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By Ajung Sojwal

I have called you by name, you are mine. –Isaiah 43:1

Nobody can prepare you for that moment when you get to meet your child for the first time. For nine months, I nurtured and carried her in my womb; never could I imagine what she would look like or who she would be. When I finally held her in my arms, I was overcome with a deep sense of recognition of her as mine completely. (more…)

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By Maria Liu Wong

The theme of “broadening worldviews” is near and dear to my heart and my life’s work. Since being mistaken more than twenty years ago — a young Chinese-American woman teaching music in a south Bronx public school — as a “take-out” cook by second graders in my class, opening up possibilities for others to see more than what they expect or know has been of critical importance. I can think of three ways I have had the privilege to engage in this. (more…)

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By Wendy Choy-Chan

When I was in Israel last year, one of my most loved and dreaded places was the Old City in Jerusalem. Most loved because I was truly experiencing another side of the world, a world full of history and discoveries. Yet I also dreaded the journey into such a foreign place, where it was so easy to get lost in the maze of big and small alleys. At each turn of a corner, I asked, “what awaits me next?” with both a sense of excitement and caution. (more…)

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By Eun Joo Angela Ryo

Over the centuries, the Parable of the Prodigal Son has been exegeted inside out and upside down by both the bright and serious theologians and your average churchgoers alike; each character, each action, each dialogue, each WORD had been carefully dissected and analyzed and overanalyzed again and again.  (more…)

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Photo by Jeff Turner

By Dorcas Cheng-Tozun 

You’ve probably heard that colloquial definition of insanity that’s floated around the Internet for a while now, the one about doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. No one really knows who said it and psychologists take issue with it, but the concept has stuck in our collective conscious nonetheless. (more…)

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