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…

Why I Ditched the Daisy Dukes

Oh yeah, I owned some daisy dukes back in the day 🙄. I admit, it did feel good to fit in them. Especially after I lost the freshman 20 from college. Back then you wouldn’t have found modesty in my closet because I didn’t think it was important. Many will say it’s my prerogative what…

When You’re Too Much Yet Not Enough

I feel this way more often than not. It’s as if there are 2 personalities wrestling inside of me. One feels she is too much. The other thinks she is not enough. I think I’m too much of the undesirable and not enough of the desirable. Too much of who I don’t want to be…

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…

Identity Confusion

When you don’t know your identity, you will attempt to identify with others and lose your God-given, unique identity.

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…

Is Popularity a Big Deal?

Popularity. It’s overrated. Of course I didn’t think so in high school. I remember watching the popular girls from a distance and wishing they’d include me in their circles. They were so pretty and wore clothes I could only dream of owning. Their hair and make-up was spot on. I envied them. And secretly I…

Inadequate Me

Hey there! Missed you all last week as I was prepping for a retreat weekend with my 8th grade girls from church. I finally recouped from the three hours of sleep I got over two nights 🙃. I love getting extended one on one time with my middle school girls, whom I see every Sunday,…

If You Got it, Don’t Flaunt it!

When I was a teenager (a few decades ago 😉), you have to turn on the tv or buy a sports illustrated magazine to see explicit pictures of half naked women. Not anymore. Now, we can swipe left, right, up, down, any which way and get free viewings of women’s bodies. Anytime, anywhere. Thanks to technology…