I used to think hypocrites were the worst. Give me the truly honest person any day – the person whose words and actions always line up. I’d rather have the person that outwardly rejects faith than the person who says he believes, but his life reflects something very different. How could I listen to someoneContinue reading “Hypocrites are the worst”
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Grief, Mourning & a Coffee Shop
I learned a few weeks ago that my beloved coffee shop across from my office building closed permanently. When I heard the news, I wasn’t shocked, but I was quite sad. But as the weeks have passed, whenever I think about it I feel a gripping grief. As I lay in bed last week, thinkingContinue reading “Grief, Mourning & a Coffee Shop”
Hospitality, Vulnerability and Waiting for Perfection
I love having people to my home. Some of my greatest memories are of meals with eight people crammed around my table (which definitely does not fit eight) eating and laughing together. I love having nearly 20 students crammed in my living room—playing games and I even love how somehow, in China, we almost alwaysContinue reading “Hospitality, Vulnerability and Waiting for Perfection”
When did I grow up?
Note: This is adapted from a blog post I wrote several years back, but seems pertinent as I think about vocation in my new context. When I grow up I’m going to be a teacher. An astronaut. A baseball player. The list goes on of the words that I heard as a child growing up.Continue reading “When did I grow up?”