Wednesday, 2 November 2011

THANK GOD FOR SAVING MY MOTHER'S LIFE AGAIN



Very welcome to this Christian blog which give honours to Him.

I write to share with you another testimony to honour Him again for answering my and others' prayers for saving my mother's life about a week ago.

This time, He has again answered my calls for letting my mother to be discharge from the hospital after her admission for a short span of two days despite her being unconscious from an overnight sleep. Fortunately, my younger brother, who was staying with her in Penang at that time, noticed something amiss after he failed to wake her up numerous attempts. Immediately, he called the ambulance to take her to the hospital. They then discovered that her sugar content level of 1.7 was far too low for a diabetic patient like her. As a result, most of her body turned numb and stiff. Thank God for my brother's awareness at that critical moment.

Thereafter she finds it difficult and hesitates to stay with me or my other siblings in Kuala Lumpur as she does not have friends here. At the same time, her present health situation does not warrant her to stay alone. As such, I have to rely on Him to convince her to change her mind, knowing her firm stand and belief of being independent. Thank God again for turning this nearly impossible thing to a reality with ease. That makes me cry out with joys in my heart. 

My mum had scarified lots for us and I still remembered how she told white lies to make me finish the "Big Pau", meat Bun,  she bought for me with the extra money we both earned from our daily lottery tickets sales during my teenage years. At the very first time I was so glad and finish off the whole "Pau" and accept her word on the surface that she had taken her portion, which was not really the case. I learned my mistake from the first very first time and start to think hard of a way to outsmart her. Finally, I was successful in making up excuses to keep a portion for her. At that time, I began to cultivate a thinking habit and creative manner to leave a certain portion for her. Thank God for putting I in such a wonderful situation to pick up all these good habits and best practices that make me achieved what I am today. I felt very blessed after this MIGHTY and LOVING God revealed to me one by one. 

It took me nearly several decades to find Him exactly as recorded in the Scripture, You seek and you will find. I must admit my life had ups and downs since I was born namely born under weight of only 4.4 Lbs, always sick during my childhood, and etc. Now, Lord has revealed to me that all these had moulded me to be better and stronger. He also made me realise that the more I submit to Him, the more He will lead me and go through the setbacks without much pain. Now, I am so comfortable with Him and even let Him to use me as one of His vessels to spread His Word, which I could not do so, without Him. I believe and am convinced that I'm not doing this alone.  

I really feel that He is the One who has set me free and gives me the wisdom to do what I am doing. The peace, joys and happiness I received are from Him and I feel so secured despite my age is increasing. Yet the strength He has given me is so great that I feel very energised and tireless. I must say He is keeping and maintaining me well and I am very grateful to Him. In short, He has convinced and convicted my heart to submit to Him and let Him lead me. Thank you Lord. I share all these with you because of Him whom made me realised the true meaning of the life He has given to me.

Here, I write to praise Him always and stay focus on Him to complete my walk by faith and not by sight. The sweetness of the fruit I enjoyed all these while is from Him, which is far beyond words. As such I encourage you to join in the walk because I want you to taste its fruit yourself.

Thanks for your time and efforts of reading this testimony.


James Oh


Skype me at james.oh18


Thursday, 6 October 2011

TRUE MEANING OF BLESSING

 
 
B-egin the day with
L-ove in your heart
E-xpect blessings
S-hare goodness
S-hine like the sun
I-nspire someone
N-ever forget..
G-od is with us.

Monday, 26 September 2011

THE UNDERLYING STORY BEHIND MY SIGNATURE


THE UNDERLYING STORY BEHIND MY SIGNATURE
Very warm welcome to this uplifting blog,

Today, I decided to share with you some of the underlying stories behind my signature, with the intention to furnish an effective practical solution to my life. This struck my mind last night while I was waiting for my former superior, Madam Janet, and her husband, I thought of putting my signature on the back of my name card before I handed to them, as a memorable souvenir for them. See the photo below and share with us what you could see from it before I disclose its real story, and how it was created in the first place.

Please do not scroll down to read its real story, but let your imagination run a while. It is fun and you may have some pleasure from it. So, I appeal to you to share what you see from this signature. Thank you in advance.

