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
One of the most likely places to get embarrassed for me is the grocery store. I still don’t have it all down. I just recently went to a supermarket and attempted to use my rewards card that I had gotten myself a few weeks before. I waited patiently in line, and thought since I had … More Embarrassing Moments Happen to Us All… and Points for Prayer for Aroma
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!
So you may or may not have heard that there was a 6.0 (I think Richter scale) earthquake on Tuesday that tilted a giant hotel and an apartment building over, leaving 7 dead and around 60 missing… Well, that is true. It happened in the city of Hualien, which is on the east coast of … More Earthquakes Happen Here
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!
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
Rewind It is now Wednesday night, but allow me to return to a matter that happened over the weekend. (PS– 10 PM here in Taiwan is 9 AM in CST.) Last time I wrote about praying for a friend and a sweetly-given answer from God (If you have not read it, go back right now … More A Second Answer
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?
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
Can the Gospel be found in Daoism? No… But if Chen Jie has a curious Daoist customer, the Gospel might be spoken through someone who has no idea they are the Lord’s mouthpiece. I have some very important music- and school-related updates at the end, but first, before I tell you about any of these, … More The Gospel through a Daoist, God Saves from Suicide, and Chen Jie’s Funny English: 3 Awesome Stories