Labels can also be freeing. That’s what I’ve experienced over the last couple of months as I’ve attempted to regularly unpack community, one of my core values. It has now become the exploration of life as a third culture kid.
i sometimes wonder what it’d be like to be bubbly/sanguine…and how that would manifest in my work. but i’m not bubbly/sanguine so spending time in wonderland is of no use. i’m mellow/melancholy. i think deeply and critically and i don’t always have a smile (and smiling, unfortunately, is how some ppl indicate happiness/approachability. the bubbly/sanguine […]
my work often has me thinking about self-worth: my own, that of my students, where we find it, how we feed it. and while i know that we should only find & feed it in Christ, i also know that Christ isn’t always our first resort. we end up disappointed, frustrated, wondering why ppl affect […]
honestly, this just dawned on me the other day when i thought of what to name the url.* combining my occupation with my initials seemed a revolutionary thought. chaplain? me? what?! yet i prefer it to pastor. sorry. even minister is better than pastor. but let me not get too deep into crazy talk. that’s […]
sorry folks. when i don’t like something, it shows. and it ain’t cute. i’m one of those people who look best when smiling and i’m not a natural smiler. but boy oh boy can i give you a stank face. so this morning, when boarding my early morning flight, a flight attendant said in a […]