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“最佳歌詞”入圍 Nominees for “Best Lyrics”

以下是“敬拜团诗歌创作比赛”六十三首参赛作品挑选出的十二首入围中文歌曲,和两首英文歌曲。
Below are the 12 nominees for the Chinese Songs category, and 2 for the English, chosen from the 63 entries.

(1) 领我 (Lead Me) – 李祖儿 Julie
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(2) 指南针 (Compass) – 吴家儿 Karyee
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(3) 设计 (Design) – 田圣 Daniel KH
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(4) 拼图 (Jigsaw Puzzle) – 黄欣欣 Sing Sing
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(5) 祢在哪里。我在这里 (Where Art Thou? Here Am I) – 李玮妮 Wei Ni
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(6) 原来是祢 (So It’s You) – 陈碧珠 Pek Choo
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(7) 重新得力 (Renewed Strength) – 谢增福 David Sia
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(8) 谢谢祢如此爱我 (Thank You For Loving Me So Much) – 张玲珑 Ling Long
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(9) 我是谁 (Who Am I) – 张志恒 Henry
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(10) 如何醒来 (How Do I Wake Up) – 方修箴 Jane
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(11) 心灵的呼求 (Cry From The Heart) – 刘家荣 Max
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(12) 感谢祢给我机会 (Thanks For Giving Me The Chance) – 蔡良保 Rambo
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两首英文歌是。。。
And the TWO English songs are…

(1) You Are There (祢都在) – 郑秋霖 Chiew Ling
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(2) Great Architect (伟大建筑师) – 蔡万霖 Edwin
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敬拜团队诗歌创作比赛 - 最佳歌名入围 Worship Team song-writing competition – Nominees for Best Song Title

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没事先通知你们“歌名”也有比赛,那是对的,这才看得出你们的认真、用心和自动自发的创意能力。
台湾的其中一位评审说他可是第一次听到“歌名”也有比赛的,所以他搞了老半天还不知道我要的是什么,结果还打长途电话来一而再的确定,哈哈!

I did not tell you beforehand there is a competition for the “song title”, this is a right move, because only then could I see how serious, whole-hearted and creative you are spontaneously.
One of the Taiwanese judges said it was the first time ever he heard of a “song title” competition, that was why it took him a long time to understand what I wanted till he had to call me long distance to make sure, haha!

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是的,我认为一首歌的歌名是很重要的,它不止让人大概知道歌的内容含意,它也能让人对这首歌有兴趣,或者让人记得这首歌,即一提到就知道是这首歌。。。要不然,诗歌里有一大堆“称颂耶和华”、“伟大的神”、“赞美主”、“哈利路亚”等等很属灵或宗教字眼很强的歌名,根本不知道哪一首是哪一首!

Yes, I do think the title of a song is very important as it does not only tell you roughly the content of the song, it also creates an interest in the song or helps you remember a particular song, that is at the mention of it, you would know which song it is… otherwise, among Christian songs, there is a mountain of songs with very spiritual or religious title like “Mighty God”, “I worship the Lord”, “Praise be to Him”, “Hallelujah” etc till you do not know which is which!

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所以,以下是六十三首参赛歌曲中入围的六首“歌名”,其它的。。。呃。。。你知道啦。。。
那,以下六首,将由国内及海外评审选出前三名“最佳歌名”,您认为会是哪三首呢?

Hence, the following 6 songs are the nominees chosen from among the 63 entries for “Best Song Title”, as for the others… err……. you know….
Then, from these 6, the top 3 “Best Song Title” will be chosen by judges from both within and outside the country, so which 3 do you think they will be?

