萬聖節真是玩吓咁簡單?

萬聖節真是玩吓咁簡單?我們真的願意將自己跟邪靈扯上關係嗎?
(但唔搞呢樣,有乜好搞?見下篇……)

“The day originated in Ireland and Scotland with the Celtic and Druid pagans. They believed the most active night of the spirit world was October 31. On that day every year Chron, the sun god, died. Samhain, their god of the dead, could bring back to life Chron, but only if people would sacrifice innocent blood.

Most Halloween symbols reflect these pagan origins. The jack-o-lantern, for instance, originally was a large turnip or skull with a candle in it. Some believe the fearsome face represented Samhain, who would drive off less powerful spirits. Others say the terror-stricken face represented a man named Jack whose soul wandered about between heaven and hell, unable to reside in either.

Similarly, trick-or-treating originated when people dressed in costumes in order to fool the evil spirits about their true identity, and thus cheat death and avoid the wrath of Samhain. People went “asouling" to neighbors, demanding favors and food and threatening to cast a spell if their demands were not met."

– from http://www.worldmag.com/1997/10/reformation_day

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October 31 is Reformation Day!

October 31 is Reformation Day!

Here are some FUN ways to celebrate the day when Martin Luther reformed the church, leading people to a great rediscovery of the good news of salvation by grace through faith in Jesus:

Dressing up, crafts, etc.:
http://mustardseeds.typepad.com/my_weblog/reformation-day/

Youth group party:
http://www.doorposts.com/details.aspx?id=46

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青出於藍

從前,有個六歲半小朋友,久不久會忘了如何寫個「去」字。

媽媽說,好啦嗱,記住,「(普通話)土、L、(普通話)點」,OK?

小朋友說,土L點……噢我知!To Alden!

青出於藍,果然更不堪於藍。

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容許孩子發怒

“All anger will come out anyway, either verbally or behaviorally. If you don’t allow a child’s anger to come out verbally – as unpleasant as it might be – the anger will come out as passive aggressive behavior."

from “The 5 Love Languages of Children

容許孩子發怒。孩子如麵團,發過才鬆軟,發過才好輔導。

大孩子亦然。

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No Plan B

Dr Adrian Rogers on a lifetime commitment to marriage, one in which the couple has thrown away the “parachute" / the backup plan on their plane–

“It is not primarily your love that holds your marriage together. It is your marriage that holds your love together. It is that commitment that enables your love to go on and on and on. I’ve told my wife- if you ever leave me, I’m going with you."

Here’s the podcast.

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瑜家課

我謹挑戰廣大讀者,作出同樣姿勢,做家課,寫春夏秋冬前後左右東南西北。

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…… 嗯?吓……?嗯……

有人:「媽媽,妳要不要剪髮?」

心不在焉媽媽:「嗯…… ?吓……?嗯……」

CHEEEEEARP !!!

細路,有時都頗值得你真心的關注。

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