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International Women’s Day: A Defense and a Lament

International Women’s Day: A Defense and a Lament

Posted on 08 Mar 2017 in Compositions, Development, Life Overseas, Reflections | 5 comments

When my daughter was born, the medical staff asked what name to write down. Without looking at one another, my husband and I both replied, “Magdalena.” We had another name in mind too, but as soon as we saw her face, we knew we wanted her to carry the story of a woman loved by […]

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Perspectives from Abroad (Part 3): On Sharing our Lives and Connecting with the Church

Posted on 10 Dec 2016 in Development, Life Overseas, Missions | 2 comments

Thanks for following along with this blog series! (Click here to read Part One and Part Two) Today’s post is the final installment of testimonies from people who serve cross-culturally, sharing their experiences relating to friends, family, and the church back in their passport countries. One of the things that compelled me to start this […]

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Perspectives from Abroad (Part 2): Perceptions, the West, and Global Identity

Posted on 07 Dec 2016 in Development, Life Overseas, Missions, Photos | 3 comments

Welcome to part two of a three-part series on what it is like to relate with one’s passport country after living abroad. (Click here to read Part One) This series shares a dozen different perspectives from all over the world on some of the issues overseas workers face as they transition between their passport country and […]

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Assimilate or Go Home | Book Recommendation

Posted on 13 Oct 2016 in Development, Life Overseas, Missions | 2 comments

  “I had found people as different from me as the night is from the day. What I didn’t know then was that the seeds of my own blindness were orchestrating my thoughts. For, of course, in viewing our differences, I thought I was the sun and they were the darkness.” – from Assimilate or […]

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Unfamiliar Soil: A window into cross-cultural work

Posted on 24 May 2016 in Development, Life Overseas | 2 comments

This is an essay about working cross-culturally, particularly church planting, and why it is not a short term project. [To note: Frankly, I dislike the term ”church planter” almost as much as I dislike the terms “missionary,” and “missional,” and I wish I didn’t have to use it at all. “Church planting” feels like a marketing […]

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