Dust mites and Allergy

I've been having breathing and allergy issues for a long time.
But, I never knew that dust mites or other microorganisms may contribute to allergy.

Anyway, I finally changed my pillow after seeing videos about what may be growing on my "dirty" pillow..haha..i think some of us don't bother changing as the pillow is comfortable.

I've lost lots of sleep and so I was desperate to clear out anything that may be affecting my health. You can google more about dust mites, etc. If you see the videos in youtube, you may feel geli...ewwwwwwwww

Go find out lah..this is no joke wei....



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Is there more to life?

It's been a long time since I blogged, but I just had to share something which happened on 17th Dec 2011, in line with the Christmas Season.

What would you say or do if you were in this situation?

It all began at my church's Christmas Musical Drama, I happened to bump into an old Indian man who needed to know where the toilet was. I led him to the toilet and he asked me to wait for him as he wanted to ask me some questions. Well, I waited .

He then came out and we started talking.

“I don't know why I am here” said the old man.
“People have been cruel to me although I have been kind to them”
“When I die, I want them to die with me too, I curse them”
“I am just waiting to leave this earth”

etc etc etc

You could see that he was a person who was really disappointed with this world and was hopeless.
I nodded and tried my best to show concern. I asked him to go back to watch the drama. He kept saying he didn't know why he was here then he repeated many things he said before.

In my heart I was praying “God, help me deal with this”
“Can I really help him?”
“Give me words to say” ….

He then said more stuff
“ You are a very lucky young man. You look very confident and don't have much problems.”

In my mind I responded “yeah right.....”

He then asked me to sit and chat with him at a corner. I was reluctant but I had no reason to say no.
So we sat somewhere and the more awkward part came. He decided to hold my hand and said “I've lost the human touch. I hope you understand why I am touching you. “

There were moments of silence and awkwardness but he seemed to feel very comfortable with holding my hand and continued ask and say more stuff. I don't think I can remember all but there are some which stood out.

“Life has no meaning...Can you tell me why we exist in this earth..We just live and then die”

I responded by asking him “WHERE will you go after you die???” He kind of avoided the question so I had to tell him that it was gonna be heaven or hell. Well, he didn't seem to be bothered.

To make things short, I did eventually tell him about Jesus, etc etc
He was clearly less than convinced. I was still stuck with him, waiting for the drama to end as I needed to go int to play the guitar for the closing.

There were tough questions like “ How do parents deal with life if they have mentally retarded children ?
“ the Befrienders are useless, do you think someone will call them if he is about to commit suicide?”
etc etc

The questions struck me as I can't be answering what God only could answer.
All I could say is “God will give people a chance to know about Him. Just like you have met me for a reason perhaps??”

I then told him about my problem. The recent and most troublesome was my health issues. (just a summary: I have some difficulty breathing properly due to some kind of allergy and have difficulty sleeping...it's really too hard to explain but it is really painful to go through)
I said life is really tough. God never promised us that all will go nicely as we think it would.
“God is more concerned with our character and only He knows what's best for us.”
I said that although at that point I was also struggling with my problems, especially the health issue. It was really hard to trust God as I had been having that problem for a long time.
There are also other issues but I don't think I'll mention them here.

“Argh........give me one more chance!!!!!” These were among the screams by those who were going to hell on judgment day. The drama was about to end. I had to get ready.

I told the old man I had to leave and offered to pray for him. While praying, he took my hand and placed it on his head. He still held on to my hand after I stood up and wanted to leave.

“Will I get to see you again? “

How nice if this was said by the girl of my dreams...haha

I told him he can go to my church...he was not interested. I had to leave and said goodbye...

The story ends but questions still linger in my head. I'm sure many of us ignore these questions(the ones above and other tough questions)...Can we really love the unloved, lost or lonely people? Are we so caught up with our own little world? Is there really more to life???
Can we really trust God??

Ignorance is bliss but I choose trust in Jesus, the reason for the season...Life is tough but at least we have a greater being to rely on...easier said than done but I'm still holding on.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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coincidence or divine intervention?

Lots of stuff have been happening in just the past 1 month plus.

I look back and I can only thank God for answering prayers.

I also thought of the prayers i made, which I don't know if many people would even pray for.

For example, would you pray for people to break up? haha..wait wait..not so bad lah..

There were two Christian friends of mine (not so close ones) who were in a relationship with non-christians...they themselves aren't going to church pula....
ok. I do not look down on them. I just prayed coz something tells me to.

