It wasn’t supposed to turn out this way. Why can’t it be smooth like others? Why can’t it… Often, we have expectations like these thoughts for our lives. And we get frustrated. But what if the bumps and rough edges and “imperfections” have a purpose? What if we can see beyond our expectations to see their beauty? What if they are there to mould and refine us and bring us into a bigger narrative of our lives that we would not have written ourselves? Being a potter has taught me much. Of surrender. Of being comfortable that control is not something that is meant for us to steer all by ourselves. That there is always redemption and grace for the taking. #musings #life #refine #pottery #ceramics #crawl #glaze #singapore #studioasobi

It wasn't supposed to turn out this way. Why can't it be smooth like others? Why can't it... Often, we have expectations like these thoughts for our lives. And we get frustrated. 
But what if the bumps and rough edges and "imperfections" have a purpose? What if we can see beyond our expectations to see their beauty? What if they are there to mould and refine us and bring us into a bigger narrative of our lives that we would not have written ourselves? 
Being a potter has taught me much. Of surrender. Of being comfortable that control is not something that is meant for us to steer all by ourselves. 
That there is always redemption and grace for the taking. 
#musings #life #refine #pottery #ceramics #crawl #glaze #singapore #studioasobi

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We woke up really early this morning to catch the sunrise. But as we rode along the river, the clouds started to close in and even though we rode on, it wasn’t with much hope that we would see anything beautiful. Indeed, when we reached the bridge at Lorong Halus, the sky was already turning bright and still the sun remained shrouded behind the looming clouds. Slightly disappointed, we turned back and comforted ourselves with the prospect of a hearty breakfast. A few minutes later, we turned our heads to catch a last glimpse behind, and to our joy we saw the sun emerging splendidly from the mountain of clouds. What a sight. Yes, no matter what our plans are for today, tomorrow, next year – life happens. Sometimes we get what we desire, sometimes we don’t. But today we are reminded that we can always face this life with hope, because our hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness. When we think we have missed the sunrise, let’s remember to look around us and ask ourselves, “Did I miss something?” #sunrise #hope #joy

We woke up really early this morning to catch the sunrise. But as we rode along the river, the clouds started to close in and even though we rode on, it wasn't with much hope that we would see anything beautiful. Indeed, when we reached the bridge at Lorong Halus, the sky was already turning bright and still the sun remained shrouded behind the looming clouds. Slightly disappointed, we turned back and comforted ourselves with the prospect of a hearty breakfast.

A few minutes later, we turned our heads to catch a last glimpse behind, and to our joy we saw the sun emerging splendidly from the mountain of clouds. What a sight.

Yes, no matter what our plans are for today, tomorrow, next year - life happens. Sometimes we get what we desire, sometimes we don't. But today we are reminded that we can always face this life with hope, because our hope is built on nothing less than Jesus' blood and righteousness. When we think we have missed the sunrise, let's remember to look around us and ask ourselves, "Did I miss something?" #sunrise #hope #joy

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