Today’s Inspiration

Fighting the Patriarchy One Grandpa at a Timeby Lisa Norgren A grown man looms behind my three-year-old daughter. Occasionally he will poke or tickle her and she responds by shrinking. Smaller and smaller with each unwanted advance. I imagine her trying to become slight enough to slip out of her booster seat and slide under … Continue reading Today’s Inspiration

Scared to Walk Alone

My daughter and I left a Target and walked to the car. She wanted to take a picture of something. I watched her take the picture, and then we got into our vehicle. I told her, “If you are with friends or alone, please be careful not to get distracted. If you happen to have … Continue reading Scared to Walk Alone

Is it Safe for Me to Go Outside?

Picture/Artwork by Colette Cady, inspired by the poet, Morgan Harper Nichols I am afraid to go out in public.  This fear isn’t due to Covid.  It is because I am an Asian-American.   There has been an explosion of hate crimes of assaults and murders against Asians (especially the elderly) in parts of America ever since … Continue reading Is it Safe for Me to Go Outside?

Today’s Inspiration

I read this article on the minimalist blog, “Becoming Minimalist”. This article is so inspirational, I had to share. Grab the tissues. Here is the article below by Chris Norton Can you think of a moment when someone’s words drastically impacted your life? Maybe this moment came from a parent, a teacher, or mentor. Maybe … Continue reading Today’s Inspiration

Racial Crisis

Right now, so many people see how racism is affecting our country.  The police brutality, the former President condoning people with Neo-Nazi or White Supremacy ties, and vigilantes murdering protestors, innocent people being targeted just for looking non-White.  People using their privilege to be superior to others.  I was born in Los Angeles.  I am … Continue reading Racial Crisis

Make It a Different Experience

Body Dysmorphia is a complicated thing.  It is a mental disorder that causes a person to see flaws that may not be there or emphasize something that doesn’t look perfect by the ridiculous beauty standards of society towards one’s body.  I was taught to hate my body since I was thirteen years old, which means … Continue reading Make It a Different Experience

A Mini Manifesto on How to Handle Anxiety

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” Philippians‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭ESV‬‬   Our thoughts can give us hope and renew our faith.  In dealing with anxiety, depression, or … Continue reading A Mini Manifesto on How to Handle Anxiety

Spike-What My Dog Taught Me About Regret

“However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.” Acts 20:24   Spike was the name of our dog.  We were blessed to have Spike for 15 … Continue reading Spike-What My Dog Taught Me About Regret