Friday, March 27, 2009


and Kingdoms. Civic obedience and allegiance. Such abstractions to one indoctrinated by the trappings of democracy--which is, of course, a very different City of Man from those chronicled in the Writings and from that in the New Testament under Caesar. Maybe my political context is not that different--in every age, government preaches hope and healing and power, or maybe it does hinder my ability to draw more relevance from those stories of David I love or from those parables of a now and future Kingdom, the City of God. I don't know.

Anyway, just some thoughts after watching NBC's Kings on Hulu. Yay, another TV show!

Ever wonder how the Samuels might play out in modern day? Kings probably gets close, plus bonus timely, incisive political commentary. The pilot was excellent and I'm looking forward to more. Interested in seeing how true to the story the script might remain.

What this preoccupation with butterflies?

Kings imagines the stories of Saul (or Silas Benjamin) and David (David Shepherd) with other not-so-subtle allusions (e.g. General Abner, mother Jessie, Rev. Samuels) in a contemporary context. Or rather, some future in which a corporately financed monarchy, the Kingdom of Gilboa, has established a new capital at Shiloh through "industry, through ingenuity, through war and sacrifice." Factions fractured have become one nation at peace. The promise and falsehood of kings is unification, peace, strength, progress... in our lifetimes, with God as the tool and the means. A beautiful capital rising from ashy ruins. One flag, one king who parades the presumption of God's blessing then says "to hell with God" when he is told he has forfeited God's favor.

Shall a government ever restore sight to the blind, hearing to the deaf, life to the dead? Shall one ever establish justice and peace and say, "Every tear has been wiped away?" The best of our passing cities only hint at these. To the world, Church, not state, must be the visible hint of the hope (real hope, not Obama hope) Kingdom to come.

But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. Philippians 3:20

[My Glory]-ous

Daddy, did You make me for mediocrity...

No, love. For glory. Mine.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Coronary Not Adrenal

Make of me a
Coronary--not adrenal--Christian.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Monday, March 16, 2009


Thanks for all your fun help on this app!

A Adaptable, Adventurous, Anticipant, Antiphonic, Awkward
B Bibliophilic, Burrito
C Chary, Composed, Contemplative, Convalescent, Cynical
D Depressing, Determined, Domestic
E Eccentric, Efficient, Emulous, Epicurean, Estrogenic
F Fierce, Flighty, Forbearing, Forgiven
G Gallant, Generous, Grateful
H Haphazard, Hormonal
I Impetuous, Indomitable, Inquisitive, Insightful, Insomniac
J Jaded, Jaunty, Joquose
K Katabolic, Katagelophobic
L Lazy, Logical, Loyal
M Maternal, Meek
N Narcissist, Narcoleptic, Neurotic
O Obeisant, OCD, Opinionated, Omnivorous
P Perceptive, Pessimistic, Philoprogenitive, Piquant, Poetic
Q Queenly, Quirky, Quixotic
R Random, Redeemed, Resigned, Resilient, Resolved
S Sanguine, Sarcastic, Sinitic, Spontaneous, Spoony
T Taiwanese, Teachable, Transparent, Tried
U Unassuming, Unattainable, Urbane
V Veritable, Volatile
W Wanderlust, Witty, Wordsmith
X Xanthous, Xenomaniacal, Xeric
Y Yammering, Yearnful, Yellow
Z Zabaglione, Zany, Zephyr, Zeroic, Zesty, Zetetic

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


沒想到 竟然 在我出生時 媽媽還沒有成為美國公民
而且 爸爸媽媽兩個到現在都還沒正式的放棄中華民國國籍 (沒有內政部核發的證明書)
所以依照教育部的法規 我沒辦法使用外國學生申請入學管道進入台灣任何一所大學

真可惜 是在我連續熬過好幾夜 趕著申請轉台灣大學
才發現 我不合格
差三個月 就合格
(媽媽 10/1989 成為美國公民 而且在我出生前兩個禮拜就已經通過歸化考了)

遇到這種情況時 都會有點失望 覺得白白努力了一場
小信時 就抱怨 上帝 幹麻要這樣玩弄我呢

然而 我要因耶和華歡欣 因救我的神喜樂 (哈巴谷書 3:18)
主啊 祢叫我安靜等候祢 相信你 你是可靠的 全能的
我信不足 球你原諒 球你幫助

You will make sense of it all... someday. We wait for You.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Look at the Birds of the Air

Said the Robin to the Sparrow,
"I should really like to know
Why these anxious human beings
Rush about and worry so."

Said the Sparrow to the Robin,
"Friend, I think that it must be
That they have no heavenly Father
Such as cares for you and me."

   -- Elizabeth Cheney.

There's a special providence in the fall of a sparrow.

   -- Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act V.

Lord I ask mercy and forgiveness for the way I worry, fear, and regret that betrays Your colossal trustworthiness to a watching world. Grant me grace to rest in Your goodness and fix a steady gaze on You... You are the only sight worth living by.

Monday, March 2, 2009

C.G. Jung RE: Female Mind

"Obviously what I was doing wasn't science. What then could it be but art? It was as though these were the only alternatives in the world. That is the way a woman's mind works" (185).

-C.G. Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections

Mouse in Ma House

How dare you
Nibble my food and crap
On my books?