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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. Tasha,
    I have continually had to switch around the cushions on our sofa. After six years of one major surgery after another, my backside had created a permanent indentation on the right hand side (my favored spot for weeks of immobility). When you can’t do even the basic things for yourself, you are forced to rely and depend upon others. That’s been a tough lesson for this self-sufficient gal. It’s also been a beautiful time of learning that God loves me just the same when I am able to do absolutely nothing but take up space. I have struggled with thinking that I have to earn, and strive, and perform in order to be worthy of God’s love. Nothing could be farther from the truth. God loves me because He created me and because He CHOSE to love me – just for being me. My recuperations have been a seedbed for these truths to begin to flourish in my soul. Sometimes we do have to go through pain in order for God to continue molding us into the likeness of His Son. Beautiful!
    Bev xx

  2. Tasha,

    This world thrives on perfection. Anything less & we should be humiliated & work harder towards that end. Failing-falling off a bike whatever is not acceptable. They glorify all who achieve the most, have the most money, etc. God cares for us so much more than we can imagine. Even a broken hand is prayer worthy. He wants to restore us back to health & wholeness. He uses each trial/tribulation for our good to grow & mature us. Kick the sin of pride to the street curb & tell it good riddens for ever. God wants all our burdens & needs lifted to Him no matter how small. He cares for us like a mother hen & her baby chicks. He is interested in all of our lives. Take each prayer concern-broken wrist, lack of sleep, school tests, etc. to Him. He will use them as a seed bed to restore & resurrect what once was. He will answer those prayers & bring about His will.

    Blessings 🙂

  3. Yes, all the broken things will one day be made new, and I hold onto that truth like a life raft, but I’m grateful today for your words about the pain that accompanies the breaking AND the healing. After all, I wouldn’t need a life raft if I were standing on dry ground.

  4. I am a thankful witness that God can and will mend and make all things new, that includes everything! Please remember that we don’t like interruptions and we are selfish and prideful also privileged. God knows exactly what it will take to get to our tender hearts so He can shape and mold our hearts anew. Thank you Lord for loving Your children so well. You remind us that we are ambassadors for You. When we get to heaven, we will finally be at home.

  5. Thank you ,Tasha,beautifully and realistically written in faith directing us toward Him. <3

  6. Beautiful, Tasha! Loved your story. It is so true that pride is closely connected with the shame we feel: “When pride comes, then comes shame; But with the humble is wisdom” (Proverbs 11:2).

  7. I had thumb surgery a year ago and was in cast for 6 wks. It was my right hand. I’m right handed and I was not able to drive during that time.
    I live alone and so many things were a challenge. Learning to ask for help and allowing others to step in to our world is difficult but it can be such a great blessing for all. Becoming dependent on others can open our eyes and our heart on how we need to be dependent on the Lord. It definitely causes us to slow down and refocus.
    I’m now facing sciatica on both sides and other back issues. This body is breaking down….
    The Lord is faithful by providing great friends to pray and help me out.
    I hope you have helped and been blessed by many.

    • I have been blessed by so many, and it’s bern such a gift. It’s wild how such a small area can impact so much – and this is true in many situations. Thanks, Kat!

  8. Tasha,
    Thank you so much for sharing! I broke my right hand in June, a fall while cleaning my bedroom. Imagine that, I felt so foolish. I too had to have surgery and am still in OT. Along with this, my mother went to be with Jesus. Then in Sept. I had to take early retirement.
    I too had wonderful friends and my adult children came along side to help. Such a blessing!
    I still really miss my mom. I’ve had time to be in the Word and have made some new friends. God has consistently told me to Be Still and know that He is God! He truly is the love of my life.

    • I’m so sorry about your broken hand. It’s surprised me just how hard and long recovery is. I still have a long road of OT left, but I hope yours is almost done.

  9. Hi Tasha,
    I cannot help but to say you’re a mighty warrior for His kingdom. Your Joy is in the healing process. I can see you 🙂 through your writing. It drew me into your space in such a vivid way. I cannot help but respond! perhaps a part of it is growing up in rural setting with unpaved roads etc. Blessings of Joy, Comfort, Peace and Speedy recovery.

  10. I have a pinched nerve on my left shoulder which now they say its frozen too I want to unthaw!! I am doing everything I can to heal quickly but its a slow process BUT I know healing is coming cuz the Lord has healed many times and his healing is unlimited. I too think some have it worst and I pray for them BUT I still cry and pray for myself. Thank u for this today it was uplifting. Prayers for u

    • Diana, that sounds painful. I’m so sorry you are going through that. I hope for many helpful hands to lift this burden as you wait. And for the space to let your needs be known!

  11. Tasha, I’m so sorry to read about your complicated injury. I hope that your pain lessens and healing takes place with each day that passes. Thank you for sharing this with us and how you remind us that we can “carry each other through pain of not understanding” as well as having Jesus who carries us all. Especially when we think we can’t hold it together any longer,HE is there to catch us with the Holy Spirit as our safety net. Keeping you in my prayers and sending a gentle hug ❤

  12. Tasha, for all the beauty of your words and deeper hope I know you cling to, somehow reading this again today makes me cry. And maybe that’s what we’re supposed to pain attention to. That Jesus is with us in the pain and tears even when He see that He is working and still good. Love you, friend. I’m sorry for the pain of your mending. Trusting you to Great Mender. xx