01
Aug
stored in: 2019

I had lunch with someone who will be going to college. I’ve known her since 5th grade and I wanted to have an “adult” meet up before she starts school. Seeing her excitement for what’s ahead made me appreciate my own journey through the years of college. God has been so faithful to me, steering me […]

01
Aug
stored in: 2019

I am thankful for the priority our staff puts on personal spiritual life. On the 5th Tuesday of the month we are told to take a spiritual retreat day. I spent half my day at home reading and half my day at my favorite retreat place – Mariners church in Irvine. There is hardly anyone […]

30
Jul
stored in: 2019

In an effort to daily post about my day in 2019, seems like posting a day behind is becoming the pattern. So yesterday, we went to eat Malaysian food in Anaheim – got a Groupon for it. Amy also has Mondays off work. Usually she has her own plans, but she had no plans and […]

29
Jul

After much deliberation for the last several weeks, I decided to go to the young adult retreat for one day. Funny thing is, I carpooled with Jedda; four years ago we carpooled to the women’s retreat to the same place. And on the way back, I drove Joyce home, which was what I did at […]

25
Jul
stored in: 2019

I went outside for less than 5 minutes and got 4 bug bites! This is in my backyard, not a jungle! This hot humid weather is no fun. It’s expected in Asia but I am not ready for this in SoCal Praise God He gave me inspiration for my sermons today. I am giving a […]

23
Jul
stored in: 2019

I hear about people having to deal with various personalities in the workplace. We have a variety of personalities, perspectives and opinions among the staff. I’ve come to appreciate each one though I have more affinity towards certain types. I thank God that in a church environment, there is a good amount of grace and […]

22
Jul
stored in: 2019

My day off started with our usual Costco run, Billy’s egg farm. My husband got Haagen Dazs ice cream bars (on sale), and I got parmesan cheese crisps (on sale) as our treats to ourselves for the month. Quiet afternoon, then a quick run to TJ Max for fun, swam just because I feel guilty […]

21
Jul
stored in: 2019

I can’t talk loud over the kids anymore. Since I’ve been having LPR, my voice has been weak. The symptom of my greatest concern about having LPR is a burning sensation in my throat. It affects my vocal cords and potentially damage them permanently. Today, the kids were loud, which I’m ok with. Of course […]

Getting back to the heart of worship, it’s all about you, it’s all about you, Jesus… It’s hard for me to truly worship at our church. My mind is on things I need to do, people I need to talk to, people I should catch up with… And I’m thinking how we can improve this […]

I love reading these “Christian Heroes” biographies for children. Cameron Townsend is the founder of Wycliff Bible Translators. In the old days, missionaries get through many harsh conditions to unreached people groups. Travel was not as easy as it is now. Nowadays, missionaries can go back home fairly easily if needed. I admired the Christian […]

18
Jul
stored in: 2019

It was hard to go swimming by myself for the first time . It was a lot easier today. It takes a few times of anything to overcome the resistance. Then it becomes easier. I did not hesitate at the edge of the pool as I did the first time. It helped that the water was nice […]

17
Jul
stored in: 2019

On Monday we went to eat in LA to celebrate Audrey’s 30th. I can’t believe I have a daughter 30 years old! I was a mother at 30, and I felt like an adult. Yet it’s an odd feeling that my own daughter is 30 and going to be a mother. No wonder my parents […]

16
Jul
stored in: 2019

Such a big event happened on Saturday and I didn’t blog about it! For the past month, Amy and I have been planning the baby shower for Audrey! As with all events, we never feel fully prepared. My only responsibilities are the food and party favor. In the old days I would do some homemade […]

14
Jul

I had to intervene in a situation with a preschooler today, right at the time I had to give the children’s sermon. The 1st-3rd graders were waiting for me when I ran back upstairs. I felt very distracted which probably contributed to the kids not being attentive. Usually I am able to get their attention […]

I haven’t gotten back to reading one book a month since Perspectives. I just finished one, I’ll count this for July. I got this book from one of the Perspectives speakers who is on staff at Barnabas International to care for those in cross-cultural ministries. After reading this book, I am convinced of the need […]

12
Jul
stored in: 2019

Mike and I went swimming after dinner. I think this is the first time we’ve ever done that, just the 2 of us. After 20+ years living here we finally make use of the pool. Unfortunately we are motivated not by fun but for health reasons. It’s good exercise. I would much rather sit and […]

12
Jul
stored in: 2019

My MIL complained of back pains, so we took her to PT. A week later – Me: Are you doing the exercises you learned from the PT? MIL: No, it doesn’t work. Me: It’s not going to work in a week, it’s not a cure. You have to do them consistently to strengthen your back. […]

11
Jul
stored in: 2019

Overheard: “He’s really immature.” Response: “Everyone is immature.” It is true that everyone is immature in one degree or another. Thinking back to 5 years ago, I was really immature in certain areas. Even to last year, I can think of ways where I’m more mature today. And I’m immature today compare to next year […]

09
Jul
stored in: 2019

When you’re young, the best thing about Disneyland are the rides. At my age, the best thing about Disneyland is spending time with the people you go with. And some of the rides. I enjoyed almost 14 hours at Disneyland with my 2 daughters and SIL. We walked (clocked in over 24,000 steps!), talked, took […]

07
Jul
stored in: 2019

I went into the pool today, for exercise, by myself. I hardly ever do that, but I was inspired by the 5 kids who came yesterday with their parents and had so much fun swimming. I realized what a gift it is that I have a pool, and I should use it. I needed to […]