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Photo by Charles Williams

Photo by Charles Williams

By Sarah D. Park

“If anything crazy happens, you’ll call me, okay?”

“You got it. So I’m off the meds completely? You’re sure?”

“For now.”

In the 14 years since I had been diagnosed with lupus, there have only been three times I’ve ever been completely off meds. (more…)

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Photo by Thangaraj Kumaravel

By Joy Wong

I’ve been feeling old lately. Last November, I turned 36. As my big brother put it, I am now “closer to 40 than I am to 30.”

Of course, whether I am old or not depends on who you ask. To those in junior high who were born before 9/11 and have never heard of U2, I am most definitely old. (more…)

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God Sees

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Photo by Thomas Leuthard

By Liz Chang

I have never seen him glow with such a peaceful smile before. It was full of joy and deep reward for all the years he chose commitment and steadfast loyalty to care for her. He continues to care for her, but things have changed. She is not the same person he knew from three months ago, but perhaps he sees more of the woman he married 27 years ago. (more…)

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By Jerrica Ching

Many of my fellow Asian American sisters in Christ have submitted entries on anxiety, busy schedules, and learning to find humor in the chaos of our lives.  Similar to these wonderful women, I too have a humorous story to share. (more…)

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Photo by Nishanth Jois

By Ann Chen

It says in Proverbs 13:12, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.”

I’ve always thought about this particular proverb in one particular way: When we hope for something, and it doesn’t happen, our hearts are sad. When it does, we find joy and life.  Who of us hasn’t had moments of disappointment as well as celebrations, and consequently, also our share of emotional peaks and valleys? (more…)

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Warrior in Pink CoverBy Vivian Mabuni

When I finally made it home, I headed straight to our bedroom. I lay on the bed, pulled the covers over me, and closed my eyes. I tried to rest, but my mind couldn’t settle. My prayer in the food court about letting people in came to mind. I found myself at the same crossroads of deciding whether to muster up self-sufficient strength and go all Christian Rambo—just me and Jesus—or take the braver route to open my heart and let people into my fear. My Asian heritage and cultural value of “don’t rock the boat” or “the nail that sticks out gets hammered down” amplified my struggle of not wanting to bother people with my problems. I saw this dynamic played out over and over with my family and my Asian friends. One friend tweaked her back so badly she could barely walk. We had planned to have people over for a luncheon. I suggested we order out for pizza so she could rest.
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