Category Archives: Friends

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

Inspire : : Breathe

Spent the entire weekend working at the Be Inspired! conference at Tanglin, so it feelsΒ like a 14-day week. A bit disorienting. But it will pass. Many graces fill the hours, and white space-moments appear when they are needed. Am thankful

Inspire : : Breathe

Spent the entire weekend working at the Be Inspired! conference at Tanglin, so it feelsΒ like a 14-day week. A bit disorienting. But it will pass. Many graces fill the hours, and white space-moments appear when they are needed. Am thankful

Ordinary Worth V

Look. Ah. It has been a turn – the past month – and here I am, back at LS11: the speed of love; the look of love; and looking right back at Love. Had forgotten the details, so calling to

Ordinary Worth V

Look. Ah. It has been a turn – the past month – and here I am, back at LS11: the speed of love; the look of love; and looking right back at Love. Had forgotten the details, so calling to

Ordinary Worth III

A day of looking right back at Love. * Woken by a laughing lizard before dawn. * ιžδ»–θŽ«ε±ž. * My Worth Is Not In What I Own Things We Leave Behind I Am The Vine

Ordinary Worth III

A day of looking right back at Love. * Woken by a laughing lizard before dawn. * ιžδ»–θŽ«ε±ž. * My Worth Is Not In What I Own Things We Leave Behind I Am The Vine

Ordinary Worth II

A day with the look of love. * Christ in my sleeping Christ in my sitting Christ in my rising Light of my life. * “Look here; isn’t one going to be allowed to go on painting?” “Looking comes first.”…

Ordinary Worth II

A day with the look of love. * Christ in my sleeping Christ in my sitting Christ in my rising Light of my life. * “Look here; isn’t one going to be allowed to go on painting?” “Looking comes first.”…

A believing life (29): Holy Surprise

“Always we begin again” What a lovely thought. “What we must never be encouraged to do, although all of us are guilty of it over and over, is to force Scripture to fit our experience. Our experience is too small;

A believing life (29): Holy Surprise

“Always we begin again” What a lovely thought. “What we must never be encouraged to do, although all of us are guilty of it over and over, is to force Scripture to fit our experience. Our experience is too small;

Coming and Going

“I’ve never stood at a bus stop for so many hours before.” “Me neither.” “It’s like, why the bus never come?”… * We were along Commonwealth Avenue West yesterday, from 9.30 in the morning. There wasn’t anyone at the bus

Coming and Going

“I’ve never stood at a bus stop for so many hours before.” “Me neither.” “It’s like, why the bus never come?”… * We were along Commonwealth Avenue West yesterday, from 9.30 in the morning. There wasn’t anyone at the bus

Travelling Well

When my time comes, who would weep as if they’d lost their own family? Who would be grateful for my life – whether they agreed with my choices or not? Would they look at how I’ve loved, and see that

Travelling Well

When my time comes, who would weep as if they’d lost their own family? Who would be grateful for my life – whether they agreed with my choices or not? Would they look at how I’ve loved, and see that

Chief Gardener

Today I was reminded how well God knows my heart, and how tenderly He holds it. I vacillated for most of the early morning between going all out to pay my respects at Parliament House, and ‘settling’ at another tribute

Chief Gardener

Today I was reminded how well God knows my heart, and how tenderly He holds it. I vacillated for most of the early morning between going all out to pay my respects at Parliament House, and ‘settling’ at another tribute

A believing life (28): Words

It has been a surreal week. Preparing for KK’s upcoming move to Melbourne. Making a favourite dessert. Having unusual weekday family meals out. Waiting in a project-less period marked by pencil bookings in the weeks to come. Meeting up with

A believing life (28): Words

It has been a surreal week. Preparing for KK’s upcoming move to Melbourne. Making a favourite dessert. Having unusual weekday family meals out. Waiting in a project-less period marked by pencil bookings in the weeks to come. Meeting up with

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