I feel like someone out there needs to hear this today - Just because you are in a period of waiting, does not mean that nothing is happening. I was reflecting today on how differently my life looked a year ago. Nick and I were at a point where we knew where we wanted to be, where God was calling us, and the dream He had planted was burning inside my heart. But we were just...

The Backstory After we moved back to the United States from Hong Kong, I started noticing that drinking milk made me feel uncomfortable. It progressively got worse to the point where I would get bloated and be in pain. I decided to give up drinking glasses of milk or eating bowls of cereal with milk, but I still wanted to have milk in my tea and coffee. So I tried the alternatives - almond milk was fine, oat milk pretty good. But in the end I went with lactose-free milk because I still wanted the milk taste. We also went with...

Things with our cabin have been moving s l o w l y. There's nothing quite like the frustration and stress when schedules don't pan out the way you planned - not just once, but over and over and over again. Due to a combination of COVID, a sudden surge in people wanting to move to the mountains but not having enough skilled tradesmen, and some other things (that I won't discuss here), our cabin is still not ready to get an approval for occupancy.

Eunice, my amazing friend & someone I consider a mentor to me, made this video about the words we speak over our kids, others, and even ourselves. Check out her YouTube Channel, Motherhood Minutes here. And here's the link to the The Journey Home, Eunice & her husband, Chris' ministry. "Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits." - Proverbs 18:21 ...

School this year looks nothing like anything we have ever experienced in history. I've been reflecting on how stressful it has been as the one-day a week homeschool program that my boys are attending has already changed their supply list THREE times in the past two weeks to try to prepare for anything that might happen with COVID. I was driving home from the school drop off today and praying for my mom friends, all of whom have had to make difficult decisions of what to do with their children's education this year. Some have chosen to fully homeschool, some...

Recently in a small group, we were talking about how the Lord disciplines us because He loves us (Hebrews 12:6). One person in the group brought up how so often, just when we think we've gotten to a pretty good spot in our spiritual walks, it seems that new testing comes, and new struggles from within are brought to the surface through which the Lord is able to discipline us. The Lord brought something up in my heart. In my experience, this recurring testing, to me, is a reflection of the goodness and faithfulness of the Lord. Many of us, myself...

We met our friend, Rachel Tan, in Hong Kong back in 2010. She was leading an amazing small group of young professionals who were seeking or new to faith. We quickly built our friendship and became like family as we all navigated living in a busy city like Hong Kong and following Jesus. Since then, Rachel has been living in Los Angeles, working in the entertainment industry both as a lawyer and film producer with her husband Dan. We love sharing Rachel's story because it's a wonderful example of stewardship - being faithful to the passions that God has called...

My heart is breaking for the crisis in our nation and world. I know there are many stories of hope and faith, stories of people coming together, helping each other, caring for one another, and I am beyond thankful for this. But my heart is heavy.  I grieve for those who are sick, for those whose family and friends are dying. I grieve for those who are living in fear, isolation and anxiety. I grieve for my fellow Asian Americans who are being targeted by angry people looking for somewhere to place their blame. It is so painful to feel like...