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
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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 […]

27
Aug
stored in: Thoughts on life

I appear to people my age that I am tech savvy. I have a blog  I actually don’t know much. I credit my son and husband for helping me overcome my fear of technology. They help me with everything. I only know enough to get by and do what I want to do.  And that’s […]

You know that feeling of coming home after a fun vacation, a let-down of being back to the usual, the mundane, back to the mess you made before you took off for vacation? I’m feeling it now, after a fun 5 days in Seattle. Here are my reflections about that: It made me realize that […]

22
Sep

Writing is a discipline, and I haven’t had any recently. I have things I want to blog about but it takes effort to get words down into a coherent form. So as with anything, just take a step and put one foot in front of the other. Here’s my one step: My head is beginning […]

Dear children, As much as I tried to be, I must admit I wasn’t the perfect parent to you. So I am looking in hindsight and analyzing what I should’ve done and shouldn’t have done, so that you can be aware of issues you might need to work on in your life. Hopefully this will […]

My son got an iPhone…I got an iPhone. My son got a MacBook…I got his hand me down MacBook. My son went to Vietnam….I went to Vietnam to visit him. My son went to San Francisco…I went to San Francisco to visit him. My son bought a Roomba…I bought a Roomba. My latest purchase was […]

02
Jun

When you see someone with stuff in their teeth, the big question is, do you tell them or not?? Imagine feeling confident because your hair looks great. At the end of the day, you realize no one told you that there’s green stuff stuck in your teeth. All day you were thinking how everyone must […]

27
May

We used to call them slumber parties. And I’m not too old for them We had a sleepover at my friend B’s house last night. I am thankful for my single young adult girlfriends who include me in their fun. We cook, we eat, we talk about silly things. We eat some more. We plop down […]

23
May

I totally agree with this perspective. But then I’m not at that stage. If I read this in 30 years, would I still agree? I think I would. “For to me, to live is Christ, to die is gain.”

23
May

“You’re lucky you don’t have a weight problem, really lucky!” Said the nurse at my doctor’s office. (I was there to see about my recent headaches. Most likely sinuses.) Is your weight a matter of luck? I suppose if you have a high metabolism, you’re “lucky” that you can eat a lot and not gain […]

“The older you get, the more important it is to not act your age.” - I would like to live by that. “How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?” – I would be 35 and just go do things. I often feel limited by my age now – “I’m too […]

This year I have learned that procrastinating is not worth the pay off from procrastinating. So why do I procrastinate? What are the payoffs? – having fun doing other things instead of the thing that I put off doing. – doing easy things instead of tackling the difficulty of the thing that I am putting […]

09
Mar
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I am an ENFP. “ENFPs are basically happy people. They may become unhappy when they are confined to strict schedules or mundane tasks. Consequently, ENFPs work best in situations where they have a lot of flexibility, and where they can work with people and ideas. Many go into business for themselves. They have the ability […]

“Why do you behave so well in Bible drill but not in worship?” I asked a fifth-grade boy. “Because I don’t want my mom to get mad at me in Bible drill.” He replied. Even as adults we are often motivated by external forces without any inner change. We can act good and proper in […]

I attended the funeral of Ron D, an 80-year-old very devoted Christian man. I didn’t talk to him much when he was alive, but I sure learned a lot from him today. One testimony stood out to me. A man said that when he was a young man, Ron told him to read the Bible. […]