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How God Answered My Prayer Was More Than I asked

“The poor and needy search for water, but there is none; their tongues are parched with thirst. But I the Lord will answer them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.  I will make rivers flow on barren heights, and springs within the valleys. I will turn the desert into pools of water, and the parched ground into springs.
Isaiah 41:17-18Two months ago, I lost my side job. The owner told me that she couldn't pay me and other writers because the cost was too high. She didn't have sponsors to fund her site. The maintenance cost was high and I guess the earning from the ads couldn't cover it. My heart sank because I needed the money.  I had planned how I would manage my finance with the money. But then,  things went south. To be brutally honest,  my main job couldn't cover some of my needs.  The salary only enough to cover the basic.  I could survive with the basic but I wanted to help my parents and youngest sister.  I feel it is my responsibility. Also I had planne…

Do What Jesus Did Book Review

Author: Robby Dawkins
Publisher: Chosen Books
Pages: 256 pagesBuy on Amazon

What this book is about:
Robby Dwakins, a pastor of Vineyard Church wrote about various real stories that he and other people experienced when they let God worked through them. From casting out demons, healing people, to raise dead people.
What I like about this book:
I like how Robby was being honest about his own weaknesses. He didn't write it as if he was some kind of a super religious pastor. But he wrote it as an ordinary person who had weaknesses, doubts and fears like we are. Just as the main message in this book that God doesn't look for qualified people so He can use them. He is looking for people who are willing and available with all the weaknesses and brokenness.
What I read here were stories of ordinary people like me (and you) with their own struggles, weaknesses and problems. But they experienced God and were being used by God because they opened themselves to be used by God. And the re…

Manual Brewing Methods and Instant Coffee

I live in a small city named Solo in Central Java, Indonesia. Coffee manual brewing methods are something new in my country. I'm not sure when it began, but I started to learn the methods last year.

I don't really remember how and when I started to like coffee. Maybe I like coffee because it is usually offered in various restaurants, and street food vendors in Indonesia besides tea. You will easily find both of them in my country. But most coffees that are served, drank and sold in my city mixed with other ingredients like for example corns. I just found out about it recently. The reason coffee farmers mix coffee with other ingredients is so that they can sell coffee cheaply. If they sell coffee beans without other ingredients, the beans will be expensive and most people probably cannot afford it. And of course, instant coffee is popular and common here.

Since I was a teenager, I liked to drink instant coffee. Why not? It was cheaper, came with various flavours. Real cafes tha…