Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Coma awakenings (pt 2)

As I wrote yesterday, God tailor-makes every miracle and His timing is always perfect. 

For my parents, the decision to accept Jesus didn’t boil down to just a question of God’s ability to heal and save.  They also needed to realize that He was a God who cares about Chinese people too.  Up to that point in time, as far as they were concerned, Christianity was purely a Western religion.  To their thinking Christians had good morals and values but at the end of the day, “The Chinese have their own religion and the Westerners have theirs.  It’s Chinese culture and Western culture.”  This is still a common attitude in China today, even among some believers.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Coma awakenings (pt 1)

One of the miraculous stories in our new book involves a young man who awoke from a coma of two months.  After that he remained in a persistent vegetative state for more than half a year longer.  Amazingly, though, he emerged from that condition too and he is walking today supported by a frame.  This young man’s story especially struck a chord with me because his journey (and that of his parents) was similar to my own family in a lot of ways. 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

We have a new book!

David and I have a new book out.  Check it out (and look inside) here.  May you be encouraged and inspired in your own journey as you read.  Enjoy!


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Happy birthday Chen Mingyen

Chen Mingyen has turned 80.  His age is calculated according to traditional Chinese reckoning, which automatically makes you a year old when you’re born.  For those of you who’ve read the book Still Red, you’ll know he’s one of the three main characters. 

Recently I had the privilege of attending his birthday banquet in celebration of this milestone.  As I sat there listening to different people talk about the influence Pastor Chen has had on their lives and the help he’s given them over the years, it made me think about my own time with him.  Compared with those who spoke that night, it’s been brief.  Brief but ever so rich.