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Yes, it was a total of four weeks. I finally got my act together and brought the camera along to take some very precious pictures of the even more precious totts. haha. But guess what?! The batteries went flat on me and even the spare ones did not work. Thank goodness I have a couple of people to send me the photos they have taken.

Everyone (even those without kids) kept saying thanks. The truth is, that I should be saying thanks to them a million more times! I would not have traded these four weeks in OC with anything else. I must admit that originally I was hesistant in totally committing myself to childcare full time for four weeks as I did have a chance to continue my job in the eye clinic and earn money. The thing is, I have found so much inspiration in this whole thing. God has spoken to me and I have had a great time meeting all sorts of people. Frankly, I gave to take care of those little ‘treasures’ as Paula said but they have given me so much much more! Truckloads more!!! (((: I can’t help but smile when I think of all of them, not just the kids! Maybe we will meet again when God does call me to missions (if his will is so).

Anyway, here are a few pictures, well, all I have taken. Will post more when I get them.

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zeke making his funny funny face!

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still a bit wobbly(:

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his little smile

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cuddly lovable Issac

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angelic looking Luca

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Luca and Ebe cuddling up

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Little Amie as known by Caleb. (I am BIG amy!)

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Sir Ben Truck

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This is his ‘Minister’ position

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Ethan and one of his multitude of funny faces!

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Big brother Stephen with pretty lil’ Ebe.

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Caleb who seems to be camera-shy.Haha.

To all going out to the mission field…

Empty Hands held high
Such Small sacrifice
If not joined with my life
I sing in vain tonight

May the words I say
And the things I do
Make my lifesong sing
Bring a smile to you
Chorus:
Let my lifesong sing to You
Let my lifesong sing to You
I want to sign your name
to the end of this day
Knowing that my heart was true
Let my lifesong sing to You

LORD, I give my life
A Living sacrifice
To reach a world in need
To be your hands and feet

So may the words I say
And the things I do
Make my lifesong sing
Bring a smile to You

Chorus

Hallelujah, Hallelujah,
Let my lifesong sing to You

I will join you soon! When the Lord calls me!(((: Just can’t wait.

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Hey. It has been a while since I came here. Really needed to come here and just type continuously and pour out my heart. Well, some of it anyway.

Life has been a whir with loads of mail coming from Ngee Ann with forms and stuff to fill up. Its exciting yet really tedious. Finally got the cold all the little kids at OC had. At least the sore throat is gone, just some clogging up.

A highlight in the past weeks was the MK gathering. MK being missionary kids (kids of missionaries). It was just those studying in local secondary schools or in the army. Besides us three there was Jo and Josh, Calvin, Edwin, Andrew, Matt, Tim and Josiah. There are quite a few more but they did not come. We played frisbee and some other stuff. We had pizza and I drank so much water I am suprised I did not feel bloated. Then straight after that I wacked some badminton with little Josiah.

I am really tired of quarrelling. Haha. It has taken me so many years to actually say it and mean it with my whole heart. Its just so childish. Cat fights and all and verbal cold wars and all the girly stuff. It just gets me down so much that, like some addiction, I am going to give it up totally and say ‘NO!!’. God helped me this ’round’ and helped me not to answer back and just clear the air in as much a gracious manner I could. I pray it really ends here. I have no idea how it started in the first place! And to think I am going to be 18 in a month’s time. MADNESS!! Haha. I actually can smile and laugh at it. Oh I do love her despite our disputes.(:

Just came back from Black Comedy at ACSI. Went along with Daddy, Liz and Jonas. It was hilarious and the acting was almost perfect save for a few things. The only thing that really got me was the language. I had read part of the script so I guess I should have expected it. Why can’t we just laugh at things without all the blasphemy and swearing? I believe that for a number of us, if not just for myself, it would have been much more relaxing if they hadn’t had all that coarse language. I came out of there feeling tickled by the jokes but overwhelmed by the hypocrisy and disgust with myself. How on earth can I call myself a Christian and yet face such muck. Literal muck. It makes me so mad with myself. I wonder how the others felt. But I shall not speak for them. It is their own conscience. I speak solely for myself and the shame I feel. Grace was missing in that production. You don’t have to use such language to act as a Brit. Goodness, there’s more to it than that!

 It is possible to do a fantastic production without all the gore! Take for example ‘Haven’. It was the best musical I had ever seen. And not once was the language intolerable.

