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Every Wednesday…

Every Wednesday, the church has a sewing and beading class to help the ladies to strengthen their social-econoimcal situation. Since I am not a big fan of sewing (or beading), I usually read while my wife, Tam Wai Jia, mingle with the ladies. Sometimes we do wonder if this will really make an impact to […]

Unexpected Encouragement

Sometimes encouragement comes from unexpected ways.. On Sat night, we had gym night for the University Fellowship.  Before we head off to eat, I decided to do a little sharing from John 15 (the vine and the branch).  I relate to how I am going Singapore for a mission role.  Someone brought some guests to […]

Encouragement

I was digging through some of my old stuff and found this note… Date: Nov 05 Dear Cliff, Julian and I would like to help you with fixing your teeth. We know that you don’t have a dental plan and it’ll be very expensive. I know it’s not too much but I hope the enclosed […]

Dietrich Bonhoeffer: On Community

Excerpts from Dietrich Bonhoeffer‘s Life Together The Classic Exploration of Faith in Community Innumerable times a whole Christian community has broken down because it had sprung from a wish dream.  The serious Christian, set down for the first time in a Christian community, is likely to bring with him a very definite idea of what […]

Belonging and Community

Recent events brought back memories a few years ago.  These memories are painful reminders. They are key points on my definition of a Christian community (or the Church). This memory is similar to the post, Fall Short. I can still remember those times in Junior High and Highschool when I do dumb things to feel like I […]

Encouragement: See what He sees

[Email sent to my fellowship this morning] Hi everyone, In light of what’s going on in church and what we talked about last night… This morning I came across this blog post which i found rather encouraging… The post was notes taken from a discussion in the Old Testament… http://timchester.wordpress.com/2010/06/25/no-standstill-when-god-shows-you-reality/ Zechariah pulls back the curtain […]

Romans 8: Hope

Tonight at fellowship, we discussed briefly on Romans 8. We were talking about hope.  What hope that Christian has and what hope Jesus will bring.  At the end, we were talking about how encouraging 8:28 was. And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have […]

Fall Short

This morning before heading to church for Easter Sunday Service, I had a memory relapsed. It was back in Winter ’06 and Spring ’07 when I was leading the young career fellowship. There was a gentleman name Andrew. He was a bit off. Didn’t get along with anyone. There was one night where he made […]

Swimming Pool

I went to the pool last night after prayer meeting… I had in mind what I need to do. 300 m warm up 200 m One arm drills 200 m Breathing drills 1000m (20 x 50 m) 25 m hard + 25 m easy 300 m Cool down —- Total 2,000 m Just as I […]

Harshness and encouraging

At my fellowship, we are looking to create a mission statement. A one liner as to the purpose of the fellowship. I was digging around in Gmail last night. I found a mission statement I propose back in the days when I was leading: Emmanuel is a Christian Fellowship that provides the spiritual growth to […]