Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tithing, Douglas Leblanc

In this book, Tithing by Douglas Leblanc, it speaks of the importance of giving to God as well as in our daily lives. It's not a book of just teaching but on top of that, it's a book to remind everyone of us. The question is "Are we willing to give rather than to receive?" For in the bible it says, it is more blessed to give than to receive.

Lets see an example from the recent Katrina disaster in the US. Many of us will think that developed countries such as this can handle such cause by itself without help from others. But when we talk about giving, its not about rationality first. Sometimes, we have to put our judgement aside and look deep into our hearts. Are we compassionate to the people who are affected? Are we willing to give because we want to help them? In the book it says, we give so that others may simply live which I think its simple enough for all of us to grasp.

Besides that, many of us are living in a materialistic world where we chase after temporal wealth, status, power and recognition. I always believe that from dust we were made, dust we will return. Therefore our earthly wealth will all be dust or passed on to the next generation. It will not be with us forever. But God says something promising to us as Christians and which makes our Christian lives purposeful. In Matthew 6:20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.

This book reveals the essence and importance of giving in our lives today. "So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver" 2 Corinthians 9:7

Monday, January 10, 2011

Skiing at YongPyong Resort

Well, I'm gonna show you one of the very interesting activities to do in Korea which is skiing. Haha. So part of our tour itinerary, we were brought to this skiing place called YongPyong Ski Resort. So you might be thinking, what would people be doing here. Well, practically they come to ski, enjoy the beautiful snowy scenery and to see one of Winter Sonata highlights because some parts are shot here...Those Winter Sonata fans out there, I guess you know what I mean.

YongPyong Ski Resort

Mum and sister

A family picture together

Looks like we are all geared up for the ski. Haha

Ohhh yes, I m ready to fall! Haha


Oops, sorry bro. I have to upload your picture because I didnt capture my fall. haha

Play until sweat...Please build up your stamina first, if not will end up like me. After an hour, you get tired and fed up. Haha

So, next time if you all managed to come to Korea, try this place. For more info, you can see in this website.

Car Maintenance

During the December holidays my family and I have done some visiting to my uncles and aunties who are staying few hours away from our home. We went there to pay them a visit and at the same time, we did a lot of shopping while we were there. They are staying in a bigger city and hence, there are more mega malls in their city. My sister had the most wonderful time because most of the time, she was at the shopping complex to buy her stuff.

We love this December holidays because this will be the time where we go as a family, in our family car. Though the journey took three hours, we did not find it boring because most of the time were spent chatting happily inside the car. Before we started off our journey, I checked the car engine, especially the oil change and the brake job, I got to make sure that the engine parts are functioning properly before we start off any long journey.

The mechanics in my place do not come to the house if the car is not functioning unlike the Houston auto repair. They are more responsible than any of our mechanics in my town anytime. Not only they give the best service, they can repair any car which is not functioning well, that includes Acura TL too. Well, if you are looking for repairs for your car, stop over at their website for further details.