Perhaps some of you may use it to assist yourself to solve some of your issues which you do not wish to tell anyone, like me in the past. This secret was kept in my heart for a few decades. Now, I chose to do otherwise for several reasons as mentioned follows:

1. It may serve an idea/inspiration to my new designer, introduced by one of my "Sifus" whom I have introduced to you in my preceding article, for my call card.  The designer may think of a better way to reflect my identity and, character, with the intention that others may use it as a powerful tool to heal their hurts, I did. Some of you may be aware that I reached maturity too early and was very independent at a very young age. I missed most of my childhood life because I started to work on a part-time basis even when I was at my primary school and many times I was hurt in many ways, in my studies, work, health and my social life was near to nothing. However, I was blessed with other talents such as Arts, Chess and Mathematics, that is the reason that made me to be an Artist at one time. I used to cover up my actual feelings occasionally, especially when I nearly could not bear it any longer. In order to escape from these hurts, one thing I did, after my discovery, was to draw a picture to put myself in a situation totally opposite to the real situation I was in. This made me feel really good. As a result, this signature was born to reflect my "DREAMED BEAUTIFUL GARDEN" where I heard birds singing surrounded by beautiful full grown flowers and strong smell of their aroma. (from the beautiful Chinese poem I picked from.) It was so sweet and wonderful that I really felt on top of the world. I live in my own imagined world, which unknowingly build into my habits from a very young age. This imagination power keeps me at peak and I was good at using my visualization to fan my desire and gain extra energy to work toward my goal to overwhelm all my hurts. At times, I just refused to come out from it and ignored the events that happened around me. You may say that I was in a denial stage, which I will never say you are wrong. What I care more is that its impacts is so good and I never hurt anyone for doing so.

2. It may help people to overcome their unbearable hurts and as a useful alternative, especially in time of economic crisis like NOW. This solution may serve as a means to lift you up as its name suggests.

3. I hope others may share their ways on how they overcome their hurts. As I always believe that we can make each other stronger and better through sharing. One thing I noted the more I share with others, I tend to receive more than give out. This may sound illogical to some of you. If it is the case, then please read the link below:-


4. This is the way we used to reward our readers through the articles we blogged. One way to get rid of my fear is to share my secrets out because it is not my way/habit. Secondly, in the past, I always received negative advice and feedback yet I have so many unfulfilled BIG dreams. In order to preserve "harmony" in the environment, I have no choice and chose not to say it out. But that again struck my mind that how could society benefit if everyone kept silent. Then how could we claim ourselves as responsible persons. Similarly, we are indirectly helping the depressed to stay in power. As such, I decided to get rid of all my fears, one by one and steadfast was my firm stand, so as to glorify the Mighty God, who has strengthened me to do all things possible.

Thank you for your time to read this article. Please direct your friends here should you find this article useful to you.

Thanks again and looking forward to hearing from you again,

James Oh


Saturday, 10 September 2011

THANK LORD, YOU HAVE SAVED MY FAMILY AGAIN


HELLO EVERYONE,

I, like many others, during the long holidays of Hari Raya and Our National day, took my family back to my hometown in Penang. Some of you especially those who followed my other blogs may be aware that I had a really fruitful trip this time.

On the way from Penang back to Petaling Jaya, I  almost hit the divider of the North South Highway as I fell asleep. When I woke up at that critical moment, what I knew was that my vehicle was heading toward the dividers in between both sides of the highway. At that spark of the moment, my right hand was holding the steering of the vehicle. I was very calm at that moment, I was told to use my left hand to move slightly from the bottom of the steering toward my right side. As a result, the vehicle then swung from the divider and back to the lane it is supposed to be. Thank Lord again for popping up to assist when I am in need, exactly proving the saying, " a friend in need is a friend indeed'.

This is another time He has saved my family. To refresh yourself, you may read some of my old testimonies at the links below:-

As we used to say that God never blinks, He always watches us because He cares and loves us. Like the above instance, He came to rescue and directed me to avoid the accident from happening. Why I am so sure of His assistance? This is because all the above events occurred within a spark of second and I was so calm that He is within me. When need arises, I let Him  used me as His vessel to direct my vehicle from hitting the divider. I know for certain that I could not do it if He did not come to our rescue. As such, I write this testimony to glorify Him knowingly that all titles, glories and honours belong to Him.

