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...

Part of our stewardship dream is to be more natural and create less waste. While we don’t want “being green” to become an idol, nor a point of judgment on ourselves or others, we do believe that if we have the ability to make a choice, we should try our best to make one that stewards God’s creation as well as possible. He’s given us so many natural tools to sustain us, we might as well use some of them 🌱 Like many of you, I started using a vinegar, water + essential oil spray to clean the kitchen a few years ago...

Out of God’s perfect love, he formed Adam and Eve. His divine desire was for a unity in relationship with man in the same way that He had perfect relationship within his triune self. This love isn’t the fake, surface-y stuff that permeates our culture. It is a true, unadulterated love that always puts the other person above oneself. It continuously seeks to “prefer, serve, promote and release the other” (Steve Chua, ID Encounter). It’s a love that wants to see the other person in their best possible version of themselves, and can both encourage and correct in love to get them there. It is a...