Day 59: Ecclesiastes 11:1-6

“You do not know the works of God who makes everything.”

I like to take the conservative approach to making decisions. I don’t like to do anything that I think might flop. Failure is not my friend, so I try not to spend time with it.

Now, success? Ah yes…there’s something I like to enjoy. I like guaranteed success. Read Full Post

Philippines, Day 9: Greenhills Shopping Center, Again

Friday was the day we got most of our shopping done. We went to the Greenhills Shopping Center again and shopped basically for souvenirs for our family and our friends. This time, Dad did a lot of bargaining. For example, there was one model boat in a bottle that we got for 135 pesos; its original price was 250 pesos. Some people would not go down in price, but most of them did. You could tell that Dad was having fun and that he didn’t like it when they wouldn’t go down. The time went by really fast and before we knew it (literally), it was 10:00pm (9:00am CST). We had supper with Lily and her family again and afterwards went to Starbucks for the third time in one week. Once again, I got a fruit-flavored drink since I don’t like coffee. Read Full Post

Day 58: Ecclesiastes 10:16-20

It’s that time of the decade where U.S. politics is focusing on the next presidential election. Who will lead our country for the next four years? What will the head of our country look like, and how will it run our country?

Ecclesiastes 10:16-20 talks a little about government and a right attitude toward it. Read Full Post

Day 57: Ecclesiastes 10:11-15

I see here several characteristics of the fool when he speaks.

First of all, he speaks out of turn (Ecclesiastes 10:11). He doesn’t need to be prompted to share his futile thoughts or his detrimental words. He just speaks freely to his own hurt and that of others.

Secondly, there is no kindness in his words (Ecclesiastes 10:12). His words will tear people apart before they minister grace to the needy ear. Read Full Post

Day 56: Ecclesiastes 10:10

“If the ax is dull, and one does not sharpen the edge, then he must use more strength; but wisdom brings success.”

I’ve encountered similar problems in the past. The less prepared something is for its work, the harder it is to accomplish its work.

A dull ax requires more physical energy to cut through a tree. A violin bow without rosin requires more physical strength to pull a sound out of a string. A tired mind takes longer to digest information. Read Full Post