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Photo by Kellene Giloff

By Vivian Mabuni

The book about my cancer journey is finished. The editorial team will begin the editing process this month. When God began opening the doors for the book to be birthed, I had to learn a whole new world: query letters, book proposals, literary agents, pub boards, platform, shopping a manuscript, and on and on. (more…)

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By Margaret Yu

It was a hard night where I tossed and turned with a horrible cough and a constricted throat — and I was not even sick! However, upon hearing my alarm, I was afraid that I would have to cancel because I was not sure if I had a voice to speak. (For speakers, that is a NO-NO. I had only canceled once in my life.) (more…)

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by Chloe Sun

The new year always involves new resolutions. It is not surprising to notice from public media and private conversations that weight loss is one of the top New Year’s resolutions. Many of us are obsessed with the way we look. We want to look good. The new year reminds us of that. (more…)

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By Tina Teng-Henson

Is that how you become a pastor?

Your pastor calls you up and
asks for your take on being called
the outreach pastor,
not just the outreach director.
“Well, because you’re not just a lay person, Tina… you’re on the road to becoming a pastor…”
“But I’m not done with seminary yet…”

Deciding on a short phone call…
to take on a title I am working towards,
but never really wanted?
“Never thought I’d be a US pastor…”
Never thought I’d be a pastor, period! (more…)

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By Wendy Choy-Chan

“Growing up in a traditional Chinese family, I was told I could do better than a 99%, while I should be humble about a 100%. As a result, I always felt that there was no safe ground for me to stand on.  I was either not good enough, or I had to hide whatever good that I thought I had achieved.  (more…)

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By Margaret Yu

It has been said that how we wait for others oftentimes is an indication of our hearts. If we are able to wait calmly, people say that we are ‘patient’; the converse, then, being that we are impatient.  What is  not often emphasized is the condition of our hearts as we wait. Waiting gives us a window into our soul and core. (more…)

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By Chloe Sun

There is a saying in Chinese: “Two tigers cannot live in the same mountain.” It refers to the reality of two leaders who often cannot survive and thrive in the same realm. I think it applies to many of our ministry settings where two equally qualified and charismatic male leaders or two gifted and vocal female leaders have difficulty working together in the same realm. It is supposed that one would dominant the other, or there would be competition between the two.

As female leaders, we may face a dilemma. On the one hand, we do not want to feel alone in our ministry. On the other hand, we hesitate to have another female leader coming into our realm, for the fear that she would take the attention away from us or compete with us for influence. (more…)

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