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Love is Sincere Listening – Presence Care Series

by Presence Quotient

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, many states and cities have implemented stay-at-home orders since mid-to-late March. Suddenly people’s activities and gatherings have had to stop. With faces hiding under masks and people taking precaution through social distancing from fear of getting infected, we suddenly feel very distant from one another. From Michelle, the author of the article below, we can tell that with love and care, plus sincere listening, long distance can actually promote a deeper level of communication and growth and not necessarily hinder relationship-building. We hope you can experience light and warmth as you read her article in this time of stay-at-home.

Reflections on How to Effectively Serve the Next Generation: A Summary of Presence’s Survey About Youth Today and Looking Ahead

by Presence Quotient

Among churches today, aging congregations and low church attendance by younger generations have become serious issues. Last year, from mid-May to the end of August, Presence surveyed different churches in Southern California (specifically, in the San Gabriel Valley area) and Northern California. We hope that the information from the survey will help churches better serve the next generation.

Praying for Parents (4)- Praying for Parents’ Salvation and Spiritual Life

by Presence Quotient

… “our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world” (Ephesians 6:12). We need to start battling in prayer for our parents’ salvation and spiritual life. Let’s pray that God would help us have a renewed perspective toward our parents so we can see the Lord work in our parents’ spiritual lives and our own.

PLPC Prayer Series (6) – Being Genuine in Your Friendships

by Presence Quotient

Learning to be genuine in our relationships is vital to building deep friendships and becoming more mature ourselves. In our latest prayer article, Lily encourages us to think and pray through the sincerity of our relationships and understand what keeps us from forging stronger bonds with those around us.

Praying for Parents Series (3): Praying for Parents through Every Season of Life

by Presence Quotient

Life is dynamic — a confluence of circumstances that constantly fluctuate, often in dramatic and unpredictable ways — and praying for our parents through every season of life means being cognizant of these changes. Each new life stage brings unique opportunities and challenges, which have the potential to affect our parents’ physical, mental, emotional, and, of course, spiritual health.

Presence Life Planning Prayer Series (5) – Overcoming Challenges in Life

by Presence Quotient

Looking back at the different stages of life, I have experienced a lot of tough challenges and have shed heartbroken tears. It has not been easy, and I am surprised to see how I have come through. As I take a closer look, I see God’s grace and help through every step of the way. I realize that as long as I rely on Him, nothing is impossible…

Praying for Our Parents Series Introduction

by Presence Quotient

Welcome to our first Prayer Series blog! In this first blog, we hope that you’ll be encouraged and uplifted by praying for others – specifically for our parents. Why parents? One of our organization’s main goals is to bridge the gap between the two generations. Also, as children, one of the best ways to honor our parents is to pray for them…

Presence Life Planning Prayer Series (4) Stress and Negative Thinking – Life Planning and Emotional Health

by Presence Quotient

Life planning is a process that invites people to explore different paths in life and to discover life’s blueprints. We truly believe that in a society full of competition and pressure, it is also a way to discover one’s personal identity and nurture one’s life, soul, and growth. Dr. Philip Lowe is a clinical psychologist who works in the hospital setting. Through this interview, Dr. Lowe shared with us how life planning can be used to manage stress and improve overall emotional health.