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Oct 2010

CORD Vol 1 No. 2 October 2010

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It is one of the most popular television series today. Glee is about music, dance, relationships, recognition and more. Glee is about life.

He is one of the members of the legendary band, The Beatles. Paul McCartney has stretched his talents in all possible avenues these could take him. Knighted in England, he received this year a prestigious recognition in the United States, performing in the White House before President Barack Obama.

Finishing fourth in the 7th season of American Idol, Jason Castro made two of the most memorable performances in the show by interpreting Leonard Cohen’s ―Hallelujah‖ and the classic ―Over the Rainbow‖. He released his first album this year; but there is more to this dude than music.

The birth of Jesus Christ is a time for prayer, as it is a time for songs. Let us sing carols to the Lord.

The real Santa Claus served as Bishop of Myra. He is the patron saint of children, sailors, fishermen, merchants, the falsely accused, prostitutes, repentant thieves, pharmacists, archers and pawnbrokers.

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From the Editor: Television has for years given accessible entertainment to people in most parts of the world. In 1965, our family had its first television, a Zenith, brought by an aunt who came home from the United States. Popeye to Lassie, Gilligan’s Island to Star Trek, Mission Impossible to A-Team, Charlie’s Angels to X-Files, these brought families together in the living room. Scripted, these tellies were often wholesome; unlike the genre that exploded in our faces at the turn of the century: the reality shows. Big Brother, Survivor, The Amazing Race, The Apprentice and American Idol have spontaneity written all over, though we know that the producers squeeze in only the “most”, that is dramatic, embarrassing, inspiring, etc. If there was a poster boy for this genre, that could be Simon Cowell, who commands audiences in both sides of the Atlantic. Surprisingly, a scripted television show – Glee - has risen above the realitellies in 2010. Glee has gone back to the basics of entertaining viewers: good script and engaging characters plus great music and lots of dancing. Now families do gather in the living room, to laugh, to cry, to talk or simply be together. Kudos to the producers to Glee; may your kind thrive. We pray that this will open the door for others to make entertaining shows that value viewers that value the family.

Love Peace and Harmony, Bro Mel B Libre

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“CORD uses a variety of ingredients that provide for entertainment and education: The combination of music and spiritual concepts, as well as focussing on current events and promoting activities for the youth make it a unique recipe for a delightful magazine.” – Nilson G “Wow! So cool! :) More Success and Praises to God!” -Lenneth L

“(My husband) Oscar can use this to brush up on his keyboard skills. Great one Mel. God bless us all.” -Miriam B

“Well done.” -Manjo O

We encourage our readers to send us feedback on the articles and features of CORD. Should you have creative materials (short stories, poems or lyrics of songs) and want to share these with our readers, send these to us for consideration. We want you to be part of magazine that CORD strives to be – to serve you, to serve God. Submit your contribution to cordmagazine@yahoo.com CORD Vol 1 No. 2 October 2010

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There is no perfect world, not even in fairytales. Such is the case of the hit TV series, ―Glee‖. It is in imperfection that goodness eventually comes out in display. The episode that featured songs from Madonna produced not only a number one selling album, it actually sent out a message that pre-marital sex is not the norm even in these modern times. Probably, parents writhed as the first notes of Madonna’s ―Like a Virgin‖ and the characters set the mode towards intimacy. By the end of the song, they must have heaved in relief as nothing untoward happened. Without us knowing it, that episode taught young viewers that one doesn’t have to indulge in pre-marital sex to be cool, to be hip. Glee is set in the fictional William McKinley High School in Lima, Ohio and follows the challenges of a show choir, New Directions, and the lives of its music director, its members and people around them. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falkchuk and Ian Brennan are the creators. The latter used his personal experiences as a member of the Prospect High School choir in Illinois, and it took him years to sell the script to producers and networks. Since its airing, Glee has not only been a popular success it has also gotten critics writing good reviews and award-giving bodies handing out recognition. The series won the 2010 Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series—Musical or Comedy and received three additional nominations for Best Actress (Lea Michele), Best Actor (Matthew Morrison), and Best Supporting Actress (Jane Lynch). The show won a People's Choice Award for Favourite New TV Comedy in 2010. Its first season also earned a Peabody Award. What make the series connect to a wider audience are the characters and the music. Will Schuester (Morrison) is the Spanish teacher who wants to bring New Directions to its former glory, while Sue Sylvester (Lynch) coaches the cheering squad and makes life miserable for Will and his singers. Rachel (Michele) is the star of the glee club supported by a host of other young talented actors who ably sing and dance. While the mature characters struggle in their relationships and frustrations, the

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younger ones fight for acceptance and deal with contemporary issues that the youth of today encounter in their lives. The sound track, selected by producer Murphy, is a mix of classic hits and current chartbusters. The brilliant soundtrack produced 25 hit singles in the Billboard Hot 100, while reviving interest in the music of such diverse artists as Journey, Madonna, MC Hammer, and Doors. With the cast working 18 hours a day, Murphy recently came out with rules to keep his actors professional and not act on their intimate urges on the set. He told cast members that, ―You guys are young and hormonal, but I’m the dad, that’s what I say.‖ Glee will soon be on its second season with new characters and guests (among them Filipina singer Charice, Susan Boyle and Britney Spears) plus great back catalogues such as the music of Coldplay and Paul McCartney. There will be times when the characters will encounter sensitive issues, and it may be awkward moments for both adult and young viewers, but hopefully in the end, the moral of the story is for the good and the Godly to prevail.

Glee is about music; Glee is about our challenges, our struggles and our lives. Glee is about tears, as it is about joy. (c)

Don’t Stop Believing (Steve Perry, Neal Schon, and Jonathan Cain) New Directions E B C#m A Just a small town girl, living in a lonely world E B G#m A She took the midnight train going anywhere E B C#m A Just a city boy, born and raised in south Detroit E B G#m A He took the midnight train going anywhere E B C#m A A singer in a smoky room, a smell of wine and cheap perfume E B G#m A For a smile they can share the night, it goes on and on and on and on A E Strangers waiting up and down the boulevard A E Their shadows searching in the night A E Streetlight, people, living just to find emotion A E Hiding, somewhere in the night E B C#m A Working hard to get my fill, everybody wants a thrill E B G#m A

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Paying anything to roll the dice, just one more time E B C#m A Some will win, some will lose, some were born to sing the blues E B G#m A Oh, the movie never ends; it goes on and on and on and on A E Strangers waiting up and down the boulevard A E Their shadows searching in the night A E Streetlight, people, living just to find emotion A E Hiding, somewhere in the night E B C#m A # Don't stop believing hold on to the feeling E B G#m Streetlight people E B C#m A # Don't stop believing hold on to the feeling E B G#m Streetlight people E B C#m A # Don't stop believing hold on to the feeling E B G#m Streetlight people

