Sunday, December 30, 2007

Success University

I am very excited! I've received a fantastic end of year gift, and that is a home based business in the personal development field. I have become part of an organisation that is quickly becoming the largest online learning company dedicated to personal growth, success and achievement.

After much research and consideration, I have decided to be a student of Success University, which is also an Internet home business opportunity.

The curriculum of Success University has been designed with one thing in mind - to teach you the right kind of knowledge that will raise the level of success in every area of your life.

It's my conviction and belief that knowledge alone won't make you wealthy (not just material wealth, but wisdom and spiritual wellness). In today's world, you need to THINK in a different way to achieve real success.

There are over 50 amazing experts who collectively have helped millions of people achieve astounding levels of success. Through the courses, you can learn about leadership, attitudes, techniques, methods, and strategies that will skyrocket your success in virtually every area of your life!

Come and join me in enrolling in Success University, so we can learn and grow at the same time.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007


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Monday, December 24, 2007

A Strange Way To Save the World

The Christmas story is a parade of paradox: a King born in a stable…royal messengers sent to lowly shepherds…the plan of salvation for all people entrusted to a powerless conquered nation.

It’s not how we would have done it, it’s not the story we would have written. Ordinary people asked to carry out a plan meant to impact the whole world! In fact, most of us would say it was a plan destined to fail, a strange way to save the world! And the parade of paradox marches on.

Let’s pause to consider the creator of this plan. He is an artist. He is the Creator God. Just like any artist He left his own personal imprint, a small reflection of Himself in all that He created. And He took great delight in all that He made.

When this Creator God crafted the earth, He left His creative imprint on all that He made. He weaved an intricate and awe inspiring tapestry of color and culture. When we look at our world – at all peoples present here – we see the imprint of The Artist represented in each people group on earth.

The brilliance and radiance of His created color can be seen in African dress and dance, His profound philosophy and wisdom are pursued by the Chinese, His passion for music, dance and romance we see celebrated in Latin America, Our Creator’s inspired ability toward art and poetry we find embraced in Europe, and His love of freedom and grace we experience here in North America. We all bear the imprint of The Artist….This Creator God . . . the Same One …Who came… to us…the Creator joins the creation . . . as a helpless infant in a stable. And the parade marches on.

When the angels announced the birth of our Creator – they announced it as Good News for “All people.” The prophet Isaiah announced that He would be a “light for the Gentiles, that [He] may bring…salvation to the ends of the earth." 

We, His people, have experience intimacy with this Creator. His plan that none of us would have dreamed could succeed has done just that. The wisdom of God is foolishness to men! He is doing what He said He would! The Creator became part of the creation to live a life that could not be ignored; to share a message that grabs the imagination; to pay a price that is unthinkable. And the parade marches on.

His brilliance. His radiance. His color. His romance. His philosophy. His wisdom. His music. His art. His love. His sacrifice. His IMPRINT on the creation. The brilliant tapestry of His handiwork – the delight of His artistry! He has communicated Himself to us… so that we can communicate Who He is to all people.

For God so loved the world, that He sent His one and only Son, so that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him. He came to save the world. When God touched the earth – he touched ALL people.

That is a parade of paradox. That is a strange way to save the World…using a small baby and ordinary people like me and you. In His cosmic creativity He birthed the message of salvation two thousand years ago that is changing lives and transforming cultures still today. His parade of paradox marches on!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Ho, Ho, Ho, Merry Christmas Everyone!

Christmas greetings to you as you celebrate this special time, where all around the world Christians remember the birth of Jesus Christ our Lord, the Saviour of the world. John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only son that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” That is the best gift we can ever get. Hallelujah!

Another year is coming to an end. As I look back over this past year, I see that God has brought closure for some ministries but opened new doors for me to serve Him in different areas of ministries. I am thankful that God has been blessing me and enlarging my territory, not only in the 4 walls of church buildings, but in the market place on peope’s turf as well!

Personal / Local Missions Outreach

I am continuously building friendship with artists from various circles in Melbourne, including visual artists & buskers in Southgate & Southbank area in my neighbourhood, as well performing artists. Starting from 2007, I am officially part of the crew, serving as the Volunteer Pastoral Care Worker and Front of House Coordinator for Candlelight Productions, which is an arts and entertainment, education, media and merchandising community and theatre company. We aim to build healthy community, nurture creativity and encourage an attitude of service in the arts, whilst striving for a high standard of excellence in our work.

I have also been reaching out to my business circle in my network and tent-making business. God has really taught me a lot through them in terms of personal development, team work, dynamic living and vocational mission. I am very thankful for that.

A new initiative for the Docklands Community in Melbourne is the Docklands Community Choir, which is intended to lead community events and perform at local functions. This Christmas, Docklands will be transformed into festival scenes of celebration. I have recently joined the Docklands Community Choir and have been really enjoying the fun, friendship and fellowship with the members of the community.

As a missionary friend of mine said, “no angel of the Lord this year. No sky full of a multitude of heavenly hosts praising God and singing….since that eventful night so long ago, God has given us the responsibility of proclaiming the good news.”

World Team

This year, World Team has organised different trainings and focus mission nights. A number of missionaries have gone to the mission fields, and a few getting ready to go in 2008. It has truly been a humbling, and a great learning experience to journey with these obedient and faithful servants of God.

I have had the opportunity to represent World Team in various missions seminars, conferences and mission networks in different churches and Bible Colleges in Victoria. It was also great to have some World Team missionaries visit Melbourne and share with us about the needs of the harvest fields during our annual dinner in November as well.

World Team, in partnership with many churches & organisations, is also going to participate in the 2008 China Games, which is going to be special historical moments and opportunities for long-term impact in serving China.

My prayer is that the Lord's grace and peace be with you this Christmas season. Also, let us rejoice together as we testify to God's blessings, thanking Him for His continued provision throughout 2007, and look to Him in excited anticipation of further revelation of His glory in the harvest during 2008. Thanks for partnering with me in participating in our dear Lord’s Great Commission.

The following is from the World Team family in regards to looking at Christmas from a different perspective:

How do you celebrate Christmas? Each one of us celebrates the birth of Jesus in a myriad of ways: Some gather with family on Christmas day; some serve at a soup kitchen to feed the poor; others spend the day with elderly parents who live in a nursing home. The celebrations all look different, but there should be one common thread that runs through them all...Christmas is not about us.

The very act of the incarnation demonstrates an "others-focused" perspective. Jesus came to seek and save that which was lost. So during this season, as you gaze in at the baby Jesus and give thanks for all that he has done, remember to then look out to those who do not know him. Look out to your Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and to the farthest parts of the earth. What part of your celebrations this year will be focused on others?