Monday, October 30, 2006

Who's Your Daddy?

I love how Pastor Alpha wrote the following post....

a few months ago, a thought entered my mind:

  • did God make Adam so that God could have Adam to love him?
  • or did God make Adam so that God could have Adam to love?

it's one of those "small difference" questions that can alter the entire course of one's life. it's like the proverbial ship that sets off on a long voyage just a few degrees off course and ends up at a different country altogether.

did God make Adam so Adam could love God? or did God make Adam so God could love Adam?

all the difference in the world.

what is this difference?

  • is the good I seek to do in this life my response to the fact that I am loved, or
  • is the good that I seek to do, my attempt to buy love?

Read here for the full post.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Today I turn 22...

and I'm struggling for words... Birthdays can be very depressing. Another year has passed and I don't know if I have done anything at all in this dream-fulfilling journey of mine.

Perhaps it's because I'm beginning to see the path clearer now and there's still so many things to be done!! Short term goals & projects are serving as stepping stones, training ground & a good roadmap. Currently I am at a crossroad. I've been offered a career opportunity of a lifetime. Yet at the same time I have a brilliant business idea - the chance to earn money while doing something I absolutely love for a great cause. Talked with dad about it last night & he (indirectly) said that I lack discipline to work as my own boss. And he is right. I have to start being discipline. I have a lot on my shoulders & I don't want to disappoint the people that trust me.

PEOPLE... So many people. I want to impact their lives - my colleagues, the businessmen I meet everyday, waiters, train passangers, friends, old schoolmates, long lost friends, residents of Jalan Ipoh. I want the sisters to know that perfect love is found in God. I want the brothers to know that friendship is a precious thing. I want young people to know that their lives are meant for so much more. I want them to be people of HOPE, people of FAITH, and people of LOVE. I want the world to know that when they put their hope in Jesus, they can describe their lives as ABUNDANT, FULL, LIVELY, not mundane, or boring.

I want my parents to know that I love them very much & I appreaciate everything they do for me. I want to thank them for providing me with a place I can call HOME & for allowing May to feel the same way. I want my brother Emmanuel to know that I admire his many good qualities, especially his ability to capture an audience. I want May to know that I love her & I pray that I'll be able to be her best friend & a good role model always. I want Michael Chow to know that I miss him dearly wherever he is. I want the youth leaders who have been working with me for the past 5 years to know that I'm sorry that I didn't lead them well enough & that their potentials are limitless. To TOUCH and all the young people in FCC, I desire to inspire them to live a life of GREATNESS by achieving the dreams I have set out for.

Other special shout outs for :-

  • Alina Ong - my dad prayed Psalm 20 over me this morning. It's for you too. Happy Birthday.
  • Chong Soo Fen & Samuel Tan - you have shaped my life, more than you know.
  • Lemuel Yee - thank you for your friendship. With you I can be myself. You are thought-provoking & inspiring.
  • Ming Yan - I didn't know what to expect with you. But I'm glad we're friends.
  • Mike Ng - You're simply an amazing guy & friend.
  • Famous people who don't know me (yet) - Amanda Congdon, David Letterman, Kenny Sia, David Tao - you make me believe that dreams can come true.

Monday, October 16, 2006


Got this sms from Daniel... Not sure who composed it, but it's quite inspiring...
When we ponder upon the stars,
When we reach for our dreams,
We're never bothered by how far away they seem.
Instead we are inspired by the beauty of our vision.
Dreams are like stars=brilliant & enthusiastic.
The beauty of the stars will give you strength,
Inspire you to move on,
& make your dreams come true.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Jesus, Be The Center

Jesus, be the center,
Be my source, be my light, Jesus.
Jeus, be the center,
Be my hope, be my song, Jesus.
Be the fire in my heart,
Be the wind in these sails,
Be the reason that I love,
Jesus, Jesus.
Jesus, be my vision,
Be my path, be my guide, Jesus.
By Vineyard.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Blessed Assurance

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
"It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery." Galatians 5:1
"He has taken me to the banquet hall, and his banner over me is love." Song of Solomon 2:4

Friday, October 06, 2006

My ExG3 piece

This is my ExG 3 piece - yup, another video. I was in such a blur that evening that I forgot to take my thumbdrive along to the event (left it in the office). The worse part was that I didn't know it until the very last minute. Got to show a few people that night at my house. Then several more saw it when they were gathering at my place.

But what they saw was the incomplete version. I figured since I was already late in submitting for ExG 3, I might as well spend more time on it & make it better. So there, it's better now. No one has seen this version. So you lucky reader you...

*p/s - Remember, press "Play" then press "Pause", wait till the grey bar is full before pressing "Play" again.Your comments and ratings are much appreciated.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

I'm Desperate

Dear God,
I am overwhelmed by dreams.
I need MIRACLES to fulfill them.
Give me all I need now,
Or slow down with the dreams somehow.
Show me the in-between
Of Desperation & Patience.
Give me peace to be still,
Move me into motion.
Assure me of the day
Of the fulfillment of prophecy
Where my heart can be free
To live like I dreamt,
& be all I'm meant to be.
I'm desperate.

A Sunday Morning Of A Different Sort

My usual Sunday would be going to church at 9am in the morning & attending prayer / class at 9.3oam. Things start to pick up pace right about 10.25am. Visiting the toilet before service begins, tuning an instrument, preparing the video camera... occasional I could say "hi" to someone & squeeze in a lame joke, just to end the conversation with a smile. And then service begins.  And then it ends & the rush begins yet again. Worship team debriefing, quick chats, another visit to the toilet, lunch, and youth service is from 2pm - 4pm.
Visited Canaan Church last Sunday. Gave the pastor a scare by suggesting that he was suppose to be in my church that day. Encountered a persistent usher in Kok Leong (which was a good thing), had a good chat with Jasmine, had great chats with Joshua & Elroi after service, talked about football with the guys over coffee and the Sunday paper... It was a fruitful time.
So I want to give a big shout out to the people of Canaan Church for hosting me. With you, I enjoyed God & His people. Hope I can visit more often.