Out of God’s perfect love, he formed Adam and Eve. His divine desire was for a unity in relationship with man in the same way that He had perfect relationship within his triune self. This love isn’t the fake, surface-y stuff that permeates our culture. It is a true, unadulterated love that always puts the other person above oneself. It continuously seeks to “prefer, serve, promote and release the other” (Steve Chua, ID Encounter). It’s a love that wants to see the other person in their best possible version of themselves, and can both encourage and correct in love to get them there. It is a...

"Every person on earth is somewhere on the journey from orphan to so ship." - Restoring the Foundations The fall of mankind separated us forever from our Father, our Creator. Yet since that very moment that Adam & Eve chose sin, the Lord has been working to restore us into the relationship we once had with him. Jesus made the way for us to no longer be orphans, but to be adopted once again as sons and daughters of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Does this change your perspective of the people around you? It does for me. When...

It always amazes me how people all around us carry stories of miracles, and oftentimes we never even have the chance to hear them. When Lauren shared briefly on Facebook about how God healed her son Izak, I knew I wanted to hear more. The stories God writes in our lives are meant to be shared - to encourage and ignite hope. Not everyone's story is the same, and we can't pretend to know how God will work in each situation, but I'm thankful that through the witness In each others' lives, God continually shows himself faithful. I'm honored Lauren...

I never knew I had an issue with ungodly anger until I had kids and became a stay at home mom. There’s something that stirs up when, day after day of not being able to control my environment, trying in vain to respond rationally to an irrational person, and trying to prove my worth in a role that is generally unappreciated and undervalued, that brings out the ugly things inside of me. For many years I struggled to manage my anger outbursts, which were mainly geared toward my kids, a few times toward my husband. I read articles, blogs, listened to podcasts, searched through...

I used to think I didn’t have any problems with my cultural identity. Clearly, I was just white, but looked a little Asian. I joke, but you know what they say about jokes! In case you didn't know, I was born in Taipei, Taiwan. When I was five years old, my mother, brother & I moved to a small beautiful town in New Jersey. There wasn’t much diversity, and I grew up for most of my school life feeling different and secretly wishing I was the same as everyone else. I wished our family was like all my friends’ families. I wished...