So after dinner today, we let the kids bike around and we noticed that the clouds were moving rather fast. So Anna asks the following question to invoke the conversation.
Anna: Why are the clouds moving so fast, daddy?
Me: They must be in a hurry.
Anna: No… the wind is blowing fast!
I cracked up soooo hard~!!!!
I’m playing Ghost Recon: Advanced Warrior online and to some quick enemy presence, I yelled “Holy Crap!”
At first, she thought that crap is not holy… but after some thoughts, she says, “Crap is holy! … Jesus was human and he pooped… so his crap is holy,… right?!” I just blasted out laughing!! Holy crap, indeed!!!
Two funny people that made my day….
So I didn’t know that airline ticket price wasn’t so expensive! That’s what I get for missing the first meeting… but to this day, I thought that tickets were $5k per person!! That’s what expedia and others were showing, if at all!
So at every 10 pm, when Soojin and I prayed for God to help us raise $35K somehow!! Well, I also slowly started sharing that with some co-workers… Carlton, being one of those few…
Today, for those that were there (Joanna, Christine, and PS) know that I wanted us to pray for Carlton continuously as he seemed still w/o spiritual home… After praying for him, PS and I hung out at “It’s a Grind”… and all of a sudden, I get a call from Carlton at 10 pm!! And he starts sharing how God wanted him to give some money to church or something… and as he started praying, 5000 got stuck in his head… and as he prayed, he felt led to give that money for our mission trip!!
If PS wasn’t there right next to me, I’d have thought that this was a dream!! Wow… I was just dumbfounded… God had caught me off guard… waaaay off guard!! I was very encouraged, least to say, that God had raised that amount just like that! Another proof that if He willed, it will happen in an instant!! Praise God indeed….
Wow… so I asked PS if I didn’t have to mail out support letters anymore! Of course, I would still… Just wanted to share awesome news!
Well, this year, by God’s grace and mercy, our church is going to Ethiopia! And with the help of my dear wife, Soojin (mainly caring for the kids while I’m gone!), I’m going too! If you feel led, please consider giving to this worthy cause… I promise I won’t squander it! You can donate to our church PayPal account…
It was a wedding of my friend, Erica Quinn. So we drove up to Dallas to celebrate…
With 5 hours of “Are we there yet?” and “What road is this?”, we made it and stayed at Doubletree Hotel near Galleria. Here’s a pic of 3 reasons for my existence.
The kids loved the day. They loved the beds and jumped for good 10 minutes. And the shuttle ride that was provided as well. The reception was at Tower Club on top of the Thanksgiving Tower in downtown Dallas. They were dazzled at the night view across Dallas.
However, the fun ended there for them and soon wanted to go home. So I took out my secret weapon: my Cowon A2 30 GB video/mp3 player. On that 4.3″ screen, they watched their favorite shows… for 2 hours! Even that’s long for them… but thank God they pulled through.
We left “early” at 10:20 pm and eventually went to bed near midnight. Kids were cranky from that Sunday. We went to Irving Bible Church with Mo and then had lunch with Mo and Ricky. I forgot how much they grew. It was near nightmare coming back. Overall, it was good, but boy are we tired… Here’s to a good night’s rest!
1. …you find out that the cheese slice for your lunch has a bite mark on it.
2. …you realize that your cars have as much toys as you do at home.
3. …you begin to sing your child’s favorite tune… without them near you!
4. …you put your ring on the other hand just so that your son can touch it while he sleeps.
5. …you buy 2 boxes of “Basic 4” just so that your children can eat it … every week!
6. …you don’t have pictures of you and your wife anymore…
7. …you think that getting 6 hours of sleep is plenty, and 8 is just unthinkable!
8. …you go to 2 bookstores to find the other 3 plush toys of Backyardigans so that they can be complete!
More to come as I remember some more…
As we are going through Purpose Driven Life again for the 2nd time, I came across a rather shocking reminder… It’s from the end of the Chapter 10: The Heart of Worship.
“There is a moment of surrender, and there is the practice of surrender, which is moment-by-moment and lifelong. The problem with a living sacrifice is that it can crawl off the altar, so you may have to resurrender your life fifty times a day.”
Being a habitual creature, I found this to be too true. But it hurts so much each time… it’s like being shattered like the jar of clay each time… totally broken. The only thing I can do is to ask God to help me get up again and again…
… so I brought my little Vietnamese coffee maker in to work!
Now, my coffee is soooooooooooo much better!! Now, all I need is a glass of ice and condensed milk at work!! Seriously, I just nuke my filtered water for 2:30 and then pour home brought coffee into the maker, wait few minutes, and mix and drink! Whoever invented this little sucker should be a millionaire!!