Isaiah 41:13 (NKJV)

For I, the LORD your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, "Fear not, I will help you."

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

tuesdays with Morrie - Mitch Albom

"The culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves. And you have to be strong enough to say if the culture doesn't work, don't buy it."

"So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep,even when they're busy doing things they think are important. This is because they're chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning."

"The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in."

Sometimes you cannot believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel. And if you are ever going to have other people trust you, you must feel that you can trust them, too - even when you're in the dark. Even when you're falling."

Saturday, September 15, 2007

the five people you meet in heaven - Mitch Albom

"All endings are also beginnings. We just don't know it at the time..."

"Every life has one true-love snapshot."

"All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, other crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair."

"Strangers," the Blue Man said, "are just family you have yet to come to know."

"Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you're not really losing it. You're just passing it on to someone else."

"Holding anger is a poison. It eats you from inside. We think that hating is a weapon that attacks the person who harmed us. But hatred is a curved blade. And the harm we do, we do to ourselves."

"Lost love is still love... Life has to end. Love doesn't."

Monday, September 10, 2007

dare to dream

i've had more time to dream in the past week. when the future opens up so many possibilities, one thought triggers another, and perhaps the boundaries of such dreams are limitless...

these dreams probably stem from desires of the heart. yet, what desire can be greater than the desire to walk in His path? To desire what He desires?

"Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give u the desires of ur heart."
-Psalm 37:4

Am I delighting myself in the Lord in these dreams or are they mere selfish dreams of my own?

"Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain."
-Psalm 127:1

May I not be building sandcastles of my own, but investing in the solid kingdom of God that will never be shaken.

"Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken,
let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably
with reverence and awe,
for our "God is a consuming fire."

-Hebrews 12:28-29

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

i miss my cuppa

when i first decided to stop taking coffee, it was because i don't want to be reliant on anything, apart from God.

I've not taken coffee for 24 days. some people told me it takes 21 days to break an addiction. i still don't think i was addicted ;p but now that i'm no longer reliant on coffee...

i miss my cuppa. it's like missing your good old friend.