Sunday, November 30, 2008

Others

Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. Don't be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand... That energy is God's energy, an energy deep within you, God himself willing and working at what will give him the most pleasure.

Philippians 2:4,13 (MSG)


It's an awful feeling choosing not to lend any more money to someone who can't seem to fend for himself. Yet it seems enough is enough. All one can do now is pray...

More colorful doodling ensues... let the juices - or pastels in this case - flow.

The day is far spent



Him

Awful feeling...

Let each of you esteem and look upon and be concerned for not [merely] his own interests, but also each for the interests of others... [Not in your own strength] for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you [energizing and creating in you the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight.
Philippians 2:4,13 (AMP)


It's an awful feeling choosing not to lend any more money to friend who repeatedly borrowed money and can't seem to take care of himself. Yet it seems "enough is enough" and there's nothing else one can do except pray.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Let down your guard


"Where Do We Go From Here" (2008) by Tim Rollins and Kids of Survival

Who am I?

Why am I here?

What am I doing?

Why are you here?

Is what I'm doing of any good?

Why am you still here?

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Ed needs inspiration

Sleepiness, weariness, heedless.

Routineness, expressionless, directionless.

Naffness, laffness, mirthness.

Fearless, joyous, peace-ness.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Lessons in Leadership



1. Details determine destiny. Familarity breeds complacency.

2. Win over your people and that's probably half the battle won.

3. Lead by example, else you have no moral standing.

4. Address situations and attitudes on the spot.

5. Believe in self, after all, you're appointed by Him.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

silence that echoes


Daphnis & Chloe: Frontis Piece by Marc Chagall

Question: Where was Adam when Eve ate of the apple?

If he wasn't around, there's a problem. Or if he was around, now there's a bigger problem. His silence has echoed through the decades of the centuries.

Today, many men are not assuming their positions as fathers. If he's absent, the child is affected. But if he's present yet not carrying influence, the damage is worse.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Let it flow


a la color doodles

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Bankruptcy



Tempted to cuss... Yet, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, says He.

Battling tigers of the mind- there they are! Prowling, growling, fouling-

Perhaps, per chance, perceive- more wisdom one needs.

The muscle of determination- contracting, stretching, now stiffening.

Suck in the guts, boy!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Paying Back and Doing Good



陈嘉庚 Tan Kah Kee (1874-1961)和李光前 Lee Kong Chian (1893-1967)集企业家、商业巨子和慈善家于一身,其臻于至善的一生,在过去的百余年间对新加坡影响至深。陈嘉庚是一名民族主义者,坚信惟有教育和现代化方能为中国带来富强和昌盛。李光前则秉承了陈嘉庚促进教育的宏愿,在新加坡走向建国之时,慷慨资助国家的教育事业和其他社会之需,其仁者风范在新加坡社会堪称楷模。

Two great men of initially humble backgrounds-one an apprentice in a rice mill, the other juggling jobs as teacher/translator/surveyor. Yet they were willing to work hard, possessed prudent and effective business sense, and most of all, had a lifelong passion for education and paying back to society.



Tan Kah Kee seemed particularly perceptive: "Our land is still plagued by cumulative evils of autocratic rule, incomplete development of a republican system, inadequate education of the population, and underdevelopment of local industries. The improvement of these four facets relies exclusively on higher education and specialised knowledge."

Truly, it is more blessed to give than to receive, and to sow seeds that will profit countless generations to come.

Check out the exhibition at National Library: http://www.thelegacy.nl.sg

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Vision without technique is blind



Keep on asking and it will be given you;
keep on seeking and you will find;
keep on knocking [reverently]
and [the door] will be opened to you.

For everyone who keeps on asking receives;
and he who keeps on seeking finds;
and to him who keeps on knocking,
[the door] will be opened.
Matthew 7:7-8 (Amplified Bible)

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Do the unusual



For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. ~Romans 10:10

What do you see? What do you hear?

What do you want? What do you desire?

Speak it. See it. Do the unusual.