Unity: A Key To Marital Bliss (团结:婚姻幸福的钥匙)

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Conflict hurts. Why can’t we agree on anything? He is so independent. She doesn’t listen to me. Come to our Friday night marital workshop and learn how to grow your relationship. (Bi-lingual with English and Mandarin)

Date: 17 February, 2017
Time: 8pm
Venue: Central Christian Church Johor, 16A & 16B Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/3, Taman Sutera Utama, 81300 Skudai, Johor Baru, Malaysia.

For more info:
Kalmen Chia  +60167737850,
Tan Huey Sim  +60167727850

Elohim, God

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My thoughts about our Elohim:

1.Without God (Elohim), There Is No Beginning:
I am here only because of God. He made me. Without Him, I will not even exist. I love my life. I love living. That is why I am so thankful the He created me so that I can have being.

Who do we worship, the Creator or the created things? Created things will not last longer than the Creator. The Creator provides forever. Created things breaks frequently.

2.All Of God’s (Elohim) Creation Is Good – And It Is Made For Me.
Our world is God’s gift for us. That is awesome. Imagine, planet earth was created to be my playground. I love this gift. It is no wonder we, as people, love nature. A place of peace, enjoyment, and tranquility.

3.I’m Special – I Am Created In God’s (Elohim) Image
Unique. There is no another me. I am the only edition. Better than special edition. It is the best edition. Best because I am made by the best craftsman in the universe.

He is Elohim, my God.

by TML

Of Sticks and Giants

goliathHe said to David, “Am I a dog, that you come at me with sticks?” And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. (1 Samuel 17:43)

I started to read a book given to me, “David and Goliath” by Malcolm Gladwell. Great book with illuminative insights on how to overcome giants with sticks. Even from the beginning, chapter one is filled with insights –

Goliath is not always the giant he seems to be. He too has his weak spots. Use your strengths, exploit his weaknesses, have the courage to fight differently, forget the standardized methods, and most importantly- have attitude. Even giants can fall. People might laugh at your unorthodox methods. Using sticks to fight giants is unorthodox. Yet sticks overcame the giant, Goliath.

What are your Goliaths, standing tall and seemingly terrifyingly against your life? Remember, they are not always the giants that they seem to be. If used well, sticks can overcome giants.

By tml

Caring Confrontation Heals

Proverbs 27:5 “Better is open rebuke than hidden love.”

silent-treatment-jpg-653x0_q80_crop-smartNot talking about strong feelings doesn’t make them go away; in fact, they become more pronounced in our attempts to live as though they don’t exist. The two people in this kind of relationship try to get along by skirting issues, their emotions, and ultimately their deep love for each other, and they end up with a shell of a relationship. (Quote from Cloud and Townsend).

Let us learn to have caring confrontation and emphatic conversation in your marriage, parenting, and friendships, so that your relationships can heal, grow, and be even more intimate. Relationships can heal.