musings, recommendations

Easter Sunday Reflections & Recommendations

Happy Easter, everyone! While I know Easter may mean different things to you, this season is particularly important to me and my faith. So, I wanted to spend a bit of time on the blog to reflect on the last year in pandemic and the Christian books/music that have meant a lot to me during this crazy and unpredictable time.

When betrayal stings…

Last fall was particularly rough for me with regards to lack of community and betrayal of trust I thought I had in people I’ve known for many years. That’s right, not person but people. Needless to say, it was emotionally rough going at times especially when the anger was easier to hold onto than the depths of pain.

Lysa TerKeurst’s latest book was just coming out when everything came to its implosive event. And I remembered laughing that the title dealt with forgiveness. Of the sort that speaks of great pain where you just wanna hold onto the righteous anger and indignation because those people were in the wrong and I deserved an apology. Forgiving what I cannot forget.

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musings, wrap up

March 2021 Wrap Up and TBR

Hi friends! I’m not sure where the time went this month because it felt both short and long at the same time. It’s been a year since I started working from home full-time so time definitely flows kind of funny around me. I hope you are still keeping well and safe. There is hope at the end of the tunnel, we just got to hold on together.

In the meantime, this month has been my best reading month in a while. Full-time work can get so busy, and when I’m not working I’m trying to fill up my extra time connecting with friends and family I haven’t seen in a while. But I managed to read a good number of titles that I will share with you below by rating and the superlative I would give it.

What have I read this month?

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musings, recommendations

Celebrating Asian Authors

Hey everyone! If you have been following the news these last several days, or even just looked around on social media, you may have caught up with what’s been going on in America regarding racist and totally abhorrent acts against Asians. Unfortunately, this isn’t something found in America alone either.

As Fives and I are both Asian ourselves, I can personally say it’s been hard looking at video clips of elderly abuse or verbal slurs used against people who were just minding their own business and going about their day. I see in them my grandparents, my mother and father, my friends, myself.

So we are here today to uplift our own voices and celebrate Asian authors and their stories. Because we have important things to say, and these words have just as much value and place in this society as anyone else’s. Hopefully this is the time for people to learn more about the experiences that make us who we are.

I have listed below Asian authors I have read and/or want to read, and a few of their titles including the most recent one published. If you have any other Asian authors I have missed (this is by no means a comprehensive list), please share with us and everyone else so we can continue to support and uplift one another.

Would you celebrate with us today?

YA authors

Joan He

Marie Lu

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