Become One By PASTOR CHE AHN, HRock Church Published on Monday, April 28, 2014 | 2:14 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes This is a week of incredible celebration for my wife, Sue and I. Right now we are in the middle of our annual Revival Alliance Conference, enjoying a beautiful move of the Holy Spirit. We are also celebrating the 20th anniversary of HRock Church, and this Saturday, April 26, our son Gabriel will marry the love of his life, Monica Chang. Monica is everything we have prayed for in a mate for Gabe, and we couldn’t be happier for him!As I anticipate their wedding, my mind is full of joy and hope that they will find a timeless love and a lifelong companionship in their marriage relationship. This news story, that broke a few days ago, is a beautiful illustration of just that type of relationship.Kenneth and Helen Felumlee from Ohio recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. They were inseparable since meeting as teenagers, and were still so in love that they held hands every morning at breakfast. Helen, 92, died of old age on April 12, and Kenneth, 91, died 15 hours later. The couple are survived by their 8 children, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.One daughter commented, “Those two were so close, they were really one. We knew when one went, the other was going to go. Twelve hours after Mom went, Dad quickly began to fade. He was ready. He just didn’t want to leave Mom by herself.” She stated that 24 close family members and friends surrounded her father’s bedside and sang his favorite hymns, read Scripture and prayed with him. Throughout their lifetimes both of her parents taught Sunday school and were actively involved in the local Methodist Church. Their story of committed love has received nearly 5000 comments.As I contemplated their love and dedication to each other, the Lord said, “This is a picture of the relationship I always wanted between Me and you.” He reminded me that when He created Adam, He breathed the life of His very own spirit into Adam, and Adam became one spirit with Him.However when Adam sinned, he was separated from God. None of us will ever realize the depth of grief that separation brought to God as He mourned the loss of His relationship with us. He chose to join us in death, taking our sin upon Himself and raising us up together with Him in His resurrection. In that action, God offers to join Himself to us again in spirit, if we will only say “I do” to His love proposal.Father God makes it clear that just as two become one in marriage, we become one with God when we say “yes” to Him. (Ephesians 5:31–32) So next time you attend a wedding, remember that God offers all of us the opportunity to join ourselves to Him. When we become one with God, everything He has is ours, including His promise of eternal love. He can never leave or forsake us, for we two have become one.Please join us this Sunday at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. We have two outstanding speakers and a special event! Dr. Hong will be speaking at 9:00 a.m. and Dr. Mark Chironna at 11:00 a.m. The 1:00 p.m. service this week is the graduation ceremony for our School of Supernatural Ministry (SSM). Everyone is welcome to attend.Pastor Checenter_img Community News Herbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRub This All Over Your Body And He’s Guaranteed To Swoon Over YouHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News More Cool Stuff Business News Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more

‘Boarded houses are magnets for disaster’

first_imgEmail Carew Park residents win battle but are losing the warCAREW PARK residents acted swiftly this week to have rubbish removed from a derelict property- but are struggling to stop the City Council boarding up houses in the estate. Locals, who invited the Limerick Post to a meeting with city council housing officer Anne Cahill, remain furious that their estate has fallen into disrepair.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Martina Hartigan of 159 Lane Way, said, “These boarded houses are magnets for antisocial behaviour”.Patricia Boylan, community officer, is frustrated by the number of houses being boarded up. “It is giving the impression that Carew and Kincora is now going to be let go the same way as other areas”.Of the 12 houses boarded up, five are seriously damaged, but the other seven require minor work to be re-let.She argues that potential tenants should be screened and ready to occupy available houses to ensure a steady flow of re-letting and eradicate derelict properties.Catherine Kennedy of Carew Park, cannot understand the present policy, “It costs euro 2,000 to board a house, money which could be used on repairs, rather than making it an attractive location to drink and take drugs”.A prime example of what is happening in the estate is 160 Lane Way, which was boarded up four weeks ago.Margaret Galvin, who lives next door, explained: “Within a few days of being boarded up they were trying to get into the house using a crow bar, only for us going out to stop them, and our houses were egged the following night”Martina Hartigan is concerned about the affect this empty house is having on her son, who has special needs, “He goes out there to play on the green and I’m afraid he could pick up a syringe and he wouldn’t know, and even if any doctor or speech therapist calls up it’s embarrassing having this eyesore next door”.There was a large amount of rubbish at the back of the house which, neighbours say, was attracting rats, flies and emitting a toxic stench.After making an official complaint to City Hall regarding the rubbish, residents were informed that funds were not available to remove the rubbish.They organised a meeting on Tuesday morning with the intention of approaching housing officer Anne Cahill, with their concerns.Gabriel Hartigan, a Lane Way resident, invited the Limerick Post to attend this meeting, at which it was revealed the rubbish would be removed immediately and the house would be re-let in the coming weeks.Many felt that without the media presence, this would not have been the case.When the residents returned to Carew Park after this meeting, they were delighted to discover that contractors had arrived to remove the waste.Lane Way and Rock Place residents are still concerned about the derelict house and hope that City Hall will re-let the property as promised. Print NewsLocal News‘Boarded houses are magnets for disaster’By admin – July 13, 2009 622 WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Linkedin Facebook Advertisement Previous articleArrests made following searchesNext articleCanada Qualify for Rugby World Cup 2011 adminlast_img read more

