Here are some images from an exhibition of photos of Chinese inmates in asylums. No details on where and when. I can’t read Chinese but these images are haunting, unsettling with their eyes just staring at you. It makes me wonder what the conditions must have been like, does anyone knows them or if anyone cares for them?
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on a recent trip to chicago, my boy dan of chennergy took this amazing image of my wife and son.
he submitted it to jpg.mag with the following blurb:
Mommy’s pretty tall, but today Jayden’s the tallest one in the family. Mom doesn’t mind handing over the title of the tallest, in fact she could get used to the idea of looking up at her son. She believes as Jayden gets bigger the sky will be the limit, but for now.. seven feet will do.
bruce reyes-chow had some words for jpg.mag. grrrrr. right on. but it would be nice to get this jpg published….no?
Over a month. I know it’s been awhile. I’m a poor blogger.
I’ve been living life.
But i’m back now.
My neighbor grows passion flowers in her backyard. She gave me one of these exquisite flowers when they bloomed and a lesson along with it. Knowing that I’m a pastor she knew I would definitely be interested in the history behind its name. Indeed the passion flower has a great story to tell when they bloom and sadly it only blooms for a day.
Actually the name, *”Passion” does not refer to love, but to the Passion of Christ on the cross. In the 15th and 16th centuries, Spanish Christian missionaries discovered this flower and adopted its unique physical structures as symbols of Crucifixion. For example: the 72 radial filaments (or corona) represent the Crown of Thorns. The ten petals and sepals represent the ten faithful apostles. The top 3 stigmata represent the 3 nails and the lower 5 anthers represent the 5 wounds. The flower has been given names related to this symbolism throughout Europe since that time. In Spain, it is known as Espina de Cristo (Christ’s Thorn). *taken from wiki
It sounds a little forced but it helps us remember aspects of the passion.
Similarly, Jesus used objects to tell stories and help us remember significant things.
Simple bread and wine, the basic sustenance of daily living, together a meal, a symbol of his own body and blood broken and poured out for us so that we could live.
our little boy turned one today. it’s mindblowing to me how he wasn’t there a year ago and now we can’t imagine how life ever’d be without him. i’m still learning every moment of the day how to love this boy. there are things that he does that are quite destructive to himself, others, things, etc. and he doesn’t realize it. and it’s so hard at these times but it is then that i must remind myself how much i love this kid, how wonderful he is… afterall, he has no clue what he’s really doing. i guess this is a small glimpse into the heart of our father in heaven. as jesus hung on the cross, he prayed, Father, forgive them for they know not what they do. I say, Amen.
you might have heard rumors.
you might have wondered if we’ve dropped off the face of the earth. afterall, i haven’t posted for months! or talked to anyone for that matter. i admit, i’ve been a hermit.
well…here’s the facts ::
1. we’ve moved. we are no longer in the state of new jersey.
we are officially residents in philadelphia, pa.
(insert background music here…)
motown philly back again..doin a little eastcoast swang…
it’s been almost a month since we’ve moved into our new home here.
2. yes…we’ve also purchased a home. pictures to arrive soon. see the pre-move pictures here
3. yes…i’m part of the pastoral staff at the chinese christian church and center, my new church home and fam.
pastoral ministry is not for the faint of heart. it’s big. soooo big.
PRAY FOR ME!
there’ll be a dedication/installation service for me on Nov 5. So if you’re around…
i’ll share more later in another post about why cccnc and why philly. that deserves a separate posting of its own. i look forward to posting more about our journey here as it unfolds.
so yeah, it’s an exciting time. several months more or less in the making. we kinda just packed up and went. discover this new chapter in our lives with us. God only knows what will happen next. it’s time to dream the impossible, think of what has not been thought about. and MOVE!
and check out this hilarious video of jayden – like a caged monster.