27
Jan

01.26.2020 Sunday God gave me the words and wisdom to talk to a disgruntle dad. At the end, he graciously said: I understand now that you explained it. His response was better than expected. It’s all God’s work. However, on Friday, another disgruntle dad was not as understanding. I was not the one talking to […]

18
Jan
stored in: 2020

I’ve spent a lot of time in the last two days preparing for a 15 minute lesson for Awana. The topic is Jesus the sacrifice. It can be taught very simply=Jesus died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins. But every child has heard it in the same way. I think they’ve tuned […]

I borrowed this book from Aaron based on his review. It took a while for me to read through this book. I actually learned a lot, in fact, gained a few life-changing insights. But it was just too heavy to face all my failings of these impossible commands, and having to confess my sins throughout […]

14
Jan
stored in: 2020

I think I have the best job in the world. The pay is ok, the health benefits are great though, and we have a great staff. I don’t know if I spoke out of line today at staff meeting. I process externally, and just say what I think. HL is the same, so if we […]

13
Jan
stored in: 2020

I would simply go day to day without thinking if not for this blog that forces me to reflect. I’m sitting here struggling to reflect on yesterday! 01.12.2020 Sunday I took time to talk to people, but it’s always in a hurry. I talked to my usual people at the children’s area, but I wanted […]

11
Jan
stored in: 2020

We missed going to this Michelin-star restaurant when my cousins were in town in May last year. (We were in Hawaii, not complaining). Our kids took us there today to celebrate January birthdays. Good times with granddaughters, including changing diapers. Afterwards we went to Bopomofo, first time. I’m not their target market. I like boba […]

11
Jan
stored in: 2020

I’ve said before that I hate getting old. In God’s plan and in his grace, he’s using the one person I struggle with to serve as an example of a person who models aging well. To age well is to not complain – not complain about aches and pains, and about what could’ve been or […]

07
Jan
stored in: 2020

In office devo today, PT asked, “Where were you 10 years ago? 20 years ago? 30 years ago?” He remembered he was in Israel at this exact time 10 years ago. I don’t remember where I was 10 years ago. I don’t remember what was happening in my life then. I don’t remember the year […]

05
Jan
stored in: 2020

01.04.2020 Senior pastor reminded us change is inevitable. Some people will be uncomfortable and grieve the past. I am thankful for him and the forward thinking. Changes make me feel alive. But there are some things that cannot be changed easily – altar flowers; Sunday lunch. It’s these seemingly minor things that people hold on […]

04
Jan

01.03.2020 “Nancy, why are the Christmas decorations still up??” I was horrified! Nancy immediately got on the phone to alert the appropriate people. Faithful volunteers are being mobilized to take down the decorations before Sunday. I hope it gets done. Last Sunday I heard someone commented on why the decorations are still up past Christmas. […]

02
Jan
stored in: 2020

2020 is off to a good start – I had dinner with my brother’s family. Getting together with my sibs was on my list of things to do in 2020. I hesitated because I really don’t like going out to eat, but I don’t want my digestion problems to hinder me from relational opportunities. I […]