Thursday, March 29, 2012

Shifting Sands

It's been 3 working days now since my last day at my old job. And surprisingly, it's been just as busy as it would have been had I been working, if not more.

I have either been out running errands or have been occupied with one thing or another such that I have yet to get down to stuff I actually want to do.

Nevertheless, these are exciting times.

I used to think of uncertainty as being such a bother, but facing it now evokes a different spectrum of sentiments from me.

Yes, of course, I am a little uneasy, especially since there are only 114 days left to my wedding. But yet I feel somewhat alright, and am content to just wait and see how everything pans out.

It would be presumptuous to call this faith though. How does a person measure whether they have faith anyway?

Of course we do what we can to trust God, but how do we know for sure that our confidence lies in having faith in Him alone, since it could be also partially influenced by other factors such as pride or other things?

Whatever the case may be, I personally feel that's there's more required at times like this than mere faith. I must do what I can do, exhaust all my options and strength.

Then once that has been done, it will be time for me to watch, wait and embrace whatever God has in store for me.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


According to Paul David Hewson, or more commonly known as Bono, the frontman of veteran band, U2, freedom has a scent. Well, if that is so, I suppose you would certainly be able to sniff it in the air now if you were anywhere near me. 

You see, my colleagues and I were just informed of our redundancy last week. Apparently, the management of our publication has finally reached the decision that the magazine we have been writing for and keeping afloat for the past year or so will no longer be viable to upkeep. 

It's money matters. Money is always the matter, isn't it?

Well, well... there's at least some good news for you, dear readers of my blog. You will witness more frequent appearances from me in this space. No guarantee that what is written will make sense, or even be entertaining, but I guess you'll not know 'till you stop by. 

Ah, I'm procrastinating again. I've a good few articles to complete for my soon-to-be-defunct employer, which explains my out-of-the-blue blog post. Teehee. 

Anyway, the REAL reason I came here was to share this very good quote:

"The freedom to share one's insights and judgments verbally or in writing is, just like the freedom to think, a holy and inalienable right of humanity that, as a universal human right, is above all the rights of princes."
- Carl Friedrich Bahrdt