(1)指南针 ( Compass of Life ) – 吴家儿 Karyee
(2)方向 ( Direction ) – 蔡好云 Jenna
(3)原来是祢 ( So it’s You ) – 陈碧珠 Pek Choo
(4)拼图 ( Jigsaw Puzzle ) – 黄欣欣 Sing Sing
(5)设计 ( Design ) – 田圣 Daniel KH
(6)如何醒来 ( How do I wake up ) – 方修箴 Jane

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沙漠 Desert

听到沙漠,你会想到什么?
很炎热?干燥?风沙滚滚?不舒服的感觉。。。
When you hear the mentioning of desert, what would you think of?
Scorching heat? Dryness? Sand and dust everywhere? Not a very comfortable feeling…

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我相信住在沙漠一定很辛苦,但给我们这些游客,就会大惊小怪,急着拍照片留念,然后再急忙找个阴凉处躲避强烈的太阳,几分钟都受不了。。。旅行车里的冷气真的是奢侈享受。
I believe it must be very tough to live in the desert, but for us tourists, we were like very excited and thrilled and in a hurry to take photos, but after that in a hurry to look for a cool shelter from the scorching sun, could not even stand a few minutes… the air-conditioner in the tour coach was such a luxury.

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所以,华语经典歌有一首叫“热情沙漠”。。。唱着“我的热情好像一盆火,燃烧了整个沙漠”。。。感觉这个热情一定叫人很难受,哈哈。。。
A classic Chinese song sings “my passion and love is like the fire burning up the entire desert”… feels like a very uncomfortable passion to me, haha!

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但是再炎热、干燥、不舒服,沙漠也还是有它独特的地方,也有它的美丽和用处。。。
至少它让我们这热带雨林来的游客很开心和赞赏!
But no matter how hot, dry or uncomfortable it is, the desert still has its uniqueness, beauty and usefulness…
At least it makes tourists from the tropical rainforests like us very happy and impressed!

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无法想像当初以色列人如何能在沙漠旷野漂流与生存四十年,上帝如何保守和供应给他们!神真的是又信实、又真实!
所以,神既然在那么恶劣的环境都能够照顾和赐福当时那超过百万人的百姓,更何况今天的你和我呢?
I cannot imagine how the Israelites could wander and survive in the desert wilderness for forty years, how God protected and provided for them! God is indeed very faithful and very true!
So if God could take care of and bless more than a million of His people then in such a hostile environment, all the more He could do the same for you and I today!

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因此,如果你现在正在处于一个艰难,仿佛走投无路的状况或环境,记得来到上帝面前歇一歇脚,再仰望祂的真实、信实和伟大!
Therefore, if you are currently in a very difficult and hopeless situation or condition, remember to come to God to rest and once again look upon His reality, faithfulness and greatness!

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只要你坚持相信,祂答应你必为你在旷野开道路,在沙漠开江河!
As long as you persevere in believing, He has promised to make a way in the desert and streams in the wilderness for you!

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就是喜歡~ Simply like them~

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人的品味就是很奇怪,有些东西你很喜欢,别人就不喜欢;有些你不喜欢,别人偏偏又很喜欢。这些可以是服装、音乐、图画、食物。。。什么都可以!我想这样也好,很公平,就是说每样东西都有人欣赏。

People’s tastes are just so strange, certain things you may like so much but others just do not, and there are things that you just do not like while others do. It can be fashion, music, art, food… or just anything! Guess this is good for in this way everything can find someone who admires it.

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其实,对自己,我们也有我们喜欢的某部分或某方面,也有我们很不喜欢的部分,所以才会感觉有时候很喜欢自己,有时候也会很讨厌自己!人就是这样矛盾,这样复杂和这样麻烦。

In fact, with regard ourselves, there are areas that we like and parts that we do not like about ourselves too. That is why sometimes we seem to love ourselves a lot and at times we seem to hate ourselves! Such is the irony of a human being, very complicated and troublesome.

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就比如我本身,拍了很多照片,有些是同地点和时间拍的,但就有一些我超喜欢,和一些我都不想再看一次的。这里放的一些照片就我很喜欢的,那一次旅行拍的也不见得我全部都喜欢。原因到底是什么?服装?姿势?角度?摄影技术,还是什么?

For example myself, I have taken so many photos, some were taken at the same place and time and yet there would be some that I really like and some that I do not even want to have a second look. The photos in this post are those that I really like, but there are also those taken during the same trip which I do not like at all. What is the reason? The clothes I wore? The pose? The angle? Photographing skill? Or what?

