Thankful for Shame

It’s confession time. As far back as I can remember, I have always felt shame for one thing or another. I’ve felt shame for being a slow learner. I’ve felt shame for being an honest person. I’ve felt shame for not being good enough. I felt shame for not fitting in. I felt shame for…

Overcoming the Pain of Rejection

It doesn’t matter who or how many reject you. God sees you. He accepts you as you are. He says you are worthy even when people toss you aside. Rejection hurts. It’s a wound you can carry with you all your life, causing you to think untrue things about yourself. Rejection makes you feel unwanted…

Odd Girl Out

I don’t remember a time when I didn’t feel like an outsider. Growing up Asian was tough. I always stood out and not in a good way either. This picture says it all right? Our family escaped communist Vietnam in 1979 and long story short, God gave us a new home in America. My mom…