Purpose & Potential: The In-Between

One of the biggest struggles I have had in regard to life purpose is living in the tension between what could be and what is. Dreams and desires God seemed to put on my heart remain out of reach. Potential I see in myself stays dormant, for years.

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Standing By My Singleness

At times, people have intimated to me that my current life circumstances are not optimal for finding a life partner. I’d have to agree. I live in a foreign country (South Korea), in a city where the majority of people are not fluent in my native tongue (and I’m far from fluent in theirs). I […]

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Compelled By Love (Nearly Thirty and Caught Up in the Possibilities)

I’ve been thinking about myself a lot lately. Even more than usual. Mostly because I’m about to turn 30, and that seems like a fitting time to take stock. Who am I and where am I headed? I just came back from a missions trip to Indonesia on Monday, and that trip helped me gain […]

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Jesus

Last Friday night, I sobbed really, really hard for a really, really long time. One of those all-alone-in-the-dark-of-your-room-when-you-should-be-sleeping kind of intense sobbing sessions. The thing is, I am so thankful for that experience. Because it showed me who I am: I belong to Jesus. 100%. Not exactly a new statement, but something He keeps establishing […]

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Asking Whatever We Wish: The Power of Prayer

In college, a friend asked me, “What do you think the purpose of prayer really is?” As prayer team leaders who both highly valued prayer and tried hard to inspire others to value it, one might have thought the answer to that question would be obvious to us, but prayer is one of those things […]

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Reunification

This week I went on my first tour of the DMZ (the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea). The tour only skimmed the surface of the complex issues surrounding this divided nation, but seeing the land of North Korea, one of the infiltration tunnels the North Koreans dug to attack Seoul, and the train […]

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Stolen Joy

Several weeks ago, I declared war on stress. I realized it was stealing my joy. So I decided it was time to fight. Life is a struggle, I wrote in my journal, and being a fighter is crucial. But during my church retreat last weekend (all messages can be found here), I realized that that picture of […]

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Homesickness

Waves of homesickness have been hitting pretty hard recently. To the point where I have even asked myself, Why am I here?   Why have I given up the place I have waiting for me back in the US as part of a family where I am loved, known, cherished, and valued? Why am I […]

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