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 […]

Once a month the pastors have a Saturday 8am meeting with the Deacons of our church. It’s the only day where I have to be at church that early. But I cannot complain since I know most people have to be at work at that time or even earlier, daily. And I only live 10 […]

03
Jan

At my church where I work, we have an indoor basketball gym. As part of my new year resolution to exercise, I was thinking I’ll take breaks throughout the day to shoot some baskets, by myself with hopefully no one watching. I wore my tennis shoes today for that purpose. But there were people in […]

A big part of my work is talking to people, mostly about good things, which is why I love my job. We talk about God and life which is what we are all about. Today, I am thankful for heart conversations with Sharon W and PT. However, I feel a little under the weather. Not […]

My new year resolutions, if I make any, tend to be the same each year. I guess I just want to keep working on those same habits that has not yet been firmly established as a habit. So for 2019, these are some things I want to work on: 1. Micro blog everyday about my […]

Our tradition is to watch the Rose Parade. I grew up in Pasadena where we went out to Colorado Blvd. every January 1st. I even stayed overnight on the street with my friends one year. If you’ve never done it, I recommend doing it once while you’re young. So we watched it this morning on […]