Why is Obedience Big Deal

November 11, 2011, 0 Comments

The Lord requires of it. Proverbs 19:16 – He who obeys instructions guards his life, but he who is contemptuous of his ways will die. Deut 28:1 – If you fully obey the LORD your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. 2 Chron 31:21 – In everything that he undertook in the service of God’s temple and in obedience to the law and the commands, he sought his God and worked wholeheartedly. And so he prospered. Proverbs 2 : Moral Benefits…

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Why, why, why: Marrying Late, avoiding having babies

August 23, 2011, 0 Comments

WHY do Singaporeans get married later and hesitate about having a family? Singapore is recognised more and more as a model country by other nations. From the innovative urban development strategy to the adaptive estate master plan, from the panoptic transport management to the precocious education formation, Singapore has earned a reputation for effectiveness, diligence and determination. Sadly, we hear little of pro-family measures, elevating family values in the building of a nation and nurturing healthy relationships within families. There needs to be a paradigm shift, from the Government to corporations and even to heartlanders. – Higher real cost in…

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Grace-filled Parenting

July 14, 2011, 0 Comments

I have found myself making a journey few days ago for the sole quest of seeking mercy. It was an actual 3-hour journey end to end. I was inundated with the mission the very moment I’m up from my bed. Dressing up, walking to the bus-stop, and all along the journey, there is only one thing on my heart. Seek mercy. The story was that I was waiting to sign up for a particular class which I was so looking forward to, only to find out that I had missed the deadline and hence my registration was rejected. Not once,…

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Leading Kids into Presence of God

May 23, 2011, 0 Comments

I love worship sessions and the tangible presence of God felt so strongly during those sessions. The easiest way to bring young children into the presence of God, is also during worship. Right from the time when my boys are still in my womb, I like to expose my children to sounds of worship. As babies, I would take them with us whenever we worship, whether it be us worshipping at home, or participating in congregational worship. Our heavenly Father longs to commune with the kids, he longs to speak with them no matter how young they are or how…

Parenting – Extreme Sport?

March 7, 2011, 0 Comments

I did rock-climbing for the first time last Saturday. Rock-climbing was touted as an extreme sport by many, yet so many climbers have enjoyed doing it. I thought it was rather boring because things are so still. I am one who would rather dance or swim, if you know what I mean; I like to have more than one thing on the move. Parenting is like that in many ways isn’t it? Would parenting be an extreme sport to you? Or would it be a tad toooo boring? It is easy to lose our focus when we have 101 things…

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Teachable Moment : What Last Forever

November 23, 2010, 0 Comments

We had 2 helium balloons at home given by friends who visited Elias when he was hospitalised recently. I was surprised balloons brought so much cheer to the little ones, even I was cheered up. Few days later, the balloons seemed to have lost its brilliance. They were sitting lower and seems softer. KB asked “Mummy, why is the balloon like that?” Mummy: “The gas escaped from the balloon because there are tiny holes on the skin of the balloon. So there will be a time, when the balloon becomes all soft and we can’t play it anymore ok.” KB:…

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Different Pace

October 23, 2010, 0 Comments

For the first time, I had to admit that I am old! Oh man! I hardly use that term in any situation, yet in comparison to the little ones, the contrast is quite stark. The scenario was that my boys would wake up so bright in the morning and bring to me loads of books begging me to read (aloud) to them. I consider myself to be a reflector and needed plenty of slots each day to sit by myself to sort through certain things or spend time in the lord, or just rest. And being extroverted first thing in…

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Childrens Worship

August 2, 2010, 0 Comments

Kids are natural worshippers. Dazzle our children with things of God. (I first hear of that expression from Pastor Tedd Tripp.) I have been seeking God to build children up to adore him. Worship is what completes men. It is what men are made for. Whether we worship God or something else. We are all worshippers, and honestly, I rather worship the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords – Jesus Christ. The Alpha and the Omega. There are all sorts of worship on the shelves today. The best ones are those that are scriptural, catchy and fun. I had…

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More Shopping for New Born

July 13, 2010, 0 Comments

New parents, in a bliss of expecting a newborn often runs into a frenzy of mad purchase… I have been there!  Before we proclaim ALL things too cute to die for, take a look at this chart. It would save you save you from bursting your credit card.  This chart comprises of brands that are tried and tested by others, my colleague and me. Categories Feeding the baby (Breastfeeding) Breast pump You will need this if you intend to breastfeed for long. There are manual pumps as well as electric pumps. Hospitals and many mothers who are serious about breastfeeding…

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Are We Diggin Our Kids

June 23, 2009, 0 Comments

I can only vaguely remember what I was telling Theo to do the other day. It was probably over some trivial activity that I kept on saying “Quickly, faster, faster!” (In true Singaporean fashion – I like things done well and quick.) But the truth was that I was well running out of patience as well. Well, my dear boy has a gentle nature and that he is also leisurely-paced in most things he do. Not that he is clumsy or slow in understanding, on the contrary he is a fast learner and perceptive boy of his age. “But the…