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Tasha is a Korean American melancholy dreamer, wife to Matt, mom to three wild and wonderful humans. She writes about everyday life and cultural and ethnic identity, and writing has always been the way God has led her towards the hope of shalom. Her first book, Tell Me The Dream...

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  1. Grace,

    What strikes me about your post is you’ve challenged me to think about ideas I’ve never considered before; your closing question was jarring because I didn’t have a ready answer. Thank you for helping me to think in a broader way about the diversity of God’s people and why it matters–it’s a reflection of God Himself and a thing of eternal value!

    Also, what a lovely telling of a beautiful legacy in your family. You have my mouth watering to try mandu; I’d love to be in your kitchen trying my hand at these special dumplings right along side you!

    • Ummm….hello…. I listened to Grace read this on the (in)Podcast and loved it so much I HAD to reply!! Yikes! Tasha!! My apologies for giving Grace credit for your words :). Bless…this is what I get for commenting before coffee.

  2. I grew up making mandu and I taught my daughters how to make it and it is one of our favorite things to do together. I love teaching my daughters about our ethnic heritage. Equally more important to teach them about all ethnicities as we are a melting pot of God’s creation.

    • Hi Areum – thanks so much for sharing that. I love that you do this with your daughters and give them memories and tool to know their ethnic heritage. I completely agree that learning about others is just as important.

  3. I like the reminder that John saw diversity in heaven. I pray more people would open their hearts to embrace diversity while here on earth too.

  4. In the delight of sudden recognition of someone else who uses oddments of not-standard-US-english words that I grew up with, but haven’t heard in decades, I can recognize what a gift it is for God to already know all about us, to know all our language, our family’s inside jokes, our soft spots, even the memories and things that no living human being knows. He’s got all of this, forgotten or unforgotten.

  5. Thank you for sharing this beautiful part of your world with us. I felt like I was right there in the kitchen with you. And it makes me long for heaven too… to hear every tongue praise God together, countenances of every hue fixed on the Savior! What a beautiful experience it will be to behold.

    • I’m so glad you felt like you were right there in the kitchen with us – if you had been, you would’ve been messy and folding mandu with us, I’m sure. 🙂

  6. I am so glad I stopped to read and listen to this today. No matter what our inheritance may be, God has given us all a way to love who we are and to share that love with others becauste that is the way he made them. Thank you so much for sharing.

  7. Tasha,

    God made us all unique. We need to embrace our ethnic heritage & pass it on to our children. They should know & understand the history of their culture. That way we can learn to embrace every one from different backgrounds & experiences. Prayerfully we can work towards racial equality. When we reach Heaven we will have ALL types of peoples there-singing & praising God. Thanks for a thought provoking post.

    Blessings 🙂