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


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

Inconvenience #1

inconvenience #1: fair-trade, conflict-free, environmentally conscious diamonds okay, so the whole blood diamonds thing turned out to be even more than i thought it was. supposedly there’s a “kimberly” program that is supposed to monitor diamonds, but people say they don’t do a good job. on top of that, the mining of diamonds is environmentally … Continue reading

Lent Devo (Day … March 14)

Mark 6:30-44 Jesus takes his disciples to a quiet place to try to get some rest, followed by huge crowds who want to hear more and to continue learning from him. later the disciples come to Jesus asking him to send the people away, because it’s late, there’s no food around, and quite frankly, they’re … Continue reading

Phone Date

i had a good phone date tonight. i think if you still aren’t super used to talking to each other, especially for extended periods of time, that people who tough it out should be recognized. i’m grateful that aaron let’s me surf the internet while talking to him. (i got a new book on amazon!) … Continue reading

It Is Well With My Soul

You are the Rock On which I stand By Your grace it is well My hope is sure In Christ my savior It is well with my soul

Day 6 of Lent Devotions (Island ECC)

Hong Kong is a vibrant, throbbing, buzzing city. Everywhere we’re surrounded by people, in the streets, in the lifts, in the malls, at the MTR. In the midst of all this non-stop movement of pressing people, it is difficult to find a time and place to be still, a place to reflect, a place to … Continue reading

Down and Up

a good text message is like a hug on a rainy day. i’ve been feeling like it’s raining for the last two weeks. it’s been rough, but i haven’t been able to place what was wrong. then this week everything went wrong. actually, nothing went wrong but i was still going crazy. okay, i’ll stop … Continue reading


“Oh Lord, if this were lost instead, and all I had was you, I would be rich, and have the greatest Good.” -Job (in an animated film)