Living as an Outsider

Today a white woman got on the bus, and I was struck by her confidence. I live in Korea, so she was the only fully white person on board, but she just calmly smacked her gum and found a seat. My first thought was that this was the attractiveness of the “older” (no longer in […]

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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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Right Here, Right Now

This morning as I was looking out my window, I got a strange feeling, the same feeling I have when I’m traveling in a new country. The homes, streets, nooks and crannies are unfamiliar, and my eyes linger, imagining the lives of those who inhabit them, imagining how it might feel to live there. It’s a feeling of […]

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White Christmas

I had a surprisingly lovely Christmas this year full of laughter and love. One of the most wonderful moments was walking home in the snow by myself late Christmas Eve after a party with friends. I caught white snowflakes on my new black gloves and marveled at the endless creativity of God. For the brief […]

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