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总之,事实是,我们之所以会喜欢自己的一些照片也只有一个原因,就是觉得自己在照片里拍得很好看或顺眼;有时别人不认为我们也不管,自己喜欢就好,哈哈!其实会欣赏自己总好过看不起自己,你说是吧?

All things said, the truth is, there is only one reason why we like some of our own photos, that is we think we look really nice or pleasant in those photos. Sometimes we would not even care if others think the same, as long as we like them ourselves, haha! Actually, to be able to admire ourselves is any time better than despising ourselves, do you not think so?

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有些照片很好看或顺眼,不管是由于角度或摄影技术等等,也只说明了一件事,即:从某个角度或眼光来看,我们都会有好看的时候。原来我们都有优点,我们都有价值,都能够被人欣赏。如果人能永远就用那角度或眼光来看我们,就会一直很欣赏和看我们很顺眼,那不知有多好。。。可是事实并不如此,人反而很常用严厉、无情和批判性眼光互相看待,所以世界才会有那么多的冲突与伤害。

Some photographs are very nice or pleasant, whether due to angles or photographing skills, can only reveal one thing, that is: from a certain angle or perspective, we all have moments when we look good. We all actually do have our good points, we all have some values and can be admired by people. If only people can always look at us from that angle or perspective, then they would always admire or see us as pleasant, that would be so good… However, that is not the truth, people instead often use very stringent, cold and critical eyes to view each other, that is why this world is full of conflicts and hurts.

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但让我们最安慰的是,天父始终都会用慈爱的眼光看我们,始终看我们都是祂宝贝可爱的孩子。如果我们心里面也有越多天父的爱,我们也会用天父的眼光,如此充满慈爱怜悯的彼此看待了。

But the most comforting is, our Heavenly Father will always look at us with eyes of loving-kindness, we will always be precious and adorable children in His eyes. If our hearts have more of our Father’s love, we would also have the Father’s eyes and would look at each other with loving-kindness and mercy as well.

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如果有這麼一條河。。。 If there is such a river…

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如果有这么一条河,河水能洗去罪恶,你所沾染的肮脏污秽,都可以让这河水为你洗去,你会不会四处去寻找这条河?
If there is such a river, the water can wash away all your sins; all your filth and dirt you have been contaminated with can be taken away by the river, would you go everywhere to search for this river?

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如果有这么一条河,河水能把你的过去、你的羞愧、你的遗憾、你的后悔。。。都冲走,你会不会飞奔去寻找这条河?
If there is such a river, the water can wash away all your shame, remorse and regrets… would you run to look for this river?

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如果有这么一条河,河水能让你全然洁净,重新来过,前路充满光明,你会不会马上跃进河里,把自己全然更新?
If there is such a river, the water can cleanse you totally, give you a brand new start, and brighten up your journey ahead, would you immediately jump into the river to renew yourself?

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然而当你找到这条河时,若它看起来不如你所想像,感觉不是你所幻想,或某种原因使你排斥、动摇,你会不会就掉头离开,就此放弃,而不去给自己一个翻转的机会。。。?However when you have found this river but if it does not appear as what you have expected or does not feel as you have imagined, or for some reason it causes you reject or be shaken, would you just turn and go away and give up, not giving yourself a chance to be transformed…?

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事实上这么一条河谁不要?事实上这么一条河也存在;事实上很多人一找到这条河也无法接受,很快就掉头走掉。。。
The truth is who would not want such a river? The truth is such a river does exist, and the truth is once many people find this river, they would not be able to accept it and they would quickly turn and just walk away…

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这么一条河就是耶稣圣灵的河,在这河里你可以重生、被赦免、被洁净、被更新。。。只要你敞开你的心相信和接受,这么一条河就会涌进你心灵里,苏醒你的灵。。。
Such a river is the river of the Holy Spirit of Jesus, in this river you can be born again, forgiven, cleansed, renewed… as long as you open up your heart to believe and receive, this river will flow into your heart and soul and restore your spirit….

