That drug-addict is one of these: drug-addicted brother, drug-addicted father, drug-addicted cousin, drug-addicted sister, drug-addicted neighbour, drug-addicted uncle, drug-addicted classmate, drug-addicted childhood friend and the list of drug-addicts who are part of the family and community goes on. In short, drug-addiction is just part of a fact. The relationship that you have with this drug-addict completes that fact. For your case, he is your drug-addicted father. Let us refrain from detaching ourselves to them by calling them plain drug-addicts. Every one should remember that ever addict didn't come out to this earth alone. The drug-addict has a relationship. Let us always remember our relationship with them. Without remembering that relationship, we will tend to be harsh, violent and unjust to them.
When I was serving single people as a single person myself, I gathered pearls. Intuitively. Let me draw it with words how that looked. For years of serving my fellow singles, I felt I was looking at the aquarium as a fellow fish from another aquarium adjacent to the bigger aquarium they were in. As… Continue reading Swimming Into Deep Waters (Things I Have Observed While I Was Serving) Part 1
We are made in the image and likeness of God and I believe that the Lord placed a seed of desire to bear His likeness in the core of our being. And that seed needs to be watered so we can grow according to how He fashioned us. "You shall be holy for I am holy." 1 Peter 1:16
When things are going in my way not according to how I desire those to be, encourage me, Oh Lord. When job applications do not seem to merit employers' calls, encourage me, Oh Lord. When the business is cutting - down on manpower and overhead cause, encourage me, Oh Lord. When medical reports seem to… Continue reading Dear Lord, Encourage Me, Thy Servant
Dear Sister, May the peace of Christ be with you. I personally do not see anything wrong for a straight lady to fall in-love for gays. They still not only possess physical features and heart of men, but more importantly, they usually are hardworking, honest, creative, expressive and thoughtful, that any lady in her rightful… Continue reading Dear Sis B, As a single straight lady, why do I keep on falling for gays?
Trust me when I say "I've been through all weddings of my friends" Note that I didn't use "to" but "through". Through, because I had experienced the season of doubt and fear of losing their friendship because they will have their own lives and I would be left with my lonesome self to the season… Continue reading Why Our Friends Are Married And We Are Not… Yet (The Brightest Side of It)
I was once again at this place last night. One thing I observed the parking lot of Cathedral of Good Shepherd these nights has become like a show room of luxurious cars. Now before I share my caption, let me explain that Singapore imposes a "levy" called certificate of entitlement. Anyone who wishes to register… Continue reading The Cathedral of the Good Shepherd