Times have been tough and I just wanted to share one of my favourite passages with you. A lot of people go to the Psalms but I always find myself coming back here when I'm ready to lie down and give up: My soul still remembers And sinks within me. This I recall to my … Continue reading Then I Remembered…
Sadly this week I haven't had time to do the photo challenge so I'm posting one from about a month back if you'll forgive me. Here is my contribution to the family theme: Not the best photo ever but it's only the beginning of the year. I hadn't realised what a motley crew we … Continue reading Family
I just wanted to say I'll leave it to your capable imaginations which one was me at eleven o'clock when my brother came home with a bunch of friends -_- Nevertheless it was an alright New Year. Hope you all enjoyed it. And remember it. The past year has been a hard one in a … Continue reading Happy New Year!
We were joking at the dinner table this evening that most people won't know what to vote tomorrow. 'Yes' and 'No' doesn't really cut it. 'Go'n Then' and 'Gonnae No Dae That' are probably more appropriate campaign slogans, definitely more understandable for us common folk that have no real idea about what's actually going on. The whole … Continue reading The Third Option
In the early light, the mist begins to clear and I can make out the shapes of their conical hats. Woven baskets, already beginning to fill hang heavy on their hips as they bend and straighten, bend and straighten. Except that the older ones are no longer able to stand as tall as they once … Continue reading The Call
Hello lads! There's a song going round my head. It has been pestering me a little but the words are very good though they're simple so I thought I'd share it. The title escapes me: bukan dengan barang fana Not with temporal things kau membayar dosaku You paid for my sins; dengan darah yang mahal with expensive blood tiada noda dan celah without stain or blemish. bukan dengan emas perak Not with silver … Continue reading A Simple Song
Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air... ~Thomas Gray We talk about Doing Hard Things. Then we talk about doing Big Hard Things and Small Hard Things. It came to me, in my grandmother's weary sigh, that spending time with her is what we call … Continue reading Sweetness Not Wasted
'Dear God, thank you for my family and for a good church here and for my dear friends. Thank you for good teaching and for your mercy in my life. Thank you for saving my parents and for saving me and giving us so much to be thankful for. Thank you that there is so … Continue reading Rest and Be Thankful