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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...

The Confidence of Love

The Confidence of Love

“Time for school!” I used my most cheerful voice, trying to get my three children out of the car at the parking lot as smoothly as possible. As I turned around, my three years old clung to his seat and looked at me defiantly. “Not this again!” I said to myself....

Marriage is Worth Work Hard for

Marriage is Worth Work Hard for

There was a season our marriage was hard. It never got into a bad place, but there was a lot of tension and stress. It was the first year our twins were born. I remember the days and nights all tangled together. On top of that, I was trying to breastfeed them and had...