Today I was conferred the role of grandma. Today my granddaughter was born. I have a grandson in heaven who was born last year. I don’t tell people that I feel somewhat sad. Sad at the passing of a season of life that had been the best years of my life – it was 31 […]

We look at circumstances from a natural point of view, but God sees the big picture and can change the course of what we think “should” or “would” happen by working behind the scenes where we cannot see. Recently God worked out a situation beyond what I can imagine possible, with outcomes so much better […]

I will never have to buy Costco discount movie tickets again. The senior price for Edwards is $10.50. Anytime. That’s cheaper than Costco. I will now only go to a theater with recliner seats. I don’t love movies. The way to get through these epic 3 hr movies is to have my feet up, and […]

03
May

Yesterday I posted my issue of aging. I’ve developed all kinds of obsessions with problems that come with getting old. First it was my digestion with pain in my stomach. I asked my doctor run all the tests. I was obsessed with supplements. There were bottles of pills arriving at my door everyday. It was so […]

02
May

In a podcast today, the host asked, “What false beliefs do you have about yourself that is holding you back?” I have a false belief about getting old. I think old people can’t be productive. I think I’m old and therefore limited in what I can do. I make decisions based on what I can […]

10
Apr

I honestly can’t remember what I do each day. Each day rolls into the next. All I know is I’m busy, I’m reading Perspectives, I’m doing church stuff which is my job. Is this what life is? Is it like this for everyone? Before you know it, the year is gone, and you wonder, what […]

A funeral yesterday is a reminder of how flitting life is. When I was younger, I thought I had all the time in the world. Now I feel like I have no time at all. A year goes by and I wonder what I accomplished. Did I do the things that matter? Should I spend […]

I know the church belongs to God, but since I’m invested in it, I can’t help but have desires for what I hope would happen. And God has accomplished a few of those desires! It doesn’t happen immediately in my timing, but God’s time is always the right time. Here’s what God has done for […]

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 […]

I always have high expectations that I’d get a lot of things done on Mondays. It’s my day off, I can clean the shower, clean the garage, clean the dresser, do some yard work..and I usually do none of those things… Instead we go to Costco  to buy stuff instead of cleaning out stuff. When my […]

At church today: Me talking to a 2nd grade boy: I’m not punishing you, I just want to help you worship God, and i think you can focus on God better if you didn’t sit next to your friend M. Where would you like to sit so you can focus on God? Would you like […]

To celebrate my big birthday, my family surprised me with afternoon tea at the Huntington Library. It was hard to settle on a date when everyone is available. Today I had extended deacons meeting in the morning, got out at 12:30, ate In n Out and drove out to Huntington Library. We stayed till closing […]

Once a month the pastors have a Saturday 8am meeting with the Deacons of our church. It’s the only day where I have to be at church that early. But I cannot complain since I know most people have to be at work at that time or even earlier, daily. And I only live 10 […]

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 […]

12
Apr

I inherited my mom’s very heavy down comforter. It weighs 14 pounds (yes, I weigh it). I love that blanket. My elder daughter is in line to inherit it from me. But that blanket is too hot to use, even in the winter, even without the heater on at night. But I love the way […]

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 […]

A week away from leaving for Taiwan! I am feeling much better – I asked many people to pray for me and the team, and I know God is answering. I feel I have more grasp of the lessons and teachings that I am prepping for. Psalm 77 has been an encouragement to me recently. […]