encouraging the encourager, who God is

encouraging the encourager

After my last blog “fan into flame the gift of God: my journey in the interpretation and translation ministry“. the preacher whom I mentioned in it shared with me that although she was the one who encouraged me years ago to spur me on my journey in the interpretation ministry, this time round it was…

do you feel the music?

We do not have a choir at our church nor do we have a huge team of worship leaders.  Apart from the musicians, I think there are only about 7 who actually sing and with their weekly rotations and a couple of them double up as musicians as well, we usually see just 4 –…

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…

the ultimate upcycling project

I love upcycling. “Upcycling” as defined in Wikipedia: also known as creative reuse, is the process of transforming by-products, waste materials, useless, or unwanted products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value. Simply put, “upcycling” is to process used goods or waste material so as to produce something that…

a portrait of life

It is said that life is a journey and I totally agree with it. Life is a journey packed with ups and downs, and highs and lows. Along the way there are smooth pathways where we get to enjoy the scenery at a relaxing pace or sometimes there are high speed motorways where we just…

God is good!

God is good… all the time! And all the time… God is good! I believe all Christians are familiar with the saying and will respond when someone says the first part of the sentences either in a Sunday service or some Christian conferences or events. It is a reminder to us all and also an…

faith

When it happened 13 years ago, many people were surprised, jaws dropped in fact when they heard that I had accepted Christ and became a born again Christian.  A friend even said, “I never would have thought… being a Christian was the last thing I would see you as!” I guess it was rather hard…

fragrance that inspires

This is tonkin jasmine/cowslip creeper/telosma cordata/夜来香. These small flowers in clusters on vines are unassuming in appearance but they emit a strong yet amazingly delightful and truly exquisite fragrance, and I absolutely love them! Looking at these little fragrant yellow blooms, I am led to ponder on ourselves the Christians with reference to 2 Corinthians…

God’s masterpiece

Uncommon Women 非凡的女性 We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free. — Kavita Ramdas, the India country representative for the Ford Foundation, former President and CEO of…

softness of heart

I pray, O Lord… let our heart not be hardened by past hurts and hatred but softened by your love in order for us to release forgiveness; let our heart not be hardened by disappointments and discouragements but softened to hear your voice guiding us back to you where hope is; let our heart not…