Sunday, 20 April 2014

Reflecting on the gift of our Saviour at Easter (Hallelujah by Kelley Mooney)


  • Lyrics by: Kelley Mooney
  • Sung by: Kelley Mooney
  • Album:  Tomorrow (iTunes & CDbaby)
  • Musicians:
    Piano: Brigitte Lavoie
    Double Bass: Monica Lang
    Violin: Marie-Andrée Gaudet
    Percussions: Joey Roy


A crown of thorns placed on His head
He knew that He would soon be dead
He said did you forget me Father did you?
They nailed Him to a wooden cross
Soon all the world would feel the loss
Of Christ the King before His Hallelujah

Hallelujah x4

He hung His head and prepared to die
Then lifted His face up to the sky
Said I am coming home now Father to you
A reed which held His final sip
Was gently lifted to his lips
He drank His last and gave His soul to glory

Hallelujah x4

The soldier who had used his sword
To pierce the body of our Lord
Said truly this is Jesus Christ our Savior
He looked with fear upon his sword
Then turned to face his Christ and Lord
Fell to his knees crying Hallelujah

Hallelujah x4

Took from his head the thorny crown
And wrapped him in a linen gown
And laid him down to rest inside the tomb
The holes in his hands, his feet and side
Now in our hearts we know he died
To save us from ourselves oh hallelujah

Hallelujah x4

Three days went by again they came
To move the stone to bless the slain
With oil and spice anointing hallelujah
But as they went to move the stone
They saw that they were not alone
But Jesus Christ has risen Hallelujah

Saturday, 19 April 2014

HSMJ - The one with the Blood Moon

In my life this week…
I really enjoyed this very funny YouTube clip of an April Fools prank played on a professor by his highschool class this year.  If you need a good laugh be sure to pop on over and watch it.

We had a wonderful week this week.  It's so good to be blowing the dust off my DSLR :) On Tuesday evening we took a drive down to the ocean front near our home in Melbourne to see the total lunar eclipse showing a blood moon.  Unfortunately the wind was blowing and we couldn't stabilize our camera's but it was good to see and take some photographs.

Red Moon by Sir N

In our home school this week…
  • Went to experience a total lunar eclipse.
Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…
Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…
  • Holidays are good having a rest
My favourite thing this week was…
Questions/thoughts I have…
  • Do you know anything about Zentangle ? Can you recommend any resources ?
Things I’m working on…

In Bloggy world I’m reading…
I’m grateful for…
A photo, video, link, or quote to share…
Wow these young gentleman have beautiful voices. I hope they will make an album. Here is there 2014 Britain's Got Talent audition. Rather surprising considering they have only been singing together for a month.


Blessings

Chareen

Homegrown Learners

Photo collages made with: Photoscape a FREE photo editor

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Lunar Eclipse Melbourne {15 April 2014 - Blood Moon}

I've had a long standing delight in witnessing solar and lunar eclipses.  It all started in 2011 when we got up at some crazy hour in the morning to see Lunar Eclipse {16 June 2011} this in turn started a quest to know when the next Solar eclipse in Australia would be.  This resulted in our journey to Queensland in 2012 during which time we experienced a total Solar Eclipse. Last year we took a trip to Ballarat to see the Annular Solar Eclipse {10 May 2013}. Today we had the privilege of witnessing a lunar eclipse at sunset over the bay in Melbourne.

To start the evening the sun painted the most spectacular sunset behind us



We were disappointed as we gazed out over Port Philip Bay in Melbourne as there was a large bank of clouds across the bay. But still we hoped that the prevailing wind would clear it in time for us to see the Blood Moon. Paul and Sir N set up their camera's on tripods and I scanned the horizon using my phone app The Night Sky.
There's the moon just below the horizon

Preparing to capture the Blood Moon

We waited patiently and then all of a sudden there before us. Unfortunately not very clear due to the cloud cover.  



Blood Moon with Mars to the left and Melbourne lights below over Port Philip Bay

We watched for another hour as the red faded and was replaced by the suns rays of light reflected back at us.

The Blood Moon is fading as the moon reflection returns

Almost half way back

Just over half way


Three quarters back

Just a smidgen to go

The moon in her full glory reigning over the night sky

Here are two of Sir N's captures
Taken by Sir N

Taken by Sir N


For more information



The next lunar eclipses will be 
The next Annular Solar Eclipse

Did you see the blood Moon last night ? If you did what did you think ? If you blog and shared some pictures please leave me a link I'd love to see your photographs.

Blessings
Chareen

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