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From Life in the Dorm to Life in the Tropics

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I entered the auditorium in a sea of shiny caps and gowns, and exited a college graduate. After weeks of “good-byes” and “good-lucks,” my friends were joining the workforce and I was moving overseas. With an English degree in hand, I was headed to Southeast Asia to visit friends, help others, and look for opportunities […]

10 Things That Change Once You’ve Lived Overseas

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The rewarding experiences one gains from living life overseas can sometimes be crowded out by the inevitable struggles that come with the full, expat-life package. But it’s through those struggles and challenges that you discover more about yourself and the world around you. You embrace lessons learned and broaden your horizons. If you’ve ever lived […]

Crying Over Cookies

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“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7  “Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let righteous fall.” Psalm 55:22 Pink, blue, green, yellow, orange, red and white. Seven bags of squishy icing. Four dozen sugar cookies. Hours of designs. And I […]

Generous to a Fault

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Last week my neighbor came over for a visit. She stayed and helped me do dishes and cook, then we chatted. It was such an enjoyable time. I finally had made a friend. We have lived in our new city for 6 months and this was the first time anyone has come over and spent […]

Culture Shock…Again!?!

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My husband and I found ourselves fighting a lot more. About nothing really. About everything actually. So we call a time out and phone (or Skype) a friend. Thankfully we have people who we trust who we can call when we need help. And so after I blabber on for about 15 minutes about not […]

I Love You, I Love You Not

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I have a love-hate relationship with where we live. Well, “hate” is a bit of an exaggeration, so we’ll call it a love-strongly dislike relationship. I’m sure that’s common for just about anyone, anywhere in the world. One day, you can’t imagine yourself living anywhere but right where you are. The next day, you’d take […]