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Manling Chen

Manling Chen
Manling was born and grew up in Taiwan. She came with her husband and 2-year-old son to New York, NY, at age 30 to fulfill her dream of studying in the graduate school. She received a black belt in Taekwendo at age 40 and has been applying the Bible truth and discipline learned in the martial art to fight in her faith as a spiritual warrior. She works with God to write and is currently a freelance reporter for a national Chinese newspaper and writer based in Minnesota. Much of her writing is in the areas of spiritual learning, Bible study, parenting, education, Sunday school, opinions, interviews, and people's stories, etc.

Be on God’s Side

​I read Proverbs 16:14 this morning: “A king’s wrath is a messenger of death, but a wise man will appease it.” Right then, the Holy Spirit touched my heart to pray for a sister’s believer husband who is weak and helpless in his spiritual life. I noticed that my prayer ...

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The Reality of Praying

I only follow the voice and command of my Master. While being called to fight, My eyes are on the Master. Not myself. Not other people. No rules. No rituals. With a devoted heart. With an obedient mind. Abide in His words. Repent for my sins. Being equipped with divine ...

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Knowing a person starts from listening to his/her story

I was touched by many true stories shared by people through StoryCorps, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to connect all people through sharing their stories. During research and writing the news about the recent Live event of StoryCorps in St. Paul, I came across a story that a 10-year-old ...

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Seeing the Danger of Sin

Meditation on Ephesians 4:17-27 17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of ...

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The Essence of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favorite American holiday. Upon moving to Minnesota, one of my American coworkers invited our family of three to her house for Thanksgiving. After dinner, the host put the left-over turkey in the big cast iron pot to the outdoor porch piling up several inches of snow. It ...

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