Not An Update

Hello, I know I haven’t been updating. Here’s a response to a friend of mine who asked me to update. Hello there you.

I’ve been thinking that, you know, I don’t have much readers. So why update? Well, it’s really mainly for myself. For the good of Aaron.

But I do see it as an opportunity to bless you people too.

I write to encourage your faith (and also challenge your thinking).

I write to entertain you.

I write to update you on my life.

Just that I’ve been really busy and tired from work and ministry and family these days. Also, last week, the laptop that I normally use crashed. Yes.

Hope to see my blog more soon!

East To West – Wolves At The Gate

What is true joy or hope?
Where can it be found?
Is it the promise of gold streets?
Is it escaping the fires of hell?
No, all things are worthless in view
The surpassing value of simply knowing God
And being held by Him
All that I may know Him
To what they say that they do
To purchase my life
By His very own blood
To see the king suffered to die
To save souls like me

On the day when I see my dream
Tempest lost at sea (x2)
I don’t let
I’m chasing after this dream (x2)
I’m chasing after you

The living you love me the life long
Dying in save me, my soul gone
Buried you carry my sins away
Carry my sins far away

Carry my sins (carry my sins far away)
Farther west, from east to west
Carry my sins far away (from east to west)
Far away (from east to west), far away

Suffering, imagine I cannot
Forgiving all my sins you forgot
Lies .. dismay
Easy .. my dismay
All my, all my, all my dismay

On the day when I see my dream
Tempest lost at sea (x2)
I don’t let
I’m chasing after this dream (x2)
I’m chasing after you

Carry my sins far away
Farther west, from east to west
Carry my sins far away (from east to west)
Far away (from east to west), far away

I’m looking off into the distance
And though it may just be a shadow
I’m chasing after this to find the joy in knowing Christ

No, all things are worthless in view
The surpassing value of simply knowing God
And being held by Him
Oh, that I may know Him
To what they say that they do
To purchase my life
By His very own blood
To see the king suffered to die
To save a sinner like me

On the day we listen
Take .. love is burned
Take this love, I will join the choirs
Sing out his mercies and grace
Know His love (x4)

The Bank Life Chose Me

So since I got a new job, going to the bank to bank in money is a thing that i do frequently. A few times a week. And there is something odd about what goes on in here. Let me tell you about it.
Just let me tell you first that I’m not here to make any assumptions about why this is happening cuz I got no clue. It’s the idle activity of people.
You know, in a bank, there’s a lot of waiting. Which I do very well. Right now, there are about 25 people in waiting. Including me. And only five are on their phones. I find this ratio odd. I mean, most places I’ve been in waiting, the ratio of people on their smart devices are way higher.
Maybe cuz it’s still ‘working hours’. No idea.
Weird. Not too interesting. But interesting enough.
My number’s coming up soon. Bye.

In Regards To The Anniversary Of Ivan’s Birth

Ivan. I’ve known this dude since the beginning of 1998 (I think). So it’s been 18 years.

I’m glad to have kept in contact with him. I’ve seen him grow a lot. He’s quite different from 18 years ago. Taller.

So to write this post, I’m gonna ask myself: what are some things that I remember most about Ivan?

Hmmmmm. One thing is that there was this once when we were at his house, we were playing with the skateboard, and I wanted to skate down a downslope. The skateboard went forward, but I didn’t. I fell on my butt bone. And that was one of my most painful experiences of my life. I think I couldn’t sit properly for at least two weeks.

Also, we once made short comics with his toys and a camera.

Thirdly, I remember he would lose the game very frequently when he was around Jeremy and I.

Not only that, we could really chat for a long time. I think it’s cuz we see life quite similarly. And have kind of a similar set of beliefs and principles.

What else can I remember? I’ve had lots of adventures with Ivan. Especially when Jeremy’s around haha.

To Ivan, thanks for being one of my closest buddies! Here’s to more adventures and fun together. Always grow and be as Christ-like as possible!

Happy birthday!

Romans 12:1-2

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.  And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

Sin, When It Is Full-Grown, Brings Forth Death.

 But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed.  Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.

Imagine a baby. Not a cute one. A bright red one. With hungry eyes. And sharp teeth. Three horns on it’s head. It’s not crying, or screaming, or flailing it’s arms. Just waiting. Staring. Waiting for food. Waiting to grow. Waiting to devour you when you make yourself vulnerable.

That’s what I imagine when I read James 1:14-15. My sins will be the death of me.

When I entertain my desire with my mind, I conceive a life, or death in this case. When I choose to act, it becomes a sin; the baby has come into existence. And the more I feed this baby, the more it grows and drains me. One day, this baby will be strong enough to overpower me and kill me.

I have sinned a lot. Today, yesterday, and everyday before that. I need to stop. God help me. Cleanse me with your holy Fire. Purify. Teach me to be strict with myself. Teach me obedience. Grant me the power and wisdom of the Holy Spirit to overcome temptation. Teach me to stop sin even at it’s conception. Fill me God. Fill me.