Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Mid September catch up ramblings

Have not blogged for quite a while. Usual reason ... busy :-) Busy with responsibilities (especially the period of 2 weeks when my wife was away for her parents 50th wedding anniversary). Busy with ministry ... church is growing, needs are growing and lots of new challenges to add to the mix. Very exciting ....

But also that quite a number of things are simply not appropriate to blog about ...

And generally my sleep patterns have been terrible and I wake up every day feeling tired and yawning. Then it's just  a lot of effort to get the adrenaline flowing so I can focus on the tasks and responsibilities ... and after each task or meeting, my body kind of crashes. But it is getting better and I have resorted to returning to a morning cup of coffee. But nothing with caffeine from the the late afternoon onward.

Still working on my garden - but not much time and energy. Is looking pretty decent - at least the vegetable boxes are ...will post some photos one day ...

Anyway blogging naturally takes a back seat in terms of priority when there is a lot on my plate. Interestingly I think I pray more often now :-)

Here's some random photos taken over the last few weeks.

Huge and delicious cake brought by Janice Wee for us to celebrate Father's Day in church.
I am not really a big fan of rich chocolate cake but this made me change my mind.
Nice surprise but yet in hindsight should not have been surprising as this is typically Janice
- generous and encouraging.

Took this a few days ago - during a 5 minute break at our church committee  meeting.  Hock Fie
had a major eye operation the week before and has to wear dark glasses.
Makes him look 20 years younger and so cool :-)

A couple of the older Sunday School boys making their first ever public announcement.
They are in charge of promoting the sake of home made cookies and lemonade to help raise funds for the
Samaritan Purse Christmas shoe boxes project.
Really encouraging that not only are the Sunday School leading the way again in this project but the
older children are willing to take on the challenge of doing most of the work in the foreground this year.

My younger son Steven sharing before his baptism a few weeks ago.

Making his public confession of faith

And me getting the privilege of baptizing him

Five people this round and he was the last.

Our youth Sunday worship leaders ... Moon Ho and Laura. 

Andrew (before cutting his hair!) and Steven as part of the worship team. What I also enjoyed
was seeing three different youth pianist during the service. Each learning and practicing one piece.
A lot of effort and a well received service

I took a video (using my camera) of a nice skit done by the youth which was a strong message in itself but won't upload it ... as I think the youth need to see if first and give their approval :-)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the update Paul. How great that you were honored to baptize your son!