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Who Stole my Implants??!!
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
I came across the article and I laughed so loud. At first I thought it was just a joke, but as I read the article ... THIS IS A TRUE STORY!!!! Be prepared to be blown away to another galaxy. With this, I think the human race has totally sunk into a new low.
CNN linked this story from KTLA News: Woman Sought for Stealing Breast Implants.
This story writes itself.
HUNTINGTON BEACH -- Police are searching for a 30-year-old woman accused of stealing someone's identity and a pair of new breast implants.
Yvonne Pampellonne is accused of using a fake id to pay for liposuction and new breast implants valued at more than $12,000. According to Huntington Beach police, Pampellonne opened a line of credit in someone else's name in September 2008.
Huntington Beach police detective Larry Pitcher said Pampellone lied to her doctor and the staff at the Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery about her name and other personal identification. She used the credit to have the procedures done and never showed up for any follow-up appointments, Pitcher said.
I am really curious to know what are they going to do now that the police have caught her? Does she need to "return" the implants? What about evidence? Are they going to photograph her "boobs" for evidence? I mean, can the real owner identify her "implants" through a photo line-up? Ha ha ha ha. This is really funny ...sorry if I offended anyone but you must agree this is really funny :P
More importantly, what will she be charged under - "1st Degree, Breast Implant Theft?"
Bradah Jit @ 11:52 AM | 3 comments
The Proper Foundation
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
"Unless the Lord builds the house, its labor in vain." Psalm 127:1a
Imagine spending years building an expensive home with the finest material and craftsmanship. It is a work of art, and the project is almost complete. As the day arrives to move in, a building inspector arrives and hands you a notice that condemns your beautiful home because it doesn't meet the building code. Imagine how you would feel at that moment with the notice in your hand and your eyes staring at your beautiful home?
Many Christians - business people, ministers, teachers, parents etc... - who invest years in their various fields of dreams will one day stand before the Lord and realize they were building their own house, NOT the Lord. God is very picky when it comes to our motives behind the actions. Before we act, we must ask why? Why are we doing what we are doing? Has God called us to this task? Are our motives based purely on financial gain, control, prestige, or pride?
It has been a struggle for me the last couple of months - struggle not in my faith, but with what I am doing. I have been praying that there must be more than this here in Kluang. The struggles, the loneliness and the discouragements has taken a toll on me early this year and I just wanted to quit and just be a "regular" guy, father and and husband. I thought to myself that I have given my best and I done what I believe is a "fairly good" work and now its time to move on. I just could not go on like this anymore. My prayer was, "Lord, why am I here and what am I suppose to do?"
Of course the Lord has His own humor and he made me wait as He knows that it is the one thing i cannot stand. It seems to me that I struggle with this same question every 5 years or so and in all of this, He has made me wait upon Him. And WAITING before Him is what i did.
Lately, Psalm 127 has been playing in my head. questions like, "Who is my master?", "whom am I serving?", "to whom am I giving to?", "whose house am I building?", "in whose strength am I laboring for?" and "what is my mission?" - in all these questions, I know the Lord is saying something to me and revealing my heart and His heart as well.
"If any man builds on his own foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, his work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man's work." 1 Cor. 3:12-13
I knew exactly what the Lord is saying and has me to do. I am being refined - with all the trials and struggles that I am going through, He is refining my character, pushing me towards His throne and teaching me to TRUST in His wisdom and strength. I am also reminded that my labor is not in vain!!! Sometimes while building a house, we can loose sight of the entire house we are building - and that is what happened to me - I loose sight of the big picture because I was so focused on what I am doing. I began to wept and repented before the Lord for I have been so myopic in vision and selfish in my serving. i have forgotten that I am building a cathedral and not a house.
I also realized what God has called me to do here in this small town - to raise a young generation from this small town that will transform this nation and to be agents of change for this community and beyond. As I looked back over the years, the Lord has been good in placing so many young men and women in my life - young men and women with the potential to usher God's presence into this nation. I must add that I am the luckiest youth worker to be surrounded by so many young and hungry hearts that are ready to give, serve and lead.
