Friday, December 28, 2007

I haven't blogged about my Christmas so here's a little something.

I must say it was quite nice spending it with the family. I don't really see them all that much, so I think it's very nice that I could spend some time with them. Christmas was a simple occasion for us. We went for service, which was actually really good, and then had a simple lunch, in preparation for a heavy dinner. The turkey was humongous, and we couldn't even finish half of it.

I learned that my sister and brother in law cook quite well. I also learned that the things they cook were very simple and didn't require as much preparations as the usual Chinese cuisine my mother is used to making. It's amazing what a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar can do to make cooking so easy. I guess I should learn a bit more. Bad thing about staying in hostels is that you never actually get a full kitchen to experiment.

In any case, although I didn't get any presents, which I'm actually perfectly fine with, it was a really swell Christmas for me. Let's not forget that Christmas isn't just about celebrating, drinking, christmas trees and lights, but always about loving, giving and sharing!

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Posted by Gerald at 12/28/2007 05:35:00 PM

Doing something...

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Sometimes you just feel like going and doing something seemingly outrageous!

At first, it seemed absolutely brilliant! I really wanted to get it done. Unfortunately, or perhaps fortunately, I COULDN'T due to some reasons.

Still, it was a somewhat good idea I think... and it could've been great if I'd got it done...

I would at least be happy that I did it...

But now I'd never know...

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Posted by Gerald at 12/23/2007 09:56:00 PM

The Finger

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

As a follow up on the previous post, I did an X-ray and the doctor said there are no bone fractures so it should be fine.

I was a bit curious as to whether this was a common thing, and if I could find out more about it. Googling it revealed some neat information.

Mallet Finger

So that's the name of the injury... "Mallet Finger"

Anyway, I guess the splint will be on the next few weeks at least.

Christmas is coming. One more week. I'm not one for Christmas shopping, or shopping of any kind... but I guess I've learned that it's nice to give someone a gift... especially on Christmas...

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Posted by Gerald at 12/19/2007 12:16:00 AM

Splinter on my finger

Monday, December 17, 2007

Injured my finger. According to the doctor it's a torn ligament.

Surprisingly it doesn't hurt.

Going for an X-ray tomorrow.

More updates then...

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Posted by Gerald at 12/17/2007 10:42:00 PM

The Meeting

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Met with Patrick. Talked about some stuff.

Short story: Focus on ministry now, everything else is secondary.

Long story: Apparently finding my place in ministry is different. I was taught that one has to try out a ministry before one can know if that's where they're called. Apparently for me that's not the case. I ought to already KNOW where I want to serve and what God's call is in my life and focus on it FIRST. I never thought about music ministry until he brought it up. It had some interesting possibilities, but I needed to know where God's calling for my life was first. In any case, that's what I'll be looking to do in the next month.

I've grown over the past year, and although it's not in great leaps and bounds, I'm quite happy that I've managed to grow spiritually these past few months. Apparently, it's not enough, but I'm still going spend more time with God. This month will be a time where I seriously ask Him to reveal to me a few things.

1) A vision and/or calling for my life.
2) How to walk closer to Him.
3) How to grow even more spiritually, faster by having more breakthroughs.

These aren't easy to come by, and I need it. It's not like I don't KNOW that I need these, I KNOW! I just don't know how to go about finding it, and how to distinguish that which is from God and that which isn't. There has to be a conviction on top of the decision, and I've made many decisions, and tried following them up with convictions, only to be told they were wrong in the first place. Where can you draw the line between conviction and stubbornness? It's a difficult question to answer really...

In any case, I really pray for God's wisdom and direction. I'm trying my best to seek Him, to learn what He has to say to me... and I pray that I'll find what I'm looking for these few weeks.

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Posted by Gerald at 12/11/2007 05:40:00 PM

Why does it seem like I'm wrong?

Monday, December 10, 2007

I try to listen to Your voice, doing what I hear and believing in Your word.

Why then does it seem that I am yet again, wrong? Why does it seem that I'm doing this on my own, and not together with You?

Help me...

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Posted by Gerald at 12/10/2007 03:07:00 AM