Rising from the Ashes of Racism: A Lament and a Hope

“How is kindergarten?” my aunt asks me. “Good,” I reply. “How many other Chinese kids are in your class?” she continues. I shrug my shoulders. “I don’t know.” It hadn’t occurred to me to pay attention to such things. My friends were in my class and that was all that mattered. Eventually, I would realize […]

Rebel with a Shovel in the Schoolyard

I’m a newbie Kindergarten mom. My firstborn just started at the school down the street and I’m slowly learning the ropes of what it means to pack lunches, navigate new social expectations, and play detective to what my daughter does for six hours a day. I moved to British Columbia from Ontario when I got […]

Rest Mama, There’s Enough Time

If there’s one lesson I am constantly learning and re-learning in my life with God, it’s how to rest. Every time I think I’ve got it, I am confronted with another application, another dimension, another depth or angle to which I need to learn to apply the lesson. When I was in my late twenties, […]

Young Mother, Thank You for Showing Up

Before having a child, no one warned me that it would profoundly change my experience of church. For the first few months, we hardly made it out on Sundays. But after we got into a routine and started attending relatively regularly again, I was surprised by how different church was. Not only did it take […]

Every Worthwhile Project

“I hang on to hope. I keep pressing on. I stay faithful to the task at hand.” Every worthwhile art project I’ve ever undertaken, I have hated. Somewhere in the middle of the creating process, I have inevitably hit a point where I felt frustrated, stuck and miserable about whatever I was working on. I’m […]