Sunday, January 30, 2011

see you later

Amanda&Pamela's grandma was called finally home to the Lord, moving on 3 years after their grandad did so, while remembering having that contact with her as Grandpa Soo went ahead that week.

Though physically you're gonna miss the person, but its in this calmness that she was called back as a child of God(:

Have a blessed week my friends(:

Saturday, January 29, 2011


Its 4 weeks ALREADY since the school just opened its door. My inital shock that 3 children were coming in only,but it was a blessing in disguise. Feeling ever unprepared, underprepared, unprofessional about my standards.

I want to thank God for His wisdom, in small steps that I was able to take
while embarking on this 4 weeks.

October is approaching when my service term completes and
I'm asked,"so Jacob, what's next?Degree to what?"

Father show me...

If you're at such a crossroad,PRAY...praying with you(:

Sunday, January 23, 2011

I praise you Lord

I praise you Lord
for who You are
and all the mighty things You done
You saved my soul
You made me whole
and now I sing my praise to You

When I was lost and deep in sin,
You sent your Holy Spirit in
You cleanse my heart and made it new
and now I sing my praise to You.

it reminded me of the first Angkor of Faith as Joel taught us, sitting in a hot balcony and praising our Father in unison, the more in tuned people letting the Spirit minister to them while I was at a stage of my moment trying to get notes right for new songs. I looked back and laughed with a chuckle, "how time flies" and how different i approach the new songs that I come across now since that earlier encounter.

So this year is into its 5th year,
what's installed for the land that His people will plant their feet on?
We will just have to seek His will, listen, really open our hearts for His love to outpour to the people.

Not "Singaporeans love you, but God loves you"(:

Need to open my 'ears' to listen to His direction.
Hope you do too my friends(:

Thursday, January 20, 2011

God is bigger than we think

Thought for the night:
walls are walls, Bondaries are boundaires, Boundaries are fences with gates.
IN with the good, block out the bad.

In a small church, is there is this tendency to micro-nise God?yes we talked about He's nearer than we think, but what about Bigger than we think?

Ask Him today!(:

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

to lead, to excel and to overcome.

Joel's in OCS for his service term before that white chocolate bar on his green uniform actually rises 2 more times to 3, and finally been given a gold embroided one on his parade/office uniform.

I always remember the parades where I was took there with the band, rehearsing the countless times, always think you can't make it after the 1st mad rehearsal at 2.30/3pm in the afternoon, but taking it in gradually, moving up to becoming senior of the band & return the concern,look out for new birds coming in.

He's in 3 weeks, until chinese new year's eve at least,

and that God speaks to him, in His time, be His guide in the jungle of fieldcamps, overseas deployments, away from home.

Monday, January 17, 2011


Thank God for the 1st worship that HE held in HIS hand, blessing our time as we honoured HIM. MAy the songs that we used be like fragrant incense that rise to HIM.

I pray that to not be a thing of this 1st sunday, but coming each week as an offering to HIM(:

Will you?

"will you take Ja seng ran as your weded wife...."
forgot the next section of the vow accompanied it asking Jurgen de Wulf for his vow as her lawful weded husband, but of course its content had about being with her in times of joy and in times of sorrow.

I just kept smiling when the couple was up there taking their vows in the solemnisation ceremony even with aching hands carrying a Iphone4 videoing the whole process.
just a joy to celebrate the union of 2 individuals, and watching the friends coming together to celebrate it with them,in Singapore& skyping from Belgium.
To honour our Father in 'Shout to the Lord', 'Power of the Love',and that last song which I can't pin point the title.

the countless pictures that filled the night, hearing in good laughter, yum seng as we closed.
Its just thanksgiving that I was able to be given the privilege to witness such an ocassion.

I ask that God provide for their walk together now as husband and wife, in marital commitment& growing as a household of God(:

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Surprise Surprise

Apparently, I have witnessed the progress of Blogger's progression from accepting the 'hotmail' to eventually locking out that account and insisting that I sign in with a Gmail one.

Was browsing it a few nights back, into the many drafts that were saved in the account owing to the fact that i have this tendency to "aiya, now not the time, postpone 1st".
The deadliness of 'Procrastination' :X

I actually found things that were amusing, inspiring, God led, Provided by Him, victories, ups and downs of my journey and also noticing particularly specially written if I saw correctly 2 very small corners yet pivotal anecdotals.

Pivotal was because if I have read it there and then, it would have really clear the blurness in my sight.
But I think that will also have taken away the moments I spent with our Father in my walk, just on a single silent retreat, walking that very necessary stretch in the absence of another half physically, and emerge from there a stronger servant of God in my walk.

while on that journey, you were being interceded in prayer and it was a thanksgiving how He provides, and witnessing you lean upon the Lord

Wanna say thank you to you & thank God for the encouragements
and my apologies, i'm a very blind bat.

So that was you my friend writing it while I was thinking to myself when did that emerge from(:


its 3am, just completed 1 of my tasks this week, not believing that I could actually do it.
but Thank God.
Its in the quietness when you really retreat away, away from all distractions, literally when everyone's asleep now, unless you're burning midnight oil doing something.

But thank Him(:

Sunday, January 9, 2011

My Sunday

Wonderful Merciful Saviour
Precious Redeemer and Friend
Who would have thought that a lamb could
rescue the souls of men
Oh You rescue the souls of men

Counselor Comforter Keeper,
Spirit we long to embrace
You offer hope when our hearts have
hopelessly lost our way,
Oh we hopelessly lost our way.

