quotes

" be broken enough to be changed, but strong enough to hold on "

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Should be Everday

'Christmas should be everyday'. I think it's a good thing we don't know when Jesus' birth actually was, otherwise, we'd lose the reason of why we celebrate what we call Christmas. We'd be celebrating His birth (which isn't bad), but only just His birth, and not the WHY of His birth. We'd celebrate the WHAT, but forget the WHY. Each and everyday should be a reminder and a celebration of what He's given to us. Life, His Love, His freedom, and unending mercy and grace. He's given us a gift every day, and we need to accept it, just like if we got presents everyday. Therefore, Christmas IS EVERY DAY. =)

Monday, December 6, 2010

God is Faithful

Again you see those dark rain clouds
They bring you nothing but pain
It’s almost as they’re going to smother you,
But there’s always someone to pull you through.

All around you the fog closes in,
The brightness of the light, covered
Yet that light has never left you,
And it’s always there, thought it may be hard to see.

Blue skies are always there
The sun never stops its glowing
Though it may seem that all good has disappeared
God’s faithfulness is always there

No darkness can hide it,
No storm can overcome it
No sin can conquer it,
And death itself could not stop it.

Surely as the new day comes again
God is faithful.

October 22, 2010 - Capernwray

Monday, November 15, 2010

Power Outage!

It’s amazing to see how much we miss when there’s so much going on around us. Ironically, my laptop is still working, and I’m here writing this journal, but set that aside for a second. No power at school, except for dining hall and lecture hall, cabins are cold, no heat or bathrooms, no clocks, no lights...

I found out that I could see things way better without the lights along the paths being lit up. This whispers of the wind through the trees in the forest are strangely comforting and enticingly beautiful. The moonlight clearly lit up the paths on which I had to return to my cabin, and I just noticed the beauty and majesty of the night-time sky and earth. It’s cool to see that when the distractions are taken away, God’s provision is really all we’ve ever needed. There’s enough light to lead us home, but not enough to see everything around us. It’s just enough to keep us on the path, and the whispers of the wind and air are like His Spirit, always there, yet forever moving.

So I’m sitting out here on the porch, enjoy the air and natural night-time lighting, and everything seems quieter, serene even, Ultimate peace.

Sometimes the things that show God the most are the things that we take for granted each day and night. Things like, the beautiful moonlight, the quiet whispering of the wind and the stirring tides of the ocean to name a few.

However, these are just the ramblings of a madman, and I don’t have claim to any of these revelations, take them how you will as God reveals it to you, and I hope you see Him through these jumbled thoughts.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Samuel

Story of God Calling Samuel:

God meets us where we’re at, even though we might not find Him immediately, God is persistent to find us. He found Samuel in his bed, doing his thing, what was in routine. God meets us where we’re at, no matter where we are!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

the Church and Jesus

The Church and Jesus:

It should be like in a wedding, the Bride’s looking at the Groom and the Groom’s looking at the Bride, and they don’t really care about anything else. It’s the picture of the relationship b/t the church and Jesus and how it should be. We shouldn’t be distracted about other things even though that they might be sweet, and we keep our eyes on Jesus.

Monday, September 27, 2010

The Impossible

God asks us to do the impossible, but He has given us the resources to do so.

God brings us to the brink of death so we can taste and see that He is a God that raises the dead!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

update!

so i found out, i don't have skype, nor can i blog out there...so best way of contact is: email!!!

p.s. it'd be cool if people sent me coffee and care packages!! hintt hintt =)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Water

Water is usually a good thing, except when it sits there for long time. When it does that, it harbours germs and other nasty things. You couldn’t drink that water, or use it in any way, shape, or form. It’s good to use it when you actually can use it, germ free, healthy, and beneficial. we as Christians can be the same way. We can either be water that sits there and rots, or we can be water that is healthy, and beneficial to anybody we come into contact with.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I'm Leaving!!! CONTACT INFO =)

Hey dere...
As i'm guessing, if you cared enough to read this note.
i hope you're gonna send me something! haha
as you all know, and maybe some of you don't, i've gone to BC, Capernwray for this year. I'm gonna have limited facebook access (it'll only be in the odd coffee shop that i'll get it probably).. so i'm leaving some contact information that i can be reached at...if you wanna know how i'm doing, how the learning is treating me, or just a photo gallery of my adventures. i'll update the blog and flickr hopefully pretty regularly. so check =) haha. i don't know if i'm gonna have service out there..so this is definitely the best way to contact me!!