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就在這個小房間 It was in this little room

故事就是从这小房间开始的。。。
我应该在这小房间住了两三年吧?

The story began in this little room…
I must have lived in this small room for 2-3 years?

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话说在纽西兰基督城第二年就搬出来跟几位朋友一起住了。四个人一起住,四间房我刻意选最小那间因为比较便宜一点,再加上冬天也不会太冷;我没钱买好的暖气机,也没电热毯。。。
没钱的时候是比较能吃苦的,呵呵~

Started flatting with some years the second year in Christchurch, New Zealand. Four of us lived together, I chose the smallest of the four rooms on purpose because it was cheaper and it would not be too cold in winter as well. I had no money to buy a good heater and I had no electric blanket as well…
It seems we are tougher when we have no money, haha~

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在这小房间里生活。。。
在这小房间里读书。。。
在这小房间里担忧钱不够用。。。
在这小房间里向神祷告。。。
在这小房间里经历神的供应。。。
在这小房间里经历神,跟祂说了许多话。。。
在这小房间里开始写自己的歌。。。
在这小房间里有很多故事,所以我说故事是从这里开始的。。。

I was living in this small room…
I studied in this small room…
I worried about having not enough money in this room…
I prayed in this small room…
I experienced the provision of God in this small room…
I experienced God in this small room and told Him a lot of things in here…
I started writing my own songs in this small room…
There are many stories in this small room, that is why I said the story began here…

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又有谁会想到在这小房间里的祷告会开始了我的创作灵感?
又有谁会想到这小房间会栽培了一位未来的福音创作歌手?
又有谁会想到这小房间会给了我很多温暖的回忆?
又有谁会想到这小房间会照顾了一位未来牧师?

Who would have thought the prayer in this little room started my inspiration to write songs?
Who would have thought this little room would cultivate a future Gospel song-writer and singer?
Who would have thought this little room would give me so many pleasant memories?
And who would have thought this little room would take care of a future pastor?

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一间很平凡的小房间,看起来很不起眼,却也能够有很伟大的贡献。
所以,不要轻看自己很平凡渺小,只要你愿意,你小小的付出也可以造就和祝福很多人,带来意想不到的成果。

Just an ordinary little room, nothing attractive about it, yet it could have a big contribution.
Therefore, do not despise yourself thinking you are ordinary and insignificant, as long as you are willing, your little contribution can build up and bless many people and bring unexpected results.

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我好爱这小房间,后来屋主也有装修和翻新。
我也喜欢自己设计装饰一番,要肯定自己的个人风格和显示自己很创意,哈哈!

I really loved this small room, and it was renovated and touched up later too by the landlord.
I liked to put on my own design and decoration, trying to show prove my own identity and show I was creative too, haha!

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可是再爱后来也要离开。。。
后来我搬去别的房子,因为装修过后房租也上涨,所以我必须再找房租上我能承担的地方。。。
虽然最后我需要离开这小房间,到今天这小房间却没离开我的心中。。。

However much I loved this little room, in the end I had to leave too…
I moved to another house later because after renovation, the rent was increased too, so I had to look for another place where I could afford the rent…
Though in the end I had to leave this little room, this little room had not left my heart till this day…

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我吉他彈得不好 I do not play the guitar well

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我吉他弹得不好 - 这句话其实是多余的!因为凡是会弹吉他,听过我弹吉他的人,不用说他们也知道我吉他弹得不好;但是这句话还是要说出来,因为很多不会弹吉他又不太会音乐的人,被我的外表和装出来的样式骗了,看以上的照片就知道我讲什么了,哈哈哈!

但事实上,我也没有想要骗人啦!只是我弹的时候很专注和认真(怕弹错),所以看起来才好像很会的样子。。。再看下面一张,是不是很认真?

I do not play the guitar well – this sentence is actually quite redundant! Because whoever knows how to play the guitar and has heard me play would know without being told that I do not play well. However, I must still say this out for many who do not know how to play the guitar and do not know music well have been “deceived” by my appearance and “act”. You would know what I mean by looking at the above photo. Hahaha!

