October 31, 2011 § Leave a comment
There are so many might have beens,
What ifs that won’t stay buried,
Other cities, other jobs,
Strangers we might have married.
And memory insists on pining
For places it never went,
As if life would be happier
Just by being different.
(Dana Gioia, “Summer Storm”)
August 20, 2011 § Leave a comment
“We do not rest satisfied with the present. We anticipate the future as too slow in coming, as if in order to hasten its course; or we recall the past, to stop its too rapid flight. So imprudent are we that we wander in the times which are not ours, and do not think of the only one which belongs to us; and so idle are we that we dream of those times which are no more, and thoughtlessly overlook that which alone exists. For the present is generally painful to us. We conceal it from our sight, because it troubles us; and if it be delightful to us, we regret to see it pass away. We try to sustain it by the future, and think of arranging matters which are not in our power, for a time which we have no certainty of reaching.
“Let each one examine his thoughts, and he will find them all occupied with the past and the future. We scarcely ever think of the present; and if we think of it, it is only to take light from it to arrange the future. The present is never our end. The past and the present are our means; the future alone is our end. So we never live, but we hope to live; and, as we are always preparing to be happy, it is inevitable we should never be so.”
– Blaise Pascal
August 14, 2011 § Leave a comment
July 15, 2011 § Leave a comment
Met with my small group from church tonight. It so happened that the Bible I brought with me was the one given me by my church when I became a member. While the group study/discussion was on-going I decided to look at the dedication attached to my Bible and was surprised to see this.
It was EXACTLY four years ago when I became a member of my local church, Capitol City Baptist Church. Thankful for the church family God has blessed me with! God is faithful! 🙂
July 6, 2011 § Leave a comment
June 19, 2011 § Leave a comment
There’s something about multi-tasking that disturbs me. I am really not for it. My brother a while ago was on the computer chatting, facebooking and watching a movie all at the same time! That can’t be good.
Anyway, that’s that. I would like to write on what has been keeping me busy recently. But I haven’t had the time. And I’m too tired. So just a quick update on what will be filling my schedule for this semester at least:
1. Last 9 units in college. I’ll be spending wednesdays and fridays in the university. I got good professors!
2. Started teaching at Febias. (I have 7 piano students that will take up my thursdays.)
3. Took in more students (private lessons). Most of them scheduled on saturdays.
4. Coro Cantabile. Rehearsals twice a week.
I haven’t quite adjusted yet but I’m trusting God for this. I know this semester will be a good experience. More of His strength, more of His grace. Less of me.