Jeremiah 29:11
New International Version (NIV)
11 For I know the plans I have for you,”
declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.



Free Falling by Julian.Vassallo

Roses of June (by Khánh Hmoong)

Hmong siblings pose with peace signs and a qeej.

By the time Hmong girls are 16 years old they would have mastered the skills for weaving, batik dyeing, and appliqué to make the crisply pleated hemp skirts that are now recognized around the world.  Hmong batik skirt designs describe their history, wars, migration routes, native territory. Different branches of the Hmong nationality are represented by slight variations in a woman’s skirt patterns. From the decorations on a woman’s skirt, the Hmong can know if her ancestors came from the mountain ridges or lived along the river valleys.