Saturday, November 18, 2006

Casting Crowns : Voice of Truth

Oh what I would do to have
The kind of faith it takes
To climb out of this boat I'm in
Onto the crashing waves

To step out of my comfort zone
Into the realm of the unknown where Jesus is
And He's holding out His hand

But the waves are calling out my name
And they laugh at me
Reminding me of all the times
I've tried before and failed
The waves they keep on telling me
Time and time again. "Boy, you'll never win!"
"You'll never win!"

But the voice of truth tells me a different story
The voice of truth says, "Do not be afraid!"
The voice of truth says, "This is for My glory"
Out of all the voices calling out to me
I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth

Oh what I would do to have
The kind of strength it takes to stand before a giant
With just a sling and a stone
Surrounded by the sound of a thousand warriors
Shaking in their armor
Wishing they'd have had the strength to stand

But the giant's calling out my name
And he laughs at me
Reminding me of all the times
I've tried before and failed
The giant keeps on telling me
Time and time again. "Boy you'll never win!"
"You'll never win!"

But the stone was just the right size
To put the giant on the ground
And the waves they don't seem so high
From on top of them lookin' down
I will soar with the wings of eagles
When I stop and listen to the sound of Jesus
Singing over me

I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Run the race together

You see the possibilities. You catch a glimpse of the promise. You perceive a vision.

You pray. You hope. You invest. You expect.

You get tired. You get disappointed. You get hurt.

Do you give up?

You try no t to care. You want not be concerned. You attempt not to feel bothered.

For it seemed easier. For things not to matter. To just be thinking about yourself.

But you cannot.

For when you give up on them, you give up on yourself.

As you become callous and unconcerned, you get lost too.

When you attempt to distance yourself, you direction becomes off-course.

You should not. You have no choice.

You are linked. Connected.

If you let go, it is to your peril. For you are also letting go of yourself.

Hang on. Continue. Persist.

Hope. Hold on to that hand.

You will reach the promise.


Wednesday, November 01, 2006


I am an addict.

For the last two week I have been gobbling it up so much that I haven’t had enough sleep. Sometimes I think that I have no choice but of course I do. I try to convince myself that I just needed one fix and it would be enough. But after the first one, I just can’t stop myself from getting another shot. And then another. And then another. If I didn’t have other things to do, I believe I would be overdosed by it.

But the good ones are hard to come by. It used to be that you have to wait daily in order to get a one-dose supply. You have to consider a lot of things in order to avail of it. But technology, though it made life easier, also brought the evil side of accessibility. You get them all with just the right amount of money. With one seating, you have all the convenience in the world.

Turn on the TV. Plug the DVD. Push the CD. There you have it. The whole season of a story.

How I wish one season is only composed of three shows. Life would be simpler.

Now let me go back to Jang-Geum. I am in the third season already.

Learning away with TRS

A normal Saturday could be spent gallivanting inside a shopping mall. Be a zombie in front of a television. Stuff your stomach to its bursting situation. Snooze away the week’s tiredness.

But not all Saturdays are normal. There are special Saturdays. Days spent learning...

And so two weeks ago, I threw away the whole day.

Hours were spent laughing. Instructions abounded. Move the arm a little higher. Turn to the left. Look out the window. Shift the head a little higher. Heard the buttons pressed and released a hundred times over. Drapes moved to the left and then to the right. Repositioned the pillows. Toys and little dogs added to the scene.

For 10 hours, 20 faces enhanced by the talents of 3 make-up artists posed in front of 2 cameras and 1 video recorder and created more than 1500 images to make visible God’s 6 years faithfulness to the Redeemed Stage.

Thank you TRS for the enjoyable learning experience!

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Lion Chaser Manifesto

Quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death. Set God-sized goals. Pursue God-ordained passions. Go after a dream that is destined to fail without divine intervention. Keep asking questions. Keep making mistakes. Keep seeking God. Stop pointing out problems and become part of the solution. Stop repeating the past and start creating the future. Stop playing it safe and start taking risks. Expand your horizons. Accumulate experiences. Enjoy the journey. Find every excuse you can to celebrate everything you can. Live like today is the first day and last day of your life. Don't let what's wrong with you keep you from worshiping what's right with God. Burn sinful bridges. Blaze new trails. Criticize by creating. Worry less about what people think and more about what God thinks. Don't try to be who you're not. Be yourself. Laugh at yourself. Quit holding out. Quit holding back. Quit running away.

Chase the lion.

In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day by Mark Batterson (