Marco avoids going stale

first_imgMarco Beverage Systems has added the Maxibrew Freshcup to its product range. The bulk filter coffee brewer is programmed to dispose of stale coffee after a pre-set period of time, to avoid customers accidentally being served old coffee.The twin-urn coffee brewer is designed to aid busy staff who may not get around to disposing of stale coffee as often as needs be. It is fitted with a variable timer, and will dump the stale coffee mixed with cold water into the plumbed drain. The urn is then rinsed before a new batch can be brewed. The urn will only dump the old coffee if a replacement brew is available in the other.The urns are 11.5 litres in size and offer a full and half-brew facility. There is also a separate hot water facility with an immediate draw-off of up to 8.5 litres. Newly brewed coffee is kept hot by the twin-walled insulated urn, which is surrounded by hot water.[http://www.marco-bev.co.uk]last_img read more

Healthy Homes Program – Helping Local Residents Create Healthier Living Spaces

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by the Healthy Homes ProgramThe Healthy Homes Program offers free, voluntary, and confidential home visits to help reduce housing-related health risks like mold, asthma triggers, exposure to toxins, and more. This program relies on trained volunteers to conduct these visits. Healthy Homes is holding a free training for new volunteers starting January 14. As a Healthy Homes Volunteer, you will gain practical life skills and help members of your community create healthier living spaces!Who can become a Healthy Homes Volunteer? YOU! No prior experience is necessary. The 30 hours of hands-on training will equip volunteers with the knowledge to create healthier living spaces for themselves and Thurston County residents. The training is fun, engaging, and useful. Once the training is completed, volunteers are asked to give back 30 volunteer hours to the program. Volunteers can perform Healthy Home Visits in pairs, staff booths at community events, assist with community outreach, and more.Training Schedule: Wednesdays from 6:00-9:00 p.m. January 14 – March 25, 2015Training Location: Thurston County Public Health & Social Services, 412 Lilly Rd. NE Olympia. Across from Providence St. Peter Hospital, served by bus route #60.Volunteer ApplicationContact: (360) 867-2674 or [email protected]last_img read more

Home Affairs turnaround yields results

first_img“The ID book production process was analysed and a new end-to-end process was designed, reducing the production steps from 80 to 15,” Williamson explained. The introduction on new fingerprint scanning machines saw the turnaround time in the fingerprint verification section being reduced from 27 days to four days and 236 000 backlogged records cleared, Williamson noted. There were long queues, frustrated customers, complaints and bad publicity. In addition, there was no mechanism to track and monitor the status or progress ID applications and backlogs. The department introduced the online verification of fingerprints, which enables temporary identity certificates to be issued immediately. The track-and-trace system was also extended for other documents such as passports, birth, marriage, death, citizenship and late registration of birth certificates. Track and trace system Some of the new measures introduced included a track-and-trace system, which requires staff to scan IDs in and out of each stage of the process, allowing the turnaround team to understand how much time an ID spent in a given section and to locate slow areas. 27 June 2011 In June 2007, it took an average of 127 days to get an ID, with some customers waiting as long as 250 days, Williamson said, adding that the long wait resulted in some people applying for multiple IDs, while others had to renew their temporary IDs a number of times. “The department now has an in-house capacity to roll out this approach to other areas of service delivery such as permits,” Williamson said. South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs has more than halved the average time it takes for a person to get an identity document (ID), thanks to the implementation of its turnaround strategy, which was introduced in 2007 with the major focus on ID-related processes and customer interaction. The strategy also resulted in a more efficient contact centre that answered 95% of calls in 20 seconds and resolved 90% of calls on first contact. Department officials were organised into teams, a front office checklist was developed to ensure that application information was correct and complete, and implementation teams were trained. In addition, individual and group performance targets were negotiated with staff, visible daily monitoring was introduced and quality reports were produced and distributed. Detailing the success of the turnaround strategy, Deputy Director-General Avril Williamson said the department had been reduced the turnaround time for an ID from 127 days to less than 45 days. Performance targets set Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Date set for Mandela statue unveiling

