Do not dwell in the past –
concentrate the mind on the present moment.
I made this video last week during a walk with my family in the Swiss Alps. I was so inspired by the beauty of God’s nature. As I looked at it on my iPad later that day I decided to make it into a short film. Garage Band helped me with creating the music for it. I hope you enjoy it.
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure. Oprah Winfrey
1973 Sophal was born in Cambodia and as a baby adopted by wonderful Swiss parents.
2 years ago we flew to Cambodia for the first time.
We fell in love with the country and the people right away.
It was a coming home. Everybody looked like me.
This summer we flew to Cambodia again.
After sitting in a very boring church, ND said to Sophal on the way out: “With a church like this the people of Cambodia only have a small chance of experiencing God in a relevant way.”
Sophal looked at ND and said: “We should start an ICF here.”
ND was shocked that Sophal would say this.
Sophal never wanted to found a church.
Sophal continued and said: “Founding a church never passed my thoughts and especially not in Cambodia. But I knew it was the right thing and the only way to really help the people of Cambodia.”
ND felt the same in my heart but was speechless.
Suddenly Sophal realized that what we were planning on doing would turn our lives up-side-down.
We took some time to test the decision.
It became clearer and clearer that we would start the next 40 years with a radical step. When we told Leo and Susanne Bigger (Pastors of ICF Zurich) they were very excited and support our vision.
So we decided to go to Cambodia and plant a new church at the heartbeat of our time.
We don’t only want to found a church but help the young generation in many areas.
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When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money.
That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact, and that is – everything around you that you call life, was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it,you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.
The minute that you understand that you can poke life and actually something will, you know if you push in, something will pop out the other side, that you can change it, you can mold it. That’s maybe the most important thing. It’s to shake off this erroneous notion that life is there and you’re just gonna live in it, versus embrace it, change it, improve it, make your mark upon it.
I think that’s very important and however you learn that, once you learn it, you’ll want to change life and make it better, cause it’s kind of messed up, in a lot of ways. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again. Steve Jobs
Some people spend all their lives on a boring little island called the “Someday Isle.”
Someday I’ll be happy.
Someday, I’ll hike in Nepal.
Someday I’ll clean the house.
Someday I’ll have a great adventure.
Someday I’ll stop smoking.
Someday I’ll loose weight.
Life is not a dress rehearsal
Life is here and it is now. Reach out and seize it, you deserve it!
Each morning he’d stack up the letters he’d write…tomorrow. And think of the friends he’d fill with delight…tomorrow. It was too bad, indeed; he was busy today and hadn’t a minute to stop on his way. “More time I’ll give to others,” he’d say…tomorrow. But the fact is he died and faded from view and all that he left when the living was through was a mountain of things he intended to do…tomorrow. Unknown
List 5 things you’ve been procrastinating about and plan to take at least a little bit of action on all five this week.