Various

In this category there will be posts on things that do not fall into any of the other categories… it will usually be random things that I am thinking about at the moment.

New Year Resolutions & GOALS

Photo Credit: Unsplash The end of a year is a great time to reflect on God’s faithfulness. It is also an opportunity to look ahead to the new year. When we think about making new year’s resolutions, it can cause a lot of disillusionment and frustration. Especially, as we think about this past year’s resolution and our shortcomings. Even though I find myself failing on many of my new year’s resolutions, I still make them...

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The Father’s Heart for Orphans

      My wife, Christina, keeps reminding me, “As we get older, we should be more unselfish, more humble and more loving.” In theory, this makes a lot of sense. But in reality, it is a whole different issue altogether. As we get older, we should realize more of our sinfulness. As we get older, we should become more humble and loving. The older we get, the more we should have testimonies that point to...

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God Can Use Our Past

  I’m always inspired when I hear about God using a person’s messed-up past to advance His mission. We have to remember that God never makes mistakes. Even through some of our deepest pains and trials, God can use it somehow for His glory. The best part of God’s creative work in redemption is that He uses our experiences and personalities to reach many people with the Gospel. Due to my personal experiences and personality,...

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Forever Family

  It is interesting how the Apostle Paul uses the illustration of adoption when he describes our relationship with God, our Father (Eph 1:3-14). There is something very powerful about knowing that you are chosen and loved unconditionally. This is part of the core of the Gospel message. Sometimes through an earthly adoption, people are able to know the love of the Father. May our love for people overflow.    

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Like A Girl

  After having a daughter, I have become more sensitive and tuned into how girls are treated in our society, especially in the Church. It is amazing to see how a girl’s self-esteem is shaped by their relationship with their father. It is my hope and prayer that Karissa (a.k.a. KiKi) will grow up believing that she can do anything she puts her mind to. The world will tell her otherwise. The world will put...

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Gloriously Ruined

  I do quite a bit of counseling throughout the week. I guess it comes with the calling of a shepherd (pastor). After many hours of listening and talking, I have come to the realization that a lot of things come down to perspective. If a person is able to gain God’s perspective in the midst of their situation, then it’s a huge win – both for the counselee and the counselor. It is hard...

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The Soccer Warrior

  It is always exciting to see two of my passions come together. The heart of a samurai and the heart for soccer. I cannot wait for the World Cup to start!  

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The Father’s Protection

  When you see a father so passionate about protecting his daughter, it reminds you of how love and security play an important role in a relationship. As I watched this video, I couldn’t help but to resonate with this father as I thought about my daughter. Then, I thought about God’s love and protection for His children against Satan and his evil forces. No matter what we are facing in life, we can be...

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The Greatest Artist

  God is the Greatest Artist of all time. We, as human are able to create beautiful things because the Creator created us. Whenever I get inspired by a musician or an artist with their talent, I am reminded that they are just a reflection of the Greatest Artist. Therefore, keep on creating great music, art and other creative pieces because it will keep on pointing to the One who alone deserves all the glory!...

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The Hearts of Men

  Coming back from my recent trip to Cambodia, I was reminded once again about the evils of human slavery. As I looked at the issue, I couldn’t help but to conclude that everything starts from the heart. Since we live in a broken world, we try so hard to “fix” ourselves from the pain and hurt in our lives. This is where many of us turn to various things to numb our pain; but...

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World Shakers. History Makers.

        I remember when our kids were younger and they all went to the same school. It was so much easier driving them to one location; but now, they all go to different schools. I miss those younger years when we were all together in one car. Everyday, as we got closer to school, I had one of them pray on behalf of all of us. Of course, we rotated the person...

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HMCC-HK Call-Out Meeting

  Design by HMCC-AA Publications Team       It has been almost four weeks since the official announcement of starting HMCC of Hong Kong in 2015. There has been a great response. I’m encouraged and excited to see the 2020 Vision become a reality. I am looking forward to this call-out meeting because I believe God is stirring some of us to respond in faith and to be a part of this future church...

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Mirror Series

  Design by HMCC-AA Publications Team       For our college ministry, we are finishing off our 2-part series called, “Mirror.” In Part 1, we covered the theme of “The Looking Glass.” I mentioned how, “we must see ourselves through the mirror of God’s grace.” It is God’s grace that fulfills us, frees us, and forms us. Today we are going to go over the topic of “The Rearview Mirror” and how important it...

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Global Band Missions Project 2013

  Photo by HMCC-AA Docs Team       I am excited to go to Cambodia and Hong Kong with some of our HMCC worship leaders in late December. Music is a universal language that everyone understands. This is why when worship happens in Spirit and in Truth (Jn 4:24), Jesus is exalted and great things transpire. After my trip to Asia in March 2013, I came away with several observations:   1) The Cambodian...

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