Conflict And Steak

There will be conflict.
There will be chaos.
But there will be grace.
And the choice to stick together
through shortcomings and steak.
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Last Friday, our team had our first ever conflict. Turned out that some of us (or just me?) are not fully into the game and laxing a bit (or more). Pat needed our help and we weren’t there. Glad that he had patience to handle the situation by himself. Β 

And then when we had our event (bowling) after the service where we thought we planned so well but still turned out to be chaotic. We have problems with team arrangement and the team member’s name got mixed up. It was so stressful but we have to top it off so we can think of ways to handle the situation. Some of the leaders stepped up and helped sort the situation with us. Thank God everyone enjoyed the day despite all the hurdle.Β 

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Saree And Tea

Painting by Maleesha

I packed my clothes
One pair each day
Along with great expectation
And a handful of bliss and joy

I stepped on your soil
With my luggage full of hope
Committed to serve
Overcoming the nerve

A pack of beautiful soul I met
In every corner, in every set
As lots of joy I give
Overwhelming grace I receive

A platform has been offered
Beyond my limits I was pushed
Prayed like never before
Sing on top of my voice

In a very short span of time
You became my family
Proving that no race nor language
Can be a barrier in this age

You filled my love tank
Halfway across from home
You showed me the beauty
Of a friendship that overflows

I packed my clothes
Along with a Saree and Tea
Back to my work country
But I left a piece of me.

No Filter

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Five Second Encounter

You caught me smiling
So I smiled even more
As I see you standing
A few meters away, teasing.

I waved back and started writing
This poem you might be reading
If that happens I’ll be dying
On how fast my heart is beating.

That must be the coffee
Beside my laptop now empty
For I drank it all up
As you walk away.

A five-second encounter
You just stood there
Not a single word you utter
But your smile makes my heart flutter

And that was enough
To overpower the pain
Grumbling inside my heart
Waiting to explode like a bomb.

The Lord surely knows
How to keep my mind away
From this useless worries
That saps away His grace.

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Two Dreams, Different Ending

You are sitting at the edge
Of my discreet life
Watching closely
Staring blankly

Waiting to be noticed
Asking silently for my heart
And give you back some love
Or at least a hope to have

Your face pale
Downcast and gloomy heart
Bones broken by pain
Hopeless and shattered

Not knowing what to do
I prayed, hard
I asked God for strength
I asked Him to comfort you

Whenever your face enters my mind
I murmured a petition to God
He is your strong tower
He is your stronghold

Last night was a dream
Again I had
You are there
With luggage in hand

Wanting again to be noticed
Maybe asking once more
For a love to be returned
And hope to be given out

But something has changed
You are wearing a smile
Painted all around your face
Strong hope anchored in His grace

You have a cloak of confidence
Wearing loud and proud
Confident not on your own abilities
But upon His love

Your bones still broken yet healed
Heart shattered yet filled
Pain worn in your head like a crown
A testimony of His mercy that abounds

I then realized why you were there
Not really wanting my heart
But letting me know you are okay
That you can go on now

I woke up from my first dream
Worried and sappy
Glad to have woken up from my second one
Grateful and happy

I waved you goodbye
I tucked prayers in your heart
I bless you with His love
I thank God for your life.

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K.A.T.H.L.E.E.N.

~ Kathleen ~

Kitty Hello

Arise little fellow

Thousand will fall down below

Heart you take, do not falter

Lean not on your own

Endure through His lenses

Eat the Scrolls to develop your faith

Nest your heart in His amazing grace


This is a poem, handwritten in a piece of board paper, made as a Christmas gift to my ministry team and small group members.

It attempted to describe a bit of how I see them personally and give words of affirmation and encouragement.

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D.A.V.I.E.

~ Davie ~

Dancing in the moonlight sky

After you pass a season high

Vessel you be for your Master

In your hands He will plaster

Everlasting love for you to scatter


This is a poem, handwritten in a piece of board paper, made as a Christmas gift to my ministry team and small group members.

It attempted to describe a bit of how I see them personally and give words of affirmation and encouragement.

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C.A.C.A.I.

~ Cacai ~

Calming, soothing heart you show

And loving spirit flows

Cats or people you expressingly give

Always beyond, never below

In Him your heart dwells within


This is a poem, handwritten in a piece of board paper, made as a Christmas gift to my ministry team and small group members.

It attempted to describe a bit of how I see them personally and give words of affirmation and encouragement.

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