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 May 23, 2019

7:30 pm: Caregivers-to-Caregivers Education Programme

Details Description: - C2C Programme provides training to caregivers of persons with mental illness. This unique training programme is free of charge. You will be supported through 2.5 hour 12 sessions and be empowered in your caregiving journey. 2 May - 18 July, every Thursday.
Location: Room 217B/305
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Events on May 24, 2019

7:30 pm: Alpha Cycle Two Run [1 of 8 sessions]

Alpha Cycle Two runs for a total of 8 sessions, plus additional two sessions of Holy Spirit Day & Celebration Dinner.
Location: COOS Room 308
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Events on May 25, 2019

2:30 pm: English Service : Pastor Daniel Teu speaking

Location: 130 Margaret Dr, Singapore 149300
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2:30 pm: HOPE - A Playback Theatre Showcase

Come, bring a pre-believing friend and join us for an afternoon showcase of Playback Theatre, an improvisational theatre form in which the audience members tell their stories and watch the cast enact them on the spot.
Location: Soul Food@20 Lengkok Bahru #01-10
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4:30 pm: Youth Service

Location: 130 Margaret Dr, Singapore 149300
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Events on May 26, 2019

12:00 am: Camp Wycliffe 2019

Details Description: - Camp Wycliffe 2019 is a 5-day missions exposure camp.
Some highlights:

Learn about cross-cultural missions
Spend two-nights in a local Thai village
Make friends from all over the world

Date: 26 May to 1 June 2019
Venue: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Camp fees: $630 ($580 early bird rates before 11 March 2019)
Registration closes on 8 April. Only 10 vacancies available.

For more information and registration, visit https://wycliffe.sg/campwycliffe-2019.
Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
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8:30 am: English Service : Pastor Daniel Teu speaking

Location: 130 Margaret Dr, Singapore 149300
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10:45 am: English Service : Pastor Daniel Teu speaking

Location: 130 Margaret Dr, Singapore 149300
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Events on May 29, 2019

3:00 pm: Cafe Oasis Decoupage Class

Come and learn how decorate your own Tote Bag! Decoupage is the technique of decorating something with cut out material on a fabric which varnish is then applied! After the class please stay and have a drink and food at Cafe Oasis
Location: Atrium
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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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