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the living bread

If God asked you what should I give you, what would you ask for? What is it you need the most? What is it you desire the most? Money? Love? House? Happiness? Fame? Power? Have you heard of the phrase “Money is the root of all evil?” or perhaps “Greed is the root of all […]

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sustain in me a willing spirit

“The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Have you ever felt this way? In Matthew 26, Jesus goes with 3 of his disciples to a place called Gethsamane. He asks them to stay awake while he prays, “38 Then he said to them, ‘I am deeply grieved, even to death; remain here, and stay […]

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new chapter

Finished! I finished my dissertation. I finished my phd program. at the end of this journey was an unexpected sense of drop, a sense of fall, or a loss, letting go all of a sudden of a goal I had worked towards intensely for the past six years. As much as pushing towards finish line […]

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for power is made perfect in weakness

On the fourth of July, we celebrate the declaration of independence as a nation on July 4th, 1776. As we reflect on this day, celebrating the independence of all people of this nation, it is meaningful to remember the Juneteenth Day Celebration as well, the declaration of emancipation of slaves in this Nation on June […]

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pre-defense reflections

I feel so thankful for getting to write my dissertation on trauma and also for the defense that is scheduled for tomorrow. I am feeling thankful that the defense is tomorrow, and also thankful as if I already passed my defense even though it hasn’t happened yet. Over the weekend, I was feeling dizzy, which […]