in the valley

The times we were close, the times I sought You above all—You were close to me because I had nothing. You pushed all aside so that all I had was You. I was in a foreign place, surrounded by those who were different from me, far away from those who knew me. I clung to […]

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just lucky, i guess

I seriously don’t know what it is, but for whatever reason, I seem to always get into conversations about singleness. In particular, conversations where I have to convince someone I don’t need to be cured from it. It’s the most bizarre thing. Anywhoo. At my age, most of my friends are getting married or have […]

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a prayer for Hong Kong

Three Sundays ago, I browsed my Instagram and Facebook feeds as I was getting ready for church. I was overwhelmed by photos taken by my friends and former students in the midst if a peaceful protest in Hong Kong—a peaceful protest that was interrupted by police armed with tear gas and batons. These are teenagers […]

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home sweet home

Hard to believe I’ve been home for a little over two months now. I keep promising an update, but truth be told, I haven’t really been in the mood to say much. Not a whole lot is going on in my life right now, and I guess I want to write when something takes a turn […]

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wake your dreams

“A straight line may be the shortest distance between two points, but it is by no means the most interesting.” I came to Seattle in chase of a dream. I was positive that this dream was in my future, so I looked for reasons to be up there. The ones I found were so good […]

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hemmed in

O Lord, You have searched me and known me. … You have enclosed me behind and before, And laid Your hand upon me. … Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? ~ Psalm 139: 1, 5, 7 I have a stalker. Okay, not really. Not at all, […]

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