Friday, June 20, 2008

Soak it up ...

Romans 11:6
And if by grace, then it is no longer by works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace.

Colossians 2:8
See to it that NO ONE takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Community .. or something like it ....

couple of years ago, i read Don Miller's Blue Like Jazz ... and he wrote about community and living with other Christians in forming a Christian community ... an old but refreshing concept because in America we've tend to be individualistic and attend "meetings" as we go ... and then leave our "communities" behind ...

last couple of days, or weeks ... getting into a community is actually pretty awesome =)
the cure for loneliness is NOT romance ... Don Miller pointed that out ... so does many other dating books ... the cure for loneliness is community, because we are made for community !! (what a refreshing, yet ancient idea that we've seemed to forget !) ..

my summer season had been going well ... =P
had been trying to get in the routine of doing good research - that has been frustrating because i felt like i'm stucked because i do not know the area or materials very well ... the other thing is the lack of motivation ... and yes ... i know i should be more diligent ...

by the way, i was so excited when my first authored paper is accepted to a symposium in August !!! - that means i'm bounded for the West Coast in the middle of August =)

on the other hand, i've gotten opportunities to form new friendships - getting to know new friends or old friends better ... that's always good ...

hopefully by the end of this summer, i would look back and think i haven't wasted it ...

i love this summer season.

don't wake me up when september ends ... hehe ...

rejoice . praise . live for Him !

peace out.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


i wrote this couple months ago on an airplane flying back from Taiwan ... just thought i would share this on my blog =)

Between the shores is where i am,
stuck between the time of present, past and future,
the culture of east and west,
the beauty of Your creation.

Thank You for opening my eyes,
to see the wonders of Your works,
to see that You're still actively working in this world,
in You the world is flat because Your gospel is flat.

Your love is without boundaries,
without partial ratings and such,
a boy in Texas is as much in need of Your grace as a girl in Moscow, so is the village in East Timor to the streets of Taipei.

Your mercy is new,
Your grace is fresh,
and the heralds yell out,
"Repent for the kingdom of God is near!".
Even the beat of Motown screams for freedom,
not anymore from the slavery of man but from the slavery of sin.

As we march with Your beats,
and only Yours,
only Your gospel, Lord Jesus,
can rescue us.

Salvation is here!