I read an article once with the title “Grieving Someone Alive.” I didn’t find the contents of that article particularly interesting or helpful, but the concept stuck with me. No one really talks about grieving people who are still alive. But it’s a real experience that just about everyone goes through, especially victims of divorce. […]
We got picked up from the Auckland airport by a Saudi Arabian couple. For the next five days, we learned from our hosts what life in Saudi was like for women. Our couchsurfing host in Auckland, New Zealand came from a middle class family in Saudi Arabia. After obtaining a tourist and then a student […]
One bright afternoon, on a small island in the middle of the ocean, where palm trees dropped coconuts and crows squawked and played, an ordinary day was taking course. Over calm, emerald water, a ferry glided up to the pier. Three foreign women stepped off, accompanied by a man who lived on the island, […]
Headphones in and head turned towards the window, I sat on bus rolling through the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. I had already fallen in love with Malaysia on previous visits and felt somewhat at home. I had rudely chosen the aisle seat, blocking access to the window seat beside me. But the whole […]
My mom and I wanted to remember all the Christians we had bumped into and fellowshipped with in our last 13 months of travel.
Kampot, Cambodia Pheakdey greeted us with a smile and a big hello as we approached her restaurant, Sister’s II. Before her door sat a squeaky clean display case with fresh baked goods inside. Few were those who made it past this bounty of brownies and cakes without a pull of great temptation. It was a […]
When we left Turkey with much of the country unexplored, I had hoped to soon return. My mom was more sensible in realizing that Turkey would likely, and quickly, turn into a war zone. She was right. It’s always a good time to remember that people usually do not represent the actions of their government. […]