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Journeying from Woe to “Wow”

In my daily walks over the past week, I have come across a resplendent kingfisher waiting patiently for its morning catch. I have beheld the turquoise waters of a bay and the changing colors of a lovely dawn. With each walk and undeserved sighting, it has given me a brief “wow” respite from the woes…

A Saved Church can be a Safe Church

One of my grandnieces from overseas visited us recently. She stepped into home with a dose of dog phobia. We introduced our friendly dog to her. She was a bit unsure at first. By the end of her visit, she had fallen in love with Polo, our Westie! That’s when I gave her a huge…

Our Vital Eye-Heart Connection

We visited our friends and were warmly welcomed by their dog, which is quite an expected canine response. What was amazing is that our friends’ dog, Fudge, is blind! We would not have realised it if they had not told us. Fudge’s blindness did not hinder her one bit from giving us a most hearty…

Clearing the haze

I woke to go for an early morning walk. I checked for the haze hazard (from the reckless slash-and-burn practices raging in the region) and it was mostly cleared. What a relief! It felt as if the greyness of life itself had lifted. Vision cleared. Normalcy restored. I quipped that I could my wife’s face…

Who are you battling?

This is obviously a posed picture. My wife battling a jurassic dinosaur in a child’s playground holds no real risk or mortal danger. Did you read of Jenna Evans of California who dreamt she swallowed her engagement ring while she and her fiancé were being terrorised by villains on a speeding train? She woke to…

Light from Asia 009: ARPC Mandarin Ministry: Part Two

It is indeed good news that God the Father sent Jesus to die for our sins.  Who will receive this news? Who will be brought to new life by this calling? No doubt it is for our friends and colleagues. It is for the unreached across the oceans. What is more, it is for our…

Light from Asia 008: ARPC Mandarin Ministry: Part One

Today we hear from Juliana. Like many Singaporeans, English is her primary language.  Her parents may have been born before Singapore’s independence, but she grew up in a much more developed country. Her passion is to share Jesus with people who are different from her.  She does this in the ARPC Mandarin Ministry. Two barriers…

Thanks for the “God Times”

We praise God for a blessed time as about 1200 of us gathered for a spiritual feast at our annual Church Camp. We thank God for the life-changing learning as we opened God’s Word to understand our theme of “Image, Bondage & Reimaging” (IBR). The main message about our “Image” is that we are wonderfully…

Light from Asia 007: Living as Foreigners Wherever We Are

When Hwee Yen moved from Singapore to the US, she struggled to understand her identity.  She had stopped her work to support her husband’s graduate studies and care for her children.  It was a new place, a new role, and even no community.  Eventually, she and her husband learnt to depend on Christ alone, and…

Good Friday: “Oh, to see the Dawn”

I love watching the sunrise. There is something magnetically attractive and soul-stirring about a sunrise. Maybe it’s the golden hue of a sunrise that warms our heart. Perhaps it’s the promise of a new day filled with the possibility of sharing love, pursuing dreams or accomplishing goals. Good Friday is a dawn unlike and unmatched…