Episode 08: Taking the Extra Few Steps with Jana Kelley

Isn’t it funny how sometimes we struggle with going the extra few steps to meet our neighbor, even though we’ve already taken thousands of steps to move overseas in the first place? We’ve already sold all our possessions, moved away from all that’s familiar, and immersed ourselves into a new culture and language. So what […]

5 Ways to Impact Your TCK’s Attitude

I’ve been a third culture kid (TCK) for as long as I’ve been alive. I am proud to have a childhood full of cultural experiences, a mouth that mixes multiple languages, and a heart that just can’t quite commit to one ethnic group. Now that I have children of my own, I enjoy seeing similar traits […]

Tip #19: Learn what’s a compliment and what’s an insult

“You pea-brain!” Insult?  Well, that depends on what culture you come from!  I was explaining the analogy of a pea-brain to an Asian friend who kept looking at me, bewildered, waiting for the punch-line. “It’s an insult,” I said.  Aware that my audience was not catching on, I added, “It’s like saying your brain is […]

Crying Over Cookies

“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 […]