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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. Good morning.I would like to encourage you.Your words resonate in many ways.Change is constant &yet its difficult .Im 77 years.Many family&friends are passed so it can be a lonesome world however I am reminded in Gods word that I am the apple of God’s eye.He continues to carry us,at times,when our needs are great.Bless your heart&your new book. Lorna

  2. This post in the past few days have really spoken to me. I’m in a fairly icky place. Not feeling myself. Maybe that’s a God deliberate thing. Forcing me to change how I see things or react. I’m not one for asking but prayers would be appreciated.

    • Kim, I’m glad the words here met you today. I’m so sorry you’ve been feeling icky and not yourself…praying for you now and that you would tangibly feel the nearness of God, our Emmanuel, and that you would know you are loved just as you are – no matter how you feel.

  3. Good morning Tasha,
    Thank you for your encouraging words.
    I am 60 years old and didn’t realize I struggled with depression until about a year ago.
    Every day is a constant battle to be present n just do.
    Yes, His light is the only guidance today and always.
    Have a blessed day dear sister.

    • Thank you for sharing that, Maggie. I’m so glad you were able to get help – even if it felt later in life. We are so glad you are here and part of this community.

  4. Thank you for this Tasha, especially the quote from Maya Angelou. It definitely spoke to me. I’m sorry to hear you’ve been having a tough time. I can relate. It feels like it’s never going to end. Your post reminded me that there’s another way to look at it, thank you. May you feel God’s arms around you!

    • Thank you for letting me know it’s not just me. I’m so glad the article met you today, Cheyla, and I’m glad you shared here.

  5. A woman was standing on a hill with Glorious Light all around. Suddenly darkness started to surround The Light and in an enclosing circle The Light began to close to a smaller area down the hill deep in the valley. The woman panicked and tried to stay in The Light as it’s edge headed down the hill, finally running to try and reach it’s center before it too was extinguished. At last when there was one final Beam of Light streaming straight down from Above she looked up and cried out as it too started to fade ever so slowly, being over taken by a dark cloud. Then she heard a Still Small Voice say, “Trust me.” She closed her eyes, bowed her head, surrendered saying, “I don’t understand, but I trust You Lord”, as the Last Beam was covered over in clouds. Suddenly Peace washed over her and as she slowly opened her eyes she realized something amazing! There was still a light all around her and it’s source emanated from within her. The whole valley was darkened, but The Light radiated out from her heart and encompassed all around her. The Light is always with us and can never be extinguished! As she moved forward Songs of Praise flowed from her and The Light broke through the clouds in Magnificent streams. Yet had The Light not been blocked for a time she would have never known The Light within her.

  6. I read this just this morning….
    “That’s the thing about light-we can’t save it up or carry it back. It’s always for now, always for where we are today, because it flows from the One who is I am. We can only reflect him in the here and now because that’s where He is”
    You’re Amazing Already Holley Gerth

    Praying for you Tasha \0/

  7. Oh Tasha, my heart aches with longing also. Since covid, it seems nothing has ever been the same and I grieve for those long gone days still. But I read a statement and have no clue who to give the credit to, but it was
    “normal isn’t coming back, but God is!” I am praying for that day! Blessings to all that God’s Spiritual Feast will be at your tables, tomorrow and always!

  8. Thank you so much Tasha for such encouraging words! I really needed them!!! I will be 77 tomorrow, thanksgiving day. I suffer off and on with depression and anxiety. Antidepressants don’t help at all, in fact make it worse. So I look to the Lord Jesus, my strong Deliverer and my Healer! God bless you all and may the Lord meet you right where you are with His Peace and sweet wonderful Presence!

  9. This truly is one of the most accurate and “rawest” descriptive reflections I’ve read.. about “light, darkness and life.” Describes my life at times..Thank you Tasha

  10. Tasha,
    Thank you so much for this honest post. I’m also still struggling to see in the darkness these past three years have brought. But, lately, there have been glimpses of a greater understanding of the depths of my Savior’s love and a deeper awareness of the fact that He never leaves. He is with me and for me. ❤️

  11. Tasha,

    These last few years have been hard on many. Some are still stuck in the dark pit. But God is waiting to share His light & love with them & us. Simply lift your eyes toward Heaven & you will see the light. We must remember God is constantly doing a work in us to mold & make us more like Himself. So accept the changes/metamorphosis. You will be better for it!

    Blessings 🙂

  12. It is so refreshing and soul filling to read your vulnerable words without the positive spin that I desperately put on my own life, inevitably running me further down into the darkness. The focus of the imagery of the struggle of the caterpillar in the cocoon is encouraging. Thank you for the reminder of John 1:5 and thank you Father God for holding us in the dark.