You are the One that we Praise
You are the One we adore,
You give the healing and grace
Our, hearts always hunger for
Oh our hearts always hunger for.

Almighty Infinite Father
Faithfully loving your own
Here in our weaknesses you find us
Falling before your throne
Oh we fallen before your throne.

My hearing increased in sensitivity during sermon to the fact that Kaboom was actually gonna be amiss on 1st weeks of the month, but thank God for the video that uncle Mark shared watching His creation, I just could not hesitate to gasps in the awe of its creation, and actually the aspiration to at least witness it live if I'm given the privilege to.

Today, as we dedicated each ministry to HIS glory, it was thanksgiving after thanksgiving amongst the different ministries, but more importantly, the next thought raced in was, "remember to uphold it to the Maker's hands"

And the songs aligning with today's theme, led by Joshua in hymms and songs brought back nostalgia to times
in Thailand,
and when I was still tenor in pitch moving down the scale towards the bass range.
Our dear director, Eoin who led us in enduring sessions of choir, starting off with hymms, to the above song that was shared at cell.

Songs just bring about expressions that sometimes through my words I just couldn't string the right ones together.
Thank God(:

and that in your week you have a song to praise HIM......

What's Kaboom?

So in the meeting for Kaboom(thank God) that finally set the tone for 2011,

a concluding question posed to a 8 year old Daphne from mum,

"what comes to your mind when we say Kaboom?"

"praise and worship"

Its a moment when you take in and give thanks that this child was actually what was envisioned, children that praise God.

Not just them, but us who lead these young ones to actually grow in our relationship with our Father and using praises as an offering.

May you find a moment to praise HIM each day(:

the zoom of life

Boarding the train on friday was so easy yet so hard to forget.

It happened the lady in front of me actually tapped her card for the person in front of her,because that 1st person's card apparently didn't get scanned successfully or hers for that matter.
so I think it was out of impatience that I ended up tapping for her and both of us like whizzed through, even when my mind actually processed,"ok her card was tapped unsuccessfully for herself."

Its like a jolt to my body that, the mundane things in life I take for granted just fly by in motion.

Have to embrace my mundane- ness more with joy&find my Maker

Sunday, January 2, 2011

I'm just loving its tune and emotion behind the intent of this song without the nitty gritty 'taking it apart' process to screen each sentance of the song.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I did watching the young girl, Rapunzel on her adventures(:

All those days watching from the windows
All those years outside looking in
All that time never even knowing
Just how blind I've been
Now I'm here, blinking in the starlight
Now I'm here, suddenly I see
Standing here, it's all so clear
I'm where I'm meant to be

And at last I see the light
And it's like the fog has lifted
And at last I see the light
And it's like the sky is new
And it's warm and real and bright
And the world has somehow shifted
All at once everything looks different
Now that I see you

All those days chasing down a daydream
All those years living in a blur
All that time never truly seeing
Things, the way they were
Now she's here shining in the starlight
Now she's here, suddenly I know
If she's here it's crystal clear
I'm where I'm meant to go

Rapunzel & Flynn:
And at last I see the light

And it's like the fog is lifted

Rapunzel & Flynn:
And at last I see the light

And it's like the sky is new

Rapunzel & Flynn:
And it's warm and real and bright
And the world has somehow shifted
All at once, everything is different
Now that I see you, now that I see you

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year, carried beginnings.

Blessed New Year to you my friends!

had returned from a night of counting down in welcoming the arrival of 2011 over at Han's, where dinner was shared.
Was getting a little mind crash manueovering our black teams Vs coloured team mates in the round robin game,a crazy gift exchange that got all of us hysterical, counting down & the worship/reflection session that got us closing for the night.

Of the many events that took place that evening, reflection stood out for me cos I had the quietest moment with the reddish sky, and tranquility for a clearer mind before my Maker.On top of that to be encouraged by the resolve of others sharing their goals in 2011, of which I noticed everytime you commit something great for God, the warfare from the dark side I call it start sharpening its weapons of choice to make sure it get really tough.

Its termed carried beginnings, cos I felt that its not just dropping everything away and start from zero again, though its usually quite the easiest thing to do.
push restart button*

I kinda see what's still need working,
so with that I carry it to complete what the tasks/voices require of me(:


The movie that accompanied a few of us after a time of reflection & celebration.
Rapunzel's a depiction of girl power in this show! hahaha, really hilarious with the frying pan of hers & watching her growing in her relationship with her companion, Flynn Rider through the movie.
And yes, Mandy Moore's the singer I was informed(:

7 AM, the usual morning lineup
Start on the chores and sweep 'til the floor's all clean
Polish and wax, do laundry, and mop and shine up
Sweep again, and by then it's like 7:15

And so I'll read a book
Or maybe two or three
I'll add a few new paintings to my gallery
I'll play guitar and knit
And cook and basically
Just wonder when will my life begin?

Then after lunch it's puzzles and darts and baking
Paper mache, a bit of ballet and chess
Pottery and ventriloquy, candle making
Then I'll stretch, maybe sketch, take a climb
Sew a dress!

And I'll reread the books
If I have time to spare
I'll paint the walls some more
I'm sure there's room somewhere
And then I'll brush and brush
and brush and brush my hair
Stuck in the same place I've always been

And I'll keep wanderin' and wanderin'
And wanderin' and wonderin'
When will my life begin?

And tomorrow night
Lights will appear
Just like they do on my birthday each year
What is it like
Out there where they glow?
Now that I'm older
Mother might just
Let me go...