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By Ajung Sojwal

After being ordained a priest in the Episcopal church for ten years now, I am just beginning to understand this extraordinary call from Jesus. It has taken a crisis to bring about the crushing of my ego to make room for the real heart of a priest and a prophet from God. Why prophet? (more…)

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By Tina Teng-Henson

I have just spent the past two days in the company of saints. And the Lord apprehended me, showed me I was on holy ground, when I listened to their reflections.

I ran into an amazing individual I had the honor of first meeting 11 years ago, in a small group she led for those of us who were going through orientation for new staff. Years had passed, and we’d both long since transitioned from that organization, but here we were, a decade later. (more…)

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By Diana Gee

“But God chose the foolish  things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.  God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things — and the things that are not — to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him.”   –1 Corinthians 1:27-29
 
I don’t like being weak. One of my earliest recollections of weakness was when I was a toddler. I wetted my pants while someone else was in the bathroom.  I stood in the hallway crying in front of the bathroom door. And instead of being sympathetic, my mother gave me a scolding. It was so unfair! I couldn’t control it. Why was I being punished?

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By Liz Chang

The following is a poem I wrote in reflection of the Easter season and my experience as a marriage and family therapist for children, adults, couples, and families. May this encourage and inspire you who are persistent in the ministry God has called you to live out in this season of your life. (more…)

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By Vivian Mabuni

My husband, Darrin, and I have a mixed marriage. He is half Japanese, a quarter Portuguese and a quarter Native Hawaiian. He grew up in an Asian majority city and state, Hilo, Hawaii. I’m Chinese and I grew up in a majority Caucasian city and state, Boulder, Colorado. (more…)

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