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The Barkhor is a popular devotional circumambulation for pilgrims and locals. The walk is about a kilometre long and encircles the entire Jokhang Temple, the former seat of the State Oracle in Lhasa called the Muru Nyingba Monastery, and a number of former nobles' houses including Tromzikhang and Jamkhang.

 

There are four large incense burners (sangkangs) in the four cardinal directions, with incense burning constantly, to please the gods protecting the Jokhang. The Tromzikhang market is busy in the Barkhor, and the area is a major tourist attraction.

 

Because the Jokhang Temple has been a symbolic centre of Tibetan protests since 1987, the Barkhor has also seen many demonstrations. When the 14th Dalai Lama won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, many of his supporters threw tsampa around the Barkhor to celebrate.

 

After the central government denounced the prize, residents who continued such demonstrations were arrested. The square was briefly closed by riot police during the 2008 Lhasa protests.

 

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Short Daily Devotional -“Understand God’s Attitude and Drop all Misconceptions of God”

 

God’s word says, “Though part of God’s essence is love, and He extends mercy toward everyone, people overlook and forget the point that His essence is dignity as well. That He has love doesn’t mean that people can freely offend Him and He doesn’t have any feelings, or any reactions. That He has mercy doesn’t mean that He doesn’t have any principles in how He treats people. God is living; He really exists. He is not an imagined puppet or something else. Since He exists, we should carefully listen to His heart’s voice at all times, pay attention to His attitude, and understand His feelings. We shouldn’t use people’s imaginings to define God, and we shouldn’t impose the thoughts and wishes of people onto God, making God employ man’s style and thinking in how He treats mankind. ” from “How to Know God's Disposition and the Result of His Work" (Excerpt 5)” in The Word Appears in the Flesh

 

Recommended: 3 Principles for How to Meditate on the Word of God?

 

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Christian Devotional Song With Lyrics | Gospel hymn | "Quieting Myself Before God"

 

www.holyspiritspeaks.org/videos/quieting-myself-before-Go...

 

Introduction

Verse 1

I quiet myself before God,

pray and bare my heart to Him.

I simply and honestly open up,

speak from the heart.

I hand my difficulties and shortcomings over to God

and look to Him.

May God enlighten and illuminate me

to understand His will.

Through sincere seeking,

I gain the Holy Spirit’s light in me.

Understanding the truth,

I gain discernment and have a path of practice.

With God’s guidance I live in the light,

my heart is full of joy and sweetness.

I quiet myself before God.

Verse 2

Quiet before God, I ponder His words.

I see humanity’s corruption,

how we’ve lost all human likeness.

With the revelations and judgment of God's words

I reflect on myself:

Motives lurk behind my words, I lie too much.

In my duty, I’m without principles of the truth,

I adhere to rules in my actions.

I lack love for brothers and sisters,

I’m both arrogant and selfish.

I still need to accept more

of God's judgment , trials and cleansing.

I quiet myself before God.

Verse 3

Quieting myself before God

and seeking the truth,

I gradually grow in my life.

Quieting myself before God

and reflecting on myself,

I gain true repentance.

I often quiet myself before God

and truly commune with Him.

It allows me to fear God and shun evil,

and live before Him.

In all things I accept God’s inspection;

I live in the light.

Cleansing occurs in me,

and I live out a true, true life.

I quiet myself before God.

Verse 4

Often thinking on God’s words,

I’ve reaped a great harvest.

The Holy Spirit has enlightened me

to understand even more truths.

Fulfilling my duty,

I’m at ease and find enjoyment.

Putting God’s words into practice,

I receive His blessings and love.

Through sincere seeking

I gain the Holy Spirit’s light in me.

Understanding the truth,

I gain discernment

and have a path of practice.

With God’s guidance I live in the light,

my heart is full of joy and sweetness.

I quiet myself before God.

My heart is full of joy and sweetness.

I quiet myself before God, before God.

I quiet myself before God.

I quiet myself before God.

from Follow the Lamb and Sing New Songs

 

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London Rathayatra 2018 - Hare Krishna culture

 

Sashi has been marshalling for this event every year as part of his devotional service. Same hat, same reflector vest and same duty. Always smiling.

