Sunday, October 30, 2005

John Snelgrove

Currently he is pastoring the Vine, the church I am attending.

I really like him a lot. This morning in his preaching/teaching, he quoted people like J.B. Phillips, C.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis...etc. WOW. Besides being very detailed and resourceful in his teachings, he has a great sense of humor too!

He is indeed my favorite preacher.

Oh....another thing, his co-pastor Tony Read quoted Henri Nouwen!!

I love people that source great Christian literature. They are so humble.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Things taken for granted

I have never appreciated my well functioning keyboard (on my laptop) this much before. Today, there were three times for unknown reasons, 6 letters and 2 numbers did not respond to my input. I havent figured out why...(bird flu perhaps????) Anyway that was enough to make me unable to login to my emails and so on. And thus, render this machine useless.

Uncertainty sometimes stresses me. Not to say just now, when I restarted my computer, scary messages like error on some system files that needed to be repaired came out. But then, the machine seems to function ok now.

This laptop certainly needs to be fixed!!!!

KK, I almost smoked you a HELP signal for that.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Truly Human Truly God

When I saw Zoe's post on the title. I know she has been reading the book we are both obsessed with. In fact we are obsessed with the same dude...err, i mean Jesus.

I mentioned quite a while ago in my blog that I discovered myself more attracted to his humanity than his deity. These thoughts still lingered on.

The all powerful one decided to become like me. This is such an understatement. I dont suppose being God who became a human being, he didnt need his mommy to take care of him, to teach him how to talk, to give him a hug when he hurt himself, change his poopy diaper etc. I dont suppose he wasnt tempted to tell lies, fight back when he was being picked on, or use his superpowers to impress his know, being God!!!

I dont suppose he lived his life without struggle. The staff studied on the Temptation of Jesus just yesterday on bible study. I believed it wasnt just an isolated event, pondering on the nature of the tempatation itself. Basically Satan was testing him, if he could really be a human without sin, without using his divine powers, without cheating. The temptation didnt just end at the desert. It was an ongoing struggle throughout his ministry, even until the very last moment in Gethsemane, it was evident. Jesus was vulnerable. He struggled but I know he never gave in. In fact he was very open with his struggle. He asked his disciples to pray for him.

God asked his disciples to pray for him. (Doesnt that blow your mind away?) He needed their support, even when the spirituality of his disciples were questionable then. He was humble. Real. Down to earth.

Today there are lots of people who love and worship men who CANNOT be gods.

But I naturally love my God who CAN be a human.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Indiscriminate Ramblings

While Neek's emotions are still stuck in Gaza (since August), today I was pleasantly surprised by some early Christmas gifts. Caryl got me a Lorie Line Christmas CD to thank me for taking care of her apartment while she was away, a book "Sacred Pathways", by Gary L Thomas and Hanes white shirts for Christmas along with a pair of socks which she wouldn't wear because they are too .....(cant remember the word she used). How funny I thought, only if I could stuff all the loots into those socks.

It's so nice to have Caryl back.

We went to church with the Bertrands this morning. Tammy told us a wild story. This morning, for no reason Craig grabbed her hand and bit on it while he was in the middle of his sleep. Tammy said his eyes were opened but he wasnt responding to her. Kinda scary. She still has the bite mark.

Craig treated us lunch, so that was great!

We went to Fortress to check out iPod Nanos and found out that all of the nanos had been recalled by Apple. Weird!

The staff is planning to go to the Disneyland sometime next week or so. Apparently there ARE tickets for sale contrary to the popular belief that it has been sold out till Feb. The only rumor remaining now is that I am bringing a giant mouse trap and cheese.....

Thursday, October 13, 2005


Love is patient
Love is kind

It does not envy
It does not boast

It is not rude
It is not self-seeking
It is not easily angered
It keeps no record of wrongs

Love does not delight in evil
But rejoices with the truth


I Cor 13 v4-7 (NIV)

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Hair and other things

Ok. I've got mixed responses regarding my hairy legs. No, it is not a life choice. It is simply FREEDOM. I am still loved the same degree (by people that I care). But I will choose to shave it for the sake of Caryl who might struggle seeing this condition, who is coming back tonight. Because of love and not wanting to be a stumbling block, I submit myself to the goodwill of my sister in the Lord. Does it sound like a good principle?

