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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. Oh, I his paragraph right here! Though it was all so encouraging and spot on. Toughen up, make a list, and push myself into hustling. Busy working mom battlecry. Yet the One and only – He would creates the coffee – invites me to sit still and know Him first. And take assessment and feel and be sensitive. That is not a annoying deterrent on my road to busy-ness.

    “Some mornings, I still resort to looking for strength in shallow places like my coffee cup. For a moment, I go back to thinking I need to toughen myself up, make a list, and push myself into hustling.”

    • Carmen, I’m so glad the words here resonated with you today. And yes—God invites us to be with him and helps us see. Thank you for that image.

  2. Thank you, Tasha, for your honest and wonderful post. I (and I don’t think I am alone in this) know this stirred so much in me, and not only from my school years, but even now in my late 60s. It’s encouraged me to look at my feelings, my reactions to people, and my words, said out loud or thought, so that Jesus may be the One I magnify with my thoughts, words, and deeds. God bless you. Barbara

    • Thank you for sharing the sensitivities of your heart and spirit. I am in my 70’s, yet am still encouraged to “toughen up” by some family. God made us in His image. We are created to be who we are in Him. Blessings and peace.

      • Amen, Karen. Sometimes I think the “toughen up” response I find in myself and others ones from fear. It takes a lot of courage to show up with our tender feelings. Your sensitivity is a superpower at any age.

    • Barbara, thank you for sharing. It’s the same for me-looking back only helps me to see the present a little better.
      I’m glad to know I’m not alone!

  3. Tasha,

    2 Corinthians 12:9-10 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” For when I am weak, then I am strong. Some people see sensitivity as a weakness. Actually it is a God given talent. Spiritual sensitivity is a charism, thus God is powerfully present with us when we are operating in this gift. Jesus is giving us his own love for another person and equipping us to love them even more powerfully than we could on our own. Being sensitive is a superpower. We can with God’s help love & care for others-even our enemies. I practice this at work(ICU Step down clerical) all the time. Some patients are lovable & others are a little harder to like. None the less I show God’s love & sensitivity to all patients

    Blessings 🙂

    • Beth, I love that you are able to see God’s power at work in and through you in your job in the ICU. Thank you for loving on others and being a (sensitive) light there.

  4. Tasha don’t have to prove yourself for being a sensitive person it is who you are. I am very sensitive. I take words to heart. My husband say at times I am to sensitive. That I would look at you if you said something to me. Then go away and afterwards cry about it. Especially when I have time to think what the person said. When I know they shouldn’t have said it. More so if saved. They should have known better. As words can hurt. I could have answered them back and said don’t be so horrible with your words. But I know that would only get me all hot and even more sensitive and bothered. I really take what they said to heart. If you have hurt me with your words. I will say nothing the first time you hurt me with your words. I will ask God to help me forgive you. Which I will but if happens again. I will the second time say you really hurt me with your words. When there was not need. I will pray for you and forgive you. But I will let you know you have really hurt me the second time round. I will do this with one person. If she did it again. I tell her that. As I know I did nothing wrong. But her words really hurt me. I was only explaining why I couldn’t do something in a nice way. This person told me of for it. I was hurt by her words. She shouldn’t have been so hurtful especially when she is saved. I thought when she thought about it she would have said sorry. Because she doesn’t think she has done anything wrong. So I just handed her over to God. I didn’t let her know she had hurt me with her words when I was being nice and explaining why I couldn’t do something. But next time I will tell her if she is hurtful with her words ever again. As words can hurt. I will tell her she should know better especially when saved. I will do in a nice way in Love on to Jesus. I know you Tasha when hurt you just want to get it of your chest there and then and you did. That is a normal thing to do.Then later you regret what you said. You are only sticking up for yourself. I can see why you did what you did that day at School all those years ago. I like to give a person a chance and leave them in God hands plus pray for them first. But I do take what people have said to my heart as I am so sensitive. To sensitive for my own good. Jesus is teaching me not to as sensitive. Not let people words especially if not nice and I in the right. To get to me. That I am to just pray for them hand them over go Jesus in prayer and ask Jesus to help me forgive them. I am finding it easy to with Jesus help. As before I went over what the person had said to me again and again in my head. That the only person Jesus showed me it was annoying was me. If I know I am wrong with my words. I will try and say sorry for what I have said. If the person will listen to me. If not just tell them anyway I am praying for them and I am sorry for my words. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little xxxxxx

    • Dawn, thank you for sharing all of that. Your heart is so tender —I can feel it in your words. I’m grateful for your words here today, and glad you are here in this community, sister. Thank you for going to Jesus when you are hurt and when you are worried you’ve hurt another. That is no small thing.

  5. With you Tasha. Sensitive soul here. And yes, people have tried to toughen me up. But it is also that sensitivity that has made me a better mom. A better friend. A kinder wife. A better listener of God’s words. It took me awhile, but now I know the world needs both tough and sensitive souls.

    • I love that insight-what grace to be able to see it in such tangible ways. Thank you for being you, and being here, Theresa!

  6. Keep writing Tasha! Thanks for the reminder. I don’t know if you’ll remember me. We met in a Japanese restaurant when your Mother in law was visiting you many years ago. I used to live in Indiana and Becky and I went to school together in Japan.

    • Dorcas, yes! I remember you and that nice lunch we had. It was so great to meet you. I hope you are doing well—thank you for the encouragement.