Saturday, October 25, 2008 @ 9:46 AM
yea! that is what a cat will do when it was stressed up... i wonder will i?
arghhh!!!! can anyone spell out the word 'STRESS' for me pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.......
S - so so sicknening
T - tension
R - restless
E -emotionally disruptive & helpless
S - super super difficult
S -stresssssssssseeeeeddddddd up!!!
aduh...... yea.. i had backaches.. i had nightmares, i had sleepless nites..i had no sleep.. i had indigestions.. i had no one to understand.. i had no one to talk to...i had... i had... i had it all...
and i am still moving on....
yea.. 2 papers down.. 1 minor paper still not started.. <-- due tomorrow!!!
1 major paper still lying no way... <-- due next week!!
Lord, i thank You that despite of what i'm going thru these days, You are here faithfully speaking to me, encouraging me, and teaching me to lay my trust in You.. my full trust i give to You.. help me not to handle it all by myself.. Thank You for not being a silent God.. thank You for the provisions each day.. Love You Lord.. amen..
Monday, October 20, 2008 @ 10:27 AM
pictures: were taken on our way back from KK to Lbn via Menumbuk @ about 5pm..
it was after our Korea trip. and these are few of my favourites pictures during the trip.
this morning.. the Lord was speaking to me through this song..
and i would love to share with you..
TIMES OF REFRESHING (Acts 3:19)
Times of refreshing, Here in Your presence;
No greater blessing, than being with You.
My soul is restored, my mind is renewed;
There’s no greater joy Lord, than being with You.
Saturday, October 18, 2008 @ 3:03 PM
time out: for two!!
‘Ivy, update eh.. I everyday check out your blog de!’ .. wah!! Wat a faithful fan I got.. hehe..
Yupe.. busy busy busy…
You heard me many many times.. assignments, assignments, assignments.. still working hard on it.. I have one more week for my Old Testament assignments.. a long passage to read on, going to write up the synopsis of Abraham, Joseph and Solomon.. the lecturer is pretty good..he makes sure he gave us looong books to read for the synopsis.. aduh.. if I were to finish these 3 bible heros in a week..that basically leave me one more week for my ‘ministering to children ministry’ -10 pages assignments.. and.. ya.. you are right.. I have time to blog and complain no time to do assignments.. !! Pathetic indeed!!
This week is truly truly hectic.. since last week, weekends classes..then Monday till today, dun even need to mention about tomorrow, Sunday!! Another loong day.. there isn’t one night I was resting at home.. home is basically a place to bath, to nap, to change and to sleep..not even to eat.. parents making noise.. ‘going out again? Practice again? Meeting again?’ Yupe.. who says being an adult you won’t face such pressure at home? I even received comments from my dear ones, saying that my health problem mite be caused by not having proper meals, not resting enuf… pressure, pressure, pressure.. these days I’ve been pumping Vit C everyday, just to make sure I won’t get sick. I really not sure how long more my body can take it.. I hear advices over advices, ‘drink more water, eat more fiber, exercise, diet, rest more, eat these..eat tat..’ tell me..you tell me.. how? Geram betul.. try to be in my shoe.. and show me how.. I know ur concern..but.. I dunno how.. sometimes I felt I really need to have a long holiday.. not thinking.. not studying.. not working.. just relaxing.. just doing nothing… honeymooning.. haha.. when will that days come Lord?
Recently I have been thinking… thinking about this work I have.. it has been 3 years I’m working in the church.. and I tell you honestly.. I love it.. I love every bit of it.. just I’ve been thinking..these 3 years.. I’ve totally lost in touch with my frens outside the church.. I’ve not been seeing them.. maybe only once or twice for the past 3 years.. I guess my frens have really forgotten about me, and my heart really aches.. I’ve tried so many times, making dinner plans for their birthdays.. or for some night out.. because of family commitments (most of them are married and with children) and with me working on weekends.. there was not even once we managed to go out for dinner.. haiz… this really makes me think.. aren’t we suppose to reach out? But besides church frens.. I have no more frens.. NOT ONE SINGLE FREN… exaggerating? Maybe? maybe not? One comment my fren gave me, and I still remember it after these years.. ‘we dun wan to look for u anymore.. coz u always bz with church.. and weekends are always out for u’ .. Lord, teach me..
