Renew! Refresh!

Helen Man Reflection It has been two years since the outbreak of Covid. We have lost millions of lives and hundreds of millions of people have been infected. And we are still not out of the woods. After the Delta variant, Omicron has become a new variant of great concern. Countries around the world have swiftly responded with tightened travel restrictions and safety measures. Praise God for His provision of the vaccines, the boosters, and despite the turbulent situation on earth. “It is a land the Lord your God cares for; the eyes of the Lord your God are continually on it from the beginning of the year to

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Squid Game and the Game of Life

Timothy Tin Recently an original Netflix series from South Korea titled Squid Game went on the air on September 17, 2021, and caused a wave of squid game frenzy. In a matter of 17 days, this drama series attracted a whopping 111 million viewers and became Netflix’s most popular series,  toppling the record set by the British period drama Bridgerton. Squid Game’s producer Dong-hyuk Hwang based the show’s premise on his early life’s economic hardship and the huge disparity between the rich and the poor in Korea.  The series speaks of 456 individuals of diverse backgrounds but all heavily in debt, compete in various deadly children’s games in order to win

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The Anxiety of Life

Author: Alice Cheng The fast and efficient metropolitan model has improved people’s materialistic lifestyle, but it also greatly increases our levels of fear and anxiety. In fact, the metropolis represents a combination of desire and fear. Interests and fears dominate the lives of all citizens. Facing change and limitations We often encounter various challenges or adversities in life, including health, education, work, marriage, family, property, unexpected difficulties and setbacks, etc. The busyness of work and a large amount of affairs and information we consume every day are overwhelming. Moreover, we have to deal with the chaotic state of this world, such as natural and man-made disasters, rapid changes

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Joy to the World!

Helen Man Post-Pandemic Christmas Christmas will no longer be the same.  Streets and shopping malls used to be filled with sparkling Christmas lights and music and people. Coronavirus has not completely vanished despite the availability of the boosters and the passing of its peak. We still need to wear masks in many places, to avoid crowds and to take precautions most of the time. Our Christmas spirit has been diminished. On the contrary, the pandemic has made me reflect on the meaning of “Christmas” and rely on God more dearly, especially during this Christmas season. The Birth of Christ Rewrites History On Christmas, we celebrate the birth of

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Journey of Wonderful Self Discovery

Rev. Jimmy Zhen Director – Chinese Family For Christ Canada Branch When I was a child, I lived in a village in the Guangdong province. I often looked up at the sky at night, it was vast with little starlight, and my heart of awe grew spontaneously.  I felt insignificant, and I could not help but asked: Who am I? Growing up in an atheistic environment, passively accepted that myself was just a coincidence in the long years of evolution.  Successfully completed university, I found a decent job at a bank, but there was always an indescribable emptiness in my heart.  And when I saw through the reality

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Irrational Thinking 81: Marginalized Community in Pandemic

QiuLin, Social Worker in Detox, Vancouver In the last edition, the author has written about how people started drinking to spend the day during the COVID19 pandemic stay home order. And there is an increasing tendency of addicts to stay home to take marijuana or heroin, and subsequently more deaths due to fentanyl overdose. Last year (2020), there are 1,716 deaths in BC alone (roughly the same number of death due to COVID19). This is worrisome, especially when it shows a 74% increase compared to 984 deaths in 2019. As of 8/31, International Concern for Drug Abuse Day, there have been more data regarding death related to drug

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Please Let the Whole World Know

Pastor Wong A message sent by a Myanmar friend, ending with a heart-broken sentence: “Please help Myanmar peoples as much as you can and spread the whole world how brutal the military junta is. The World needs to know this, they need help ASAP. People are dying.” Perhaps the whole world is aware of the Myanmar coup, political instability, and democratic regression. The people are living in fear, but they don’t want to go back to the era of military rule. I have observed earlier, the church always had Myanmar as one of their weekly prayer items, asking for God’s mercy on them. However, as the days passed,

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Life as a Traveler

Alice Cheung Life is when a newborn baby comes into this sparkling world, naked and barehanded. Very soon, he would have to leave this familiar and dazzling world and return to the gloom, being naked and barehanded again. A famous ancient Chinese poet, Su Dongpo from Song Dynasty exclaimed that “Life is like an adverse journey and I am also a traveler.” An author of the Bible also wrote that “We are foreigners and strangers in your sight, as were all our ancestors. Our days on earth are like a shadow, without hope.” Life is just a passerby in this world. Purpose & Itinerary Going on a trip is a

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