Purpose & Potential: The In-Between

One of the biggest struggles I have had in regard to life purpose is living in the tension between what could be and what is. Dreams and desires God seemed to put on my heart remain out of reach. Potential I see in myself stays dormant, for years.

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Coming to the End of What I Thought I Knew

*** “Knowledge puffs up.” – 1 Corinthians 8:1 *** Ever since I was young, I have craved knowledge and understanding. As a kid, I asked my parents what the meaning of life was and thought their answer–“No one really knows”–was absolutely ridiculous. So everyone is just blindly staggering through their lives? That doesn’t make sense! I have […]

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Standing By My Singleness

At times, people have intimated to me that my current life circumstances are not optimal for finding a life partner. I’d have to agree. I live in a foreign country (South Korea), in a city where the majority of people are not fluent in my native tongue (and I’m far from fluent in theirs). I […]

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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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Learning to Trust

I finally watched The Impossible yesterday. I highly recommend it. (It’s based on the true story of a family that went through the tsunami of 2004). I’ve been meaning to watch it for a long time, but wasn’t in the mood until yesterday. It was one of those visually and emotionally captivating movies that will stick with me […]

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Existential Thoughts

Some days I find myself filled with existential thoughts. There have been quite a few of those days recently. Whether because of my recent visit home, the contract I signed last week to teach English another year, the recent passing of a wonderful person I had the privilege of knowing, or the convergence of all those things with the […]

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A Bit of Truth

I just have one simple thought to share tonight. This one goes out to all my fellow believers in Christ: Don’t forget that Satan is always doing everything he can to convince you that God doesn’t love you and that He isn’t good. We often get caught up in all sorts of confusion because we let our […]

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Deeper

In the life of faith, there is always more. A higher level of trust. A deeper level of mystery. A farther step into the unknown. That’s what’s so exciting about it. There is a momentum constantly calling you forward, stretching you, surprising you, igniting you. It’s good to look back sometimes and recognize how far […]

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