Sunday, January 21, 2007

Putting off the old filth and humbly accepting the word in the heart...

Enough is enough.  It's really high time to turn from the old worldly ways which end up in destruction.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Goodbye for now

Funerals are meant for the people around to accept the passing away of a friend/relative.

It works in a way, but in dealing with the loss of a loved one, nothing is better than being around the person again.

Such is the hope we have in Christ, when all the broken and lost will be restored back to perfection. Nothing can ever replace that...

Goodbye for now our dear brother W. Loo, you'll be dearly missed on this side of eternity...

Sunday, January 14, 2007


Really reminded of a lot of things today:

-From James 1:1-11, the importance of viewing this world, and our suffering, from God's eternal perspective, not ours.

-From hearing of the demise of a dear brother, which really is a shocker since he's really hale and hearty, that this life is really temporal, the next is the real deal. That the truly wise live for the next, whilst living in the current one.

-From hearing things from the viewpoint, that family life lived out God's way involves not right actions, but actions coming from a right attitude.

...I have a long way to go in spiritual maturity. The progress that happened over the past few years in uni was only the beginning.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Work and gospel

And so comes the time where work seems to be screaming to be top priority over everything else.

I know that it's just a once off issue where once settled priorities can "go back to normal".

But that sounds almost like a lie, a beginning of a downward spiral towards totally ignoring the eternal that's truly important, and just living solely for the temporal which is now.

I think I haven't fully understood (school)work in the light of the gospel yet.

Thursday, January 11, 2007


Have never read thru' the letter of James before, and now our church is doing it together!

Started on the first study on James 1:1-11 at Carlsen's place.  It hit me that the reaction of Christians to persecution against them for being Christian should be joy (because of the real end result), and dependence on God to live life His way.

If only I had read/studied this letter earlier before, I probably would have been more focused on what's important last year...but then again, this lesson hits home harder with what has happened over 2006...

Wednesday, January 10, 2007


Have been really busy since dunno when but I hope to continue to write.

One reason is that it forces me to stop and think sometimes. Something that I need to do more of definitely.