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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Staying in the Place of Faith

A wise friend once said, “There is a fine line between having faith and being lazy.” He said it in the context of looking for/waiting for the right job, and as someone now in that position, I’ve been thinking about that a lot lately. After almost 4 months of being unemployed and income-less, should I feel guilty? […]

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The Key to Forgiveness: Being Made Unoffendable

At my church retreat this past weekend there was a lot of talk about dying to yourself. “Just die!” was a favorite mantra of one of the speakers. Sometimes I focus so much on the new life I have, on the promises of God, that I forget that those things were bought at a price––they […]

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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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Unshakable

Sometimes I feel like I’m living a semi-charmed life here in Korea. OneRepublic’s “Good Life” captures pretty well the carefree feeling I often have. I don’t know exactly what the future holds, but I can’t help feeling upbeat about it. This past week, however, I felt something quite different: Deep loneliness. Sometimes I feel lonely when […]

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Taiwan Adventures: Ending up in Asia

The best surprise of my trip to Taiwan so far has been meeting up with an old friend from college who recently married a Taiwanese guy and has settled down here […]

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Only 2 Weeks Out: Fears

Lately I have been wondering what I am thinking going off to a foreign country by myself when I have great friends, a wonderful family, a perfectly good house to live in, and even promising job opportunities right where I am. I think about the inevitable loneliness and discomfort I will face, and I start […]

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