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academic PhD Life

academic reset

If I can put my mind to resetting my goals of being healthy physically, for which emotional healthy is necessary, I figure I can reset my academic goals as well! I completed my PhD few months ago. My degree completion date, officially, 8/20/2021. So it’s been about three months. But I have done very little […]

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weight loss

reset – update

In September I wrote a post about resetting my goals to get healthy and to lose weight again. I went from 185 down to 135 during 2020, and then in 2021, slowly started gaining the weight back. My highest so far has been about 170 lbs! In fact I was around 170 lbs few days […]

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christianity sermons

Jesus wept

Lazarus, the brother of Martha and Mary, was sick. They sent word to Jesus, “Lord, the one you love is sick”(John 11:3). Jesus loved Lazarus, Martha, and Mary. But by the time Jesus arrived in Bethany, the town where Lazarus, Martha, and Mary lived, Lazarus had died already. For Martha and Mary, we can imagine that the […]

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christianity sermons

the greatest commandments

One of the scribes asked Jesus, which commandment is the first of all? And 29 Jesus answered, “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; 30 you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is […]

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christianity sermons theology

persist in your integrity

What does it mean to persist in your integrity? Job was a “blameless and upright” man, “one who feared God and turned away from evil” (Job 1-1). Job is put to test, hit by calamities, devastating losses of his children, his live stock, and even ailment touching to the very core of his bone and […]