–transition–

transition. In around 6 weeks I’m going to learn a new definition of this word. As I stretch my writing “legs” and open my mind back to the words I’ve written here before, I sit, looking back on who I’ve been, and who I’m rediscovering. Dan and I have been married months and months now…

{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…

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…

among fruit trees

Evening, and a porch embraced in screen after sister has driven us to Grandpa’s. Remember, those ‘soft-drinks’ and icecream a grandma and grandpa’s house staple treat? We sit inside, and then out of doors as the breeze blows cooler, and robins hop among fruit trees.   I want to run through them, break away from…

When you need to remember that He uses it all…

“Record my lament; list my tears on your scroll — are they not in your record?” {Psalm 56:8} What do you do when your heart screams “NO!” and “What about me?” How do you pick up the “yes” of this morning, this new day of more waiting on the Lord?  “My heart is in anguish…

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…