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Photo by Michal Ziembicki

Photo by Michal Ziembicki

By Eun Joo Angela Ryo

One of the life-changing experiences I had last year was to walk the Camino from Portugal to Spain to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia.  I was part of a group of sixteen women from church, ages ranging anywhere from mid 70s to early 40s.  We walked over hundred miles in two weeks and became sisters for life. (more…)

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By Maria Liu Wong

Cultivating self-awareness was critical for fully engaging in my cohort-based doctoral program in Adult Learning and Leadership at Columbia. We were asked constantly to reflect in journals, to think critically in small and large group settings, and to engage in various exercises and activities. This made us hyper-aware of how we felt, how we showed up, and how we experienced others from our positionality. (more…)

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Photo by Shawn Campbell

By Chloe Sun

My favorite character in the movie “Frozen” is Olaf, the snowman. He serves as the comedic foil during the dramatic turn of events in the movie. Although he is a fictional character, he is portrayed like a human being with emotions, ideas, aspirations and dreams. (more…)

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By Tina Teng-Henson

I wore a dark blue dress into the city the other day, donned a white shirt over it, and slipped on a pair of new brown shoes. Not the height of fashion, but I didn’t dress with that in mind. I was more concerned with being comfortable, modest, and having a layer to add on.  (more…)

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By Joy Wong

For most of my life, I’ve measured my own success based on grades, accolades, and other achievements.  But lately, as I’ve become more attuned to the ways that I need to grow, I’ve been trying to redefine success for myself.  Here are some statements I’ve come up with for this season in my life: (more…)

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Sharon Kim is associate professor of sociology at Calstate Fullerton, a mom of two boys, ages 11 and 15, and author of Faith of Our Own, a book about 2nd generation spirituality in Korean American churches.  She is heavily involved in ministry, as her husband is the senior pastor of Garden Christian Fellowship. In her free time, Sharon enjoys spending time with family, reading good Christian books, and traveling.

Who have been key and influential leaders/role models for you, and how have they shaped who you are today?

Many strong, Christian women have had an impact on my life.  When I was an undergraduate, I attended Berkland Baptist church, and one of my mentors there was Rebecca Kim, who was a great Bible teacher and a great role model. (more…)

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by Joy Wong

I recently attended a seminar on a personality theory called the Enneagram. In this theory, there are different personality types, numbered 1-9. The Enneagram personality types delve into the motivations behind our actions, thoughts, and habits. I took the seminar with thirty other chaplains of a mix of different races and ages, and I turned out to be Type 3, labeled the “Achiever” or the “Performer.” (more…)

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