This morning I decided to revive an old resolution to travel to every Metro (MRT) station in Taipei City before I leave Taiwan, so I grabbed my umbrella and helmet and the short break from school and left the house at 7:20 AM for an adventure. Travel Log: 7:23- left the house- sprinkling, biked Ubike … More The Last Station (or the first) At the End
Are you lost and tired in a world of miscommunication with someone you love? I’ve been there. Today I found an old post while looking through the drafts before writing, and this one seemed to fit the week I have been living, so I hope to use it to encourage both you all and myself. … More “That’s Ok, I’ll Help You” and Good News!
School’s out! No work! Time to party! This week has been a week of national celebration as the Lunar calendar turns its pages and starts again. The springtime is also coming along, albeit slowly, but as the saying goes, “Springtime is like a stepmother’s face.” … In other words, one minute the sky looks blue … More Happy Chinese New Year! 新年快樂!
The plane ride home was uneventful, which is the strange way we English-speakers talk about a safe trip from point A to point B, but the ending was a little more exciting (not, as in, dangerous). I will shortly pass down some sage advice as to how to lose most of your luggage while traveling … More How To Lose Your Luggage (And other traveling advice)
Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others—the armies of heaven—praising God and saying, “Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.” When the angels had returned to heaven, the shepherds said to each other, “Let’s go to Bethlehem! Let’s see this … More What If I Took Away Your Christmas?
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!
The Devil Wants You Tired At five o’clock I was ready to crash. Granted, I do seem to get worn out much more easily here in Taiwan than in America, but five o’clock? An overwhelming urge to sleep washed over me and I sought the couch for a short nap if it would come. Waves … More The Devil Wants You Tired/ God Gives Hope
As I was preparing to get my visa turned into an Alien Resident Card (ARC), I suddenly realized that I do not actually have a valid visa to do anything with! I will spare you the raw details, but suffice it to say, I was under the impression I had more time, but that I … More Another Urgent Prayer Request!
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
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