Jesus in the Woods and New Song Coming Soon!

A month ago, give or take a few weeks, three foreigners found themselves in front of Aroma Cafe, whereupon I interrupted their conversation to correct something they had said, and about half an hour later found themselves in a discussion of faith with yours truly.  In the course of the conversation, the African, the Irishman, … More Jesus in the Woods and New Song Coming Soon!

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