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."

Friday, March 25, 2016

差傳奉獻-2016

5月底時, 媽媽的外籍看護, 合約到期, 必須按照法規出境, 回原籍後, 再入境履行新的合約. 所以, 05/1907/06, 我需要回台北看顧媽媽. 那段時間, 進來的生意都要推掉, 不會有收入. 可是要付外籍看護的機票, 要付好幾筆媽媽搞不清楚的帳款, 要付... 呵呵, 雖然我告訴自己, 這是為小時候騙她的錢贖罪, 多少還是有一些Stress.

03/06, 教會給了大家差傳奉獻的認獻單, 回家後我只想到了我的擔子. 03/13, 奉獻袋傳過來時, 我很誠實的告訴神, 非常抱歉, 今年人和錢都沒有, 可我瞥見Carol放認獻單進奉獻袋. 因為我心已不在這個事工上, 回家後壓根兒就忘了這件事. 到了03/21早上, Carol才提起, 她認獻了$500. Man, 我為自己在這件事上沒有和她同心感到羞愧, 當場默禱認罪後, 出自血氣的回應: “Ok, I’ll pick it up!” 講完就有點兒後悔, 因為我的小買賣不是說有就有的, 又禱告認罪. 不過, 我還是趕快找了幾樣Parts放上eBay. 沒想到硬是說有就有, 03/23下午, $500已到位了, 感謝讚美主. 為自己這個比芥菜種還小千百倍的信心, 再次禱告認罪, 可事情還沒完.

03/23傍晚, 姊姊突然打電話來, 問我03/27在不在, 她要從Houston, 把她的台灣銀行存摺和ATM Card交給我, 要付外籍看護的機票, 要付好幾筆媽媽搞不清楚的帳款, 要付... 我感動到不行, 主啊! 我是不配得這樣的幫助的. 這一段實在是太Private, 我本來不願在此提起, 可我害怕再過幾年記憶力退化把它給忘了, 愧對神的恩典, 所以還是誠實記載, 感謝讚美主.

Monday, March 21, 2016

我招誰惹誰了我

At 65, I'm in a specific market ... 

Just received a card with Eleanor Roosevelt  (former First Lady 1933~1945) quotes:
Hmmm, I like it, I like it a lot. Turn it over, it says:
Join to win a free cremation? Oh, no. Man, I guess I must have pissed someone off.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Who is the Better Driver

Liberty Mutual Insurance Company put tracking devices in each of our cars, which have been monitoring our driving styles for 31 days. The program still has 59 days to go and it will determine how much more auto insurance discount we can qualify at the end. So far, it's showing us that Carol and I are 2 different persons.

I had 181 Rapid Acceleration and 14 Hard Braking in 767 miles. Qualify for 7% discount.
Carol had 1 Rapid Acceleration and 238 Hard Braking in 872 miles. Qualify for 5% discount.
Katherine had 2 and 48 in 777 miles but 3 times driving after 12am. Qualify for 5% discount.

Carol said hers came from I drove her car several times. If that's so, she would get more Rapid Acceleration and less Hard Braking, right? Haha, that tells us the difference between men and women. I think most male drivers will take the result and start figuring out how to quickly adjust themselves... Oh well, 59 days to go, we have plenty of opportunities to get better.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

My Way

My Way的原創是一首與夫妻感情有關的法文歌曲. 1969, Paul Anka改寫成英文 Frank Sinatra唱進了當年的排行榜, 可名次不高直到1973被一部小成本的南非勵志電影, The Winner (奪標), 選為主題曲之後才紅了起來. 1974年秋天看這部電影時我什麼也不信只信自己看完後覺得電影的內容確實勵志電影的主題曲, 旋律極佳至於主題曲的內容當年只要好聽就好勵不勵志Who cares? 現在就比較挑剔了, My Way旋律依舊極佳可內容並不能勵我的志因為我已相信我的幫助從造天地的耶和華而來 (121:2).

從前在Carrollton有個PC Parts WholesalerBranch Office, 名字我忘了裡面負責 Customer Pick-up的那位老美動作慢也罷還凶頭凶腦的Waiting Area張貼了他的Slogan: “This is not Burger King. I do things “My Way”. If you can’t take it, you ain’t got shit from me!” 那個Branch Office, 可能是因為他, 開了不到兩年就關門了.

台灣有兩首歷久不衰的歌曲, “傷心酒店愛拚才會贏”, 極具本土文化的代表性我個人覺得若真有傷心酒店”, 裡面肯定坐滿了相信愛拚才會贏的人. 用它來闡釋My Way的結局蠻貼切的不過這純屬個人的看法既便已是基督徒還是常常用My Way來和聖靈爭生命的主導權三番兩次忘了自己是什麼真是要多省察自己少開口批評多開口感謝讚美主.