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Lingering in Happiness

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Posted on 15 Aug 2017 in Photos, Reflections | 1 comment

It has been rainy season here since late May/early June. The appearance of the rains is always a source of refreshment, as there has been no precipitation since November, and March-May tend to be difficult months, relentlessly sunny, in the 100s most days, and hardly any cooler in the evening. We sweat through several changes […]

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International Women’s Day: A Defense and a Lament

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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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Of Flags and Feet: Patriotism and Respect around the World

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Posted on 30 Jan 2017 in Culture, Life Overseas, Reflections | 2 comments

Earlier this month, Amazon and the nation of India had a small debacle. The first offense on Amazon’s part was to sell doormats emblazoned with the Indian flag. This product was met with much consternation and anger in India. Shortly after, Amazon found themselves in hot water again, this time with a third party vendor […]

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Books We Read in 2016

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Posted on 12 Jan 2017 in Life Overseas, Missions, Reflections | 0 comments

Okay, here goes! Not an exhaustive list of our reading for 2016, but a summary of our favorites. Hope you get a chance to pick up a couple of these! We’ll start light, with three different graphic novel recommendations… The Complete Persepolis (Marjane Satrapi) Persepolis is a coming of age story written by a woman […]

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

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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

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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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