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Welcome back Wai Jia

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It has been about two weeks since Wai Jia came back from Eswatini. Since she came back, we tried out a new routine in Team Tam. Even though she was gone for only 7 weeks (feels like 7 years!), a lot of things have changed. For one, our older child started going to school during the day. So, we slowly try out a new routine. I started to homeschool our little one. As she just turned three over the...

Contentment

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Two weeks ago, I discovered that we have COVID. So all of us (me, my kiddies, and my mom) are isolated at home for seven days. It was crazy. I feel like God is stretching me. First, be a stay-at-home dad with Wai Jia. Then, Wai Jia is off to Africa while I look after them full-time. Now, is staying home with them. What do you do with two toddlers that need your attention all the time 24/7? Before...

Doing More by doing less

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Wai Jia, my wife, has been away from us for almost a month now. She is now in Africa helping out with UNICEF. This has been one of the most intense periods of my life because I am looking after the kiddies 24/7. Before I go on, I will say that I can only do this by the grace of God. I never imagine I can look after my kids alone 24/7. But I can see that God has been shaping me for this role in...

Living off of God’s Word

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I am not the type that makes yearly resolutions. It is not because I don’t believe in planning; I do. It is because most of my plans are not based on calendar time. One of my plans is to finish my thesis. I have already finished writing it and am in the process of editing and formatting it. I figure I won’t finish it until early Feb. But given my wife is going to Africa for six weeks...

Love is the key to learning

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Here is a picture of all the exercise books we taught our four-year-old for 2021. It is by God’s grace that He allows both Wai Jia and I to homeschool her. Wai Jia focuses on English, Chinese, Grammar and Arts. I focus on Science, Logic, Math, and Bible stories. A major lesson I learned through this parenting journey is that while enrichment programs, there are some things only parental...

It is ok to fail. it is not ok to Quit.

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As I am working on my thesis for my M Div, I started to think about being a father. One thing that dawned on my mind when I first step into fatherhood, especially when it comes to discipling our children, is that I realized I couldn’t do it. Or I don’t think I can. I am never good with children. It is too difficult. How can I share God’s love, speak the truth and help them...

Dismount and push

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In Singapore, they built paved paths known as PCN (Park Connectors). As the name implies, it connects from one park to another. This is great because you can cycle, blade or run between parks. Earlier this week I was exploring a route from Bishan down to Marina Bay Sands. It was fun exploring and riding a roadie (road bike). Once in a while, I came across certain sections where you have to...

who should disciple our children?

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Amidst all the busyness of life, taking care of two toddlers and working on my thesis, I want to jot this down. I started the journey to Masters of Divinity when I was in Uganda (mid 2014). Now I am almost done. I need to write a thesis and then that’s end of it. To my surprise, I felt God wants me to write on discipleship and parenting. Given I am a father of two, this topic weights...

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