The following morning after I returned from Penang, I went to meet up with a few leaders from the African Navigator Group where they share their experience with us. When I share the above incident with them, they told me that my time is not up yet. That message instantly reminded me of my uncompleted tasks which was assigned by Him.

Furthermore during our discussion on that day, we were asked  why we choose to follow Christ. My immediate answer was  out of love to this question because He is the one who loves us first. He had done everything for us; He gives us life, salvation and word; He even redeemed our sins by abiding His father's will to die on the cross. I can't think of anything that makes me not to love and follow Him.

I write to thank Him for everything He has done for me and will definitely let Him use me as one of His vessels to do according to His will, and not my will. I know that I could not repay Him for what He has done for me. To let Him uses me as vessel is nothing when compared to what He has done for me.

So praise and thank Lord should be written into our hearts deeply.

Seeing you again and look forward to hearing from you, 

   


James Oh

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

LET US BE HIS VESSELS

Thank you so much for joining my blog.


As some of you may be well aware that I am always so excited to share with you what I'm doing on the web.


First of all, I must say that my life is not my own, but it belongs to God, who has created me in the first palce. After my soul seeking journey, I am, just like some of you here, I write to share with you how to take your life's Mission for Christ and spread it like wildfire across the internet. To me, this is the right way to thank and glorify Him, and not me.


As reported in my preceeding articles, my life changed dramatically when I accepted Him. Since then, He has shaped me to be stronger and healthier to overcome whatsoever challenges in the future. I must admit that He never abandon me no matter what situation I am in. At times, it is my choice of not trusting Him that caused me to stumble. After numerous revelations, I discovered my true self and begin to draw His grace to do whatsoever I need to stay right with Him. I realised he truth of His words and put them in practice in my daily life. The more I submit to Him, the more I realise that I am able to accomplish more with less. At the end of the day, I still have so much energy. That's means He worked and it was not my work. This is a miracle and seems illogical to us. Yet it is the truth. In short, this is just a suspension of natural law, but the operation of higher law- Divine Law, so to speak. This is in line with his advocate that we by our means can not add any value to anything, but relying on His grace will make all things possible. He does not insult us, but due to our limited knowledge we are ocasionally blind to the truth.


He made us conquerers so long as we commit to Him wholeheartedly with our minds and souls. We will then achieve so much more in our life, do you agree?


As such, let us stay united through Him and let Him guides us to make our mission a reality so as to glorify Him and not us. Let His mission shines through the message of Christ and let us be used by Him as His vessels to do His will at the end of the day.


I look forward to getting to know you and your experience.


Your chief Servant,




James Oh


Skype me at james.oh18

























Saturday, 3 September 2011

OUR BELATED LOVING DATO' FATHER'S JULIEN - 7TH ANNIVERSALLY AT SEPT 11, 2011

A very warm welcome to this uplifting blog,


As September 11 is approaching soon, many of us may recall the memorable day when the US was attacked by terrorists in her homeland where many thousands of innocent people were killed.


On the other hand, that day also reminded me of a great figure, Dato' Father A. Julien ( Feb 25, 1917 - Sept 11, 2004) who was called back to the Lord on Sept 11, 2004. See the photo yourself.


As such, this Sept 11, 2011 is coming to be his 7th anniversary. Thousands of people turned up during his funeral and many still remember him for life. I write about him, not because both of us have the same birthday or his Chinese name is the same as my Chinese sir name. But far more than these commonalities we both have. Please read further, you will then discover how he had impacted my life.


To read more about his background, please click the link below:-




He had touched many thousands of peoples' heart especially the Chinese community in Malaysia, who did not believe then that he, a foreigner, would set up the Chinese school in foreigner's land. With the grace from the Lord, he was able to sustain and endure all the pains and discomfort during the period when he began to deliver his mission. Thank God that he eventually delivered his mission that turned so many peoples' heart from disbelief to belief. He then gained an honour and was well regarded as a highly respected figure by people from all walks of lives. For those who know him well, will not have a dispute about it. Please come forward to praise him that he so truly deserve.


