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Mother’s Day Message

According to a recent statistical study done in 2012, it was reported that there are two billion mothers in the world. And on the 2nd Sunday in the month of May, which is this weekend, the world celebrates Mothers’ Day. Most of these two billion mothers will be appreciated and celebrated. There is a Jewish Proverb that says, “God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.” While I may not fully agree with this saying but I agree that it takes a special grace to be a good mom. While preparing this message, I thought about whom could I liken mothers to and the following was I came up with. 1. Moms are Superheroes! Recently, our family went out to watch Ironman 3 and my children were totally won over by Ironman’s power and ability to save the world from the bad guys. While watching the movie, I couldn’t help but thought that moms are really like superheroes too! It does not matter if you are a working mom, or a stay-at-home mom, …

Raising Children and Discipleship – Part 2

The latest series we have started is about Raising Children and Discipleship. And in the first part of this series, I shared that just because you have a child does not mean that you are qualified to be a nurturing parent. Likewise, having people under you that you are responsible for does not automatically qualify you to be their discipler.  Discipleship starts when we do the following: 1. Develop the DESIRE to become a spiritual parent 2. Seek out the people whose hearts God has opened to you 3. Get a burden for those you are called to I previously shared that making disciples is a universal calling for all Christians.  In fact, it is in the pouring out of one’s life for another – with the purpose to see him or her succeeding and be greater – that one finds the true significance of life. Significance is found in giving your life away, not in selfishly trying to find personal happiness. Hence, making discipleship is more than a responsibility; it is truly a channel through which …

Raising Children and Discipleship – Part 1

In these next few articles, I want to talk about something that is very close to my heart. I want to talk about raising children and link it to lessons on discipleship. Many have spoken on what it takes to be a disciple but in this series I wish to address what it takes to disciple others. In another words, what kind of discipler should one be. Now I am no expert in child psychology, however, my 15 years in ministry have taught me much about discipleship which provided me with understanding about raising children. Similarly, my 9 years as a parent have shed further insights on raising children and discipling them. My personal conviction: My Children Should Be My Best Disciples in Life. I believe that if I fail to teach and disciple them in the ways of God, I would have missed the mark in ministry somehow. The bible says in Psalms 127:3~5: Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand …

WOW MOM

This year for Mother’s Day, my daughter’s school planned a special event for all the mothers. I was invited for a special Mother’s Day tea party with Erin. It was my first time wearing a hat to a tea party and celebrating it with a class full of mothers wearing hats of various colors and designs. What fun! I had a great time eating snacks and drinking tea out of a tea cup that Erin had especially chosen for me. I delighted in seeing my daughter sing and dance in front of me and in receiving the cards she designed for me and coupons for free massages just for Mom! However, the thing that touched me most was what she wrote regarding the best thing and the worst thing of being a mom. This is what she wrote and said in front of the class, “The best thing about being a mom is spending time with us because she loves us. The hardest part of being a mom is punishing us because sometimes we do wrong.” …