Showing posts from March, 2012

There Were Raccoons in My Bedroom

Pardon the mess. The Intruders' Entrance My sister and I were visited by wild raccoons two nights ago. Well, they fell from the ceilings right above our beds. Thank the Lord, we were not actually sleeping while it all happened. We were in the living room when we heard a big thump in the room. So I went to open the door and peek in. We thought it was a burglar or something. I was so shocked when I saw this giant raccoon panicking trying to open the window. I quickly closed the door again. I told my sister. We ran outside to see what it was actually doing. Well, obviously it was clawing, destroying the window blind. But when we were outside looking into the window, this raccoon was staring back at us with both of its paws on the window. The Heroes of the Day We called 911 and the emergency maintenance phone number. The first to arrive was the maintenance man, 30 minutes later. He went to battle the raccoon with a cage. He told us there

Contemplating Questions

Having a break in my routine ushered me into a deep contemplation. A lot of time I became too busy to stop and consider, to contemplate the nature of my days, my daily activities. Recently I've been thinking of going back home to settle down and take care of my family, or something like that. I also feel like I would like to travel more and see new happenings, or discover new perspectives. I love to learn new things.  As of now, my days have always been filled with a project for a Christian club on campus, meeting people to have fellowship, shepherding others, and just being spent on various services in the church. Busy, busy, busy.  People, people, people. Being Frank with the Lord Yes, my life has been such. So this Spring break while I was traveling, I took some time to inwardly pray and look for the Lord's leading:  Where should I be?  What should I be doing?  What's next? I felt convicted. Maybe I didn't have enough burden to serve Him in

Up and Running

So I just got back from my Spring break trip. We drove all the way from D.C. to Atlanta for twelve hours on Thursday night, got to Atlanta in the morning and headed to the airport to catch our flight back to Texas. Long story short, I'm still recuperating from lack of sleep and backache (from sitting so long in the car). This trip was quite heavy-duty. Overall, I really enjoyed my break. I think we all agree that one of the most memorable places we visited in Washington D.C. is the Library of Congress.  We went to the viewing area of the Main Reading Room on the top floor. No photography was allowed so I had no record of it but we were standing behind these two tall statues of Sir Isaac Newton and Moses, overlooking the Main Reading Room from a huge window on the veranda (the following photograph is taken from Google Images). The museum docent mentioned that Sir Isaac Newton and Moses were placed side-by-side to exhibit the fact that indeed science and

En Route to Atlanta and D.C.

I think I should be on the plane by now to my first destination - Atlanta, Georgia. I never pass up the opportunity to travel.  Since my first serious road trip to Yosemite National Park  two years ago, my life has never been the same. That trip convinced me that I needed to continually seek for a new, broader perspective of things. I'm in Control In my experience, all these travels have humbled me. Often in my daily life, because I get used to living it every single day, I take things for granted.  Everything is so convenient - from the moment I open my eyes in the morning to the time I go back to slumber at night. I can calculate how many minutes I need to spend for each activity. Things are predictable. So I feel like in this personal universe of mine , I'm in control . Broadening My Vision and My Heart Traveling sets a new horizon, broadening my being in many ways. In my Yosemite trip, I was fully convinced, indeed all creation testified that "t

"Hang on to my skirt, girls!"

The days have not been smooth-sailing for me. I'm restless within. I can't sort it out and come up with an explanation why this is so. I've been just going to the Lord again and again, asking for an understanding. Yesterday I picked up the phone and called my companion, Judy. I told her about all these things that bothered me within - the unclarity, the uncertainty, and the indefiniteness I had been experiencing thus far.  As we talked over the phone, both of us were clear that neither of us had the answer. Have you had such an experience before?  Yes, seemingly our fellowship was just a waste of time but you know what, that fellowship had actually ushered me into a different realm  - the realm of fellowship, the realm of supply, the realm of the Body of Christ. Judy did not have a "spiritual" answer but she shared with me a story about her children. When the girls were little, Judy used to tell them, "Whatever happens, just hang on to my sk

Depression and Anxiety (Part 2 of 2)

This is a continuation of my previous post: Depression and Anxiety (Part 1 of 2). The Word of God The  second  practical salvation arrived when that sister read with me Psalm 90 through Psalm 93. Yes, over the phone. We read, declared, prayed over every verse  with our whole being . We were vocal, we were bold, we mixed our speaking with faith, we cried out, we pleaded, we praised, we thanked, we called on His Name, we  Amen -ed His desires. Here are some of the verses we read. Please feel free to read them aloud, with your whole being, as well! "O Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations." "Teach us then to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom." "Satisfy us in the morning with Your lovingkindness that we may give a ringing shout and rejoice all our days." "And let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us;..." "He who dwells in the sec