30
Jan
stored in: 2019

My sister texted me – her husband, my brother in law, drove himself to ER for the same issue that occurred over a year ago. His leg lost strength. Last time they diagnosed it as a blood clot. And he missed my son’s wedding. Now they are doing more tests. He’s been waiting for 5 […]

28
Jan

I’ve not felt this emotional watching an ultrasound of a baby before today. When ultrasounds were taken when my children were in utero, it was quite matter of fact. I already felt the baby, so listening to the heartbeat from the ultrasound was not a surprise. It was amazing but I don’t remember it being […]

27
Jan
stored in: 2019

Sunday is usually a good day. Usually tiring, usually satisfying. Today was one of those. It was a good Sunday. Preached in Children Worship on praying for our leaders, going against the grain of complaining about our government leaders. Good convos with random people, one in particular. Gave her some advice about her daughter that […]

26
Jan

Thankful for time spent with my kids! So very thankful to God that my kids walk with God and sincerely seek him. I wish I can take credit for that, but it is in spite of me that my kids are good kids. I am but a sinner. It is all His grace. Started the […]

25
Jan
stored in: 2019

Today is my birthday Our family do not make a big deal about birthdays. I have a pessimistic view on aging.  I don’t want to get old and be a grouch and be slow and irrelevant, and complain about young people’s loud music, and complain about how my knees hurt, and I need help to […]

22
Jan
stored in: 2019

Spent the day interacting with each pastor’s presentation of their strategies to take our church towards the church vision of disciple-making. I will be presenting my strategies tomorrow. It’s all good on paper. And even if all our plans come to fruition, it’s not going to be any changes in the church that you can […]

21
Jan
stored in: 2019

I’ve heard stories of adult siblings who do not get along, I’m blessed I’m not in one of those families. My siblings and I met up for lunch today, we had a great time chatting. I turned my brother on to Facebook marketplace. He’s been buying/selling on Offer Up. KonMari inspires us to sell, but […]

20
Jan
stored in: 2019

Many years ago I wanted to take Perspectives. But I didn’t want to do the work required. Now I’m ready. Today’s class was great. Unfortunately I missed the last hour to attend a wedding. And the wedding of Stephanie and Tyler was great too. A great day overall. Thankful for our church and our friends.

19
Jan
stored in: 2019

I applied a lesson from Proverbs today. I’ve been reading one chapter of the book of Proverbs a day. On the first of the month, I read Proverbs 1, on the 2nd of the month, I read Proverbs 2, and so on (read a extra chapter on the short months). This is my 4th month […]

It was pouring rain yesterday. Our pool is full, our rain barrel is full, our garden beds are puddling. But today, I wake up to a perfect cool day with blue skies. And this is why people live in SoCal despite the traffic, the high cost of housing, high taxes, high gasoline prices, etc. etc. […]

17
Jan

A couple more reflections from yesterday: Nancy C’s MIL has cancer that has metastasized. While she is elderly and ready to be with Jesus, Nancy says she has a good attitude, goes about doing as much as she can, not worrying about her cancer. I told Nancy that in her shoes I would be a […]

16
Jan
stored in: 2019

Do you get that awkwardness when you don’t quite know how to end a meet up with someone? I met up with PN today, had a great time catching up, and after almost 2 hours, we probably both felt it was time to go. We were in my office, and I thought it might look […]

16
Jan

I enjoy our staff meetings because we discuss ideas. Today we spent an inordinate amount of time discussing visitors and elderly parking spaces! While it may not sound very spiritual, and perhaps pastors should have other issues to talk about, I think this kind of discussion opens our minds to the state of our church […]

15
Jan
stored in: 2019

I want to keep to my 2019 resolution to post daily to help me reflect. Today is Tuesday and I had to think very hard of what I did Saturday! I guess all I need to know is that it was a good day. 1/12/2019 Saturday It’s not often that I have a wide open […]

12
Jan

When I think of Awana nights, I am reluctant because I have to rush dinner (I eat slow) to get to church early. But once I’m there, I love it. By the end of the evening, I am so energized and don’t want to leave. Tonight, a parent asked how her son is doing. She […]

10
Jan
stored in: 2019

I felt like I didn’t “accomplish” anything today, but DW reminded me of the meaningful conversations I had, and those are ministry. PC gave me an update on her daughter whom I’ve been praying for. PTL He is at work though prayer is not completely answered, yet. HB shared about her situation and now I […]

Renewing my drivers license means a trip to the dreaded DMV. I arrived at 10am for my 10:20am appointment. I left at 11:18am. At least I found a parking space without circling around. Words of advice: make an appointment, get there early, make sure you read the instructions on the website and follow everything to […]

09
Jan
stored in: 2019

January 8, 2019 Tuesday Mike had small group, so Amy and I took advantage of my birthday free meal at Ikea. One meatball entree and almond cake. And a free cup of tea as an Ikea member. Amy paid for her own meatball meal. Also had $15 off our purchase, of which we only spent […]

07
Jan
stored in: 2019

Almost always on Monday my day off my husband and I go to Costco, for fun. We almost always don’t get out with less than $100 worth of stuff. Today was no exception. But almost always I return something, taking advantage of their generous return policy. But they make enough money off me, so I […]

07
Jan
stored in: 2019

I am very thankful for VW, a faithful and loving children ministry servant who comes at 8:30am to pray with me to start off the day. She’s been leading the preschool ministry for at least 20 years, before she was married and had kids herself! I wasn’t even interested in children ministry until I had […]