Autumn Breeze

While I was half complaining, half getting the most out of those hot summer days that reach over 90 degrees, summer has passed and gone. I suddenly find myself on my deck in the cold autumn breeze. Even with my black warm sweater, I feel the shiver. My body is not used to this chill…

Miracle

I missed going to book cafes in Seoul so I made a small book cafe in the corner of my kitchen. I could easily find one to visit here but it’s not the same. I moved a small book shelf from my child’s room and took a quick trip to the local library. My daughter…

Satisfaction

The Midwest cold front had come and gone and left us with a huge relief from the intolerable heat. It’s cold, even. I sat on my balcony wearing my sweater but the cold air was seeping through. This 30 degree drop of temperature overnight is abnormal. But I have to admit, it is a refreshing…

The Best Story

Writing, to me, goes like this. I sit on my usual seat, my green patio chair on my balcony. I do my morning readings which comprise of my study Bible, devotion, and two monthly essay magazines in Korean. After my readings are finished, I simply hold the coffee mug and stare at the green leaves…

Friend

  An image stops my fingers as I am flipping through the pages. Still trying hard to refocus my mind, I keep my Bible and books on my hands as much as I could to meet that one verse, one image, that could inspire me. My hovering mind made its sudden landing when I encountered…

Little Beginnings

I try to read but I only turn pages. A drifting mind cannot land and my heart wonders. My fingers are busy searching, desperately searching for a new song that will hold my mind a captive of its rhythm. Hoping for something– anything that could pull back my wondering soul. Where is it flying to…

A Stroll in the Garden

I am blessed with a few hours to myself alone this week while my daughter is in the Vacation Bible School this week. Because it won’t allow me to be at my yoga studio in time, I decided to spend this week outdoors as much as I can weather permitting. On day one, which was…

Simplest Remedies

She is curious and always jumps on opportunities to explore to learn more. She goes to Japan, to Hawaii, to Utah, to California, to New Jersey, and to anywhere she feels called to be whether it is to fulfill her family engagements or to purely satisfy her desire to learn more. She is a doctor…

The Hold

Get into a high plank. Hold this pose without holding your breath. For 10 breaths. For 20 breaths. For 30 breaths. Even worse, get into a lower plank. Draw your elbows in keeping your upper arms parallel to the floor and hold. Hold it without holding your breath. For 10 breaths. For 20 breaths. For…

You Never Walk Alone

What is the hardest emotion that you’ve ever felt? An emotion that engulfed your entire existence and made the world as you knew disappear? The moment you lost your childlike innocence, the moment that formed deep wrinkles on the surface of your soul, and  the moment that robbed the joy out of your heart and…