10 Years (Where does the time go?)

The other day I was telling my mom about the new Facebook feature On This Day that shows you Facebook memories from previous years. Most of my memories were from college, I told her. Posts from freshmen year popped up whose context I had no clue about. (“You didn’t give me a cookie! I hate you!!” Huh..?) […]

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Overcoming Anxiety: Some Lessons Learned

Last week, I had a fierce battle with anxiety. Happy to say, I emerged victorious! Eventually. I knew from the start that I shouldn’t feel anxious, that it wasn’t helpful or productive. But even as I told myself not to worry, my stomach tied up tighter in knots. The thing is, telling yourself not to do […]

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Busan: Responding to the Call

Weekend Trip Last weekend I visited Busan (my future home) for the very first time, and I gained a lot of clarity. Saturday night, the pastor down there exhorted my team to hold onto our calling to Busan. Yes, we are being sent by our church, but ultimately we are being sent by God. When rough patches come that […]

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In the Middle of It All

I’m feeling nostalgic tonight. I think it’s because of the whiff of autumn air I caught on the walk home from work. Fall always reminds me of childhood: campfires and marshmallows on sticks, lying under the stars, cuddling under blankets, apple orchards and pumpkin pie and warm cider, hay rides and baseball games and windbreakers […]

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The Next Two Years: Busan

I have a little confession to make. When I wrote my last blog post, I was actually bursting to share a secret, which I wasn’t allowed to share until TODAY.  I’ve actually been bursting to share it for about two months now, but the most I could do was write metaphorical posts sneakily expressing what […]

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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 my flight from Manila to Seoul, I had a life-changing conversation. The kind of conversation that you can’t […]

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Indescribable Moments

Sometimes I wonder about things. Other times I simply stand in wonder. Do you know that there is always more? There is always more. It’s just a question of whether you want it. This past weekend was my church’s all-church retreat. Friday was a national holiday here in Korea, so we got to have a […]

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Unexpected Reminders (Classical Music)

Almost two weeks ago now, I was sitting in church when something unexpected happened. A realization hit me so hard I ended up leaning against the wall sobbing during closing praise. On the verge of starting my first full time job (as a kindergarten teacher) and shepherding my first small group at church, I assumed […]

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