Thursday, September 24, 2009

Inspirational Quotes...

"You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing."- Michael Pritchard

"The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity."- Benjamin Franklin
"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all." - Oscar Wilde

"Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving."- Dale Carnegie

"People are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be."- Abraham Lincoln

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."- Eleanor Roosevelt

"Better keep yourself bright and clean. You are the window through which you must see the world."- George Bernard Shaw

"Be absolutely determined to enjoy what you do."- Gerry Sikorski

"Be the change you wish to see in the world"- Ghandi

"Better to live one year as a tiger than one hundred as a sheep." - Madonna

"The art of being yourself at your best is the art of unfolding your personality into the man you want to be. Be gentle with yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude toward others."- Wilfred Peterson

"Love all, trust few. Do wrong to no one." - William Shakespeare

"No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted."- Aesop

"The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood."- Ralph Nichols

"Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first."- Mark Twain

"There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self."- Aldous Huxley

"Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much."- Blaise Pascal

"I haven't failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."- Thomas Edison

"It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up."- Vince Lombardi

"The quality of an individual is reflected in the standards they set for themselves."- Ray Kroc

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with but a single step."- Confucius

"You can't hold a man down without staying down with him."- Booker T. Washington

"Was she so loved because her eyes were so beautiful, or were her eyes so beautiful because she was loved?" - Anzia Yezierska

"Nothing is black or white."- Nelson Mandela

“When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a way so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.” —Indian (Cherokee) Proverb

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Ae ú-esteliach nad...estelio Iesus. Estelio Eru. Ná Eru veria le, vanimelda...

Edinor veren, B. vanimelda… Ná Eru veria le, ná meleth dín síla erin rád o chuil lín. Caro naid dithin na meleth veleg…

誕生日おめでとうございます、親しい最愛の人。 大きい愛で小さいことをし続けて、そしてあなたがこの世界で見ることを望む変更であってください...... 神は常に極めてあなたを祝福します...... これはあなたのために私の祈とうです。 愛と許可で今までに......

Monday, August 24, 2009

Lonely Hearts...

~Adapted from RBC Ministries, Strength for the Journey: 24th August, 2009~

Three men were stranded on a desert island. A genie appeared and promised to grant each of them just one wish. So the first guy says, “I want to go back to my job with the brokerage firm.” Shazam, he’s back in the office behind his desk. The second guy says, “I’d like to be back in Chicago with my family.” Instantly, he’s zapped back to the Midwest. So the genie turns to the last guy and says, “What’ll it be for you?” He looks around and says, “It’s so lonely here. I wish my friends were back.”

Actually, the pain of loneliness is no laughing matter. And, sad to say, there is no magic-genie cure for the loneliness so many of us struggle with. After God created Adam, He said that it is not good for man to be alone and created Eve for companionship and mutual encouragement. So, it’s no wonder that we hurt when we are disconnected from others who could be a source of satisfaction and joy.

Yet, in one sense, even the loneliest among us is not truly alone. In fact, Jesus not only assures us of His presence but can empathize with the agony of our loneliness. He was brutally cast off by His own people, the object of criticism and scorn, abandoned by His best friends in His hour of need, and betrayed by a trusted colleague. Still, in the midst of this loneliness He was not truly alone. John 8:29 records Christ’s strong confidence in the midst of His standing alone when He says, “The one who sent Me is with Me; He has not left Me alone.” And even though He realized His teaching was rejected by men, He said, “If I do judge, my decisions are right, because I am not alone. I stand with the Father, who sent Me” (v.16).

The only true loneliness is the aloneness of being disconnected from God. When we live disconnected from Him, we scramble to fill the void with food, sex, alcohol, shopping, drugs, or meaningless activity. Many of us will do anything to medicate the emptiness we feel without God. In its advanced stages, this aloneness from God fogs our outlook with a cloud of cynicism until our only response to life is “Who cares?” or “Whatever.”

The only real way out is to cling to Jesus, the one who will never leave or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5) and the one who promises to give us life, in fact life more abundantly (John 10:10).
Maybe we know this, but we’ve been afraid to put all our eggs in the basket of all Jesus has to offer. Maybe our fear is reflected in the words of the poet who wrote, “lest having Him I would have nothing else beside.”

But Christ will never let us down. Jesus is certainly no magic genie. He does not exist in a foggy vision only to vanish in a puff of smoke. In fact, it’s just the opposite—we have the assurance that He is constantly with us. Jesus said, in Matthew 28:20, “I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Because of this promise, we can trust that God will never leave us stranded alone on the desert island of life without Him, but will satisfy us with His presence and peace.

