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Tasha Jun is a melancholy dreamer, a biracial Korean American storyteller, wife to Matt, and mama to three little warriors. As long as she can remember, she’s lived and stood in places where cultures collide. Writing has always been the way God has led her towards home and the hope...

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  1. Thank you, Tasha, for being so vulnerable in sharing your story. I know that many of us reading it will be encouraged. The times when I’ve grown most have been in hurtful seasons. It’s not “fun”, but it is worth the pain.

  2. Listening to the teacher of a moment. The God With us. The Redeemer. With His Mother who also helps us hold it all. And the beautiful Father who says, I will not leave you.

    • Amen, Pamela. I am so glad that God is with us and I cling to this reality. I’m so glad you’re a part of our community!

  3. “In my head, I make my own list, wishing I can cross off each quality I don’t like about myself with a bold pen. I trudge forward, eyes on the sidewalk, wondering whether anything would be left if I cross everything off.”
    Thank you, Jesus, for valuing us so much that you endured the cross for us.

    • Mira, I am so glad that this story reminded you that Jesus not only comes close, but knows the things you’re feeling. Thank you for being here.

  4. Very well done, Tasha! Welcome words during these complicated times. Merry Christmas to you and yours and thank you!

  5. Thank you Tasha for putting those words out there. And for reminding us how Jesus went through this too. God has said he will never fail us or abandon us. And I have to remind myself of this oh so often.

    • Madeline, I’m so glad for that as well, and I need many reminders. Thanks for joining us in the comments today – I’m grateful the words here resonated with you.

  6. Tasha,
    Your words here were like a balm to my weary soul. Thank you for continuing to wield your pen for Jesus. It’s touching more hearts than you know. Have a blessed Christmas.

    • Jessica, that means a lot. I’m very glad you are part of our (in)courage community! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

  7. That was lovely, Tasha. You spoke to many here, and I am sure you do in your daily life also.
    Have a blessed Christmas.

  8. I know what it like to be in life without many Friends. Every one else being picked. Everyone else be liked. When we look at Mary and Joseph knocking looking for some were for Mary to have Jesus the King of the world. No one wanted to know them. They didn’t have room for the most important baby in the world to be born they closed their doors on them. That Baby that they closed the door no went on to Calvary Cross to die for their Sins and the Sins of the of the whole World. That asks me the question have we room in our hearts for the King of World Jesus. Or we going to Close the Door of hearts on Jesus and not let him into our hearts?. Especially when Jesus did that for us Die on Calvary for all the World because he Loved us all. That is what God said to me Dawn. Don’t you worry about not be chosen or not have many Friends. Or having the Door closed on you many times. I will never close the door on you my Child. I Love you to much to that. I sent my one and only son Jesus to die on Calvary for You. You have the best friend in me. You have a friend that will never leave you nor forsake you. Like the song says. “What a Friend We have in Jesus” you get it on YouTube. The word of the song so true. No better friend could I have or want. Jesus will never close the door on me or you. He there all the time. We can go him in prayer any time day or night. Plus stand on the promises in his word. The people in Mary and Joseph day when Jesus was to be born that closed their doors and said no room. Lost out in the best gift they could ever have had. That was Jesus. So God told me Dawn you never loose out on me. As I will be by your side all the time. I will close the door on you or turn my back on you. Like people might do. As I Love you to much. You are far to precious too me. So don’t worry what people do to you. Remember you are special to me. That is all that matters. So your never outside the door with me. Your always in my heart. I am in your heart because you are saved. Before I didn’t know God felt that way about me. Until my Salvation Army Offer told me. I glad even if I don’t have many Friends or not picked in anything. I have the best friend of all Jesus. Plus Jesus never leave me outside the door. He always brings me in. He always my Friend the Best friend. Like the Song. “WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS” Thank you for another excellent reading. Keeping you all in prayer incourage. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little xxxxx

    • Thanks, Dawn. I can tell that you have drawn close to Jesus many times by all the promises you cling to and have shared here. Thank you so much for sharing them with me and our community, and thank you for praying for us – we don’t take it lightly!

  9. I know what it like to be in life without many Friends. Every one else being picked. Everyone else be liked. When we look at Mary and Joseph knocking looking for some were for Mary to have Jesus the King of the world. No one wanted to know them. They didn’t have room for the most important baby in the world to be born they closed their doors on them. That Baby that they closed the door no went on to Calvary Cross to die for their Sins and the Sins of the of the whole World. That asks me the question have we room in our hearts for the King of World Jesus. Or we going to Close the Door of hearts on Jesus and not let him into our hearts?. Especially when Jesus did that for us Die on Calvary for all the World because he Loved us all. That is what God said to me Dawn. Don’t you worry about not be chosen or not have many Friends. Or having the Door closed on you many times. I will never close the door on you my Child. I Love you to much to that. I sent my one and only son Jesus to die on Calvary for You. You have the best friend in me. You have a friend that will never leave you nor forsake you. Like the song says. “What a Friend We have in Jesus” you get it on YouTube. The word of the song so true. No better friend could I have or want. Jesus will never close the door on me or you. He there all the time. We can go him in prayer any time day or night. Plus stand on the promises in his word. The people in Mary and Joseph day when Jesus was to be born that closed their doors and said no room. Lost out in the best gift they could ever have had. That was Jesus. So God told me Dawn you never loose out on me. As I will be by your side all the time. I will never close the door on you or turn my back on you. Like people might do. As I Love you to much. You are far to precious too me. So don’t worry what people do to you. Remember you are special to me. That is all that matters. So your never outside the door with me. Your always in my heart. I am in your heart because you are saved. Before I didn’t know God felt that way about me. Until my Salvation Army Offer told me. I glad even if I don’t have many Friends or not picked in anything. I have the best friend of all Jesus. Plus Jesus never leave me outside the door. He always brings me in. He always my Friend the Best friend. Like the Song. “WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN JESUS” Thank you for another excellent reading. Keeping you all in prayer incourage. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little xxxxx

  10. what a great line…
    The Chosen One was unchosen by the crowd that most of us want to be chosen by.
    How silly of us but often true

  11. I’m getting to the age when everything reminds me of someone, somewhere, or something from my past. Sometimes the memories make me smile; other times I cringe. Your post today, Tasha, helps to add purpose to the latter. Thank you for reminding me “it’s the grace of God that brings them back to mind — not for a second dose of pain but for the chance to see Him with me in that pain, to experience His presence with me now.” Hindsight also allows me to see the character growth and spiritual maturity God developed through those moments that now make me cringe. Praise God for his gentle leading and instruction!

    • Nancy, I’m so glad the post today met you and provided good reminders. I’m so grateful God gives us gentle reminders, too. Thanks for joining us in the comments today!

  12. Tasha,

    God understands us better than we do ourselves. He knows about each heartache, pain, grief. He is there enduring the pain & suffering with us. I went through a rough patch of about 10 years. Many ups & downs dealing with aging parents health issues. Now looking back I can readily see the spiritual growth & maturity that came from that time. God doesn’t waste anything. Paul states it best in Romans 5:3-4 we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, This advent week let’s rejoice & receive Emmanuel. The one God who came near to us & loved us enough to die on a cross.

    Blessings 🙂

  13. Thanks, great reading for me to remember that I am enough…for Jesus. (Sometimes not for the world though.)