My first full time job out of college was as a Preschool English teacher at a bilingual Christian school in the Dominican Republic. My job was to go into each of the 6 preschool classrooms every day for 30 minutes and teach an English lesson. It was fun and exhausting and hard and awesome. The … Continue reading Having tattoos, being a balloon, and the wilderness
I'm sorry I'm sorry I'm sorry. For making it all about me. Again. For missing the point. For putting myself in a position to miss You entirely. Thank You thank You thank You. For choosing me anyway. I'm scared of hurting. I'm scared of getting attached and falling in love and having to say goodbye. … Continue reading Weekend Prayers
One time a very concerned and loving dad brought his son to Jesus. His son had been suffering violent seizures for his entire life. This dad was hoping that Jesus could heal his son. This dad was hoping that he wouldn't have to continue to watch his son's body betray him and put him in … Continue reading Passports and mountains
Four years ago I sat in a bathroom stall in a church basement in Brooklyn where I was going to spend my last ten weeks in the United States for the foreseeable future away from everyone and everything familiar. I cried. I wondered if I had made a big mistake. I knew it would've been … Continue reading What’s next
Very few hills are worth dying on. God is love, Jesus is God, and we have a huge need. Die on those hills and get off the rest.
One of my favorite things about the internet is that it allows me to read in other people's words things that I have always felt, believed, or thought but have never been able to (or willing to, perhaps) express in a way that makes sense. For example, when reading in Brittany Gibbons' book, Fat Girl Walking, … Continue reading Here’s the thing about Forgotten God and “me too!” moments
On Monday evening I sat on an airplane that took me from New York to the Dominican Republic and I leaned my head against the window and I cried. I thought that saying goodbye would get easier as time went on, but it's getting harder. I thought about how I wish the airplane were taking … Continue reading Here’s the thing about what God is doing
This week Melissa and I signed a contract for our new apartment! We move in next weekend. This week I also watched some Tigers baseball, started packing and purging (seriously, how did I get so much stuff?), and added a second fan to my nighttime routine. It's been a good but sweaty week. Articles worth … Continue reading Check this out!
Reposted (and revamped) from my old blog. Here are two accounts of the same story: And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. And they went and woke him, … Continue reading Here’s the thing about the storm
This is late again but I have another good excuse. THREE good excuses. This week I was sick and busy (that's two) and our internet keeps cutting in and out. This week was also Semana de Chispa (Spirit Week) at school and our last week of tutoring until 2014. This week I went to my … Continue reading Check this out!