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Blooms in the month’s bouquet

11 years with the Lord, today. Gathering blooms, smelling them, and appreciating that there are petals as well as thorns. Blooms and fruit aren’t possible, without pruning. β€œThe cross is a discerning point for the authentic and mature Christian. Many

Blooms in the month’s bouquet

11 years with the Lord, today. Gathering blooms, smelling them, and appreciating that there are petals as well as thorns. Blooms and fruit aren’t possible, without pruning. β€œThe cross is a discerning point for the authentic and mature Christian. Many

A believing life (31): The Bag with Blue Dots

Little Lovely J’s 7th birthday tomorrow. Intended to make a card, but ended up writing a book. So amateurish. Nonetheless, tons of fun πŸ™‚ So happy to see both Little Lovelys pleased with their moulting Mawsons. (I have one too

A believing life (31): The Bag with Blue Dots

Little Lovely J’s 7th birthday tomorrow. Intended to make a card, but ended up writing a book. So amateurish. Nonetheless, tons of fun πŸ™‚ So happy to see both Little Lovelys pleased with their moulting Mawsons. (I have one too

Skunkwworks 16: A full leap

29 February! It has been four years. A full leap. So much has happened since that “leap in a leap year”. An arc dotted with precious learning. Things done right, things gone wrong. Excesses shed, simplicity gained. Doors opened, roads

Skunkwworks 16: A full leap

29 February! It has been four years. A full leap. So much has happened since that “leap in a leap year”. An arc dotted with precious learning. Things done right, things gone wrong. Excesses shed, simplicity gained. Doors opened, roads

Epiphany VI: ζœεœ£θ€…

They did not know his name but still they sought him, They came from otherwhere but still they found; In temples they found those who sold and bought him, But in the filthy stable, hallowed ground. Their courage gives our

Epiphany VI: ζœεœ£θ€…

They did not know his name but still they sought him, They came from otherwhere but still they found; In temples they found those who sold and bought him, But in the filthy stable, hallowed ground. Their courage gives our

ζœεœ£θ€…. Captivated.

β€œStand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.” – Jeremiah 6:16 (NIV) * Grant me, O Lord, good digestion,

ζœεœ£θ€…. Captivated.

β€œStand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.” – Jeremiah 6:16 (NIV) * Grant me, O Lord, good digestion,

A believing life (30): ζ…§ζˆ–不慧

β€œBut the plans of the Lord stand forever, the purposes of His heart through all generations.” – Psalm 33:11 (NIV) β€œWe have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.” – Hebrews 6:19 (NIV) β€œAnd surely I

A believing life (30): ζ…§ζˆ–不慧

β€œBut the plans of the Lord stand forever, the purposes of His heart through all generations.” – Psalm 33:11 (NIV) β€œWe have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.” – Hebrews 6:19 (NIV) β€œAnd surely I

Advent: Imagination

β€œEverything written in the Scriptures was written to teach us, in order that we might have hope through the patience and encouragement which the Scriptures give us.” – Romans 15:4 * β€œThese most precious values I have come to call

Advent: Imagination

β€œEverything written in the Scriptures was written to teach us, in order that we might have hope through the patience and encouragement which the Scriptures give us.” – Romans 15:4 * β€œThese most precious values I have come to call

Kindness Shall Not Depart

Got to the church earlier today. Walked through the housing estate flanking it. A little canal runs through the estate and past the church; it’s drained of water now, but I imagine it quite pretty when filled. People were just

Kindness Shall Not Depart

Got to the church earlier today. Walked through the housing estate flanking it. A little canal runs through the estate and past the church; it’s drained of water now, but I imagine it quite pretty when filled. People were just

Walking towards Advent

β€œMuch as we wish, not one of us can bring back yesterday or shape tomorrow. Only today is ours, and it will not be ours for long, and once it is gone it will never in all time be ours

Walking towards Advent

β€œMuch as we wish, not one of us can bring back yesterday or shape tomorrow. Only today is ours, and it will not be ours for long, and once it is gone it will never in all time be ours

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Lent (III) – Despite

So many thoughts for one morning. No, just the first hour of one morning. It is lovely, this intimacy. One of my favourite questions, reprised: “But who do you say I am?“ But Lord, where do I start??? It is

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Lent (III) – Despite

So many thoughts for one morning. No, just the first hour of one morning. It is lovely, this intimacy. One of my favourite questions, reprised: “But who do you say I am?“ But Lord, where do I start??? It is

Bookish Joy

Absolutely inspiring!   I would like to work in a bookstore someday. Just imagine – being surrounded by rows and rows of prose. Stories, truths, pictures… all evidence of an examined life or two. The willingness to share what went

Bookish Joy

Absolutely inspiring!   I would like to work in a bookstore someday. Just imagine – being surrounded by rows and rows of prose. Stories, truths, pictures… all evidence of an examined life or two. The willingness to share what went

All Things New

Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude. – Col

All Things New

Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude. – Col

Final one for 2011 :)

Mm-hmm. What a year… What a year. This time last year, I wrote a journal entry, highlighting 2 things: “Waiting forwardly: Not to be insensitive, complacent or too content, that the Holy Spirit may not interrupt my plans and lead

Final one for 2011 :)

Mm-hmm. What a year… What a year. This time last year, I wrote a journal entry, highlighting 2 things: “Waiting forwardly: Not to be insensitive, complacent or too content, that the Holy Spirit may not interrupt my plans and lead

Stripes of fun…

… and peals of laughter! Wednesdays should always be like this πŸ™‚ Breakfast al fresco. Curling up with daytime cartoons. Playing with a robot. Team-effort funny cake. A messy lunch together. Explosive cake frosting. And the best part: having your

Stripes of fun…

… and peals of laughter! Wednesdays should always be like this πŸ™‚ Breakfast al fresco. Curling up with daytime cartoons. Playing with a robot. Team-effort funny cake. A messy lunch together. Explosive cake frosting. And the best part: having your

Leftovers

This is the time of the year when everyone else at home does a Merlion on me when I talk turkey post-Christmas. Alright, I admit they are already very accommodating – go along with the requisite order of turkey, which

Leftovers

This is the time of the year when everyone else at home does a Merlion on me when I talk turkey post-Christmas. Alright, I admit they are already very accommodating – go along with the requisite order of turkey, which

Written

Prettiest handwriting ever! Cherish πŸ™‚ * “Wake up the fountain, wake the fountain up…” I don’t believe it. The fountain actually started its water dance after the kids sang to it. I know we meant it in jest, but it

Written

Prettiest handwriting ever! Cherish πŸ™‚ * “Wake up the fountain, wake the fountain up…” I don’t believe it. The fountain actually started its water dance after the kids sang to it. I know we meant it in jest, but it