April 1, 2016.Reading time 6 minutes.
Last weekend, I started thinking about heaven. Not even because it was Easter weekend, but just because of life. There are certain moments when I feel a deep heaviness––it’s difficult to comprehend later, in the normal moments––but I would describe it as a truly horrible feeling, the sort of emotional breakdown that leads either to personal implosion or a deeper grasp of life’s […]
August 19, 2015.Reading time 3 minutes.
The other night, I had a slightly traumatic experience: I entered my bedroom just in time to see a huge cockroach leap right into my bed!! To give some context, I sleep on the floor (on a mat that Koreans call a yo). I also sleep inside a pop-up mosquito tent with a zip-up flap door. […]
August 6, 2015.Reading time 4 minutes.
When God calls us to sacrifice something, it is easy to focus on what we are losing, to feel like God is taking something from us. (I do love me some quality TV.) But the truth is that He always gives something far better than whatever He takes.
May 29, 2015.Reading time 7 minutes.
There is one particular moment that stands out from my church retreat experience last weekend: falling to the ground weeping at a single song lyric: Death is defeated Just moments before, I had stood for an altar call to release disappointment, and deep disappointment had surfaced about my grandmother’s passing back in December. It wasn’t just disappointment that God never physically healed her from […]
June 12, 2012.Reading time 9 minutes.
Passion and Promise An open schedule can paralyze me. Instead of pursuing all the personal projects I’ve been putting off, I usually just watch TV, take naps, and generally waste time. I lose my sense of direction. I have been putting off a lot of things lately: Moving preparations, applying for my new visa, buying a keyboard, finding piano […]