Monday, April 02, 2007

g.r.a.c.e

i came across this at the mrt..

"Nobody was ever honored for what he received.
Honor is the reward for what he gave."

And i thought about God.
And the honor and glory due Him.
Yet, we praised the the creation
Rather than the creator.
We chose to glorify the building
than the Builder.

Wretched worms are We.
hmm.. wretched worms.
hahax.

No one on earth deserve the offering that we bring
except the King.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Politically Correct Little Red Riding Hood
- James Finn Garner from Politically Correct Bedtime Stories

There once was a young person named Little Red Riding Hood who lived on the edge of a large forest full of endangered owls and rare plants that would probably provide a cure for cancer if only someone took the time to study them.

Red Riding Hood lived with a nurture giver whom she sometimes referred to as "mother", although she didn't mean to imply by this term that she would have thought less of the person if a close biological link did not in fact exist.

Nor did she intend to denigrate the equal value of nontraditional households, although she was sorry if this was the impression conveyed.

One day her mother asked her to take a basket of organically grown fruit and mineral water to her grandmother's house.

"But mother, won't this be stealing work from the unionized people who have struggled for years to earn the right to carry all packages between various people in the woods?"

Red Riding Hood's mother assured her that she had called the union boss and gotten a special compassionate mission exemption form.

"But mother, aren't you oppressing me by ordering me to do this?"

Red Riding Hood's mother pointed out that it was impossible for women to oppress each other, since all women were equally oppressed until all women were free."

But mother, then shouldn't you have my brother carry the basket, since he's an oppressor, and should learn what it's like to be oppressed?"

And Red Riding Hood's mother explained that her brother was attending a special rally for animal rights, and besides, this wasn't stereotypical women's work, but an empowering deed that would help engender a feeling of community."

But won't I be oppressing Grandma, by implying that she's sick and hence unable to independently further her own selfhood?"

But Red Riding Hood's mother explained that her grandmother wasn't actually sick or incapacitated or mentally handicapped in any way, although that was not to imply that any of these conditions were inferior to what some people called "health".

Thus Red Riding Hood felt that she could get behind the idea of delivering the basket to her grandmother, and so she set off.Many people believed that the forest was a foreboding and dangerous place, but Red Riding Hood knew that this was an irrational fear based on cultural paradigms instilled by a patriarchal society that regarded the natural world as an exploitable resource, and hence believed that natural predators were in fact intolerable competitors.

Other people avoided the woods for fear of thieves and deviants, but Red Riding Hood felt that in a truly classless society all marginalized peoples would be able to "come out" of the woods and be accepted as valid lifestyle role models.

On her way to Grandma's house, Red Riding Hood passed a woodchopper, and wandered off the path, in order to examine some flowers.

She was startled to find herself standing before a Wolf, who asked her what was in her basket.

Red Riding Hood's teacher had warned her never to talk to strangers, but she was confident in taking control of her own budding sexuality, and chose to dialogue with the Wolf.

She replied, "I am taking my Grandmother some healthful snacks in a gesture of solidarity."

The Wolf said, "You know, my dear, it isn't safe for a little girl to walk through these woods alone."

Red Riding Hood said, "I find your sexist remark offensive in the extreme, but I will ignore it because of your traditional status as an outcast from society, the stress of which has caused you to develop an alternative and yet entirely valid worldview. Now, if you'll excuse me, I would prefer to be on my way."

Red Riding Hood returned to the main path, and proceeded towards her Grandmother's house.

But because his status outside society had freed him from slavish adherence to linear, Western-style thought, the Wolf knew of a quicker route to Grandma's house.

He burst into the house and ate Grandma, a course of action affirmative of his nature as a predator. Then, unhampered by rigid, traditionalist gender role notions, he put on Grandma's nightclothes, crawled under the bedclothes, and awaited developments.Red Riding Hood entered the cottage and said,"Grandma, I have brought you some cruelty free snacks to salute you in your role of wise and nurturing matriarch."

The Wolf said softly "Come closer, child, so that I might see you."Red Riding Hood said, "Goddess! Grandma, what big eyes you have!"

"You forget that I am optically challenged.""And Grandma, what an enormous, what a fine nose you have."

"Naturally, I could have had it fixed to help my acting career, but I didn't give in to such societal pressures, my child."

"And Grandma, what very big, sharp teeth you have!"

The Wolf could not take any more of these racist slurs, and, in a reaction appropriate for his accustomed milieu, he leaped out of bed, grabbed Little Red Riding Hood, and opened his jaws so wide that she could see her poor Grandmother cowering in his belly."Aren't you forgetting something?"

Red Riding Hood bravely shouted. "You must request my permission before proceeding to a new level of intimacy!"

The Wolf was so startled by this statement that he loosened his grasp on her.

At the same time, the woodchopper burst into the cottage, brandishing an ax."Hands off!" cried the woodchopper.

"And what do you think you're doing?" cried Little Red Riding Hood.

"If I let you help me now, I would be expressing a lack of confidence in my own abilities, which would lead to poor self esteem and lower achievement scores on college entrance exams."

"Last chance, sister! Get your hands off that endangered species! This is an FBI sting!" screamed the woodchopper, and when Little Red Riding Hood nonetheless made a sudden motion, he sliced off her head.

