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Where There’s Nashville Hot Chicken in the OC

I love spicy food. Even though I’ve traveled to Nashville for business many times, I usually eat barbecue there. Then, last year, I discovered that Nashville hot chicken was a thing, not in Nashville, but in Louisville, by accident, when I was...

How much sleep do you need?

If there’s a difference between how many hours you sleep versus how many hours you need to sleep, that’s called sleep deprivation. Many of us have learned how to live with less than optimal sleep because of the demands of life. The...

$20 for your thoughts, Asian American Pastors

$20 for your thoughts, Asian American Pastors

Asian American Pastor and Church Survey! (Around 30 minutes, $20 Amazon gift card) If you are a lead/senior/solo Asian American pastor of a predominately Asian American congregation (i.e. EM, pan-Asian, multiethnic), fill out this online survey (around 30 minutes) and receive a...

What will suffering do to you?

What will suffering do to you?

Life involves moments of boredom and thrills, times of work and play, seasons of joy and seasons of suffering. And, suffering can take many different forms: disease, physical pain, mental illness, tragedy, handicaps, or many others. Some of you that are regular...

My New Blog Demystifying Prayer

I started a new blog project called Demystifying Prayer. It will run for 30 weeks. I’ll be blogging my conversational prayer with God, the one of Christianity as revealed in the Bible, about once a week. The idea for this blog came...

Steps to Happiness I Need to Remember

I picked up this handout at a depression support group. Posting it here as a resource and help to people that struggle with depression or bipolar disorder: Steps to Happiness I Need to Remember You can’t be all things to all people....