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And all through my coffee break-time F#m7 B7 I say a little prayer for you

I Say a Little Prayer for You (Burt Bacharach-Hal David) Quinn Fabray (Dianna Agron) with Santana Lopez (Naya Rivera) and Brittany(Heather Morris) Intro: |Gmaj7 |Gmaj7 |Gmaj7 |Gmaj7 |B7 |B7 |

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Em Am7 The moment I wake up Am7 D79 G Before I put on my makeup F#m7 B7 I say a little prayer for you Em Am7 While combing my hair, now Am7 D79 G And wondering what dress to wear, now F#m7 B7 I say a little prayer for you Cmaj7 Cmaj7(add6) B7 Forever, forever, you'll stay in my heart Em7 G And I will love you Cmaj7 Cmaj7(add6) B7 Forever, forever, we never will part Em7 G Oh, how I'll love you Cmaj7 Cmaj7(add6) B7 Together, together, that's how it must be Em7 G To live without you Cmaj7 B7 Would only be heartbreak for me Em Am7 I run for the bus, dear Am7 D79 G While riding I think of us, dear F#m7 B7 I say a little prayer for you Em Am7 At work, I just take time Am7 D79 G

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Cmaj7 Cmaj7(add6) B7 Forever, forever, you'll stay in my heart Em7 G And I will love you Cmaj7 Cmaj7(add6) B7 Forever, forever, we never will part Em7 G Oh, how I'll love you Cmaj7 Cmaj7(add6) B7 Together, together, that's how it must be Em7 G To live without you Cmaj7 B7 Would only be heartbreak for me Instrumental break: |Em |Am7 |Am7 |(2/4)D79 | |G |F#m7 |B7 | |Em |Am7 |Am7 |(2/4)D79 | |G |F#m7 |B7 | Cmaj7 Cmaj7(add6) B7 Forever, forever, you'll stay in my heart Em7 G And I will love you Cmaj7 Cmaj7(add6) B7 Forever, forever, we never will part Em7 G Oh, how I'll love you Cmaj7 Cmaj7(add6) B7 Together, together, that's how it must be Em7 G To live without you Cmaj7 B7 Would only be heartbreak for me Coda: |Em |Am7 |Am7 |D79 | My darling, believe me For me there is no one |D79 |Gmaj7 |Gmaj7 D79 |Gmaj7 | But you Please love me too |D79 |

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|D79 |Gmaj7 |Gmaj7 | Everyday I say a little prayer I said |D79 |Gmaj7 |Gmaj7 | I say, I say a little prayer |D79 |Gmaj7 |Gmaj7 (fade out) Why don’t you just answer my prayer

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Am G You call me up F C Because you know I'll be there

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True Colours (Phil Collins, Tom Kelly, Cyndi Lauper, Deke Sharon, Billy Steinberg) Tina Cohen-Chang (Jenna Ushkowitz) and New Directions

Am G You with the sad eyes C F9 Don't be discouraged Dm Dm7 C Oh I realize G It's hard to take courage C Dm In a world full of people C F You can lose sight of it all Am G And the darkness inside you F C Can make you feel so small F C But I see your true colors G Shining through F C I see your true colors F C And that's why I love you Am Em G F So don't be afraid to let them show C F Your true colors C F G True colors are beautiful, F Like a rainbow Am G C F (2) Am G Show me a smile then, C F9 Dm Dm7 Don't be unhappy, can't remember C G When I last saw you laughing C Dm If this world makes you crazy C F And you've taken all you can bear

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F C And I'll see your true colors G Shining through F C I see your true colors F C And that's why I love you Am Em G F So don't be afraid to let them show C F Your true colors C F G True colors are beautiful, F Like a rainbow Bbmaj7 love with me.

The Climb (Jessi Alexander- Jon Mabe) Rachel Berry (Lea Michele) E I can almost see it B That dream I’m dreaming but A There’s a voice inside my head sayin, B You’ll never reach it, E Every step I’m taking, B Every move I make feels A Lost with no direction B My faith is shaking but C#M B I Got to keep trying A B Got to keep my head held high E There’s always going to be another mountain B I’m always going to want to make it move A Always going to be an uphill battle, B Sometimes you going to have to lose, E Ain’t about how fast I get there, B A B Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side

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E B A B It’s the climb E The struggles I’m facing, B The chances I’m taking A Sometimes they knock me down but B No I’m not breaking E The pain I’m knowing B But these are the moments that A I’m going to remember most yeah B Just got to keep going C#M And I, B I got to be strong A B Just keep pushing on, (Same chords) There’s always going to be another mountain I’m always going to want to make it move Always going to be an uphill battle, Sometimes you going to have to lose, Ain’t about how fast I get there, Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side It’s the climb There’s always going to be another mountain I’m always going to want to make it move Always going to be an uphill battle, Sometimes you going to have to lose, Ain’t about how fast I get there, Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side It’s the climb Keep on moving Keep climbing Keep the faith baby It’s all about It’s all about The climb Keep the faith Keep your faith (Chorus)

To Sir with Love (Don Black-Marcus London) New Directions A B Those school girl days D A of telling tales and biting nails are gone A B But in my mind

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D A I know they will, will still live on and on G#m C#m But how do you thank someone G#m C#m who has taken you from crayons to perfume B E B F# It isn't easy but I'll try.... B If you wanted the sky D B I'd write across the sky in letters D B that would soar a thousand feet high E F# To Sir, With Love A B The time has come D A for closing books and long last looks must end A B And as I leave D A I know that I am leaving my best friend G#m C#m A friend who taught me right from wrong G#m C#m and weak from strong, that's a lot to learn B E B F# What! what can I give you in return B If you wanted the moon D B I would try to make a start But I D B would rather you let me give my heart E F# To Sir, With Love A B Those awkward years D A have hurried by why did they fly away A B Why is it Sir D A children grow up to be people some day G#m C#m What takes the place of climbing trees G#m C#m and dirty knees in the world outside B E B F# What is there for you I can buy B If you wanted the world D B I'd surround it with a wall I'd scrawl D B These words with letters ten feet tall E F# To Sir, With Love

