Journaling Journeys

The Cottage

I currently live alone in a beautiful, cozy cottage owned by a white South African couple. In the same yard as where the cottage is, there is the main big house where they live. Jenni and her husband have been nothing but kind to me. The story of how we…

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What Is Better Than a Dream Come True

I boarded the plane that would bring me to Johannesburg past eight on a Friday evening. This would be my second time to travel alone on a long flight from one continent to another. I didn’t mind. Actually, I always look forward to opportunities like this—to travel alone. I think…

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He Broke Me So He Could Fix Me

Today, it dawned on me that in just a matter of couple more hours, I’m getting a wish I’ve uttered more than once this year. “I can’t wait for this year to be over!” It may seem to have taken longer than it did, but it sure is coming now….

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New Mercies I See

August did not start very well for me this year. We had just concluded a big conference on July 30 with a bang, putting a period to four fruitful months of conference season. I was on a high, but deep inside I was also spent and exhausted more than I’d ever care…

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The Prank and The Fight for God’s Calling

I celebrated the day that marked my fourth year at work pulling a prank on Joe for April Fools. For you to appreciate how serious we were about this, this happened in the middle of a busy season at work brought by a campus conference we were organizing. In the…

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Preach As If It’s Your Last

Last week, I had an amazing opportunity to be sent to China with a team of missionaries to preach and teach at our campus ministry’s youth summer camp and campus staff training there. Most of you know me to be that admin office girl. I don’t really preach or teach on…

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The Right Response

This blog was written on October 1, 2015. It’s one of the many blogs that stayed as a draft and didn’t make it because I never felt it was finished but today I’m deciding to stop being a chicken and post it here anyway.  _________________ There was once a man…

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“Do You Still Want To Be In Faith?”

Our church had just gone through a three-day mid-year prayer and fasting last week. I honestly love it when I get to pray and fast with my spiritual family. It’s like Christmas to me, only this one with the absence of food on the table. I also love the idea…

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Clarity is Sometimes Painful

I learned to eat and appreciate Greek food because of my best friend Mariel. It all started few years ago when we picked a Greek restaurant for my birthday. Over a generous helping of grilled lamb and watermelon salad and a huge portion of angus beef burger we decided to…

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Finding Your Right Place

This week, I have finally gotten myself to take driving lessons. After years of trying to make it a goal only to be beaten by my laziness and lack of vision for it and after all the arguing with my mom because she paid for me to get enrolled but…

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