Thanksgiving

I almost forgot it was Thanksgiving today! Guess that’s what happens when you live abroad. Attended a Thanksgiving Banquet last Saturday and my mom promised pumpkin cheesecake when I go home in a couple weeks, so I got all my food bases covered. But since it is Thanksgiving today, think I’ll take the opportunity to give […]

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In the Middle of It All

I’m feeling nostalgic tonight. I think it’s because of the whiff of autumn air I caught on the walk home from work. Fall always reminds me of childhood: campfires and marshmallows on sticks, lying under the stars, cuddling under blankets, apple orchards and pumpkin pie and warm cider, hay rides and baseball games and windbreakers […]

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Two Years

I just realized that I moved to Korea almost exactly two years ago! That’s crazy. When I think back to that time––nervous me, boarding the plane for Seoul with my two overstuffed suitcases; clueless me wandering the streets of Korea, asking strangers for directions to the nearest subway station––I feel like I am looking at […]

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First Things First

For the first time ever, I’ve picked a theme verse for the new year. My verse for 2013: I searched my Bible for something inspiring, empowering, and fresh, but this is what I settled on. It almost seemed too simple, too basic, but the more I thought about it, the more its relevance struck me, […]

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White Christmas

I had a surprisingly lovely Christmas this year, full of laughter and love. One of the most wonderful moments was walking home in the snow by myself late Christmas Eve after a party with friends. I caught white snowflakes on my new black gloves and marveled at the endless creativity of God. For the brief moments […]

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Strength out of Weakness

I can’t believe that just 9 months ago, I was preparing to come to Korea, wondering what my 10-month experience would be like, clueless that the 10-month plan would soon become an open-ended, no-end-in-sight plan. So much has changed since then. The changes are so overwhelming that I lose my bearings at times…

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In the Dark

While I was lying in bed last night, two car crashes happened outside my open window. It was jolting to be half-asleep and hear the screech of tires followed by the crash of metal and glass. Even though I was lying safely indoors up on the fourth floor, I felt as if the cars were […]

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Korean Class is almost over…!

Just finished my Korean finals today! (And I think they went pretty well!) The last class is Thursday, and I’m excited to finally be able to sleep in, Skype with people in the US more often, focus on piano, and just chill a little more than I’ve been able to these past 10 weeks. But […]

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