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* No Other Love! Two Beautiful Songs With Same Title!





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Professor Howdy said...

"This is how much God loved the world: He gave His Son, His one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in Him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn't go to all the trouble of sending His Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again. Anyone who trusts in Him is acquitted; anyone who refuses to trust Him has long since been under the death sentence without knowing it. And why? Because of that person's failure to believe in the one-of-a-kind Son of God when introduced to Him. - John 3

Professor Howdy said...

Who Is Laertes?

Shakespeare's Hamlet is in a predicament most of us will never face. His uncle has killed his father and then married his mother to become the king. The main conflict of the play is found within Hamlet's long monologues debating whether or not he should murder his uncle and avenge his father's death. It's not a life story most can fully identify with.

But for a group of prisoners at the Missouri Eastern Correctional Center, Hamlet, both the man and the play, hit disruptively home. Over the course of six months, a prison performing arts program gave a handful of criminals, who are living out the consequences of their violent crimes, the chance to delve into a story about a man pondering a violent crime and its consequences. The result was a startling encounter for both the players, most of whom were new to Shakespeare, and the instructors, who long thought they knew every angle to Shakespeare's tale, but came to see how much they had missed.

One
man, in order to play the character Laertes, found himself reckoning with the temptation to manipulate as a means of getting what you want, only to realize a kind of cowardice in such actions. In a moment of clarity through the life of another, he admits, "I can identify with that [struggle] and I can play that role very well—because I've been playing that role my whole life....To put a gun in somebody's face—that's an unfair advantage. That's a cowardly act. And that's what criminals are; we’re cowards." He then admits with striking transparency, "I am Laertes. I am."(1)

I was at a writers' conference once that reminded an audience of aspiring artists of faith that in moments of moral crisis we do not pause to ask what Jane Erye would do. And yet there are inarguably characters and stories that become of immense moral significance, pulling us into worlds that call for attention, compassion, and consideration. As evidenced at the Missouri Eastern Correctional Center,
literature affords the unique and disarming possibility of placing oneself in another's shoes, showing us sides of an individual we might otherwise miss, and depths of ourselves we might otherwise fail to consider. It is far harder to murder someone whose perspectives we have considered as imaginatively as our own. It is difficult to persist in self-deception when we find ourselves so jarringly laid out on the page. Such characters offer vessels of possibility beyond what is familiar, normal, and accepted—and often beyond what is even seen.

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Professor Howdy said...

It is not accidental that Jesus used story as a vehicle to speak the truth in a way that was both disarming and inescapable.

"Simon, I have something to say to you," Jesus said to a Pharisee who had invited him to dinner.

"Teacher," he replied; "Speak."

"A certain creditor had two debtors," Jesus said; "one owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. When they could not pay, he cancelled the debts for both of them. Now
which of them will love him more?"

Simon answered, "I suppose the one for whom he cancelled the greater debt."

Jesus said to him, "You have judged rightly." Then turning towards the woman Simon had just flippantly dismissed as sinful and offensive, he said to Simon: "Do you see this woman?"

Simon had obviously seen her long before Jesus paused to tell him a story. With disgust, he had watched her enter his house, kneel at the feet of his guest, and proceed to weep so much that she could actually bathe his feet with her tears. Simon looked on as she dried his feet with her hair, kissing his feet incessantly, and anointing them with ointment. Seeing all of this clearly, he then questioned the sight of his guest. "If this man were a prophet," Simon said to himself, "he would have known who and what kind of woman this is who is touching him—that she is a sinner."(2)

Like Hamlet to a hardened criminal, the simple story into which Simon willingly entered forced him to
take another look at one he willed not to see. We are not told what he saw the second time around, but his own words undoubtedly probed his hardened heart: The one who sees that she has had a great debt cancelled loves more. In a story of two debtors, Simon is invited to reconsider a sinful woman, his righteous self, and the one who forgives.

Jesus places us beside images of a kingdom that turns things around, stories that shock and offend us, metaphors that wake us to the presence of a surprising God, to the mindsets and pieties that block us from seeing this God, and to the abundance of divine grace that beckons us to look again and again.



Jill Carattini is managing editor of A Slice of Infinity at Ravi Zacharias International Ministries in Atlanta, Georgia.



(1) As heard on This American Life with Ira Glass, 218: Act V, October 12, 2007.
(2) See Luke 7:36-50.

Professor Howdy said...



There's a Goldmine Of Romantic Music
that is in the process of being LOST
forever. Music written in the first half
of the Last Century offers Romance,
Beauty & Great Lyrics that incorporates
a Happy, Uplifting & Positive Worldview
that is quite rare today.

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a Contemporary Story that your mind
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This Elegant & Enticing Music was first
recorded on 33 1/3 Phonographs, transferred
to Cassette Tape, then C.D.s and finally
to my Computer so the quality is not
paradigmatic.

Perhaps one day, others will discover
this Enchanting Treasure and this music
will become more available on the Internet.
Even better would be if new Mantovanis,
Percy Faiths, Norman Luboffs, Arthur
Fiedlers, etc. would discover and record
with a fresh talent true to the original
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As the alluring & angelic music from the past
swells, compliments, and enhances each HD
Picture/Video with melodious beauty, the Holy
Spirit - when allowed - overwhelms the marvelous
as well as the mundane in our continuance and
changes our existence (no matter our sordid past)
by transforming our very lives, beings & personhood
along with our status with the One True God of the
Bible, when we follow this path:

1) For ALL (Americans, Muslims, Jews,
Catholics, Hindus, Buddhist, Asians,
Presbyterians, Europeans, Baptist,
Brazilians, Mormons, Methodist,
French, etc.) have sinned & fall
short of the glory of God.

2) For the wages of above (see #1)
are DEATH (Hell, eternal separation
from God, & damnation) but the Gift
(free & at no charge to you) of God
(Creator, Jehovah, & Trinity) is
Eternal Life (Heaven) through
(in union with) Jesus Christ
(God, Lord, 2nd Person of the
Trinity, Messiah, Prince of
Peace & Savior of the World).

3) For God so greatly loved & dearly
prized the world (Americans, Muslims,
Jews, Catholics, Hindus, Buddhist,
Asians, Presbyterians, Europeans,
Baptist, Brazilians, Mormons,
Methodist, French, etc.) that
He even gave up His only begotten
(unique) Son, that whosoever (anyone,
anywhere, anytime - while still living)
believes (trust in, relies on, clings to,
depends completely on) Him shall
have eternal (everlasting) life (heaven).

4) Jesus said: "I am THE WAY, THE TRUTH,
& THE LIFE. No one (male/female - American,
Muslim, Jew, Catholic, Hindu, Buddhist,
Asian, Presbyterian, European, Baptist,
Brazilian, Mormons, Methodist, French,
etc. ) comes (arrives) to the Father (with
GOD in Heaven) EXCEPT BY (through)
ME (no other name).

This wonderful loving GOD gives you the choice - - -
(Rev. 3:20)


{Please note that church membership,
baptism, doing good things, etc. are not
requirements for becoming a Christian -
however they are great afterwards!!!}


Jesus said, "Wide is the gate and broad
is the road that leads to destruction
(Hell, damnation, eternal punishment),
and many enter through it. But small
is the gate and narrow the road that
leads to life (Heaven, eternal happiness,
forever with God), and only a few find it.

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Professor Howdy said...


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Phillip T. Yarborough
Professor Emeritus
Harvard University
And Entertainment
Editor for Time Magazine

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