Photo by Joël de Vriend As some of you may know, I began college in the STEM field. Before God called me to study arts and architecture, I was a biochemistry major for two years. Even before realizing I was non-binary, I have always been fascinated by sexual dimorphism and variations upon it in a … Continue reading On the Biological Binary
Photo by Teemu Paananen It's been about half a year since I decided to adopt a minimalist approach to living, and a third of a year since I have resolved to reduce my environmental impact. Of course, living well and living lightly have been important to me before. You know the core memories in the … Continue reading Going Green: A Journey to Zero Waste Minimalism
Photo by Priscilla Du Preez When I woke up on Sunday, I knew this day held great hope for me. Ever since coming out as non-binary and pansexual, the spiritual warfare in my life has been real. By God's grace and provision, I have been just getting by. But I knew that this wasn't all … Continue reading Come Out! A Story of Deliverance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAHQK0T7TAk&fbclid=IwAR39p_acW6XN6uhcbBmnc-j7EMdnKwMQg7K3aNtxda9IspjddLIm3FbwpYE Written and performed by Gloria Sun, Michelle Chin, and Joanna Linn. For: an audience of One. Presented at annual Symphony Coffeehouse program at Lion of Judah on April 6, 2019. Photo by Oscar Keys Happy Easter! He is Risen indeed.
Photo by Mike Schrengohst TL;DR - God is real. He loves you. He wants the best for you. No exceptions. I "come out," and into the open: not in spite of my faith, but because of it. But first, a little about me. My name is Gloria. I am a first generation Chinese American, assigned … Continue reading COMING OUT: “God, Could You Be This Good?”
CW: disordered eating, anorexia, relapse, recovery Photo by Mike Kenneally They say that relapse is part of recovery, but I thought my anorexia was a thing of the past. Overcome last year, for good. Until I realized, over the course of several days, that I had begun eating much less than normal. Skipping the first … Continue reading Our Daily Bread (#NEDAwareness)
"15x90" by Gloria Sun, 2019 My name is Gloria Sun. I am a student of the Wellesley College Class of 2020, studying Architecture, and formerly Biochemistry. For my Spatial Investigations studio, our first assignment was to create a personal map of the campus. Inspired by instant film, social media, Google map street views, field sampling … Continue reading 15×90 — A Personal Map of Wellesley College
Photo by Elizabeth Lies Yup. It's 2019, and the oceans aren't going to clean themselves. When God gave man dominion over the earth, we were meant to rule over it with stewardship and wisdom. Not to exploit its resources, or each other. Although we are called to be in this world, but not of this … Continue reading Joining the Club (Starting with a Phone Case)
Entropy works against us consistently, creating disorder and chaos. That's the way of the universe now (after the Fall).
Nobody actually wants clutter. We don't set our new year's resolution to live a more cluttered life.
However, if we're not intentional about what we allow to remain in our life, we end up with unintentional objects, relationships, and achievements.
And who wants that? It's human nature to desire a meaningful life.
It's easy to be fooled, though. Worldly possessions can't fill the void within our hearts, which desire and long for more.
Because things are just things -- neither good nor bad. They can make us happy for a while, but that kind of happiness never lasts.
Photo by Jackson Douglas Living well. What does that mean to you? Does it fit a particular aesthetic, income level, or location? Does a good life involve a change in mindset? If so, is it hard to do? Just like every other consumer in America, I've bought into the promise that better life is just a … Continue reading I’m Becoming a Minimalist!