Category Archives: Colleagues

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 (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

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

Walking towards Advent

“Much 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

“Much 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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

Rice

It’s been more than a year since we met. During that last conversation, a funny pact. He’d expressed a lot of confidence over the days to come. Said that if things were really bad, he would send me rations. I’ve

Rice

It’s been more than a year since we met. During that last conversation, a funny pact. He’d expressed a lot of confidence over the days to come. Said that if things were really bad, he would send me rations. I’ve

Epiphany III: 约

I missed writing a New Year’s Day post. I really wanted to. But I couldn’t bring myself to. So I didn’t. That, was the latest of many symptoms for me that things have not been well. * A few friends

Epiphany III: 约

I missed writing a New Year’s Day post. I really wanted to. But I couldn’t bring myself to. So I didn’t. That, was the latest of many symptoms for me that things have not been well. * A few friends

Skunkwworks 11: There are days

I’ve been ill the last 10 days, and it wasn’t funny. Being ill (with ‘common’ ailments, as people usually call them) has never been funny. And it’s not because I’m pessimistic, weak-minded, or want everybody’s attention or something. It’s just

Skunkwworks 11: There are days

I’ve been ill the last 10 days, and it wasn’t funny. Being ill (with ‘common’ ailments, as people usually call them) has never been funny. And it’s not because I’m pessimistic, weak-minded, or want everybody’s attention or something. It’s just

Advent

Today is the last day of Ordinary Time. Tomorrow marks the start of Advent. It has been a year. Following the voice of love, step by step. Make room for Him. The riches of being empty-handed. In one year, I

Advent

Today is the last day of Ordinary Time. Tomorrow marks the start of Advent. It has been a year. Following the voice of love, step by step. Make room for Him. The riches of being empty-handed. In one year, I

Moonlit day

I love my bedroom window. I see amazing things there. Every day the masterpiece it frames changes. Looked up a bit in my darkened room tonight and gazed at the moon. Reminded of how little I know. And thankful for

Moonlit day

I love my bedroom window. I see amazing things there. Every day the masterpiece it frames changes. Looked up a bit in my darkened room tonight and gazed at the moon. Reminded of how little I know. And thankful for

Snapshoty

A bit crazy. The last 4 days. Running from one place to another. Meeting very different people. Rapid mode switch. Learnt to brief myself very quickly anytime, anywhere as I moved from one thing to the next: on the train,

Snapshoty

A bit crazy. The last 4 days. Running from one place to another. Meeting very different people. Rapid mode switch. Learnt to brief myself very quickly anytime, anywhere as I moved from one thing to the next: on the train,

Love Always Prevails (IX)… No. Absolutely Prevailed.

Quite suddenly, it’s over. Wow. Wasn’t supposed to be today, but a few surprises popped up. Coda. Ending with one of the best possible sessions. What a treat. But, so sudden. Pity about not being able to say a couple

Love Always Prevails (IX)… No. Absolutely Prevailed.

Quite suddenly, it’s over. Wow. Wasn’t supposed to be today, but a few surprises popped up. Coda. Ending with one of the best possible sessions. What a treat. But, so sudden. Pity about not being able to say a couple

Cross-iant

On hindsight, the crossiant was really the best thing to have had this morning. Cross-iant. The last time I met LW face to face was at least 4 years ago. In the time between, we’ve kept in touch sporadically. Mostly,

Cross-iant

On hindsight, the crossiant was really the best thing to have had this morning. Cross-iant. The last time I met LW face to face was at least 4 years ago. In the time between, we’ve kept in touch sporadically. Mostly,

倾听幸福的心声

I am so NOT a Mandarin reader. Don’t ask me why I bought this book. Chanced upon it after church today, and surprised that I could read about 80% of the words in the first 2 pages. Plus, it’s a

倾听幸福的心声

I am so NOT a Mandarin reader. Don’t ask me why I bought this book. Chanced upon it after church today, and surprised that I could read about 80% of the words in the first 2 pages. Plus, it’s a