Done with Performing

Last weekend at my church’s Praise Team Retreat, I performed a song I wrote. It was the first time I’ve ever performed an original song for a group of people, and I was pretty nervous. I expected that. What I didn’t expect was getting so choked up with emotion that I could barely croak out […]

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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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Standards of Beauty

One of the first things I noticed when I visited Korea three years ago was the surprising number of girls wearing high heels. (My friend joked that they would even wear them with pajamas.) One of the first things I noticed when I arrived in Korea 8 months ago was how many advertisements there were for […]

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Poem: Spring

[This is a little poem I wrote for a recent Sunday School homework assignment. The week I wrote it felt like the beginnings of Spring, but the weather has since gone back to Winter. (Apparently it even flurried the other day.)  I can’t wait for the return of Spring!] Spring The wind blows a fresh […]

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Overcoming My Fear of Making Mistakes

I have always been very conscious about doing what is right. Dubbed a “goody-two-shoes” by my stepsister growing up, I often found my standards of integrity and morality to be outside the norm, even among Christians or other “good students”. I like this about myself. I continue to uphold high standards of integrity and morality. […]

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