Monday, August 15, 2011

Brake Before You Break

The past two weeks have been very demotivating for me... I found myself suffering from the dreaded writer's block and felt as if something has been snuffed out. I couldn't somehow put my heart into any of my writing and couldn't put more than two words together effectively. I just had to take a time off from writing to re-evaluate myself.

During that time, I remember coming across something from the Sunday funnies where a famous female mouse named Minnie was complaining to an even more famous male mouse named Mickey... Poor Minnie can't drive her car in the garage without scratching the sides.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Unsinkable

I think we're all familiar with a vessel named RMS Titanic, a passenger liner that struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City and sank on April 15, 1912. A total of 1,517 lives were lost that day.

The RMS Titanic was the largest passenger steamship in the world and carried 2,223 people on her first and last journey. Enormous pride was put into building the ship, and experienced engineers used some of the most up-to-date technology and safety features available that time. The great ship was thought to be unsinkable, yet four days into her crossing, she went down...

Friday, July 22, 2011

Staying Positively Alive Part 2 – Loose the Anchors

"There are two types of people – anchors and motors. You want to lose the anchors and get with the motors because motors are going somewhere and they're having more fun. The anchors will just drag you down." - WYLAND

As embarrassing as it is for me to admit this, I'd have to tell you that I was bullied – and more embarrassingly, by a female. The attack wasn't at all physical, but emotional and psychological. I could have done something to put an end to it sooner, but I was afraid of losing not really the friendship, but the dependency towards such a person.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Forgiveness is not Only Good for the Soul

I have to admit, forgiveness may perhaps be one aspect of my faith where I struggle the most with. Even when the Bible tells us that if we forgive men when they sin against us, our heavenly Father will also forgive us (Matt 6:14), I still have a tendency to be choosy as to whom I forgive. According to my point of view, there are those worthy to be forgiven and those who are not.

However, did you know that forgiveness may just be for our own good than that of others? Spiritually, yes, we have a duty to forgive our wrong doers, but it's been found that forgiveness can also benefit our psychological and physical well being, so...

Friday, July 15, 2011

Not a Lot of BULL Running Around

In Francis Kong's post Choosing the Right Bull, he tells the story of a young man who wished to marry the farmer's beautiful daughter. He went to the farmer to ask his permission. The farmer looked him over and said, "Son, go stand out in that field. I'm going to release three bulls, one at a time. If you can catch the tail of any one of the three bulls, you can marry my daughter."