Finish Strong

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A few years back, I was given permission by my cardiologist and doctors to travel again. I was ecstatic and could not wait to get back “out there” discipling a group of colleagues with my organization, Abante International, and together, make a difference in the world. Then it hit me like a ton of bricks — I had been out …

Echoes of the Past

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Life is an echo. What you send out comes back. What you sow, you reap. What you give, you get. What you see in others, exists in you. –Zig Ziglar While on hiatus from my book tour events in South Korea, which have been canceled due to the Coronavirus pandemic, I decided to take a mini holiday with my friend, Anna, …

Being Honest

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When you have a near death experience, you begin to live life with a more focused view of what’s ahead.  I often think to myself that one has to in order to survive the constant threat of dreariness you become a victim of.  You yearn for more days, for more experiences, and at the same time, you find yourself unable to ignore …

New Beginnings

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In Korea, people welcome the New Year by going to the mountains, the sea, or a beautiful café with a view of the horizon to watch the sunrise. This morning, I decided to wake up early, brace myself for the freezing cold weather, and then make my way to Page 38 (a nearby café) to join others in welcoming 2021 the …

The Quarantine Experience

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Recently, I experienced fourteen days of mandatory quarantine in Seoul, South Korea due to the recently introduced COVID-19 health and safety measures. (Thanks, pandemic). I think it is an understatement to say that life as we know it has changed dramatically all over the world, and going through quarantine upon arrival in Seoul is certainly one of those dramatic changes. …

Perils of Anxiety

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“An anxious mind is a divided mind” Hakeem Bradley The date was April 14, 2014.  I had just finished sharing an inspiring testimony about my father’s journey of faith.  During that morning’s sermon, I noticed my husband suddenly began to nervously text back and forth, and I was frankly annoyed that he would do this during service, which in all honesty is …

Changing

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“Can we drink of the cup of suffering when it comes? How will we react to a season of wilderness, isolation, pain, and suffering?” -Chasing Life: Lessons on Suffering Well (P38) I think by now, everyone who knows me and is familiar with my journey with suffering, knows well that pain and grief are pretty much long-stay friends of mine.  Nevertheless, …