Lessons Learned

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You know how Christians like to find something good in really bad situations? It’s the whole beauty for ashes, redemption dealio that our Bible happens to talk about. Example: if a loved one dies, well PTL because his/her life beautifully displayed at the memorial service will lead many to Christ. Yes, there are moments when I’d like to throttle people …

Mommy Brain

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A while back someone read my blog and made the comment “you have some very thoughtful posts considering you are a Mommy of two!” A very nice compliment I smiled weakly and received but tried hard to find offense. As if the act of birthing automatically destines us to brain shrinkage down to minimal capacity in which to retain essential …

Kingdom Language

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Do you ever wonder what language we’ll be speaking on that Day when we are resurrected with the rest of God’s people? In my last blog post I wrote about the tensions and joys of being a Bilingual. Some multilinguals describe their most dominant language as their “heart language”. It’s an apt description as it expresses the form taken by …

On Being Bilingual

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I am bilingual. Technically I am bi-and-a-half-lingual, because I also comprehend Taiwanese and speak minimally. I’m not really that smart and I’m not especially gifted with languages (trust me, two years of high school French and I can barely count to 10 proves the point). However, various factors and circumstances during my growing up years combined to produce the perfect …

Reflections on Easter ’10

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This morning, I read my post from Easter last year , and feel Easter is SUCH an important event for the world, for myself, and for my family, that I should make it an annual event to record my thoughts each year. So here are reflections for Easter ’10. This year I have been thinking even more deeply about the …

Um…I want the Presents

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If you don’t know already, I’m partnering with One Days Wages to raise funds for women who have been raped because of the longstanding civil war in Congo. The idea behind the campaign is to celebrate my birthday by asking friends and family to donate to the cause. One night before bed, I talked to Lizzy (7) about it and …

Crap Happens

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What kind of crap? Well, when a 9 year old girl named Chance risks everything to tell the story of how her parents were killed in front of her, her aunt gang raped by soldiers, and how one raped her. You can see her in the video here: I’ve already ranted on the problem of pain in my last post …

Ah…the Problem of Pain

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Tragedy has struck again. The earthquake that has instantly destroyed thousands of lives in Haiti not only shook up the world geologically, but shakes the foundations of those with solid faith. Because we have such a hard time answering the question that stares us down in the face of massive suffering: Why would God allow it to happen? Last night, …

Christians and their attacks on Christmas

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I’m fascinated by all these news of Christians attacking Christmas (who would’ve thought googling Christians, Attack, Christmas, would turn out with so many results!) There’s one camp of Christians, led by orgs like Focus on the Family, who stage campaigns and rail against the secular commercial industry for taking the Christ out of Christmas. These guys don’t like how stores …