Friday, November 25, 2011

What's Your Faucet Saying?


Have you ever tried to concentrate on something important and you couldn't . . . because of a dripping faucet? Drip. Drip. Drip. It's enough to drive a person nuts!
      Instead of allowing a dripping faucet to annoy us, maybe we should let it teach us something. Think about it:  A dripping faucet is saying, "Something's not right here. There's a leak that needs fixing." A dripping faucet is a signal that something's wrong. Most of us can't relax during the drip, because we know there's something to be fixed, or we worry about the water that's being wasted.
     In the same way, God sometimes allow "dripping faucets" in our lives to signal us that something is spiritually off-center. We often try to ignore those spiritual signals by cranking the volume of our CD player or flipping through a variety of channels on our TV. But the truth is, a dripping faucet won't quit on its own. We actually have to get up and do something about it.
       Is god trying to signal you that something is wrong in your life? If so, listen to the drip and be willing to do whatever it takes to fix it. Is there a wall in one of your relationships? Have you not forgiven someone who hurt you? Has it become too easy to be critical, negative and to make remarks that cause dissension among those around you? Are you jealous of a friend who got what you had your heart set on? Have you become bitter because someone rejected you?
      Perhaps God is saying through your broken heart, "This isn't right, let's fix it."
      Or through critical, negative spirit, maybe God is saying, "This can no longer continue. I love you too much to allow you to remain this way."
      Could God be trying to speak through your jealousy ... "Instead of being insecure about someone else has, will you refocus your attention on me? I dream BIG dreams for you!"
      A dripping faucet won't fix itself. But our all-powerful, all-knowing, ever-present God can even masquerade as a Master Plumber. And he can provide exactly what you need to stop the leak.

"Leaks? No problem."

 Ask God to make you aware of any dripping faucets in your life that need to be fixed.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Master Designer


Let's imagined you moved into a giant mansion and lived there alone. You're having a great time in the indoor pool, and you've invited all your friends to view the latest movies in your state-of-the-art home theater. But after a while, you become discouraged. The mansion is filled with the latest technology, but you've never learned to work it. You quickly realized you're not getting as much out of the house as you could be.
      So you approach the designer and say, "Sir, you did an incredible job of designing my home. But it's so wonderfully complicated, I'm not really getting the most out of it. Would you mind moving in with me and showing me how to operate all the special features?"
      The designer moves in, and you immediately begin giving instructions: "You can have the guest room. I don't mind you using the kitchen, but I really don't want you in the study. Oh, and I have a specific way I want the lawn mowed so check with me before doing that. Otherwise, make yourself at home."
      He begins to show you to get more of your home, and you notice a difference right away.You're learning how to operate some of the complicated technology that makes your home the envy of everyone else. But a few months later, you approach him again: "I'm really glad you're living here," you say. "But I still feel like something is missing."
      He looks at you tenderly and says, "I designed this home and know it better than anyone. i know it inside and out. I really can show you how to get the most out of it, but to do that I have to have total control"
      You hesitate but finally give in. The first thing he does is put you in the guest room, and he takes the master bedroom. Then he goes through your personal movie collection and suggests you throw out all the ones with bad language or lots of violence. He has suggestions for the rooms you use, the books you read, and ways you can share the space with other people. Gradually, you make the changes he suggests and notice that you're happier that you've ever been before.

God doesn't simply want to live in your life; he wants to be your life. He wants your happiness and fulfillment even more than you do, and he's committed to producing joy and peace in your life. But he needs total control.



1 Kings 8:61
And may your hearts be fully committed to the LORD our God, to live by his decrees and obey his commands, as at this time.”


1 Kings 15:14
Although he did not remove the high places, Asa’s heart was fully committed to the LORD all his life.


2 Chronicles 16:9
For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. You have done a foolish thing, and from now on you will be at war.”

Is there anything in your life you haven't given the Master Architect control of? If so, commit that area to him right now.

by : Susie Shellenberger, author of "One Year Devotions for Teens"

Jesus Is Always Better Than Santa

Jesus is always better than Santa because..

  • Santa lives on the North Pole. But Jesus is everywhere.

  • Santa rides in a sleigh. But Jesus rides on the wind and walks on water.

  • Santa comes only once in a year. But Jesus is an ever-present help.

  • Santa fills your stockings with goodies. But Jesus supplies all your needs.

  • Santa gives you a few fun things that may last a year. But Jesus gives you life that will last forever.

  • Santa comes down your chimney uninvited. But Jesus stands at your door and knocks.

  • You have to wait in line to see Santa. But Jesus is as close as the mention of His name.

