I love my little laptop,
Toting it in my little backpack,
As I went about on my busy days,
It always got the job done.
I picked up my little laptop once more today,
Amazed at its compactness and efficiency,
Realizing I’ve taken it for granted the past few months.
Oh my little laptop,
You’ve been a good (non-human) friend,
helping me get my papers done and whatnot.
Oh my little laptop,
How computers have come a long way,
In such a short time!
If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our dead bodies. And if they perish, let them perish with our arms wrapped about their knees, imploring them to stay. If Hell must be filled, let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go unwarned and unprayed for.
— Charles H. Spurgeon
He who avoids prayer is avoiding everything that is good.
Saint John of the Cross (via littlethingsaboutgod)
(Source: fathershane, via thesaviour-myhome)
Tonight I had a really good time spent with God.
I realize I’ve been so spiritually exhausted the past few months. I’ve been pummelled by various theologies and beliefs including Catholicism, Orthodoxy, Liberalism, Protestantism, Conservatism….and all these chasing of these “isms” have been so tiring.
At school, Christianity is openly mocked in pretty much every class I go to. I’ve tried to not let it bother me, but some days it’s pretty discouraging. I miss my relationship with God not too long ago, when life was simpler. I guess it’s just that season in life when we all have to grow up and face different challenges.
I also want to fall in love with the Bible again. Why should I care what other’s think? It’s time to forget reading about the Bible and actually reading the Bible itself. It brings me so much peace and joy to read the life of Christ over and over again in the gospels. I am very thankful for the Bible. I am very thankful for what Jesus did in the Cross for me. Why find peace anywhere else?
LORD, there are so many other people in the world that are so much smarter and intellectual than me. I may never understand all doctrine or theology or knowledge in this short life, but please don’t let me waste what I do have. Let me not to anything that isn’t profitable to Your Kingdom and for Your glory.
After experiencing the barren desert of the World, truly You are the Great Well. I want to drink Your water.
Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner!
a ghetto fix is sometimes better than no fix.
No matter what circumstances we face, we stand firm in the mighty hands of God, and we will continue to march strongly towards the eternal kingdom.
— letter from an underground church leader in North Korea.
So, mom will be back home soon from her short trip to Malaysia. Over the past 2 months the Ly household has undergone an experience without her. It was just my dad, my brother and I. Everyone we mentioned this to chuckled at our situation because they thought the house would collapse without my mom.
Contrary to that though, the three of us have been doing very well. My brother did some cooking, my dad remained as the solid economic pillar , and I learned to adapt by washing all the dishes and cleaning up the house. We’re functioning quite well in the house, but we still missed our mother.
One thing I learned from all this is that we took for granted the little things she did for us, such as straightening out our bathing towels for us. I also learned the meaning of doing groceries. Dad did all of it the past two months, and I even found myself wishing I did some grocery shopping. I don’t think I have enough time for that though, with all the studying and whatnot.
I look forward to doing grocery shopping with my future wife, the love of my life. I think I’ll miss the academics when I graduate, and student life in general. But depending on the workforce that I find myself in, I think I’ll have a different kind of free time.
Well, until then, come back home soon mom! Love you.
Brothers and sisters, let us keep fighting and running this race that God has set before.
So, one day shall we say in Eternity as we look back…
“In those days we walked with the Lamb,
In those days He led and we followed wherever He went,
For in those days we knew that we were purchased at a hefty cost.
And through that bloody purchase He defied death,
Such that even the Gates,
Even the Gates of Hell could not hold Him.”
Life equated with Love,
as Love equated with Christ,
as Christ equated with God,
as God equated with Life!
People these days have trouble having conversations face to face. We’d rather text or email or have a conversation on Facebook about our problems and frustrations with each other rather than dealing with them face to face. This of course, leads to serious complications in long term relationships if nothing is done to change it.
Emotional pain is very similar to physical wounds. When injury occurs, the damage only took a few split seconds, but the time it took for it to heal was much longer. It’s one thing to talk about it and another thing to experience or perform it.
Life is hard.
Human relationships can be precious but fragile. Be careful, my friends.