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)

I’m Moving Out!

So, yes, the week has arrived… in less than three days I will be hanging midair over an ocean of blue and white clouds, on my way to the “Land of the Cute,” A.K.A. Taiwan. Recap Departure day/time: Monday (our time), Jan 16th @ 8:30am CT. Arrival day/time: Tuesday (Taiwan time), Jan 17th @ 8:35pm … More I’m Moving Out!

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”

Pray for Visa!

This morning I just sent $160 and my passport into Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in Chicago to continue my visa application process! Now all I have to do is wait…. and wait… and wait til it comes. Please Pray! Please pray that I receive a student visa to Taiwan with no delays, bumps, or … More Pray for Visa!

Got my Ticket Today!

January 16th is The Day! I’ll be leaving bright and early in the morning for Detroit, then to Tokyo, then finally to arrive in Taipei on the 17th. 🙂 So excited! Please Pray! Please pray for the final funds I need to go (about $75 in monthly pledges) Please pray for God appointments between now … More Got my Ticket Today!