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For one who is a member of the legendary band, The Beatles, Paul McCartney has arrived at what he is today - his own man, after going through the ―long and winding road‖, to quote one of the songs he had written with John Lennon. While most rock stars often fade away in ruin due to drugs, scandals, financial mismanagement, artistic dryness or old age, Paul McCartney, at 68 years old, continues to carry on with what he is good at – music, and worthy causes as well. Already knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, Sir Paul on June 3, 2010 received the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from US President Obama at the White House in Washington. After receiving the award, he performed with other popular artists and for the first time did a live version of ―Ebony and Ivory‖ with Stevie Wonder. In 2010, McCartney got back to the music in his Up and Coming Tour that captivated Beatlemania fans and a new generation of admirers, the latter rediscovering the artistry and innovativeness of the Fab Four and that of Paul as a solo artist. ―Macca‖, as McCartney is called by British media, used to live under the shadow of the charismatic John Lennon who was the poster boy of hippie culture and a strong anti-war campaigner at the height of the Vietnam War. The boyish-looking Paul, after the Beatles breakup, went solo and later formed a band, Wings that reignited his career. He had his share of encounters with the law, like his detention in Japan for possession of marijuana. Time has mellowed down Paul, partly due to the death of his wife Linda and maybe because of his advancing age. As he supports the works of his children, Stella, an established fashion designer, and James McCartney, a musician, Paul is an advocate of animal-rights and vegetarianism. In June this year, he spoke about commercial hunting of whales: ―It's time to end the cruel slaughter of whales and leave these magnificent creatures alone,‖ the Daily Star quoted him as saying. ―In the 21st century how can we even contemplate killing whales - or any animal - in such barbaric ways? Governments should act on their responsibilities and protect these beautiful creatures.‖ And there was that condition to the producers of the popular TV series, The Simpsons that he would only appear as guest if Liza, one of the characters, will profess to be a vegetarian. The producers met his condition. On June 15 this year, he launched his Meat Free Monday campaign asking families to cut out meat on Mondays and reduce global warming. He said, "I think many of us feel helpless in the face of environmental challenges, and it can be hard to know how to sort through the advice about what we can do to make a meaningful contribution to a cleaner, more sustainable, healthier world." He added, "Having one designated meat free day a week is actually a meaningful change that everyone can make, that goes to the heart of several important political, environmental and ethical issues all at once." Sir Paul McCartney is no saint. By the looks of it though, for the causes he is fighting for make him worthy of the title, knight. (c) CORD Vol 1 No. 2 October 2010

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All You Need is Love (J Lennon-P McCartney) The Beatles G D/F# Em Love love love G Love

D/F# love

Em love

D7/A Love

G love

D7/A love

D7 G A7 D7 All together now All you need is love D7 G A7 D7 Everybody now All you need is love G D G Love is all you need (repeats a few times)

G D/F# Em There's nothing you can do that can't be done G D/F# Em Theres nothing you can sing that can't be sung D7/A G D/F# Nothing you can say but you can learn to D7/A play the game D7/A It's

D7 easy

There's nothing you can make that can't be made No one you can save that can't be saved Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be you in time It's easy CHORUS: G A7 D7 All you need is love

(J Lennon-P McCartney) The Beatles Intro: G D Em C G D C / / G G D Em C When I find myself in times of trouble mother Mary comes to me G D C //G Speaking words of wisdom, let it be, G D Em C And in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front of me G D C //G Speaking words of wisdom, let it be, Em D C G Let it be, Let it be, Let it be, Let it be D C //G Whisper words of wisdom, let it be

G A7 D7 All you need is love G B7 Em All you need is love

Let it Be

G/D love

C D7 G Love is all you need

There's nothing you can know that isn't known Nothing you can see that isn't shown Nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be Its easy CHORUS C D7 G Love is all you need G A7 D7 All you need is love

G D Em C And when the broken hearted people living in the world agree G D C There will be an answer, let it be / / G G D Em C For though they may be parted there is still a chance that they will see G D C There will be an answer, let it be / / G Em D C G Let it be, Let it be, Let it be, Let it be D C//G There will be an answer, let it be Em D C G Let it be, Let it be, Let it be, Let it be D C//G Whisper words of wisdom, let it be G D Em C G D C / / G

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Solo: Em D C G Let it be, Let it be, Let it be, Let it be D C//G Whisper words of wisdom, let it be G D Em C And when the night is cloudy, there is still a light that shines on me G D C / / G Shine until tomorrow, let it be G D Em C I wake up to the sound of music mother Mary comes to me G D C//G Speaking words of wisdom, let it be Em D C G Let it be, Let it be, Let it be, Let it be D C//G There will be an answer, let it be (one stroke) Em D C G Let it be, Let it be, Let it be, Let it be / / / D C//G Whisper words of wisdom, let it be

Yesterday (P McCartney-J Lennon) The Beatles Verse 1 F Em7 A7 Dm Yesterday all my troubles seemed so far away Bb C7 F C ?~ G7 Bb F now I need a place to hide away oh I belive in yesterday Verse 2 F Em7 A7 Dm Suddenly i'm not half the man I used to be Bb C7 F C G7 Bb F there's a shadow hanging over me oh I belive in yesterday Refrain Em7 A7 Dm Bb C7 F Why she had to go I don't know she wouldn't say Em7 A7 Dm Bb ?Ă‚ C7 F I said som thing wrong now I long for yesterday Verse 3 F Em7 A7 Dm Yesterday love was such an easy game to play Bb C7 F C G7 Bb F now I need a place to hide away oh I belive in yesterday Repeat Refrain , then Verse 3 G7 Bb F mm mm mm mm mm mm mmmmmmmmm

Maybe I’m Amazed (Paul McCartney) Intro:[A D/F# Dm/F Em7 A] Bb F/A C G Maybe I'm amazed at the way you love me all the time. Bb F/A C And maybe I'm afraid of the way I love you. Bb F/A C G Maybe I'm amazed at the way you pulled me out of time. Bb F/A Ab You hung me on a line and maybe I'm amazed Eb/G C at the way I really need you. D A/D Baby, I'm a man, C/D maybe I'm a lonely man who's in the middle of something G D D7 that he doesn't really understand. D A/D Baby, I'm a man, C/D and maybe you're the only woman who could ever help me. G D/F# Dm/F Em7 A7 Baby won't you help me to understand. Inter 1: with chords of the first part. Maybe I'm amazed at the way you're with me all the time. And maybe I'm afraid of the way I need you. Maybe I'm amazed at the way you help me sing my song. You right me when I'm wrong and maybe I'm amazed at the way I really need you. Inter 2: with chords of the second part. Baby, I'm a man

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Ebony and Ivory (Paul McCartney) Stevie Wonder & Paul McCartney E9 F#m7 Ebony and Ivory A/B E9 F#m7 A/B live together in perfect harmony. E9 F#m7 Side by side of my piano keyboard. A/B E9 A/B Oh Lord, why don't we? E C#m7 B7 A E We all know that people are the same wherever you go, E B7 there is good and bad in everyone. D Dยบ C#7 F#m7 We learn to live, we learn to give each other, F#m7 A/B what we need to survive together alive. Ebony and ivory... F#Maj7 G#m7 C#7sus4-C#7 Ebony, ivory, living in perfect harmony, F#Maj7 A/B ebony, ivory. We all know that... Ebony and ivory... E9 F#m7 A/B Ebony, ivory, living in perfect harmony

