Archive for January, 2010

Resolutions for 2010

January 27, 2010

1. Take God seriously. 

2. Take my life and decision making more seriously.

3. Take myself less seriously.


Where there’s breathe, there can be change.

January 21, 2010

My prayer tonight is simple,

At one point, it felt as if, every aspect of my life had been mashed up in a blender, all messy and mixed up. 

Tonight’s prayer is simple, but hard to abide.

But I believe where there is breathe, there can still be a change.

As long as I am living and breathing, I can make a difference.

Favourite verse from James

” 18But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” 
      Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do.” James 2:18

Ruminations on rhetorics

January 12, 2010

Disappointments are platforms for Successes.

While it pains me to understand the less of me today, I am hearten to know more of Him.

We spent far too much time chasing winds, the unseen feeling.

Caught up by the momentary rush, swept from head to toe.

We are all but one.

One but none.

When we thought we have it all, own it all

We then realize that we own nothing at all.

We tell ourselves there will always be tomorrow and we squandered tomorrow,

when tomorrow become yesterday and the yesterday is the last of our days,

we come face to face with life’s dead end.

There is no tomorrow, the time is now.

When tomorrow has become yesterday and we realized nothing has changed.

We know there is no one else to blame.

If we live every breaking dawn on borrowed time, a time will come for us to pay.

Our failure to comply with life’s payment put us in bankruptcy. 

This, is the rhetoric of life.

Common fallacy in tough moments

January 7, 2010

I observed, that are two common fallacies that happen during tough moments

1. We take suffering too personally and grace too lightly.

For every bad thing that happened, we feel offended, as if something is taken away from us. 

2. We never pray enough.

I admit that sometimes, during tough circumstances, the last thing I want to do is to pray. Coz at the back of my mind, I would be thinking, God is the one who got me into this, or other people are the ones got me into this situation, I don’t see how praying will change things. Moreover I am angry with God, I can’t even bring myself to face him, much less pray.

But do you know, there is this rule that, when 2 people quarrel the right thing to do, is to allow time for either parties to cool down, and never to leave the sight of either one, or even if they do, they are not suppose to off their phones. In other words, the right thing to do after a disagreement is to remain contactable. 

I think likewise, when we face challenges in life, more or less, we will blame many things, including ourselves and also God. But the key thing is to not shut down communication with God.

And I think this is why God want us to pray fervently and persistently. God is almighty he can worked, even WITHOUT our prayer. But I guess, he choose to work through prayer, because he desires a relationship with us, a personal one. He don’t just want us to think about him, but to really talk to him. Perhaps that’s why he give us a heavenly tongue. He wants communication to be personal. 

I want to make it a point to really pray more, because I believe in the life changing power of prayer.

I want to make it a point to pray for the salvation of my family daily, so that I can replace the altars at home with “As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” I believe this day will come. 

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.” James 1:2-3

Prayer is a physical act of persevering in faith.

Saatchi & Saatchi’s Social media disaster

January 3, 2010

New York

January 3, 2010

“Concrete jungle where dreams are made of
There’s nothing you can’t do
Now you’re in New York
These street will make you feel brand new
Big lights will inspire you
Let’s hear it for New York, New York, New Yoooork!” 

@hersdale, if you are reading this post, this destination is kept for you 🙂