Empowering Asian-American Leaders (Emily’s Story)

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Growing up as an Asian-American in the US is not easy. Growing up as a woman is not easy either. Put those two words together: Asian-American woman. Then, add the word, “leader.” What do you feel? What comes to your mind?  I don’t know how or why, but I always found myself leading even as a kid. Whether at a small Sunday school class or an elementary school I went, I was always the one […]

Uncommon Harmony

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I was surprised by my tears. Recently we gathered for worship for the first time since COVID-19 sent us scurrying into our homes for shelter and safety. We stayed in “social distance” mode so we didn’t hug, though many of us desired to. We sat in family units and kept ourselves six feet apart. But we laughed – a lot. And we enjoyed seeing one another’s three-dimensional faces! And for the first time in months, […]

Being Human While Worshiping Online [Get Your Body Involved]

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Did you know that there are several different words in Hebrew and Greek that are simply translated “worship” in our English bibles? In the Old Testament, the Hebrew word shachah means to bow down, tehillah means to praise or sing, yadah means to extend or raise your hand. The Greek word, proskuneo (did you know this is where our ministry’s name came from?) literally means to kiss towards something/someone. All of these words are action […]