Teacher Life: Everything is Okay

There was this moment yesterday when I caught myself scolding some students for playing the dot game wrong. (You know, that game where you try to connect dots on a piece of paper into squares, whoever finishes the square gets to claim it?) Some of my students had not understood my explanation…

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Here and Now

I invite you to join me on my journey. Adventuring isn't nearly as fun alone!

Although I have no desire to see The Revenant, I love that Leonardo DiCaprio finally won his Oscar and I loved the last sentence of his acceptance speech: “I do not take tonight for granted.” It got me thinking about how easy it is to take things for granted. To feel entitled. To long and hope […]

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Giving Thanks

This is the fourth year I will be spending Thanksgiving abroad. Not that I’m keeping track or anything, but Thanksgiving does happen to be my favorite holiday. Christmas is nice, too, but the gift buying and giving can be stressful. Thanksgiving is nothing but pure eating and enjoying people’s company. And giving thanks, of course. […]

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One of Those Beautifully Overwhelming Moments

Sometimes I feel like an old woman. Especially when I try to get up after sitting in one position for too long. (My joints aren’t what they used to be.. sad but true.) I also felt like an old woman on Christmas Eve when I was watching my little siblings (ages 5-10) sing Christmas carols […]

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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 moments […]

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The Little Things

Things are back to normal here in my day-to-day life in Korea. I’m crying during church services, doing laundry, eating tons of cucumbers (my new addiction), watching a new Korean drama, taking pictures of eating with friends, and writing songs on the keyboard in the corner of my tiny bedroom. It’s the little things in life […]

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