Synthesis 2016

It is time to take time to think of this passing year. We will try to make an assessment to note some events that are marked this year.

Blog

The goal of writing a blog is to write in english. Not to be an influent bloger and to change the world. The motivation is still here. For 2017 I decided to move this blog at a new adresse kris.talkplus.org.
A blog is anachronistic but but it remains a challenge. A challenge to write but also a challenge to express our thoughts. A blog is a garden that must be maintained. An article is a like a message in a bottle. Who will read it ? who will understand it? How many people will receive it. Why continue this blog?

Gnusocial – Diaspora and Hubzilla

Gnusocial is an alternative response to Twitter but does not seem to grow much. The vinilox instance will close in 2017. I am still using gnusocial at quitter.no.
Diaspora is a relative success because it is more used and there are also francophones. Dada made on his blog a good little synthesis of 2016.
Hubzilla continues its development slowly but still has difficulty to be adopted by non-computer specialists. Review one year after the release of version 1. Hubzilla has everything to please in theory but in practice it is another story.

Brexit

Brexit: Despite the polls, media support, the Britishs chose to continue their route outside the European Union. We are entering an interesting phase of history. This event marks a visible return to protectionism in the face of globalization. Will other countries follow the same path? Europe is in a bad stage because it is far from the citizens and undemocratic. It imposes its directives on the states in an almost dictatorial way.

Trump

Another surprise of the year is the election of Trump as President of the United States of America. The media were against (maybe a little too much), polls as well. Trump wants to put America back in the center and take care of the rest of the world. Another note of protectionism.
Holland

France

Hollande the worst president of the French Republic of all time renounces to stand for the next election. This is the first time an outgoing president has not appeared. Holland was elected to reject former President Sarkozy. Apart from homosexual marriage, no emblematic measures will be retained from this mandate. France had been in the street for months to signify its oposi- tion. It did not cost too much. Economically no significant measure has marked if not the shock of complexification. France is in any case non-reformable. We look forward to the next president.

Labor law

Labor law Under the pressure of the European directives, François Hollande proposed a law intended to flexibilize the labor market. In fact this law was a retreat of social gains. For a president who called himself a socialist, all that was needed was to put France back into the street with the movement of night standing up. Thanks to section 49.3 this law was passed in spite of a great popular opposition of both employees and employers and with a minority in the parliament.

PharefmRomandie

PhareFm arrives in Switzerland in DAB +. After Lausanne, Basel, Valais it is Lugano which receives this Christian musical program. France is slow to offer digital radio.

Basic Income

In Switzerland we voted for or against the RBI (Unconditional Basic Income). This has allowed this idea to progress and talk about it. The idea was to give each citizen an unconditional income to enable him to live. Labor income would come in addition.

Implementation of the Feb 9 initiative

On 9 February 2014 the Swiss people voted against mass immigration. Implementation was finally decided two years later. A somewhat vague measure has been taken to encourage

Here Now – Dirt and Grace – Hillsong UNITED

[Verse 1]
Skies spin their dance within Your breath
Time runs its race within Your hand
And my mind runs wild to comprehend
What no mind on earth could understand

[Pre-Chorus]
Your ways are higher
Your thoughts are wilder
Love came like madness
Poured out in blood-washed romance
It makes no sense but this is grace
And I know You’re with me in this place

[Chorus]
Here now
Still my heart
Let Your voice be all I hear now
Here now
Fix my eyes on things that I can’t see now
Spirit breathe like the wind
Come have Your way
Cause I know You’re in this place

[Verse 2]
Faith makes a fool of what makes sense
But grace found my heart where logic ends
When justice called for all my debts
The Friend of sinners came instead

[Pre-Chorus]
Your ways are higher
Your thoughts are wilder
Love came like madness
Poured out in blood-washed romance
It makes no sense but this is grace
And I know You’re with me in this place

[Chorus]
Here now
Still my heart
Let Your voice be all I hear now
Fix my eyes on things that I can’t see now
Spirit breathe like the wind come have Your way
Cause I know that You are
Here now
Still my heart
Let Your voice be all I hear now
Here now
Fix my eyes on things that I can’t see now
Spirit breathe like the wind come have Your way
Cause I know You’re
Here now
Still my heart
Let Your voice be all I hear now
Here now
Fix my eyes on things that I can’t see now
Spirit breathe like the wind come have Your way

[Bridge]
Cause I know You’re in this place
I know
I know you are with me
I know you are with me
The Spirit [?]
Can’t live without youre love
Can’t live without youre love

Cause I know that You are here now
Still my heart
Let Your voice be all I hear now
Fix my eyes on the things that I can’t see now
Spirit breathe like the wind come have Your way

