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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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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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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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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When I am weak, then I am strong

It was on a Saturday morning, keeping up with routine clean-up around the house. Nothing exciting but I love sparkly shine, spotless clean look of my house. My very helpful fly-swatter left a dirty spot on my ceiling. I was washing off the stain with sugar soap. It was starting to look OK and I was pretty happy about it.

I continued and within a second, a drop of this solution fell into my eye. It started to itch. It persisted for few hours. I felt pain in the corner of the eye, spreading further down close to my nose. I was really scared. I washed my eyes with fresh water many times. It was the day our guests were coming home. With limited time left, I wanted to finish off preparing meals and some more home chores to go.

Pain and itchiness in my eye bothered me, just then I remembered only these words ” For when I am weak, then I am strong” (2 Corinthians 12:10)

I prayed thanking God for His all-sufficient grace for me. I prayed to God to help me continue my tasks even when I am weak. God Almighty by His abundant provision of grace enabled me to finish off my tasks. Also, pain cleared off in sometime. Grateful to God for protecting my eyes and healing.

May the grace of Lord Jesus Christ be with you all!

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Him and Him only

Week after week, as I wait and indulge in my enchantments, there is one thing I greatly long for. I ask myself whose is the greatest love, what is the deepest secret, most searched treasure, a lifelong true and trustworthy companionship. What would that be?

What is the matter with me? Why am I so pre-occupied? As I go around and talk to people about it, they feel the same but only wondering if our answers are the same. Keep going, keep mumbling.. Never give up what you are after. But never chase the wind. Never be gone with the wind. It’s just futile.

A door always opens to me to enter the road not taken. When life churns endless chaos, there is one thing I think about and turn my eyes to. His testament and will will by no means vanish from me. His love will not be taken away from me. His eyes are always on me and his ears are always attentive to my voice. His testament clearly states what am I and constantly imprints in my heart who I really am.

His life in me is the source of all enchantments, hope and freedom. Because he is the giver and is always good, I can freely and confidently come to him anytime seeking for his help. It has now become a pleasure to see hearts changed, how people serve him and how their confident trust is rewarded. He is my Super Saviour Jesus Christ !