Life Journal

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Saturday, 5 May 2018

Amen by Watoto

The Watoto Children's Choir came to Malaysia and I heard them sing this song. It touched me so much, especially since it was so in line with the sentiments of the National Evangelical Christian Fellowship's 21.21.21 call for prayer.

Therefore I figured out the chords and am sharing it with my friends for us to pray this for Malaysia, even as they have been praying it for Uganda. I hope they don't mind I changed the word "Uganda" to "Malaysia" in this version for this purpose.

Amen – Malaysian Adaptation

    D
Let justice fill this nation
     Bm
Have mercy Jesus please forgive our sin
D
Take the heart of stone away
Bm
Teach our hearts to bow before your name,
G A D
   Amen

D
Break the chains that bind us
Bm
Breathe your word of life unto this land
G
Let our country rise again
Bm                    A
For the glory of your name

 G    Bm
Amen Amen
         D
Let your kingdom come
         A
Let your will be done
 G    Bm
Amen Amen
        D                  A
In this nation as it is in heaven
G A D
   Amen

D
Standing on your promise
Bm
Jesus we repent and seek your face
G
Let our country rise again
D                     A
For the glory of your name

G    Bm
Amen Amen
         D
Let your kingdom come
         A
Let your will be done
 G    Bm
Amen Amen
        D                  A
In this nation as it is in heaven

G    Bm
Amen Amen
         D
Let your kingdom come
         A
Let your will be done
 G    Bm
Amen Amen
     D                  A
In Malaysia as it is in heaven.

            Bm                  \
Now we your people              |
               F#m              |
Called by your name             |
          Em                    |
Humble ourselves and            |3X
          A                     |
Return to seek your face        |
     Bm                    F#m  |
Lord hear from heaven draw near |
         A                      |
Heal our land                   /

 G    Bm
Amen Amen
         D
Let your kingdom come
         A
Let your will be done
 G    Bm
Amen Amen
     D                  A
In Malaysia as it is in heaven.
G A D
   Amen

Monday, 28 August 2017

Sunrise, Sunset

In recent months, I've been getting up at dawn every day for exercise, and have seen some spectacular sunrises. I also occasionally see some great sunsets. Here's my collection of sunrise, sunset photos.




Friday, 19 May 2017

Knowing God

A friend of mine put up this website to help people get into a personal relationship with God. Unfortunately, her website doesn't support SSH so if you're logged in to this blog using https, please click here instead.

Friday, 17 March 2017

My lunch today looks like a Sesame Street character

Today, I decided to have some vegetables and two eggs. Was surprised to find that I was served the Cookie Monster instead 😜

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Electronics Stock Photo Fail

Kozzi Images labels this "Beautiful woman repair soldering a printed circuit board Kozzi Image #25988881-US"

Those of us who know about soldering irons would know this may be better labeled as "Person ignorant of soldering iron about to burn her fingers off." 😜

Thanks to David Chieng for pointing out this photo to me.

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Brant Hansen on public disagreements

I struggle with this myself a lot.

Note: I summarized what Brant Hansen actually said. Here's what he actually said, unsummarized, on his 2 April 2015 podcast:

Man, people are mad online about stuff. There’s politics, and there’s all sorts of issues. I see postings from people all the time that I don’t agree with.

What I have found, though: I can tell myself that, “Oh, I want to correct this person. That’s all I’m doing, just correcting this person.”

It doesn’t work if I do it on their page. It doesn’t work if I do it in public. If I really want to correct the person, I could send them a private message, a Facebook message or whatever, an email, and say “Hey, here’s what I’ve heard about this. I’m curious what you think. I love you either way.”

That’s far more effective, if it’s concern about that person.

If you feel like “I need to take a public stand for truth here. My opinion needs to be in public,” I understand that, too. But man, when you follow up with a comment , if you want to box somebody in and make them look “How stupid you are” and insult somebody, if you think that’ll change somebody’s mind, I will tell you, it NEVER does, EVER.

It’ll just occupy you the rest of the day and you’ll feel like you’re in conflict, and for what?

You can find the podcast at http://branthansen.com

Friday, 3 April 2015

Good Friday!

Good Friday! Here's an excellent video explaining what this holiday is all about.