金句

凡事都可行, 但不都有益處. 凡事都可行, 但不都造就人(林前10:23). 無論做什麼, 都要為榮耀神而行 (林前10:31). 這些經文, 是我信主後對自己的提醒和盼望. 沒想到嘻笑人生, 十年過去了, 還沒結出什麼好果子. 以後請大家換個角度看我: "還好這人已經信主了, 不然更糟."

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer of 1964

Most of you probably never had experience of being a troublemaker. Summer of 1964 was one of the darkest periods in my life. The attached transcript tells you why. 2 areas white-out by me cuz I really wasn’t that bad (I think). It ended with the principal suggested my parents to change environment for me. So, after that Summer, I transferred to another star middle school. This's just one of those countless troubles I brought to my parents. Compare to what I've got from my kids, my life has been way easier than my parents. Tomorrow (06/21/2015) is Father’s day, this’s posted in memorial of my dad. Sorry dad, I love you and I really miss you.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

新生命

90年代初期, Houston有位算命的老太太, 叫五公子, 大家都說很準. 那時老婆和我還沒信主, 對算命蠻感興趣, 就去找她. 老婆性子急, 進門時嫌我動作太慢, 數落了我幾句, 老太太全看在眼裡. 因為老太太只講廣東話我們還找了一位會講廣東話的朋友作翻譯, 老婆算完了輪到我:
"你太太騎在你頭上!" (!)
"她常常." (!)
"你心裡的苦, 只有天知道, 我知道." (!)
"不過別難過." (? )
"什麼女人嫁給你, 都騎在你頭上." (Sxxx! )
朋友已經笑到不行, 命哪用算? 眼尖的, 只要看一看人, 心裡就有數了.

十年前, 我們信主了. 新生命樣樣都好, 但是, 主啊! 為什麼老婆還是騎在我頭上? 其實我知道答案, 就是上次寫ObedienceConclusion: "God give us blessings. Happiness is up to us." 喜樂滿足是很難的功課, 有很多事, 當初老婆若不嗦幾句, 到現在都還沒個影兒呢! 感謝讚美主.

Monday, June 18, 2012

星星之火可以燎原

06/08/2012查經, 主題是星星之火可以燎原, 討論夫婦間如何面對一些小爭端. 為星星之火舉例時, 弟兄們很少開口, 姊妹們踴躍發言. Carol: "Eric每次洗完碗, 海綿都忘了掛起來, 怎麼說都不聽, 很不受教." 我聽了不說話難過: "她只看見海綿, 看不見那些洗好的碗盤." Carol就再舉幾個例子, 說明我有多不受教. 星星之火點燃了猩猩的火被她說的雙耳發燙在家的話, 早發作了. 人肥心細, 患難中看到了亮光: "混不下去的原因, 不在沒按著她的心意掛海綿, 而是在她有話要說時, 我不說話難過." 下面一個星期, 除了洗完碗把海綿掛起來, 當不說話難過的時候記得問自己: "要選擇難過十分鐘(閉嘴)還是難過一天(頂回去)?" 結果我每次都選擇了難過十分鐘. 五天後, 出了奇蹟, Carol: "? 你最近好像比較愛我?" 感謝主.

06/15/2012查經, 主題是丈夫是妻子的頭. 討論之前, 分享過去七天的感動. CarolEric從上次查經後大有進步, 被老婆在人前稱讚, 是何等的榮耀. 我分享了我的方法, 大家都認為還算有智慧, 紛紛我感謝主. 正在自我陶醉時, Jeff想讓我顯得更聰明, 要我說說我認為家裡的頭是誰, 這個問題答不好會出人命, 所以我選擇難過十分鐘. 後來查到以弗所書5:25,  "你們作丈夫的, 要愛你們的妻子. 正如基督愛教會, 為教會捨己." 到了亮光. 真的, 我們禱告時, 常常把心裡的記掛, 向主嘮叨不休. 主愛我們, 垂聽我們的禱告, 然後量著我們的需要在衪所定的時間幫助我們. 所以, 愛老婆就要不嫌老婆嘮叨, 當然, 老婆也要學習禱告後的耐心等待感謝主, 每次查經都有益處.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Obedience


11/01/2011, Cameron emailed us this picture to show off how cute his Rocky was. I thought he added that duck jerky on the original picture to amuse himself (haha, sorry Cameron). When Rocky came to stay with us this year, I decided to give him a test. Man, he did it, just like what he did in this picture, and he can do it anytime! Hey, that's a piece of tasty duck jerky on a dog's nose, no kidding!

Oh God, why Cameron has Rocky and I had dumb dogs? If God is willing to answer my dumb question, he probably will say: "I give you blessings. Happiness is up to you." I did have very good time with all my lovely dogs. Thanks God.