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…

of thunder and sun

Here I share with you a song from Josh Garrels that I ran to the other day (pretending you are a maiden faith-warrior on the treadmill is much more fun than running without music. Just saying). “Rise” by Josh Garrels “In surrender and despair Before I’m dead, I’ll take the last climb Up the mountain,…

Spurgeon and those who wandered before us

“Let no agitation distress you, but be quiet from fear of evil. Whatsoever cometh upon the earth, you, beneath the broad wings of Jehovah, shall be secure. Stay yourself upon his promise; rest in his faithfulness, and bid defiance to the blackest future, for there is nothing in it direful for you. Your sole concern…

9 months, and sojourners on the way

A kingdom that cannot be shaken: this is what we have been given. As I listened to Josh Garells play his indie-folk music at Redeemer Presbyterian church Downtown, I heard truth, a strain of thought he commented upon between two of the songs. He was speaking of being out in the desert. He said that…

glory be

This morning I wiped off our kitchen island; the crevices of granite tiles reminding me of the kitchen island of my childhood with cream squares and dark grout. It was one of those moments where you feel that you really haven’t grown up at all, or have at least, come full circle. Wiping down the…

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…

don’t know how to accept it

I’m finding, I don’t know how to accept love. Accepting it from some people it is easier than accepting it from others. From my parents, I feel comfortable accepting their love. But most of the time, I find myself striving to earn every other person’s love. I want to be a good friend (so that…

purpose

I don’t want to grumble as the children of Israel did…That leads to waste. I want to live in thanksgiving, joy, peace. All of these previously mentioned are possible right here, right in this day, this hour, this moment. Even with tasks at hand, there can still be joy and peace. Amazing! “For I do…