Reconnection

I have a bit of a fear of social awkwardness. I’m one of those people who ducks and hides when she sees former acquaintances on the street. I tend to avoid unnecessary conversations in which I’m not sure I’ll know what to say. It’s nothing against those people. It’s just awkward. So it only took me five […]

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Lost in a Good Book

Between my life in Seoul and the life I’m about to start in Busan, I find myself in the good ole US of A for three weeks, reconnecting with old friends and enjoying the easy comfort of being home. There have been many pleasant surprises already in the first few days of this trip, including the […]

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Real Life is Better than TV

Sometimes I forget how great real life is. I automatically collapse in front of the TV instead of taking a moment to reflect on all the hilarious, touching, inspiring moments of my day. Like the other day during class when I asked one of my kindergarteners why he had fought with his sister and he […]

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Teacher Life: Morning Announcements

This week it’s my turn to do the morning announcements at my kindergarten. Every morning, everyone in the entire school gets to listen to me say good morning to them. And then ask (and answer to myself) some questions I think youngsters might feel inclined to answer. It has shown me/reminded me of several things: […]

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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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Church in Korea: Like Coming Home

One of the secret reasons I wanted to come back to Korea was because of a church I visited here back in 2009. I felt like I could grow a lot spiritually from being a part of this church for a more extended time. This morning, as I prepared to return to this church after […]

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