Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Been spending most of my time studying, doing past year questions and such. Even meeting up with my frens to discuss how to study it. All of them decided to sit down and do the past year question, and focus on the important parts. Or we'll just perished if we were to read from the first chapter to the last, imagine the time. Haihhhh...
Few days more left to Monday, the BIG day. How I wish it's over and I'm back home, home sweet home.
Well, life is not all about studies, even if it's exam week, been taking a break here and there watching Gundam Seed Destiny, dota-ing, and online. Exercise? Almost none, due to the bad weather and swimming is like dipping yourself into an icy lake...
Ok. That's all. Maybe gonna do some further studies now.
Be back soon. I mean REAL soon. Need to whine somewhere....or I'll just EXPLODE.
Phew that was a relief.
Wednesday, November 23, 2005
Sunday, November 20, 2005
I dunno what people thinks these days, when it comes to religion, it's super sensitive or something.
Well to those people who are finding trouble, I would rather keep my mouth shut than to start a long and pointless debate.
Saturday, November 12, 2005
Here's more on their conference in Malaysia:
It was aweeeesome.
Today's reading touched me, about the determined widow:
Jesus told his disciples a parable
about the necessity for them to pray always without becoming weary.
He said, “There was a judge in a certain town
who neither feared God nor respected any human being.
And a widow in that town used to come to him and say,
‘Render a just decision for me against my adversary.’
For a long time the judge was unwilling, but eventually he thought,
‘While it is true that I neither fear God nor respect any human being,
because this widow keeps bothering me
I shall deliver a just decision for her
lest she finally come and strike me.’”
The Lord said, “Pay attention to what the dishonest judge says.
Will not God then secure the rights of his chosen ones
who call out to him day and night?
Will he be slow to answer them?
I tell you, he will see to it that justice is done for them speedily.
But when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”
Saturday, November 12, 2005
You’ve got to admire the courageous determination that this widow had! She persisted despite the formidable obstacles mounted against her. First, the local judge was unjust and ungodly. Second, women in her day were normally not allowed to even speak in court. Third, she had no husband to speak for her. Finally, judges at the time chose which cases they would hear, and most widows didn’t have access to the bribe money to get their cases heard.
But this widow didn’t let these hurdles deter her. Whether her demeanor was that of a stubborn nag or a joyful, optimistic intercessor, Jesus doesn’t tell us. But what he does tell us is that we should imitate her persistence. Jesus would love to see us cheerful and confident all the time, but he is also realistic. As far as he is concerned, even if our efforts at prayer stem from a raw, dogged nature, he still has something he can work with—and purify over time. At least we’re trying!
That's exactly what the speaker meant in the Planet Shakers conference, "CRY OUT TO GOD!" and he'll surely listen.
“Jesus, I turn to you with hope, for you always hear me and look out for my best interests. When I am weary and my faith is being tested, give me the strength I need to keep trusting in you. Praise be to you, O Lord, whose mercy endures forever!”
Monday, November 07, 2005
Forgiveness is what we need these days, when we learn to forgive others, that is what man need to learn:
Jesus said to his disciples,
“Things that cause sin will inevitably occur,
but woe to the one through whom they occur.
It would be better for him if a millstone were put around his neck
and he be thrown into the sea
than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin.
Be on your guard!
If your brother sins, rebuke him;
and if he repents, forgive him.
And if he wrongs you seven times in one day
and returns to you seven times saying, ‘I am sorry,’
you should forgive him.”
Saturday, November 05, 2005
I always wonder what is it like to be a saint, so I decided to name it for sainthood.
A story from Father OC:
"You see the saint's picture hanging on the wall. Yes he is a saint. He is Catholic, married with a wife, with beautiful children, a lawyer, a doctor, he even has a doctorate in theology and philosophy. In the end, he died as a matyr(in objection to the king in marrying again and commiting adultery) and he is canonized as a saint."
Friday, November 04, 2005
Felt much better after resting at home. Been rejuvenated.
Praise God for having a good rest. The tiredness is gone, weariness is all I felt when I arrived here. Fighting hard after having a good rest.
Learned about how love binds everything together. A family's love being the greatest when we are sick and down. Looking forward to going back now and doing my duties as a good student.
God loves a faithful sinner, especially a forgiven sinner.
Have to have faith and continue living, there is nothing more beautiful than keeping the faith and living another day.
Allrite, that's all for now.