When the Missionary life isn’t so Fabulous: Out of Town for the Surgery

For a girl who hardly sweat a day in her life, even when exercising, this Taiwanese idea of summer is a bit much. I sweat in the sun, I sweat in the shade, I sweat when I wake up, I sweat when I lie down… this could be a Bible verse if I switched a … More When the Missionary life isn’t so Fabulous: Out of Town for the Surgery

Fireworks and smoke (Chinese New Year and my first two weeks)

Smoke of paper-burning barrels stings my nostrils if I breathe too sharply, and unseen cannons shoot off thousands of fireworks behind 18-story buildings and meticulously decorated temples. Red door signs are everywhere and families are making their yearly exodus from the city to their childhood homes for a two-day journey from father’s to mother’s side. … More Fireworks and smoke (Chinese New Year and my first two weeks)

A Word about the Phrase, “This Year God is Doing Something New”

I had to wrinkle my nose today when I saw the “verse of the day” from my Bible app: “For I am about to do something new” ~Isaiah 43:19 About this time every year for many years past, it seems as though God has been on a broken record player, for he is often quoted … More A Word about the Phrase, “This Year God is Doing Something New”

DisEnchanted: Part 2. “But it’s such a good story!” How to choose which movies/shows you and your family watch

“But it’s such a good story!” How many times have you heard someone talk about a movie they had just seen–telling you about all the hilarious moments, about all the great actors on the screen, and then, sobering, admitting there were quite a few objectionable parts and lines with a disappointed air? Not to worry … More DisEnchanted: Part 2. “But it’s such a good story!” How to choose which movies/shows you and your family watch

DisEnchanted: Part 1. “Let’s watch a movie!” How to choose which movies you and your family watches

“Let’s watch a movie!!” –a common phrase among families of all shapes and sizes, children, new couples, best friends, and old pals. How many Christmases have been spent watching classics such as White Christmas and Frosty the Snowman or Easters watching The Jesus Film or The Passion of the Christ? Yet many of us as … More DisEnchanted: Part 1. “Let’s watch a movie!” How to choose which movies you and your family watches