The weight I feel is insurmountable. Just think, when we do have to give account for all the things we have done in our lives, how can we account for such foolish talk or, in my case, listening? What answer can I give to justify my being present at such a occasion with such language? “Oh, I needed a laugh!” “Oh, everyone does it!” It is shameful and even gazillion words would not be able describe it. It is not justifiable. I shall not try to change that, I would just fail miserably.

I am pretty muddled up at the moment. Its like a puzzle within me both mind and soul that is trying very hard to sort itself out. I really need to pray about it. (more like “them”) There’s the scholarship, driving, missions and so on. Spent some time at the clinic after lunch at OMF and Aunty Lian gave me a lift back. She was playing the CD of the African Children’s Choir which just sounded so pure. Here’s the lyrics of a few songs I heard in the car.

Reach out and touch
Somebody’s hand
Make this world a better place
If you can
Reach out and touch
Somebody’s hand
Make this world a better place
If you can

(Just try)
Take a little time out of your busy day
To give encouragement
To someone who’s lost the way
(Just try)
Or would I be talking to a stone
If I asked you
To share a problem that’s not your own
We can change things if we start giving
Why don’t you

(Just try)
If you see an old friend on the street
And he’s down
Remember his shoes could fit your feet
(Just try)
Try a little kindness you’ll see
It’s something that comes very naturally
We can change things if we start giving

 and

God forgave my sin in Jesus’ name,
I’ve been born again in Jesus’ name,
And in Jesus’ name I come to you 
To share His love as He told me to.

Chorus:
He said,  Freely, freely you have received;
Freely, freely give.
Go in my name and because you believe,
Others will know that I live.”
All power is given in Jesus’ name,
In earth and heaven, in Jesus’ name;
And in Jesus’ name I come to you
To share His power as He told me to.

Lollipop lollipop
Oh lolli lolli lolli
Lollipop lollipop 
oh lolli lolli lolli 
lollipop lollipop 
oh lolli loli lolli 
lollipop!
Ba boom boom boom
Call my baby lollipop
Tell you why
His kiss is sweeter than an apple pie
And when he does his shaky rockin' dance
Man, I haven't got a chance
I call him...
Lollipop lollipop
Oh lolli lolli lolli
Lollipop lollipop 
oh lolli lolli lolli 
lollipop lollipop 
oh lolli lolli lolli 
lollipop!
Ba boom boom boom
Sweeter than candy on a stick
Huckleberry, cherry or lime
If you had a choice
he'll be your pick
But lollipop is mine oh 
Lollipop lollipop
Oh lolli lolli lolli
Lollipop lollipop 
oh lolli lolli lolli 
lollipop lollipop 
oh lolli lolli 
lollipop!
Ba boom boom boom
Crazy way he thrills me
Tell you why
Just like a lightning from the sky
he loves to kiss me till I can't see straight
GEE, MY LOLLIPOP IS GREAT
I call him...
Lollipop lollipop
Oh lolli lolli lolli
Lollipop lollipop 
oh lolli lolli lolli 
lollipop lollipop 
oh lolli lolli lolli 
lollipop! 
Ba boom boom boom
Lollipop lollipop
Oh lolli lolli lolli
Lollipop lollipop 
oh lolli lolli lolli 
lollipop lollipop 
oh lolli loli lolli 
lollipop!
Ah Lollipop

haha.i’m so elated that i don’t really know how to start this post. and why on earth is the font here soooo BIG?! never mind.

yes. first keys – that’s the part i have gotten in the praise team at church. pretty unexpected i’d say. i was supposed to be trying for second keys but i had no idea how second keys went and could only play both hands. yes, i know it sounds silly that i can only play two hands and not just one. haha. the ‘news’ is still sorta registering with me and my hands seem to be so nervous they are still shaking. and to think that it was just last night that i was telling becca i didn’t feel good about auditioning for praise team. but before i closed my eyes for the night i gave it up to God and told him to make it clear if i was supposed to be in the praise team at all. i just told myself that even if i did make a fool of myself and get all messed up, i wouldn’t have lost anything. (just a bit of blood from my fingers in that moment in time) first keys is really something for me considering that i don’t have any lessons, have not taken any exams and just practice by tinkling (or to some, clanging) on the piano at home. kudos to Elaine from SMSS CF who taught me the chords part a couple of years back. she’s a natural, man! can’t wait to see them all in a few weeks time at CF. i’m still unsure about this but i know that if this is God’s will for me to serve him in this manner, he will provide a calm assurance and peace that would be indescribable.

I AM SOOOOOOOO HAPPY!!!!!!!!

 I will sing I will sing a song unto the Lord, I will sing I will sing a song unto the Lord. I will sing I will sing a song unto the Lord. Hallelujah glory to the Lord!