My Vow To You: On Daily Decisions & True Self-Care

Self-care is important. I firmly believe that to properly and fully and radically care for others, you have to care for yourself first. You have to assess your needs, wants, heart’s desires, your time, energy, and emotions, and gauge whether or not you have the capacity to give of yourself. Sometimes I have plenty to … More My Vow To You: On Daily Decisions & True Self-Care

Lessons From Home: On What Social-Distancing Has Taught Me

I’ve learned a lot lately. A lot about the world, a lot about my friends, a lot about Jesus, a lot about myself. If you’re like me–which I hope you are–you have been at home and having lots and lots more time to yourself, which also means lots and lots of more time to learn. … More Lessons From Home: On What Social-Distancing Has Taught Me

Rooted Pt. 2: On Where I’m From To Where I’ll Be

I recently visited Waco with old friends. Walking up and down the streets of my college hometown (sic’em!) brought back waves of nostalgia and gratefulness. My friends Faith, Molly and I meandered along Baylor’s halls and reminisced on what now seems to be simpler, more pure times. Baylor gave me the best 3.5 years of … More Rooted Pt. 2: On Where I’m From To Where I’ll Be

Call Me Mae, Be

When I was little, my family called me Mae Mae. I was adopted into a Dallas suburb family with loving parents — who I like to call Dear Tim and Sweet Denise — and an older brother, Braden. Three years later, we were joined by my baby brother Nathan.”Mei mei” means little sister in Chinese. … More Call Me Mae, Be