Our family is weird. We love brussel sprouts, spinach, artichokes, and all kinds of vegetables. I saw this at Trader Joe’s today. It’s the first time I’ve seen a brussel sprout stalk. Rather pretty, don’t you think? It can be a centerpiece – for the right table setting. It’ll be exciting to pluck them and […]


It’s quite an enigma to me why we remember certain rather useless things from our childhood, while probably forgetting a lot of important things. I remember growing up when we had relatives over for dinner, my mother would start washing dishes right after dinner. My father would tell her to relax and enjoy the conversation […]

stored in: My dreams

I dreamt last night that I was having a baby. My water broke but the baby wasn’t coming out. Then I woke up and had to go to the bathroom. A full bladder probably explained why I had that dream. If I had to do it again, I would plan my life to adopt a […]

It’s been said that a good counselor is someone who has gone through a lot of pain him/herself. I think it is true. Most mental health professionals go into their line of work because they’ve gone through some hard times, and want to help others. They genuinely want to help people and can help them […]

A few weekends ago at our church retreat, the speaker talked about having a memorial of Bible verses. Memorials are things that remind us of something that happened in the past. The Lincoln Memorial, the USS Arizona Memorial. Memorials, often referred to in the Old Testament, also serves to pass on history to future generations. […]

I read this from my daily email from Family Life, and found it very encouraging. As Dennis Rainey says in this piece, I haven’t the foggiest idea of what God is up to. But either He is sovereign or He’s not. Since I believe He is, then that settles that. This is a true story. […]

Ever wonder how God can use you in a significant way? Even an average Joe like you? In Outlive Your Life, Max Lucado gives an excellent perspective on living a life of “goodness that outlives the grave, love that outlasts the final breath.” I expected this book to be just another inspirational book on living […]