Thursday, August 28, 2008

He drops bits of love from everywhere, through anyone.

Haha, thank you for thinking of me when you see a camera. You probably didn't know it but it came at the right time, and I least expected it to be coming from you. =)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

that striked me hard.

my accounting professor was trying to explain that the figures used belonged to the past, aka yesterday. He then commented that he didn't understand why people liked to take photographs because at the click of the shutter, that moment instantly became the past. i used to have a part of the wall in my room pasted with a photo collage dating way back from jc, but i've since torn everything down, coincidentally a week before i heard his comments. i didn't understand why i did it, though i've been having the urge to do so for quite some time now, but now i do. because at the end, he added, "once it becomes the past, it becomes irrelevant."

right now, i can only look to the future, and hopefully find a reason to click the shutter again.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

it's time to stop hiding my Strength.

One Thing Is Needful

Proverbs 4:20–21
20My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. 21Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart;

George Müller, who lived in the 1800s, cared for more than 2,000 orphans in his five large orphanages. But he never allowed his huge responsibility to take him away from the Word of God. He said that every day, he would set aside time to study the scriptures until his inner man was happy in the Lord.

Once, Müller met a man who worked between 14 and 16 hours every day. He told the man, “You are destroying your health. You don’t have time for your family and, most importantly, you don’t have time to nourish your inner man with the Word of God.”

The man replied, “I hear you, but I can’t see how I can cut down my working hours and spend time in the Word because even with the 14 to 16 hours I put in each day, I still can’t put enough bread on the table for my family.”

As the man walked away, Müller said, “He doesn’t believe that if he gives time to God’s Word first, God will take care of all his needs.”

Likewise, do you really believe that every day, only one thing is needful? Even if the bills don’t get paid, the children are not making any headway in their studies and the office work is not completed, all these things can wait. Only one thing is needful — that you spend time in the Word of God.

When Martha complained to Jesus that her sister Mary had left her to serve alone (Mary was sitting at Jesus’ feet and hearing His Word), Jesus defended Mary by saying, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:41–42)

My friend, you will not lose out when you take time to sit down and listen to God’s Word. Even your health and well-being will be blessed. (Proverbs 4:22) So take time today to meditate on His Word. It will make your way prosperous (Joshua 1:8–9), and give you divine health and good success!

© Copyright Joseph Prince, 2006. All rights reserved.
All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the New King James Version ®.
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Thursday, August 21, 2008

have you ever...

...tried reading all of your blog posts from the very first one to the latest? it's quite an experience really, and you realise how time flies. give it a go sometime will ya?

Sunday, August 17, 2008

what's your recurring word?

remember those teacher's comments on your report card in primary school describing your personality and behaviour in class? i got the word "bubbly" most often, maybe because i was literally round and bouncy with red apple cheeks. but i liked that word, because it meant i was like little miss sunshine, exuding warmth and happiness wherever i went. as we grow older, and childhood innocence gives way to mannerisms of the world, we gradually lose the skip in our steps, the sparkle in our eyes and the genuine joy in our smiles. some people lose them more than others, becoming weary adults dragging their feet through life. some people hold on to parts of it, refusing to let the world snatch away these precious diamonds. it's a gradual process, growing up - so gradual that before we even realise, the skip is gone, the sparkle is lost and the smile so forced. so every now and then, it helps to take a look back at where you came from, and try to keep that piece of sunshine which was you. i want to be bubbly granny chian years down the road!

the outburst of tuesdays-with-morrie.ish-philosophy aside, school's finally starting tomorrow. i've been away, i've been back, i've had a 2 month break, i've worked and rested. 9 long months of being away from school, oh how i wished it could be longer! i'd take a maastricht term anytime! but life goes on, so full steam ahead for my last year in smoo! charrrrrrrrge!!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

screaming my lungs out.

coolest geeks in action

just came back from the esplanade oh my gawdddd death cab for cutie was awesome!!! i was jumping and screaming like a teenager all over again and it was fantastic to finally be able to watch them perform live. amazing. everyone stood up the moment they came on stage and started a mass photo/video-taking even though it was prohibited to do so. nobody cared! it was like a semi-rock concert in the atas esplanade.. kinda weird, but it fitted the death cab aura perfectly. =)