Monthly Archives: Januarie 2011

Verveeld? Hoe om die dag om te kry, hoe om die dag aan te gryp.

Dis ‘n ongewone vraag: Hy vertel my dat sy vriendin 8 ure ‘n dag alleen op kantoor moet spandeer, onmiddelik moet los waarmee sy besig is as werk inkom, maar net so 2 ure ‘n dag se werk het om te doen. Sy sukkel al saans om te slaap van pure verveling. Sy is nie dom nie, en sy soek iets om haar brein mee besig te hou. Sy het Internet by die werk, maar dit sal nie aanvaarbaar wees om dit vir hoë verkeer soos Youtube te gebruik nie.

Watse raad,  vra hy my, kan ek gee om hierdie jong vrou besig te hou?

Hier is my vinnige gedagtelys. Liewe leser, voeg gerus enige ander gedagtes by waaraan jy kan dink.

> Lees. Oor enigiets wat jou interesseer

> Blokraaisels, suduko, rekenaarspeletjies

> Begin deelneem, buite werksure, aan enigiets wat jy voor kan voorberei. As jy bv. deel van ‘n dramagroep word, kan jy woorde inoefen, as jy Sondagskool gee kan jy dink oor hoe om jou les beter aan te bied, as jy vir ‘n liefdadigheid werk kan jy bemoedigende kaartjies of SMSe skryf vir mense met wie jy werk, as jy by toastmasters vir ‘n kursus inskryf kan jy jou toesprake uitdink.

> Vat CD’s waarvan jy hou werk toe en leer om regtig, heelhartig, te luister. Meeste mense deesdae “luister” musiek as ‘n agtergrond vir ander dinge, hulle leer nie om musiek regtig te waardeer nie.

> Skryf vir ‘n korrespondensiekursus in iets in.

> Vind iets wat jy kan maak/ vervaardig. Dalk is daar selfs ‘n mark vir wat jy maak, en kry jy ‘n ekstra inkomste daaruit. (Juwele maak met krale vat bv. min plek, en kan maklik uit die pad geskuif word vir ander werk.)

> Raak geinteresseerd in blogs of forums, (mens kry blogs of forums oor byna enige onderwerp), en begin daar kommentaar lewer.

> Word die meisie van wie almal vertel, “Wow, sy onthou almal se verjaarsdae, sy onthou altyd om dankie te sê vir die kleinste dingetjie. Sy is regtig bedagsaam.” Gebruik bietjie van jou spaartyd om ‘n verjaardaglys op te stel, te dink of iemand wat jy ken dalk ‘n bemoedigende e-pos nodig het, of ‘n dankie-oproep iewers goed sal afgaan, ens.

> Word ‘n intersessor- leer om te bid in daardie tyd.

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Wat kom nou eintlik die keiser toe?

Matteus 22: 16 En hulle stuur hul dissipels saam met die Herodiane na Hom en sê: Meester, ons weet dat U waaragtig is en die weg van God in waarheid leer en U aan niemand steur nie, want U sien nie die persoon van mense aan nie– 17 sê dan vir ons, wat dink U: Is dit geoorloof om aan die keiser belasting te betaal of nie? 18 Maar Jesus het hulle boosheid bemerk en gesê: 19 Geveinsdes, waarom versoek julle My? Wys My die belastingmunt. En hulle het vir Hom ‘n penning gebring. 20 En Hy sê vir hulle: Wie se beeld en opskrif is dit? 21 Hulle antwoord Hom: Die keiser s’n. Daarop sê Hy vir hulle: Betaal dan aan die keiser wat die keiser toekom, en aan God wat God toekom. 22 En toe hulle dit hoor, was hulle verwonderd en het Hom verlaat en weggegaan.

Hier is so ‘n paar idees oor daardie Bybelgedeelte:

1) Anders as die antieke Romeinse ryk waar Jesus gebly het, bly ek in ‘n demokrasie. Government by the people and for the people beteken dat óns die keiser is. Die vers beteken dan seker dat ons die reg het om die regering verantwoordelik te hou om ons te gee wat ons toekom!

2) Jesus se riglyn was: “Gee aan die keiser wat Hom toekom, en aan God wat Hom toekom.” Nou is dit jou plig om te vra: Hoeveel kom die keiser toe? Is daar enigiets wat God nie toekom nie? (Of te wel, Jesus het nie ‘n duidelike antwoord gegee nie, maar ‘n strikvraag gevra.)

3) Waar die onderdaan van imperialistiese Rome die Keiser niks behalwe gehoorsaamheid skuld nie, het die burger van ‘n demokratiese land ‘n verantwoordelikheid om te kyk dat sy verkose regering wettiglik volgens die konstitusie regeer.

Nou ja, hierdie is nie noodwendig die regte interpretasie(s) nie. Ondersoek maar self die Bybel, en vra self die Here wat waar is! En kom vertel wat jy dink.

Het Konstantyn besluit wat in die Bybel moet wees? Hoekom is die ander geskrifte oor Jesus nie in die Bybel nie?

