My Thoughts on ODL

So it’s the second year of online distance learning. My kids miss their face to face classes, but I still think ODL is the best set up. And I don’t mean just for this season. Last year taught us a bunch of things. I heard my older daughters complain about school being different. About theContinue reading “My Thoughts on ODL”

His Eye is on the Sparrow

And He watches over me and my family….. We were recently at our friends’ place, which they call The Lord’s Camp. Our girls were with their two friends. They went into the pool together while I was watching them in the front porch. I got distracted when our friends (the owners) arrived though, and IContinue reading “His Eye is on the Sparrow”

Actions and Words

Actions and words. They must go together For what good is one Without the other? By all accounts You are wonderful and good. But you make mistakes Like any human being would. Without your gentle words How do you start to mend? Without your humble words How do you help them understand? Or a giftedContinue reading “Actions and Words”

CHANGE

Change. Inevitable, you surmise. But some are just so unexpected. They catch you by surprise. The reason eludes you, Leaves you scratching your head. At night, it keeps you awake, Away from the comfort of your bed. Memories surface Of shared good times and bad. You wonder what happened. You can’t help but feel sad.Continue reading “CHANGE”

Happy Anniversary to us!

One year since lockdown. One year since our movements became limited. One year since our whole world changed. What have I learned? A few things, actually. We can endure. I saw pictures I posted on social media exactly a year ago, saying that I would miss our couples group for a month because (I don’tContinue reading “Happy Anniversary to us!”

Remembering God’s Providence

We had our couples victory group meeting last week, online of course, and King asked us, as a warm-up for our discussion, about our favorite memory before the pandemic. Funny that I didn’t know he would ask that question and that he would give his answer. But he was absolutely right. Our favorite memory beforeContinue reading “Remembering God’s Providence”

What are you grateful for?

It’s been more than a hundred days of quarantine! How have you been? King asked us the other night what we were thankful for, being home now for more than 3 months. Common answers from the kids were bonding and food. I guess they know their priorities. 😂 Thought I’d share my answers too. First,Continue reading “What are you grateful for?”

(not so) Happy Easter

Thirteen years ago. April 8. Easter Sunday. But instead of celebrating the resurrection of Jesus, we were mourning the death of my dad. He passed away on Easter Sunday of the year 2007. His death surprised us. His death saddened us. His death hurt us. But there was grace and there was hope. And itContinue reading “(not so) Happy Easter”

Weeding in the Time of Corona

My husband likes to pull out the weeds in our lawn, and a few days ago, I decided for the first time 😬, to help him. I am sure I had a chance to do this growing up. I had forgotten how fun and satisfying it is, especially when you’re able to pull them out fromContinue reading “Weeding in the Time of Corona”

What Can We Do?

We are on enhanced community quarantine right now. I have not tried leaving the house since I last bought groceries from small stores, last Saturday. So far, we’ve been okay. Kids are somehow productive. I’ve been hearing the ukulele and piano more these days. We have been playing volleyball and badminton in the backyard. TheContinue reading “What Can We Do?”