[Chorus]
Cause I know that You are here now
Still my heart
Let Your voice be all I hear now
Fix my eyes on the things that I can’t see now
Spirit breathe like the wind come have Your way
Cause I know that You are here now
Still my heart
Let Your voice be all I hear now
Fix my eyes on the things that I can’t see now
Spirit breathe like the wind come have Your way
Cause I know You’re in this place

 

Jackie Evancho – Safe & Sound

remember tears streaming down your face
When I said, « I’ll never let you go »
When all those shadows almost killed your light

I remember you said, « Do not leave me here alone »
But all that’s dead and gone and passed tonight

Just close your eyes
The sun is going down
You’ll be alright
No one can hurt you now
Come morning light
You and I’ll be safe and sound

Do not you dare look out your window, darling,
Everything’s on fire
The war outside our door keeps raging on
Hold on to this lullaby
Even when the music’s gone
Gone

Just close your eyes
The sun is going down
You’ll be alright
No one can hurt you now
Come morning light
You and I’ll be safe and sound

Oooh, Oooh, Oooh, Oooh
Oooh, Oooh, Oooh, Oooh
La La (La La)
La La (La La)
Oooh, Oooh, Oooh, Oooh
Oooh, Oooh, Oooh, Oooh
La La (La La)

Just close your eyes
You’ll be alright
Come morning light,
You and I’ll be safe and sound …

Oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh oh oh.

2015 | 2016 | 2017

 

Anna Golden – Changing Me

 

I am just discovering this song and this singer. Anna Golden is according to her official webside a Worship Leader based in Nashville, TN.

Your changing me … I can easily appropriate this word. God is changing me. This is a process. Even when I don’t feel it, He is changing me. I don’t understand all the lyrics but the music is very sweet. I think I will listen to that songs many times.

 

Now here is the lyrics of that song

[Verse]
Waiting on You
Not gonna move ’till You show up
‘Cause You always do

Leaning in
Leaning in to hear Your voice
I’m listening

[Pre-Hook]
‘Cause I know You answer my calls
And I know You’re with me through it all

[Hook]
‘Cause Your voice is like water running through me
Eyes like fire all consuming
You’re everything I’m not
You’re changing me

I’m open come and fill me
Your presence is all I’m seeking
You’re everything I’m not
You’re changing me

[Verse]
Waiting on You
Not gonna move ’till You show up
‘Cause You always do

Leaning in
Leaning in to hear Your voice
I’m listening

[Pre-Hook]
‘Cause I know You answer my calls
And I know You’re with me through it all

[Hook]
‘Cause Your voice is like water running through me
Eyes like fire all consuming
You’re everything I’m not
You’re changing me

I’m open come and fill me
Your presence is all I’m seeking
You’re everything I’m not
You’re changing me

[Bridge 4x]
How can I not be changed
When Your Spirit’s in this place
How can I not be moved
When You’re all, when You’re all around me

[Hook]
‘Cause Your voice is like water running through me
Eyes like fire all consuming
You’re everything I’m not
You’re changing me

I’m open come and fill me
Your presence is all I’m seeking
You’re everything I’m not
You’re changing me

You’re changing me

[Bridge 2x]
How can I not be changed
When Your Spirit’s in this place
How can I not be moved
When You’re all, when You’re all around me

2015 | 2016 | 2017

The Afters – Battles

This current is trying to wreck me
Like castles of sand
Castles of sand

My fear like an enemy army
Is marching again
But I’m making a stand

You surround me on every side
Your love is my armor, I fear no evil
Darkness runs from Your light
So I won’t be afraid
I won’t be afraid

You’re going before me and oceans are parting
You’re fighting my battles
When my feet are failing and my heart is shaking
You’re fighting my battles
Fighting my battles
Fighting my battles
Fighting my battles

Time after time You’re my refuge
You heal evey scar
You’re guarding my heart
Your promise the hope that I cling to
My rescue, my friend
You come rushing in

And surround me on every side
Your love is my armor, I fear no evil
Darkness runs from Your light
So I won’t be afraid
I won’t be afraid

You’re going before me and oceans are parting
You’re fighting my battles
When my feet are failing and my heart is shaking
You’re fighting my battles
Fighting my battles
Fighting my battles
Fighting my battles

Fighting my battles
Fighting my battles
Fighting my battles

In my weakness, You are strong
Every trouble, You have overcome

In my weakness, You are strong
Every trouble, You have overcome

In my weakness, You are strong
Every trouble, You have overcome
Your have overcome

You’re going before me and oceans are parting
You’re fighting my battles
When my feet are failing and my heart is shaking
You’re fighting my battles
Fighting my battles
Fighting my battles
Fighting my battles

Fighting my battles
Fighting my battles
Fighting my battles

(Fighting my battles)
(Fighting my battles)
(Fighting my battles)