Thursday, November 15, 2007

Come on and celebrate!

I realize it's probably quite a jump from my last entry... not in time but in mood... but today's two words from my time with God is "come" and "celebrate". A bit odd considering that I've been feeling like I'm up over my head in a super swamped season. Looked at the 3 instances in Matthew when Jesus said "Come" (as an imperative verb) and thought about His invitation & the invitees' responses, thought about how my own response should be in a super swamped season, and found my way into remembering how Jesus Himself "did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many."

Anyway, before I goh on and on and feel panicked that I spent too much time writing this blog & not wading out of my swamp, today's entry will be to celebrate the completion of another semester of COMM208 at Life College. My 12 photography students mounted images and presented their made-into-movie-montages for their final course project yesterday. Ordered yummy finger food (tuna & egg sandwiches, sausage quiche pies and melt-in-the-mouth brownies) from Juen which somehow multiplied as different Life College staff and students dropped by to join us for an "open gallery" time. Sau Mun brought some non-alcoholic bubbly. Grace, Kenneth and Joseph came to give their insightful critiques and encouraging cheer! =) Oh and I must remember to mention Marilyn and Melissa, two of my students who stayed back to help clean up - an integral oft-forgotten part of every celebration! Check out some of their shots from our field trip to Pulau Ketam.

It has really been a joy to have served these kids. Felt really proud to see their work and their excitement and simply being a teensy part of their journey of discovering and learning and living. My appreciation to them for adding much value to my own life! In the excitement of everything, felt greatly inclined to take up another 14 weeks of Photography next year even though I'd told Sau Mun that Film App is all I can manage. Hhahha... after getting more than half an hour of sleep (which was what I was running on yesterday), I think I should pay better heed to the wisdom of my saner self. ;)