articles by colleen chao

ARCHIVES: 2019

patient with iv line
Beauty

The good news about bad news

In the past decade, going to the doctor has felt a bit like guzzling apple cider vinegar while walking barefoot on hot coals. Not exactly

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woman standing near marble pillars
Beauty

Suffering’s Invitation

I remember the first time I visited the White House. I admired it from behind its wrought-iron fence, a tourist with a camera. The second

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unpacked boxes in middle of room
Hope

Home

I’ve moved fifteen times in fourteen years, and here I am again—purging bedrooms and packing cardboard boxes. Pretty sure I could do this in my

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selective focus red baubles
Admire

Meditation for Advent

Think of that wonderful truth that God came here in human flesh and blood, and…died a cruel death upon the tree. Turn that over and

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person stands on brown pathway
Admire

Benediction

As the new year dawns, none of us has any idea what lies ahead. Many of our days will unfold quite differently from how we’ve

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