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God has given all of us a garden to tend for, and here is a little piece of mine. This is a place where I would like to share my thoughts and things I learned from my daily Bible devotion and studies, and experiences of my journey with Jesus and His family. I hope you’d be able to chill and enjoy some raisins and apples from my little garden.
Taste and enjoy the sweetness of His word, and find strength in the Lord.
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10/24/20: Sunrise Bible devotion with a bigger sunrise chasing group! It was cooler and foggier today, and sunrise didn’t quite look like what we anticipated. But it was all good when being able to hang out in the daybreak together; to keep each other warm with cup noodles; to praise the Lord of the sunrise… Continue reading #Blessing: good morning again! chasing sunrise together
10/22/20: Though I have had these babies for six years, every bloom they have still brings a smile on my face. And every bloom brings me so much hope. They have trained a plant killer to be be a plant keeper! I first got them when Guo, my husband, was admitted to the hospital six… Continue reading #Blessing: oh plants, stand by me! (my African Violets)
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, to God’s holy people in Colossae, the faithful brothers and sisters in Christ: Grace and peace to you from God our Father. Colossians 1:1-2 NIV Bible Gateway This was a greeting from Paul to the church of Colossae, and today, it became a… Continue reading Grace and peace to you, in times of mourning (Colossians 1:1-2)
10/17/20: Another wonderful morning chasing the sunrise with Irene, my early bird bestie! Woke up at 4:15am and better equipped this time just so we may catch the first light of the daybreak! Flashlight ✅ Camping chair ✅ Hot water ✅ GoPro and tripod ✅ Cup Noodles ✅ Coffee ✅ (a must for the night… Continue reading #Blessing: rise and shine! chasing daybreak – be watchful until the day dawns
The Jeshanah Gate was repaired by Joiada son of Paseah and Meshullam son of Besodeiah. They laid its beams and put its doors with their bolts and bars in place. 7 Next to them, repairs were made by men from Gibeon and Mizpah—Melatiah of Gibeon and Jadon of Meronoth—places under the authority of the governor of Trans-Euphrates. 8 Uzziel son of Harhaiah,… Continue reading Builders of the wall (Nehemiah 3:6-12)
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8 NIV This was one of the Bible verses that encouraged me on my very first day entering full-time ministry. New challenges come with unknowns and uncertainties. From professional architectural practice to hanging out with different groups of young people varied from age 4… Continue reading The same Jesus all along! (Hebrews 13:8)
Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, led them up on a high mountain by themselves; 2 and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light. 3 And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him.… Continue reading Look up and see Jesus only (Matthew 17:1-8)
10/10/20 – blessed is when a night owl and an early bird could catch a beautiful sunrise together. Woke up at 5:15am to see the sunrise with bestie. It’s just awesome to have someone who can do things with me that I wouldn’t have done alone! Hoping to catch the daybreak moment next time. Maybe… Continue reading #Blessing: Catching the sunrise by a night owl and an early bird
Some thoughts about Jonah and Psalm 139. God’s patience, presence, and His persistence touched me through my journey with Jonah, and Psalm 139 concluded it very well! “Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my… Continue reading Where can i go from Your presence? (Psalm 139 and Jonah)
But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was angry. 2 And he prayed to the Lord and said, “O Lord, is not this what I said when I was yet in my country? That is why I made haste to flee to Tarshish; for I knew that you are a gracious God and merciful, slow… Continue reading A Father’s heart (Jonah 4:1-11)
Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time, saying, 2 “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it the message that I tell you.” 3 So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly great city, three… Continue reading Rise again (Jonah 3:1-10)
Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the belly of the fish, saying, “I called out to the Lord, out of my distress, and he answered me; out of the belly of Sheol I cried, and you heard my voice. For you cast me into the deep, into the heart of the seas,… Continue reading My hiding place (Jonah 2:1-10)
Then they said to him, “What shall we do to you, that the sea may quiet down for us?” For the sea grew more and more tempestuous. He said to them, “Pick me up and hurl me into the sea; then the sea will quiet down for you, for I know it is because of… Continue reading Amazing grace, ready to be received (Jonah 1:11-17)
Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it, for their evil has come up before me.” But Jonah rose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. He went down to Joppa and found a… Continue reading Hide to be sought (Jonah 1:1-10)
So she went down to the threshing floor and did just as her mother-in-law had commanded her. And when Boaz had eaten and drunk, and his heart was merry, he went to lie down at the end of the heap of grain. Then she came softly and uncovered his feet and lay down. At midnight… Continue reading Just another step forward (Ruth 3:6-9)
Then Naomi, her mother-in-law said to her, “My daughter, should I not seek rest for you, that it may be well with you? Is not Boaz our relative, with whose young women you were? See, he is winnowing barley tonight at the threshing floor. Wash therefore and anoint yourself, and put on your cloak and… Continue reading …and that’s the way for me! (Ruth 3:1-5)
So she gleaned in the field until evening. Then she beat out what she had gleaned, and it was about an ephah of barley. And she took it up and went into the city. Her mother-in-law saw what she had gleaned. She also brought out and gave her what food she had left over after… Continue reading The light has shone (Ruth 2:17-23)
Then she fell on her face, bowing to the ground, and said to him, “Why have I found favor in your eyes, that you should take notice of me, since I am a foreigner?” But Boaz answered her, “All that you have done for your mother-in-law since the death of your husband has been fully… Continue reading Come sit at my table (Ruth 2:10-16)
And behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem. And he said to the reapers, “The Lord be with you!” And they answered, “The Lord bless you.” Then Boaz said to his young man who was in charge of the reapers, “Whose young woman is this?” And the servant who was in charge of the reapers answered, “She… Continue reading Little things count (Ruth 2:4-9)
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come… Continue reading 5-star home awaits (John 14:1-3)