Archive for April, 2006

In Christ alone
I place my trust
And find my glory in the power of the cross
In every victory
Let it be said of me
My source of strength
My source of hope
Is Christ alone

You are the Peace that guards my heart
My help in times of need
You are the Hope that leads me on
And brings me to my knees
For there i find You waiting
And there i find relief
So with all of my heart i'll worship
And unto You i'll sing

For You alone deserve all glory
For You alone deserve all praise
Father we worship and adore You
Father we long to see Your face
For You alone deserve all glory
For you alone deserve all praise
Father we love You
And we worship You this day

Quote of the Night

"There is nothing as powerful as the imagination of the human mind"

…or "exams" if you prefer.

Hence the lack of updates – but this is just to let everyone know i'm still alive. 🙂  And also to cure the sapping essence of boredom.

Back to work…after lunch that is. 😀 

Courtesy of Sands

One day I decided to quit…

I quit my job, my relationship, my spirituality…

I wanted to quit my life.

I went to the woods to have one last talk with God.

"God", I said. "Can you give me one good reason not to quit?"

His answer surprised me…

"Look around", He said. "Do you see the fern and the bamboo?"

"Yes", I replied.
"When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds,

I took very good care of them.

I gave them light. I gave them water.

The fern quickly grew from the earth.

Its brilliant green covered the floor.

Yet nothing came from the bamboo seed.

But I did not quit on the bamboo.

In the second year the Fern grew more vibrant and plentiful.

And again, nothing came from the bamboo seed.

But I did not quit on the bamboo. He said.

"In the third year, there was still nothing from the bamboo seed.

But I would not quit.

In the fourth year, again, there was nothing from the bamboo seed.
"I would not quit." He said.

"Then in the fifth year a tiny sprout emerged from the earth.

Compared to the fern it was seemingly small and insignificant…

But just 6 months later the bamboo rose to over 100 feet tall.

It had spent the five years growing roots.

Those roots made it strong and gave it what it needed to survive.

I would not give any of my creations a challenge it could not handle."

He said to me. "Did you know, my child, that all this time you have been
struggling, you have actually been growing roots"

"I would not quit on the bamboo. I will never quit on you."

"Don't compare yourself to others." He said.

"The bamboo had a different purpose than the fern.

Yet, they both make the forest beautiful."

"Your time will come", God said to me. "You will rise high!"

"How high should I rise?" I asked.

"How high will the bamboo rise?" He asked in return.

"As high as it can?" I questioned.

"Yes." He said, "Give me glory by rising as high as you can."

I left the forest and bring back this story.

I hope these words can help you see that God will never give up on you.

He will never give up on you.

Never regret a day in you life. Good days give you happiness; Bad days give you experiences; Both are essential to life.
Keep going.

FYI

I just noticed that most people coming to my blog via a search engine are either searching for song lyrics or msn nicks of various sorts.

Over and out.

Tears
Stream from heaven
Brushing my face
Down my cheeks
My nose
My chin
And then drop off
To form a wet spot on the ground

I await
While standing in the torrent
The fresh feeling of the air
The cool breeze that will pass
And rustle through my hair
Signalling
The stop of the rain at last

But it keeps falling
Falling
Pouring
Showering
Maybe you can call them blessings
But to me they're just tears

Can you see?
Can you feel it?
It doesn't just rain outside where it's cold
It rains in my heart too

Tears hidden by Tears
A masquerade of smiles to present
To the world
Paper masks that hardly fail
Except when water touches it
Water
Tears
Can you see?
Can you feel it?
Maybe you can't
Maybe you shouldn't
Perhaps i should go back inside
But there's no safety
No place to hide
No shelter from the internal storm
No fire there to keep me warm
At least in the rain i can pretend

So i stand
Behind a curtain of rain
Where everyone can see me smile
But no one can see me cry

And await the time where i can see the sun again

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Standing cold and scared on top of the hill
Then came the moment when I lost my will
I prayed for mercy please don’t take me away
Give me the sunshine when I only see rain
The past had a hold on me
It can’t be denied
And the changes didn’t come easily

I’ve been lonely, I’ve been cheated, and I’ve been misunderstood
I’ve been washed up, I’ve been put down, and told I’m no good
But with you I belong
Because you helped me be strong
There’s been a change in my life since you came along

Now I don’t mind working hard every day
And I don’t pay no mind to what people say
‘Cause after all the pain I’ve been through
I gave up everything to love only you
See, all my life I’ve walked with my head bent in shame
But since I found you, with you I’ve been made

I’ve been lonely, I’ve been cheated, and I’ve been misunderstood
I’ve been washed up, I’ve been put down, and I’ve been told I’m no good
But with you I belong
Because you helped me be strong
There’s been a change in my life since you came along

Now a man gets crazy when his life is all wrong
And the heart gets a little weary when it doesn’t belong
And the road gets a little bit rocky but you’ve got to keep on
And let the new light shining on you

I’ve been lonely, and I’ve been cheated, and I’ve been misunderstood
I’ve been washed up, and I’ve been put down, and I’ve been told I’m no good
But with you I belong
Because you helped me be strong
There’s been a change in my life since you came along

Can you see it (well I can see your love around me)
Can you hear it (I hear it in my heart)
Can you feel it (well I can feel the power around me)
Let the new light come shining on me

I’ve been lonely, and I’ve been cheated, and I’ve been misunderstood
I’ve been washed up, and I’ve been put down, and I’ve been told I’m no good
But with you I belong
Because you helped me be strong
There’s been a change in my life since you came along

I remember when Rays first introduced me to M-Pact and i was really amazed at the vocal flexibility.  This is one of the songs that i really like, partly because it’s fun to sing, but also because for once i don’t hear mushy language about love and all that, and it almost sounds like what i believe to be the true concept of Love – being about to change someone’s life. Like how all our lives were changed when we knew Love.

Testy McTest

Just a post to test the RSS feed thingy in Opera

That’s the definition of stress.

Gosh i’m getting all worked up over the exams again. Maybe it’s my desire to excel in everything. Maybe i’m just being hard on myself. I’d like to think it’s utilizing my giftings and talents to the full capacity, but i’m not too sure if that honestly qualifies.

But in short, (and to keep this post short), i’m scared