Life, love, spirituality

​Serenity in Music 

​music playing

tranquillity dissipating 

ensconced in reclining 

rest between 

delightful sipping 

of hot green tea

immersed in soothing 

breath of repose

serenity comes flooding 

into me stirring 

my deep pining

for you and yet

the Lord’s silent accompanying

drives my lonesome 


away without 


© Derrick Lim

Life, love, spirituality

A Close Shave

On 13 Jul 2016, at 0709h, the unexpected had happened! Moving off in my red saloon, I was cruising my little princess to school like any other day. As usual, we were confabulating in the car ride. When approaching the traffic junction of a dual carriageway along her school, I tapped the hazard light, getting ready to drop my girl off. Then, I had a sudden jolt of alertness, unlike my usual self, which drew me to glance at the rear mirror. To my disbelief, I noticed a motorcyclist attempting to wriggle its way through the port of my car when my girl was about to get out. At the drop of a hat, I hollered at her to pull back the door, and she did. Following that in a jiffy, he biked past. What a close shave! Seconds in time were like eternity for me to take that all in. Thank God! reverberated in my head instinctively. I couldn’t imagine what might’ve happened to my little sweetie if I hadn’t responded to that situation reflexively fast. Indeed, the Lord reigned in this close shave!

© Derrick Lim 

Life, spirituality

Companionship in Tranquillity 

Swaying trees, a gloomy sky and the pitter-patter of rain have made a valedictory gesture to the infernal sun by a waggling motion, signalling it to retire into the clouds. Amidst all that, my soul has been drawn into a solitudinal moment where only my breath could be heard. In such tranquillity, the pitter-pattering of rain seems to be my only companion; yet God contends with that by pervasively illuminating His glory in the form of peace surpassing understanding, indwelling my void within. How loving is the Lord my God!

© Derrick Lim