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(Mis)Adventures on the National Mall

Even after more than 5 years, I am still amazed by where I live.  In the last couple of weeks, I’ve found myself on the National Mall for a few different reasons. 458 more words

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So Foreign Yet So Familiar

Two days ago I returned from a one-week trip to Haiti with a small team from my church, Capital Life Church in Arlington, Virginia.

While an entire report on the trip would not be in keeping with the themes of this blog, there are a few observations I’d like to share with you. 229 more words

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Putting Feet to Your Faith

Those who know me well know that I have a passion for the nations.  When I returned from living in South Korea in 2009, I knew it was only a matter of time before I found myself traveling internationally again. 256 more words

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Protect Your Buttons!

A few years ago, I brought a roommate into my home.  This was the first time I’d had a roommate since I’d graduate from college, so many years ago, so it was a bit of an adjustment for me. 587 more words

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At the Center of Trust

Have you ever felt misunderstood, that you were being treated unfairly based on someone else’s misconception?

I have experienced this fairly recently with a friend.  On more than one occasion, I’ve felt that he was treating me based on a faulty understanding of me and my intentions.  612 more words


An Intentional Pursuit

I have always been a planner, and I’m usually pretty proactive in pursuing my plan.

By the time I graduated from high school, I knew I wanted to live in another country, so I pursued a major I believed would allow me to function in that country – a major in Spanish with a minor in French.   430 more words


The Heart of the Matter - Adding Value

Have you experienced a time when someone went above and beyond the “call of duty”?  Perhaps it was a parent, a teacher, a mentor, or a friend. 503 more words

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