 

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Trafalgar Square, London 🇬🇧

24th June, 2018

Andachtsplatz / Aussichtspunkt bei Hohenentringen

 

Blick auf das Dörfchen "Ammerbuch und Umgebung".

GROUP: MACRO MONDAYS\

THEME: MADE OF WOOD

SUBJECT: WOODEN CROSS ON A BOOK

 

just a little over an inch.

 

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My purpose for posting this is a means of a prayer for a good friend who's battling lung cancer. She came and sang with us today, but I noticed how weak she was. I have been singing with this lady for more than 30years. It's so heartbreaking to see her like that. She was always full of life.

Copenhagen, Denmark

Merry Christmas !!!

 

Christmas is the most joyful holiday during the whole year and it’s being globalized. I believe that Santa Claus who is riding his sleigh in the sky with his flying reindeers and carrying a bag full of gifts for children, and laughing in a way sounds like “Ho Ho Ho”— is the most impressive picture of Christmas people are familiar with for everybody in the world. Children are looking forward to opening presents which was put under the fancy, decorated Christmas tree every year, this has been a family tradition and most of the families.. Also, the contemporary Christmas songs like, “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town”, “Jingle Bells”, “Frosty the Snowman”, “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer” and so on are catchy in every corner of the world……

 

However, as Christian, how should we approach Christmas in a way that is after the Lord’s heart? Let’s ponder about that and read the testimony article “Christmas Reflection: Are You Truly Worshiping the Lord Jesus?” to seek for God’s will together.

 

Contents:

 

The Origins of Christmas

The Lord Jesus Was Born Because of God’s Love and God’s Salvation of Mankind

What the Lord Jesus’ Will and Requirements for Us Are

Are We Truly Worshiping the Lord?

How to Conform to God’s Will and Earn His Praise

 

Recommended: How Do WeWorship God in Spirit and in Truth?

 

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Abraham Lincoln's Daily Devotional

 

August 1st

 

Believer Forewarned of Sorrow

 

THESE things I have spoken unto you, that in

me ye might have peace. In the world ye

shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I

have overcome the world. John 16:33

 

The path of sorrow, and that path alone,

Leads to the land where sorrow is unknown,

No traveler e'er reached that bless'd abode,

Who found not thorns and briars in his road.

 

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*Our Daily Challenge:

Seeing Red

   

More of Guenuche aka Pavlina in her new book:

Guenuche-Book.

 

Video about her book:

Video about her Book

This picture is taken in suburbs of Simhachalam Temple in Vishakapatnam where i found it pretty much interesting to find people offering both coins as well as fruits/flowers along with their beliefs

Shot in The Hague's West Dune Park; beautifull sand dunes at about 3 km distance from city centre

Photo title inspired by Australian band 'The Triffids'

English Christian Devotional Song | Gospel hymn | "How Joyous the Belief in God" | Praise and Worship

 

www.holyspiritspeaks.org/videos/how-joyous-the-belief-in-...

 

Introduction

Some say today’s youth are corrupt, decadent;

they give parents headaches and annoy teachers.

Chorus

We young ones who believe and follow God,

shine bright, for we seek truth and we practice God's words .

We young ones are the new generation.

We’re loved and blessed by God, we are so joyous.

We’re loved and blessed by God, we are so joyous.

Verse 1

We no longer chase the latest trends

or the glamour the nightclubs offer,

no longer strive for fame and fortune

or compete over flesh’s pleasures.

We’re not troubled by money, hooked to games,

don’t chase silly romance or live in lust.

We do not seek false knowledge, willful no more.

We’ve heard God’s voice, returned before God.

Chorus

We young ones who believe and follow God,

shine bright, for we seek truth and we practice God’s words.

We young ones are the new generation.

We’re loved and blessed by God, we are so joyous.

We’re loved and blessed by God, we are so joyous.

Verse 2

The truth of God’s words has cleared our minds,

we know what’s lovely, ugly, good, and corrupt.

His words cleanse us, keep us from evil.

Taking His truth, we’re on the right path.

Daily we read God’s words, share the truth,

we’re now living the life of the church.

God's judgment is with us as we grow,

as are dealing and pruning of God’s words.

Bridge 1

We’ve shed tears, had grief, failures, and falls,

but God’s words enlighten us timely.

