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Dear Teacher, I’ll Never Do That Again

My little man Brian was at it again this past week. He was the one who proclaimed his doubts about Josh’s ability to produce children as well as the one who made the story about our fated relationship. But despite the jokes about the demise of my marriage, he’s my biggest fan. Anyway, he had […]

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Me and Martha

Martha and Mary both loved Jesus. We know that, and a few other things about them– not alot. But in one of their stories we are introduced to two characters who weren’t exactly the same in the way they showed their love.  Martha clearly had a personality that found her identity in doing, but Mary […]

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Meeting George

In a recent post, I shared a newspaper article I read about the desperate plight of North Korean children and what one man is doing to help them. I actually lost a lot of sleep over this story. One night, I “Facebook stalked” George Rhee, the man I’d read about who runs four bakeries and is […]

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My Neighbor

It’s another winter night here in Korea; and it’s still surprisingly cold here. I can’t sleep tonight because of a fatal error of choosing to drink a cup of hot coffee after a late evening out with friends. My husband is sleeping on our comfy mat now that the ondol heater has finally got our […]

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Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner?

What a great Saturday we had this weekend. Most of my delightful high school class came over for a send-off dinner before they all headed off to college, and boy did we have the best time ever. Tom (from left) is going to Canada to study Business Administration, and Allie, Selena, Camille, and Annie have […]

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If Walls Could Talk…

My kids want to be heard. I realized it the other day as I was sitting in one of our classrooms, looking at the insane amount of angry or silly writing ALL OVER the walls everywhere. I mean, the walls are literally covered with words. At first, spastic writing on desks and walls was just […]

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Surprised By Joy

It is yet another day of the dreary, unending “winter vacation”. Adjusting to a world where it’s culturally acceptable to need to wear big down jackets in drafty or at times downright unheated rooms for seven straight classes a day is just one of the reasons that the magic of why I adore my kids […]

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Breaking The Silence

Happy New Year! As of four weeks ago. I may as well tell you (a little dejectedly) that the pace this last month after Christmas weekend was grueling. Our routine picked up kind of like a treadmill that keeps increasing speed as you run, thumping, thumping thumping till your limbs are flailing and you can’t feel […]

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