Moving Sale…It’s Getting Real, Y’all

Charles and I just put together and shared with our local Taichung community a pretty comprehensive list of all the furniture and big items we are selling since we’re leaving Taiwan. Because it’s an overseas move, it’s cost-prohibitive to take most of our household items with us. That means selling couches and beds, bookshelves, dishes, the dining room table, and just about everything but the … Continue reading Moving Sale…It’s Getting Real, Y’all

Goodbyes and Hellos

“Do you keep a blog anymore?” my youngest sister asked me yesterday. Yikes. Has it been that long since I’ve written?

Yes, I still keep a blog, but in the midst of a very busy and somewhat tumultuous season of life, the blog has gotten a little dusty. So now it’s time to blow off the dust {woooosh} and get back to writing, even though I don’t know exactly what to say. Continue reading “Goodbyes and Hellos”

Since Last I Wrote…

A lot has happened since I last had the time and presence of mind to write a blog post. These are some of the highlights (and lowlights?) of the last few months.

My middle sister (who lives in China) had an ectopic pregnancy that almost took her life because she was bleeding internally for 2-3 days before she realized there was a problem. God was gracious and gave her friends to get her to the hospital, a surgeon who was willing to perform a lifesaving operation on a foreigner without the necessary paperwork, a husband who took exceptional care of her in the hospital and as she convalesced at home, and a loving mom who traveled halfway around the world to care for her in the weeks after surgery.  Continue reading “Since Last I Wrote…”

Where Two or Three are Gathered

Not Teaching–Now What?

I’m not teaching this year (except for some tutoring and substituting), and though I’ve always enjoyed teaching, I’m actually not missing it that much. *Gasp* Is it even okay to admit that?! Honestly, I’m thankful for rest and a very flexible schedule, and I’m blessed because God has provided enough financially for my husband and me from just Charles’ salary and my little bits of supplemental income. I am also grateful that I can actually recognize the healing happening in my life after over a-year-and-a-half of relatively severe anxiety and depression. For those of you who have been following my journey, I am doing much better. There are still down moments or even days, but I can see God using my struggle for His good purpose. Continue reading “Where Two or Three are Gathered”