Here are a few interesting links/sites/videos today:
Here's yet another seemingly-spontaneous rendering of Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus." I like this one better than Macy's Department Store. Note the singers raise their hands in the air, at the end. Do you think that, at some point, a complaint will be made about this expression of religious opinion in song, and companies will stop allowing it?
In that Christmas line, here is an interesting post on what our attitude should be in this Thanksgiving/Christmas Season. If you're a Dave Ramsey fan, you might want to read this, to get a little "softening" of opinion. Our proper response to God's lavish giving to us, is to give lavishly too. I really appreciated some of the comments to this post as well, in which we're reminded not to hoard our own savings, and then expect other people to pay our bills.
And I was amazed and dazzled by the beauty in this video from Yosemite National Park, sent by a friend. It's about "frazil ice" - ever heard of it? So interesting -- a phenomenon that occurs there in March & April. You should watch it!
Lastly, here's a link to a video from the Lausanne Conference, held recently in Cape Town. The video is of a North Korean girl, speaking eloquently and with such moving passion, about her commitment to the people of her homeland. Please don't miss this. She has lost both mother and father, but the Lord is clearly her portion and her inheritance.