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Photo by Clara Hinton

Photo by Clara Hinton

By Dorcas Cheng-Tozun

For our household, 2015 was supposed to be the year of the family.

After nearly a decade of unpredictable adventures in Silicon Valley and abroad— mostly thanks to my husband’s social enterprise startup — we were finally ready to settle down. (more…)

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Photo by seyed mostafa zamani

By Jerrica Ching

On April 4th of this year, my 95-year-old grandfather was called home to be with God.  I consider him to be the most independent man I know to date; he cut the grass on his own lawn and drove his car around town up to the age of 93!  To me he was invincible, and I truly believed he would live to be 100 or even older.  (more…)

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Photo by John Althouse Cohen

Photo by John Althouse Cohen

By Jerrica Ching

On January 31st, I attended an internship fair for my graduate counseling program.  As a third-year graduate student, I have grown accustomed to a certain amount of heightened anxiety and stress.  After I attended that fair on January 31st however, I learned that my stress level could actually rise even higher.  There were several classrooms packed with representatives from various internship sites accompanied by their colorful and information-packed poster boards.  They answered questions, they let us ask questions, they gave us contact information, and we gave out cover letters and resumes. (more…)

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Photo by Lel4nd

Photo by Lel4nd

By Jerrica Ching

Last week I took advantage of a low-priced airfare special to fly back home to Hawaii for about six days.  It was a very short trip, yet with leafless trees, an earlier sunset, and temperatures gradually dropping, those six sunshine-filled days with my family and friends made it all worth it.  (more…)

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Photo by Håkan Dahlström

Photo by Håkan Dahlström

By Jerrica Ching

In March of 2011, I hopped on a plane from Honolulu to Portland to attend an interview for George Fox University’s Marriage, Couples and Family Counseling graduate program.  After being born and raised on the island of Oahu in Hawaii for twenty-two years, I felt that the next chapter of my life needed to take place off of the island in order to thrive and grow.  During the final hour of the interview, the chair of the department asked me, “Why are you applying to George Fox now?”  I remember proudly announcing that I felt that becoming a counselor was my calling, and that I wanted to “help people help themselves.”  (more…)

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Photo by Laszlo Ilyes

Photo by Laszlo Ilyes

By Vivian Mabuni

My husband, Darrin, and I have a mixed marriage. He is half Japanese, a quarter Portuguese and a quarter Native Hawaiian. He grew up in an Asian majority city and state, Hilo, Hawaii. I’m Chinese and I grew up in a majority Caucasian city and state, Boulder, Colorado. (more…)

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Shared by Min J. Kim

I came back home and asked God to give me assurance and confidence because I didn’t have the ability to reestablish a bank on the verge of bankruptcy.  I thought to myself, If this is God’s call, then God will provide all the resources and capital to turn the bank around. (more…)

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