I recently returned home to Nebraska after a few weeks away for a singing gig and the weather greeted me with rain. Lots and lots of rain. My drive back mainly consisted of farmland and I think that’s why when it rained for so long, I thought of Matthew 5:45, where Jesus says: …For He … Continue reading Rain


Have you ever had kimchi (김치)? Soon into our relationship, Daniel took me on a date to a Korean restaurant in Chicago. We waited in line for a good while and the entire time I was enjoying the new aroma coming from the restaurant. There, I had my first bulgogi (불고기) and banchan (반찬). The … Continue reading Kimchi

accepting rejection

I recently looked through the list of drafts I have created on this blog. Some are from years ago and others are more recent. Some I discarded while to others I added thoughts. One draft I came across made me chuckle: accepting rejection. Artists of all outlets experience the highs and lows of art. This … Continue reading accepting rejection


I grew up in eastern Nebraska, but was born out west in Washington. Each summer, my parents always made a point to travel back to Washington to visit our extended relatives, which meant long drives during summer break. We still make the journey out. Though life has made it difficult to go every year, my … Continue reading Dawn


When recalling our experiences over the last few years, I often mention how evidently I have seen and experienced God’s faithfulness to us. I haven’t always been able to form the thought into a cohesive sentence, but I will try to explain through my experiences. A couple of years ago, early on in our realization that our … Continue reading Faithful

Let me rejoice

However short the trip, I love being back in Evanston. It is the place Daniel and I called home for several years. Yesterday morning, I sat with dear friends at a church I hold close to my heart. I looked around before service began and thought about the people who came and went during our … Continue reading Let me rejoice