Saturday, October 28, 2017

Listening says "You matter to me"


Listening is a lost art these days. We don’t listen well and we aren’t used to being listened to. When Job was in great pain, his friends were “miserable comforters” (Job 16:2), for he complained: “Oh, that I had someone to hear me!” (Job 31:35). Job was not alone in his longing. We all want to be heard and listening is an effective way of helping others.

Listening says, “You matter to me.” When you fidget, glance at your watch and appear to be rushed - you’re not listening. When you fail to maintain eye contact - you’re not listening. When you don’t ask follow-up questions - you’re not listening. Yes. Listening is hard work and most of us are unwilling to set aside our own  timetable and tendency to hurry on to our next destination. May you and I, by God’s grace acquire a listening ear.

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Abba! Father!


When we cry, “Abba! Father!” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. - Romans 8:15-17

St Paul is making clear to us that we are children of God, just as Christ was God's son. Because of Christ with can call God "Abba", which is like saying "papa". Christ, through his death and resurrection, made it possible for each of us to have an intimate relationship with God and to inherit all that Jesus inherited.

How is your faith enriched by knowing that you can call God Abba or Papa? What does it say to you about Christ's love and his desire to be your brother?

Let us pray
Abba, papa, Jesus taught us that we are your children and that you desire a close and intimate relationship with us. Help us to remember this when we approach you. Amen


Taken from: 10 minute bible reflections by Maureen Gallagher, Jean Marie Hiesberger

Monday, October 23, 2017

Queen of Holy Rosary

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              The month of October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary. The best way to celebrate the Month of the Holy Rosary is, of course, to pray the rosary daily.Hence Choicees were also geared up for Rosary at Assumption's Church.

        Guess who made the special appearances from C100?? Our in house pharmacist, Cecilia  from C100 came from Klang, despite the bad traffic and heavy rain. Jason Joseph too surprised us by showing up as we did not see his name in the attendee's list!!!

       The Holy Rosary was led by our Dr.John and Lincoln. We used mobile app named as "Laudate" to pray rosary since we weren't able to collect the books from Ray's place. It was a wonderful evening to pray together with Choice Family. Let's hope that we will continue to pray rosary together with Choice family, even after the month of October 😂



         Then after the rosary, apa lagi??? We had dinner and had so much fun together.

The happy US!!
P/s: Daisy C100 joined us for the dinner too 

 I wonder what's that caught Judith's attention at that time and Joy was very engrossed with her phone while the rest of busy grinning from ear to ear!!!  


The waiter annae joined us for a group photo!!! 



   Melvin is pro in taking "Wefie" after the CEKL100 weekend!! Despite being a  jubilee  I must say he is a fast learner 😛


Guess what happened whilst everyone waiting for our fooooood??????? Joy taught Tamil movie's punch dialogue to our Dr.John!! Enjoy the short video!!



      Loving God, we pray that young men and women with a heart for Jesus and a desire to share the gospel with those that are lost in their life - so that many may be brought to saving faith in the Lord Jesus. Develop in these young people the heart of an evangelist and the opportunity to share the good news of the gospel of grace to those that are lost and in need of a Savior, in Jesus name we pray, Amen.


Thursday, October 19, 2017

Reflection - St Ignatius of Loyola




'They who are engaged with the salvation of their neighbor, will gain more by a humble modesty than by an authoritative manner, and will gain victory sooner in retreat than in combat.'

- St. Ignatius of Loyola

Let us pray:
Dearest Lord,
teach me to be generous;
teach me to serve You as You deserve;
to give and not to count the cost,
to fight and not to heed the wounds,
to toil and not to seek for rest,
to labour and not to ask for reward
save that of knowing I am doing Your Will.

Holiday Adventure Squad - Deepavali Edition


We had our Holiday Adventure Squad - Deepavali Edition at Bukit Kiara ☀🌲 on the 18th October 2017

...which could have been #autocancel 
if it rained the night before, or in the morning. The organisers blatantly encourage CHOICE members to continue sleeping in the event it happens. 😀😀 King Ali did just that even though it did not rain ** tsk tsk sorry la bro but when are you going to get fit again?

