ArchiveJune 2023

Gospel Identity vs Identity Based on your commitment to Jesus


This post reflects Tim Keller’s sharing entitled “How a Gospel Identity Grows” around the 15-minute mark. He said that basing our identity on our commitment to Jesus is subtle but vastly different from our identity in Christ (also known as Gospel Identity). How is it different? Tim used Peter’s denial as an example. When Jesus told Peter he would deny Him three times, Peter replied, “Even if all...

Kids, parenting and ministry


I may have written this before, so bear with me if you have read it already. Our life decisions will determine the path of who we will become. I know this ain’t rocket science, but I am always amazed at myself for taking this route of being a stay-at-home dad. I admit that most of the time, when I make a decision, I don’t fully know what will lie ahead. I should have read more about...

Our Fear of Being Ordinary


I carried them everywhere when my kids were young, like 3 and 1. I would strap the baby on my chest and carry my three-year-old in one arm. I remember a few times, people in the mall would applaud me and call me “super dad.” Being a stay-at-home dad (SAHD), one would think that encouraged me. It had the opposite effect. I never see myself as a super dad or someone extraordinary. As a...

The struggle in doing chores


I have been a stay-at-home dad since mid-2009, and there is still one thing that I still struggle with. And that is doing chores. A good example is what happened last night. Because I took the car for maintenance during the day, I didn’t have time to buy groceries. Usually, I shop during the day. So instead of putting the kids to sleep and rest at night, I’ve decided to go for a...

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