Saturday, February 27, 2010

Two Months

The days are frightfully hot.
The grass is much browner now, unlike the still-green shot above.

It has been two months since I took up a new post at work.
(deep breath)
It has been unsettling, at so many times feeling like I was sinking. Thinking I would have to quit soon. Feeling anxious, oh so anxious.

The grace of God kept me going.

Hear my cry, O God;
Attend to my prayer.
From the end of the earth I will cry to You,
When my heart is overwhelmed;
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

Psalm 61:1-2

Thank God for family and friends. For lovely meals and kite-flying and quiet times and Chinese New Year gatherings. For friends who empathised and asked how I was doing. For the inspired word of God; for the Almighty God's revelation of Himself and who He is, to us. For the Saviour's call to abide in Him, for His joy to abide in us, for His word to abide in us (John chapter 15).

And then the rain cleared. Things are falling in place and tis a work-free, worry-free weekend! My biggest problem is what to bring to a birthday party later today... oh joy!

Art All Around

I think there is art everywhere you look.
Photos from a Saturday jaunt earlier this year.
Introducing...HDB art!


photography / slice of life / social commentary...

modern art

and my personal favourite, something rothko-like. and incidentally, it would make a pretty skirt pattern :)

- The End -

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Quiet Retreat

It has been tough at work.
Imagine having monday blues start on friday evening.
But I am cheered to know that my family loves me no matter what, and that I have friends who will stand by me. And that even if I don't do well in work, I can still do well in other areas of my life.

I wrote that in Jan but was sleepy and depressed at the time so the post languished in the drafts folder until now. I'm back, woo hoo!

The 1-day quiet retreat I attended was good. It was good to slow down and be quiet (quieting even my anxious thoughts, for instance) and let God's word impact me.