Some of my most clarifying moments have come during a pity party. My last pity party (besides today’s) took place about a year and a half ago. I was actually here, in Jarabacoa, staying at the hostel by myself for a little get away weekend. You know, to read on a couch different from my … Continue reading Pity party
It's probably most parents' nightmare to have their daughter ride off on the back of a strange boy's motorcycle. And yet that is my reality. I, almost daily, entrust my life to a man I do not know at all. I climb on the back of their motorcycle and trust that they know what they're … Continue reading My Dominican life: motorcycles and men
I went to a fairly popular Christian university called Cedarville. Most young Christians in the Mid West have heard of Cedarville, which is in southwest Ohio in the middle of a bunch of cornfields. When I meet someone who has heard of Cedarville we inevitably play this game: Person: “Do you know this person? They … Continue reading Here’s the thing about friends
Sarah Bessey wrote a blog post in December called "I needed to see her." In it she talks about the women who have gone before her, the women who stand before her and inspire her and challenge her. She talks about the women she needed to see serving God and their families and each other. … Continue reading Here’s the thing about the women I needed to see
Here's the thing about being Very Inspiring... apparently I am! Emily at BumblesBooks nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger award! Wasn't that nice of her? She writes about books and writing and editing and reading and new vocabulary words (like petrichor). If you like those kinds of things, go see what she has to say! You … Continue reading Here’s the thing about being Very Inspiring
I just want to stay in one place.Everyone’s talking about traveling and backpacking and places to go and people to see. I’ll tell you what. I’ve traveled. I’ve been and seen and met. I’ve done busses and taxis and airplanes and subways and motorcycles. I’ve done Paraguay and Washington DC and New York City and … Continue reading Here’s the thing about what I don’t want, what I do want, and what I will do
For the past few days I've been driving a little blue Aveo around the Mid West. It's been a nice little trip full of visiting old friends and making new ones, watching House Hunters in three different states (so far!) and drinking a lot of fountain soda. I've sat in dining rooms and on back … Continue reading Here’s the thing about my Mid West Adventure
I won! I won the Liesbter Award. Twice! Okay so I won the Liebster Award like I won NaNoWriMo. I didn't really win anything, like a prize or a competition. I didn't beat anybody at anything. My win is not anybody else's loss. Basically, I just did my little thing over here on this blog and someone (make that two someones!) … Continue reading I won!
The other day I was perusing books on goodreads.com and Pinterest and other places (because, you know, I need more books to read) and I complained to my roommate, "Everything is a love story. So much of my life is not like that." (Just for full disclosure, today I was literally squealing about the fictional romance … Continue reading Here’s the thing about love
This week started well with hands-on-knee, tears-in-eyes, bilingual prayer time and Google hang-outs, and ended well with the best preschool field trip I've ever been on. Gloria a Dios for a restful weekend ahead and only three weeks till spring break! Articles/blog posts: The Disturbing Transformation of Kindergarten at Truth About Education - Lately I've … Continue reading Check this out!