Category Archives: Sketches

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

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

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

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

Epiphany V: The end is a new beginning

It was Epiphany again yesterday. The first 7 days of the year. I’ve had a few new encounters, seen a few new places; but also met people I know, and returned to places I’ve been. There is a sense of

Epiphany V: The end is a new beginning

It was Epiphany again yesterday. The first 7 days of the year. I’ve had a few new encounters, seen a few new places; but also met people I know, and returned to places I’ve been. There is a sense of

Coeur

Interesting morning. Was there and yet not. The process itself was a blessing. I’ve not viewed the journey through a Listening lens yet, and this proved a good time to do so. Saw how the pieces fell in place just when

Coeur

Interesting morning. Was there and yet not. The process itself was a blessing. I’ve not viewed the journey through a Listening lens yet, and this proved a good time to do so. Saw how the pieces fell in place just when

Lent 2014: Heal

One week to Palm Sunday. I am feeling sad yet calm. Body: I hope this bug – whatever it is – goes away soon. I need to be able to keep food down slowly. Else, come Tuesday and Thursday, when

Lent 2014: Heal

One week to Palm Sunday. I am feeling sad yet calm. Body: I hope this bug – whatever it is – goes away soon. I need to be able to keep food down slowly. Else, come Tuesday and Thursday, when

Skunkwworks 14: Two

2 years. The studios is 2 years old today! It feels like much longer. So many experiences. Rewarding, regrettable, redeeming, restful… and reflective of who I am becoming. I have known great grace and mercy. Am thankful. The past 2

Skunkwworks 14: Two

2 years. The studios is 2 years old today! It feels like much longer. So many experiences. Rewarding, regrettable, redeeming, restful… and reflective of who I am becoming. I have known great grace and mercy. Am thankful. The past 2

A believing life (6): Catch

* Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of Galilee. It happened this way: 2 Simon Peter, Thomas (also known as Didymus), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together. 3 “I’m going out to fish,” Simon Peter told them,

A believing life (6): Catch

* Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of Galilee. It happened this way: 2 Simon Peter, Thomas (also known as Didymus), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together. 3 “I’m going out to fish,” Simon Peter told them,

One-piece life

These two writings came to me today. Interesting how much they have in common. Timely as well – just as I’m feeling disturbed by recent conversations, requests and questions. When You’re Tired of Being Torn Uncommon Callings I do wish

One-piece life

These two writings came to me today. Interesting how much they have in common. Timely as well – just as I’m feeling disturbed by recent conversations, requests and questions. When You’re Tired of Being Torn Uncommon Callings I do wish

Almost wordless

“You do not want to go away also, do you?” (John 6:59-67) * “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city,

Almost wordless

“You do not want to go away also, do you?” (John 6:59-67) * “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city,

Skunkwworks 13: One

It’s a milestone, no matter what. Took a leap on a leap day in a leap year. So, it was One on… Thursday? Friday? It has been One in so many ways. Amazing ways, and shocking ways. Comforting ways, and

Skunkwworks 13: One

It’s a milestone, no matter what. Took a leap on a leap day in a leap year. So, it was One on… Thursday? Friday? It has been One in so many ways. Amazing ways, and shocking ways. Comforting ways, and