Being Too Busy

By on Jul 27, 2017

    Being a pre-med student is time-consuming, to say the least. If you’re not studying, you’re working. If you’re not working, you’re volunteering. If you’re not volunteering, you’re in a lab. If you’re not in a lab, you’re in clinic. And if you’re not in any of the above, you’re freaking out about your career. And if you have a type A personality, you most likely work all throughout the week and probably serve in church too, on the worship team or as greeter or a small group leader, or all of the above. AND on top of that, you have to stay on top of your social media because who...

Man Goes Down. Woman (and Child) Go Free

By on Jul 21, 2017

    Man goes down. Woman goes free. In a cursed world, the above is a clear and succinct summary of the Bible’s teaching on manhood. Other helpful ways of stating the same reality include John Piper’s and Douglas Wilson’s definitions. “Mature masculinity is the sense of benevolent responsibility to lead, provide for, and protect women in ways appropriate to a man’s differing relationships.”–John Piper “Masculinity is the glad assumption of sacrificial responsibility.”–Douglas Wilson Wherever man goes, he is man. And for him to be a manly man means he walks with a burning zeal to...

5 Characteristics of a Diligent Person

By on Jun 13, 2017

  Diligence is a rare trait in our culture. Our society has an extreme case of laziness; we start projects and lack the focus to finish. While laziness is a prime problem in our society, a lack of hard workers is an age-old problem. The book of Proverbs, which was penned thousands of years ago, talks extensively about the different traits of a lazy person versus a diligent person. If you desire to grow in diligence, the book of Proverbs offers timeless wisdom on how to do so. Without further ado, here are five must-have traits of a diligent person.   1) A diligent person is an...

The Perfect Plan

By on Apr 26, 2017

“Oh you of little faith, why do you doubt?” Often times in life I become afraid. Often times in life I start to worry. Often times in life I seek control of situations. Then I remember, God is the perfect planner. Every event that happens in our life has purpose. Many times, when things do not turn out as planned, it is easy to blame ourselves and doubt God. But even in those moments, God is there, he is working in your situation, and is giving your story a purpose. We all have our own goals and wants, wants for a specific future, wants for a family, wants for a specific career,...

Bling-Bling Cha-Ching

By on Apr 24, 2017

A little background story about me: I was born in the United States, but I moved to Korea when I was about 3 years old because my parents wanted to raise my brother and me in Korea. I was raised in Korea for about 10 years or so and moved back to the U.S.! As soon as I moved to the states, my family and I found a church near where we lived, which is the church I still attend. I would say that my church is a large-size, Korean-American church. I was happy to be reunited with my “people” in the midst of my transition. I joined the youth ministry, and now I’m a member of our English Ministry....

Loving Pursuit

By on Apr 21, 2017

In any Korean household, or Asian household for that matter, discipline is foundational in a child’s upbringing. Being a Korean-American myself, I have my fair share of stories regarding the various punishments I have received growing up. Ranging from raising my hands in the air in the bathroom to being hit on the hands with a wooden spoon, it was a terrifying experience as a child, but now I can look back and laugh at some of the punishments I have endured. But growing up in a culture where the foundation is grounded in Confucian ideals like respect, discipline, and self-image, sometimes I...

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