Studies on happiness are all the rage right now. Why are some people happier than others? How do we increase our happiness? What basic components lead to a happy life?
This past Sunday, I preached about learning how to discern the voice of God in our lives. You can hear the sermon here but I wanted to distill it for you in this post as well. This is a tricky subject as many people have used and still use God to promote their own agendas.
I began journaling, or rather, I should say, writing in my diary, when I was in elementary school. My dad was the one who encouraged me to start doing this. He suggested writing down my thoughts in a book at the end of each day to remember significant moments. So I started to do it. My first diary was pink with a lock on it.
I’ve been struggling with reconciling two ideas in regards to pursuing our dreams and I recently had a breakthrough. There’s two opposing schools of thought when it comes to this topic. For simplicity’s sake, I’ll refer to them as the western spiritual school of thought and the eastern spiritual school of thought.
I am so excited to share with you the project I’ve been working on for the last year: Simple Workbooks to Solve Life’s Intricate Dilemmas. These are short workbooks (approximately 35 pages each) that cover a multitude of topics as you can see from the image above.
I know this sounds like a paradox—the joy of surrendering. But I swear by it. I recently experienced the overwhelming joy that comes from surrendering to an unfavorable situation and want to share my story with you.
I’ve alluded a lot to how much resistance I’ve experienced towards my calling as a minister. Part of the reason for this is because I grew up in a conservative Korean Christian community where women weren’t allowed to be ordained.