Tag: #advent

  • Music to Soothe the Soul

    Twenty years ago, New York City was still recovering from 9/11.  New Yorkers were more aware of one another and were quicker to apologize as we bumped into each other, especially on crowded trains or sidewalks. Nevertheless, everyone was tense, edgy, and nervous. As the days grew shorter, the air was still filled with the […]

  • God Made me Tall and Straight

    Recently, I have been diagnosed with Osteoporosis.  This was shocking to me since I have always been proud of myself for being tall with a good posture.  I found out that Asian women are more prone to Osteoporosis. This reminded me of seeing many Korean elderly women with bent backs in Korea many years ago.   […]

  • An Encounter…

    She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her; those who hold her fast will be blessed. Proverbs 3:18 (NSV) My least favorite thing to do is grocery shopping. It’s mundane, boring, and especially living in New York City, it is no fun. However, I was at BJs recently, the other […]

  • When Hope Seems Distant

    On January 19, 2021, I headed to a local clinic for a simple test requested by my doctor. It was meant to be a simple in-and-out test called an endoscopy. But as my doctor and the anesthesiologist watched the monitor, they saw my heartbeat climbing into the stratosphere. I was in AFib, where the beat […]

  • A Gift of Time in Darkness

    On a recent advent blog, I shared my feelings of being on a ferris wheel, going round and round, hoping to find a way to make it stop, so that I can step off again. Well, the ferris wheel stopped for me and my family this past October. My mom transitioned to be with her […]

  • A Dear, Dear Friend

    My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.  Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friend. John 15: 12-13 Friendship is truly one of the greatest gifts of all time.  Gwen and I had met about ten years prior, not childhood friends but rather […]

  • Astonished by Snowfall, Awestruck by Grace 

    I hadn’t listened to the weather report that mid-March night before bed. Waking up to discover the whole backyard glistening in snow was a complete surprise! The bare trees now cloaked in white brought to mind the night many years before when I stopped running from the Lord Jesus Christ, bowed my heart and asked […]

  • Advent and Gratitude

    Wow…..What a year! I can’t believe the things that have given me the most Joy during the past few months. We all were forced to make huge adjustments over the past two years. it’s so easy to get caught up in the inconveniences and losses we’ve incurred and succumb to an attitude of pessimism and negativity; (i.e., […]

  • The New Day Rises

  • Believing

    By Lynn Doll the pillars of hope are found in faithone must believewithout this foundationthere is no anchor when storms rageand sorrows overwhelm prayers are lifted by believerswhispered or spokenfervent intentions for othersknee deep in traumaor bereft from sadness or alonefaith guideshope ignitesanswers… not always as one may prayin God’s time andin His Way through […]