"Thank goodness you got here in time," said the Wolf. "The brat and her grandmother lured me in here. I thought I was a goner."

"No, I think I'm the real victim, here," said the woodchopper.

"I've been dealing with my anger ever since I saw her picking those protected flowers earlier. And now I'm going to have such a trauma. Do you have any aspirin?"

"Sure," said the Wolf.

"Thanks."

"I feel your pain," said the Wolf, and he patted the woodchopper on his firm, well padded back, gave a little belch, and said, "Do you have any Maalox?"

I'm sure kevin will like this. ")

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

relationships

was randomly reading blogs and i realised alot of people blog about relationships. ")
is it the season? hmm..

Anw, since we are on the topic of relationships (narrowed to the scoop of boy-girl r/s)..
here's a verse i like very much.

" Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires. "

There is great meaning in this verse and its something i hold on dearly to, with regards to relationships.

Relationships are, well, not on my priority list. But apparently, it is for most people. (As seen and heard) Personally, i think i'm just not ready for one. of coz, there are alot of debates about this issue. "you will never be ready for a relationship", "you have to try before you know it" etc etc. are some of the statements i hear pretty often.

yah? yah.

hahax. but i'm just not ready and God knows.

I read something that is worthy to be commented.

1 Peter 3:3-5 --> "Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight. "

Proverbs 31:30 "Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised."

i was talking to a friend and he mentioned there are 3 Ps in any relationships, namely Physical, Personality and Purpose. More often than not, the first 2 will be factored into consideration before the latter. Well.. i guess, tats why the verse commented that charm can be deceptive and beauty fleeting. Inner is always much harder to fathom than what could be seen.

Monday, March 26, 2007

burdens?

what are the burdens i am carrying now?
- ministries -
- cell group -
- family -
- faith issues-
- confusion-
Things that should be at the back of my mind,
are at the back of my mind
It saddens me to hear such things. Very much.
Even though i hv always been aware of it, it came as a surprise and shock to know that reality is such. Disappointment and disillusioned. But what can you expect from men? i don't mean men as in male species, but mankind.
The more i tink, the more i feel out of sorts.
It's time to unload and leave the burdens where they should be.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

i love what i'm doing everyday.
Work..is that wat it is called?
somehow it doesn't have the drudgery connection

i'm loving it.
i love the homely environment at the agency.
Though the place is not grand AT ALL
and unwanted visitors like mr roach dropped by the whole time
the place is filled with love, care and sweet fragance of worship.
recently my workplace was flooded due to heavy rain,
yet i cant find much to complain.
Deep within my heart, i'm so contented where i am.

This little agency
situated at this ulu street
in this small island..
hidden away from all fame and recognition

Yet, being a part of his plan
emptied to be a vessel for Him to reach out to the unloved,
to the forgotten, to the wounded and hurt
seeing how His love warmed them
brings much joy and love to my soul and heart
knowing how much He cares for each one of them
allows me to grasp the depth of His love for me too.

so, im loving every moment Lord.
With You, in You and through You.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

cant believe it..

This has been happening to me for the umpteen time. i had been logging in and blogging and logging out without finishing blogging. Don't ask me why..i simply cannot complete my thoughts. i guess i could attribute this to the lack of time. But then again.. its my own fault because i have got lousy time management. Oh well, there are seriously a zillion and one things i wanna share.. but the thought of having to type them all out is too overwhelming and i simply lose the motivation to do so.

i wanna share about
1. the post about how many complained about the nitty ritty things in their lives.
God actually threw something back to me the very next day through family meeting at work. Well..its a long story, shall share more the next time.

2. my blue-black toe..
its fat and ugly and it hurts like crazy. i went to the doc to get painkiller for it. yups.

3. jie-di relationships.
i happened to be thinking alot about it during a bus journey. Well, not just during the bus journey, but i chanced upon such relationships quite a fair bit lately and it got me thinking. About my own expectations and how it differs from many others.
- perhaps not today though- anytime ba

4. Worship
i really enjoy worshipping the Lord and resting. Lately, i realised the time i allocated for him seemed to be decreasing. To compensate for the hours i spent at work, i had unconsciously (or perhaps consciously) compromised on my quiet moments with my beloved. tsk tsk ah hui..

5. people i love
i grew to cherish my family members, esp my sister alot. seriously enjoyed conversing and sometimes jsut spending time with her. Learning to say "i love u" to my loved ones is something im practising. Hey..its seriously not taht easy kay! ")

6. weddings
i got alot of weddings to attend. im growing old..now its the era when my friends all start entering into a different phrase of their lives. Will my other whole be here soon? *ponders?* a random question..

hao ba..i shall blog more the next time. i wanna go rest.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

在你手中
我愿意將我全心交在你手中
毫無保留
毫無保留
我愿意將我全心交在你手中
毫無保留
毫無保留

生命中一全是你賜给於我
償賜於你收取在與你

也許乘渇望擁有
但你要我慢慢学习放手
在每一分鐘

現在我已頸不同
生命屬你不屬於我
旦愿成為你手中美好的工作
-A song that expresses that very desire of my heart-