2019 年城北退修夏令會

馬太福音28: 19 所以,你們要去,使萬民作我的門徒

又是一年一度的夏令營,今次入營,再一次提醒我們作為基督徒的大使命。耶穌的教導,是要門徒,我們現今的基督徒,差我出去,傳揚耶穌基督的福音。~ 約20:21 耶穌又對他們說:願你們平安!父怎樣差遣了我,我也照樣差遣你們。

其實,自從接受了洗禮次後,我真的希望能為神侍奉。但總覺得自己沒有這個能力,不知自己可以為神作甚麼事。就好像耶利米對耶和華說:"耶1:6 我就說:“主耶和華啊!我不曉得說話,因為我年輕。"。我也時時會懷疑自己的能力,也因為對神的話語認識很淺。也怕自己不能升任神給的我差遣。但居和華卻對耶利米說:"耶1:7 耶和華對我說:“你不要說:‘我年輕’,因為無論我差你到誰那裡,你都要去;無論我吩咐你說甚麼,你都要說。”

我明白,在聖經不同的故事都說給我們知,神所用的都是一些平凡的人,但神卻用祂大能的手去幫助那些平凡的人去完成不平凡的事。跟著神的路不是容易的,要背著十架行的路一點也不會是舒服的,一定會遇到不同的苦難和試煉。但作為基督徒,我們要明白在這些路上,都會有耶穌基督與我們同在,一同行過每一段路。

要知道神對每個人的呼召都不同,我們只要向神說"我願意"接受神的差遣,好好的裝備自己,同神維持一個永遠良好的關係,等候聖靈的幫助為神作大大少少的事。我也願我們一家四口,也可以為神你作一點事。

感謝神你為我們作的一切,耶穌基督為我們的罪釘在十字架上,三天後復活讓我們在盼望。我要對你說,我願意等候你的差遺…

2017 年城北退修夏令會


16 當用各樣的智慧,把基督的道理豐豐富富的存在心裡,用詩章、頌詞、靈歌,彼此教導,互相勸戒,心被恩感,歌頌神。~ 歌羅西書三:16

今年是第一年參加本教會的退修夏令會。其實要帶著兩毎小朋友,四歲同一歲,離開家去四天三夜,是第一次。對我和太太真是一個挑戰。但被神的感動,我們都靠著神的力量,將第一次交給神。而另一個挑戰就是被神使用,成為查經的組長,這也是我的第一次呢。
自從有了第二毎小朋友後,家的事務變得特別多。工作、家庭、教會,時間真的好像不夠用,自信2013年真正回到神的身邊以來,真的很小機會去接觸神,及神的話語。而這一次的夏令會,真正給我們一家人一個機會,同神有一個更近的接足。
而透過本年的查的聖經—歌羅西書—更今我明白到神的話的重要,和這世界中不同人和事對神的話語的衝擊。我們基督徒若要在這世界站立得住,真是要像歌羅西書三章十六節所說的 "當用各樣的智慧,把基督的道理豐豐富富的存在心裡,用詩章、頌詞、靈歌,彼此教導,互相勸戒,心被恩感,歌頌神"。而基督的道理就是神的話語—聖經—要對我們說的話。所以天天讀經真是很重要的,就好像我們天上的父,每日都跟我們說話一樣。我作為兩個孩子的父親,每天都希望他們會聽我講的話,其實神—天上的父—也不是一樣嗎?所以之後我要下定決心,無論生活、工作、家庭有幾忙,都要抽時間來到神面前聽祂對我說的話。求神給的堅定的心,每天都能追求你的教導,阿們。
最後,能夠為在任何事上作出侍奉,真是一個恩賜。但初時直的不知自己有怎麼能力,能為神做甚麼呢?但之後開紿明白到,神差遣我們,不是因為我們的能力,是我們的順服。而當祂差遣我們的時候,祂會給我們夠用的恩典去完成神給我們的事工。只要我們耐心的等待,好好的裝備自己,將基督的道理放在心裡,就是我們可以好好的且神建立一個美好的關係。

I just learn a web development tool: Ruby on Rails

Never stop learning: there are always new things to learn in your life!

I have been a web developer/programmer, mostly back-end, for over 10 years. My primary programming language is ColdFusion and PHP. I also have experience with other web development language such as HTML, CSS, jQuery, AJAX, AngularJS. The language I learned from school but never had a chance to apply to the real world, are BASIC, C++, and Java. In addition, I have also use Model-View-Controller (MVC) framework for ColdFusion and PHP.

This year, I have an opportunity to learn a new web development framework – Ruby on Rails, or simply Rails – written in Ruby. Rails is a server-side web development MVC framework; Ruby is an object-oriented programming language. It is quite interesting to learn a new language/framework. I believe it is pretty normal, not limited to the web development industry, to learn a new skill from time to time in order to catch up to this fast growing world.

Compare to other language or framework, Rails have so many pre-defined functions and elements that can be used to simplify the code. They also have a trendy way to get, update, and insert records into a database, as well as to select the relationship between tables: SQL statement is basically not required to use within Rails. I think it is good for a beginner if Rails is the first tools they are using in a real application, but it will be a challenge for me as my primary programming language is not Ruby.

There are also many rules and naming conversion that I need to pay attention to, as well as naming the class or object or table name in plurals and singular form also matter to the default structure and functions. Sounds like I will need to carry my personal dictionary with me for a while for the first several projects.

I know it will be fun for this year to learn and work on a new development tool. However, with God, nothing is impossible (Luke 1:37), and he also said “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”.. (2 Corinthians 12:9).

Thank God that you give me the skills and wisdom to handle my daily work, with you, everything will be possible. Please continue to guide me through to the future, and I will place all the trust and love unto you. In Jesus name, Amen!

My Wedding Highlight

4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. ~ 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7