Pastor W lend me this book as I prepare to go to Short Term Mission in a couple of weeks. I learned a lot from this book. A few highlights: p.71-76 The incident of servanthood Chapter 5 Short terms with a long term view p.150 Don’t make the focus of your trip eliminating or managing […]

What! There’s more? (The story starts here.) The health food and supplements industry continues to grow because it’s people like me who keeps them in business. Manuka honey –  I think this was the first health thing I bought. I was reading about intestinal infections as it relates to acid reflux. The way it’s described, […]

17
May

Continuing my list of supplements to help relieve LPR: Calcium with Magnesium and Zinc – I read that calcium citrate can help heal the LES (lower esophageal sphincter), so I figured it wouldn’t hurt to have some calcium anyway. It’s a huge pill, so I let it sit in my mouth with a little water […]

15
May

UPDATE from my previous post – The biopsy came back benign – Thank you, God! Some minor irritation of gastritis in the stomachs is the official result. In an effort to relieve my symptoms of LPR, I’ve been taking various natural supplements since April, but diligently since May 1, 2017. Now I will begin to […]

The subtitle is “Leading change in the church”. I could’ve used this book when I was at my previous church. Though the results of failing to make the changes we tried to make would not have changed, it would’ve prepared me better. From what I learned from that experience, I did a better job at […]

The subtitle is “Hopeful reflections on the challenges of parenting children with special needs.” Recently we’ve had a couple more families with autistic children come to our church. I am glad God find us worthy to care for His special children. I read this book to better understand the families. The authors have two autistic […]

02
Nov

There were many highlights from our Taiwan trip, here are just a few thoughts, not in any particular order: First day we landed at 6am, typhoon Megi hit at around noon. So much for the vision trip to Hualien Mennonite hospital – all trains were cancelled! We stored up with instant food from 7-11 conveniently […]

In the office devotion time this week, WT shared from Ephesians 3:20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! […]

(I don’t know how many parts there will be in this series as I prepare for Taiwan Short Term Missions, from here on TW STM.) Since I’ve always wanted to be a missionary, my greatest fear of the upcoming TW STM is that I won’t like it, or I can’t handle it physically, or I […]

Consistent prayer is a challenge for me. Here are more quotes from A Praying Life by Paul Miller. You don’t create intimacy; you make room for it…In short, you can’t get to know God on the fly. (p. 47) Time in prayer makes you even more dependent on God because you don’t have as much […]

I don’t watch TV (except HGTV on Netflix) and I don’t like movies (except Disney Pixar and other clean movies). The book is always better. In this book by Patricia Wentworth, the build up and character development was pretty good, I was quite drawn in. But the mystery was solved in the last few pages […]

I was given this book from my church (chosen by Aaron Lee) to align ourselves in proper worship of God. The beginning few chapters are foundations which were necessary but a bit redundant for me. But my interested peaked at Chapter 6 on. Here are a few points I found insightful. Some Christians have been […]

29
Apr

There are many things in the book Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret that have greatly encouraged me and given me deeper understanding of life in Christ. This biography is written by Howard and Geraldine Taylor, Hudson’s son and daughter in law, a condensed version of a two-volume biography. Here are some highlights for me: I am no […]

15
Jan

I was talking to my pastor today and we are both people with ideas! If we have unlimited resources in money and manpower, it would be our Disneyland! It would be so fun to do everything that we envision our church can do. We want our church to have impact, not numbers, a church that […]

13
Jan

Job, in all his suffering, never denied God. Yet, something was missing. It wasn’t enough just to persevere in our believe in God. In his book on prayer, Tim Keller says, Throughout most of the great Old Testament book that bears his name, Job cries out to God in agonized prayer. For all his complaints, […]

For the past 1 1/2 years I’ve been pondering how to help parents at my church be the faith leaders in their own home. I know most of them want to, but they don’t know how. Like me, many are first generation Christians, so they did not grow up with parents who modeled that for […]

23
May
stored in: General

I love the ideas on this site. I especially like this. Aimee Herring Glow-in-the-Dark Stars as Nightlights Create a well-lit path he can follow from his room to the bathroom. Line up stars near the baseboard and make sure they get plenty of light during the day. You’ll get fewer bumps (or cries for Mom) […]

27
Jul
stored in: General, Vacation

July 7, 2013 Saturday – Las Vegas & Home We’ve come full circle and our last stop is back to Las Vegas in time for a late lunch. Foodnetwork took us to The Egg & I featured on Rachael Ray. I had the pesto with eggs. Muffins were delicious! 4.5 stars. Across the street we […]

24
Jul
stored in: General, Vacation

July 6, 2013 Saturday – Zion National Park Walked along a couple of hiking trails while our more fit friends did Angel’s Landing. I’m content to enjoy the beautiful sceneries with a nice stroll and a relaxing lunch at the Zion Lodge Red Rock Grill. We ended our Zion visit with the 6:30pm tour on bus […]

July 4, 2013 Thursday – La Caille If you think La Caille looks like a Thomas Kincaid painting, you are right. It is a beautiful venue for a wedding with swans and peacocks and everything picturesque. The temperature cooled to 90F in the late afternoon, and though we were sitting in the sun for the outdoor ceremony, you […]