Coming Back from Narnia : What Re-Entry Feels Like – A Post for A Live Overseas

I’m very happy to be sharing over at A Life Overseas blog about what it’s like returning to live in  my home country after more than 6 years away. ♦ It’s hard being back. They call it re-entry shock – the special kind of culture shock that happens when you’re back in your own culture … Continue reading Coming Back from Narnia : What Re-Entry Feels Like – A Post for A Live Overseas

Three Reasons to Shop Ethically … and Four Reasons Not To – A Guest Post on Scraping Raisins

Excited to be sharing today over at Scraping Raisins about a subject I love and also wrestle with – shopping ethically. There are good reasons to (it doesn’t support companies that rely on slavery and oppression of poor people), but it is also not as simple or straightforward as it might seem. There are some … Continue reading Three Reasons to Shop Ethically … and Four Reasons Not To – A Guest Post on Scraping Raisins

Missons Organizations Have Cracks [Part 4] – Do I Regret Going?

This is the fourth and final installment in the miniseries called “Missions Organizations Have Cracks.” For more context please see part 1 where I share a truncated version of a letter I wrote to my former missions organization detailing what I feel were structural breakdowns that led to my chronic health issues. In part 2 … Continue reading Missons Organizations Have Cracks [Part 4] – Do I Regret Going?

Missions Organizations Have Cracks [Part 3]: Are We Asking the Right Questions?

This is Part 3 of the miniseries Missions Organizations Have Cracks. To frame the context of this post a bit better feel free to check out Part 1 where I share the gist of a letter I wrote to my former missions organization highlighting what I felt were institutional failures that led to the chronic … Continue reading Missions Organizations Have Cracks [Part 3]: Are We Asking the Right Questions?

Missions Organizations Have Cracks [Part 2] – My Response to Their Response

A few months ago, I wrote a letter to the mission’s organization I was overseas with for more than 6 years. This letter, which you can read the gist of here, detailed what I felt were institutional failures that led to my being sick and burned out, and, ultimately, what took me off the field … Continue reading Missions Organizations Have Cracks [Part 2] – My Response to Their Response

For My Immigrant Husband & Refugee Friends, the Damage is Already Done – A Post on The Salt Collective

I’m very excited to be sharing over at The Salt Collective today! ♦ Until recently, we at least thought we could hold our breaths until citizenship. And then, under the new administration, there’s been an unprecedented spike of “denaturalization’s” – as a New Yorker headline disturbingly put it, ‘In America, Naturalized Citizens No Longer Have an … Continue reading For My Immigrant Husband & Refugee Friends, the Damage is Already Done – A Post on The Salt Collective

Missions Organizations Have Cracks: Highlights from One Who Survived the Fall. (Part 1)

A few months ago I wrote a letter to the missions organization that I was with for just under 10 years, and overseas for just over 6. What you have below is a slightly modified and truncated version of the letter, with specific persons and details removed. I share this in the hopes that it … Continue reading Missions Organizations Have Cracks: Highlights from One Who Survived the Fall. (Part 1)