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9/11 and Me: A Day When Everything Stops

By On September 12, 2014

Growing up here in Northern California, I didn’t know anyone who served in the military… personally. I grew up here in Silicon Valley, right where Steve Jobs first planted the first Apple… Read More


Need Someone {Your Cross}

By On April 3, 2014

We all need someone. This is a beautiful, lonely, hard, and easy truth. Beautiful if you have someone. Lonely if you don’t. Hard for the times you’d rather not need. Easy for… Read More


Take The Risk. Rewrite Old Memories. Tell Your Story.

By On March 26, 2014

I was a newlywed. One year hadn’t even passed yet, since we first said our forever wedding vows. But, I was already counting the days.  Circling dates on the calendar like First… Read More


Your Gift of Vulnerability: The Little Girl in You

By On December 12, 2013

I didn’t know it, but I’ve been running from her my whole life. It isn’t that I didn’t want her. I just don’t think I know her that well. At times, she… Read More


My Real Birthday Gift: Giving Myself Permission To Receive

By On December 5, 2013

“We tend to forget that our real gift is not so much what we can do, but who we are.” Henri Nouwen I am good at planning birthday parties. I love celebrating birthdays.… Read More


Sometimes Giving Thanks Is A Journey To Become Known

By On November 21, 2013

I won’t be quiet. Anymore. Just like the blind beggar who kept calling out to Jesus. Even though everyone told him to be quiet. He didn’t stop calling out. I am finding… Read More


Four Movements To Be at Rest And Be Yourself

By On November 14, 2013

I stood there. The door had slammed in front of me. It didn’t matter what I said or what I did. What mattered was that she was mad.  I would have to… Read More


Be Present, Even When You’re Most Afraid

By On October 12, 2013

I didn’t want to go. Even though a part of me did. Back and forth, I couldn’t decide. It was a last minute decision — whether I should really get on a… Read More


What Fried Rice Taught Me About Brokenness & New Year Resolutions

By On January 26, 2013

When all you have are broken pieces, how do you start the new year by faith? One of my favorite comfort foods is fried rice. If you’ve never made this Asian fave,… Read More


Parts Of Me I Like To Hide: 8 Ways To Come Out Of Hiding

By On September 12, 2012

“The parts of me I usually like to hide are the very parts where God is working through my life and my story.” That’s what I said earlier this year, when I… Read More

I Still Remember: A Wedding Anniversary

By On September 6, 2012

If you were to write a letter to someone you love today, who would you write to — what would you say?   Nine years is almost ten. But, I feel like… Read More


Courage For Now-Stories: A Blog Anniversary

By On August 10, 2012

“Courage is fear that has said its prayers.” ~ Karle Wilson Baker It’s confusing. Trying to figure out what’s happening now, because of what’s happened back then. It’s confusing — picking up… Read More