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Why I Am a Christian

previously published in July 2004 I've been an Adventist all my life, and to be honest, there wasn't a single time that I didn¹t believe in God. I never doubted God's existence, or even His love for me, but I didn¹t see the point of giving my life… read more

What on Earth is a GIG?

Previously published in June 2004 We met Mrs. Jiao many years ago when the energetic grandmother gave a sermon in Los Altos, California. “Please, come visit us and our church in Shanghai!” she said to my mother in Mandarin. “China is… read more

Can You Be a Scientist and Believe in God at the Same Time?

previously published in October 2004 Occasionally I hear the question, “Can you be a scientist and believe in God at the same time?”  Despite my own religious beliefs and upbringing, I believe this question certainly deserves considerable… read more

The Winding Path of God’s Will

previously published on September 2004 “For I know the plans I have for you, plans for good and not evil, plans to give you a future and a hope.”  (Jer. 29:11) In December 1993, I came back from Mongolia, where I had been working as a… read more

I Saw Jesus in My Phytochemicals Class

While I was in school I took a class on Phytochemicals, which are non-caloric, non-nutrient substances found in plant foods. Although they are non-essential, they serve to provide health benefits and may help to protect from some diseases. One category of the… read more

Farmer for Souls

“I want to be a farmer!” I told my mother. She stared at me, then, in her motherly wisdom, she said, “My daughter, first graduate physical therapy school, and then you can do whatever you want.” I was 25 years old, just graduated from… read more

Where’s the Adult? Oh, That’s Me

Summer sounds like a good time to start up a teaching/learning blog again. We've had a lot of life changes around here, including moving (again), finding a new job (again), and starting in a new school (again.) Starting new isn't easy. There have been many… read more

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

previously published in July 2005 Nietzsche once said, “Freedom is the will to be responsible to ourselves.”  Freedom is not the absence of rules and regulations, but the capacity to exercise choice in deciding whose guidelines and principles… read more

May They Be One

previously published in July 2004 “I in them and you in me.  May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.”  This is a passage taken from Jesus’ longest… read more

CREATION Health: Trust

“I have come that you may live life to the fullest.” These are the words of Jesus to us from John 10:10. Just how can I live life to the fullest? Especially when we live in a world so polluted by humanity and sin. The answer is simple, yet many… read more