Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Be result oriented.
Know what it is you want.
Can you believe you're going to achieve it?
How are you going to get there?
Work from the end, not the front.
See the end. How does it look?
Now see where you are.
Now see the road between you and the result.
This is the road you have to take to get there.
Write that down. It's called strategy.
It's your road map to a great result.
Stick to the plan.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Jonathan's deep dark secret....
Water bap just now. Congrats to Louisa Jiang, Richard Dylan Sue, Bronson Chan & Rayan Ravi Makaringam!!!! (What lloonngg names...)
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new." 2 Cor 5:17
Really believe that you are now a new creation... And God will give you the grace to live a new life for Him... To shine and make a difference!!! From glory to glory!
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
Here's photo-taking time!
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Look @ the patriotic households!
Wanted to go jogging with my CG today @ 9am! And Richard v lihai. Asked him to chio, and he chioed a TEAM of about 10 members to go jogging at such an hour on such a public hol! BUT GOD... turned on the tap of Hven.... and it rained at 7+am! I received beeping smses early morning whether the jog is still going to be on.... Man, it was such a HARD decision... So HARD to say "NO IT"S CANCELLED>>> WE HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO CONTINUE SLEEPING..."
@ 1130am, it still looked kind of gloomy....
But we 3 gals @ home are getting ready..... ready to shop.... with a vengence!!!
(Crazy) Woman in Black
And she's carrying the bag that she bought from City Plaza to sell during her retail stint @ TP. It was one of those UNsellable items. It costs $11 and she was selling it for $21.90...
Daniel and Jas were blessed today.... We decided to give them $120 each to buy ANYTHING they want. They were over the moon!
Anyway we shopped officially (after lunch) from 215-830pm NON-STOP.... Until Dan BEGGED us to stop. He was encouraging us to shop @ shoe shops. So he can sit down and wait....
So we began hunting for food after the shopping.... we decided to go to Ichi-Ban @ Wisma, 3rd floor.
Here's one of the avid shoppers...
Can u see her follower? Let's take a look close up...
Man.... Uncountable no. of bags!!!
OKOK.... Dan got a little distracted at Topman.... But soon, we reached our dinner place! Famished!
Jas's order. So plain? So little? So un-Jasminelike! Nono.... let's wait
1 by 1... 4 plates with 2 sushi sitting on each plate...
Plus a BIG FAT fried potato!!! O man! Jas! It's carbo all the way!!! *faint!
She claimed she was helping us to save $$ by ordering all the cheap cheap stuffs.... till we calculated for her:
Udon .................. $4.90
Sushi .................. 4*$1.90
Potato ................ $1.90
TOTAL ............. $14.40
She herself got a shock... We think her Maths fail....
After dinner and after abit more shopping, we rushed to take the MRT back at 10pm. Didn't want to meet the patriotic NDP crowd! And here are some pics Jas took on the MRT (If u look at the 1st pic, the bkground, can u see there's an NSman? He's the main actor in I Not Stupid... I think he put on weight... Heehee)
Finally, the mad photographer herself... presenting Jaboon Lim!
On the way home....
Jared is always very amazed at how utilized the space in Tampines is... And we always guess what the stall in the interchange will be selling... cos the space there had put up stalls selling bags, food, fruits, books and lingerie (!!) before! Let's see what it's selling tonight....
Looking at the relatively higher quality setup of these stalls, I think it's food for good....
Finally it's home sweet home... and here's my 'loot' for the day! I really really believe in retail therapy! Shopping makes my day! :)
And finally, here's what I can look forward for the weekend:
CGs --> AR Bernard's service (Yea!) --> Reunion dinner with my TJC badminton team! --> Off to JB for half a day to evaluate SOT students for mission trip --> Business Breakthrough Dinner!
Exciting!!! Have a great weekend!!!
22 more days....
