Saturday, June 24, 2006

FOM Retreat

Just came back today from a 3D2N camp with the youths.

Was quite stressed over the planning and all, with the little amount of time I had and the busy schedule, and I'm not the planning type of person myself. But thank God, there's Yifen, Andrew, Eugene and Wai to help with advice and to do some tasks. And also some of the youths and Maria who helped out with some other tasks which were just as important also.

Wai, Andrew and myself taught for this camp. We taught from the epistle of Philippians. Wai took most of the lessons and Andrew and myself took one each. For Andrew it was his first time teaching in such a manner, and for myself it was my third time teaching like this.

Actually, for me it's the most organised one (but still FAR from what I want to aim for) as compared to the other two (the listeners of the two can testify to that), and I think it did help to learn along the way from people like David Jackman and all about teaching from the bible. Hope to be able to continue to learn and practise more along the way. Certainly am very thankful to God for the many many many chances I have to teach, though I'd better try my best to improve: don't want the youths not to understand in the end...which'd defeat the main purpose of the study liao.

The last time I learnt from Philippians under WS (which was the first time for me also) I had a 'theme' for that year personally: to be others'-centered.

This time, it'll be this:
Philippians 1:27-30
Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel, and not frightened in anything by your opponents. This is a clear sign to them of their destruction, but of your salvation, and that from God. For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake, engaged in the same conflict that you saw I had and now hear that I still have.

May God help us all to grow in knowing Christ, both individually and together as one.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Living life God's way with parents

"Would be better to call your mum first to tell her that you're going home soon"

Am reminded once again on how gracious God had been to me in terms of my relation with my mum: the truth about how we should live our family lives, the understanding and conviction that comes only through the Spirit, and even though I had no idea how to go about things, God provided a sister who's able to help me learn. (and is still helping me in various ways)

Now, even though things have improved somewhat as compared to when I started on this, I've still a long way to learn and to improve in relating better to my mum. Not for the sake of being a 'good' person, not for the sake of living life with less stress from home, but simply because this is the only way to live: in thankful obedience to the God who made us and saved us in Christ.

Although I'll never be able to honour my mum perfectly as we were supposed to, but I hope and pray that with God's help, this may also come to be the means through which she understands clearly what it means to be a Christian.

Friday, June 16, 2006

The end of IA

The IA is over! Am really excited abt this being over, so that I can concentrate on preparing the talk for the retreat and all, but somehow feeling a bit sad already at leaving the work place, or the people there to be exact. Especially my project mates and the ones we play table soccer with ;) well,hope to be able to keep in contact with the fellow IA students at least!

Thinking about this...already makes me miss them liao, sort of...

But for now,it's on to killing that bug that was found this morning =S and preparing for the youth retreat!

Sunday, June 11, 2006


For those who don't know yet about this, I commend this highly to you ;) Really.

From Project Timothy, the upcoming bible conference from 15 to 16 July...

Going to church can sometimes be a bit of a mixed experience. There's great singing, visuals and friends but the snag comes when we have to sit through a boring talk on the Bible. Inexplicably, it manages to be dry, tedious and devoid of relevance and power. Yet we have a nagging worry that the Bible is necessary and should have a proper place in our Christian lives. But we struggle to figure out what that role is.

Maybe it is one tool among the many God has given us, and we can be free to major on the tool that suits us best?

Maybe it's the advanced tool meant mainly for intellectual people, who are the ones who are able to understand and enjoy it fully?

Maybe it's the tool that gives abstract ideas about God and tips for practical living has to be found from wisdom elsewhere?

This year's PTBC will zoom in on Psalm 119, a psalm that pulsates with love for God's word. The Psalmist's thirst and hunger for God's word challenges our modern, muted response to the Bible. The Psalm initiates us into the delight, comfort and liberation that come from knowing the word of God. In studying it, we might be able to recover something of the joy of engaging with God's word. Along with expositions on Psalm 119, there will also be thematic talks on how the word of God shapes the people of God. There will also be "Berean Small Groups" for the first time, to equip people to read the Bible for themselves.

Sign up now, and be renewed in your love for God's word.

Highlights of the weekend:

  • 3 Bible expositions of select passages from Psalm 119 by Christopher Ash
  • 2 Thematic talks on what the whole Bible teaches about God's word, its relationship to the church and how it shapes the people of God
  • NEW! Berean Small Groups to equip people to read the Bible for themselves
For enquiries, please call Lit Lam at 9423 4940 or email

To register, please click HERE.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Finger mice

Akihabara News - Use your fingers as mouse

Interesting...I'd buy one if it becomes available in Singapore...

*lub dub*...*lub dub*

New Biometric System Identifies People By Heart, Brain, Breathing Patterns

Never knew this could be possible, although something similar appeared in our FYP selection list...both scary and interesting sia...

Sunday, June 04, 2006

On Love

Just read The Book of Shadow's post titled Love, True Love. A timely reminder (from the letter to the Corinthians) of what I need to ask God for more of: love, which shows itself in these various ways.

OOP: Yeah, the January post is an indicator of how far back I am in terms of reading some blogs, heh heh.