Guess wat??? (after quite some time) these 2 broke up with their respective partners and I can see them in church today....weird..i just said random prayers when this issue came to mind...i was even bothered one night to wake up and pray coz I couldn't sleep..
I do believe their parents prayed for them too..despite not knowing what they were doing..

i really don't want to sound religious..if u live with me..u will know how irresponsible i can be...i'm not very prayerful at times......i had to learn...even now still slack..BUT God never slacks...

Another example?

I have a list ...maybe one day i will share.
I can mention that God can even answer prayers that involve other people...relationships, secrets, friendship...amazing to see how things turned out! financial issues?...so many times...

I may sound so spiritual but I totally dare not say I did it all on my own..it was all by the grace of God...all were arranged by God.

I am currently still asking God to teach me how to seek his kingdom first...I failed here and there but there are also victory reports.

So don't give up praying! Delays may turn out for the better..
Delays can only make us stronger or help us avoid unwanted baggages in our lives.

Here's a song for this post: Stronger by Mandisa (From the Upcoming Album "What If We Were Real")

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Your mercies in disguise

We pray for blessings
We pray for peace
Comfort for family, protection while we sleep
We pray for healing, for prosperity
We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering
All the while, You hear each spoken need
Yet love is way too much to give us lesser things

'Cause what if your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if the thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You're near
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise

We pray for wisdom
Your voice to hear
We cry in anger when we cannot feel You near
We doubt your goodness, we doubt your love
As if every promise from Your Word is not enough
And all the while, You hear each desperate plea
And long that we'd have faith to believe


When friends betray us
When darkness seems to win
We know the pain reminds this heart
That this is not, this is not our home


What if my greatest disappointments
Or the aching of this life
Is the revealing of a greater thirst this world can't satisfy
What if trials of this life
The rain, the storms, the hardest nights
Are your mercies in disguise

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True Friends and Truth

Should you tell friends about certain things you see in them that are wrong?
It's not that we don't make mistakes too. But, if a friend doesn't sharpen a friend, then it's all fake.
Do we fail to be true friends when we keep our mouths shut?

Proverbs 27: 5-6
5 An open rebuke is better than hidden love!
6 Wounds from a sincere friend are better than many kisses from an enemy.

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Unequally Yoked

pic taken from here

Ok...in this post, Unequally Yoked would simply mean being in a relationship with a non-Christian.

What does this single guy know about BGR??? U may say i think too much...I don't dare say I will pass the test. But at least, I am prepared.

Some say that there are many single people mah...hold on to this person for what???
Easy to say lah..when u're in it, it's tough.

I believe God has reasons why this command was given.

If you end up marrying a non-christian, did you do something wrong?
I think it's more of a wisdom issue rather than right or wrong.
Many events will lead to another and you will be tested in you walk with God. ( i can give examples but i don't wanna make this post too long)

Look at how the wisest person on earth, King Solomon failed? so wise but stupid oso...haih...

There are also many broken families, divorce or etc although both are Christians right? This is another issue.

I have personally known of people who have "Stories of success". Somehow, they managed to get the other person to be a Christian or the other person willingly accepted through other means.
Again, it's a matter or wisdom.
Here are some analogies.
-a person speeds and does not get fined
-a person does last minute study but get higher marks than the one who studied earlier.

Driving at the appointed speed limit is a law. Studying consistently is good advice and works most of the time.

But people do get away with it. So how?

At the end, you gotta make your choice.

Some say love conquers all lah..give and take lah...etc.

I believe it is not worth risking the other person's happiness(and your own) just because we assume things will work out.
Just like I don't wanna  speed over the limit or study last minute.

Of coz, people say what is life without risks? You can go ahead. Nobody can stop you. The journey will indeed be tougher...

Do you believe God has someone in store for you?

Proverbs 19:14
Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the LORD.

What bout girls? same lah...God knows.

The Challenge: If you are in a relationship with a non-Christian,i know it's tough to let go. What to do? Do this.
 Keep your walk with God consistent and close(do your devotion, pray, read, etc)..see if you will be "bugged" by the Holy Spirit.

2 Corinthians 6:14-16
4 Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with 

darkness? 15 What harmony is there between Christ and Belial[a]? Or what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? 16 What agreement is 

there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said:
   “I will live with them 
   and walk among them, 
and I will be their God, 
   and they will be my people

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