.A LITTLE BIT OF THIS AND THAT.

– mish mash of psychedelic ideals

SUNNY MONDAY – January 19, 2010

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it’s always fun to REST on Mondays!

i’m glad i got to enjoy the sun because it poured today :)

looking forward to a lovely mid-wk svc tmw with good friends.

hope you have a wonderful mid-wk yourself, doing what you love to do.

xoxo

 

it’s THIS or THAT. January 15, 2010

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it’s funny how i posted this quote on my facebook seconds ago and it got some thinking that there’s either some mayhem of some sort going on in my life or i’m in a middle of some crisis.

it’s THIS or THAT because i mean THIS but you think THAT.

it kinda happens sometimes, (maybe you think too much?) not too often; thankfully.

but i like to leave it as that (no pun intended).

sometimes leaving things a mystery is much easier than always having to justify yourself.

i think i will live longer :)

this was what i wrote –

“it’s hard to get to your destination when your eyes are always on the map. sometimes you gotta let go and let your heart lead the way.”

what do you think?

xoxo

p.s. i’m in no sort of crisis whatsoever and am loving every single moment of where i am & what i’m doin

 

i miss YOU! January 9, 2010

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i havent written here since like forever and i miss doing so very much.

took a trip to bangkok recently; my 5th time there but first time after 2 years.


LOVE bangkok for their food, shopping and mostly, culture.

i watched a man grill a fish that cost me about 4USD with his heart and soul.

meticulously, patiently, diligently – doing something he did all his life, with so much pride.

i left Bangkok inspired.

xoxo

 

MAX LUCADO December 13, 2009

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Christ in Me

by Max Lucado

Like Mary, you and I are indwelt by Christ.

Find that hard to believe? How much more did Mary? No one was more surprised by this miracle than she was. And no one more passive than she was. God did everything. Mary didn’t volunteer to help. What did she have to offer? She offered no assistance.

And she offered no resistance. Instead she said, “Behold, the bond- slave of the Lord; may it be done to me according to your word” (Luke 1:38).

Unlike Mary, we tend to assist God, assuming our part is as important as his. Or we resist, thinking we are too bad or too busy. Yet when we assist or resist, we miss God’s great grace. We miss out on the reason we were placed on earth-to be so pregnant with heaven’s child that he lives through us. To be so full of him that we could say with Paul, “It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me.” (Gal. 2:20)

What would that be like? To have a child within is a miracle, but to have Christ within?

To have my voice, but him speaking.
My steps, but Christ leading.
My heart, but his love beating
in me, through me, with me.
What’s it like to have Christ on the inside?

To tap his strength when mine expires
He Still Moves Stonesor feel the force of heaven’s fires
raging, purging wrong desires.
Could Christ become my self entire?

So much him, so little me
That in my eyes it’s him they see.
What’s it like to a Mary be?
No longer I, but Christ in me.

From Next Door Savior
Copyright (Thomas Nelson, 2003) Max Lucado

 

CLEAR SKIES. SOME. November 21, 2009

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:) November 16, 2009

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happy with what it looks like now. for now. heh.

http://twentyonepurplehorses.blogspot.com/

xoxo

 

 

DONT DESPISE THE LITTLE THINGS – by Max Lucado

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God Does Big Things

with Small Deeds

by Max Lucado

“Do not despise these small beginnings, for the LORD rejoices to see the work begin” (Zech. 4:10 NLT).

Begin. Just begin! What seems small to you might be huge to someone else. Just ask Bohn Fawkes. During World War II, he piloted a B-17. On one mission he sustained flak from Nazi antiaircraft guns. Even though his gas tanks were hit, the plane did not explode, and Fawkes was able to land the plane.

On the morning following the raid, Fawkes asked his crew chief for the German shell. He wanted to keep a souvenir of his incredible good fortune. The crew chief explained that not just one but eleven shells had been found in the gas tanks, none of which had exploded.

Technicians opened the missiles and found them void of explosive charge. They were clean and harmless and with one exception, empty. The exception contained a carefully rolled piece of paper. On it a message had been scrawled in the Czech language. Translated, the note read: “This is all we can do for you now.”

A courageous assembly-line worker was disarming bombs and scribbled the note. He couldn’t end the war, but he could save one plane. He couldn’t do everything, but he could do something. So he did it.

God does big things with small deeds.

Against a towering giant, a brook pebble seems futile. But God used it to topple Goliath. Compared to the tithes of the wealthy, a widow’s coins seem puny. But Jesus used them to inspire us. And in contrast with sophisticated priests and powerful Roman rulers, a cross-suspended carpenter seemed nothing but a waste of life. Few Jewish leaders mourned his death. Only a handful of friends buried his body. The people turned their attention back to the temple. Why not?

What power does a buried rabbi have? We know the answer. Mustard-seed and leaven-lump power. Power to tear away death rags and push away death rocks. Power to change history. In the hands of God, small seeds grow into sheltering trees. Tiny leaven expands into nourishing loaves.

Small deeds can change the world. Sow the mustard seed. Bury the leaven lump. Make the call. Write the check. Organize the committee.

Moses had a staff.
David had a sling.
Samson had a jawbone.
Rahab had a string.
Mary had some ointment.
Aaron had a rod.
Dorcas had a needle.
All were used by God.
What do you have?

God inhabits the tiny seed, empowers the tiny deed. He cures the common life by giving no common life, by offering no common gifts. Don’t discount the smallness of your deeds.