Praise the Lord, O my soul!

Our God is a
great God! Let the name of the Lord be praised!

When I am
obedient, God shines His light into my life.

How sweet His words


A Living Hope

Blessed be the
God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he has given us a
new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the
dead, and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading,
kept in heaven for you, who are being protected by the power of God through
faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you
rejoice, even if now for a little while you have had to suffer various trials,
so that the genuineness of your faith—being more precious than gold that,
though perishable, is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory
and honour when Jesus Christ is revealed. Although you have not seen him, you
love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and
rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy, for you are receiving the
outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls. (1 Peter 1:3-9)



prepare your minds for action; discipline yourselves; (1 Peter 1:13)

Instead, as he
who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in all your conduct; for it is
written, “you shall be holy, for I am holy.” (1 Peter 1:15)

Now that you
have purified your souls by your obedience to the truth so that you have
genuine mutual love, love one another deeply from the heart. (1 Peter 1:22)


那召你们的既是圣洁,你们在一切所行的事上也要圣洁。因为经上记着说:“你们要圣洁,因为我是圣洁的。” (彼前115


Rid yourselves,
therefore, of all malice, and all guile, insincerity, envy, and all slander. Like
newborn infants, long for the pure, spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow
into salvation. (1 Peter 2:1)

Come to him, a
living stone, though rejected by mortals yet chosen and precious in God’s
sight, and like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house,
to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God
through Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 2:4-5)

But you are a
chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, in order that
you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his
marvellous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people;
once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. (1 Peter






Thank you for your words!

God is going to
get back what belongs to God, and a major way God does this is through you—through your words, your witness,
and your life.

Those who are
willing to let God change their lives will find themselves “led by the Spirit”
into participating with God in moving society toward the glorious future.

The Kingdom of
God is a transformed people living in a transformed social order.

Jesus calls us
to be a transforming leaven in each of these sectors of society. To do so is to
be an evangelist, because through word and deed you are an instrument and an expression
of what God is doing to make His Kingdom come on earth.

Evangelism is
making this good news known. Anytime you speak or live out that good news, you
are an evangelist.

The more
preoccupied with self you become, the more sense of spiritual fulfillment
associated with personal salvation slips away.

Cited from “God’s revolution and our response
politically” adapted from the survival guide for Christians on Campus by Tony
Campolo and William Willimon


And you who were
once estranged and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in
his fleshy body through death, so as to present you holy and blameless and
irreproachable before him—provided that you continue securely established and
steadfast in the faith, without shifting from the hope promised by the gospel
that you heard, which has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven. I,
Paul, became a servant of this gospel. I am now rejoicing in my sufferings for
your sake, and in my flesh I am completing what is lacking in Christ’s
afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church. (Colossians1:21-24)


Share in
suffering like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. (2Timthy2:3)



God’s love is
not a feeling but a choice and an action.

Obedience may
have to come first. I am convinced God made me to be a missionary, and He was
willing to work with whatever raw material I offered Him-including my negative
emotions-to get me there.

That’s good
news. It means failure to feel love for the other is not the end of the road. Even
if we don’t “feel loving”, we can just do the next thing God leads us to do –approaching
those around us with godly attitudes as much as we are able-and leave the rest
to God.

Only God can
create concern. We can’t develop a heart for those we are not able to love by
telling ourselves we should have one
or by trying to produce one on our own. However, because such concern is
God-produced, we can pray for it with great confidence.

We have to be
connected with people in significant ways in order to care about them. Developing
real, interdependent relationships with them-because we want to know them, not
solely because we want to convert them-is essential. Building this type of
relationship takes time.

Cited from “I know they are lost, but I can’t seem to
care” by Joan Henry


Jesus said it’s
no credit to us if we love those for whom love comes naturally—our kind of
people. We don’t need God to love our kind of people. What comes naturally is
sufficient. But Jesus said, love your enemy. Now that takes God. It takes a supernatural
subversion of our own prejudice and a supernatural infusion of God’s prodigal
love to truly welcome those for whom we feel no impulse of attraction. For whom
we feel a strong impulse of revulsion.

