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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Early Morning Prayer: When You are Willing to Pay a Cost

I am not a morning person. As in, I usually sleep through mornings. So you could say we’ve become unacquainted. But this week, I decided to go to early morning prayer. In Korea, early morning prayer is a staple of the church. Crowds of middle-aged women (and others) faithfully arise with the sun to seek God’s face and intercede […]

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Ride Against Traffic Korea: Surrendering to my Calling

Chuseok Last weekend was Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving) here in Korea, which meant we all got a four-day weekend. Most Koreans visit their family during this time, most foreigners relax/go on vacation. I decided to volunteer to serve on the support crew for a group of bikers biking from Busan to Seoul––550km in four days––in order to raise awareness […]

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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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Taking Myself Seriously as a Musician

This year, God has been challenging me to take myself seriously as an intercessor, worship leader, shepherd, and influencer. And a big part of that has been choosing to cut certain things out of my life. In order to gain something, you often have to forfeit other things. So I’ve been rearranging the way I live…

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If I Were Living For Anyone But Him

I got sick this week. I forgot how bad it feels to be sick. How hard it is to remain optimistic and gracious. How difficult to not pity yourself and shut others out. I almost didn’t make it to church today. I was sitting in front of my computer, eating breakfast, reading the news, looking though […]

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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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Night Watch: Seeking Him When It’s Least Convenient

Last week, while I was in the middle of a funk, a state in which I couldn’t see opportunities, only burdens, a friend told me I should stay up all night to pray (for my church’s 24/7 prayer week). It seemed like an impractical suggestion. Maybe if I was really hungry for God. Maybe if […]

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