Purpose & Potential: Living in Freedom

*** It is for freedom that Christ has set you free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. – Galatians 5:1 *** In this final installment of my Purpose & Potential series, I’d like to address the question of freedom. It is easy to think of […]

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Purpose & Potential: Discerning Your Calling

Called 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 […]

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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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My 2012

I can’t remember the last time I greeted a new year with so much clarity and purpose! I find myself bursting with plans and hopes for 2013! It’s going to be an awesome year! But before diving straight into this year, I want to take a moment to reflect on 2012. Last year was kind […]

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Ready to Dream Again

An open schedule can paralyze me. Instead of pursuing all the personal projects I wanted to do when I was busy, I just watch TV, take naps, and I don’t even know what else. 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, […]

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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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