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By Sharon Lee Song

In 2005, a documentary film called Into Great Silence was released, capturing a rare glimpse of the intimate, ascetic world of the Carthusian monks of Grand Chartreuse monastery in the French Alps.  Visitors are not permitted, and generally the monks do not have contact with the outside world.  (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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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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