Author Archives: Headmistress

The spiral of a seashell

Seashells are exoskeletons. The soft mollusk that lives inside oozes out a secret mixture of calcium carbonate, proteins, and mystery to create the shell. Scientists still do not know how the mollusks create the pigments to colour their shells. They are dedicated home improvers, constantly expanding their living space as they grow. “They are among […]

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K-Drama I’m Watching

K-Drama Just Between Lovers. Don’t know if I could have watched it 3 yrs ago, but it’s my current obsession. It’s heartbreakingly stunning and perfect- all of it, the pain, the music, the actors, the PTSD. I’m afraid. But I can’t give it up. The back story is a mall collapse that happened ten years […]

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Church Potluck for End of the Year

Our church here only has one potluck a year because most families could not afford to do more.   Dishes included pancit,chop suey, kinilaw (a raw fish salad that is incredibly delicious), spaghetti Philippine style (very, very sweet sauce), fish, cake, lumpia, chicken and pork bbq on skewers, several other things I can’t recall, and […]

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The Pursuit of God, Commonplace Book

“…faith is not a once-done act, but a continuous gaze of the heart at the Triune God. Believing, then, is directing the heart’s attention to Jesus. It is lifting the mind to “Behold the Lamb of God” (John 1:29) and never ceasing that beholding for the rest of our lives.” “Faith is the least self-regarding […]

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Christmas in the Tropics

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