Know Your True Worth

True worth can’t be seen, measured, or bought. It’s why popularity, status, titles, achievements, riches, and stuff still leave us striving for more. True worth comes from what God knows about you and not what people think of you. True worth is decided by God, your Designer. It is not determined by how much you’ve…

More Than a Number

I was doing fine until I saw the numbers. I knew I shouldn’t have gone there. But I did. You see, I had stepped onto the little balancing instrument which measures my worth. I gasped and strained my eyes to make sure I was seeing the right numbers. They were a smidget higher than I…

God Knows Your Name

I hated my name growing up. I dreaded each new school year with new teachers because they would butcher my name and I’d have to give them the “adapted” pronunciation. I’d timidly muster up the courage to say, “Phu” as my classmates giggles and snickers. Kids can be cruel and adults aren’t kind either. My…

Let’s Talk About Sex

Now that I’ve got your attention :). Sex. It’s a word Hollywood can’t stop making movies about and the church won’t talk about because it doesn’t know how to. Growing up, I learned about sex from Harlequin novels, lifetime movies, and Cosmopolitan magazine. Sex was presented as a common and casual thing. Sex and love…

Overcoming the Pain of Rejection

It doesn’t matter who or how many reject you. God sees you. He accepts you as you are. He says you are worthy even when people toss you aside. Rejection hurts. It’s a wound you can carry with you all your life, causing you to think untrue things about yourself. Rejection makes you feel unwanted…

Challenges are Opportunities for Growth

My sister-in-law sent me this photo of Chicago from the freeze earlier in the week. The frigid temperatures has been a challenge for her, but she was still able to see the beauty in the midst of its disruption to her life. And that’s what challenges are. An annoyance. A disruption. A thorn in our…

Letting Go of What Was

Have you ever had enough of something or someone that you’re ready to be done? You just can’t take anymore of whatever it is you’ve been putting up with for way too long. Deep in the recesses of your heart, you hope there is more and better than what you’ve got now. So you yearn…

Walking into New

This is a picture of Presque Isle state park, near my hometown in Pennsylvania. I love fresh fallen snow. So pure. So clean. So firm, yet gentle. So captivating. There’s something so very freeing in the beauty of fresh snow. So many new possibilities awaits. It reminds me of God’s love which is pure enough…

The Self Love Hype

Self love is the new fad. Promoting self is in. We see it with every swipe. You can’t escape it unless you’re disconnected from the social world.  I’m all for self love. After all, our Creator God says we are to love others as we love ourselves. And how can we love others if we…