If I dun even have time for my good childhood frens, what more? do you think I have time to go out pak toh? (this is not desperate ya..) all the aunties and uncles were asking, ‘hey, ivy, when is ur turn to get married?’ ‘how come no boyfren?’.. ‘wan to be single izzit?’ I always answer the same thing.. ‘soon lor..soon lor.. you wait ya..i’ll surely tell u when’.. haha.. not living in denial..but just do not know how to answer them.. I know their concern ..not only to me.. but many single ladies here who work in the church.. our age are catching up.. yet.. we are still single.. haha..i think tat is one of the reason also why parents disallowed their children, specially daughters to come into full time.. haha.. dun get me wrong, I’m not discouraging you from serving full time.. as I told u earlier.. I love every single bit of it.. just that the probability of getting married is less gua.. I mite b wrong.. but tat’s wat I’m seeing it. Was it better if I married first then full time? I guess that time my commitment is more.. more responsibilities.. but I still agree that during my singlehood, I can give the Lord the most.. but still need time to paktoh lar.. hahhaha.. If my boyfren is a full time worker, our commitments mite be in diff ministries.. so again..not really got time to pak toh.. at least.. hmm.. during office hour can lar..(mind you.. Labuan office dun have potential.. haha.. takkan you wan me to go to other churches to find? ishh) and if he works outside.. I would say ‘gone case!’.. haha.. coz.. his days off are weekends, weekends are the peak of the week for me.. my day off is Tuesday (provided no meetings at night), he only has max 4hours for me.. then? Both of us mite get frustrated because we have so lil time for one another..in human mind the relationship mite go no way.. (those who were full time and spouse are not.. how u manage it leh? Give me tips..haha!! ) So? If it’s a distant relationship.. lagi pengsan.. hahaha.. We really need the divine intervention…want to find a fren to go on holiday pun susah.. I only can travel weekdays.. who would wan to travel on weekdays? Only Monday to Friday the most…on weekends? Choose wisely.. maybe one weekends a year.. lolz.. tsk tsk tsk..
haha.. of coz I never lose my hope in trusting God to provide my life partner, dun get me wrong.. I still acknowledge that He is the best match-maker ever.. I’m a human.. I think.. I consider.. I’m scared..i complain.. yet I need to trust.. I really dunno how it will turn up if one day I am ‘attached’.. and am looking forward for it.. hehe.. and will blog about it.. when it really happens la.. haha..
enough of my babbling.. after reading this I mite sound like complaining…. Just give me time.. I’m stressed out.. that’s why.. and most important thing.. I LOVE MY JOB.. and I LOVE MY GOD.. and I’m not so happy about my life..!!
p/s maybe u need to start to get on your knees and intercede for me..or..for us.. hehe.. TQ first..
Wednesday, October 15, 2008 @ 3:09 PM
wanna share with you what i've read today..
God Will Cause Your Gift To Prosper You
A present is a precious stone in the eyes of its possessor; wherever he turns, he prospers.
When we see something moldy, we throw it away. But when Alexander Fleming saw his culture dishes contaminated with mold, he discovered penicillin. You see, he had a gift which prospered him.
Joseph, a Hebrew slave in Egypt, had nothing except his gift of interpreting dreams. But look at what that gift did for him. It prospered him. He interpreted Pharaoh’s dream and became the most powerful man in Egypt after Pharaoh. (Genesis 41)
“But Pastor Prince, what if I don’t have any gift?”
My friend, don’t let anyone tell you that you don’t have any gift. God has given each person a gift which can open doors of opportunities and bring in great blessings.
Maybe you are just not aware of that gift you have inside you, or perhaps it has profited you nothing thus far as you have not found out how best to use it. You need to take your gift and ask God for wisdom to cultivate it until it becomes such a powerful tool or “precious stone” that wherever you turn, you prosper.
This was the case with a church brother who was tremendously gifted in the creative arts. For a long time, he lacked the confidence and boldness to leave the security of his police job and step out on his own. But when he began to seek God’s wisdom for his situation, God gave him boldness to leave his job and go back to school to pursue the creative arts. In school, he prospered, becoming one of its top students and impressing the principal so much with his creative gift that he was offered a teaching position in the school even before he graduated.
