Monday, November 8
Felt the urge to blog. Not that I have something substantial to share or that it has been a long time since I've last blogged. I almost decided to totally give up on blogging ever since the advent of more convenient social networks like FB and Twitter. But the demand for a blog will always be there. Where else can you really share words of more than 140 characters in a diary-like format?
I guess one shift in mindset personally is to stop blogging thinking of who my readers will be or to target my blog content at people I know who are reading. I think I've stopped blogging after a while cause I don't know who else are still reading this blog or whether anyone is reading.
A personal thought- I should just continue to blog my thoughts and comments, regardless of whether anyone is reading. This blog will be a tangible record of my world and my train of thoughts.
jel; 11:28 pm
Sunday, August 1
haven't been faithfully updating this blog. admit that I'm kind of neglecting it. Maybe it's because I've been drawn towards twittering which provides more convenience. Maybe it's because I'm unsure who is still reading what I blogged about. But all these while, there is still no doubt that I still enjoy sharing my experiences and thoughts with the people around me.
It is a blessing to know that God places friends around you to share your life with. Upon reflecting, I have different groups of friends with whom I share different aspects of my life with. Not that my life is segmented-all parts of my life are still as real as I am, just that with different groups of friends, I share different common interests with each group and conversation topics will differ. I'm contended with being able to enjoy the company of these friends regardless of the nature of the conversation topics. It is really through such reflection that I see how God molded me into a person with diversity and yet unique in my own ways, that these different groups of friends are testimonies to how He can use me to share my life with them.
One of my purposes is to continuously form and build relationships that matter and it really brings joy to my heart, knowing that lives can be transformed and inspired.
jel; 1:39 am
Saturday, July 10
I'm really glad i'm starting on this book by Joshua Harris " I kissed dating goodbye". It is not by coincidence that I got hold of a copy of it and started reading it. What was amazing is that the book reaffirms what my stand was with regards to staying single till I graduate. It gives freedom to grow and develop, to mature as an individual till my commitment level is ready for a relationship. In the meantime, i found joy in discovering true friendship with the opposite sex without any intention of seeing them as potential girlfriends.
This book got me engaged and it has aspiring to read and be reaffirmed of my believes and decision to stay single for this moment
jel; 12:48 am
Tuesday, June 1
It was a good time spent over the weekends. Attended Big Church Day Out, a christian outdoor concert, with some manchester friends, including Johnston and Daniel. It was a concert gathering some familiar Christian singers and groups and I'm impressed at such an attempt to gather Christians around the nation to celebrate and to promote goodwill agendas to believers.
I was blessed by the worship led by Hillsong United through the many songs they sang, songs which at different stages of my life have ministered to me. It seemed like a compilation of memories which surfaced during the worship that reminded me of how God has been good to me through these years of growing in Him and how He has stood by me in all situations of my life, from when I was still a young Christian with faith as small as a mustard seed till times when I face utmost difficulties and choices.
Worshiping together with such a large group of equally passionate believers brought something different in the spiritual atmosphere where we stood together to praise and worship God. The slight drizzle didn't affect any of us and I chose to declare that regardless of rain or shine, I will still worship God with the same fervor and passion and I pray that this passion will continue to burn within every time I worship
jel; 6:58 am
Thursday, May 13
Have been very ministered by this song today:
Hillsong United Arms Open Wide lyrics
Take my life I lay it down
At the cross where I am found
All I have I give to You oh God
Take my hands and make them clean
Keep my heart in purity
That I may walk in all You have for me
Oh here I stand
Arms open wide
Oh I am Yours
And You are mine
Take my moments and my days
Let each breath that I take
Be ever only for You oh God
My whole life is Yours
I give it all
Surrendered to Your Name
And forever I will pray
Have Your way
Have Your way
One question I had was: what does it really mean to say that my whole life is yours? how should i live my life then? it's kind of strange that i'm asking these questions as if i'm faced with them for the first time but when I was listening to this song today, the verse brought afresh these questions as i ponder and evaluate how my life has been thus far.
Lord, give me a clean slate to start afresh and be renewed in You each day as I learn to live that surrendered life to You
jel; 7:10 am
Wednesday, April 28
just read the straits times online. it is really a comforting feeling to reconnect back to Singapore in such ways. Though i may be physically far away, the news kept updated with all the new happenings. I'm so looking forward to the new developments which have sprung out these recent weeks- the helix bridge, marina sands, circle line and of course universal studios
catching the online sermon after travelling for the past month makes me yearn towards attending church service in fcbc upon my return to Singapore. haha, i guess these are the symptoms which will arise after being away for lk 3 months? in any way, I'm looking forward to spending a meaningful 2 months ahead before i finally return to Singapore
jel; 5:18 am
Friday, April 16
Slacking around in the hostel right now. Waiting for time to pass till my flight. Hoping that my flight won't be cancelled.
Time past by so fast. I'm at the end of my Easter trip already. Thank God for how this trip turned out to be like and the many pleasant surprises throughout the trip. Learnt quite a lot from this trip as well- being more street-savy and of course about the overlapping history of this part of Europe. Have been very intrigued by history and inspired to learn a lot more and be more informed.
Looking forward to a good break from all the travelling
jel; 10:10 pm