Our refuge and strength

Wow, it's been more than 2 years without blogging. Where have I been? :) It feels good to be back, though. It's almost like going back to the old times.

Anyway, for today I just want to share a Bible scripture that I love and find very inspiring in times of trouble. Hope you enjoy it!
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. PSalm 46:1

Changing your perspective

A few weeks ago there was this huge blackout in Brazil, caused by a technical problem in Itaipu dam, the second-largest hydroelectric power producer in the world (Yahoo news here).
It was very weird and a bit scary to realize how dependent we are on eletricity. For hours there was no TV, no radio, no computer. Some cellphones weren't working and despite my notebook being ok, it seemed useless without internet.
I was at home when it happened and I prayed for those people who were out of their homes at that time. I imagine how many of them were in the subway, in the elevator, at the office, alone on the street. I remembered people in hospital and all kinds of situation in which people are highly dependant on electricity.
I took that time to think and I realized we should be always ready to live with little, even though the media keeps saying we need more and more, in this endless consumption world.
I remember the day after the blackout some people would complain about missing a TV show,…

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Happy Earth Day!

Today is Earth Day, and among my emails and tweets I found this really cool post, written in the website "Matador Change", which name I found kinda interesting and weird at the same time, but that nicely gives us 6 ways to celebrate Earth Day. Enjoy!

Susan Boyle - Singer - Britains Got Talent 2009

Wow! A touching video that shows us how we can get wrong by judging.

Don't let it bring you down.

It doesn't matter where you are right now, the main topic of the moment is the world's economic crisis.

A few days ago, while attending a seminar about innovation, the presenter made his point showing the crisis from another perspective, where people see it as an opportunity, a good time to innovate, to create, to change, to grow.

Even though the word "crisis" is usually not associated to good stuff, if we think twice about it we can find a lot of positivity in there. Just like these...

"In the best of times, our days are numbered anyway. So it would be a crime against nature for any generation to take the world crisis so solemnly, that it put off enjoying those things for which we were designed in the 1st place: the opportunity to do good work, to enjoy friends, to fall in love, to hit a ball, and to bounce a baby." Alistair Cooke, American, journalist and commentator.

The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis'. One brush stroke sta…

Vote Earth!

This is just a short post to invite you to turn off your lights tomorrow (March, 28th), at 20h30, local time, no matter where you are, in order to support the WWF cause, the "Earth Hour"!

For the first time in history, people of all ages, nationalities, race and background have the opportunity to use their light switch as their vote – Switching off your lights is a vote for Earth, or leaving them on is a vote for global warming. WWF are urging the world to VOTE EARTH and reach the target of 1 billion votes, which will be presented to world leaders at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009. (Source: Earth Hour website).

By the way, what will you do in the dark hour? Take a nap? Enjoy a candlelight dinner? Let your imagination fly! :D