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Today is the first day in 2008. 2007 has gone like years before. I am still alive but now have to think what has happened in the previous years, what I have achieved and moreover what I have contributed to this life.

My life itself, I believe, is ‘a take a granted’ life. I was born as a small baby child then I am growing and look at me now, I am 29 years old. I have a nice family, my dad, my late mum, brothers and sisters and who I am, I have also my own family with my wonderful wife !!!!!

In the late 1990, I was an unknown little boy who lived in a small and isolated village namely Sambirejo (I am quite sure you guys will hardly identify where on earth this place is located). Now, in the early 2008, I am a PhD candidate and I am living in one of the most well known city on earth, Perth, Western Australia.

Oh, God, my Lord, a heavenly Father and a loving and caring friend. How great you are. What an amazing grace in all You have done. Who I am, Lord to be what I am now and to have what You gave abundantly to me.

Oh God, my Lord, acknowledging and asking forgiving for all my sins and faults in the past, and the future, I want also to be grateful for this life. I know I wasted most of the past years for nothing, but thanks Lord for Your grace to allow me learning from my mistakes and waking up from my fall, and of course, be glorify Your name, Lord, for all uncountable blessing in the past and next following years.

Today, oh Lord, I will celebrate my dark and bright past years and moreover I want to keenly embrace brightful 2008 with  faith, love and hope in You only.

2008…….I am coming, He is still the same.

A better man, a better husband, a better student and a better ambassador will be in the new year eve of 2009. Amien.

‘but You remain the same, and Your years will never end.’ (Psalm 102:27 NIV)

‘There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.’ (Proverbs 23:18 NIV)

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