Now, please don’t go and quit your job after reading this. What you should do is ask God for wisdom regarding your gift. For when the wisdom of God is added to your gift, that gift becomes “a precious stone in the eyes of its possessor; wherever he turns, he prospers”.
© Copyright Joseph Prince, 2006. All rights reserved.
well people, the readings said enuf.. there is no explaination needed..
You, repeat after me, 'I AM A GIFTED PERSON!'.. huh? i can't hear you... say it louder.. LOUDER!!.. yea..there you go.. ;) 'i am a gifted person.. simply because, my God says so.. '
Thank You Lord.. *winkwink*
Credit to Mr Vivit Yee for sharing this wonderful site with me.. thanks bro
Thursday, October 9, 2008 @ 5:14 PM
NEW TOILET IN TOWN (you gotta understand it better if u know cantonese)
Yea.. McDonald is in Labuan.. summore.. Labuan Airport.. wuhahaha…another place for us to lepak, another alternative for Hi-Teas.. ;)
Never tot that one day in my life I live to see McD in Labuan.. wow.. *IMPRESSIVE*.. haha.. last night after worship practice, some of us decided to go and check the place out.. so just the 4 of us go lepak lepak and be one of the ‘jakuns’ in town. so I had my McFlurry for supper last night.. and there are still breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea to go… so.. tolong tolong lar.. dun close down so fast.. hehe..
at least.. for now if I wan to buy the collectables, I dun have to ask someone else in KK or KL to get for me.. provided I’m updated enuf.. haha..
another good news..!! Labuan’s McD is TAX FREE!!..duty free ba.. Barulah…syukur…hahaha
NEW ASSIGNMENT COMING.. OLD ASSIGNMENT STILL SLEEPING..
Self explanatory.. no elaboration needed.. *faint* doink
new class starts 10 October 2008!!! *double faith* doink doink
This time.. exam is promised!! Arghh.. *triple faith* doink doink doink
i've been super duper lazy now a days......argghhh!!!!
HIS PROMISE NEVER FADE
Hide me now under Your wings
Cover me, within Your mighty hand
When the oceans rise and thunders roar
I will soar with You, above the storm
Father, You are King over the flood
I will be still and know You are God
Find rest my soul, In Christ alone
Know His power, In quietness and trust
Again and again I was reminded of this song.. I wrote about it before..*Soaring High with Him* last Sunday, during youth CG, ivanna led us with this song again.. and now.. again.. I was reminded.. i know He is saying something.. i felt His encouragement.. and i just have to again and again and again..to proclaim these promises He has laid for me, for my life, for my love, for what is to come..i shall walk faithfully, trustfully, leaning upon Him..again and again..
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4
amen!! Thank you Lord.
Saturday, October 4, 2008 @ 2:50 PM
It begins today...
Yupe.. it begins today.. the 4th of October 2008
the 2nd English Service of Church of Our Holy Saviour.
every Saturday Night, 7.30pm, COHS
really really hope to see you here...
i'm waiting.... keke
Wednesday, October 1, 2008 @ 1:00 AM
1st – Ivanna Yap (Lbn)
5th –Yah Ping Jie (Lbn)
10th – Ammie Khoo (KL)
14th – Clament Chua (Lbn)
17th – Soo Man (KK)
20th – Ivan Chin (KL); Jenny 娟娟 (Lbn);
22nd – Winnie Tang (Sdk?); Natasha Chin (KK)
23rd – Rastwin
27th – Belle Michael (Lbn); Rebecca Chong (Lbn)
(I miss you again?!)
“The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.”
Numbers 6: 24-26
I pray for smiles and love, for sunshine and warmth, for joy and peace, for blessings and abundance, for health and strength. Most of all, I pray that God will be with you, you and your love ones. That you will know Him. May our good Lord keep you in touch with all that you are and all that you are meant to become.
used to be quiet..but now QUIET NO MORE..
loving people.. specially da Youthzz..
not forgeting Jagung(sweet corn)too..
working for God..
working for the people..specially da Youthzz..
totz of wat I wish for my Blog..
be A place ..
* to give Glory to God;
* to know me MORE
* to learn wat i've gone thru
* for encouragementz & funz
* for precious momentz
* to inspire others
* to express myself, my inner totz
... and you tell me..
"One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek HIm in His temple."
~ Psalm 27:4
since june 01, 2008
Samantha Low :)