Learning Our Names Interview with La Thao
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by Better Than Seven Sons
8M ago
La wrote a book! In this episode, Kathy and Ashley speak with La about co-authoring the book Learning Our Names: Asian Americans on Identity, Relationships, and Vocation. La shares her writing journey as a Hmong American woman and discusses what she hopes the Hmong community might gain from the book. Learning Our Names: Asian Americans on Identity, Relationships, and Vocation is written by Sabrina Chan, Linson Daniel, E. David De Leon, and La Thao. It is available wherever books are sold.  ..read more
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Tension
Better Than Seven Sons
by Better Than Seven Sons
8M ago
In the last episode of season three, we face the tension we experience with 1 Peter 3:1-6 about the submission of women to their husbands. We express concerns about how misinterpretation of this passage can cause harm to Hmong American women while we remain open to what God has for us from this passage. Join our conversation and let us know what you think on our Instagram @btsspodcast. --- Something we've been doing on this podcast is connecting our story and experiences with our faith. For season three, we are going deeper and we invite Hmong American Christians to come along this journey wit ..read more
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Choosing Ourselves
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by Better Than Seven Sons
8M ago
As Hmong daughters, we were formed to become caretakers. But as caretakers, how do we choose to care for ourselves? In this episode, Kathy, Ashley, and La look to the story of the bleeding woman (Matt 9:18-26; Mark 5:21-43; Luke 8:40-56) as a model of someone choosing herself. Something we've been doing on this podcast is connecting our story and experiences with our faith. For season three, we are going deeper and we invite Hmong American Christians to come along this journey with us ..read more
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Enjoyment
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by Better Than Seven Sons
8M ago
We recently discovered the book of Ecclesiastes can be a catharsis of sorts for releasing some of our inner thoughts and emotions about life right now. In this episode, we discuss our readings and reflect on the teacher's advice on enjoyment in the midst of survival and uncertainty. Something we've been doing on this podcast is connecting our story and experiences with our faith. For season three, we are going deeper and we invite Hmong American Christians to come along this journey with us ..read more
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Survival
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by Better Than Seven Sons
8M ago
Ashley, Kathy, and La attempt to make sense of survival in their lives during a season of uncertainty and how it fits into the Hmong American narrative. Something we've been doing on this podcast is connecting our story and experiences with our faith. For season three, we are going deeper and we invite Hmong American Christians to come along this journey with us ..read more
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Hospitality
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by Better Than Seven Sons
8M ago
For us, home is hospitality and we cannot talk about one without the other. As we define what home means for us, we discuss hospitality in the Hmong context and how it creates relationships through a process that transforms us from host to guest and guest to host.  Something we've been doing on this podcast is connecting our story and experiences with our faith. For season three, we are going deeper and we invite Hmong American Christians to come along this journey with us ..read more
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Displaced
Better Than Seven Sons
by Better Than Seven Sons
8M ago
Season 3 is here! Something we've been doing on this podcast is connecting our story and experiences with our faith. This season we want to go deeper and invite Hmong American Christians to come along this journey with us. In our first episode, La, Kathy, and Ashley discuss migration and displacement in Acts 7 and share what it means to them as Hmong Americans ..read more
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We Like Being Single - S2E7
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by Better Than Seven Sons
8M ago
In this episode, Ashley asks Kathy and La about their thoughts on singleness ..read more
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Dear BTSS? - Mini Ep 5
Better Than Seven Sons
by Better Than Seven Sons
8M ago
We may or may not have some good dating advice. In this mini-episode, we discuss the dating advice we've received and offer our thoughts on dating. In between regular episodes, we are releasing mini-episodes where we share more stories and reflections from our experiences. Light-hearted and sometimes deep, we discuss a variety of topics that have come up in our conversations together ..read more
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Grieving Better - S2E6
Better Than Seven Sons
by Better Than Seven Sons
8M ago
2021 is a tough year. We never planned to do an episode on grief, but with everything that happened this year, we've been thinking a lot about it. In this episode, we discuss what we understand about grief and share how we are grieving this season ..read more
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