On a micro level, I am missing out on a lot of things back home in Singapore....
I’ve spent the past four hours trying to write my news story. If I were a real journalist, I would have been fired for my lack of productivity. My mind switched from procrastination to whining about how I want to be a sub-editor, not a journalist to trying to squeeze something out of my writer’s block. Why is it so hard?! Then I remember E’s text about how God is my strength...
The world stops progressing when dreamers give up on dreaming. The world may...
Prayer request: My grandma is getting very ill. I’m not sure what...
P, T and I were talking about how different people show concern for each other. P and I agreed how we find it frustrating when we just want to share our emotions and thoughts to sort them out, but friends just show some random encouragement like “God will help you”. It seems like people use God as an excuse to not care for you like a friend should. It’s not that all of them...
It’s not awkward unless you make it awkward.– L’s friend
Understanding a person’s heart is key to understanding what a person says...– A deeper personal revelation to what Papa Shepherd told me when I was enraged by something TD Jakes said. I completely misunderstood him and his heart at that point. Now I see.
Don’t engage in emotional battles and drain your strength trying to prove...– Excerpt from His Princess Warrior by Sheri Rose Shepherd
I played the scene in my mind a thousand times. I wished I did something else. I wished I had said something awesome, you know a Dumbledore-esque quote. There I was standing at the bottom of the stage. I watched him walk down the steps. The boy in the green shirt, holding his glasses in his left hand, rubbing his eyes with the other. I walked up to him. “Are you okay?” I asked, as I...
God didn’t create one Adam and five Eves and say ‘Go ahead, date around and see...– Lauren Barlow | via tessaemilyy (via yahwehandi) PREACH!
If there were no limits, if you can do something else, if you can do anything… what will you do? I struggled to think of an answer that wasn’t half-baked like stay at home all day. I really didn’t know. And then I realised that it wasn’t because I didn’t have dreams. I am enroute to chasing and fulfilling mine. There isn’t anything else that I wanted to do....
Why do we treat the fleeting day with so much needless fear and sorrow?...– Nothing Twice by Wislawa Szymborska
From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed:...– Psalm 61:2, KJV
I guess it is the little things each day that we ought to thank God for. You know, like waking up in the morning, being able to afford and have breakfast, having teeth to brush, owning a toothbrush and tube of toothpaste to brush those teeth with, and so on. I’m grateful for today. It is ordinary enough. Same beautiful Brisbane riverscape, same gorgeous Sunshine State winter weather...
Now all I am, I lay at Your feet. I’m humbled by the wonders of Your...– Remembering to lay down all my worries. Uni is starting to get rough. My heart is already burdened with worry and stress, and it is only week 2. Need more selah moments.
It’s going to be alright. I love you.” - God
The August Challenge
I was pretty burnt out from last semester, and I haven’t taken time to properly recharge. After the semester was over, I nursed a cold, had a friend come over to Brisbane for a visit, and headed off to visit friends in Melbourne and Hobart. It wasn’t that my holiday wasn’t good or fun, it was. But it wasn’t what I needed for my tired-out and hungry soul. Some time last...