Nicholas Lye

Nicholas Lye is a Singaporean currently on a year's sabbatical from the seminary, discerning his path in life and striving to facilitate encounters with God in the workplace and ordinary life.

Nicholas Lye

Ordinary

Over the past couple of days, nothing ‘spectacular’ seemed to be happening, or so I thought. Such ‘non-activity’ left me feeling restless and uneasy. I was even ‘missing’ the moments of tension and conflict I was experiencing within in previous weeks since there was at least something to learn from them. Then this morning’s homily …

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Images

In line with the theme for our School of Mission, we took time to pray for an image of what might God be molding us into during the next 5 months of School. The first image that came up was of Captain America, the image of my inner child whom God is inviting me to …

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Bonding

The first week of the School of Mission was about BONDING. Through introductions, games, meals, picnics, and more, we BONDED with one another by spending time together. Through strolls, walks, hikes, and climbs, I also got to BOND with Mother Nature, and be reminded of God’s awesome creation. But one of the essential things I …

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Rest

“God Blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on that day he had rested after all his work of creating.” ~ Gen 2:3 As I take my 1-year sabbatical after 8yrs of seminary life, today’s reading reminds me what this 1 year is really for — to REST. The word ‘sabbatical’ even comes …

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Transitions

We often think of TRANSITIONS as moving from one place to another: transitioning from one school to another, one workplace to another, one life stage to another. Often, this entails leaving a place of comfort, certainty, familiarity and security, and transitioning to a new environment or path that is relatively unknown, uncomfortable, uncertain and unpredictable. …

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Natural Beauty

Very often, we marvel at mother earth’s natural beauty, whether it be her spectacular waterfalls or astounding landscapes. I could not but be in awe of the breathtaking sights at Sydney’s Blue Mountains. You just could not help but slowly take in the awesome beauty of God’s marvelous works. Yet what didn’t quite catch my …

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