Category Archives: The Word

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Skunkwworks 15: The 1000th day

1000 days! welenia studios has breathed a thousand days. Praise You, O God! For these 1000 days of Your love, mercy, and faithfulness. You enable me to live forward with great grace. “Your life in Christ makes you strong, and his love

ws 1000th day Aslan

Skunkwworks 15: The 1000th day

1000 days! welenia studios has breathed a thousand days. Praise You, O God! For these 1000 days of Your love, mercy, and faithfulness. You enable me to live forward with great grace. “Your life in Christ makes you strong, and his love

15Nov14 but feels like OSC

As surely as the dawn

Back at the Lutheran church this morning. It’s been a while. Good to be back – the space was just right. The time after, although short, was also just right as a breath – exhaling the delights and dips of the

15Nov14 but feels like OSC

As surely as the dawn

Back at the Lutheran church this morning. It’s been a while. Good to be back – the space was just right. The time after, although short, was also just right as a breath – exhaling the delights and dips of the

P1070673 Sand plant 23Sep14

Centrifugal heart. Centripetal Grace.

A sobering September of wakes. From dust, to dust return. Leaving a trail of love. Hopefully. The series of wakeful evenings and even more sobering mornings, brought many faces to mind. Those who passed many years ago; others more recently.

P1070673 Sand plant 23Sep14

Centrifugal heart. Centripetal Grace.

A sobering September of wakes. From dust, to dust return. Leaving a trail of love. Hopefully. The series of wakeful evenings and even more sobering mornings, brought many faces to mind. Those who passed many years ago; others more recently.

Wens Seok free August2014

A believing life (25): Content & Confident

Sunday’s lectionary was Exodus 1:8 – 2:10. Was struck by how much women featured in this short reading. Different ages, status, vocations. Yet each of them carried something of God’s light in and presence with them (yes, even Pharaoh’s daughter!).

Wens Seok free August2014

A believing life (25): Content & Confident

Sunday’s lectionary was Exodus 1:8 – 2:10. Was struck by how much women featured in this short reading. Different ages, status, vocations. Yet each of them carried something of God’s light in and presence with them (yes, even Pharaoh’s daughter!).

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A believing life (24): Yours Truly

“I know you. Because I made you.” He is my Maker. The Maker knows His own. There is no need to hide. I can hide from myself. (Thankfully, I do that a lot less now.) Sometimes, I hide from others

Mif 12

A believing life (24): Yours Truly

“I know you. Because I made you.” He is my Maker. The Maker knows His own. There is no need to hide. I can hide from myself. (Thankfully, I do that a lot less now.) Sometimes, I hide from others

P1060807 Beyond this point 28Apr

Selah @ Yacht Club

“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.” – Psalm 143:8 (NIV) “You may make your

P1060807 Beyond this point 28Apr

Selah @ Yacht Club

“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.” – Psalm 143:8 (NIV) “You may make your

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Lent 2014: Heal

One week to Palm Sunday. I am feeling sad yet calm. Body: I hope this bug – whatever it is – goes away soon. I need to be able to keep food down slowly. Else, come Tuesday and Thursday, when

P1060465 一步又一步 1

Lent 2014: Heal

One week to Palm Sunday. I am feeling sad yet calm. Body: I hope this bug – whatever it is – goes away soon. I need to be able to keep food down slowly. Else, come Tuesday and Thursday, when

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Lent 2014: Desert Solace

Every year for the past 3 years, Lent has taken on a deeper meaning. Maybe it has to do with seeing more grief – illnesses, accidents, deaths, betrayals, boastfulness, indifference, taunts, sadness. But I’ve also seen unexpected good – small

