I bought this book, by Voddie Baucham Jr. after hearing about it on a podcast, when my older daughter was starting to date. I skimmed it and didn’t think much of it. My daughter has been married for 3 years with a one-year old baby now, and I just read the book thoroughly. I should’ve […]

It took me a long time to read this book, not because it’s not interesting. I was just caught up in reading a lot of blog posts about church things. It seemed more urgent to learn about how to run a church than to learn about the holiness of God…which of course is a case […]

I bought this book a while back after listening to them on a podcast. The practical ways they helped couples work through ordinary struggles made a lot of sense. I finally got around to reading it. I usually give a book to couples getting married. I am now going to give them this book. While […]

This book was recommended by a missionary friend. She said I don’t have to read the chapters in order. Each chapter describes how God is moving among the Muslims in different regions of the world to bring them to Jesus. I only read one chapter, not the whole book. So this does not count as […]

Elisabeth Elliot is one of my heroes. I salvaged this book from the box of church library books. Never throw away an Elisabeth Elliot book, no matter how old the cover looks! Turns out my daughter purchased a new copy! Sigh… There was so much in this book to think about as I read it. […]

I am behind in my goal of reading 14 books this year. You would think that staying at home would give me more time to read. But without a fixed schedule, I have not scheduled reading time. And when I sit down to read, I feel guilty. I should be reading something else more immediate […]

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Apr
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The best thing about not going to physical church for Sunday worship is I can relax and enjoy worship at home with my husband and daughter. That doesn’t happen when I am in Children Ministry at the physical church. Even though the online worship is not the same as being together with the church, the […]

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Apr
stored in: 2020

Amidst the COVID-19 distress, I met a nice neighbor up the street with a 3rd grade girl. She and her dad were in their front yard playing while I was taking my daily walk. They were probably desperate for conversation with the outside world. Under normal circumstances, we would’ve waved and move on. But they […]

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Mar
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Being a missionary in the jungles of Africa is risky. Going to the market in COVID-19 pandemic is risky. I think it’s a dishonor to the missionaries to use the word “risky” in both situations. I really like online meet ups. Makes relationships so much more accessible, more efficient, and depth of sharing is the […]

I failed. I want to hospitable but I’m not. I am too concerned for my own safety. I’m not willing to go above and beyond. I did not help a friend. But God is good. Another member of the Body of Christ helped. Christ’s name is glorified. I see God at work in accomplishing His […]

When I need a break from reading heavy material, I read a Christian Hero biography series. I can read one in a few hours and fulfill my monthly book read. I have not heard of Ida Scudder. I think I will highlight her in mission sharing with the church children one day. She served as […]

I’ve been wanting to read this book for a long time. Finally borrowed it off of Pastor A’s shelf. JMac wrote the book in response to the issue of people who deny lordship salvation. I didn’t even know that was an issue until recently. I assume everyone knows that when you ask Jesus to be […]

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Mar
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“I like the way you dress!” That’s probably the first time I’ve ever heard that said to me! My sister is the one with the fashion sense. I would wear the same thing everyday if I could. My favorite store is Salvation Army Thrift Store. Today I wore a trench coat that I bought more […]

02
Mar
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It was a perfect day to be outdoors, so hubby and I went to the park. We found a flat basketball on the court, it was so fun just trying to shoot baskets! We probably hit less than 10% accurately haha. No one was there to laugh at us except ourselves. Now I remember how […]

01
Mar
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I showed the children some pictures of the beginning of our church up to now. I included a picture of how we had to take out the bungalows, so we can build a new building. 3rd grader: Why did we take out the bungalows? Me: So we have room to build the new building. 3rd […]

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Feb
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Today was relaxing, I didn’t have any responsibilities with the kids. I treated myself and went to SS and worship service. I made my rounds first and made a point to say hi to a 3rd grade boy. Boy: I wish Maks is here. We can sit together and we can handle it.   Last […]

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Feb
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I spent the better part of the day just reading. But I’m a slow reader and get distracted. So I set a timer for 10 minutes to see how many pages I read. Guess how many pages I read? 5 At this pace, I can only read 30 pages in an hour. But that’s not […]

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Feb
stored in: 2020

Yesterday I made yogurt in my instantpot. Today I made kumquat marmalade and granola. I’ve succeeded in passing on the love of homemaking to my daughters. They are both successful engineers, but ready to give up their careers to put home as a priority. They don’t think of it as a sacrifice because it’s fun […]

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Feb
stored in: 2020

I have so much to learn, so little time. I am learning what family ministry looks like for our church. I am learning what a Christ-exalting children ministry would look like. I am learning the centrality of Jesus in my walk with God. Yes, I knew these things before. But lately I feel like I […]

17
Feb

I told my son-in-law today that I wish I was younger so I can stay in my job longer. I think I’ve been saying this recently. At the interview for this job 7 years ago, I told the search committee that I don’t see myself working beyond 5 years. I never wanted the pressure of […]