Thinking of beauty

Blue and Yellow reminding me to pray for those experiencing loss in the Ukraine.

Like many Chinese families of our generation, Au and I gave our children Chinese names with the appropriate prefix for their generation. We invited Au’s parents to choose suitable names,  using the prefix “thinking of” which had been pre-selected for this generation from a couplet written and displayed a long time ago on the wall […]

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Known and loved

The last time I shared, I explored how we can know someone deeply….and yet not know them! Today, I share thoughts on being known – truly known – and on being loved, even as we are. There are multiple assurances from God that we are known by Him: But you, O Lord, know me; you see me,

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Known and not known

Take a moment and think along with me. Think about the people you know best….your child, your best bud, your lover. You think you know them….and then they do something that offends or triggers you. How do you respond? I don’t know you at all! Or they share something so deep and so personal. All

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Giving thanks

On the eve of an American holiday when our family cooked food, created family memories, and hosted students from around the world… On the morning of my 60th birthday, I pause to give thanks for the people in my life. I hope you recognize yourself! 3 daughters who bring smiles to my heart and motivate

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A Social Compact

What is a social compact? In Singapore, it is an agreement between the government and the people on the roles and responsibilities each plays so that together they can shape the growth of society today and for the future. Even if you have never heard of this term before, Singapore is very intentional in bringing

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