Friday, August 27, 2010

In His Time

I'd like to introduce one of my favorite worship songs. "In His Time" is based on the following verse from the Old Testament:
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.(Ecclesiastes 3:11)

The word "fathom" seems unfamiliar, it means "to understand or find an explanation for something".

We plan all kinds of things by ourselves, but our plans are not necessarily the same with the Lord's. I think He is working for our good if we just believe and trust in Him. He knows what is best to us in His time.

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Annual Recital

Vocal music is not my major at college. I've been learning it as a hobby for more than ten years. My private teacher holds a recital of her students every September. I'll sing two arias from Italian opera: 'Son vergin vezzosa' from "I Puritani" and 'Oh! quante volte, oh! quante' from "I Capuleti ed i Montecchi". The latter one is Giulietta(=Juliet)'s aria.

The following two YouTube are Anna Netrebko's 'Son vergin vezzosa' and Sumi Jo's 'Oh! quante volte, oh! quante'. Sumi Jo is my favorite opera singer. I love her beautiful and transparent voice.

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Origin of nickname

As you might see, my nickname heidi is a German name. I used to operate a HAM radio using Hidy as handle.

The interest of PC led me to quit radio and go on the Internet. At that time, I became more interested in German than English, and changed from Hidy(hai-di) to German heidi(hai-di).

I don't mean I am 'Heidi in the Alps'. It is very close to my first name in pronunciation. :-)

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

God will make a way

I'd like to introduce this YouTube video sung by Don Moen. He is my favorite singer. "God will make a way" is a special song to me, for this was a kind of encourageous song when I had a hard time two or three years ago. All worries are gone now but this song still cheers me up. I love it very much.

I believe this lyrics are based on "Isaiah 43:19" from the Bible. Please see the following two versions: New International Version and New King James Version.

(New International Version)
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the desert
and streams in the wasteland.

(New King James Version)
Behold, I will do a new thing,
Now it shall spring forth;
Shall you not know it?
I will even make a road in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert.

Have a nice day! :-)

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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Precious Youth Choir

There are 5 worship groups in our church; Choir, Children's Choir, Precious Youth Choir, Orchestra and Glorious (worship band). Precious Youth Choir has recently been formed by youngsters, mostly ex-Children's Choir members.

I've been a choir member for more than twenty years. We usually sing hymns or religious music such as Handel and Bach. I personally love to sing English worship songs, and this "Shout to the Lord" is one of my favorite worship songs.

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Friday, August 13, 2010

My favorite verse

(This is a beautiful mosaic picture taken at Torch Trinity Graduate School of Theology,  Korea.)
Psalm 23:1-4

The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
your rod and your staff, they comfort me.