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…

Small Joys

I woke up to a thick foggy morning on this last day of 2018. These last few days, my mind has been occupied with the task of selecting a devotional book for the new year. With only one more day to go, I still haven’t found one that captivated me. This calls for the last…

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…

Sunny Promises

Five days of constant rain and dark clouds were coming to an end. I knew that sunlight was in the forecast at some point today, but I got so used to the drizzly rain and comfortably dark sky, I didn’t think much of the forecast. I wanted to avoid it. I wanted to pretend that…

Joy

In his book The Genesee Diary, Henri Nouwen writes “Real joy always wants to share. It belongs to the nature of joy to communicate itself to others and to invite others to take part in the gifts we have received.” My mom embodies this statement so well when she cooks up her fabulous Korean dish…

The Joy of Knowing Christ

My short walk from my house to the Sugarland Community Church down the road is perhaps about the same distance from the retreat house to the monastery I stayed several times. I loved that monastery so much that when I returned from Hawaii, I asked the vocation director if they would receive me. The retreat…

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…

Triple Happiness

* * * * * * “I was meant for one thing, gettin’ up and singin’ a good ole country tune.” George Jones, a country singer who recently passed away is remembered to have told People magazine in 1977. And I was meant for one thing: getting up and making a good old cup of coffee….