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Thursday, October 28, 2010

For 3 days

Christ rose on the 3rd day, Jonah was in the belly of a whale for 3 days, thought, word, and deed, complete the sum of human capability and lastly, 3 represents the fullness of God, the Triune God; the Father, the son and the holy spirit as in Ephesians 3:19. A complete man is found also with spirit, soul and body.

I was merely reminded of what number three signifies in the Bible as I was held 'captive' by my lack of voice for 3 days. Because of a viral that was going on in my family, I soon succumbed to it and went through just 1 day of cough before I totally lose my voice.

I never knew how much I had taken for granted the good things I have, until now. I used to complain that my voice was not good enough , I can't sing like a singer and I can't sustain the stamina required of a singer. But now, I learnt to thank God simply that I have a voice.

On the first day I lost my voice, I realised how quickly patience come over me as I related with my children, if I could hold my tongue back. Now that I don't have a choice, I had to learn it the hard way.

On the second day, a lizard jumped onto me! And I screamed in terror, but no voice would be heard. My husband who was in the bedroom did not hear me. And for the first time, no one came to my rescue when I was 'attack' by a lizard. (my helper said I scare the lizard, but I'm sure I was the one being scared out of my wits!)

On the third day, I heard a really wonderful worship song and my spirit welled up in an inspiration to sing unto the Lord. Yet, no sound came out of my mouth. This is the moment , I felt what Jonah felt. "Lord, I will do your will. I will be thankful for my voice and use it for your glory. Lord, just will you let me out of the belly of this whale? (my version: Give me my voice back?)

I borrow a phase in Tchivdjian's book Surprised by Grace The fish’s belly was not Jonah’s prison or death chamber, but only a temporary hospital for his soul and protection for his body from the ocean depths. It’s good for Jonah to be here. God ensures that his unworthy servant is made fully aware of this undeserved deliverance.”

Well, for whatever it is worth, I'm glad I am safe from the lizard. God surely has something in mind for me. It is now, for me to find out.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I will run to you ...

What pain , what injustice, what betrayal, maybe it is time to look away and look up. More of him, less of me.

My hurts, for God to heal. My wrongs, let God deal. Accusations, leave it to God.

The battle is not mine, nor will I take things into my own hands. All I ask is that I have the strength to forgive.


Your eye is on the sparrow
And Your hand, it comforts me
From the ends of the Earth to the depth of my heart
Let Your mercy and strength be seen

You call me to Your purpose
As angels understand
For Your glory, may You draw all men
As Your love and grace demand

And I will run to You
To Your words of truth
Not by might, not by power
But by the spirit of God
Yes I will run the race
'Till I see Your face
Oh let me live in the glory of Your grace

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Take my life (and let it be) - Chris Tomlin

... may this be a wonderful worship unto thee... loved the bridge ... " here am I, all of me ... take my life, its all for thee..."

This is an old hymn, rewritten. Words by Frances Ridley Havergal (1836 - 1879)

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Take my life and let it be consecrated Lord, to thee.
Take my moments and my days, let them flow in ceaseless praise.
Take my hands and let them move at the impulse of thy love.
Take my feet and let them be swift and beautiful for thee.

Take my voice and let me sing always, only for my king.
Take my lips and let them be filled with messages from thee.
Take my silver and my gold not a might would I withhold.
Take my intellect and use every power as you choose.

Here am I, all of me.
Take my life, it's all for thee.

Take my will and make it Thine it shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart it is thine own; it shall be thy royal throne.
Take my love, my Lord I pour at your feet its treasure store
Take myself and I will be ever, only all for thee,
Take myself and I will be ever, only all for thee.

Here am I, All of me.
Take my life, It's all for thee.

(Take my life, Lord take my life. take all of me)

Here am I, All of me.
Take my life, It's all for thee.

::Repeated by crowd 5 X's::

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Vitamins for kids?

Do we let our kids take vitamins? Some months ago, I was contemplating vitamins for my eldest son. Perhaps just for the simple reason of strengthening his immunity and increasing his appetite.

Some of my findings lead me to contemplate e.excel's philosophy of nutritional immunology. I had the luxury to read the entire book, which also talked about off-the-shelves multi-vitamins. Here're some excerpts from the web - Nutritional Immunology

This article, among many talks about children NOT needing multivitamins unless they were diagnosed as having a specific deficiency. I also read about the side effects of over-dosing on multivitamins.

Another article entitled *"Fruits, vegetables not as nutritious as 50 years ago" by Seattle Health and Fitness mentioned that by the time the fruits and vegetables arrived at our wet market, its nutritional value has dipped too.

Then I discovered manna bears from manna tech, an article which supports a previous article in our intake of fresh fruits and vegetables. I extracted an excerpt;

Nutrients in Our Diets
The primary fuel for our bodies comes from nutrients in the food we eat—without them, a high quality of life stays beyond our reach. Sadly, in today’s hectic lifestyles, only 11% of Americans meet USDA guidelines for fruit and vegetable intake.

