More than My Trauma

The past year and a half, it has been hard for me not to define myself by my trauma. I have been through some things. I’ve had some long, complicated experiences that have been arduous to process. Years worth of mess to sort through. And it has been hard not to stay stuck. I’m sure […]

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If I Were Living For Anyone But Him

I got sick this week. I forgot how bad it feels to be sick. How hard it is to remain optimistic and gracious. How difficult to not pity yourself and shut others out. I almost didn’t make it to church today. I was sitting in front of my computer, eating breakfast, reading the news, looking though […]

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Unshakable

Sometimes I feel like I’m living a semi-charmed life here in Korea. OneRepublic’s “Good Life” captures pretty well the carefree feeling I often have. I don’t know exactly what the future holds, but I can’t help feeling upbeat about it. This past week, however, I felt something quite different: Deep loneliness. Sometimes I feel lonely when […]

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The Lion King: The Power of Identity

The Lion King is one of my favorite movies of all time. I always found its themes of identity, shame, and destiny to be powerfully moving as a kid, and I find them no less so now that I am an adult. Love this clip from the movie: As Rafiki says, The question is: Who are you? […]

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Prayer Tunnel: The Wonder of Divine Love

Some experiences in life are too powerful and intimate to be captured with words. I had such an experience last night. Even though I know words will fail me, I feel compelled to share. How can I keep from testifying to what God has done? This week I’ve been entertaining some crazy thoughts and wild ideas: Could I live…

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Church in Korea: Like Coming Home

One of the secret reasons I wanted to come back to Korea was because of the experience I had at a church here back in 2009. I felt like I could grow a lot spiritually from being a part of this church for a more extended time. This morning, as I prepared to return to […]

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