  • Santa lets you sit on his lap in a crowded shopping mall. But Jesus lets you rest in His arms in a beautiful created eternal home.

  • Santa doesn't know your name unless you tell him. But Jesus knew your name before you were even born. (Not only does He know your name, He also know your address, your nickname, and even how many hairs are on your head!)

  • Santa has a belly like a bowl full of jelly. But Jesus has a heart full of love.

  • Santa says, "You better not cry." But Jesus says, "Cast all your anxiety on me, for I care for you."

  • Santa makes you chuckle. But Jesus gives you joy that becomes your very strength.

  • Santa puts gifts under a tree. But Jesus became our gift and died on a tree-the cross.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Books


Hello. I just want to update my precious blog. This blog had been abandoned for a long time by me. Sorry 'bout that. Anyway, I just want to keep this short. Since my exams are over, I have more time to do what I like to do.. I went to the Tuaran library and borrow some books. I just finished reading this book entitled "Twenties Girl" by none other than the best-selling author, Sophie Kinsella! I always love her novels. Another of her novels that I used to read was "Remember Me?" I can't believe there's only ONE Sophie Kinsella's novel in that library! Can you believe it? ONE? (Yeah, I'm sure. Tuaran's library is not that big.)


So, anyway.. It was a really great novel. I enjoyed it. I even cried reading it. Like when I cried whenever I watch a really sad movie. So the plot goes like this...



Lara is a twenty-seven-year-old girl who has always had an overactive imagination. At the funeral of her great-aunt Sadie, she gets visited by her ghost, in form of a bold, demanding, Charleston-dancing girl. Sadie has one particular request: she can't rest without her precious dragonfly necklace, and asks Lara to find it for her. But Lara has a lot of problems of her own, such as her job and the fact that she had just been dumped by Josh, the love of her life. Lara, along with Sadie, discovers the truth behind her Uncle Bill's success, the mysterious secret of Stephen and his paintings and discovers love with Ed, an American high-flyer.The more Lara spends time with Sadie, life becomes more glamorous and their treasure hunt turns into something intriguing and romantic.It has a supernatural effect, which makes it a great read. (From Wikipedia)
Whenever I walk in the Popular Bookstore, I would normally go to the "Teen's Fiction A-Z" section.. Heh. There are tons of Sophie Kinsella's novels there. But I couldn't afford to buy it. sigh... Besides Sophie Kinsella's I also love Little Black Dress, Scholastic Publications, and Meg Cabot's. These are my favourite teens novels.


Oh, I used to read these too,
 



Actually, the library have the combined version of these two so the cover says "Size 12 is Not Fat and Size 14 is Not Fat Either." And... oh! There is another book which I like! Look ...


Well, it's not Little Black Dress, Scholastic Publications, Sophie Kinsella's or Meg Cabot's but it was still a great novel. I remember that I was the first one to borrow this at the library.. Haha! It was still new and I guess I saw it first.


So, that's it for now. Thanks for reading.

Friday, November 11, 2011

The Day Where I Went Missing - According to My Parents

My Dad e-mailed us(the entire family) this.
Kids,

Got something interesting to tell you.

Yesterday (Thursday), it was already 5 pm and yr Mama said Bijai had not come back home. She can be late sometime because she goes to the library after school, but it had NEVER been that late.

So we were very worried. We went to town, checked the van station to Dungang. There was a girl that looked like her from the back, but it was not her.

Worried, we circled the whole town. Even went to the school.

We called home where her handphone was. It rang. No answer. Meaning she didn't reach home yet.

Now we started imagining all sorts of horrors. Why didn't she call?

We called her classmate Ernie. She said Susan went home sometime after 1 pm. Where could she have gone to? Has she been kidnapped? Who would want to kidnap the daughter of some poor parents? Could she have been taken by some sex offenders and deviants?

Sad, worried, we went home.

The door  was still locked. The key was still in the shoes.

Then your Mama went to her bedroom, and I heard her say, "Bijai! Bila lagi kau pulang!" Reliefffff!

It turned out that she went home after 2 pm. She even said to yr Mama, "Matilah saya ini begini panas ni." I myself remember hearing her from upstairs, but yr Mama said it was Asah she was speaking to.

BUT YR MAMA HAS ABSOLUTELY NO MEMORY OF BIJAI REACHING HOME, SPEAKING TO HER AND GOING UPSTAIRS TO SLEEP WITHOUT EATING.

