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By Angela Ryo

When I was a high school English teacher, I envied those teachers who were able to retire after teaching at the same school for 20 or 30 years. They were celebrated and thanked for their many years of service. How were they so satisfied to stay in one place? Why couldn’t I be like them? Continue Reading »


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By Sarah D. Park

My definition of work in the church has been overturned ever since I committed to a church with a majority black congregation. My upbringing in largely Asian American contexts taught me that positions of church leadership were places of honor and influence, that one should strive to earn such a position as soon as possible. Continue Reading »

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By Joy Wong

“Likewise all to whom God gives wealth and possessions and whom he enables to enjoy them, and to accept their lot and find enjoyment in their toil—this is the gift of God.” Ecclesiastes 5:19 NRSV

I recently stumbled upon a piece of literature encouraging stay-at-home moms. Continue Reading »

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By Wendy Choy-Chan

When I prayed to God about this blog post, asking Him to give me some words to chew on, I got “hard work and heart work.” I started to write about sermon preparation because I had to preach last Sunday and it was certainly hard work and heart work. But I sensed that God was directing me towards something deeper and more personal. So here we go… Continue Reading »

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By Tina Teng-Henson

I’m back to my
One finger typing
Fragmented thought catching
Reflection writing
For you
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By Liz Chang

I will never know the life that has been unlived in me. Even as I imagine the decisions I could have made differently, those possibilities are not the full extent of what could have been or of what could be. Because at the end of the day, the decisions I make are within my social constructs, within what I have been taught is available to me, and within the limits of my opportunities and risk-taking fears.
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By Tina Teng-Henson

I’m living my life
as it is
in this moment
as best I can
So help me God

but I can’t help
constantly imagining
(parallel processing?)
Other lives
Slightly better lives
Alternate future lives
‘If we had only’ lives
That could’ve been Continue Reading »

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