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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...

Rush

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Today I went to Toronto General Hospital to see my transplant doctor. Traveling from Mississauga, I rushed to downtown at 7:30 to make it to the 9:30 am appointment. Rush out the door and stuck in traffic.Rush to find a parking lot and run into the subway.Rush past people to check myself in at the Transplant Out-patient clinic. By the time I see my transplant doc, it was 12:30 pm. I was anxious...

Influence

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It is not uncommon for Christians to bless one another to be “people of influence.” What is influence?  What does it mean in God’s eyes compared to how the world sees it? Influence may be defined as: the capacity or power of persons or things to be a compelling force on or produce effects on the actions, behavior, opinions, etc., of others:the action or process of producing effects on...

Unlearn

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Before I did my first triathlon, I went online and asked others for help. The forums were filled with ‘wisdom’ and lots and lots of to do lists for the first-timer. Some say you have to bring a bucket filled with water so you can get the sand off of your feet after your swim. Some say you have to bring this or that. Some say to get this gadget or some widget to help you finish the race. The best...

Forward Ever, Backward Never

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Forward Ever, Backward Never This is the slogan of a primary school we ministered when we were in Uganda. If you are to ask me how’s my spiritual life, right now.  I will use this slogan. Being a father a few weeks ago and studying Masters of Divinity at the same time is no easy feat.  The baby always have an impeccable timing of crying or a need whenever I have an urge to sit...

Bible Books Abbreviations in MLA style

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I’ve been writing a lot of essays in the MLA format. One thing I found it hard is to know the abbreviations for each book in the Bible in MLA format. The table below is based on the Common Abbreviations for Books of the Bible — MLA at Henry Buhl Library. They had the books in two separate PDFs and in alphabetical order. Both of which is hard for me to find the books easily. So...

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