Be right back: Taking a one month break

Hi there,
I’ve been writing my heart out on this blog since 2008, and the blog has been evolving since the last decade.

It started out as an anything-goes (and I write whenever I want) online journal to a committed, weekly sharing of my life’s journey with God.

Lately, my heart has been feeling strongly about this beautiful thing called ‘hope”. Having gone through crises and sorting out my hurts, I’m painfully aware (pun intended) how hope is the superpower to go on with life amidst adversities.
And when we have hope, we can help others to have hope too.

With that (and many earnest prayers), I’m giving my blog a “renovation” with a renewed vision.

There is plenty of work to be done on the blog. The changes and bulk of the work will be more on the vision, direction, content and not so much on web aesthetics. During this time, I’m not confident that I’ll have the focus to write good articles to share with you. Hence, it’s practical that I take a month break to focus on getting the site ready to serve you again.

Let me tell you how excited I am to be working on this, and I look forward to sharing more updates with you soon.

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My God and I

Passion project: my God and I. melindayeoh.com

And I’ll be the poet who sings your glory— and live what I sing every day.” ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭61:8‬ ‭MSG‬‬


My God and I

Have you ever been in love
Where everything fades
As you melt in their presence

Have you ever been in love
Where everything about them interests you
As you thirst to know them more

Have you ever been in love
Where you pursue them
As passionately as they pursue you

A tangle of fire and love.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Escape

Escape—your breather or your cop-out? 


Escape with me for just a while

For that is what I can offer

A respite. Brief.

An illusion. Fading.

A trap. Seductive.

 

Escape with me for just a while

Do not contemplate, do not hesitate

I’m right here, now.

A lure.

Beckoning.

Teasing.

Tempting.

 

Escape with me for just a while

Escape…

E s c  a p e

E    s c       a p e

 

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There is more

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This post is kinda a back-to-front way of saying, “I’ve resigned from my role in the church”. Maybe someday, I’ll write a longer blog post about it.

 

 

During worship today at church, we sang the song “Running”—and that’s the first time I felt truly liberated after the decision to resign.

My heart was heavy before that—as I struggled to let go of my dreams, ambitions, plans…I still care loads for Communications (my ministry in the church), the purpose of church communications, and the church.

But, I felt that it’s time for me to let someone else lead the function.

I was carrying that heaviness around for weeks after I’ve resigned, not to mention—the prolonged period of consideration (two years plus to be exact)—to finalise my decision to leave the role.

The two months before my decision was the most intense. I felt like my head is gonna explode from all that thinking, seeking, and asking.

 

I just don’t wanna make the wrong move if God still wants me to remain in that role.

 

It.was.hard.—that’s an understatement.

But today during the worship—the words from the song spoke to me.

And I felt free.

“Ready at the line looking out
Looking out to all that’s ahead
Letting go of every mistake
Throwing off the chains of restraint”

I felt in tune with God.

“We are running
Chasing after all that You are”

It reminded me of a recent sermon I’ve heard, “Running with horses and chasing the lion”.

I felt excitement and hope!

“And all that will remain
A passion for Your name
Burning as we run this race
We’re never gonna stop”

I felt that God is telling me, there is more.

This chapter in my full-time ministry is ending, but soon another will begin.

I’m waiting in anticipation.

 

 


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