Have you done any spring cleaning? That is the least i do i think. Anyway, yesterday I was looking for Christian artist who my in law might like. She asked me to buy Christian cds for her. I am scared that my choice of music is too loud for her (she’s a mother of 2 nearly teenage kids). My choice at first of Chris Tomlin’s cd, but then i change my mind. How about Steven Curtis Chapman? His music is not that loud and he has that fatherly figure. Then instead of working, I watched his interview with Larry King when his daughter past away. Imagine that your daughter got struck by a car accidentally which is driven by your son. Once again, tears were filling my eyes to watched such an emotional interview and the day that they have to go through and what a lovely and supportive family they are. He written a song before his daughter, Maria Sue, died called ‘Cinderella’ and in this new album, he wrote another song about his daughter and a family friend’s son who got killed from a skateboarding accident called ‘Michael and Maria’.
Here is the link of the interview
You can find part 2-5 on youtube.
Here’s the official music video of Cinderella
Here’s the audio of Michael and Maria
and here is Maria Sue Chapman
Before Maria Sue died, the day before, she drew a flower with only colored one petal and the word ‘SEE’. According to Steven, she never wrote it before. She only wrote mom or dad but not the word See. I guess this is why God works in miraculous ways. It IS like she said, ‘SEE? it’s not that bad” or “SEE? it’s gonna be alright”. In a way, it is such a comforting word for them.. and probably for us too.
Then, last night, it is kinda weird night too for me. I don’t know what to do with my freelance job, although i have a few pending jobs. I checked my email, and got this email from faithgetaway.com. I can never remember when i subscribe to this website, but i remembered that i received an email before this one. Guess what? There’s an excerpt from a bible study for new believer. I just grab my bible and start reading and answering to the questions by myself. After that, there’s a movie trailer below the bible study. It’s a new movie which will be on Easter 2014, called ‘Heaven is for real’.
It is based on true story from this kid.
After a sudden death of 2 of my church member, watching again the tragedy that can strike anytime, can be to anyone, in anywhere, really got me thinking to live life as much as i could. I still have fears, I still want to control life instead of surrender to the One who gave me life. After watching those videos really makes me think who owns my life, Jesus Christ. It is like do a check list and ‘spring cleaning’ on things that really not worth your time or effort.
There are alot of things that I need to ‘fix’. Start sleeping below 12AM is a starter which I failed to do it so many times and getting up late. I did it but it only lasts for 3 days last week, i got up like at 8.30-9AM, which i really want to get up at 8AM or around that (as long not 10 AM), but then i slept at 3.30 AM working on my freelance job and the alarm clock was not working anymore. Discipline is hard to do folks!
I hope I can do whatever in my list, one step at a time and stick with it. It is just by God’s grace and mercy that we live. Time is running out so fast. So, let’s just do what you need and want to do. Be it traveling, opening up a business, adopting a kid or kids, getting married, teaching, do community work, etc. whatever you want. May it beneficial for you as it will benefit others around you.