Friday, April 25, 2008

Pressing



Passion is a daily endeavour, not a constant emotional high.

Monday saw conviction and bawling, Tuesday featured emcee-ing in front of 300 colleagues, Wed saw newly formed marketers, Thu was seeing human dynamics at work, Fri was wondering about the great something that was due to happen.

Three weeks into bible school and I must admit there're doubts about whether I'm in the right place. But if He spoke indirectly about it, can it still not be correct?

Work challenges remain, if not, have toughened. Perhaps I've been slack, issues long pending have yet to be resolved.

Gotta keep praying for peace, joy, order and freedom...

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Growing



Friend's grandma suffers incontinence, friend's suffers poor sleep and emotional stress. Grandpa lost 3 more teeth - he's more than 90yo - family suffers temporary worry bout.

Growing old's such a terrible thing. I used to tell myself I don't want to live too long - until someone pointed out that meant dying in your prime. Hmph, life offers much more than worrying about the inevitable.

Truly, we never know what's gonna be hurled at us. But when things are going well for one, can one ignore the plight of others? As Luke reminds us "...for everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required..."

En commute to work this afternoon, a 15yo beng sitting behind was going on loudly in chinese about his shi fu and his friend wasting his time. Crude mocking and playful wrestling inclusive.

I'm not ranting, really. Just wondering what brings one fulfillment and focus?

*ponder*

Monday, April 07, 2008

Burn You Like Roti Prata



Team name: Ham Chim Peng

Summary: 16 sporting, youthful ones went on round-island game of Monopoly. Sweaty, icky but fun :)

Tomorrow 8am PA duty... ARGH!

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Excellence



n. (ks-lns)

quality - an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
admirability, admirableness, wonderfulness - admirable excellence
impressiveness, magnificence, grandness, richness - splendid or imposing in size or appearance; "the grandness of the architecture"; "impressed by the richness of the flora"
civilisation, civilization, refinement - the quality of excellence in thought and manners and taste; "a man of intellectual refinement"; "he is remembered for his generosity and civilization"
courtesy of tfd.com

Big day / Day 1 beckons tomorrow.

Admittedly, was gripped by apprehension before this. Take it easy, you will enjoy, J my leader assured me.

How am I gonna balance tests/assignments/lack-of-sleep/overcoming-fears/
challenges-at-work/ministry-commitment/spending-time-with-loved-ones...?

Spirit-centered, I say!

Friday, April 04, 2008

Watering



The generous soul will be made rich, And he who waters will also be watered himself.
(Proverbs 11:25)


Truly God will use you and your experiences to water others.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

how small, how great



Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
Philippians 4:9 (NIV)


What do you do when you're down and out?

When God seems to be putting you through the toughest time of your life, when your family's kicked you out because you refuse to join the fold to follow old ways, when you're hiding at the void deck because you want to avoid spot checks, when you're desparately trying to start anew but no employer seems to want you because of your previous drug conviction, when your wife left you for another man and still lies to you, when you're living off NTUC vouchers from social welfare, when you don't even have that 10cents to make a phone call...

How do you react when you meet a person going through this yet he's backboned enough not to ask for money or any other help? J tells me he's humbled this evening. Me too bro, me too.

Let's touch a life today with a listening ear, an assuring pat and heartfelt prayers.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Worry is meditation on the wrong things



Don't fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God's wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It's wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.

Summing it all up, friends, I'd say you'll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.

Philippians 4:6-9 (The Message)