But honestly I do not intend to “deceive” anyone! It is just that I look very focussed and serious when I play (scared of making mistakes), that is why I look as though I can play well…
See the photo below, do I not look very serious?

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怎么说吉他弹得不好呢?原因是手指按得不够力,所以出来的声音不够清脆好听;有一些和弦是需要一根手指按住六条线的,手指不够力就要借助 capo (音像福建话“鸡婆”),就是上图靠近我左手的小道具。如果没有 capo,有些歌我就会没办法弹或会弹得很难听了!

But why do I say I do not play the guitar well? Reason being my fingers do not press hard enough, so the sound that comes out does not sound that clear and nice. Some chords need you to press all six strings with one finger, and if your finger is not strong enough, you would need the help of the capo (sounds like the Hokkien word for busybodies – “kepo”). It is that little instrument near my left hand in the above photo. Without the capo, I will not be able to play some songs, or it will not sound nice when I play!

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早期“出道”或刚出来诗歌服事时很常都会自弹自唱,因为唱累了就可以缩短或尽快停,唱不上可以把调调低等等。。。可是后来要背的歌越来越多,和弦越来越复杂,技巧有限,再加上出门带把吉他也挺不方便的,渐渐的就用伴奏带比较多了。

When I first started going out to sing or serve in songs, I very often played the guitar myself because if I felt tired, I could shorten the song and stop faster, or when the song was too high, I could lower the key etc…. but towards the end, there were more and more songs to memorize, the chords were getting more and more complicated, my skill was limited, coupled with the inconvenience to bring a guitar while travelling, I began to use the minus-ones or soundtracks more.

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你可能说,那为什么不要努力把吉他练好?
你以为我不想啊?有些人没天分就没天分啊,好不好?我吉他都弹了三十年了还是这个水准,你还要我怎样?
再加上,现在的我那么忙碌,可怜我一下吧。。。

You may say, why do I not work hard to practise my skill well then?
You think I do not wish too? Some people just do not have the talent, ok? I have played the guitar for thirty years and still stuck at this level, what more do you require of me?
Plus right now I am really super busy, so do have mercy on me…

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那你可能又要问另一个问题:既然我吉他弹得不好,那我是怎么写歌的?
啊哈!奇妙就是奇妙在这里!
明明技巧就不好,明明只会基本的和弦,却也能创作出好几百首诗歌!这不是神的恩典是什么?这不是神迹是什么?
所以我说,我们这一生,决定你成功与否的不是你的背景或你拥有多少,而是你信靠和仰赖那全能的上帝多少~

Then you may want to ask another question:
Since I do not play the guitar well, how then do I write songs?
Ah ha! This is the amazing part!
Yes, obviously my skill is not good, and yes, obviously I only know the basic chords, and yet I could write hundreds of songs! If this is not God’s grace, tell me what is it? If this is not a miracle, tell me what is it?

So I say, in our lives, the deciding factor of our success does not lie with our background or how much we have, it depends on how much we trust and rely on the Almighty God~

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我欣賞這女孩 I admire this girl

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第一次看她跳舞,表現很不錯,很吸睛。
後來從她父親口中得知她沒跳舞經驗,但因被選中事奉,所以她很認真的練習,她很看中服事神的機會。
我欣賞這女孩!

我注意到當晚她父母/全家都沒來,才想到她父親有通知我,因之前不知道有佈道會,所以已買了全家出門旅行的機票。
父親讓她自己選擇,她選擇留下來,因為她很珍惜這次能夠事奉神的機會。
我欣賞這女孩!

她父親又告訴我,其實這旅行是特別為了她,因為她剛考完極大壓力的高中考試,父母要帶她去玩,讓她輕鬆一下。
然而她選擇留下,因為她不要失去這個服事神的機會。
我欣賞這女孩!

我想也是因為她的單純、努力、用心和付出,讓我當晚特別注意到她吧?
說真的,我也欣賞她的父母,因為不是每個父母會高興她這樣的選擇。。。

 

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Saw her dance for the first time, she did well, quite a centre of attraction.
Later I found out from her father she does not have dance experience, but because she was selected to serve, so she practised really seriously. She really takes the opportunity to serve God very seriously.
I admire this girl!