I now believe that yr Mama is suffering from SHORT MEMORY LOSSES -- a mental condition which is quite common in people approaching 60. We once went to Pukak and she panicked because after being in yr uncle's house half and hour, she realized she didn't remember HOW WE GOT THERE AND HAD TOTALLY NO MEMORY OF WHATEVER HAPPENED IN THE LAST ONE OR TWO HOURS!!! I first thought it was the devil occupying the house who was playing tricks on her. But now I believe it is all due to clinical reasons.

She simply got wiped out mentally for a short period! She even get seriously discoordinated while walking in tuaran Tuaran, losing her bearing and not knowing she is in broad daylight, and it would take sometime for her to get her bearing in order!!! We go somewhere and she absolutely has no idea where we parked ther car!!!!

She got this from Inan who also FREQUENTLY got lost in the middle of Tuaran town while walking about in broad daylight. My friend Wilfred also has this problem.

Don't worry. It is not a sign of Alzheimer's!!

NOW THE CONCERN FOR YOU IS --- HA, HA! ONE OR TWO OF YOU GUYS MAY HAVE IT IN YOUR GENE OR DNA!!!!!!!!

SO WATCH OUT!!!!

-Dad

Full Results Of Excel 1

Bahasa Malaysia - 72% B
English - 84% A
Mathematics - 52 D
History - 24% G
P. Moral - 47% E
Physical Education - 64% B
Principle of Account - 21% G I'm gonna drop it anyway
Economy - 40% E
Aditional Science - 43% E
Science - 49% E

Ranking in class :
5/33


Thursday, November 03, 2011

Last Chance

My English Exam's Essay -- Not based on a true story.


     My father is my inspiration. He runs our family so good that all of his children grown up really well. My sisters and my brothers have shown their incredible academics to him. They became his pride. However, I did not.

     "How come you failed in your exam? You are such a disappointment!" said my father while throwinh my report card to me. My mother beside me was trying to console me and to keep me from crying. It was hard for me to hold back my tears. i really wanted to impress him like all my siblings did.

     I was in form 5 so it was my SPM year. My biggest exam in my life. My biggest fear. So, I took the initiative to keep learning until I get to achieve my goal, or to be exact, my father's goal. I stayed in school after my classes ended just to spend time to study and asked my teachers around the school whenever I do not understand something.

     It was the day of my SPM. I remember that I would pray before answering each paper. I prayed that God would help me and make my father proud. I longed to impress my father. "This is my last chance to show him what I can do. My very last chance," I thought. So I answered my papers fervently.

     SPM had passed over a month and the results were finally out. My parents followed me to get my results. After a while, I took my results and nervously looked at it. My father was standing there waiting for me to tell him. My mother grabbed my other arm. "I get all As except for one. I get C for my Math," I said holding back my tears. Then, for some reasons which I did not know, I hugged my father saying, "Father, forgive me. I blew out my last chance to impress you. If only I get straight As... I really blew it, father. I'm really sorry." Suddenly I felt him stroked my hair while I was still sobbing. "You do impress me, silly. Academics don't mean anything when the person is really beautiful, inside out like you. I was impressed with you today but were always my pride because of who you are. I was only hard on you because I love you," he said.

I got 43 for this essay. I don't know the full marks for this section.
So, below are my teacher's comments.

-Accurate language
-Well planned, have unity and linked


 

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Results.

Hey readers, just wanna update my blog.
   So, okay. I have results of some of my exam papers already. But I'm not gonna tell you guys until I get all of my papers. So, please be patient.(Yeah like you really wanna know)
Anyhow, so far so good and I didn't fail for the papers I already get. But I'm sure gonna fail for Account anyway. Yeah, I don't care. I'm not gonna take it next year. I don't want my career to have anything to do with the subject - THE PRICIPLE OF ACCOUNT. Enough said. So, next year I'm going to take PSV-Visual Arts Education. I really hope I can. I mean, when I saw the UTM's class having their PSV exam, I was so jealous. Yes, I mean it. I can't believe most of them groaning having to take PSV. I looked at their question paper and I was hoping I was the one who would take it. Their assignment to draw was really interesting and I know I can do it. Oh right. What am I babbling about? Geez, who would understand how am I feeling anyway? Like how my mind clicked today when talking about singing with Ququ. I remembered thinking that, "People who doesn't have the passion of singing never knows the feelings of the one who really has the passion for it when they sing." Yeah, right. What's wrong with me anyway? Why can't I stop babbling? Maybe because I can't do it with my friends 'cause I'm afraid they would think I'm such a boring person who talks a lot. But when I post this to you, you just have to read it and I don't have to look at your bored face. Haha! Yeah, but I made you read 'till the end anyway right? Hahaha!

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