Category Archives: Celebrations

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. “The 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. “The 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 🙂 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 🙂 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: 朝圣者

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: 朝圣者

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

Advent: Imagination

“Everything 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 * “These most precious values I have come to call

Advent: Imagination

“Everything 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 * “These most precious values I have come to call

Ordinary Worth IV

“What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. “Teacher,” the blind man answered, “I want to see again.” “Go,” Jesus told him, “your faith has made you well.” At once he was able to see and

Ordinary Worth IV

“What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. “Teacher,” the blind man answered, “I want to see again.” “Go,” Jesus told him, “your faith has made you well.” At once he was able to see and

A believing life (27): For Death

BK went home to the Lord yesterday morning. She had been ill for a while now – the cancer returned. I had not seen her face to face for 2.5 years. Weeks back, I had listened to another close friend

A believing life (27): For Death

BK went home to the Lord yesterday morning. She had been ill for a while now – the cancer returned. I had not seen her face to face for 2.5 years. Weeks back, I had listened to another close friend

Closing with a chrysalis

This Advent and Christmas, we had some special visitors. Twin caterpillars 🙂 One of them (Le) eventually ran away before pupating; the other (Mon) stayed; through her, I was blessed, consoled, and strengthened. In watching both of them grow, I saw

Closing with a chrysalis

This Advent and Christmas, we had some special visitors. Twin caterpillars 🙂 One of them (Le) eventually ran away before pupating; the other (Mon) stayed; through her, I was blessed, consoled, and strengthened. In watching both of them grow, I saw

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

A believing life (17): Reunion

The last 3 weeks have been a colourful mix of tensions, resolved dangers, new issues, disappointments, immense safety, purging, surprises, great care, incredible help, peace, new discoveries, quiet moments, exhausting stretches, ambiguous steps, ridiculous situations, funny times, poignant memories, celebrations,

A believing life (17): Reunion

The last 3 weeks have been a colourful mix of tensions, resolved dangers, new issues, disappointments, immense safety, purging, surprises, great care, incredible help, peace, new discoveries, quiet moments, exhausting stretches, ambiguous steps, ridiculous situations, funny times, poignant memories, celebrations,

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,

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,