I noticed her parents/family did not come that night, then I remembered her father did inform me as he did not know there was going to be an evangelistic concert earlier, he had already bought the air tickets for the whole family to go for a vacation.
The father let her choose, she chose to stay back because she really treasured this opportunity to serve God this time.
I admire this girl.

The father told me too, this holiday was actually planned specially for her. Because she has just completed her very stressful SPM (senior high school) examination, so the parents want to bring her out to have fun and relax.
However, she chose to stay back because she did not want to miss this opportunity to serve God.
I admire this girl!

I believe it is also because of her innocence, hard work, effort and sacrifice that I would specially notice her that night.
Honestly, I admire her parents too as not every parent would be so happy about the decision she had made…

祝福還是包袱? Blessing or burden?

這世界的東西,就跟人一樣,化妝了有時候一時看不出真相,真假難分;可是日子久了就比較看得出來了,所以不要急促下定論,搞不好把好人和壞人顛倒,祝福和包袱也搞亂。。。

Things of this world are just like human beings at times, once disguised or putting on make-up, you cannot really tell the originality immediately, hard to discern what is real or fake. However, as time goes by, it becomes easier to distinguish, so we must not be hasty to conclude as we might mistake and switch the good people from the bad, or confuse blessings from burdens…

 

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寫這個,我是有感而發。。。
因為我昨天才去處理掉一個本來是應該帶給我好處的“祝福”,可是後來這“祝福”對我來說卻變成一個壓力和包袱;這也讓我聯想到我們人生都常常面對這種狀況與抉擇。。。

I am writing this as inspired by my own encounter…
That is because yesterday I have just gone to settle some “blessing” that was supposedly to bring me some benefits, but this “blessing” later became a pressure and burden for me instead. It caused me to relate to the many situations and dilemma we have to face in life ever so often…

 

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其實我去解決的也不是甚麼大件事,也只不過是再平常不過的銀行戶頭和信用卡。。。
只因為推銷員的口才或朋友的介紹,我們很常就開了一些帶給我們很多“好處”的戶頭,或使用很多“好服務‘的信用卡。事實上,我是沒需要用到,只是被所謂的”祝福“吸引,人自然”貪小便宜“的心理作祟,就也接受了這些”好服務“。結果是,很正常的每個月收到提醒你這個、提醒你那個的提醒信,而我又是屬於那種拖欠人幾塊錢都會很不舒服和沒平安的人,所以這些銀行的提醒信對我來說是一個壓力和負擔。

最後我就狠下心腸,決定去把戶頭和服務關閉;但如同所預料的,服務職員又會讓你覺得你的決定會讓你失去”祝福“,或又介紹另一個”更好的祝福“給你!可是,我已經下定決心,不要就是不要了!
從銀行出來時,我感覺放下心頭大石,輕鬆無比,呵呵呵~

Actually what I went to settle was not any severe matter, it was just something so ordinary as a bank account and credit cards facilities…
Due to the good sales technique of the promoter or recommendation by some friends, we quite often opened some accounts with a lot of “benefits”, or started using some credit cards with a lot of “good services”. In actual fact, I had no need of such, but I was attracted by the so-called “blessings” and due to our human nature of “wanting to take advantage of some benefits”, I accepted those “good services”. Consequently, as in very normal, I received reminding letters reminding you of this and that every month, and I am that type of person who feels uneasy and not at rest even if I owe someone just a few dollars, so the reminding letter from the bank was to me a pressure and burden.

