Perfect in Weakness (2 Cor. 12:9)

I am inadequate. Praise God! This beautiful truth came as such a relief to me as I was out in the garden, thinking (read: worrying) about the upcoming school year. As excited as I am to begin work as a library tech in a brand new school, I have been freaking out about beginning theContinue reading “Perfect in Weakness (2 Cor. 12:9)”

In-Flight Entertainment

Standing at 6’7, Jeff always made advanced travel arrangements for his trips. After all, for someone as tall as him, the seats on buses and trains could get pretty cramped. Today, Jeff was learning that planes, also, could be problematic. Stopping the stewardess, who was carting the in-flight meal down the aisle, Jeff inquired aboutContinue reading “In-Flight Entertainment”

The Value Game (and other lies I’ve told myself)

I’ve established a mental hierarchy based on relationship status. In some part of my mind, I believe that, the deeper I go in a relationship, the more valuable I become. Like value is being incrementally poured into me when I find out someone likes me, wants to date me or be my boyfriend. Conversely, if I’m not dating anyone, it is because I am less valuable—less valuable than others who are dating people. Less valuable than I myself would be, if only I were in a relationship…

From Korea to California: Erin and Luke’s Story

After tying the knot in front of Erin’s family and friends in Korea, Erin and Luke Durain enjoyed their first year of married life, during which they planned a second wedding ceremony for their loved ones in America. On July 18th, 2019, the newlyweds, together with friends and family, gathered at the historic Orcutt RanchContinue reading “From Korea to California: Erin and Luke’s Story”