I can't imagine what many of us would be if he had not built the Chinese school in this land. As such, we are indebted to him very much and wouldn't be able to repay him all of our lives. He had also touched our lives so much and not one of us will forget him. Though he had gone, his spirit remains. He will be remembered forever. It is my great pleasure to have a chance to write a small column in my blog so as to give him an honour he well deserved.


I recalled that he, in his life time, he will always stand by to extend his help to anyone in need. He knew that majority of the students are from poor families and he always gave us encouragement to do better in our lives. He always cultivate good values into our lives. I must say that his motivation and encouragement had really made me do the extra miles. I must thank him for my success, which would not have been achieved without his efforts. He is one of the great people who really had a great impact on my life.


With this in mind, I know there is no way I can pay him back whatsoever he had done for me. At least, I will follow his footstep to give back to the society what I have been benefiting from. The articles which I share with you from day one is also the way I had learnt from him. By doing so, I, at least feel much better by playing my small part to uplift others who may need it. This is another way for me not to put his efforts and actions into waste.


Last but not least, I hope more people will step forward and follow his footsteps to leave a resounding good legacy behind, exactly like what he had done for many of us.


Thanks and together we will make a better tomorrow for the human beings in this planet. His departure is a great loss to Malaysia as a whole, particularly Penang where he had built several schools there.


Though he is gone, his spirit is still with us forever. Thousands of people still remember him despite he had left this planet more than 6 years ago. Our school even built a statue to remember him. No doubt all these things cannot match his contribution to our society as a whole.


His humble personality and smiling face always enlighten us. I must say that He is a man of great honour, who never expect any reward for his good work. By doing so, he gain substantial respect from anyone who had dealt with him one way or the other.


For students, I hope that this article will in some way encourage you to be better persons.






James Oh









Wednesday, 24 August 2011

VERY INSPIRING CALL FROM GOD

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

God : "Hello. Did you call me?"


Me : "Called you? No...who's this?"


God : This is GOD. I heard your prayers. So i thought we'll chat.


Me : I do pray. Just makes me feel good. I' actually busy now. I'm in the midst of something.


God : What are you busy at?


Me : Don't know. But I an't find free time. Life has become hectic. Its rush hour all the time.


God : Sure. Activity gets you busy. But productivity gets you results. Activity consumes time. Productivity frees it.


Me : I understand. But I till can't figure out. By the way, I am not expecting YOU to buzz me.


God : Well, I wanted to resolve your fight for time, by giving you some clarity. In this 21st century era, I wanted to reach you through the medium you are comfortable with.


Me : Tell me, why has life become complicated now?


God : Stop analyzing life. Just live it. Analysis is what makes it complicated.


Me : Why are we then constantly unhappy?


God : Your today is the tomorrow that you worried about yesterday. You are worrying because you are analyzing.
Worrying has become your habit. That's why you are not happy.


Me : But how can we not worry when there is so much uncertainty


God : Uncertainty is inevitable, but worrying is optional

Me : But then, there is so much pain due to uncertainty

God : Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional


Me : If suffering is optional, why do good people always suffer

God : Diamond cannot be polished without friction, Gold cannot be purified without fire. Good people go through trials, but don't suffer. With that experience their lives become better, not bitter

Me : You mean to say such experience is useful

God : Yes. Experience is a hard teacher. She gives the test first and the lesson afterwards.

Me : But still why we go through such tests. Why can't we be free from problems

God : Problems are Purposeful Roadblocks Offering Beneficial Lessons (to) Enchance Mental Strength. Inner strength comes from struggle and endurance, not when you are free from problems

Me : Frankly, in the midst of so many problems, we don't know where we are heading...

God : If you look outside you will not know where you are heading. Look inside. Looking outside, you dream. Looking inside, you awaken. Eyes provide sight. Heart provides insight.


Me : Sometimes, not succesing fast seems to hurt more than moving in the right direction. What should i do?


God : Success is a measure as decided by others. Satisfaction is a measure as decided by you. Knowing the road ahead is more satisfying than knowing you rode ahead. You work with the compass. Let others work with the clock.

