Quote 26 May
The Danger of “Fruitfulness” Without Purity
Quote 16 Apr
The singular legacy of our hands should be the imprints of moulding lives for eternity, built upon the perfected love and truth of the trinity.
Quote 13 Apr
"At eighty-eight, how long more have I got? has the life I have lived been worthwhile? Have I made the world around me or those who depended on my decision, given them a better life? Am I happy with my family? And I think on most of them, I give myself a B+. That’s enough" LKY on Charlie Rose recently
Text 13 Apr Harry

Just finished watching another fasinating interview done by Charlie rose with Lee about politics, America, China, Singapore and life.

I gather that his mind is still extremely sharp, capable of the recent trends including the Arab spring and everything including the Spratly Islands and the American debt problem.

Some thoughts:

1. The small base of Singapore needs to be maintained and deepened. This includes strengthening the social cohesive networks that our community needs to constantly work for, to give people confidence of a future in this troubled region. It affects Singapore and the Singaporeans need to know that, and sacrifice for that, for nation building. Failure to do so in any line of leadership will lead to irrelevance and insolvency.

2. Young. The youth of today would be called upon the task of shaping the country, not with just ideas but actions and convictions for the miracle to continue. They need to come back and give back to building this country in this world.

3. Mortality. Life’s temporarily does not accord anyone the ability to remain for long. We need to be humble enough to be reminded of the laws existed since the dawn of time-family, children and death.

http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/11573

Text 15 Mar

Christ remarked: Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize themby their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? So,every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus you will recognize themby their fruits.

Link 13 Feb http://www.desiringgod.org/resource-library/sermons/our-deepest-prayer-hallowed-be-your-name»
Quote 13 Feb
Nothing is more clear and unshakeable to me than that the purpose of the universe is for the hallowing of God’s name. - John piper
Text 2 Jan China: The inevitable superpower

I just came back from a great family tour to China. I must say that the sights and sounds there showed 2 things

1. The people there want a better life, desperately

2. State-driven initiatives & market competition has brought about unparalleled economic transformation

> Beijing launches 5 new subway lines in 1 day (or equivalent of the entire MRT network in Singapore)

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSLNE6BU01Y20101231

> Beijing Shanghai Railway, all built by the Chinese, while setting a speed record of 481kmph

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beijing%E2%80%93Shanghai_High-Speed_Railway

> Shanghai overtakes Singapore as world busiest port

http://www.portworld.com/news/i96543/Shanghai_overtakes_Singapore_as_world_s_busiest_container_port

> Shanghai and Shenzhen breaking growth records

http://bestshippingnews.com/transport-news/shanghai-and-shenzhen-breaking-growth-records/

> World Expo breaks records

http://www.cnngo.com/shanghai/play/expo-blows-70-million-person-target-321478

And guess what? Its just the beginning.

Video 25 Nov

Blessed Thanksgiving!

Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks unto the Holy One
Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son

And now let the weak say, ‘I am strong’
Let the poor say, ‘I am rich
Because of what the Lord has done for us’

Link 23 Nov http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/11/23/nkorea.skorea.military.fire/index.html?hpt=T1»

There will be wars and rumours of wars.

While this seems to be a flash back to the past, of a regime that is clearly out of touch and desperate, its not surprising. I think diplomacy and sanctions can only go to that much, beyond that its guns and barrels that do the talking. Crazy but true.


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