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Do Wives Need to Work?

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This may pose a different light of the Bible to everyone. The question of women having career and work always intimidate the wives especially mothers. Even though it is wonderful to be with our children at home, I realize another element of the Bible often are laid aside. Proverbs 31, which is the Old Testament. May this impart wisdom to the women, soon to be wives and even mothers.

Do you believe in taking care of your parents financially and physically during their old age? My friends’ and my mothers are good examples and inspirations to my friends, siblings and I. Having enough money can

  1. Contribute to the house loan;
  2. Care our parents financially;
  3. Secondary income in case of husband unemployment.
  4. Touch wood in case husband passes away due to accident or sickness. Therefore, we need to pray for our husbands’ well being and protection. Our younger days were filled with the reality of the pangs of desperation. We have been observing the struggling widows making their ends meet to feed their children. Our parents discuss about the widows’ lifelong journey and succeed to care their children. This is a good news.

Then we can feed the children and provide them with good education to increase their employability skills.

Everyone, please read the Bible clearly who are at risk. The widows and the orphans. Does it mean the grown up children do not need to take care of our old aged parents who take care of us with love to grown ups? Remember who strengthen our feeble hands and legs during our younger days.

Some of my friends and my mothers work. When our dads are having a hard time to earn the money, our mothers use their money to provide for the family and continue our education. They can still help the poor who are in need. So that the poor can stand up and help others.

Does it mean wives no need to work? Please read and digest Proverbs 31 and share your feedback on this issue. I know this is the harsh facts of life I am sharing throughout my friends’ and my lives. It is the reality of life and we see God’s goodness and providence though we receive Christ in our late teens.

Many women of faith love to quote that earning money is the husbands’ responsibilities whereas house is the the wives’ responsibilities. Does this exempt them from helping financially? However, the book of proverbs 31 and my mother’s life inspire me. My bunch of friends have similar predicament too. Our mothers enable to continue our education from college to bachelor honours when our dads were going through financial difficulties. Our parents believe to equip us with the fishing rod instead of giving us the fishes. Their best efforts and fishes are spent to strengthen the feeble new generation. We thank The Lord for our parents and strive to be a blessings and inspire others. God bless you all for reading my poetry to minister.

Bust

Bust

Bust


Inspiration On: Saturday, 2 November 2013 at 3:17pm
Inspiration On: Monday, 4 November 2013 at 1:14am

Bust is a challenging popped out word to define. Finally, on Monday midnight, the definition of the acronym poetry was produced. It was like a reminder to me to rest my body despite of many tasks at hand. The dictionary defines bust as

  1. to burst
  2. to break or separate; split
  3. to go bankrupt
  4. to collapse from the strain of making a supreme effort

Dine Done

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Dine time is meal time. Once you are
Done with your food, let’s wash up

Done with your sleep, it is
Dine time again to fill stomach

Dine with your meal enjoyably
Done with your food let’s play

Done with your school, it is
Dine time again to fill stomach

Dine again is a continuum phase
Done again is also a repeated phase

Dining in relationship
Done with relationship

Dining in prayer with Heavenly Father
Done with more strength and energy

Dining in play
Done with rest

Dining in relaxation
Done with work

Dining with work
Done with rest

Done with life
Dining in eternity


Inspiration On: Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 at 2:18am
Inspiration Ends On: Wednesday, 18 September 2013 at 6:28pm

When I think of dine, exploring another similar words seems fun. Changing one of dine vowels eventually helps to reach done. Finally, I let my imagination go wild with such constraints. Baby, life, relationship, work, rest, relax, and play come into context. Hope you all enjoy reading my experiment with rhyme poetry.

Ran

Ran

Does our works reap blessings or curses?
How do people react to our works?
How do the Lord of Creator see the works of our hearts and actions?


Inspiration On: Monday, 12 August 2013 around 11:48pm
Inspiration End On: Wednesday, 28 August 2013 at 7:17pm

Remembering my way home, I saw a rat from afar. So I ran after it to touch it, but it scurried into the drain.

