Posts Tagged ‘faith and religion’

“Fall” by Chris Neil

Posted by    |    February 19th, 2012 at 7:32 am

We take notice any time Salomon Ligthelm posts a video produced and directed by someone else.   Dallas faithful will enjoy the production values incorporated into this video, but the message is worthy of contemplation and the reason to take the time to watch this video.

Jesus Saves

Posted by    |    September 18th, 2011 at 8:00 am

Gifted short film maker, Salomon Ligthelm, once again demonstrates the power of video to effectively move people.  In Hope Lights, Litghelm presents a simple, but most important message:  Jesus can help us overcome life’s struggles. 

Ligthelm’s short films inspire others and Hope Lights is no exception as evidenced by some of the comments on this short film from people around the world on www.vimeo.com such as “..You’re videos are a blessing and for sure an inspiration for me.  That’s one of the things I love the most: making videos for Jesus, to tell about His love…..”, “…I was already on the edge of my seat, and then I saw “Jesus Saves” on her hands… I shouted for joy…” “..This is epic. Keep it up, man!  Fan of your work and definitely drawn to your boldness to really speak up about Jesus through video. He has totally gifted you and love how you use it for him. Digging how you definitely add scripture in the end. Love it. Keep it up. You inspire me to really work my best in film and use it to glorify Jesus…”  Amen.

You can view Hope Lights here.  More videos, short films and articles concerning Faith and Religion can be found at  www.youplusdallas.com in our Faith and Religion Network.

What God thinks about the economy

Posted by    |    September 14th, 2011 at 6:15 am

1 Timothy 6:9-10 (Credit: Frank Jr via Fotolia)Republican presidential candidates sparred last Monday night over competing plans to create jobs and stimulate our struggling economy.  The previous Thursday, President Obama announced a new plan to do the same.

Yesterday the issue became even more urgent.  A Census Bureau report released Tuesday states that 46.2 million Americans are impoverished, more than ever before.  The Great Recession and its aftermath have left nearly one in six Americans living below the poverty line, defined as an annual income of $22,314 for a family of four.

The current financial crisis is the most recent of 12 such setbacks over the last 40 years, according to a recent editorial in Forbes magazine.  The article states that the dollar has fallen in value over the last four decades by more than 70% against the euro/German mark and the Japanese yen.  U.S. net exports have fallen from a modest surplus 40 years ago to a $400 billion-plus deficit today.

Ten Things I’m Learning about Prayer

Posted by    |    September 14th, 2011 at 5:40 am

  1. If you REALLY want to get God’s attention in prayer, it’s not by being eloquent or using big words, but by being honest and shooting straight with Him.
  2. The power of praying aloud is ELECTRIC!
  3. Prayer is not about poetry or posture, but about engaging the heart.
  4. When it comes to the “power of prayer,” the power is not in the person doing the praying, but in the One who hears the prayer.
  5. God’s not moved by the length of a prayer, but by your humility (Luke 18:9-14).
  6. Prayers, even short and informal, are VERY significant.
  7. There is no secret formula, no special phrases and no exact patterns you must follow to get God to hear you, just ask in Jesus’ name.
  8. Praying with my wife is incredible. It lets me see into the special places of her heart.
  9. I should never be too busy to pray. Just as much as I love to hear from my children, God loves to hear from me.
  10. There will are plenty of times when I don’t have service on my cell phone … BUT I will ALWAYS be connected to God through prayer… any time and any place … I have PERFECT reception and service.
What have you learned about prayer?

Good news on 9-11

Posted by    |    September 11th, 2011 at 5:40 am

The 9/11 Memorial displays the names of the 2,982 men, women and children killed in the 9/11 attacks—in New York, Pennsylvania, and at the Pentagon—and in the February 26, 1993 World Trade Center bombing.  Visualization by Squared Design Lab“The cockpit’s not answering.  Someone’s stabbed in business class, and um I think there is Mace that we can’t breathe.  I don’t know, I think we’re getting hijacked.”  With these words, American Airlines flight attendant Betty Ong calmly alerted reservations agents to the hijacking of Flight 11.  Her call came at 8:19 A.M.  Her airplane crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center 26 minutes later.

Seventeen minutes after, United Airlines Flight 175 hit the South Tower.  American Airlines Flight 77 flew into the Pentagon at 9:37 A.M.  United Airlines Flight 93 then crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania at 10:03 local time.  The attacks cost 2,977 civilians from 90 countries their lives–more than died at Pearl Harbor or D-Day.

Lea Is Still the Girl for Me

Posted by    |    August 14th, 2011 at 5:40 am

I still remember it like it was yesterday. The music went from loud to soft, the lights were dimmed and the disco ball in the middle of the room made little colored lights dance on the skating-rink floor. It was then that the DJ said, “Alright it’s couple skate time, and girls, it’s your choice.” That meant this time the girls were the ones who asked the guys to skate with them. Girl’s choice for couples skating was the one time of the night that every young teenage boy waited for … including me.

I always knew that brown-eyed girl named Lea was cute, but I didn’t know she was smart too … until she skated over to me, took my hand and said, “Wanna skate?” I immediately got BIG butterflies in my stomach.  My heart felt like it was going to beat out of my chest as we skated together to some random Bee Gee’s love song.  I remember thinking as we held hands, “She has GOT to be the girl for me … because our hands are sweating so much.” In my head I begged for the song not to end, but it did. That was one of the places that love began for a couple of young kids. (more…)