Category Archives: Inspiration

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

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,

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

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

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

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

Father and Son

This morning, Singapore woke up to news of the inevitable. Mr. Lee Kuan Yew passed on at 3.18am, going gently into the dawn. People are grieving in so many ways, whether they knew him or not, whether they liked him

Father and Son

This morning, Singapore woke up to news of the inevitable. Mr. Lee Kuan Yew passed on at 3.18am, going gently into the dawn. People are grieving in so many ways, whether they knew him or not, whether they liked him

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

A believing life (23): cries Glory

End of the day. I look out, and look up. And gasp. (Did He just laugh?) 🙂 * All To Bring You Glory (Steve Green) Lyrics So how much more can I tell of who You are When jealously You

A believing life (23): cries Glory

End of the day. I look out, and look up. And gasp. (Did He just laugh?) 🙂 * All To Bring You Glory (Steve Green) Lyrics So how much more can I tell of who You are When jealously You

The Artist

  The last 2 days have been good. It’s hard to put in words what has gone on interiorly. Let’s just say His Spirit comforts, lifts, counsels, teaches and accompanies – exactly right. Am extremely grateful for the pieces that

The Artist

  The last 2 days have been good. It’s hard to put in words what has gone on interiorly. Let’s just say His Spirit comforts, lifts, counsels, teaches and accompanies – exactly right. Am extremely grateful for the pieces that

It was good.

Today was another Day -1. That usually means a full day of perspiration, sitting on the floor, stretching over paper 4ft wide and several metres long. And praying for inspiration (or at least, supernatural ability to copy some Googled drawing,

It was good.

Today was another Day -1. That usually means a full day of perspiration, sitting on the floor, stretching over paper 4ft wide and several metres long. And praying for inspiration (or at least, supernatural ability to copy some Googled drawing,

A believing life (20): In the gaps

So much of me misses and wishes to go back to late April. Live Selah again. But it’s unrealistic… right? * Since that blessed pause, things have been rolling. “That’s good news, isn’t it?”, some people say. Yes. Of course.

A believing life (20): In the gaps

So much of me misses and wishes to go back to late April. Live Selah again. But it’s unrealistic… right? * Since that blessed pause, things have been rolling. “That’s good news, isn’t it?”, some people say. Yes. Of course.

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