Thursday, May 31, 2007

By chance, I found this amazing songwriter. I haven't heard her music yet, except for about 2 songs, but I think her lyrics are worth looking at and her biography is worth reading, so look here and here.
"All things work for our good
Though sometimes we can't see how they could
Struggles that break our hearts in two
Sometimes blind us to the truth
Our Father knows what's best for us
His ways are not our own
So when your pathway grows dim
And you just can't see Him
Remember He's still on the throne

God is too wise to be mistaken
God is too good to be unkind
So when you don't understand
When you don't see His plan
When you can't trace His hand
Trust His heart

He sees the master plan
He holds the future in His hands
So don't live as those who have no hope
All our hope is found in Him
We walk in present knowledge
but He sees the first and the last
And like a tapestry, He's weaving you and me
To someday be just like Him."

-Trust His heart

Monday, May 28, 2007

"Rushing wind, blow through this temple,
Blowing out the dust within;
Come and breathe Your breath upon me:
I've been born again.

Holy Spirit, I surrender; take me where You want to go.
Plant me by Your living water,
Plant me deep so I can grow.

Jesus, You’re the one who sets my spirit free;
Use me, Lord; glorify Your Holy Name through me.

Separate me from this world, Lord;
Sanctify my life for You.
Daily change me to Your image,
Help me bear good fruit.

Ev'ry day you're drawing closer;
Trials come to test my faith.
But when all is said and done, Lord,
You know it's been worth the wait."

-Rushing Wind, Keith Green

Sunday, May 27, 2007

I composed this simple song while crying out to God in the piano room of Henday Hall. Decided to title it "Jehovah Rophe", the God who heals.

"In Your arms,
Only in Your arms
Can I find
Myself and my worth

Before Your throne
Only before Your throne
Will I dwell
In Your spring of comfort

You are my strength and song
You are my God of hope
And You promised me
Your grace is sufficient

In my weakness Lord,
There will Your strength prevail
And I'm trusting You
To make me whole again."

As personal as it is to me, may it also minister to anyone who needs God's touch..
No music for now.. haha i have no means of recording it.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

"But He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong."
-2 Corinthians 12: 9-10

Receiving grace to trust in the God who redeems..

Friday, May 25, 2007

"I don't know about tomorrow,
I just live from day to day.
I don't borrow from it's sunshine,
For it's skies may turn to gray.
I don't worry o'er the future,
For I know what Jesus said,
And today I'll walk beside Him,
For He knows what is ahead.
Many things about tomorrow
I don't seem to understand
But I know Who holds tomorrow
And I know Who holds my hand."

This song came to me as I sat on the grass patch opposite my workplace during lunchtime.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

It's pretty amazing how you could just forget. How life moves on like nothing went on. I wish I could too.
i finally got connected to my internet in my room, so will be replying emails soon! probably this evening when i get back from doing more administrative stuff. :) so bernie, yiling and yokes.. i will reply you all soon!

woah.. the past few days haven't been that easy.. scouting around for cheap food, buying groceries.. cost of living here is pretty high. you practically have to pay for everything, even the internet wire that connects my com to the internet jack in my room. and i must say, that internet jack is really in "high places". i had to put my desk chair on my bed and reach like mad to put the wire into the jack. grrr.

i've probably been pampered too much in vancouver. :)

the weather here is a little cold, but the sun makes all the difference. it's really dry though. my skin and lips have been peeling. scenery wise, i really love the trees and the clear blue sky! occasionally around campus, wild rabbits can be seen hopping around.

yeah. i've been spending the past few days reading quite abit as well. and enjoying my time alone with God. :)

ok more updates another day..

Saturday, May 19, 2007

come tomorrow, i leave wonderful vancouver and board the plane to get to edmonton. it's been a really enjoyable week here. will blog more abt vancouver later. so tired.. heh.

Friday, May 18, 2007

this is what i've always wanted to see and experience. :)

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

going to seattle tomorrow!!!! =)=)

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

"To hear with my heart
To see with my soul
To be guided by a Hand I cannot hold
To trust in a way that I cannot see
That's what faith must be"

-That's what faith must be, Michael Card
okay.. besides the personal emails, i shall make general updates here!

today was pretty fun. the weather was good, sun was out, wasn't too cold so i could walk around with just one coat.

went to regent college with sarah.. thank God we had sarah's friend's aunt to drive us there and around the place from there. we met with soo yeong who brought us around regent.. showed us around the place. managed to get some books too! heh

after regent, we went down to Queen Elizabeth Park down Cambey.. East Vancouver. the flowers there were really pretty. so sarah and i had a field day taking pictures..

yup.. metrotown after that. browsed some shops.. had dinner.. then took a skytrain back downtown. tired now!

more pictures on my multiply site. yin.. u can just come here to look out for my itinery.. in vancouver at least. -grin-

Sunday, May 13, 2007

enjoying the weather and scenery. i think im gonna get jetlagged cos it's 12am and im pretty hyper.

uh... go check out photos on my multiply site.. im abit too lazy to post them now.

alright. i'll email updates.. this blog will continue to be other-things-except-my-own-words-filled.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

"My soul contemplates Your glory
I worship in holy awe
In quietness and in confident trust
I rest in all that You are
I'll sing to the world Your glory and grace
Until I behold Your face

Jesus, O Jesus, I give You my life;
Jesus, O Jesus, I give You my life."

Thank God for wonderful cousins!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

"Just let me hear Your finest whispers
As You gently call my name
And let me see Your power and Your glory
Let me feel Your Spirit's flame
Let me find You in the desert
'Til this sand is holy ground
And I am found completely surrendered
To You, my Lord and friend"

Thursday, May 03, 2007

A Woman's Question

"Do you know you have asked for the costliest thing
Ever made by the Hand above?
A woman's heart, and a woman's life--
And a woman's wonderful love.

Do you know you have asked for this priceless thing
As a child might ask for a toy?
Demanding what others have died to win
With the reckless dash of a boy.

You have written my lesson of duty out,
Manlike, you have questioned me.
Now stand at the bars of my woman's soul
Until I shall question thee.

You require your mutton shall always be hot,
Your socks and your shirt be whole;
I require your heart be as true as God's stars
And as pure as His heaven your soul.

You require a cook for your mutton and beef,
I require a far greater thing;
A seamstress you're wanting for socks and shirts---
I look for a man and a king.

A king for the beautiful realm called Home,
And a man that his Maker, God,
Shall look upon as He did on the first
And say: "It is very good."

I am fair and young, but the rose may fade
From this soft young cheek one day;
Will you love me then, 'mid the falling leaves
As you did 'mong the blossoms of May?

Is your heart an ocean so strong and true,
I may launch my all on its tide?
A loving woman finds heaven or hell
On the day she is made a bride.

I require all things that are grand and true,
All things that a man should be;
If you give this all, I would stake my life
To be all you demand of me.

If you cannot be this, a laundress and cook
You can hire and little to pay;
But a woman's heart and a woman's life
Are not to be won that way."

-Lena Lathrop

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

"May my life be my worship,
my life be my song,
May I praise You my Saviour,
all the day long.
From the sun in its rising,
to the night when it falls
May my life be my worship,
my life be my song."

-Life of Worship, Jon Bauer