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Advent Devotional Series

Advent Devotional Series

The four weeks leading up to Christmas are often referred to as “Advent.” The word “Advent” comes from the Latin word “adventus,” meaning “coming” and is a translation of the Greek word “Parousia,” which refers to the second coming of Christ. The second coming is how...

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The Feast of Friendship

The Feast of Friendship

I know it’s coming, but I’m not prepared. Fill in the blank with “it.” It could be dinnertime each day. I’m not prepared to answer the daily question, “What’s for dinner?” “It” could be the next difficult season up ahead, or it could the wildest season of joy. Why do...

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Midnight Prayer (poem)

Midnight Prayer (poem)

  Hi friends, I'm honored to share I have a poem published in Amethyst Review, called Midnight Prayer. You can read the poem here. Let me know what you think!    

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Happy First Day of Autumn!

Happy First Day of Autumn!

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” — John Muir You can listen to the quote here:    

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I’m Writing a Book!

  I'm thrilled and honored to announce that I recently signed a contract to write my first book! I began writing online in 2009; but I was writing, of course, long before then. Writing has been part of my life since I was a child. I've always wanted to write a...

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A Satirical Piece

A Satirical Piece

Did you hear a court recently granted a university in Ohio the ability to trademark the word "THE"? It's true! Here's a link to the news story I'm referencing. I did a double-take when I saw that news. How do you trademark the word "the"? The article that helps us...

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My Heritage, My Home –

My Heritage, My Home –

  I'm honored to have an article in the spring issue of The Truly Co magazine! The theme for this issue is "home", and I wrote about my view of home, the south, and my Asian background. It's a beautiful magazine--you'll be inspired and will love it. I hope you...

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Mothers, Dusk, and Dawn

Mothers, Dusk, and Dawn

    The Longing Arms   Emptiness filled now and spilling when arms hold and hush the long anticipated one- sweet love requited.   Did I know how empty they were- my arms, heart- before you? You laughed at the emptiness and swallowed it whole....

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Scar on the Cheek (a poem of betrayal)

Scar on the Cheek (a poem of betrayal)

Scar on the Cheek The kiss on the cheek planted swift, turns to thorny scratch, burns long and thin, drips red on black dirt. Fragile petals live a breath away, a thin vein from death. Roses keep distant, far from drawn swords ready to impale petal-skin. Repent and...

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