This is the final episode of Everyday Life: Chinese Edition, and I have to say it has been a whirlwind of crazy this week, but I’ll spare you the violin quartet and get right to the God stuff: Tuesday: The Long Mile Tuesday is one of the longest days of my week, and so I … More Everyday Life: Chinese Edition: Day 6 & 7: The Final Round
If you have not heard, I am a missionary in Taipei, Taiwan, and this week I am doing a series called “Everyday Life: Chinese Edition,” Chinese because at the moment I am taking 15 hours of Mandarin classes each week. God is doing some pretty amazing things in my life, so it is a joy … More Everyday Life: Chinese Edition, Day 4 & 5 Sundays and Mondays
Yes, he does. I have a friend who has been praying for a long time about something, and if you have ever prayed for someone for a long time, you might know how easy it is to get tired and start to lose hope that God is doing anything. Well, he is, and I hope … More Does God Really Hear What I’m Saying?
Don’t look now, but sorry for the spoiler alert… I am coming home for Christmas. Today I want to tell you about what “home” is like for a missionary, and the Taiwanese lunar calendar’s “July”…aka ghost month, or the month when the gates of hell are supposedly open. First off, Minnesota Bound: I just bought … More I’ll Be Home for Christmas! And What You Need to Know about Taiwan’s Ghost Month
Things I Recommend You may know that I had to make a mad dash to Hong Kong this last week, on account of me being slightly illegally here (only by 38 days) on accident (overstayed my visa…). I do not recommend anyone going to Hong Kong in the same manner as I, but I can … More Phew, Thank God for Student-hood!
The Importance of Whiteout Characters are like smiley faces: the more you try to correct them, the scarier they look. After this semester, I realized the importance and usefulness of white-out. I even found my favorite brand. This week I finished my first semester of school at the Mandarin Training Center at the … More The Importance of Whiteout and Dragon boats
There are some things I won’t tell you because I believe not everything needs to be shared. For example, God told me to pray for a certain friend, but not to tell them. Here’s what he said: “I want you to pray every day for ___________. And I don’t want you to tell them about … More The Beauties of Taroko Gorge and Repentance
If any of my western friends are itching for summer, you should have come to visit Taiwan last weekend: it was 90 Degrees Fahrenheit here. For Pastor Chris’ wife Jamie’s birthday a group of us went for a bike ride, and I got my first sunburn of the year. But then it went right back … More And Then It Was Summer… Almost
I personally love it when you get to Tuesday and you can say, “Well, this week is over,” because you know how fast everything will seem as you go through each day. By the end of the week you are like, “Wow, it is going to happen all over again!” Seemingly in opposition to that, when … More Two Months and Counting!
Okay, the cat’s out of the bag! Here is what happened with my visa: But first, God: This week, God healed my knee when someone prayed for me! Shifted back into place as Andrea prayed for me and pain left by the time I got home that night! No crazy 2-month-long acupuncture needs! (I injured … More Wrong Stamps on Passports and Good Friends