Spiritual Hydration

A few months ago I was drained. No momentum left. Everything God had brought us through from January until August of this year left me feeling spiritually ill. You know that point when you are so hungry, so thirsty, that you are sick and stop feeling those needs? I was there. …and I HATED it. […]

Furious Five: Travel Edition

Starbucks has one of the best and thorough marketing campaigns worldwide. I know they catch a lot of flak for having their own language, culture, etc. However, when I can walk up to the Starbucks kiosk in Nagoya, Japan and clearly communicate with the native barista and get the CORRECT order, my loyalty remains to […]

Golden Birthday

I have been waiting for this day for a long time! Today I am 25 on the 25th of August. To be honest, it kind of snuck up on me—when I was younger I dreamt about this day, and in the past few years (and especially crazy months), it simply escaped my mind. This day […]

Moving Daze & Grieving the Spirit

I am appalled at how disconnected I have been to my blog over the last 6 weeks—I have missed my outlet. Life has been far from normal, routine, and barely manageable; that is certain! In the last month and a half we have moved out of our apartment, put many books and belongings into storage, […]

Lessons from the Dixons: “Choices”

Today has been a very strange Monday for me.  Our schedule at school was thrown off quite a bit between testing and other special events, as well as one of our students being absent.  (When you only have 8, 1 absent makes a pretty significant difference.)  Our packing is moving along, and my parents will […]

I miss you. A Whole ‘Nother Meaning

“I miss you.” That phrase has been worn out in my life’s conversations.  I grew up as an MK (missionary kid) and as long as I can remember, I have been “missing” someone: family members, friends, acquaintances, teachers, pastors, leaders, coaches, mentors.  My life has been characterized by people in transition.  I say all of […]

Continued Provision

Going through this time of faith stretching and discipline has helped me to focus on seeing God’s hand at work, and has truly emphasized the details that I otherwise may have missed in day to day.  Here are some of the larger provisions that the Lord has already granted us: Partial Airfare to Korea (not […]