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John 16:21

John 16: 21
A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world.
This verse spoke to me today as I have been pondering about childbirth.  No, I am not pregnant at the moment but I have been gathering information as to whether I should go for natural or caesarean when my time comes.  I have to admit I have the fear of giving birth but I love children.  Therefore, giving birth to a child is something I hope that I'll have the privilege to go through.  Meanwhile, I have to pray to God faithfully about preparing Nat and I to be good parents.  Spoke to a church couple whom I look up to on Sunday.  Learned some tips there.  Disciplining my future children also means that I have to be disciplined.
:)  Will continue learning!
Love, Pam


Persecuted Christians

As I have written in my previous blog entry, I find it difficult to love our so called "enemies".  As I read about the persecuted Christians in other countries, I can't help but wonder, why can't I love my "enemies" in my comfortable circumstance.  I believe that my brothers and sisters in Christ who are in life-endangering situations will find it hard to love those who put their lives at stake but they must have really relied on the strength of the Lord to love these people.


Read about the Boko Haram.  Terrifying.  But the Lord is with His church.  Continue to persevere.  Christian friends, I encourage all of us to keep them in prayer.


Love,
Pam

Love your enemies

Dear Blog,

A lot of things has been happening in my life lately, more so spiritually and emotionally.  I am not sure if I have changed but one thing is for sure -- I love Jesus more and more.  The Lord's sovereign hand has been upon me and my loved ones.  God is so good that I am so afraid that one day if I am not careful, I will forget all the good things He has done for me.  Psalm 103:2 (NLT) says, "Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things He does for me."  I am not sure if it has to do with the use of technology but I find myself quite lazy when penning down my thoughts in my physical diary.  I remember a brother sharing about writing down what the Lord has done for him, lest he forgets the goodness of the Lord.  If my memory does not fail me, he said that his mother has Alzheimer's disease and he was afraid that if one day he had this disease, he may not remember God's word.  This sharing motivated me to write about some good thin…