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God of the ORdinary (and Extraordinary)

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Jesus has done many miracles and taught with great wisdom. Yet, one thing that continued to astonish me is Jesus washing the feet of the disciples. It is so ordinary. It is so mundane. It is so low. Yet, Jesus did it without hesitation. I love how John described this scene in John 13. First, he wanted us to know that Jesus did not do this out of random. He knew His time to die on the cross is...

Slowing Down

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I love getting stuff done and getting them done fast. There is no better feeling than checking off my to-do list.  I quickly learn that when I take my girls out, I have to slow down. Life is not about rushing to get stuff done. Instead, it is finding opportunities in the ordinary day to day life to teach girls, especially God’s truths. The wrong paradigm is to assume kids learn the...

David’s Anointing

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This post is more of a prelude to David coming into the scene in the Bible. His first famous achievement is defeating Goliath. I plan to go into that later, but I like to set up the stage on who David is. After God rejected Saul as King of Israel, God told Samuel to go to Bethlehem to anoint the new king. Samuel didn’t know who he is and obeyed God (1 Samuel 16:1) So it was, when they came, that...

Not Going Back

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“How come you are not interested in pornography?” Of all the questions I can think of, this one is not what I expected from my wife.  I watched porn during University. I wasn’t a believer then, and it was so easy to download off the internet. After a while, I loss interested in it.  I explained to Wai Jia there are currently many online communities, primarily guys...

Sowing Into My Children

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I was never fond of children. I always joked that I have a talent in making them cry. But everything changed when Sarah-Faith was born. Raising her and now, along with our second one, changed a lot on how I perceive about raising children. I am not writing this because I am a great father, nor I am the type that enjoys every single moment with them. Like many things in life, there are ups and...

Tri Rambling: I can swim!

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I haven’t done a triathlon for more than 10 years now. But lately, I feel like I need to put some of my thoughts down on my experience with triathlon and endurance sports. I am not a pro or age-grouper. I participated between 2005 to 2011. During that time, I did an Ironman and raced in multiple sprints, Half Ironman (70.3) and marathons. My favorite distance was 70.3. A full Ironman requires a...

To Walk Away

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Recently a few well-known ministers announced they are walking away from the Christian faith. Many friends gave their two cents on this through Facebook. What I surprise is the lack of mentioning the consequences of walking away from the Christian. I have two disclaimers before I start. First, I haven’t read too much about these ministers and their stories. This post is not critiquing them on...

Papa Got You

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Sarah-Faith’s first swimming lesson. I held Sarah-Faith as she went into the pool for the first time. Ever since she slipped and fell into a deeper part of a pool, she was afraid of it. She would point to the water and cry, “Too deep! Too deep!” Last week, we took Sarah-Faith for her first water lesson. At 2.5 years old, we are not expecting a Joseph Schooling. What’s important...

A Box of Chocolate

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This happened a while back, but it is still fresh in my memory.  “Can Mama have it back?” Standing on the other side of the living room, I could see that our toddler, just shy of two months to being two years old, really wanted another one.  She had a box of chocolates in her lap, her little hands wrapped around the box and her head tilted down staring at these little goodies. After...

Walking Rightly

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This was written a few days before we moved to Singapore.…We are currently in the midst of transiting from Canada to Singapore. I did the same thing back in 2011, and I thought it was difficult. Now having two kids, I realized ‘difficult’ is a matter of perspective. In the past two months, there were a few stressful nights. Stressful because by the time both Wai Jia and I finished eating...

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