Thanks to the light of the word of God,

we understand the truth and now we’re free.

Chorus

We young ones who believe and follow God,

shine bright, for we seek truth and we practice God’s words.

We young ones are the new generation.

We’re loved and blessed by God, we are so joyous.

We’re loved and blessed by God, we are so joyous.

Verse 3

We all praise God with cheers and laughter,

we’re happy living, talking with God.

Trying to be honest, loved by God,

we are guileless, vibrant, untroubled.

We all proclaim, testify to God.

Oh! Yes, our hearts are happy and free.

We’ve seen God face to face, felt His love.

Truth is precious, gives our lives new purpose.

Chorus

We young ones who believe and follow God,

shine bright, for we seek truth and we practice God’s words.

We young ones are the new generation.

We’re loved and blessed by God, we are so joyous.

We’re loved and blessed by God, we are so joyous.

Bridge 2

Oh! Yes, thanks be to Almighty God ,

who has given us the truth, the way, and life.

None is more lovely than Almighty God;

we, the young ones, shall always praise Him!

Chorus

We young ones who believe and follow God,

shine bright, for we seek truth and we practice God’s words.

We young ones are the new generation.

We’re loved and blessed by God, we are so joyous.

We’re loved and blessed by God, we are so joyous.

from Follow the Lamb and Sing New Songs

 

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I shamelessly stole this look from the lovely Danna Benoir. Check out her picture here

 

Angelica hair from DOUX

Riley shirt and pants from RKKN at Anthem event

Rosary necklace from Swallow

 

Location: Whimberly

Every day thousands of people are fed at the temple, by anyone who wishes to volunteer to do so, it is an act of devotional worship.

The denomination of Desert refers to the spaces dedicated to the spiritual retreat and convent of the order of the Carmelites Las Palmas Monks, also by the abundance of palm trees in the area. El Desierto offers many options for your enjoyment such as horseback riding, biking, cultural trails, lush vegetation, two monasteries, hermitages, grottos and caves, devotional pillars, chapels, fountains, springs ...

Benicàssim (Castelló de La Plana/ Spain).

Writer: Wang Yan

The last days are here, the prophecies in the Bible have basically all been fulfilled, and brothers and sisters all look forward to the Lord coming to receive us into the kingdom of heaven. But many brothers and sisters in the Lord are asking: Although we go to church every week to give worship, and we often read the Bible and we expend ourselves and work for the Lord, we are always committing sins in the daytime and then confessing in the evening, living in this vicious spiral, and we can never free ourselves from the bonds of sin. If things carry on this way, will the Lord Jesus

really forgive us, and so we can enter the kingdom of heaven ? How exactly does the Lord treat sinners? .....(Read more in “God’s Attitude Toward Sinners”)

 

Relevant word of Almighty God: “Some people will end up saying, ‘I’ve done so much work for You, and though there may not have been celebrated achievements, still I have been diligent in my efforts. Can’t You just let me into heaven to eat the fruit of life?’ You must know what kind of people I desire; those who are impure are not permitted to enter into the kingdom, those who are impure are not permitted to besmirch the holy ground. Though you may have done much work, and have worked for many years, in the end if you are still deplorably filthy—it is intolerable to the law of Heaven that you wish to enter My kingdom!” (“Success or Failure Depends on the Path That Man Walks” in The Word Appears in the Flesh). .

 

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Sometimes my quiet devotional time is interrupted in the most delightful ways! I happened to notice a squirrel outside and saw it flash past one of the more normal gray squirrels and I saw that it was twice the size of it and colored differently so I went for the camera! (Later research determined it was a Fox Squirrel) While I watched, it went up an old dead tree and moments later was headed down with something in its mouth. A baby squirrel! I watched it come down the tree and run out in the open of my lawn. It had to rest and readjust the baby a couple of times while crossing. I could not see where she took it. I waited and in just a few minutes she was back again for another one! I saw her take the two babies and she came back by a different route the third time, went up the tree but did not bring out any more babies. Instead she came down and went scampering off into the woods. Sorry about the picture quality, it was not only taken through a glass window, but this one had a screen on it. This was one of her resting and readjusting times.