Root

Root

Do we run out of time doing the work that is pleasing to our Lord?

Or do we run out of time chasing after vanity?


Inspiration On: Saturday, 29 June 2013 from 12:01am to 2:43am

I have been running out of time to juggle in ministry, finding work and family. So tentatively, those four words produce the acronym of root. The dictionary defines root as
1. To grow roots or a root.
2. To become firmly established, settled, or entrenched.
3. To come into existence; originate.

Hi

Hi

Do we earn money through honest means?
There are many honest work to earn income honestly
Living honestly as living sacrifice to our Lord
To love our Lord through honest living
And to expedite His kingdom come
Through our lives

Proverbs 11:1 (NIV)
The Lord detests dishonest scales, but accurate weights find favor with Him. When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.

Proverbs 16:10-12 (NIV)
The lips of a king speak as an oracle, and his mouth does not betray justice. Honest scales and balances belong to the Lord; all the weights in the bag are of His making. Kings detest wrongdoing, for a throne is established through righteousness.

Proverbs 20:22-24 (NIV)
Do not say, “I’ll pay you back for this wrong!” Wait for the Lord, and He will avenge you. The Lord detests differing weights, and dishonest scales do not please Him. A person’s steps are directed by the Lord. How then can anyone understand their own way?


Inspiration On: Saturday, 29 June 2013 from 12:29am to 1:35am

I have been looking for projects to earn my income honestly. Unexpectedly, “ih” acronym is produced. However, I reversed its acronym to make it more meaningful. Then I checked from the dictionary where ‘hi’ is the abbreviation of: Hawaii, high intensity, and humidity index. Hi is used to express greeting and to refer to hey. Hey is used to attract attention or to express surprise, appreciation, wonder, or pleasure. Then the words “hey I’m here” seems perfect.

MI

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MI

Do we have multiple identity?
Different faces with different people?
We are called in nickname at home
Formal name at school and work
Another nickname at office
What is our identity in life?
We find our identity in Christ because He saves us from the pangs of sin and death.
The impossible mission is accomplished by Lord Jesus Christ.


Inspiration On: Sunday, 12 May 2013 at 1:17am to 1:37am

Sudden words came upon me that MI also stands for, “Multiple Identity” besides of, “Mission Impossible”.

Wisp

Wisp

What and who is the work in slow progress?
Humans are.
Does the progress lead to
Good attitudes, actions & behaviour
Or
Wrong attitudes and actions & behaviour?
Each of us is like a strand in a rope
In the midst of differences, God loves us
His love helps us to correct ourselves for His kingdom
Our contributions help in expanding His Kingdom
Kingdom of salvation filled with peace.
What is slowing us down in our growth in our faith in our Lord Jesus Christ?


Inspiration On: Monday, 22 April 2013 at 6:12pm
Inspiration Ends On: Thursday, 25 April 2013 at 2:33am

According to Collins English Dictionary, wisp means
Noun

  1. A thin, light, delicate, or fibrous piece or strand, such as a streak of smoke or a lock of hair
  2. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Agriculture) a small bundle, as of hay or straw
  3. Anything slender and delicate a wisp of a girl
  4. A mere suggestion or hint
  5. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Zoology) a flock of birds, esp snipe

Verb

  1. (intr; often foll by away) to move or act like a wisp
  2. (tr) Chiefly Brit dialect to twist into a wisp
  3. (Individual Sports & Recreations / Horse Training, Riding & Manège)
    (tr) Chiefly Brit to groom (a horse) with a wisp of straw, etc.

Work Of My Hands

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May Thy beauty
May Thy love
May Thy work
May Thy grace
May Thy mercy
May Thy loving kindness
May Thy goodness
Be seen
Be observed
Be clear
In the sight of the world
Be felt
Be experienced
In the hearts of mankind.

May the work of my hands
Is in accordance to Thine’s will
May the work of my hands
Be acceptable in Thy sight
May the work of my hands
Be in Thine’s ways.


