{Mr&Mrs}

We’re off friends! On a new adventure. We are just shy of being married for 2 months. We’re learning what it means to love deeply, forgive freely, and to move in the eb and flow of uncertainty. That’s life, isn’t it? It’s been a hard couple of months. Months filled with some serious love, joy,…

In 7 months they’ll call me Mrs. Ng

Yep! That’s right. 7 Months from today, on March 16, 2013, I’ll be getting a new last name. Dan + Kate = the future Mr. and Mrs. Ng. wow. The sheer overwhelming nature of all of this, the story I wanted to write down in its completed form, and the planning-mode I’ve been in have…

fresh air

It’s been a pretty raw time since graduation. ‘Raw” is a good word. While “raw” can be bad, it can also be good. “Raw” grace is grace without any fuss or insincerity. It is simply beauty. A breath of fresh air. Fresh air. That’s what my soul needs…needs a good drought of. air. You know…

contentedness

I’m “ready” to hear back from people. I’m “ready” to get some sort of response from employers who have received my cover letter and resume. At least, I think I am “ready.”  This is apparently not something I “need” to know. God knows what I need. He is able to come through, change circumstances, turn…

when you take heart

“Take heart” These words I heard yesterday as I walked up steps, and away from embrace. He said them as I went to do the good thing that I had in front of me. The good things were waiting. Was my heart there to take hold of them? After seven months of grace in this…

transformed by glory

“And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.” Luke 9:23-24ESV ” But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in…

lovely

I had a wonderful Valentines Day.  I got a call from my Mom wishing me a Happy Valentines Day (so sweet). I got to work and found, on my desk, a wonderful handmade Valentines Day card from Dearest. (smiles.smiles.smiles!) We got to hang out later that evening after he got done with practice, and I…

things I love

I love: (in no particular order, and with VARYING degrees of affection) bike-rides to the beach (from less than a mile) to see the sunset with people that are near and dear. feeling the sun glint over my eye lids while cool air rushes in through the open car window. food that is prettily arranged,…

2012: To Stand in Awe

What do you do when you don’t feel like trusting? …When you do not feel like there is a song to sing in the dark? ….When your heart longs for beauty but all you see is explosions, falling apart, fears for the future, hard, numb emotions? …What do you do when this new year isn’t…

Adventure Day 13: With the sunset behind me

some thankful things of today: Woke up late, Quiet time and prayer, worked for hours on my skirt (which I’m making without a pattern) and got it pretty much finished…crazy how long it to me to make  waistband with elastic! I probably did it the most complicated way possible. heehee. I rather enjoy challenges like…

Adventure Day 12: Today, I woke up to snow

Today, I woke up to snow on the branches in the woods outside my window. While yesterday was spring-like warm, today has morphed back into winter-wonderland. I like Spring. I’m glad it’s coming, and just like the resurrection, God brings renewal to all things that now lay dormant and sleepy in chilled ice and mud….

Adventure Day 10: He Reigns!

  Today I got up early (probably the earliest I’ve been up all Christmas Break) because today is Christmas. (so thankful.) Today I sat, grateful for GPS, sweatshirts, jewelry and so many gifts showered down in a family room with my Mom, Dad, Brother, and Sister. (so thankful.) We went to church, and I was…