Paul Matsushima

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#stopAAPIhate

Many in the AAPI community are hurting. The Church must speak up. +

Finding Meaning in Transition

After one of the lowest points in my life, I was confronted with the idea that our trials, our transitions, our grief, our hardships can be instructive and transformative. +

Work Management System

Built on Asana.com, this is a presentation of a work management setup for 8+ team members. +

Kizuna’s Summer Camp

Developed for Kizuna, Summer Camp is a program for students entering 2nd to 8th grade, centered on building a foundation of Japanese American culture & heritage. +

Budgeting System

Built on Airtable.com, this ledger has various views for financial reports, including Income Statement (P&L Report), Balance Sheet (shows cash on hand), and monthly expense reports. +

Leading and Relating Across Differences

In anticipation to the 2020 U.S. Presidential Elections, let us not retreat to our echo chambers or jump straight to arguing. Instead, let’s stay connected to each other, listening to different perspectives, and respecting each other’s beliefs. +

Gaining Margin to Give Back: An Interview with Stephanie Smith

Margin – or the idea of having the room to be and do what you desire and feel called to – was the theme of this phase of Stephanie’s life, especially as she envisioned her ideal retirement years. +

Mom, Dad, I’m Proud of You

I don’t say this nearly enough, but I am proud of my parents. Both were children of resilience, whose parents (my grandparents) had to rebuild their lives after the trauma of the Japanese American incarceration during WWII. +

Finding Courage as an Artist: An Interview with Roxanne Fulkerson

The union of Roxanne’s calling of visual artistry with her interests and talents didn’t begin to materialize until she turned 57. +

Cranium: Japanese American Edition

Trivia, pictionary, origami, and charades - this game has it all! Test out your knowledge of the Japanese American community with this unique take on the beloved game Cranium. +

What Does it Mean to Follow Jesus Today?

May my decisions, like Jesus, be based on the needs and suffering of others. May the pain of the world be that which invites me forward. +

Standing with George Floyd and #BLM

The lives of our African American sisters and brothers still matter even if our news feeds have returned to normal. +

CRM Database for Small Organizations

Built on Airtable.com, this CRM database designed for small organizations can house client, customer, and donor information. +

Just Getting Started: Nada Jones’s Story

Nada’s calling–which includes fashion, storytelling, and empowering women–didn’t happen right away but through a lifetime of exploration, introspection, personal development, and struggle. +

Bringing Hope and Healing to a Broken World: Jason Chu’s Story

Jason is a Chinese American rapper with the mission to "bring hope and healing to a broken world." +

A Lifestyle of Work-Life Balance: Sarah Magidoff’s Story

Sarah runs a graphic design studio, is an Instagram influencer, and has a calling towards a lifestyle of work-life balance. +

Myths of Vocation, Volume 3

Many of us carry around a set of dysfunctional beliefs–or "myths of vocation"–about what work and calling are supposed to look like. +

The Struggles of Discussing Race in the Asian American Church

My reflections on why it's difficult to talk about race in the Asian American evangelical church. +

When I’m in J-Town

In this (unpublished) children's baby board book, join little Shiro as he visits his favorite place in the whole wide world: Japantown! +

Merry Mochi Makers

Republished from The Rafu Shimpo. The children’s book “Thank You Very Mochi,” is a tribute to those family gatherings and offers important lessons learned through their youth training workshops. +

Silence: Echoing through the Generations

The Japanese American church must not continue a culture of silence, as it can lead to believing history doesn’t matter, or doesn’t personally affect us, and so we can live with privileged disregard for the racial and social injustices in contemporary society. +

Thank You Very Mochi

Full of tradition and culture, this imaginative children’s book will “pound” into children’s hearts the importance of family relationships and cultural traditions. +

Finding Common Ground & Discussing Politics at Church

My concerns about the increasing polarization of opinions in American politics and how to have constructive dialogue in the church. +

Street Love: My Homeless Experience

This is a true story describing my weekend-long trip in Philadelphia experiencing homelessness. +