Having been a follower of Christ for so long, I still wonder why God doesn’t do more miracles in answering our good and reasonable prayers. I know the answers intellectually, but on an emotional level, I have to keep asking God to remind me that though he slay me, still I will follow. Here are […]

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I think we officially decided I will go by Popo. My daughter called my mom Popo. It sounds right that the title should be used by my granddaughter to now call me Popo. Since it’s the last Friday of the month, we don’t have Awana, I have the evening free. We decided to visit baby […]

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Had a full weekend of ministry. I enjoy the actual work but it’s the anticipation that stresses me. PT and I recorded our 3rd episode of our podcast on Friday afternoon. While this podcast was my idea, and I had to talk him into it, this time I felt anxious. I had a dream the […]

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Uttering a few words of prayer doesn’t seem like much. Even if it was heartfelt, passionate, deep, long – whatever “good” prayer looks like, do those words make a difference? The obvious answer from any devoted Christian is yes. But why? How do words I say translate into changes in real life? Logically speaking, prayer […]

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In Children Worship today, a 3rd grader asked me about my Taiwan short term ministry trip: Boy: How many people did you lead to Christ? Me: Our team led 10 people to Christ! Boy: Wow, that’s great, you were able to harvest. That was the best conversation I had about the STM. I love that […]

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Before I left for Taiwan short term ministry, I told my husband to don’t let me go again: Too much stress, I hate the plane ride and I am too old to do more work. But at the end of the trip, I told my husband I want to go back next year! Why? 1. […]

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Last Sunday, I wanted to go to evening service at Grace Community Church, an hour away from my house. It would kill 3 birds with one stone – take my daughter back to school, watch the baptism of her friend, and enjoy a time of worship since I was not able to attend the service […]

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 always thought, if I were to be a missionary somewhere overseas, I would want to go to Taiwan. When I was there for vacation about 6-7 years ago, the impression I had was that it was a place I can possibly adjust to living there long term. Of course I was only there as […]

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 […]


The Old Testament is full of rules and rituals that the Israelites are to follow. It seems like a religion of works but it really isn’t. As finite beings, how can we know an infinite God? God makes himself known by giving us these means or “tools” to know him. The end goal of all […]

Pastor H said in his sermon on Sunday that people shouldn’t be surprised when they find out you go to church. It’s not a good thing if they say, “Oh, I couldn’t tell you’re a Christian!” I like what Aaron says here about having a consistent lifestyle as a church leader. Actually all who call […]

Day 9 Matthew 2:3 I can be a child of God, be a follower of Jesus for years, and yet some days I can live as if he’s not there. “Let this Christmas be the time when you consider the Messiah and ponder what it is to worship him.” Day 5-8

Day 5 Luke 2:6-7 This is my favorite advent devotional so far. Jesus did not take any detours to Calvary. “For your sake he became poor.” (2 Cor 8:9) “Now if you would think that if God so rules the world…, he surely could have seen to it that a room was available in the inn…The […]

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Day 4 Luke 2:1-5 God moves world affairs in order to fulfill his plan in the lives of two unknown ordinary people. He can both macro manage the world and micro manage my life. “For it is implicit in Scripture that all the mammoth political forces and all the giant industrial complexes, without them even […]

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I started on December 1 to meditate on a daily advent devotional, following John Piper’s plan. Here are some of my thoughts. Day 1 Luke 1:16-17 Focusing on Jesus is not as easy as it seems. I am too familiar with the Christmas account that it has lost some of the grandeur and awe for me. […]

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I heard this on the radio today that I want to remember: “Salvation is not just a decision for Christ; it’s continual dependency on Christ.” Everything about our Christian life is about Jesus. In the America culture where we value independence, we often live the Christian life by doing things for Jesus. I need to […]

Came across this article from Aaron’s blog. “Slow traffic, a sick child, or a costly home repair may not seem like important tools in our sanctification, but they are. We often overlook these interruptions and inconveniences and instead expect God to work in our lives through huge life-changing circumstances. But the reality is, we won’t often […]

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From Jesus Calling by Sarah Young: “Walk by faith, not by sight…When I gave you My Spirit, I empowered you to live beyond your natural ability and strength. That’s why it is so wrong to measure your energy level against the challenges ahead of you. The issue is not your strength but Mine, which is […]


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, […]