Resting in Father’s Love

While I was visiting my aunt and her family in Orlando, I heard a story that touched my heart deeply. It’s a story of Jenny-my aunt’s daughter- meeting her dad for the first time. My aunt had been divorced roughly for a year by then. She was a struggling waitress, a single mom, and a…

Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory

Another resolution that I made today along with waking up at five to have a quiet time in writing and communing with God is that I will write down a Bible verse of the day and put it in my jewelry box. It’s like New Year’s Day in July here. This jewelry box was given…

At the Conclusion of the Year of Faith

Winter has never been my best month, but this winter, the season is well with my soul. I didn’t mean to fall asleep at the Eucharistic Adoration. I almost think it was Jesus who knew that I was tired gave me sleep. I dozed for a mild sleep-like rest, my body reduced to a small…

Breath of Life

  It’s not often that I get to stay home at 9 in the morning. By this time, I have already logged in at least a few hours at my morning job as a barista. I have probably met at least 50 or 60 people by now, talking incessantly for a few hours and my…

A Night That Made a Difference

  Five artists gathered to celebrate the successful reception we just had last Sunday. I handed out the checks for the sales they made. Everyone sold something, but it wasn’t the money they made that made the different. It was this, us getting together, and having a dinner together. We talked for over 3 hours,…

From Here Until My Last Word

Sometimes when I come to lilyboat.me, I wish I were entering to a physical place. A real place where I can actually turn the doorknob and step inside. I imagine all kinds of things that I might find in there. Colorful layers of curtains will be hanging over the windows. There will be artworks that…

A Bipolar Story 2

  When the mind feels bogged down, here’s a good way to get unstuck. Lift some weights and pump some blood into your head. It gives you an immediate boost in your brain. It’s hard to do yoga for an hour when you are down. But it’s not as hard to do some five minute…

Hold on tight

I re-read my old post last night to reexamine how far I have come from the inception of my sudden idea planted by myself or by God of which I am still not perfectly sure. It was written on March 12 2013 inspired by Van Gogh-I was reading The Yellow House by Martin Gayford at…

Clear Morning

The clouds rolled in and it suddenly turned dark. Wind was going 60mps, tornado and flood warning were on, and my new photographer friend called me worried. The creek near my gallery was sure to be flooded, and he was worried that I won’t be able to make my way home. But I wasn’t even…

Gratitude

What am I thankful for today? I am thankful for a day off on this carless day. I suddenly found myself without a car, and in the urgent need of purchasing one to commute to my work and to my gallery. I’ve got no money to buy one, but for now, I am just going…