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Friday, January 25, 2008

Digital Photography Tips from Malek Tips

Digital Photography Tips

Tips from MalekTips

Buying a Digital Camera
Buying a digital camera to get started in the world of digital photography or to replace your old camera? Read tips on getting the best digital camera for your money.

Digital Aerial Photography
Set your zoom to infinity and take digital photos from an airplane or a tall building

Digital Autumn Foliage Photography
Capture the leaves changing color as the season turns to autumn. Autumn foliage composition tips, preparation, and more.

Digital Camera Accessory
Purchasing and using digital camera memory, card readers, digial camera bags, and more to help you get the most out of your digital photography.

Digital Camera Battery
Purchasing and getting the most out of digital camera batteries, whether your digital camera uses an alkaline battery, rechargable NiMH battery, or propietary battery.

Digital Camera Memory
Help on purchasing the right digital camera memory and reducing the chances of photo corruption.

Digital Fireworks Photography
Shoot spectacular fireworks photos with your digital camera. Digital photography insights when dealing with low-light situations.

Digital Night Photography
Take incredible digital photos at dusk and at nighttime. Night photography tips to capture the big cities at their most illuminating time.

Digital Parade Photography
Do you love a parade? Learn how to take great digital photos of marching bands, floats, balloons, and more.

Digital Photo Archive - Backup
Organize, backup, and archive your digital photos for later viewing and use.

Digital Photo Printing
Tips on printing your digital photos. How many megapixels do you need, using high-quality paper, and more.

Digital Photo Processing
Help on using digital photo software to manipulate photos, and ideas of gifts and items you can create with digital photos.

Digital Photography
General digital photography advice and techniques. What subjects to shoot, how to steady your camera, and getting the most out of your digital camera's features.

Digital Portrait Photography
Photography tips to help you take great digital photos of your friends, family, co-workers, or other people.

Digital Sports Photography
Catch the excitement of sporting events with your digital camera. Photography tips to help you take photos of home runs, slam dunks, 50-yard passes, soccer and hockey goals, and more.

Digital Sunrise and Sunset Photography
Take spectacular sunrise and sunset photos with your digital camera. Sunrise and sunset photo composition, finding the right time to take photos, safety, and other issues.

Digital Travel Photography
Snap incredible photos of exotic travel destinations with your digital camera! Help and advice on planning your trip, travel photo suggestions, and more.

Digital Urban and Cityscape Photography
Take digital photos capturing the essence of the 'big city'. Composition, lighting and exposure settings, photo subject ideas, and more.

Digital Waterfall Photography
Snap incredible waterfall photos with your digital camera. Learn where to find waterfalls, what filters to use, and waterfall hiking safety tips.

Digital Wildlife and Animal Photography
Snap memorable digital photos of your pets. Plus photography tips for tacking pictures of animals living in the wilderness.

Selling Digital Photos
Interested in becoming a professional digital photographer? These tips may get you on the right track.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Worship and Praise in the Bible

Worship and Praise in the Bible
What does the Bible say about worship and praise? [just started]

Gen 24:48
and I bowed down and worshiped the LORD. I praised the LORD, the God of my master Abraham, who had led me on the right road to get the granddaughter of my master's brother for his son.

2 Chronicles 29:28
The whole assembly bowed in worship, while the singers sang and the trumpeters played. All this continued until the sacrifice of the burnt offering was completed.
2 Chronicles 29:27-29 (in Context) 2 Chronicles 29 (Whole Chapter)

  1. 2 Chronicles 29:30
    King Hezekiah and his officials ordered the Levites to praise the LORD with the words of David and of Asaph the seer. So they sang praises with gladness and bowed their heads and worshiped.
    2 Chronicles 29:29-31 (in Context) 2 Chronicles 29 (Whole Chapter)
  2. 2 Chronicles 31:2
    [ Contributions for Worship ] Hezekiah assigned the priests and Levites to divisions—each of them according to their duties as priests or Levites—to offer burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, to minister, to give thanks and to sing praises at the gates of the LORD's dwelling.
    2 Chronicles 31:1-3 (in Context) 2 Chronicles 31 (Whole Chapter)
First instance of "Charismatic Worship"?
Nehemiah 8:6
Ezra praised the LORD, the great God; and all the people lifted their hands and responded, "Amen! Amen!" Then they bowed down and worshiped the LORD with their faces to the ground.
Nehemiah 8:5-7 (in Context) Nehemiah 8 (Whole Chapter)

  1. Psalm 99:9
    Exalt the LORD our God and worship at his holy mountain, for the LORD our God is holy.
    Psalm 99:8-9 (in Context) Psalm 99 (Whole Chapter)

  1. Psalm 100:2
    Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.
    Psalm 100:1-3 (in Context) Psalm 100 (Whole Chapter)
For those who get hung up on the letter of the law, consider this verse...

Isaiah 29:13
The Lord says: "These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is made up only of rules taught by men.
Isaiah 29:12-14 (in Context) Isaiah 29 (Whole Chapter)

Matthew 15:9
They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men.' "
Matthew 15:8-10 (in Context) Matthew 15 (Whole Chapter)

Mark 7:7
They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men.'
Mark 7:6-8 (in Context) Mark 7 (Whole Chapter)

  1. John 4:22
    You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews.
    John 4:21-23 (in Context) John 4 (Whole Chapter)

  1. John 4:23
    Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.
    John 4:22-24 (in Context) John 4 (Whole Chapter)
John 4:24
God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth."
John 4:23-25 (in Context) John 4 (Whole Chapter)

The religious rulers, as some today, complain about disciples not following the law.
Acts 18:13
"This man," they charged, "is persuading the people to worship God in ways contrary to the law."

True worship is to ...

  1. Romans 12:1
    [ Living Sacrifices ] Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship.
    Romans 12:1-3 (in Context) Romans 12 (Whole Chapter)
Apparently the new Christians thought worship had something to do with music!

1 Corinthians 14:26
[ Orderly Worship ] What then shall we say, brothers? When you come together, everyone has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. All of these must be done for the strengthening of the church.

Colossians 2:23
Such regulations indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-imposed worship, their false humility and their harsh treatment of the body, but they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence.

You mean you can fall down and WORSHIP AS WELL with loud cries?
Revelation 19:4
The twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God, who was seated on the throne. And they cried: "Amen, Hallelujah!" [must have been rockers if they were crying out loud rather than whispering prayers.]

So much more ....