A Mother’s Heart

Everyone has his or her own idea of what motherhood looks like. For many, motherhood represents a seemingly never-ending season of sleepless nights. For others, it marks a lifetime of devotion (sometimes even at the expense of one’s own personal growth).

As for me, my current vision of motherhood looks more like this: 3-hourly diaper changes, being patient with a tantruming 4-year old, dancing wildly with my 7-year old to her favourite tunes, nursing a pre-schooler’s bruised ego after losing to his sister at a game of UNO, coaxing a 4-month old to sleep through the night and teaching a primary schooler, discouraged by the endless task of schoolwork and tests, to take on her responsibilities of being a student with a glad heart.

When my days seem long and my nights even longer, I am often tempted to wonder what life might be like without the immense task of having 3 spirited little individuals to mother. But something holds me back from indulging in that thought. It is the whisper of a small voice telling me to “breathe” – a humble reminder that my children each represent a unique miracle of God, created by His very hands. And so, when I am most challenged and feel like I’m losing control, I take a deep breath, close my eyes and ask God to show me His heart. Instead, He shows me mine, the heart of a mother who started out overflowing with love for her newborn babies but then got caught up in the grind of daily life.

The contrast between His heart and mine leaves me awestruck at how enormous our Heavenly Father’s heart for us is and I am encouraged to keep on trying, trying my best to love unconditionally; to delight in my children even when they are at their most disobedient.

I will wear my heart – my mother’s heart – without fear. A heart that has been transformed by my Heavenly Father and called to speak life into the hearts of the children He has chosen for me to mother. I look at my 3 who are full of life, full of depth, full of joy, and my heart is brimming with a love far more generous than my own.

To Skyler, Elijah and Zeke, I endeavour to mother you with my eyes fixed on God’s love for me; that I may use His wisdom to disciple you 3 to be honourable in character, to employ His sensitivity to know when to let go and to pursue His heart so that I may know how to love you for a lifetime.

Sue -Ann is a mother of 3 who is in constant pursuit of the calm in the chaotic. She drinks a little too much bubble-tea for her own good and secretly spends her mornings in pyjamas while her children are in school.

WHAT'S ON IN COOS

Events on March 29, 2019

7:30 pm: No P& P in COOS this month.

Please be encouraged to attend the regional prayer meeting at St Andrew’s Cathedral , as a lead-up to Celebration of Hope in May.
Location: St. Andrew's Cathedral, 11 St Andrew's Rd, Singapore 178959
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7:30 pm: Alpha Run Cycle 1

Alpha Cycle One runs for a total of 8 sessions until 5 April 2019.
Location: Rm 308 COOS
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Events on March 30, 2019

8:00 am: Leathercraft Workshop

Details Description: - Leather craft is practice of transforming leather into craft items. Using appropriate tools and skills, one can produce small personalised leather items that can be a joy to keep and use for a long time.
This workshop is on very basic leather crafting skills and NOT suitable for people who already have some experience. You must be 13 years old and above to qualify due to the handling of sharp tools in the class. Limited capacity so sign up at the admin counter now.
Location: COOS Room 306
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9:00 am: Baptism & Confirmation Course (Cycle 1)

Location: Room 217A
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9:30 am: Creeds n Heresies (Session 4 of 4)

Creeds and Heresies: The Church Contending for the Faith. Registration: closed.
For more information, visit https://www.coos.org.sg/church-life/christian-education/
Location: Room 308
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2:30 pm: COOS Migrant Workers Ministry

Details Description: - LAPTOPS NEEDED FOR COOS MIGRANT WORKERS MINISTRY.

We are in need of more laptops for our ongoing computer classes.
These laptops should possess a minimum specs of i3 series processor
with Microsoft Windows 7 or above.

To donate, please email enjir07@hotmail.com or contact Kathryn at 97319681 (hdp).
Location: Announcement over Pulpit/PPT/WH
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2:30 pm: English Service [Girls' Brigade Enrolment] : Pastor Andrew Leong Speaking

Location: 130 Margaret Dr, Singapore 149300
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4:30 pm: Youth Service

Location: 130 Margaret Dr, Singapore 149300
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Events on March 31, 2019

8:30 am: English Service : Ps Andrew Leong Speaking

Location: 130 Margaret Dr, Singapore 149300
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10:45 am: English Service [Boys' Brigade Enrolment] : Pastor Andrew Leong Speaking

Location: 130 Margaret Dr, Singapore 149300
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SERVICE DETAILS

MAIN SERVICES (ENGLISH)
Saturday | 2.30pm
Sunday | 8.30am and 10.45am
YOUTH SERVICE (ENGLISH)
Saturday | 4.30pm
*Except every 1st weekend of the month, where youth joins main services.
SERVICES & OFFICE LOCATION
130 Margaret Drive Singapore 149300
It is a 10-minute walk from the Queenstown MRT Station.The bus-stops nearest to the church are served by
SBS Bus 51, 111, 145, 186, 195 and 32 and TIBS Bus 970.

The office is open from Tuesdays to Saturdays, 9am to 5.30pm.

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