The final countdown…

*cue: the music!* LOL… Tick-tocking! It is now 18 mere days to my wedding! Gosh… Time really flies! =)

Here it is I guess… Loads of things undone, but I guess it is the best we can do already. Nic is still busy preparing to send out the invites, and I will be passing the staff’s invites to Grace to get her to help distribute.

Today I went down to my new house, with LJ & SJ. Quite fun to choose colours! My bedroom’s going to be blue, my study room will be pink and the living room’s going to be yellow. Colourful eh? Haha!

Now, all that is left is to get furniture! At least to have a bed! Hahaha!!!

Getting ready…

I love the new song sang last weekend. “All To You” by KC… When I first heard the very first stanza, I was thinking “Wow, so cool… They found a song that flows so well with Ps Ulf’s message!” LOL… Let me see if i can remember the lyrics…

Now is the time
When heaven blends with earthly saints
The world resounds, as angels sing
Our God reigns
I give my all to You
I give my all to You

From heaven’s throne
Your river flows to this place
And on this rock, foundations lay
Here we stand
I give my all to You
I give my all to You


Pouring out this treasure You gave
In Your promises our hearts turn brave
I will arise and lay down this sacrifice
As we’re building Your house on high

There’s also the bridge, but I can’t recall those lyrics as well.

Am preparing to give God my BEST yet! =)

Yawn…

I am sooooo tired! Have been having little sleep the past few days, cos been super busy with wedding preparations.

I sometimes cannot believe my wedding has morphed into something THIS large-scale. It has become a mammoth three-day affair, use of the Main Audi for my matromony, a whopping 800+ people invited, going to JB for a SECOND dinner (when I wasn’t that keen on having even one in the first place)…

Oh God… Strength please!!! =)

Wedding thing to do… Updated!

Update…

1. Confirm order of service for my matrimony. Worship leader (Bel! Yippee!)… Muzos (Yeap – all confirmed!)… MC… (John? To be confirmed…)
2. When to get the keys to the flat? (Thank you HDB… This coming Tuesday morning! Finally…)
3. Settle reno (Err…)
4. Settle furniture (Err…)
5. Get the $ to settle #3 & #4 (Err…)
6. Print the invitation cards for the matrimony & dinner (But first to get the pics from Rach & Amy to design) (Pics done – and wedding album also collected! Amy has been a dear, she just gave me not one, not two but three fantastic designs for my card! Wow… Having a hard time to choose…)
7. Collect the dinner cards from Exelsior Hotel (2 weeks overdue…) (Done!)
8. Wedding car? (Err…)
9. Register @ ROM (Done!)
10. Confirm guest list……….. (It’s coming along… it’s coming along)

Other things already settled:
1. Our JB dinner (booked and cards are designed)
2. Our lunch reception (Yummy Kriston with yummy laksa!)
3. Flowers for the reception (Thanks Urban Bloomers!)
4. Our Singapore dinner (Went for the food tasting… Yum! Selected the type of decor we wanted for the ballroom – Oriental – as well as the wedding favours!)
5. Honeymoon booked! US West Coast tour from Nov 16-26! Yippee!!!

=)

What is passion?

What is passion?

Webster defines it as an “intense, driving, or overmastering feeling or conviction” and “a strong liking or desire for or devotion to some activity, object, or concept.”

Some quotes on this topic of PASSION include:

“Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.”

“Therefore then, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who have borne testimony to the Truth], let us strip off and throw aside every encumbrance (unnecessary weight) and that sin which so readily (deftly and cleverly) clings to and entangles us, and let us run with patient endurance and steady and active persistence the appointed course of the race that is set before us.” (Heb 12:1, Amp Bible)

“Follow your passion, and success will follow you.”

“Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark.”

“A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.”

Vision fulfillment is dependent upon passion possession. But more than that, LIFE fulfillment is dependent upon your passion.

Can we have the passion to keep on when circumstances are contrary? When the sound of the encouragers & supporters in our lives fade off, and in their place, comes the voice of discouragement, disbelief and mockery?

It is so easy to get pumped up. So easy to shout “Yes!” and “Amen!” during a good church service or cell group. So easy to nod our heads in agreement as we read a good motivational book.

But a balloon deflates. A battery runs low. An asset depreciates. Even water evaporates. And so it is with our faith and passion level – it leaks. No longer will it be the same tomorrow as it is today if we leave it as it is. No longer will we feel the same way about our destiny, if left to ourselves to rot for too long.

Think this is why I love working in church. Haha! As physically tiring at times though it may be, but I love and appreciate at the prospect of being a part (albeit a small one) of this great church and in all that God is doing. Long gone are the days that working in church is like the “last” option… “Cannot make it elsewhere, ah well, let’s just work in a church…” Truly, God is raising up a whole new generation. Our staff are getting more and more qualified, studying for their Bachelor’s and their Masters. Attending more seminars and conferences, and tapping into the pulse of what is going on in the world out there.

There is an underlying current. Not an ominous, evil one. But an underlying current of PASSION. For all that God has done for us and through us… We also want it to last to perpetuity. The more God moves, the more we want God to continue to move. Stripping off the modern & professional facade, lies a core of basic Christian values, imbedded since the inception of this church.

I love Your house!!!