Little Flowers of Love

Here are the remnants of my weekend.  I place two branches still preserving the cherry blossoms in the cup filled with fresh water this morning. This small act is a great kick starter to start the day off right. I have no plans, my toddler has no school today. I left today blank, an unplanned…

Life as It Comes

I’ll tell you the first thing I want to do when I am back in my home country. It is what I want to do the most. I want to take my daughter to a playground. When I think of a playground, I hear the subtle sounds of children laughing and playing from a nearby…

Life with a Dog

Between a toddler and a 4 months old puppy, I’ve bad very little time left for my quiet reflections. I do miss my previous life with many pauses and serene and idle moments, but this seems fitting at this moment in my life. Our Buddy fills our lives with so much joy. Truly, dogs are…

Warm Corner

You got to have a warm corner where you can cocoon inside and nurture your soul. I have such several places throughout my small country house. This morning, I found myself curled up here in this comfortable corner of my couch in the living room. Covered in my white winter blanket with white cushion supporting…

Tick-Tock-Tick-Tock

 Clock is ticking slow today. My daughter started coughing two nights ago and we are spending the first day of November inside the house all day. My expectation for this special day suddenly evaporated and all my agendas disappeared. Once the discouragement sank in and I quickly processed the disappointment of a full day in…

Restore us to yourself, Lord, that we may return…

Finally having a bit of silence and quiet time. Lately, I have been avoiding these rare moments when I could finally sit alone with myself. I could sense the deep longing and sadness that only God could heal, lurking deep inside my heart and I knew that the moment I allow my heart to open…

Shooting Stars

    I have only moved less than 30 miles, just a short distance away in the neighboring state right across the Potomac river. Because there is no bridge nearby my town, I had to drive almost double the distance. This place feels worlds apart but one thing keeps me connected to my old city…

How Would you live then?

How Would You Live Then?     What if a hundred rose-breasted grosbeaks flew in circles around your head? what if the mockingbird came into the house with you and became your advisor? What if the bees filled your walls with honey and all you needed to do was ask them and they would fill the…

It’s a Wonderful Life Wherever You Are

One thing I excelled wherever I was, whether in a new town I just moved or in a familiar place where the excitement and newness of the place has long worn out, was that I had no problem transforming my day into something of a… resort style living. The memory of my childhood that still…

Happiness of Selma

The roads froze up the day after the hard snow hit through the town. At 4:20 in the morning, I got into my car, with my dad, who insisted driving me to work and picking me up later. Sure enough, very few people were brave enough to venture out the storm for a cup of…