Life

From April to May

April has been a whirlwind of new discoveries and new beginnings. Although the first post of this month comes on its last day, I can’t let all that’s happened slip by without a mention. “April” means “to open” in Latin. With Easter earlier this month followed by an amazing spring retreat, my eyes have definitely … Continue reading

Life

Too Young?

Whispers of “too young” and “too old” confuse the brain. Am I, at 19,  really old enough? From elementary to high school I was “too old.” I considered myself mature and a responsible person. Yet I was still too young, unable to drive, sign my own documents, and travel without a guardian. Then I entered college, … Continue reading

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Grace Abounding

2011 was amazing, and as I recount the people I have met and the new experiences I have had, I am humbled by God’s wondrous grace to me. As I strive to serve God more, this year’s verse reaffirms my faith in Him. I trust that God will accomplish even greater and mightier acts in … Continue reading

Life

A Revolution

We’re living in revolutionary times, even though we don’t want to admit it. We want to live in stability, in which we attend good schools, have good jobs, get married, have children, and own a house in the suburbs with several cars. We don’t want familiar things like printed books and newspapers to die, yet … Continue reading

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To Enjoy Life

How then should we live? When we give up the world as the Bible says, are we meant to live the ascetic life of Siddhartha the Samana? Or ought we plunge ourselves into the pleasures of the world as Siddhartha later did in order to realize their worthlessness? The wise writer of Ecclesiastes thought it … Continue reading

Life

The Chrysalis

If human life is like the metamorphosis of a butterfly, we are now being molded in the chrysalis. Using this imagery from Pastor Yuan Zhiming, the pain behind the unending struggle towards maturity is now explained. When we were young, we lived in the innocent bliss of the caterpillar. We crawled on the ground, ate … Continue reading

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Success

What does it mean to be successful? Perhaps to many people success means having a good career, family, house, and car. Success may be achieving the accolades of Amy Chua‘s daughters. Success may be winning the Pulitzer Prize or owning a major corporation. To others success is achieving their life dreams, whatever that may be. But … Continue reading