a time for everything, year-end reflection, faith reflection

a time for everything

I can hardly believe the year is coming to an end. Really, where has the time gone? The memory of celebrating the last Christmas seems to be still fresh and lingering, yet we are preparing to welcome my favourite time of the year again in just a couple of weeks’ time. Truly, how time flies!…

containers, miracle of the 17 containers, obedience, trust, Proverbs 3:5-6

miracle of the 17 containers

“I want to share with you my story of the 17 containers!” was the line blurted out by Catherine excitedly during one of our weekly connect group meetings recently that brought us a story about trust, humility and the blessings of obedience. The incident took place a few years ago when Catherine had already achieved…

decluttering, spiritual decluttering

when less is more

“Constantly choose rather to want less, than to have more.” — Thomas à Kempis Reflecting on the theme of “contentment” from our daily devotion on Every Day with Jesus, I decided that it was time to do some decluttering — to rid of some of the things that I no longer want or need and…

faith and focus

First, let me start by telling you a story about people walking on the sea… Matthew 14:22-32 22 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd.23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later…

time waits for no one…

I am blessed with a stunning view from both the living room and master bedroom floor-length windows of my condo.  The dramatic sky, interesting cloud formations and vibrant colours during some mornings with Mt. Kinabalu in the foreground can be really awesome.  Even during rainy days, the dreamy setting with mist-surrounded and rain-washed green hills…

a season of pruning

After 13 years and four months of growing together and going through thick and thin, I left my cell/home/connect group (that is the exact sequence of name change for our church small groups over the years with the last one taking effect only this year). I visited a few other groups before I was invited…