Verse 1: C F6 Em7 Ab7 You are the sunshine of my life

Dm7 G7 C Dm7 G7 That's why I'll always be a-round C F6 Em7 Ab7 You are the apple of my eye Dm7 G7 C Dm7 G7 Forever you'll stay in my heart Chorus 1: C F6 F/G Cmaj7 F F/G I feel like this is the be-ginning Cmaj7 F F/G E7 Em E+ E Though I've loved you for a mi-llion years A D E Am And if I thought our love was ending D7 G7 I'd find myself drowning in my own tears. Verse 2: C F6 Em7 Ab7 You are the sunshine of my life Dm7 G7 C Dm7 G7 That's why I'll always stay a-round C F6 Em7 Ab7 You are the apple of my eye Dm7 G7 C Dm7 G7 Forever you'll stay in my heart Chorus 2: C F6 F/G Cmaj7 F F/G You must have known that I was lonely Cmaj7 F F/G E7 Em E+ E Because you came to my res-cue A D E Am And I know that this must be heaven D7 G7 How could so much love be inside of you? Verse 3: C F6 Em7 Ab7 You are the sunshine of my life Dm7 G7 C Dm7 G7 That's why I'll always be a-round C F6 Em7 Ab7 You are the apple of my eye Dm7 G7 C Dm7 G7 Forever you'll stay in my heart

You are the Sunshine of My Life

(Repeat to Fade)

(Stevie Wonder) Stevie Wonder Intro: Cmaj9 G7#5

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Was it his smile, his dreadlocks, his voice or his personality? It could have been the combination of all that, that brought Jason Castro to public consciousness during the seventh season of American Idol (AI). His heartfelt performances of Leonard Cohen’s ―Hallelujah‖ and the ukeleleaccompanied ―Over the Rainbow‖ are among the most memorable in all the airings of the popular show. Jason René Castro, of Colombian parents, was born March 25, 1987, and is described as ―an American acoustic/folkpop singer-songwriter.‖ He is a contract artist of Atlantic Records and released his debut album on April 13, 2010. Other than having his AI performances among the most visited in Youtube, his song, ―Let’s Just Fall in Love Again‖ entered Billboard’s Heatseekers Songs chart at No. 15. ―That’s What I’m Here For‖ the follow-up single has gained considerable airplay. After completing a successful tour in Malaysia, Singapore and The Philippines and a Spring Tour in the US to promote his EP and album, Castro performed on June 2010 at the VG-Lista Festival in Norway before 100,000 fans. A devout Christian, Castro is actively involved in charity. He took part in the ―I Am Second‖ campaign discussing openly his Christian faith. He joined R&B singer Patti LaBelle for a Christmas concert in Garland, Texas, benefiting the Best Education Foundation, an organization that supports the city's school district and auctioned himself off for charity courtesy of the Grammy Foundation and MusiCares. This year, Jason was named the inaugural "Staying Alive" Ambassador for Malaria No More Foundation. Asked by Christianity Today on how his faith relate to his songwriting and performing, Castro said, ―My faith makes me who I am. That's my rock, and it influences everything I do. People comment a lot on the passion in my performances, and that passion is something I've found in God and in my faith. The passion of Christ, that that kind of love would come to die for us—that's inspiring. That's in my heart always. Everything I do, I want to live a passionate life.‖ Who says nothing happens after a stint in American Idol? Not Jason Castro. This singer-songwriter is not only singing loveable songs for us, but also lending his gifts to those needing help, care and love. That is Jason Castro for you. (c)

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S omewhere Over the Rainbow (Harold Arlen-E. Y. Harburg) Intro: G, D, Em , C G, D, Em, C add9, C mmmmm.....mmmmmm....mmmmmm....mmmmm G D C G mmmmm.....mmmmmm.....mmmmmmm.....mmm C B7 Em C G D Somewhere over the rainbow way up high C G And the dreams that you dreamed of C G Once in a lullaby ii ii iii D Em C G D Somewhere over the rainbow blue birds fly C G And the dreams that you dreamed of C G Dreams really do come true ooh ooooh D Em C Someday I'll wish upon a star G Wake up where the clouds are far behind me ee ee D Em C Where trouble melts like lemon drops G High above the chimney tops that’s where you'll D* Em C find me oh *(B7 second time) Somewhere over the rainbow bluebirds fly G D C G C And the dream that you dare to why oh why can't I

I Just fall in Love Again (Jason Castro) Intro: C, F, Fm, C, F, Fm C Cmaj7 Let's pretend baby C That you've just met me F And I've never seen you before C Cmaj7 I'll tell all my friends C That I think you're starin' F And you say the same to yours Dm F And oh, we'll dance around it all night Dm And then I'll follow you outside F And try to open up my mouth G And nothing comes out right C F Fm And I wanna fall in love with you again C I don't have to try, It's so easy

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F Fm Who needs to pretend? Dm G But because it's so funny Dm G Let's just think about it, honey A# F C Let's just fall in love again C Cmaj7 I'll call you in three days C Not too soon, not too late F And I'll ask your roommate if you're home C Cmaj7 You call me on Thursday C And we'll hang out all day F Then fall asleep on the phone Dm F And oh, I'll hold your hand when we drive Dm And we'll lose track of all the time And we'll tell everyone F G That we ain't never felt so alive C F Fm And I wanna fall in love with you again C I don't have to try, It's so easy F Fm Who needs to pretend? Dm G But because it's so funny Dm G Let's just think about it, honey A# F Dm Let's just fall in love again F D We'll fall disgustingly fast F Am And we'll stop hangin' out with friends F D F And they'll be so offended C F Fm And I wanna fall in love with you again C I don't have to try, It's so easy F Fm Who needs to pretend? Dm G But because it's so funny Dm G Let's just think about it, honey A# F C Let's just fall in love again A# F C Let's just fall in love again A# F C So, let's just fall in love again

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Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (John Lennon) John Lennon A So this is Christmas Bm And what have you done E Another year over A And a new one just begun D and so this is Christmas Em I hope you have fun A The near and the dear one D The old and the young

Chorus: G A very merry Christmas A And a happy New Year Em Let’s hope it’s a good one D Without any fear

D And so happy Christmas Em For black and for white A For yellow and red ones D Let’s stop all the fight

