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…

Challenges are Opportunities for Growth

My sister-in-law sent me this photo of Chicago from the freeze earlier in the week. The frigid temperatures has been a challenge for her, but she was still able to see the beauty in the midst of its disruption to her life. And that’s what challenges are. An annoyance. A disruption. A thorn in our…

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…