Me : In tough time, how do you stay motivated


God : Always look at how far you have come rather than how far you have to go. Always count your blessing, not what you are missing


Me : What suprises you about people


God : When they suffer then ask, "Why me?" When they prosper, they never ask "why me?" Everyone wishes to have the truth on his or her side, but few want to be on the side of the truth


Me : Sometimes I ask, who am I? Why am I here? I can't get the answer


God : Seek not to find who you are, but to determine who you want to be. Stop looking for a purpose as to why you are here. Create it. Life is not a process of discovery but a process of creation.


Me : How can I get the best out of life?


God : Face your past without regret. Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear


Me : One last question. Sometimes I feel my prayers are not answered.


God : There are no unanswered prayers. At times, the answer is NO


Me : Thank you for your wonderful chat. I am so happy to start the New Day with a new sense of inspiration.


God : Well. Keep faith and drop the fear. Don't believe your doubts and doubt your beliefs. Life is a mystery to solve, not a problem to resolve. Trust me. Life is wonderful if you know how to live.


Sunday, 21 August 2011

This  is  a  neat  one. . . . .  very  interesting !

A  TWO  WAY  CONVERSATION  of  THE  LORD'S  PRAYER

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Read out in a Church in Australia

This is in two parts,  the prayer (in blue type) and GOD in response  (in red type) . It is very, very good. 
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Our Father Who Art In Heaven.
Yes?
Don't interrupt me. I'm praying.
But -- you called ME!
Called you? No, I didn't call you. I'm praying.
Our Father who art in Heaven.
There -- you did it again!
Did what?
Called ME. You said, "Our Father who art in Heaven" Well, here I am.. What's on your mind?
But I didn't mean anything by it.  I was, you know, just saying my prayers for the day. I always say the Lord's Prayer. It makes me feel good, kind of like fulfilling a duty. Well, all right.
Go on.
Okay, Hallowed be thy name .
Hold it right there. What do you mean by that?
By what?
By "Hallowed be thy name"?
It means, it means . . good grief, I don't know what it means. How in the world should I know? It's just a part of the prayer.
By the way, what does it mean?
It means honored, holy, wonderful.
Hey, that makes sense..
I never thought about what 'hallowed' meant before.
Thanks.
Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.
Do you really mean that?
Sure, why not?
What are you doing about it?

Doing? Why, nothing, I guess.
I just think it would be kind of  neat if you got control, of everything down here like you have up there.. We're kinda in a mess down here you know.
Yes, I know; but, have I got control of you?
Well, I go to church.
That isn't what I asked you. What about your bad temper?
You've really got a problem there, you know. And then there's the way you spend your money -- all on yourself. And what about the kind of books you read?
Now hold on just a minute! Stop picking on me! I'm just as good as some of the rest of those people at church!
Excuse ME.. I thought you were praying for my will to be done. If that is to happen, it will have to start with the ones
who are praying for it. Like you -- for example ....
Oh, all right. I guess I do have some hang-ups. Now that you mention it, I could probably name some others.
So could I.
I haven't thought about it very much until now, but I really would like to cut out some of those things. I would like to, you know, be really free.
Good. Now we're getting somewhere. We'll work together -- You and ME. I'm proud of You.
Look, Lord, if you don't mind, I need to finish up here. This is taking a lot longer than it usually does. Give us this day, our daily bread.
You need to cut out the bread.. You're overweight as it is.
Hey, wait a minute! What is this? Here I was doing my religious duty, and all of a sudden you break in and remind me of all my hang-ups.
Praying is a dangerous thing. You just might get what you ask for. Remember, you called ME -- and here I am. It's too late to stop now. Keep praying.  ( pause ... . ) Well, go on.
I'm scared to.
Scared? Of what?
I know what you'll say.
Try ME.
Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us.
What about Ann?
See? I knew it! I knew you would bring her up! Why, Lord, she's told lies about me, spread stories. She never paid back the money she owes me. I've sworn to get even with her!
But -- your prayer -- What about your prayer?
I didn't -- mean it...
Well, at least you're honest. But, it's quite a load carrying around all that bitterness and resentment isn't it?
Yes, but I'll feel better as soon as I get even with her. Boy, have I got some plans for her. She'll wish she had never been born.
No, you won't feel any better. You'll feel worse. Revenge isn't sweet. You know how unhappy you are --  Well, I can change that.
You can? How?
Forgive Ann. Then, I'll forgive you; And the hate and the sin, will be Ann's problem -- not yours. You will have settled the problem as far as you are concerned.
Oh, you know, you're right. You always are. And more than I want revenge, I want to be right with You . . (sigh). All right, all right . ...I forgive her.
There now! Wonderful! How do you feel?
Hmmmm. Well, not bad. Not bad at all! In fact, I feel pretty great! You know, I don't think I'll go to bed uptight tonight. I haven't been getting much rest, you know.