Repeat Chorus A And so this is Christmas Bm And what have we done E Another year over A A new one just begun D And so happy Christmas Em We hope you have fun A The near and the dear one D The old and the young Repeat Chorus

A And so this is Christmas Bm For weak and for strong E For rich and the poor ones A The world is so wrong

A War is over, Bm If you want it E War is over A Now

SILENT NIGHT (Franz Xaver Gruber- Joseph Mohr) Intro: G-D7-G-D7 G Silent night, holy night D G All is calm, All is bright C G Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child C G Holy Infant so Tender and mild,

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D Em Sleep in heavenly peace, G D G D7 Sleep in heavenly peace. G Silent night, holy night D G Shepherds quake at the sight, C G Glories stream from heaven afar, C G Heavenly hosts sing Alleleulia D Em Christ the Saviour is born! G D G D7 Christ the saviour is born. G Silent night, holy night D G Son of God, love's pure light C G Radiant beams from Thy holy face C G with the dawn of redeeming grace, D Em Jesus Lord at thy birth, G D G Jesus Lord at thy birth

D Em O little town of Bethlehem, D A7 D How still we see thee lie; D B7 Em Above thy deep and dreamless sleep D A D The silent stars go by. D Em F# Yet in the dark streets shineth Bm G F# The everlasting light; D Em The hopes and fears of all the years D A D Are met in thee tonight. (Same chords) For Christ is born of Mary; And gathered all above, While mortals sleep the angels keep Their watch of wond'ring love. O morning stars together Proclaim the holy birth; And praises sing to God the King, And peace to men on earth. (Same chords) O holy Child of Bethlehem, Descend to us, we pray; Cast out our sin and enter in, Be born in us today. We hear the Christmas angels The great glad tidings tell; O come to us, abide with us, Our Lord, Emmanuel.

Happy Birthday Jesus (Mel B Libre) TawagAwit

O Little Town of Bethlehem

E EM7 It seemed not so long ago AM7 E That you were born in Bethlehem AM7 E Only a few came to know B E Of that promised night so solemn E EM7 Sheltered in a manger AM7 E

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(Philip Brooks- Lewis Redner) Cared for by Mary and Joseph

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AM7 E Welcomed by poor shepherds B E As angels sang in worship Chorus: E C#m Happy Birthday Jesus F#m B7 You are the Father’s gift to humankind E C#m Happy Birthday Jesus F#m B7 You are the Light You are love divine

Ang Pasko ay Sumapit (Vicente Rubi-Levi Celerio) Intro: Dm-Am-E7-Am-E7 pause Am Ang Pasko ay sumapit E7 Tayo ay mangagsi-awit Ng magagandang himig

E EM7 Today we recall Your birth AM7 E You fill the weary world with love AM7 E With hope, charity and mirth B E As You sit in the throne above Chorus: F Dm Happy Birthday Jesus Gm C You are the Father’s gift to humankind F Dm Happy Birthday Jesus Gm C F You are the Light, You are love divine F C Happy Birthday Jesus F Happy Birthday Jesus F Bb Happy Birthday Happy Birthday F CF Happy Birthday Jesus

Am Dahil sa Diyos ay pag-ibig Am Nang si Kristo'y isilang A7 Dm May tatlong haring nagsidalaw Am At ang bawat isa ay nagsipaghandog Am Ng tanging alay

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Chorus: G C Bagong taon ay mag-bagong buhay E7 Nang lumigaya ang ating bayan Dm Am Tayo'y magsikap upang makamtam natin B7 E7 Ang kasaganahan Am Tayo'y mangagsi-awit E7 Habang ang mundo'y tahimik Ang araw ay sumapit Am Ng sanggol na dulot ng langit Am Tayo ay magmahalan A7 Dm Ating sundin ang gintong aral Am At magbuhat ngayon E7 Am Kahit hindi Pasko ay magbigayan (Repeat Chorus and last stanza)

