We Moved to the Nation’s Capital

Hello Readers, we moved to Canberra. Just sat down to reminisce our fond memories while in Sydney and recount on the paths we took… there were daily grind of things, life-changing moments, defining moments, a transitional phase where you know you are not there yet. The life journey from changing baby diapers to job search, to learning new skillset, changing mindset, making unending compromises, making room for new, renewal of mind, to believe in our guts to move to Canberra. Phew! Have I said enough?   

Personally, I survived the emptiness of the dry season of my life. I survived the ruthless raving waves of the sea. I did not sink in the waters of anxiety that surrounded me. Echoes of sick phone calls woke me up at nights but the Lord was with me. His lovingkindness is better than life – Psalm 63: 3.

When the raging storms rushed through without notice, there was the peace that passes understanding. I had felt the serene beauty of the gentle spirit inside of me. When my understanding said there’s no hope left, look around (anything can happen), the peace of God filled me and made me firm. The name Jesus Christ have always been my strength and hope. He loved me and gave himself for me – Galatians 2: 20

Surely goodness and mercies of God followed me every day while in Sydney. I survived my brokenness and wretchedness by His grace. I fought the good fight of faith. I was crushed but I was not broken.

12 But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread; so the Egyptians came to dread the Israelites. Exodus 1: 12

I have experienced the severity of the desert heat, harsh treatment of life circumstances. But it did not stop us from prospering. We had huge personal loan and we prayed to pay off soon. We were sick and tired of paying back. Within a matter of few days, God gave us a desire and passion to start an IT business. My hubby and I took a leap of faith. As days went by, God brought in clients. Gradually, we had good income that we successfully closed all our loans now. Debt free in few months’ time just the way we asked for in prayer! All hail King Jesus!

I thank the Lord for his great purposes and awesome deeds in my life and family.  Praise you Heavenly Father!

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Great Peace for You and Me

Every night and early in the mornings, a loud and thunderous voice of a drunkard was heard at Mr. A’s apartment for several months. Whenever his mind felt disturbed, he also disturbs the sweet sleep of his neighbours. Constant yelling and booze and aggressive noise made his night. He would attempt breaking in for no reason. His neighbours complained and protested but nothing changed. And so, I began to ask God’s help found in this Scripture.

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Darkness Will Not be Dark to You

Courteous Readers,

Knowing that true joy actually comes from what’s going on in your heart, I gladly bring to you this news. I came to understand experientially that there is an unusual common sense and inexplicable strength available in time of my need.

We’ve been through episodes of distress and agony in the lives of our loved ones. Now it’s all coming together with hope and peace. I’m sharing the only reason for my hope, the words of the living God.

12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
    the night will shine like the day,
    for darkness is as light to you. Psalm 139: 12

His mighty hand guides me through and his right hand holds me fast. The things that I dread lose its grip on me as I run close to my Savior each day. Because Lord Jesus Christ is the name above all names. Sickness and diseases shall bow to His holy name. Darkness is not dark to him at all.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil; Psalm 23: 4

Thank you Lord Almighty for your unfailing love!

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Lord of All Seasons

The One who calmed the storm,

Stilled the waves.

Lord Jesus is His holy name.

In Jesus Christ, all things hold together.

When tumultuous wind triggers the rough sea,

I remember my Lord and His saving grace.

He grants me peace that passes understanding.

I remain calm above the storm.

I have the mind of Christ.

As the risen Lord is, so am I in this world.

Calm, still and patient.

Seated with Him, with heavenly riches.

Now I look around

The wind died down

So did panic and frustration

His love endures forever.

In this world we will have trouble. 

But take heart! Lord Jesus have overcome the world.

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Underweight? Not Anymore!

One of the things people never fail to comment about me: that I’m underweight and thin. Taking concern in every meal, with lots of observations and steps to make a proper meal size, I snuggled in for years. But I stayed at 49-50 kgs for many years. Nothing could help me gain weight – not even energy drinks, health drinks, big meals or many meals. I took comfort in a much-satisfying response, “Maybe it’s not in my genes”.  Months later…

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Bye bye allergy

This is a follow up of “Thank you Rescuer”.

After a long period of waiting over a year, we got doctor’s appointment. I carried doctor’s report to the immunologist for further check-up. I also took the allergy product for testing. When it was our turn, my little one bounced off to his room. Doc suggested to give it a try and test for allergic reactions. Quickly, my mind raced, catching vibes of the day he suffered.  But I said to myself, “I will not dread, this is just a test”. They performed a test. While waiting for half an hour, my chirpy little one made a friend. Half an hour later, the results came out negative. My son did not show allergic reaction to the product. Doc was surprised. He said “This is mysterious, I cannot believe”. I was thanking God on my way home.

I believe “ No weapon formed against me shall prosper” Isaiah 54:17

I acknowledge the power in the name of Jesus Christ who is our only hope. By his grace and strength, we have overcome this difficulty.

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Live Your Life: Do It Afraid

It’s like playing twister every week.

Taking one day at a time – study, do business, run errands, prep work, chores. Completing my assessment tasks had been a huge challenge. Oh boy, what have I gotten into. Originality, hard work, research, attention to word count, push my limits – read more, study more, work more, drink more water..

I wonder how could a whiny person be useful. My prayer, the tool of faith helped me receive strength and wisdom of God. My mountain of doubt shook at His presence. Yes, once again.. The Lord did awesome things for which I did not look. I can’t believe my eyes. I passed my assessment. Seriously, I thought I might have to take 2nd attempt to get through. English, being my second language, Diploma in Screen and Media keeps me busy and takes me places.  

I realized that power, love, and a sound mind makes me who I am meant to be. That makes me a loving wife, joyful mother, doting daughter-in-law, caring daughter, a friend who will hide and seek ha ha… God is my source of power, love and soundness of mental health. Through Lord Jesus Christ alone, I can do well.

When You did awesome things for which we did not look,
You came down,
The mountains shook at Your presence. Isaiah 64:3

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7

Thank you Lord for your amazing grace!

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A Day in My Life

A day in my life

I spread out my wings

I flew, I darted, I stalled

I fled and rested

I counted them all in my little nest

Shares of distress and joy

Looking up to the mountains

A soft whisper, a cry for mercy

Longing for His warm embrace

Yearning for His sweet fellowship

With enough God’s consolation

His gentle words stir my heart

As scent of water to a dry tree

So, the scent of His power over my life

That’s the wonder of His unfailing love

You answer us with awesome and righteous deeds, God our Savior, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas, Psalm 65:5

Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me! Psalm 66:20

God loves you, my friend! Lord Jesus is alive!

More Love, More Presents

Guess what happened? I’d never imagined this.

Last week, our favorite South-Indian biriyani accidentally scattered on the carpet. It was a huge mess. I had to clean it up.. (I mean proper cleaning) every fibre of its being, Ha! ..Today, while my elder son was cleaning up our carpet. He found something shiny and quickly recognized that it was a part of my bracelet. He brought it to me.

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