01
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 […]

27
Mar
stored in: 2020

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 […]

08
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
stored in: 2020

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 […]

23
Feb
stored in: 2020

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 […]

22
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 […]

20
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 […]

18
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 […]

I’ve been wanting to read through this book for a long time. I’ve read bits and pieces of it, now I’ve read it cover to cover. There are many excellent points on how to teach more effectively. The best part though is the Appendix on how to teach this material to other teachers. It includes […]

09
Feb
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More 36 questions with hubby: #13 If a crystal ball could tell you the truth about yourself, your life, the future or anything else, what would you want to know? Me: I don’t want to know when I die, that would be scary. Hubs: But you can prepare. If I knew I only had one […]

06
Feb
stored in: 2020

The idea of quality of life is overrated. We wouldn’t consider Paul or Jesus to have had “quality of life”. Timothy had physically ailments 1 Tim 5:23. Yet they lived out God’s calling with impactful lives. My fear of aging is suffering and “quality of life” for myself and/or my husband. If my husband is […]

05
Feb
stored in: 2020

I wish I had the opportunity to meet Howard Hendricks. “If I scheduled a seminar at your church and then walked in drunk, you’d dismiss me immediately. But if I walked in fifty pounds overweight, you’d feed me more, right? Sure – after all, you can’t have a Christian gathering without food. Did you ever […]

03
Feb
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02.02.2020 At church yesterday: Friend: Are you guys free today? Want to invite you and your husband over. Me: Aren’t you watching the Superbowl? Friend: I just found out who is playing. Me: I don’t even know who’s playing. Sure, we’re free. We had talked about going to his house to look at his landscape. […]

02
Feb
stored in: 2020

Hubby and I answering 36 Questions: Q2: Would you like to be famous? In what way? Me: I want to be famous like Mother Teresa. Hubby: I want to be famous like Elon Musk. Q9: For what in your life do you feel most grateful? Hubby: I am most grateful for you. Are you going […]

31
Jan

What did you do today, mom? I made the decision to postpone OWL and sent an email to parents to explain why. I read and listened to sermons to prepare for a talk on Biblical womanhood. I reviewed a book that I read to prepare to train children ministry leaders. I planned and sent an […]