31天之尋找智慧 (31 Days of Wisdom): Day 4 & 5

Proverbs 箴言 4:23 Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. 你要保守你心,勝過保守一切因為一生的果效,是由心發出。 To me, most things that happen in life are a matter of the heart. Call it what you will, psychological well-being, emotional wellness, peace of the soul, but it always boils down to the human heart. Everything we … Continue reading 31天之尋找智慧 (31 Days of Wisdom): Day 4 & 5

31天之尋找智慧 (31 Days of Wisdom): Day 3

箴言 Proverbs 3:19-20 19 耶 和 華 以 智 慧 立 地 , 以 聰 明 定 天 , 20 以 知 識 使 深 淵 裂 開 , 使 天 空 滴 下 甘 露 。 19 By wisdom the Lord laid the earth’s foundations,     by understanding he set the heavens in place; 20 by his knowledge the … Continue reading 31天之尋找智慧 (31 Days of Wisdom): Day 3

31天之尋找智慧 (31 Days of Wisdom): Day 2

Proverbs 箴言 2:3-4 3 呼 求 明 哲 , 揚 聲 求 聰 明 , 4 尋 找 他 , 如 尋 找 銀 子 , 搜 求 他 , 如 搜 求 隱 藏 的 珍 寶 "...indeed, if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver … Continue reading 31天之尋找智慧 (31 Days of Wisdom): Day 2

31天之尋找智慧 (31 Days of Wisdom): Day 1

Following the suggestion of a pastor that his church take the next 31 days and focus on seeking God's wisdom, I, along with other department leaders here at the Aroma are reading a chapter of Proverbs each day and sharing with each other what sticks out to us. I decided to share my gleanings here. … Continue reading 31天之尋找智慧 (31 Days of Wisdom): Day 1

April, the month – not the girl. (An April Update)

April. It started out with a 4-day weekend, during which a high school friend from back home visited. It middled with a baptism service. And then it ended in the middle of the week, which was a little awkward, but we all figured it out.    I was refreshed and had a super fun time … Continue reading April, the month – not the girl. (An April Update)

And then I MARCHed right to APRIL (Mar Update w/an Apr preview)

I had a meeting with my pastor this afternoon. He shared with me the "3 P's of negativity that literally cause our brains to shut down any hope of productivity or progress: it's PERSONAL, it's PERVASIVE, it's PERMANENT. By looking at our mistakes and problems through the lens of the 3 P's, we never get … Continue reading And then I MARCHed right to APRIL (Mar Update w/an Apr preview)

羊年行大運: February Update, Lunar New Year-style

    February 19 has brought the Eastern world into the new lunar year, this year's fate being domineered by the luck of the goat. 羊眉吐氣 (yang mei tu qi ["qi" is pronounced chee in the Roman Pinyin system]) means that if you have been plagued you with bad luck in the past, this is the … Continue reading 羊年行大運: February Update, Lunar New Year-style

CHARGE! into 2015 (Dec/Jan Update)

The holidays have come and gone, book marking the end of yet another year. 2015 is officially upon us. I'm keeping my New Year's Resolutions simple this year, since I want to actually accomplish them: learn how to drive a stick and donate my hair to Locks of Love. It's going to happen - and … Continue reading CHARGE! into 2015 (Dec/Jan Update)

Happy Thanksgiving! (a November update)

"The test of all happiness is gratitude." -G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy "Give thanks in all circumstances." -The Apostle Paul in his first letter to the Thessalonians It's been quite the month...many things have gone as planned, many things have not. Overall, it would be a lie to say that there is shortage of things to be thankful; … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving! (a November update)

FINALLY! (an October update)

Finally! The humidity level has dropped significantly here in Taipei and... I'M A PERMANENT ALIEN!!! My two goals for 2014 were to BECOME A FULL TIME MANDARIN STUDENT and GET MY PERMANENT ALIEN RESIDENT CERTIFICATE. Both have finally happened! After 5 years, I'm finally moving into a new season: a new daily routine of attending … Continue reading FINALLY! (an October update)