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Indescribeable

December 28, 2007

Milly dedicated some youtube songs to me the other day. She’s such a sweety, even tho she’s 7-8 hrs away over in the Northen hemisphere, she’s still one of my dearest friends *hugs.*Β  Anyways, she gave me the link to the Chris Tomlin song – Indescribeable.

I think this describes 07 for me. A year of God’s Faithfulness – family, friendships, finances, health. God is good!

This Christmas was a good one, plenty of feasting from early Dec infact! Lots of lovely pressies too – me esp. love the Molton Brown, Vic Secrets, Locciatane toiletries πŸ™‚ But it’s interesting that my frens know wat to choose – I also received lotsa nice accessories, homewares, bags & even Vit C. Thanks a bunch peeps!

Sadly tho, I’m currently down with food poisoning – bleah, think its from the black forest slice I bought from Hans Weds nite 😦 So been bed ridden past 2 days. 😦

Ah well, heres to a BIGGER, BETTER new year in 08!!!!

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Through the grace of God, I am uplifted.

August 27, 2007

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Grace

Through the grace of God, I am uplifted.

When I have given my best and seem to be making no progress,
there is no need for me to struggle. I take refuge in the grace of
God. Gently, I pray: “I surrender all concerns to You, God, and I open myself to
Your guidance and provision.”

In a quiet time, I imagine myself in a visible situation that
illustrates the invisible uplifting power of God’s grace. I am in a
kayak that is stuck in the reeds along a shallow bank. Though I push the paddle
with all my might, the boat will not budge. Just as I stop struggling and
rest, a gentle rainfall washes over me and raises the water level just enough to
free my boat. The rain ceases, and I am able to journey forward again.

This simple image helps me to remember the power of God’s
grace and to trust that it will uplift me and carry me on my way.

“But each of us was given grace according to the measure of
Christ’s gift.”–Ephesians 4:7

Taken from Dailyword.comΒ 

Back from Church Camp & now gearing up for Step!!! arggh

June 14, 2007

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Got back from our family church camp in M’sia – v v v v tired, but it was good! The preacher/teacher – Dr George Weslake aged 75 was inspiring! He’s a cross between Walt Disney & Ned Flanders (Simpsons) and yet he has the vitatlity of a 20 something!!! Even though he overwhelmed me with his Bible knowledge/theologies on Daniel & Revelation… for me the take home was (1) his illustration about this sprinter…. Basically he was recounting this Olympian participant who was running first, but unfortunately pulled his hamstring and still pressed on towards the finishing line… and had his proud father leap to the tracks to run with his son to complete the finishing line… The preacher basically said that God is right beside us as we press-on to complete this journey…task/s in life – that really spoke to me..

The other take home was (2) that sometimes in life we need to step out of our comfort zone.. Haha, and that speaks to me lots, coz I’ve got the Step course which is in 2 days time. Whilst I thought I’d take it on as a personal challenge/for fun – I’ve been getting rather anxious/stressed about it… the pressure from all my gym peers πŸ˜› hehe, but I take comfort knowing that sometimes God wants us to take on challenges, for character development and for reliance on Him. So dear God… please see me through this!!! Help me correct my moves and help me remember the choreography, cues and help me not be nervous!!!!!!!!!!!! ARGGGGGGGGHHHH…

On a happy note! I got plugged on the Clothes Project blog!

Breathing whilst I can afford to!!!

June 10, 2007


B’day gal – Aunty Hyma – the big six-O!!!!


Nav & the cousins yodling for Aunty Hyma


What gymmers do best.. makan!


Me & the coz @ the Art market, Fort Canning

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Feel super exhausted, it’s been a crazzzzzzzzzzzy week… It’s like 1 day seems like a week ago, and the last week seems like a month ago – do you identify with me???!

Week in review:

  • Step x 4, pump x 2, rpm x 2, AF x 1
  • Celebrated Cat’s bday at Da Dong
  • Celebrated Aunty Hyma’s 60th & met some of Nav’s long lost paternal rellies
  • Had my lesson ob!!!!!! argggggggh
  • Indulged in Sun & Moon’s delectable Jap, not to mention the gorgeous tofu cheesecake & green-T tiramisu!!!!
  • Participated in the Art Market @ Fortcanning

Has been an eventful week, preparing for my lesson observation, preparing for step – trying to memorise moves…, then of course preparing for the art market. Speaking of which – thanks muchly to all of you who came by – a good mix of ex colleagues, students from SP & PL πŸ™‚ church buds, gym buds & the misc buds πŸ™‚ It was a fantastic opportunity for me to see people actually purchase my tape-measure brooches andΒ  bread-tag earrings, as well as my global finds from India, Bangkok & China. Special thanks to the coz for making day 1 fly and to Judy for accompanying me day 2!

Tomorrow till Thurs is church camp, which I’m now looking forward to – the spiritual enlightenment, as well as the break from the mental & physical fatigue of everything…

Then of course there’s Friday – a breather before the scarrrrrrrrrrry step course – which I’m sure is going to be enlightening too πŸ˜‰

So there you have it a fusion of my 3 passions in life – Art, Christ & Gym, with all my loved ones in between! haha…

Till then…. cheerios!

