Tuesday, January 28, 2014

baby hugs - act of kindness #4

from a loving familY, very deserving of Super Good Neighbour Award!

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one can never get enough of baby hugs :) 

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I suspect this book is more for me than for my little boy. it was very very comforting. thank you. 

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a sweet handmade letter

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praying that the boys can form godly friendships in future, just like the ones the parents enjoy <3


Sunday, January 26, 2014

"... thy children like olive plants round about thy table..." Psa 128: 3

By the grace of God, i now have two nephews (yes i know it's old news!) :) the story of how little Elliot entered this world is a testimony of God's providence and goodness, and with great joy, we welcomed him  :)

my sis had asked me to help her out with the full month favours, and since he entered this world earlier than expected, that meant his 1st month would come early too.

PP and i immediately sprang into action and started brainstorming. what would be meaningful, yet presentable and practical? God led us to Psalm 128...

Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways.

For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.

Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table.

Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD.

 Psa 128: 1-4

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as christian parents, we fully understand the desire for our children to know God and fear Him. (v1) olive plants have multiple uses - for cooking, cleansing, fragrance, as ointment etc....  and we definitely pray that one day, Elliot (and Z and Ezra) will be such a blessing to those around him too.

we scoured the internet, distributors and supermarkets, looking high and low for small bottles of olive oil. little did i know it would be an uphill task. at the end of the day, GOD PROVIDED, in a most amazing way. this is a story to be remembered and shared within our family.. :)

here's the working process...



thank God for the silhouette, which was really handy in cutting out these labels :) the design was adapted from here

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and after lots and lots of stamping, cutting, pasting and tying, 150 bottles of olive oil have been completed, entirely by God's grace! phew..... here's the outcome :)

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 The name "Elliot" means Jehovah is my God. How we pray that little Elliot (actually not so little anymore!) will grow to acknowledge God as His LORD and fear Him the rest of His days. 

Friday, January 10, 2014

a painted surprise - an act of kindness #3

look what came in the mail some time back, when PP was away.


a most beautiful masterpiece of love


dear anonymous, i am not so sure who you are (though i have a slight inkling), but you MUST know that God has used you. on the very day i opened the mailbox and received your masterpiece, i received some very bad news that i had to grapple with alone. through you, i am convinced that God sends blessings and help in a most timely and right manner. 


and you don't even want to claim credit :) your reward is in heaven, my dear. 


and your masterpiece is on our wall, a daily reminder of how All The Way Our Saviour Leads Us.

  1. All the way my Savior leads me,
    What have I to ask beside?
    Can I doubt His tender mercy,
    Who through life has been my Guide?
    Heav’nly peace, divinest comfort,
    Here by faith in Him to dwell!
    For I know, whate’er befall me,
    Jesus doeth all things well;
    For I know, whate’er befall me,
    Jesus doeth all things well.
  2. All the way my Savior leads me,
    Cheers each winding path I tread,
    Gives me grace for every trial,
    Feeds me with the living Bread.
    Though my weary steps may falter
    And my soul athirst may be,
    Gushing from the Rock before me,
    Lo! A spring of joy I see;
    Gushing from the Rock before me,
    Lo! A spring of joy I see.
  3. All the way my Savior leads me,
    Oh, the fullness of His love!
    Perfect rest to me is promised
    In my Father’s house above.
    When my spirit, clothed immortal,
    Wings its flight to realms of day
    This my song through endless ages:
    Jesus led me all the way;
    This my song through endless ages:
    Jesus led me all the way.