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By Melanie Mar Chow

When it is time to follow God, you will know.  Not only does God call, but He makes it clear that He is calling you, and be forewarned if you ask for a sign.

When I decided to follow God into leadership, I was invited to attend a conference while I was in seminary.  I was to go to northern California — Marin County, to be exact — in February, during the very rainy season. (more…)

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By Liz Chang

She walked like a penguin as we headed toward my office. It was a familiar waddle that looked as though her toes were not able to bend as they usually do when walking. I looked down and my familiarity with the waddle was confirmed: she was trying to avoid creasing her fresh Air Force 1’s, the same exact kind of sneakers that were popular when I was in middle school 13 years ago. (more…)

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Photo by Maria Liu Wong

By Maria Liu Wong

Coming out of the fog of an intense push to finish my dissertation in the midst of the holiday season in December – while juggling full-time work and family life raising three little ones – I was close to being totally burnt out and needing a serious break. A month later, in a session with my spiritual director, I looked back at that time as a gift, where I learned an important lesson of gratitude, in a journey and process that was surprisingly life-altering and life-giving. (more…)

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By Wendy Choy-Chan

Today was meant to be a relaxing, no agenda day. Get up, shower, tea, and then do whatever. But right after getting out of the shower, an informant reported that somebody had spilled chocolate powder all over in the pantry. I guess tea would have to be postponed… Well, at least I did take my shower in peace. (more…)

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“Small” Reasons to Live

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By Chloe Sun

This summer, I watched an old movie called “Scent of a Woman,” played by Al Pacino (named Frank in the movie).  In the movie, he played a middle-aged blind veteran, single, and estranged from his family of origin. His last wish in life was to live in a five-star hotel in New York, eat at a high-end restaurant, have a relationship with a woman, and then kill himself. His opportunity came when a college student (played by Chris O’Donnell) was hired to be his caretaker for a weekend. During the process of achieving his last desires in life, Frank not only did all he wished for, he also had the opportunities to dance with a woman and to drive a Ferrari. (more…)

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Shared by Grace Haah

Recently, I got together with friends whom I hadn’t seen in a while. These friends led, from an outside perspective, a very comfortable and stable life – financially, socially, relationally – in almost every way. However, they were not very happy in their walk with God. At church, they didn’t feel very connected, and they didn’t feel like they were really experiencing God’s goodness and power in a strong, real way. (more…)

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By Joy Wong

Ever since I was a little girl, I loved making New Year’s resolutions.  I loved the idea of taking the time to reflect on who I was and how I could be better, and then creating to-do items in the hopes of forming good habits to better myself.  Self-improvement was an important value of mine, and the tradition of making resolutions on New Year’s Day gave me the opportunity to do just that. (more…)

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