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Monday, August 06, 2007
They are really gooooood! I know many others also adore them. But i like them cos they are good with the crowd (Martin Smith is realli good at building excitement! It's like you are singing and singing and something like a happy/energetic joy bubble is growing inside you... within you... AND THEN he will get us to jump jump jump and release all that energy from within...! Wow!!! Good exercise for me too...Heehee)
Ps Phil preached a great simple message on the last night too. MAKING ROOM FOR GOD.... The way he showed us about how Mary made room for God (and it showed) was revelational! Got to make room for God and CONNECT with Him.
So dear friend, I pray yesterday's message spoke to you. Don't lose heart. Your faith is greatly needed to revive your situation. Connect with the One who will take the impossible and make it possible. We will do our best and roll that stone away together... God will do the rest! I believe that!!! :))
Saturday, August 04, 2007
How true... yet how it contradicts all that the world believes in...
As I was preparing this week's CG message, I was reminded that we grow in Him, when we sacrifice. And we got to sacrifice, with NO strings attached.
When I read,
"So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, "It is finished!" And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit. "
, I realised, Jesus gave His ALL and without expectations. His seed died... it bore millions, billions of fruits to come.... But at that point of pain and suffering at the hands of the very people He created, loved and was to die for, He died without expecting.
Love your neighbour as Jesus loves u...
Well... can't qualify myself as Ms Martyr Lim... But I do believe in the power of that dead seed... Tried and tested. Been there, done that, took the photo and bought the mini-tee :))
If God would put me through it again, I will choose the same path again, if not better... No regrets!!!
NO TURNING BACK.
1 seed that I sowed that died... of course... is finding the right partner. I always, constantly thank God for Jared. I know he hates it when I blog about him. But... nevermind la...! =)
I remember before I came to church, I used to get attached a few times (<5...).>
When I came to church at 19, I had fell in like with a non-Christian (when I was a young young Christian.... young young...) and a half-past six Christian. Of cos there were someMORE infact-uations... But these 2.. not so good ones... I gave them up cos I felt they ... me... not in the centre of God's will. Dying of a seed.... again and again...
When I reached 22 ... I began to wonder if I was going the way of Paul. HAHA! But then, I didn't think I was that bad... was I?? Very thick-skinned thinking right? I would pray once in a while, when I remember, for God to send a godly man (plus good-looking can??) into my life. Someone who would run this race together with me and we would do greater things for the Lord together. Always prayed like that, for DEE 1.
And in November 2005, God answered my prayer with Mr Lim. And I thank God for him... He loves God, loves people especially LJB, has great desire AND ability to grow his CGs... Phew! Serious!.... PHEW!
(I personally feel Dee One need not be a cgl... but he must must have a desire to grow in God and he must love God and love people... then again... that would make him a leader right? Hmmm...)
I sometimes imagine what would happen if...
I got attached to someone...
Who always wants to take a break, not doing well, attitude problem, backslide??
Who can't hear from God so I would need to be to be his prophet?
Who becomes my cell group MEMBER??
Who loves me less and less each passing day as my white hairs and wrinkles and cellulite increase... (grossss........)?
Or half the time, I am wondering when he is going to file a divorce?
Can you imagine if I received a revelation and I can't share it with him?
Or if I come back late from ministry/work in church, I would get H.O. (Husband Objection)? Husband beating?? Husband cheating??
*Faint** Thank u Jesus for answering my prayers!!! Thank myself for making the RIGHT decision!!!
So, I do realise the importance... great great importance of finding the right partner. God loves us very very much. So when He says do not be unequally yoked... it's not to limit us, or hinder us or create a tribulation for us... It's to protect us...
Anyway.... Jared will be going up North for OOOONNNNNEEEEEE longest month... Leaving me lonely, lost, left behind.... Arh, whenst thou art coming backeth??
I got to go be da er long to
1. HDB 2. SAM 3. TW
and of course... the offline outings with him becomes online outings... aka skype conversations. Haiz... and I think my webcam got problem. I hope everything is solved by this Monday when he flies.... Anyway Pray for him!
OK gotta ciao... Tomorrow got to be at Meritus Mandarin at (*GULP*) 730AM... breakfast meeting with.... Ps Phil! Delirious! Don Moen! It's going to be an awesome FOP 2007!