Purpose & Potential: Living in Freedom

It is easy to think of destiny or calling as something that either limits us or puts unbearable pressure on us. But Christ paid a high price to set us free––free from sin, fear, shame, and death. He didn’t free us to make us slaves all over again. But so often we live just that way. As if we are still slaves. 

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Purpose & Potential: Discerning Your Calling

When I was young, I avoided the term “calling.” I wasn’t sure I had one, and I wasn’t confident I would be able to correctly discern it if I did. I couldn’t relate to people who had a clear, concrete vision for their lives, who felt “called” to do something. To me, life was simply an open book waiting to be lived. The possibilities were endless.

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Making His Praise Glorious

When I was a little girl dreaming about singing on stage as part of a worship team, I had very little understanding of what that role required. Now that I have the privilege of not only singing with a praise team, but being a praise leader, I know that it’s about much more than singing a few songs or saying a […]

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New Beginnings

“Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope.” – Zechariah 9:12 There have been heavy thoughts swirling around my head lately. This season is supposed to be a time of new beginnings, but it’s been a struggle to believe in new beginnings for myself. I’ve been wrestling with fear and dread. I’ve nearly gotten pulled under at times. […]

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Indescribable Moments

Sometimes I wonder about things. Other times I simply stand in wonder. Do you know that there is always more? There is always more. It’s just a question of whether you want it. This past weekend was my church’s all-church retreat. Friday was a national holiday here in Korea, so we got to have a […]

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Ready to Dream Again

An open schedule can paralyze me. Instead of pursuing all the personal projects I’ve been putting off, I usually just watch TV, take naps, and generally waste time. I lose my sense of direction. I’ve been putting off a lot of things lately: Moving, applying for my new visa, buying a keyboard, finding piano students… Instead of taking […]

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Staying in Korea (Indefinitely?)

I am becoming more and more sure that I am going to stay here in Korea. For exactly how long, I have no idea, but at the moment I’m thinking at least another year or two past the end of my Fulbright Grant in June. I may have alluded to this idea in past posts, but I […]

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