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Hi. This is Karen Cheng. I am~
A daughter called out and loved by an incredible Heavenly Father;
A fellow sojourner.
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Archive for August, 2007



Posted by: Karen Cheng  |  Filed under 中文文章




Dance in the light

Posted by: Karen Cheng  |  Filed under English entries - 英文文章, Journal

While praying at church on Sunday, a movie was played in my head.

In it I am dressed in a white sundress. With piano music playing in the air, I am twirling, dancing, with lights shining all around me. There is love and warmth in the light. The light is life.
While I am contently dancing in the light with my Father, I start to remember others who are hurting. I’m sure my friends can really benefit from being in my Father’s light.
So I begin to pray for one particular friend. As I pray, I see her sitting on the grass in my movie; she was crying with much grief on her heart. I start circling around her as I continue my dance with the music. After a while, the light that’s all around me becomes a canopy of light all around her. There is comfort in that canopy. So I decide to pray for others and bring them into my “dancing circle”. Somehow I know this is my Father’s desire.
There is joy on my heart knowing that these friends are covered by the canopy of light. They will soon know that “God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in time of trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountain fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most high dwells. God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.”

Oh the secret joy of dancing in the light in my prayer closet..



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CD and Prayer Update

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Crescendo Music’s second CD “Worship Before The Throne” was officially released in Taiwan yesterday. There is a tenderness on my heart – a wellspring of thanksgiving from deep within.

We are praying that God will use this and the previous CD, “Dawn To Dusk” to draw many to Him.. That this offering of worship will bring many to encounter His love, His grace, His life and His redemption. We are praying that God will open many doors for the Chinese communities and people to hear these songs.

Father I pray for all who will hear these songs – fill their hearts with the love of God from deep within. Cause a tremendous wave of praise and worship to rise before You. May there be a sound of joy and hope. Allow these CDs to be a tool in Your hand for what You desire to do among the Chinese people at this time.

Below is the prayer letter we sent out~

“Dear All,

Our second worship CD, Worship Before The Throne, was released in Taiwan on 8/22/07. We want to thank you for caring, praying and supporting us in the past two years as we produce this album.

We would like to ask you to pray with us -
that God will use this album as a tool to bring many into His Kingdom..
that this album will stir a deep and meaningful worship among the believers unto the very Throne of God..

This album will be making its way into various parts of Asia in the near future, i.e. Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, etc. Pray that God will bless the believers in Asia through these songs. Pray also for open doors, for connection and distribution of the album.

Once again, thank you for praying for us and the album.. We appreciate you.

Love from our household to yours,
Karen and Charles Cheng”



Posted by: Karen Cheng  |  Filed under English entries - 英文文章

Sometimes when I try to sort through my thoughts, I have more questions than answers. This week I am in my cloudy world and I desire a clearing.

As I read my Bible this afternoon I am reminded again -
“… for the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow, it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account…”

Speak over my heart, Father. I desire truth in my inner most part.



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holy happiness

Posted by: Karen Cheng  |  Filed under English entries - 英文文章, Journal

I see what I call “holy happiness” once in a while. Whenever I see it, I always get stirred.
This holy happiness is an outward expression of an inner man that’s under a different current. There is lightness, not burden; light, not darkness; happiness, not anxiety; servanthood, not demandingness. It’s an evidence of a soul that has tasted the goodness of God.

I see that holy happiness on my kids tonight. They have been in the presence of God the past few days, learning, hearing and speaking His truth to one another. As a result, there is a beauty and happiness on their faces. The wonderful thing is I get to learn from them.

I hear Jesus say, let the children come to Me; do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of God belong to such as these.

I am running to You tonight, Papa. As Your little girl, I’m running into Your arms of love in surrender.