Thursday, October 23, 2008

Our Four Sons

Four guys went golfing; one went in the clubhouse to pay while the others waited at the first tee. One of the guys says, "I'm so proud of my son. He is a stock broker and he's made enought that he just gave away a huge portfolio."

The next guy said, "I'm so proud of my son. He's a car dealer and he's doing so well, he just gave away a Ferrari."

The third guy says, "I'm so proud of my son. He's got enough money that he just gave away a million-dollar home."

Just as the third guy fininshes talking, the fourth guy joins them and asks, "What are you guys talking about?'"Just about how good our sons are doing," the three men replied.

"Well, my son is doing very well," says the fourth man, "He's a male stripper and just last week he got a huge portfolio, a Ferrari and a million-dollar home."


Huahuahauhaua,... if I were one of the first three guys, I would curl up and die. Thus, my conclusion is be worried if your children are really rich, there could be something underneat all the wealth. heheheheh,...

Monday, October 13, 2008

You Never Let Go

It's been a while that I haven't been really attached into any religious songs. Until this morning.

Almost in the end of the service, we sang this beautiful song, titled "You Never Let Go" by Matt Redman.

It moved my heart so well that I was again reminded by the fact that God is always with me,... and He always will. In fact, in these last 23 years and some months of my life, He has NEVER let me go.

Enjoy this beautiful lyric and the video

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
Your perfect love is casting out fear
And even when I'm caught in the middle of the storms of this life
I won't turn back, I know you are near

I will fear no evil
For my God is with me
And if my God is with me
Whom then shall I fear

OH no You never let go through the calm and through the storm
Oh no, You never let go and every high and every low
Oh no, You never let go, Lord, You never let go of me

And I can see the light that is comin' for the heart that holds on
A glorious light beyond all compare
And there will be *AN* end to the struggles
Til that day comes, we'll live to know You here on *THE* Earth

And I will fear no evil
For my God is with me
And if my God is with me
Whom then shall I fear

*You keep on loving and you never let go*

And i can see a light that is coming for the heart that holds on
and there will be and end to the struggles
but until that day comes

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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Misery's best friend

Sometimes pain becomes such a huge part of your life that you expect it to always be there, because you can't remember a time in your life when it wasn't. But then one day you feel something else, something that feels wrong, only because it's so unfamiliar. And in that moment you realize you're happy.

This quote is coming from One Tree Hill Season 4. Lucas Scott was saying it.

In these past 6 years, pain has become such a huge part of my life that I expect it to always be there. When I feel something unfamiliar, I know that it couldn’t be happiness; because it has never occurred to me lately that I forget how it actually feels like.

In the beginning of my journey to the Netherlands, for the second time, I didn’t know whether I would be happy or sad because of my decision to return to the Netherlands. I am now not yet feeling any definite feeling. I am still perplexed whether I am happy or sad.

These couple of days, I feel a very unsettling, unfamiliar feeling that I might not be sure if it is what happiness would feel like.

I could say that my life is in an OK phase; nothing is wrong. Stefy is here. I am reunited with 75% of my DieKa friends. I have settled some of my issues with some people that I should have settled a long time ago. I have a very nice room, with a nice Vietnamese roommate, and close to the University (like really close – 3 minutes walk close). I have met (and will be meeting) some close friends that I have been wanting to meet. And many more good things.

Knowing that everything is okay, I kinda expect that something wrong would occur to me anytime soon. Like my classmates would hate me. Or I would have no friends in the Hague. Or my parents would call in the middle of the day, somewhere in the end of this year and tell me that they ain’t have any money to pay my expenses anymore, thus I have to go home. Or my fiancée would tell me that he is seeing somebody else in Breda. Or one of my close friends would back stab me. Or someone would steal something from me. Or I would lose something precious. Or I would fail exams or assignments, Or anything bad,…

I don’t know.

When misery has become your close friends, especially for 6 years long, like what I have experienced; you would become miserable as I have become.

I know for sure that God is with me. When He is with me, I shall fear nothing. I know,.. I know this verse by heart. Yet, when I see the world, see the reality, a question pops “will it really be okay?”

I guess I should stop using my brain and just be silly by fully dependant on God and ask nothing; and fear nothing, but God.

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