Today my new co-worker asked me if I wanted a piece of candy. I said sure, thinking it was going to be one of these red strawberry candies or a similar type of candy. You know, the ones that they always have in Asian restaurants. And being that my new co-worker is a Korean lady the same age as my mom, I thought that this was a somewhat logical guess because my mom always seems to have one in...
Today I was driving to work and as I was stopped at a red light, I saw that a car from the opposite direction was also stopped at a red light hoping to make a left turn. I thought it was strange that I could see so clearly the front bumper of this car across the intersection, but then I realized that this car was aligned directly in my path! This car was actually stopped to make a left turn in the...
King of Glory.
This is probably one of my favorite names for God because no matter how many times I say it, I am humbled each and every time. You aren’t just my God, my Father, my Savior, Emmanuel, but You are the King of Glory, the Lord Almighty.
Note to Self.
While it may be comforting to know exactly where I’ll be in a year, it is still evermore comforting to know where I’ll be in eternity’s time. And with the eternal life I am granted through Christ, I am also granted an eternal perspective that reveals my career, my wants, my arguments, and my material belongings as ultimately and simply, insignificant. For what value do these...
There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, “Thy will be done,” and those to whom God says in the end, “Thy will be done.” All that are in hell, choose it. Without that self-choice there could be no hell.
In Syria, once, at the headwaters of the Jordan, a camel took charge of my overcoat while the tents were being pitched, and examined it with a critical eye, all over, with as much interest as if he had an idea of getting one made like it; and then, after he was done figuring on it as an article of apparel, he began to contemplate it as an article of diet. He put his foot on it, and lifted one of...
It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between. -C.S. Lewis
‘If you have not chosen the Kingdom of God, it will make in the end no...– C.S. Lewis
Christ died for men precisely because men are not worth dying for; to make them...– C.S. Lewis
King of Glory.
There is one God, He is Holy. There is one Lord, over everything. There is one King, He is Jesus. King of Glory, strong and mighty.
Thankful for all that God has given me; thankful for the opportunities, the blessings, the friends, the family, and the life that I have in Him. Thankful that I am able to see and thankful that I have Him. Thankful for the trials, the temptations, the ups, and the downs. Thankful for the hardships and the suffering; thankful for Christ’s hardships and Christ’s suffering. Thankful for...
A Riveting Conversation.
That when we have found the King - in which your pain That way, I’ll this - he that first lights on him Holla the other. -Shakespeare; King Lear I can’t takes these lines seriously.
I returned the miniature, wondering what in the world had made him open his...– Ralph Ellison; Invisible Man
And while the ice was melting to form a flood in which I threatened to drown I...– Ralph Ellison; Invisible Man
Visions of My Summer.
Stay up talking and listening to 80’s songs Quoting lines from all the movies that we love Wreaking havoc on our world Hanging out at truck stops just to pass the time Lighting fireworks in parking lots Cherry cokes under the moonlight summer sky
The Conquest of a Spider.
1:50 AM Twenty minutes ago, I lifted my blanket in hopes of entering a delightful slumber. Though my sleepy stupor clouds my judgment, I did not fail to see the massive black creature sitting atop my pillow. Naturally, I was thrown aback at the appalling sight of this spider. Like I said, it’s been twenty minutes now as I’ve watched this culprit move from pillow, to sheet, to wall, to ceiling,...
Was this really necessary…
Slain Pigeon Gathering Freaks.
Today, Gloria and I were leaving to Beach Day when we realized we didn’t have a beach towel. Luckily, we saw one in the cabinet that belonged to Sarah so I asked her if we could use it. Now we know what Sarah really thinks of us…
The Last Straw.
Sometimes the last straw is enough to drive me insane. But then I ask myself why it matters to me so much. And in the end, it shouldn’t. And it doesn’t because Christ’s love covers all.
It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always...– W.E.B. Du Bois
Appearances are Duplicitous.
I look to my left. Tall, tanned, bleach blonde hair: swimmer. To my right, a laughing hyena. But perhaps the swimmer is not a swimmer at all and is in actuality, terrified of water. Or the hyena, a sad, sad raven. Appearances can be duplicitous. Exhibit A. I like to get to class a little early so I can sit on a right-handed desk by the door a couple rows from the front, which is great because I...
A Simple Hello.
I haven’t talked to my dad in a couple of days, so I decided to shoot him a text saying hi. This is what he responded with… Apparently “hello” now means “I can read your mind. I know you are terribly sick. How are you feeling? I hope it’s not too severe.”
Et tu, Brute?
Janelle: I'll use my fist alright! To meet your face and take it out...to dinner
Me: I will give you a punch...line after I tell you a joke
Janelle: There's a part of me that wants to hit you...up for coffee this week
Me: If you do I will slap...myself to make sure I'm not dreaming
Janelle: Well if you are dreaming, I'll be sure to smash you...r alarm clock so it won't wake you
Me: Good.. I don't want you to crush...my hopes and dreams
Janelle: That would be like stabbing your back..
Me: Et tu, Brute?
Janelle: Si, e me.
Identity Theft is Not a Joke.
Thank you to the kind stranger who used my iTunes account and gift card to buy an $11.99 album. At least it was Big Bang. Huzzah!
My creative juices have ceased to flow. I am a vegetable, perhaps a piece of celery that takes more calories to chew than it has in itself. What I’m craving is the replenishment of that which has been depleted. The gas to my Honda. The Cosmo to my Wanda. Well, I can’t eat muffins in an agitated manner. The butter would probably get on my cuffs. One should always eat muffins quite calmly....
There was a lady in France, that, having had the smallpox, flayed the skin off...– Bosola; The Duchess of Malfi
On Thursday, I saw Sarah on campus and laughed because we basically wore the exact same thing to school. Unagi.
All I have is Christ; Jesus is my life.
Work in Progress.
He had tried to reach out to her as if by instinct, but each time he lifted his arms, she would smile and walk further away until she disappeared completely. All that was left was her fading voice, but that too was gone with one last, gentle breeze.
Things I Learned in New York.
1. Do not take off diamond studs at the airport security check or else you might drop one, not realize it, and have to go through security again to look for it. 2. If you are Asian and are taking pictures in the New York Public Library, service employees will think you are a fob and compliment you on how well you speak English. 3. If you think you see Oscar in your hotel waiting in the lobby...
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy but now you have received mercy. Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from...
A Thursday Surprise.
After a long day and night of classes, I came to my car to find this stuck on my windshield. This is not a pleasant sight to see. Ever. Distraught, I sat in my car and flipped the envelope over to see what my violation was, but was instead greeted by this: It was a note from our downstairs neighbor who works as a parking officer at UCI! This definitely came as a shock, but it was no doubt...
I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses...
The Real Rosa.
Love reading Eminem allusions in psych textbooks.
These are the NBA breaking news texts I get. The lockout really needs to end.
I wanna break every clock The hands of time could never move again.
Too often, I take what I have for granted, not realizing what I’ve done until time seems to slap me with regret. It’s easy to forget how thankful I should be about everything in my life. I’ve been selfish to allow the mundane activities of my days overshadow the beauty that constantly surrounds me. A definite reality check, that’s for sure.
Watch the Sky.
You live the life you’re given with the storms outside; Somedays all I do is watch the sky.