King David learned this principle by the end of his life. Throughout his life he had learned that God always tested him to find out what was in his hert, and what his motive was in his actions. David intructed his son to "...acknowledge the God your father, and serve Him wholehearted devotion and with a willing ind, for the Lord searches every heart and understands every motive behind th thoughts" 1 Chron. 28:9
Bradah Jit @ 10:18 AM | 1 comments
Placing Trust In Our Strength
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
"So the Lord sent a plague on Israel, and seventy thousand men of Israel fell dead." 1Chronicles 21:14
When was the last time your overconfidence cost the lives of 70,000 men? That is exactly what happen to David. David made what might appear to be an innocent request of his general, Joab. But the minute Joab heard the request, he cringed. He knew David was in big trouble for this one.
You see, to number the troop was a great sin in Israel because it was against the law. Why you might as? Because it demonstrated that you were placing more trust in the numbers than in the living God. David displayed enough pride to cost the lives of 70,000 fighting men. God gave him three choices of punishment for his sin. A plague was the one he chose, and it resulted in the death and loss of 70,000 men!!!
Throughout Israel's history, God set the stage for battles to be won, miracles to take place, and people to exercise faith. The stage was also set so that men could not take credit for what God did. Consider Gideon who was only allowed 300 me to fight an army of 100,000. Consider Jehoshaphat, who had to lead his army with his singers. God defeated the enemy. Consider Joshua, who was told simply walk around Jericho seven times, and they would get the victory. God did things in some very unconventional ways!!! How does this relate to you and me as normal students, teachers, pastors, businessman, mothers, fathers and so on? Well, the minute you and I place more trust in our abilities than in God, we are guilty of numbering the troops. Hoe does He punish us? Sometimes it's through letting a deal go sour? Sometimes it is through problems in our relationship with our spouses, client, class mates, colleague, our children or parents. Sometimes situations just blow up in our face. Other times, He lets us go on for a long time doing our own thing, but eventually, He will deal with it and us.
All I am saying and learning right now is to learn to have complete dependence on God - everyday 24/7!!! We all have to learn to use our gifts and talents that God has blessed us with and put it to work through the help of the Holy Spirit. God's way sometimes do not make sense and I have i learn in my life time, God's ways has never lined up with conventional wisdom. So I learn not to "make sense" of everything because His ways will always be HIGHER than my way. When we begin depending on our abilities only, God has a responsibility to make known to us who is the REAL giver of the blessings.
Bradah Jit @ 9:31 AM | 2 comments
Becoming a Mighty Man
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
"All those who were in distress or in debt or discontented gathered around him, and he became their leader. About four hundred men were with him." 1 Samuel 22:2
Have you ever felt that you could accomplish a whole lot more if you had more talented people around you? Perhaps you are in an office and think that some of your fellow worker's don't quite measure up.
Imagine what David must have thought in the years following his anointing by the prophet Samuel as the next king of Israel. He spent the next many years running from King Saul. Now God was beginning to bring men to support David.
But what kind of men? The down and out. God gave David not the elite nor the sophisticated; He gave him those who were in debt and discontented with life. David turned those men into the best fighting men of their day.
In fact, David never lost a battle during his entire reign as king of Israel - quite a feat for a bunch of no-name, lowlifes!!! Some of those men became an elite group known as David's Mighty Men. These were the elite of elite, the Navy Seals, the Few Good Men, the British Special Forces, the Green Berets. Whatever you call them, they were exceptional warriors.
Jesus took a few men who weren't exactly the cream of the crop either. He built His life into those men, which resulted in 12 men who turned the world upside down. Are you one of God's mighty men or women? David and Jesus set the example of what can be done when we invest in others. God does extraordinary things through men who have an extraordinary God. Ask God to use your life to be a mighty man or woman for a cause greater than yourself. He delights in such prayer!!!
Bradah Jit @ 9:39 AM | 1 comments
Overcoming Our Past
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
"Then the Spirit of the Lord came upon Jephthah." Judges 11:29a
We've all heard stories of individuals who have overcome extreme hardship during their childhood years. Children of alcoholics, orphans who never have parents, loss of parents to a fatal accident, childhood disease - all difficult circumstances to overcome. Jephthah was a man who overcame his obstacles and refused to allow his circumstances to prevent him from becoming great in God's sight. He was born to Gilead, a result of his father's adulterous encounter with a prostitute.
Gilead's wife bore more sons, decide to reject Jephthah, and drove him away from their home saying, "You are not going to get any inheritance in our family because you are a son of another woman." Imagine the rejection this young man felt as he was cast away from his own family.
