academic faith PhD Life

Dissertation defense preparation reflections – 20210627

People share all kinds of feelings and thoughts on social media. But I have not come across how one feels on the days leading up to a dissertation defense. Past couple days I have been feeling dizzy and also somewhat paralyzed. Overwhelmed with having gotten here? Joy and happiness? My dissertation defense is 3 days […]

christianity sermons theology

do not lose heart

Dear God, we pray that you would open up the scripture to us today, making it real in our hearts and in our minds. Teach us how we can have hope in you. Teach us not to lose heart. Help us to know the comfort you offer us in our suffering.   In the second letter […]


Our Abba Father

Today, let us think about the adoption. Our adoption. We are brothers and sisters in Christ! For sure, most definitely, for once and for all, even if you are in your house alone, even if you were disowned by your family, or even if you feel you are not connected to friends and family, you […]

coping skills PhD Life

a good enough dissertation

I have a defense draft of dissertation! I consider it a “good enough” dissertation, as in Winnicott’s concept of a “good enough mother.” I don’t mean that my dissertation isn’t good. I just mean that I did my best not being a perfectionist and practically speaking it’s better than a perfect draft of a dissertation […]

health weight loss

weight loss tip

The deli owner lady around the corner saw me yesterday and told me she was so impressed with my weight loss. I lost about 50 lbs last year and gained back about 15 lbs this year. She asked me how I did it, what I eat, etc. So I told her that I don’t eat […]