Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Gospel Centred Life

Over the past few weeks, I have constantly been reminded and make aware of this astounding truth that we always seem to neglect or ignore. People get so busy and task oriented; Groups lose focus of the finish line and get caught up in the short term glory; False teachers full of lies infiltrating our society. All of these people, and all of us sometime or another, are blinded so that we can't see the importance of a gospel centred life.

What's so important about having a 'Gospel Centred Life'? This is what sets us apart as christians. We believe that God has already saved us through Jesus, and what we need to do is to put our faith in Jesus. Good works and good morals can get us so far, but the fact is that we're all sinners, and we alone cannot reach holiness without Jesus.

So... we've established that the only thing that can save our lives, for now and eternity, is Jesus, and His gospel of salvation. If Jesus really is the only way to save us, He definitely should be the most important thing in our lives. He should be what we strive for, what we model, what we tell others about and what we live by.

Grasp tightly and never let go of your gospel centred life. Don't let anything or anyone else surpass this way of living. And one day, you will hear "Well done, well done, good and faithful servant....."

Saturday, September 27, 2008

MSN Messenger Stupid Ads

You know those stupid ads that flash up on MSN that irritate you and you hate and think is pointless...

Well... I stumbled upon this ad a few minutes ago. Must say a lot about the lameness and desperation of these people :)

What a waste of money ==

Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Lazy Guard

Ok all you smart cookies! Here's another teaser.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Funny Conversation

A funny conversation about playing board games with church friends :)

(Person B) says:
should 3 player be easier or harder
(Person A) says:
... harder for u...
(Person A) says:
it'll be just you and [Couple A]
(Person A) says:
... but with [Couple B] it’ll be impossible
(Person B) says:
(Person A) says:
u know i’m right
(Person B) says:
[Couple A] aren’t as tight as [Couple B] and [Couple C]
(Person B) says:
[Guy in Couple A] is slightly biased to [Girl in Couple A], [Girl in Couple A] isn’t very biased to [Guy in Couple A]
(Person A) says:
(Person B) says:
i'd rather be stuck with those 2
(Person A) says:
i suppose
(Person B) says:
than any other young couple at church
(Person A) says:
... there are no other "couples"
(Person A) says:
not that were aware of anyway
(Person B) says:
as in in our group anyway
(Person A) says:
(Person B) says:
(Person A) says:
[Guy in Couple A] couldn’t care less about [Girl in Couple A] in games
(Person A) says:
competitively takes over
(Person A) says:
and [Girl in Couple A] realising she’s on her own will start to not help [Guy in Couple A] either.. or just grab his resources (only for settlers though)
(Person B) says:
(Person A) says:
(Person A) says:
1 person against [Couple B] will mean that person will be STUFFFED

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Multiplying Mice

Mice are famous for their ability to multiply at breakneck speeds. The type of mouse we have here gives birth once a month, birthing 3 babies each time. Baby mice mature and can give birth two months after they are born.

You picked up one of these darling baby mice at the pet shop and brought it home the day after it was born. In 10 months from now, how many mice will you have?

The Past Month....

For those who do read my blog, you may have noticed a very quiet past month, and an even quieter year in terms of usually blogging patterns. Well..... I thought I'd do a quick recap of the past month or so, before going back to the extremities of very serious and very stupid blogs!

Batman: The Dark Knight
This movie is up there with one of the best I've seen, and even managed to pull me out twice to watch! Heath Ledger's awesome portrayal of the Joker is definitely the highlight of the movie, and also the movie ends with space for another Batman movie..... so looking forward to that!

The Idea of North
I only realised that I am a big supporter of this acapella group (been to their concert 5 or 6 times!) and also I have somewhat raised a new generation of fangirls for this great acapella quartet. These guys never disappoint, and nothing beats listening to TIoN live.

