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Heartbroken Children’s Voices

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A pair of large steel scissor
Cut through
A branch

Seeking immediate remedy
Only to be disregarded
Anyway a broken branch is irreparable

Continue the breaking
Every broken branches
Shoots more arrows into my heart

Such sights
Tear two hearts into pieces
My son’s tears continuously roll down

Total broken pieces
produce
Broken hearts and feelings

Fatherly figure tend to hurt
Children’s hearts
Motherly figure cares child’s heart

Earthly fathers
Why do you have to exasperate the child?
Thus impairs Abba Father’s heart

Earthly mothers
Why do you have to spoil child’s heart?
Thus gives wrong signal

Earthly parents and grandparents
Be more cooperative
Stop confusing the obedient children

Tojiru Yoshiko


Inspiration On: Wednesday, 10 February 2016

My dad sits on a chair and opens my son’s blue rainbow Doraemon umbrella. Suddenly, he removes the rainbow Doraemon design cloth. I thought he is repairing it. Suddenly, he breaks it. My son cries. I attempt to stop him from continuing to do so. He doesn’t care. My mum appears and is shocked. She quickly points that is not the spoilt umbrella. Then she takes out my spoilt blue umbrella. However, dad’s words towards my son are extremely hurtful, “You have many other favourite toys. This is nothing. Anyway one branch has been broken.” Cut another branch pieces. My son’s and my heart breaks. That’s so hurting. The more he breaks, the more my heart breaks. Is that how he did when I was young? He still says he wants his children to be united.

However, now I beg to differ. My siblings lack of cooperation is inherited from my parents’ siblings generation. When the Lord bless me through partnerships with the same vision, mission and values, I have to exercise partial judgment. My partners and I shouldn’t let our family members enter into the company to promote cooperative spirit and teamwork. Most family members tend to cause the downhill of cooperativeness. Can provide them financially, but not involved into the partnership company. I can only thank the Lord’s grace and mercy to find favour from the higher management corporate people including my business mentor.

At night, my dad quickly tells me that my son plays with ice cube. I immediately step into the kitchen and I question my son, “Do you play with ice cube?” He nods. Then he asks, “is there an evidence?” My heart aches. Again I question, he answers, “yes.” Instantly, I WhatsApp Uncle WY, “My heart aches when my dad tells me to confront my son for playing ice cube. He nods then begins to say, “is there an evidence?” Please pray for the Lord’s will be done. I feel so speechless.” I really surrender my husband to God. I give up to God. I want my son to grow to be strong in God’s values. In the end, after I repeatedly seek God to forgive then I confess to him that I’m the one who wants to die. I feel so much better. Then he compliments me for doing the right thing. Next he comforts me to laughter as the best medicine.

God bless you all for reading my poetry to minister. 

Blamed Perspectives

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Speak your opinion on this issue
I speak out
Only to be labeled selfish
Immediate suggest to overwrite
I relent out of care
Why should parents do so?

Oppressed Israelites wanted God to deliver
The Lord sent Moses and Aaron
Only to leave them alone
Immediate blamed them during harsher oppression
God delivered them out of Egypt
Why should the Israelites worship idols?
Provoke the Lord’s jealousy


Inspiration On: Sunday, 27 December 2015

In the morning, dad asks my opinion to cook the a vegetable to instruct the helper. My decision is to steam it. Immediately, he labels me selfish and blurts out his own opinion. Later, my son doesn’t like it. He never bothers to understand me. Then he suggests to use it for fried rice. I just reply that I’m okay with it. Does he ever care about my feelings? My son is overseas with his dad. Of course, I speak out my thinking when ask. I begin to see the main problem and many perspectives from this issue. Parents can’t stop voicing out their opinions onto their children due to going through many experiences. Pride seeps into their hearts. Jump to conclusion based on their sights. They have forgotten the importance to sit and listen to understand their own children.

After I do stretching from Kikuchi Taisou DVD, I begin to write. Writing is part of my discipline to improve my expression muscle. Noisy music comes out of my parents’ room. Suddenly, my dad stands at my door. He invites me to observe him to cook fried rice. I reply him later. Again he labels me and speaks that I won’t learn. Now, I see the reason parents and children fight against one another. Parents are eager to force their opinions to their children. If the child belongs to the opinionated category, they are labeled bad temper. Another category who is quiet, they are labeled for not being decisive. They care about their parents feelings. Yet the parents tend to demand their own ways.

All these help me to see from many perspectives. And also the reason I lose my concentration.

Thanks for reading my poetry and hope this poetry minister and bless you.

Till

Till

Till

Let’s fight the good fight of faith living a tough life.
By His strength through the Holy Spirit.


Inspiration On: Tuesday, 19 February 2013

In the quietness of the night, “Trust in the Lord” from Proverbs 3 spoke to me. Proverbs 3:5-9, “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones. Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase.” Proverbs 3:11-13, “My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction: For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth. Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.

In dictionary, till is defined as: up to the time of; until: to fight till death; before (used in negative constructions): He did not come till today. Near or at a specified time: till evening. So no matter what happens, we need to fight the good fight of faith. Life has been tough for me. Before I embarked on my professional career, my parents suggested to me to get married when my heart is not prepared. So I listened. Nine months later, my toddler is born. Feeling sad without career with my son hard to handle, I am trying to do beneficial for God’s kingdom and future career. I did cry to God and His love gives me the support to continue.

