When It Costs Everything You Have

Tonight is the start of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Tomorrow also happens to be the day I start seminary. It’s a new season for me, a very significant one. And tonight, I realized it needs to start with surrender. Everything is shifting around me. I just moved across the country to a new […]

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The Boldness to be Me

I used to think of my life purpose as a job. It was my job to be Christ to the world. It was my job to support, encourage, comfort, and edify those around me. But God didn’t create me to do a job, He created me to be a person––a unique individual that no one else is or can be. He created me to be Me.

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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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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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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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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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