Saturday, April 25, 2009

Wisdom from a Chinese Friend

"Maybe He loves us so much, so give to us many hard things for testing. And then, we studied [learn] a lot, and got many experiences. It's good for us, right?"

(Quote from a Chinese friend who just lost her grandfather. She is not a Family member yet, but she is close!)

Quote of the Day

"If ten men are carrying a log - nine of them on the little end and one at the heavy end - and you want to help, which end will you lift on?"

(William Borden, as he reflected on the numbers of Chrstian workers in the U.S. as compared to those among unreached peoples in China)

Abuela's Quotes

My 97-year-old "Abuela" (Grandma) doesn't speak up much. Most of the time she's content to just listen to conversation around her. And we're never sure how much she's paying attention to or how much she understands. But occasionally she pipes up with something that surprises us! Here are some recent quotes:

  • "That looks like fun!" (As she watched a college student zipping by on a skateboard.)

  • "Where have you been all my life?" (To a friend of mine visiting our house.)

  • "Lord, deliver me!" (When looking at my homework of Chinese characters I've been practicing.)

  • "I'm having the time of my life." (When my dad, seeing her slicing bananas for a fruit salad, asked how she was doing.)