Setiap kita adalah seorang pemimpin, paling tidak bagi diri kita sendiri, bukan? At one point, kita pasrti akan di perhadapkan dengan situasi dan kondisi yang memaksa kita untuk tampil sebagai pemimpin. Dan kepemimpinan menurut saya bukanlah sebuah bakat, tidak ada orang yang lahir dengan skill kepemimpinan yang baik. Kepemimpinan adalah bagaimana karakter bertemu dengan pengalaman dan bagaimana kita memiliki sebuah sosok role model yang bisa mencontohkan seperti apa itu kepemimpinan yang baik.
(ENG) Often i ask myself about the question above when i’m praying, speaking tongue even fasting. I feel like there’s a thick block separating me from feeling His presence. One day, above all circumstances, i decided to do a full fasting. It lasted for 11 days of no solid food, wish i could end it on the 40rh but my skin issues came back and forced me to consume some meds. But even within these 11 days, i kept asking “where are you, Lord?” Hoping i could feel a tingling of His presence like i was long time ago.
Eegan, my son is almost 14 months of age now. And he’s in the phase of what i called as a “free will” phase, where he already has desires to do things or to go to places where he wants. Usually, when he wants some things or go to some places that he wants, he would then has a little crying session whilst pointing finger to the things or places that he desires – telling us to do as he wanted to be. When everything that he asks for are cool, we will usually let him have it, but sometimes he would ask for things that aren’t allowed yet for him, in this case, we have to say no.
The concept of giving is so much fun for us as kids, but why does it become so much harder now as we grow up? The same thing goes to the offering for The Lord. But let me show you how i see this thing through my one year old son, Eegan.
[ENG] Being a parent has brought me to feel a new kind of feeling that i have never felt before; a parent’s love. It’s so different with all kind of loves, it’s so much different with love toward our spouse or parents or friends or everybody else. This new experience has brought me to feel how great is God’s love as our parent to us. It has opened my eyes to see and understand tiny about what He has sacrificed in the name of Love. Please allow me to tell you a little about it.
In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? (Luke 24:5)
[ENG] Going through pregnancy sometimes really push us to the edge. How we have to endure and going through lots of things including pain. You have to see how it changes your body and even your organs. Everything seems to be changing when you’re pregnant, your habits, your meals, your body, your digestion system, well almost everything. And these things sometimes are not easy to bear. But, a mother is a mother, i don’t know how my mom did it and how i am doing it right now but truly it is a strength from The Lord that i could keep walking through it all.
[ENG] When i was walking to the lobby of my office – i saw some plants lining up tidily as i walk my way to the front door. I have been walking on it everyday for like 3 years or so but yesterday something hit me. I saw that most of the plants has a dry end. And suddenly this view reminds me of our life. How our life are often reflected exactly like these plants.
Setiap kali saya berfikir mengenai kehidupan, pikiran saya cenderung memikirkan segala pencapaian dalam hidup – apakah itu soal harta, promosi, kuasa atau jabatan. Sepertinya hal-hali ni telah menjadi standar pencapaian kita dalam hidup. Namun, benarkah demikian? Berapa banyak orang kaya, orang berposisi tinggi yang meninggal dalam penyesalan? meninggal dalam kesia-siaan? dalam kesedihan dan kepedihan? Lalu pertanyaannya, apa yang seharusnya kita kejar dalam hidup ini?
Every time I think of life, most of the things that I thought about is the achievements of life – whether it is money, promotion, power or position. Seems like these things are our standard of achievement in life. But is it really? How many rich people, high-positioned people die in regret? Die in vain? Die in sadness and sorrow? Then what are we supposed to be chasing after in life?