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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Does Your Money/Life Saving Idea Work?

A lot of psalms were [allegedly] penned by David. In many of them such as Psalm 140 and beyond, he cries out for help, for obviously he was put through ordeals, hardships. da. da. da... all sorts of testing moments. His whining, crying, complaining, kicking and screaming like crazy, turn into songs of praise saying in Psalm 144 "Praise be to the Lord my Rock who trains my hands for war, my finger for battle."

What then is war? Hmm... A good question. Sun Tsu, one of the ancient Chinese military strategists opined: War is a deception. Reportedly Napoleon subcribed to the idea (we are told he kept Sun Tsu's book, The Art of War always close to him throughout the battles).

David a seasoned war-vetran seems to concur, for even as he praises the Lord, he prays, "Rescue me from the mighty waters, from the hands of foreiners..." What does "mighty waters" refer to? Tsunami that will hit LA/California sooner than later, as Bob Jones, the self-appointed prophet of St. Louis (or Atlanta?), prophesied? Wait! What about the "foreingers"? Who are they? Aliens infading the planet earth?

If Sun Tsu, Napoleon, or David is right, it has something, if not everything, to do with 'deception', for David further cries out, "Deliver me from [the foreiners] whose mouths are full of lies, whose right hands are deceiptful..." Stop right there. What about their 'right' hands? Well, you figure it out.

So the world (cyber world or non-cyber world) is inundated with the mighty waters of untruths, no truths, half truths, straight lies, and all other sorts of lies. Flood, flood, flood. Thusnami, Tsunami, Tsuuunnnammiii... [Does the expression 'the great prostitute sitting on many waters' seem familiar?]

What then is a money saving and life saving idea? Well, it apepars that Japanese people who often get swamped by waves of tsunamies know it better, for according to the one of the Japanese saying, "The one who gets deceived is worse than the one who deceives." So when you are tempted to say, "The devil made me do it", you may wish to reconsider.

Jesus also has his own Money saving, Yea, Life saving idea: "I am the Way and the Truth and the Life." All three in one, and only one. John 14:6

But first thing first - way leading to the truth leading to life. Which way? This way: Pro 27:21; 17:3; Malachi 3:2, and then the link entitled "Refiner's Fire" [to come]. Have a nice day.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Your GPS system is not omnipotent/omniscient!

In my recent visit to a friend of mine in San Jose, in order to find the route from the airport to his place, I gave the system the address (I checked the accuracy of the input three times), and yet it led me to 101 S and a wrong exit; my friend grew impatient, and called me saying, "Where are u?" "I am on 101S looking for the exit to the city of Mountaiview [of San Jose]". He said, "You are on the wrong direction: get off, go back onto 101 N. until you hit this or that". The dinner appointment was at 7:30 p.m. but due to the mix-up, we ended up having it at 11:30 p.m. Luckily there was a Korean restaurant which was still open.

The path of life leads upward for the wise to keep him from going down to the grave [or hell]. Pro 15:24

Life's journey can be challenging, esp. due to the difficulty in finding the right path, even more challenging than for a lay man to find the path from the Planet Earth to the Kepler 22b [which is supposedly 600 lightyears away from the earth].

Is there any way to find the path of life "above"? Are there any systems available in the market? If there are any, are they error free?

Apparently King David found one who (or which) is totally error-free, for the customer reviw (as posted by David) states the system IS omnipotent and omnicient. You do not need to get the system updated. :-)

What is truly cool about the Navigation System David subscribed to is that it finds you out when you are lost (and therefore in trouble), and gets you back home safe!

For further infor, go to Psalm 138, check out the meaing of the words in diff. translations, and try to find answers to the questions like:

* What do the following words [NIV Readers' Version] have in common? - see, preserve, stretch out, save, and vindicate

* How does David describe the path-finder in vs. 1-2?

* What difference [in the way for David to meet the challenges of life] did the discovery make? (v. 3)

For further discussions use the comment section.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Transformer - The Thing of Beauty

My Toyota RAV4, like any cars, has an ignition coil which is essentially a transformer,transforming 12v from the battery to 20k to 50kv, enough to fire up the gasoline to run the motor. As the motor runs, the car (automobile) rolls, so you can go anywhere like Subway or In-n-out burgur for lunch (or dinner).

Cell phone battery charger (off the wall unit) does the opposite - converting 120v to 7v so the phone would not expode.

What about a 'life' transformer? How does it work? Electric transformer comes with three components - incoming wire, outgoing wire, and the core. But what about the way to get your life transformed, not in a way that is stepped down, but stepped up?

Yes, the path of life leads upward for the wise to keep him from going down to the grave. But how does it happen in real life?

The man called Jesus (or Yehoshua) from the town of Nazareth died and rose again, totally trnasformed (or stepped up, if you will). Then he ascended and is now seated somewhere (at the right hand of the Most High). How did he ascend? There were a solid number of people who saw him going straight 'up' into the sky. We do know that when you light up a candle the flame goes straight up. But how did Jesus go straight up, until he was no longer visible to man's naked eyes?

