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 […]

31
Aug
stored in: 2019, Spiritual life

I think we officially decided I will go by Popo. My daughter called my mom Popo. It sounds right that the title should be used by my granddaughter to now call me Popo. Since it’s the last Friday of the month, we don’t have Awana, I have the evening free. We decided to visit baby […]

My favorite fiction author is Agatha Christie. Josephine Tey is not going to take her place, but offers me a source of entertainment since I’ve read everything written by Christie including those under her pen name Mary Westmacott. A murder mystery is all about the ending and resolution. This one is not completely satisfying, the […]

24
Aug
stored in: 2019

I learn a lot by other’s example and how they handle situations. Those are great sources of wisdom. At Awana last night a parent got very angry and left in a huff. It was nothing we did; she seemed to have come in with a chip on her shoulder. I wasn’t there when it happened, […]

20
Aug
stored in: 2019

My son married after a relatively short dating period. I asked him if he wanted more time to go out on dates and have fun as a couple. He said, “Isn’t it better to date after marriage?” He’s right. And they are having fun dates now. I’m proud of him that he treats his wife […]

18
Aug
stored in: 2019

I was planning to attend worship service today but I didn’t make it. I ended up talking to people because I needed to and wanted to catch up with them. I’ve been told that you need to take a number to talk to me on Sundays. I’ve literally had people waiting in line to talk […]

Today I was conferred the role of grandma. Today my granddaughter was born. I have a grandson in heaven who was born last year. I don’t tell people that I feel somewhat sad. Sad at the passing of a season of life that had been the best years of my life – it was 31 […]

15
Aug

Had a conversation yesterday to explain to someone why we don’t have a certain event anymore. It’s hard to explain to people why we change things at church. All the things we did in the past are good. So why change? Why eliminate it? I’m writing this out so I can clarify in my own […]