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Some say education is to equip you for success (i.e. to make money) - a mean to an end. But I personally believe: learning is an end in...

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I was reading into investment strategies and sharing my plans with a friend when he strongly advised me to stop and follow his instead. His...

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Last night, I dreamt that a group of family friends were discussing how they manifest their care toward others. One girl said, "I hide...

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I've been on learning/exploration mode for a while, drafted but never published several posts, and have finally found the right mood to write a life...

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Decided to give the World Journal LA Voice Singing Contest a shot with a song I wrote! Please vote for me (you can vote once...

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Everyone in church can agree that True Jesus Church is predominantly Asian - and in the US, predominantly Taiwanese. Everyone in church can also agree that the...

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In today's terrorist shootings and bombings in Paris, at least 129 have been killed. Here are some of my reflections on this tragic event as...

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I'm in a sort of existential crisis... sort of. It comes in random bouts of "What is life?", "What am I doing with my life?",...

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While it's good to say we need to repent, be baptized, and receive the Holy Spirit to inherit eternal life (cf Ac 2:38), Jesus' answer...

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The sermon tonight seemed to reference my recent blog posts about church. A key point: Don't uncover church weaknesses like Ham uncovered Noah's nakedness....

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I was happy to see that a TJC blog post featured in Tuesday's USGA newsletter email directly addressed current concerns. Although the article appeared to be...

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Just now, as I parked at the intersection of Orange and Valley View on my way home from realizing why dead lifts are called...

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One day in elementary school, my friend's grandma came to bring him lunch. I can never forget how disrespectful he was to her, asking...

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During YASC last week, I revisited this passage in James 4:13-16: 13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such...

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Yesterday from 3:10pm to 6pm, Pr. Liang, Pr. Hou, and Dn. Chen (my uncle) pulled me aside at Irvine Church during YASC to talk about...

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Just listened to a livestream sermon by Pr. Hou titled "An Epistle Of Jesus Christ To The World". One point he brought up was that we...

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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJMuderdrIQ] I find it very problematic when "don't judge" is incorrectly interpreted and used to avoid addressing sincere concerns. There are two types of judging:...

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As I wandered into the comments section of Steve's blog, this part of one comment stood out to me: "Simply because we follow the TJC doctrines in...

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Today's sermon was titled "Noah's Ark", and here are my thoughts on one notable point: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zC2h9m3w-w] While the "lack of spiritual food" can be caused...

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For everyday spirituality, I often wonder what I need to do differently from a practical standpoint. A recent post comment got me rethinking about the concept of Christ's love...

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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxag_dKxELo] I can't say I agree with 100% of everything that YM Yang (Yuh-Ming Yang) says, and you don't have to either, but I...

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My cousin Kevin got married in Madison last week, and 15 out of us 18 Chen cousins went and spent a few days in...

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I've never posted a vlog before, but I thought I'd give it a try! Here are my thoughts about a recent blog I stumbled upon and...

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I’m very staunch on keeping religious standards out of the government in order to rightfully preserve a legal system that protects individual rights and...

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I feel like some church people are hesitant to comment on today's same-sex marriage court ruling because they either: Disagree, but don't want their more...

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I recently came back from a 10-day trip around Iceland. Check out this short clip of some of the highlights:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EU0W6_hDwxA

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"Vanity of vanities. All is vanity." You got that right, Mr. Solomon. What is the point of everything? What is the point of anything?! I...

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Sometimes serving in church is framed like a quantifiable offering, a repaying of God's love, or a commodity you are providing. But serving is not always...

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"Even though I doing well at work, I a great relationship with my siblings, and I a great friend, I felt...

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Two weeks ago, I did my first dream post about imaginary brownies (+ similar recipes I found online). Today, I bring you my first journal-like life update! Yes,...

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Today's sermon was titled "Obey God", and one of Brother Huang's points was that obeying God starts with obeying secular and church authorities. Here...

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Water baptism today is all about washing away our sins, but John's baptism was said to be a baptism of repentance (Ac 19:4). Why...

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Drool. I had a dream last Saturday morning that I was eating strawberry brownies with dark chocolate and sea salt. I could seriously taste the...