The experience taught Jephthah to become a hardened warrior. Today he probably would have been part of a street gang. As he got older, his reputation as a warrior became known to those in his country - so much so when the Ammonites made war with Israel, the elders of Gilead went to Jephthah and asked him to be their commander. Jephthah had to fight off those feelings of rejection from previous years. "Didn't you hate me and drive me out from my father's house?" he responded. He overcame his hurt and pain, and responded to the call God had on his life.
It is said that if we were to help the butterfly remove itself from the cocoon, the butterfly would not be strong enough to survive. It is the struggles that prepares the butterfly to become strong enough to fly. Without the struggle in the cocoon, it could not survive as a butterfly.
The Lord prepares each of us in the similar way. Some of our childhoods see to have been harsh and born from a seemingly unloving God. However, the Lord knows ou struggle and will make our life an instrument in His hand if we follow him with an upright heart. He does make all things beautiful in His time if we are willing to be patient.
Bradah Jit @ 10:24 AM | 0 comments
My Little Baby Is Growing Up Fast!!!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Having a kid is really fun, especially when it is your own. I have such a great time watching how my little "baby" Caysha growing up into a fine toddler. She says the darnest things these days. Every time I have to leave for work, it really breaks my heart to see her cry at the gate. Its even harder when I have to be outstation. But I look forward to hearing her call "papa" over the phone and her flying kisses for me. I could not imagine life without life without her .... her smiles, her laughter, her hugs and kisses, her chuckles, etc... Now we are all looking forward to another "baby" .... looking forward to start the process all over again.div>
For those who still is in the dark, Li Poh and I are expecting a boy the next time around. We are both looking forward to have a different experience in raising a boy. Caysha has brought so much fun and pleasure, that we are looking forward for more fun and laughter from this next child.
As for my PRINCESS, she will continue to be my source of inspiration and laughter. When days are bad, all I have to do is just look at her and everything else seems to fade away. I often find myself rushing for home because I just want to feel the little arms and hands wrap around me and telling me that everything is alright. I find much comfort from a tiny hug of my little princess - reminding me constantly, what is truly important.
Bradah Jit @ 11:58 AM | 1 comments
Blessed to be a Blessing!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
After a wonderful week of just resting, much has been on my mind, especially the economy downturn that the world is going through. We live in a very uncertain time. We hear and read about people loosing their jobs, their security, their home and even divorces due to the financial hard times. So how do we respond as Christians?
One thing for sure, we need to keep giving. We need to continue to be blessings to others. This is not the time to hold back. My family have been on the receiving end of a beautiful blessing. I struggled at first in receiving it, but I got really convicted on learning how to receive a blessing and allowing the person that is blessing me the opportunity to blessed and serve through giving.
Throughout the holidays, I see God's hand of provision for my family through the people He has placed in my life. I am truly humbled by it all.
When the offerings were finished, the king and everyone present with him knelt down and worshiped. King Hezekiah and his officials ordered the Levites to praise the LORD with the words of David and of Asaph the seer. So they sang praises with gladness and bowed their heads and worshiped. 2 Chronicles 29:29
We are blessed to be a blessing! When we give offerings to the Lord we do it to thank him, to obey him, to acknowledge that all good things come from him, and everything we have is his, for the earth is the Lord’s and everything in it. It is a celebration of the Lord’s provision. He has given us his Son, His Word, our breath, our families, our jobs, our home, clothes, cars, our health, our church family, this beautiful country. He is worthy to be praised!!!
King Hezekiah repaired the temple doors, his predecessors were unfaithful to the Lord, and he was going to get it right! (Thankfully, my predecessor did such an awesome job!) He lead the people back to a heart of worship, he consecrated everything unto the Lord. He commanded the people not to be negligent, but to stand before the Lord and serve Him and minister to Him.
Some churches all over the world have turned their backs on God and become worldly, or lukewarm or just like a club. We are called to relationship with our Lord, and the integral part of that relationship is to worship him in spirit and in truth. To worship Him with our bodies, our time, our money, our whole life is a lifestyle of worship to him.
Lord, I love you and want to serve you wholeheartedly. Revive me. Fill me and Pour Afresh on me. Teach me DAILY the importance of GIVING and TRUSTING in YOU!! Let not my circumstances dictate how much I should give but rather n FAITH in You. Amen.
Bradah Jit @ 11:16 AM | 1 comments