first_img26 September 2013A new nine-metre bronze statue of Nelson Mandela will be unveiled on 16 December – South Africa’s Day of Reconciliation – at the Union Buildings in Pretoria as part of the Union Buildings’ centenary and the countdown to the country’s 20 years of freedom celebrations.The R8-million statue will depict Madiba with his signature smile, with an open arm pose and one leg slightly extended back. The statue is still being constructed by South African artists Andre Prinsloo and Ruhan Jansen van Vuuren.Prinsloo told SAnews on Thursday that it had been difficult to decide at which age they should capture South Africa’s former president. “It was an extremely difficult task because everyone knows what Mandela looks like. We eventuality decided to capture him using his images 10 years after 1994,” said Prinsloo.The two have in the past worked together on sculptures of Chief Langalibalele and Dr Abdullah Abdurahman.Van Vuuren said they had tried to capture Madiba as a symbol of peace, “where people can go to when they need answers”.Prinsloo added: “This is a lifelong dream to work on such a sculpture – it is really an honour.”Addressing a media briefing in Pretoria on Thursday, Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile said the mounting of Mandela’s statue at the Union Buildings was “part of our ongoing work to develop new symbols and monuments that reflect our collective aspirations as South Africa and the new values we stand for”.It has yet to be decided where the statue will be placed at the Union Buildings, but Mashatile said they wanted it to be central. “If it means moving things around, then that will be done.”Mandela was inaugurated as South Africa’s first democratically elected president at the Union Buildings on 10 May 1994, after the country’s first free elections heralded the beginning of a new era in South African history.Mashatile said Madiba was from a generation of freedom fighters who taught the values of selflessness, humanity, integrity and respect for one another.“The statue will ensure that we never forget their contribution to where we are and will be a reminder of what they have taught us.”The Arts and Culture Department is also working on a national heritage monument, to be built in Tshwane, which will feature a procession of more than 400 life-size bronze statues of leaders such King Shaka and King Moesheshe, who contributed to shaping the South Africa of today.“This will ensure that the stories of courage and determination are told in full and that they become part of a new and inclusive narrative we are crafting for our country.”In the coming months, the department will also launch stamps and coins in celebration of Mandela’s legacy.Mandela, who was discharged from the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria on 1 September, is recuperating at his home in Johannesburg following a lengthy hospitalisation for a recurring lung infection.Last weekend, a nine-foot statue of Mandela was unveiled outside the entrance to South Africa’s embassy in Washington, DC.Other famous Madiba statues include the large statue at Sandton Square in Johannesburg and the artwork at the Mandela Capture Site outside Howick in KwaZulu-Natal.South Africa’s only life-size statue of Mandela currently stands in Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria.Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

Tripura police arrest main accused for Facebook post on Chief Minister, spouse

first_imgTripura police on Thursday arrested Anupam Paul on charge of spreading fake news in social media platform over alleged “bitter” family life of Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb. He was prime accused in the case police suo motu registered in west Agartala police station in last part of April.“Our team traced him at a location in Delhi before arresting him. He will be brought to Agartala by flight tomorrow”, a senior police official said.Police had arrested a freelance television journalist Saikat Talapatra and a police constable for sharing a Facebook post by Anupal Paul that claimed Chief Minister’s spouse filed a divorce suit in a court at Delhi. They were later freed on bail.Investigators also questioned Tripura Congress Vice-president Tapas Dey over sharing the post in social media against Chief Minister. He was however not detained.Both Biplab Deb and wife Niti Deb vehemently denied the reports and threatened of moving a criminal defamation case against the perpetrators. They spoke to media to describe the entire episode as part of ‘deep rooted conspiracy’ to destabilise BJP-led coalition government in Tripura.last_img read more

Saina falters in final, ends runner-up in Malaysia

first_imgStar Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal faltered after a good start as she lost to world number three Xin Wang of China in the finals to finish runner-up in the Malaysian Open Grand Prix Gold Badminton tournament here today.The world number four and top seed Indian, playing with a taped-up ankle, lost 21-13 8-21 14-21 in a 48-minute contest against her second-seeded rival.Saina ran away with the opening game in just 15 minutes with eight smash winners and better net-play but the momentum swung immediately after that as Asian Games gold-medallist Wang roared back into the match.The Chinese, who finished runner-up here two years ago, clinched seven points in a row in the second game to equalise.She was dominant in the deciding third game as well, leading 11-7, before Saina clawed her way back to make it 14-14.But Wang went on to once again win seven points on the trot to close the issue in her favour.Interestingly, Wang has had the better of Saina in their previous two encounters as well — both of which incidentally happened in Malaysia.The loss marks an end to Saina’s hundred per cent record in the finals of her senior career. She had won all 17 finals she played in before today.The 21-year-old had made a shock first-round exit at the Indian Open Super Series last week.– With PTI inputslast_img read more