Finally, I determined in my heart to go and close my account and facilities. However, as expected, the servicing officer would make you feel your decision was causing you to lose some “blessings” or start introducing another “greater blessing” to you! But I have already made m firm decision, no means no!
As I emerged from the bank, I felt a heavy burden lifted from my chest, I was so free and relaxed, hehehe~

 

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你可能覺得我很小題大做,大驚小怪,那麼平常的事也把它當成那麼嚴重;但事實是,我們生活當中就是有那麼多小小的事沒解決,後來累積起來就越來越沉重,無形中成為每天的煩惱和壓力,最後就影響我們的情緒和甚至身體健康。。。

May be you think I am making a mountain out of a molehill or over-exaggerating as you think this is such a simple and ordinary matter, but I treated as if it was so serious; but the truth is, our daily living is full so many unresolved tiny little things that become heavier and heavier as they accumulate, and unconsciously they become our daily worries and stress and eventually affecting our emotional and even physical health…

 

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我改天還有一些例子可以跟你分享,甚麼是變成包袱的“祝福”或好處。。。改天也要跟你分享,相反的,看似包袱的,結果卻是帶來大祝福和好處。。。
你本身有這種經歷和例子可以分享嗎。。。?

I will share with you again some other day some other examples of “blessings or benefits” that end up becoming a burden… and I would also want to share with you something in reverse, that is the seemingly “burden” that ultimately brings great blessings and benefits…
Do you have such personal experiences and examples to share as well…?

 

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心情。。。 Mood…

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心情 - 甚麼是心情?就是心裡的感覺和情緒吧?
到底甚麼影響我們心情好還是壞?
從生理到心理,從環境到遭遇,從人際到東西。。。仿佛很多東西都可以影響一個人的心情。。。

Mood – what is it exactly? It is that emotion or feeling in your heart I guess?
What can affect our mood to be good or bad?
From biological to psychological, from environment to encounter, from human to things… it seems there are many things that can influence a person’s mood…

 

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一個美麗的風景、舒服的環境、自己喜歡的地方。。。都可以讓人有好心情。。。

A beautiful scenery, comfortable environment, and a place that you like… can all give a person good mood…

 

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適當的休息、可口美味的飲食、我們喜悅的禮物、舒暢人心的好消息與故事。。。

Good and proper rest, tasty and delicious food and drinks, gifts that we delight in, good news and stories…

 

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一個關心的問候、一個友善的笑容、一個意外的祝福、一個友好的陪伴。。。

A caring greeting and concern, a friendly smile, an unexpected blessing, the company of a good friend…

 

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其實很多東西都可以讓人有好心情,可是我們偏偏喜歡專注在破壞我們心情的事務上;更莫明其妙的,有時候一睡醒,都還沒甚麼事情發生,就已經壞心情了!

Actually many things can give us good mood but the trouble is, we tend to like to focus on things that spoil our mood; what is even more puzzling, sometimes upon waking up and even before anything happens, we are already in a bad mood!

 

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多年前,我也常很苦惱自己每早上醒來就心情不好的狀況,尤其是在大學時代。我也常常禱告求上帝幫助我及把我從這爛心情的問題釋放出來。。。

Many years back, I was often very disturbed by my upon-waking-up-bad-mood each morning, especially during my university years. I often prayed to God to help me and set me free from this lousy mood problem too…

 

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然後,不知曾幾何時,在我還沒察覺的情形之下,這問題已消失的無影無蹤!
我相信最大的原因就是不斷讓聖靈充滿。。。
我們的神是喜樂的神,如果祂的靈不斷充滿我們的心,我們怎麼能持續有壞心情呢?你說這有沒有道理?呵呵~

Then, I do not even remember or realize since when, this problem has disappeared and is gone a long time!
I believe the biggest reason is to be continually filled with the Holy Spirit…
Our God is a joyful God, so if His Spirit is always filling our hearts, then how can our hearts remain in a bad mood all the time? Does not this make sense to you? Haha~

 

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所以,只要又開始感覺心情不好,就要趕快開口禱告,求聖靈再來充滿,很快的就會雨過天晴,心情又漸漸變好了。。。
鼓勵你不妨也試試看。。。上帝賜福你~

Therefore, whenever I start to feel a bad mood rising, I will quickly open my mouth to pray and ask for the Holy Spirit to fill me, and very soon the sunlight will shine through the dark clouds, and my mood will improve again…
I encourage you to try this too… God bless you~

 

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