The Best Place to Be

Faith, Journal

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.

Lifeway Women Symposium 2022 – Recap and Reflection

Journal, Life

I had the opportunity to attend the Lifeway Women Symposium, the kickoff event for the new teaching academy from Lifeway with courses taught by women, for women. It was an encouraging weekend full of worship and teaching that I’m delighted to share about!

Sometimes I Dream Of


I saw a post on Instagram last week that inspired me to write down all of the career and work options I’ve considered and hope to make come true one day!

My Current Context

Journal, Life

It’s been helpful to name my current context so here I am, in this present time and season, naming what it is, and learning to live in it well.

A Holiday Happy List

Faith, Journal

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

Faith, Journal

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

Faith, Journal

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

Faith, Journal

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

Bidding Farewell to 2018

College, Journal, Life

I’ve always said that I want to be someone who is content in every season–never stuck in the past or yearning for the future, but uniquely present-minded. College better not be the best years of my life. I want every year I’m in to be the best because I want to choose a mindset that … Read More


Faith, Journal, Life

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