Thursday, October 30, 2008


After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, “Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.”
Revelation 4:1
Was off in China last week, so no email/blog/MSN/facebook/news etc... Woohoo!

Was impacted by how hungry the local people are, not for food, but for spiritual nourishment. And was amazed at how He's with you as long as you're willing to try. And no doubt this applies to everything in life, be it leading in music, speaking in a less comfortable language, doing something new...

What do I see? Love, full in eager hearts waiting to be filled... Lives, full of potential waiting to be released... Leaders, full of futures waiting to be realised.

Truly, all things work together for good to those who love Him. Gotta keep on keeping on :)

Friday, October 17, 2008

If you're into it


Thursday, October 16, 2008

ready, steady

A steady aim, a strong ram,
it's a whack to nail it home!

Faith, confidence and focus,
brings one right on target.

Yet lack thereof,
leaves only wavering and lingering.

Sticks and stones may break bones,
but words and wins will surely build.

Steady, ready, matey go!
And on and on, it goes and grows.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

be harry

One wonders if both feelings of being dead sure and being hopelessly in love will ever coincide.

*whistles* it had to be yooouuu...

You know, the passionate pursuit of that which presses the heart no end. The ponderous portion which provides purpose and sometimes perplexity. The precious that one cannot pretend to live without.

Ok, this is plain prattling, isn't it?

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Tanned and Tranned

Highlights from Bintan:
- Swimming in the clear blue sea, especially amidst rain
- Finishing My Friend Leonard (who reminds me of Robert De Niro)
- Chilling with cool friends over good food
- Enjoying activities I normally wouldn't do (laser quest & ATV)

What a well-taken break :)

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Expect Something

18 March 1965: Russian astronaut Alexei Arkhipovich Leonov becomes the first man to walk in space

Then Jesus said to the officer, "You may go home now. Your faith has made it happen." Right then his servant was healed. (Matthew 8:13 CEV)

Friday, October 03, 2008

I'm Not Crying

I Want to Stay with the Tree

"Joseph" 11yo, child abuse victim

Do you know how much I long,
For your one word of praise?
Yet everything I did was wrong.
I hear your voice blaring in my face,
The one who loved me was gone.

Oh how I yearned for your touch,
When my body hurts so,
You turned away, didn’t bother much,
My eyes traced your steps, my pain untold,
As you drift’d off with a shrug.

If you can’t have me,
I want to stay with the tree.
Let me go far far away,
I will find a place.
A bright, magical one,
with butterflies dancing in the sun.

How can I talk to you, like…
Before? You’d smiled at me.
When I could sit close by your side,
As you read out stories of Winnie.
And then you kissed me goodnight.

What are they asking me now?
I don’t want to think, please...
But I want it to stop somehow,
God, take me out of these miseries!
I want to shout it out loud!

Don’t you know I still want you?
Just can’t find words to say.
My real needs, if only you knew.
For you to accept me I will pray.
I wish you’ll know how I feel.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Harpsical whims

Joanna Newsom - Peach Plum Pear


We've seen those mountains kneeling, felten and grey
We thought our very hearts would up and melt away
From that snow in the nighttime
Just going
And going
And the stirring of wind chimes
In the morning
In the morning
Helps me find my way back in
From the place where I have been

And, Emily - I saw you last night by the river
I dreamed you were skipping little stones across the surface of the water
Frowning at the angle where they were lost, and slipped under forever
In a mud-cloud, mica-spangled, like the sky'd been breathing on a mirror

Anyhow - I sat by your side, by the water
You taught me the names of the stars overhead that I wrote down in my ledger
Thoough all I knew of the rote universe were those pleiades loosed in december
I promised you I‘d set them to verse so I'd always remember



1. intense, driving, or overmastering feeling or conviction
2. a strong liking or desire for or devotion to some activity, object, or concept
3. the sufferings of Christ between the night of the Last Supper and his death

It oft elude, that passion of old... or did it?