25
Mar

I missed Costco today. Instead of our usual date to Costco, my husband and I spent our day preparing our house for a week’s visit from his brother and 2 children. When I say prepare the house, I don’t mean clean the house. I mean just get one room ready, and take stuff off our […]

06
Mar

We had internet issues at home last night. Posting this from yesterday. I am reminded once again that God is in control. He is good and he answers prayers. Prayers are not about getting them answered the way we want, but answers that bring glory to God, and accomplishes His purposes. Just in brief, so […]

03
Jan

At my church where I work, we have an indoor basketball gym. As part of my new year resolution to exercise, I was thinking I’ll take breaks throughout the day to shoot some baskets, by myself with hopefully no one watching. I wore my tennis shoes today for that purpose. But there were people in […]

A big part of my work is talking to people, mostly about good things, which is why I love my job. We talk about God and life which is what we are all about. Today, I am thankful for heart conversations with Sharon W and PT. However, I feel a little under the weather. Not […]

My new year resolutions, if I make any, tend to be the same each year. I guess I just want to keep working on those same habits that has not yet been firmly established as a habit. So for 2019, these are some things I want to work on: 1. Micro blog everyday about my […]

Our tradition is to watch the Rose Parade. I grew up in Pasadena where we went out to Colorado Blvd. every January 1st. I even stayed overnight on the street with my friends one year. If you’ve never done it, I recommend doing it once while you’re young. So we watched it this morning on […]

25
Jul

I wanted to do a podcast with our family pastor at church, for church people. But we haven’t had time. So I decided to experiment with my own podcast. Thanks to Aaron for his help whenever I need it. This was recorded a few weeks ago, and I finally sat down to learn how to […]

Thom Rainer mentioned this book in one of his podcasts. He didn’t talk about it, he just mentioned that it was a good book. Since it was available at the library, I read it.  If it wasn’t free to read, I don’t think I would’ve bought it. Not that it’s not a good book but it’s […]

Finally decided to read A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle, and then I find out it’s a Disney movie. I’m trying to read a book a month; so far I’ve read short books the first 3 months of 2018. The idea is not the length, but just keep reading stuff that I want to […]

16
Oct

Trickle-down Evangelism “Here’s the version you’re most likely to hear: “We have to focus on our people. So many of them are immature and in desperate need of spiritual instruction. If we prioritize the growth and maturity of our people then that will have a trickle-down impact on their passion and ability to live on […]

Preface of the book: Today may be the enemy of your tomorrow. In your business and perhaps your life, the tomorrow that you desire and envision may never come to pass if you do not end some things that you are doing today. I borrowed this book from the library after Bill Hybels referred to […]

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 […]