Thursday, March 11, 2010


And ends. I am officially putting to rest "The Planet of Cham". Why? This blog has done it's job for me. It started back in the Summer of 2008 when I went through the hardest time in my life. I experienced loss, hurt, disappointment, bitterness, brokenness, redemption, renewal, recovery, and a new response. I shared my hurts and life on here during that time in a creative and fashionable manner. I was amazed how God used my self-destruction to reach out to others. It was totally worth it, so others can see an incredible God and have hope. So this blog did its purpose. So that is why I am leaving it to lay rest. I am not deleting it. Because every so ofter, I time travel back through the post, to see and be reminded of what God did in my life.

So at this point, I am moving my blogging to:

You can get the explanation for the name on the site. It is a new step, direction, and thoughts. The site works for me and where I am at. As far as my other blog "Cham2seattle", it will continue b/c it keeps people connected to the ministry that God has called me to at this segment of my life. UFF is my blog to pour out thoughts, art, and questions. Thank you so much for following me and i hope you make the shift over to my new blog.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

MT throws it down...

"It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish."

-- Mother. Teresa

Can't really expound on this b/c it was so well put.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

A strange illusion...

"We have a strange illusion that mere time cancels sin. But mere time does nothing either to the fact or to the guilt of a sin."

--C.S. Lewis "The Problem of Pain"

Friday, January 15, 2010


11 years as a Christ-follower & I still don't get why God chooses to keep blessing me. I understand, but I don't understand. I understand it according to His word & character, but I don't understand when it comes to my shortcomings, failures, disappointments, and weaknesses. I guess that is grace. That is the real love that truly impacts people.


Going on 21...

Day 6 of 21 food fasting & prayer. So far, its the longest that I have ever fasted. I am really seeking God on some keys things in my life. The church that I was attending before I moved to the PNW does a yearly 21 day fast along with 900 other churches across the nation. I felt that God was calling me to do it as well. It has been an interesting 6 days. God has really been cleaning me up spiritually. I am able to see "minor" things that I would normally overlook and downplay. I am really expecting something big from God through this.

I share this as an adventure more than a "look how spiritual I am" type deal. Believe me, fasting is not on the top of my list. Who knows.. I will keep you posted on things God shows me.


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Uncle Screwtape writing to his nephew Wormwood on distracting Christians from prayer:
Insert taken from C.S. Lewis's "Screwtape Letters":

If this fails, you must fall back on a subtler misdirection of his intention. Whenever they are attending to the Enemy Himself we are defeated, but there are ways of preventing them from doing so. The simplest is to turn their gaze away from Him towards themselves. Keep them watching their own minds and trying to produce feelings there by the action of their own wills. When they meant to ask Him for charity, let them, instead, start trying to manufacture charitable feelings for themselves and not notice that this is what they are doing. When they meant to pray for courage, let them really be trying to feel brave. When they say they are praying for forgiveness, let them be trying to feel forgiven. Teach them to estimate the value of each prayer by their success in producing the desired feeling; and never let them suspect how much success or failure of that kind depends on whether they are well or ill, fresh or tired, at the moment.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


I have found out that over the years just being yourself with a humble willingness for growth is the best way to carry out social interaction. Glamour (UNreality) just clutters and mask only for so long.