God

God’s work in progress

Got back from Kevin’s talk, had dinner and started working on the new church website while listening/watching some “TV” on Joost. A few weeks ago, and up to a couple days ago, I was quietly freaking out about configuring Joomla 1.5’s default template designs. Yes, the default templates are standards compliant, which is good. However, …

The 174 (part 3)

Before you read this post, you need to know this background information regarding my testimony. Yesterday morning, I sent my Nissan car for servicing at Tan Chong Motors along Bukit Timah road. As I had to go back to work (in the south), I crossed the long overhead bridge to the other side, so I …

Full house church

In over a decade of worshipping at St George’s, I’ve never seen it so packed before. Some people were standing in the aisles and doorways until the children moved off to attend Sunday School. Of course, the church tends to get more crowded during special occasions such as Christmas and Easter, but I was moved …

Progress!

Update for readers who used to attend St Georges: We aren’t just using digital slideshow software (Powerpoint?) for our lyrics. For the past 2 Sundays our new Vicar Rev Sinden has used the new system to insert verses and images to illustrate his sermons. This is so much more effective because I don’t miss any …

Happy birthday, Jesus!

Have you Christians ever realised that Christmas is actually a big birthday celebration? It’s the time we celebrate God’s birthday in his earthly form. Nobody really mentioned that to me over the past few weeks but suddenly the simplicity of it all, just struck me. In his sermon this morning, my Vicar warned us not …

Work as an Idol

‘Started playing around with eBible again as I’ve got some Christianity Explored homework to do. They have some useful resources. As I can’t link directly to the search results page, here’s a meaningful extract on the topic of Addiction: Just as the Israelites worshiped the work of their hands (Jeremiah 10:3–4, 8–9), don’t many of …

B-U-S-Y

My most-used word of 2006 (and probably 2005) is “Busy.” Some Christian preachers call it “Being Under Satan’s Yoke”, which is quite plausible if you treat work or other commitments as an ‘idol’ (ie, worship it) and rank it higher in your priorities than God. Things get a little greyer when you feel you’re doing …

Finally, a new Vicar

We’ve been waiting for over a year for a new, full-time Vicar. The day was today. I was glad to see Rev Philip Sinden in person, because he wasn’t the big burly Australian I imagined him to be, but tall but slender with a most humble demeanor. Even without knowing him, a strong feeling welled …

Thank you, God

Those who’ve seen me on MSN lately should know what’s been on my lips – Thank you God. He lifted me out of the darkness over two years ago and gently guided me back to what I like doing best. He put me with the right people. He made me wait, to learn patience. Sometimes …