Month: May 2012

Raising Children and Discipleship – Part 1

In these next few articles, I want to talk about something that is very close to my heart. I want to talk about raising children and link it to lessons on discipleship. Many have spoken on what it takes to be a disciple but in this series I wish to address what it takes to disciple others. In another words, what kind of discipler should one be. Now I am no expert in child psychology, however, my 15 years in ministry have taught me much about discipleship which provided me with understanding about raising children. Similarly, my 9 years as a parent have shed further insights on raising children and discipling them. My personal conviction: My Children Should Be My Best Disciples in Life. I believe that if I fail to teach and disciple them in the ways of God, I would have missed the mark in ministry somehow. The bible says in Psalms 127:3~5: Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand …

WOW MOM

This year for Mother’s Day, my daughter’s school planned a special event for all the mothers. I was invited for a special Mother’s Day tea party with Erin. It was my first time wearing a hat to a tea party and celebrating it with a class full of mothers wearing hats of various colors and designs. What fun! I had a great time eating snacks and drinking tea out of a tea cup that Erin had especially chosen for me. I delighted in seeing my daughter sing and dance in front of me and in receiving the cards she designed for me and coupons for free massages just for Mom! However, the thing that touched me most was what she wrote regarding the best thing and the worst thing of being a mom. This is what she wrote and said in front of the class, “The best thing about being a mom is spending time with us because she loves us. The hardest part of being a mom is punishing us because sometimes we do wrong.” …

Christian Marriage – Final Part

Hi everyone! I can’t believe that it’s been more than a month since my last post. I have been traveling a bit and could not settle down to write. Just a summary for those who are new at reading this blog, we have started our 4-part series on Christian Marriage. In our first article in this series, we talked about the Christian marriage being a symbol of Jesus redeeming the world through His ‘marriage’ to the Church and making her one with Him. In the second article, I discussed about how God wants us to adopt a ‘No Longer I’ attitude in our marriages. I also commented that true joy comes from loving someone with liberty. However this must be done in the boundary of God’s word and being guided by the Holy Spirit. My husband, Derek contributed the third article from a man’s perspective. He expounded on what men really want in their wives and that is the companionship of a helper. In other words, a soul mate! Whenever a man leaves his parents …