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.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

I'm An Orange Moon

The Light That Never Fails

We all, with unveiled face,
beholding... the glory of the Lord

(2 Corinthians 3:18)
We must build our faith not on fading lights but on the Light that never fails.
A Christian servant is one who perpetually looks into the face of God and then
goes forth to talk to others.
(Quote from "My Utmost FOR HIS Highest" by Oswald Chambers' one minute devotions)

I read this truth two days ago... And experience it for myself time and time again.
When I'm in a meeting, knowing myself to be out of fear for what people may think about me, and determined to meet with God, I know this is true; We are made to reflect the Light.
Erykah Badu, however weird her mindset may be, had this song, and it comes to my mind quite often. This song "orange moon", is what I feel when I've had not just another service where we just sing our songs and leave unchanged
(I'm fed up with those kind of meetings, our prayer should be that a meeting will honor God as God, will not leave us unchanged, and will be a real meeting with God instead of just a humanistic 'nice' gathering going on),
but sensed a glimpse of His Light. Whenever that happens, it hits me. Because every time I'm deeply honored that God Himself continually tries to come into relation with us.

Im an orange moon
Reflecting the light of the sun

I praise the day
He turned my way
and He smiled at me
just smiled at me

How good He is
How God He is
I'm an orange moon
I'm brighter than before
Reflecting the light of the Son

Sunday, April 22, 2007


I'm about to post more 'spiritually justified' information...
I just laughed out loud reading this while searching for some kind of technical information

... While this is indeed the "best practices" approach for creating a box with rounded corners, it is not always feasible for those of us who are developer teams of one, and whose artistic skills match those of a brain-damaged poodle...


Article on

Sunday, April 01, 2007


There's so much more about you
that you never let them see
You turn away
But not to Me
And I know how they tried to take you
Held you up and meant to break you down
But you can't be
For so long I tried to reach you
I know I'm almost there
I'm close enough for you to see
You've been hiding in the shadows
Have you forgotten how we used to dream
Let me remind you
The light doesn't blind you at all
It just helps you see
Can you see
You have become
You have become beautiful
- become - googoodolls -
- This song came to my mind last week.
Last summer on the airplane to Minnesota, while skipping through several albums they had,
I listened to this song and it struck me.
And even though I didn't buy the album, I didn't forget the lyrics.
It's not a christian song, but I believe Jesus wants to tell me (us) the same:
DON'T HIDE from me,
DON'T be scared to come into the light...
You know light helps you see,
Which is positive, but not always appealing, because
standing in the light of Jesus will make really clear all your deeds, thoughts, faith and unbelief.
But He sais:
Come close, don't be afraid, because I am the Light, and I won't hurt you, I want to open your eyes, I want to give you LIFE.
I want you to get OUT of this world that is breaking you, and invite you into Mine.
I want to open your eyes and show you who you really are.
I try to reach you, please don't hide in the shadow, let me come closer,
I'll enlighten you and free you, but first you got to open up.
Come into the light.