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Easter: Hope for When Life Feels Too Hard

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What do you pray when there is so much trouble around you and nothing you can do? For my pregnant due-any-moment friend with no power and roads covered in ice between her and the hospital? For my former neighbor who cares for her husband with dementia—as if that weren’t enough, she hurt her back right before all this happened. Who is taking care of them? I wondered. How do I pray in this situation?

An Invitation to Grieve Well in 2020

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Last November on my husband’s birthday, I half-jokingly declared the coming year would be “the best year of his life.” Clearly, I had no clue what 2020 would become.

It's Okay to Not Be Okay: Whose Story Matters?

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Like most people, I only started watching Netflix’s recent K-drama, “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay”, to check out Kim Soo-hyun’s long-awaited comeback to K-dramaland. But as soon as the opening sequence began, I was completely sucked into the whimsical, Tim Burton-esque story of a beautiful girl trapped in a tower by herself because the world sees her as a “monster who brings along the shadow of death”.

The World of the Married: When A Loving Spouse Turns into Your Greatest Enemy

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How does a loving relationship dissolve into one filled with hatred and resentment? This is the question at the heart of “The World of the Married”, the recently concluded k-drama that has been keeping viewers alternating between suspense and disbelief over the past eight weeks—sparking introspective conversations about fidelity and trust, and shattering k-drama rating records in its wake. 

How Easter Speaks Into Covid-19

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At Easter time, I love to stop and think more deeply about Jesus’ defeat of death. I’m reminded to thank God for the hope we have of new life. And I’m reminded that this resurrection hope speaks into all areas of my life. But this Easter, the resurrection of Jesus also has something important to say as we think about COVID-19.

When God's Call Isn't Clear

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People often ask me how I knew God was calling me to be a missionary—to be honest, I didn’t know for sure if He was. Moving to Taiwan from my home in the US was an intimidating decision. So, in the absence of clear direction, I took small steps of faith.
God is merciful

Creation in the Hands of a Creative God

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Scripture records accounts of God using specific animals to carry out His purposes, from saving a disobedient preacher to reprimanding a sinful prophet. Such is the creativity of our God, who is able to use everything in His creation to further His redemptive plan and display His glory.

In My Mess, There’s Still Hope

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That Sunday, when I realized that I had messed up the timing yet again, I started to feel angry at myself, and regretted not being able to join the full worship session from beginning.

Can Cancer Be Part of God's Plan?

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The three words you never want to hear: “Unfortunately, it’s cancer.” I was 31 when I received my shock diagnosis. My husband and I had three small children, a mortgage, and I was working as a children’s pastor at my church.