Ohio State baseball hopes to carry 4game winning streak into series with

OSU senior first baseman Zach Ratcliff (32) takes a cut during a game against Hofstra on March 18. OSU won 12-1.Credit: Giustino Bovenzi | Lantern reporterAfter winning its first Big Ten series, the Ohio State baseball team (16-7-1, 2-1) took care of business against two nonconference opponents: Ohio University and Toledo. Now, the Buckeyes are looking ahead to a weekend series against Bethune-Cookman (11-15).The Buckeyes, winners of 16 consecutive midweek games, have done an excellent job protecting the home turf against these teams. For OSU coach Greg Beals, part of what makes those wins so special is that they have come against teams from Ohio.“Well the thing I like about that midweek streak is the fact that we’re playing a lot of other schools,” Beals said. “They come in here and it’s a really big game and we’re defending the T-H-E and a lot of places don’t like the T-H-E on The Ohio State University, but it’s something that it’s our responsibility to defend it.”Scouting Bethune-CookmanThe 2016 season has not been so terrible for Bethune-Cookman, but it certainly could have started better. The Wildcats are 6-4 in their past 10 games, a span that has included a one-run loss to No. 4 Miami (Fla.), but also a 21-8 throttling courtesy of Florida International (13-15).The pitching has been the Achilles’ heel for the Wildcats this season. They do not have a starting pitcher with an ERA below 4.50 and own a miserable team ERA of 5.62. While Bethune-Cookman has struggled on the mound, hitting has not been nearly as much of a concern. The Wildcats are batting .260 with 19 home runs as a team. The major force in their lineup is junior catcher Michael Cruz, who through 90 at-bats has a .333 batting average with nine home runs. Up and down the lineup, the Wildcats have players who can hit the ball with some authority, but Beals said he believes OSU can keep up its winning ways of late.“I think our pitchers need to stick to the gameplan and execute the gameplan, and that’s pitch the bottom of the zone,” Beals said. “I’d like to see us click a little more (on offense) and have a 12-, 13- or 14-hit night where we get contributions from up and down the lineup and a little more steady than we’ve been.”Fearsome foursomeOne would be hard pressed to find a more dangerous top four hitters in college baseball than the quartet starting things off for the Buckeyes. The table-setter, junior center fielder Troy Montgomery, currently has the most walks in the Big Ten with 26 and is sixth in on-base percentage (.490). The No. 2 hitter, redshirt junior right fielder Jacob Bosiokovic, is second in home runs with eight already; the No. 3 hitter, junior left fielder Ronnie Dawson, owns a .557 slugging percentage, good for 10th in the Big Ten. The cleanup hitter, senior third baseman Nick Sergakis, is first in hits with 40 and second in batting average (.417). Even with the recent success, Bosiokovic, who has hit a home run in three straight games, said he still wants to keep his approach simple.“I’m seeing it pretty well right now, but it’s just baseball,” Bosiokovic said. “The first weekend I had those home runs and then next week, I had one hit so it’s really just taking each at-bat and each pitch for what it is and tracking the ball and just trying to put a good swing on it.”Part of what has made this team so successful has not only been the outstanding hitting at the top of the lineup, but steady contributions from every player on the team. Against Toledo, senior shortstop Craig Nennig (batting ninth) went 2-for-5 with a home run. Junior left-handed pitcher Joe Stoll came in and provided the Buckeyes with four lockdown innings in relief.When looking at the past couple of wins for the Buckeyes, Beals said he knows that the bench, bullpen and bottom of the order have been crucial to the success of this team.“It’s the bullpen, it’s the bench guys, it’s the fact that we’ve got talent up and down the line,” Beals said. “We pinch hit twice last night, pinch ran twice last night, had a defensive switch, and we were able to do some things and the talent on our ball club is what allows (me) to make those decisions.”Staying hotNow riding a four-game winning streak, it will be important for the Buckeyes to keep things rolling against the Wildcats. Despite his team having played two games already this week, Beals said he is certain that his team will be ready to go against Bethune-Cookman.“These guys all have the ambition of playing professionally, and when you play professionally, you play every day,” Beals said. “I think this is what they train for, and I think this is what we train them for, and this is what they’re expectation is and when players get going in the sport of baseball, more than any other sports, it’s a rhythm, so once they get going and get feeling good, they want to play and they want to play almost every day.”The series against Bethune-Cookman is scheduled to begin Friday at 6:35 p.m. with junior lefty Tanner Tully set to take the bump for the Buckeyes. Redshirt sophomore right-hander Adam Niemeyer and senior left-hander John Havird are set to follow him up on Saturday and Sunday. read more