Its official – bye bye PL

October 26, 2006

Well it’s official folks, my P announced during today’s assembly the departure of myself and another colleague. I didn’t expect it actually, cos I thought she’d tell the girls next year after we leave.

She was very appreciative in her thanks and acknowledged my 6.5yrs in the school and my role as level head and a key personnel in the art dept. Well…. I gotta admit I kinda felt sad to say goodbye to PL, but at the same time like my P said – God will guide HC and I on our new journey ahead πŸ™‚ I certainly see His hand in this new detour of my life and I thank Him for the colleagues and students He has placed along the journey πŸ™‚

Inner Peace

September 20, 2006

I’m feelin ultra cranky for several reasons….. coupled with the fact I busted my knee agaIN after a pivot turn less than 10 minutes into Netball practice @ school. Me thinks me had a stroke of ‘karma’ after boasting to K that my biceps n triceps were bigger than his, after he changed into his Standard Chartered singlet πŸ˜› Just kidding, but I attribute the sprain to the absence of a warm-up -argggggghh!!! So I’m currently hobbling around with the trusty knee guard and generous slathers of tigerbalm and salonpas gel and sadly refraining from the gym 😦

Anyways, thank God for dailyword which always seems to minister to me when I especially need it….
 
Inner Peace

God is my refuge and my strength. Always in God’s care, I am serene.

No matter what is taking place in my life or in the world around me, I know that God is the source of peace that soothes my soul.

Knowing that God is my refuge in any challenge of the mind or heart, I don’t let doubt or fear get in the way of me making wise and beneficial decisions.

The peace of God within me is more powerful than any situation in life. I can and do experience true serenity as I retreat to the sanctuary of peace within. Here in this sacred retreat is where I gather my thoughts and am renewed in mind and body.

God is my strength, a very real help in times of challenge and opportunity. Knowing that I am always in God’s care, I am relaxed and at peace. I am serene.

         "God is our refuge and strength,

         a very present help in trouble."

–Psalm 46:1

It’s time to escape…

May 13, 2006

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Have been very very overwhelmed, stressed and irritable of late, but after finally getting down to some quiet time this morning – I’m reminded to reach out for his bear hug. Read Is 40:26-31 and Is 41:10.

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Anyways it’s a fortnight to go before the holidays ‘officially’ begin. Am having the travel itch and rightfully so – I didn’t travel out in March due to the op, so dying to escape. I’ve yet to book any tickets yet (what’s new :P) but… planning to visit Truong, Darius & Claudia and Carol in Hong Kong and swim and hike in Krabi, Thailand.

Nav will join me in HK, and is eager to take me on a detour to Shen Zhen, China to some funky hair salon – which gives A-star customer service for a steal. I’m just excited to visit HK – cos it’ll be my first time!!! I remember Truong use to rave about HK during the uni days – the ‘buzz’, the food, the shopping – I guess I always had the impression that it was a faster, hipper version of Singapore and wasn’t terribly enticed – but with 4 friends now residing there – it seems like no better time than now to visit!

As for Krabi – Tini and I are craving some beach adventure so Krabi seems perfect – looking forward to the snorkelling, rock climbing, relaxing and a tan – sheesh I’m so fair!

Till then, back to the grind!

This Journey…

February 18, 2006

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It’s been a challenging week to put it ‘nicely.’ It’s funny cos I was telling SH & N seperately last Sunday, that God is sovereign and He allows ‘challenges’ to happen in our life for a reason – to make us stronger in character and that we’re all on a journey, but each of us may take different vehicles, routes & loads…..

Close friends have told me to slow my pace – in all areas, but stubborn, hyper-active me keeps going like an Energizer bunny (well I was born in year of the rabbit :P). So God has decided that I shall rest for about a month!!! And that may sound like heaven, but it’s almost like a death sentence (i’ll be home bound) 😦

On the flip-side, I guess my ‘break’ is a blessing which I should embrace – a time to rest, reflect, recuperate, recharge, refresh aaaaaand a time to watch lots of dvds, read lots of books/magazines, sketch?, blog and sort out those old photos & scan em in πŸ™‚

But seriously, after much thought and bouts of tears here and there, I’ve realised that it’s kind of a ‘rehearsal’ that I need to go through… He’s actually given me signs & He wants me to take these ‘necessary’ steps… Imoto agrees πŸ™‚

With His strength, I will be brave!!! And I know I have an army of supporters behind me so I know I’ll be fine πŸ˜‰ Thanks for all the encouragement, prayers and love guys!

In the mean time, I’ll up the punches in BC & give my 200% πŸ˜›

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"Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen" (Heb. 11:1)

"By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to set out for a place that he was to receive as an inheritance; and he set out, not knowing where he was going." (Hebrews 11:8)

Full, empty or half-filled?

November 6, 2005

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Just came back from visiting Uncle J & Aunty E. And I must say I’m really inspired by them, despite the challenge they’re facing currently they’re so optimistic and faith-filled πŸ™‚   

Nav shared with them Rom 8:18-28

Just wanted to share a word of encouragement, despite whatever challenges any of you might be facing right now, know that God is in control and that He is there for us. He is our source of hope and strength.

As Aunty E said we should indeed live each day with optimism & fullness πŸ™‚ Indeed we should be grateful for what each of us have been blessed with!