You can’t live on Xmas leftovers forever (so start a Bible reading plan)

What’s one of the best things about a Christmas feast? Not having to cook for days. All that effort braving the supermarkets, glazing the ham, stuffing the turkey – it’s worth it when you can just lay on the ham sandwiches meal after meal. Living on Xmas leftovers: what a life. But eventually you have […]

Finding Linda kakak

One of my favourite moments from 2019 was finding Linda kakak. My siblings and I grew up in a middle-class Malaysian Chinese family. My memories are hazy, but Linda was always part of our household. We called her kakak (big sister). Officially she was hired as a house help. But Linda did more than help […]

10 years on: our marriage and ministry

It’s hard to believe that we began this blog 10 years ago! Much has changed but God’s faithfulness hasn’t. We’re writing this amidst a COVID-19 resurgence in Auckland, and chaos and sorrow elsewhere in the world. We started this blog as newlyweds – 10 years on, we’re still happily married with four little wingfeathers to […]

Lockdown thoughts from Job 18

If you were to describe the place where wicked people go, how would you describe it? Bildad has a go — unfortunately, it’s not really what his friend Job needed to hear. Previously:1:1-5 | 1:6-12 | 1:13-22 | 2:1-6 | 2:7-13 | 3:1-10 | 3:11-26 | 4 | 5:1-7 | 5:8-27 | 6 | 7 | 8:1-7 | 8:8-22 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13:1-16 | 13:17-14:22 | 15 | 16 | 17 | Translation: 18:1 Then Bildad the Shuhite answered, saying: 2 “Until when will you (pl.) hunt (lit: set a snare) for […]

Lockdown thoughts from Job 15

Day 24. Six more days of full lockdown here in New Zealand. Cheryl’s due date is tomorrow, but no sign of baby yet.Eliphaz makes a chapter-long reprise today. Previously: 1:1-5 | 1:6-12 | 1:13-22 | 2:1-6 | 2:7-13 | 3:1-10 | 3:11-26 | 4:1-21 | 5:1-7 | 5:8-27 | 6:1-30 | 7:1-21 | 8:1-7 | 8:8-22 | 9:1-35 | 10:1-22 | 11:1-20 | 12:1-25 | 13:1-16 | 13:17-14:22 | Translation: 15:1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered, saying:2 “Does a man answer with blustery knowledge (lit: wind-knowledge), Or fill his belly with the […]

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