The real life

Whoever wants a life without pain should not be born.
Whoever wants a life without tears should never be a child.
Whoever wants a life without tension should not become an adult.
Whoever wants a life without suffering should never love.
Whoever wants a life without effort should not work.
Whoever wants a life without sacrifice should never have a family.
Whoever wants a life without disappointment should hope for nothing.
Whoever wants a life without parting should not grow old.
Whoever wants a life without loneliness should not be unique.
Whoever wants a life without a goal should not die.

But whoever wants a real life should be born with pain, be a child, become an adult, love and work, have a family and hopes, be unique, grow old and die once into God.
Then he will find a life without pain and tension and suffering, efforts and sacrifices, disappointments and parting, loneliness and death.
(Axel Kühner)

Proud and grateful?

"Pride gets no pleasure of having something, 
only out of having more of it than the next man.
We say that people are proud of being rich, 
or clever, or good-looking, but they are not.
They are proud of being richer, or cleverer,
or better-looking than others."
 (from C.S.Lewis, Mere Christianity)

Flame – Swimming with Sharks

Marcus Tyrone Gray, now 36, has been in business for 14 years.
Besides the ” big names ” Bizzle, KB and V.Rose, his new album “God Knows” features some highly talented newcomers, such as the rapper Sicily Styles.