My very first Bible from a dear sister in Christ, Mariko


I woke up in the morning, worked hard for eight hours, went home and rested, and fell exhaustedly into bed. Every day was just the same as the day before. I began to wonder what was my purpose in life? “I will do the same things tomorrow and even ten years from today, I’ll be doing the same stuff,” I thought. At last I had found the life which I had always dreamed of; a good job with a high paying salary, a small but nice apartment, a brand new Suzuki Samurai, and my own freedom. Before long, I realized that none of these things actually could satisfy and fill the big empty holes in my heart. In fact, the more I enjoyed my possessions and this life I had created, the more my heart grew dry and cracked. Continue reading

Passion Week Quiz – Answers

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Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live.” John 11:25 (ESV)

The resurrection of Jesus was a stumbling stone for me to believe in Christianity. As you already know about my story from my previous posts, my father died and I saw his body become ashes. I knew he will not come back to life. Death is the end and there is no life beyond the grave, I thought. But when I read 1 Corinthians 15:12-19, the Bible clearly explains that Jesus was resurrected. God opened the eyes of my heart spiritually, and I could believe that Jesus came back to life so that I too will have eternal life.

Hallelujah! He is risen!

Here are the answers! Continue reading

Passion Week Quiz

“He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.” Isaiah 53:3 (ESV)

Many of us think we know what the Gospels say about the last week of Jesus’ life. But do we really know chronologically what happened? Although there are minor differences in details among the four Gospel writers, the main story line is coherent. My husband created a quiz for our family, and I want to share it with you! Why not take the quiz now? I will post the answers before Easter. Here we go! Continue reading

The Beautiful Feet – Part Two

I didn’t hear the sound of the footsteps, but the Beautiful Feet were walking towards me long before I was born …

∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞

Finally, I could breathe deeply now that I was no longer suffocating under the restraints of my stepfather and mother’s home. I was on my own and independent. I had my own cozy apartment, my own fulfilling job, and my own brand new car. I had just purchased a new metallic blue Suzuki Jimny (Samurai), so that I Continue reading