Bye Bye Winter Blues

Deep snow is still on the ground but melting fast. Finally the sun’s out, setting me free from the persistent winter’s grasp. So many fantasies came and went throughout this winter. I daydreamed of moving back to Hawaii, or trying a new life in Florida. Every morning, I woke up yearning for another place, anywhere…

An Advice from a Writer

When asked if she had any advice for emerging writers in the interview with Washington Post, Joyce Carol Oates simply answered, “Frankly, no.” Then she added the following by the prodding of the interviewer. “The only worthwhile advice is the most general: keep trying, don’t give up, don’t be discouraged, don’t pay attention to detractors.”…

The Art of Fearless Diving

* * * I do my calculation quickly. I have been doing this over and over again for the past two weeks. I don’t know why I keep doing this because the result is the same every time. According to my calculation, my studio can only last for another month. If I can squeeze to…

I Promise…

Before my head does a crazy thing again, I must try to remember this wonderful morning. My brief 20 minute power run to the cafe, and lively conversations with my regular customers, reading stories in the Washington Post, watching the Monday morning breaking through, the sun rising up higher and higher, cars gathering in the…

Daily Miracle

I was probably not always like this. Mom said that I was the cutest baby, and that I was loved by everyone. You were loved by every one, your dad adored you, baby girl.┬áMom told me once when I asked her about my early years beyond the power of my memories. Before the memories of…

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…

Being Found to Be Reunited

This morning, Amanda Berry wakes up in her sister’s house in Ohio. It takes a while for her mind to register her new status of freedom. No more fear, no more abuse, no more confinement. Today, she can go out grocery shopping with her sister. She can go and buy some pretty clothes. Today, she…

You Are a Suffering Surfer

  Don’t be scared– Don’t be afraid. You know you are not alone. You can ride it out– one wave after another, one hurricane after another, until the final tsunami comes, until the final wave comes to take you all the way to the shore.   Remember. You are a surfer. You are a suffering…

Beyond the Moment

  If I defied my fallen nature even for a single day, and lived that day doing the perfect will of God, my life was worth it because of that one day.   If I suffered great pain even for a single soul, and endured it by praying for God’s strength, my soul will be…

May You Be Free

  May you be free from the memories that hold you back. May you be free from the memories that torment you. May you be free from the memories that are too dark May you be free from the memories that affect you.   May you go on, even when your heart begins to understand…