13
Nov
stored in: 2019

The thing about working in Christian ministry is that you can’t call in sick when you’re not really sick. I felt tired tonight and wanted to skip prayer meeting. But I can’t justify calling in sick. So I went to prayer meeting and I’m glad I did. It’s good to pray with the church. Honestly […]

12
Nov
stored in: 2019

Staff lunch today. I always get to pick the place because they know I have a sensitive stomach. Today I chose California Fish Grill. It’s so good, but most of us were not full even though it was a good portion. Appreciate the guys for their wisdom and dedication. What I learned today: I heard […]

11
Nov
stored in: 2019

From Sunday Children’s Worship: 1st grade girl: Does God need food? Me: Why do you ask? Girl: I mean, does he die? She asked this question after I gave a message about the sin of Adam and Eve. The idea of eating a fruit that leads to death must have prompted that question. I thought […]

04
Nov
stored in: 2019

God gives us word pictures in the physical world to show us spiritual realities. My granddaughter gained almost 6 pounds in 2.5 months just from drinking milk. She’s grown not only in size but in relational interactions and self expressions. Our spiritual life should be like that, drinking the pure milk of the Word, and […]

03
Nov
stored in: 2019

“Nobody wants to do your job!” A friend at church said that to me yesterday. My response: I do! I have fun with it! Her response: Well, that’s your personality. I thank God that He gave me a personality that loves this type of ministry. I know there are others who would love to do […]

01
Nov

Seven years ago when I came to this church, I felt like a stranger, a visitor, in what is suppose to be my church home. I came from a small church where I was for over 20 years. I knew everyone, everyone knew me. I go to church and see all my friends. We’ve had […]

I did not technically read this book. I read the beginning third of the book, and skipped to the last 2 pages to find the murderer. I didn’t want to waste time with the details in the middle. I read slow so unless the writing style is one I can follow easily, I read even […]

31
Oct

God is so good to our family! My son and DIL, after experiencing the stillborn death of their firstborn last year, just gave birth to a healthy baby girl. They say only 5% of babies are born on their due date. She’s in that 5%, born on her due date of October 30. God graciously […]

28
Oct

We’ve been driving out to LA to see our granddaughter every Monday on my day off. Roundtrip driving time is over 2.5 hours. We try to be productive with that time – catching up, listen to Mandarin lessons on Youtube, bouncing off ministry ideas. But it’s still a long drive to me. Yes, I know […]

I read this easy children’s missionary biography to keep up with reading one book a month. (I actually read 2-3 books at one time, switching back and forth when I get bored with one.) I had not heard of Grenfell. He is a contemporary of Hudson Taylor in the early 1900′s. Those were the golden […]

17
Oct

I like baskets, glass jars, and craft material. You never know when you need those. Actually I don’t really use baskets that much but I can’t explain why I like them. My husband says they take up too much room in the garage. It’s true. I’ve held back on getting more. I haven’t gotten a […]

15
Oct

I don’t like it when something is not done efficiently. I get impatient with people like that. I am impatient with extra slow clerks, or when my husband doesn’t run a yellow light. I don’t like it when I am not efficient. Maybe that’s why it’s hard for me to sit down to read. I […]

12
Oct
stored in: 2019

I immediately applied the principle in this One to One book to read the Bible with a friend. A friend told me she’s been struggling with consistent Bible reading. So I said, why don’t we read the Bible together. We are starting with Galatians, one chapter a day, and will text each other with an […]

10
Oct
stored in: 2019

“Don’t even think about retirement, Katy!” That’s what my Senior Pastor said to me, no less than 3 times. I want to be here at our church in 10 years when a new English senior pastor will take over. It’ll be an exciting season. I love transitions when the next generation takes over. I don’t […]

This was a fast read, only 56 pages of content, and another 50+ pages of resources and outlines. I borrowed this book from AL after reading his book review. After reading this book, I am motivated to read the Bible with someone. I’ll pray that God will bring someone to me. I wish I could […]

05
Oct
stored in: 2019, Taiwan

Jetlag has not been too bad this time returning from Taiwan STM. I am pretty much adjusted by the 4th day. The second day I slept till 12:30pm, but last year I remember I slept till 2pm more than one day. I’m not experiencing as much “dissonance” in reverse culture shock this time. In past […]

01
Oct

After Taiwan Short Term Mission – There are too many highlights, I cannot capture the fullness of what God did in and through us. Here are just some random thoughts, some more significant than others. It’s been a while since I’ve shared the full gospel with an adult. So fun and refreshing, and challenging to […]

08
Sep

Our life consists of what we do. The sum total of our life is what we do with our time. That doesn’t mean we must be busy to have a meaningful life. How we spend our time is hopefully intentional, or at least somewhat intentionally meaningful towards what you want your life to be. I’ve […]

05
Sep
stored in: 2019

I feel so useful when people ask me for things. This morning, I got a request for popsicle sticks by the 7th/8th grade SS teacher, and hula hoops for International Students Ministry. Last Sunday, someone wanted to borrow a few nursery toys as props for filming a segment on abortion for a Chinese Christian Youtube […]

02
Sep
stored in: 2019

Sunday – The sermon today described a passion as something you are willing to suffer for. To love God and people passionately is not like a hobby – something you enjoy. To┬álove God passionately means we give up other things – idols – in order to pursue Him. I am constantly fighting idols that get […]