Silence

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Usually,
Silence means agree
But
Silence may mean disagreement.
Silence may mean strife preventative.

When verbal attack
During verbal attack
Silence may means disagreement
Silence may means strife preventative
Silence may means quarrel avoidance
Especially with a difficult people
With those who are trying to
Stir and create quarrel and trouble.


Inspiration On: Wednesday, 13 February 2013 at 1:07am

When a middle-aged woman was trying to make me angry, thank God to keep me calm through His Holy Spirit. Upon informing my parents, they were angry with me. Later on, my dad analysed the situation and laughed because I didn’t fall into that scheming woman’s trap. I hope that my Lord will be glorified. My dad analysed it slowly that there was no reaction from me made that scheming woman felt lost and couldn’t pick a fight. He explained it to my mum in a funny way so that my mum will learn from it. I also never expect that from my Lord. All glory to God.

A Baby

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A baby is a good mimicker
A baby is a mirror reflection
Of what the parents portray
Of what actions are observed

A baby is dependent
A baby is trusting
On those who take care
On those who nurture

How much more the nurturer needs Jesus Christ
How much more the nurturer needs to depend in Christ
How much more the nurturer needs God’s strength
How much more the nurturer needs God’s wisdom
How much more the nurturer needs to give good examples
How much more the nurturer needs to walk the talk
How much more the nurturer needs to lead properly

Above all, the nurturer needs God’s nurture
Nurture to fear and revere God
Nurture to listen and obey God with their daily lives
A daily life as a daily sacrifice to God.


Inspiration On: Thursday, 12 July 2012 at 2:23am to 3:36am

The actions of my cute toddler suddenly came upon me as I was dozing off. When he took my lip balm and swiftly apply it onto his lips due my niece apply my mother’s lip moisturiser onto his. Then another occasion of taking out the weighing machine under my parents’ bed to weigh himself due to whenever my brother enters the room often takes it out and weigh himself. The third occasion was observing my parents to wipe legs with the blue cloth on the floor. Upon hearing the words to wipe his legs, he runs into my parents’ room and immediately stomps onto that cloth. But the helper intends to wipe his legs with another cloth. Fourth occasion is to spray perfume onto his armpits knowing it smelly due to perspiration whenever he got a hold of my mum’s perfume.

Those actions amuse me and make me laugh whenever my family talk about it or suddenly playing visually in mind.

These reminded me of Deuteronomy 6:5-7 (NASB), “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.”

Planting Baby

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Nutrients, knowledge, time, energy are
Essential for a baby’s and tree’s growth
A baby is like a tree

Lack of the above ingredients
An imperfect growth mars parents’ heart causing
Long-term regret of passed mistakes

It is time to take
Responsibility to care for our newborn’s future
Love, care, teach, guide, show
Leading them the right pathway to tread
For their own good future


Inspiration On: Friday, 4 May at 12:30pm to Thursday, 10 May 2012 at 3:55pm
Revised On: Monday, 14 May 2012 at 4:34pm

See Deuteronomy 4:8-10, Deuteronomy 11:18-20, and Isaiah 28:8-10 for some references and you can find more about the heart of God giving rules for the parents’ to care for their newborn child.

Society Values

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Is freedom good for the youngsters?
Saturday, 1 January 2011

Refer: Exodus 4:5-10;5:28-30;6:6-8 (KJV)

When a teenager turns to 21 year old, they are considered adult and can make his/her own decisions. I observe that nowadays the society has changed a lot from olden days.

Olden days value the sanctity of marriage and a responsible living. This also teaches the younger generation to be more responsible in their actions and decisions. No abortion. Children are being valued as a gift. Children honour and obey their parents. The grown up children provide and take good care of their old parents.

Current society starts to allow dating couple to stay together and have intimate relationship outside married. They choose not to live with their parents. All they want is to break free from the authority figures. It is regarded independent of their parents. Not just that, they feel that they can do whatever they want. No one can restrict them. This may seem trivial to most people, but it may not be the case. Virginity is not being valued anymore. This also teaches people to be irresponsible in their marriage life and take it as a game. Divorces rate are increasing. That is why there are so many broken families. Children are hurt. More of them are abandoned. Abortion is accepted. Some mothers even murder their newly born babies. Not just that, more elderly home. Old parents are abandoned by their grown up child. The grown up child only thinks for themselves, instead of caring the old.

What is the society turning into?

In Deuteronomy 5:29 “O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!” speaks about God’s heart. The reason of His commandments is meant for the well-being of ourselves and our future generations. Our authoritative figure who knows what is right and wrong may rebuke us when we are children, but it is meant for our own good. During young times, we feel restricted in what we do, but it is meant for our own good.

What I mean is not all conservative traditions are correct such as being superstitious. But their values about living, marriage, and commitment are good for us.

The best guidance for our lives can be found in God’s Word.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for letting me to grow up in a conservative family. I’m thankful for my parents to guide me with their value system. This shapes my value system and the decisions that I make. As I think back of my parents’ disciplines, now I’m thankful for it.