Psalm 139:7-10 (New International Version)

7 Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?

8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, [a] you are there.

9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,

10 even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.

Isaiah 49:13-16 (New International Version)

13 Shout for joy, O heavens;
rejoice, O earth;
burst into song, O mountains!

For the LORD comforts his people
and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.

14 But Zion said, "The LORD has forsaken me,

the Lord has forgotten me."

15 "Can a mother forget the baby at her breast
and have no compassion on the child she has borne?
Though she may forget,
I will not forget you!

16 See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands;

your walls are ever before me.

Romans 8:35-39 (New International Version)

35Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36As it is written:
"For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered."[a] 37No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[b] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Hebrews 13:5 (New International Version)

5Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,

"Never will I leave you;
never will I forsake you."[a]

Scriptures imprint:

• He alone is worthy of our worship (Habakkuk 2:18-20).
• We do not define Him; He defines us
Romans 1:21-23).
• He is completely sovereign; any lesser view is manmade
Isaiah 45:9).

+God bless...+

Pray and Ask...for...Everyone who Asks Receives...

~Adapted from RBC Ministries, Today's My Utmost for His Highest: 24th August, 2009~

What man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? —Matthew 7:9

The illustration of prayer that our Lord used here is one of a good child who is asking for something good. We talk about prayer as if God hears us regardless of what our relationship is to Him (seeMatthew 5:45 ). Never say that it is not God’s will to give you what you ask. Don’t faint and give up, but find out the reason you have not received; increase the intensity of your search and examine the evidence. Is your relationship right with your spouse, your children, and your fellow students? Are you a "good child" in those relationships? Do you have to say to the Lord, "I have been irritable and cross, but I still want spiritual blessings"? You cannot receive and will have to do without them until you have the attitude of a "good child."

We mistake defiance for devotion, arguing with God instead of surrendering. We refuse to look at the evidence that clearly indicates where we are wrong. Have I been asking God to give me money for something I want, while refusing to pay someone what I owe him? Have I been asking God for liberty while I am withholding it from someone who belongs to me? Have I refused to forgive someone, and have I been unkind to that person? Have I been living as God’s child among my relatives and friends? (see Matthew 7:12 ).

I am a child of God only by being born again, and as His child I am good only as I "walk in the light" ( 1 John 1:7 ). For most of us, prayer simply becomes some trivial religious expression, a matter of mystical and emotional fellowship with God. We are all good at producing spiritual fog that blinds our sight. But if we will search out and examine the evidence, we will see very clearly what is wrong— a friendship, an unpaid debt, or an improper attitude. There is no use praying unless we are living as children of God. Then Jesus says, regarding His children, "Everyone who asks receives . . ." ( Matthew 7:8 ).

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

*The Smallest Ray of Light...Always in My Heart...*

"May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out..."

"Hope is always something that is not easily found or seen. But, Hope is one thing that will never fade, as long as you have faith. Even the smallest ray of light can fill the sky in time..."

"True love isn't a feeling... It's choosing to sacrifice yourself and love someone even when they reject and rebel against you."

Friday, June 5, 2009

Ashira I'Adonai...

{Taken from "When You Believe" ~ The Prince of Egypt}

Many nights we've prayed
With no proof anyone could hear
In our hearts a hopeful song
We barely understood
Now we are not afraid
Although we know there's much to fear
We were moving mountains
long before we knew we could

Miriam (chorus)

There can be miracles
When you believe
Though hope is frail
It's hard to kill
Who knows what miracles
You can achieve
When you believe
Somehow you will
You will when you believe


In this time of fear
When prayer so often proved in vain
Hope seemed like the summer birds
Too swiftly flown away
Yet now I'm standing here
With heart so full
I can't explain
Seeking faith and speaking words
I never thought I'd say

Miriam and Tzipporah (chorus)

There can be miracles
When you believe
Though hope is frail
It's hard to kill
Who knows what miracles
You can achieve
When you believe
Somehow you will
You will when you believe

Hebrew Children

A-shir-ra i'a-do-nai ki ga-oh ga-oh
(I will sing to the lord for he has triumphed gloriously)
A-shir-ra i'a-do-nai ki ga-oh ga-oh
(I will sing to the lord for he has triumphed gloriously)
Mi-cha-mo-cha ba-elim adonai
(Who is like You, oh Lord, among the celestial)
Mi-cha-mo-cha ne-dar-ba-ko-desh
(Who is like You, majestic in holiness)
Na-chi-tah v'-chas-d'-cha am zu ga-al-ta
(In Your Love, You lead the people You redeemed)
Na-chi-tah v'-chas-d'-cha am zu ga-al-ta
(In Your Love, You lead the people You redeemed)
A-shi-ra, a-shi-ra, A-shi-ra.......

