Faith

Essays on my faith life.

Teach Me To Dream

Teach Me To Dream

This Is My Story, part 7   If you asked me during my early college years what I wanted to do when I grew up, I’d tell you: to be an ordinary, good person. You know, do good things in life, graduate, work, get married, have a family, et cetera. I once asked my...

The Highest Education

The Highest Education

The highest education is not contained within the perimeters of privileged schools; it’s in the communion with the Greatest Teacher in the universe.

The Person Inside

This Is My Story, part 3: How a Quiet Girl Found Her Voice. When God came into my life, He liberated me from me. If you had known me when I was a teenager, spanning the time I was in middle school, high school, and early college, you would’ve known me as a quiet and...

The Richest Girl In The World

This Is My Story, part I. In a few weeks, I’ll be turning into an age that I’ve been looking forward to for a while. And as it usually goes around this time, I automatically go into reflection mode. This year’s reflection mode, however, is in extra high gear since I’m...

Waiting’s Over

When one knows of an impending crisis, the prudent thing to do is to prepare. The more serious the crisis, the greater and more elaborate the preparation. But if the crisis is real, this preparation time will not go on forever. There will be a time when it’s done, and...

I Asked for Wonder

“Never once in my life did I ask God for success or wisdom or power or fame. I asked for wonder, and he gave it to me.” ― Abraham Joshua Heschel How would you describe this moment: standing on a precipice, you view the extensive terrains made up of lush green meadows,...

Rise Up and Build

Once upon a time ago, I was taught not to leave any spiritual event/conference/retreat without reflection. Here are my reflections from the ANEW Fall Conference 2012: “Rise Up and Build.” 1. The Personal Call For Peter, the miracle by the sea was a personal call to a...

More Amazing Grace

More Amazing Grace

The longer I am a Christian The more I find out How much of a sinner I am How incapable I am To be like Jesus My understanding increases My nature struggles to catch up Still wretched, still poor Thus I fall shorter, shorter of the mark The longer I am a Christian The...

Bird’s-eye View, Personal Secrets

The Story of Complex People: Part III. Read Part I and Part II. (cont'd) A human being is in a very questionable position to judge another's motives. After all is said and done, at the end of our lives, we only have our own complexity to understand, and perhaps not...

Human Strudel

Human Strudel

It has been said of former President Bill Clinton that one of his marked qualities as a leader is the ability to give full and undivided attention to each conversation partner, and make each person feels like he is 100% interested in what they are saying.[1] It...

Home in Prayer

Home in Prayer

There is a quiet place, carved in neither space nor time, where two worlds meet and two beings linger. Two diametrically opposed persons, one is love and the other selfish. Yet in this quiet place, there is perfect comfort and complete acceptance. I seem to know of...

It’s Personal

It’s Personal

As a canvasser a few years ago, I was often told that when people reject me at the door, don't be discouraged, since they're not rejecting me, they're rejecting the One who sent me. While I understand where they're coming from, I never fully agree with that counsel. I...

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