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
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?
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
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
Today my friend MoMo shot a film (that’s REAL film, mind you) movie for a song that I am recording for my brother, Sam. Please Pray! Please pray for wisdom for this awesome friend and director, MoMo Tseng as she edits and creates this short film. The music recording hasn’t happened yet, so pray for … More Please Pray as I Play: New Music Video Coming Soon
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
My friends, my grandfather had a saying that has guided my life and guarded my steps since I was very young: “God is good, the devil is a liar, and prayer still changes things.” The Bible also commands us to intercede saying that the prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective (James 5:16). Do … More New Update on How to Pray for Skye!
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