I was babysitting my neighbor’s 5-year-old daughter and her childlike perspective and unexpected and grace-filled reminder she gave me was a balm to my soul.
A Holiday Happy List
During this year’s holiday season I found and saw so many pieces of joy that the Lord put in my path. Here’s a list of happy things from 2021’s holiday season!
Looking for Light
This was the first Christmas season I’ve kept up with a (mostly consistent) daily Advent reading, and it’s been such a nice rhythm to practice. I used Tsh Oxenreider’s new Advent book, and it has been everything my heart needed this season. She reminds me in the intro of her book that “God redeems darkness. … Read More
The First Mother’s Day
Over the last couple of years I have had to learn how to hold both grief and gratitude – sometimes both equally at the same time, most times with one outweighing the other. I am slowly learning that these things are not mutually exclusive. This Mother’s Day and all of the rest to come I … Read More
Lunar New Year and New Normals
I spent January 25, 2020 with my dad celebrating Chinese New Year at the Atlanta Lunar New Year Festival eating dumplings, watching musical and dance performances, exploring Asian vendors and Atlanta Chinatown, and chatting with other Chinese people about their stories. 2020 is the year of the rat – which means it’s my year! Rats … Read More
In Loving Memory of My Beloved Mom, Carol Lansford
First and foremost, I would like to thank you all for coming today to honor my mom. It truly means so much to my family and I that you’ve taken time out of your day to remember her, celebrate her life, and support us during this time. I would also like to take this opportunity … Read More
Abide: to bear patiently, to endure without yielding, to wait for, to continue in a place Writing is how I process. Writing has always been my outlet. I’ve never written anything for others’ eyes in this way: halfway between stream of conscious and well-thought-out. I don’t want people to see the messy parts of my … Read More
Lent 2018: The Recap
I want to reach for God the way I reach for my phone – when I’m bored, when I’m uncomfortable, when I need answers or entertainment, when I’m lonely and need someone to talk to. – Cory Asbury Giving up social media for 47 days for Lent was the easiest thing I’ve ever done, but … Read More