We did not wear pretty sport shoes because
Adidas kampung rocks 🤘🏼




A satisfied tummy A healthy mind + healthy body = A happy life!

DOA ROSARIO


TIGA PULUH TIGA KUTIPAN PARA KUDUS TENTANG DOA ROSARIO

1. Daraskanlah doa rosario setiap hari
(Bunda Maria Fatima kepada Lucia)

2. Tidak akan pernah tersesat, seorang yang mendoakan rosario setiap hari.
(St Louis de Montfort)

3. Engkau akan memperoleh apapun yang kau minta dariku lewat doa rosario.
(Bunda Maria kepada Alan de la Roche)

4. Berikan padaku pasukan yang berdoa rosario dan akan kutaklukkan dunia.
(Paus Pius IX)

5. Kalau kau setia mendoakan rosario, ini adalah tanda meyakinkan akan keselamatan abadimu.
(Alan de la Roche)

6. Cara berdoa yang paling baik, adalah berdoa rosario.
(St Fransiskus de Sales)

7. Ketika doa rosario didaraskan dengan benar, itu memberi kepada Yesus dan Maria kemuliaan yang jauh lebih besar daripada doa doa lainnya.
(St Louis de Montfort)

8. Doa rosario adalah ‘gudang’ dari begitu banyak rahmat.
(Alan de la Roche)

9. Kalau kau setia mendoakan rosario seumur hidupmu, saya yakinkan,
walau banyak dosamu, kau akan menerima mahkota kemuliaan abadi.
(St Louis de Montfort)

10. Ketahuilah bahwa setiap kali kau menyapa, “Salam Maria”, Ia segera berpaling padamu dan mendengarkanmu.
(St Bernardin dari Siena)

11. “Salam Maria, penuh rahmat, Tuhan sertamu.”
Tidak ada pernyataan lain dari makhluk manapun yang bisa lebih menyenangkan aku daripada kata kata ini.
(Bunda Maria kepada St Mechtildis)

12. Doa rosario adalah senjata yang kuat. Gunakanlah dengan penuh kepercayaan dan kau akan terpukau dengan hasilnya.
(St. Josemaria Escriva)

13. Berdoalah rosario. Bersyukurlah bahwa doa yang itu itu saja dapat menyucikan dosamu yang itu itu juga.
(St. Josemaria Escriva)

14. Kau selalu merencanakan berdoa rosario, nanti.
Lalu tidak kau lakukan sama sekali karena kau lalu lelah dan mengantuk.
Jika betul betul tidak sempat, daraskanlah rosario di perjalanan tanpa menarik perhatian, untuk membantumu merasakan kehadiran Tuhan.
(St. Josemaria Escriva)

15. Tidak ada persoalan sebesar apapun, yang tidak bisa dipecahkan melalui Doa rosario.
(Sr Lucia dari Fatima)

16. Cintai Maria dan doakanlah rosario, yang adalah senjata untuk melawan segala kejahatan di dunia. Rahmat Tuhan akan diberikan lewat Bunda Terberkatinya.
(St. Padre Pio)

17. Kekuatan doa rosario adalah lebih daripada yang dapat dijabarkan.
(Uskup Agung Fulton Sheen)

18. Doa rosario adalah bentuk doa yang paling baik dan sarana yang paling efektif untuk mencapai hidup yang kekal.
Ia adalah obat untuk semua kejahatan kita, akar dari semua berkat kita.
Tidak ada doa lain yang lebih baik.
(Paus Leo XIII)

19. Tidak ada orang yang dapat hidup dengan sambil terus melakukan dosa dan sambil terus berdoa rosario.
Entah perbuatan dosanya yang akan berhenti, atau doa nya yang berhenti.
(Uskup Hugh Doyle)

20. Doa rosario adalah saat pertemuan harianku dengan Bunda Maria yang tidak pernah kami abaikan.
St. Yohanes Paulus II)

21. Doa rosario adalah rantai panjang yang terentang antara surga dan bumi.
Kita memegang satu ujung dan ujung yang lain dipegang Maria.
Dengannya, doa doa kita naik sampai ke kaki Yang Mahakuasa.
(St. Theresia Lisieux)