Hebrews (Chorus)

There can be miracles
When you believe
Though hope is frail
It's hard to kill
Who knows what miracles
You can achieve
When you believe
Somehow you will
Now you will
You will when you believe......

Miriam and Tzipporah

You will when you believe

Thursday, June 4, 2009

The the ONE Thing which Makes ALL the Difference...

Each time, prior to my venturing to the cinema theatre to watch a film, I will pray and ask the Holy Spirit to open my heart and unlock my mind that I may discern the message which God wants to imply to me via that particular film...

"Everyone deserves a second chance."
"What is the difference between humans and machines?"
"It is something which cannot be programmed..."
"It is...a Strong Heart."
" can NEVER be erased, or taken away..."

May you also hear the whisper of God to you via everything you your everyday life...

+ God bless much... +

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

First Things First

~Taken from RBC Ministries, Our Daily Bread: 27th April, 2009~

A seminar leader wanted to make an important point, so he took a wide-mouth jar and filled it with rocks. “Is the jar full?” he asked. “Yes,” came a reply. “Oh, really?” he said. Then he poured smaller pebbles into the jar to fill the spaces between the rocks. “Is it full now?” “Yes,” said someone else. “Oh, really?” He then filled the remaining spaces between the rocks and stones with sand. “Is it full now?” he asked.
“Probably not,” said another, to the amusement of the audience. Then he took a pitcher of water and poured it into the jar.

“What’s the lesson we learn from this?” he asked. An eager participant spoke up, “No matter how full the jar is, there’s always room for more.” “Not quite,” said the leader. “The lesson is: to get everything in the jar, you must Always put the BIG things in First.

Jesus proclaimed a similar principle in the Sermon on the Mount. He knew that we waste our time worrying about the little things that seem so urgent but crowd out the big things of eternal value. “Your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things,” Jesus reminded His hearers. “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you” (Matt. 6:32-33).

What are you putting first in your life?Dennis J. De Haan

Make It Practical
• Always pray before planning.
• Always love people more than things.
• Do all things to please God.

Those who lay up treasures in heaven are the richest people on earth.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

E... I... S... N... T... F... J... P... Who Am I...?

For ages, those who are close to me have commented that I seem to live in a world of my own, that I am different from the rest...that at times, it is as if I were almost...isolated...or, moreover...severed...from this world.

Through the years, I have come to realise that, most of the time, my values and opinions tend to be in,varying...from the views of the general majority.

For all my life, I have striven hard to try and understand this world, sometimes so overwhelmed by it all that I wish I could just vanish into thin air, or that the Heavenly Father would just call me home then and there...

I love the world and its people (I truly mean it). Yet...I just feel so out of place sometimes - there are times that I find it difficult to merge into a group and mingle with the others - because during times like that, I will happen to be the odd-one-out: the one who is "different from the rest", the one who is "unique"...whether in thoughts, words or deeds; it makes me feel awkward...I feel alien...Sometimes...the intense feeling of my being an exile in a foreign land can barely be ignored...

Surfing rather absent-mindedly over the web earlier today, I stumbled upon a questionnaire called Myers-Briggs personality test. The prologue to the test captured my attention, which read:

"We all see and act with the world around us in different patterns. This quiz will help you understand your inner self: why you behave or make decisions in certain ways. Whether you're doing research on career paths that match your natural inclinations, trying to understand your relationship with a differently-brained lover, friends, co-workers or family, or just trying to make sense of the world..."

Intrigued by the paragraph, I took the test, resulting in as below:

Myers-Briggs personality test results:

Your personality type is INFP!

Introverted (I) 64% Extraverted (E) 36%

Intuitive (N) 73% Sensing (S) 27%

Feeling (F) 80% Thinking (T) 20%

Perceiving (P) 59% Judging (J) 41%


This is about the Myers-Briggs personality type.

INFP (Introversion, iNtuition, Feeling, Perception) is an abbreviation used in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) publications to refer to one of the sixteen personality types. The MBTI was developed from the work of prominent psychiatrist Carl G. Jung in his book Psychological Types, which proposed a psychological typology based on his theories of cognitive functions. These theories were based on clinical observation, however, rather than the controlled studies required for acceptance by the modern field of cognitive psychology.