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“Born Again”, the latest single of the Christian band newsboys, is topping the charts, with the band taking the road in big music festivals. The current interest on newsboys allowed them to be featured in such magazines as Charisma, Billboard, Christian Retailing and are gracing this month's cover of CCM. Michael Tait, Jeff Frankenstein, Duncan Phillips, and Jody Davis performed a few of their new songs earlier this year on the WinterJam Tour. The band’s new CD Born Again was released on July13 as the single, Born Again, stayed as the No. 1 CHR radio single in the country, for seven weeks. This summer newsboys kicked off its headlining run by appearing at 23 major festivals throughout the summer in the U.S. and Canada including Spirit West Coast, Sonfest, Icthus, Atlantafest, Lifest 2010 and Creation East. With the continuous momentum of Newsboys' current CD release Born Again, a No. 1 radio hit and an extensive touring schedule, the band announced the release of their first-ever Christmas project. Christmas! A Newsboys Holiday. To help promote Christmas! A Newsboys Holiday, Newsboys will join Newsong the weekend after Thanksgiving to kick off the "Very Merry Christmas Tour 2010." This 20+city nationwide tour kicks off in North Carolina and will finish up in Georgia on December 20th...Music superstars Amy Grant and Vince Gill will embark on their fifth Christmas tour. The Twelve Days of Christmas Tour kicks off December 8 in Sarasota, FL and wraps with 2 shows in Nashville at the Ryman Auditorium. "Christmas audiences are special," explains Grant. "They tend to involve the whole family, and their emotions are a wonderful mix of anticipation and reverence. It's a thrilling experience for both of us." "These holiday tours have become our favorites," Gill agrees. In their two hour program, the Grammy-winning husband-and-wife team will present cherished standards and newer seasonal fare as well as some of their biggest hits...Natalie Grant, GMA Female vocalist of the Year and Michelle Aguilar, Season 6 winner of the Biggest Loser headlined the Women in Faith’s “Imagine” tour in Billings, Montana on April 9 at the Metra Park. Nearly 10,000 gathered during the event to connect with each other and be encouraged as a diverse array of music artists, authors, and performers take the stage in a weekend designed to offer a refreshing getaway filled with laughter and hope. As the nation’s largest live event for women, Women of Faith has drawn more than 4 Million women to events across North America since it began in 1996. Over the course of the 2‐day event, thousands of women will join together to experience music, humor, drama and inspirational stories that leave a powerful, lasting mark on the lives of the women who participate... Michael W. Smith begins a new decade by delivering the most powerful and personal album of his career, all while living out his faith with the unsurpassed energy and passion that defines him as a man. With the new 12-song project Wonder, Smith struggles with the disparities of life in the modern age: hope and hardship, confusion and confidence, desperation and dedication. Yet, through it all, he emits a musical and lyrical sense of… possibility. Continuously transformed by the impact of his global travels and the inspiration of his non-profit work (Compassion International, RCKTWN teen club, Nashville Rising), Smith pushes forward with strength and resolve, believing that Love does win in the end. It’s this sense of awe and amazement in the midst of the human condition that most aptly describes Wonder... Catholic artist and songwriter Trish Foti Genco is doing her part to help preserve the state from the effects of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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During the months of June and July 2010, Trish donated 50% of her sales through CatholicMusicNetwork.com to Gulf Relief, a local 501c3 working to help those impacted by the spill. A Music Minister in the Catholic Church for over twenty-five years, she has served as Cantor, Music Director, and a religious educator. Classically trained, Trish has performed throughout the south including appearances with the Dallas-Forth Worth Opera, Robert Shaw Chorale, Tulane Summer Lyric Theatre and numerous regional theatres. Trish studied voice At Texas Christian University and is a graduate of Louisiana State University. Trish performs regularly with members of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and can often be heard at conferences and engagements in the New Orleans... Steve Angrisano released new songs of his own journey of faith in the album, Inescapable Love that features songs he has co-written with Sarah Hart, Marc Byrd, Audrey Assad and Dwight Liles. Steve delivers a wide array of songs sure to become liturgical and praise and worship classics. Elements of bluegrass really come through with fiddle and dobro make appearances on an album that pays subtle homage to Steve's Southern roots... Walter Hawkins, 61, a Grammy Award-winning singer, preacher and composer whose popular recordings and performances made him one of contemporary gospel music's most prominent figures, died July 11 of pancreatic cancer at his home in Ripon, Calif. An ordained bishop in the Church of God in Christ denomination, he won a Grammy Award in 1980 for his performance of "The Lord's Prayer." He made recordings with artists as varied as Irish singer Van Morrison and Danish harmonica player Lee Oskar, and his compositions were covered by musicians including soul singer Aretha Franklin and American Idol winner Ruben Studdard. Bishop Hawkins was a member of one of modern gospel's leading families, which in the 1960s created a sound that reached beyond church walls onto the radio and into secular concert venues. The Hawkins family often performed in bellbottoms and loud colors, using drums, guitars and unbridled emotion to kindle an interest in gospel music among a wider audience, especially young people. Their single "Oh Happy Day," an 18th-century hymn arranged by Bishop Hawkins' brother Edwin, became the first gospel song to climb the mainstream charts and won Edwin a Grammy Award in 1970 for best soul gospel performance. In the early 1970s, Bishop Hawkins emerged from his brother's shadow to found the Love Center Church in their home town, Oakland, California... TobyMac and fellow Christian artist Chris Tomlin headline the 'Hello Tonight' tour. "We put together what people would think are two sort of opposites," the former DC Talk member (real name Kevin McKeehan), told Billboard.com about the bill, which pairs tobyMac's edgy, contemporary hip-hop and pop mix with Tomlin, who he says is "essentially a worship leader" -- not necessarily two styles that normally rub elbows on the same stage. Nevertheless, tobyMac says, "I think it makes total sense. I think both shows are very audience reactive...very crowd participatory. They're both shows that engage the audience fully, whether they're jumping up and down or raising their hands in worship. We're trying to make one plus one equal three. It's a perfect night for all ages."...St. Benedict Children’s Choir of Mandaue City, Cebu won medals in all three categories in the 6 th World Choir Games in Shaoxing, China in July 15-26, 2010. The 29-member group won gold medal for contemporary songs and silver medals in the children’s songs and sons of the religions category. Conductor Dennis Gregory Sugarol, who is also the conductor of three other award-winning choirs, described their victory as ―overwhelming‖ as it was their first competition in an international competition. The World Choir Games had 8,000 participants and is held once every two years... Benedictine nuns from the Abbaye de Notre-Dame de l'Annonciation near Avignon, Southern France had their prayers answered in July after beating 70 other religious orders from North America and Africa to the deal with Universal Music. The sisters, whose album is set to be released in November, will contain Gregorian chants. The sisters are not allowed to leave the convent or receive guests and only communicate with visitors through a grill. The nuns join a label that includes the likes of Elton John, The Rolling Stones and convent-educated chart topper Lady Gaga.

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PHOTOS BY PETER GAYAMAN

Food & Music FEAST

July 11, 2010/St Mar y’s Northc ote, North Shore City, New Zealand

From Top Clockwise: Kimberly Guido; Mel Libre, Daryl & Eng-Eng; Junz; Sendo Menchavez; TawagAwit-St Mary’s Northcote; Fr Reno Alima

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The Voice of the Lord As you walk in My Garden You’ll feel the ruffling of the leaves beneath your feet As you travel farther You’ll hear the chirping of the birds where the sun and sky meet Lord we hear Your voice Your voice that soothes, that leads and nourishes us Lord we hear Your voice The voice behind the Gate that welcomes us

As you look out from the shore You’ll see the breaking of the strong ocean waves I am your gentle God For I’m the water that you touch in the soft rolling stream -Cyril, Rose, Mike, Lyndon Songwriting Wor(k)ship 2008

II In life there’s uncertainty Will it be good or bad today? If in faith you are strong Nothing will ever go wrong Refrain Be not afraid, you of little faith I know where you are For you are my children And I am constantly looking after you III Often we’re placed to a test It’s part of our lifelong quest To be with You forever Lord All I need is heed Your Word Be Not Afraid I Life is a sea of waves Rocked by strong winds, you be brave Have no fear you will never drown God will not let you down

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INVICTUS* Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears Looms but the Horror of the shade, And yet the menace of the years Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul. *A short Victorian poem written by the English poet William Ernest Henley (1849–1903). As a child Henley suffered from tuberculosis of the bone that spread to his foot, which was amputated. In 1875, he wrote the "Invictus" poem from a hospital bed. The poem was the title of the Clint Eastwood film that starred Morgan Freeman (as Nelson Mandela) and Matt Damon (as Springbok rugby team captain Francois Pienaar). The poem was the gift of Mandela to Pienaar that inspired the post-apartheid team to winning the Rugby World Cup in 1995.

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Saint Nicholas is known to many as Santa Claus, the jolly bearded old man in bright-red suit. There are even those who are of the belief that Christmas is the Feast of St Nicholas. It does not help that in some countries, Santa Claus parades are so elaborate that the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ is overshadowed. If Saint Nicholas as Santa Claus is popular today, so was he during the early Christian church, as a priest, as a bishop, as a vessel of Christ. But that’s getting ahead of the story of the real St Nic. Born of Greek extraction during the third century in present-day Turkey, Nicholas was the only son of wealthy Christian parents who died while he was young. His uncle also named Nicholas, the bishop of Patara, raised, as well as, mentored him as a reader and as a priest. In his younger days, he observed the canonical fasts of Wednesdays and Fridays.

