Category Archives: Music

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

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

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

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;

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

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 (26): Watch your step

Crossed the year with friendship. The voices of friends – in print or in person – bring strength to my heart. First encounter of the year: 7 + 2 kids in a game of Hide and Seek. Nothing out of

A believing life (26): Watch your step

Crossed the year with friendship. The voices of friends – in print or in person – bring strength to my heart. First encounter of the year: 7 + 2 kids in a game of Hide and Seek. Nothing out of