Email: yumoses@gmail.com

Blog: http://thesingingteakettle.blogspot.com/

Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mosesyu_photography/

Skype: yumoses

Mail:
(if you wanna go the good ol' fashion way, send me some food, or a new t-shirt or something. or just a nice letter. haha)

Moses Yu
C/O Capernwray Harbour Bible Centre
Box 1-10
Thetis Island
B.C.
V0R 2Y0

ps. i love notes!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

think of me.

Packing my bags this morning
Was the hardest thing to do
But packing my bags was so easy
Compared to standing outside your door right now
to say goodbye to you


Think of me
I know you've never seen me cry
Think of me
But it's so hard to say goodbye
Think of me
What can I say to show you
I'll never give up on you
I will be waiting for you

I will be there when you call
I will see you through it all
And even in your darkest hour
I pray that the Lord we found
Will set you on solid ground


I know that is feels like leaving
Is a part of letting go
But I'm praying with hope and believing
That I'll see you once again down this road
I hope that it won't be long

Think of me
I know God brought you as a friend
Think of me
I know He'll bring you back again
Think of me
What can I say to show you
I'll never give up on you
I will be waiting for you


- mark schultz

My Christmas Prayer

It's that time of year again
Where beauty in snow therein lies,
When people are bustling around the malls,
Where chaos and panic surrounds them all.

Christmas dinners, turkeys and hams,
All lined up at the checkout for a holiday jam.
Baked pies, spiced cider and mushy yams,
Mashed potatoes and Christmas punch,
Let's have it all, this winter glam.

But somehow amidst this so-called peace and joy,
Betwixt the children and their toys.
There sits a lonely soul, forlorn
His life, into a million pieces has been torn

Shall we walk on by?
With lofty glances, held up high
"Peace to all me", the angels declared
What have we been doing for our share?

I give you now a choice,
'tis delivered with great poise
To take this fellow's hands,
And help him, help him to stand.

Or to continue on by,
Without so much as a glance
But remember it is written,
"If you've done such a deed to the least of these,
You've done unto me"

And if one, per say, inquires,
If I am one big liar,
I tell you now I state the truth
In saying you have to walk a mile in their shoes.

Don't let your common biases drive your decision
For sometimes, they make quite an incision.
However, let us remember those forlorn souls,
Who are all by themselves, forsaken and cold.

God don't let it end like this,
Let these people have their Christmases as well
Help us to do as You've said.

Let us be your instruments of peace,
Working until the last war has ceased,
Give us this real spirit of Christmas
And let it be one, that we always remember.

Monday, September 6, 2010

All That You Can't Leave Behind

I thought I'd repost this. Fitting.

Caught in the middle,
On the edge of the dock
In front of you, the ocean of the great unknown
Behind you is comfort, security, a place that you call home.
Do you heed the lulling call of safety, ease and certainty?
Or is the voice of adventure, hazard and danger
driving you onto the boil that will sail this azure sea?
Beyond what your eye can see, past all the dangers and despairs
is a hidden treasure, its greatness unreached and unfathomed.
Think quickly, the sail is almost set
The decision you make might be the best choice ever,
or one you'll regret
The sea might take your life, or bring you uncountable riches, and ultimately, a better place.
Your experiences might like be seeing the devil, face to face
The choice is yours, take it or leave it
But know that Someone is always there for you.
And who knows?
The storms, dangers and adventures might even bring you experiences, wisdom and knowledge.
You came this far to the dock, are you going to walk away from what could be
the greatest treasure of your life?
Or will you take this leap of faith, and charge head on into the storms?
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My Point?: Sometimes giving up something that is worth so much to you, might be better for you, and the people around you. Sometimes it might hurt to do so, yet deep inside you know it was the right thing to do. Somehow you find joy, knowing that it was the right thing to do. You might even come out of situations with knowledge and wisdom that has grown tenfold.

So? The sea awaits. =)

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Added Apr 21, 2009
When God leads you to the edge of the cliff, trust Him
fully and let go, only 1 of 2 things will happen, either
He'll catch you when you fall, or He'll teach you
how to fly! 'The power of one sentence! God is going to
shift things around for you today and let things work in
your favor. If you believe, send it. If you don't
believe, delete it. God closes doors no man can open &
God opens doors no man can close. If you need God to open
some doors for you...send this to all your friends
including me. ...Have a blessed day and remember to be a
blessing .

