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Our Home on Seventh Street

Posted on 30 Dec 2017 in Life Overseas, Photos | 5 comments

(Our front yard: one of the reasons we wanted this place was to have a yard for our kids. If a car is parked in here, you can barely walk around it on either side. But since we don’t have a car, it makes a great play space!) It has been three months since we moved into […]

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On Renting a House

Posted on 05 Sep 2017 in Culture, Life Overseas, Photos | 8 comments

We started looking for a new place to rent in May. A variety of circumstances, not the least of which was the nearing advent of Baby #2, caused us to realize that our current home is just not the right place for us anymore. From a foreigner’s perspective, renting a house in Yangon is an […]

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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 | 3 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 | 4 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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Relating to Home: Perspectives from Abroad (pt. 1)

Posted on 06 Dec 2016 in Life Overseas, Missions, Photos | 4 comments

I don’t know anyone working overseas who does not at times feel terribly caught between worlds. This tension is constant for most of us, and it is often heightened by our experiences in returning home, or our attempts to share our life with those in our passport countries. There is typically little or no opportunity […]

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