Inspiration On: Monday, 18 March 2013 at 4:27pm
Inspiration Ends On: Sunday, 24 March 2013 at 10:26pm

“Work of my hands,” are the beginning words in my mind. When I read today’s Scripture, I am enthralled by Psalm 90:12-17, “So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. Return, O LORD, how long? and let it repent thee concerning Thy servants. O satisfy us early with Thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. Make us glad according to the days wherein Thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil. Let Thy work appear unto Thy servants, and Thy glory unto their children. And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish Thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish Thou it.”

Opposite Choices

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Opposite powers at work
Facing two choices
Two opposite choices
Only can choose either one
Either one
Only one
Just one:

When choose light
Everything are full of light
Everything are indeed bright
Every path becomes clearer
Heart is filled with peace.

When choose darkness
Face is eclipsed from the truth
Clamored from the world
Inside is raging
Raging against everyone
Everyone who rebukes
Heart is full of blindness
Blindfolded mind from the truth
Stubborn!
Absolutely biased!

Which one
Which choice
Is the light or dark?
Wise counsel or darken counsel?
Which one to follow?


Inspiration On: Sunday, 3 March 2013 at 7:78am
Inspiration Ends On: Tuesday, 12 March 2023 at 3:56pm

In the morning, I wrote down the visuals from my dream so the poetry
began, “Opposite powers at work
Face is eclipsed from the truth
Clamoured from the world” then I visited this many times without any inspirations. After I let it rest for a few days, words flowed out upon visiting this again. As I wrote down, the book of Proverbs spoke to me. Thank God and praise God.

无名和出名的矛盾 Ordinary & Famous Contradicts

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普通
普通人
无名
无名人
奋斗
不断
不断的奋斗
尽量奋斗
会变成
有名
很出名的名明星。
他们都是
从零开时。

很奇怪的事
无名要变成出名
有名来了又要成为普通人在半路上。

人们是再矛盾
人是很矛盾
矛盾的人吗?

普通
普通人
无名
无名人
虽然我们是无名
神爱世人
神很爱我们
为我们死在十字架上
为了救我们从罪恶
让我们有新生命。
你还等什么呢?
妳还等什么呢?

 

Ordinary
Ordinary name
Unknown
Unknown name
Unceasingly
Work hard
Hard at work
Do their best
May have
Famous name
An extremely famous star.
Famous stars
Begin from zero.

The weirdest part
Unknown names wish to be famous
Famous opportunity comes wish to be ordinary when on the street.
Human
Humans are contradictory
Mankind are extremely contradicting.
The contradiction of humans.

Ordinary
Ordinary name
Unknown
Unknown name
Although we are unknown
God loves us
He loves us very much
Died for us at the cross
To save us from entangled sins
To let us have a new beginning
To give us a new life.
What are you waiting for?
What are you waiting for?


Inspiration On: Saturday, 9 March 2013 at 11:36pm
Inspiration Ends On: Sunday, 10 March 2913 at 3am

It all began from, “无名, 有名” then in the midnight everything just dropped into my mind as the Scriptures spoke to me of Lord Jesus Christ’s sacrifice for the world at John 3:16-17, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.” and Romans 5:8-11, “But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.” Now, the Scripture sinks deeper into my heart as I sense His love for me through Lord Jesus Christ as my Saviour.

Now

Now

Does the nature of our work brings glory to God?
Does the nature of our work brings us closer to God?
Do we let God’s holiness shines upon us?
Do we want to sin against the One who saves us?
Do we want to please God?
Do we want to do that makes Him sad?
Do we agree in dishonesty?
Please think about it.


Inspiration On: Monday, 7 January 2013 at 5:47pm
Inspiration Ends On: Thursday, 11 January 2013 at 1:52pm

As I was walking home from buying groceries, suddenly the words ‘nature of work’ has the acronym of ‘now’. Because I was thinking my family’s and my nature of work to spend time with our little ones. A few days later, the questions came as I was pondering about this. The candle light denotes our borrowed lifetime on earth. Once the candle is burnt completely, our life has ended.