7 results for tag: reflections


What Will Your Epitaph Say?

Who honestly thinks about a question like this, right? Sounds rather morbid and horrid. I have never met anyone in my life who has ever crafted a well-thought-out answer to this question. I mean how many people, particularly the Generation Y cohort, would like to entertain the thought about their inevitable death and write an obituary of themselves?  I suspect they would like to think about their promising future and how to tap into their maximum potential. So, the question about their epitaph seems like an odd one. I first encountered this question when I assumed the role of a HR Director at my business school’s undergraduate student society. A ...

Adam Sandler, Click, and Intentional Living

Imagine you are given a universal remote control – one that flips more than just sports, movies and news. What if this universal remote control does more? What if you could control your entire life through the remote control, enabling you to fast-forward, rewind, search by chapter, and freeze-frame your life? Wouldn’t this be nice? I know this sounds nonsensical. But, bear with me right now and I need you to put on your creativity hat and read the rest of the article as if you were a five-year old. Well, this is the basic premise behind the movie Click. Adam Sandler who plays Michael Newman has a beautiful wife, two children, and a ...

How One Woman Found God from a Grape-Grower in Napa Valley

Have you ever felt a disconnect when you read the Bible?  Have you often had difficulty understanding the message with your head but failing to understand with the same poignancy with your heart? If you find yourself struggling to answer the question with a convicting ‘yes,’ read on since you are not alone. Here's Margaret Feinberg, a godly woman gifted with such discernment and wisdom. The context by which the Bible is based on is one of an agrarian culture which starkly contrasts with today’s suburban culture filled with Costco, Safeway, and Fred Meyers. In her unquenchable thirst for knowing more of God and the exact meaning ...

Living Intentionally: Running the Race for the Eternal Prize

1 Corinthians 9:24-27 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize. Philippians 3:12-14 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take ...

Living in the Present Tense

I stumbled across a poem that profoundly struck a chord with me. I think others may think likewise. What amazes me is that this poem is written by a 14 years old Jason Lehman. I wonder how can someone at such a young age could think of such profound and philosophical perspectives. Lehman sent a letter to Abigail Van Buren who verified Jason's age and published the poem on her column on February 14, 1989. Please take several minutes to meditate on this.   Present Tense It was spring, but it was summer I wanted, The warm days, and the great outdoors. It was summer, but it was fall I wanted, The colorful leaves, and the cool, dry air. It was ...

2012 New Year’s Resolutions

Around the end of the year, our family has a tradition that we uphold to: year-end family meeting/service. It started when I was in my young adolescence where my dad would initiate a family meeting with mom, sister, and I. He would open up the meeting with a word of prayer and praises. He would then choose a passage from the Scripture and share our thoughts around the message. With this leading service, the main topic of our discussion shifts to how each one of us spent the past 365 days. Usually, we would spend some time to gather our thoughts before this meeting, but nonetheless, we start to talk about key events and accomplishments as well as ...

In Reflection of 2011

In ten days the year of 2011 will become history – like any other year. Before I close this year, I decided to spend this time as a post mortem to pen some of my thoughts on how the year went.  Unlike any other year, the first thought that cropped in my mind was how uncharacteristically and incredibly fast the year has passed by. It sort of felt like I have been transported from a time machine in which I skipped several months throughout the year. Now, this got me started thinking more about this fundamental notion on ‘progress.’ In many respects, 2011 have represented a monumental year for me. First, it is the year I turned 25. Granted, ...