The Rainbow Tree

The Rainbow Tree

Autumn leaves come alive,
Oddly in tropical clime.

School children walking by,
A warm spectrum upon them shines.

For like this tree,
God deemed it right,
Creating these kids
with special needs and likes.

So with a kinder eye,
Look beyond and deep,
Rainbows stir us to life!
When our tired senses fall asleep.

~ D.F.

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Photo:
I have never seen this tree in autumn colours until yesterday November 13 just after midday. It is located on the sidewalk near the visitors’ entrance to the Rainbow Centre at Margaret Drive, Singapore, a school dedicated to the care of children with special needs including those with autistic spectrum disorder (Do visit their homepage at http://www.rainbowcentre.org.sg).

Disclaimer: This personal post in no way represents the views of the Rainbow Centre.

Nuts and Bolts

Nuts and Bolts

Ever adept, man has learnt to manipulate the physical world, even the nuts and bolts that hold the double helix of his own DNA together.

But what are the nuts and bolts needed to restore his soul, and indeed to make it one in harmony with his body?

What are these essentials in the spiritual toolbox?

• Prayer and Almsgiving •

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“Pray without ceasing.”
~ 1 Thessalonians 5:17

“… give alms, and behold, everything will be clean for you.”
~ Luke 11:41

“But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right is doing, so that your almsgiving may be secret.
And your Father who sees in secret will repay you.”
~ Matthew 6:3-4

Photo:
The (DNA) Helix Bridge, Marina Bay, Singapore