Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Count your blessings

I don't know if I could call it a blessing...

But internet is finally working on my computer!
I'm quite happy with that.
Finally able to download from and look for guitar chords every now and then.
(And to keep this blog updated during the week.)

A job is being offered to me last monday.
It's not only just a job, but education as well.
It's . They will look for a suitable company to place me, and they will teach me the techniques that are needed there. This will be like a follow-up of the study that I graduated from in October. It will cost me energy and time (two years at least) It's like a new practical study, but instead of paying for it, I get payed.

I prayed before I went to ttp last monday, to talk about this job and to make all kinds of tests. (they tested my personality, and if my brain is smart enough to pick up the techniques). I prayed: "Lord, if this is not something I should do, I beg You to shut every door, so that it will be clear that I shouldn't do this". Instead, the door opened. So I feel quite sure to take this opurtunity.

So yeah... they'll transform me into a nerd this year. ;-)
I'm quite exited.

Sunday, February 12, 2006


It been a tiring week.
I'm not going into details, I'm just tired that's all. With that doubting if working 40 hours a week is actually good for me.
Any way, it also gives less time to share stuff on my blog. The following passage from a book I've been reading is so good, that I've been waiting to share it for weeks. So now is the time.

It's about the following situation...
Christians talk about "making a choice to believe in Christ Jesus" Now the question is... why should we choose?! if God desires our love so much, than why wouldn't He just "make us love Him".

Why does He leave the choice to me? WHy doesn't He just force people to come under His Lordship?

If I had the power of hypnotism and a little son, I could put him into a hypnotic state, thus robbing him of the power of intelligent choice. Then I could say: "Kiss me good night" and unfeeling arms would go around my neck, and unresponsive lips would be pressed to mine. I would have prompt and perfect obedience to my every command, but would I find SATISFACTION? NO!
I want a son with a free will who is capable of disobeying me, but who willingly chooses to carry out my instructions, which are the outcome of my love for him and are given for his own good.
Jesus does not want puppets who jump in a given direction according to the wire that is pulled, nor does He want robots in the form of men who mechanically and absolutely obey His will as do the planets that whirl through space.
The Bible tells us: "Love does not demand its own way" (1 cor 13:5). And since God is love, He can find satisfaction in nothing less than the spontaneous love of our hearts and our freewill decesions to walk in paths that please and honor Him.

Jesus didn't save us to plop us down in the back pew of a church building, with our chins sagging to the floor, while we sing "Just as I am"and remain "Just as I was".
We serve a liberating smiling Savior, Who began His "Sermon on the mount" - the distilled essence of His Kingdom teaching - by telling us NINE times the result of heeding His words: Blessed are the . . . blessed . . . blessed (meaning: To be sol full of joy as to be envied)

"Straightforward Why wait till marriage" Larry Tomczak

Saturday, February 04, 2006


I found a job!!!

it's in finances... far from what I was looking for myself... but well... sometimes things don't go as you expect.
And I actually think I'm going to enjoy this job.
But... first survive this first week...
and then I will know If my colleagues still want me there, and If I still want myself there

But glory! I have a job!
two minutes walking from where I live!
God is taking care of me...
with or without a job