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By Maria Liu Wong

January was a pretty tough month. It began with a fairly calm, retrospective New Year’s Day with my family. After a festive brunch, we took out last year’s personal and family goals written on strips of paper and kept in a glass jar on the dining room cupboard, a reminder of new beginnings and possibilities. We took turns reading our 2017 goals and considering what was ahead for 2018. (more…)

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By Tina Teng-Henson

For years, my wise younger sister would hear my husband and I plan our trips back East to see beloved family and friends, raise her eyebrows at the ambitious itineraries we’d set, and listen empathetically when a few weeks later, we’d be back to the relational rigor of our lives, no more refreshed than before. Over time, she would ever so gently extol the benefits and attributes of what she would call “a real vacation,” which involved a getaway to some new place, with fresh tastes and unique experiences to be enjoyed, interspersed with downtime and rest — to actually return home refreshed and restored. (more…)

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By Maria Liu Wong

My son Joshua turned 13 last Saturday. And now, Tony and I are the parents of a New York City teenager. For his birthday, we gave Joshua a NIV Life Application Study Bible, and inscribed Joshua 1:7-9 and 1 Timothy 4:12 in the dedication. (more…)

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Tina’s children, Beatrice and Peter, with her maternal grandparents

By Tina Teng-Henson

As I reflected on what the Lord might want me to write about, one word kept coming to mind — this Hebrew word ‘toledot’ — which means “generations.”

I recall learning about this word in a class I took on the Pentateuch years ago with Dr. Gordon Hugenberger (who recently retired as senior minister of historic Park Street Church in Boston).  (more…)

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Photo by Frank de Kleine

By Joy Wong

In the last few months, our family has been going through a lot of transition, including buying our first home and moving while expecting our next baby, due in July. On top of all this, I’m still finishing up my spiritual direction certification, continuing  – albeit, very slowly – in the ordination process, and staying home to care for my daughter who is now close to the age of 2. (more…)

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Photo by Jonathan Kos-Read

By Tina Teng-Henson

Dear Reader,

I realize, I don’t really know you. I read your little bios at the bottom of your blog posts, and I remember bits and pieces of things you’ve shared over the years… but who are you really? And who the heck am I? 🙂 Our words take us a long way on this journey to know and be known – yet at their best, they are still an approximation.

It’s mid-January, 2015. I don’t have any formal ministry responsibilities lined up ahead of me. I have one class this quarter then one class next quarter — then I’m done with my MDiv. I am, Lord willing, going to give birth to our second baby this summer, but that’s about it. (more…)

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Photo by Robb North

By Joy Wong

Despite the fact that I’ve been getting my ducks lined up to start the ordination process and I’m enrolled in a spiritual direction certification program, the day-to-day reality of my life right now is that of a stay-at-home mom.  I’ve certainly had my ups and downs, good days and bad days, but on the whole, it’s been a great joy.

One of my greatest struggles, however, is watching those around me accomplish much and do impressive things with their passions and vocations.  I find myself thinking, I have gifts and can do good work too! but the reality is that no, I really can’t do very much right now as a mom of a 1-year-old.   (more…)

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