Bishop of Myra, Defender of Orthodoxy, Wonderworker, Holy Hierarch Feast December 6 Patron Saint of Children, sailors, fishers, merchants, the falsely accused, prostitutes, repentant thieves, pharmacists, archers and pawnbrokers

He was attributed to have saved three young girls from prostitution by throwing a bag of gold into the window of the father’s house; these treasures were used as dowry for them to be married instead. He was said to have appeared during a storm as mariners who invoked his aid off the coast of Lycia and brought them safely to port. He died on December 6, 310 resting in the cathedral in Myra. His name became more prominent in death, as many claimed to have been healed as his venerable body ―exuded sweet smelling myrrh, which kept it from corruption‖ and there are many who believe that the ―manna of St Nicholas‖ continues to flow to this day. Many churches during the Middle Ages were named after St Nicholas including more than 400 in England and he was acknowledged as patron saint of Russia. During the Protestant reformation movement and other changes in the church, interest in St Nicholas waned, but not in Holland where the feast of Saint Nicholas was preserved in its ancient Catholic form, and small Dutch children still waited for the visit of the saint of the children, Sinter Klaas (Saint Nicholas) on the night of December 6. Dutch people who migrated to the United States in 1664 continued to observe the custom in New Amsterdam (present-day New York). The feast of giving was embraced by the migrant nation, renaming Sinter Klaas to Santa Claus. While there is no harm for people to relate St Nicholas to Christmas which is the season for giving and for children, it important to remember his life of courage, reverence and sacrifice. If he were alive today, St Nicholas would be glad of the philanthropic spirit that prevails during Christmas, but certainly, he would be telling us that the yuletide season is not about him, rather it is to commemorate the birth of the reason for all his sacrifices, for all his life – Jesus Christ.

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(published on December 14, 2009)

Ten Ways to Make Christmas Meaningful Many people look forward to Christmas for different reasons. For some, it is a break from work, while others find extra work with the increased business activities. For some, it is a time to play Santa Claus, while others expect gifts to come their way. For some, it is having fun, while others spend time to pray. Whatever way we spend Christmas, it is important that we put the first six letters of the word Christmas on top of everything we do. All the rejoicing, gift-giving and partying will be meaningless if we forget about the birth of Christ who brought hope and salvation to us, God’s children. To make Christmas meaningful, here are ten things to do: 1. Wish everyone a “Merry Christmas”. There is magical warmth to a Christmas greeting. It brings about a smile, a hug or even a kiss. Though you may not know it, you are actually evangelising – sharing thewonderful story of the King of Kings who was born in a manger. 2. Attend Christmas church services. To honour Jesus, we must attend masses where His presence is in the bread and the wine, His Body and His Blood. The mass is the highest form of celebration for faith believers. 3. Give affordable gifts to loved ones. The essence of Christmas is that of giving, for such was the reason for His being born on earth. He was so giving that He died for you and me. 4. Display the manger scene at home. Forget about Christmas trees, lanterns and Santa Claus. If there is a perfect reminder about the birth of Christ, then it is the Nativity scene that shows us of His humility and sacrifices. 5. Read the Bible and see a Christmas movie. By reading the Holy Book, one is able to strengthen the cord that binds us to our Creator. By reflecting on God’s Word, one can gain deeper insight on the love of the Lord to His people. There are many wonderful films that carry the message of hope, peace and love; most importantly the Nativity movie. These kinds of flicks seen together with family can bring about respect, closeness and understanding. 6. Give a stranger or a new migrant a treat. It is human to give to those whom we know and care for. It is divine to share what you have to others, especially the needy and the helpless. Joseph and Mary were migrants and strangers in Bethlehem and nobody opened their doors to give them shelter. If we open our hearts to strangers and migrants, we will have given shelter to Joseph, Mary and Jesus. 7. Sing a birthday song to Jesus and Christmas carols to believers and unbelievers. When Christ was born the angels sang ―Gloria in excelsis Deo‖ that resonated in Heaven, Earth and even in Hell. Acclaiming Jesus through songs will certainly fill the void in the world. The power of a song can penetrate hearts of stone and disarm Satan and his minions. 8. Volunteer in a Christmas event. The shepherds and the Three Wise Men visited and adored the Child Jesus. They did not demand anything in return, for they came with love and awe. There are many events organised where you can be of help. Lend a hand and you will experience immense joy and inner peace. 9. Cook your best dish and share it with others. If Jesus was your guest what would you cook for Him? Surely, you will cook that you know best and have been complimented many times in the past. You would want Jesus to taste and savour your dish. Wouldn’t you be delighted if He says thank you and asks you for the recipe? In the physical absence of Christ, every other person represents Him; thus feeding others is actualising your finest cooking for Christ. 10. Join Open Gathering (or similar activities). What great experience it would be, if you joined Open Gathering (OG) where people party-to give, share and care. An OG will have artists sharing their talents, those who have more giving gifts to strangers, and everyone bringing food for a feast. While OG happens in Auckland on the Sunday prior to Christmas Day, it can definitely happen anywhere so long as there are people who want to make Christmas meaningful for themselves and for others. OG can best be described in Washington Irving’s quote: ―Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.‖

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Jam Parado is a certified instructor of the latest fitness programme, Zumba ® based in Auckland, New Zealand

Q: Is there need for a warm-up prior to doing a fitness programme? A: Yes, before any workout, it is important to warm up and stretch the muscles. A participant can then perform better and do a wider range of movements. Also, doing warm ups can prevent sudden overstretching or any form of muscle strain. Q: Can one do the Zumba fitness alone without an instructor? A: Yes, there are Zumba DVDs available in the market. One can also use any latin or dance songs and use the basic dance steps of the dances if one knows it. Q: Are there advantages of doing the programme with others? A: Going to a live class is of course much better than doing in at home by yourself. Why? I would say that more is always merrier. In a live class, you can feel the other people’s energy and see how well they perform or how happy they are when they dance. This could give you a challenge to perform at a higher level. Going to a live Zumba class could also allow you to make new great friends. Q: What is the ideal number of hours per week to have good results in the programme? A: Exercise is essential for better health and fitness. It is recommended that exercise should be done at least 15 minutes a day. Zumba live classes run for about an hour. Doing it twice or three times a week is what I would recommend. Q: What do you find most satisfying in being a Zumba instructor? A: Teaching Zumba classes is something I look forward to each week. It is a time to meet people and have fun together. It also allows me to keep myself fit, considering that my regular work job is physically and mentally demanding. (Jam works as a nurse in Plunket NewZealand – editor) Interestingly it has opened doors for me to pursue my love for dancing. Like I’ve been asked to conceptualise and lead a group of dancers in the Auckland International Carnival.

