Category Archives: Storytelling & narratives

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

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

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

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

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

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

A believing life (24): Yours Truly

“I know you. Because I made you.” He is my Maker. The Maker knows His own. There is no need to hide. I can hide from myself. (Thankfully, I do that a lot less now.) Sometimes, I hide from others

A believing life (24): Yours Truly

“I know you. Because I made you.” He is my Maker. The Maker knows His own. There is no need to hide. I can hide from myself. (Thankfully, I do that a lot less now.) Sometimes, I hide from others

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

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

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.

Lent 2014: Desert Solace

Every year for the past 3 years, Lent has taken on a deeper meaning. Maybe it has to do with seeing more grief – illnesses, accidents, deaths, betrayals, boastfulness, indifference, taunts, sadness. But I’ve also seen unexpected good – small

Lent 2014: Desert Solace

Every year for the past 3 years, Lent has taken on a deeper meaning. Maybe it has to do with seeing more grief – illnesses, accidents, deaths, betrayals, boastfulness, indifference, taunts, sadness. But I’ve also seen unexpected good – small

A believing life (18): 望 Hope

望 . Look. Hope. “The startling hope and mystery of the Incarnation is that it reorders the world we know—visually, physically, restoratively, eternally. Where there is despair, where there is joy, where there is need, Christ is living in its

A believing life (18): 望 Hope

望 . Look. Hope. “The startling hope and mystery of the Incarnation is that it reorders the world we know—visually, physically, restoratively, eternally. Where there is despair, where there is joy, where there is need, Christ is living in its