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…

The Labels We Wear

I grew up in the era of Jordache jeans and Adidas sneaks. Think Gap and Nike. I owned neither because they were too expensive. I would’ve given anything to have even one pair, but the closest I came to them were seeing them on kids at school 🤷‍♀️. Labels are important to a young girl…

Born the Wrong Color

As a first generation refugee, I grew up wanting to be American. So many times, I believed I was born the wrong color because it was just so hard being my color. My little heart understood it was a disadvantage to be in the minority because I was treated less than based on my ethnicity…

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…

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…

Tis The Season to Want

   I was perusing Instagram on Black Friday while sipping a Starbucks latte and for an instant, (okay, maybe a tad longer) I wished for the buffet of family, food, fun and festivities my eyes were taking in. My heart sagged. Self-pity lurched. I can feel envy rising in me. I caught myself wanting the…