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Five Years After Cancer

Five Years After Cancer

Milestones matter. As the designated Keeper of the Firsts and the Lasts in my family, I love reflecting on our journey, remembering what God has brought us through.  Five years ago, I found a lump in my neck. I found it and promptly forgot about it because I...
Guest Post: The Best Marriage Advice I Ever Received

Guest Post: The Best Marriage Advice I Ever Received

Sometimes you meet someone—even virtually—who feels like a friend from the start. I had the joy of writing a guest post for Betsy Pendergrass of gatheringaround.com. Betsy and her husband, Taylor, have cultivated a beautiful site focused on hospitality and...
Life with Father

Life with Father

I had the blessing of my father in my life until I was 14, just about to enter 10th grade. That summer he suffered a sudden fatal heart attack. I’ve now lived many more years without than with him, but recently I’ve been writing down memories of life with him. What I...
Guest Post: The Living Truth of the Gospel

Guest Post: The Living Truth of the Gospel

Recently I had the privilege of writing a short piece for Abigail Rehmert, a writer I met through hope*writers. That post came at a crucial time, when quarantine had been under way for weeks stretching into months, our business had dropped off drastically, and I was...
Slur: Reflections on Being “Other”

Slur: Reflections on Being “Other”

As the daughter of an Asian father and a German–American mother, I can’t pretend to understand what it’s like to be a black adult in the U.S. today, to live with the possibility of being presumed guilty until proven innocent, or to instruct my teenage sons in how to...