Apparently an Apostle had the answer: Be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Hmm... Renewing of mind?! (Romans 12:1-2) Elsewhere he says "You were taught to put old self, to be made new in the attitude of your mind, to put on the new self which is created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness!" Wow! A transformation? Lo and behold. If anyone is in Christ, the old has gone the new is come! But how does this happen? What does it mean to be "in Christ"? What does it mean to be "made" new in the atittude of your mind and my mind? Check "Knowing the Christ the right way" or "Be Thankful" at

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Problem with battery life?

Iphone 4S was known as having problem with its battery life. According to one posting I downloaded a program, and it seems working alright so far.

DeWalt power drill comes in different battery packs - 12V, 18V, 36V. etc. I own 18V.

In Jesus' day the electricity was yet to be invented. But many found him as the souce of power, so they chose to get plugged into him, and charged up, for Luke says people pushed around to touch Jesus for power comes from him. Hmm, power comes from him, especially the power to heal. Impure spirits detected the power of his presence, so they started screaming, "Son of the Most High God, did you come to destroy us? Don't you understand that our vacation is not up yet?"

Unlike the people of Jesus' day we have all sorts of cool services such as Icloud. So if you own Iphone 4s for example, you can sign up for Icloud service, and download files instantly to devices such as window PC.

Does the risen Jesus provide his children with a cloud service? Yes, he does, for we are told that he [the Risen Lord] IS able to do more than we ask or imagine according to his power that is at work within us (u and i). So, get plugged in and charged up.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

O Wow, O Wow, O Wow

When I arrived, he and his Laurene were joking together like partners who’d lived and worked together every day of their lives. He looked into his children’s eyes as if he couldn’t unlock his gaze.

Until about 2 in the afternoon, his wife could rouse him, to talk to his friends from Apple.

Then, after awhile, it was clear that he would no longer wake to us.

His breathing changed. It became severe, deliberate, purposeful. I could feel him counting his steps again, pushing farther than before.

This is what I learned: he was working at this, too. Death didn’t happen to Steve, he achieved it.

He told me, when he was saying goodbye and telling me he was sorry, so sorry we wouldn’t be able to be old together as we’d always planned, that he was going to a better place.

Dr. Fischer gave him a 50/50 chance of making it through the night.

He made it through the night, Laurene next to him on the bed sometimes jerked up when there was a longer pause between his breaths. She and I looked at each other, then he would heave a deep breath and begin again.

This had to be done. Even now, he had a stern, still handsome profile, the profile of an absolutist, a romantic. His breath indicated an arduous journey, some steep path, altitude.

He seemed to be climbing.

But with that will, that work ethic, that strength, there was also sweet Steve’s capacity for wonderment, the artist’s belief in the ideal, the still more beautiful later.

Steve’s final words, hours earlier, were monosyllables, repeated three times.

Before embarking, he’d looked at his sister Patty, then for a long time at his children, then at his life’s partner, Laurene, and then over their shoulders past them.

Steve’s final words were:


The Path to a Secure Life

What do you think of the testimony of the man in a video? You may wish to compare the man's testimony with what [apparently] Steve Jobs said [remember the three wows like "O Wow, O Wow, O Wow"?

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Friday, November 18, 2011

upgrade from 100 amps to 200 amps

go to the roof top, tie the power lines (two hots and one neutral) to a fixed post/pipe nearby, cut lines, one at a time, tape it up (two hots in particular), come down, go to panel, open up panel box, pull out the meter, go back up to roof, uncrew the conduit (pipe), come down and replace the old panel with a new, then put back all where they are supposed to go (like neural and grounding to a bus bar, hots to circuit breakers - notice the gauge of wire to determine either 15 ams or 20 or 40 or 50 etc.), then, go back up to the roof, connect the conduit pipe (2 inches) tie back with connectors the lines (neutral first, then hot ones), tape them real good, put the meter back.

Begin where u re with what u have

Suppose u r in charge of the whole universe and everything in it, and u r quite capable of getting anything done like piece of cake (or pecan pie). Now u want to help all that are in need. Finally the moment came for you to rise and help. What would you do? Where would you begin? Start blogging? Hmm..., not a bad idea.

Our Lord Jesus started his public ministry at the age of around 30. And he began where he was with what he had, that is, he left his father's capentry shop in Nazareth. After going through a long awaited duel in a desert area and giving a few winning shots, making his opponent scared to death, he came back to his hometown, went to a place where people come and discuss things of life, he began to talk to the people. Man! All were amazed at what he said, and lo and behold. Since then for many, life has never gone boring!

My Pet Sammy Taking a CAT Nap

My Sammy passed away on Feb. 15, 2011. Her mom Morgan is still around. Her sister Leah got adopted recently. Where is Sammy now? What is the path of life for animals? Will they come back to life? What do you think?

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Good News to the Poor

It is scary to see Jesus proclaiming the good news for the poor, for his speech uncovers the devil's scheme, that is, catching a man to be a prisoner of war, so to speak, then, blindfolding the victim, and then devil is ready to harrass the prey. Jesus came to free prisoners, restore their sight, and proclaim freedom for the oppressed, for he says in his first public speech that he came to proclaim the good news to the poor, that is, prisoners, the blind, and the oppressed. What was done need to be undone. He came to undo the work of the devil. So the question becomes: who falls victim to the devil's scheme, and why? How does one become a victim? And how can he be set free and stay free?