This is the morning that, years go when both my kids walked out the door to search for easter eggs in the front yard, they were instead surprised by a dead baby rabbit on our front doorstep, courtesy out of our outdoor cat, Soren. Enter a little bit of childhood trauma. Thanks, Soren. My oldest… Continue reading The Grand Reversal
Author: Tama Nguyen
I'm an avid reader, tea drinker, and outdoor adventure seeker. I am convinced that God is still out to fix this broken world, and He uses us to do it. Chasing after things that matter...
A “Good Friday” meditation
Today is traditionally known as Good Friday. Although is not necessarily the day that Jesus was crucified, it’s when we remember that fateful day that had a cosmic impact on all of history. I’ll admit I’ve always had a difficult time taking my brain and heart and soul through any kind of dance to think… Continue reading A “Good Friday” meditation
Being a peacemaker
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God” – Jesus, as recorded by Matthew in the sermon on the mount (Matt 5:9) I have read this verse since I became a Christian in college. Although I wasn’t always sure exactly how to do this, I knew that to create peace in… Continue reading Being a peacemaker
Finding Ourselves in the Deep Sigh of Abram
I was reading in Genesis 14 this morning, the story of early tribal warfare, if you will, where a bunch of kings teamed up together, fought and plundered some other kings, and essentially took Lot and all his household and animals with them. Abram did what would have been expected of family – he went… Continue reading Finding Ourselves in the Deep Sigh of Abram
Looking into 2023
So here we are Christmas has come and gone, and while the decorations are still up, presents may still be strewn around the tree, and our bodies are still recovering from all the sugary treats, the days on the calendar still flip and life goes on. Tonight we celebrate 2022 taking its place in history.… Continue reading Looking into 2023
The many messages in Christmas
I have always loved the Christmas season, and I’ll admit, I’d be hard pressed to pick a favorite “thing” – because I love just about everything about it. The warm sweaters, hot chocolate with candy canes, seasonal lattes at every coffee shop in town. The lights! On houses, lining city streets. The fun of finding… Continue reading The many messages in Christmas
A wedding, a snowboard, and a letter
I had the privilege of doing the wedding ceremony for a young couple last night, an amazing and unique young woman that I met when I first started dating my husband. I saw her leading worship, guitar in hand, dressed in a beanie and converse on a stage of people in a bit dressier garb.… Continue reading A wedding, a snowboard, and a letter
When you don’t have words
I am one of those people who find it hard to have the right words in any given moment. Whether is knowing how to come back with a funny response to a joke, a snarky reply to a passive aggressive jab, or the right response when something unfathomable happens… I just go silent… and I… Continue reading When you don’t have words
Columbus or Indigenous People’s Day?
I grew up learning that October 10th was Columbus Day, a day we celebrate as a nation because “in 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue”- and discovered America! Leif Erickson was also in there somewhere, but basically this “discovery” was heralded as the start of many contributions that Italian-Americans had made. Don’t get me wrong,… Continue reading Columbus or Indigenous People’s Day?
Faith lessons on the job
I have worked for the same company for nearly 30 years. I know – its rare these days to find anyone who has worked in one place for so long (except maybe for family owned businesses). I can honestly say I never expected to be here this long, but it’s been a good company. I… Continue reading Faith lessons on the job