From Jung's work others developed psychological typologies. Well-known personality tests are the MBTI assessment, developed by Isabel Briggs Myers and Katharine Cook Briggs, and the Keirsey Temperament Sorter, developed by David Keirsey. Keirsey referred to the INFPs as Healers, one of the four types belonging to the temperament he called the Idealists.

The MBTI instrument

The MBTI preferences indicate the differences in people based on the following:

How they focus their attention or get their energy (Extraversion or Introversion)
How they perceive or take in information (Sensing or iNtuition)
How they prefer to make decisions (
Thinking or Feeling)
How they orient themselves to the external world (
Judgment or Perception)

By using their preference in each of these areas, people develop what Jung and Myers called psychological type. This underlying personality pattern results from the dynamic interaction of their four preferences, in conjunction with environmental influences and their own individual tendencies. People are likely to develop behaviors, skills, and attitudes based on their particular type. Each personality type has its own potential strengths as well as areas that offer opportunities for growth.

The MBTI tool consists of multiple choice questions that sort respondents on the basis of the four "dichotomies" (pairs of psychological opposites). Sixteen different outcomes are possible, each identified by its own four-letter code, referred to by initial letters. (N is used for iNtuition, to differentiate it from Introversion). The MBTI is approximately 75% accurate according to its own manual.

I – Introversion preferred to Extraversion: INFPs tend to be quiet and reserved. They generally prefer interacting with a few close friends rather than a wide circle of acquaintances, and they expend energy in social situations (whereas extraverts gain energy).

N – iNtuition preferred to Sensing: INFPs tend to be more abstract than concrete. They focus their attention on the big picture rather than the details, and on future possibilities rather than immediate realities.

F – Feeling preferred to Thinking: INFPs tend to rely on a personal, internal sense of right and wrong rather than external, objective criteria. When making decisions, they often give more weight to feelings and social considerations than to logic.

P – Perception preferred to Judgment: INFPs tend to withhold judgment and delay important decisions, preferring to "keep their options open" should circumstances change.

Characteristics of INFPs

Myers-Briggs description

According to Myers-Briggs, INFPs focus much of their energy on an inner world dominated by intense feeling and deeply held ethics. They seek an external life that is in keeping with these values. Loyal to the people and causes important to them, INFPs can quickly spot opportunities to implement their ideals. They are curious to understand those around them, and so are accepting and flexible except when their values are threatened.

Keirsey description

According to Keirsey, the tranquil and reserved exterior of the INFP masks a passionate inner life. Healers care deeply about causes that interest them and they often pursue those causes with selfless devotion.

Occurring in only about one percent of the population, Healers can easily feel isolated. They value harmony and integrity in human relationships, seeking unity of mind, body, and spirit but often find these values to be out of step with the more concrete pursuits of the rest of the world. Feeling "different," they may wonder whether something is wrong with them. But those differences—an ethical nature, a devotion to ideals, a commitment to harmonious interaction—are in fact some of their greatest strengths.

Other descriptions

The polite, reserved exterior of INFPs can at first make them difficult to get to know. They enjoy conversation, however, taking particular delight in the unusual. When INFPs are in a sociable mood, their humor and charm shine through. Disposed to like people and to avoid conflict, INFPs tend to make pleasant company.

Devoted to those in their inner circle, INFPs guard the emotional well-being of others, consoling those in distress. Guided by their desire for harmony, INFPs prefer to be flexible unless their ethics are violated. Then, they become passionate advocates for their beliefs. They are often able to sway the opinions of others through tact, diplomacy, and an ability to see varying sides of an issue.

INFPs develop these insights through reflection, and they require substantial time alone to ponder and process new information. While they can be quite patient with complex material, they are generally bored by routine. Though not always organized, INFPs are meticulous about things they value. Perfectionists, they may have trouble completing a task because it cannot meet their high standards. They may even go back to a completed project after the deadline so they can improve it.

INFPs are creative types and often have a gift for language. As introverts, they may prefer to express themselves through writing. Their dominant Feeling drives their desire to communicate, while their auxiliary intuition supplies the imagination. Having a talent for symbolism, they enjoy metaphors and similes. They continually seek new ideas and adapt well to change. They prefer working in an environment that values these gifts and allows them to make a positive difference in the world, according to their personal beliefs.

