Humility & Confidence

Lately I’ve been thinking about humility and confidence. I want both, but get confused as to how to actually achieve that. It’s like the ultimate oxymoron. My roomie reminded me that humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking about yourself less. But am I the only person who finds it hard to try not to […]

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The Altar: The Place of Killing

Two weeks ago at my church’s retreat, a preacher said the heavens were open, that there was a special grace to make requests to God. “Ask Him for whatever you want from Him!” he said. I’m not sure what other people in the room were thinking, whether they were asking God for spiritual gifts or spouses or […]

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The Difficulty of Saying Proper Goodbyes

Proper Goodbyes It takes real maturity to say proper goodbyes. That’s what I’ve decided. Anyone can just run away. You make a decision in your mind that you’re moving on to the next stage, next place, next community, job, relationship, or whatever. And then you just do. No looking back. But having proper closure is […]

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Teacher Life: Getting Laughed at by Five-year-olds is Always Fun

Sometimes I feel really unqualified to be a kindergarten teacher. Like when we are talking about birds and how some birds can’t fly and then I’m suddenly not sure whether penguins can fly or not and I have to double-check with the teacher across the hall. (They can’t, by the way.  I’m pretty sure..) Or […]

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Teacher Life: Taking My Place of Authority

I have never exerted so much authority in my life. Obedience and submission have always come more naturally to me than taking charge. I am good at going with the flow, I’m okay at questioning the flow, but starting the flow? Not so much. When I started teaching kindergarten 2 months ago, being the authority felt very unnatural. I […]

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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: The end of all things is near. Therefore by clear minded and self-controlled so you can pray. – 1 Peter 4:7 I searched my Bible for something inspiring, empowering, and fresh, but this is what I settled […]

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Self-Confidence

Sometimes people tell me I should be more confident. And sometimes I am tempted to get offended. I think, “I was feeling perfectly fine about myself until you said that! Now I’m questioning myself and feeling increasingly insecure and angry!” But I guess that reaction pretty much exposes the issue right there. If I was fully […]

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Heading Back to the Land of Kimchi

Leaving for Korea in the morning!! I cried a lot more last year when I thought I was only leaving for a year; this time I haven’t cried at all. But I guess that makes sense, because this time I know exactly what I am leaving for… AMAZINGNESS. (Seriously, I have missed my church and […]

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