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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Unexpected Reminders (Classical Music)

Almost two weeks ago now, I was sitting in church when something unexpected happened. A realization hit me so hard I ended up leaning against the wall sobbing during closing praise. On the verge of starting my first full time job (as a kindergarten teacher) and shepherding my first small group at church, I assumed […]

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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

Some experiences in life are too powerful or intimate to be captured with words. I had such an experience last night. But even though I know my words will fail me, I feel compelled to try to share. How can I keep from testifying to what the Lord has done? [Warning: this post is going […]

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Church

One of the secret reasons I wanted to come back to Korea was because of the experience I had at this church here two years ago. I felt like I could grow a lot spiritually from being a part of this church for a more extended time. This morning I wasn’t sure if the service […]

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