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…

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,…

thankful for words written and spoken

Tonight I flipped through my Ireland journal The leather straps tied in a bow on the back untied and laid open. I remember writing those first pages and the unknowing I felt for the adventure ahead. the adventure. The plan I never could have understood from that place. That place where I knew I needed…

morsels.

This day has overflowed with so much grace, it makes me want to weep. From conviction at Chapel this morning, to a class that I’m learning to enjoy, I just can’t take in all of this goodness! My lips are not clean enough to speak of the holiness here…the righteousness in a world of messes….

(rest & sanctuary)

While we were over in Ireland, one of our assignments was to listen to a few Tim Keller sermon podcasts. These were a great encouragement and very convicting. Tim Keller is the author of “Prodigal God” and several other books. He is the pastor of Redeemed Presbyterian Church in New York City. In one of…

His goodness in a green land

“What would our world look like if more Christians took risks, made a ruckus, walked through ‘portals’ into the unknown for the sake of the gospel?” Hello Everyone! Our team made it safely back to the United States! Janna arrived on Tuesday, and Dan and I arrived yesterday afternoon. This trip has held so many…

on the solid rock.

I’ve been finding that my soul longs for solid spaces to rest. My heart is easily able to turn to idols to satisfy this, but today I got a great taste of a “living metaphor.” Today we went hiking. I’ve been looking forward to this for over a week, and since we are all fit…

what grace is mine

Bray Beach Here are some pictures from our trip today to Bray and Malahide down the east coast of Ireland near Dublin. We took the DART (or train), which is something I’ve been wanting to do. ­čÖé A girl who┬áhas also been staying┬áhere at Fiona’s house also went with us. Her name is Hadjar and…

I don’t want to forget

We have about 11 days left here in Ireland, and on the bus today I was compiling a list from memory of all of the things I don’t want to forget. Some of them are cultural, while many others are spiritual. I can’t really even begin to express all of the things God has done…

Go West!

Here are some pictures from this past few days in the town of Dingle. I went with Mrs. A, and one of her friends named Clodagh (an irish name pronouced Clo-ta). Our purpose for going was two-fold. 1) to attend a silk dyeing workshop, 2) to use the opportunity to get meet people with art…

prayer please…

Hey all! This is just a quick post. I hope to post later about the past weekend I spent in the town of┬áDingle on the west coast and Dan’s experience in the Burren near Galway out west, but I wanted to ask for prayer quickly. Janna has been really sick since Wednesday and has gotten…

Taking time to grow stuff…

___________________________________________________________________________ {This is a guest post from my fellow teammate Dan. He has kindly contributed, and has summed up wonderfully what we’ve been experiencing and learning. Enjoy!} _______________________________________________________________________________ Missionaries like to use gardening metaphors. For example, Mark chapter 4. It makes a lot of sense and I think I’ve been persuaded to with all this…