Lessons

Grief is a gift from God to heal our hearts

Ecclesiastes 7:3-4
3 Sorrow is better than laughter,
For when a face is sad a heart may be happy.
4 The mind of the wise is in the house of mourning.
While the mind of fools is in the house of pleasure. (NASB)

22994335Tears have the power to mend our afflicted heart. The healing power  comes not when we are in tears by ourselves, but when we are in sorrow in the comfort of others. Notice that the tear duct is located in the eye. Not anywhere else but the eye. Our eyes are meant for seeing. And when we grieve, we need to see someone else’s eyes. The other eyes that grieves with us. The other eyes that understand our sorrow. The other eyes that reflect tenderness in our time of weakness.

And when you grieve, who will you let into that grief, that tender moment of pain and sadness?

By TML

Event, Parenting

Creating Healthy Boundaries for Children

Creating Healthy Boundaries - Poster HD

Follow Up Talks:
Aug 5, 2016, 8pm: Roadblocks To Creating Healthy Boundaries for Children (English with Chinese Translation)
Venue: Central Christian Church Johor Baru
16A & 16B Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/3, Taman Sutera Utama, 81300 Skudai, JB.

Sep 2, 2016, 8pm: Connection and Discipline (English with Chinese Translation)
Venue: Central Christian Church Johor Baru. 
16A & 16B Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/3, Taman Sutera Utama, 81300 Skudai, JB.

 

Baptisms

Jovial’s Baptism 8 July 2016

Jovial, just like his name, is a youth who is full of joy and laughter. He has been studying the bible for almost a year to learn what it means to follow Jesus. The one thing that I appreciate about him is his humility. Whenever we point out to him things that he has to repent of, he quickly makes the effort to change.

Baptisms

Xavier’s Baptism 15 Jan, 2016

Xavier started to diligently study the bible about a year ago. According to Pang, his mentor, Xavier was eager. He would travel anywhere just to meet Pang to do his bible studies. One of his biggest challenge was to be courageous to face any form of persecution. On Jan 15th, Xavier made the decision to be bold to make Jesus the Lord of his life.

Baptisms

Joshua’s Baptism 1 Jan, 2016

We celebrate the New Year with Joshua when he made Jesus Lord of his life. I appreciate Joshua for his eagerness to learn and change. He frequently asked to study the bible so that he can know God better. His mother noted that he has more positive attitudes at home. Below are the videos of the sharing for Joshua and his baptism.