Category Archives: The Word

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)    

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A believing life (16): Safe return

“O God, let something essential and joyful happen in me now, something like the blooming of hope and faith, like a grateful heart, like a surge of awareness of how precious each moment is…” – Ted Loder, Guerillas of Grace “They have

AsForTheDaysofOurLives (Ps90-10)

A believing life (16): Safe return

“O God, let something essential and joyful happen in me now, something like the blooming of hope and faith, like a grateful heart, like a surge of awareness of how precious each moment is…” – Ted Loder, Guerillas of Grace “They have

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A believing life (11): Future grace

“Christ is the bread, awaiting hunger.” – St Augustine “We must learn to fight despondency. The fight is a fight of faith in future grace. It is fought by preaching truth to ourselves about God and his promised future. …

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A believing life (11): Future grace

“Christ is the bread, awaiting hunger.” – St Augustine “We must learn to fight despondency. The fight is a fight of faith in future grace. It is fought by preaching truth to ourselves about God and his promised future. …

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A believing life (6): Catch

* Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of Galilee. It happened this way: 2 Simon Peter, Thomas (also known as Didymus), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together. 3 “I’m going out to fish,” Simon Peter told them,

John21 Miraculous Catch - nothing 15Jun13

A believing life (6): Catch

* Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of Galilee. It happened this way: 2 Simon Peter, Thomas (also known as Didymus), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together. 3 “I’m going out to fish,” Simon Peter told them,

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A believing life (5): Dumb sheep I

‘Interrupted’ by some medical results, so the past 3 days have been quiet instead of the intended flurry of activity & fellowship. It was what I’ve sought for half a year but not had; and probably what I needed most

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A believing life (5): Dumb sheep I

‘Interrupted’ by some medical results, so the past 3 days have been quiet instead of the intended flurry of activity & fellowship. It was what I’ve sought for half a year but not had; and probably what I needed most

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Glimmer

Glad to have had E’s company today at the clinic. So sweet of her to come along – and wait with me. Over coffee and cakes, we waited – for the clinic to be ready, and for my bladder to

P1040090 E w me at Mt E (10May13)

Glimmer

Glad to have had E’s company today at the clinic. So sweet of her to come along – and wait with me. Over coffee and cakes, we waited – for the clinic to be ready, and for my bladder to

P1030911 SJSM Prayer Journey (3Apr13)

Do Not Lean

April has been a crazy month. Wall-to-wall schedule. Rolling with the punches. Laughing about the insanity. Pulling stunts. Picking up jaw from ground a few times. Still scratching head about some things. It hasn’t been healthy. Where I had the

P1030911 SJSM Prayer Journey (3Apr13)

Do Not Lean

April has been a crazy month. Wall-to-wall schedule. Rolling with the punches. Laughing about the insanity. Pulling stunts. Picking up jaw from ground a few times. Still scratching head about some things. It hasn’t been healthy. Where I had the