捕风捉影 | A chasing after the wind This morning I saw this reflected on our floors. Our blinds were closed, but as they were facing downwards, the bright sun still entered into our living room through the gaps and it was beautiful. A brief moment later, the scene faded. Clouds outside must have temporarily passed over the stream of light. What is vain and what can stand the test of time? Money? Glory? Approval of men? What can bring true lasting joy and fulfillment? Only the things that stand on truth will hold firm when the waves come crashing down. Anything built on moving sands may look sturdy for a while, but it all goes away like the passing glimpse of light when the trials come. The world promises much, but in the end it doesn’t satisfy. 一切乃过眼云烟。There is a far better answer – which is the same yesterday, today and forevermore. And it is our hope, that everyone shall find this answer. #light #Ecclesiastes #reflections #life #faith #hope

捕风捉影 | A chasing after the wind  This morning I saw this reflected on our floors. Our blinds were closed, but as they were facing downwards, the bright sun still entered into our living room through the gaps and it was beautiful. 
A brief moment later, the scene faded. Clouds outside must have temporarily passed over the stream of light. 
What is vain and what can stand the test of time? Money? Glory? Approval of men? What can bring true lasting joy and fulfillment? 
Only the things that stand on truth will hold firm when the waves come crashing down. Anything built on moving sands may look sturdy for a while, but it all goes away like the passing glimpse of light when the trials come. 
The world promises much, but in the end it doesn't satisfy. 一切乃过眼云烟。There is a far better answer - which is the same yesterday, today and forevermore. And it is our hope, that everyone shall find this answer. 
#light #Ecclesiastes #reflections #life #faith #hope

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It can be hard to remain optimistic in the waves of violence, hatred, exploitation and oppression that we glean from the global news at an increasing intensity. There is so much injustice and unfairness that makes one weep. Fear squeezes the life out of people and scars are cut repeatedly till the body becomes numb. What then can we do? How then shall we respond? There are no clear and easy answers. I am praying for mercy and compassion to turn the tides around, where faith, hope and justice can reign again. I am praying for seeds of peace and love to germinate and sprout like it is springtime. May selfishness and pettiness be plucked up like useless weeds and cast away. #reflections #prayer #faith #hope #love #mercy #justice #compasion #freedom

It can be hard to remain optimistic in the waves of violence, hatred, exploitation and oppression that we glean from the global news at an increasing intensity. There is so much injustice and unfairness that makes one weep. 
Fear squeezes the life out of people and scars are cut repeatedly till the body becomes numb. 
What then can we do? How then shall we respond? There are no clear and easy answers. 
I am praying for mercy and compassion to turn the tides around, where faith, hope and justice can reign again. I am praying for seeds of peace and love to germinate and sprout like it is springtime. May selfishness and pettiness be plucked up like useless weeds and cast away. 
#reflections #prayer #faith #hope #love #mercy #justice #compasion #freedom

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ODE TO SAN FRANCISCO Through the misty mountains Where life goes on unnoticed I’m floating just under the surface And I can hardly breathe On the edge of the horizon A ship is carried away By waves of changing seasons For it no longer cares to stay But you’re still beside me When the daylight is fading you hold me close And you won’t be leaving Though where this will take us I don’t know Behind the glass before us Our shadow is standing amazed For a light of a thousand colours Is shifting across her face But you’re still beside me When the daylight is fading you hold me close And you won’t be leaving Though where this will take us I don’t know I don’t know And now our journey’s over And the wind will take us home While the seeds that were cast in the fire Reach down to the waters below #studioasobi #sanfrancisco #reflections

ODE TO SAN FRANCISCO  Through the misty mountains
Where life goes on unnoticed
I'm floating just under the surface 
And I can hardly breathe  On the edge of the horizon
A ship is carried away
By waves of changing seasons
For it no longer cares to stay  But you're still beside me
When the daylight is fading you hold me close
And you won't be leaving
Though where this will take us I don't know  Behind the glass before us
Our shadow is standing amazed
For a light of a thousand colours
Is shifting across her face  But you're still beside me
When the daylight is fading you hold me close
And you won't be leaving
Though where this will take us I don't know
I don't know  And now our journey's over
And the wind will take us home
While the seeds that were cast in the fire
Reach down to the waters below  #studioasobi #sanfrancisco #reflections

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It is behind darkness that light shines most beautifully. This morning, sprinting our bicycles down the river to catch the sunrise, we discover a glimpse of what it must be like to be in hungry pursuit of God – in search of this beauty that is out of this world. And although the cares and worries of this life sometimes obscures the light, we know where to find it every morning – if we open our eyes early enough, if we ride hard enough. #reflections of the #morning #hungerforGod #singapore #nature

It is behind darkness that light shines most beautifully.  This morning, sprinting our bicycles down the river to catch the sunrise, we discover a glimpse of what it must be like to be in hungry pursuit of God - in search of this beauty that is out of this world. And although the cares and worries of this life sometimes obscures the light, we know where to find it every morning - if we open our eyes early enough, if we ride hard enough.  #reflections of the #morning #hungerforGod #singapore #nature

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This morning during my private reflection time, a verse came to mind – “So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom” from Psalm 90:12. There is equality in that we all have 24 hours a day. No more no less. If we are fortunate to be living in a free nation, without oppression or slavery or violent conflicts, it is entirely up to us to make responsible choices in how we use our time. As artists, we spend a lot of time conceptualizing and musing over what we want to create. It is often not easy, yet it is essential. But beyond making good art, being there for those who care about is even more important. Decisions, decisions! It is our prayer that we can all grow in wisdom in what we do:) After all, as Annie Dillard puts it beautifully, “how we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” Have a good day ahead! #reflections #life #psalms #time #anniedillard #art

This morning during my private reflection time, a verse came to mind - "So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom" from Psalm 90:12.  There is equality in that we all have 24 hours a day. No more no less. If we are fortunate to be living in a free nation, without oppression or slavery or violent conflicts, it is entirely up to us to make responsible choices in how we use our time. 
As artists, we spend a lot of time conceptualizing and musing over what we want to create. It is often not easy, yet it is essential. But beyond making good art, being there for those who care about is even more important. Decisions, decisions! It is our prayer that we can all grow in wisdom in what we do:) After all, as Annie Dillard puts it beautifully, "how we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives." Have a good day ahead! 
#reflections #life #psalms #time #anniedillard #art

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Trimming is one of my favourite activities when working with clay. I can spend hours trimming, watching the rough, bulky forms slowly becoming smoother, more delicate. Do I give God the same pleasure when He moulds and trims me? Is my heart soft enough to be shaped into something beautiful, without resisting or breaking apart under the pressure? #handmade #pottery #ceramics #trimming #studioasobi #reflections #God #potter

Trimming is one of my favourite activities when working with clay. I can spend hours trimming, watching the rough, bulky forms slowly becoming smoother, more delicate.  Do I give God the same pleasure when He moulds and trims me? Is my heart soft enough to be shaped into something beautiful, without resisting or breaking apart under the pressure?  #handmade #pottery #ceramics #trimming #studioasobi  #reflections #God #potter

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