Life in YWAM can be quite interesing. I have been in YWAM for almost 2 years now. If each task that I am doing here represents a song. Then they are all like being loaded on iPod Shuffle. One day I could be preaching the gospel in slum areas in North India, or cooking three-flavored chicken for lunch, or getting a word of knowledge for a student, or burning old accounting records all day long, or going to the train station two times in a day to pick up guests, yadda yadda yadda.

Tonight is the first time I had someone over to the Lighthouse since the FEETers left. I made Anna her favorite rendang. We will have that for lunch again tomorrow! Anna is soooooooo great. She is the only westerner I know of that loves Durian.

Oct is such an interesting day for Nancy, Anna, and myself. We started our period!!! All three of us girls that are here about unity and insyncness. If you feel like we are a cult here, I dont blame you. Just go with the feeling.

Sunday, October 09, 2005


Those who know me, know how well I am obsessed with mine.

Despite the perfect texture, thickness, and quality, it is shedding everywhere in an unbelievable rate! People have a love-hate relationship with my hair. They like how soft it looks and feels (even Joe, at one time couldnt resist playing with my hair!!!!!!), but dreaded the amount I left on the floor of the bathroom, kitchen, living room, stairs, bedroom, worship room, staff lounge, library, and in food (NO!!!!)

The rate of it's growth seems a lot higher during summer months. Now it is at the waist length again. My bangs have grown too that now I have to peg them sideways so that I dont walk into walls and such.

Speaking of hair growth, the ones on my legs have almost curled up. The last time I shaved was in August(I think). I now probably need to get an extra blade to take them out. How I wish they could just fall off by itself too!!!

Of course, life is never easy.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

An Email from Judy

This is too funny. I just had to archive this in a special place....

LeLe, Sorry I missed your call the other night.

Thank you for telling Joe to send back info. Please have him call me to get together to collect the stuff. I will try to get in touch with Caryl. When do you go on furlough? Are you staying the whole time in Maylaysia? I hope that it is a good stay for you and not too stressfull.

Just know that you are more than welcome here in the states at any time. You could always have your old room back. We love you and miss you, too and yes we still call Moriah Ghee. She said that Anna and Jim can call her Ghee, I have to call her little sweet heart and Molly has to call her Moriah. She is such a character. Sunday was her fourth birthday. We celebrated in the park with friends. It was fun and she had a blast.

One funny thing I have to tell you is that Anna has to dress up tomorrow for homecoming week at school. The theme is Disney characters tomorrow, she chose to go as Mulan. we bought a long black wig and when she put it on at home we asked Moriah who that was and if is was LELE. She laughed and said, that's not LeLe, that is Anna, but it looks like LELE. I will try to send you a picture of Anna in the outfit. Im sure you will get a good laught out of it. and I am sure some of the others on base will too.

Love you lots, Judy for now.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Nobody's at home


This is what I would say of today.

Craig has to go on surgery this morning to get tusk implants. It is his long time dream to be a mammoth. And Tammy has to go to town for some unknown reasons, so Nancy is babysitting Caleb and Grace this morning.

I offered Anna healthy vegetable soup for dinner last night but she insisted on having curry instead. This morning she called in sick!! Having flu-like symptoms it seems.

So, apparently I am the only healthy person available this morning.

We have planned a staff BBQ tonight. Since Joseph, Catherine and their girls are here, they will be joining us. I thought since I dont need to go to work this morning, maybe Catherine and I can go do some shopping for tonight but she has to go to Shatin to meet up with someone. So, that crashed too.

Sitting on my couch, I thought why dont I make a phone call to Nebraska. It is good, timewise.

So, I called Judy. Nobody's at home. So I chatted a little with their answering machine.

And I called Caryl. Caryl the mom said Caryl the daughter has gone out too.