Monday, June 04, 2012

Claiming these promises today

Blessings - Laura Story

"There is a blessedness that comes through waiting on the Lord. There is an intimacy in our walk with the Lord that comes through walking through that valley. There is a reliance on His word that we only know when everything in life fades away.....and so in that sense, I truly feel that I am blessed." - Laura Story on the inspiration behind this song.

We pray for blessings
We pray for peace
Comfort for family, protection while we sleep
We pray for healing, for prosperity
We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering
All the while, You hear each spoken need
Yet love us way too much to give us lesser things

'Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise

We pray for wisdom
Your voice to hear
And we cry in anger when we cannot feel You near
We doubt Your goodness, we doubt Your love
As if every promise from Your Word is not enough
All the while, You hear each desperate plea
And long that we have faith to believe

'Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near
And what if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise

When friends betray us
When darkness seems to win
We know that pain reminds this heart
That this is not, this is not our home
It's not our home

'Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
And what if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near
What if my greatest disappointments
Or the achings of this life
Is the revealing of a greater thirst this world can’t satisfy
And what if trials of this life
The rain, the storms, the hardest nights
Are Your mercies in disguise

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Back online...

...Have finally decided to take my blog off the cold storage so it's now back in public domain.

The 'stalker' has since left the company and I don't really care if she reads this anymore. Wherever she is, good luck to you but perhaps you might want to re-think your modus operandi in your new company. You're not doing yourself any favours acting like the world owes you and being a tattle-tale especially when you cannot actually deliver any real work. So, just do yourself (and your son!) a favour and grow up ok?

Updates

Check out my thoughts on Bersih 2.0 and Today's Worship.

Lazy to re-post :)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Inspiration lost

I was inspired to blog and update earlier this evening but now at 11.30 at night, I'm suddenly feeling lazy so I guess it'll have to wait....AGAIN :)

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Grin and bear!

While the westerners hate going to weddings and Christmas alone for fear of uncomfortable questions from the relatives, the Chinese person's worse nightmare is during Chinese New Year which is unfortunately round the corner! The Chinese extended family is also much larger than the westerners so imagine the potential minefield we face! 

While we were growing up, the 'well-meaning relatives' would always state the obvious - "wow you have grown taller, thinner, fatter etc etc" or they would compare our exam results with that of their kids! 

Then it would be, "No boyfriend or girlfriend yet ar?"

When you are seeing someone, the question inevitably turns, "So when getting married ar?"

And now that I'm married, the question for my season is "Still no children ar? When are you having children? You are not young anymore. So and so already have X number of children"

So in preparation for the inevitable, I have come up with several responses when faced with THE question this year :

1. Place my hand dramatically on my forehead and sigh loudly saying, "Don't ask anymore la! It's very hard for us!" Add a crocodile tear, sniffle or both!

2. Ask, "Aunty, got any tips for us ar since you have so many children? Any special positions we should try?"

3. Steer clear of the person and pretend to be busy.

4. Feign indifference and shrug it off.

5. Pretend I have a tummy ache and head to the loo.

6. Say, "Ask God la. When He gives, we will surely take. He don't give, there's nothing we can do right?"

7. Just grin and bear and shuffle quickly to the next set of relatives.

While I'd really like to try 1-5, chances are I'll probably stick to numbers 6 & 7 for fear of offending the relatives. If only they would leave me alone! :( 

Oh well, Happy Chinese New Year everyone and wish me luck! 

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Worship 23rd January

Psalm 136 brought about these thoughts...

Let God be God
......

When the oceans rise and thunders roar,
I will soar with You above the storm,
Father, You are King over the flood,
I will be still and know You are God.

....

Ev'ry blessing You pour out
I'll turn back to praise
And when the darkness closes in
Lord, still I will say:

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blesses be Your glorious name

.....

Encouraged and reminded of God's love and grace for us. May it be to us as You have willed.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Minta maaf....Siaran tergendala...

Can't believe I have to take my blogs offline temporarily... no thanks to some psycho snoop who has nothing better to do.*sigh* Drama gilerr... hope this spell doesn't stay long.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Cambodian experience

Am sitting in the Phnom Penh airport waiting to board the plane to Siem Reap for the tour part of the conference. Last few days has been spent coordinating a conference in Cambodia. The amount of protocol and blatant 'favours' can be quite disheartening but my colleagues who are more seasoned with the Cambodian ways reminds that it is the only way to get things done here. Nonetheless, the event went smoothly with relatively few major hiccups so we are all happy.

Heading to Siem Reap for a tour of Angkor Wat. I wasn't suppose to go coz I wanted to be home to see Gabe off to the airport for his training in US but he's already on the plane as I type. I've just signed myself up for a 4am tour to watch the sunrise over Angkor Wat so hopefully it will be worth it! :)

Blogging on my iPod reminds me of our backpacking days when I blogged about our travels on my mobile phone....ahhh good times :)