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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. At a time when most of the country is under “winter advisories”- your reflection appears! Thank you for these written spiritual truths, I needed to read about “wintering”.

  2. Tasha, it is like you said everything my heart feels, but I could not express by written words. All my life there has been a sadness in my heart, for all the sadness and wounds of others that I know is not in my power to fix. And somehow I feel their pain and absorb it into myself, hoping I can at least help them carry it…sometimes I feel like I have been “wintering” all my life. But for my God, I will “winter” if I can help someone else to find “spring.” Thank you, for this touching post. I so needed this today. God bless you, Tasha.

    • Kathy, you are not alone. I am sorry it has been hard and heavy for a long time now. I pray you feel the hope of spring growing from the smallest seed, deep down in the darkness of what is.

  3. We talked about this in our women’s Bible study because we do experience the overwhelming feelings of helplessness with so much grief in the world and we landed on a very good point. We can’t help everyone, but we can help someone. Look for the place, the person you can help.

  4. This is so beautiful and timely. I love the comments too. I feel like I am in a season of wintering. The weather is giving me opportunity to spend more time in quiet, listening. I feel like He is preparing me for something. Waiting and watching, as He prepares my heart.

  5. Israeli children are still held hostage, and I was shocked and deeply saddened that palestine was mentioned without Israel also being mentioned. We are to love our enemies yes and to pray for them, but we are also to support God’s people Israel. There’s a balance I feel tipped to the enemy side here that disheartened me. I know my comment will not be popular, but I also think it needs to be said. And while some will say “she missed the point of the devo” no I didn’t, but this also took away from the devo for me because it was such a distracting and unneeded inclusion. I know I’m super sensitive to antisemitism right now, but I also think we should all be in this day and age to ensure our hearts are aligned with The Word and we aren’t falling for and adding, even unintentionally, to the antisemitism running rampant and growing throughout the world today.

    • Thank you for sharing Amanda, I thought the same thing. We should be grieving & praying for both.

    • I grieve the Israeli hostages, along with all the acts of war that destroy us. I lament antisemitism and I lament genocide and every act of violence towards those made in the image of God – all of us. The gigantic number of children being killed in Palestine every day is personally breaking my heart again and again – and that’s why I mention it – it is an honest reflection of my sadness as I imagine any children facing what these children are facing as I take in the daily news headlines. I am sorry for the way your own heart hurts in this time, Amanda.

    • I felt the same Amada. When only one side of the atrocities were mentioned (Palestinian children only) it broke my heart for the atrocities perpetuated against the Israeli children. And it was an unneeded inclusion that detracts from the ultimate message that was relayed. Thank you for having the courage to share.

  6. Your words were much needed today. It’s been a hard, emotional winter for my family as we navigate some hard health diagnoses and life changes. As you wrote, I feel undone from inside, yet I know God is holding me together.

    • Maura, I’m so sorry for the hard health diagnoses and life changes you are walking through with your family. Those are not small things and I pray you are able to give yourself and one another grace and you journey through them. I feel for you so much. May we winter and be sad, and know Jesus as near as our breath – holding our hearts and insides together with tenderness and perfect love. You aren’t alone.

  7. NEEDED this today, Tasha. “it’s the ones who are almost done for inside” yes ma’am. I’m feeling very wintry inside. Gonna pull out my Katherine May and continue listening. Thank you

    • Thank you, Mandy. Glad you have the companion of Katherine May too. May the wintry mix inside find the warm fire of God’s love and may that fire carry you through this season.

  8. I love it when God meets me where I am, when He finds ways to reach me through the words of others, when he sends affirmation. I have been praying over a broken relationship for a long time now, believing that God will restore it when He is ready. I was just about to give up on this dream of reconciliation. Then, yesterdays Bible study reminded me to “be still” and wait. Last night I wrote in my journal that I am going to continue praying and believing, even though others around me are not. Then this morning, I read your words, “the ones who stay tethered to love like a child, the ones who are underestimated and ridiculed for their faith.” It was just the encouragement I needed to stay the course. Thank you.

    • Angela, I’m so glad to hear that. Thank you for sharing how God has been meeting you and giving you courage.

  9. Thank you Tasha. Buddle up sister before you know that same morning walk will include God’s Spring’s message in a flower ( :
    ” I believe that God speaks to us through everything He’s lovingly created. On days when I pay attention, I find love notes in the quiet sky”
    Yes it’s cold, but I still love everything nature. God knows me. He speaks to me through His majesty…and gratefully it always makes me smile and grateful. Thank you God for knowing me and speaking to me in the language of my heart \0/

  10. Here in KC we have subzero conditions so I can relate.

    I absolutely dread driving in bad conditions so I do spend more time inside than any other season.

    I’m thankful for good books and cozy blankets by warm fires.

    All creation points to our Creator and I am grateful for each season in nature and for the different seasons in my life.

  11. Tasha,

    Winter is a time to slow down & reflect. A time to renew your mind. There is so much sadness in our world. There always has been, but now it is magnified via internet & cable tv. We can’t fix any of it but we can pray hard for God to end the suffering of all people. We surely can love our neighbors & help them out & in some way show God’s love to them.

    Blessings 🙂