Friday, October 19, 2012

Lovely Reading Nook


It has been my dream to set up a personal library. I never thought this would happen. 

Our living room got expanded, and I'm thankful that my mom had the idea of using the additional space as a reading area. We have 6 shelves and we were able place 200+ books on 3 of them. The book categories include apologetics, theology, language and literature, christian living, christian classics, missions, bible study materials, non-fiction, health, and philosophy. There are mags too :)

Monday, October 15, 2012

FIlthy (Stephen Speaks)

Filthy, dirty
Something that I can’t explain
I’m so unworthy
Of this gift you give me every day
And sometimes 
I just can find the reason why 
You die everyday to cleanse the dirt off me
And I cry, o my God what have I done, 
I have nailed all these nails to your only son, 
Oh and you still call me the precious lamb the chose one
I’m filthy and you make me clean

How deep the blood
Oh that washes me away
How pure the blood, I’m not filthy anymore
What have I done 
Oh, but laugh at you and run
Still you cleanse me and I’m not filthy anymore


And I try to get by 
without your blood that covers me 
and I sigh, as I die, with each breath eventually
You’re leaving no escape I fall into your way
And drink the love that washes over me

How deep the blood
Oh that washes me away
How pure the blood, I’m not filthy anymore
What have I done 
Oh, but laugh at you and run
Still you cleanse me and I’m not filthy anymore

Filthy dirty, 
Something that I can’t explain
I’m so unworthy
Of this gift you give me every day
And sometimes 
I just can find the reason why 
You die everyday to cleanse the dirt off me
And I cry, o my God what have I done, 
I have nailed all these nails to your only son, 
Oh and you still call me the precious lamb the chose one
I’m filthy and you make me clean

How deep the blood
Oh that washes me away
How pure the blood, I’m not filthy anymore
What have I done 
Oh, but laugh at you and run
Still you cleanse me 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Augustine's Conversion Account


"I was saying these things and weeping in the most bitter contrition of my heart, when suddenly I heard the voice of a boy or a girl I know not which--coming from the neighboring house, chanting over and over again, "Pick it up, read it; pick it up, read it." ["tolle lege, tolle lege"] Immediately I ceased weeping and began most earnestly to think whether it was usual for children in some kind of game to sing such a song, but I could not remember ever having heard the like. So, damming the torrent of my tears, I got to my feet, for I could not but think that this was a divine command to open the Bible and read the first passage I should light upon. For I had heard how Anthony, accidentally coming into church while the gospel was being read, received the admonition as if what was read had been addressed to him: "Go and sell what you have and give it to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven; and come and follow me." By such an oracle he was forthwith converted to thee.
So I quickly returned to the bench where Alypius was sitting, for there I had put down the apostle's book when I had left there. I snatched it up, opened it, and in silence read the paragraph on which my eyes first fell: "Not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying, but put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh to fulfill the lusts thereof." I wanted to read no further, nor did I need to. For instantly, as the sentence ended, there was infused in my heart something like the light of full certainty and all the gloom of doubt vanished away."

Confessions, Book VIII, Chapter XII


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Quotes that made my day

Browsing my newsfeed, I was encouraged by these truths

The same sovereign God who planned the details of your life sent his Son so you would have what you need to face what he willed for you. -Paul Tripp

Only when God drives us to the end of ourselves do we begin to see life in the gospel.
-Tullian Tchividjian

‎"To be fully known and truly loved...liberates us from pretense, humbles us out of our self-righteousness, and fortifies us for any difficulty life can throw at us." - Tim Keller

Christ fulfilled the law's requirement, not so you would be a law breaker, but one who celebrates the grace that enables you to keep it. -Paul Tripp

‎"And if You had not loved me first, I would refuse You still." // So, so thankful for sovereign grace. -Bob Kauflin