February 2008


THE FISHERMEN

There was a group called ‘The Fisherman’s Fellowship’. They were surrounded by streams and lakes full of hungry fish. They met regularly to discuss the call to fish, and the thrill of catching fish. They got excited about fishing!!

Someone suggested that they needed a philosophy of fishing, so they carefully defined and redefined fishing, and the purpose of fishing. They developed fishing strategies and tactics. Then they realized that they had been going at it backwards. They had approached fishing from the point of view of the fisherman, and not from the point of view of the fish. How do fish view the world? How does the fisherman appear to the fish? What do fish eat, and when? These are all good things to know. So they began research studies, and attended conferences on fishing. Some travelled to far away places to study different kinds of fish, with different habits. Some got PhD’s in fishology. But no one had yet gone fishing.

So a committee was formed to send out fishermen. As prospective fishing places outnumbered fishermen, the committee needed to determine priorities.

A priority list of fishing places was posted on bulletin boards in all of the fellowship halls. But still, no one was fishing. A survey was launched, to find out why… Most did not answer the survey, but from those that did, it was discovered that some felt called to study fish, a few to furnish fishing equipment, and several to go around encouraging the fisherman.

What with meetings, conferences, and seminars, they just simply didn’t have time to fish.

Now, Jake was a newcomer to the Fisherman’s Fellowship. After one stirring meeting of the Fellowship, Jake went fishing. He tried a few things, got the hang of it, and caught a choice fish. At the next meeting, he told his story, and he was honoured for his catch, and then scheduled to speak at all the Fellowship chapters and tell how he did it. Now, because of all the speaking invitations and his election to the board of directors of the Fisherman’s Fellowship, Jake no longer has time to go fishing.

But soon he began to feel restless and empty. He longed to feel the tug on the line once again. So he cut the speaking, he resigned from the board, and he said to a friend, “Let’s go fishing.” They did, just the two of them, and they caught fish.

The members of the Fisherman’s Fellowship were many, the fish were plentiful, but the fishers were few.

Anonymous

Comments: I’m not promoting evangelism with out being equipped but rather the story speaks bounds about our attitude towards evangelism. We spent to much time thinking, talking, pondering about doing outreach, we even go for training, talks, seminars, courses but the simplest thing to do is often to just go and do it.

Mat 9:37-38 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into his harvest.

source of story is here

God Makes No Mistakes
Check out the song very nice
I tried to transcript the lyrics update me if there are any errors

My life I give to you O lord,
Use me I pray
May I go before your precious name
In all I do and say

Let me trust you in the valley dark
As well as in the light
Knowing you will always lead me
Your will is always right

Chorus:
I know God makes no mistakes
He leads in every path I take
Along the way that’s leading me to home
Though at times my heart would break
There a purpose in every change he makes
That other’s would see my life and know
That God makes no mistakes

And when someday in heaven above
I see his dear face
May I then be counted faithful
As a runner in his race
But now I’m trusting in the savior
To show me the way
In his righteousness He guides me
As I seek to please him day by day

Chorus:
I know God makes no mistakes
He leads in every path I take
Along the way that’s leading me to home
To home….
Though at times my heart would break
There a purpose in every change he makes
That others would see my life and know
That God
That God makes no mistakes
I know……

Jesus, the very thought of Thee
With sweetness fills the breast;
But sweeter far Thy face to see,
And in Thy presence rest.

Nor voice can sing, nor heart can frame,
Nor can the memory find
A sweeter sound than Thy blest Name,
O Savior of mankind!

O hope of every contrite heart,
O joy of all the meek,
To those who fall, how kind Thou art!
How good to those who seek!

But what to those who find? Ah, this
Nor tongue nor pen can show;
The love of Jesus, what it is,
None but His loved ones know.

Jesus, our only joy be Thou,
As Thou our prize will be;
Jesus be Thou our glory now,
And through eternity.

O Jesus, King most wonderful
Thou Conqueror renowned,
Thou sweetness most ineffable
In Whom all joys are found!

http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/j/t/jtveryth.htm

additional verses can be found above, too wordy to publish here

I know this is a common chain store but tried some thing different today.

Mentaiko Pasta new menu from Pasta Mania

Heard about Mentaiko Pasta from ChubbyHubby website, I suppose it would taste different from what He ate but no harm trying


Mentaiko Linguine

There’s not too much of mentaiko hence the spicy taste was rather mild. I added some Tabasco to it to make up for it. Not bad quite nice.


Soup of the day Cream of Chicken

The soup was bland and they added carrots. I rather have cambell soup anyday.

Remarks: Normal food nothing fantastic

Funan Digitalife Mall
PastaMania
109, #01-08/09, North Bridge Road
Singapore 179097
63373428

Made another one from here

Took quite a long time to finish. No time to make another one for now.

Finished product

There’s something wrong with the top portion, but that’s what I can make out

Making process

Found something interesting on the net, Pepakura or what is know as papercraft.
It involves using normal A4 paper to make your own models.

Decided to make one myself just for fun since all the tools are easily available at home.

Found the picture of Doreamon from this website and it looks simple enough

This is the finished product I made
(Template without lines are available, it will look nicer but will be harder to make-out the folding)

To get the template above, I just downloaded the picture from this website, printed out the picture above and started cutting and gluing them together.

Process of making (1)

Process of making (2)

Back View

Front View

The tool I used are pretty simple, can be found at home

1) A pen knife (Preferably a proper cutting knife)
2) Cutting Mat (You can use the cardboard behind A4 lecture pad)
2) A tooth pick and a small board (To apply glue)
3) Scissors (For larger cuts)
4) Small plier (Optional- for pressing paper together)
5) Normal PVA glue
6) Tape (To remedy the mistakes)

Some of the Pros can make really nice looking ones


From here

Links for additional info:

http://hk.myblog.yahoo.com/lk-papercraft/
http://www.paperinside.com/
http://www.maxforums.org/thread.aspx?tid=371945
http://www.tamasoft.co.jp/pepakura-en/gallery/ranking.php?len=0&sort=0&cate=-1&lim=5