Lee Strobel ondervra vir sy boek, “A case for Christ” vir Craig A. Evans, ‘n hoogs gerepekteerde Bybelse skolier en geskiedkundige wat selfs ‘n paar lede van die skeptiese Jesus seminaar onder sy onderskrywers het.

Lee Strobel: What about the allegation that the reason we don’t have any competing gospels from the first century is because they were gathered and burned?

Craig A. Evans:”For crying out loud, the Christians had no control over the city. They couldn’t command or coerce anyone to burn anything. The idea that there was some sort of culling process or or purging that took place in the first century is really absurd.”

Lee Strobel:”How about the claim that we see in The da Vinci Code that Constantine collated the books of the Bible in the fourth century and burned all the alternative gospels?”

Craig A. Evans:”That’s just nonsense. The idea of Constantine telling Christians what ought to be in the Bible and gathering up gospels and burning them- that’s fictional material in Dan Brown’s book. It isn’t legitimate history written by people who know what they are talking about.”

En hoe vergelyk die 4 evangelies met die ander geskrifte oor Jesus, wat ook evangelies genoem word? Weereens is professor Evans aan die woord:

If one examines all the evidence fairly and completely, then it’s a logical conclusion that the canonical writings have an exclusive claim to being connected to the gospel. For crying out loud- the gospel of Thomas doesn’t! And would anyone claim that the so-called gospel of Peter- found in the coffin of a monk in the ninth century – has any connection with Peter? Come on!

If you had ten documents and you arbitrarily selected four of them and said only they have a connection with the apostels, and you didn’t have any reason for saying that – then that would be prejudice, I agree. But if you go through all ten and then discover that you actually do have credible historical evidence for four of them as having some kind of apostolic connection and the others not a chance- then it’s not a dogmatic, prejudicial assertion. It’s a reasonalble and considered conclusion., based on the evidence.

…Matthew, Mark, Luke and John were earlier than all these other gospels, and they have credible connections with the first generation,apostolic, eyewitness sources. The only way to deny that is to say well, I don’t care what the evidence says, I will instead rely on my own intuition and guesswork and preference. Now, I call that dogmatic and prejudiced!

Kortom, 4 evangelies word vertrou,oor 4 evangelies betroubaar is.

4 Berigte, een storie: Feit of fiksie?

Kyk net watter nonsens praat die liberale media nou al weer!

AP – Sat Dec 10,
A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 rests in the middle of Central Ave. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005 in Chicago. The jetliner, trying to land in heavy snow slid off the runway Thursday at Midway Airport, crashed through a boundary fence and slid out into the street, hitting one car and pinning another beneath it. A child in one of the vehicles was killed. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
– What we know from this: there were only 2 cars, 1 boundary fence and only 1 child was hurt/killed.
Radio@UPEI December 9, 2005
A snowy runway caused a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 to skid off the runway in Chicago Thursday evening. Nobody on the plane was seriously injured, but a 6-year old boy was killed as the plane skid onto the intersection of 55th Street and Central Avenue, and hit the vehicle he was traveling in.
– This one must be false because it only mentions 1 vehicle being hit (the last one had 2) and nothing about going through any fence, but we know there were fences from the first report.
AFP/Getty Images – Fri Dec 9,
Southwest Airlines jet sits on a roadway after it crashed through a security wall the evening before at Midway Airport in Chicago, Illinois. US authorities launched an investigation after the jet skidded off a Chicago airport runway and into a street where it hit two cars and killed a child

– This also must be made up because it says the plane went thru a security wall, not a boundary fence like the last one said it did? If a plane went through a brick wall it would have exploded or at least caught on fire don’t you think? Ah you are thinking a boundary/security wall what’s the difference? Well one is a fence the other a wall. This whole situation sounds like it was made up from the start.
Reuters – Fri Dec 9,
A Southwest Airlines plane bound from Baltimore, Maryland, sits on a road along Chicago’s Midway Airport December 9, 2005, after crashing through a safety barrier while trying to land during a snowstorm in Chicago on December 8, 2005. (Frank Polich/Reuters)
-This story doesn’t mention that someone was killed in this crash. Which is kinda important don’t you think? It talks about a safety barrier not a wall, it also doesn’t talk about any cars being hit. So were NO cars hit? This story totally contradicts ALL the others. What liars these Reuters guys are.

Is ek ‘n mal heks wat kyf oor die media? Nee. Die openingsin is ‘n manier om jou knoppies te druk, om aandag op “Neil” se stuk te vestig. En “Neil” is ook nie ‘n mal ou wat regtig uitvaar teen die media nie. Gaan kyk op sy blog waarom hy hierdie dinge gesê het.

Lekker ystee vir warm dae

Jy benodig:

3 sakkies rooibostee

1 pakkie Tang appelkoeldrank

Laat die teesakkies trek in 2,5 liter kookwater. Gooi Tang-poeier by en plaas in yskas om af te koel. Geniet koud.