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An Ambitious New Year

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With the New Year right around the corner, I wanted to do a quick post on my New Years Resolutions (if you want to call them that). I've hinted at a few of them in previous posts but i'll go into a bit more detail as to why I chose them. Looking at the list, it does seem quite ambitious and I really don't know how well i'll keep up with them especially with how it didn't go so well last year, but who knows, its good to reflect and think ahead right? Delete Instagram (a year at least?) Social media is taking the world by storm, its connecting people from all over the world but at the same time its disconnecting people from face to face interactions. The double taps, the temporary snapshots, the likes, and the shares are almost on every app available. I'm on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and thinking on my interactions with these apps, I think I am slowly getting caught up with all the likes and the attention of it all. I thought through the diffe

Christmas Changes

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It's been a rattling season this year and the last. The idea of Christmas has been on my mind a lot lately. Last year I came to the revelation of how Christmas is not Giftmas (as I called it). Coming from my faith, I realized that the Christmas season isn't all about giving one another gifts. You can read about it HERE . Christmas is a time to remember and celebrate the birth of the LORD Jesus Christ, the Messiah who was prophesied to come, the redeemer, the Son of God, the Saving one. With that in mind this year, a new rattling question came to mind. What does celebrating the birth of Christ really look like practically? Thinking through it, it isn't as applicable as putting up a Christmas tree or wrapping presents for other people. This morning at service we talked about the wise men in Matthew 2:1-12, and how the three of them brought gifts to the King they had sought after, whom they thought and believed was worth worshipping though they did not know Him. It made me

Lessons of 2014

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Considering I haven't posted since February, I've decided to give 2014 another post or two before we ring in the new year. The blog may not have been active, but let me tell you, my spiritual suitcase has not been neglected; this year has been filled with lessons and challenges i'd love to record, remember and share if you'd like to hear more. So here are the three main lessons i've gotten out of 2014, it definitely isn't extensive, but these are the big ones. Obey Boldly and Faithfully This past year, I have felt God call me into a position of leadership that I personally have found quite fearful and intimidating. Ever since joining the Guelph Asian Christian Fellowship 2-3 years ago, for some reason I could always see myself in the position of being chair one day, and it wasn't until around February that I actually started to consider it. Being chair, or as some put it, "President", was a big role to fill, I struggled with (and definitely