Wednesday, January 27, 2010
I've had my birthday cake, candles blown and eaten. I wonder how many cakes will I get this year? Two years back I got three cakes, last year I had eight pieces of Secret Recipe that made into one whole cake... I've never receive a piggy birthday cake before...
I don't prepare New Year Resolution but I would like to have a Birthday Resolution. Let's see... hhmmm.... I'm gonna have a blast this year! Do things that I love most... get myself on new stuff... kite-flying will be the first one, the next will be archery and then shooting. Stitching... I'm still working on that one piece... gonna finish real soon.
Love you ppl... those who are in my life. Muacks~!
Test everything. Hold on to the good.
[1 Thessalonians 5:21]
Once you have found the truth, stand by it and hold fast to it. There is freedom in finding the truth.One of the great keys to testing and proving what is right is found in:
SEARCH the Scriptures daily
TIME ... make the most of your time and prioritise your activities
UNDERSTAND what the will of the Lord is
DISCIPLINED... be disciplined and determined
YIELD ... be yielded to God and to all that He teaches you
Monday, January 25, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
- This is what the Lord says: "Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who depends on flesh for his strength and whose heart turns away from the Lord." [Jeremiah 17:5]
- He who trusts in himself is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom is kept safe. [Proverbs 28:26]
Monday, January 18, 2010
If we want to have the abundant life that Jesus Christ came to offer us, then it is essential for us to prayerfully expel the negative emotions out of our mind - fear, suspicion, distrust, hate, jealousy, bitterness, insecurity and self-pity. Jesus has the power to release us from these destructice emotions and replace them with love, courage, faith, hope, good humour, cheer, optimism, enthusiasm and self-confidence.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
The only way we can really rejoice and have a reason for rejoicing is by "rejoicing in the Lord". He is our source of joy and rejoicing.Centre your faith and your joy in Christ and you will really be able to "Rejoice evermore".
Thursday, January 14, 2010
When you're too strict - rebellion kicks in
When you're too relax - they step all over you
Be moderate - full lengthy discussion... well, it works... great kid I have who can differentiate between what is 'a must have' and 'don't have, won't die'.
Is there a book "Idiots Guide to Guiding a Teenager"?
The other one, I haven't finish my sentence, she already blabbed half the world... why do teenagers think they know it all when in fact, they know next to nothing? So, I kept quiet and let her blab blab blab blab and I enjoy my home-cooked food... simply delicious. When she's done, I either ask her a question that I know she has no answers to or I rest in my room and let them have the whole house. Sigh...
The other two sleep away the whole afternoon due to tiredness... I have never encourage napping in the afternoon... a total waste of time. How much homework and reading can be done within the 4 hours of sleep... not nap. No point waking them up... groggy and floating in the air.. and I'll be talking to the wall and looking at long papaya faces which tasted worse than the bitter gourds.
I think I need a book "Idiots Guide to Raising 4 Teenagers"..
Choices of food... I don't eat this.. I don't eat that... I rule the kitchen... I cook what, you eat! I don't repeat dishes so fair enough, they have great food every day and I don't purposely cook what they don't eat.
So far, so good. No disciplinary problems in school... well-mannered... all going to church with me on Saturdays - they in Youth Celebration, me in adult session... I feel like going back to the Youth Celebration. I sound old...
To be quiet - a release from worry, fear and anxiety, along with the courage to stand strong
The fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever. [Isaiah 32:17]
Righteousness = right and holy living coming from a right relationship with God
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Our Christian lives need to be a real testimony to honour God. Three essential characteristics that God wants in our lives:
- Real Serenity
When God gives quietness, who then can make trouble [Job 34:29] When we allow and receive God's quietness nothing can upset or disturb us. The financial pressures, family difficulties, business problems, or whatever, cannot unsettle the heart that is controlled with God's quietness.
- Real Calm It is easy to get upset and be offended, but a person who loves the Word of God and obeys it, has a wonderful peace and calm, from which nothing can shake him.
- Real Peace "Consider the blameless, observe the upright; there is a future for the man of peace." [Psalm 37:37] The effects and results of a person's life are certainly shown in their actions. We all have a certain type of manner and characteristic attitude that permeates our lives - a real peace and tranquility in spirit.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble,
and he brought them out of their distress.
He stilled the storm to a whisper;
the waves of the sea were hushed.
They were glad when it grew calm,
and he guided them to their desired haven.
Trouble, distresses, storm and waves are certainly difficult to handle but are very much part of our lives. To be quiet in such situations is not usual or even normal but for a child of God we can enter into this privileged position.
God makes the storm a calm so that the waves are still. In the midst of that stormy problem we are going through, God wants to bring us a calm, a precious stillness, a gladness; and into a calm of rest and security.
Friday, January 08, 2010
What's your ulterior motive?
Honesty that has been forgotten after just one conversation.
Time spent... wasted
Trust... a 5-letter word that means a whole world to me
I trusted you. I have always trusted you. You're the only person I trust most but you betrayed me. You stood blameless. You became the victim. You pushed me to the brink of insanity that even I was afraid of myself, but you didn't see it that way, didn't you? You saw that as a threat, but it wasn't. You pushed me until I had nowhere to go and I didn't know what else to do. I don't mind losing everything. You've tortured me mentally and emotionally for the whole year and it just about to snap. There are cracks here and there. That day you shattered it into pieces. The one obvious thing that I saw on that day was, both of you made a great team in seeing me crumble to the ground. You and that person 'signed' a pact, I was kept in the dark, it was a total lie, you pushed me to the brink of insanity, you successfully kicked me out of your life. You didn't care... not even a question of concern from you after what you've done to me. I did so much for you and this is how you repay me. You took me for granted that I would always crawl back to you. You don't even bother to mend my broken heart. You're too engrossed with yourself. People said time will tell and in time, any wound will heal. I doubt that...Things will never be the same again. You did something not worth doing and put all the blame on me. Where is your sense of fairness? Where are those care and concern that you always say that you have for me? Where is your sense of humanity?
Never will I trust another living soul. Both of you are the two most important people in my life. One trampled on me. I moved on. You were not there when I needed you most but instead you scarred me for life.
PS. This is my blog. Please have some respect for my life. If you intend to drop a comment, I would suggest that you refrain from doing so as I am already damaged to the core and I do not need any other damaging words. I am only human and I need to find a way out as I have nothing to look forward to anymore. Yes, I wrote the numbered posts but I'm no angel, I'm just a human.