Cognitive functions

Drawing upon Jungian theory, Isabel Myers proposed that for each personality type, the cognitive functions—sensing, intuition, thinking, and feeling—form a hierarchy. This hierarchy represents the person's "default" pattern of behavior.

The Dominant function is the personality type's preferred role, the one they feel most comfortable with. The secondary Auxiliary function serves to support and expand on the Dominant function. If the Dominant is an information gathering function (sensing or intuition), the Auxiliary is a decision making function (thinking or feeling), and vice versa. The Tertiary function is less developed than the Dominant and Auxiliary, but it matures over time, rounding out the person's abilities. The Inferior function is the personality type's Achilles' heel. This is the function they are least comfortable with. Like the Tertiary, the Inferior function strengthens with maturity.

Dominant Introverted Feeling (Fi): INFPs live primarily in a rich inner world of emotion.

Auxiliary Extraverted Intuition (Ne): INFPs engage the outside world primarily with intuition, adept at seeing the big picture, sensing patterns and the flow of existence from the past toward the future.

Tertiary Introverted Sensing (Si): This function gives INFPs a natural inclination toward absent-mindedness and makes them more easily distracted.

Inferior Extraverted Thinking (Te): This function helps INFPs focus on external details but, being the inferior function, requires the expenditure of greater energy and is not as reliable.

Later personality researchers (notably Linda V. Berens) added four additional functions to the descending hierarchy, the so-called "shadow" functions to which the individual is not naturally inclined but which can emerge when the person is under stress. For INFP these shadow functions are (in order):

Extraverted Feeling (Fe)
Introverted Intuition (Ni)
Extraverted Sensing (Se)
Introverted Thinking (Ti)

I find the resulting description to be rather accurate, and at some points, for the accuracy to be rather frightening, to an extent. However, now that I have managed to discover more about myself and why I behave in certain ways, I resolve to be diligent in improving myself within those areas where I am weak... - particularly, I have to try to reach out and beyond my own world to get to know, to understand know, and to understand the world, to break forth from my comfort zone... - the only reasons being because, God loves the world...and because, I am still living in this world, amongst its people.........because, there is one out there...the one and only in this world whom I have ever loved and whom I have given my heart to, and, despite all things, who remains where my heart lies still...aye...always have been, and forever will be...

If you would like to try out the test, here is the link to it - . All the best in embarking on a journey of self-discovery and beyond...

My result says that I am a healer...yet the One and Only who could really, truly heal all thoroughly is YHWH Rapha, our Greatest Healer...

Hallelujah and God bless...

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


~Excerpts of RBC Ministries, Our Daily Journey: 17th March, 2009~

God’s selfless love overflowed the boundary of the Trinity at creation. He did not need to create you and me, but it is just like Godwho is loveto create others to love. His matchless love is reflected in the perfect relationship experienced by the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—three Persons selflessly revealing the beauty of God in their individual roles—all one loving God. Jesus modeled this reality when He prayed in Gethsemane, “Father, if You are willing, please take this cup of suffering away from Me. Yet I want Your will to be done, not Mine” (Luke 22:42).

Goddoes not deal harshly with us, as we deserve,” but “is like a father to His children, tender and compassionate to those who fear Him (Psalm 103:10,13). His selfless way continues despite our sin. He isslow to get angry,” giving us time and space to repent of our sin and turn to Him (v.8). God loved the world so much that He gave His one and only Son (John 3:16).

Pastor A. W. Tozer wrote, What comes to mind when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” But today, our problem is not so much what enters our mind when we think about God, but rather that we’re not thinking about Him enough. Like a distant rich uncle, God tends to come to mind only when we need something from Him. Perhaps we would think more about Him if we better understood who He is. Today, let’s truly think about God—Creator, Redeemer, and selfless Lover of you and me.

+ God bless... +

Friday, March 6, 2009

Love Everlasting...


愛一個人, 要了解,也要開解; 要道歉,也要道謝;要認錯,也要改錯;要體貼,也要體諒; 是接受,而不是忍受;是寬容,而不是縱容;是支持,而不是支配; 是慰問,而不是質問;是傾訴,而不是控訴;是難忘,而不是遺忘; 是彼此交流,而不是凡事交代;是為對方默默祈求,而不是向對方諸多要求; 可以浪漫,但不要浪費;可以隨時牽手, 但不要隨便分手。 不要輕言放棄!否則對不起自己

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails... (Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance... Love will last forever)

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."

~{excerpts: 1 Corinthians 13}~