Category Archives: Faith/Values

Kathy Barnette’s book: ‘Nothing To Lose, Everything To Gain’

Everyone should read this book! “Nothing To Lose, Everything To Gain” by Kathy Barnette. Racism, slavery, and where do we go as a nation from here? Continue reading

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‘Infidel’ movie review: Wow!

Cyrus Nowrasteh’s ‘Infidel’ movie is a must-see! It tackles controversial topics such as terrorism, persecution, faith and freedoms in a cinematic masterpiece. Continue reading

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Why I immigrated to the United States (hint: it’s not racism)

I am part European, part Asian by racial and cultural heritage. But I became American by choice. On the Fourth of July and every day, I celebrate that choice. Continue reading

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What a swing taught me about parenting

What a swing taught me about re-experiencing childhood with my kids, taking time to chill, and re-examining my parenting responsibilities… Continue reading

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The inherent power of faithfulness

“… who is mighty as you are, O Lord, with your faithfulness all around you?” (Psalm 89:8 ESV, emphasis mine) All too often, we think of faithfulness as weakness. Someone stays in a dead-end job or abusive relationship because they think it’s all … Continue reading

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Who will have the last chocolate? … uh, word?

We recently received a lovely box of See’s Candies for a gift, which has caused no end of joy and eager anticipation in our household. Right now the little one should not have any nuts <ahem> because she’s too young, not to … Continue reading

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‘Regular’ vs. ‘irregular’ self-love in a multicultural marriage

Recently I heard that the missionary David Brainerd prayed to be utterly repulsive to the opposite sex. That was so intriguing to me that I borrowed The Life and Diary of David Brainerd from the library just to check it … Continue reading

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Grandparents’ crown and children’s glory – Proverbs

I was reading Proverbs one day, and this jumped out at me: “Grandchildren are the crown of the elderly, and the glory of children is their parents.” –Proverbs 17:6 Wow! Now those are sentiments you don’t often hear in Western … Continue reading

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Love and marriage quote

“Love and marriage are of the Father’s most powerful means for the making of his foolish ones into sons and daughters.” -George MacDonald, A Daughter’s Devotion (edited by Michael Phillips)

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George MacDonald quote on manmade religion

“… for there is one kind of religion in which the more devoted a man is, the fewer proselytes he makes; it is the worship of himself.” ― George MacDonald in “The Maiden’s Bequest”, edited by Michael R. Phillips

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