I’m off to an island..

14 06 2007

I’m leaving on a fast craft, will be back in 2 weeks’ time. Okay, that was just a bad play on the song “leaving on a jet plane”. Haha.

Guess I’m just a little cranky preparing for army. Yes, that’s right. I’m leaving for army tomorrow! So you won’t be seeing or hearing much from me. Wish me all the best! :-)





The 90/10 Principle

7 06 2007
By Mr. Stephen Convey

It will change your life (at least the way you react to situations).

What is this principle? 10% of life is made up of what happens to you. 90% of life is decided by how you react.

What does this mean? We really have no control over 10% of what happens to us. We cannot stop the car from breaking down. The plane will be late arriving, which throws our whole schedule off. A driver may cut us off in traffic. We have no control over this 10%. The other 90% is different. You determine the other 90%. How? By your reactions. Read the rest of this entry »





What do you stand for?

15 05 2007

My uncle loves to send his friend and family lots of e-mails be it weird stuff, funny stuff or religious stuff. Here’s an e-mail he forwarded to us a while back. You may have read it before but still, I think it’s interesting and should serve as a good reminder to us all. It’s a little long but do read it. Read the rest of this entry »





So You Would Come

13 05 2007

Recently I’ve been kind of going through a rough patch in my life. Things have been tough and sometimes it’s just not easy to cope with life as it is. I think many of us would be able to relate to that. I’ve been rather depressed but one day I was listening to my mp3 player and a song was played. This was one of those heart-wrenching songs, and it has a lot of personal meaning to me as well as it is a song that had ministered to me through some of my darkest hours. The song is entitled, “So You Would Come”. I thought I’d just like to share this song with all of you and I hope that it will minister to you as much as it has over all these years.

If you’re tired, you’ve run dry, you’re disappointed in the ministry, you’re scared, you’ve sinned and run away or for some other reason you are feeling down and out, this song is for you.

Click here: So you would come
(It’s just a simple powerpoint file with the song and lyrics. Simply hit the F5 key once you’ve opened it. I hope that you will be ministered by it. God Bless! :-) )

Daniel





More changes to come!

13 05 2007

Hi everyone! It’s been quite a while since I posted mostly due to the fact that I was over in California for about 10 days or so. Also, I am in the midst of revamping this entire site and I may once again move to a different domain or create my own domain even. So I’m kind of busy thinking of what to do for the over haul of the entire site. To be frank, I want to create this blog into something much larger than it is now so just stay tuned to the changes I have in store. I don’t know how long it will be before I’m done with it, but do keep on visitting the blog over here and any changes/updates will immediately be posted up here. Stay tuned!

Daniel





A United Community

30 04 2007

Hi all. If you’ve been wondering why I haven’t been blogging much for the past week, it’s because I was caught up in some volunteer work I was involved in with the National Youth Council. Many youths from all over Singapore were carrying out duties as Liaison Officers at the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Youth.

As I was there, I had some free time and was reading the papers and the article I was reading happened to be more on the shootings at Virginia Tech. The article was rather interesting. Apparently, it seemed that many more deaths were prevented due to the school sending out an e-mail to all students warning them about the shootings and telling them to stay in their dorms etc. Students proceeded to forward the mails out as well as let others know via instant messaging services, SMSes etc. Due to these prompt actions from the community, many lives were saved.

As I read this, I realised the importance of a strong, united community. If we stand firm in a strong community, we won’t be just one single person all on our own but an entire united body. I’m just reminded of a primary school chinese story that was in our chinese textbook on how a single chopstick on its own can be easily snapped, while a whole bunch of chopsticks together will be extremely difficult to snap.

In my previous post, I mentioned that Love breeds Love and Hatred breeds Hatred. Well, a community of Love breeds Love, and a community of Hate breeds Hatred. So the question is, what kind of community are you among? Do you mix with and sucuumb to the right kind of company or the wrong kind of company? Do not underestimate the importance of being in a community. Whichever kind of community you are found in could determine whether you receive Corporate Protection, or suffer from Corporate Destruction.

If you truly want to be part of that community of love, don’t just expect the community to find you. You should find the community and be part of it rather than expecting the community to become part of you. Some of us are straying. Yeah, we may attend church service on Sundays but we do not belong to any small group or spiritual family. As long as we do not belong to the right community, we will not be able to receive that Corporate Protection which would in turn ultimately lead to destruction.

Daniel





What do you breed?

22 04 2007

 

I’m sure many of us by now would have heard something about the Virginia Tech shootings over in the United States. It is something very sad indeed. I’ve been talking to my parents a bit about it and one thing that we were just mentioning is that something like that always has a reason. It’s back to the typical cause and effect cycle. In this case, the effect was the shooting. So what was the cause?

If you would seach youtube for his ramblings, I’m sure you’d find the video of him rambling through a webcam, bascially the videos that he mailed to NBC. I didn’t watch it, but I read various excerpts on the CNA website. It is really sad. Of course we would all agree that what he was saying largely might not have made sense as he seemed to be just angry and rambling and perhaps even dillusional. But yet, if you truly dig deep into the message, you see and feel a lot of pain and bitterness, which of course led to hatred and anger.

Asian people in other countries do often face racism or persecution and it seemed that such things happened to him from the way he described it. Whether that really happened, I do not know, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it did. Regardless, I do believe that some people weren’t exactly nice to him or that some things weren’t fair to him. That resulted in what he did. Now do understand, I am not saying that I condone his actions. Even though he has his reasons for doing what he did, that doesn’t justify his actions at all.

The key thing I am trying to hit at is that he wasn’t always like that. Definitely. No one is born full of anger and hatred. Was Hitler born the way he was? No, he was made into who he became eventually due to circumstances around him. My father said something to me which made a lot of sense. “Hatred breeds hatred, love breeds love”.

An article published in 1992 said this: Hate is like acid. It can damage the vessel in which it is stored as well as destroy the object on which it is poured. H.E. Fosdick told of this story:

A man who hates to be slapped on the back packs his coat with TNT and waits for this man who always slaps his back. His idea is when he hits me I will get him, I’ll blow him up. Hate kills both the person who you hate, but also yourself as well. Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat. Read the rest of this entry »








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