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Photo by MiRea

By Wendy Choy-Chan

Recently, I have succumbed to “checklist praying.” It all started out in the summer when several mishaps came about in my family.  I named them one by one, handing them over to God.  And then, another mishap.  I still remember saying to God, “There are so many little things in life that could happen that I don’t even think much about. Thank you for watching over us.  What would I do without You?” (more…)

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By Melanie Mar Chow

In ministry, it can be challenging to hear what one has to hear. Nothing prepared me to hear the news I heard last week — good news, of first ultrasounds, engagements, job changes, a family walking away from a horrible accident, everyone safe; but then also bad news, of loved ones suffering severe strokes, people dying, and word of a friend collapsing and en route to a hospital. (more…)

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A Voice in the Silence

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By Diana Gee

I’ve always struggled with prayer. I still remember the first time I prayed out loud with someone. It terrified me. I felt like I did it all wrong and the corresponding prayer from the older woman confirmed my feelings. She prayed for my spiritual maturity and growth. After all, I only prayed for God to bless me (and only me). (more…)

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By Melanie Mar Chow

Freedom comes in knowing God’s voice. In listening, we will hear God’s invitation to experience His life for us and others.  Vacations, holidays, or extended times of quiet can help us develop the ability to know God’s voice, and momentarily set aside the other voices that vie for our attention.

For me, it comes in a simple beckoning, and it is often quiet and persistent. It came again last month while I was sitting at my desk, busy with ministry preparation. (more…)

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Shared by Ann Chen

One thing I’ve been learning this year is the importance of prayer as a leader. In the past, when ministering to people, I usually asked myself questions like, What advice can I give?  How can I help?  What can I do?  How can I walk with them? and I struggled as I sought to help them. (more…)

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