Saturday, May 29, 2010

whoa.

ha.
i'm graduated...really?

Friday, March 26, 2010

Candlelight Ballad

Been tryin' so hard just to let it go
It's not that easy, if you had to know.
Tryin' to see my way through this storm,
I can't find a foothold, no solid ground.

I'm dying to see these burdens cut loose,
Fallin' away like the autumn leaves.
Rolling down the hill, it can't be stopped
Like a runaway train...
Is there a hope?

My wounds have been left open,
Bleeding like the ink on this page.
Coverin' them up has become a habit
But this only works so long...

I'm losing this battle, when I'm fighting by myself
Slowly I'm fading, losing grip on all reality
Days become nights, and my once thought solace
Now eludes me.

Pain, like the ever blowing wind surrounds me,
Knocks me over, flat on my face.
I hear the thunder, roaring at me.
Black skies gather, masking the light.

Lightning flashing in the clouds, seem to mock me,
As I'm stumbling along this road, tripping on every step.
My life as an ever-flickering candle,
Seems almost blown out with every gust of wind.
These demons lay in waiting,
For a chance at my neck.

I see a light far off,
Dimly flickering like a dying candle.
The light slowly gets brighter,
Though still far away.

I keep stumbling and falling,
Yet I know each step takes me closer
Will you pick me up every time I fall?
Will you stay with me now, hearin' my every call?

I'll turn to you, my rock and my refuge.
I will run to you, oh giver of life.
Take these pains and burdens,
I can fight no more.

Surround me with your arms.
Hide me with your love
Carry me through this bleak and bleeding wasteland
Take me away tonight.
Take me away tonight.

Friday, March 5, 2010

hello world, are you listening?

i hope you're happy where you're at, really, i truly do, but it doesn't mean that this doesn't hurt.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

guess maybe there is a silver lining after all

Everybody falls sometimes
Gotta find the strength to rise
From the ashes and make a new beginning
Anyone can feel the ache
You think it’s more than you can take
But you are stronger, stronger than you know
Don’t you give up now
The sun will soon be shining
You gotta face the clouds
To find the silver lining

I’ve seen dreams that move the mountains
Hope that doesn’t ever end
Even when the sky is falling
And I’ve seen miracles just happen
Silent prayers get answered
Broken hearts become brand new
That’s what faith can do

It doesn’t matter what you’ve heard
Impossible is not a word
It’s just a reason for someone not to try
Everybody’s scared to death
When they decide to take that step
Out on the water
It’ll be alright
Life is so much more
Than what your eyes are seeing
You will find your way
If you keep believing

Overcome the odds
You don't have a chance
(That’s what faith can do)
When the world says you can’t
It’ll tell you that you can!

-kutless (what faith can do)

storm.

how long have I
been in this storm
so overwhelmed by the ocean's shapeless form
water's getting harder to tread
with these waves crashing over my head

if I could just see you
everything will be alright
if I'd see you
the darkness will turn to light

and I will walk on water
and you will catch me if I fall
and I will get lost into your eyes
i know everything will be alright
i know everything is be alright

I know you didn't
bring me out here to drown
so why am I 10 feet under and upside down
barely surviving has become my purpose
cause I'm so used to living underneath the surface

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Dear God.

Give me strength.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Gravity

Time slows down as you walk on by,
I close my eyes
All I see is you and I
Every time your eyes meet mine,
My heart can't help but skip.
I know you can't see it,
But you've got me fallin' for you,
Like a sinkin' ship.

And I'm loosing all my footholds,
Falling through the sky.
Loosing all control now,
Baby can't you see?
It's not that I am trying,
To fall in love with you,
But your gravity has got me,
There ain't no stopping now.

I've sang my songs,
I've said my words,
I've tried so hard to make you see
I'm dying just to hold you,
Dying just to save you.
But all I can is try.
My heart is racing like a wild horse running,
When you are here with me.
I see nobody else dear,
It's only you and me.
It's only you and me.

Friday, January 8, 2010

did you know?

I see what you see
I hear what you hear
I feel what you feel
I just want it to be,
You and me.