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Shonan Christ Church

on Sep 27, 2016 in Architecture, Arts & Science | 0 comments

Shonan Christ Church Japanese architecture studio Takeshi Hosaka architects has designed a new protestant church near the coastal region of Shonan, Japan. The single-story concrete structure’s long rectilinear volume is topped with a series of six gentle swells in the roof, all at different heights, allowing indirect natural light to illuminate the chapel within. On the interior, the roof’s peaks form a series of curved, concrete ribs, which are divided by panes of glass. This structure makes the ceiling appear to float, and casts radiant beams of light into the space.   Takeshi Hosaka architects about the design for Shonan Christ Church: A protestant church stands in a rich green residential area which is 10 minutes away from Shonan beach by foot. The chapel of the 50-year-old church became too small and it was therefore decided that a new church would be constructed on a...

Counsel from heaven vs counsel from hell

on Sep 21, 2016 in 2016 | 0 comments

Counsel from heaven vs counsel from hell By Ivan Ho    21 Sept 2016   Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the Lord , and in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper. Psalm 1:1‭-‬3 NKJV   I wonder who are your counsels in life, who do you consult with about things you go through, major decisions you face in life? Who do you surround yourself with, who do you spend time with everyday? Who is speaking into your life? Oprah? or your heavenly Father?   Counsel from hell   When someone gives you advice that contradicts God’s word, that’s an ungodly counsel you need to...

Dream of two dogs

on Sep 14, 2016 in Dreams | 0 comments

Dream of 2 dogs Some years ago I had a dream carrying a prophetic message. In the first part of the dream  I saw myself with a beagle dog. While I was playing with her, the beagle dog was suddenly pulled away from me by the master holding the leash, to my disappointment.     Then the dream moved into the next scene in which I saw another dog, a Silken Windhound, on a grassy place.  I approached the dog and ended up staying with her. Then I saw a family of similar Silken Windhounds, about four or five dogs being together.  ...

Dream 13 Sept 16

on Sep 13, 2016 in Dreams | 0 comments

Dream 13 Sept 2016, HK   I‘ve decided to put this dream I have this morning here as a record of my spiritual journey with God, even though it may not sound relevant to the people who are not in the dream. I will call the person I saw in the dream X, who is someone I know.   In the dream I found myself in the upper level of the backstage area underneath the stands of a stadium. I am trying to make my way to the stadium.   While I am at the backstage, I am aware what is going on at the stage in the stadium where X is doing public speaking. Before X steps on stage, however, I see X give a stadium crew a smack kiss on his lips even though they don‘t know each other, to my amazement. Meanwhile I am still stuck inside the backstage trying to make my way to the stands.   Then I see X delivering a message on stage. X is rather confident and casually speaking to the crowd,...

Relationship with God 3

on Sep 7, 2016 in 2016 | 0 comments

Relationship with God   By Ivan Ho   7 Sept 2016   Our relationship with God is the most important relationship in life, not only in this life but throughout eternity. Our relationship with God begins when Jesus comes to us through His Word and reveals Himself to us in a personal way. When the Word of God comes, some may reject Him but for those who receive Jesus, they become born again and enter into a new relationship with God. However, our relationship with God does not stay at the point of our salvation, but needs to continue to grow stronger and stronger each day. There are attitudes and principles we can apply in our daily life that will help us strengthen our relationship with Him.   1. Press the start button 2. Put away idols   3. Pursue God Himself     And as He walked by the Sea of Galilee, He saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into...