Christian Music Video | Gospel hymn | "Attachment to God" | English Christian Devotional Song With Lyrics

 

www.holyspiritspeaks.org/videos/attachment-to-God-lrc/

 

Introduction

God chose me from an ocean of crowds,

arranging me to come to His side.

His truthful and kind words warmed my heart.

Given the truth, in joy I reside.

His familiar voice, beautiful face

have never changed from the very start.

In His house, His sweet love I taste,

so I lean close and wish not to part.

God has never left my side. He sacrifices with no

complaint.

I’ll throw off corruption and be cleansed.

I’ll accompany God forever, forever.

Without God, the days became too hard.

I staggered along in painful stride.

His protection leads me all the way.

Now with God's words , I am satisfied.

Time brings changes, the world will evolve.

But nothing can part my heart from God.

A promise of millennia, unchanged oath.

Cycles of life and death, I am back to His side.

God has never left my side. He sacrifices with no

complaint.

I’ll throw off corruption and be cleansed.

I’ll accompany God forever, forever.

He’s sown life in my heart.

His words nurture me, giving trials, refinements.

Persecution and sufferings make my life stronger.

Failures are to temper me.

God has never left my side. He sacrifices with no

complaint.

I’ll throw off corruption and be cleansed.

I’ll accompany God forever, forever.

God has never left my side. He sacrifices with no

complaint.

I’ll throw off corruption and be cleansed.

I’ll accompany God forever, forever.

from Follow the Lamb and Sing New Songs

Recommended for You :musical documentary

 

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Thank you for viewing. If you like please fav and leave a nice comment. Hope to see you here again. Have a wonderful day 😊

 

Gangamatas Gaudiya matha (Bhakti Yoga Centre) in Walthamstow, London 🇬🇧

10th August, 2018

Devotional items store

 

Nuestra Señora de la Soledad Parish

Darasa, Tanauan City, Batangas

 

May 13, 2010

Sometimes my quiet devotional time is interrupted in the most delightful ways! I happened to notice a squirrel outside and saw it flash past one of the more normal gray squirrels and I saw that it was twice the size of it and colored differently so I went for the camera! (Later research determined it was a Fox Squirrel) While I watched, it went up an old dead tree and moments later was headed down with something in its mouth. A baby squirrel! I watched it come down the tree and run out in the open of my lawn. It had to rest and readjust the baby a couple of times while crossing. I could not see where she took it. I waited and in just a few minutes she was back again for another one! I saw her take the two babies and she came back by a different route the third time, went up the tree but did not bring out any more babies. Instead she came down and went scampering off into the woods.

devotional candles @ St. Stephen's Church, Mainz | Opferlichter in der Pfarrkirche Sankt Stephan, Mainz

 

bare religious necessities

Asakusa, Senso-ji, Tokyo.

A lot of devotional trade on Bamrung Muean Road

 

For further information :

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bamrung_Mueang_Road

shot made with PENTAX ME SUPER with kodak trix-400

It has been over two thousand years to date since the Lord Jesus Christ came to the earth and was nailed to the cross in the likeness of sinful flesh to serve as a sin offering for us all. The disposition of love, mercy and forbearance of the Lord Jesus Christ is far beyond the reach of us corrupt humans. Therefore, His name was spread and praised and has become known to all, and many people have belief in and reverence for Him. Here is a question, God is so supreme, so why would He deliberately choose such a normal, ordinary form to come amongst man and perform His work? Read the gospel testimony article and to learn “Why Did the Lord Jesus Work Amongst Man in an Ordinary Form?

 

Recommended:Christian Dance Song

 

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A devotional statue of the Sto. Niño of Atocha that I'm still working on. Inspired by Mexican Retablos depicting the same subject.

Some candles inside the Benten Kutsu cave at Hase-dera temple. The cave is is dedicated to Benzaiten, a sea goddess and the only female among the Seven Lucky Gods of Japan. Her temples and shrines are located near water–the sea, a river, or a pond. She is the patron of music, the fine arts, and good fortune in general.

 

Source: www.hasedera.jp/en/about/

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A work I just finished...

 

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All rights reserved.

Mixed media acrylic and collage in wooden box

47.5 x 33 cm

 

Utsava festival in mylapore chennai

 

Devotional candle wall at the Shrine of Santo Niño de Cebu in Tampa, Florida.

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