• No Reserve. No Retreat. No Regrets.

    There were two brothers that loved competing. Every summer they would swim across a lake as fast as they could and the younger brother would always win. They raced over and over, but the older brother never won.

    Years later, after the brothers were married and had families, they came together for a family gathering. The older brother, thinking that he had grown in physical stature and stamina, challenged his brother to race across the lake for old times. They raced, and again the younger brother won.

    The older brother asked, "Why can't I beat you?" The younger brother responded, "You always save enough energy to swim back to shore. I swim like I'm not coming back."

    Live life like you're not coming back.

Why I Love Church (by Tim LaTour)

Sundays are so great! They really are. I have the wonderful privilege and joy getting to see the many aspects of our church week in and week out. Here’s a fun little snapshot: At 6:30am (yes, you read that correctly) our sound team shows up open doors, turn on lights and sound equipment. At 7am, … Continue reading


1. What are your five biggest strengths?2. What are five things that you enjoy learning about?3. What are five topics you’d like to learn about that are unfamiliar to you?4. What are five skills or strengths that you’d like to get better at?5. What are your five favorite sources of inspiration? [books/websites/articles/poems/videos/songs] (from http://busynessgirl.com/self-evaluation-list-of-fives/)

The Indignity of the Incarnation (Sherman Chau at Island ECC)

“[Jesus] made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death – even death on a cross!” – Philippians 2: 7&8 On a recent visit to Kadoorie farm, I realized how much we have … Continue reading


so a little while ago i compared living in hong kong to a wild animal being captured and put in a cage. everything is done for you. someone can clean for you, cook for you, wipe your bum… oh, maybe not that. space is smaller. you learn to be content with what you have. what … Continue reading


while teaching a lesson on volume…imagine i dip a point in paint and drag it across the board. you’d end up with a line.imagine i dipped this line in paint and dragged it across the board. you’d end up with a square (or rectangle). now, imagine i can pull this square out of the board. … Continue reading

First Fight

aaron and i haven’t had our first fight yet, though with wedding planning today, it got a little tense. i think with too many things happening on his side, then me trying to shove too many things into one day, it just wasn’t pleasant. i almost bit him. just joking.


i was with a friend yesterday and we were talking about how to keep the flame alive. how do you keep thinking that you can be a world changer? how can you keep wanting to share the love of God with people around you? because really and truly, you can just take a back seat, … Continue reading


aaron: i pulled my backpack straps too tight. it makes my bag lighter though. me: but then you look like a nerd. aaron: just look? nerding it up and loving it. who doesn’t think men that are good at math are sexy? wait, don’t answer that.

Wedding Planning Madness

who would’ve thought that wedding planning internationally would be (a little) insane? oh wait… everyone, that’s right. at least it’s fun :)


one of my friends is thinking of proposing to his girlfriend and i was telling him that he could propose on the plane, like one of those movies, you know? but i said, maybe you want to wait until the end of the flight though, in case she says no – awkward! then you’re stuck … Continue reading