Field Notes: And There I Was, Reminded of an Old Truth

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I hosted a handful of international exchange students at my home several years back, and from the moment I picked them up at the airport until now, we have considered each other family. Recently, I was on a book promotion trip to South Korea and my Thai student/daughter insisted I come visit her since I was so close and would …

Field Notes: A Dazzling, Grand Thing

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On my recent trip to Thailand, I visited the The Grand Palace in Bangkok. And let me tell you, to say I was impressed – and visually overwhelmed – would be an understatement! While exploring the grounds, I turned to my Thai daughter Minky and exclaimed, “Thailand is rich!” She laughed and quickly stated, “What do you mean? It is …

Field Notes: Pishon Farm in Chungha, Pohang City

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I enjoy exploring around the cities, countrysides and coastlines of the many places I have visited around the world. This time, I am once again visiting Pohang city in South Korea. Every time I come to Pohang, I recognize that it has become like another home to me. I rent a vehicle and drive all around the countryside and the …

Field Notes: Blessing in Disguise | Homigot

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Though I would consider myself to be a world traveler and explorer at heart, I have not always been so adventurous or fearless. But then, I traveled to Korea once, twice, and now I am on my fifth trip, solo, with little planning, little funds, a small command of the language, with two large suitcases and a false sense of …

What She Said! | Janelle’s Story

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Since my book Chasing Life: Lessons on Suffering Well was released last summer, several readers have shared their own stories with me. Their journeys amaze me, and although I find it humbling that my experience can serve as inspiration beyond the page, I can’t help but draw strength from watching others learn to suffer well. I want to share one …

Field Notes: Raggedy This and Raggedy That!

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I remember as a child how much I enjoyed playing with Barbies. They were my favorite childhood toy, but I also remember hugging the “life” out of a Raggedy Ann doll I had. At one point I even dressed up as Raggedy Ann for a play at church. The one thing I found fascinating was the red hair (or red …