Hi there,

I’m so glad you came by to visit.

My name is Vangelina. I am a Hmong-American girl, eldest of nine children, and most fabulously, I am a sinner reborn through Christ, healing, and improving myself as a daughter of God. I am a simple and complicated (which means I am complicated, doesn’t it?) child of God who loves crafting, baking/cooking, sewing (just learning), and singing off tune praising the Lord.

I constantly battle with identity issues as a person and as a daughter of God in my community. Who am I? What is my purpose? Where do I belong?

Brought up in a broken home where “love” was never mentioned, I was afraid to ever show that I love anyone. It was a vulnerability I protected with my life. Love was foreign on my lips and foreign to my ears… but by God’s blessing, I discovered that love can set me free and can be my strength in all things. I want to share with my brothers and sisters in Christ that while there will and are many harsh situations making it impossible to love, it is important to always choose to love first.

I encourage you to join me in this journey of living love, finding healing, and fighting fear as women and daughters of God. And if you have no interest in God but would like to hear about love and the kind of love that is better and harder than fairy-tale love, stick around, share with me what you think love is and how it should be shown, and I hope, in the process, you will find your way to God.

Come join me on my journey to finding and living out a life of love. It is tough to love when all you see is hate, greed, and lies, but you must choose to love, not for anyone else but because of who you are and who you know and want to be. God loves us even when we are at our lowest and worst; He is the perfect love. We live because of love, so let’s live love, faith, and hope by choosing to love first.