Ghost month. A period of time when the gates of hell are opened, allowing ghosts and spirits to enter our world. It is a time for them to feast on the food and drink offerings made for them. At the height of the month, the ghost festival (the 15th day of the seventh lunar month),… Read more Ghost Month
I’m an Australian-born Cambodian-Chinese (aka ABC). I have thick, black hair; dark brown eyes; and a fairly tanned skin tone. No, this isn’t a dating advert, but it’s a pretty standard description for most South-East Asians. It’s almost a month since my family and I moved to Taiwan to serve here with OMF International. One… Read more Culture shock: why don’t you understand?
Well, it’s Day 4 of our new journey in Taiwan. We arrived safely last Wednesday and we were warmly welcomed by a fellow co-worker. To date, there are daily communications in the form of personal visits, phone calls, and messages from one or more of our new co-workers here in Taipei. All of them are… Read more Culture shock: the early days
I love Joseph. He’s now two years old. My greatest concern is how I will equip Him in life and faith. 10 years ago, this was a distant thought; instead I was challenged by the secularist university around me and how I would live out my faith among my friends and peers. The encouragement and… Read more Words of encouragement: timeless assurance
I am weary. I am distracted. My spirit is willing, but my mind and body are weak. I am spiritually lethargic. The fellowship of my spiritual brothers and sisters alone carry the passions of my soul, yet alone I find myself dragging my spiritual feet in the dirt of dreariness. The opening of one of… Read more The weariness of prayer
In response to A holiday message from Ricky Gervais: Why I’m an Atheist “Why do you believe in God?” Unlike the popular comedian, Ricky Gervais, I don’t get asked that a lot. Nor do I have the public forum in which to share my views on my beliefs. Yet, his article only reinforces and articulates… Read more A holiday message from Peter Luu: Why I’m a Christian