Get Up

Many were already up and back on their seats. Not many were waiting in kneeling. I usually do. On some sundays, I end up being the only one kneeling in my row until my time is up. But on this day, I was sitting next to a lady who stayed knelt until the very last…

Clarification Day

If you follow the messages from Holy Love Ministry, then you will be familiar with “Jesus is here with his heart exposed.” I have to be honest. It took me a long while to get used to that phrase. I think the media has corrupted the word ‘expose’ as it does all things, and we…

Love Will Decide Everything

8:30 AM. I am at the bar. I feel my temperature dropping quickly, as my shaking body is about to collapse. It happens so fast, as it always does. Panic attack takes on a life of its own and things collapse at a mind-numbing speed. Before things go even worse, I stop everything and run…

An Evening Prayer for Rescue

* * * Is there anything more sentimental than the late afternoon sun? The lonesome glow, lingering yet ever so slowly leaving, it does something to my heart. Tears gather for no reason, or for so many reasons, and I don’t know which is true. I can name a few that make me grieve, but…

What Faith Brings

The good outcome of faith is written in the bible, in both Testaments. Before and after, then and now, yesterday and today, faith holds us together, keeps us afloat, and helps us keep moving on. It gives us the life of Truth. Once Truth sets us free, it is faith that keeps us in the…

Holy Mary, Mother of God

* * * Before the clock hits 9 o’clock, I hit the bed and close my eyes. I hug my stuffed pink lamb close to my chest. I know I’m too old for this. But hey, I’m just being me. In my ears, Silent Night is sung by Bon Jovi. It’s the one they performed…

Art, Art

Right in the heart of D.C., on a prominent street called Connecticut Avenue, there lives a longstanding chocolate shop by the name of “Chocolate Chocolate”. It is operated by two Korean sisters who started this business in the 80’s, and today, it has grown into a family of four staff, and a lot of regular…

Romance

  The girl with short hair leans her head on her husband’s shoulder. They are a married couple in their early thirties, probably around my age. When standing up, her height only reaches somewhere around her husband’s upper arm. I see his one arm so easily wrapped around his small wife’s shoulder. The girl is…

Should this life sometimes deceive you…

Late April shower ended the winter for good and though the flowers have fallen by the beat of the rain, everything looks greener. It reminds me that we are about to embark on a path that leads us to a deeper spring and summer is not very far. Not long ago, what Shelley said got…

The Christian Experience

* * * It’s the most simplest things that makes you get nostalgic. Sometimes that power lies in the simple soap. At the smell of the Irish Spring soap someone unintentionally put out on the sink, tears gather in my eyes. I immediately relive my old memories. I remember this fresh smell. My ex husband…