Cited from “This is it” by Mark Buchanan


“God responds to
us when we are aware of our deep need of Him. Over and over He assured me that
He was giving me courage. Without His gift of strength and boldness” I could
never left the security of the arms of parents and family to go alone to a
foreign country.

He would make me
bold and stout-hearted.

Though I would
walk in the midst of trouble, He would preserve my life.

He would fulfill
His purpose for me.

His love for me
would endure forever.

Cited from “The widow’s might” by Marie Ens


am serving God through serving people.  上帝给的喜乐是人无法给予的。人很多,我一向不是一个有群居倾向的人,人多会让我喘不过气来,整整一晚上,我不知跑到卫生间多少次,一个人暂时喘口气。可我还得出来,外面有无数的事情需要有人做,这个时候,我已经顾不上和人social、照顾朋友、拍照留念、嬉戏玩耍。我依旧很开心,我不再是那被人服侍的人,而是那服侍人的人。没有什么可以与之相比,70多人,来自不同国家,来自不同文化,有幸聚在一起,相见相识并成为朋友。更是因为有上帝的爱在我们当中,才有如此美妙的聚会。




Even during the New Year season, I still have to walk in the
dark valley.

Even in the midst of happiness, I still have part of grief
and affliction.

As a matter of fact, I have nothing, NOT AT ALL!  

All I have is YOU!

I miss YOU, I need YOU, I long for YOU, I crave YOU!

YOU are my all in all!


Heavenly Father, help us to walk in your truth today and
understand that we are building your kingdom that we are your body, you hands
and your feet. Show us today, Holy Spirit, where we are supposed to go, who we
are supposed to touch, what are greater purposes other than just normal life. Help
us to look further and understand there are some things far greater than that
we see today. Lord, help us stand in love so that everyone that we touch,
everyone that we look at, everyone that we speak to today doesn’t remain the
same, even though we might not notice it clearly. Let there be a subtle change
because of your love and your kingdom that has been crushing into their lives.  Guide us today, Lord, as we walk the path of
righteousness. We trust you to take care of tomorrow and our food and our
clothes and our well beings. In Jesus’ name, Amen!  

Dream big for You

I’d love to dream.
I dare to dream.
For You, ’cause You give me gut to think big, to hope big, to dream big.
For You, ’cause Your faithfulness assures me that I ain’t live a small life.
For You are real, I am trusting.
For Your wound, I am healed.
Thank You for empowering me with wings like a eagle,
so that I can fly.

New Season

The new season officially started!

ski retreat

High lights:

1.      Snowboard有了很大的进步,可以控制速度、暂停,尝试了更高难度的滑道,(虽然怕的要命,滑道很窄,一边就是峭壁;滑道也很陡,滑起来速度非常快。)

2.      结交了很多新朋友,一扇扇门接连打开。

3.      认识

4.      和老朋友的彼此坦诚化解了心结;成功开始了第一周的约谈。Thank
brothers’ generosity.

5.      They
are already close. I could see the seed in their hearts. Praise God!

are opened; field is ready; things are being prepared. I gotta take an action!
Do not be afraid! Be strong and courageous!  

God told me that I need to focus on the best;

God told me that why things didn’t go well;

God told me, even two years ago; He is and will be always my

Successfully, I accomplished the first MPD with the power and
grace of God today.

Thank you, my brother!

Thank you, my Lord!

Can you hear me?

I enjoy,
enjoy being with friends, talking about life, easy or hard, dull or fun, I enjoyed.

I am still
waiting, a little desperate, a little uncertain, yet I have to be waiting.

I dreamed,
dreamed about many people, people who I know, love and care about.

I don’t
know when I can talk with you.

I hate it. I
hate it I have no idea how I am supposed to answer you.

I sorrow, sorrow
for our vague relatedness.

father, I wish
we could understand each other.

father, I wish
I could know you.

I don’t
know, hearing your voice, I heard strangeness, indifferences.

I am
wondering, I am wondering.

I don’t
have full conviction that … love.

I don’t
feel like hurting you ever.

I wish the
wall will be broken.