Friday, April 30, 2010

What's God's will for me?

I have been asking questions like "What's God's will for me?"and "What's my purpose in life?" a number of times. I even asked friends to pray for me so that I'll find an answer to those questions. Well, my prayers were not answered until recently when I read this book which I borrowed from my church library. The book is - Cure for the Common Life: Living in Your Sweet Spot by Max Lucado. When I borrowed the book I thought it was getting out of complacency. I don't even know what's sweet spot to begin with. However this book answered my question on God's will for me.

To know what's God's will, I would need to know my S.T.O.R.Y.

S - Strengths. The things I naturally do to accomplish what I love.

T - Topics. Things I prefer to work on.

O - Optimal conditions. Where and when I am most engaged.

R - Relationships. How I prefer to relate to people.

Y - Yes!. The outcomes that gives me the most satisfaction and joy.

As I was finding out what's my S.T.O.R.Y. I realised that I'm on the right track to fulfilling God's destiny for me.

I'm currently a Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) student. CIMA equips me with the relevant skills and knowledge so that I can contribute in my future workplace. In other words, I'm studying what I enjoy and when I graduate, hopefully get a job I enjoy doing. Most importantly, I'm doing what God had created me to do.

Read this book to find out your S.T.O.R.Y.

Happy Labour Day in advance!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Simpsons Movie

I finally watched The Simpsons Movie.

The Simpsons and me
I remember when I was young, I used to watch Simpsons on TV. My favourite character is Lisa, still is. When my cousin went to Spain, she got me an exercise book with Bart Simpson on the cover.

What I think of the movie?
This movie focuses mainly on The Simpsons, nothing much from the other characters in this movie. If I can describe this movie with one word, it would be this: hilarious. I've never watch a good slapstick comedy for quite some time. Though it can be quite adult at times. The plot is simple and if there is a The Simpsons Movie 2, I think I'll go watch it.

Currently listening to Lifehouse live shows on Youtube,

Monday, April 5, 2010

The Guardian

About 2 weeks ago I started reading Nicholas Sparks novels. So far I had only read 3 of his books i.e. Nights in Rodanthe, A Bend in the Road and The Guardian. Among the 3 books that I read, The Guardian is my favourite so far. It's a love story plus a thriller. So it keeps you on the edge of your seat.

The hero of this story in my opinion is a Great Dane named Singer. I like stories and movies involving dogs. My favourite movie involving a dog at the moment is 1o Promises to My Dog, which is a Japanese movie. My favourite books involving dogs are in the non-fiction category, Marley and Me. Marley reminds me so much of my own dog. In the fiction category is this one, The Guardian.

There are romance writers and then there is Nicholas Sparks. His books are really great and it's worth your time reading them. You'll fall in love with his stories immediately.

Can't wait to read Nicholas Sparks next novel, The Wedding