Living a Life of Faith. Still.

I have been living in Korea for over five years now. In August, it will be six. Wow. That’s awhile. That’s longer than I spent in college. That was most of my twenties. Sometimes I feel incredibly at home here. It was like that since the beginning. There are moments of frustration, miscommunication, and helplessness, […]

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Existential Thoughts

Some days I find myself filled with existential thoughts. There have been quite a few of those days recently. Whether because of my recent visit home, the contract I signed last week to teach English another year, the recent passing of a wonderful person I had the privilege of knowing, or the convergence of all those things with the […]

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A Bit of Truth

I just have one simple thought to share tonight. This one goes out to all my fellow believers in Christ: Don’t forget that Satan is always doing everything he can to convince you that God doesn’t love you and that He isn’t good. We often get caught up in all sorts of confusion because we let our […]

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Deeper

In the life of faith, there is always more. A higher level of trust. A deeper level of mystery. A farther step into the unknown. That’s what’s so exciting about it. There is a momentum constantly calling you forward, stretching you, surprising you, igniting you. It’s good to look back sometimes and recognize how far […]

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Loved

I’ve always been able to relate to Peter, the disciple who denied Jesus. He’s one of my favorite people in the Bible. Not only because of his blatant mistakes (which encourage us ordinary messes), but because of his passion. When he did anything, he did it big and brash, including making a fool of himself. (Jesus even […]

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When the Mission Requires Sacrifice

After watching Interstellar last weekend, I cried a lot. [SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t seen the movie yet, watch it before reading this post!] The strongest emotion that surfaced was the fear of regret.

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There are Some Things You Should Try Your Best Not to Forget

Quite a lot of things, actually. But one of those things is what makes you light up inside. Don’t ever forget that. Don’t let the drudgery of life make you forget. An Enlightening Conversation Last week, on a flight from Manila to Seoul, I had a life-changing conversation. The kind of conversation that you can’t […]

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Nothing to Lose

I like to think about things. Like what kind of guy I should end up with. Or what it means to be a real friend. Or the best way to reorganize the layout of my budget spreadsheet now that I have a new version of Microsoft Excel. I like to reflect on the many moments […]

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