Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Sunday, August 17, 2008

E's birthday dinner

Some more pictures, this time from my baby niece's birthday dinner sometime back ="P


Some pictures from our housewarming a few weeks back =P

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Beetle + Square = Origami

This is really fascinating... Check out Robert Lang's website also for the TreeMaker software as mentioned in his talk.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Who is the Lord...? I don't know the Lord...

(From Exodus 5:2) But Pharaoh said, “Who is the Lord...? I do not know the Lord...”

Words cannot describe the sadness, fear and helplessness that I feel now.

The Pharaoh was a guy who had no knowledge of, and gave no attention to who this so-called God is, as brazenly reflected in his reply to Moses and Aaron.

As some of us may know, he (and his country) didn't come to a good end even in that story, having being subjected to a variety of massive plagues and punishments, including the loss of his firstborn son. All as a punishment from God for his defiance at the Creator.

The story also pointed forwards, to the time when Jesus will come back, and every knee will bow, every tongue confess that Jesus the Christ is Lord. There will only be two different groups of people: who say Jesus is their King, and those who (are forced to) say that Jesus is the King.

Of course we don't deny God (and Christ) in the same way as the Pharaoh did. But are we doing so in the way we live our lives?

Yes yes yes...we go to church, we've come to know and verbally affirm our belief in what's right and true... but just looking at the way I've been thinking about things, how I've spent my time, how I acted in different situations, what were the things I talked to people about... only showed that I don't acknowledge the Creator either.

Take work for example: when the demands of work come into conflict with the things that need to be done in service of God, be it spending time with my wife or just going to cell group for group bible study and fellowship, what takes precedence? In the beginning of my working life, it was still pretty much balanced out, but it gradually degraded to the state it is now..

I'm sad, because of how I've let things degenerate to the way things are now. But just as troubling is how am I going to lead my wife (spiritually) in this marriage in this state? I only am going to bring her down, and will be equally responsible for it as she would be.

Helplessness... at knowing that I can't change this by myself... but can only cry out for help as I make it a point to repent for the better..

I'm dying, but I hope revival comes before it's too late.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Don't Write Rubbish

Read this from TYC's post, who read it from Gordon Cheng's blog, who got it from the team pyro blog. =D

If I have a joint of meat on my table of which the smell and the taste at once convince me that it is putrid and unwholesome, should I show discretion by eating the whole of it before giving my judgment that it is not fit for food? One mouthful is quite enough, and one sentence of some books ought to suffice for a sensible man to reject the whole mass. Let those who can relish such meat feed on it, but I have a taste for better food.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

She's right...

Heard before that when they (your wife) nags at you, it most probably because you're not doing something right, and that they're trying to let you know (whether it is done in a right manner or not) somehow, in this manner.

Well, I can only say that she's right on the things she's trying to communicate over, and that it's pride that comes in the way, not reason.

On another issue, responding rightly to my mum is one of the things that's really far off for me myself right now. We both know the reason why we need to do it (out of a response to the God who forgave and loved us so richly), she is trying to do it for that reason, and I still fail at it. Probably due to me being hard-hearted, when anger burnt the heart to a black crisp at that chain of events. Ha ha ha.

Maybe this post will be analyzed by some as me trying to give even more excuses for my failings. But if I'm in my right mind and I recognise to change quickly enough, there's a reason why I (on my side) chose her to be my wife in the first place: She's the godly (not PERFECT, yet), redeemed, God-fearing woman that I wanted to grow old together with.

And God makes use of people (many a time) to effect His actions and purposes in this world.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Lizard Trap

Unwelcome guests need special welcoming measures prepared for them. Like lizard glue traps for lizards.
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