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By Emi Iwanaga

 This gospel unveils a continual revelation of God’s righteousness—a perfect righteousness given to us when we believe. And it moves us from receiving life through faith, to the power of living by faith.  This is what the Scripture means when it says:

“We are right with God through life-giving faith!”

Romans 1:17 (TPT)

JUSTICE TODAY

Today the world is just not getting what it wants.
It doesn’t seem fair, doesn’t seem right.
A loved one passes without my hand to hold
A grandson graduates without my watching him walk.
A husband of 50 years denied that trip to celebrate our union.

Today a community is just not getting what it deserves.
It doesn’t seem fair, doesn’t seem right.
A loved one passes I saw him pleading for a breath of air.
A brother restrained under a man sworn to protect life.
A gentle giant of 23 years robbed of a day more.

Asian Christian women in leadership
What do we have to offer our world, community?
What can we give of justice today?
Just us.

The very best from the depth of your soul.
Let it play out…He in you and you in Him.
In thought, word, action
Super-naturally, super-effectively, super-eternally

We offer Right-ness.

Emi Iwanaga served thirteen years as a missionary in Amazon Valley in Brazil, over 20+ years as a children’s ministry director, women’s ministry director, and pastor’s wife, and is currently a spiritual director.

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By Joy Wong

For most of my life, anger was something I wanted to avoid — whether in others, or in myself. I loathed angry outbursts, hurtful words or threats, slamming doors, etc. It all seemed scary and destructive to me, so I never wanted the same things to happen in myself. If ever I did get angry, I’d do my best to keep it inside; at most, I would cry.

As a hospital chaplaincy intern, seeing anger in patients or my fellow chaplains instinctually made me want to run and hide. Continue Reading »

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By Jerrica KF Ching

I believe that it goes without saying that many of us are experiencing anger, and have been processing our feelings towards the current state of the world in the midst of this global pandemic. As a mental health professional, I am finding it hard at times to manage my own emotions, as it is very difficult to feel that I am being effective for clients via telehealth services versus face-to-face interaction. Continue Reading »

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By Melanie Mar Chow

It is a proven fact that opposites attract. It’s also proven that when opposites marry, life can be challenging. Staying safe at home” as a married couple can be oxymoronic. Work and life under quarantine have tested my marital safety the past six weeks. Continue Reading »

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By April Yamasaki

At the end of March, I wrote “Naming Anti-Asian Racism” for the Redbud Writers’ blog on Patheos.com. I started my article with a personal story, then went on to express my dismay over the increasing anti-Asian racism during this coronavirus pandemic.  I introduced a response composed by a collection of Asian American Christian leaders in the United States, and ended with the full text of their “Official Statement on Anti-Asian Racism in the Time of COVID-19.” Continue Reading »

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By Diana Gee

A few months ago, I was in conflict with my credit card company. I was taken by a fraudulent website masquerading as a well-known brand. Even though I immediately reported the mistake my credit card company still requested absurd documentation before they would reverse the charges. After several email chains and months of going back and forth, I had enough. I finally demanded my credit card company reconcile my credit otherwise I will close my account and take my business elsewhere. Continue Reading »

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By Ajung Sojwal

Having been born and raised in a deeply communal culture, self-assertion was not one of the qualities we were encouraged to cultivate. Consensus building and collaborative leadership was much more the ideals espoused. So, when I started my journey toward ordination to the priesthood in this deeply individualistic culture, it became a problem. Continue Reading »

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