Category Archives: Gratitude

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

朝圣者. Captivated.

“Stand 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,

朝圣者. Captivated.

“Stand 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): 慧或不慧

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

A believing life (30): 慧或不慧

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

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

Inspire : : Breathe

Spent the entire weekend working at the Be Inspired! conference at Tanglin, so it feels 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 feels 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 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

Ordinary Worth III

A day of looking right back at Love. * Woken by a laughing lizard before dawn. * 非他莫属. * 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. * 非他莫属. * 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.”…

Ordinary Worth I

A day at the speed of love. * Christ be beside me Christ be before me Christ be behind me King of my heart Christ be within me Christ be below me Christ be above me never to part http://www.hymnary.org/text/christ_be_beside_me

Ordinary Worth I

A day at the speed of love. * Christ be beside me Christ be before me Christ be behind me King of my heart Christ be within me Christ be below me Christ be above me never to part http://www.hymnary.org/text/christ_be_beside_me

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