This notebook belongs to...
- Esther Chiong
- Who am I? If u wanna know, read these scribbles of mine.
*We shouldn't live life as if nothing is a miracle but rather live life as though everything is a miracle, and our life itself will be a miracle.*
Through God's sweet miracles in my life, may I be someone else's miracle.
Saturday, 9th April 2011, 1.42pm
I suddenly decided to visit my own blog after having neglected it for almost half a year.
My blog used to be a space where I attempted to jot down the happenings around me and photos of my life. Revisiting my previous posts again after so long made me realize how important a role my blog had played in my life. Reading the posts I've written before reminded me of the funny moments I've had in my life and the memories I cherish with the people around me. It was kinda refreshing to read them once again after so long.
I created my blog when I first started college in KL. I created it that time just coz blogs were popular at that time and it was a way I could keep my friends and family updated about my life away from home. As I look through my old posts, I realize how fast time has passed, how much I have grown and changed and how my life is now so different.
I used to be quite passionate about my blog. I would think of interesting posts to post up and photos to take around me to update my blog. But I could see the signs of neglect that were slowly building up where I posted less and less frequently and my posts becoming just random stuff unrelated to my life. Where did the initial passion disappear to?
I still love reading people's blogs and I think its a great way to get to know the personality of someone through their writings and their life. Maybe I should update my blog more often. Not sure whether anyone even reads it anymore but I know it would be great to come back and read my blog posts again after 10 years and see how much I have changed now till then. Hopefully I will be more motivated and hardworking in updating it now... :)
Saturday, April 09, 2011 | | 0 Comments
Thought maybe I should post up the lyrics as well...
Now Hollywood wants to make you think they know what love is.
But I'm a tell you what true love is.
Love is not what you see in the movies. Its not the ecstasy, its not what you see in that scene, you know what I mean?
I'm telling you right now, true love is sacrifice. Love is thinking about others before you think about yourself, love is selfless not selfish.
Love is God and God is love.
Love is when you lay down your life for another, whether for your brother, your mother, your father or your sister, its even laying down your life for your enemies, that's unthinkable, but think about that. Love is true. Think.
I'll put you in front of me
So everybody can see
My love, this is my love
I know that I'll be alright
As long as you are my guide
My love, this is my love
Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
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.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, it always perseveres.
Love never fails. Love is everlasting, its eternal, it goes on and on, it goes beyond time, love is the only thing that will last when you die, but ask the question why? Do you have love?
There is no greater love than this than he who lays down his life for his friends. Now are you willing to lay down your life for your friends?
You're probably willing to lay down your life for your mother, your father, or your best friends, but are you willing to lay down your life for even those that hate you?
I'm going to tell you who did that, the definition of love is Jesus Christ. He is love.
The nails in his hands, the thorns in his brow, hanging on a cross for your sin my sins, that is LOVE he died for you and me while we still hated him, that is love.
God is true love, and if you don't know this love, now is the time to know, perfect love.
Monday, November 01, 2010 | | 0 Comments
Sunday, 11 July 2010, 12.33 am
You were on your way home when you died.
It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. You left behind a wife and two children. It was a painless death. The EMTs tried their best to save you, but to no avail. Your body was so utterly shattered you were better off, trust me.
And that's when you met me.
"What… what happened?" You asked. "Where am I?"
You looked around. There was nothingness. Just you and me. "What is this place?" You asked. "Is this the afterlife?"
You looked at me with fascination. To you, I didn't look like God. I just looked like some man. Or possibly a woman. Some vague authority figure, maybe. More of a grammar school teacher than the almighty.
You followed along as we strode through the void. "Where are we going?"
I looked you in the eye. "The meaning of life, the reason I made this whole universe, is for you to mature."
You fell silent.
Sunday, July 11, 2010 | | 0 Comments
Sunday, June 20, 2010 | | 0 Comments
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant,
gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
It is not just in some; it is in everyone.
And, as we let our own light shine, we consciously give
other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our fear,
our presence automatically liberates others."
Saturday, June 12, 2010 | | 0 Comments