a time to pray

One lesson I will always continue to learn is that if you care deeply about something, bring it to prayer. Offer it up to God and He will take care of it.

It seems like such an easy thing to remember but I often forget it when it comes to the silly, minor, not as significant as what’s happening in the world burdens that I carry.

Recently something heavy weighed on my heart and it’s something I thought you leave behind in high school or university days – friendship problems. It was troubling enough to keep me awake at night. Being an introvert, as much as I wanted to, I just kept it to myself which made the burden heavier than it should have been. Still, I didn’t think it was worthy of prayer because I mean, it’s silly friendship stuff.

How wrong was I. And ever since I’ve brought it to prayer, things have been improving. Praise God.

Cast all your worries upon Him because He cares for you.
1 Peter 5:7

With love and prayer, M.


a time to be grateful

Mersi . Grazias . Salamat . Arigato


Today I realised that I have a habit of buying “thank you” cards for people who I’m really grateful for. But I never send them. The picture above is of two of a few I have collected. I bought the green one five years ago. I went past the store I bought it from recently and it has closed down since. The pink one, I bought recently, overseas.

I’m not entirely sure as to why I never send them. It might be pride. It might be because I’m too shy. It might be because I’m scared of being rejected. It might be because maybe once I start writing, I begin to feel a little insecure and think that the person doesn’t even realise how much they’ve done for me. Whether it’s a simple or a grand gesture – it really meant a lot to me. And I don’t know why I can’t take a pen and put that on paper. They deserve to hear it and to know it.

So if you read this. You know who you are. Thank you so much for all you’ve done for me. One day, I’ll be able to tell you.

Thank you.