Friday, November 12, 2010

Day of Revelation

The wonder of discovering new things amazes me. The first sight of a awe inspiring scene, the execution of an artist, the mastery of a chef, the beauty of words put together - all these makes me realize how God reveals Himself to us.

Today, I discovered how to upload photos to facebook. I learned how to upload my photos to picassa - in original size.

Today I realized that Paul is a minister to the gospel. He preaches and makes sure that the converts are walking right with God. We need to do such.

Four steps to preaching the gospel:
Outreach - they see God in us
Evangelism - they hear the gospel
Baptism - they have to proclaim their faith
Growth - they have to grow in their faith

He is a God of revelation - He reveals Himself to us each and everyday. May we wait and catch a glimpse of Him everyday.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Day of Blessing

We went to our favorite restaurant, Lion City where of course Singapore cuisine is served. We ordered 2 dishes and got an extra 4 on the house. We had a fish ball soup, chicken wings and 2 new dishes - cashew nut fried rice and pandan fish. My mouth is salivating just thinking of the food that is in the refrigerator!

A friend posted this on her Facebook which gave me the laughter I needed:

Try  this--> 1. Go to Google Maps. 2. Go to "Get Directions". 3. Type Taiwan as the start location. 4. Type China as the end location. 5. Read STEP 24 of the directions. 6. IF YOU Laugh, then repost.
 Was I lucky? Of course not, we are blessed! God has blessed me today with food and laughter. What a God!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Day of Celebration

Went out to celebrate because a close friend found a job after a job search of 6 months. While praying, God impressed upon me that Ann will start work in November and she will be in this firm for quite a while. God is so good to provide a job for her with a pay packet that suits her qualification. Impossible? Don't think so. With God, the word impossible does not exist!

 Today, I am reminded that we need to realize how He answers our prayer and celebrate the answer no matter what the outcome is. In our celebration tonight, I experienced once again His sovereignty upon all our lives!

Encounter with God

This is a challenge. Let's see if we can do this for the next 10 days, if not more.

For many, spending time with God is that half hour daily devotions. Let's not limit it to just half-hour a day. We do encounter God in many instances during the day. Sometimes we have opportunities to show forth our faith and experience God. Let's meet God throughout the day, and record them as part of your spiritual journey.

The Challenge:
At the end of the day, reflect on how you encountered or experienced God. Write down your reflections.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Pet Peeves

I have a pet peeve. Well, I have an issue that troubles me.

Why do Christians say, "So lucky!" Or, "You're so lucky." Or "I have not been ill for the past 3 months" and they knock on a piece of wood. I know that knocking on the wood is to prevent their words turning on itself.

How I wish I can answer, "Well you believe in luck, I believe in God." Or "Luck. What has luck got to do with it?" Or "I prefer to think I am blessed by God."

A friend drove into a car park that at first glance was quite full. We found a space quite near the entrance. She remarked immediately a few times, "We're so lucky, we're so lucky" like a giddy teenager. Being the passenger, I smiled. But inwardly I said, "Thank you Father for blessing us." Why can't I say that out loud. I guess my friend is a Christian who believes in the luck of the coincidence more than our heavenly Father who knows our needs.

Isn't luck just like Doris Day's "que sera sera, whatever will be, will be" ?
Isn't luck like saying please, please to the universe and hoping someone out there will answer?
Isn't luck like a needle in the haystack?

Well, blessings on the other hand is given by God. Blessings is guaranteed because we are God's children. Blessings is a shower of God's love. Blessings is a surprise, a gift that God gives to us to show that He is pleased with us.

Ah...the blessing of blessings!

The challenge is - Emphasis Blessings instead of Luck

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Cold...Need to Perk myself up!

What can I do to perk myself up....

1. Write a happy letter to a friend, recalling all the laughter we shared!
2. Shop for charms on Ebay
3. Listen to Christmas music - not just the hymns but those mischievous songs like Santa Claus is coming to town, All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth...
4. Watching Shrek, Mama Mia, The Terminal, You've got Mail,
5. Drink Hot Cocoa with a heartwarming book - mine is always the Mitford Series
6. Listening to Dearest Dorothy
7. Listening to cheerful classical music like Seasons by Vivaldi

Need to have a basket of Happy Things!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Accomodation around Dallas

This one is gorgeous! Not too expensive. Two in a room - probably about $60 each. So cool for a ladies nite-out! Check out their website:
Wildwood Inn Bed and Breakfast in Denton

The Personality of this Blog

Of course, the personality of this blog will take on my personality or what I am engrossed in....which is

1. Children. What the Bible teaches us about children.
2. Crafts. So far, it's crochet and tatting
3. Contemplating. Contemplating God's Heart, Spiritual Growth, Intimacy with God
4. Christian books. Mitford Series. Dearest Dorothy. Henri Nouwen. Dallas Willard. John Ortberg

And whatever makes life fun!