Category Archives: plant

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,

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

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 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;

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

As surely as the dawn

Back at the Lutheran church this morning. It’s been a while. Good to be back – the space was just right. The time after, although short, was also just right as a breath – exhaling the delights and dips of the

As surely as the dawn

Back at the Lutheran church this morning. It’s been a while. Good to be back – the space was just right. The time after, although short, was also just right as a breath – exhaling the delights and dips of the

A believing life (25): Content & Confident

Sunday’s lectionary was Exodus 1:8 – 2:10. Was struck by how much women featured in this short reading. Different ages, status, vocations. Yet each of them carried something of God’s light in and presence with them (yes, even Pharaoh’s daughter!).

A believing life (25): Content & Confident

Sunday’s lectionary was Exodus 1:8 – 2:10. Was struck by how much women featured in this short reading. Different ages, status, vocations. Yet each of them carried something of God’s light in and presence with them (yes, even Pharaoh’s daughter!).

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

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,