When Life Hands You Lemons, God Can Give You Water & Sugar

A few weeks ago, I found out that Young Life was pulling the plug on Amsterdam. At first I was extremely frustrated. All that work over the past year seemed like it was wasted. The rest of the day was spent praying about what now. Throughout the day though, God reminded me that He called … More When Life Hands You Lemons, God Can Give You Water & Sugar

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Traditions…letting go of the old and embracing the new

Traditions are a part of all of our lives and can be hard to let go of. And it becomes difficult to establish new ones without remembering the old ones. Living abroad/moving/settling into a new place makes traditions a difficult thing to deal with. … More Traditions…letting go of the old and embracing the new

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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 … More Reverse Culture Shock…be patient with us dealing with it

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Culture Shock!

You Ordered What!? I remember it like it was yesterday, despite being over three years ago. It was the first time it hit me that I was doing ministry in a completely different culture than what I was used to. I had just landed a few days before and was somewhat still jet lagged. The … More Culture Shock!

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