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Lent 2014: Desert Solace

Every year for the past 3 years, Lent has taken on a deeper meaning. Maybe it has to do with seeing more grief – illnesses, accidents, deaths, betrayals, boastfulness, indifference, taunts, sadness. But I’ve also seen unexpected good – small

welenia studios Happy 2nd Birthday

Skunkwworks 14: Two

2 years. The studios is 2 years old today! It feels like much longer. So many experiences. Rewarding, regrettable, redeeming, restful… and reflective of who I am becoming. I have known great grace and mercy. Am thankful. The past 2

welenia studios Happy 2nd Birthday

Skunkwworks 14: Two

2 years. The studios is 2 years old today! It feels like much longer. So many experiences. Rewarding, regrettable, redeeming, restful… and reflective of who I am becoming. I have known great grace and mercy. Am thankful. The past 2

P1050969 DaybyDay Prayers 2

A believing life (19): Too greatly loved

“…good news to all who will heed the call of a God who chooses us. No longer do we need to be achievement-driven; we were not chosen because of some special ability or gifting. No longer do we need to

P1050969 DaybyDay Prayers 2

A believing life (19): Too greatly loved

“…good news to all who will heed the call of a God who chooses us. No longer do we need to be achievement-driven; we were not chosen because of some special ability or gifting. No longer do we need to

P1050848 New Year candles

Epiphany IV: Room. Revealed. Recognise.

It’s Epiphany tomorrow. Another year. The first days of the calendar year have been a mixed bag. Things that were issues in 2013, don’t suddenly stop being problems. But I also find it incredible that in just the first three

P1050848 New Year candles

Epiphany IV: Room. Revealed. Recognise.

It’s Epiphany tomorrow. Another year. The first days of the calendar year have been a mixed bag. Things that were issues in 2013, don’t suddenly stop being problems. But I also find it incredible that in just the first three

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Hard roads, Resonant hallelujahs

So the year comes to an end. December has been a wonderful month for me, long-awaited. A complete cutoff from work. Time to gaze upon God, and breathe the slow rhythms of grace. Time with people I love. Just being.

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Hard roads, Resonant hallelujahs

So the year comes to an end. December has been a wonderful month for me, long-awaited. A complete cutoff from work. Time to gaze upon God, and breathe the slow rhythms of grace. Time with people I love. Just being.

Christmas yuzu raisin butter cake

Songs from a heart encouraged

Am very thankful to have been encouraged this Advent. What a difference from a year before! Am thankful for mental and emotional respite. This Advent, a number of people dear to me are going through very difficult situations. We are

Christmas yuzu raisin butter cake

Songs from a heart encouraged

Am very thankful to have been encouraged this Advent. What a difference from a year before! Am thankful for mental and emotional respite. This Advent, a number of people dear to me are going through very difficult situations. We are

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A believing life (18): 望 Hope

望 . Look. Hope. “The startling hope and mystery of the Incarnation is that it reorders the world we know—visually, physically, restoratively, eternally. Where there is despair, where there is joy, where there is need, Christ is living in its

AnnieVallotton 1

A believing life (18): 望 Hope

望 . Look. Hope. “The startling hope and mystery of the Incarnation is that it reorders the world we know—visually, physically, restoratively, eternally. Where there is despair, where there is joy, where there is need, Christ is living in its

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Advent: Room

Advent is here again. Many feelings. How long ago the last Advent seems! Many things between. Am glad they are behind me. Many messy, messy houses. Let every heart Prepare Him room Time to clean up. Lord, Your grace and

photo Tree (afterphoto)

Advent: Room

Advent is here again. Many feelings. How long ago the last Advent seems! Many things between. Am glad they are behind me. Many messy, messy houses. Let every heart Prepare Him room Time to clean up. Lord, Your grace and

Mif 12

Passing through

Sang this in church today. Truly, His rod and staff comfort me. Surely, Mercy and Goodness shall follow me all of my days. * The Lord’s My Shepherd (Stuart Townend)    

Mif 12

Passing through

Sang this in church today. Truly, His rod and staff comfort me. Surely, Mercy and Goodness shall follow me all of my days. * The Lord’s My Shepherd (Stuart Townend)