Photo by Larm Rmah on Unsplash I hate goodbyes, conclusions of books, and the final bites of a perfect meal. Every time I reach an ending of something beautiful, my heart aches just a bit; I want it to continue. Admitting that farewells are part of life—friends move away, new jobs begin, and even the…

When I was younger, I used to think the only way to “do missions” was by becoming a missionary. My definition of “missionary” was narrow, working from the idea that missionaries went to other countries to do dramatic life-changing intercessions or start churches. If I was passionate about evangelism, I couldn’t consider any other work…

“What do you do for work?” This question reflects how deeply intertwined work is within our conversations, relationships, and lives. Asked automatically, it is a reflection of how we relate and connect to others, or else feel a lack thereof. Lately, I’ve been confronted with the intense culture of work. As summer internships rapidly approach,…

Whenever I get home from a long day, I expect a full pantry, fridge, and cabinets. As one of my mom’s love languages is food, she ensures my family never goes a day without a good meal. One of my mom’s running jokes is the way I start my mornings: flinging open our two-doored fridge…

Oftentimes, our relationships with money, the world, and ourselves grow tangled overtime. We lose focus, get discouraged, or forget to steward our material possessions correctly. In a beautiful effort to work out the knots of these relationships, head of LOVE Inc. Rich Henderson has created a program: budget coaching. By the end of this program,…

When my dad was in college, he made a groundbreaking discovery—whenever he visited an ATM, it spit out as much money as he wished. He termed it a “magic money box.” Whatever he wanted, he could get. Later, when he got a credit card, he enjoyed the same revelation as before: swiping the card paid…

Everyone needs to eat. For the Bay Area, such a need is frequently realized in the form of an onslaught of ethnic cuisines from all over the world. In my own neighborhood, I only need to walk a few blocks before I come to a strip of restaurants boasting Ethiopian, Korean, Burmese, and Japanese food—all…

Hello to my brothers and sisters of Grace South Bay! I’m Mei (Corina) Chen, Grace’s new Compassion Coordinator intern. I am so excited to share with you all a new project I’m hoping will continue to grow as our hearts grow too: Stories of Compassion. My parents have begun Stories of Grace, and within and…

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