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. […]

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 […]

10
Sep

A reminder to myself – another way of saying “It’s not how long you life, but how well you live.” “You never know when your time is going to expire, so remember: as you add years to your life, it is more important to add life to your years.”  Barbara Johnson  

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 […]

Heard these today that struck me – You start off walking with Jesus and end up working for Jesus. Ephesians 3:1 Paul is a prisoner of Christ, not prisoner of Nero. Christ put him in prison for His purposes. How do you appropriate Christ into your life? How do you lean on Him?  

23
Apr

While conversion to Islam is a concern to many Christians, implicit in the study is that birth rate also will play a part in Islam’s accelerated growth. According to Pew Research, Muslims have the highest fertility rate globally – an average of 3.1 children per woman; Christians are second, at 2.7 children per woman. The […]

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 […]

Whenever we experience pain, from a minor headache to a broken rib to a life-threatening disease, our first prayer is for God to take away the pain. I don’t think that’s right. As I age, can I expect my life to be pain-free? If my knees hurt and my neck is stiff, isn’t that just […]

06
Jan
stored in: Thoughts on life

I don’t want to call them resolutions. Let’s just say they are notes to self for 2015. Read the Bible – each book 20 times. Focus my life and daily activities on love. “…the foundation for people-transforming ministry is not sound theology; it is love.” (Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands by Paul Tripp, p117). Declutter. […]

Every time I want to blog, something comes up  - fold the laundry, answer that email, water the plants. Blogging is one of those things, like exercising, that is a good thing to do and you would actually enjoy it once you start, but you find an excuse to procrastinate. Next thing you know, the […]