This year's BLT+ was the biggest so far! We packed out the campsite with a cool 150 young adults keen to learn, read and study from God's Word. It was a timely wake up call for a lot of people to not waste their lives, but to focus on things which really matter. Manuscript discovery was also a timely reminder of reading the bible properly, and also hit me that I'm somewhat no longer a 'freshman' in BLT (been going for 4 years) and that its probably time for me to be encouraging and leading other young people to these events so that they can be equipped and trained to be leaders too!

Arguably, the timing of the Sydney trip was soo bad. The week after included 2 assignments and crazy studying. But I can say now that It was a really worthwhile trip personally in terms of growth, and also forced rest. The trip didn't start off too well, as Jono and I missed the train to the airport, and only arrived at the terminal 5 minutes before boarding time. After we arrived in Sydney, Cindy drove us to Homebush to check out the olympic park and also the place where RICE E1 (RICEFEST) was held. Then we continued the trek to smak's place in northwestern woop woop suburbs. We checked out Macquarrie Shopping Centre, and then went to chinatown in the afternoon, bought takeaway chinese dinner, and went to the RICE Rally Rehearsal. The rehearsal was really great to be part of, and to take it how RICE works in Sydney, and thinking about the good/bad/interesting points and the similarities/differences with RICE Brisbane. Their band, choir, orchestra and dancers were awesome, and it was great to see all the kids involved too!

Friday we bummed around the city all day. Met up with Carson the traitor for lunch, and almost got myself into a bad position, since me and Jono met up with our own friends that day. My mobile ran out of battery, and it was so lucky I jotted down Jono's number like less than 1 minute before my mobile died. Otherwise, I'd be probably still be lost around Sydney! Met up with Jack, Pat, Jan and Warren and had dinner at chinatown (again). We gatecrashed Jan and Warren's apartment, before our mega one hour ride home which involved walking, tram, train and cab, and watching the police take down some random at central station.

Saturday morning was 5:30am start and we bummed around the city and the Entertainment Centre, where RICE Rally was held. During lunch, we were able to sit in on a Mark Driscoll talk on "10 things I wish I knew when I was 25". Will blog about that later. We spent the afternoon helping with the followup packs, and at night we sat in on the RICE Rally. It was amazing! 400 kids, listening to mark Driscoll's (definitely MA15+) talk, and going crazy and having fun at the same time! It was a moving experience to witness and help out in the followup room. Being surrounded by 500 kids who want to learn more about God is just mindblowing.

Sunday was pretty crazy too. Highlight was probably being rejected at the Qantas check-in (He told us we had to wait til the next day, and I had a heart attack), only to be accepted after 5-10 minutes of heated discussion from me and Dora, and compromising by having our check-in luggage on the flight after. As I walked out to the baggage carousels... behold! my suitcase appeared at the front of the line of bags. Note to self - Qantas is crap.

Life is almost back to normal, but a lot of things have changed recently. Hopefully, there will be time to discuss these, but for now.... time to catch up on sleep!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Great Speech on Engineers

If you give an engineer the throne,
And let them do the work alone,
The final result could be rather sad,
To let them manage a design team, is simply mad.

Solving practical problems is why an engineer is paid,
Their results must be trusted and meticulously obeyed,
They know when most steel will bend,
Thanks to a calculator their best friend.

Their accuracy is second to none,
Their profession far from fun,
Practicality is the main theme,
The opposite of a clients dream.

On this slide are examples of their work,
The result of an engineering jerk.
While definitely structurally sound,
They should all be buried under ground.

Right here down below,
I have decided I should show,
The different fields in which they are employed,
The areas where their expertise can be deployed.

While these next four projects are basically great,
They all require an engineer as your best mate.
Alone they would have no hope,
But in a project team well they will cope.

The engineers contribution is quite immense,
Their team involvement very intense,
These projects are all a hit,
Far better than the previous s**t.

So the main moral here,
Is all about the engineer,
Do not make them the boss,
Because all hope will be lost.

Their input can however be gold,
Helping most projects to get sold,
So include them on a good design team,
And the final result could be simply supreme.