In which I introduce you to loneliness’ friends, and how I get them to leave

Loneliness always brings along a few friends. I would know. The first time I remember encountering Loneliness  I was 20. I had left my home in the Dominican Republic to go to university in the US.  Those first months were especially hard: I didn’t live on campus but a 20 minute drive away. I couldn't … Continue reading In which I introduce you to loneliness’ friends, and how I get them to leave

Joy-sharing: Helpful Resources on Union with Christ (Vol. 1)

Over the past two years I have been reading and learning more about union with Christ. For a recovering perfectionist with strong introspective tendencies, it has been very life-giving to become a serious student of the One who is perfection. Jesus has, by a ridiculous act of grace to a very undeserving sinner, bound His … Continue reading Joy-sharing: Helpful Resources on Union with Christ (Vol. 1)

A Truth That Rocks my Nomad Socks Off

It dawned on me this morning that for the past 15 years I have been saying goodbye.  I have repeatedly left family, friends, church, country and home. Each time I have left, there has been gain: college education, sweet friends, adventure, a husband, teaching experiences, discipleship opportunities, outreach ministries. But leaving so much also sucks. … Continue reading A Truth That Rocks my Nomad Socks Off

When I Don’t Feel Like Running

Just a few months ago, I was pregnant, exhausted and ravenous all the time. Some days I waddled faster than others; other days I could barely crawl. Running? Not so much. When a friend suggested I speak on running with faith at a retreat for expat women in our Middle-Eastern city, my heart sank. I … Continue reading When I Don’t Feel Like Running