How do you let go of what has been so special to you, even for such a short time?
You’re there, in the center where you are torn between giving up or holding on to the promise you made.
…continually asking the classic questions in which you don’t seem to get any answer…
How far should you go before you stop?
How many pleas should you do before you finally get tired of asking?
How much waiting should you endure before you finally move on?
…desperate to receive signs, even the faintest ones, that will light just a single strand of hope that you have been keeping in your heart.
…praying that you will hear a word from, or just a glance at that wonderful thing…
before it all ends.
Just some thoughts I had. I don’t know if they even make sense. Lol!
Last sunday, we celebrated the Father’s Day in our local church and gave honor to the fathers. As I was thinking of a word of encouragement for fathers, I read this quote from James Dobson about the crucial role of fathers to their children. I hope you will be challenged too to prepare yourselves to carefully and securely hold on to Christ’s teaching and be able to successfully pass it to our children.
PASSING THE BATON
by James Dobson
[A Father’s] most important responsibility, I believe is to communicate the real meaning of Christianity to his children. This mission can be likened to a three-man relay race. First, your father runs his lap around the track, carrying the baton, which represents the gospel of Jesus Christ. At the appropriate moment, he hands the baton to you, and you begin your journey around the track. Then finally, the time will come when you must get the baton safely in the hands of your children. But as any track coach will testify, relay races are won or lost in the transfer of the baton. There is a critical moment when all can be lost by a fumble or miscalculation. The baton is rarely dropped on the back side of the track when the runner has it firmly in his grasp. If failure is to occur, it ill probably happen in the exchange between generations.
According to the Christian values that govern my life, my most important reason for living is to get the baton, the gospel, safely in the hands of my children. Of course, I want to place it in as many other hands as possible; nevertheless, my number one responsibility is to evangelize my own children. I hope millions of fathers agree with that ultimate priority.
Happy Father’s Day!!
But this is not just any other Lea Salonga video. This is the one where she won the 1991 Tony Awards Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Kim in Miss Saigon. A few people enjoyed the first video where Lea is just auditioning for the role. It is wonderful to see where it all began but it is another thing when you see her winning the awards.. It gives you a feeling of pride for the Filipinos. Enjoy!
And here are two additional videos. The first one is the final audition and selection process for Miss Saigon where Lea Salonga got the role of Kim and Monique Wilson is cast as a Saigon bar girl.
The last one is a song entitled You Could Drive a Person Crazy from the musical Hey! Mr. Producer with our very own Lea Salonga, Maria Friedman (Passion, Lady in the Dark), Ruthie Henshall (She Loves Me, Peggy Sue Got Married) and Millicent Martin (Side by Side by Sondheim, King of Hearts).