“Boom!…Boom!…” the earth trembled with hollow echoes from a distance.
“What is that?!” I gasped.
“Bombings from artillery.”
Wide-eyed with disbelief, I stared at Steve. He didn’t say anything more, and so I kept silent.
“Ta ta ta ta a ta….ta ta ta ta ta…ta ta ta ta…”
I whipped my head around again and asked, “What is that sound?”
“Machine gun sound—”
Before I even had a chance to respond, a loud noise boomed from the sky overpowering all conversation. Four F-161 fighter jets streaked right above us in a straight line over the orchard.
Steve looked me and smiled: “Don’t worry, you’ll get use to it.” Continue reading Life Prevails – Lessons from the Negev Desert of Israel
My mom picked up her needle and thread and started working on the hole on my jeans again. This was her 5th time working on the same hole. Because of the length of our travel and the restraint in space, our limited clothing wore out quickly. Within months my jeans thinned out to the point of no return and everyday new holes would appear or old patches would break again. Despite this hopeless cycle, my mom was still willing to put time and effort into fixing my pants when even I had given up. It is such a spirit that kept me going many times in life when I wanted to give up. My mom is far from perfect, but willingness and humility are two qualities of hers that has left a deep impact on my life.
Continue reading Willing to be Humble – My Mom
On our one year trip we looked forward to visit many extraordinary countries. One of the country we looked forward to the most was Israel. At Israel we saw many great wonders and miracle. One of the highlights was at The Garden Tomb in Jerusalem.
Continue reading The Garden Tomb
“Is dad having a seizure?” Nathan thought to himself when I suddenly stopped talking.
“Did dad sprain his arm?” Joani thought to herself as she saw me looking as if I was in pain covering my face with my right arm.
“…I am sorry…” I apologized to the family as tears streamed down my cheeks. “…but I can’t stop crying…”
Continue reading Walking through the Bible