faith, culture, and musings

In reading Kelly Marie Tran’s op-ed in the New York Times today, I can’t help but think about my childhood as well. I was born and raised in the US, but I’m not sure I’ve ever felt comfortable saying I’m American because people have always put a qualifier in front of that. I’m Chinese American. […]

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One More Choice

I’ve had Facebook for the last 3 elections, and I have never seen things get as personal as this one. Discussions were not being had; people were being talked at. If someone voiced a different opinion, they were not welcomed into the discussion, but belittled and attacked. And this happened among friends. The damage has […]

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up to the highest height

Let’s go fly a kite Up to the highest height! Let’s go fly a kite and send it soaring On my way home yesterday, I drove past a man on the bridge. He was likely homeless, the childless jogging stroller carrying all of his material possessions. It was a brief glance, but what I saw in […]

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I have hope for a unified Body

I came across an article today from LifeWay, and my soul smiled. Dr. Thom Rainer, the current CEO and president of LifeWay Christian Resources, issued a formal apology for VBS material that was released 10 years ago called, “Far Out Rickshaw Rally – Racing Towards the Son.” The material was the subject of major controversy, utilizing […]

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restoring the temple

I’d done it. I redecorated. Happily, I lead Him around, pointing out things I learned, things I’d done, things I’d changed—all because of Him. My heart is being changed still by Him; it is being changed for Him. He smiled, and my heart fluttered a bit, knowing He was pleased with my progress. But then […]

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Freedom

“For if you forgive others for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.” ~ Matthew 6:14 –> 爸,我要神原諒我,所以… 我就原諒你. 但是… 我們都已經沒家人的事了… 我只想要媽媽開心,想她終於能看到她是神最漂亮的女兒。你碎了我們的心,但是為了我們的自由還為了讓神開心… 我就原諒你,要是你就永遠都不會有力量傷我們的心. bye. This headed up my Facebook status earlier. Translating the part I wrote in Chinese, it says simply this: “father, i want God to forgive me, so I will forgive […]

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Grace Complete

“It is finished.” The words that marked a dying man’s last breath. His words are a comfort to know that it is by grace we are saved, that not of works so that no one can boast. It is finished because He has finished it. What is it about grace that frightens us so much? […]

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