Zienne’s lunch prayer: “…and the mess in my room, please clean it up.”
size of an avocado: Nausea is subsiding more and more and I can eat a regular meal during dinner now but appetite hasn’t kicked in full throttle. I can feel flutters and jerky movements. The girls are sweet to the baby- talking to him/her and making sure he’s/she’s safe.
I want to get this out before I don’t. The Vertias Debate Last week, we went on our belated vday date to a Veritas forum at Princeton Univ. featuring Gideon Rosen and an internationally well known apologist, who recently wrote Gunning for God, as well as other impacting books defending Christianity against bombastic athiests like C.Hitchens and R.Dawkins- John Lennox. The topic was on sufferring- how to make sense of it if God is a good and perfect God. Two hours were devoted to arguments that alternated back and forth, almost even getting off tangent, but circulating back to Rosen’s deep bewilderment that logically, a “good” God can stand to permit, or even cause suffering to the innocent. I wish I had the time to write point by point each argument by both sides, but one thing that I did admire from John Lennox was how he allowed himself to be sentimental within an intellectual arena, admitting that a recent experience caught their family in a devastating circumstance as his niece passed away due to a brain tumor. Experience for the Christian is ultimately the upper hand sometimes, not in debates, but in conviction. The athiest cannot, really cannot […]
size of a lemon: Feb.28 Last Saturday, Perze and I both felt baby dragon move for the first time, together! We were lying down and I was curled next to Perze. He had his hand under my belly and that morning we felt a big move. 🙂 Thanks for the sweet present, beloved. Today, I can feel flutters. Let me explain why we call the baby, ‘baby dragon.’ Since this is the year of the water dragon, we thought it would be cute to give him/her that animal, esp. if it’s a boy. For some reason, all the young adults in our church have given our family animal titles and vice versa. Our daughters have given them animal names too. For example, I started calling Emma ‘monkey’ since birth and ‘kitty’ for Zienne. So when Gerry Boy moved in, our daughters dubbed him ‘kuya platypus’. Then he gave us ‘Papa Bear’ and ‘Mama Llama’. Then the animal game went further when our daughters started naming their kuyas/ates in church. So, since we found out about Baby, it was very fitting to call him/her a cute baby dragon. March 2 I’m showing already but with loose clothing, people still haven’t been […]