Yeah, I know. But, you're not through with your prayer, are you?
Go on.
Oh, all right. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Good! Good!   I'll do that. Just don't put yourself in a place where you can be tempted.
What do you mean by that?
You know what I mean.
Yeah. I know.
Okay. Go ahead. Finish your prayer..
For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
Do you know what would bring me glory -- What would really make me happy?
No, but I'd like to know. I want to please you now.. I've really made a mess of things. I want to truly follow you.. I can see now how great that would be. So, tell me . . . How do I make you happy?
YOU  just did.
______________________________
Now Please pass this on!!! There are a lot of people out there
needing this message.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

SOUL SEARCHING JOURNEY

Hi! Friends,
It is a common mistake that we need to spend so much of time focused on building relationships with other people in order to achieve Success. What is the most important relationship of all, which is always more than often neglect is the relationship with our own self.


At this point you might ask yourself, what am I talking about? Though I'm with myself 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, however, I know very little about my own self until I have been transformed by my own soul searching journey couple of years ago.


Prior to this, I must admit that I am just like majority of people who are so worked up in their own lives that they've forgotten who they truly are. When someone asks me to introduce myself, I normally respond by telling him what I do or where I live? These are certainly important aspects of my life, but do not truly reflect me.


I often identify myself with my roles or my career that I often lose track of myself. I do not know whether you have discovered your true self or not? At that time I forgot who I wanted to be, what I truly dreamt of becoming, what I love and value. In effect, I've forgotten my "self." You may be wondering what "self" we're referring to here.


I have buried my authentic self so as to please other people, or to look good AND to be socially acceptable. To me, the effort to maintain this image not only requires too much energy, yet it is both draining and self-defeating. It took me lots of courage and time to step free of the scripted life I've been living and embark on my journey to search for who I am really in the depth of my being. I slowly peel away everything that is not essential and discover my authentic identity. I reclaimed the person the Creator truly wants of me and I find the journey very fulfilling and truly free. With the help from God that I am being transformed and rediscovered my true self. Without believing in God, I would not be able to do it by my own ability.


I remember what's most important in my life - I live for a specific purpose and love to live a meaningful life. Remember my hopes and dreams. Discover or rediscover my deepest yearnings. in order to do this, I embarked on a psychological search-and-rescue mission or soul searching journey to comb back through my life and recover my joy, wisdom, passion, enthusiasm, self-confidence, vitality - the threads of my true self that I had lost along the way.


I took my courage, commitment and perseverance to craft the life I love, most of which I have now. I share this with you with the objective that you too will make the call now to be your authentic self. I am now persistently connecting with my authentic self and reclaiming my true joys and passions that made me able to share with you all these while.

Since then I never regret and am able to do and achieve much more with less. That's something I would never have thought off and contradicted my initial belief. I also realise that I am able to do something what I would never have thought I could do. Amazingly awesome.


Folks, what I share now are something real and deeply inside me that would not be revealed unless the person is being transformed.



God Bless you all.


















