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A Refugee’s Take on America

A Refugee’s Take on America

Sometimes the most unexpected conversations happen in the most unexpected places. She was my nail beautician, slim and petite, wearing a pair of glasses and a mask. But she possesses an attitude of ”I’ve seen it all, know it all” which raised my curiosity. Somehow...

Fearless

Fearless

Before I tell you the background about this painting, please let me ask you, friend: Did this past year feel very heavy to you too? Tell me about it, sister! The vision of this painting came into my mind when I was wrestling with the dark spirit. This image conveyed...

Come As You Are

Come As You Are

I just finished this long-overdue painting of my boys. Because my hands and eyes are rusty from not painting oil for a long period, this is not an easy start for me. Often times I was frustrated and discouraged. I had to repaint some areas over and over. But in the...

What Motherhood has Taught Me

What Motherhood has Taught Me

Motherhood has taught me millions of things, but the one thing that sticks out in my mind— how much grace I need every day from my God. Because I fail, inevitably fail, every day.  A couple of days ago, I happened to pick up one of my boys alone. I needed to go...

The Power of the Lord’s Prayer

The Power of the Lord’s Prayer

For years, every time I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn’t fall back to sleep because of waves of raging thoughts, I would recite the Lord’s Prayer and think through verse by verse. It is a powerful way to center my mind back to the peace of the Spirit....

The Metamorphosis of Heart

The Metamorphosis of Heart

With all my children in school, and now that we finished the moving process, I finally have some time to go back to my passion — oil painting. I have several old paintings that I did years ago. When I look at them now, I felt something was lacking... how could I make...