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I am an Asian-American Christian woman, wife, mom, and cancer survivor. My different worlds influence who I am, how I lead, and the way I connect with God and others.


Welcome! My husband, Darrin, has encouraged me to write for as long as I can remember. It took battling cancer and writing on a CaringBridge website to get me started. I am now in remission and grateful for the gift of each new day. In the past year I have watched in shock and surprise as God has open the doors for me to become an author. He has provided an incredible literary agent and literary agency to represent me as I enter the publishing world.

I have three kids–one son in college, one son in high school and a daughter in elementary school. Most days I  spend acquiring and preparing food (keeping teenagers fed is an unending task). And most of my time I can be found in my office: AKA my well-stocked car. Always call my cell phone. Between the dog walking me, soccer (yes, I am that screaming mom), mountains of laundry and even larger mountains of paperwork (blah), I enjoy sleep. If there’s more time, I enjoy coffee with friends, reading, parties, teaching, writing, fireplaces, sushi, post-its, inside jokes with Darrin, and autumn.

The theme “A Place of Abundance” comes from a verse God gave to me as I started in on my cancer journey. Life is full of challenges. God uses and allows fire and water to change, purify, reveal and sometimes warm or replenish us. He is faithful to bring us through and to lead us to abundance. This abundant life Jesus offers (John 10:10) is not one that is pain-free and smooth, but it is rich, rewarding, messy and best lived out with people. So journey with me. I’d love to hear your thoughts as I share mine.

Warrior in Pink - Vivian MabuniI am privileged to be part of an amazing group of women writers. We are the Redbud Writers Guild. My first book, “Warrior In Pink: A Story of Cancer, Community and the God Who Comforts” (Discovery House Publishers) will be available in bookstores April 2014. This book for cancer patients is based off the caringbridge blog. Please stay tuned as this new chapter unfolds and check out the website and the books written by the other Redbud writers.

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If you’ve recently been diagnosed with cancer, I have written a letter to you here.

 “For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen.” Romans 11:36