James Oh

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Golden Rules of F***ing

Happy day,

 
1. F***ing once a week is good for your health but harmful if done every day.


2. F***ing gives proper relaxation for your mind & body.


3. F***ing refreshes you.


4. After F***ing don’t eat too much. Go for more liquids.


5. Try to do f***ing in bed cause it can save your valuable energy.


6. F***ing can even reduce your cholestrol level. So...



 God bless your Dirty mind !!!













































Wednesday, 3 August 2011

WORDS TO THE SONG

                                           GIVEN YOU


                                            by James Oh








                                           It has given you


                                  More than words could describe


                                        Something you may not


                                                   See


                                                Embrace


                                                 or


                                              Touch


                                             Our hearts






                                        It has given you


                                    Something you could


                                                Feel


                                                 See


                                                Smell


                                                  and


                                                Taste


                                   Our sweet and juicy lives






                                         It has given you


                                      Something you could


                                               Read


                                           Thoughtful


                                               Happy


                                                 and


                                               Lovely


                                        From our articles






                                          It has given you


                                   Something you can't replace


                                               Beautiful


                                                 Special


                                                  Joyful


                                                 Blissful


                                                    and


                                                  Lovely


                                           That sent from above






                                             It has given you


                                            Something that is


                                                     True


                                                  Peaceful


                                                       and


                                                   Graceful


                                    From our minds and souls


                                 
                                   But we have yet figured out


                                      what it is you truly want




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Monday, 27 June 2011

STAND UP


STAND UP AND SPEAK UP
YOU CAN'T JUST FEEL THAT IT DOES NOT EXIST
IT WILL COME BACK TO HAUL YOU
NO MATTER HOW YOU THINK
AND RESPONSE TO IT
STAND UP AND MAKE A STAND
SPEAK OUT FROM YOUR INNER VOICE
GOD IS INSIDE YOU
TAKE YOUR COURAGE TO SPEAK UP
TRUST GOD WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU ALONE
YOU MUST SPEAK WHAT YOU HONESTLY THINK IT'S RIGHT
DO NOT BOW DOWN TO EXTERNAL PRESSURE
OR OPPRESSION
SPEAK OUT WHAT YOU THINK IS RIGHT
YOU ARE NOT HERE TO PLEASE THE PEOPLE

WANT TO SPEAK THE TRUTH
AND LET THE TRUTH SET YOU FREE
NOTHING IS FREE
DO NOT BE AFRAID
DO NOT LET OTHERS MANIPULATE YOU

DON'T BE A PART OF IT
IF YOU DO NOT FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH IT
WHAT IS IMPORTANT IS TO MAKE YOUR STAND CLEAR
WHAT  GOES AROUND WILL COME AROUND
SPEAK UP
EVEN IF YOU ARE STANDING ALONE

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD
YOU MAY BE RIGHT
IF OTHER CAN'T PROVE YOU WRONG
LET  TIME REVEALS THE TRUTH
THE TRUTH WILL EVENTUALLY SURFACED

NO MATTER HOW STRONG ARE YOUR OPPONENTS
AND HOW MIGHTY THEY ARE
THEY WILL BE WEAKENING AND COLLAPSING
EVENTUALLY THEY WILL DESTROY THEMSELVES
LET PATIENCE AND ENDURANCE COMPLETE THE TASK

HISTORY WILL REPEAT  ITSELF
IS JUST A MATTER OF TIME
DO NOT LET GO OF THIS HOPE
TIME WILL COME
JUSTICE WILL BE DELIVERED EVENTUALLY

WALK BY FAITH 
AND NOT SIGHT 
TRUST THE ONE ABOVE
KEEP PRAYING AND STAY ALIVE WITH SUCH A HOPE
REMEMBER TO STAND UP
AND SAY WHAT IS RIGHT

James Oh

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Friday, 24 June 2011

HOW TO PUBLISH EBOOK

Hi, Brother,
Some of you may know by now I have intended to publish Ebook with some of my writings. In this connection, I have read the article with so much excitement and hope you will like it too. Who knows, you may have similar interest as mine.


Even if you do not have such an interest currently, it does not mean that you will not have it in the future. Having this in mind, I rather chose to blog it out to excite us as well. I do not have such an experience to comment on it. What I need is perhaps some feedbacks from you especially those willing to share some of their experience here.

Better still, if anyone is willing to collaborate with me to publish an Ebook on any matters which you and I have the common interests. As you know, I always love to hear from you so that we can explore all means to make the proposal feasible and beneficial to both parties.


