Ministry Life: It’s Good To Have Something On The Side For A Sense of Accomplishment and Completion

Ever felt that feeling of accomplishment after a great day at work? Ministry work is one of those jobs where you rarely feel that sense of real accomplishment and the work weighs on you 24/7. Ask anyone in ministry they’ll tell you there’s always something to be done or someone in need. And, you rarely …

Doing What I Like So I Can Eventually Get To Do What I Love

Kind of a crazy title, but some of you may understand exactly what it is I'm talking about. See I love working with youth. I've just finished a four year run of working with a youth group in Amsterdam and am back in America. But one day, hopefully soon, I'll be able to work with the youth …

Reverse Culture Shock…be patient with us dealing with it

Many people have heard about culture shock. But it's reverse culture shock that can really make life difficult. Reverse Culture Shock happens when a person lives outside their "home" country for an extended period of time and then return to their old home only to find things have changed and they have changed. Let me …

What is an Expat And Third Culture Kid?

As I work with expats and international families, people often ask me what is an expat and what is a third culture kid? So I figured it would be good to take some time to describe them. What is an Expat? Let's start with the definition of an expat. The Miriam-Webster dictionary describes an expat, or expatriate, …