Growth: Uncertain belief still counts as knowledge…


Do things really become new every morning?
June 28, 2007, 7:46 pm
Filed under: Culture, Discipleship, Songwriting

I’ve been mulling over some of the psalms for some inspiration for this song I’m trying to finish and a thought popped into my head…  is it me or does the Psalmists really like to say stuff about newness, joy of the lord, etc comes with “the morning”?  I’m still a little vexed about that…

I actually find from my own personal experience that when I sleep, I forget a lot of what I was striving to do the next day?  I find old habits popping up again and I also find a lot of things don’t come across “new”.

i.e.

Psalm 101:8 – “Every morning I will put to silence all the wicked in the land;  I will cut off every evildoer from the city of the Lord.”

This Psalm written by David seems like a vow that he will silence the wicked of the land literally every morning, but of course it is more likely more of a figurative thing…  but I can’t help wondering why this was always the case?  Maybe because in this culture (or at least mine) I don’t wake up to a sunrise or something like that, I wake up to an alarm clock, wake up to an schedule, wake up because I have to…

not because I want to…

I was reminded recently in my brother’s blog, from his class about Conversion with Gordon T. Smith, that you can’t really claim to follow Christ (Christian) if you’re not wanting to be a disciple of Jesus.  I’ve been struggling with being disciplined in the word and sanctifying/consecrating myself daily, especially in the morning…  I wonder how strong is the corrolation between my spiritual vitality and morning devotions really is?

Thoughts?



Conversion Language with Yu
June 28, 2007, 4:32 pm
Filed under: Culture, Language, Theology

If anyone wants to re-think their understanding of conversion with free seminary notes from my brother, I would HIGHLY recommend it.

I actually feel I have been getting “dumber” spiritually until I started reading this post (a series actually).  So if you feel like in the same boat, I suggest checking it out! 😉

yuling.wordpress.com – Conversion Language



RHCCC tings…
June 18, 2007, 10:38 pm
Filed under: Church, Relationships

Two things:

1.  I had the priviledge of helping out with the RHCCC English Summer Retreat (which sorta became A Family Retreat plus me!) and I got to know some families in the church better 😉  I am grateful that God gave me time to spend with people at church in a more close setting and I hope there will be more to come.  Check out the slideshow photo presentation I made for sunday morning:

2.  I know some of you have been interested in RHCCC’s expansion project and I’m happy to say the design plan has been uploaded to youtube.  If you want some insider update on what’s going on in that expansion, watch this video!  Enjoy 😉



Shu-Ling Li Fan Club
June 16, 2007, 4:10 pm
Filed under: Life in general, Shu-Ling

So Chevy, at his hardworking job, had the time to send me this site that he googled

http://asia.groups.yahoo.com/group/shuling-fc/

looks like Shu-Ling Li is an asian superstar :p

enjoy!