God

God gives and God takes away

This Christmas, three of my friends encountered very different life-changing experiences. First, just before Christmas Day, I was elated to hear that a close friend of mine was going to become a mother. My longstanding prayers for blessings have become that of thanksgiving, and now I can only ask for the pregnancy to be uneventful, …

In someone else’s shoes

Sometimes I leave the office, full of thoughts in my head about how I’m going to juggle several projects, manage downwards and upwards and so forth. Then I go somewhere else, and see what real problems are like. And all the little nagging thoughts I’ve been having about my own life leave my head, as …

Easter in a song

I was just listening to a Brian McKnight album named after our common star sign, Gemini. Then I realised one track was about Jesus’ crucifixion. Wha – ? An R&B track entirely about Christ? So I Googled it and found the [lyrics](http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/brianmcknight/meyou.html) which I shall reproduce here. Hope you had a happy and meaningful Easter. …

A belated thank you

Just as I was about to drive home from school today, I received a missed call from an unfamiliar number. Normally I do not return such calls, as often it’s a case of ‘wrong number’. But this time I decided to call back. The voice at the other end of the line called out my …

Hacked again

I learnt that over the past week, [my church website](http://www.stgeorges.org.sg/) was hacked with the image of a flaming monkey on the home page. That image was quickly removed. This morning I was informed that our Joomla templates were messed with, and as a precaution we’ve taken the site down temporarily. I’m not particularly upset that …

Starting backwards

Today’s sermon was the last in the series on [Ecclesiastes](http://ebible.com/bible/ecclesiastes). It’s a sobering book which can sound pretty depressing, summed up by the phrase “Everything is meaningless!”. This tone of despair sounds strange as it comes from King Solomon, who you’d imagine was the smartest, richest King of Israel. He realised all his accomplishments would …

God’s vessels

I have come to a realisation. Through God’s grace over the years, my work has been featured in the press. That has in turn made it easier to gain support for subsequent new media projects. In a very small way, I hope that will lead to a ripple effect as we all endeavour to open …

Baptism anniversary

I just realised today’s 6 April. I was [baptised](http://vantan.org/archives/2003/04/my_baptism.php) 5 years ago, to this day. And it’s also a Sunday today! Baptism is the outward sign by which I show my commitment to Christ. However it is what’s inside that is more important – not how many ceremonies you’ve gone through. My journey so far …