My experience tells me that through brainstorming and discussion, we can always put the ideas to work. Through constantly shaping and polishing this idea, it will eventually shine so long as we do not give up such a hope. Let our endurance and patience complete the task. We will be able to produce a masterpiece at the end of the day.


I do hope you are by now you feel excited and are willing to give yourself a try, as I do. Please do put forward your comment should you have any other idea, proposal or experience where you like to share here. Thank you in advance.


Have a fruitful day everyday,

How to Publish an Ebook


Posted by Gary on May 2nd, 2011 / 3 Comments


How to Self-Publish Your Ebook


Every day I receive multiple requests from authors around the world who are looking for assistance or more information on how to self-publish an ebook.


And the answer today is very different than when our Publish Your Own Ebooks website started back in 2003.


Then, your best option was to get your ebook into PDF and start selling it from your own web site. While you can and should still do that today, if you want to be taken seriously as an independent author then you must also make your ebooks available at mainstream ebook stores such as Amazon Kindle Store that have emerged in recent years.


I’m very close to releasing a new ebook self-publishing guide but until it is ready I wanted to post a quick overview of the ebook self-publishing process and some of your options.


If you want to publish your own ebook then you need to consider the main online ebook stores where readers are buying and downloading ebooks. The four big stores right now are Amazon Kindle Store, Barnes & Noble Nook Books, Apple iBookstore, and Sony Reader Store. There are a few others to consider, but let’s keep this discussion to these four.


How to Get Your Ebook into these Stores?


Each of the major ebook stores has a portal for publishers to upload and manage their books. Remember as an indie author you are the author and the publisher.


You can choose to go to each store and publish your ebook directly or you can go through a distributor, sometimes called an ‘aggregator’.


An aggregator typically converts your manuscript into multiple formats and distributes your ebook to one or more stores on your behalf.


Some of the ebook aggregators commonly used by authors include Smashwords, BookBaby, and LuLu. They earn their income by a combination of upfront fees and annual fees for each ebook, or a percentage of the sales revenue from your ebook.


The process for publishing directly is different for each store and many authors use a combination, publishing directly to some stores while using an aggregator for the others.


Why Use an Aggregator?


One of the main reasons to use an ebook aggregator is to get assistance with converting your manuscript into the correct format. Amazon sells ebooks in their own proprietary Kindle format, AZW while the other stores use the EPUB format. There are sometimes complications encountered while trying to convert your manuscript from Microsoft Word into the appropriate format.


You may also decide to use an aggregator because you can’t meet the requirements to submit directly. Sony encourages indie authors to submit through an aggregator. Some stores require you to have a U.S. Tax ID or U.S. bank account if you want to publish directly. And in Apple’s case you need to submit from a Mac computer. Using an aggregator is a way to work around these obstacles.


Why Publish Directly?


Generally speaking it makes sense to deal directly if you can because you will save on costs and more of the profit from your ebooks will end up in your pocket.


If you are familiar with HTML you can probably handle the necessary formatting to successfully convert your manuscript to the appropriate ebook formats.


Getting Ready to Publish


Whether you publish directly or through an aggregator you will need to gather some important information for the submission process:


• Book Title


• Book Description – you need a professional-looking book description.


• Ebook Cover – when your ebook sells in online stores it needs a cover image.


• Price – decide on the price that you will charge. Sometimes different prices result in different royalty percentages so choose carefully.


• Territories – you need to know which geographical territories you hold the rights for your ebook. If your ebook is an unpublished work then most likely you still hold rights for all territories.


• ISBN number. You need an ISBN number at some ebook stores but not at others.


ISBNs for ebooks, ebook covers and pricing are all important topics which will be covered in detail in other posts.


As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, this is only a very brief overview of the self-publishing process and some of your options. I’ll go into more detail in future posts and be sure to watch out for our new ebook self-publishing guide which will be available here soon.


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About the Author


Gary McLaren is a self-published author and the publisher of Publish Your Own Ebooks. He is also editor of Worldwide Freelance Writer a weekly email newsletter for freelance writers with around 29,000 subscribers.






James Oh






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