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 was in the States last week. It was my first time in Michigan in over a year. It was amazing. Just a stand-up trip. I got to see everyone I wanted to see and do everything I wanted to do and eat everything I wanted to eat. My parents are so nice and so … Continue reading Dreadlocks and a dog
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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
My pastor is preaching a series on David. My pastor sounds so possessive. The pastor of our church is preaching a series on David. There we go. Our pastor is preaching a series on David and this morning he preached prought on having a clean conscience. Which I thought was interesting in a series on David … Continue reading Here’s the thing about a clean conscience
Five months ago I announced my participation in our church's upcoming mission trip to Peru. Two weeks ago I told the pastors and leaders of the trip that I am not going and that I wanted to give my money to other team members. Now, as people from the team and church members hear the … Continue reading Here’s the thing about not going to Peru
During my last semester of college I watched all nine seasons of Scrubs on Netflix (oh, that blessed Netflix). Prior to that wonderful experience I would've listed the word "frick" and all it's derivatives on my list of least favorite words (along with the word scarcely, which for some reason I have always mentally replaced with the … Continue reading Here’s the thing about Elliot Reid, Dominican Spanish, and Proverbs