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What do I need to do differently to have a consistently good spirituality? What do I need to do? I. People have different personalities. People...

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Just listened to a live-streamed sermon titled "Cast Your Care Upon God". I took notes on the sermon content in spoken order. I labeled the content (example, story, question,...

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It's fascinating that the account of Jesus' single resurrection was recorded from 4 different points of view. By looking at these differences, we learn...

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The epitome of interpersonal objectivity is listening to everyone's voice with complete neutrality. This may include: (1) giving a chance to the voice of someone...

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Happy Lunar New Year! Oh wait, am I allowed to say that? 'Tis the season when people ask why we do or don't celebrate certain holidays....

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Prologue: After I explained my views on mortal sin, it seems that several people assumed I always aim for liberal interpretations. While I am...

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One may often hear (in fact, I heard this today), "If you feel you aren't getting much from a sermon, it's probably because you don't...

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The book of Hebrews is such a fascinating epistle. It breaks so many rules and creates so many new ones. And the thing is,...

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Censoring knowledge and information is a result of fear. Fear of uncertainty, fear of change, fear of danger... Actually, it's not wrong to have certain fears....

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Today, I'm guest-featuring one of my all-time favorite non-fictional pieces by Mcquill called "Splitting Day". Enjoy! -- One Saturday afternoon, Sam, Allen, Nate, and I were sitting in...

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The biggest misconception of mortal sins is that they can never be forgiven. I mentioned this as a part of an anecdote in my...

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Thank God for a smooth service of hymns, prayer, and sermon at the Garden Grove TJC Hymnal Evangelical tonight. I feel that during the...

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I was actually quite happy Clarissa wrote an honest post about why she left church. I am usually very wary about anti-church and potential atheism-promoting materials...

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Ever wonder, “I wonder which Garden Grove church brother I am”? Well, wonder no more! With this quiz, discover exactly which bachelor from the...

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A key attraction in Nagano, Japan is the Jigokudani Monkey Park. The monkey park is on the mountains where it snows in the autumn...

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A few years ago, when I expressively got mad about something, a girl exclaimed, "Albert's finally showing his true colors!" I found this to...

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You may often hear people say, "You're over-thinking it." What people actually mean is "You're worrying too much." To me, "over-thinking" should not be...

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Last week Sister Carol shared something along the lines of, "We're supposed to seek first the kingdom of God, and our daily needs will...

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A loaded question, this was Cain's response when God asked him where Abel was. To really understand this, we need to first examine: Why did Cain...

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"For this reason, when I could stand it no longer, I sent to find out about your faith." (1 Thess 3:5a) Throughout his whole letter,...

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As we give thanks for a quarter century of earth-dwelling, here are 5 questions (and my answers) to help us reflect on the past years...

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In order to be a true disciple of Jesus, we have to deny ourselves and take up our cross daily (Lk 9:23). But, what...

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Over the weekend, I heard 3 sermons from the same speaker about Job. While the speaker believes Job's suffering was a trial, he also believes...

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I wrote this on October 10, 2014 after I attended a coworker's wedding the previous weekend. A recurring praise to the groom was that he...

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I wasn't at the YASC Q&A this past weekend, but I heard there was a question about polygamy being a sin. This was probably...

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"You can never experience the fulfillment of your desires if you have no desires." (11/30/2014) Even with rudimentary desires like food cravings, the satisfaction of...

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It's important to apply biblical principles to our lives. But, only "applying the principles" is not enough. Cerritos and Garden Grove church are currently studying...

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Takao is a less touristy haven to view maple foliage in Kyoto, Japan. At the base of Mount Takao, there's a map that shows you...

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I used to use this verse as a tagline for online church sharing, but during a serendipitous Bible study with my cousin, we extracted an...

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When you spread out your hands, I will hide My eyes from you; Even though you make many prayers, I will not hear. Your hands are full of...

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We may remember some moments in our lives when we felt bold and full of faith. And we may also remember (not so fondly) some...

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During Jacob’s process of making the LORD his God, God told him to arise and go to Bethel. At that point, Jacob told his household...

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When the Bible says that we’re “saved by grace through faith”, this by definition, means we need faith to be saved. However, how much...