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!

Everyday Life: Chinese Edition, Day 4 & 5 Sundays and Mondays

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

Everyday Life: Life in Chinese Edition 2 & 3 TGIF! and Skye the Speaker?

This week I am doing a special series called Everyday Life, and is the third of its kind; this time I am sharing what life is like as a student in the Chinese language school and what being a “missionary” in Taiwan looks like for me. I work with an organization called Envision, and I will … More Everyday Life: Life in Chinese Edition 2 & 3 TGIF! and Skye the Speaker?

Everyday Life: Life in Chinese Edition, Day 1, & my small #metoo Soapbox

Note: At the end, this blog talks about sexual harassment. Please use parental guidance in letting your children read this, and any other pages on the web in regards to the #metoo movement.  Hello all. Just a reminder, I am working with a missionary organization named Envision, stationed in Taiwan. I am learning how to lead … More Everyday Life: Life in Chinese Edition, Day 1, & my small #metoo Soapbox

A Second Answer

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

I’ll Be Home for Christmas! And What You Need to Know about Taiwan’s Ghost Month

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