Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Predestination and Election

Summary of my thoughts yesterday during a Christian meeting. 

Mankind was predestined to be with God before the Creation to have a deep relationship with Him, to praise and worship Him. 

The Fall separated Him from mankind.  He chose the people of Israel to lead and to re-establish the relationship with Him, within the framework of certain Laws He pronounced. But the chosen people keep on breaking the laws of engagement.  Animal sacrifices were then required for the atonement of the people's sin which was not a perfect redemptive plan. 

Jesus Christ the saviour of the world was the answer to God's redemptive plan, the ultimate sacrifice to be done once and for all humankind. The Gospel story of grace and mercy being told by believers In Christ, is the "I stand at the door and knock ...." . Anyone who welcomes, receives and follow Him are His elected and they become the children of God. The elected have the Holy Spirit indwelling in them to guide them to purity of heart and holiness in life. 

Our current journey continues with a deeper understanding and relationship with God, on going sanctification until we meet Him face to face. 

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Added Text


Used Corel PaintShopPro to add text to this artwork.  

This flower from my garden was captured with my mobile camera and turned into a digital watercolor painting.  Used the airbrush to blur the picture behind the text so that the yellow text will come out more prominently.

Will use this jpeg image to post to my Christian friends using WhatsApp.


Friday, January 15, 2021

Digital Art



Using Corel programmes to produce the above art in water colour style.  The images are rather astonishing.  Corel is using AI in their "painting" algorithm. 

Will be personalising these pictures with special notes for my patients.  Hope to produce many more artwork with pictures taken from my garden.  

Friday, January 1, 2021

Starting the Year 2021



An early start at 8 am 1/1/2021with my woodworking hobby.  Have been putting off several projects.  Today managed to saw several pieces of wood to strengthen my sofa seats at home.  The wood had been recycled from a partition which was taken down at 15 Clarke Street.  

This wood working bench came from my father.  He too was a woodworking hobbyist.  He used to make toy boats and air planes.  I remember he used balsa wood for the model aircrafts.  

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Lawn Mowing

A lot of people are into lawn tennis but I do not play tennis. So the nearest of anything lawn to me will be lawn mowing.

Great exercise. Surprised to say I did only 2000 steps and the heart rate went up to 152 bpm from a resting rate of 60 bpm. This is sort of a forced exercise as I have declined hiring a gardener to make sure I get some fresh air and sunshine during this COVID pandemic.

I have an electric grass mower and here are some tips:





Saturday, December 26, 2020

Spirituality vs Religiosity

Spirituality

Internal character

Relationship with God and others

Progressive and growing

Openness and transparency

Attractive and compelling

.................

Religiosity

External Performance

Rules

Pretense to perfection and fixed 

Pretentious and closed

Pushy and offensive

by Dr Ron Jenson



Friday, December 25, 2020

My New Note 10 lite

I am surprised at how much my Note 8 has evolved into Note 10.  And yet the newest model from Samsung is Note 20!  So many new features.  

There is always something new to learn.  Hence we need to open up our eyes, ears and mind to constantly receive and interpret the ever changing information coming along our way.  

Happy learning in the year ahead -  2021. Happy New Year.