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...

God is Happier with Me When I’m Successful

By on Apr 20, 2017

Asians are known to be very involved and almost obsessed with studying and becoming successful. According to a survey done by the Pew Research Center, out of all the racial groups in the United States, Asian Americans are the fastest-growing, best-educated, and have the highest income.[1] Though I did not grow up in a heavily Asian populated community, my family was always a part of a Korean church. Growing up, my parents had never pushed me to be this or that, or forced me to study, but told me to do my best and taught me how to be independent. However, I was always surrounded by the...

Are You a Disappointment?

By on Apr 18, 2017

Having parents who sacrificed their future for yours makes living your life for God instead of your parents very difficult. My parents are immigrants. My dad came to America when he was in high school and my mom sacrificed her job in Korea to come and marry my dad. It definitely was not easy for them: cultural, social, and language barriers are real difficulties they face to this day. Still, they find value in these hardships because they believed it provided my brother and me with more opportunities and set us up for a great future. But what is a great future? Lately, I have been struggling...

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