Even when we try to eat right, we find that today’s fresh produce may contain far fewer nutrients than the produce of our grandparents’ days. Modern farming techniques have shifted the focus from quality to quantity. Some scientific research indicates that you’d have to eat almost 10 oranges to get the same level of vitamin A that your grandparents got from one orange. Two peaches in 1951 supplied the RDA of vitamin A for adult women. Today, a study suggests that would take 53 peaches!*"

Today, my son take the all natural Manna bear, specially formulated for children uses all the ingredients from natural plants and fruits. He has been taking these vitamins on an average of 2 mannabears per day. He does not fall ill to any illness except for symptoms due to having sensitive lungs. He also recovers quickly in span of 2-3 days compared to a week previously. These are what ingredients of what one bottle contains:

  • The phytonutritional goodness of 11 different dehydrated fruits and vegetables
  • An excellent source of antioxidants
  • All-natural sweeteners, including cane juice and tapioca syrup
  • All the benefits of our specially formulated Ambrotose complex
  • A great-tasting alternative designed to support cell to cell communication

This product is available through manna tech representative. Give me a call and I could send you some samples too.

*Article: Fruits, vegetables not as nutritious as 50 years ago


In spite of what Mother taught you about the benefits of eating broccoli, data collected by the U.S. government show that the nutritional content of America's vegetables and fruits has declined during the past 50 years -- in some cases dramatically.

Donald Davis, a biochemist at the University of Texas, said that of 13 major nutrients in fruits and vegetables tracked by the Agriculture Department from 1950 to 1999, six showed noticeable declines -- protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, riboflavin and vitamin C. The declines ranged from 6 percent for protein, 15 percent for iron, 20 percent for vitamin C, and 38 percent for riboflavin.

"It's an amazing thing," said Davis, adding that the decline in nutrient content has not been widely noticed.

He said an agriculture scientist appears to have been the first to pick up the disappearance of nutrients in 1981 in a paper comparing the data on nutrients on garden crops grown in the United States with those grown in England.

Davis, who discussed his findings at a recent meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in St. Louis, suspects the trend in agriculture toward encouraging crops that grow the fastest and biggest is a reason for the decline. The past five decades have been marked by the "Green Revolution," which has seen a marked increase in U.S. production and yields as farmers have turned to the fastest-growing and greatest-producing plants.

The trade off is that the faster-growing plants aren't able to acquire the nutrients that their slower-growing cousins can, either by synthesis or from the soil. He said there also are differences in the amounts of nutrients lost in differing varieties of wheat and broccoli.

Davis said he doesn't want his study to encourage people to stop eating vegetables on the grounds they lack nutrients.

"That's completely wrong," he said, contending his study shows that people need to eat more vegetables and fruits, not less. "Vegetables are extraordinarily rich in nutrients and beneficial phytochemicals. They are still there, and vegetables and fruits are our best sources for these."

Al Bushway, a food-science professor at the University of Maine and an expert with the Institute of Food Technologists, said the decline of nutrients in vegetables and fruits could be made up through other foods Americans eat.

"For vegans only using plant sources for food, this could be an issue," he said. But he said most Americans would pick up adequate quantities of calcium they need by drinking milk.

Bushway said that fruits and vegetables are still crucial to providing nutrients people need. "They are an important part of the diet -- extremely important," he said.

The Agriculture Department data that Davis used doesn't include all of the nutrients scientists today can identify in fruits and vegetables.

They've done it their way - ST

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Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Hillsong - Like Incense (Sometimes By Step)

A lovely moment spent with my beloved God and father in heaven. What a beautiful rhema moment.

The Lord knows, the Lord knows... and that is enough. I am contented because the Lord knows.

May my prayer like incense rise before you
even when the road is narrow ...
I know there is mercy in your sight
your statues are my heritage forever ...
my heart is set on keeping your decree ...
please still my anxious urge toward rebellion
let love keep my will upon its knee ...
You are my God ... I will ever praise you

lift it up
the Lord is compassionate
his face is shining

He is Lord. That is the most powerful statement ... for life.

Chords here

Like incense/sometimes by step
Hillsong- Brooke Fraser aka Brooke Ligertwood

[Verse 1]
May my prayer like incense rise before You
The lifting of my hands as sacrifice
Oh Lord Jesus turn Your eyes upon me
For I know there is mercy in Your sight

Your statutes are my heritage forever
My heart is set on keeping Your decrees
Please still my anxious urge toward rebellion
Let Love keep my will upon its knees

Oh God, You are my God
And I will ever praise You
Oh God, You are my God
And I will ever praise You

[Verse 2]
To all creation I can see a limit
But Your commands are boundless and have none
So Your Word is my joy and meditation
From the rising to the setting of the sun

All Your ways are loving and are faithful
The road is narrow but Your burden light
Because You gladly lean to lead the humble
I shall gladly kneel to leave my pride


To all creation I can see a limit
But Your commands are boundless and have none
So Your Word is my joy and meditation
From the rising to the setting of the sun


I will seek You in the morning
I will learn to walk in Your ways
And step by step You'll lead me
And I will follow You all of my days