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Three Trees Once there were three trees on a hill in the woods. They were discussing their hopes and dreams when the first tree said, "Someday I hope to be a treasure chest. I could be filled with gold, silver and precious gems. I could be decorated with intricate carving and everyone would see the beauty." Then the second tree said, "Someday I will be a mighty ship. I will take kings and queens across the waters and sail to the corners of the world. Everyone will feel safe in me because of the strength of my hull." Finally the third tree said, "I want to grow to be the tallest and straightest tree in the forest. People will see me on top of the hill and look up to my branches, and think of the heavens and God and how close to them I am reaching. I will be the greatest tree of all time and people will always remember me." After a few years of praying that their dreams would come true, a group of woodsmen came upon the trees. When one came to the first tree he said, "This looks like a strong tree, I think I should be able to sell the wood to a carpenter" ... and he began cutting it down. The tree was happy, because he knew that the carpenter would make him into a treasure chest. At the second tree a woodsman said, "This looks like a strong tree, I should be able to sell it to the shipyard." The second tree was happy because he knew he was on his way to becoming a mighty ship. When the woodsmen came upon the third tree, the tree was frightened because he knew that if they cut him down his dreams would not come true. One of the woodsmen said, "I don't need anything special from my tree so I'll take this one", and he cut it down. When the first tree arrived at the carpenters, he was made into a feed box for animals. He was then placed in a barn and filled with hay. This was not at all what he had prayed for. The second tree was cut and made into a small fishing boat. His dreams of being a mighty ship and carrying kings had come to an end. The third tree was cut into large pieces and left alone in the dark. The years went by, and the trees forgot about their dreams. Then one day, a man and woman came to the barn. She gave birth and they placed the baby in the hay in the feed box that was made from the first tree. The man wished that he could have made a crib for the baby, but this manger would have to do. The tree could feel the importance of this event and knew that it had held the greatest treasure of all time. Years later, a group of men got in the fishing boat made from the second tree. One of them was tired and went to sleep. While they were out on the water, a great storm arose and the tree didn't think it was strong enough to keep the men safe. The men woke the sleeping man, and he stood and said "Peace" and the storm stopped. At this time, the tree knew that it had carried the King of Kings in its boat. Finally, someone came and got the third tree. It was carried through the streets as the people mocked the man who was carrying it. When they came to a stop, the man was nailed to the tree and raised in the air to die at the top of a hill. When Sunday came, the tree came to realize that it was strong enough to stand at the top of the hill and be as close to God as was possible, because Jesus had been crucified on it. The moral of this story is that when things don't seem to be going your way, always know that God has a plan for you. If you place your trust in Him, He will give you great gifts. Each of the trees got what they wanted, just not in the way they had imagined. We don't always know what God's plans are for us. We just know that His ways are not our ways, but His ways are always best. (taken from http://www.indianchild.com)

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 Sing it like this Ben hands to the pianist the music sheet. He asks the latter to accompany him as he sings the song. Ben starts to sing. Pianist: That’s not the way to sing this song! Ben: Oh. Why is that? Pianist: Because it should be sang this way (sings) Ben: Oh, this song is my composition. *** Hide No More Jay and Dee, tots play hide and seek in church. After a while from hiding, Jay returns to Dee and shakes his hands. Jay: A strange thing happened to me as I hid from you. Dee: What? Jay: I went to this little room, and as soon as I was there, a strange voice asked me what I wanted. So I said, I am hiding from you. Dee: What did he tell you? Jay: That I need not hide anymore for I am forgiven and that I should make peace with you. Dee: He, he...you were in the confessional box. *** American Idol Simon Cowell left American Idol because he had mellowed down. Kara DioGuardi left American Idol because she had become aggressive. Ellen DeGeneres left American Idol because she doesn’t really know much about music. American Idol is left with Randy Jackson. *** BP Oil Spill Seagull: Don’t believe that the Gulf of Mexico is safe from the BP oil spill? Pelican: The papers said that it’s all clear. Seagull: I don’t think so. When the American president and her daughter came out after swimming, they had turned black!

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We Need You

TawagAwit invites you to help in spreading God’s Word through music and other acts of love.

You can be a: (1) member; (2) supporter or (3) organizer A member is one who can attend to the regular activities of the Ministry. The minimum participation are: attendance during practice sessions of songs, usually once a week or once every two weeks AND singing with the group during the assigned mass usually once a month or once every two months A supporter is one who can donate services or resources to the Ministry. There are special events that TawagAwit organizes and the events need finances or helping hands. An organizer is one who initiates the formation of a chapter in a parish. The Ministry will provide all the assistance within its means to help in the vital task. Contact us: tawagawit@gmail.com

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I.LOVE.YOU. CHILD.

I’ll protect and care for you while I am here I’ll protect and care for you even when I am gone. Insure your life – protect your family now and always. Talk to me – Debbie C Libre. Insurance Advisor in New Zealand, telephone no (09) 813 1616 or email: debbielibre@yahoo.com

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It follows the NOTES songwriting process conceptualised by Bro Mel B Libre, songwriter-performer & Lead Servant of TawagAwit, with participants, with or without music background, making original materials inspired by Biblical passages and performing these at the end of the session. Most of the outputs in the Songwriting Wor(k)ship have been sang during masses in parishes where the composers are members of the choir or music group. Be part of this wonderful experience – and sing a new song to the Lord! This once-a-year activity is scheduled on Sunday October 17, 2010, from 1:00-6:00pm in a venue to be announced later. The maximum number of participants is 30. Register now at cordmagazine@yahoo.com

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SOW&HARVEST

Hands Working Together “And sow the fields, and plant vineyards, which may yield fruits of increase.” (Psalm 107:37)

THE TAWAGAWIT SPRING PROGRAMME For families to plant vegetables in their backyards and share the harvest to fellow members and neighbours

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COME &

OG

Open Gathering Celebrating the True Essence Christmas Sunday, December 19, 2010, 11:00am Good Shepherd Church, Balmoral AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

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CORD CORD is an experimental digital publication.

Its mission is to promote love, peace and harmony through positive music and inspiring articles and literary works under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

It is driven purely by the desire to bring the Light of God to all peoples in the world.

It aims to strengthen the tie that binds us all to the Great Composer.

This publication is a work-in-progress and through feedback and support of those who believe in its mission and with God’s grace, we hope to improve and be of service for years to come.

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CORD Next Issue out on January 1, 2011

Features

Elvis Presley + Chris Tomlin + Kris Allen + Fr Manoling Francisco

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CORD OCTOBER 2010