Monday, July 5, 2010


-Joel, POPs!-

Passed out not from fatigue, but from Basic Military Training over at the Sunny island that most boys will call home for 3 months(:
And I had the privilege to be playing for his parade.
The familiar faces all gather at the same venue at each passing out parade from each cohort, Polytechnic mates,mission trip mates&church mates.
And my good old company building, with the memory of booking in for the first time as recruit, fearing everyone that wasn't of the same rank intially.
Returning,promoted 2 ranks, passed my fitness test and almost completing my stint with National Service was just 'WoW' & thankful(:
No wonder when guys meet together, this topic of National service will rarely leave their lips, the camaderie, the feeling of being tired, the laughters of singing songs when it was time to book out.
crazy sounding as it be, I'll miss NS
Thank God for bringing me through the entire process(:

Sunday, July 4, 2010

My Mourning into Dancing

10 Create in me a pure heart, O God,
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

11 Do not cast me from your presence
or take your Holy Spirit from me.

12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation
and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me

was like this "you sure you had everything?what if it doesn't go?are you suppose to do this/that?" combined with a week that goes up looking over the beautiful view at a sunny/rainy Tekong and down with fatigue/withholding the Word, owing the little amount of sleep the previous night, and the absence of the Spirit.

These words were part of the bigger Psalms 51 that I flipped to
making my way to church today. Its like not so quiet quiet time with the muted noise on the trains&tunnels to the walking feet/buzzers...ok, doesn't sound that muted after all suddenly.
In the midst of that 'distraction's, psalms just redirect the direction as I bring myself to church to praise HIS name with fellow brothers and sisters.thank God for that(:
its a silent retreat from the hustle and bustle of getting in a car to church with the rest of family.
Myself, God and HIS people on the train, and thoughts of people who are physically not around me at the moment.

when I begin work or a school year, I hope draw to HIM ever nearer will be what I can do each day.

Hope you find your moment to draw near to what He has for you each day my friends(: