Category Archives: Ways of life

Kathy Barnette’s book: ‘Nothing To Lose, Everything To Gain’

Everyone should read this book! “Nothing To Lose, Everything To Gain” by Kathy Barnette. Racism, slavery, and where do we go as a nation from here? Continue reading

Posted in Faith/Values, Ways of life | Tagged | Leave a comment

‘Infidel’ movie review: Wow!

Cyrus Nowrasteh’s ‘Infidel’ movie is a must-see! It tackles controversial topics such as terrorism, persecution, faith and freedoms in a cinematic masterpiece. Continue reading

Posted in Faith/Values | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Why I immigrated to the United States (hint: it’s not racism)

I am part European, part Asian by racial and cultural heritage. But I became American by choice. On the Fourth of July and every day, I celebrate that choice. Continue reading

Posted in Faith/Values | Tagged | Leave a comment

What a swing taught me about parenting

What a swing taught me about re-experiencing childhood with my kids, taking time to chill, and re-examining my parenting responsibilities… Continue reading

Posted in Faith/Values, Family matters, Parenting styles | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The inherent power of faithfulness

“… who is mighty as you are, O Lord, with your faithfulness all around you?” (Psalm 89:8 ESV, emphasis mine) All too often, we think of faithfulness as weakness. Someone stays in a dead-end job or abusive relationship because they think it’s all … Continue reading

Posted in Communicating/Relating techniques, Faith/Values, Ways of life | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

How to practice ‘Baby-Led Weaning’

If you’re the parent of young ‘uns and have heard of baby-led weaning (or don’t even know what that means, but it sounds interesting), I heartily recommend it. I only heard about it after my baby was born and managed to … Continue reading

Posted in Food/Cuisine, Parenting styles, Ways of life | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Why I wanted cloth diapers instead of disposables

It’s not the most romantic of conversations to have with your fiance. “Honey, when we get married and have children, I want to use cloth diapers.” Nevertheless, because I’m either extremely idealistic or a glutton for punishment (or maybe a … Continue reading

Posted in Communicating/Relating techniques, Family matters, Finances, Parenting styles, Ways of life | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Who will have the last chocolate? … uh, word?

We recently received a lovely box of See’s Candies for a gift, which has caused no end of joy and eager anticipation in our household. Right now the little one should not have any nuts <ahem> because she’s too young, not to … Continue reading

Posted in Communicating/Relating techniques, Faith/Values, Ways of life | Leave a comment

‘Regular’ vs. ‘irregular’ self-love in a multicultural marriage

Recently I heard that the missionary David Brainerd prayed to be utterly repulsive to the opposite sex. That was so intriguing to me that I borrowed The Life and Diary of David Brainerd from the library just to check it … Continue reading

Posted in Communicating/Relating techniques, Faith/Values, Ways of life | Leave a comment

Grandparents’ crown and children’s glory – Proverbs

I was reading Proverbs one day, and this jumped out at me: “Grandchildren are the crown of the elderly, and the glory of children is their parents.” –Proverbs 17:6 Wow! Now those are sentiments you don’t often hear in Western … Continue reading

Posted in Communicating/Relating techniques, Faith/Values, Family matters, Ways of life | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment