Me to a friend: “Random. Hi, if I go home to the Lord before you, would you be the worship leader at my wake? Those from the gut; awesome worship to the Lord. None of those polite, reserved, shy, awkward kind of worship, please.”
Friend: “Um, sure, Mel, I would be honoured to.”
Because of Christ, who died for us and in three days—rose again.
You don’t have to wait for the End. I am, right now, Resurrection and Life. The one who believes in me, even though he or she dies, will live. And everyone who lives believing in me does not ultimately die at all. Do you believe this?
John 11:25-26 The Msg Continue reading “It is done. Christ is risen”
My husband’s lump on his neck has gotten noticeably bigger within two days—swollen, red, and accompanied by fever. Symptoms of his low-grade, slow-growing lymphoma turning into an aggressive lymphoma? Or it could be just an infection that is easily taken care of? We don’t know.
I’ve written this piece earlier this week (more like it poured out from my soul) when I was mulling about a beyond-my-control-crisis and everything that comes with it. And I thought I heard this whisper within me, “Oh, soul. Why so troubled?” Continue reading “Oh, troubled soul”
Thoughts while going through a crisis. Continue reading “The Quiet in the storm”
I grieved with Michelle, the wife of the late Nabeel Qureshi, as she shared her heart, pain, and unwavering faith in God, less than two weeks after Nabeel went home to the Lord.
The song ‘Wonder’, by Hillsong United is looping in my Spotify.
A Whatsapp conversation with a friend sparked the start of this new way of living. We were talking about the frailty of life. How our days are numbered, yet many of us live as if tomorrow will always come.
Me: Remember how you were when u were going through your illness?
C: Ha ha, yes I remember and wanna forget…I’m living in abandon!
Me: One day, I’ll interview you. Ok?
C: Things I’ll do if I have a week to live?
Me: Whether u r any diff before and after.
C: Of course! I was 68kg, now 57kg. LOL! Ok, ok, I have some nuggets of wisdom, somewhere. If I can find em’.
I don’t take life so seriously and dwell on petty matters, look for beauty in everyday living, and find contentment with the little things. Because I’m more aware now that I may just collapse at any time.
C: Life is transient, like the rays of the sunshine thru the trees that I saw at the park one morning. Never saw such beauty again so far.
C: Ha ha hahaha! Am I making any sense?
Me: Applies to anyone, regardless of whether they had an illness or what. Our days are numbered. We just don’t live that truth. I forget that every single day.
I think we/ppl need regular reminders to remember to live.
C: Yes, sometimes u need a near-death experience to shake u up.
Me: Not everyone has the chance for a u-turn though.
Me: Maybe I can do something abt it. And in the process, remind me to live like my days are numbered.
C: Of course, you can!
C: Hell yes! Ooops!
C: Hmm…why ppl never say, Heaven yes?!
Me: How to live like Heaven is on earth.
So, here I am.
I’m doing something about it. Something to do with this blog to remind you and me to live like our days are numbered, because…they are.
Just one day after I told myself that I’ll do something about it by taking one step of faith at a time—my days started to be kinda different! 😀
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Lord, thank you that you are my ‘Strength’, my loving God. Please give me your endless energy and boundless strength.