22. Tidak bisa dikatakan betapa banyaknya nama orang orang kudus yang lewat doa rosario, telah menemukan jalan menuju kekudusan.
(St. Yohanes Paulus II)

23. Doa rosario adalah sekolah doa.
Doa rosario adalah sekolah iman.
(Paus Fransiskus)

24. Dalam kesukaran, menggenggam rosario adalah bagaikan menggenggam tangan Maria sendiri.
(St. Padre Pio)

25. Setiap kali berdoa rosario, katakanlah “Dengan rosario ini, kuikatkan anak anakku kepada Hati Tak Bernoda Maria untuk bimbingan dan perlindungannya.” Dengan demikian, Bunda Maria menjanjikan menjaga jiwanya.
(Bunda Maria kepada Pastor Gobbi)

26. Dimana doa rosario didaraskan, akan ada kedamaian dan ketenangan di sana berhari hari.
(St. Yohanes Bosco)

27. Doa rosario adalah obat terbaik bagi jiwa yang terganggu, yang tidak bahagia, yang ketakutan, dan yang berputus asa.
(Uskup Agung Fulton Sheen)

28. Kalau kau menginginkan damai dalam hatimu, dalam keluargamu, dalam negerimu, berkumpullah dan doakanlah rosario, jangan biarkan sehari pun lewat tanpa melakukannya.
(Paus Pius XI)

29. Doa rosario adalah cambuk bagi setan.
(Paus Adrianus VI)

30. Doa rosario dapat disebut juga “puisi penebusan manusia”.
(Beato Bartolo Longo, Rasul Rosario)

31. Banyak jiwa yang seharusnya tidak pantas; telah berada di Surga berkat doa rosario.
(St Thomas Aquinas)

32. Doa rosario bukan hanya pengulangan doa saja, tetapi adalah bentuk perenungan akan rahmat Tuhan.
(St. Yohanes Paulus II)

33. Mereka yang berlari kepada Maria dan mendaraskan rosario; setan tidak akan dapat menyentuhnya.
(Pastor Gabriel Amorth)

Terpujilah Kristus

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Post CEKL #100 Fellowship Day + Pool Party


With the completion of CEKL 100 it was with great honor and humility that everybody come together to shed some steam (and also some clothes) to what has become the post-party for the Choice English Weekend. 



Lady Fiona gesturing for her Shrek to join her in the pool.

The day started out with a warming up session of ball tossing in the pool. Absolutely fun but with no purpose. Just like the match between Man United and Liverpool that night. 

Clare was responsible for the disappearance of half of the nugget count that was initially provided.

If you did not try the killer combo of the chicken curry and fried rice (so fluffy yet so crisp) then you have no idea what you have been missing. According to an expert witness testimony and C100 participant, the spice selection and seasoning for the curry was perfectly executed. Since he is also an established Master Chef we definitely will take his word for it. 

Body Disposal 101.  Always remove footwear and glasses before dunking the victim head first into the pool.
 
Watching the match for EPL mid-table supremacy between Liverpool and Manchester United on the giant screen smartphone.  

The participants downing Soda Water as a punishment for not remembering this weekends Gospel reading. Mama Bear Grace cheering exuberantly with her signature Pontianak styled laugh. 

Participants trying desperately to salvage Melvin's lost coin collection. Legend has it that he first started collecting them back when he was a kid in 1855.

With the economy hitting an all time low and money hard to come by, philanthropist Melvin graciously decided to donate his antique and supposedly valuable coin collection (which was just as antique as he is). But all this with one stipulation. He would toss them discretely into the pool and everyone would have to risk drowning to find them. 'Playing a game' as he put it. For some reason it also involved eating Tabasco soaked white bread beforehand. But at the end of the day it was all good fun for everyone involved. Thanks Melvin for making it happen !

What beautiful people we have in CHOICE.

Smiles all around for a night to be remembered. Thank you Janice !
We like to take this opportunity to thank Janice for inviting us to her place and for the use of her pool. Also our gratitude to all those who came and joined in all the activities to make this fellowship a success. A big thank you also goes out to our big boss from up above, for making all good things possible and ensuring our safety and well being through out the event.

Looking forward to see you guys again in the near future. And for those who could not make it, we surely missed you.