Two Years

I just realized that I moved to Korea almost exactly two years ago! That’s crazy. When I think back to that time––nervous me, boarding the plane for Seoul with my two overstuffed suitcases; clueless me wandering the streets of Korea, asking strangers for directions to the nearest subway station––I feel like I am looking at […]

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New Beginning

I did not think today was going to be a good day. After the shortest summer vacation of my life (one week), I didn’t think I would be ready to go back to school. But today turned out to be surprisingly great. It started with the lovely surprise of finding my whiteboard and desk had been […]

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Teacher Life: Morning Announcements

This week it’s my turn to do the morning announcements at my kindergarten. Every morning, everyone in the entire school gets to listen to me say good morning to them. And then ask (and answer to myself) some questions I think youngsters might feel inclined to answer. It has shown me/reminded me of several things: […]

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The Perfect Job I Wasn’t Looking For (only He could plan something this good)

I got a job today!!! My first full-time job ever!!! I haven’t felt this much explosive, don’t-know-what-to-do-with-myself giddiness since I found out I got the Fulbright and my lifelong dream of going to Korea was coming true…  This isn’t just any job. This is like the perfect job. A job that I wasn’t even looking […]

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What He Does to Me

Last Saturday was one of those really long days where you go from meeting to meeting with barely a breath in between. After waiting over an hour for what was supposed to be a quick, easy dinner, all I wanted to do was go home and curl up in front of the TV with some […]

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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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Church

One of the secret reasons I wanted to come back to Korea was because of the experience I had at this church here two years ago. I felt like I could grow a lot spiritually from being a part of this church for a more extended time. This morning I wasn’t sure if the service […]

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